I never shared about the going away party that was held on Tuesday.
Jared made his favorite dessert, Pumpkin Cheesecake. He was so excited to share the recipe with everybody, which I will share at the bottom of this post.
Jen, one of our favorite nurses, went to ask Abby, another little girl at the unit, when she would like to have her party (she was scheduled to leave later this week). She told Jen she wanted hers with Jared. She is so cute. Jared chose to give Abby the doll that the Yorks brought in on Friday. She loved it, thanks York Family!
It was a great party, they had a couple of kids that Jared knew from the unit come in and then some techs and nurses joined us. Jared was so cute he was handing out the cheesecake and he made sure everyone was served. At least he still has his manners, other than burping in the lunchroom!
We both fell in love with another girl that is two years old, she is such a doll. Unfortunately her story is much sadder than Jareds, she was shaken by a man, not her dad, that harmed her so bad she is now blind among the other challenges that come with a traumatic brain injury. She loved talking with Jared and would come over to his room to say goodnight. I wish her parents both the best of luck and pray that they will be able to return home soon. Bella has a special place in our hearts! We already miss her. Her mother and I exchanged numbers so we could keep in touch. We hope we will be in town for Bella's going home party!
Jared is so cute with the little kids, I have loved watching him play with them and share in their joys and triumphs! Jared is a very gentle and loving teen!
Jared's Favorite Dessert ~ Pumpkin Cheesecake (Jared says to try it, even if you don't like pumpkin pie like him, you will LOVE this recipe.)
1 pre-made Graham Cracker Crust
1 tub of pre-made Philadelphia Cheesecake Mix (buy it in refrigerator section, by the cream cheese)
1 small can of Pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
Mix cheesecake and pumpkin together, pour into pie shell and refrigerate for about an hour
YOU WILL LOVE IT, IT'S SOooo GOOD! - Jared