In January Jason will be starting classes to gain his special education teaching endorsement that will eventually turn into a master's degree in special education. He will be going to school part-time at Portland State. He is excited about what's to come; and teaching special education is something that I know he will excel at. God has gifted him in the areas of patience and flexibility...very important and essential for teaching in that specific area. Although it will take him a little over a year to gain the endorsement, he will only be a few classes shy of gaining his master's degree when the program ends. Getting his master's done this soon was not originally on our radar, but it is exciting to think that he will have that done and out of the way before we have kids and our lives get even busier.
Recently I was able to help out at the Extreme Home Makeover that took place at the Deaf School here in Salem. I took sign language in high school and so I took trips with my class to the school before the make-over. I also went through the haunted house with friends a few years ago before the total re-do....I must say I was scared walking through the haunted house when the lights were on! It was so much fun working out there with my dad and the other hundreds of local people that took time out of their own lives to impact the lives of others. It was neat to look around at midnight and see all the smiling hard-working people. It was one of the most amazing and humbling experiences I have had.
|Just a glimpse of the haunted house....amazing all that they can do in a week!|
|My dad and me :)|
|Tired out after a lot of softball games :)|