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Tuesday, September 13, 2011


You know.

As I blog the life of my family, it's tempting to only tell you the good stuff.

The things that I am excited to share.

The happy parts of our story.


But that is a disservice.

To me.

To you.

To my family.

To my Jesus.


Tomorrow morning we will drive our little girl up to San Francisco.

And hand her over to a surgeon that we've only met four times.

And that surgeon will cut behind her ear and drill into her skull by the time most of you are eating breakfast.

Dramatic, I know.

But it's our reality today.


And I will be honest to say.

I'm anxious.

I know that she is God's child.

On loan to us for a time.

But we still have to make decisions on her behalf.

And we do our best.

But we still doubt.


Please hear me.

We are thrilled.  And excited for the technology that is available to us.

Thankful for excellent insurance that pays for the entire procedure.

But anxious at the process that gets us there.


Will you pray with us?

For her surgeon.

For the anesthesiologist.

The nurses.

All that come in contact with her tomorrow.


Would you pray for Ashlyn?

That she would understand this is for her good.

That we are trying to do what we think will be best for her.

That she would feel minimal, if no pain.

For a speedy recovery.

And that the device would work well for her.

That she would benefit from it.


We are incredibly grateful for our family and friends.

Especially now.

Thank you.


  1. love this girl.

    already been, and continually praying for her....and for you guys!

    I love seeing how God has prepared you for THIS season of life. And prepared Ashy too!

    what a joy that you guys serve him with grateful, and dependent hearts. :)

  2. Wow! I will definitely be praying for Ashlyn (and you) tomorrow!

  3. She is in our prayers and I know she will do great. You are all strong and I am sure she is in WONDERFUL hands here and above! I called an left you a message this morning...if you need anything, let us know! Love ya!

  4. Praying for Ashlyn and your family! She is an amazing little girl! :)

  5. Praying, Jess.
    And will continue to do so.
    For her, her surgeon, and you all.
    He is so good.

  6. Praying with all my heart for precious Ashlyn. I love you, your family, and am so grateful for your transparency and faithfully placing Ashlyn in the arms of our gracious Savior. Praying for you and dave, for ashlyn, for kayla, the medical team, and for the millions of ways God is and will use your story for his glory. Much love :)

  7. yes i will. may God's peace and reminders of His sovereignty cover you like a blanket.

  8. We'll be thinking of Ashlyn and your family Jess. She'll do great!

  9. praying for the surgeons, wisdom and steady hands.
    praying for ashlyn and ALL of you, peace and comfort of heart.
    love you!!!!

    Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace, comfort your hearts and establish them in every good work and word.
    2 thessalonians 2:16-17

  10. We are praying! We are excited to see how God uses this technology to bless Ashlyn and your family! Love you guys!!

  11. Oh Jessica, Im praying for all of you right now. Our 7 yr old went through some scary medical procedures earlier in the year. Our circumstances were much the same as yours: great insurance, a doctor we trusted completely, etc... but it was all exploratory to try to come to a conclusion. She was terrified and it was very hard for us to watch her go through it.
    Praying for peace, and a quick recovery! I cant wait to meet you in a week and a half.

  12. Jessica, praying for little Ashlyn, you, and your family. Know that we will be lifting you up tomorrow.

  13. yep. so lifting you ALL up!!

    we had to do surgery with a child this spring, and are facing more in the fall...
    God is good. i pray that you all will feel the prayers of the saints and be carried along by them.

  14. Praying for you guys today... tomorrow... and as Ashy recovers!! XOXO

  15. He will be faithful to comfort all of you, and guard our precious Ashy. We love you and are praying!

  16. With all the love in my heart I pray and encourage you all! I love you your husband and those two girls to the moon and back....kobi to the moon at least, not back necessarily...distracted! Our good and gracious God we honor and love you! Keep Ashlyn close to you this day!

  17. praying for the sweet little girl with all my heart. let me know if you need dinner or a Kayla babysitter or anything!!

  18. Praying for your family and all the doctors involved! Love you all - let us know if you need anything!

  19. Praying for your sweet girl. And you guys too. I can't imagine how y'all are feeling right now. Please keep us posted if you don't mind, on how she does!

  20. Jessica, Just read the post and know that I am praying for you. We have gone thru it twice, so I know how hard it can be. The biggest concern our little guy had (he was 3) was that after surgery, his head was wrapped in gauze and he thought they cut his ear off! After seeing his ear was intact, he was even more upset that it caused such a bad hair day. They are resilient little creatures and I pray that she will bounce back quickly and the implant will do all it is designed to do.

  21. You have my prayers! For your sweet little girl Ashlyn, for the hospital staff, for the recovery and for YOUR FAMILY! <3

  22. i have been in busyville so i am just reading this now... but i pray now for God to magnify His mercy on your ashlyn according to His will, to heal quickly, to give understanding, to be comforter, and present/tangible to you all, to be provider, hope and peace.

    and share your story (His story), so we can watch God be glorified!

  23. carley and matt freemanSeptember 16, 2011 at 12:57 PM

    praying!!! love you guys!

  24. Praying for a speedy recovery!!
    I just stumbled upon your blog & I already love you and your sweet family!
    Sending a prayer now!!