Hi to all our faithful family & friends,
For those of you who didn't see Jessica's story "Counting On A Coma" on Channel 7 - Fox News
Just CLICK on the following link to see Jessica:
I hope this day finds you all well. I have been so touched by all the comments about Jessica's interview on TV and her brave choice in allowing her story to be told. I have known, as only a mother can know, how very special a person she has become. God truly blessed my husband and I when Jessica was born on 1/15/88, after five years of hoping and praying for such a precious miracle. Even then, over 21 years ago, we both had to have the hope and the FAITH in God's promises, that we would eventually become parents, and we did! And not only did God bless us once, but two more times with the births of our other two daughters - Katherine and Michelle!!! God is good and majestic indeed!!!
Just as we had the FAITH back then for the blessing of children, we now have to have the FAITH for the blessing of healing for our sweet Jessica.
What is FAITH? Faith is:
Trusting of the
Faith is a daily battle. It is hard some days to hold onto that faith and to wait patiently for those answers! In Jessica's case, we have had some complex struggles over the past four years. Between the diagnosis of Lyme disease and RSD and other manifestations, it has been a daily struggle to find those answers and to hope and wait upon the good Lord. Yes, when you see the daily problems that arise, it is sometimes hard to remain focused and hopeful, and to look at those "small" positive things. It is hard to try to steer away from those negative thoughts and find the positive ones which are right in front of you!
Our faith as a family, and Jessica's faith in herself and a God who loves her so, is what has enabled us to be able to take this incredible "journey" to Mexico with the knowledge and belief in that "faith". That in the end, HIS will - will be done and we will see our Jessica one day, whole again - not disabled, not lying in a bed 24/7, but enabled, sickness free, pain free, and walking again one day!!! This is our hope and our faith in the ultimate healer - our Lord Jesus!
So, today, we keep the FAITH ( finding answers in the trusting of the heavenly father) for Jessica's miracle, and we pray for all of you to find the faith today, to look beyond the negative things, and focus on the faith of the positive things!!!
Jessica is continuing on the two antibiotics for the infection. They have stopped the TPN due to elevated blood levels and instead are putting her on a concentrated electrolyte and caloric IV formula. We are also trying to increase her soft foods by mouth and our special "angel" Dr. Rainbow (aka Zavala) and Chyo, her helper, are busy making more custards and homemade applesauce and whatever else they can invent in their kitchen for Jessica. Jessica has adopted Dr. Rainbow as her "young" grandmother" because if you could see her, you would see that she doesn't look a day over 65!!! She brings "love" every day to Jessica (except on Sundays - that's her day off!) We are hoping that Dr. Luigi can start the ketamine boosters again really soon - as they are definitely needed - but we have to wait and be patient for the proper timing!
God bless you all, today and everyday.
Keep the Faith,
INTERESTING POST SCRIPT: I blogged today about Faith because it came to me last night while Jessica couldn't sleep. I posted the blog this morning. Then, just at 12 noon, we finally received a card that had been mailed by Jessica's godmother - Aunt Carol. This card was mailed over a month ago from Florida and we often joked about when we would finally receive it. It was postmarked Sept. 10th and we got it today - October 13th - mail to Mexico is slow! The point of this story is this: contained in the envelope was a card to Jessica and I and also a special bookmark - which said FAITH - in big silver letters!!! God does and has worked and has revealed himself so many times and in so many ways! Amen to that!!!
**** To post a comment, CLICK on comments below****