13, 2003 USA Captured Saddam Hussein
The Capture of Saddam will not even
start to heal the pain our Country endured.
This Candle burns for all the lives we have lost, and for
those we will lose.
May God Bless our country by sending
our men and women home safe
God Bless America
Our family will remember
December 13th, as the passing of our baby Jacob
Affected everyone in the world, I know I sat crying, glued
to my TV waiting and praying for another to be pulled from
the Trade Center alive.
So many family's destroyed in every way you can imagine.
The question was why?
So many life's would be forever changed why did God allow
one man to have so much power to destroy so many innocent
Why did God let this happen?
Father (Privet Shane Allen Zeigler) is in the National
Guard and they were spending allot of time at the Guard
Armory. They were deployed to California and Eastern Washington
a few times. They all knew That they were getting ready
for Iraq. Shane was called to active duty on November
15th 2003 as were 100's of others to be deployed to Iraq.
Shane is in the 303rd Armored Division 81st. Brigade and
had to be on base at Fort Lewis. We never knew what days
Shane would have off or what exactly would be happening
from one day to the next. The Army Kept everything a mystery
and they have good reasons to. The time with his family
would depend on time given to him by the Army now. So
every day he was able to be home, he spent with his family.
Edith wanted to make sure pictures were taken of Shane
and Jacob together Just incase something should happen
to Shane. In the back of her mind, is that haunting question
will he return to us alive. We live just a stones throw
away from the National Cemetery and have seen the growing
number of fallen soldiers from Iraq lately. Its not widely
publicized on TV as much but we are loosing Americans
everyday from this war. On December 13th 2003 Edith was
to bring Jacob back over to Grandma's house Tyler was
already here but we were waiting for Jacob. Edith got
the news Shane had time off so she took Shane and Jacob
over to Shane's brothers apartment for the night while
she went to work. She never called us to let us know.
She did call to let us know, she had just gotten home
to find her baby boy had passed away. That was a call
that changed our life's forever. It was also the day (12-13-2003)
they found Saddam Hussein.
US Army Shane Allen Zeigler,
Jacob Allen Victorino Zeigler & Tyler James Victorino
Photo taken October 24th 2003 at 2:32pm
our little Jacob's passing, I had a few weeks to clear
the gray from my mind pulling my thoughts together. I
scrambled for any mementoes I could find of Jacob. I wonted
to make up our Photo book of all our pictures. I had one
little wallet of the photo at the top of this page. I
called Edith to ask her about the photo of the flag she
had taken. I wanted to know if there was any other poses
taken, and where she had them done. She explained to me
It was at Walmart and there were more poses but that she
didn't like the rest of them. I told her to get off this
Phone now and go straight down to Walmart. She thought
they might have already thrown them away.
These pictures were taken at Walmart on Friday October
24th 2003 at 2:32 pm. PST
Seven poses were taken that day and all seven were still
there. The photographer was heart broken and gave Edith
the Rest of he Photos and the copy rights. Now instead
of just one picture of that day, we now have seven.
A special thanks to the photographer and Walmart for these
moments in time taken of our baby Jacob.
believe that Jacob was starting to cut teeth, he was drooling
and teething on things. He loved his baby cookies, I would
place them in the freezer to be nice and cold, the cold
cookie feels really good on the baby's gums. Oh boy could
he make a mess, But Grandma had all the goodies for the
bath Baby relaxing bath, Lotions and powders to make him
feel so good that he would just fall asleep in my arms for
hours until mommy came to pick him up. Okay so I have to
admit I would fall asleep holding him a few times. The smell
of my Grandson Jacob, still lingers in my mind. I can even
imagine the smell of the cookies all over his little face.
He was still small enough to take a bath in the kitchen
sink. He always loved his bath time from his first one to
precious baby boy was so full of life and joy.
If God grated me only one wish, it would be to have our
baby Jacob to grow old.
This candle Burns for Jacob Allen Victorino Zeigler, it
lights a path from our heart to his.
is no place like home.
is one little soldier that will not be coming home. Jacob
Passed of SIDS on 12-13-2003.
Jacob Allen's little body is among the hero's buried in
Tahoma National Cemetery in Washington State.
The cemetery is a stones throw away from our front door.
The cemetery has been there for years and everyone in my
family had taken a look around it years before. But I never
got the chance to go there until the day We buried our Grandson.
I wonted to go look at the National Cemetery but not this
view all of Jacobs Web - pages, They are in order just click
Then please Remember to sign Jacob's guest book, to leave
an Imprint in our hearts
This Web page Designed, With all
My Love for my Little Soldier Jacob,
Grandma (Madelyn Victorino)
National Cemetery, Here is where my Grandson Jacob's body
lays to rest.
It is here We take flower to our 6 month old grand baby.
In our daily thoughts Jacob will never get any older, for
every year or two he will always remain 6 months old. Photos
we have will never change and more will never come.
In My Dreams.
my sleep sometimes, if I'm lucky I dream of Jacob. In my
dreams he has learned to crawl and has pulled himself up
to me. In my dream I play with him, he knows that I know
he is gone, but both of us understand we only have the time
I sleep to be together. Soon the alarm will go off and Grandma
will have to leave. No matter how hard I try I can't bring
him back with me to awake. Now every night before I sleep,
I pray to dream of Jacob until I awake. But I know somehow
it will not be very often, he has to make his rounds to
Mommy, Tyler, John, and Grandpa too.
He has a Grate Job to do in Gods Army of his littlest Soldiers,
and I know he is very busy doing all the things, Angels
only Dream of Angel's,
But I held a Real One in My Arms
Our Baby Jacob
had been wonting to take pictures of Jacob with his brother
for awhile but every time he was here it seemed to dark
out side, or I didn't have film or just always something.
Thanksgiving day we had a family gathering, at our home
and I thought they would be coming up early. Edith and Shane
came up with the kids around 3:30pm PST. It was getting
dark here and I decided to go take some pictures anyway
Jacob had just woke up from a 20 minuet nap during the drive
and really didn't wont to be Taking any pictures. So all
the little pictures you see here are on Thanksgiving day.
We were running out of time to take pictures of Jacob with
his Daddy before Shane went off to Iraq. We figured Shane
would be gone over a years at least and by the time he came
back Jacob would be close to two years old.
He is Smiling very big here cause Mommy (Edith) is getting
him to smile. He reaches out for her each time and then
starts to fuss as she pulls away for me to take the shot.
was a little trooper for Grandma, I take pictures to get
that one pose he was tired and I was taking them as fast
as I could. On the other hand dad is not all that photogenic
and I had to get after Shane about looking at me. I told
him "I'll be Watching Jacob, you just keep looking
at me smiling, ready for a shot at any time. When Jacob
looks Just right I'll take the shot. Well as you can see
I should have been watching dad instead of the baby Jacob.
So i just decided to take the roll and what ever I Got
was good enough. I was hoping to get more later on with
mommy Tyler and Uncle John.
Patches in the bar below are from Jacobs little overalls
that he is wearing in this photo shoot.
The Hat on Jacob, later had to be warn during the funeral
by Jacob due to the scars on his head from the coroner
examination. But Edith removed it before the coffin was
closed it did not go with the work out fit he was warring.
I realized that none of the photos with the hat has a
smile he didn't wont it on then and kept pulling at it.
the funeral, Edith dressed Jacob in carheart overalls, cotton
work shirt and Little work boots.
Since a part of Grandma & Grandpas life style is welding
for Ironworkers & Boilermakers, Carheart overalls, cotton
work shirts and work boots became a simple part of our lives.
I purchased a set of Carhearts, Cotton shirt, and boots
just like ours we work in for our Grandsons to wear as they
were baby's. Edith placed Jacob in a little Carheart out
fit with boots in the casket. And a soft blanket with bears
and balloon print.
out for Mommy"
This boy loved his mommy his little face would light up
when she walked in the room from a day of work.
The last night we watched Jacob was Thursday December 11,
2003 he was all excited when mommy picked him up to take
even had to get after Shane to quite goofing in the photos
which made the three photos of her just as bad.
I just gave up the only one taking good pictures was Baby
each photo of Jacob, is a Treasure.
Everyone even the fussy ones.
let out a loud high pitched laugh and allot of giggles during
this set of pictures It made Shane look up at me and start
laughing. This is just with in seconds after Shane heard
his boy laugh uncontrollable. This is what I was looking
for the simple nature pose of father and son. Sometimes
the best photos are the ones you don't know anyone is taking.
Haven't you ever wished some one could hand you a box of
all the precious moments in your life, God could.