Unexpected so far…

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I ran across some older pictures of Jeseca and the boys a few days ago. I was doing some work for my mom’s new business on her computer, and as I searched for logo files I’d made for her, up these came. This must have been around the time of our 10th anniversary… Her eyes could penetrate your soul. I see Christian becoming so much like her every day (see the last picture). And he’s so proud that he has his mom’s eyes. It makes him smile every time he hears it…well, it’s more like watching the sun rise in the morning than a smile. He beams.

It was a really odd night, though. After the Chargers beat the Colts (sorry Pop) we channeled up and ran into Sleepless in Seattle. We hit it right when Tom Hanks was describing on the radio how long it had been since his wife/his son’s mom died. “About a year and a half ago…” Everen said, “Hey, that’s just like us.” We sat watching for the next few minutes, all of us wondering what was coming next. Nothing significant happened, but it was really strange timing.

2009 has begun so much differently than I thought it would. One thing I’m pleased about is the start I’ve made in a new devotional. And what I study each day I read to the boys each night, so in a way, they’re doing a daily devotional with me. It’s very sweet. And I pray we’ll stay committed to it. I know it will be so rewarding.

From his career in professional baseball to an attempt at professional golf and the tragic loss of his wife, Jon Graves is on the journey of his life.
Love always.

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  • Sarah
    January 16, 2009

    Oh what a beautiful face to see on here when you open the page.. I wasnt expecting that. But oh that was sweet! She was so stunning!!! Beyond the eyes, there was a heart that was stunning, strong, courageous, and FUN! I loved her spirit! It was contagious! And you my friend are doing a great job raising those amazing boys to be “Warriors for Christ” I know that you are tired and weary but your rewards in heaven will be huge!! So my friend, take courage, and find your strength in Jesus each and every day! He will give you it! Seek Him first and He will.. I love you!

  • bluetaterbaby
    January 16, 2009


    It’s so good to hear from you and the boys again. I’m so glad you found more pictures of Jes and the boys. Thank you so much for sharing them with us. Jes is such a beautiful lady. Her eyes reflect the love in her heart.

    You have the love and prayers of many. We all learn so much from your posts; encouragement, hope, and the infinite love of our Heavenly Father.

    God bless,

  • Apples
    February 16, 2009

    I read this last night and didn’t have time to post. Even before reading the first thing I noticed is how your son does have her eyes!! Beautiful pictures!

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