Jake with Grace


Grace Again

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February 12, 2008

I drove Grace this past week. I think she remembered me from two years ago.

Let me explain.

Grace is Jake’s first truck, the 2005 Ford SuperDuty, the one he bought when he returned from Iraq, when he was just starting his trucking company, a young man full of dreams, changed from war, lithe and strong, always, always, looking towards heaven.

While in Iraq, he had learned about strapping loads and driving trucks, among other things. Jake didn’t call his super duty Grace, I did, after he went to Heaven. It seemed appropriate, since he had named his company, Sola Gratia which as he had explained and I, only at his loss, recalling that particular conversation, rognized how important the naming of his company way.