God brought Jacob into this world on January 13, 2004, at 8:13 am. To say that our son was a gentle soul would be an understatement. Even from a young age, he was blessed with a kind heart and was sensitive to others around him, easy to trust, and confide in, and made you feel as if you were his best friend. Those who had the opportunity to direct his path – his aunties, uncles, grandparents, and teachers, all loved him and felt as if he was their son. It was downright difficult to punish him because he was quick to repent and negotiate his way out of most situations. He was naturally funny and knew how to tell a story. Jacob embraced life with childlike joy, and his beautiful smile will forever be etched in the hearts of so many. Although his life was brief, it was complete. He was privileged to attend the best schools, and he did not take that opportunity for granted, always striving to achieve his goals. We, as his parents, frequently reminded him that his intelligent mind was a gift from the Lord, and what he would choose to do with it was entirely up to him.
Jacob always thought of the needs of others, especially his friends, and was eager to include them in our family trips, invite them to our house, and share his numerous blessings. He loved to explore; as a young boy was fascinated by the sky, the mountains, and the beaches, and thankfully he experienced it all.
In our home, he was deeply loved by all of his minions (younger siblings), who were all easily and willingly under his control. He set the pace, was a great example, and was the peacemaker when they would annoy each other as five siblings often do. What we want everyone to know about our son Jacob – above all – is that he loved the Lord with all his heart. Our prayer for our children was always that they would be the light in this dark and dismal world. And he was.
Jacob is leaving behind a legacy that we could not be more thankful for, and he was a son we could not be more proud of. To read Jacob’s testimony, visit Jacob Alexandru Ivascu.
Mom Who Lost Son After Ding-Dong Ditch Prank Discovered Mother’s Day Painting for Her Weeks Later
Rest in peace, sweet Jacob. I don’t know any of the families of these three angels but my heart is just broken and so full at the same time. The families have shown such grace and forgiveness which can only come from our Lord & Savior. The fact that all three best friends were called back to heaven can be no coincidence. These boys were sent here into these exact families to teach us all a lesson- they are real time proof of the goodness and fullness and mercy of God. I wish with every piece of me that this tragedy did not happen but I want the families to know that the world is watching and we understand the lesson you are teaching us all! God bless you all, especially those sweet boys. <3
I am so very sorry for your loss. i have all families in my prayers. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY
I have a son the same age as these three boys. I am so sorry for your loss. Your son sounds like a wonderful young man. May God comfort and bless you with His peace.
Thank you for your forgiveness, your son is safe in Gods arms.
I am so heartbroken by your senseless loss. To say my deepest sympathies, thoughts, love, prayers are with you all, is not enough. I am a mom of a 16 year old & 20 year old and can’t imagine your pain. The boys were playing a game & this should NEVER have been the outcome. I so admire your strength & faith to issue forgiveness to the man who insanely took your son. I wouldn’t be strong enough to do the same. May God bless & keep you all
Words can not express the sadness i feel. May God keep them, these three young vibrant men, in his loving arms.❤️
Words can not express the grief that you hearts hold, I as a mother, parent, am deeply saddened by the lost of your babies. I pray that God keeps and hold you all in His mighty right hand and that the legacy of your boys live in and their story touch everyone that hears of this tragedy. God bless and always keep the faith.
What a beautiful tribute to the boys! My condolences to the family! 2020 has just been a horrible year! GOD has a plan though! Hopefully, GOD’s word and your memories will comfort you when you need it most.
May your hearts find some sort of peace as you grieve the loss of your precious son. What a tragic loss. This is a beautiful tribute to a beautiful life.
What a beautiful soul, what a senseless tragedy. My heart goes out to you, truly and purely.
Sending love and prayers to all who loved these boys. This is a wonderful way to keep their time on earth alive.
I am so sorry for the loss of these three beautiful boys. What a senseless tragedy. My heart breaks for all your families. I will keep you all in my prayers. I will also keep in my prayers you get justice. God Bless you.
My condolences to all the families. I will keep you all in my prayers. Beautiful boys and families, that will see each other again. GodBless you all
Thank you for sharing the stories of your son’s. My heart is heavy with sadness at your loss. I will be praying for you. I am so happy that your sons loved their Creator. May they be welcomed into their heavenly home. May the angels lead them into paradise, the heavenly Jerusalem. In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost
I’m so sorry that this happened to all your families. And I hope the killer is punished severely. His reaction to a harmless prank should put him behind bars for life. It’s wonderful that Jacob’s painting for Mother’s Day was found. Must feel like quite a gift. Wishing for you all to stay healthy.
I didn’t know the boys but what an inspirational story of their friendship. Sending prayers to their families and friends. May they rest easy while enjoying the ride in the sky.
My heart goes out to these 3 young boys who all had beautiful stories and families, whom lives were cut too soon. May God bless their families & give them strength and peace to carry on their memories forever in their hearts!
Thank you for sharing a glimpse of these Beautiful Boys lives with us. What you have done by creating this tribute is put the focus on these precious souls. I owe you continue to feel there love all around you. It was a honor to see the family photos and read your memories. Please know I am a stranger to you but I will not forget the individuality and life and legacy of each boy. May God comfort your heart with the assurance these boys are with our lord. My deepest Sympathy.
Rest In Peace Jakey, I love you so much VM, I can’t believe this happened, I have no words I don’t know why God allowed this, but you are VM in the amazing Paradise of with God. Can’t wait to see you