to you Jesse, my fun loving, creative, artistic, musical, generous, kind hearted son.
Jesse is very much like me, a foodie at heart. He loves food, all food, loves to eat and enjoys cooking. I could see him being a chef in a soho area in Cali featuring lots of local artist. He would fit right in.
He has a lot going on, at 9 we found out that he had dysgraphia, a form of dyslexia and that he had enthesis enthalgia a form of Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis. That same year he had issues with his blood sugar bottoming out. Soon we found out he was also Type 1 Diabetic and was immediately put on insulin, 2 types and 4 shots a day. That lasted for 60 days and he was put on a pump. Due to the JRA he was not allowed to play contact sports, which these days is everything. Thankfully we homeschooled and I was able to find other activities for him. Bowling was one, he loved and was quiet good at. Also, rock climbing, that was very stressful and physically demanding but he enjoyed it and there was no contact with others. Still accidents happen.
He has a God given talent of great musical ability. He can play any instrument and play it well. He writes songs and has been in several bands and on a few CD's. Not bad for a 22 year old.
For the last 2 years he has been a Paul Mitchell stylist.
His newest job, soon-to-be Daddy. He and W are expecting a little boy in April of 2014. Which will be here in the blink of an eye.
With all these medical conditions and the stress of life, he has keep going. He does not whine, complains little and on occasion as any of would, has said "WHY me" but that does not keep him down. I am very proud of how he has handled all these struggles. He is a strong young man and will make a wonderful father.
At the age of 12 Jesse started working in the nursery at church. He loved it and the kids loved him. He worked with the one year olds and then when we moved he moved up to the two year olds. He has a special way with kids and animals. A calming spirit that soothes them. A no non-sense person with a giving spirit.
Jesse I love you and am proud of who you have grown into.
NOW on to a few of his favorite recipes...
Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes
LOTS of pizza recipes
Chocolate Bliss Cake or 6x Chocolate
Crock Pot Cube Steak
Kicked up Grill Cheese
Buffalo Chicken Bacon Grill Cheese