The problem was that his son was in Italy traveling as an actor with The
Living Theatre Europa and he had no way of sharing his birthday with him. Consequently, Jeffrey was a little off-balance. The previous night, he had a dream that a good friend of his, that he had not spoken to in a while, had a beautiful baby girl.
The next morning Jeffrey sent a text message to his friend, but received no response. Shortly thereafter, he proceeded to make his granddaughters blueberry and banana pancakes for breakfast.
After they ate, Jeffrey went to the guest house to tell his girlfriend that he had already eaten breakfast, but he would take her down to a local breakfast place. While they were at the restaurant, he told her the story of how he was somewhat out of sorts, not being able to talk to his son on his birthday.
About ten minutes into her breakfast, someone started singing happy birthday to a little boy whose name just happened to be Jeffrey. The next morning as Jeffrey sat at a local Starbucks, his phone rang and it was his friend that he had texted the day before!
He told her about the dream he had two nights prior and her response shocked him. She said that when Jeffrey had sent her the text message, she was in the doctor's office receiving the news that she was pregnant, something she did not know at the time
After that conversation, Jeffrey drove to Burbank with his granddaughters and saw movie, grabbed a bite to eat and walked around a mall. When he returned to the house, his daughter had just returned from a National Convention.
Jeffrey told them that he was going to rest, but his daughter mentioned that the girls had a soccer scrimmage. Because of this, Jeffrey had no time to rest and he reluctantly accompanied them to the soccer park.
As he sat watching the scrimmage, he observed a mother bending over walking her baby. Although he had seen this thousand of times, that particular day it meant something new to him!
In that instant, Jeffrey visualized the design of the Juppy in his mind. And this is how The Juppy Baby Walker came to be!
By the way, the name "Juppy" comes from the fact that his granddaughters always referred to his son Jeffrey as Juppy. And that is how the name came about!