My compassionate one.
Jackie is the most gentle soul you will ever meet. She is kind and compassionate. She is strong spirited. From the time she was a small child she has handled adversity with a smile. When she was sick, she was cheerful. When she was in trouble she was cheerful. When she was hurt she was cheerful. Always a smile on her face. Always quick with a laugh.
Nothing that Jackie has done with her life has come as a surprise to me. She’s been stalwart from the day she was born. When she first told me she was pregnant I knew that she was going to be an amazing mother. Not surprising that I was right about that. It is so fun to watch her with her two sweet little babies. She’s patient and disciplined with them. She doesn’t throw fits like I did when the kids were small. She’s smart enough to have learned from my mistakes.
I’m not sure what I did in my life to earn the privilege of having such a beautiful, compassionate soul, but whatever it was, I’m glad I did it.
When Jackie got married I hugged her and said, “You look so beautiful.” She goes, “Today I actually tried.” My sweet, sweet girl!