I know I'm new around here, but I won't sit by the wayside and let this happen before me without contributing.
I know Jerms very, very well. He spent the first night of my honeymoon in New Zealand with my new bride and me in a two-man tent, that's how much I love the man. Read into that one as much as you want, it's not what you think. Though one time he broke a rod of mine and I told him, "Jerms, you could break my rod, run over my god, and sleep with my wife and I'd know you have had nothing but the best intentions in any of it." Anyway, I digress.
What I really wanted to say was that he is literally one of the best people I have ever met. EVER. We all have great friends and good people in our lives, but to me Jerms is one of those who attains the highest level of respect and regard that I could possibly hold for anyone. He's one of those people who it pains you to live so far away from just because they are so honest and sincere and genuine that you know by spending more time around them they simply make you a better person. And I'm sure he gets a lot of that from BJ, she's as sweet as they come too!
We've talked about his prospects with children before, and it saddens me to think that such good people are struggling so hard to create new life and make more good people. If anyone should be having kids in this world, Jerms and BJ are it. Only good things could come from more Jerms Jr's out there running around, I assure you that much. I'm thrilled to meet them some day anyway.
I want to help too, but I have limited means. I can donate prints for sure, and maybe a few things from my wife. She does hand painted henna t-shirts, wine glasses, votives, etc, more the kind of stuff that appeals to the lady-folkses, as that is likely an under-represented minority around here. And if there's a way to get to the celebration later this year, there's certainly the will here to do so.
"Tight loops, tight lines, and tight ladies. One out of three ain't bad..."