“You inspire us all to do better, be better, live better, do more. Thank you.”

Sheryl’s Daily Prompt

Jacquie was at the top of her game. Loving life, loving her job, and in love with Jacob Monty, her husband of twelve years. Although unable to have children of their own, they made children a part of their lives in other ways.

Jacquie was a petite redhead with stunning blue knowing eyes, having witnessed a great deal of heartache. She’d met her debonaire husband, a tall man with puppy dog eyes while working a case. They’d soon become inseparable and it wasn’t until they’d been married two years and decided to start a family they’d learned it wasn’t in the cards for them.

Although Jacquie was a petite redhead with stunning blue eyes, she had a cops instinct when it came to kids. Her husband had been raised in a loving caring home with three brothers and one sister and as a result was no pushover when it came to kids and their antics.

Together, they made a great team, working tirelessly for not only the children in the neighbourhood but many children in need.

They’d organized baseball and basketball games as well as connected children with other mentors to assist with learning instruments or receiving assistant in their academic pursuits. Fortunately they were surrounded by their families who supported their endeavours wholeheartedly, many of whom were instrumental in assisting children grow into themselves.

Unbeknown to them, they had been asked to a picnic in the park and were given some lame excuse for why they had to be there, and they went.

It turned out the community had gotten together to thank them for their unfailing support, their involvement, their unrelenting giving. The plaque said, “You inspire us all to do better, be better, live better, do more. Thank you.”

When they arrived home later that night, they hung it with pride as a tear twinkled in their eyes. They hugged each other because it meant they were doing something right, not that they required accolades, but it was touching all the same.

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