Hi there! This is Jenny’s sister, Julie. I’m thrilled to be back this week to share more memories with all of you. I really enjoyed sharing all of the fun things I remembered about growing up with Jenny. If you missed that post, you can read it here. Thank you so much for all of your kind comments. I love that my post encouraged many of you to document memories from your childhood and to ask your siblings to do the same.
Not long ago, Jenny’s husband Jeff shared his side of the story. He shared how they met and what he remembered from Jenny’s battle with cancer. After he wrote that, I started thinking back and recalling memories that aren’t quite as funny, but have shaped who we are.
I remember when Jenny found out that I was a smoker. Oh. My. Word! I think her stern talking to me was worse than my mother’s speech. (Don’t fret! I quit smoking well over a decade ago!)
I remember when Jenny’s first husband decided to make a multitude of poor choices, which led to the demise of their marriage.
I remember being the one who had to do the drop off/pick up of Rebecca for her weekend visits with her biological father because their relationship was not civil at the time.
I remember at one such pick up that my former brother-in-law made a nasty comment about Jenny, which prompted me to tell him that he was lucky that he had married the “nice sister”. That I personally would have cut off his penis and sent it to him via Fed-Ex. (Oh yes! I sure did!)
I remember being on the phone with Jenny when my daughter, Skylar started seizing. I remember her saying that she would be at my house in 10 minutes & thinking that wasn’t possible as she lived 20 minutes away. I remember Jenny walking through the door with the paramedics 8 minutes later.
I remember sitting in a dark room in the ER with Jenny and my husband as we waited to hear whether or not a brain tumor was the reason she had seized so long. I remember Jenny saying “no matter what results comes back, we are going to get through this together.”
I remember Jenny calling to say, “I found a lump in my breast.”