Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Happy Birthday to Gabe & Jack!

So many of you know that Gabe was a donor. Well Jack is Gabe’s donor recipient. Jack was 6 months old when he received Gabriel’s heart. Since then I’ve kept in contact with Jack’s family and we chat once in a while on Facebook. I’m so glad that they’ve let us get to know them. Some day we hope to meet them in person.

When we got to talking with Jack’s mom we realized that Jack’s Birthday is only 5 day’s after Gabie’s. So Jack is almost 1 year younger than Gabe would be. Tomorrow Jack turns 3 and today his dad posted this picture of him.

Jack & Lightening

I LOVE this picture! Those of you who knew Gabe probably knew that Cars was his most favorite movie. He’d sit and watch it over and over again. So much that we were so tired of having it on. After he passed away I think we’ve only had it on maybe 5 times, I just can’t bring myself to watch it. One time I toughed it out cause Isaac begged me to watch it with him but usually I leave the room when it’s on and the kids don’t hardly ever want to watch it either. Just one of those tender memories that’s hard to deal with.

Anyway I really wanted to share this picture of Jack and say Happy 3rd Birthday to him. Then I put together this little collage of pictures of Gabe for his Birthday post, but on his birthday we were so busy with the book drive and I wasn’t feeling what I wanted to write so I didn’t do it then.



I hope you had a Happy Birthday in Heaven. We celebrated you on your Birthday by taking books to Portneuf Medical and Bingham Memorial. Then we made you a great Superman cake that I’m sure you would’ve loved. I can’t wait until the day when I get to see you at the age of 4. 4 year olds are so much fun and are just starting to really come into their own personality and say the funniest things. I can’t wait! I miss you so much and wish you were here everyday but, I hold onto all my precious memories and try my hardest to do the things I need to so I can feel you when you visit. I’m thankful to you for all the many things you’ve taught me since you left my arms and all the things I know you’ll continue to teach me.

Love you so much,


  1. He is such a handsome boy Amy!!! P.S. I love Jack in the Cars' car!!!

  2. I love the picture of Jack - it is amazing to see him & to know that your precious son's heart saved Jack's life. I cried & cried looking at the pictures of your sweet Gabe & love your note to him. Thinking of you & your family.