Nathaniel
By Nathaniel Jensen, age 7

Lisa was a good mum. She hardly ever got cranky. Me and Aulden were her two sons and Tom was her husband. She was a beautiful lady. It was huge a surprise when she died. When I was a little boy I thought she would not die until she was 100 years old. But she died when she was 40. She died on a Saturday. It was so sad. She died when I was 6 years old. She was the best mum in the world. She probably had a heart failure. I loved my Dad I never hurt him but I used to hurt Lisa. But when I was 3 years old I didn't hurt her any more. My birthday was on the 21st of December 1993. Lisa was born in South Africa.

I remember me, Lisa, Tom and Aulden going to Minnamurra Rain forest. It was so beautiful. There were huge vines and jungle creepers. I also remember when we lived in our condominium in Mira Mesa. But when Aulden was born we had to leave Mira Mesa because it was too small and moved into Clairmont where we rented a house.

I've got 18 ribbons, 1 trophy and 2 medals.




How Lisa loved her big boy Nathaniel. I recall the giggles that came from the top bunk when we tucked the boys in at night. After laughter, she and Nathaniel sang "Silent Night" and fell asleep together.

Lisa worked to appreciate Natty's "boy energy" (head butts, punches, wrestling, etc.) while at the same time letting him know he was loved for who he was. In an effort to playfully counteract the cringe she felt waiting for Nathaniel's anticipated hit, Lisa began sending huge unannouced sucker punches into his shoulder. In the surprise he began to learn something. And loved his Mum even more.

When Nathaniel saw Lisa's body, he said, "This changes everything. It's all going to be different now." Such a wise, deep spirit in a young boy's body.


Preggie with Nathaniel



Nathaniel's babyshower cake



Gifts at Nathaniel's baby shower



Mum and expectant daughter



Working hard to bring Nathaniel into the world



Nathaniel's born!







Lynnie & Mum with Lisa



Lynnie supporting Lisa supporting Nathaniel



Natty comes home



Nathaniel on our 5th anniversary



Nathaniel in sling with mum



Nathaniel first trip to Australia



at Brighton le Sands



Lisa with broken wrists



Leaving Sydney



Nathaniel's first trip to the beach



Lisa and Natty around 10 months



Harvest festival



Moving to Clairmont



On Torrey Pines trail



at Palm Springs in May



at Crown Point with Lisa preggie with Aulden



at the House of Seven Gables



Sunset at Torrey Pines



Nathaniel's second birthday



Nathaniel blows out 2 candles



In Tucson at a ranch



School Photo, May 5th 2000
This school photo was taken the day before Lisa died.


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First posted April, 2001

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