Sunday, April 13, 2008

Picture update...

Okay, I am updating a long time off from pictures. I hope you enjoy them. I tried to make them in order from the present, but if not, you'll still get the idea. Today was a good day of rest. I will start tomorrow full force. They decided to wait to get into a wheelchair until the PT develops the right way to do it for me. I am sure I will have a lot to tell you tomorrow.

One funny. My sister Hope came to visit with my nephew Austin and niece Ella Grace. Austin did just great, and was in such tight quarters. Every once in a while Hope and I wanted to talk about something and would ask Austin to go out and slowly get a drink of water to give us a minute or two alone. He would, but after a few times, he said, "No, the nurse keeps asking me questions." We wondered what questions, and he said she asked if he played soccer (he was wearing an old uniform) or what grade he was in. But later the comments were, "you sure are thirsty!" And then finally, "Would you like me to get you a cup?"!!! Okay, we did not make him go out after that! Poor thing.

Happy reunion...the most wonderful feeling in the world was to have my family together.

Jake with his grandparents who live right in San Diego. It was a blessing for us to see them so much.

Here was a photo taken of Bryn talking to me on the phone from the hospital. This was a common thing as I loved just hearing their voices.

Here are a few pictures from when Katie got to come visit me in the hospital in CA due to a very generous mileage ticket given to us. As she is 13, she is the only one who could come. She was the best medicine ever!

My wonderful cousin Zander was baptized a week ago. I wish I could have been there. I did see a video and he was so brave following just what Jesus wants in publicly showing others that Jesus is the boss and Lord in his life. I heard our family made up an entire section of the sanctuary! Praise God!

My mom and Jacque helped make Easter special for the girls. Easter was my big surgery day, and I knew that the girls were having fun and going to church back home. It was difficult to be away for the holiday. The girls look so happy. Katelyn was enjoying vacationing with a friend in Midland. Her sweet friend and their family wrapped their arms around Katie and made her feel like family. I am so blessed by their help that week keeping Katelyn. Here are some fun Easter pictures of the yikes, and at an egg hunt at MeMaw's with cousin Austin.

My family worked live a village to get Bryn ready for Kindergarten Round-up while I was in the hospital. I am so grateful that Bryn felt so special on her special day. Round up is her first experience as a student at Wood Elementary where she will be in just a few months this fall. I can't believe my baby is almost 5! She looks so big in these pictures.

This is Sandy and myself the first night in beautiful Torrey Pines Resort and Spa. There was an amazing sunset from our view of the golf course, rolling hills and a forever ocean. Such a tranquil start.

My dad visited us in Texas for a fun weekend. Here are a few photos from that visit.

This is a picture of me in Florida at the Young Survivor's Conference. I had a great time and SO enjoyed lunch at the beach with two new friends and fellow survivors.

Jadyn had open house at her school to show off all the great work she has been doing. She has the best kindergarten teacher in the world, Mrs. Maurer, whom Jadyn adores.

Bryn really had a great soccer season. She went from the back of the pack last year, to kicking the ball a lot more. She is learning to run faster and kick harder, and we are so proud of her.

Jadyn is a good little soccer player. Jake loves coaching her team.

Jadyn's basketball team had a great season...go shooting stars!


Anonymous said...

She's back....!!! Jessica, thanks for letting us into your life - love the pictures!!

Aunt Janette

Anonymous said...


Thanks for sharing the Yikes with me on Thursday night. They are amazing just like their mama! Call on me anytime...they are a true joy :)

I'm glad to hear you are at Zale Lipshy Hospital. That used to be one of my accounts when I worked in Dallas. They have a reputation as a center of Excellence. You're in a good place!

Thanks for the beatiful words and

Lisa Smith <><

Lynne said...

thanks for the wonderful photos. We are cheering for you as you begin this next step....
love and prayers,
Dave and Lynne

Kandy said...

Jessica you are such an inspiration to me. I am your dads secretary and have had phantom pain for almost a year. After 6 Drs. 3 MRI's and so on...I feel they are giving up on me but as I read your story everyday I am so impressed by how you face the world with power and prayer and belief that God works miracles. My favorite verse is
2Kings 20:5b I have heard your prayer and seen your tears; I will heal you. I believe this for both of us. You have a beautiful family. Thank you for keeping us updated on your journey.

Love, Kandy Scruggs

Aaron said...

I enjoyed catching up by looking at these pictures. I miss you! I am so thankful for you.
Kim Vann