"While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about." Angela Schwindt

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Jadon's Gift from China.

Jadon received a very special gift yesterday. It came all the way from China! Some of you may have met or remember, Jason, who came from China to work with Matt at the proving grounds to learn the ropes two years ago. Matt still talks to him frequently and I know that he keeps up to date with our family by reading this blog.

Jason sent a gift for Jadon with a co-worker that was coming from China here to work for a few weeks. It is a beautiful jade necklace. In China the jade industry is a very important industry. Jade also has a very long history in the Chinese culture. Archaeologists have found jade objects dating back as far as 5000 BC. To the Chinese is represents purity, intelligence, its color represents loyalty, its flaws represent sincerity and it has many other meanings to the Chinese people. Most consider it very lucky to wear something made of jade. Jason gave Shelby a jade bracelet when he came to visit from China two years ago. It is very beautiful and Shelby thinks it is very special. We are honored that Jason would give something like this to Jadon. It is a very thoughtful and meaningful gift that Jadon will come to treasure when he gets older. I have included a picture of this very special keepsake. Thank you Jason!!

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