A Note From Dad

About A Note From Dad​

In the years before she died, my mom shared with me how I came to be named. In the midst of a struggling marriage, she had hoped that I would be what kept her and dad together…that my presence in the home would “heal” their wounds and revitalize their marriage.

Jason: (“healer”) Believed to have both Greek and Hebrew origins, the name is from the Greek word “iaomai” which means “to heal”.

I know right…no pressure at all.

As a survivor of a traumatic event in childhood and a lifetime of trauma endured as a career firefighter, I have come to understand what it is to endure pain and an immense and ever-present pressure to perform. Fueled by a burning passion for changing my life’s outcome, I have found that my life experience (my past) and the pain I’ve endured have met with my passion at a crossroads, if you will. An intersection of a life lived…and a life yet to live. Past, present and future all converging in the same space and time.

  • Since first becoming a father, I’ve been searching for answers to so many questions…
  • Why did God choose to bring me into this world?
  • Have I lived up to the meaning of my name, “to heal/healer”?
    Is that why I’ve always had a heart to serve and help others, specifically other men and
  • Why did He choose me to raise these children?

In a moment of clarity, I have come to understand and believe that our PURPOSE is found where our PAST, our PAIN and our PASSION overlap. It is at the crossroads of those three things that I have found my purpose. My vision is clearer now than ever, and I’m on mission to fulfill my purpose.

To see what my purpose is, check this out.

To read the emotional post that kicked us off on this journey, check this out.

Thanks for dropping in! I’m encouraged and uplifted in reading your comments and knowing that what I’m doing here is making an impact. Please let me know you dropped in…leave a quick note and include where you’re from.

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