Hello, my friends! My name is Becki, and as you can tell by the picture, I have a wonderful husband and a gorgeous baby girl. These two are my life and will always have my heart. But, before these two came along, I was a young widow. My sweet, gentle, kind-hearted, wonderful first husband, Jake, died suddenly on August 24, 2013. It’s been a long, hard road to travel, but as I look back on it, I can honestly say that I am proud of myself. But, more importantly, I am so blessed to see God and so many others holding me up when I couldn’t stand. I went on to obtain my Master’s in Rehabilitation Counseling, and, you guys, it’s possibly one of the best career decisions I have made. I LOVE being a counselor. I’ve told others that when I’m in that room with a client, sitting across or beside them, listening to and holding their pain, I know I was always meant to be a counselor.
Okay, before I turn this About Becki page into a blog post (oops… too late), let me talk about JARs of Hope. I thought of this idea in the fall of 2014 for one of my first projects in my Master’s program. It was an idea and dream that I could have a media presence to give hope to others who need it… and it started off by focusing on young widows such as myself. However, the more I have grown since that time and the more I have spent time as a counselor, I have realized I can do SO MUCH MORE with JARs of Hope than reach out to young widows. Let’s be real… we all need some hope in our lives. I have seen it time and time again when I meet with a client for the first time. They want… they crave… hope… of a better tomorrow, of something greater out there for them, for their big dreams, for their life in general.
That is what I want to do – give others hope in this life whether it be through my blog, my future book that has yet to be written, my speaking, and my counseling. Thus, I am taking a HUGE leap of faith and putting JARs of Hope out there for the world. The JAR stands for Jacob Andrew Rush… my first husband I lost. This is a testament to him and also what I have gone through to obtain that hope. Friends, it has not been easy. It has been down-right hard, and I would be lying if I said I have it altogether… because, good grief, I do not. I want this website, blog, organization… whatever this becomes… to spread hope and positivity to this world. Because, we need it.