My lovely sister-in-law, Jessica, is entering into her last year of her twenties today. She is the second oldest in the Rucker clan, a wife, and a new mother (to sweet little Finley).
I will start out by saying, I adore Jessica. Since Nathan and I first starting dating, I have always thought of Jessica as a very welcoming, loving person. She is so easy to get close to (and literally too- she loves to snuggle...haha). She most definitely wears her heart on her sleeve. She will cry just as much when she is happy as when she is sad. It is an endearing thing about her, and it shows how genuine of a person she is.
One of my favorite things about her is that she is very easy to talk to. I love our talks. I trust and value her opinion greatly. She is not scared to tell it like it is or speak up when needed (which I respect). We trained for a half-marathon together, and my favorite times during our training were our long Saturday runs. We talked the whole time- and it made the running go by fast! Jessica is a passionate person. Listening to her tell a story is fun because she gets so excited and into the story. She shows that passion in her work as well. She is a hard worker and very good at what she does.
I look up to her and respect her so much. She is an awesome example of a godly woman, wife, and mother; she is very grounded in her faith, and her life is evidence of her heart's focus. I also love her modesty. That is easily lost in today's culture, but I admire that about her; she always looks amazing though-- (even after hours of labor).
She is one of my most favorite people to be around (and I truly mean that). Nathan and I love hanging out at their house- She and Jacob are so much fun! (We really hated we could not be home for her birthday this weekend.)
Jessica-on your day, know that we send you much love from Jackson, and we can't wait to see you in two weeks! We will come armed with birthday goodies! :) I hope you have a crazy-fun evening filled with lots of cake balls and birthday happies.
I love you girl!
"She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue." Proverbs 31: 25-26