But now, O Jacob{Jessica}, listen to the Lord who created you.
O Israel, the one who formed you says,
“Do not be afraid, for I have redeemed you.
I have called you by name; you are mine.
2 When you go through deep waters,
I will be with you.
When you go through rivers of difficulty,
you will not drown.
When you walk through the fire of oppression,
you will not be burned up;
the flames will not consume you.
3 For I am the Lord, your God,
the Holy One of Israel, your Savior. Isaiah 43:1-3

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Choosing Not To Be Average

"Choose to not be the average.  Choose to let your faith lead you.  Believe that you will be healed.  Keep the faith.  Keep looking for treatments and trials, and new medicines with us; because, there is only one who knows the time frame of our lives."  These are the words that Jessica's oncologist shared with her shortly after she and Jason returned from MD Anderson in June of 2013.

Life is priceless.  Time is precious.  But, it isn't a matter of seconds, minutes, hours, or even years.  It is a matter of moments.  The moments that we choose to create and hold precious.  When Jessica was diagnosed in April of 2013 we were told we had less than 18 months.  What do doctors know!  We have had 25 months of treasurable moments.

Unfortunately, Jessica's times here on earth is no longer a matter of months or even weeks.  It is now just a matter of time before she leaves for heaven.  Jessica returned home under the care of hospice at the beginning of May.

Jessica loves people.  Having people visiting her brings her great joy.  We want nothing less for her, even now.  We want to make the most of the time she has left.

Thank you to those of you who have come to visit with her and sit beside her.  Please know that you have made her time here on earth a treasure trove of moments.  And, we, her family, thank you.


  1. Prayer that our GOD of love and peace surrounds you all with his amazing loving arms , may you feel his peace upon you.

  2. Praying for Jessica and her family and friends.

  3. Prayers for Jessica and her family.

  4. Praying that God brings you comfort and peace. Praying God surrounds you with loved ones and friends. Praying that God comforts your husband and girls and brings them understanding and peace as well. Praying that God takes control of this disease and helps bring a cure for those that are sick with cancer. Jessica you have been an inspiration to so many! You and your sweet family will be in my heart and in my prayers.

  5. Praying for complete peace for Jessica and her family. God will have you wrapped in his precious arms.

  6. Prayers everyday for GOD to show them He is with them and give them His peace and healing. May everyone know that God is with them and feel the love of God through Jesus who made a way for us to be right with God. Even though this is so hard, God is still filled with love and mercy.

  7. I pray for peace and comfort for your family. Know that God will be with you every step of the way.

  8. I have no eloquent words..just praying!

  9. Jessica you are,have been and will continue to be an inspiration.
    You have lived your calling by Faith. Thank you for all of the life lessons.
    Jason,your babies and all of your family will continue to be in my prayers.
    Always ... In His Grip !!!
    (Isaiah 41:10)

  10. Praying for you and your family. May peace be with you.

  11. God's mercy endures forever..may His love fill Jessica and her family with peace and love ...

  12. Prayers for peace the rest of your life! God lives you.

  13. We love you Jess. We will be taking our prayers for you with us to Brazil tomorrow.

  14. Jess, I know we have lost touch, but you will always have a place in my heart and my memories. You were my first true love. - Justin

  15. I am Erik Mays "favorite" aunt and he is an example of God's everlasting love here and in heaven. My prayers are with you and your family. God Bless

  16. Praying for you all, and so inspired by your life and story.