Everything Reminds me of you! / Rae Mosier (Cousin)
Another sleepless night were all no stranger to. Going through hard times with out you here bud. Downloading some music thinking how everything reminds me of you. One thing about it is I could always count on you to be there for me. We were best friends, we were Logan Hill days at Gma Evies, we were smokin cigs at the club house, prank calling, harrassing the Gunters,home made deep fried tacos, home video King and Queen, we were golfing buddies and driving without a license. We had a special bond ,we stuck by each other no matter what. I was there no matter how long you took to do your hair in the bathroom when we were younger, you were there no matter how bad I hit the golf ball. You were there walking me to my first day of class at central, you were there for my first boyfriend, first homecoming,heart break, first car wreck, first booze cruz always the first one to call me on my birthday, and the last one to leave on our crazy family functions. Jake just miss you so bad and really need ya right now pray that your looking down watching out for us . Goodnight
Blessings to a wonderful family / Wayne And Jewell Crossno (Great uncle & aunt )
Just to let you all,(Brenda,Chad, Denise,Tyler)know that we are thinking of you daily and pray for you all. We feel so privileged that we got to spend time with you all last year and go out to eat with all of you and Jake. He was a very special young man. We can't even imagine what your life must be without him, but we do know how you all stick together and are so close. Brenda you have always been a wonderful, loving mother and that is what holds a family together. We love you all very much..... God be with you and bless you, Love Aunt Jewell and Uncle Wayne
Guardian Angel / Tammy Knees (Friend) Hi Brenda, I just wanted you to know I think about you just about every single day and every day that I get an update on Jake's website. I cannot imagine your life, but I know your heart and the strength you have. Just know that you can always call me to talk, cry, complain, or just need a friend to sit with you in silence. I went to St. Louis this past weekend and I cried as crossing over into St. Louis thinking about me trusting Jake to take care of Lyndsi at the Ozz Fest when she was ONLY 16. If you don't already know this, and I'm sure you do, you did a WONDERFUL JOB with teaching your kids kindness and love. I hope and pray that Jake continues to watch over Lyndsi...Even though he started out as Justyn's friend, he became Lyndsi's protector and now hopefully, her gaurdian angel...Know that you are in my prayers and God will take care of you and your family....
We are gonna make it a blowout buddy! / Chad Schloss (Brother)
You wouldnt have it any other way i love ya buddy / Chad (Brother)
To Jakes MOM,Brenda Kay and all her family with all our love. / Danny Crossno (Cousin) Dear Brenda , I havent called and havent checked on you and your family lately and I just wanted you to know that it is not because I have not wanted to. I guess maybe I can write what I want to say to you easier than calling because I cant imagine what you feel every day and If you were having a better day than normal I sure dont want to be the one to mess it up. I have been reading the things other people wrote you and it has touched my heart as well as I know it has touched yours. Im ashamed to say I didnt know your children like everyone else knew them. Life has really been hard for you right now Im sure and even though I didnt know Jake like everyone else I knew his heart because I knew his mothers heart all my life. We were close growing up and I miss the family more now than ever. I want you to know that after MOM died it was so hard because she was always everyone of us kids best friends as you are to your children. Brenda Kay I pray for you and your children everyday and I pray that this doesnt upset you but lifts you to a place with the pride you deserve as a MOM. There is one last thing I hope you noticed that I capitalized MOM everytime I used it because to me this is the definition of MOM. Most Outstanding Mother. My brothers and sisters had one too and I hope the Angles that surround you everyday keep you under thier wings. To the family of Jake , Im sorry I havent known you like a family member should. To you Brenda Kay , I have and I will Always. May God Please Reach Out His Arms To You Everyday as We All Pray He Does. God Bless and we all love you. Call Me when you can. Love to you all. Danny Wayne Crossno.
Tears From Heaven / Mom Of Angel Michael Grayson (Angel Friend )
Sometimes you just need a hug from mom.....and mom needs a hug from you. / Mom
A whale story / Tammy Knees (friend)
I've been thinking about something I could write here as a testimonial, but cannot find the right words, but I was sent this by a friend, and instantly thought of The Schloss Family, so I would like to share this with all of you, KNOWING Jake will already know all of this. My thoughts and prayers are with you every day.....
If you read the front page story of the SF Chronicle, you would have read about a female humpback whale who had become entangled in a spider web of crab traps and lines She was weighted down by hundreds of pounds of traps that caused her to struggle to stay afloat. She also had hundreds of yards of line rope wrapped around her body, her tail, her torso, a line tugging in her mouth. A fisherman spotted her just east of the FarraloneIslands (outside the Golden Gate ) and radioed an environmental group for help. Within a few hours, the rescue team arrived and determined that she was so bad off, the only way to save her was to dive in and untangle her?...
One slap of the tail could kill a rescuer.
They worked for hours with curved knives and eventually freed her.
When she was free, the divers say she swam in what seemed like joyous circles. She then came back to each and every diver, one at a time, and nudged them, pushed gently around-she thanked them. Some said it was the most incredibly beautiful experience of their lives.
The guy who cut the rope out of her mouth says her eye was following him the whole time, and he will never be the same.
May you, and all those you love, be so blessed and fortunate . to be surrounded by people who will help you get untangled from the things that are binding you. And, may you always know the joy of giving and receiving gratitude.
I pass this on to you, my friend, in the same spirit.
MySpace Blog I wrote the day Jacob passed, I could not think of a better way to show how much he meant and still means to me. / Erin Kutcosky (friend) Jacob was a dear friend to many people. I am so upset right now and I can't believe he is gone. Jacob and I were in the same class all through school and were neighbors for many years! He was my best guy friend growing up. Bethany Bryant, Mason McCord, Heather Wilce, Jeff Roach, Ashlee Willis, Lauren Grounds and I had more fun times together in our adolescence than I can count. I will always remember baking zoo animal Christmas cookies, late night talks about who would be our first kiss, playing basketball in my backyard (the Schloss portable goal is still out on the court), flashlight tag, school dances, Jacob being my first boyfriend and kiss ever in grade school, me and Lauren switching boyfriends in the attic in the dark with Jacob and Jeff "visa versa", swimming parties, 8th grade trip to Florida, and being so sad when he moved out by the park our freshmen year in high school. Even after he left we kept in touch on myspace, email, by phone and on msn. The last time I saw him he came to my house in West Frankfort, two years ago and I never told him how much he had always meant to me. I will never understand why he is gone from my life.
Too many of our friends are dying guys!!! Life to too precious to mess it up with all the bad things. I hope everyone realizes how much they are loved by someone and take in the precious little moments that life has to offer because in a moment it can be gone. Savour every memory and moment you have with those you love, take lots of pictures, and live like there is no tommorow!! To all my friends I love you dearly!
My prayers are with Brenda, Mike, Chad, Denise, Tyler and the rest of the Schloss family and extended family
Hang in there... / Louie And Peggy Burton (Uncle and Aunt ) Brenda, Louie and I just wanted you to know that we love you all so much, and pray that you will find the peace and comfort from each other and all of your family and friends that love you. You all have gone through so much in your lives together and now you are really being put through the ringer. I do not understand why things like this happen to such wonderful people, but I do know that the love and strength that you have and have given to your children will get you through this also. We pray that each day will bring you a little more peace and that the memory of Jakes life will fill your heart with joy and push the pain away. We love you.
Jake's Mom - This is the first time I have written a message on someone else's site since we created my son's last year, but I saw how recently you joined this club that no-one wants to be a part of, and my heart just breaks for you. This is the very worst of the worst that you could ever experience and I understand (unfortunately) exactly how you feel. We got the call from the Medical Examiner June 30, 2006 that my 21 yr. old son Jack was in the LA Coroner's ofc. and had died from a suspected drug over-dose. Nothing in the world could have ever prepared me for that call, and I will never be the same as a result of it. I do want to tell you that the nightly pleas for God to take me in my sleep, so that I could escape this indescribable pain and be with my son once again began to pass. The waves of complete disbelief aren't quite as intense and my hysterical episodes don't last as long as they did. I can experience joy in my life not quite in the same ways, but I do feel it. I feel a sense of hope in my future that is defintitely clouded by a darkness, but even so I look fwd. to the many ways I will begin to memorialize my son. I look forward to hopefully making a difference in another Mother's life who is experiencing the devastation of the loss of a child, and trying so desperately to find some purpose for going on with her own life. I am so sorry for the loss of your dear Jake, and I am sure that Jack and Jake are goofing around right now in the spirit world happy and free and missing us. If you ever need to talk please feel free to call me anytime. Try and be gentle with yourself and take really really good care of yourself, or at least surround yourself with people who can do that for you until you can do it for yourself once again. It wil be a "new" normal, and you will never again be the same, but you can defintely make it through this. Take Care, Kathy Cone 818.535.2718
To the Schloss Family: We lost all 3 of our children with one year, so we know the pain in which you are dealing with everyday. Our only daughter (Autumn) and her younger brother (Michael) passed away on September 1, 2005 to a one-vehicle accident just 1/8 of a mile from our home. Both of them were ejected. Michael died instantly and Autumn only survived for a few minutes. That was one of the worse nights of our lives. Even today, it still seems so unbelievable. We still expect them to either call us and walk thru the front door to visit. Then our only other son (Gerald) passed away on July 31, 2006. Gerald was in such a state of depression after losing his brother and sister that it finally took a toll on his health and he more or less just gave up. He couldn't even talk to us on the phone without breaking down. Keep up with the website, it helps us get thru some of the most difficult days just knowing that there are alot of loving and caring people out there. Please feel free to visit our kids websites (the only thing we ask is that you either light a candle and/or tribute for all 3 of our children). Their websites are: www.autumn-miller-jackson-1974-2005.memory-of.com www.michael-miller-1982-2005.memory-of.com www.geraldtravismiller.memory-of.com
We have one granddaughter (Autumn's daughter) whom lives with us. Also on November 25, 2006 our little nephew was born and our son Michael is his namesake.
May GOD give each one of you strength to move forward and take everything one day at a time. One day we will all be reunited with our loved ones again.
Neomi, Jerry and Erin Miller
R~I~P/ Lucinda (sister) To HENRY FLORES
I'm just writing this because to let you no my prayers and thoughts are with you and your family! I no how it feels to have lost a brother. There are many different feelings and it's a pain no one understands only if they been through it. But it will get easier as time passes, but the ache will always be there. Just feel comfort knowing he is in a better place and out of this unfair world we live in.
From one grieving parent to another. / Jessica Watts I just created a website for both my daughters and seen this one and just wanted to offer my sympathy. I am very sorry for your loss. He is the same age as my boyfriend so it just kind of stuck out to me. I am so sorry and I will pray for you and your family. Godbless
Thinking of u and your Angel / Marla Tyler Breton's Mom (Another Grieving Mom ) Thinking of you and your Angel today.I hope this Poem bring you comfort.I too share this pain and truly know how you feel.
memory/ DENNIS REEDER (2 COUSIN )
I REMEMBER WHEN I LIVED NEXT DOOR AND I ALWAY'S NOTICED WHAT A STRONG LOVE THAT THE KID'S HAD FOR THERE MOM AND HOW THAT BOND WAS SO STRONG AND WHAT GREAT VALUE'S WAS INSTILLED INTO THEM AND HOW JAKE WAS SUCH A SWEET YOUNG MAN. I HAVE SPENT MANY HOUR'S CRYING THINKING ABOUT WHAT A SAD DAY IT WAS WHEN I HEARD THE NEW'S AND KNEW IN MY HEART THAT BRENDA,DENISE,CHAD,AND TYLER WOULD ALL PULL TOGETHER . LIKE I HEARD ONE TIME/A FATHER GIVE HIS KID ONE STICK AND ASK HER TO BREAK IT AND SHE DID WITH EASE,HE THEN HANDED HER SEVERAL STICK'S AND ASK HER TOP BREAK THEM AND SHE SAID I CAN NOT/THE FATHER SAID THAT IS FAMILY. I LOVE AND MISS ALL OF YOU AND IF THERE IS ANYTHING YOU NEED I WILL GLADLY GIVE IT .......... LOVE DENNIS@KELLY
miss you / Lisa Kearney (friend) WLell I had this rambling all typed out and guess I had a blonde moment, or maybe it was God's keeping me from embarrassing myself, anyway I lost it. All this to say I'll miss you hugging me and kissing me when ever you saw me . but I am so !!!!!!Greatfull you were a part of my life. Love you bunches Lisa
miss ya man / Jeff Stone (THE dude ) Jake is the best friend i ever had.