Friday, December 26, 2008

Not Christmas Yet


Good Morning Prayer warriors,

I hope all of Jesse's faithful readers had a blessed Christmas. Jesse's ANC is 81 so we will be putting ours off still another day. Jericho is patiently waiting for her return.
We had a small version of the "frinzee" of opening presents when we let McKenzie open a few. She wants to wait for Jess to be home to open the rest.

Jesse ate a cracker, a piece of cheese, a piece of ham and some pineapple yesterday but around 10pm threw up. It was a little more chunky than normal so I don't know how much was digested (sorry about that). Dee, Dakota, Matt and I spent several hours with Jesse during the day talking and laughing. We laughed at Jesse so hard Dakota about spit up the chips she was eating and my eyes watered (not considered crying in my book) and Dee about wet herself (sorry Dee). Pour Matt was the abused one that got us all cracking up. It's a good thing Matt loves Jesse. I was surprised he came back to the room.

Jesse's spirit is weakening although she is much stronger emotionally than me most of the time. She wants to go home. Who could blame her. We had a visit from a dear lady friend from the church, at home, and what a blessing it was for Dee and I. We talked of her trials she has gone through and lessons she has learned and what a comfort and strength she was to us. It helped me even more to concentrate on Obedience instead of Understanding. Trusting in the Lord is not always easy when it's a difficult journey but that is what we are called to do. So many people can't understand that but the people that are .....will.

I want to thank everyone again for their generosity, love, friendship, support and prayers. This has really opened my eyes to how strong the support group is for my family. I feel like we have that Verizon guys support system except better because I know you all and feel your heart reaching out. I can't thank you all individually because there is so many but I want to say, from the bottom of our heart, we love you all and thank you so much.

Enjoy the Christmas weekend and God Bless you all.

8 comments:

Matt said...

Hahaha! glad I could help in that area. It was funny just listening to you all over the phone busting up laughing, i even starting laughing but was still out of it. ALPHEBETICAL ORDER, and i actually was looking for the the one that started with an A. I'm glad that I was able to go up there and spend those few hours, and laugh to see her smile on christmas day. I told Jesse last night that seeing her smile was my greatest gift this year. And again Thank you MR. and MRS. Catron for allowing me to be a part of her life! I can't imagine how it would be without Jesse anymore, she just has that effect on people. thank you! and had a good time yesterday, God bless!
-Matt

Anonymous said...

(Brianna Leaton)

Hey Jesse! I'm so sorry that you couldn't be home. = ( The whole week I was thinking about you, and what you are going through. Yeah, It made me want to cry. Still I have like this lump in my throat that wants to explode. It's kinda mixed emotion type though. Its happy that you are recovering, but sad that ANY human has to go through what I'm witnessing right now. Hang in the Jesse Girl! God is ALWAYS by your side! I will keep you in my prayers! I love you ALL so much! and Matt...you PROVE what a good boyfriend is. It's way better then Edward from Twilight....or any other version of a "perfect gut". You are ALWAYS by her side, and that's what is important to her.!! I will continue to pray for the rest of the family as well..that God will keep ya'll refreshed in His word, and spirit!

Have a nice day all!

Darla said...

I wish I had visited you over Christmas but it was so hectic with the kids that I barely called my own folks in Washington.

It had snowed 18 straight days in Washington. So hard to imagine.

WOW your family looks great! I am glad you had some Christmas. Meg and I really wanted to sneak away and come visit but everytime there was a chance it was way too late to call. Meg had texted you but not sure if you got it or not.

It is good to laugh. Laughing does something for us!

Jesse hang in there.. it is ALWAYS darkest before the dawn! I know that sounds cliche.

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Anonymous said...

To all you Beautiful Catrons-
We wanted to wish you all a (day late) very Merry Christmas. Sorry to hear the anc didn't make it up to 250 by Christmas Jess. Hopefully you'll get to go home real soon.
I'm glad to hear you are all cracking eachother up though(Thanks for all the juicy details Clent!! :)
It was cool last night as our extended Family gathered together for Christmas dinner, during our prayer we all lifted Jesse & your whole family up in our prayers. It was nice to know God hears our prayers, and it was like we could connect with your family Christmas night through the Lord somehow. Anyway... We love you all, and are continuing to pray for your healing, and God's Perfect will to be done through this difficult journey you are going through.
I'm praying for all the people who are going through this with you, that they will all see how Real God is, and how even in the midst of the most difficult trials in this life, WE CAN HAVE PEACE. Praise the Lord for He is Good. His promises are True, and we can Trust Him when He says, "ALL THINGS work for the good of those who love God and are called according to his promises".(ALl of us who have accepted His Gift to us, in sending Jesus to die on the cross for Our sins, and asking for His forgiveness, and receiving Him as our Savior and Lord)
Thank you Lord, you see the beginning from the end.
...I've been Trying to donate through the paypal on our credit card but... I guess it's just too complicated for me. It doesn't seem to want to cooperate with me!! I guess I'll have to do things the old fashion way. Also-Is it possible to post your address where you can receive cards for people that want to mail you one direct? I've been asked this by our family members.
We love you & are Praying for you all. Michele & Chris Alvarez & family

Anonymous said...

The address is listed on the right side of the blog.
Catrons
Po Box 365
Litchfield Park, AZ 85340
For anyone wanting to send Jesse or the family a note in writing.

Grandma and Grandpa said...

Proverbs 17:22 says that a merry heart does good like a medicine.
I have found that to be true. I sincerely hope that you ALL feel better after your bouts of laughter yesterday.

I know this is really hard on you, Jesse. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure that out. I don't mean to "preach", but want to encourage you to be strong in your spirit. And sometimes that is really hard to do, even for older people who have known the Lord for many years. We are all given choices. We are free to make what ever choice we want; however, we are never free from the choices we make. We are free to choose to trust God, regardless of how the circumstances look around us or how we 'feel'; OR, we can choose to give in to our 'feelings'(which turn into self-pity), and postpone our victory until another battle comes along and we again have to make a choice. Do you know that when Moses led the Isrealites out of Egypt to the Promised Land, which would have taken only a few days, they wandered around the same mountain for forty years because of their choices? And all but two people over the age of forty never saw the promised land, but died in the wilderness. When we get to the place of wanting to give in to discouragement, and feel like God really doesn't care after all, because He isn't answering our prayers like we think He should, we have to CHOOSE to stand firm on His Word. What He says in His Word, He will do. He can not lie.
We love you Jesse Girl, and all of the family, and we are praying God's blessings, grace, mercy, and His loving arms surround you all and lift you up so close to Him you can feel His heart beat. He loves you so very, very much.
(Sounds almost like preaching again, huh?)

Charlene said...

I am glad to hear that you were able to enjoy Christmas with your family just a little while in the hospital. Praying for your return home soon so you and your family can have a real Christmas and you all can bring in the New Year together as a family should. Come on ANC rise up, so Jesse Dee can come home.

the elliotts said...

Jess
We were all pulling for the raised ANC count for christmas..at least family has recovered enough to be with you this week. We got over a foot of snow and finally had a white christmas in this town - something everyone always wishes for but are now asking when will it go away...fickle.

Charlie says "hope you're feeling well"
Margaret says "I wish you were here for christmas"

Hope you're home soon and can ring in the new year at home

Love the elliott/altermans