Monday, September 3, 2007

We Love You...and we will miss you!!!

Yesterday was Jackie's last day with us. It was a very emotional day for all of us. Jackie did more than just work for us. For three months Jackie became a part of our family - with us every step of the way. She was with us when the day would begin and she was with us when the day ended. She stepped up to the plate when we had no one to cover the shifts when what she wanted to do was go somewhere... anywhere quiet and far away from juicers, crying babies, the chopping of veggies and the momentary looks of insanity from Daniela as she couldn't imagine how we were going to get through this (keeping in mind that my looks of insanity were from the comfort of the couch as I read wonderful books and drank freshly squeezed juice!).

Jackie took on whatever needed to be done - standing by Daniela's side - as the two of them occasionally found themselves with no idea how to pull everything together, and yet they did. She brought joy and laughter (and one sick sense of humor - very nice I might add) into our home at a time when we could not have needed it more. I could go on and on about how Jackie contributed to us in so many ways, but I believe what would put it best is:

Jackie, what you did for us is what any person would do for someone they loved in order to keep that person alive. You barely knew us, yet you came onto our home and took on that commitment and did for us what few people can ever understand. For that we will be forever grateful to you Jackie. Forever. As much as we will miss having you in our home, we look forward to hearing from you about what you have created in what we know will be an incredible life.

We love you.


  1. Whenever I finished what I was able to do, Jackie gave me a huge and gratifying "Thank you!" Knowing that she appreciated those who are able to be there, helped made our "tedious" work a work of love. Her smile and her special way of showing her gratitude will be missed.
    Be well Jackie and thank YOU!

  2. Jackie, Keep that dream encylcopaedia handy! The pepper has yet to spill but the carrots did! Always a pleasure to see your smile and I'll remember the day I saw Bert smile back. LoveGrantsBeing. Patty