Tuesday, August 3, 2010


Hi all!

First off, sorry for the delay in blog postings -- things have been busy for those of us that are posting and we have let it go to the wayside a bit. Thank you for being faithful to check in here. We (I) will commit to posting more regularly. To answer those who have asked me, and those that may be wondering, things with Rene are currently the same. There have been no dramatic decreases or major events that have kept us from keeping you updated.

As Kristen wrote in the previous post, Rene is choosing joy in the small things, and we are too. All of your love, support, prayers, notes, and visits have really be true jewels of joy for Rene. While she is quite tired, and not feeling all that great, she loves how you are loving her. Please do not stop writing, calling, and most importantly, praying!

For those of you who may think that your comments on the blog, emails, and phone calls may be overwhelming, THINK AGAIN! While she is not able to respond to mail and/or phone calls you are her lifeline, so please keep it up!

Many have asked if you can help the family by blessing them with a meal, please see the attached link:


Read the instructions on that website and sign up!

I will post again tomorrow with an update! Thank you, thank you, thank you for loving and supporting Rene and her whole family!!


  1. Hi Rene, Rich and I wanted to let you and your family know we have you all in our prayers and thoughts. I so enjoyed the pictures of your family, the little ones especially, how much fun you were having in these pictures, you always did enjoy the kids. Love you, Linda

  2. Hi Rene,

    I'm at work, but was thinking about you today.

    I just wanted to let you know that Vicki and I enjoyed celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary at the Bella Vista restaurant in Woodside last night (hard to believe that it's been 25 years, eh?!). We met another couple there that also happened to be celebrating their 25th anniversary on the same day :^)

    I hope you're feeling good today, and that you got up for a little bit and walked outside into the beautiful sunshine, and maybe you also had some of the Trader Joe's chocolates/cookies sitting on your mom's kitchen counter.

    Even though I'm not there in person, rest assured that I'm always there in spirit and you're never really alone. You can't get rid of me that easily ;^)

    With love,


    P.S. "Greetings" from Vicki & Natalie!