S: Jessica Ann Ruch - The Time of Your Life
BC: With Love
FC: "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson | to the Graduate
1: Jessica, The day you were born God blessed us with a beautiful baby girl. I am so proud of the woman you have become. Your mom is smiling, looking down on you from heaven. Love, Mom & Dad | Mom, Dad, Jess, and Jenn
2: We are
3: Daddy's Girl
4: Another Chapter...
5: What greater thing is there for human souls than to feel that they are joined for life - to be with each other in silent unspeakable memories. ~George Eliot | Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family. ~Anthony Brandt
6: Our Girls...
7: Say cheese... | The family is one of nature's masterpieces. ~George Santayana
8: Always remember, you have within you the strength the patience and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. - Harriet Tubman
10: He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40: 29-31
11: Grace Youth!
12: Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
13: Put your heart, mind, intellect and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. ~Swami Sivananda | You did it!
14: OMG...I found it! | Jess & Tess...
15: Good friends are the rare jewels of life... … difficult to find and impossible to replace. | The Tinkerbell twins....
16: Friends are the chocolate chips in the cookies of life. | A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.
17: Friendship is the thread that ties our hearts together.
18: Junior Prom 2011
19: We are | High School...
23: where's Jess?
24: Accept no one's definition of your life, but define yourself. - Harvey Fierstein
25: Jess, You have been the best sister I could have asked for and we've had a lot of fun memories together, like Mexico and our California road trip. Thank you for always being supportive and being there for me when I needed advice or a shoulder to cry on. I am going to miss you while you are away at college and I have no idea what I am going to do here alone. I know you will have fun and do well in college. I wish you the best.. Love, Your little sis
26: Cali Road Trip 2011
27: Enjoy the little things for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things. - Robert Brault
28: Indiana Summers.... | Grandma & Grandpa's Pond | Jenn, Alex, & Jess
29: C | The family is one of nature's masterpieces. ~George Santayana | What wonderful memories we had at Kelsey's pond each summer. We will always cherish those years together. All of the swimming, the indoor water parks, Cedar Point, the shopping trips to Chicago on the train, and the strawberry Godiva chocolates. What fun we had!! We are so proud of what you have accomplished. We Love You, Grandma & Grandpa
30: Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass…It's about learning to dance in the rain. | Aww....kiss, kiss! !
31: Family memories
33: Birthday Girl!
34: I hope your dreams take you to the corners of your smiles, to the highest of your hopes, to the windows of your opportunities, and to the most special places your heart has ever known. | Jess, We have been through so much over these past few years....laughter, tears, ups, and downs, but what always remains is the love I have for you. I am so proud of you and although I am not your mom, you have a special place in my heart. I know your mom would be so proud of the person you have become. Embrace this new chapter in your life, but always remember we are here for you and we love you. Love, Kim
35: "Wherever you go, go with all your heart." ~Confucius | Jessica, One of my fondest memories of us together is one you can't remember but I will forever. This memory was the first few days of your life when you fell asleep on my chest in the recliner. I and your mom both knew you were a special girl and all mine. I still have that feeling when I look at you. You have become such a beautiful, talented, young woman. I am so proud of what you have become. My life has been blessed more than you know because of you. I cherish the day you were born and wish you all the happiness in the world as you begin a new chapter in your life. I love you always, Dad..