I get to brag a little today.
One of Grizzly (aka my husband)’s 911 dispatchers received a national award today for her excellent work and reaction time during a call that took place last year.
A man had murdered his wife, told his niece what he had done, and then also told the niece he was headed to his son’s school to pick the boy up. That dispatcher immediately notified the school of a potential shooter situation and told them to go on lock down. And they did – just in time. That man showed up to pick up his son and was denied entrance. The murderer then went back to his van and pulled his gun on the responding officers. He was shot and killed.
What Grizzly didn’t know until after he was on scene, and the murderer was deceased, was that our Oldest Minion was in that school for a band festival/competition. Thanks to that dispatcher, my baby is alive today. I can’t thank her enough. She deserves that award and so much more – but if you tell her she’s a hero she will tell you that she was just doing her job.
Remember your 911 Dispatchers folks. They’re first responders who don’t get recognition nearly enough. #GoldLine
❤ Jessie Lane
Today Daddy and I were chillin’ on the front porch. It’s our spot. Anyways, we’re sittin’ there and I see the Terminix truck pull up. I ask Dad, “We due for the Terminix guy?”
Dad says no. We watch then as the guy backs his truck up our neighbor’s driveway on the right and we don’t think anymore about it.
A couple of minutes go by and I look up and see halfway down our long ass front yard that there’s a fat white and gray cat walkin’ through. Y’all got to understand my Dad is highly allergic to cats so he basically HATES THEM. So me bein’ me, I egg the old man on. “Dad, there’s a cat in your yard.”
No lie, what he does next is what he does every time there’s a cat in our yard.
He starts yellin’, “Hey motherfucker, get out of my yard!”
This always cracks me up because let’s be real. He’s talkin’ to that cat like A) it understands, and B) it gives a shit.
WE ALL KNOW CATS DON’T GIVE A SHIT.
Anyways, he keeps yellin’ and cussin’ at the cat, who by the way wised up and realized he needed to get goin’ because my dad was obviously not a fan of Puss In Boots.
The cat gets almost all the way to the far right side of our front yard, a dozen feet or so from the poplar tree line we have that separates our yard from our neighbor’s yard, and I happen to look past the cat to see the Terminix guy standin’ in our neighbor’s driveway, with his head cocked to the side, confused as hell as to why my dad is yellin’ at him to get out of our yard.
Seriously guys, I laughed so hard I almost fell out of my chair. Somehow I managed to tell Dad the Terminix guy thought he was yellin’ at him and not the cat… and then of course my dad starts yellin’ at the bug guy.
“Not you man, the cat! I’m yellin’ at the cat!”
Terminix guy gives my Dad a thumbs up and I’m still dyin’ laughin’ in my chair. I told my dad, “I don’t know what’s funnier. The fact that he’s gonna go in our neighbor’s house and tell them that you called him a motherfucker or the fact that you almost got your ass whooped by the bug guy”.
By the way, the cat disappeared while I was laughing. He probably thought we humans were bat-shit crazy.
I hope you all enjoy this insight as to what my life is like on a daily basis.
I’m pretty sure I’m just gonna start sharin’ all my Dad stories so everyone can laugh with me. 😉
It’s June. And now, as a mother, June has a new meaning for me. PRIDE month. I keep my Minions’ lives very private. I’m a Mama Bear you do not want to mess with. I protect my babies with a zealous, paranoid fierceness some people think is a little nuts. So I debated about if I should say anything at all. Put my daughter’s private life out there for the world to see.
Then I realized something. Nothing is more important than my daughter knowing that I’m proud of her. She always knew both her father and I would love, accept and celebrate her no matter who she was as a person. That doesn’t mean it’s been easy in other aspects of her life. Especially lately.
So this is me, telling the world, my oldest daughter is gay and I am so proud of her. She’s a strong, amazing human being that has a huge heart that’s one of the purest I’ve ever seen. I’m lucky to be her mother. I’ll love her to the day I die and I’ll protect her from anyone and everyone who might want to hurt her because of who she is and how she loves. This is now what June, and PRIDE month, mean to me.
Be true to yourself my friends. Be brave.
LOVE IS LOVE.
❤ Always, Jessie Lane
Today is the LAST DAY you can bid on Just For Jordyn Auction items! I donated my entire backlist to this awesome auction. It supports a teenage girl who is doing her best to kick cancer’s ass! The auction organizers have my books set up in Series auction lots and one separate lot for all my standalone books. SO, if you would like to get: Regulators MC 3 book Series (signed by both me AND Chelsea Camaron), Ex Ops 5 books & 2 novellas Series, Big Bad Bite 3 books & 1 short story Series, Star Series 2 book Series and/or a lot of ALL of my standalone books – GO BID NOW MY FRIENDS! All you have to do is search “jessielane” in the Just For Jordyn group. 😀
Anyone who knows me, or perhaps has read my Ex Ops Series, knows that I love quotes. Today, I give you some of my favorites to honor those who gave their ALL so we could enjoy our freedoms. #HonorTheFallen #MemorialDay
“Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it. It flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it.” – Unknown
“Without memory, there is no culture. Without memory there would be no civilization, no future.” – Elie Wiesel
“For love of country they accepted death, and thus resolved all doubts, and made immortal their patriotism and their virtue.” – James A. Garfield
“Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
“No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation.” – Gen. Douglas MacArthur
“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God such men lived.” – George S. Patton
“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” – Joseph Campbell
“Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.” – G.K. Chesterton
“Our nation owes a debt to its fallen heroes that we can never fully repay.” – Barack Obama
“America without her soldiers would be like God without His angels.” – Claudia Pemberton
“No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.” – James Allen