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Saturday, November 29, 2008

Love from Friends & Family

Thank you so much, everyone for you prayers and thoughts - you've warmed out hearts and your support is appreciated!

Cousin Nina
We always did puzzles when we got together. This is 73-74 (l-r) Barb, Kerry, Todd. Love you cuz!! Nina
(Translation: Mom & Nina had to cheat at playing games because Barb & Todd always won!) ;)

Glen and I will keep her in our prayers. I am thankful they found it when they did and pray for a successfull and speedy recovery and LIFE!!!! Love ya honey!!
Rayana and Glen

Wow Nina,
I just received this. I will be thinking of you and your cousin. Love, Carolyn

Hi Nina – SO sorry to hear this news about your cousin. There is just way too much of this!!!! We will keep Kerry in our thoughts and prayers. Please keep us up to date on her progress. Donna

Nina, She will be in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Gwen

So sorry to hear about your cousin. She is in my prayers.... Kim

So sorry to hear. I thought cancer only happened to older people I hear of more people all the time and I think we're still young. I think of you often. Take Care Susan L.

I have added her to my prayer list and will ask my friend, Annie, to add her to her list. Thanks for sharing! Francene

Jessica's Friends
hi jessica - i got your mesage over the holiday weekend. crazy news. i spent some time reviewing the kind words on the blog you set up for your mom - many inspiring comments there. seems that your family will have no shortage of support and prayers in the coming days. my own mom was diagnosed with breast cancer when i was in college, some 16 years ago. we celebrated her 70th bday in kansas city just last month! so, while the immediate circumstances might feel daunting, the stories of survival are everywhere; they are also life changing for everyone affected. i wanted to let you know that you and your family are very much in my thoughts. please let me know if i can do anything at all.

Sorry to hear about this! I will check out the blog and keep you guys
in my mind. Modern medicine is amazing, so you have to be optimistic,
which I know you are! Hang in there.

I am so sorry and I have some idea of what you are feeling. It sounds like
you are mustering all the positive energy you can so I will just add that my
thoughts are with all of you and live every day to avoid regret so you don't
miss any opportunities to show the love you have inside.
I will visit the blog regularly to get updates, please hang in there.

I just checked out your mom's blog and I totally teared up. You are the best daughter and it sounds
like between you, your siblings and family that you all will get through this. I hope and pray that it is
in its early stages and that she comes through ok. Oh Jess, I am just so sorry that your mom and you
guys have to experience this. I can tell you that when you think things cant get any worse, they can only
get better. You all are strong women with strong survival skills. You'll make it.

I'm very sad and upset to hear about your mom. Through experience, I know
exactly what you all and your mom will be going through -- the emotions,
the physical pain, and the hopes and fears. It is a crisis that you will
make it through as you all pull together and you will pray and receive hope
and strength from the Lord. I have already been praying and I will
continue. Please keep me informed as you have time and keep looking up to
the Lord to supply your courage and strength!!
Love & prayers!

I know in a sense what you are going through. My brother had cancer 4 years ago and it was so
tough seeing him and my parents go through it. However, I cant imagine what you are going through with your
mom. What a blessing your all girls trip was this past summer.

Your mom is an amazing woman and she
is so fortunate to have such devoted children and family. With all your
support, strength, love and positive energy, she will get through this. I
am thinking and praying for all of you

I am SO SORRY to hear this! I desperately hope that it is in the very early stages & she can fight it more easily. I will call you tonight. Thinking of you...

Jessi - I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. You girls "keep your
chins up" and forage ahead - you'll make it through this.

I want you to know that I will pray for you every time the spirit leads me or reminds me of you and your family...I know in my heart that everything in your life is bent on bringing you closer to the finished person God wants you to be...and your Mother as well...I have never met your family but i know that I love them... and hardship in your familys life and showing strength through it can have a very possitive response that reverberates through many people....be strong and have courage Jessica, like i know that you have inside you... you will be a great blessing to your mother, I know you are and will...and ask God for help daily...again I will pray for you often

she'll be OK in the end it's the battle ahead that we worry about right. If I could in anyway, anyway possible, do anything at all in anyway to help please let me know. I hope that especially she is doing well, but I hope you kids are dealing with this as best you can. Her illness is such as a scary word but there is so much more that can be done in today's health care than in days of old. Not only that but you girls are tough as nails and always seem to make lemonade out of lemons. Every time God throws any of you a curve ball you all seem to knock it out of the park anyway. I'm sorry to hear this situation but I am certain you will all do as well as possible with this. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers regularly. I know times seem uncertain and difficult right now but you need to focus on today and live in today right. Try to enjoy the time you can with the current days off. Try to focus on the good in life right now. As they say, if you have one foot in yesterday and one foot in tomorrow you pee all over today. Big hugs to you and your family Jessica. Please know you, they, are all in my heart.

You, Kerry and all your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Your news is very heartbreaking and we will keep you and your mom and the
rest of your family in our prayers!! If you need to talk, I am hear to

I am so sorry to hear this about your mom. You will all be in my
thoughts and prayers. Hang in there and let me know if I can do anything
for you.

So sorry to hear of your mom's cancer. I will keep her in
my prayers.

I am so sorry to hear about your mother. I am sure she is a wonderful person. Our prayers are with you and your family. Let me know if I can help in anyway.

Thank you for sharing this with me! I will pray for her and your family. I have lots of people who will be praying with me, so please keep me posted. If there is anything else I can do, I will, so please let me know.

Keep your positive attitude.
Let us know what we can do as you figure it out.

You're in our prayers. Call me if you need anything. She'll get through

I am so sorry to hear that... If there is anything you need
from me please do not hesitate to ask.
Your mom is the best and I know you guys will get thru this. Tell her I
am thinking of her. Jess you are very strong remember that... Call if you need anything ok
Love always

I'm so sorry to hear it. You should, however, be happy that they are
still able to operate. Just know that it's clearly early enough that she is fighting it and able to fight
it. Your mom is still young and healthy so she should come out of this
strong. I did a lot of research when my father passed, so if you ever
need to talk or anything, you know you can always call me. I'm here no
matter what. Please make sure that your regular Doctor is aware of the
fact that cancer is in your family so you get checked on a regular
basis as well. I never knew it was in my family till it was too late
for my father. If the Drs would have known, maybe they would have
found it sooner. Just make sure that you get yourself checked
regularly as well please. The only way to beat cancer is to catch it
early. I love you very much and know that she will be fine. Not wish
or hope, but know.

My thoughts and prayers are with you. My mom just had open heart surgery. I
understand what you are going through.
Keep healthy thoughts! I am praying for you.

i'm so sorry your family is going through this. both steve and i send our love...
good luck with the surgery on the 10th!


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