Today was a very, very good day. Jaime blew everyone away today. We are so happy with her progress. Jessie sat up more today than she has so far and even capped the day off by getting into a wheelchair for the first time and being wheeled down to see Jaime. This was one of those moments that those of us who were there will never forget. Jess and Jaime talked to one another, and Jaime held Jess’s hand. It was beautiful and perfect; a moment we have been waiting to see. Soooo much to be grateful for today! Steven is stable and didn’t have many changes today. Jeremy is amazing. That’s about the only way to describe his strength right now. He visited his sisters today and they were both very glad to see him.
A few details tonight about the Candlelight Vigil tomorrow night at Bothell High at 6pm… First of all, we’ll be meeting at the west end of the building, towards the main office. There will be some basketball teams using the gym, so please try to allow them some space to park in that side of the lot. We have received permission from Bothell First Methodist church (adjacent to BHS) to use their parking lot, so feel free to park there. There is also an upper parking lot next to the baseball field that we have been given permission to use. We are getting the impression that there could be a large number of people attending, so please try to carpool and be respectful of the neighbors. I will hopefully have some more good news to share tomorrow evening, and Deacon Paul, a family friend of the Owens, will facilitate a time of prayer and the candle-lighting. There will be posters for each of the kids there for you to sign and write your well-wishes on, as well as a place where we will be collecting cards and/or pictures to help decorate Jessie, Jaime and Steven’s hospital rooms. If you would like to donate to the Memorial Fund, you will also be able to do so at that time. We will be taking video and pictures of the vigil and are hoping that some (or all!) of the kids will even be able to watch it live from their rooms at Harborview. They know that it is happening and are so incredibly grateful for the support that this community has poured out on them. Jess has even asked if someone can start helping her write thank you cards…leave it to these sweet Owen kids to be thinking of everyone else at a time like this. We look forward to seeing some of you tomorrow night and hope that you know how much we appreciate all of your support. We are currently at 60,000 views! 60,000! This family is so loved. Thank you for surrounding them (and all of us) during this challenging time. We look forward to sharing many more “good day” posts with you in the future!