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Lucky Friday The 13th

Lucky Friday The 13th

I am still amazed by the fact that it only takes a simple smile or a kiss to bring me back to when Allison and I first met. After 15 years of marriage and a total of 18 years together, it is easy for one to forget what it was like all those years ago. But we like to keep those memories alive. We still reminisce about what we did before having kids. What did we do with all our free time? Life was so simplistic back then. But what we realize is that our lives now are much more full of love and purpose than we ever thought possible.

This year has been especially crazy. Just living life, working and Hailey and Livy’s daily schedule (especially all Livy’s doctor’s appointments and therapy sessions) can be hectic. But we have also been running our Livy’s Hope For A Cure campaign along with our regular Livy’s Hope work. Not to mention, our house has been undergoing renovations to make it more handicap accessible. Allison has often said that if we don’t kill each other by the time this is all done, it will be a miracle. As we are finding out, it takes an amazing commitment to run a six month fundraising campaign.

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Guest — Karen
Happy Anniversary to both of you. May you have many more loving and blessed years together. Best, Karen Jacobs... Read More
Friday, 13 September 2013 18:11
Guest — Vera Lane
Jon, this is a beautiful tribute to Allison! You are so lucky to have each other and the world is a better place because of both o... Read More
Friday, 13 September 2013 18:37
Guest — Diane Scheinman
Jon, as we always say you should be a writer. You said it all and so clearly we feel the love and commitment between you and for y... Read More
Friday, 13 September 2013 19:10
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We Move Together

Allison and I took our wedding vows 14 years ago today. For years, we did what happily married, childless couples do. We spent time with friends, went to dinner and to shows, moved from place to place and generally mapped out what the rest of our lives would look like. When the girls were born and we realized that Livy had another plan for us, we were left meandering into uncharted territory. Quite often under these circumstances, couples stand at a crossroad; do they continue on together or go their separate ways. The harsh reality is that a very high percentage of marriages crumble under the weight of such a life changing event.

The book Somewhere in Heaven tells the amazing story of Christopher and Dana Reeve. Christopher Reeve passed away on October 10, 2004 and his wife Dana passed away only 17 months later on March 6, 2006. Many people remember Chris Reeve as Superman from the big screen. However, not enough people know the story of the super person he was and the lives he affected after his horse riding accident on May 25, 1995 that left him paralyzed from the neck down. Perhaps overshadowed in the media by all that Chris did was his relationship with Dana. She was his rock and his hero. She was always there to raise his spirits, to encourage him and to help him believe that he had a purpose. They inspired each other and the world by the hurdles they overcame, the lives they changed and the committed marriage they shared.

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Guest — David George
Happy Anniversary to you both! Your story is inspirational. I stand in awe of your positive spirit. Thank you for sharing your ... Read More
Thursday, 13 September 2012 13:56
Guest — Debbie Hadlock
Happy Anniversary to you both! You are a positive example to all marrried couples that those vows are not to be taken lightly. I... Read More
Thursday, 13 September 2012 15:37
Guest — Sue ullivan
Happy 14th Anniversary Jon and Allison!
Thursday, 13 September 2012 17:26
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