Over a year ago, Jake Reissig lost his wife.
Since her passing, Jake has gone to her grave site everyday, two times a day. He tends to her headstone, and keeps her plot looking vibrant.
Jake’s son, Roger, writes about his dad’s routine on his Facebook page.
“He has a routine where he clips some roses from his rose garden at home and delivers them to Mom,” he says. “Then he hooks up a hose and waters her grass twice daily. With the recent drought, and hers being one of only graves getting watered, you can see that Moms stands out from the rest and is very beautiful.”
One day, Jake’s routine was halted when he noticed a woman kneeling at another grave site, crying uncontrollably.
As he went over to see if she was OK, Jake learned why she was there.
“Her husband had been an SSGT in the US Air Force and lost him in 2010,” Roger writes. “After they talked and shared stories, she thanked him and left.”
Seemingly inspired by the woman’s story, Jake added to his daily routine.
It's been over a year now since Mom left us to go to her Heavenly home. Dad goes out to the grave to visit her twice a…
Now, he not only makes sure his wife’s resting spot looks the best, but also the plot of the fallen soldier.
“He said it is the least he can do for him after all that he sacrificed for us. You can see his green grass in the pictures down from Moms.”
A remarkable way to say “thank you.”