Jay is quiet, focused, gentle, kind, reserved, and generally flexible. You might call him "Steady Eddie". He is calm, consistent, and collective.
He is calm, consistent, and collective. He is steadfast, loyal, and strong.
He is steadfast, loyal, and strong. Jay is a software engineer for a large corporation and has been working there for more than 20 years. He is also a Lt. Commander in the Navy Seabee Reserves, the construction unit of the Navy. He deployed to Iraq in 2005, where he rebuilt airplane runways, and Afghanistan in 2011, where he oversaw construction projects. Our son, James, was two at the time. Although leaving your family for a year is not ideal, Jay did everything possible to set us up for success, as he always does. We spoke every single day, and sometimes twice a day over Skype. We were well cared for both financially and by family.
Jay's parents, Gran and Papa, live about 45 minutes away and came in every week to spend time with Erin and James. Our family is extremely close. Jay graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He enjoys hunting a couple of times a year with James. He enjoys a few, close friends over many people. He has had the same best friend since high school (they both played trombone in the band together, share the same birthday, and deployed to Iraq at the same time). Jay's work schedule is incredibly flexible. He works from home three to four days per week, giving him time to coach James' sports teams, lead in Boy Scouts, and attend school-related activities like class parties.
Jay is a great listener. He genuinely takes time to stop, talk, and discuss things in both good and hard times (which is needed because I like to talk and process things!). Jay's number one focus in life is to love his family and spend time with them. He is an amazing father and wants to have more children to love and raise together. Jay is our rock and we are grateful for him.