it's jonathan's turn...

Have you heard about our little project to take back the joy of Courtney's birthday? PLEASE JOIN IN!!  Project Blessing has begun. You can read all the details here. Pass it on and let's celebrate life, love, faith and hope!!


Happy Friday y'all! 

Today is our final video for the week. You get to meet Courtney's big brother, Jonathan or J-man as we affectionately call him.

How can I describe Jonathan? 

He is honest to a fault. He doesn't do emotional complexity well. He can be very blunt and speaks in SAT terms. He is funny as hell and is constantly surprising us with how deep his empathy and big heart goes. He loves God, gaming, chicken and rice casserole, his family (most of the time) and he wishes we would get another dog. He hates blueberries, olives and cooked fruit and stupid people.  

He loved his sister. A lot. He loves Jerry and I a little less I think. LOL! I am very proud of him and all he has faced in his lifetime. I am proud of the love he showed his sister and I am even prouder of the way he said goodbye and gave her back to God. 

He is a gift to us and we are forever grateful to God for allowing us to love and care for him. He is pretty freaking awesome. 

Love you J-man!!

Here are the links to the first three videos in case you missed the fun...

Reader Questions...Video #2 from Mary Lenaburg on Vimeo.
I answer my readers questions form my personal blog Passionate Perseverance
This is video #5

help pay off medical debt from caring for our beautiful Courtney  

Our new goal is $3,209.00 which will eliminate the balance on a credit card used for Courtney's PT, OT and Feeding therapies and supplies used over the last five years. We have raised $720 of it so far. Only $2489.00 to go to pay this first one off. If we can raise the full amount, we can pay it off and be that much closer to our larger goal. One thing at a time. Thank you so much for your help. 

The entire medical debt is extensive, now approx. $67,3000. It's a lot and will take years to whittle down. Anything helps. Anything. So, I will keep it at the bottom of my posts for awhile. You all have already given so much to our family. Our prayers are with you and we are so very grateful. We can never repay that kindness. So thank you...just thank you. If you would like our mailing address, please just email me at and I will send it.

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