Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Resting Peacefully

Tonight Jessie is resting peacefully after a very hard day. Today we cried, prayed, and celebrated with ALL of you right beside us. We read all of your comments throughout the day and felt truly blessed by God through your support.

Her left hand does not twitch anymore from seizure activity. She looks so peaceful.

Tonight we praise God for getting Jessie over the first major hurdle. It is time to begin the healing.

Kristi and Cris


Anonymous said...

Greetings from Fort Worth and praise God not only for the strength of a 6-year-old, but for the strength and witness of an entire family. I saw your story on the news and remembered seeing Jessie on the news a couple months ago climbing the playset using only one arm. She touched me then, so I went on your blog when I saw her again tonight. I've spent the last four hours reading of your journey, and I commit to praying for you as the journey continues.

Anonymous said...

This is such a blessing! You must be so proud of Jessie! Praise God and his miracles! Strength comes from within and Jessie has definately felt both of your strength!

Anonymous said...

Jessie looks great after what she's gone through. I wanted to check one last time before I went to bed. Prayers have been answered. She is in our prayers.

The Schairbaum's
Aledo, TX

LeeAnn said...

Praise the Lord that Jessie is doing so well! I will pray for a speedy and uneventful recovery. Also, praying for mental and physical strength for you. God bless!
Richardson, TX

Anonymous said...

The peaceful sleeping child and the comforting smile on Mom's face has allowed me to see God's grace. Thanks for doing this update for us. Y'all are an amazing family.

Anonymous said...

It is such a blessing to have you here in Baltimore. God works in mysterious ways and today you have had two great blessings..the surgery was successful and Jessie has touched so many people! Her beautiful heart has flowed to people all over the world sharing her story. We take for granted the miracles of life, the miracles of birth, this has brought the reality of life back to perspective! Thank you so much for allowing us to share in your hardship and your joys!


Anonymous said...

Please know that I am praying for you and Jessie...I think God must have something special planned for her and for you!

Adam Vamp. said...

Long live Jesse! My brother have been gone all day and we had just heard of what had happened. We are glad that she is okay. I am glad that she is okay and (well that she is from Texas) that she has nothing wrong withe her anymore.

I hope everything is going well. Drop by my blog if you have the time.
I guess all of those prayers did work.

Hope that nothing bad happens in the future. And May the Stars watch over your family.

Argyle, Texas


John and Brandy said...

We are praying for your daughter and family! Praise God for a sucessful surgery!!

Anonymous said...

That sweet girl is all I can think about .... thank you for letting us be apart of it..Call us when you can.... love ya ... the shields'

Kristin said...

Thank you so much for posting tonight! I have not been able to do much else today other than think about, pray about, and check on Jessie. You have an amazing angel in your midst...I am so thankful that I have had the opportunity to read your blog and follow your sweet Jessie's amazing story. I definitely look forward to following Jessie's miraculous recovery. I will continue to pray for your family and the medical staff there at JHH, but especially for Jessie's speedy healing. God is answering prayers and I know we will all be amazed at the pace at which Jessie recovers. Texas cannot wait to welcome their sweetheart home...looking forward to that day but for now thankful for the miracles God is showing us. Jessie did amazing today. Praise God! She will continue to be an amazing testimony to God's power and love. Again, thank you for sharing yourself with everyone and especially for giving us all such an inspiring little girl....God Bless You! I hope you are able to get some rest tonight. It is important to keep your strength up. I will pray that God can ease your worries and allow you peace to rest.

Gigantic pink hugs and kisses from Texas!

Continuing to Pray for Jessie and the entire Hall Family....

Grapevine, TX

Ashley Casarez said...

Hello from plano texas! Is amazing what wonders god works. While jesse sleeps tell her to wiggle her big toe...she will be ok. I was once young on life support and I spent weeks trying to hang on by wiggling my big toe..eventually I opened my eyes and watched my toe are in my prayers.
Ashley Casarez

Anonymous said...

Cris and Kristi,
You should see how every segment on every news channel is reporting Jessie's amazing story. I have been praying all day and now praising God that Jessie is doing so well. Y'all have been amazingly strong. Get some rest tonight knowing we and so many are continuing to pray for Jessie's recovery. P.S. I loved how Jessie wrote Texas Tech on the Dr's head this morning, she is so awesome!
Much love from your Red Raider and NRF Church Family,
Alicia Dwyer

Anonymous said...

What a blessing you have been to so many by showing such faith and strength through everything. I will continue to pray for you, Jessie, and her brothers.

McKinney, TX

Anonymous said...

" i hope jessie has everything she needs. i hope she is feeling better."i can't wait to see her again."
holden davis

Chuck Bloom said...

Hopefully, someone has brought you delicious Baltimore crab cakes to enjoy.
Much of Dallas is rooting for you and your lovely daughter.
I have followed you weekly in The Community News (I edit the paper for them) and will do so throughout your stay in Baltimore.
Hurry back to Texas with a rejuvenated young lady - you are all grand displays of courage and bravery,

Kelly from Baltimore said...

Hi, I heard our story from a guy at work. I am so happy to hear that little Jessie is doing good. May God continue to watch over her and bring her nothing but love and happiness.

Stacey L King said...

Thank you so much for taking the time to post updates and a picture. Praise God for Jessie, and for His healing. We'll continue to pray for all of you.

The King Family
in Fort Worth

Anonymous said...

Praise our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ! We are so humbled by the miracles that we have seen with Jessie today! God is Good! Thank You for sharing your Jessie and your story with us. We were made aware of your story when we came to your neighborhood to go to a going away party for our dear friend going back to Iraq for the third time. We saw all the Pink ribbons. We are praying for JESSIE and your family. Be strong and be blessed! The Lord is with you and defiently answers prayers! God Bless! The Beaty's from FT. Worth, TX

Anonymous said...


We are so glad to see Jessie. She looks good. We've been with you in spirit all day. We have been praying for Jessie all day too.

Love Sam, Shelly Brett and Nikki

Anonymous said...

So glad to see another posting before I turn in. Tyler, Ryder and I talked about how happy we are that Jessie's surgery went well and that she is resting peacefully! Kristi you look so at peace for having such a long day. Youre an amazing Mom! May you all feel the comfort of God's arms around you for the rest of your stay in Baltimore! You all are in our Prayers and Hearts!
Peace be with You!
The Jones Family
Randy, Ann Marie, Tyler and Ryder
Aledo, Tx

Trisha said...

God is good. He has surrounded you with what you need for this time. You are in my prayers. You are an inspiration and your faith shows through. God bless you. I pray strength and peace for you as the healing continues. There is a verse in Psalms that says "I will hide in the shadow of His wing until this is past". (My paraphrase) Jessie is a very brave little girl and a delight. Thank you for sharing your story.

Anonymous said...

We love seeing Jessie's beautiful face tonight. She looks so beautiful and at peace. We are so thankful for God's work today and in the days to come. We are sending you much love from Aledo and the Baseball community. Give Jessie a kiss from us and tell her Coach Thurman says to stay strong!

Paul and Melissa Thurman

Anonymous said...

What a brave little girl you have. You must be so proud. I don't know ya'll but I'm in the Dallas area and was so touch by Jessie's story. I pray for her speedy recovery and that God will give you guys strength during this difficult time. Continue to have faith that God will restore Jessie's little body to perfect health. John Hopkins is the best. I had a procedure there in 2005 and the Dr's are wonderful, but you already know that. Love to you all!

Tracey and Lauren Britton - Aledo, TX said...

Thank you guys for the sweet peaceful picture. Visual aides help tremendously! Jessie does look so beautiful and we believe she'll rest comfortably through the night and build her strengh. Kristi's face looks rested and peaceful as well. I hope you can both sleep uninterupted tonight and be fresh in the morning waiting for Jessie to awake. I know that will be one TEXAS sized hug! She'll be so glad to have her parents there when she wakes up and you're able to deliver the news of successful surgery. That is the scenario I'm praying for. Rest peaceful tonight knowing that you, Jessie, and your sons are all in the arms of our Loving God.
Many blessings from Aledo,
Tracey and Lauren Britton

Anonymous said...

We learned of your little Jessie's story on our local news here in Dallas. I am praising God tonight for this successful surgery! Our family will be praying through Jessie's recovery and thanking God for healing her! What an amazing platform she has been blessed with to share the awesome power and love of God! May her life be tremendously fruitful for the Kingdom of Heaven!

With love in Christ,
The Kraus Family
McKinney, TX

"...I am the LORD, who heals you." (Exodus 15:26b)
"I am the LORD, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, DO NOT FEAR; I will help you." (Isaiah 41:13)

Anonymous said...

Cris & Kristi,
Your baby girl Jessie...Aledo's earth angel...she has taught us what courage, strength, love and faith are all about! God bless you and all of your family as He holds you in the Palm of His Hand and guides you on this journey. We are so happy for your success today. Our prayers and good wishes will follow you every step of the way. Jessie, we love you!
(Sarah is really excited to hear that Jessie is doing great after her long day in surgery.)

Sarah, Anastasia & Joanne Law
Aledo, TX

Anonymous said...

She's looking good hangin' out in the PICU. Her presurgery haircut was so cute. Did she opt for the surgical suite special buzz cut like Sydney? It makes getting the betadine solution off the head so much easier (so Syd tells us). Everyone have a nice night and try to get some sleep now that you've made it over one hurdle. My husband says the corner in the PICU annex waiting room makes a comfy spot if you find yourself nodding off at the bedside and the nurses ask you to leave.

Take care, The Joyce Family

Anonymous said...

I have been praying for Jessie and you, her wonderful, brave family, since I first heard her story on I am now following on and praying. She looks beautiful, and thank you for your generosity in sharing this with us. Your story and JESSIE are an inspiration to us all. We are following along and praying. I am amazed at your strength, and pray for comfort for all of you and quick recovery for Jessie. Love from Crystal Lawson & family in Frisco, Texas.

Anonymous said...

Lubbock and Texas Tech are praying for you all!

John, Cec & Family said...

From Cheyenne, WY
The picture of Kristi and Jessie is beautiful. It's wonderful to see Kristie's smile and Jessie looks so peaceful. Rest easy tonight and we will continue our prayers for the "miraculous recovery" of your sweet Jessie. She is truly amazing. We love you and God Bless You.

The Merritt Family

Mary Long said...

God is so good! I saw the story last night about little Jessie and I was so touched. The Lord has blessed you with this precious angel and He will be with you and your family throughout. We will continue to pray for Jessie and your family. Just remember "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me."

Anonymous said...

I just learned of your story today and have read most of your blog. I am so happy Jessie's surgery went well today. I knew it would with Dr. Carson on your side. I wish only the best for your whole family! I will keep you all in my prayers as you progress through recovery and return to your "normal" lives.

A new friend in Baltimore

Anonymous said...

This picture was like a Christmas present on the most exciting Christmas morning ever!! I can't believe I am seeing Jessie! What a gift you've given to everyone Kristi - thank you so much for this picture. You look so good, so releived and at peace. Thank you for giving this to us, her adoring public!!
Big Pink Hugs - Caren

Nolan Garcia said...

Just sending love and prayers from Nolan Garcia. The first thing he woke up to today was seeing Jessie's picture on Fox 4 news. It put a smile on his face to know that she was ok. We will keep her in our daily prayers, and keep checking for updates.

The Garcia's
Aledo, TX

Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord! It is so wonderful to see Jessie and her mom by her side. It is hard to type through the thankful tears. Wyoming is lifting Jessie and ALL of you up in love and spirit. We will continue to pray without ceasing. Thank you for sharing this amazing journey with us. Jessie is light in this world that has touched a nation deeply. Your continued faith and strength is an inspiration to us all and Jessie has encouraged so many of us. God has blessed us through knowing Jessie and her family through this miraculous and trying experience. Keep on ... keeping on. Love, Les,Micheal, and Kailey Silvey

Melissa Robinson said...

Words cannot describe the relief and joy I feel for you and your family. I am overjoyed that Jessie is doing so well and that surgery was a success. I read the ENTIRE blog today from bottom to top. I have no words. Kristi and Chris, you are a pillars of strength. Finally, God has given you and your family some much needed rest. I will be thinking of you and praying for you all.

-Melissa Robinson

Anonymous said...

Greetings from Aledo. Thank you for the wonderful picture from an exhausting day. Just like the other comments from today, we have prayed and will continue to pray for our Hall family.

Love, The Lawley Family

Kay said...

God bless and be with this child and her loving family.My husband is a brain tumor patient and I know how hard it is. She has such will I just know that she will be alright. Keep your faith in GOD, he will never let you down. God bless Jessie and your whole family!

Anonymous said...

Woo-Hoo Jesse! We knew Dr. Carson would do it! My friends in Baltimore emailed me the great news after watching the 4pm news. Have a great sleep and you look fantastic!
The Treash family

Anonymous said...

I'm from Baltimore, and I have followed Jessie since I first heard about her back in may. I waited to hear every update today on Jessie's surgery. Thank you for posting this last update with a picture. Jessie does look peaceful, and you Kristi, do look at ease with you beautiful little girl. You all are a strong family, and my heart goes out to all of you, especially that little fighter Jessie! My prayer's are with Jessie and her family. God Bless


Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for keeping us all updated. We will continue to keep all of you in our prayers.
With much love... the Highlen's

Anonymous said...

What a day you all have endured! Praise God for the blessing that is Jessie Hall! As we left Aledo this morning to run errands, we passed a sign that said “Pray for Jessie.” So, I pulled to the side of the road and told my sons that we were going to stop everything and pray for Jessie right now. My four year old son said that he wanted to pray first and his sweet little prayer went like this: “Dear God, please help Jessie to be strong and make her all well…Amen.” I found it touching that he chose to pray for strength, because anytime Jessie comes to mind I think of her as having strength beyond her years. Your family’s strength and unwavering faith is truly an inspiration. May God give you all continued strength throughout the recovery process.
Gober Family
Aledo, TX

Anonymous said...

Midnight in Aledo. How peaceful to see Jessie sleeping so comfortably! You all are an inspiration to us all.

Sweet Dreams
The Collins Family

Anonymous said...

Read about you, Jessie, in the Dallas Morning News on line. My daughter lives in Richardson, TX. Dr. Ben Carson operated on my great niece, Claire about 10 years ago. She is 13 now. My prayers are with you.

San Diego, CA

Anonymous said...

You recent blog pic of Kristi and Jessie resting says it all...
"it is well with my soul"

I give God all the Glory, Honor and Praise, for all the miracles he has already done, for the healing he is doing now in Jessie and for the unimaginable future he has in store for your beautiful pink princess. Look at how many people your girl has drawn in to pray. Isnt' it so awesome that God can take what was meant for harm???!!!

Keep standing firm on His word, never wavering, keep your faith, hope, and trust in the Lord first and the blessings will continue to outpour on your family and our community!

Stand on Jessie's Scripture
Jer. 29:11

"For I know the plans I have for you [Jessie], declares the Lord, Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future" (an amazing future for sure!)

Our prayers will be to continue to keep you under His wing of love and surrounded your family with a hedge of protection. And for Jessie's miraculous healing and rehab success that will happen above and beyond all we could hope for or imagine. Many prayers will follow in the hours, days, weeks and months to come.

God Bless Dr. Ben Carson and his team for their dedication, patience, love, compassion, skill and mostly for their faith in a healing God.

Hugs to y'all, praying sweet slumber for y'all and for all your intercessors who are drained from travailing.


Lee Ann Adams

Kersta said...

God we praise you and life you up! Thank you for the nationwide blessing of the Hall family - they are proof that "...we can handle all things through Christ who strengthens us...!" Cris & Kristi - PRAISE THE LORD!!! It is such a blessing for us (strangers) to see the picture of Kristi & Jessie tonight. I can not even begin to imagine how YOU must feel. Just know that the praying will NOT cease for we are to seek God daily, minute by minute - always! He has such magnificent things in store for all of you and I think they begin with that beautiful little girl of yours. don't ever lose sight of the One who brought you this far...

"When you saw only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you..."

You are all loved in Colorado! God's continued blessings~

Anonymous said...

in my last post, I sent a typo error, sorry, it's late, I should have used the preview button....

I meant to say

Isnt' it so awesome that God can take what was meant for harm and turn it to good for his Glory???!!!

Lee Ann Adams

Jim said...

Thank GOD for His love for without it we would have nothing. Praise you LORD for your blessing in little Jessie. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers for that beautiful little smile to be back here in Texas.

Anonymous said...

God had nothing to do with this it was a miracle of medicine.

kathy said...

The "miracle of medicine" is indeed a blessing from God and from what I have heard from Dr. Carson he will attest to that! God's hand was there every step of the way guiding the medical team and providing the strength to all who needed it. God has provided Dr. Carson with such a gift beyond medicine. He is another one of Jessie's angels. For the announcement of the Presidential Medal of Freedom to come during Jessie's surgery must have been another sign from above that you made the right decision and that Jessie is in the right hands.

Cris and Kristi, you two are amazing. How brave, humble, kind and unselfish you have been to share this struggle with the Aledo community and beyond. For you to have taken the time to update the blog throughout the surgery is unbelievable to me. I cannot imagine having such presence of mind and grasiousness in the midst of such a terrifying event. But for months you have been sharing this story and creating the extended family God wants us all to have--the world! God is definitely working through you all. Thank you for the wonderful and humble example you are setting.

What a blessing to see the peacefulness in both Jessie and Kristi at long last. Thank you for that too.

God is Love, and he who abides in love abides in God and God in him.

I have long felt that we can get through anything with love and prayers...don't you guys personify that! It brings me such a smile to read of all the love and prayers that have been wrapped around you today. May God continue to bless you so!

With my love and prayers,
Kathy Williams

Anonymous said...

I hope your daughter will get 'back to her old self' before long. She is very lucky to have such great parents.
I will pray to God to help her heal quickly.

Anonymous said...

I just wanted to let you know that we all have been praying for Jessie and your family! Johns Hopkins and Dr. Carson are miracle workers. I know from my own personal experience when I was born with my intestines outside in 1982!...they saved my life and now they saved Jessie's!...God Bless!

Jennifer Simpson
Westminster, MD

Anonymous said...

I am so happy that everything went well. Jessie has been in my prayers since i first heard of this operation. May god bless Jessie and her wonderful family and friends. She really touched me with her strength and happy nature. I know how you feel. The doctors at Johns Hopkins saved my son's life at the age of 6 months old with open heart surgery. You have the best in the world taking care of your precious miracle. My prayers will continue always with Jessie for a wonderful and full life.

Anonymous said...

So sorry your family has had to go through not only the scare of a dreadful disease but the reality of it. Jesse has been so brave and positive. This is a true testament of your parenting. Her story has been an inspiration and makes me feel a little foolish for my own intolerance of small issues in my own life. Stay strong. The world will continue to watch, hope, learn and pray.

Anonymous said...

Prayers are being sent up for Jessie by so many people near and far. I pray for her continued recovery and strength for the family. Jessie is such a brave little girl and many people have learned much from her story and very existence. God Bless you Jessie.

Bundy's said...

Keep up your strength. We're all pulling for you down here! Can't wait to see Jessie at baseball again!

May God watch over you while you sleep and Angels keep your dreams.

Wayne, Katharine, Nathan, and Emily Bundy

Tammy White said...

Good Morning Hall family!!! Sheesh, my eyes are welling up right now as I am typing. What a day you all have had. I was in and out all day (yesterday) checking your blog and watched Channel 13 last night at 11. What a relief for this day to be over. Jessie is on the way now to recovery and such a wonderful and fulfilling life! We have been very busy with softball/baseball up here in Harford County (MD), the All-Star games and now travel is league starting up. It seems that every time I am at a game, I am reminded of Jessie and your softball team at home in Texas. How amazing that a little girl from Texas has captured our hearts and prayers are being agreed upon all over the world for her - it is awesome. Stay strong, Jessie is on her way!


Tammy White (Northeastern Maryland)

sea mystery said...

Greetings from Baltimore. I heard that Jessie was here at Johns Hopkins and I was praying that everything would go well for her. I will be wearing pink to work today in honor of Jessie. She's an extraordinary little girl and I feel we've all come to know her through her story. Keeping your family in my prayers. God Bless you all!
Carolyn A. xxoo

Anonymous said...

Let your spirit soar......

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad all is going well with Jessie.I will continue to think and pray for you all.

Anonymous said...

There are already so many miracles surrounding Jessie, the Hall's, how well this surgery went and I know many more will follow in her rehab, recovery and life.

This surgery (and many others) are miraculous, and I firmly believe our miraculous God brought Dr. Carson and his staff, Godly virtues and attibutes like love, peace, faithfulness, wisdom, sound judgement, discernment and knowledge while also guiding the hands involved skillfully. And I believe God can give visions as well, whereas Dr. Carson was a tool used by God, given a creative solution to a disease. Thanks be to God he received the vision from our Lord!!!

Prayers continue faithfully on your behalf! Has a day, blessed beyond measure!

With Hugs and Love from Aledo, TX

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful picture. Her color looks good and Kristi looks so relieved. We know you have weeks of work ahead, but with this major hurdle over, the rest will not be so bad. God does work in wonderous ways. Give Jessie hugs and kisses from Aledo and from Stuard.

Donna & Tyler

Anonymous said...

Jun 12 - Play to Win

from Daily Devotional

"Who is he that over cometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?"
(1 John 5:5)


I've often heard people say, "It's not whether you win or lose, it's how you play the game." That's nonsense. If you play the game right, you'll win!

Any coach will tell you that part of playing the game right is having a winning attitude. That's what God wants us, as believers, to have. He wants us to have so much faith in Him that we expect to whip any obstacle the devil brings our way. He wants us to expect to win at the game of life.

We don't always come by that attitude easily. We're so accustomed to losing that we have to totally change our way of thinking if we want to have a winning mind-set. In Ephesians, the Apostle Paul told the Church to renew their minds. They needed to change their attitudes, to renew their minds to the fact that Jesus has overcome the world.

If you haven't already, you need to do that too! You need to develop a glorious sense of confidence that says, "Hey, devil, I'm going to be victorious and there's not a thing you can do to stop me!"

"But, Brother Copeland, you don't know the kinds of problems I'm facing."

I know I don't, but Jesus does and He said you should "cheer up" because He can give you peace in the midst of tribulation. He said that when Satan comes against you with everything he has, you should take heart because He's already beaten it-- Jesus has already overcome it and so can you!

First John 5:5 puts it this way, "Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?"

Do you know what that scripture means? It means that if you are a born-again believer, you have an absolute right to be a winner, to overcome every aspect of this evil world. Think about that. Meditate on it. Start developing a winning attitude today!


Scripture Study: Romans 8:29-39

29For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. 30And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.

31What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? 33Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. 34Who is he that condemns? Christ Jesus, who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. 35Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 36As it is written:
"For your sake we face death all day long;
we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered."[a] 37No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[b] neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Anonymous said...

I have always believed that God always watches over small children, and he has with Jessie. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Best wishes for a speedy recovery for a very special little girl.

Severn MD

Anonymous said...

Hi from Denton. Children are so resilient. She'll be up and running in no time.

Yvette and The brats said...

praise god that jessie is going wonderful. May the lord give her the strenght and energy to a blessed daughters have me reading Jessies blog to them and lend there hand for prayer...God bless your Jessie....

The brats,
Alexis, Ariel, and Alyssa

Anonymous said...

What an amzaing peaceful picture!!! You can almost see Jesus sitting there next to her holding her hand as she begins to heal.

Cris and Kristi, I don't know you, but I am amazed at how selfless one can be to be thinking of other, during what had to be the most terrifying time of your lives. You continued to update friends, family, and strangers who care, throughout the day yesterday. It is so obvious how much, not just Jessie, but your entire family is loved, not just here in Aledo, but across the WORLD!!! All 4 DFW news stations had stories on Jessie last night.

Thank you for letting us get to know your family. We are all better people because of you and Jessie. Thank you for the updates, and we look forward to more as she begins the healing process now!

Love from Weatherford.

Kimmy said...

"Jessie I love you and have a good week and also have a good night sleep. Have good days. I hope your brain heals and I you are really healthy and I hope god helps heal your brain." Love Caden.

Caden says special prayers every night. He looks forward to playing with Jessie!

We love you! Kimmy

Jo Jo said...

Jessie, you and your family are such an inspiration to so many worldwide ! Many of your Grandmother Barbara's friends are following your progress moment by moment. We all are praying and hoping and crying and caring right along side of your family for the very best healing for you!!
We have followed the progress of your surgery and journey all day. I personally hope to get to meet you one day soon, and give you more Grandmother love and hugs !
Hang Tough little Texas Red Raider !!
Love you from afar, Jo Jo

Jerry Parsons said...

Hi this is jerry from Iraq. I see she is doing good which is great news. The first thing I did when I came in to do was not check my emails. I went straight to the blog and saw that all was well. I will be checking every day to see how she is doing. I will be back in Baltimore in 2 weeks myself and will still check how she is doing. Thats great to hear all is well :)

Anonymous said...

You are in our prayers in Garland. We check your blog frequently and just want to share our support.

Shirley G said...

Greetings from Fort Worth!
Thank you so much for sharing your story and keeping us updated.
What a wonderful little girl.
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
God Bless!


Anonymous said...

Best wishes for a continued great recovery for a precious little girl. Jessie and your whole family are in our prayers.

The Hurd family

sydney. said...

jessie i love you i hope to see you soon. i cant wait to give you a hug. i mis you. love sydney smith.

Vicki said...

Jessie looks so peaceful as she sleeps. May God continue to watch over Jessie and give her strength and determination as the healing begins.

Thank you, Kristi and Cris, for keeping us updated through your blog. Your courage and strength is an example to all.

I pray for God to give your family strength, courage and peace for each tomorrow.

Topeka, KS

Anonymous said...

Our family is praying daily for Jessie and your entire family. May God continue to give you strength. You are all an inspiration to all of us.
Continued prayers and well wishes from Maryland

Anonymous said...

hello from southern Illinois i first saw the videos online from yahoo. since then i have read and watched just about everything i could find on jesse. who is a doll by the way she is so cute. my thoughts and everyone that i have talk to where with you and yours yesterday and still are!!! But i am sure that this will all work out for you and jesse. god loves her very much like he does all his little children. everyone i know will be thinking and praying for a speedy recovery!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hey hey!
Well I just have to say that this is probably the most amzing news I've heard in.....well, ever!
We've been keeping up with the blog, and I'm anxious to hear more!
And I bet she'll be up and giving everyone rasberrys again in no time!

We're all prayin' for ya!

-BreTt A.

Anonymous said...

As a father of three young children I can only imagine the anxiety of sending your child through such an invasive surgery. I am so happy to hear that your baby girl is doing well and that the doctor expects great things. Stay strong and turn to your Father in Heaven in your times of need. I send my prayers and thoughts to Jessie and your family and wish you all the best. Stay Strong!

Anonymous said...

What wonderful news and thank you for the picture. It is good to see her resting so well and that beautiful smile on her face. We have been following your family in the news but this is our first post. Your faith is such a witness to the grace and love of our God. We will continue to hold each of you in our prayers.

Anonymous said...

We're praying for Jessie and your family. She's a special little girl. We've heard Jessie's story here in Lubbock, and hope your little Red Raider has a speedy recovery!

Alysn: said...

I saw the TX coverage of Jessie's surgery while surfing the net in Germany. I just finished reading her story on the blog and I want to express my admiration for your very brave daughter and your loving family. I don't suppose you know what you can handle until it's handed to you, but I look at how you are surviving what would seem insurmountable to me and I am awed at your strength and the power of your love. Considering the circumstances, it seems impossible to believe that you can be blessed, but the evidence says that you are. I am sending positive thoughts from many miles away. I will continue to follow Jessie's progress and I expect to see great things.

Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord!

Thanks for gifts of skill for J.'s medical team and strength for the Hall family.

Boo & I continue to pray for a speedy recovery

Anonymous said...

While Jessie ordeal and triumph is truly amazing I doubt it has anything to do with God (if even there is one). If God were looking over little children they would never get sick in the first place.

Chris R. said...

Hey Guys - So great to see the photo of Jessie and Kristi. We are thankful everything went well. Dr. Carson is definitely the man.

keep the faith and call us if you need anything.

Faith, hope, and love -

The Rohlands

Anonymous said...

We are praying for Jessie and your family continually. God bless.

Wayne & Charlotte Karitis
Aledo, TX
New River Fellowship

walkingbyfaith said...

Praise the Lord!!

Still praying for Jessie as she recovers.

Love from Arlington. :)

Anonymous said...

We are praying continually for Jessie and your family. Praise God for His loving care. God bless Jessie and your family.

Wayne & Charlotte Karitis
Aledo, TX
New River Fellowship

Anonymous said...

Hello from Jonesboro, AR. I am a former Cheyenne resident and neighbor of Kristi's parents, Gary & Nancy Kelley. I first found out about Jessie's incredible story from her grandmother, Nancy. I read the entire blog from the beginning once I found out about it and have been following it ever since. I have been in prayer for Jessie as well as your entire family for several months now. I am now praying for healing and a rapid recovery and restoration for Jessie that will be nothing short of miraculous. I will continue to pray for your entire family as well as all of the doctors, surgeons, and medical personnel who are taking care of her. God has given you amazing strength for this very difficult journey and your faith has grown greatly as a result. To the many people who are aware of Jessie's story, God has really been using Jessie and your family to demonstrate His miracles, great love, and power, as well as the hope and courage He has provided to your family to sustain you through this very difficult time in your lives. It is also very heart-warming and inspiring to read all of the touching accounts about your community, the people of Baltimore, and everyone who has crossed Jessie's path since her amazing journey began. I want to give all the thanks and praise to God for getting Jessie safely through the surgery yesterday. And in the days ahead, I feel that even more amazing miracles will be demonstrated through Jessie. Thank you so much for Jessie's blog and for sharing your family's experiences with everyone. I pray that God will greatly strengthen Jessie and both of you as her parents in the days ahead. May you look to Him as your rock and in turn be strengthened for each other and for Jessie. May He comfort you and fill you with a deep sense of peace and continuing hope about the entire situation. God bless each one of you!

Continuing in prayer for Jessie and all of your family.

Jonesboro, AR

Anonymous said...

Greetings from Southbridge, Massachusetts!!! God Bless Jessie! Best Wishes for a speedy recovery. God is definitely watching over his little Angel. God Bless Jessie's family too!! I saw the article on the website and it had a link to the TV station in Texas that was reporting this story.

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Jessie will walk again because GOD will let her.