I wanted to tell a cute story about Jace. For a while I was worried about him. I would say, "Jace do you love Jesus?" Jace would answer, "Nuh uh."
This kind of devastated me.
A few months ago I started getting him to watch Veggie Tales. At first he was like, "No, Barney!" I was steadfast in my resolve though, and Bob and Larry eventually won him over.
We watched Dave and the Giant Pickle over and over as well as other episodes. It was from Veggie Tales that Jace learned "I'm a child of God!"
The best part though was the theme songs. We would sing it and instead of the word 'celery,' Jace would say, "cereal." It was the cutest thing ever. Then duing the last line we would sing, "IT'S TIME FOR VEGGIE TAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALES!" as loud as we could and then laugh ridiculously. It was one of my favorite things to do with him.
I tried to get it on video once, but he would only whisper cereal. Really I credit Veggie Tales for making a difference in his life. He started talking about Jesus more and the last time I took him to church with me, he wanted to go in the big service to sing. He stood up singing - or at least making music without singing words. I'm grateful to the veggie tales creators for helping us teach Jace about God before he died.
I still miss him so much that I feel like I can't breathe half the time. The funeral will be Monday. I just hope we can honor his life in a way he deserves. Alot of people are asking about donations or memorials, etc.
Cards and stuff can be sent to us at c/o Christview 2525 S Garnett Ave Tulsa, OK 74129
Friends have started a Justice for Jace fund that will be used to help with funeral expenses and any left over money will be used to start something in Jace's honor to help other children. I think they will add a pay pal to this blog at some point.
Thanks again for every word. They have meant a lot to us.
This is what Jace looked like when he first came home from the hospital.