Tuesday, November 18, 2008

A Warm Welcome Back

Yesterday I got a hero's welcome on my first day back at Young Junior High. It felt really good to be missed so much by teachers, staff, and students. I even got a welcome back song sung to me by one of the math teachers (thanks Nancy). I am definitely not "back in the swing of things," but it feels great to know that I will be supported and loved while I get there.

Before Jadyn came went to bed tonight she said she wanted me to mention her on the blog. I guess I never thought about it before but she has tons of people telling her that they read something about her on the blog. She has been both super sweet lately and super sensitive, so please continue to pray for her.

Jessica's favorite video game was Ms. Pacman. She never quite understood why I would want to spend lots of time playing a video or computer game, but she definitely had a weakness for Ms. Pacman. I'm not sure why really since she didn't even really like the regular Pacman. She also pointed out something to me about the ghosts that I never noticed. First of all she knew all their names (why not just call them things like the blue guy?) but more importantly she recognized that each one had different tendencies and speeds. I eventually bought one of those plug and play units for the tv that had Ms. Pacman and some other classics on it. She especially liked challenging me to play her; I think mostly because she won most of the time.


Anonymous said...


This note is just for you! Do you know how much I love you? Your mom was so happy the day you were born. She wanted Katleyn to have a sister so bad because she always knew how special they were. Katelyn got to pick your middle name. I think she did a great job Jadyn Rose fits you perfectly. I love you so much.

Aunt Sandy

navyjustincase said...

Hey Jadyn Rose,
I think we should declare today Jadyn Rose day!! @};--'--,--
Everytime I would see you at church you would be smiling, just like your mommy. You are so very special to all of us.


Carrie Farrell

Anonymous said...

Here are some scriptures God has directed me to as I've been praying lately:

As you make decisions and raise your girls:
"Let the words of Christ, in all their richness, live in your hearts and make you wise. Use His words to teach and counsel each other. And whatever you do or say, let it be as a representative of the Lord Jesus, all the while giving thanks through Him to God, the Father." Col 3:16-17
Lord, the task seems SO large. We are weak, but YOU, Lord, are strong. "It's our confession, Lord that we are weak, so very weak, but YOU are strong. Though we've nothing Lord to lay at your feet, we come to your feet and say,'Help us along'." (Sweet Mercies)
Rain down your sweet mercies, Lord. Water our roots and help us grow strong in You.

As you walk through the dark times, grasping for the light...
"In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God. He existed in the beginning with God. God created everything through him,
and nothing was created except through him. The Word gave life to everything that was created,and his life brought light to everyone. THE LIGHT SHINES IN THE DARKNESS AND THE DARKNESS CAN NEVER EXTINGUISH IT!" Jn 1:1-5
We praise you God that this light within us cannot be defeated regardless of our circumstances or sadness, because it is YOUR light, not ours... and You have once and for all won the battle over darkness! We are victors in You... help us LIVE like it!

Holding tight to Emmanuel... God with us.

Wendy Smith

Anonymous said...


I'm glad you got the hero's welcome on your return to school. We know that everyone is glad that you're back. Ms. PacMan is a favorite in our household as well. I think the girls enjoy going to the pediatrician's office because she has an old-timey Ms. PacMan game in her office.

Shout out to Jadyn!


Lynne said...

Jake --- It was great to hear that your first days back to school went as well as possible. I so enjoy hearing about Jaydn, Bryn and Katelyn's adventures. Give all the girls a hug for us and thank you for keeping up the Kaylor Blog.


Anonymous said...

hey Jadyn! Can't wait to see u in after school care!
Love, Bailey ( with help from my Dad )

Anonymous said...

Hi Jadyn,

I think it's pretty neat that your middle name is Rose! I love Roses-especially the pink ones:) Have a great day at school sweety! I love you! Ms.Gillum

Anonymous said...

Mr. K! It was awesome having you back man! I missed you alot, and when you came bacl all we did was laugh the whole class lol it was amazing. And Dillon, omg why cant he just be good for a little while lol, some things just dont change but yeah, just wanted to say how amazing it was to have you back, see you tomorrow.Your Amazing dude

-austin,4th period english-

Anonymous said...

Regular Pacman goes to slow and the screens don't change as frequently as they do with the Missus. (just thought you'd want to know ;) )
- Fellow Ms. Pacman fan