Jessie is always teaching Ellie a life lesson just simply by living. He shines in that area. This weekend he taught her the importance of standing back and giving others the spot light.
I was so thankful that Jessie was able to stand back and let my dad shine as he taught Ellie to ride her first bike. Riding a bike for the first time is one of those big moments in life. It’s a moment a parent finds great joy in. However, Jessie was able to stand back and let someone else have that moment. He knew my dad could use that moment. It didn’t hurt his feelings. He didn’t feel betrayed. He didn’t feel left out because he knows there will be more opportunities to make moments like this. Guys! It was total sacrifice. He didn’t even mention it. He didn’t use his dad card, puff up and say “this is my moment!” He gave his moment away as a gift to not only Ellie’s Pop Pop but to Ellie as well. This is just who Jessie is. Jessie gives with his whole heart so others can experience with theirs. Jessie is always shining in many areas of life but you will never see him shining alone. He’s always looking for the one in the crowd who wants to shine a little in their life too. Pop Pop taught Ellie to ride her first bike and that’s a forever memory but Ellie will never forget the image of dad on the sidelines cheering them both on.