"Eric's Last Wishes; A story of faith and love" from the DesMoines Register

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"Eric's Last Wishes; A story of faith and love" from the DesMoines Register

Post by christi85 on Thu Dec 16, 2010 3:15 am

This is a sad story but one I think everyone in this forum would be interested in reading. It's about a man who had a dream that he died too young and it disturbed him so much that he recorded a video of his last wishes and put it in the families safe deposit box. A few months after, he died in a plane crash. However, in his video he encouraged people to follow the Lord. Trust in him and love Him no matter what.

Read the full story and watch videos here

"Early one summer morning in 2006, Eric Jacobs awoke with a start.

In bed beside him lay his wife, Heather, three months pregnant and barely starting to show. It wasn't yet 5 a.m., and Heather was fast asleep. So were their four boys, ages 1 through 6.

Eric was scared, confused. He'd just had a terrible dream: That he died too young. That he left behind a wife and five children, and so many unfinished things. And that he needed to do something about it before it was too late.

He got out of bed. He crept past the boys' bedrooms, down both sets of stairs of their split-level home in Ankeny, and into the basement toy room. He was surrounded by Legos, board games, cars, trucks, a plastic kitchen. His blond hair, or what was left of it after 31 years, was askew.

Then Eric Jacobs a father who devoted every Sunday to family day, an evangelist who'd handed over his soul to Jesus Christ, a man whose life was filled with joy and promise turned on the lights, sat on the floor next to the furnace closet, looked into a camera mounted on a Dell laptop, and clicked record..."

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Re: "Eric's Last Wishes; A story of faith and love" from the DesMoines Register

Post by Hiskid on Fri Dec 17, 2010 10:20 pm

Had me in tears God bless this family! Sure makes me think about how we must live our lives each day!

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