Simply A Farmer’s Wife

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May 20, 2008, 9:52 pm
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There is so much going on right now in our lives.  I am working full-time at the law firm and then I come home and work full-time on the foundation.  Ashley is in the middle of planting season and working 10 hours a day unless he has a softball game, which happens to be three nights this week. 

I love watching him play.  Ashley is an amazing athlete!  It’s a huge commitment for him but he loves playing so I make sure I’m available to attend each game.  He hit a home run last night.  Not just any home run but a hellacious one! 

The foundation house is going great.  Thanks to Jenn we have a name.  Parker’s House.  I am having a wonderful sign made and cannot wait to show y’all.  We are going down there this weekend to take pictures and do some work.  We bought this great bunk beds for the kids room.  It’s a navy antiqued wash and will go perfect with the rest of what I have planned.  We had a furniture company donate a new leather couch and loveseat.  We are working on some more donations and are super excited about this project.  I truly believe that God has His hands in this project.  And I think He has a few angels assisting Him.  

I am constantly thinking of things that need to be done or bought.  It’s truly a hugh project and we have little time to get things in order.  Our first family should be in the home on June 17th.  They are April and Russell.  They are expecting a son, Seth, on July 6th.  Please continue to pray for this family as many of you know the journey CDH takes.   We are so excited that The Parker Reese Foundation is able to help this family.  It makes this all so real.  Two years ago I promised our daughter as she lay fighting for her life that I would make a difference in the CDH world.  That I would help a family like our own.  That I would do everything in my power to offer a safe place for families of CDH.  I never knew this is what it would feel like.  I see her smiling down on us.  Giving us a thumbs up.  We have so many other wonderful events planned and we are beyond excited about all the foundation will have to offer.  I am working on a blog right now.  The website it still being created and I’m saying my prayers that it will be done before the middle week of June.  There is so much work going into the site that it’s taking more time than we had anticipated. 

I am truly on cloud nine right now.  I am running on fumes these days and just trying to get done all that needs to be done within a days time.  There really aren’t enough hours in a day y’all.  This just seems like a dream most days.  But I’m living it.  And I’m enjoying every single minute.  Good and bad.  I  will probably walk away with a few more gray hairs ( I really do have them already) and maybe a few wrinkles but it will so be worth it. 

This journey has been so many things to me but never did I imagine that one day through all the tears I would be able to smile.  Thank you so much Parker for making me the person I am today.  For giving me this will and fight and courage.  For giving me hope.  For letting me make my mistakes and own them.  But more than anything thank you for giving me a reason to smile.  And thank you to each of you who have always been there for me and Ashley.  I am strapped in and ready for the rest of this ride.    Let’s see where it takes me…..



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Congratulations! What an amazing opportunity and wonderful thing you are doing for CDH families! I stopped by your blog tonight, read this entry, and it gave me goose bumps! You have already touched so many families through Parker, including myself. I was in such denial and afraid to venture into the CDH world for a long time after Raelyn was born…until I stumbled upon your website for Parker all those months ago. It completely changed me, and opened my eyes to acceptance and awareness for CDH. Even though we have never met, it is obvious to see how God has truly shown Himself through Parker, and her AMAZING Mother and Father! Good luck on all the work you have ahead! You are such an inspiration to CDH families!

Comment by Amanda Turner

Jes–what you and Ashley are doing is amazing and awesome!! That is all I have to say. Parker picked some great parents, and I know God had a hand in that as well. What exciting things you have going on right now, I can’t wait to hear more about Parker’s House. I know we’ll see you on Oprah or the Today Show or something some day! 🙂

Comment by Kristyn

I think this foundation and this house are so amazing. What a great thing you are both doing for others in honor of your little girl. I know that she must be so proud of you both for finding a way through the tears to have such a positive impact on other CDH families.

Comment by ittybittyblog

Oh Jes I have goosebumps just reading your post!
The house is truly a gift for those dealing with CDH – what a super-fabulous-words-can’t-even-express thing you’re doing!

I am so truly truly honored and humbled by you, Ashley and Parker. You all have made me a better person – and I can’t wait to get Cloud Nyne Design’s new site done to show you!

Jes – I want so badly to give you a huge hug. I love your smile and am so happy you’re smiling!!

I can’t wait to see pictures of the house, the sign….EVERYTHING!!

I could go on forever – but just know how wonderful you and Ashley really are. We love you guys!!

Comment by risingangel

Wow! Crazy times over in your corner of the world. Sounds like all good stuff though, congrats on a job well done!

Oh, and good job Ashley, way to go on that homer!

Comment by Amy

This is such an awesome opportunity! It’s wonderful that Parker will be able to impact the lives of so many other families!

Comment by Crystal

This is all just so truly exciting Jes! I just came home to read this and I am so proud of you and of all the hard work you do. I can’t wait to see how much more progress you will make. You are an inspiration, and I am so proud to call you a friend!

Love Lauren

Comment by Lauren

How exciting for you! I’m sure April and Russell will feel honored to be the first guests in Parker’s House. I can’t wait to see pics!!

Comment by Cristin

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