I miss you Jake. There's nobody around to kick my butt when I need it.. And boy do I need it. I can't believe two years have gone by. You're on my mind and in my heart daily big brother. Love you always
Been thinking of you a lot through this Holiday Season. It's hard to believe it's been 2 years yesterday since you started your walk in Heaven with Jesus. You sure are missed by everyone who knew you...more than you could ever know! Your contagious and enthusiastic energy plus your one in a million smile. Don't think anybody who knew you will ever forget how truly special you were. Found some old pictures of me and Rob's wedding the other day. There were several pictures of you and your Momma, smiling as always! Funny how seeing those old pictures of you guys can make me laugh and cry at the same time, kiddo. I really do miss hearing through your Mom what your latest escapades were and what kinda adventure you had planned out next. You never ceased to amaze me with your ability to live your life to the absolute fullest, regardless of being told you had medical limitations. I don't think you ever allowed yourself to have even one thing hinder you! You were an exceptionally loving son, an awesome youngest baby brother, a super loyal friend and faithfully sweet husband. Thank you, Jacob for being such an amazing human being during your all too short time on Earth. You will never be forgotten and always remembered with lots and lots love. Forever in our hearts,
Christina, Rob and The Kiddos
hey jake,its the end of august now. it seems like forever since ive seen you. I miss you so much. you would of loved this summer, not to hot,not to cold. looks like we're going to have an early winter. all the fireweed is bloomed out and the slope has snow. we're still getting things ready for cold weather. lots to do. so much news but not here. just wanted you to know how much your missed and always,always loved and in our hearts. miss you kiddo. love your mom.
hey jako, wrote you in march or april. cant seem to find it. but sent email to look into it for me. oh how i miss you kiddo. everyday. ikiss your pic everynite and pray for your peaceful rest. its so crazy down here now. im so thankful that our merciful God took you home so you wouldnt be stressed about our medical and the economy. you would of gone bonkers kiddo! we set our eyes and faith on Gods promise to return for us before the world collapes. that promise alone sustains us daily. i miss you, miss seeing you, and miss your hugs. i hold on to all our beautiful memories and remember them. you are so missed by everyone that knew you. you touched the lives of so many people jake. we are all better people because of you. thank you jake for being you. your dad passed away. it was hard. josh and me are texting each other,alittle. its good between us. as it should be. matt and melissa are expecting again. december 10th is the due date. we're excited for them. well jake, i'll sign off for now. i love you so much. til we're all together again,sweet dreams my baby. love your mom.
Just thinkin about you today. Miss seein you around town with your big smile and even bigger hugs. You'll never be forgotten Jake... we all miss you so much.
hey jake, it has been quite awhile since ive been here. valentines day came and went. march was cold as usual.zury turned 2 yrs on april 4th. your beautiful name sake. hes so fouuy. he loves any and all cars and trucks. the louder, the better. typical of any true Yorkster. then came your 2nd wedding anniversary, the 7th of april.Jake, for some reason, that was a very hard day for me.i kept thinking of all the things that you could of done,riding your lastest dirt bike, 4 wheeler or truck. sharing that day with your wife. making plans for your future. enjoying time with matt, melissa and zury.reconcilling your and matts hearts. matt is struggling. i pray for him, that peace will enter his heart thru the Holy Spirit and ease his pain. hes started going to church with his family every sunday now.i pray that everyone who reads this letter, remembers that Jesus came and died for each and everyone of us.HE took our punishment for all the sins that we have commited,past,present and the future. if we accept Jesus into our hearts,we will be able to stand before GOD and HE will see us thru HIS sons blood that was shed for us,and HE will by HIS word claim us judged and sanctified. but if we dont claim Jesus into our hearts as the one and only Savior,we will stand before GOD, and HE will see us as we are, dirty filthy rags, and by HIS word, HE'L have to judge and sentence us for each and every sin we've ever commited or thought. we then will lose eternal life with HIM. its so important that everyone understands whats at stake if they dont accept Jesus now. im doing my best to tell as many people as possible. i know you'd help me if you were here with us. well, its trying to be spring. more sun than snow. breakup will come. then our beautiful summer. time for fishing. im excited to be able to go to your favorite site, and get our limit. thank you for that tidbit of info. well son, i,ll leave off for now. you know your always in my heart and thoughts. cant tell you how much i miss you. but we,ll be together soon enough. all my love and smiles for you jake. rest well son,mama loves you always.
hey jake,again its been awhile since i checked in, but here i am.always and forever kiddo.i came across a beautiful song that a nurse sang to me in the middle of the waiting room at Stanford Univ when i went for a second opinion. thought others might think about their faith in God,and all that He provides us with everyday.we are so unworthy of all His grace,mercy and forgiveness,and yet because He loves each of us so much He freely opens His heart,and gives it to us.amazing. well kiddo heres the song she touched my heart with that day when i was so ill. its called His Grace is Greater.
...Well jako, i hope and pray for all who write or read your guest book, that they have a lighter heart than when they started reading.i miss you so much jake.not a single day goes by that i dont look at ur pictures on the wall and wish you were here still.but totally healthy. your cat Tigger is still here. hes 14yrs now.almost totally blind, but he gets around fine.he'l be here with me till i get sicker,then i'll call the vet. same with oso,hes 14yr as well.they've been good and faithful pets. we saw Heather the other day. of course i cried.typical mom. im doing my best to try to read my bible more. just to help build my faith up. i pray and talk to our Heavenly Father. its very comforting to me. i ask at the end of each prayer, if He would just whisper in your ear, how much i love and miss you. i know your getting the messages. well kiddo, its late,you are missed more than the heart can ever say. sleep well my son, til we meet up again,love you so much, your mom.
HI brother I miss you .its been a year now.I been fighting this ph .what a ride I have been having trying new meds and a group of us did the ph walk with shirts with our pictures on it.it said blues brother liked we talked about.I been trying my best not to let the ph win I have to stay here because Paige needs me to be around.I hope I get to see her get old.I miss and love you brother.take care & happy new years
hey jako, its been awile since i wrote to you. so many things have been happening lately. i believe its the Holy Comforter that Jesus sent us. My heart is still shattered but the pain and emptiness,for the most part is finally doable. The Holy Spirit directs me to passages that help me to start to understand, not know, but to at least open my heart to a deeper understanding of what our Lord wants and expects of us. anyway, i would like to copy down a verse from the bible to you. Its 1 Corinthians cp 13,verse 4-8. Love is patient,love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant,does not act unbecomingly;it does not seek its own, is not provoked,does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness,but rejoices with the truth; bears all things believes all things,hopes all things,endures all things. Love never fails. Jake,you showed me what true love is when you married your wife. You knew by heart these scriptures. You tried so many times and in so many ways to show us the true meaning of love. You found it with your wife. im over twice your age, but im starting to see the true meaning, and actually apply it to my everyday life. Its a long process, but for you, like most things in life,came naturally to you. I hope to forever keep learning from your beautiful social graces. You are a great teacher jake. Im so very blessed to have been your mom and your friend. hey, we did the angel tree for you like i promised i would. we picked 3 kids. 3yr to 14yrs. All i can say jake, it was a blast. And i'll continue it for you till God calls me home. Thank you for filling my empty heart with the Christmas spirit this season. Your gifts are never ending. I love you more than anyone could imagine and i always will kiddo. Sleep well my youngest man, till we meet up again. All my love, mom.
hey jake, we seem to keep meeting in the early morning hours. i remember you also had a hard time sleeping all nite. if you were here,we could take a ride somewhere and grab me a coffee. the snows trying to melt, but its still pretty,roads are a bit icy, but you always drove safe with me.your favorite kind of nite diving.lol. matt,melissa and ur name sake actually came to visit me while doing my chemo. they stayed,zury got to eat lunch with his 'me-ma'. thats what hes been calling me for awhile now. you'd be so proud of him,jake. hes as sweet as you. he has the biggest heart for sharing at only 1 1/2yr old. just like his uncle jake. anyway, i kinda wanted to talk to our heavenly Father tonite. hope you dont mind sharing ur mom. i know you won't. i just wanted to thank Him for blessing me with 4 beautiful baby boys. you boys were a handful. and im aware of all the mistakes i made raising you kids.i could of been a much better mom to you. but i did the best i could, with what i had. all 4 of you boys grew up to be the most honest,kind hearted and loving men. three of you are the dads to my favorite grandkids. without our loving God, i never would of been able to raise such fine men. i give Him all the glory,patience(with me),guidence,His most beautiful hedge of protection of us,and most of all,our heavenly Father giving us His Son to take on all our sins,and to give each of us eternal life, for those that believe. without God being in my life while raising you boys, i fear all that could of happened. but He was there, and still is in our lives. and we can never ever thank Him enough for what Hes given to us. so jake, this message is to you and our most Holiest of Fathers. i love you both. you both have my heart and my heavenly Father holds my soul in the cup of His Hand. Amen. sweetest of dreams my jako,rest well til we meet up again. i love you kiddo.
hey kiddo,its me again. came across some cute pics of you the other day. one in particular has you and matt sitting on santas lap,both of you guys wearing your ninja turtle sweaters. you must of been about 2yr and matt 4yr old. im going to ask melissa how to get them on your book here. theres quite a few pics i want added for our memories later. im taking melissa and zury into town tmaro to get pics with santa and crash, the reindeer. wonder what he did to get that name,huh? wishing you could be with us. bet you'd get on crash, just for the pic! i came across a beautiful poem. im going to put it on here, for others who have kids in heaven. its old, like me.lol. here goes....TO all Parents who believe: I'll lend you, for a little time a child of mine, he said. For you to love the while he lives and mourn for when he's dead. It may be six or seven years, or twenty-two or three. But will you, till i call him back, take care of him for me? He'll bring his charms to gladden you,and should his stay be brief...You'll have his lovely memories as solace to your grief. I cannot promise he will stay, since all from earth return. But there are lessons taught down there i want this child to learn. I've looked the wide world over in my search for teachers true. And from the throngs that crowd lifes lanes... I have selected you. Now will you give him all your love,nor think the labor vain, nor hate when i come to call to take him back again? Answer: I fancied that i heard them say,"Dear Lord Thy Will be Done", for all the joy Thy child shall bring,the risk of grief will run. We'll shelter him with tenderness,we'll love him while we may, and for the happiness we've known,forever grateful stay. But should the angels call for him much sooner than we've planned, we'll brave the bitter grief that comes and try to understand.....oh my sweetest jako, how i miss holding you. but soon we'll be together for eternity. thats our Lords promise, sleep well jake,mom loves you bunches.
Hey Jake, been thinking about you alot lately. holidays, i guess.Today i was reminded of you again...taken back to a special time.. and as i thought of you,a certain sort of saddness filled my heart. even though the memories i have are beautiful and thinking back on them fills my heart with joy,my eyes also swell with tears because we are apart, and your mama misses you so very much. sleep well my son, till i see you again. love you always and more.
hey sweet jako,well winter is officially here. snow on the deck that wont melt is a good indication that its here for awhile. i pass by Rons honda almost everytime im in town. i still look for ur ride on the side of the building. guess i always will. thats a mom for you.lol. i stopped in there to see everyone back in march or april. it was harder than i thought it would be. hard not seeing you behind the counter with ur big smile and 'hey mama, whats up? come give me a hug.' man jako, you are missed beyond mere words can express. some people have actually said im greiving to long. i just tell them i'll miss you until the day God takes me home to be with you and Him. we were and still are the best of friends. even for a mom and son, we had an awesome friendship. iguess maybe what i miss the most is the talks we had. we talked about everything and everybody. we had so many laughs and such great memories. these are things that no one can ever take away, change,or dismiss. its kinda sad that even close family members couldnt understand our close friendship and enjoy it with us. you with this terminal disease and me with stage 4, terminal breast cancer. what a pair we made! i guess they were afraid they'd have to join our elete group. oh how sad,how much they missed out with you and now how much their missing out on time with me. we both have strong faith. we know the plans that Our Father in heaven has for us. we know that we only see the back side of the beautiful tapestry that God has created for those that believe in HIS SON. when we get to your side, we'l then be allowed to see the master beauty of that tapestry. we just need to do our best,follow the 10 commandments,and beleve that Jesus died and rose again to give us eternal life. well sweet boy, its late, gotta fix dinner. sweet dreams son, rest easy. we love and miss you lots kiddo. love you, mom.
Happy 25th Birthday Jake! just wishing you were here to celebrate it with. im lost without you. been trying to figure out what to do today that would of made you laugh. got christmas covered. i'll be picking names off the angel tree at fred meyers,just liked you so enjoyed doing for those kids who 'need this more than i do',as you always said. as long as im alive jake, i'll pick those names for you. so...got christmas covered, still dont have today figured out. maybe go into town,buy zury a nice ,bright gift and give it to him. i miss you so much kiddo,but truely knowing in my heart, that we'l be togrther for eternity, is what helps me get thru each day. so many people are thinking of you today.your not forgotten baby. rest well,enjoy your sweet sleep that you so deserve. winters almost here. and i miss you talking about how you'll be fixing up ur sled for the great powder thats coming!oh how i miss you. sleep well jake, and know your mom loves you beyond any human words could say. love you my kiddo, mom.
Jako,i think and miss you everyday. Nites are starting to get better. everything in our cabin,soldotna,your favorite fishing hole, all remind me of you. Whenever i hear a loud truck,i think of you. i have ur ipod with ur favorite songs on it. i play it while fishing ur hole or just sitting on the deck.ive really been searching out the bible since you went home. i know your resting in Jesus"arms, til He brings us all home for eternity.i can hardly wait for His return. then we'j all be together again.i love you more than any human words can be spoken. your my true north.im coming baby.mama will always love you.sweet dreams kiddo.til we meet up again.
You are and always be in our hearts....We love you...
The Russell Family
Along with your dejection....
May there be encouragement...
May there be serinity...
May there be peace...
May you experience healing...
From our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus
Who is the Resurrection and the life.
Jake, I'm thinking of you tonight...just finished talking to your Mom...Boy, you sure are missed beyond words.Your physical presence might be gone but your spirit is still as strong as ever, Buddy! You had the most awesome Celebration of Life, standing room only. So many people's lives were touch by yours. We are so honored you to have known you all these years. You will always be in our hearts. Missing your smile in person though, like everybody else I'm sure. We love you and miss you... Rob, Christina and kiddos
I am friends with Jake's mother Vicky from our breast cancer support group at Soldotna Bible Chapel. We love you Vicky and want you to know we are praying for you and all your family. These pictures and comments are very nice. Glad to know you and think of you these difficult days.
Jake, I remember the first time I saw you. You'd brought surprise flowers to Bleu at Heritage Place, and I coaxed her into coming out of the kitchen. I'll never forget the look on her face. You were so sweet together, so in love. Photographing your wedding was such a privilege. You two were perfect together. I wish you'd had more time to share, but I know that the love you had for each other will last forever. My heart goes out to all your loved ones. Your loss is incomprehensible. Rest in peace, Jake.
May you be comforted by the love and support of family and friends and good memories of your loved one.(Psalms 55:22)
Jake, I don't know what it's going to be like without you. But, I know it's going to be hard. You always had the ability to put a smile on all our faces and you brought an energy with you wherever you went. I won't ever forget any of the great times we've had, or any of the nicknames you gave me, and I promise I will never forget anything you have taught me. You are a thousand times over the best brother I could have hoped for and I'm blessed that I had the time I did with you. Don't worry, I'll look out for Bleu the best I can. And I will never stop missing you. I love you. Rest in peace, big brother.
My sincerest condolences to the guys at Ron's Honda. Not only were you Jake's co-workers, you were an extended family. The care, friendship and love that you shared with Jake each day and all the times that you were there for him, make you all heros in my estimation! It hasn't been easy for you to lose such a good friend. May the Lord bless you and mend your hearts for the loss that you have experienced.
Jake, man what to say. It's a tough time for more people than you could ever realize. You touched a lot of lives in a positive way. I'll never forget the last time I saw you was after your wedding & that smile you had on your face. Thanks buddy for the memories at school, New Years @ my house w/Mike, & all the good times in-between. Much respect to you.
So sorry to hear the sad news about Jake. My heart goes out to you for your precious loss. I too, have felt the unbearable pain of losing a son, at 26. It is one of the most devastating experience's a mother can face. Suddenly, everything has changed! But, remembering all the wonderful times you shared together will always comfort you. And at times such as this, may the God of Love, who never causes what is bad to happen, sustain you with His promise of Hope! When He will soon end all suffering on the earth. And No resident will say, 'I am Sick.'
"He will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away. And the One seated on the throne said; "Look!" I am making all things NEW....these words are faithful and true."
Jake though I didn't know you and only met you once at Bleu's CNA graduation. I know how awesome you were through Bleu. Everyday I would tease her cuz she would turn "red" when I asked about you. Her reply was always the same "Awewsome, wonderful and amazing"! you truely touched a lot of lives.
It was an honor watching you grow up with our children and becoming such a respectful and respected young man, it saddens my heart to see the good ones go first. we will all miss you and remember you .rest in peace..
Jake, I have never known someone like you. So full of life, and always smiling. You brought many happy times and memories to Bleu and our whole family. You will be greatly missed by all of us. Your star will always shine bright no matter where you are, and I know you are shining bright right now....as always. We love you Jake.
~The Russell Family
Jake you brought so much laughter to everyone. I just wish that more time could have been spent with you and the family. The following are not my words just tweaked a little: "Never does one feel oneself so utterly helpless as in trying to speak comfort for great bereavement. I will not try it. Time is the only comforter for the loss of a son, brother, husband and friend who left us way too soon."......
We didn't each other well but I will always remember your great happy personality and the smile that seemed stuck on your face. My heart goes out to your family. You are already missed greatly but you are watching over all of us. Rest in Peace
Jake, you're an amazing human being. I wish there were more warm hearted, caring, daring, funny people in this world like you. You knew how to brighten anyones day, and I'm glad I had the pleasure of being your friend. We'll meet again buddy. <3
Jake I don't even know where to start bro. All i can say is u were an amazing guy that always put a smile on mine and everyone else face. Every time I saw u, u had the biggest smile on ur face that would light up the room. I knew u loved Bleu with every cell in ur body and so did she and i want u to know that she will be takin care of u got nothin to worry bout :) U will forever be remembered and missed! Rest in peace my friend
No words could ever express how good of a friend you are. I say "are" because you may be gone but you will never be forgotten. Thanks for everything my "brotha' from another motha'"
p.s. Take a deep breath for me man, i'm happy you feel no more pain. I'll see you 12/21/12. lol. Much love and respect for ya.
Miss you buddy. You and those big ol' ears.
I cant imagine knowing I'll never run into ur smiling face again. You had a way of making the world brighter. There was never a dull moment around you, and nobody could help but smile in your presence. You will be missed forever. But you left great memories behind for all those who knew you!
Jake was a wonderful person, and had an incredible and permanent smile! He is missed.
Jake, You were sure a one of a kind friend that can never be replaced and will always have a forever place in our hearts. Im going to miss your everyday all day good attitude and how you could make anyone laugh no matter what kind of mood they were in or that you could just strike up a conversation with the most random person. Im glad to have known you. You will be missed greatly.
Man, you were one of the best people I know. And I'll miss just sitting out on the front porch while the Wives were away or just hanging out and playing video games and just talking about life in general. You were awesome.
I'll miss you man.
Rest in Peace Jake.
Jake you were taken from this world way to soon, I know i havent seen you in years but i will never forget your smile or kindness to everyone. My prayers and thoughts are with your family. I will miss you old friend.
Jake, I will never forget how easy it was to laugh and smile around you. You are a very bright, caring character. I wish I could smile as often as you did. A very beautiful thing to do. I know I didn't know you well. The moments I did were all very positive. May your soul rest, and your family and great friends be watched over.
Jake, you were my best friend all throughout high school, you made life easier just by being in it. I can still hear you play your guitar to Bush's Glycerine everyday after school, you and C.J running through the halls yelling your shinanigans... Never had I known such a goofball. Everybody loved you Jake, your love was contagious. The last time I talk to you, you were going on and on about how you were crazy about bleu, you loved her so much. You guys are so blessed for finding each other.Or your mother, you always spoke of how much you loved her she was your angel and you never ceased to let be known. Also you always went on about that cat you had you sure did love that cat. I'm Gunna miss not seeing your truck drive around town, or hear about how you rallied your dirt bike, I swear if you weren't rallying it you were fixing it hahaha. I miss your laugh and everything about you. We all do. But it doesn't seem rite to say goodbye, so see ya buddy take it easy is the best I can do because I know your up there watching over us. We love and miss you Jake Wesly.
Jake...u were amazing :) made my highschool career worth while..im glad I was blessed enough to know u....rip dude
Jake is what I think of as a righteous minded role model. Even in his passing he continues to influence me to better myself. He is a kind and loving soul who will be missed.
Jake, you were such a great friend to so many of us. You lived to make others laugh, and your permanent good mood was so contagious. I'm so thankful I was lucky enough to know you. You were always so positive no matter the circumstances. Rest in Paradise, my friend.
2 Corinthians 5:6-8 So we are always of good courage. We know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord, for we walk by faith, not by sight. Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord.
Jake you where a amazing person. when i came into the Honda shop you where so inviting and welcoming and talked to me about what bike i should get and how to be a good racer and just life experiences. RIP Jake you will be very very missed
I wish I knew what was the right thing to say was. So, I will say what I have honestly been thinking this past week. I didn't get a chance to know Jake well, but loved him right away because he is my husband's brother. From the short time spent, I saw that Jacob had a lust for life and a generous kind heart. My heart breaks for his mother, brothers, wife Blu and all who knew him dearly and loved him. He was too young, and too full of life to go so soon. He made a huge impression on me and I'm sure on everyone he's met. It's that tattoo impression that lasts on the hearts of all who knew him. I'm grateful that I got to meet him at least once. Peace to you Jacob.
I will always remember your beautiful little smile and loud laughter. The times you spent playing in my front yard with my girls. You had a glow as a child and now you are a shining star guiding us all. My love goes out to all those you left here on earth.
I can't help but think of you all bright eyed and smiling... I always will. RIP ~Jake~
I am so thankful for being able to meet and spend time with Jake, he was an awesome person. I am proud to say he was my Brother-In-Law. He kept me laughing and entertained the whole time, so much fun to be around. I told him if we have another baby and it's a boy we would put his middle name as Jacob and he said "Awesome"! I'm glad we got the chance to tell you that, and we will stand by it Jake, we love you and miss you so much. I know you are watching down on us.
RIP my beautiful friend. You inspired me and my life beyond words and you were such an amazing person I know you're looking down from heaven saying don't cry for me. To all the amazing times we shared chris and I love you and you will forever be in our hearts!
You were an inspiration to many and a fine example of living life to the fullest. So sorry you're gone but glad I had the opportunity to know you even just a little. You won't be forgotten.
Breathe deeply with the Lord our PHriend . May God embrace every hurting heart of family and friends.
THANK YOU FOR THE GOOD TIMES WE HAD.I LOVE YOU AND YOU WILL BE MISSED.I WILL FIGHT THIS PH THAT TOOK YOU AWAY FROM AND MAKE YOU PROUD.WHEN I LOOK UP AT THE CLOUDS I COULD SEE YOU SMILING AND COULD HEAR YOU TELLING ME ABOUT YOUR MANY ADVENTURES YOU HAD.LOVE YOU MY LITTLE BROTHER.
May you find comfort, peace and strength as you endure this time of sorrow.