Wednesday, September 1, 2010

A Great Report and Other Things

Let me start with another GREAT report about Ella. This morning they removed her heart lines as well as the stitches from her incision. She is doing well and the staff will just monitor her for a few hours before Amy and Jon can hold her. It has been nine days since they held her last. I know this picture was posted yesterday but I didn’t have a new one and it is just so cute I had to re-post it. :)

I had a couple of “house keeping” items to discuss if you don’t mind.
First of all, I would like to point out the “Email Subscription” option in the right hand column under Amy and Jon’s temporary mailing address. This is a safe option for you to receive updates by email. When you have added your address, you will receive one daily email update from our blog (if there are no new updates, you will not receive any emails). It is safe and backed by Google, and you can unsubscribe at any time. Please take note that it will only send you one daily email not an email with every update. So, if it is a day where there are going to be frequent posts (such as surgery days) you will want to go to the blog for the most immediate information and prayer requests.

Secondly, I have received several requests on the best way to give a monetary gift to Amy and Jon. There are three ways to go about this.
1.) Cashier’s Check or Money Order - If you would like to mail a cashier’s check or money order to them you may do so by using their temporary mailing address located in the right hand column. (They cannot cash any personal checks in Dallas.)
2.) Donate Electronically via Credit Card – Click on the “Donate” button in the right hand column. It will take you to a secure page. There is an option to “continue” towards the bottom of the page by the credit card logos. Enter in your information and follow the directions from there. (You do not have to have a PayPal account for this option.
3.) Donate Electronically via your PayPal Account – Click the “donate” button in the right hand column and follow the directions to login and give through PayPal.

Obviously Jon is not currently working right now. Jon works for himself remodeling old houses turning them into beautiful homes. He is very talented in his work! This is good news because he will still have a job when he gets home but it is also bad news because it means no insurance. Currently they have qualified for some assistance through the state but will most likely lose that before Ella’s surgeries are a done deal. We trust in the Lord’s provision and know that sometimes He chooses to meet our needs through other people. If the Lord has placed a burden on your heart to give in such a way these are the best ways to do it. Please don’t feel obligated to give. This is for those who have approached us on the subject matter and to give any others the opportunity to be a part should they be led to do so.

One other thing I am SOOOOO excited about and wanted to give you a heads up on is an upcoming walk/run fundraiser for Amy, Jon and Ella. Get your running shoes on and come join us! I will give you all the details as soon as they are all confirmed but this should be happening next month sometime. It is going to be a blast and such a huge blessing! Stay tuned for detail!

Have a great day!

Aunt Rachael


  1. Cannot wait to see a new pic of Ella in her mommy and daddy's arms! Continuing to praise Him for all He has done, for all He is going to do and for His financial provision for them during this time.

  2. I couldn't run from here to my car...just being honest!, but if they have t-shirts I could buy one for me and our baby girl! Thanks and God Bless! Michelle

  3. Keep me posted on the run...I'm definitely interested!! Thanks for your updates, Rachael! :)
    Love, Lauren


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