I first met Kaye and Jason Straight in 2011.  The two of them felt called to be a part of the mission team to El Salvador shortly after they began attending All Saints Church.  Jason is a hard working, soft spoken man’s man who found and wed an amazing woman.  Kaye is a highly driven, highly intelligent woman who found and wed an amazing man.  Together they form one of All Saints’ most prized super couples.  

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Having dinner with them last night had a hint of surreality.  The three of us were together in El Salvador in January of this year.  I can remember sitting on the curb of a parking lot in San Salvador, talking about their hopes to adopt a child.  Kaye and Jason wanted to be parents and at that time it appeared that their only option would be to adopt.  Last night I got to hold their baby girl for the first time.  Hazel was born October 5th of this year.

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If Kaye becoming pregnant was miracle number one, the day of Hazel’s birth was the day of at least a dozen more miracles.  If you ever have the opportunity to break bread with the Straights, ask them about it.  Jason will narrate, because Kaye cannot remember.  He will tell you of God’s protecting hand over his wife and daughter that day.  He will tell you of the miracle that every person who worked at the hospital had to come and see; the 9.9.

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We had dinner at the Claim Jumper in Southcenter.  I had always heard that the entrees were so large as to be repulsive to the human conscience.  I must have heard wrong.

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