This website is in loving memory of Jessica Lincoln
who died in her sleep on the 22nd of September 2009.
She was just 26.
She was an extraordinary girl.
had significant health issues that meant
she often faced the prospect of death - and it terrified
was the thought that, should she
die, she may soon be forgotten
- "fading away like a wet
footprint on a hot rock" as she put it.
is what she said, but really she was asking the eternal questions
"Am I loved?" and "Do I matter?"
Jess, you were loved very much and you mattered a very great deal.
this young woman did not construct bridges, make major scientific
discoveries, represent Australia on the sporting field or add
physically to the great ongoing pagent of human achievement -
she did not leave this world unchanged. She does not go into the
eternal dark unknown or unnoticed.
impact was on the people around her, the people who knew her,
and now, maybe, on the people who visit her memorial here.
will not fade away, not while those of us who knew her live.
your just passing through, click on the and admire her astonishing beauty, or click on
the and look into her captivating eyes, then move on knowing
that Jessica Lincoln Smith was loved, that she mattered and she
is missed very much.
if you have the time to stay for a while, then hit the 'continue'
link and let me tell you about my experience of this unique human
me tell you about this challenging, captivating, frustrating,
wonderful girl. This girl who helped me, who challenged me and
made me grow, who bought great joy into my life.
me tell you about this girl I loved, Jessica Anne Lincoln Smith.