Monday, September 7, 2009

Jason Shane and Jason Jon

Today 4 years ago, my brother Jason went to be with the Lord. He was only 29 years old. I soon will be turning 30 myself, a year that God did not have written down for him. The evening after I heard the tragic news I was laying in bed trying absorb all the emotion in my heart. I told my husband, "I really don't desire to have any more children, but if I did I pray, it would be a boy so I could name him after my brother." God heard my cry and VERY much to our surprise I was pregnant the following month! We waited to find out the sex of our third baby Elizabeth, but this time half way through the pregnancy we got the ultra sound done and it was a boy!! In respect and honor of my parents I wanted to get permission to name him after my brother. I am so happy they had no problem and we had their blessing.

My son Jason has kept the name alive and not awkward. I have seen Grandpa enjoy saying "Hey Jay Jay!" and myself yelling,"Jason, stop that!!" (Words that fill my childhood.) :-) Sean and I often ponder how much these two Jasons are so much alike. Without reading "into" it too much we just laugh and see God's sense of humor. If my brother Jason had the pleasure of meeting my son, it would have been halarious! Their both athletic, strong, and enjoy bathroom talk (just to name a few personality traits)....But also have a very sweet passionate nature.

I can only thank the Lord for our 4th little blessing. I am excited God has changed our hearts on the fruitfulness of childbearing altogether. We are praying for yet another baby... Jason is 3 years old and growing fast!
Jason is very aware that he was named after is Uncle. Whenever he sees a picture of his uncle he says..."Mommy look, its Uncle Me!"


  1. Aww..JuRita, I'm crying. I too lost my brother in 1997, he would of been 13 years old a month after him passing. God comforts us in many ways though, Oscar looks like his twin! When I had a miscarriage in my second pregnancy we found out it was a boy and name him Noah Nathan (Nathan is my brothers name). And Penelope's due date was the day my brother died, but she was two days late. God is always taking care of us and our hearts.

  2. That's awesome Ju. You are a sweet woman and God has blessed you with a little man man. I love you.

  3. Oh Jurita -- I did not realize that we shared a "date" that would forever be marked in our hearts as one of such sadness and grief. It was 2 years ago today that Vince went home to be with the Lord. We too are missing a special loved one today. This day, September 7th, we will never forget as the day we said goodbye to our beautiful son and brother. Vince, at 24, went home to be with the Lord. Like you, we rejoice that one year after Vince was gone, God gave our family a new baby, Jeremiah Ray (named after Vince who's full name is Vincent Ray). He has brought such joy, happiness and renewed hope into our life and he does remind us so much of Vince - even the fact that he seems to have no desire to crawl at all, rather he wants to walk. We think he will walk down the aisle at Jenny's wedding in 2 weeks - imagine that - at 9 months old....Stan tells us how Vince too had never crawled - just went straight to walking....Isn't that just like our God to give us new experiences and old memories that bind together the gaping wounds in our hearts? And to think that your Jason and our Vince are home with the Lord together - now that is something to rejoice about! Love you and thank you for sharing your heart.

    God bless you guys and praise the Lord for little ones!

  4. so sorry to hear about your brother as I am sure that there is still pain there at the loss but what a joy to hear of your little Jason names after him! God is good. blessings to you guys as you continue to serve Him with your lives!

  5. Oh so precious having your little Jason! We also had our second son after my brother died and gave him my brother's name as his second name. So special. All my love to you - brothers are so precious and ours are so missed. xoxo



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