This is Jacob's very first award
it was designed by His Uncle, John Keala Victorino
Uncle John wanted Jacob to have a beautiful Set of wings
in a picture for us to look upon here on earth.
A set of Wings that would fit the greatest of all Angles
Then came the halo, it had to be Just right not just
any would do. Jacob's halo would have to show personality.
Jacob's character tired on many halos as uncle John
designed one after the other.
Uncle John tired to get one to fit just right.He tired
them on Just straight and Proper but they didn't look
Jacob had the sort of attitude, you know the kind, the
side ways smile when he was playing with you. That certain
grin when he knew he caught your eye and you came by
to pick him up to play. He had a quality all his own
very young of age, but you could see it so clear. The
one eye that squinted just a little tighter then the
other when laughing. The smile that was just a little
more pronounced on the one side more then the other.
The little arms that would be going 90 miles per hour
when you came by. The, I got your heart feeling when
you picked him up, laying his head upon your chest as
his littler hands would reach out and grab a hand full
of your clothes on both sides. Just to pull him self
in closer. The last open mouth slobber kiss I got from
The wings came easy but the halo had to have his personality
Just how do you convey total personality with out saying
To me (Grandma) The finished project was a success my
first words to my son were "you caught his personality
in the halo".
John Captured it, Right down to his first slobbery wet
kiss, he gave Grandma, just days before his passing.
Uncle John even captured the flirtatious boy his mommy
always seen in him, Edith, would call Jacob her sexy
little man. Many times I heard Edith say to Jacob "how's
mommy's sexy baby and that's my sexy boy, just look
at mommy's sexy boy. Jacob would grind from ear to ear
and give her baby hugs.
The professional photography
from Silver Sands and the Thanksgiving pictures I took
of Jacob and Shane, were the last photographs taken
of Jacob. The last are what we all remember him as the
Some say He was so close
to being safe from SIDS. Other say he was at the prime
of his life being a 6 month old boy in the winter months
If he was with us would he have been okay, If just a
few more days, would he have been safe from SIDS?