Every now and then Jesus sends us a gift. And as usual - its HIS birthday and he gives me a Christmas present. Jesus always blows me away with his generosity and thoughtfulness to me. Think about it - who else do you know that gives others gifts on HIS birthday? Naomi shared this with me just now - Jacob wrote down his story about his first several days of having a family. I'm not going to change it.
Let me set the scene.... Jacob has been home with us for less than a year. He's still learning English as he writes this on a computer at our table. He's likely sitting with his sister Naomi. And he's remembering his first few days with us in the Philippines. His English is not so good - but its perfect for you to hear this boy speak...its perfect for you to know something more about Jacob....
Hi. My name is Jacob. But my family change-
My name. Razel was my old name lets
talk about my story last two years
I was at Philippines. At the morning
I said to my self this could be good-
day!. I get my book to see what
should I do. I look there's nothing
and then I remember I didn't write
it. So I will find something to do . But
the rain is coming. So I will find-
something. And my friend's said
lets play monopoly. But I told them
I don't know how to play monopoly.
My friend said. I will teach you how
to play. I said to my new friend thank
so much. Then the thunder made a
big sound the rain came down. My
friend was scared of thunder I don't know
why . I ask. Why are you scared? Yes
why? I have friend a name Stan. He
goth strike by a lightning. I said
did he die? know my friend said.
After we talk mam Agnes said Raze l
get dress. I said why mam Agnes said
you will know wen you see it.
After I get dress. Mom dole said
to me .someone is getting you !
Ho? The Wort hey. I said to my
self . Ho is wort hey? I ask . It was
Mitzi family!ho!i said. Well OK!
That's cool. i m happy that I m going
to be adopted I said that was a
Surprise! And it was lunch time and
Everyone run run and run. Because
they were hungry. I told them wash
your hands!but they didn't they gust
Ignore me they were super hungry.
I'm the only one ho wash hand
after I wash my hand's I went to the
dining room. I eat and eat . And
mom Agnes said it's a surprising
day. Yes it is. I said good if your
family is hare you will say your name
to your family. Agnes said. OK I said.
After lunch it's time for bedtime we
all ways go to bed after lunch
I don't know why?but It still raining
and then my family. I was surprise
I can't belief I got adopted that I saw
last four years. I saw Mitzi. Noah.
Joshua. Hannah. Lorie. Marshall.
After I meet my family. we went
to the playground. And play wen
I went back. Naomi and Hannah
started to play whit me. Hannah
got her mom's camera and she
started to take a video. I was
shy Naomi and Hannah was
chasing me. I cobber my ayes
they were happy to see me
again. My parent's called me
they ask me were do you want
to celebrate your party? I said
something but I didn't know
and then my mom said
how about McDonald. Yes
I said. And they said OK.
And about two o'clock the
meeting start my family was
there. And mom nida said to me
go tell them hose your new family.
I said OK! So I did and it's time
to go to McDonald. To see what
should I have to the party .
h my family and I went a hotel and
I love the hotel. So I went to my hotel
Room. And my brother said to me. Do
you want to go swimming? I don't know
about that josh. OK .my brother went
to the room and he show me how it;s done .
So we went to the pool at the tap of the
hotel. Joshua run to the pool and my dad
saw Joshua swimming. Will he got a talk
with my dad. After the talk. We went
back to get ready to go dinner.
I miss him. I love him. I love the fact that he is with Jesus, very much alive and I like to think that he and Jesus conspired to give us this for Christmas. Merry Christmas to you from the Wortheys!