There are things in life that are truly unimaginable. That you wish you could fix or have words for but can’t. I wish I knew how to fix it for these sussy recipients.
Joni White nominated her brother and sister in law, Jay and Jessica Willis, after seeing a recent sussy done for her friends, Josh and Jessica Vance. Here is their story and nomination:
For the last 9 months Jessica and Jay have been preparing to bring the most wonderful gift into the world. On August the 23rd, she was 40 wks and 3 days. They went in for hopefully her final ob appt. Everything had been fine with the pregnancy. She laid on the table for the doctor to listen for AJ’s heartbeat and she heard nothing. They did an ultrasound and found there was indeed no heartbeat on this precious baby. They went to the hospital and AJ was born a couple hours later, on August 24. He was perfect 10 fingers,10 toes. Nothing seemed wrong. The only thing the doctor can find is that his cord was wrapped around his neck multiple times.
Jessica and Jay have been so strong during all of this. I know some days are good and some that are bad. I wish I could take all the pain away, or one day of pain from them. Let me carry it just one day. I don’t know the feelings that they have at this moment but I know I’m grieving the loss of my nephew every day, every hour.
I want to give them something to brighten just one day. I know in time the days will get brighter, and it will take time but AJ will always be with them.
The Sussy Project donated to the Arbor Day Foundation in Andrew James’ name. There will now be 20 trees planted in Gallatin National Forest in Bozeman, Montana. The trees will honor Andrew’s memory for hundreds of years to come and contribute to the beauty of Montana.
Jessica sent an email shortly after receiving the nomination expressing gratitude and love.
This truly is the essence of a sussy.
If you know someone who needs a little light and kindness in their day, nominate them for the Sussy Project at email@example.com