Even when someone lives a long fulfilling life, it’s difficult to to say goodbye when death comes. But it’s even harder to accept when the departed is your child and he or she was taken in the prime of their life.
Unfortunately, Raymond and Rachel Villasenor were forced to do just this. Their son Joseph was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Air Force when he passed away at just 36 years old.
Joseph served his country for 16 years before passing away in 2010.
One day, when his parents were visiting his grave, they noticed that the grass on his grave was lush and green, while all the graves around it were completely brown. They couldn’t believe it and thought it was a miracle.
Jake Reissig, 86, had recently lost his wife and was at the cemetery to leave her some flowers when he saw a young woman in tears.
Jake went over to comfort her and the woman turned out to be Joseph’s sister. She told Jake that she was sad because her brother had been taken from the world too soon.
After Jake left the cemetery, he promised himself that he’d do something for Joseph.
Every day when Jake visited his wife’s grave, he watered her grave to keep it looking beautiful and alive – and now he would do the same for Joseph.