Today is Jacob’s birthday. 30 years old. A rainy day with high temperature of 69 °in Pittsburgh while across the country in Tucson it will be mostly sunny with a high temperature of 97°. That sunny place is where he began: conception to birth. His life has not been what we hoped for him. It has been his own though, happiness, sadness, accomplishments and obstacles. Like everyone else’s.
He is lucky to have parents who love him, believe in his innocence. Lucky to have friends. Lucky to have an employer and co-workers who appreciate him. He has some of the best things in life: love, family, friends, belief in himself and hope for the future.