We love having Jake's birthday around Thanksgiving because it helps us to reflect on all the reasons we are thankful for him. Our family tradition is to pass around the blessing bird and tell the things we are grateful for. Everyone had many reasons to be thankful for Jake.
We are Thankful for Jake's:
Giving heart, he would give you anything he owned, even the shirt off his back, but maybe not his food.
Compassion and concern for others and their feelings, and puts others before himself
Photographic memory with lyrics to songs, scriptures, and Spanish words
Bravery, he has an amazing high tolerance to pain and has courage to take on any challenge, even 21 days in the hospital
Fun personality, he makes everything fun and is very entertaining
Amazing ability to attract friends, everyone is Jake's friend
Loyalty to friends and family, he would never speak ill of anyone
Frugality, he loves to save his money as well as others
Example, to all even his older siblings
Has amazing etiquette and loves others to have the same, especially while fine dining
Work ethic, he's always willing to do any chores even with out being asked
Sensitivity to others feelings and wishes
Integrity, you can always count on him to do what he says he will do
Responsibility, never has to be asked twice to do something
Athleticism, he has amazing athletic talent and always pushes himself to his fullest potential
Academic work ethic, he strives to keep top grades and works hard studying and achieving excellence
Forgiving nature, he never holds grudges and is a peacemaker
Spirituality, he never misses reading his scriptures or writing in his journal
Friendship with girls, Mitch says he witnesses at school what a "chick magnet" he is
Humility, in fact he won't like that we posted all these things about him, but we do it anyway
Affection, he gives the best hugs and loves to express his love to his family~ We love you Jake!!!
It was so wonderful having all of Jake's grandparents here for the celebration.Jake's friends brought gifts throughout the day. These darling girls brought him Krispy Kreme's along with a matching hat.