A few weeks ago, Jackson's teacher contacted me about doing a class craft project that they could send to J. She pointed how how great it would be for the class to know a little about where Jackson's daddy is and what he is doing, it would let Jackson know that others are thankful for his daddy, and it would bring a smile to Jason's face (I mean how could it not??? Cute crafts from kindergarteners...yea, who wouldn't be able to smile at that???)
Of course when Abbie (Jackson's teacher) contacted me about this, I was moved to tears. (Which if you know me, you know that does not take much) Sometimes it can be discouraging to be a military family not located near a base...so it is so awesome to know that others think about what we are going through and want to help us...be it through cards, emails, class craft projects sent to J, or like tonight when a homecooked meal has been delivered to us...I am so thankful for all of it.
So, Abbie invited Madeline and me to come to class one afternoon and help the class make a project for Jason. I have waited till now to share this because I wanted Jason to get the package and not read it on here first (just on the off chance that he has time to read the blog) It was so wonderful to watch the kids participate in making things for Jason and to answer their questions. The class also made a card for Jason in which the children asked Jason a variety of great questions. Their questions were precious.
Jason let me know that he received the package and loved it! The package included the crafts, the card, and some pictures I took of the class. He really enjoyed the card and has already wrote a letter back to the class answering all their questions. I can not wait for them to get the letter! (hopefully the mail system will cooperate and it will arrive before the end of school...it is taking nearly a month to get letters now so hopefully it will get there)
Below are a few of the pictures I captured of our afternoon spent in Jackson's class: