As we come upon Jennifer’s date of death, I reflect on her life. There are many things that remind me of Jennifer.
She was studious, organized, clean and responsible. She was a good student. Jennifer had a gift of writing poems and prayers. From a young age, Jennifer was always on the go. She loved life, was witty and had an adventurous soul.
Jennifer loved her family, her beautiful and only son, Trey and her friends. She had lots of good friends, many starting in Kindergarten. Jennifer loved Jesus and was a believer.
Certain foods always remind me of Jennifer. She loved Red Lobster, Olive Garden & pizza. Her favorites were the holidays and all the foods that came with the celebrations like cheese balls, soups, mashed potatoes & gravy, dips & shrimp.
Everytime I go past Dunkin Donuts or Boston Market, I am reminded of her very first jobs.
To this day when I smell the fragrance of Tommy perfume, I think of Jen.
Her hobbies were many, like cheerleading, roller skating, soft ball, biking and swimming. When I drive past our old neighborhood in Pinebrook Estates, (Largo, FL) I can envision her riding her bike at Pinebook Park. Other places are reminders too, like Southland Skating, Cross Bayou Elementary, Morgan Fitzgerald Middle School, Pinellas Park High School, Clearwater First Christian Church (VBS) and Pinellas Park T-Birds. I remember taking Jen and her sister Sarah, (along with the Park’s) to see her favorite teen group, “New Kids on the Block”.
Jennifer loved doing hair, make up and nails. She was trendy and “fashion concious”.
In later years, Caring People Ministries and the good friendships made there, will always bring a smile to my face. Shriner’s Hospital reminds me of her very difficlut spinal fusion surgery, and I will always be grateful to them and her Orthopedic surgeon.
Jen could make all of us laugh so hard! I remember laughing with her so hard- one time, I fell out of my chair in hysteria!
It is hard for all of us to lose her. Reflecting on her memory, January 15th is comforting and yet heart breaking.
Such a short life for such a beautiful soul. We Remember you, Jennifer, with love and cherished memories.