Thursday, March 20, 2008

Day 67!

Well hello there everybody! You're lucky you caught me awake... I did a lot of napping today! Me and Daddy watched a movie together this morning. I slept through most of it. Then me and Daddy watched the NCAA basketball tournament most of the afternoon together. I slept through a lot of that too.... but I did learn some things. I learned that each team has a mascot... like a blue devil or a bulldog. If I was on a team I would want it to be the Cowboy Donkeys. Wouldn't that be a great mascot for a team? If I was the coach of the Cowboy Donkeys and I was losing a game, I would probably look something like this:

I also learned that people take this game so seriously that they throw their bodies on the ground trying to chase down a silly ball. I wondered what that would feel like so I got Daddy's ball and tried it out for myself. I didn't get it. Didn't feel the rush. Didn't get my adrenalin flowing. No one stood up and clapped. It just hurt. I learned that people actually spend hours of their day trying to figure out who's going to win a game weeks in advance. They obviously don't understand the value of living each day as if it were your last. They could learn a thing or two from me. Who knows if you or those players will even be around weeks from now!??! But wouldn't you know it... Daddy tried to guess the winners too? Silly Daddy. Must be his love for the game... he used to play back when he was in school. And he's doing ok so far on his prognostications too... 12 for 12...50 or more like that and he could win $5,000,000 - (YEAH RIGHT!) :)
I also learned that there were these crazy people called "fans" that go to these games and jump up and down and yell and scream and paint their bodies different colors and spend tons of money on tickets and travel and food and who knows what else! So I decided to share with you a picture of what I would look like if I was a Cowboy Donkeys' fan at one of these games. Here I am cheering and shouting for my favorite player! "Go my favorite sports team!"
One thing I did admire watching these guys play this game is the way they gave it their all in everything. Kinda like we should with life and serving God. Don't hold back. Don't leave anything in the tank. Go big or go home. Go strong... life is better with blood sweat and tears.... and all that kind of stuff. I wonder if these guys even realize that they are glorifying God just by running up and down that court? Did you ever think about that? They are showcasing the majesty of God and how fearfully and wonderfully the human body is created to do such incredible feats. Maybe that's just the line that Daddy gives Mommy so he can sit around and watch the game all day... :) Seriously though when you think about it, you just being able to breathe or walk or talk or think is something amazing that shouldn't be taken lightly because so many of us may never be able to do those things and would never take them for granted. So many people would give anything for the chance for their child or for their friend or for themself to be able to have just one day with all those things that you take for granted. Thank God right now for the way He made you.


Cathy said...

thank you for this precious reminder of how we should live our lives, to God's glory
Cathy & Annabel

Anonymous said...

Gooooooooooooooooooo COWBOY DONKEYS! Jacob you are so cute! Thank you for your blog. As a family, we went to church and that was the end of our religuous life with each other. We never prayed, or sang or anything else for God as a family. Don't get me wrong, we walked our walk...but just not together.
Now...we end each night with a family prayer and praise God for the things he has given to us each day. We also read your blog as a family just before we start as it was you Jacob, the instument of God who God used to bring my family back together. Reading your blog, I know exacly what our session will be about tonight! Being a "cowboy donkey" for God. Thank you so much!

Anonymous said...

I am so glad I came across this blog. Jacob's pictures really made me smile, esp. the ones where he is mad. It shows what a fiesty guy he is. My son, has trisomy 18, too, he is 10 1/2 yrs. old. If you are interested you can visit his caring bridge site at

He is in the hospital right now. We just found out he is diabetic. Trying to get a handle on that.

Can't wait to read more updates on Jacob. He is a very precious little boy. And, one of my favorite bible verses is Psalm 139, that you have posted her on the blogspot. I think it really is meant for our kids.

Holly McCormick

asplashofsunshine said...

The Cowboy Donkeys are now my favorite team! I thought I had to settle for the Kings, but I'm now cheering for the Cowboy Donkeys and the most handsome mascot ever. You make my day bright each morning when I read about your day. Thanks for bringing out the sun each day for me.

Anonymous said...

I am so happy to have discovered Jacob's blog. He is an absolutely beutiful little boy.

Our son, Zane, has Trisomy 18, as well. He will 15 months old tomorrow. If you would like to visit his caringbridge site, we love to have visitors. It is (long, I know). Also, I have benefitted tremendously from joining the Trisomy 18 Foundation's online community. Through it, I have met so many amazing families who have become friends and support persons through difficult times.

I will be sure to check on Jacob frequently. I know Zane has given us a new perspective on living one day at a time and has made me appreciate the goodness of God more than I used to.

Susan Hatfield

The VW's said...

I might have said this before but, You sure are a wise little man Jacob!!! We all should thank God every day for all He has given us and all that we CAN do! You are a testimony to that for sure!

Your pictures are adorable, but your family sure does put you through a lot! I know it's good for you though! Plus, that's part of the fun of having children! I tell my boys this all the time when they don't want to have their picture taken!

Have a Blessed Easter weekend! God Bless you little guy and your wondeful family!

Anonymous said...

Hi Jacob,

I hope you have a great weekend with your family. My computer is down at home. I think it has a virus soooo can't check up on you but will be praying for you. This is true live each day to the fullest and glorify God.

Love, Jenn in CA
P.S. I love your outfit.

Michelle said...


Look you have some buddies!! Isn't God good!

I have a mentally handicapped brother and am often reminded not to take for granted the simple automatic things in life!

I see you have beautiful blue eyes like your brothers!

Till tomorrow little J