I loved you the minute I knew I was pregnant. I loved you the minute you were born. Then I saw your face and fell in love some more. You were only a minute old but I knew I would die for you & to this day I still would. When you choose to have a child you make a conscious decision to allow your heart to walk around outside your body. Then if something happens to that child and you have to bury him a part of you dies with him

Jake was my youngest son who was killed on June 17, 2010. He was 40 years old but still "my baby". Left to tell his story are Mollye and Mike, Jake's mom and step-father; Skip and Jill, his dad and step-mother; his two sisters Lori and Shari, and his brother Buddy.

I hope you will get to know Jake as a person and what an awesome person he was. My wish is that you might leave here feeling just a bit more blessed from reading our memories of Jake our son, our brother and our friend.

The purpose aside from paying tribute to Jake is to honor those who were a part of Jake's life. Friends he loved and friends who loved him and who loved us through our heartbreak. I especially acknowledge in love Jake's Home Depot Family.

Thank You For Visiting Jake's Story and God Bless You, mizmollye

Monday, July 26, 2010


Hello Everyone, this is a new venture that my family and I are undertaking. On this blog we want to introduce you to Jake, our son, brother and friend.

We hope you'll come back often and get to know Jake through our writing and recollections. Our memory bank.

More than anything we'd like you know about the way this remarkable young man lived his life and our intent and purpose above all is to carry his legacy to all we can through blogging.

I am learning through my intense comtemplation of my son's life that he is teaching me today and I hope to share with you at the end of each post the lesson I learned. This is not to admonish or imply that it is a lesson for YOU but rather what I learned from the least of us............my youngest child showing me that we can learn from someone younger.


  1. What a wonderful man you raised my sweet friend. I feel like I am going to get to know Jake so well. You need to smile knowing he is safe in the Lord's hands. I can not imagine the loss you are feeling but I know Jake would smile seeing this blog. You really have a heart of kindness, caring and love. Take care. Anne

  2. Look forward to learning more about Jake.


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