Mother Couldn't Understand Why Her Son's Grave Was So Green And Then Cried When She Found Out Why.
Military Life Cycle
Losing a loved one is tough. Whether you knew then your whole life or got taken away too soon, the pain you feel is never-ending. But in rare instances, a kind gesture from a loved one, a friend, or a perfect stranger can lessen that pain. Just ask this family who received an unexpected act of compassion from another mourner.
For 16 years, Staff Sergeant Joseph Villasenor served honorably in the United States Air Force, since he enlisted in 1994. He also pitched for the Charleston Air Force Base's softball league, which was his favorite sport. For Villasenor, it was a dream come true. But in 2010, the most unimaginable thing happened on his way to a game.
Rest In Peace
36-year-old Sergeant Villasenor was killed in a car crash. As an Arlington, Texas native, his body was interred in Conroe, Texas at Garden Park Cemetery. He left behind a grieving wife and two loving parents, Raymond and Rachel. But one day, when his folks went to visit him, they saw something shocking in his grave, and it was all because of a kind widower.
86-year-old Jake Reissig lost his wife, Betty, of 65 years back in 2014. They had a fairytale life and nine children together. But after she died, the Conroe resident started a routine that he continues to do to this day. Fortunately, it also helped change another family in mourning's life in ways he couldn't have foreseen.
A Widower's Routine
Since his wife's death, Jake starts off each morning by going to church. Then he meets one of his kids for coffee before going back home. While he's there, he clips a few roses from his beautiful garden and then heads to pay his wife a visit at Garden Park Cemetery. He also makes sure to water Betty's headstone before leaving her the roses. But regardless of the time of year, he never strays from this routine. But why does he do this?
A Rose For Betty
Jake is such a romantic! Throughout their 65-year marriage, he gave Betty a rose every day. But death has no dominion over love, so he continues to give her a rose. On occasion, he'll also talk to his wife, whom he misses very much. But in 2015, something caused him to change his routine by adding one more task.
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