Hockey Countdown – 85 Days #RIPJessica

It’s with great remorse and sadness to write this post, but I want to honor a huge hockey fan, sports reporter, daughter, sister and what seems to be an all around illuminated person, Jessica Ghawi (Jessica Redfield, professionally).

I never knew this person and had only seen a few of her tweets as retweeted by some hockey news outlets once or twice before the horrendous shooting in Aurora, CO. But when someone is taken who shares a common interest with the passion and excitement the same as you, it really hits home and makes you both grateful for what you have and wanting to honor this person.

I know Jessica was counting down the days until the NHL season was to start and I wonder if she ever made it over to Cedar Park following the San Antonio Rampage? Regardless, here are a few articles I’ve been pouring over today that remember, celebrate and mourn the life and times of Jessica, may she rest in peace.

Before I share the links that detail the people that Jessica impacted, I’d like to share, from a biblical standpoint, what is helping me deal with such tragedies in this world every single day. I encourage you (whether you have a relationship with God or not) to read this enlightening article: Where is God in Tragedy? | RELEVANT Magazine

Thank you and God bless you all.

A Run On of Thoughts (Jessica’s blog)

Denver Theatre Shooting: Jessica Ghawi | Jordan Ghawi (Jessica’s brother)

A letter to Jessica Ghawi, victim of the Colorado shooting. « Caity Kauffman

NHL writer among dead in Colorado theater shooting – NHL.com – News

Ms. Conduct: It’s everybody’s loss

Finding a Light Amid Darkness, What We Learned From Jessica Redfield | The United States of Hockey

Aspiring sports reporter killed in Colorado shooting, brother says – CNN.com

Jessica Redfield, Aurora shooting victim, remembered by friend – More Sports – SI.com

Fairwell To A Fellow Female Hockey Writer, Jessica Redfield – Bolts by the Bay – A Tampa Bay Lightning Blog

Why Jessica Ghawi Wrote Under The Name Redfield: Moving Stories From The Shooting Victim’s Colleagues

The Official Site of the San Antonio Rampage: Team News

Jessica Gawhi’s mom shares last text from her minutes before she died.

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