Today is Jun 4th. Today would have been Jessica’s 21st birthday, a day of celebration, a day where she would have been considered “legal” in today’s society.
Most young people look forward to 21 as the day they are legal to drink alcohol but turning 21 also means you are legally considered an adult. Being 21 means you are able to make your own choices and decisions about who you are, what you want to do in life, that mom and dad’s permission is no longer needed.
Sadly, Jessica is not going to get that chance to make those decisions and choices. Those rights were taken away by a so called “adult” who made a terrible and ultimately tragic driving decision.
Today Jessica would have turned 21 and it would have been a grand celebration as Jessica would have expected no less. She loved parties and it would have been done in style, there is no doubt about that. However, Jessica is no longer with us but we will still celebrate and we will celebrate with style. Flowers will be placed on the grave, prayers will be said, tears will be shed and then a beer, glass of wine or a cocktail will be raised in her honor and her life will be celebrated as it should be, with style.
Happy 21st Birthday my dear, beautiful Jessica.
Words cannot express the sympathy I have for you and your family. I was reading an article today about your daughters and it touched me to know that this man was not punished to the full extent of the law. May God bless your family and I pray that you find peace in Him.
I just heard your daughter’s story on CNN, how terribly sad to have lost both your daughters that way. My heart goes out to your family! I truly hope justice prevails and this ex-trooper gets his due! You and your family will be in my prayers!