Getting to Know Jason

Jason is one of the kindest people you will ever meet.  He accepts everyone.  He’s very quiet (unless you get him talking about something he’s interested in), and very shy.  He gets embarrassed easily.  Jason has a heart of gold and is a very easy going person.  He loves children very much, especially our nieces, nephews, Godchildren and friends children.  Jason loves watching videos online of babies laughing hysterically for no reason at all.  Spending time with children, lights up Jason’s mood.  In fact, most children are drawn to Jason and his playful personality.  Often times, children will run up to Jason asking to be picked up to take advantage of his height (standing at 6ft 5in) and Jason will tickle them and laugh when they giggle.  He’s a friendly giant who is so lovable.

Some of his many interest include the following:

  • LEGOs (He has well over 30 sets and has his eyes on many more)
  • Dartball (He has played for over 15 years.  He used to play with his dad through church)
  • Model Car Kits
  • Cars/Airplanes/Trains
  • Sports (Especially Football and NASCAR)
  • Green Bay Packers
  • Fantasy Football
  • Playing Co-Ed Volleyball
  • Road Trips/Scenic Drives
  • Playing Video Games, Board Games, Card Games
  • Music (Especially Metallica and Sevendust)
  • Action and Comedy Movies
  • Favorite Colors are Red and Black
  • He Likes to Read About Random Things (i.e. the weather, different historic events, celebrities, etc.)
  • Watching TV Shows like Whose Line Is It Anyway, Americas Funniest Home Videos, WipeOut, etc.

 

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So Many Children in the World

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Not sure if you know, but there is a website online where you can view the profile of children that are available for adoption called http://www.adoptuskids.org.  There are pages upon pages of children that are looking for a loving and forever home; it’s a bit heartbreaking.  All these children want is to have parents who will care for them and keep them safe. I check this website randomly to see who is added or who has been removed (I’m assuming they have been adopted, so hooray for them!).  I seriously cannot help but to fall in love with all these children! I wish I had unlimited funds and a home large enough to adopt every single one of them. I know that sounds a tad bit crazy, but my heart turns to mush and full of so much compassion seeing all these children.  Reading each child’s profile and questioning if they could “fit in” with us and our lifestyle.  While reading every single profile, I smile when I find a child that would be perfect for us.  The simple mention of LEGOs, and I imagine Jason building LEGO sets with the children.  Or when the profile mentions the children want a home with cats; I smile because we have four kitties that these children can love on.  I am reminded by a Bible verse, Matthew 19:14, “Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Even though I know we cannot give all these children a home, I know that they are in God’s hands.  Jesus has his arms around these children. I truly believe that there are children out there that would absolutely perfect for us.  I cannot wait for the chaotic household, where we are chasing after our children, telling them to get their homework done, to clean up their rooms, to stop picking on each other, to eat their food, to do their chores, etc.  I’m sure I will complain and change my tone once we are in those situations, but for now, I look forward to those days.  I also look forward to the cuddles, the sweet hugs, and comforting them if they get an owwie or are simply having a bad day.

On Saturday, we spent a couple of hours with our friends and their four children enjoying lunch and walking around the mall.  Children are children and of course will act out, but I loved how great our friends are with parenting.  They know how to handle their children in a calm matter and tend to know exactly what their children need (at least that’s how it looks to me).  I couldn’t help but smile while watching different situations that would arise; imagining how Jason and I would handle those situations.  I’m very grateful that we have plenty of friends and relatives with children around us, and that we will have plenty of opportunities to ask for advice from them.

As for the rest of our weekend…not much fun took place. We took care of things around the house such as mowing the lawn, laundry, tidying up, and then we did our weekly grocery shopping trip. We live such exciting lives! Haha It was nice to take a break from planning for our fundraising event, and just have some quiet down time before our lives get insanely busy the next couple months.  It was getting to the point where I would wake up from my sleep with anxiety about everything that needs to get done.  Whew! Just need to take a deep breath and breathe.

Until next time. xoxo