There are some people you encounter in life who are inspiring just because of the authentic, deep-rooted person that they naturally are. Jess is one of those people for me. She lives her ordinary life with an extraordinary heart, with a depth of love and joy that is open to everyone she comes into contact with. When Kevin and I were first married, she was our roommate/shenanigans partner; now she and her husband Brian are raising their own little joyful, loving, giggly humans and it couldn’t make me happier to watch them together. Life isn’t all roses and sunshine; but with a family like this, even in hard times you’ll always have someone in your corner pulling you back into the strength of joy.