These awesome banners were hanging from the ceiling all over the civic center and the tables were decorated with all of Jake's favorite things. Every little detail was present in some way. Jake's "signature" was everywhere, even on the banners.
See, that one give's me chills and puts me at a loss for words again. I've always had trouble explaining the connection with Jake and his family. I practically met them online and just showed up and forced myself into their lives and it was probably the most amazing thing I ever did. Hunter is now taller than me and Heyden is right there with him. They are precious and so kind. They actually remembered us and were sweet enough to let me hug on them. I guess I just need to let my pictures tell the story.
We ALL had on our green and check out the back of the shirts.....SHAKE & BAKE. HA.
Later that night, things really got going...an awesome band, "Fly by Radio" entertained after the food and YES a live auction. I don't have all of the figures of what the whole night raised, but I will pass that on as soon as I find it. I will leave with some incredible pictures that show an awesome event put on by a very loving family keeping the legacy of their baby boy alive with faith, hope and amazing strength to continue to BELIEVE. I hate cancer! I miss Jake! and I love the Raborns! (and all of the family that includes)
Visit my favorite blogs and get their take on the whole night too. I knew I couldn't do it justice and PLEASE visit Jake's foundation site. Look to the right and click on his cute picture.