While Sunday’s rain drenched much of the Bay Area, the weekend was far from a washout.
- NFL player Vincent Jackson and wife hosted annual baby shower
- The event was to show love and support for military moms
- Moms were presented with diapers, strollers and car seats
Area military moms spent the day being showered with love and support by NFL wide receiver Vincent Jackson and his wife Lindsey, as part of the “Jackson in Action 83 Foundation’s” annual baby shower.
Sitting in a room surrounded by many strangers, Air Force Staff Sergeant Brittany Liddon felt overwhelming support.
"The pregnancy has been really rough," said Liddon. "I've been sick a lot I've been alone unfortunately with my husband being gone and he's been supportive being away and luckily we a great community here that have banded behind the military."
The mom-to-be found out she was pregnant three days before her husband, who is also in the Air Force, was relocated to Idaho. During Sunday’s brunch she shared similar stories with dozens of other expectant or recently delivers military mothers.
Jackson said he knows first-hand how these families feel.
"Those things are really tough. I lived it myself growing up as a kid, my dad serving 21 years in the army him being gone for an extended period of time it's stressful," he said.
The mom’s brunched on goodies while being showered with gifts and love.
"We're all in their shoes we know what it's like to feel tired, hungry, emotional so this is a safe haven for them to relax and enjoy themselves," Lindsey Jackson said.
The Jackson’s presented the moms with diaper bags, strollers, car seats, even a play yard, all things to make pregnancy while serving, a little easier.
"Sometimes I think the spouses and kids get forgotten and we really want to bring some light to that and make sure they know they are just ast important," Jackson said.
More than $90,000 in baby products were given by the Jackson in Action 83 foundation and donations from other organizations.
For more information about the organization, click here.