I know it's kind of Sad, but read this and then see my follow-up comments down below.
Jacob Matthew Reinke
June — November, 2007
Published: Tuesday, November 13, 2007 11:07
The Reinke family was blessed to have Jacob Matthew Reinke join them on June 21, 2007. He went home to Jesus on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2007. He was such a happy baby. His joyful smile melted the hearts of those around him. He loved to smile and to “talk” to Daddy. He was so full of joy. With Jacob’s passing, we remind others that life is to be celebrated. Although we will miss him every day, especially his smile, he will forever remain in our hearts.
Jacob is survived by his loving parents, Rodney and Christina Reinke of Trona; sister, Michaela and brother, Michael; grandparents, Rod and Julie Reinke of Santa Fe, Texas; Danny and Diana Martin of Trona; great-grandparents, Don Reinke of Bakersfield; Jim Smith of Trona; Larry and Bonnie Martin of Ridgecrest; Ann Longhofer of Bakersfield; great-great-grandparents, Walter and Annabelle Martin; aunts, Shannon Hancock of Burleson, Texas; Shannon Cole of Friendship, Wis.; Desiree Bickel of Ridgecrest; Jennifer Martin, Danielle Martin and Kiana Martin of Trona; uncles, Trinity Stevenson of Ridgecrest; Travis Stevenson of Bakersfield; and Jared Stevenson of Ridgecrest; and numerous uncles, aunts, and cousins, who will greatly miss him.
Jacob’s funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14 at the Trona Foursquare Church. Pastor Mel Wilson will officiate. Graveside services will be held immediately following at the Searles Valley Cemetery.
Arrangements provided by Holland & Lyons Mortuary, 371-1376. Media information provided by the family.
Okay so I know that this is sad, but I knew this family -- grew up with them, and all of the aunts and uncles listed. And the fact that I'm a mom, and have had little babies, makes me appreciate how fragile life can be. This baby, is so sweet and innocent and has returned to live with his Father in Heaven. I just want to let myself be reminded that even though being a parent is difficult these little babies are what make it all worth it. Their cute smiles and never-ending cooing, watching them achieve all of their milestones. We don't know how long we will be on this earth let alone how long our children will be on the earth. So please, please, love those children that are in your life, and know that they are a gift from our Father in Heaven. So if you read this I would ask that you please say a prayer for their family at such a difficult time. My prayers are with them. God Bless Baby Jacob and his family left behind.