My baby girl is turning 20.
This is a CELEBRATION of her life…join me won’t you?
Scroll with me for a minute down memory lane…
Jena was born to live two worlds.
She was special (and messy) from day one.
She wore her own style…always.
She didn’t cry over ‘spilled milk’ even if it was chocolate.
She truly was a STAR.
She had a knack for getting people (her brother) to do things…
And she was never good at following the rules.
But she was always there if you needed her help.
Jena spent way too much time in hospitals due to Cystic Fibrosis.
But even the hospital couldn’t keep her from making the most out of it.
She had countless procedures and surgeries…
But again…she’d steal the hearts of everyone with her determination and style…no matter where she was.
And just because she was on oxygen to help her breathe…
It NEVER stopped her from doing things she loved. Like skiing with her brother:
Riding her 4-wheeler…
Traveling to MEXICO…
Or going to PARIS
It certainly never stopped her from being goofy with her friends.
Or enjoying special occasions.
Jena was an advocate and fought for Cystic Fibrosis at a young age…and even donated her lungs to science.
She talked to people about CF, and thanked them for their support.
Jena loved her family more than words could say…
And she ALWAYS had a lot to SAY!
She was an original that’s for sure.
She took in all the fun of life.
And was wise beyond her ‘ya-ya’ years.
She was the best teacher I ever had.
She taught me that no matter what struggles you may face in life…
Or how tired you are…
Never forget to laugh with all your might!
even when the going gets tough…
Life lessons: GET DIRTY
Take the wheel of your own life
Show the world your smile
Because you are beautiful, always and forever…
My dear Jena…I love you more than words can say…I love you more and more each day.
…you are so very loved and missed by your family…
So on your 20th Birthday…I will be taking my 13 pennies with me all day and ‘leaving them’ where I go in honor of you, your inspirational life, and what you have taught all whom you have touched in your short 13 years here on earth.
13 pennies…for 13 years here on earth…for your birthday 3/13/13…for the lucky people who will find them. ♥
Happy Birthday baby girl…♥
I love you,
Now go ROCK heaven! xo