"Love the giver more than the gift."

Hi, everyone! I think this community is amazing! Thank you to mods for creating such a wonderful place for people to grant wishes. This is my second year participating, and hopefully many more will follow.

I'm Jen! I'm a 24 year old stay at home stepmama/cat lady from Southern New Jersey. My boyfriend, R, and I have been together going on 3 years. When we became a couple, not only did I get an amazing man, I got an amazing 5 year old (he'll be 6 on December 6) stepson named B. I'm 95% sure that I cannot conceive a child, so having B is the closest I'll be to having a child. He is my world! I don't think I've ever loved anyone as much as I love him. The three of us spend every Sunday morning volunteering at a local veteran's nursing home. We get them their coffee, a pastry, and wheel them down to the chapel for church. They are always so elated to see us. Most of their families have stopped coming to visit them, so they LOVE the company. I love going there to learn about their history, and how different times were when they were growing up than it is now. Seeing the proud look on my little man's face while he wheels someone to the chapel just warms my heart.

R and I have recently fallen on hard times financially, but all in all, we're very happy. Whenever I get down about our finances, I think that there is always someone who is in a worse predicament. We some of our bills go unpaid, but we always have food and shelter (thanks to my parents.) Perspective is everything!

Please take a look at my list! If you're able to grant one of my wishes, it's greatly appreciated, & if not, that's okay, too! :)

1. Anything for my little man! He put together a wish list of some things he has his eye on. He really likes zombies, legos, minecraft, and dinosaurs. He'll appreciate anything, no matter how big or how small.

2. K-cups! Today we were gifted a brand new (still in the box!) Keurig today. I've been lusting over it for years now! I love any kind of coffee, hot apple cider, and hot cocoa for the little guy.

3. Gift cards to Walmart.

4. Anything from Lush! Whenever I have extra cash (which is almost never, lol) I always spend it on B. To have something to pamper myself would be amazing!

5. Next time you're in line waiting for food, coffee, etc - pay for the person behind you. It will make their day. Random acts of kindness are one of my favorite things!

6. A donation to Typhoon Haiyan survivors, and those who were effected by the recent tornadoes.

7. Gift cards for my 2 younger sisters. My parents are struggling financially as well, and I'm worried that they won't be able to get them anything for Christmas. I could care less about getting anything for myself. It would make me happiest if someone bought something for my son or my sisters.

8. Spread love and kindness wherever you go. “Be Kind for Everyone You Meet is Fighting a Great Battle.”

My shipping address is as follows:
Jen Pompper
408 West Foundry Street
Millville, NJ
I'm a Lush fan myself and love everything about them. I would love to send you a little gift certificate... can you send me your email address?
Hi! You can pick up the Sorry game at your WalMart on 2nd Street! It's being held under your name. Here's the order number: 8228036-774743.

Hope you guys get a lot of fun family time out of it! Merry Christmas! :)
A box of Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate Keurig will be headed your way this afternoon.
How crazy! I am from Millville/Vineland (although currently living in North Carolina). My fiance and I used to live on Pine Street, near the Levoy! Small world. :)

I'll see what I can do about sending you something. :)
A job. I'm a 2nd grade teacher here. I student taught at Rieck Avenue and subbed at all the schools in Millville, but couldn't land a job there. It's very political, and preference goes to people who have put in their time. Unfortunately, I couldn't wait!
I understand! There is a job drought in this area, which you already knew, lol. I'm glad you were able to find work, though!
Sending you a little something.

6. I offered some items over at famonaid and therefore those that did the buy it now option donated :) I also donated $80 to World Vets for the Typhoon animals that need help.
You're very welcome! I wish I could have done more for you!

Yes, I do! I always say that instead of blood, I have coffee running through my veins. :P
I know this is a little late but I was just checking this community the other day for the first time this year, and I came across your post and was struck with inspiration! I'm an artist, so I sketched and inked a large picture (involving a dinosaur and a Minecraft "creeper") for your boy B to color. :) I'm mailing it tonight, though it will likely arrive after Christmas.

Have a great holiday and happy new year!
Re: Present!
Awwww! Thank you so so much! Bobby will LOVE it. I hope your holiday is amazing! *hugs*
Re: Present!
We received your drawing yesterday! It is AMAZING! Bobby absolutely loves it!