Four Sandwiches and a Coke


Thursday, March 10, 2011

This morning I got Carter up as usual for his morning shower, brushing his expensive upper braces, and breakfast consisting of two kiwis.  As he was eating his breakfast, I fixed two sandwiches–a turkey and swiss sandwich and a peanut butter and jam sandwich.  Included in the brown bag was smores and chips.  I was going to pick him up from school at 1:15 p.m. for his orthodontist appointment where he was going to get his lower braces.

On the way to the doctor, he informed me that he was hungry.  I didn’t think anything about stopping for food before his mouth was going to be hurting and could only get down smoothies for the next 2 days.  He ordered a number 4 which included 3 cheese burgers, a large french fries, and a large coke.  He ate the sandwiches and fries like he hadn’t been fed for two days.  It was then that I realized that I had prepared a full lunch for him in the morning.   As I questioned him, he had already eaten his whole lunch including two sandwiches, chips and smores.  Four Sandwiches.  Smores.  Chips.  French fries.  All for a son I love dearly and is obviously growing thru a growth spurt.

He sometimes eats me out of house and home, but I wouldn’t trade a single second of my time with him.  He as well as my two daughters have truly been God’s gift to me.  In the midst of life, circumstances, and trying times, I have so much to be thankful for, even a growing and very hungry boy.

Each day has a new adventure and new opportunities to experience this journey.

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About James Gorton

I am happily married to Nadine, a person I've known for 20+ years. She and her late husband owned Airpark Auto Service where I took my car for years. Four years after my wife died we began dating and the rest is history. We have a blended family of 6 children between us and love visiting them across this country. We recently had our third grandchild between us. We love to hike, bike and ski. I am a psychologist and do relational life coaching for marriages and families primarily. I love what I do and never get tired of seeing marriages and families move to more healthy places in their lives. Five years ago my oldest daughter Deborah encouraged me to begin writing my thought into a blog I call my Jlog (Jim's log). I have become more and more passionate in connecting everyday experiences to spiritual truths. I hope that as you read my Jlog, you will gain insight into your personal life and experience true growth in your personal and relational life.
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2 Responses to Four Sandwiches and a Coke

  1. Pam Smith says:

    I LOVE that boy!

  2. Pam Hessel says:

    I Love that boy, too! 🙂 Aunt Pam

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