Thank you. Thank you a million times. The weight of this tragedy is almost unbearable, but the words of encouragement, thoughts, prayers, stories you have shared, and the unbelievable love that you, the beloved community of this sweet family, have shared with us gives us strength. And as you know, we need it. Aunt Terry, Heather, my mom Kathy, and Betta, as well as Steven’s mom and sister, who have all been at the hospital almost non-stop since this happened, have been absolute rocks throughout this. Last night I was able to run my fingers through Jessie’s hair and tell her that thousands of people from all over the world are praying for her, and that she is going to be okay. Heather spent the night in Jessie’s room with her, and now that Jessie, Jaime and Steven are in the same hospital, it is making it easier for us to give one another breaks. Someone is always with them…we are not leaving their sides. Jeremy is in good hands and is being loved on and cared for by his dearest friends. Tim and Cheryl were pillars of this community and they made every person who walked through their doors feel like they were family. Words truly do not express what they mean to all of us (and when I say “us” I mean YOU, too!).
Medical update…Jaime got out of surgery at about 6:00 this morning. Both Jaime and Steven will not undergo any other surgeries for the next couple of days in order to give their bodies time to rest and heal. Jessie will go into surgery sometime today. We will keep you updated. Thank you for continuing to cover them (and all of us) in prayer. You are amazing!