Monday, September 21, 2015

Condolences To A Fellow Conservative Writer

Mary Katharine Ham , Jacob Thomas Brewer and their daughter

If you’re a conservative you probably have read articles from conservative journalist Mary Katharine Ham.  It’s with deepest regret that we offer her our condolences on the loss of her husband Jake. On Saturday, she tragically lost her husband, Jacob Thomas Brewer, in a bicycle accident.

After losing the love of my life, Susan Marie Tabar earlier this
Susan Tabar
Ronald Dwyer & Susan Tabar
year to cancer, I know she will have a long hard road ahead of her.  When you lose a spouse a part of you goes with them. 

Her husband Jacob,  was participating in the Ride to Conquer Cancer bicycle rally. According to reports, he lost control of his bike, crossed a double yellow line and hit an oncoming car.

Mary and Jacob have one child together. Mary's also 29 weeks pregnant with their second child.

She released this statement on Instagram:

We lost our Jake yesterday, and I lost part of my heart and the father of my sweet babies. I don't have to tell most of you how wonderful he was. It was self-evident. His life was his testimony, and it was powerful and tender and fierce, with an ever-present twinkle in the eye. I will miss him forever, even more than I can know right now. No arms can be her father's, but my daughter is surrounded by her very favorite people and all the hugs she could imagine. This will change us, but with prayer and love and the strength that is their companion, we can hope our heartache is not in vain-- that it will change us and the world in beautiful ways, just as he did. If that sounds too optimistic at this time, it's because it is. But there was no thought too optimistic for Jake, so take it and run with it. I will strive and pray not to feel I was cheated of many years with him, but cherish the gift of the years I had. In a life where nothing is guaranteed, Jake made the absolute, ever-lovin' most of his time with all of us. This is a family picture we took a couple weeks ago. It was taken because Jake, as always, was ready with a camera and his immense talent. All four members of our little, growing family are in it. I can never be without him because these babies are half him. They are made of some of the strongest, kindest stuff God had to offer this world. Please pray that he can see us and we'll all make him proud. God, I love him. Psalm 34:18, Philippians 1:3

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