Sunday, October 19, 2008

Jess Had a Better Day than the Cowboys

A big thank you goes to Natalie Dickey who redesigned the web page. I also love the picture she chose to put up top of Jess and the girls.

I should have mentioned in my last post that the reason why Jess is in the living room is so she's not isolated from the rest of the family and she can easily receive visitors. She is no longer able to get out of bed, so the living room is the best spot. Right now she is getting enough sleep, has minimal pain, and has been very alert and coherent (the pain meds aren't making her "out of it.") All three of things I know are being prayed over, so thank you.

Last night I called a friend to take the girls to church this morning while I stayed home with Jess. However, I didn't know that her mom had decided to come over this morning so I could go. I really enjoyed it, so I'm really grateful for her.

For once it was Katelyn that said something accidentally funny today. She was super excited about using her bible at church today which she has on her phone. When she was telling me all of the different versions, she said it had different languages, King James, and of course the HIV. What a difference one letter makes!

I thought I'd continue Jess and my story together. The week Jess and I went out on a date for the first time was jam-packed for me. I was about to leave for two weeks to see my mom, but I made the most of the week, having a different date every night until I left. However, all of my other dates turned out badly except for Jessa's. The most remarkable thing happened though happened because Jess offered to do something really nice, which I will tell you about tomorrow.


Carla said...

I can't wait to find out what happens next in the 'boy meets girl' story!!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you Jake for letting us look into this window - one thing that I would love to read is both sides - your thoughts on your first date - along with jessica's thoughts - different perspectives are funny - especially when they mesh into a great couple like you two.

Wonderful site!

Love Janette

Anonymous said...

Jessica and family,

You are in my prayers! Praying for the pain to remain minimal...


Mike Or Cherie Stephenson said...

Oh wow! A cliff hanger!!! I can't wait to hear what happens next in the Jake and Jessica story!!! You guys are great!! I am so incredibly happy to hear Jessica is resting better and the pain is being managed. Praise God. The site looks wonderful. I also love the picture of all your girls loving on their Mama!! Too precious! ;)
Cherie S.

Carrie Farrell said...

Dude, I'm on the edge of my seat....Thanks so much for posting everyday. We are in prayer for Jess everyday. We love you and your precious family!!

Carrie Farrell

Alpha 1 Vann Clan said...

Can't wait to hear more of your story! You all are in my prayers!
Yea to Natalie! The blog is beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Jake, Jessica and girls --

You're in my prayers.

Health & blessings,

Lolly Miller said...

I found your site over a year ago through a Google Alert on a drug that I sell for breast cancer that you had taken. I keep up with you, your journey, your precious family and friends daily. I feel like I know you and I must tell you, what an inspiration you are!! Your faith walk is incredible. Please know that I pray for you and your family. Thank you for sharing your glorious story and letting us know the many ways the Lord has revealed Himself. May the peace of the Lord go on and on... Lolly Miller, Nashville, TN

Anonymous said...

Jessica, we only came in contact as a result of Women's Bible Study at LABC and the fact I am Wendy Casas's mom. I am so proud to know you and have been able to observe you and your entire family for a long time. You greatly inspire me to be a better person because of Christ I can always see in you and your whole family. I have had you, Jake, and the kids in my prayers for the last 3 years and will continue to do so. Love and His Blessings, Sharon Warren (LABC)

Anonymous said...

Thank you Jake for allowing us to go on this journey with you. Our God is an awesome God and I know he hears all the prayers for comfort and strength for the Kaylor family.
Blessings to all of you.

Anonymous said...

As I read tonight I thought of you and the lord really spoke to me. Every passage I skimmed through reminded me of the struggles your family faces.
Isaiah 41:10
Don't be afraid for I am with you. Do not be dismayed for I am your God. I will streghten you. I will help you. I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.
We love and pray for you all

Anonymous said...


I know you had a kind of yucky day today....not quite as pain free as yesterday. Here is what I know that I hope will bring you some peace for this moment.

Alyson Zabriskie is the best nurse ever!
Tomorrow, Bible Study will go on at your home and Shelley will be there, too.
Your blog shows that you have brought people to Jesus that you don't even know!
Our family walks closer with God because of your example.
We can do all things through Christ who gives us strength.

I love you, Jessa. Sleep peacefully.

Aunt Sandy