Kev and I were with AJ and Jenna almost everyday for months since moving to Salt Lake. We learned so much from both of them and continue to gain knowledge of what this life is truely about. I am so grateful for the frienship we had with AJ and I know that we will see him again and continue to be friends through the eternities. I believe Kev and I were friends with AJ and Jenna before this life. We knew what was going to happen. Life can be hard. Life can be challenging. But we can still have joy. We can still have peace and comfort. I absolutely know this to be true. It puts a lot of things in perspective of relationships. I hope that when I leave this life that the people I leave behind know that I was honest and know that I tried my best to be like Christ. Being upset over small things (or even big things)....does it REALLY matter?! AJ's funeral was amazing, but one thing continues to hit me. AJ's brother in law said, "Yes, AJ had his flaws, but it's amazing that we don't care about that. We don't reflect on that." Shouldn't that be how this life is too?
"No pain that we suffer, no trial that we experience is wasted. It ministers to our education, to the development of such qualities as patience, faith, fortitude and humility. It is through sorrow and suffering, toil and tribulation that we gain the education that we come here to acquire."There is a Benefit account that has been set up for Jenna for funeral expenses and anything else she needs help to get back on her feet. I know that we are all in different financial situations, but we would appreciate if anyone reading this that feels incline to help to go to any Wells Fargo and donate to the Anthony Jordon Rooks benefit account... $5 can really go a long way. Until we meet again, AJ. We'll do all we can to take care of your beautiful wife and family.