Monday, January 02, 2006

Short Morning Update 12-2-06

Just wanted everyone to know that Andrea got out of bed this morning and stood up with a little help and took some steps. She then sat in the recliner in her room for 30 minutes. This was a big step for her and we are extremely proud of her. It is amazing that all the little things have her down and she continues to make huge improvements everyday. What a strong girl she is. Well just wanted to fill everyone in and I will write more tonight. Continue to pray for Andrea (it is working).


Janice Holley said...

I was so glad your mom e-mailed this sight to me. I asked about Andrea often, but this sight makes it so easy to find out all her improvements. She has come a long way!!!! Ben, Jacob, and Allie remember Andrea every night in their prayers. I just want you to let Andrea know that all of us in Corinth, MS are praying for her! Prayer really works.

Love, Janice

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year Andrea and J!
I am so happy to hear that she is doing better and that her spirits are up! I will continue to keep her in my prayers.
Stacie Jones

Anonymous said...

Janice Holley let us know about Andrea so we could pray for her. Every Tuesday morning we have a devotion and pray for each other, special needs, our school and the children we teach. We just wanted to let you all know that we will remember to pray for Andrea and will continue to check the site so we can keep up with her progress. Yes, prayer does work! One thing I know...God is good, and I trust Him. I am looking forward to a praise report about how well Andrea is doing.

Aunt Peggy said...

J. I read Andrea's sight in my first grade classroom today. About 40 little eyes were staring over my shoulder asking questions. That is a normal day for me...questions, questions, questions. Please tell her that all our friends here do remember her in their prayers, and yes, prayers really do work. We ask about Andrea daily within our family here in Corinth and this web sight is a great way to keep us informed. J. I know we do get to see you often enough but we certainly love you a lot and I know this is a hard time for you but it seems that Andrea is one tough little cookie, tell her that we are thinking of her. Send me her mailing address and I'll have a lot of little kids make her a card.

Anonymous said...

janice holley has asked us to pray for you. i know that
god can do great miracles

Anonymous said...

J, keep the faith. So many are thinking about you and praying for Andrea's full recovery. She is a very brave girl. Miracles happen every day and we are experiencing one for her.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jay and Andrea-
This is Alex and Bart. We just got back from our wedding and are exstatic to see this wonderful website and the amazing progress that Andrea has made in the last week. She is so strong and positive. You both are a constant in our prayers and thoughts! I will send you the link to our wedding pictures website when it is ready, I am sure that would put a smile on Andrea's face :) We love her very much! Please give her all our love and let her know she is in our thoughts and prayers. It is truly amazing the power of prayer.
Alex and Bart Hall

janice holley said...

Please, let me know an address where we can send items or cards for Andrea!!! We will be celebrating the 100th day of school in a couple of weeks and I came up with the idea to send Andrea 100 get well cards. Reading them should keep her busy for awhile.

Janet Holley said...

This is great!!!! I have wanted to pick up the phone many times to call you. There is so much that I could tell you from experience of seeing someone you love more than life itself hurting and coming so close to death. But now I look back and see all the wonderful things that came from it. For this I truly Thank God.I know you were far away and much younger during our trials with this terrible disease, it seems just like yesterday that we heard those same words "Leukemia". But look who has beat it and running marathons and giving young guys like you a run for their money. MIRACLES ARE STILL IN GODS PLAN TODAY AND MY FAMILY HAS TRULY EXPERIENCED MANY.
The doctors still don't understand how Bobby is doing as well as he is but it has been twelve years ago the 26th of this month. But we seem to have a little better understanding of God's wonder working power.

We love and think of you and Andrea daily in Corinth Ms.


Anonymous said...

Andrea, we are thrilled to hear of the progress you have made and we continue to pray for you, your family, and Jay. Linda Deuel

Melissa Brown said...

How wonderful that Andrea has started off the new year with such positive momentum! Thanks for keeping us all updated on her progress. My heart is with you all down in Houston.

Much love,
Cousin Missy


Anonymous said...

Happy New Year. I am so happy to hear you are doing better. YOu are in my thoughts and prayers daily.
Love you

Anonymous said...

CRCOC continues to pray for Andrea at every opportunity!! You are all constantly in our prayers

Love, John & Barb

Anonymous said...

J, Andrea, Bob,Kathy,and Kristin---
You ALL are in our daily thoughts and prayers. Know that you are loved and people all over the world are praying for you.
Give God the glory!!!
Friends from CRCOC

Anonymous said...

It is awesome to witness and to feel the power of God working in the lives of His children...Praise God from Whom ALL Blessings flow! Andrea, we are able to feel Him holding and healing you and holding all of your loved ones around you as you ascend to the top of the mountain....holding you up in prayer are such a wonderful witness for our, and all of your loved ones.. & we thank you for sharing your faith and witness with each one of us as you endure so much through His power & strength & love....
Love from each one of us, in His Name...You are such evidence of God's love & sustaining power. To God be the glory!
Bill & Willie Mae Matheson, Marjorie Matheson Beyer and families.

Shelby Searcy said...

I am continuing to pray for the strength of Andrea, J and their families. I'm glad to hear that she is doing better. Happy New Year!!!

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year to you and Andrea. We continue to pray for strength for you and Andrea. I pray today that her Temp will stay down! It is so wonderful to know that she is alert and communicating with you. We love you so very much and want you to know that we are so proud of you! Miles seperate us, but you and Andrea are in our prayers many times daily.
Your Aunt Shelia

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for putting this together, J. I am glad to hear that Andrea was able take some steps yesterday. THat is such an improvement! I continue to pray for her.

Anonymous said...

Pam & Wallace Anderson have been giving us updates on Andrea's illness and progress for our prayers here in Cuero, Texas.

As the pastor of the congregation of Frist Presbyterian Church in Cuero, I can say that many of us are praying for the situation, even though we have never met!

But we are all "one in Christ" and are united in the bond of the Spirit.

I'll look forward to reading your future posts.

--Toby Brown

Anonymous said...

Andrea is my account rep for my mortgage office. I only met her once, but emailed many times with her. I pray for her everyday and know that God will bring her through this! Please let her know that the girls at RTM Funding pray for her constantly! God is with her and healing her daily!
Love in Christ,
Liz Fisher (Belton Branch)

David Michael said...

Happy New Year Andrea and J! I am sure that has a very special meaning for you.

Andrea, you are definitely a fighting Horned Frog! Way to go TCU (my hometown team).

Andrea, you have the fighting spirit of Forest Gump. We are all cheering for you, "Run Andrea, run!" Maybe more appropriately, "Live Andrea, live."

Andrea, you are an inspiration to me! Praise God for His healing powers, J, your family, the medical staff of St. Lukes, your friends, and your spirit!

Anonymous said...

I wanted you to know that I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers daily. I have been checking with Sherry/Denise every day or so to see how you are doing. It is great to see you improving and we all will continue to pray for you. Keep your faith and keep getting stronger every day. Everyone is pulling for you.
Randall Chumley
Irwin Mortgage/Atlanta Wholesale

Anonymous said...

Hello Andrea and Jay.
We spent the weekend with Betty and John and Betty told us everything that is going on. Andrea we are so proud of you, you are fighting so hard...keep it up girl!!! Larry, Nicole, Kaydee' and I pray for both of you everyday. Remember God is GOOD. Jesus said, "If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, "Move form here to there", and it will move, nothing will be impossible for you". Matthew 17:14-27

Love you both.
Ms. Kay

Jennifer Harp said...

I called the St. Luke’s blood center and they said that they are not accepting platelets for her at this time only credits to her account; please e-mail me next time she is in need and I will run up there and give!

I love you girl! I know you are bored & probably going crazy in there but focus on getting well and the accomplishments you have made already! Let us know if there is anything you need and know how much we all LOVE you!

Anonymous said...

I would like to invite ALL of you to join me in prayer at 7am EVERY morning for Andrea, J and families. It doesn't matter where you the shower, on I-10 driving to work, getting the kids out the door to school. Let'a ALL stop and join together in a moment of prayer for healing. Please continue to pray as you already do. But, let's join together as God's children united praying for Andrea, J, the Staff caring for Andrea daily and her family.
Your Prayer Partner

Anonymous said...

I heard about this site from Janice Holley and I want to let you know that I am praying for, and will continue to pray for the both of you, the family, doctors and nurses. It is such a blessing to hear of her improvements.

Janet Holley said...

I just wanted to let you and Andrea know that you were thought of many times today. We have many friends praying.

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Aunt Peggy said...

Getting ready for bed now and I have checked the site numerous times today waiting for an update. Many of the teachers and staff that I work with have added you both to their prayer lists and will continue to pray for you. It looks like this prayer circle is snow balling!!! Tell Andrea she is constantly in our thoughts. Love you lots.

Erin Rucker said...


I've been sending my love with Perry...but I just wanted to send you a note, and say I'm thinking of you guys constantly. Not a day goes by that I don't think about and want to talk to Andrea. Please tell her that I pick up my phone everyday to call her and tell her stuff and talk to her, and I'm praying for the day to come when I will be able to. Please tell her how much I love her. She is definately one of the strongest people I have ever known, and I love you guys so much.

Talk to you soon.

jadyn said...

hey andrea and j

i'm glad to know you are improving, we hope you have a quick and full recovery, i hope all of yall had a great holidays.
with love

(beat usc)

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year!

I just found out about this site and am so excited to hear about your progress Andrea! You are such a strong person! My family and I continue to pray for you everyday! Keep up the good work!

PPL & mine!!!
Jasmine Barnsley Pitcher

Anonymous said...

Good morning....I am so glad to
hear you are improving. Keep the
fight up...Know that you are not
walking alone....God will never
leave you. You are such a beautiful girl. Know that you
are in our prayers everyday....

Your friends....Allen & Judy
Spring, Texas