Saturday, June 10, 2006


A friend of mine needs this message right now, and I read this quote every day, so I thought I would just go ahead and share it with all of you.

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat." -- Theodore Roosevelt

Also - look below - I have posted many many pics and also augmented the TRI commentary. And as Liz has said so eloquently on her blog - "...for the love of mankind, leave a comment so I know you're out there."

As I look back at the blog, I feel so blessed at the fullness of life, yet it also saddens me - Brent should be in these pictures too. We have lived so much of our lives apart, and I miss him so much. Luckily, we are very close to having him (near) home.

Love - Jess

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