Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Encouragement Jar for Dad

For the past couple months our family had been secretly brainstorming what we could give Dad to help encourage him through his bone marrow transplant. We all fell in love with the idea to give him a jar of 60 hand written notes that he could read every day. They are from all of us: Mom, Grandma, Tara, Jamie, Nathan, Natalie, Nick, Kyle and Leah.
We printed our family picture and wrapped it on the inside of the jar to cover 3 of the sides. It worked out perfectly where no one was getting cut in half on a corner! On the last side we wrote a poem to explain the jar to Dad.
Dad started reading his notes this week and has thoroughly enjoyed them!
We love you so much Dad, and hope this will serve as encouragement to you over the next 60 days!


  1. Love the new "do"! Looking more and more like Jay except yours will come back in due time! :)

  2. What a wonderful idea! I'm sure Ernie smiles every time he pulls one out and reads it. :)