This 2nd in my series, “Marry a Man Who….” was triggered by a chance through-the-window view of Ron taking a little boy for a ride on our lawnmower.
Little Jesse had accompanied his grandma/Ron’s assistant to our home where he waited patiently while Pam helped Ron do some work.
Jesse doesn’t have a present Dad in the home (though his grandpa does an awesome job.) Seeing my busy husband plop him on that lawnmower like he used to do with his own four sons, was truly heartwarming.
Marrying a man who loves children is not about the children, as much as it is about the man.
Compassion, kindness, patience, and selflessness show themselves when children are around, and even if a man doesn’t father his own, one should hope he fathers others, even in brief moments like lawnmower rides.
A man who doesn’t love children may not be gentle or kind enough to handle your heart when it breaks, or selfless enough to wake up in the night when you’re crying (and believe me you will.)
So if you’re waiting for Mr. Right, just be sure he’s got it right about kids — his, yours, and plenty of others.
Ron and Jesse
Unable to have children of their own, Milton Hershey (founder of Hershey Chocolate Company) and his wife focused much of their giving on children. In 1909 the couple opened the Hershey Industrial School, a facility for orphaned boys. It has since included girls as well and is now known as the Milton Hershey School.
Dwight L. Moody’ had a strong desire to reach the “lost” youth of Chicago, the children with little to no education, less than ideal family situations, and poor economic circumstances.
Many of us grew up watching Jerry Lewis on his Labor Day telethons. Jerry hosted the telethons annually for 45 years, raising over $2 billion dollars to help kids with muscular dystrophy.
Ron with the African Children’s Choir…red and yellow, black and white, they are precious in his sight.