Jessica always had a way of having the fullest laugh, she could always make me laugh till I cry! She made the best mix tapes too, I think she secretly wanted to be a DJ! I don’t know if anyone ever new this, but Jessica and I would spend our Saturday nights video taping ourselves watching tv, or playing a game, or practicing cheers and then try and pull pranks on each other while taping, and then we would stop and replay the video, instantly!! I don’t think we ever got bored of it!
At the end of our senior year 14 years ago we had the chance to sing in Carnegie Hall with our choir! It was my first time flying anywhere and Jessica made it fun the whole way! We stayed in a room in NYC that was as big as a twin bed and so we took turns sleeping in a chair the whole time so both of our backs equally ached! We did all the tourist stuff, Time Square, saw Le Mis, Rent, and Miss Saigon, ate at the Hardrock Cafe, and of course stood outside on Rockefeller Plaza to see the Today Show! It was such an exciting trip!
I would never have guessed in a million years that I would be back to New York to be on the Today Show to actually talk about Jessica. She was definitely with us all through the weekend. I know she was sending us little angels to guide us along our way to make sure we celebrated the most out of our New York Moment!
Since Jessica died, I always said when I had a daughter her name would be Jessica. Well, after two baby boys, I finally got my girl and met my baby Jessica on August 30,2010! It is remarkable how much she has been a true angel on earth. Baby Jessica was born with bright blue eyes, and dark brown hair, she has been the happiest baby from the moment she was born and has been so bright and patient with our crazy family! She truly brings a sense of peace and joy to our family in a way that we so badly needed. Did I mention she has the loudest baby laugh! I’m so excited to tell my daughter one day about the amazing woman that she’s named after.
Oh, how I miss you Jessica, but I’m so happy that you continue to live within all of us. Thank you for being an angel to us all.