Thursday, August 21, 2008

Jason

I have the coolest nephew. Let's call him Jason. Because, that is actually his name. When my youngest brother, Matt, married Lois about 10 years ago, I got not only a great Sis-in-Law, but two terrific nephews to boot! Jason, and his older brother, R.J. Jason is 17 now, a senior in high school. He and my 15-year-old hang out together and I like that. They're both good kids. Here's an example of how cool Jason is. Last Tuesday was Lois's birthday. As I've mentioned before, Matt is stationed in Iraq, and this is the first time since they've been a couple that he hasn't been with Lois on her birthday. So Jason, my very cool nephew, came up with an idea. He went to the store, with Luke in tow, and bought a birthday cake. He brought it over to my house and cut a piece from it, then carefully placed the piece of cake in some Tupperware, wrapped the container in bubble wrap, then packed it in a box. Then he took the box to the post office and shipped it off to Matt. We froze the rest of the cake until the day of Lois's birthday. And on her birthday, Jason presented her with the cake -- all lit up with candles, and missing a piece. At the same time, he had their laptop set up, and there was Matt on the webcam, enjoying the "missing" piece of birthday cake. (I still tear up just thinking about it.) Now, how cool is that?

11 comments:

Lynne said...

Definitely a cool kid! Your whole family lucked out on this one!

Jen said...

That is so nice...I teared up too. How wonderful to have him in your life...and what a good kid he is.....

Xandra@Heart-of-Service said...

I can't believe that a 17 year old boy would have the incredible sensitivity to do such a thing. That was AWESOME!!!

Xandra

Bev said...

It's beyond cool - he's obviously been raised to be really thoughtful, a young man to be very proud of!

Trailboss said...

OMG!!! I am tearing up big time. That is one of the sweetest, thoughtful, kindest things I think I have ever heard of! That is something they will NEVER forget. What a special guy he is. And only 17. Someone's gonna make someone a great husband someday!

justabeachkat said...

WOW! What a cool thing for him to think of. I'm sure Lois was touched. That sounds like a newsworthy story.

Hugs!
Kat

2 LMZ FARMS said...

THAT IS AN AWESOME KID!!!! WILL KEEP MATT IN OUR PRAYERS. MY SON IS LEAVING IN A COUPLE OF MONTHS TO DO A TOUR OF DUTY THERE. HOPE YOU AND YOURS HAVE A BLESSED DAY.

Bill said...

What a spectacular idea (and young man)!!!

Judy said...

Wow.

Just, WOW!

BClark said...

What an absolutly wonderful young man. To show such love for his Mother at a time he knows is hard for her. I would have been a huge puddle. Oh, when you see him give his a huge hug for me.

Renna said...

Well, pass me a tissue (and a piece of cake), that is the sweetest thing I've ever heard of a kid doing. It sounds like Matt and Lois are doing an awesome job raising those boys!