Jenny

I would love to share something for the website – so here it goes – feel free to edit :), I am going to list it all – just so Justin knows what I think of him more than anything – pick and choose and summarize because I am sure it will be a small epistle when I am through, hahha — When I think about Justin Whitehead – I smile – because he has not only been a part of my life for the past ten years, but he has shaped and impacted who I am. He has taught me a great deal about alot of things… I could go on about Justins accomplishments, his giving spirit, his quest for truth and knowledge, how his smile and laugh can light up a room, and his mere presence makes any place more fun and alive…but mostly I wish I could express how incredible his soul is – but there are no words that do him justice. Where do you begin to describe someone who has lived his life to the fullest -something we all hope to achieve… This I can say – my life has been blessed because he is in it, and all the stories in my head could fill so many books, but even after all these years – the good and the bad, I can never thank him enough for being my friend. I have been on so many ventures with him, like many of his close friends, he has a way of taking you along for the ride and whether its scary or tame (which it never really is tame) you are so glad you got invited – he makes memories that stand out for always…

— Just a few things that come to mind about Justin and some of what he has taught me….- ski trip to Colorado – lets see, he drove in the snow with only boxers on and ski goggles to get pizza in the middle of the night, got stuck in a ditch, threw his beer in the snow, and the cop helped him get home – not to many have that ability…..hahhaha- how to cook without recipes and drink good wine- you helped me learn matrices and derivatives when we were in college together (because of you I got an A in calculus instead of failing),- you have to take risks in life (like stripping on the roof of a Texaco Station on the way to the Guadalupe, haha), – follow your heart and not just your head – it makes for a better ride, – forgiving and forgetting unconditionally is part of what being a friend is (that includes — sending my chihuahua off to sea– in a laundry basket in the pool – amongst other things – I forgive you, hahhaha), – how to raft down the river naked with an inter-tube in the middle of the night and still not get arrested,- how to communicate even when you are afraid of what the person might say or not say, its better to tell how it is – than to leave them guessing – what a — Man– really is – Justin you have set the benchmark pretty high(which is why I am still looking, Tory is still not there yet, hahaha), – what it means to have character, charm, class, depth, and integrity and how to recognize it in a person (especially when its not there – we wont mention names, hahahha), – that hard work pays-off, you have always been successful- how to play and have the time of your life – in all that you do, – that going to extremes is good and bad,- what courage really is….Justin, you are the epitome of courage,- that strength is inside of you…Justin, you define strong,- that riding on a Harley is freedom,- that there is no fair on Greenville, only the — FARE– , (you and Scottie still suck for that one, haha)- what it means to feel alive – and to love, Justin loves all his friends and family, I have never met a man who is so selective and has such great taste in people, especially his wife – I love ya Lynda!- that you can do anything you set your mind to, and believe in,- what it means to have compassion (Justin is a true friend – when my family was in turmoil – he was always there to — set me straight– and be the shoulder to lean on when I needed it – and buy the beer when it was the only solution for the moment, hahaha)- how to have mercy – and when to seek revenge (poor Tory, little does he know that his — sneak attack– pool-side that shall remain unknown – will still have consequences to come, even after 7 years, hmmmmmm)- what it means to be thoughtful, the day of your wedding, I will never forget the table you had made for Lynda, something so unique, so special, so original, its that sort of thing you do that makes you so unique- the way you love your nieces, and even watching you hang out with my sister and her kids, thanks for loving them – and looking after Jamie – even from afar – I appreciate it-your ability to recall details that other people take for granted, it makes us all feel loved