Aug 30

I am wearing my hospital gown and I am snuggled under the first of what is sure to be many warm blankets today.

Before we left the house I kissed my girls while they slept. Miraculously, I managed not to cry (though I am tearing up now as I type this.)

Brad and I held hands on the way to the hospital.

I am blessed.

I am ready: “I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.” -Psalm 4:8


  1. Heather rose /

    Breathe, relax, let the fear go. You are well and in amazing hand, covered in prayer.
    Much love.

  2. still wiping the tears from the late night “hallelujah, thank you Jesus post” that I just read. I could go crazy with exclamation points!!! 😀 Praising and praying . . .

  3. Lisa M /

    Up and praying for you. It’s okay to cry.

  4. Carli /

    Praying for you, even harder than usual. Xo.

  5. suenitz /


  6. Tina Mathie /

    GOD is good!
    We are praying for you (and everyone around you)
    My special angels are praying too!
    Much love!

  7. Linda (aka. T) /

    Thinking about you this morning…..and praying for you to be free.

  8. Rebecca /

    Sending lots of love and healing thoughts your way. Praying, praying, praying.

  9. Tara Homan /

    Praying for you all day today and knowing that you are in great care. You have an amazing team of Dr.s’, an amazing support system, an amazing family…smile and know that you are loved.

  10. Stefanie /

    Praying for you and your doctors today. God Bless.

  11. PurpleN /

    Thinking of you and hoping for all to go well!

  12. I have been reading your blog forever. While I do offer lots of silent prayers on your behalf, I rarely comment. Today I wanted to let you know that there is someone here pulling for you. I pray that everything goes perfectly and that the doctor is swift and sure with that knife. I pray that your girls will be comforted as you enter this next phase, that you and your husband will be comforted as well…and often. I pray you have the strength to overcome the physical and emotional challenges you face and are facing. I pray that all those wonderful people who have stepped up to help you and your family are blessed for their efforts and that they have the strength to keep going. I pray that you get lots of time to rest and recover. But mostly I pray that you will be cancer free. Amazing how much you can come to care for someone you don’t even know through this amazing technology. Take care, rest and keep praying, but let us do the worrying. Lots of love to you and your family.

  13. Ingrid /

    Praying for you today! And for the surgeons, that God will guide their hearts and hands as they work with you on this journey. /hugs

  14. Oh—I am soooooo relieved to hear your MRI results were clean and clear!!! I was worried sick for you. What great news to have heading into your surgery today. I am sending prayers that everything goes beautifully for you. All the best. Jen

  15. Praying for you!

  16. Praying!! Amazing news yesterday, more to follow today!!

  17. Thrilled to read your post from last night! What a fantastic report before surgery. Thinking of you & your precious family this morning and sending prayers. May you feel peace & feel wrapped in Gods grace and healing. So much love to you. Looking forward to hearing the next wonderful report!!

  18. Julie /

    Dancing a little jig for you as I celebrate your clear scans!! Praying, probably with more dancing, for you today during your surgery and recovery!! God is good! You are loved.

  19. Jacqui /

    For the Lord your God is with you; He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you. He will quiet you with His love. He will rejoice over you with singing. Zeph 3:17

    Standing with you.

  20. Abbey /

    I’ve been cheering you on through this journey in silence but feel that today is a good day to let you know that you have one more in your corner sending up prayers!

  21. Kaight /

    Praying, praying, praying for you this morning.

  22. A happy tear for your Peace ~ GOD is Good & HE has Blessed your surgeons’ hands 🙂

  23. Tiphanie Stewart /

    My husband and I are praying for you and your family! Prayer changes things and we serve a God who can do ALL things!! Keep fighting!

  24. Lu Klaiber /

    I have never commented before. I am Jill Klaiber’s mother-in-law. She shared your blog a couple of months ago and I have been following it faithfully. You are such an inspiration and a wonderful writer. I hope someday you publish your experience. I also shared your blog with a friend who was in a horrible bicycling accident this summer that left him paralyzed from the chest down. He has a wonderful spirit and faith too, but he says you are the real hero. You are fighting for you life. Please know how you have touched my heart and that my prayers are with you today.

    L Klaiber

  25. Sending love…and praying…

  26. Mackenzie Rice /

    Jen– we are praying praying praying for you today! And please rest knowing that all of your neighbors are here for Brad and the girls if they need anything at anytime while you are recovering.

  27. Sarah Freed /

    Sending prayers your way for a successful surgery and a speedy recovery! God Bless!