2004 Prayers (August – December)

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Name: The Suttons Date: 2004-08-28

Comments: May the Lord bless you today, and be with your entire family …We love you all

Name: Erika & baby Skyla Date: 2004-08-28
Email: foxee259@hotmail.com

Comments: Happy belated birthday ABBY!!! Were still praying for all your needs.. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Tiffany thanks for sharing with us, i love to read about Abby. Your family has bought me closer to God. We love you all.. May God Bless Abby & the family. Love always, Erika & Skyla

Name: Philip,Tersia,Jacomien,Cathreen Nel Date: 2004-08-28
Email: nelp@emirates.net.ae

Comments: Dear Abby, We wish you Love, Joy and Peace, for always! Happy Birthday! With Love, from the Nel family, (Dubai(

Name: Kathy Felix Date: 2004-08-27
Email: kathleenfelix@comcast.net

Comments: Father, I ask for your healing covering to be over Abby, night and day. Please bring an end to all discomforts and give her physical and spiritual peace in Your presence. Please cover the boys as they embark in a new learning adventure. Let the foundations of Your love that their loving parents have taught them not be forgotten, but have extra meaning in each of their lives. Love you all!

Name: Monica Date: 2004-08-27
Email: mommyavery@charter.net

Comments: Happy Birthday, Sweet Abbie! We pray and think of you and your family everyday. God Bless all your hard work and many triumphs. We love you!

Name: Micki R. from St. Louis, Mo. Date: 2004-08-27

Comments: Darling Abby: You are truly a Child Of God! My heart and my prayers are with you. Keep up all your hard work Sweetheart..You are so Beautiful…Happy Birthday Darling Abby. Tiffany you are truly an inspiration to all Moms- keep up all your hard work.

Name: Christy Date: 2004-08-27
Email: marykayfaces@hotmail.com

Comments: Tiffany, I read this and immediately thought of you. I hope you get some encouragement from this story. I am praying for all of you during this time but especially for Abbie. Happy belated birthday Abbie!. There was a couple who used to go England to shop in a beautiful antique store. This trip was to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary. They both liked antiques and pottery, and especiall…(trimmed)

Name: Marcy Date: 2004-08-27
Email: dmtopaul@aol.com

Comments: You all have been such a blessing in everyone that you have touched through your faith and testimony of Christ and his love for us. We prayer for you. I can’t check the updates without being moved to tears for the progress Abbie has made. Your strength is beyond amazing.

Name: the ” Vegas” Varas’ Date: 2004-08-26
Email: kwvara@hotmail.com

Comments: Hey baby girl, great progress! Keep up the good work! We don’t always understand His reasons,& that’s OK, but rest assured they’re all good. JUST DO YOUR BEST & LEAVE THE REST TO GOD. We miss you all, and can’t wait to see you.Prayer Always, Love, Uncle Kevin, Aunt Lori, & Cousins Justin, Kayla and Connor XO XO XO

Name: DJS Date: 2004-08-26

Comments: I read about Abby’s progress today and inside me this song came…”God is so good, He’s so good to me.” What a treat to see her beautiful brown eyes wide open. God Bless your family – Praying and Rejoicing with you in Texas!

Name: Travis and Melissa Brown Date: 2004-08-26
Email: bunchofbrowns@comcast.net

Comments: Happy belated Birthday, Abbie! May the Lord continue to bless you and keep you. We love you and your family!

Name: Your Friends In the Firehouse Date: 2004-08-26

Comments: Hope you npticed that you said Abbie was calm and realxed in the water – Dont harm yourself so much on the IF’S – I know if takes a lotta the resposiblity – and that cant be – cause “IF” wasnt there… God Bless … You were there and still are – THAT is what is important…

Name: Mary Rose Date: 2004-08-25

Comments: Aloha, Happy B-day. Even though I’m not w/ you this week…I will be back soon & we’ll be back to work. Your OT that’s been missing in action.

Name: Mary Rose Date: 2004-08-25
Email: dessertrattlermrb@msn.com

Comments: Aloha, Happy B-day. Even though I’m not w/ you this week…I will be back soon & we’ll be back to work. Your OT that’s been missing in action.

Name: Trisha Date: 2004-08-25
Email: the_jurgemeyers@msn.com

Comments: Happy Birthday Abbie…I tried sending ou a wish the other day, but it didn’t go through. What a special day, indeed. You are a big three year old now…my, my. This will be a wonderful year for you. SO much is in store for you, dear heart. I am thrilled to read of your continued strength and progress. You keep showing all of your doctors and therapists just how strong-willed you are. Continue to…(trimmed)

Name: Lora Date: 2004-08-25
Email: lkhall1@yahoo.com

Comments: My families prayers are with you all! I had a similar incident with my son just a month ago. We were staying @ a hotel with a swimming pool. I had to go back to our room to get an other dry towel as we had 3 kids with us and the front desk only had 2 left. I said to my partner, keep a real good eye on him. She looked at me as though she was stupid. She said Lori I know. When I came back, as…(trimmed)

Name: LAMC PHARMACY Date: 2004-08-25


Name: fellow mom Date: 2004-08-25

Comments: What a great day for a third birhtday! Blessings to you all and again heartfelt thanks for your willingness to be used by God for His glory. This site is a daily stop for our family, and we always feel like it starts us out right. God bless you all.

Name: The Suttons Date: 2004-08-25

Comments: I was glad to hear about Kyle finding a friend at school yesterday. We have been praying for the boys returning to school as well as for Abby. Thank you Lord for answering prayers!

Name: Dumlao Ohana Date: 2004-08-25
Email: alohatam@yahoo.com

Comments: Jaslyn & Tierra sang happy birthday and blew out the candles on the cake just for YOU! Jaslyn is so excited that you are the same age as she is. Happy Birthday little miracle!

Name: Mary Tsunemoto Date: 2004-08-24

Comments: Happy belated birthday, Abbbie. We certainly are praying and cheering for you and the whole Vara team. I was so happy to see you this past Sunday.

Name: Estelle Lile Date: 2004-08-24
Email: estelllile@aol.com

Comments: Happy Birthday to a beautiful and brave young lady. Our prayers are with you and your family. Many Blessings.

Name: The Henning Family Date: 2004-08-24

Comments: I looked across the ocean and sang Happy Birthday to you! God, Please bless Abbie, hear our cry for her specific needs this week and strengthen her hands, eyes, voice. Thank you for sharing her with us, Father. Strengthen her family, too. Be with all of them as in Jer 29:11

Name: Candice Date: 2004-08-24
Email: chingc021@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Happy, happy birthday, little one! Oh, if only you knew what this milestone means to those who have been praying for you! You have shown remarkable progress, Miss Abbie. We love you!

Name: Andy, Elaina and their mommy and daddy Date: 2004-08-24

Comments: Happy 3rd birthday!We are celebrating your birthday in Colorado with some yummy treats! Hugs to you, your family and all your caregivers.

Name: Middleton Family Date: 2004-08-24
Email: captken@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Happy Birthday Abby, We love you!!!

Name: The Felix Family Date: 2004-08-24
Email: kathleenfelix@comcast.net

Comments: Happy Birthday dear Abby! May the Lord bless you and your family on this very special day! Love you all and always in prayer for you!

Name: The Suttons Date: 2004-08-24

Comments: I hope that Abby had a wonderful birthday yesterday! We will pray for the specific request this week, and can’t wait to get more great reports. Love yall

Name: Michelle Winegar Date: 2004-08-24
Email: mwinegar@mccaintraffic.com

Comments: Happy 3rd Birthday Abby! You’re a beautiful little angel! God Bless you and your family…..My prayers are with you all….

Name: the extended hoffman family Date: 2004-08-24
Email: gordonhoffman@hotmail.com

Comments: At Angela’s wedding, we took a picture of three ladies with whom you share your special b-day. They all send you their love from the far corners: Lisa Joyce McEachern Sinclair, Vancouver BC; Mary Eileen McEachern Rawson, Montrose, CO; Regina (Jeanie) Hoffman Collins, Houston, TX. We share your parents’ joy at having you here today! – wh

Name: Stephanie Ormond Date: 2004-08-24
Email: plumeriabebes@yahoo.com

Comments: Happy belated b-day to precious Abby!Thank GOD for bringing such an amazing little girl into the world.You have touched my heart spiritually in every way.Best wishes to you sweetie.Lots of Love, Steph, Alana & Tia:)

Name: Siuling Kwan Date: 2004-08-24

Comments: Happy birthday Abbie. So excited for you and your family. Praise the Lord for your healing. Continue to pray for a full recovery and blessings to you and your family.

Name: Mary Date: 2004-08-24
Email: rmmeade@cox.net

Comments: An amazing birthday and one to celebrate even more than usual. Abbie grows more special with every passing year. All my love and prayers for another great week.

Name: doris and tim Date: 2004-08-24

Comments: happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday….dear, sweet abbie, happy birthday to you!!! i sang this to you many times yesterday. it’s a blessing that you couldn’t hear me sing! xxxooo

Name: leslie ota Date: 2004-08-24
Email: leslie@bellevuedowntown.org

Comments: Happy Birthday Abby! I’m so happy to hear you’re getting stronger with every day. Love, Leslie

Name: Jan Taylor Date: 2004-08-24
Email: jan_taylor@acordia.com

Comments: Happy Birthday to the prettiest little girl who is a big 3! God’s blessings to you little one!

Name: clare gregory Date: 2004-08-24

Comments: happy birthday Abbie I am praying for your full recovery!!

Name: lauren http://www.prayforabby.com Date: 2004-08-24
Email: arilauren74@cs.com


Name: Maggie Young Date: 2004-08-24

Comments: HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEETIE-PIE! Wow, you are three now and look at all you can do! I hope you had a wonderful day with all the people who love you, including all of us here in the guestbook! :) Thank you for sharing your special day! OXOXOXOX “Auntie Maggie”

Name: Your Sister in Christ (Kim in San Diego) Date: 2004-08-24

Comments: Happy Birthday Abbie!! What wonderful news to hear how you are comming along – I just Praise God for you and your family – Keep up the good work little one!!

Name: Nelda Leadingham Date: 2004-08-24
Email: nleadingham@4grace.org

Comments: Happy Birthday from Roswell NM — Rejoicing with your family over the mercies of our gracious heavenly Father!! Thank you Lord!

Name: The Krier’s Date: 2004-08-24

Comments: Happy Birthday Dear Abbie!! Your in our prayers. Ray, Delane, Abriell, KaBree

Name: Robin and Patrick Lawless Date: 2004-08-24
Email: robin@scottcom.com

Comments: Happy Birthday to you Abby!It has been exciting to read about your progress. Our Lord is an awesome God!I know that you will have a long and happy life! Love, Robin and Pat

Name: Michelle Cantu Date: 2004-08-24
Email: CantuKJV@aol.com

Comments: Happy Birthday Abbie! Hope you have a wonderful day. We continue to pray for you and your family.

Name: Sunny Date: 2004-08-24

Comments: Happy 3rd Birthday, Angel Abbie!

Name: Patti Wolfe Date: 2004-08-24
Email: pwolfe309@sbcglobal.net

Comments: Happy Birthday Abbie! God has great and special things in store for you as you grow up! Keep up the hard work in therapy and enjoy your very special day. Continuing to pray for you. Patti

Name: Lori Honeycutt Date: 2004-08-24
Email: sllaasjs@hotmail.com


Name: Kristy (Friend of Hennings) Date: 2004-08-24
Email: k.schnabel@adelphia.net

Comments: I am continually blessed and touched by your updates, you strengths, AND your weaknesses. :-) Your e-mails are such an encouragement to me and a constant reminder to not take my children for granted and to see how God works in even the smallest things in life. Abby is an amazing little girl! My prayers continue to be with your family! God Bless you all!

Name: Jason, Beki, Garrett, and Kelsey Warren Date: 2004-08-24
Email: beki_warren@yahoo.com

Comments: Happy Birthday, sweet Abbie!!! We are so impressed with how far God has brought you and can’t wait to see what he has in store for you. Our love and prayers are with you! Love, The Warrens

Name: Noda Family Date: 2004-08-24

Comments: Happy 3rd Birthday Abbie! Praise God for this awesome day!We love and continually pray for your full recovery. Love, Kaylin, Chelsea, Sammy, Kathy & Roy

Name: Mary Pang Date: 2004-08-24
Email: mpang@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Hi Abbie, It is so wonderful to say Happy Birthday to you. God has great plans for you little one

Name: Cyndy Goto Date: 2004-08-24

Comments: Happy Birthday dear Abbie!! We love you sweetheart. God bless you and your loving family. The Gotos

Name: Tracey LeMasa Date: 2004-08-24
Email: t.ann@verizon.net

Comments: Happy 3rd Birthday Abbey! Hope you have a great birthday and a year ahead filled with a lot of great things. God Bless you!

Name: Kathy Date: 2004-08-24
Email: Nodak001@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Happy Birthday 3 year old!!! You are growing by leaps and bounds. We check on you (by your website) everyday and are thrilled by your progress! We love you Abbie. Sending hugs and kisses your way. The Cheer Leaders..Hurray!!!!

Name: Guyette Family Date: 2004-08-24

Comments: Happy 3rd birthday Abby!!!! You truly CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHO GIVES YOU STRENGTH!!!

Name: Ma. Bernadette D. Gay-ya Date: 2004-08-23
Email: badetgph@yahoo.com

Comments: happy happy bday 3rd abbie! way to go girl!

Name: Margaret Martin & Lloyd Asuncion Date: 2004-08-23
Email: margaret.martin@sodexhousa.com

Comments: Happy Birthday Abbie! We hope you have many, many happy birthdays for years to come! Happy Belated Birthday Tiffany!

Name: Curry Family Date: 2004-08-23

Comments: Happy 3rd Birthday Abbie! We love you and pray for you every day. Michael and James send hugs too.

Name: The Katayamas Date: 2004-08-23

Comments: Happy Birthday Abbie!!!!! We love you and pray for you daily. Keep up the good work! Love, Wayne, Julie, Renee, Randy and Robert

Name: Linda Date: 2004-08-23
Email: lindasun75@hotmail.com

Comments: Yeahhhh Miss Abby, your big 3 birthday has finally come! thank you for letting me come into your life and your family as well, to share your wonderful gifts and bring smiles to all who love you! Bless you my little princess!

Name: John, Terry&children Date: 2004-08-23
Email: photobyterry @hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Happy Birthday to a very, very, very SPECIAL little WINNER! I just burst with joy for every step you take forward! Our prayers continue for your full recovery and strength and determination in keeping up the great work! Lots of love….

Name: Maryxo http://www.onwingsoffaith.com Date: 2004-08-23
Email: musingbymary@aol.com

Comments: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, darlin’ angel, Abbie:-) Have a beautiful day & know YOU R a precious gift to us. Love, Maryxo

Name: Robin Date: 2004-08-23
Email: robins@molalla.net

Comments: HAPPY BIRTHDAY ABBIE!!! My only gift to you is continued thoughts and prayers. Keep up the good work. I look forward to each update.

Name: The Matsumotos Date: 2004-08-23

Comments: Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday dear Abbie! Happy Birthday to you! We wish you all the best on your birthday sweetie! You go girl!!!

Name: Patricia and Dwight Honeycutt Date: 2004-08-23
Email: dhoneycutt12@comcast.net

Comments: Happy Birthday Abbie and family. This is a special day in the life of your family and We are praying for all the Vera’s on this day. Kathleen’s mom and Dad

Name: The Noey Family Date: 2004-08-23

Comments: Happy Birthday sweet girl! Praise God for this special day! There is so much to celebrate!

Name: Jones Family – Seattle, Washington http://buddycenters.org Date: 2004-08-23
Email: jonesclan@buddycenters.org

Comments: Happy Birthday Sweet Girl! The Jones’

Name: Kekaulike D. http://www.xanga.com/home.aspx?user=lost_lil_hawai Date: 2004-08-23
Email: hawaiian_chica89@hotmail.com

Comments: Happy Birthday!! And MANY more….may all your wishes come true!!!…Mahalo

Name: Virginia Date: 2004-08-23
Email: dnwickersheim@hotmail.com

Comments: Happy Birthday Abby. This is truly the day that the lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in him.Love Virginia

Name: Chris Hipsher; Toledo, Ohio http://www.hugsfoundation.org Date: 2004-08-23
Email: chipsher@sbcglobal.net

Comments: Dear Abbie, Happy 3rd Birthday to you!! Tiffany, you’re a great writer! Her progress and miracles are wonderful to read about. I think of you all often and continue praying! Abbie is one AMAZING little MIRACLE! God bless you all.

Name: Calvin Johnson Date: 2004-08-23
Email: calvin.johnson@sodexhousa.com

Comments: Happy Birthday Abby! We pray that you have many blessed and happy days ahead! Angie and CJ Johnson

Name: patty Date: 2004-08-23
Email: pdelg5@aol.com

Comments: Happy Birthday Abbie, We are so happy that you have progressed so well. Always in our thoughts sweet little angel. love the galuras

Name: Snow http://www.geocities.com/kalona1982/index.html Date: 2004-08-23
Email: Kalona1982@hotmail.com

Comments: Dearest Abbey, Happy Birthday to you!

Name: Gracie Dastmalchian Date: 2004-08-23
Email: dastmalchian@sbcglobla.net

Comments: Sweet Abby, I’m so thrilled to be celebrating your 3rd birthday! Praise God! I’ve been checking on you daily and praying for you constantly! May #3 be the best chapter in your book! Blessings to your family. Trusting in Him…Gracie in Houston (friend of Elaine and Barbara Craig)

Name: Trisha Date: 2004-08-23

Comments: Happy Birthday Abbie! I hope your special day brings much love, happiness, and peace. You are an amazing little princess. You are NEVER far from my thoughts. I have been gone a couple of days, so I have been catching up on your progress. Well done, sweetie. Keep on surprising everybody…you are a doll! Again, happy birthday Dear Heart! This, indeed, is an amazing day. Let us all relish and bas…(trimmed)

Name: Lee Alden Johnson Date: 2004-08-23
Email: leealdenjohnson@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Oh Abby, Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday. Lee

Name: Angela Kim Date: 2004-08-23
Email: mrsdixon@tds.net

Comments: Happy Birthday Abby! Always in our prayers– Kim Family

Name: Ida and family Date: 2004-08-23
Email: jbib11@netzero.com

Comments: Happy Birthday Abbie!!! It sure is nice to see your beautiful big eyes and hear your mom’s glowing stories of what you have accomplished. Praise the Lord!

Name: Heidi Guidry http://www.caringbridge.org/tx/camryn Date: 2004-08-23
Email: hguidry@houston.rr.com

Comments: Happy Birthday Abbie!!! I hope your day was more special than all the rest! May God bless you and fully restore your health this next year. My prayers are ever with you and your family.

Name: The Bouquin Family Date: 2004-08-23

Comments: Happy Birthday! I know your 4th year will bring as much growth and progress as your first 3. Love to the Vara brothers. Ray and Tiffany we are with in you in spirit and thought. (the bouquins)

Name: Dave & Mary Jo Osmun Date: 2004-08-23
Email: dave@osmun.org

Comments: Happy Birthday, Abby! We pray for you and believe God is just beginning to prepare you for his use. Three weeks ago an 11 year old boy who had come to Sunday School and Junior Church was hit crossing the street shortly after the service. He was thrown over 50 feet but God was gracious and he had no broken bones! He progressing very well and is now out of the coma and into therapies and may soon le…(trimmed)

Name: The Lundell Family Date: 2004-08-23
Email: lundellk001@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Hallelujah Jesus for Abbie. Keep up the good fight little warrior of Christ. The Victory is His!

Name: Sheryl Date: 2004-08-23
Email: senoracafe@yahoo.com

Comments: Happy Birthday to our angel, Abbie! You continue to be in my prayers daily! What a sweet girl with a wonderful family! Hugs and lots of love to you all!

Name: Michelle Staedeli Date: 2004-08-23
Email: chelle6277@yahoo.com

Comments: HAppy Birthday, Abby! You and your family are continually in our prayers. Congratulations on your progress, praise God for all that He has done for you.

Name: Nancy Merzenich Date: 2004-08-23
Email: nmerz1@comcast.net

Comments: HAPPY THIRD BIRTHDAY to our hero, Miss Abby. You are God’s Masterpiece. : )

Name: Hamada Ohana Date: 2004-08-23
Email: berniehamada@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Hau’oli La Hanau! Happy Happy 3rd Birthday Abbie! Wishing you a wonderful day! Aloha, Herman, Bernie & Herman (Toshi)

Name: Aurora Date: 2004-08-23
Email: ahafer@houston.rr.com


Name: Shawn and Kevin Hines Date: 2004-08-23

Comments: Happy Birthday, Abbie! We’re all making a birthday wish for you today. Keep up the super work you are doing!

Name: The Chun Family Date: 2004-08-23

Comments: Happy 3rd Birthday Pretty Abbie! We have been waiting for this special day for you! Hope you enjoy this day with your wonderful family. We love you so much and are so proud of you for all that you have been doing lately. Great Job Abbie!! Keep it up! We love you Birthday girl!

Name: Auntie Kristy G Date: 2004-08-23

Comments: HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! We are going to have a party in your honor, it is going to be a “Hug” party we are going to hug every friend and family member we see to day and ask them to lift you up in celebration on your 3rd birthday!

Name: Marx Family Date: 2004-08-23

Comments: Happy 3rd Birthday Abby! You are in our prayers! God Bless You :)

Name: The Oda Clan Date: 2004-08-23

Comments: Happy Birthday Abbie Girl, we love you!!Vara family, you all are constantly in our hearts, thoughts and prayers…. love you all…. Dave, San, Keiko, Kaity, Evan and Vance

Name: Noralyn Haradji-Bonglo Date: 2004-08-23
Email: nhbonglo@hawaiimodular.com

Comments: Happy Birthday Abby! Wishing you BIG STEPS TOWARDS RECOVERY! God Bless you little one!

Name: Gio Date: 2004-08-23

Comments: Happy Birthday to my little friend. What a special day.

Name: larry krouk http://www.prayforabby.com Date: 2004-08-23
Email: larry.krouk@sodexhoUSA.com

Comments: Happy Birthday Abby. We hope you continue to make progress and enjoy many more happy birthdays.

Name: larry krouk http://www.prayforabby.com/ Date: 2004-08-23
Email: larry.krouk@sodexhoUSA.com

Comments: Happy Birthday,Abby. We hope your progress continues and you enjoy many more happy birthdays. You are in our prayers

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2004-08-23

Comments: Happy Birthday Abby!!!! You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Name: Cindy Date: 2004-08-23

Comments: Happy Birthday Abbie! You’re doing such a great job! Hope you’re having a happy, happy day!

Name: Odet Date: 2004-08-23
Email: odet@reventuresllc.com

Comments: Little sweet girl, Happy Happy Birthday to you. I wish you health and speedy recovery. We all pray for you.

Name: Aunt Lori Date: 2004-08-23
Email: Tropicalbreez04@aol.com

Comments: Lord, I kneel before you..We wait patiently..Do you hear our prayers…Lift Abby, do not withhold your mercy from her..I ask this in Jesus Name AMEN

Name: Connie Martinez Date: 2004-08-23
Email: cmartinez@thornburgmortgage.com

Comments: Happy Birthday Abbie!!! I’m so glad you are doing wonderful! I keep up with your updates everyday and everyday you amaze me!! I hope you continue doing well and I will continue praying for your speedy recovery. Can’t wait to see what your up to next year for your 4th birthday! God Bless you and your family…

Name: Aunt Lori Date: 2004-08-23
Email: Tropicalbreez04@aol.com

Comments: Abby…wishing you a very happy 3rd birthday, praying that a full recovery comes soon baby girl. We all love you so much and you are in our thoughts not only today but everyday…God Bless You Little Angel..Keep up the fight! Love Aunt Lori

Name: Jody & Warren Latimer Date: 2004-08-23
Email: warjo@verizon.net

Comments: We are so proud of you Abby, you have come so far. Dear Jesus, thank you for this little girl and her loving family. Happy Birthday Abby!!

Name: Terrie McCue Date: 2004-08-23
Email: mccuejt@aol.com

Comments: Happy, Happy Birthday Abby–may God bless you and your family today. The McCue Family

Name: Glenda in the UK Date: 2004-08-23
Email: glenda.odonnell@blueyonder.co.uk

Comments: Happy 3rd Birthday to Abby. I read about every day and am so thrilled with every new thing you do.

Name: Michael and Linda Date: 2004-08-23
Email: perki@whidbey.com

Comments: You are in our hearts. All of you

Name: Jacquie Griffith Date: 2004-08-23
Email: jhgrif1@bellsouth.net

Comments: Happy Birthday Precious Girl! I live all the way in Mississippi on the gulf coast and I am praying for you

Name: Debbie Date: 2004-08-23
Email: Cntryluvngirl2@aol.com

Comments: Dear, dear Abbie…Happy Birthday, Sweetheart! God bless you!

Name: Marilyn Canicosamiles & Family Date: 2004-08-23
Email: canicosamiles@yahoo.com


Name: Trace Ballesteros Date: 2004-08-23
Email: tballesteros@straub.net

Comments: Happy Birthday 3rd Birthday Abby. I wish you all the best. You are truly a blessing to us all.

Name: Purvis Family Date: 2004-08-23
Email: carissapurvis@hotmail.com

Comments: Happy 3rd Birthday Abby! God’s best to you! Christ’s blessings on you!

Name: Prayer Partner Date: 2004-08-23

Comments: HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEET ABBY! My birthday is tomorrow but I choose to celebrate with you today. I can not go a day without checking on you and I am so encouraged by what I read. GOD IS GOOD, I will continue to pray for your complete recovery & return soon!! ALL OUR LOVE & PRAYERS.

Name: Richard Gautier Date: 2004-08-23
Email: MistrGoodwrench@aol.com

Comments: Congratulations on your 3rd Birthday from all of us here on the Mississippi Gulf Coast!

Name: The Boten Family Date: 2004-08-23
Email: MelBx3@aol.com

Comments: Wishing you a very Happy Birthday Abbie! We are still praying for you & your precious family.

Name: Arlene Kanehailua Date: 2004-08-23
Email: arlenek@kapiolani.org

Comments: HAPPY BIRTHDAY ABBIE! Your strength is so amazing, god is working with you it will just take some time. So glad that you are here today to celebrate your 3rd birthday- you deserve a very big cake! Wishing you many many more birthdays to celebrate with all of us. Love, Arlene Kanehailua

Name: Jessica Forshee’ http://www.iscrapalot.com Date: 2004-08-23
Email: jessica@leavingprints.us

Comments: happy Birthday Abbie!! What a precious little girl you are and so strong! Happy to hear God is such a blessing in your life! God bless, and Heres’ to many , many MORE:)

Name: DaHea Chung Date: 2004-08-23
Email: smiling_basketball08@hotmail.com

Comments: hey abby, i hope your 3rd birthday is a great one. there are lots of people praying for you, especially my family who didn’t pray in a long time until they`ve heard about your story. thanks for bring my parents to face God. my brother and i went to hawaii kai baptist church but we dont usually attend much now because of all the other things that are going on. but i promise that i will keep praying…(trimmed)

Name: Lyn and Colin Date: 2004-08-23

Comments: Happy Birthday from Seattle, Abbie! Thinking of you on your special day, Lyn and Colin (friends of Aunt Tara and Uncle Thannie)

Name: McCoy Family Date: 2004-08-23
Email: mary_ann_mccoy@hotmail.com

Comments: So happy to read all the wonderful emails about abbys progress. She is so amazing. Happy birthday pretty girl.. we are all still praying for your continued progress. HAPPY 3RD BIRTHDAY ABBY

Name: sOnYa http://xanga.com/puddinggurl403 Date: 2004-08-23
Email: sonya_aka_milkshake@verizon.net

Comments: Hey Abbie, I hope you hAve A greAt birthdAy! And to the rest of the fAmily: we, the bAkers Are prAying for All of you! love, sOnYa

Name: Walter and Molly Strode Date: 2004-08-23
Email: strode@hawaii.edu

Comments: Never have we sent more heartfelt wishes for a happy birthday–may each day forward see another victory. You have so increased our understanding that each life is a blessing. Happy Birthday Abby!

Name: Paul Wilson and family Date: 2004-08-23
Email: pwilson@innovishealth.com

Comments: happy birthday Abby ! Your in great hands with Mom and Dad !

Name: David Baxter Date: 2004-08-23
Email: dbaxter@elp.rr.com

Comments: HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Keep up the awesome work! We are all so impressed with your progress. We do have an awesome God!!!

Name: Sue Date: 2004-08-23

Comments: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SWEET ABBIE! Today is my birthday too! I will be praying for you today and every day. Keep up the good work.

Name: Stonebraker Family Date: 2004-08-23
Email: stonebraker@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Happpy 3rd Birthday Abbie! This is the day that the LORD has made, we will REJOICE and be GLAD in it! We will sing you happy birthday, too, as Rachel blows out her 5 candles today. Lots of love, Bud, Keren, Rachel, Yael, and Gabby Stonebraker

Name: Sarah Cabral Date: 2004-08-23

Comments: Happy Birthday Abbie! love East Honolulu PHN office

Name: Becci Todd-Portland, OR Date: 2004-08-23

Comments: Happy Birthday Miss Abbie, so glad you are here to celebrate with you loving family!!

Name: The Infante’s Date: 2004-08-23
Email: ninfante@lava.net

Comments: Happy Birthday Abbie! Your strength and perseverance is amazing and encouraging to all of us. We LOVE you!

Name: Sunni and Len Date: 2004-08-23

Comments: HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEET ABBIE – couldn’t let this day go by without wishing you special Birthday wishes – Blessings and Love Big Girl!

Name: The Suttons Date: 2004-08-23


Name: Barbara Craig Date: 2004-08-23
Email: bcraig@cfbc.org

Comments: Blessings!! and a very Happy Birthday to Abbie today and a belated one to Tiffany from last week. You are definitely in my thoughts and prayers today … praying that the Abbie inside breaks forth like a butterfly from a cocoon! God is working…do not be discouraged…trust…believe…and witness God’s goodness and His mercy! We love you, my sister in Christ…I pray we will meet one day this…(trimmed)

Name: Emily Laidlaw Date: 2004-08-23

Comments: Happy Birthday. It is such a priviledge that we get to pay for you and the family daily. There is such a joy in knowing our awesome God and seeing His blessings.

Name: The Carvers Date: 2004-08-23
Email: lcarver@direcway.com

Comments: Happy Birthday Abbie!!! We continue to be amazed at what God is doing. We are praying for you everyday. Blow out your candles today. All our love to you and your family.

Name: Auntie Lo & Uncle Tim Date: 2004-08-23

Comments: Many Many Birthday Gifts for you dear Abbie, We are asking Jesus to give you complete HEALING for every day ahead– and, Comfort, Joy, & Peace. Some for the family too!!

Name: Sherri in Houston Date: 2004-08-23
Email: smallen@ev1.net

Comments: Happy Birthday to YOU Abby! Praise God you are here to celebrate with your family. I am so happy that you are making such wonderful progress. Keep up the good work!

Name: Troy & Kathleen Lanz family Date: 2004-08-23
Email: lanzhvac@route24.net

Comments: Happy Birthday Abbie!! We rejoice with you and your family as you celebrate this day. We continue to lift you up in prayer every day and marvel at God’s wonderous works!

Name: Cynthia Sugiharto Date: 2004-08-23

Comments: Happy birthday dear Abbie. Psalm 21:3-6. May God’s miraculous healing power keep on flowing, pouring out on you.

Name: Melissa Duke Date: 2004-08-23
Email: jduke@integrity.com

Comments: Happy Birthday beautiful girl! Your buddy Emily turned four yesterday and would love to share your day with you. May God richly bless you on your special day little one. We love you. All the Dukes.

Name: Gavin Date: 2004-08-23
Email: gavin@acsalaska.net

Comments: I know you all are very busy, and although we, the Carmichael’s are far away, you and Abby are in our prayers. Hang in there. We have great faith in her recovery process. God Bless you all. – The Carmichael’s

Name: Virginia Date: 2004-08-22
Email: dnwickersheim@hotmail.com

Comments: Abbie has the most beautiful big brown eyes. It is so exciting to read all the improvements and step by step she’s progressing. Praise God.

Name: Greg Chow Date: 2004-08-22
Email: chow93@comcast.net

Comments: Ray and Tiffany, Thank you so much for your inspirational updates. I read about Abby whenever I get the chance. You are blessed to have her. I continue to pray for her.

Name: Kathy Felix Date: 2004-08-22
Email: kathleenfelix@comcast.net

Comments: Abby, you are doing great! Know that we see your heart and it is strong because God is working through you! Nothing can stop you! (for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.)

Name: The Suttons Date: 2004-08-22

Comments: Tiffany, I love catching up on the news when I check the web site. It is so wonderful to read about the little steps. Our sermon today was about being faithful in the little things adding up to more than one or two big things. I think that is what is happening here. God is so good and faithful. He is bringing Abby back every day little by little. There is no doubt that the Lord is in control…(trimmed)

Name: John and Karen Date: 2004-08-22
Email: kzondlo@zondlo.com

Comments: Hi Ray, Tiffany and kids, We think you will be very busy tomorrow with all the surprises for Abbie’s birthday so we want to wish her an early and blessed birthday. God is soooo good. Love, John and Karen

Name: Kathryn, and Troy Ikeda Date: 2004-08-22
Email: *********0@aol.com

Comments: HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Abbie!! We pray for you every night and can’t wait to see you in June. Love, your cousins from Iowa

Name: June and Harry Warner Date: 2004-08-22
Email: Juniemeals@aol.com

Comments: Abby, you are always in our prayers. May God bless you and your family………

Name: Christine “Sugar” Whited Date: 2004-08-22
Email: sugmyster@hotmail.com

Comments: Hey guys! Praise God for all the progress in mi angelita’s condition. Abby is constantly on my heart and in my prayers. This is my first Sunday without seeing her and you are all greatly missed. Give her a kiss on the head for me and tell her HOLA too! Ray and Tiffany, your postitive attitude and outlook on seemingly dismal situations is an inspiration. God is truly the center of your relationship…(trimmed)

Name: Alyssa Newman Date: 2004-08-22

Comments: Hi Abby I still pray for you. I am going to be starting first grade. I hope you keep getting better.

Name: TNF Date: 2004-08-21

Comments: Evening Ms. Abby. How have you been sweetheart? Every day you just keep getting better and better. Keep up the good work darlin. I cannot imagine how challenging this is for you and your family, but with God on your side, anything and all is possible.

Name: Gayleen Date: 2004-08-21
Email: sgnelson@shaw.ca

Comments: It sure was great to have met this little wonder face to face on our trip to Honolulu for Erin’s wedding. Our prayers are with you and I love hearing of Abby’s great progress each day. Step by Step Day by Day.

Name: Monica Date: 2004-08-21
Email: mkm323@yahoo.com

Comments: Abbie and Family, You are all such in inspiration to all of us. I pray for all of you daily….that you will mount up with wings like an eagles…run and not be weary. Take care and God bless.

Name: christina ruschil Date: 2004-08-21

Comments: Abby, you are a true olympian! You are working so hard like an olympic athlete with so many of us cheering you on. May God continue to bless you with strength and the energy to endure as you make leaps and bounds. Tiffany, thank you for the “olympic” analogy. I am a pediatric OT and love the analogy you made about how so many children are truly athletes like your amazing Abby. You and your family…(trimmed)

Name: Your Sister in Christ (Kim in San Diego) Date: 2004-08-21

Comments: Dear Abbie, every time I see one of your pictures on your web site I am just so amazed at how far you’ve come!(and how pretty you are too!!) And through your mommy’s updates about you, I can see Jesus walking beside you everyday – you inspire so many little one! keep up the good work and know that we all keep praying for you to get better and praise God for his work in you too!p.s.Tiffany & family…(trimmed)

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2004-08-21

Comments: Praise God!!! He is healing your little one right before our very eyes. Ray and Tiffany, Abby is doing so well.I know you wish she would heal faster. Just hang in there.

Name: Lydia Beth Date: 2004-08-21


Name: Angela D’Ambrosio Date: 2004-08-21
Email: adx21065@msn.com

Comments: Hello Again Vara Family, I have a prayer journal which I use in my daily prayers. Abby’s name has been in it since May. I feel honored to be able to be part of your prayer team. You are all an inspiration to me, especially when you share your low moments. God is using you all for a powerful work. May He bless you all abundantly.

Name: Patricia Bufalini Date: 2004-08-20
Email: frogger@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Hey Abby!! I am so glad that I get to see you at church. I look forward to every sunday when I can see how far you have come in the last week!! Know that you are always in my prayers and thoughts.

Name: TNF Date: 2004-08-20

Comments: Tiffany, we all feel as if we know you. You have shared your innermost thoughts and feelings. We cry with you, and rejoice with you. We thank you for being so intimate with us, people you don’t even know. Hang in there Mom! You can do it. Supporters: Specific prayer request for strength, courage, and comfort for Mom and family.

Name: Mary Date: 2004-08-20
Email: rmmeade@cox.net

Comments: Glad you had some nice moments on your birthday, Tiffany. We are cheering and praying for all of you.

Name: Dumlao Ohana Date: 2004-08-20
Email: alohatam@yahoo.com

Comments: Hi Abbie! Jaslyn(3)& Tierra(2)were trying to help you out with your tongue! They were sticking it out to the computer so you can copy! Can you teach them how to use the potty, they just go thru the motions, but no real results…We are all so proud of you and all the things you’ve done so far!

Name: Kathy LoGrasso Date: 2004-08-20
Email: klograsso@copelandsports.com

Comments: Tiffany & Abby – I’ve been following your progress from the beginning (I learned of you from the angela dione page) & praying diligently for you – even waking up some nights with you on my heart. God is so faithful! I’m just overjoyed that altho the waters seem so deep they will not overwhelm you (Is. 43:2 is one of my favorites) & altho the waves are high & crashing, Jesus is in the boat with y…(trimmed)

Name: Your Friends In the Firehouse Date: 2004-08-20

Comments: Your strong faith will uplift in those tough times – All your reports and beliefs prove that – Were all behind you 110%. God Bless.

Name: The Suttons Date: 2004-08-20

Comments: Sorry, God is so good! Love ya’ll

Name: The Suttons Date: 2004-08-20

Comments: Still praying every day, anticipating great thing to come in the days ahead. God is go good! It is great to know that we can rely on him, and he answers prayers.

Name: Sunny Date: 2004-08-20

Comments: Dear God, let this be a healing day for Abbie. Amen.

Name: Anneliese Festersen Crawford Date: 2004-08-20

Comments: Dear Abby, Happy (early) Birthday! Please know that your extended family continues to pray for you and your family and to cheer for all your many impressive accomplishments. Love, Uncle Nate’s cousins in Atlanta

Name: Kristy , Gabriel, Adrian and Sophia Date: 2004-08-20

Comments: Abbie you are in ALL our prayers through out our day. Keep up your hard work sweetie, God is so PROUD of you!!!! We love you!

Name: Dave & Hazel Date: 2004-08-19
Email: dkhp@msn.com

Comments: Keep up the good work ,Abbie. Your Mom and Dad are dvoted to seeing you progess.

Name: Anita Lewis Date: 2004-08-19
Email: drlaurafan@hotmail.com

Comments: I check on Abby’s progress each day and am so delighted when there is something new to read–please don’t feel burdened on days you cannot post. We ALL know you are busy enough. But what a thrill when I can see something new. As I posted on July 21, Abby is just like a newborn; she is developing verbal skills, physical skills, etc. just as if she was born in May, 2004. We wouldn’t expect a sma…(trimmed)

Name: Joe Spair Date: 2004-08-19
Email: joemarine1@cox.net

Comments: Dear Abby, Your life is like a rainbow that appeared in the rain. You are truly beautiful and reflect the glory of God. I will keep praying and watching.

Name: Sue and Arnie Date: 2004-08-19

Comments: Tiffany, We are so glad to hear about Abby’s miraculous progress! It is just wonderful news. Love, Sue and Arnie

Name: Kathy – a friend from calif Date: 2004-08-18

Comments: I was in your beautiful state of Hawaii this past week… thought about Abby and her determination. What a beautiful place for her to “rediscover” life…I am moved everytime I read an update and realize how much we all have to be thankful for. Thankyou for showing us all that…I feel like I learn a life lesson everytime I read an update. Know that Abby is one lucky little girl to have an insigh…(trimmed)

Name: The NoeyFamily Date: 2004-08-18

Comments: Dear Ray and Tiffany, Praise God for such an awesome day! We are singing His praises in Midland, MI. Continue to tell Abbie she is loved and prayed for constantly!

Name: Trisha Date: 2004-08-18

Comments: Still praying for you Abbie. I think of you everyday! You are never far from my thoughts or prayers. I am so excited for you and EXTREMELY proud of your determination and hard work. Most would benefit if they had a fraction of your determination and strong will…people would be abel to move mountains. YOu continue to be an inspiration to us all. Keep up the hard work Dear Heart. We are all pr…(trimmed)

Name: Lee Alden Johnson Date: 2004-08-18
Email: leealdenjohnson@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Ray and Tiffany, There are people who must try to destroy others. Don’t give them the time of day. We, .who have been following your valiant and loving battle, love and pray for you and your family. Blessings

Name: Angela D’Ambrosio Date: 2004-08-03
Email: adx21965@msn.com

Comments: I was s glad to read about the improvement in Abbie’s leg tone. I’ve been praying for the relaxation in her legs as you asked earlier. God is good in His mercy. Tiffany, I don’t know when or if you will read this, but I have a strong feeling that your kids will be just fine in school. I think that that is part of God’s plan. He can use them to witness to other children who may not have the foundat…(trimmed)

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2004-08-03

Comments: Abby you are just working so hard to get well. With the love of God, family, friends and strangers you are gaining so much strength. The boys are in my prayers . They will do fine in school Tiffany. You are all in my prayers.

Name: The Sutton’s Date: 2004-08-03

Comments: Hello Vara family, As you know we love to read the updates everyday, and just praise, praise, praise the Lord for the miracles each and every day. We will continue to pray for Abby (and everyone), and will also begin to specifically pray for the kids going to school. I can’t believe that Kyle is in the 6th grade. It was only yesterday when he and Ben were bathroom monitors.

Name: Carrie (from Oregon) Date: 2004-08-03

Comments: I have been with you in prayer since this happened. I keep thinking Tiffany, that you really need to consider publishing Abbie’s story and your faithful daily updates. I pray for you all, but I believe I am the one receiving more blessings from your words of devotion and faith to the Lord throughout it all. Love to you all and may God especially watch over your sweet boys who are home missing t…(trimmed)

Name: Jill Viehweg Date: 2004-08-03
Email: jilllynn@cableone.net

Comments: Hi Tiffany. We have never met but I almost feel like I know you through your updates on Abby. My friend Joni’s son’s girlfriend, Alyssa, once babysat for Abby last summer I think in Fargo (or MN). Since Joni showed me your site back in June I check in regularly. I am thrilled by Abby’s progress. I so admire your courage and your faith. I have not experienced your pain, but as a parent I can just b…(trimmed)

Name: fellow mom Date: 2004-08-03

Comments: Your family will adjust to the boys in school because you have had the time together as homeschoolers. The lifestyle you referred to has given those kids a great foundation for this and any other big change to come. God bless you all.

Name: Patti Date: 2004-08-03

Comments: Dear Tiffany, As a fellow homeschooler, I understand the difficulty of your decision to send the older children to school. Our children also had some schooling years – I just wanted to post and let you know that it is possible to still keep their hearts, and that is the main thing. They will just appreciate homeschooling all the more when your life is less hectic and they are able to come home …(trimmed)

Name: Jennifer Schultz Date: 2004-08-03
Email: jlschultz@qwest.net

Comments: I just wanted to let you know that over the weekend, Someone was telling me to pray for your other kids and their schooling. I had no idea you were making this decision this weekend. Beyond my own family, abby is the first person I check on when I get the time to sit down at my computer. I just had this nagging feeling that school was going to be an issue, and that you needed the strength to welco…(trimmed)

Name: Candice Date: 2004-08-03
Email: chingc021@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: We saw Pastor Duane today as he visited my brother in the hospital on the eve of his surgery. He gave us an Abbie update for which we praise the Lord! I won’t give anything away, but anxiously await your next update! Hallelujah!

Name: Girlie Date: 2004-08-02
Email: ggt_girl@yahoo.com

Comments: What a blessing to know that Abby is improving very well. It is also amazing to see your family’s faith in God, it’s awesome. I will continure to pray for Abby & your family. “And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes – Rev 7:17″ Aloha :)

Name: Mary & Brian Knapp Date: 2004-08-02
Email: knappmba@email.msn.com

Comments: Congratulations on the progress Abby is making each day. It truly is a blessing to see how determined Abby is to complete the task she is given. She amazes me . I am so glad to hear that you are taking care of yourself Tiffany , getting a massage is a great idea.Brian and I came by to see Abby at 4:00 Saturday but you had left and the nurse didn’t know us so we left. Abby had just had her bath and…(trimmed)

Name: Erin, Salem, OR Date: 2004-08-02

Comments: Each day of updates is truly inspiring. The entire Vara family is loved and prayed for daily in our home. We pray for Abbie’s full recovery, for Tiffany and Ray’s strength and for the boys to all have an unexplainable understanding and patience for this period in your lives. God Bless you and keep you!

Name: Marcy Date: 2004-08-02
Email: dmtopaul@aol.com

Comments: We continue to check on Abbie daily. She is such a blessing and it has been wonderful to see this miracle happen in your lives. Our prayers will continue for all of you.

Name: Maggie Young Date: 2004-08-02

Comments: What wonderful news! I’m finding it hard to express myself but I know that God is working miracles in Abbie for her good and the good of everyone. Your struggle has touched so many people and your faith is an incredible example to us all! May God continue to bless Abbie, your family and the therapists who are working with her. with love and gratitude, Maggie

Name: Becky & Alyssa Newman Date: 2004-08-02
Email: syssasmom@yahoo.com

Comments: We are praying for Abbies continued recovery. You rock little one!!!!!

Name: Sunni Date: 2004-08-02

Comments: Blessings and prayers continue for you dear Abbie. You are our miracle. There has never been any doubt of your full recovery. We’re here in support of you and your faithful Mommie and Daddy. PTL smiles….

Name: Sue and Arnie Franks Date: 2004-08-02
Email: suesita@aol.com

Comments: Tiff, Your little girl looks so much like you at that age…it brings back such fond memories. We are so glad to hear so many of Abby’s success stories. God bless you all…Hugs and love, Sue and Arnie

Name: Donna Riffle Date: 2004-08-01

Comments: Not a single day goes by without my checking in on your updates and praying for Abby. You have NO idea how many lives God has reached thru Abby and what a great witness you are Tiffany. Having raised a ton of kids, my heart breaks at the pain you must be going thru. God Bless You & your family. I just feel that God is going to give her COMPLETE RECOVERY and what Glory we can give him in return.

Name: Familyo7inMd Date: 2004-08-01
Email: pmharral@comcast.net

Comments: Our family in Maryland is praying for Abby! What a joy it is to read her updates. Praise God from whom all blessings flow…In Jesus name we pray!!

Name: Crista Date: 2004-08-01
Email: Sahwvmom@aol.com

Comments: …”Purposeful Movement!” Praise be to God for this unfolding miracle!! Praise be to God WAY TO GO ADDY :)

Name: The Sutton’s Date: 2004-08-01

Comments: Each day we read with joy, hope, and rejoicing! Keep up all the hard work Abby! We love you all!

Name: Candice Date: 2004-08-01
Email: chingc021@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Hello Abbie and family! I am so bummed I didn’t have time to see you at church today. I will pray specifically for Abbie to continue to emerge from behind the “wall” that separates this world from the world she is in. As Pastor Duane said, “Let the walls fall down!” Amen!

Name: Christy (fellow mom-Oregon) Date: 2004-08-01
Email: christy_hawley@hotmail.com

Comments: Wow, how wonderful you progress! I know your mommy and daddy are so proud of you. I think of you and pray for you daily and cannot wait to see your continued progress.

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2004-08-01

Comments: That is great news on how well Abby is doing.Shows you what the love of God and family can do for one’s recovery. You are so amazing Abby. We pray everyday for your family.

Name: Chris Hipsher ~ Toledo, Ohio http://www.hugsfoundation.org Date: 2004-08-01
Email: chris@hugsfoundation.org

Comments: Wow, I have tears running down my face. Watching this miracle unfold… just amazing and unbelievable… praise God! The responses Abby is giving and things she’s already doing is absolutely amazing and awesome. God bless you all.

Name: Trisha Date: 2004-08-01

Comments: God is AWESOME. I am speechless! Tearless, I am not. Once again, I am filled with joyful tears. I have always felt in my heart that with Abbie’s determination and God’s will she would heal….I am AMAZED that she is doing so in such leaps and bounds. Tiffany, your prayers have been answered…all those nights that you wrote to all of us
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Name: Dorna Date: 2004-09-30
Email: dorn1213@aol.com

Comments: Welcome home precious angel! What wonderful news to hear that you are home with your family Abbie. May our good Lord continue to bless you and lead you on the road to recovery. You are an inspiration to all of us. And may the good Lord also bless your family always with strength, courage and love! My continued prayers are with all of you!

Name: Grandpa Tom Date: 2004-09-30

Comments: Good morning my little Abbie. I have your “Hi Everybody” picture in my office, for everyone to see. We love you a bunch.

Name: Trisha Date: 2004-09-29

Comments: Praise be to God! Tiffany, you touch my inner soul. your words ring so true with regards to treasuring every moment. Through you I am learning some of life’s most valuable lessons. Through Abbie, I am learning the true meaning of strength, bravery, and perserverance. Through God this is all possible. God bless you and keep you all close to His heart.

Name: Candice Date: 2004-09-29
Email: chingc021@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Yes, everyone! Please go back and read the 9/26 update! Praise be to our great and awesome God! And The account by her nurse Debbie had me bawling further. I wonder if people wonder why I have red eyes and a big red nose after my lunch breaks… Thank you LORD!

Name: Lorene Glisson Date: 2004-09-29
Email: calpito@hawaii.edu

Comments: Aloha Vara Family!! I was extremely blessed to meet most of you last Thurs & Fri!! I just wanted to thank you for allowing me to be involved with Abbie’s care!! I truly enjoyed spending time with her. Abby, may GOD continue to bless you & your family!! All my love you to you sweet baby girl!! Tiffany, I will be in contact with you to give you that CD of 7SP (7 Simple Pieces)!!

Name: Kim Torcaso Date: 2004-09-29

Comments: I send my prayers to you from a distance to embrace Abby and Abby’s Family.

Name: Lorene Glisson Date: 2004-09-29
Email: calpito@hawaii.edu

Comments: Aloha Vara Family!! I was extremely blessed to meet you all last Thurs & Fri. I want to thank you, Tiffany & Ray for allowing me to be involved with Abbies care!! I truly enjoyed every moment with Abby, for she is such a wonderful and beautiful little girl to be around. I will continue to pray for you Abby & your family, that He gives you comfort & joy!! All my love you to Abigail & Tiffany Va…(trimmed)

Name: The Suttons Date: 2004-09-29

Comments: Abby keep up the wonderful progress! We can’t wait until we can see you running and playing again. You are a special little girl. We love you and your entire family. Tiffany, you are always an inspiration. Thank you for sharing your love with us all. It makes me always do a reality check on what is truly important in life.

Name: Alyssa Newman Date: 2004-09-29

Comments: Oh Abbie you look so cute!!! I always ask my mommy how you are. I pray for you. You have very pretty eyes.

Name: dawn Date: 2004-09-29
Email: emsmom0@aol.com

Comments: hi abby! i saw you new picture, & you look great! it looked like a smile trying to come from those lips:) i looked back at her pics on her main page before the accident & she has a look almost identical to the one of her in hte tub w/ bubbles on her! jsut need the other half of teh smile but i saw a smile & glow & it overjoyed me!!

Name: Patricia Bufalini Date: 2004-09-29
Email: frogger@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: continued….along with her Bible verse from the website. I put it in the front of my binder (the clear part). I was able to pray along with my class for Abbie, and had a couple of friends whom I was able to share a little of her story with. I was so impressed with the Lord’s timing. It couldn’t have been better!!

Name: Patricia Bufalini Date: 2004-09-29
Email: frogger@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: I wanted to share something I was able to do today. In Lifestyles, (religion class), we went down to the chapel and becuse we are doing a chapter on suffering, we spent about 30 min. praying for other people. The day before, I had made a little scrapbook page with Abbie’s pictures from the website

Name: Kristy Giasolli Date: 2004-09-28

Comments: What awesome medical news!!! I just saw the note to scroll down. We will pray specifically for all your needs little Abbie! We LOVE YOU!

Name: Kristy Giasolli Sending Love… Date: 2004-09-28

Comments: Tif so wonderful to hear what God is doing in your family amidst the change & chaos. I treasure your encouraging updates, hearing firsthand that God is truly by your side in ALL journeys & that he continues to bless us with “profound treasures” along the way is so convicting. Thank you for intimately voicing what should be so obvious.

Name: The Bourque Family from B.C. Date: 2004-09-28

Comments: We’ve been following Abbie’s progress since July when we heard about Abbie from friends, Art and Michelle Gladstone. Know that all 5 of us are praying for Abbie and all of you and will keep praying.

Name: Aurora Date: 2004-09-28
Email: ahafer@houston.rr.com

Comments: Precious Abbie! What a beautiful baby girl you are – Keep up the good work – way to go on those splits!!! Happy B’day to Kyle – 12 is a great year! The Hafer Family

Name: Cheryl Desko Date: 2004-09-28
Email: redesko@bresnan.net

Comments: Abby, we are so happy for you, you are truly magnificent. One day when you are sitting around, doing nothing and decide to read these messages again, Remember how wonderful your family was through all of these times. We pray for all of you daily, but your mom has been an inspiration to us all. Also, wanted to say how beautiful you look without the tape-I think that you look alot like RJ and Kyle….(trimmed)

Name: Chris http://www.hugsfoundation.org Date: 2004-09-28
Email: chipsher@sbcglobal.net

Comments: Dear Abbie and family, I wasn’t able to check in for a few days, but am so glad to see you’re home and doing SO WELL. Amazing progress!!! Happy Happy Birthday to you, Kyle. God bless

Name: Jones Family – Seattle, Washington Date: 2004-09-28
Email: jonesclan@buddycenters.org

Comments: Abbie – precious angel, we’re off to our move to Florida. Won’t be online for about two weeks but will check in to see how you’re doing soon. God Bless you and keep improving. See you at Disney World one day! Jones Family

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2004-09-28

Comments: Happy birthday to Kyle. Hope you had a great time. Oh Abbie what a beautiful picture of you. You keep getting better and enjoy being home in your own surroundings. That has to make you all feel alot better.

Name: Becci Todd-Portland, OR Date: 2004-09-28

Comments: Wow, look at that beautiful face!! How exciting to see it without the tube. I’m glad that you are doing so well and enjoying being back at home with your brothers and cousin. Keep up the good fight Abbie, Tiffany and Ray.

Name: Mary Shemroske Date: 2004-09-28
Email: mshemroske@cfbc.org

Comments: Dearest Little Abby, I was so excited to see your beautiful new picture that mommy posted on your web-site for all to see on 9/27. It is a visual testamony that you are feeling much better, and the news of your MRI was a blessing to read as well. You are a beautiful child and I keep you in my prayers always.

Name: Jamesia Givan Date: 2004-09-28
Email: james_ia2001@yahoo.com

Comments: Hello Abby and Mom! “You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you” (Phil 4:13). Continue to be strong for Abby, she is so blessed to have a family who really loves her. She has my prayers.

Name: Kathy Date: 2004-09-28
Email: kat8100@ricochet.com

Comments: Good morning Abbie! It is so nice to see your beautiful face! I am praying for you every day and I praise God for the miracles he is working in you. He is so good!

Name: Linda Date: 2004-09-28

Comments: Abby, We are praising the Lord that you are home again. Your picture brings tears to my eyes. You look so good and beautiful. Give mommy and daddy a hug. Happy Birthday Kyle!!! We love you all and continue to pray daily and watch and wait for the Lord to do His work in you.

Name: Nanci Date: 2004-09-28

Comments: Hi Abby, Glad to see your doing well. God bless.

Name: The Suttons Date: 2004-09-28

Comments: What a beautiful picture! Praise the Lord everyday for Abby’s recovery so far, and for her continued recovery!Love rbab

Name: John Butler Date: 2004-09-28
Email: jbsueva@cox.net

Comments: I can’t believe the progress Abbie has made, and am just so grateful for your whole family. Welcome home.

Name: dawn Date: 2004-09-28
Email: emsmom0@aol.com

Comments: abby you look so good sweet girl!! of course she can see you all tiffany not so good but i can feel it, she can see, it looks like alot of her pics her eyes are spacey but i think she is in awe at all of the new stuff going on!trying to figure on where she is etc etc. abby you are truly a gift from god & i cant wait till yur mommy posts saying abbie said a word! i know it wont be long cuz you ar…(trimmed)

Name: Stonebraker Family Date: 2004-09-28
Email: stonebraker@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Welcome home Abbie, and happy birthday, Kyle! Our families seem to share a few birthdays :-) We had one tonight too :-) We hope your birthday was extra special, Kyle because we know how special you are to your mom and dad (and heavenly Father). Lots of love, Bud, Keren, and the girls

Name: Dumlao Ohana Date: 2004-09-28
Email: alohatam@yahoo.com

Comments: The girls saw your picture tonight and said “preeeety!” Hope mommy & daddy enjoyed their alone time with brother!

Name: The Chun Family Date: 2004-09-27

Comments: Welcome Home Abigail! You look so beautiful in your picture. Keep up the good work little one. We are so proud of you. We love you little girl. Your pretty face brightens our day ~ always. Big hug for you!

Name: Trisha Date: 2004-09-27

Comments: Hi Abbie…. It is so nice to see that beautiful face. YOu look wonderful! You are a miracle… you are a constant reminder to all that there, indeed, is a God…a merciful, loving God. God Bless you sweetie. Continue to grow strong. Continue to amaze us all. Keep on shining!

Name: Crista From WV Date: 2004-09-27
Email: sahwvmom@aol.com

Comments: All I can say is look at that face !!!!!!! God is so good..

Name: Ben Sutton Date: 2004-09-27
Email: roostersrule123@hotmail.com

Comments: Happy Birthday kyle, You should be glad that I`m not there because I have a horrible singing voice. I always am praying for Abby and your family, Happy birthday!!!!!

Name: Mary Date: 2004-09-27

Comments: As beautiful as ever, Abby. God bless you.

Name: Stephanie Ormond Date: 2004-09-27
Email: plumeriabebes@yahoo.com

Comments: You look so beautiful Abby!You know most people think the world of their own child.But I have a special place in my heart whom thinks the world of you. You are doing a great job. Way to go!!With Love, Stephanie, Alana, and Tia.

Name: Erika & Baby Skyla Date: 2004-09-27
Email: foxee259@hotmail.com

Comments: wow ABBY you look great…praise be to jesus….you are in my thoughts and prayers… may God bless you always.. love, erika and skyla

Name: Dave and San Oda Date: 2004-09-27

Comments: Thank you for posting this beautiful photo of Abbie!!! Precious, Precious, Precious!! love you all..the Odas

Name: Cindy Date: 2004-09-27

Comments: Look at that beautiful face! We were just waiting for that picture to be posted! Praise God! Keep up the hard work Abbie!

Name: Candice Date: 2004-09-27
Email: chingc021@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Oh, Miss Abbie! You are sooo pretty! I shed tears of joy seeing your picture today. Thanks for making my day!

Name: leean,, Date: 2004-09-26

Comments: tiffany,,i will say a prayer for you,, god bless and get well..lots of love

Name: dawn Date: 2004-09-26

Comments: abby i hope you area ble to come home this wkend & be with your family! lots of people are praying for you all around the world & you deserve it sweet one, you are an “earth angel” god is looking put ofr you & you will be able to do everything you could before & more! keep on reaching for the stars , theres no one to stop you from healing!!

Name: CSK Date: 2004-09-26
Email: Jovialred@aol.com

Comments: God bless this little girl,in hopes that she will be well now, and for the rest of her life.

Name: Renee heatherly Date: 2004-09-26
Email: cutecuddlyncrazy@aol.com

Comments: thank u lord for bringing this little abby thur surgery and to recovery, i pray she is healthy and home with her family soon. in jesus name amen

Name: Rick & Paula Date: 2004-09-26
Email: Moonbaby4all@aol.com

Comments: we all of praying for the recoverly of your daughter and with the help of all of us and the the miracle of the doctors and god himself she will pull though

Name: The Bufalini Family Date: 2004-09-25

Comments: our prayers continue for Ray, Tiffany, the boys and Crystal that they continue to have the strength to care for each other so strongly as they continue supporting Abby’s in her fight! She show such strength; we’re praying that God continutes to bless you all and help you celebrate Abby’s’ many victories!

Name: TNF Date: 2004-09-25

Comments: Little one, I pray for your comfort, and transition back home. I pray that all goes well, and you feel better. You encourage me daily Ms. Abby. Thank you.

Name: Dumlao Ohana Date: 2004-09-25
Email: alohatam@yahoo.com

Comments: The girls are asking if you got to go home…We hope you did! Your brothers and cousin must be so excited and your mommy and daddy feel “whole” again. I hope each day you are exploring every inch of your home. Can’t wait to see pictures!

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2004-09-24

Comments: I am so excited to hear you will all be home together again. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Name: Laura Thompson (formerly Hansen) Date: 2004-09-24
Email: Llynh@aol.com

Comments: Tiffany and family, I wanted you all to know I am still praying for Abbie and am following you updates via the website. I am amazed at your strength and Abbie’s strong will to get better. God bless you all! Love from Salem, Oregon. Laura

Name: The Henning’s Date: 2004-09-23

Comments: Hello Abbie! Hope the feedings are going well and you are happy to have that tube out of your cute lil’ nose!! We are rooting for you all the way and hope you are Home Sweet Home soon!! Lots of Love!!!

Name: Bonnie Date: 2004-09-23

Comments: Tiffany after writing the first time I scrolled back up to the pictures of Abby. She is such a precious little girl, and everytime that I look at her pictures I see a wonderful work of the Lord’s. Praise the Lord for her recovery so far, and for her continued recovery. We love you all RBAB

Name: Bonnie Date: 2004-09-23

Comments: Thank you Father for allowing Abby to do so well during surgery, please continue to heal her body, and continue to give her family strength through this time. I Jesus your son’s precious name. Amen.

Name: Riana Weaver Date: 2004-09-23

Comments: I am so glad that Abbie came through her surgery so remarkably well! I can’t wait to see a picture of her post-op. Praise God for His love and blessings. Love, Riana xxxxx

Name: Candice Date: 2004-09-22
Email: chingc021@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: I wasn’t sure if Abbie had her surgery as planned, so I was praying anyway. Praise God for the physical, emotional and Spiritual strength God gave her to conquer whatever medical procedures she may have to through. Thank you for the story of her trying to sit up. It only reinforces my belief that Abbie is coming back!

Name: Jan Taylor Date: 2004-09-22
Email: jan_taylor@acordia.com

Comments: So happy to hear the surgery was successful! We continue to hold Abbey up to the arms of Jesus.Bless you for your endurance & love.P.S.Keith & I enjoy Sun.services with Grandpa & Grandma!

Name: Kim Regalado Date: 2004-09-22
Email: kimregalado@verizon.net

Comments: Tiffany, You and your family are still in my prayers. Abby is such a remarkable little girl, and together your stregnth and faith will bring you to a place of healing. I am very proud of my old friend from Barrett street. All our love, Kim, Hayden and Lindsey

Name: Elaine Watson Date: 2004-09-22
Email: wslinky5@hotmail.com

Comments: HI ABBY! So glad to hear that your surgery went well. I hope and pray that everything continues going well for you. You are such a little trooper loved by your family as well as by people from all over the world. I pray your pain goes away soon and that you will feel better than ever. Keep up all the hard work little one! ew

Name: John and Karen Date: 2004-09-21
Email: kzondlo@zondlo.com

Comments: Praise God for the good news! We will continue to pray for pain relief and Abbie’s (and your)strength to endure. Love, John and Karen

Name: The Henning’s Date: 2004-09-21

Comments: Abbie! We are so happy your surgery went well and that you are not on the vent!! Cuddle your pillow really tight and tell that pain it needs to go away because you need to get ready for school!! Lots of prayers little angel!

Name: Trisha Date: 2004-09-21

Comments: Way to go Abbie! Our prayers have been answered and continue to be answered! Good job, Sweetheart. We will continue to pray for your comfort and continued strength. You amaze me sweetheart…ther is nothing that you can not overcome. God Bless.

Name: Kristy G Date: 2004-09-21

Comments: PRAISE GOD!! Thank you for watching over our little ABBIE, she will recover to glorify you! Hugs and Kisses precious one.

Name: Sunni and Len from Oregon Date: 2004-09-21

Comments: Hi Sweetie – God’s wellness plan for you is shining more brightly now. Our prayers continue to abound for you Abbie girl, and we’re so happy to hear about your successful surgery. There is nothing you can’t do. We’re so proud of you, as are your friends and family. XOXOXO

Name: wendy hoffman Date: 2004-09-21
Email: gordonhoffman@hotmail.com

Comments: So glad the surgery is over and went well. We continue to pray for her health and her progress. We can’t wait to see the photos of the “new” Abbie! Keeping the faith. – wh

Name: Your Sister in Christ (Kim in San Diego) Date: 2004-09-21

Comments: Praise the Lord for you little one! and I am so thankful that you came out of surgery ok – will continue to pray for a complete recovery and for rest and no pain for you sweet little Abbie!!

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2004-09-21

Comments: Praise God!!!! He is obviously taking care of this precious little girl. As I have also said you are a very loving family and that also is a big boost for Abbie. You are all in my thoughts and prayers daily. Keep fighting Abbie, We are all pulling for you.

Name: Barbara Date: 2004-09-21
Email: bcraig@cfbc.org

Comments: Praise God! for answered prayers for Abbie’s surgery. We will continue to pray as she recovers that the pain will subside and the precious little Abbie inside gets stronger and stronger until that is all you see the beautiful creation of God restored to His glory! You all remain in our prayers. Love, Barbara

Name: Bonnie Date: 2004-09-21

Comments: Reading the updates is always an uplifting experience for me. You all have an abundance of faith that it felt each and every day. I am glad that Abby’s surgery went well yesterday, and hopefully she will be home soon. We are praying everyday that she will recover fully. We also continue to pray for your entire family. Love rbab

Name: Trisha Date: 2004-09-21
Email: the_jurgemeyers@msn.com

Comments: Tiffany and Family…. God bless you all. What a wonderful weekend it must have been for you all. There continues to be an outpouring of love and prayers for yo all. There are so many of us who are here for the long haul…I continue to lift the Vara family up in my prayers. I am so happy to here about Abbie’s continued fight. She will be victorious! God bless you all.

Name: dawn Date: 2004-09-21
Email: emsmom0@aol.com

Comments: Abby ,i hope your surgery went well yesterday!i am glad to hear that you are enjoying eating a bit of solids here & there, before you know it you’ll be back to eating all your favorites! god bless you & your family

Name: Candice Date: 2004-09-21
Email: chingc021@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Hey beautiful! Just checking in before bedtime to see how your surgery went. I’m sure everything went well, and we look forward to seeing your pretty face in church soon. Rest, Miss Abbie, and get better. We love you!

Name: Aunt Lori Date: 2004-09-21

Comments: Hi Ray Tiff Abby and kids.Hope you are all holding up well.Still praying for us all. Not a day goes by without thoughts and prayers for Abby. She has been through so much in her little life. May God bless her and make her well. My love to you all. A hug to my baby brother Ray..We Love you so much and hate this has happened. I want it to just go away.I love you..Lori

Name: Dumlao Ohana Date: 2004-09-20
Email: alohatam@yahoo.com

Comments: Aloha Abbie! How are you feeling after your surgery? Can’t wait to see your picture. Jaslyn & Tierra were so amazed they met Abbie’s mommy & daddy, and really enjoyed the icee! Thank you for starting up something that will help another child…that is truely amazing!

Name: Hazel & Dave Brown Date: 2004-09-20
Email: dkhp@msn.com

Comments: It is incouraging to know Abbie stays on the march toward full recovery. Our prayers ate always with you.

Name: Mary Date: 2004-09-20
Email: rmmeade@cox.net

Comments: Praying for easy surgery and quick recovery. So good to read that Abby is there and working toward a full comeback. All our love to the Vara family at home and in the hospital.

Name: Ben Sutton Date: 2004-09-20
Email: roostersrule123@hotmail.com

Comments: Hi Abby! Sure hope that you feel a lot better than you are right now even though you might feel perfect. Hopefully you got your birthday presents we mailed you! By the way I always praying for you. ( I just got my E-mail address I love roosters!)

Name: The Henning’s Date: 2004-09-20

Comments: Abbie, We are lifting you up sweet angel as you have your surgery today! We await the pictures! Wish we weren’t an ocean and continent away but try to remember to go to pray when we feel we need to do something more….Love you all!

Name: Jeffrie Date: 2004-09-20
Email: jeffrie@lava.net

Comments: We pray that Abbie’s surgery goes well today. Please know Abbie and your family continue to be in our hearts and thoughts. Jeffrie and Mike

Name: The Suttons Date: 2004-09-20

Comments: We will be praying for Abby’s surgery today! Love rbab

Name: Candice Date: 2004-09-19
Email: chingc021@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Hi Vara family! Sorry I couldn’t make it to the fundraiser, but “the mail must go through!” Know that you are in our prayers daily and in our hearts almost constantly. May God be faithful to complete the good work he started in you! We love you, Miss Abbie!

Name: Lee and Carey Date: 2004-09-19
Email: carleeakamine@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: We hope that the fundraiser went well on Saturday. Our church family (Kalihi Union Church)is praying for Abby. May the Lord give you strength, wisdom, and peace of mind each day. Aloha, The Akamines

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2004-09-19

Comments: Hi Abbie. Just checking on you little one. We are praying for you and your family.

Name: Marcia Linderman Date: 2004-09-19
Email: ferrellm59@hotmail.com

Comments: I met your Grandma at the bowling alley last night, Abby and she told me about your story. I put you on our pray list at work and will pray for yu here too. You’ve come so far keep fighting sweetie. I also am putting your family on the prayer list I’m sure they are in great need of prays too. From the look of this website you sure have a lot of people that love you and your family.

Name: Debbie Date: 2004-09-19
Email: debbierbeal@yahoo.com

Comments: I admire your strength and your awesomeness to realize Abby is God’s child and He will use all His children in many different ways! I have my bible study praying for Abby! I’m so happy that you are using your circumstance to glorify God!! We will continue to pray for your peace and Abby’s recovery! (My friend Debbie Schoen told me about Abby.) We will keep praying!

Name: The Henning’s Date: 2004-09-19

Comments: Dear Abbie! We are having computer problems right now, but one of us checks on you each day! We hope you endured the silly electrodes on Friday and hope you got a sweet reward afterward for your patience! Tell Mommie to concentrate on the patient despite any report! We all see good things happening and pray for more! God’s Blessings to you all!

Name: Warren Latimer Date: 2004-09-18
Email: dc10crew2001@yahoo.ca

Comments: Hey Abby sorry that I couldn,t come to the coffee shop to see you today. But I sure am proud of you little girl, keep getting better!! See you guys in a couple of days Ray and Tiff.God Bless!!

Name: Erika & baby Skyla Date: 2004-09-18
Email: foxee259@hotmail.com

Comments: Dear Abby, were glad to hear that your getting better…we’ll be at the fundraiser on saturday… You and your family are always in my thoughts and prayers..may god bless the Vara’s.. love erika & skyla

Name: Wendy Hoffman Date: 2004-09-17
Email: gordonhoffman@hotmail.com

Comments: We continue to rejoice in your progress and pray harder for you during the setbacks. Please keep the faith! Lots of love from the New Mexico Hoffmans & the Georgia Zoryks.

Name: TNF Date: 2004-09-17

Comments: Hello Ms. Abby! Glad to hear you are getting better. My prayers are constant little one. Constant.

Name: Sheryl Date: 2004-09-17

Comments: My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Tiffany, I pray your headache will go away. Bless you and your beautiful family! I wish I was close enough to give you a real hug and tell you that we all are here for you and praying everyday. God bless you!

Name: Chris Hipsher http://www.hugsfoundation.org Date: 2004-09-17
Email: chipsher@sbcglobal.net

Comments: Dear Tiffany and family, my prayers are with you all while Abbie goes through the surgery on Monday. I think about you all often and have been praying. God bless you all. Chris, Toledo

Name: Bonnie Date: 2004-09-17

Comments: Tiffany I am praying for your headache today, and for your health, so you can continue the fight. As always we are praying for Abby’s full recovery. We love you all.

Name: Anneliese Festersen Crawford Date: 2004-09-17
Email: robertcraw@aol.com

Comments: Dear Tiffany, We don’t live close enough to be able to attend the coffeehouse/ice cream fundraiser you are having this weekend to benefit brain injured children. Is there a place we could send a donation? You are in our prayers. Love, Uncle Nate’s cousins in Atlanta

Name: Michelle Date: 2004-09-16

Comments: Tiffany I pray for refief of your headache so that you will be able to enjoy the weekend with Abby. I pray the whole family will have some good times at home this weekend.

Name: The Stagg Family–New Mexico Date: 2004-09-16

Comments: You remain in our prayers as you continue to demonstrate Christ’s love and power through your faithful attitudes and selfless actions. May He bless all of your efforts and renew your strength daily!

Name: Sherri in Houston Date: 2004-09-16
Email: smallen@ev1.net

Comments: Praise God for Abbie’s continued improvement!

Name: Erin Bouquin Date: 2004-09-15

Comments: today is Sarah’s birthday, Sunday was Carmen’s and next week is the one year aniversary of the last chemo for me and David and my 15th wedding aniversary. All good things but it means that I haven’t been keeping up with your family. Know that we are still with you and that all things good will come…. Erin

Name: TNF Date: 2004-09-15

Comments: Abby, we pray that you are doing okay. It must be a busy time for you all, even still, our prayers still busy too.

Name: Kathy Felix Date: 2004-09-15
Email: kathleenfelix@comcast.net

Comments: Matt. 18:20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. I would love to be there in Hawaii, but can’t, but my prayers go out to you. Your family’s testimony has encouraged me more than you can know! Love and blessings to you all!

Name: Candice Date: 2004-09-15
Email: chingc021@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: So, Miss Abbie has sassy new hot pink wheels! I praise God for her continued improvement, for her cognitive abilities and for the community support your family is receiving. I also pray for Abbie to come home soon, where she will be part of the family activities again. Bring her home, Lord, a little more every day! Amen!

Name: Angela D’Ambrosio Date: 2004-09-15
Email: adx21965@msn.com

Comments: I haven’t been here to check on Abby for awhile even though all of you have continued to be in my prayers. What ups and downs you’ve had in the last two weeks. I am so humbled by your faith and honesty as you write about Abby. Your little girl is touching people everywhere and she gives me courage to face my trials. Continued blessings on you all.

Name: Mary DeNinno Date: 2004-09-15
Email: alohacandy51@yahoo.com

Comments: It is sooooooooo wonderful to read about the progress that Abbie is making. I have seen with my own eyes what a devoted family you are and I will continue to keep you all in my prayers. Love always, One of your Rehab Hospital team members.

Name: Barbara Date: 2004-09-15
Email: bcraig@cfbc.org

Comments: Tiffany, please tell us where we can mail donations for the benefit since we are too far away and cannot attend. Blessings to you and your precious family. Kiss Abbie and tell her that we are so proud of her progress. We love you all. Barbara (Elaine’s mom)

Name: Bonnie Date: 2004-09-15

Comments: Tiffany, It is good to hear of the progress each day. A mother’s love and encouragement are so very important! Abby can feel your hope, prayer, and encouragement each day, and I am sure that she gets (at least part) of her determanation from you. Couldn’t discount Ray’s grit and determination in the mix. We love you all and continue to pray for the Vara family each day.

Name: Connie Burcham Date: 2004-09-15
Email: conniebucham@wvi.com

Comments: Hi Abby. I have known your Grampa Brown for several years and he told me about your fight. I have been praying for you since he shared your story in May and my prayer is for you to be completely healed. The testimony of your family will bring many to His Name for which I am anxious to see. Keep up the good work and will look forward to watching the miracle continue to unfold. God Bless you, S…(trimmed)

Name: Stephanie Ormond Date: 2004-09-15
Email: plumeriabebes@yahoo.com

Comments: I’m filled with joyful tears to hear once again,the miracles of prayers that has touched you,Abby.May the Lord be with you on your journey to a healthier life.You are in my special prayers & someday I hope to meet you..a true miracle!With Warm Love,Stephanie,Alana,& Tia

Name: Rita Date: 2004-09-15
Email: rita.dereemer@fiserv.com

Comments: Abby, I’ve prayed for U since mid June almost daily with tears, pleading on your parent’s behalf & believing Jesus for a full & quick recovery. Last night for the 1st time I saw you in my dream looking great, healthy, talking, moving and not hooked to any equipments. The Lord reminds me that in his eyes your healing has taken place, it is a matter of time for us to see it complete…Halleluiah

Name: elaine from the “little LA” Date: 2004-09-15
Email: wslinky5@hotmail.com

Comments: Hi Abby, I tried to leave a note a few minutes ago but don’t think it made it to you. So here goes again. I want you to know that you are a fighter and that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Your very special and loving family must be a great comfort to you. God Bless You All! ew

Name: Elaine from the “little LA” Date: 2004-09-15
Email: wslinky5@hotmail.com

Comments: Abby, I want you to know that I have you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. You are such a fighter and your very special and loving family must be such a comfort to you. God Bless You All!

Name: Becci T.-Portland, OR Date: 2004-09-15

Comments: My heart also breaks for Abbie as I read about her tears of pain and frustration. I can’t begin to feel what she is feeling so I continue to pray for her and the entire family. Allowing her the time to heal from this set back is the best thing you can do. I feel that she will come back with an even stronger fighting spirit and get right back on track where she left off. Thanks for keeping us so u…(trimmed)

Name: fellow mom Date: 2004-09-15

Comments: God is our Jehovah Rapha: teh Lord who Healeth. He is doing a great work in Abby, and we are all blessed by your willingness to let us see God’s miracles unfold. We will lift up baby Isabella, too.

Name: Carraine http://hometown.aol.com/risangnr/main.html Date: 2004-09-15
Email: RainaRific@aol.com

Comments: What a gorgeous little princess! I will pray for you and your family… I am the cousin of our precious baby Seth who had a similar near drown accident…I pray that God continues to bless you and your family always…

Name: Peggy Hostetler http://hometown.aol.com/risangnr/main.html Date: 2004-09-15
Email: AngelinDiskyes@aol.com

Comments: My Prays are with you…My Grandson is a near drown victim, and you story sounds very familiar to ours…Please see Seth’s website and feel free to join the PONDS group…It will be a life saver for you as it has been for us! Please feel free to contact me or my daugter Jill @ JarsR4Ever@aol.com… God bless you and be with Abby at this time

Name: Auntie Kristy, Gabriel, Adrian and Sophia Date: 2004-09-14

Comments: Hello sweet little one, I wanted to let you know your friends are praying for you at breakfast, lunch and at bedtime. Your name is spoken in prayers with such love, gentleness and conviction that I have no doubt that God is tending to their requests with out delay! Stay strong and patient, for God is with you. We Love you Abbie.

Name: The Sutton’s Date: 2004-09-14

Comments: Sorry for not writing for a few days. Our hard drive was down. We are praying today for Abby to recover from this infection, so she can continue to get better. Our hearts break when we read about her tears. May the Lord’s will be done, and she be comforted in his loving care. We love you all

Name: erica owens Date: 2004-09-14
Email: jne94@aol.com

Comments: Tiffany keep on going forward. Abbie needs to see that you see her healthy and healed in the near future. Be blessed.

Name: Frank (EMS) Date: 2004-09-14
Email: SAINSW001@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Dear Ray and Tiffany. I know it is hard to experience a setback on such a good road to recovery. But from what we have seen of Abbys strength and Gods way of working through her, there is no doubt she will come back from this even stronger. Still praying for you and Abby.

Name: Your Sister in Christ (Kim in San Diego) Date: 2004-09-14

Comments: I just continue to lift you up to our Lord and ask for his hand to be on you little one, to heal you, give you strength and peace and to be with your family – you will be just fine little one for He IS with you!! AMEN!

Name: Christi Branson Date: 2004-09-14
Email: bransonx2@chartertn.net

Comments: Little Abbie–I keep praying for you and I know that you WILL be able to run & play & ride your bike just as your momma tells you. Get well, little one!

Name: clare gregory Date: 2004-09-13

Comments: i keep Abby in my prayers, and pray for a miracules recovery

Name: amanda duhon Date: 2004-09-13
Email: hotchickdee89@go.com

Comments: I’m so sorry I haven’t been posting. Happy Birhtday Abby. Hope you have a great one! Love Amanda.

Name: The Henning’s Date: 2004-09-13

Comments: Dear Abbie, I cried tears when I read about your tears. You WILL get better. You are so amazing and such a fighter and you have such an incredible family suppporting you! We will pray for Luke , Isabelle and you, Little Angel! Sleep well tonight.

Name: Mary Date: 2004-09-13
Email: rmmeade@cox.net

Comments: I am thankful you have so many looking out for you, including Dr. L. I will pray that this week brings good things for your family and for little Luke’s family. All my love.

Name: breeana smartgirl Date: 2004-09-12
Email: brzen@cox.net

Comments: i sure hope u r okay.i really feel sorry for u.

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2004-09-12

Comments: Hi Abbie. Hope you get feelin better soon sweetie. We will pray for you. We are also praying for Isabelle, Angela and now Luke.

Name: Candice Date: 2004-09-11
Email: chingc021@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: So sad to hear about little Luke. We will lift him and Isabelle up in prayer as we lift up Abbie. Isn’t it wonderful how you can be a blessing to your friend as she travels the torturous road ahead. Give Abbie a kiss for us!

Name: TNF Date: 2004-09-11

Comments: I prayed for you today Abby. Don’t worry little one.

Name: The Lovegroves Date: 2004-09-11
Email: RhonaLovegrove@aol.com

Comments: Tiffany,Hope Abby is doing well after the surgery and things are progressing without any hiccups.May our Heavenly Father bless Abby and keep her safe.

Name: The Henning’s Date: 2004-09-11

Comments: Hello Abbie, Just wanted to let you know we are thinking of you right now. Hope surgery went well and you are healing! Lots of hugs and kisses and prayers coming your way!

Name: The De Bords Date: 2004-09-10
Email: pkdebord@juno.com

Comments: Have been praying for you Abby. Can’t wait to hear how well you are doing after your surgery!

Name: Crista Date: 2004-09-10
Email: SAHwvmom@aol.com

Comments: I am praying for Abby’s health to get better fast.But I want you to know coming to your site is like going to Chruch you feed my spirit I Thank you more than you will ever know :)

Name: Candice Date: 2004-09-10
Email: chingc021@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Hello, Vara family! We prayed for Abbie’s surgery this morning and will lift her up at AWANA club tonight. We love you all!

Name: Trisha Date: 2004-09-10
Email: the_jurgemeyers@msn.com

Comments: Hello Dear Abby….I have been away lately, but you have never strayed from my thoughts. I am so happy to hear that you are beating your infection. You are indeed a strong little girl. I pray that your surgery went well…I will continue to lift you and your family up to our Lord. God bless you angel.

Name: The Spragg Family in AZ Date: 2004-09-10
Email: mtspragg6@aol.com

Comments: Abbie, you have taught our family to pray daily together. We don’t know you, but we know you through our prayers! Keep up the good work…God Bless you and your family!

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2004-09-10

Comments: Abbie you and your family are always in our thoughts and prayers. We pray that you heal quickly. God Bless!!!

Name: The Henning Family Date: 2004-09-10

Comments: Dear Abbie, We are hopeful that all went well with your surgery and that you are recovering well. It will be good to see that pretty face without tape!! I know you will not miss that tube at all!! We will be praying for your breathing and your recovery and your family..Love you all!

Name: Erika & Baby Skyla Date: 2004-09-10
Email: foxee259@hotmail.com

Comments: Hi Abby we hope you get better soon…we’ll be praying for you and your family… you are all in our thoughts and prayers.. may god bless the Vara’s.. love erika and skyla

Name: another mom of a 3 yr old child Date: 2004-09-10

Comments: Dear Abby, I want you to know that I will be praying for you always. I wish you will get better soon. You are a strong girl, I know you can make it. God Bless You Abby.

Name: Jason, Beki, Garrett, and Kelsey Warren Date: 2004-09-09
Email: beki_warren@yahoo.com

Comments: Just a quick note to let you know that we are still reading your updates and praying for you every day. We’ll be praying especially for Abbie’s surgery tomorrow, that it will go smoothly for all involved. The strength the Lord is clearly providing for you, Tiffany, and your whole family is truly an inspiration to all of us who are praying for you. Love, The Warrens

Name: Candice Date: 2004-09-09
Email: chingc021@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Father God, we lift Abbie up to you as she rests and prepares for her surgery tomorrow. Guide the hands of the surgeons; show them the best way to proceed to accomplish your healing. We look forward to seeing more and more of Abbie as you bring her back in your time, for your purpose. Thank you, Lord! Amen!

Name: Jones Family – Seattle, Washington Date: 2004-09-09
Email: jonesclan@buddycenters.org

Comments: Sweet Abbie – prayers for your tomorrow in surgery. You’re a fighter! Keep up the great recovery. The Jones’

Name: Kim Date: 2004-09-09

Comments: Good luck on the surgery tomorrow! you all will be in my prayers and I love the lesson you shared on faithful obedience!!

Name: TNF Date: 2004-09-09

Comments: Hello precious angel. I hope that you are getting and feeling better. We pray for you little one. Don’t give up.

Name: The Noey Family Date: 2004-09-09

Comments: Dear Ray and Tiffany, We pray that all goes well with Abbie’s surgery. We pray that God will put angels all around her and keep her safe. We pray a special blessing on the doctors and nurses involved. Tell Abbie she is a very strong and brave little girl.

Name: Auntie Kristy Giasolli and gang Date: 2004-09-09

Comments: Abby we are praying for a quick and effective surgery! May the Lord watch over you and bless you with a painless recovery. We will be in intercession for you at 4pm. We love you Vera family!

Name: THe Henning’s Date: 2004-09-09

Comments: ABbie, it is morning time in Hawaii and you are on our hearts and minds. Hope the surgery goes well and by this weekend you are home! Love you all!

Name: Adrienne Carver-New Mexico Date: 2004-09-09
Email: adrij2911@direcway.com

Comments: Hey guys! Just wanted to let you know I’m praying for all of you! Abby, keep getting better! Mr. and Mrs. Vara, stay strong in the Lord, and keep trusting! Crystal, Chase, Kyle, Matt, RJ, I’m praying for you too! I love you all soooo much!

Name: The Suttons Date: 2004-09-09

Comments: We are praying for Abby’s surgery today. May the Lord watch over Abby, and comfort each of you while she is in surgery. Love RBAB

Name: cousin justin Date: 2004-09-09

Comments: HI Abby, it’s cousin Justin, I’am sorry i have’nt been E-mailing, well keep doing what your doing, it’s working great. We are all praying for you, Godbless

Name: fellow mom Date: 2004-09-09

Comments: Go Abbie, Go! WE pray for you daily and are so amazed at your mommy and daddy, brothers and cousin. God has blessed you all with each other, and you bless us with your sharing. God bless you all.

Name: The Morans Date: 2004-09-08

Comments: Dear Abby, We are so glad that you are here and that you are a fighter! We are praying that God protects and strengthens you and your family physically, mentally, and spiritually. Please tell your mom that we are so encouraged by her strength and firm belief. Continue to improve little one! In Jesus Name! AMEN

Name: Kelle ~ Salem, Oregon Date: 2004-09-08

Comments: Tara, I work w/ special needs kids and this school year, we have a little boy who, at 1 year old, had a near drowning accident. Abbie is doing so much better in such a short time…he will never progress to the point Abbie is at right now. She is one very special little Angel.

Name: Robin Date: 2004-09-08
Email: robins@molalla.net

Comments: Just thought I would write that with each age my children progressed to (now both adults), I forgot about many pieces of the children they once were. Continued prayers to and for you.

Name: Candice Date: 2004-09-08
Email: chingc021@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Praise God for Abbie’s progress! Surely He is moved by our prayers. We will be praying for Abbie’s surgery on Thursday and her homecoming this weekend, Lord willing. We pray also for the restoration of all the family’s health. Rest up, Tiffany, the fun is about to begin!

Name: Stephanie Ormond Date: 2004-09-08
Email: plumeriabebes@yahoo.com

Comments: Abby darling, you have touched my heart with your strength & courage..I had a dream that we met.During our brief time you looked healthy.Our Lord will show the world his miracles & heal you to be that healthy little girl you once were!GODBLESS..Love, Stephanie, Alana, & Tia

Name: dawn Date: 2004-09-08
Email: emsmom0@aol.com

Comments: i found out about Abby through an online friend, i check for updates daily & smile each time i see hte progression she has made. Abby you are such a strong little girl with determination, you have come so far in getting back to a normal life, but have along road ahead of you, just remember you can do anything you want,oyu are a very special girl & gods watching over you & your family & helping you…(trimmed)

Name: Bonnie Date: 2004-09-08

Comments: Tiffany, It is wonderful to know that God’s grace is sufficient. You have been so strong, and have been a shining light and witness for the love of the Lord. We will pray today for Abby’s health as well as your entire families. Love You all.

Name: The Henning’s Date: 2004-09-08

Comments: Dear Abbie, so happy you are off vent and will be praying for surgery on Thurs. Keep us posted, Tiffany, He is your haven and your words were thought provoking..the gale and the attire He has prepared you in. Lord, we pray for al their health and strength. Love and Blessings!

Name: Becky @Alyssa Newman Date: 2004-09-08

Comments: We are so happy Abbie gets to be home again. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: Matt and Lena Date: 2004-09-08

Comments: Ray and Tiffany, you are such lights to us! You really are in our thoughts and prayers. Blessings.

Name: Dumlao Ohana Date: 2004-09-08
Email: alohatam@yahoo.com

Comments: Hi Abbie! Jaslyn & Tierra have been reading your updates as your mommy finds the strength to write them. We look forward to hearing how you are doing every day. we can’t wait till you go home to show off what you learned in rehab! Tell mommy get some rest!

Name: Emily Date: 2004-09-08

Comments: Still praying…for Abbie.. for Ray & Tiffany… the twins… and Kyle… and Chase… and Crystal… stay strong & keep believing…

Name: Cyndy Goto Date: 2004-09-07

Comments: Dear Abbie, We hope you’re feeling better. We love you.

Name: Kathy Felix Date: 2004-09-07
Email: kathleenfelix@comcast.net

Comments: We are here, Abby and family, and we are still praying. Lungs be cleared in the name of Jesus! Amen! Lots of love to you all!

Name: The Henning’s Date: 2004-09-07

Comments: Dear Lord, We lift this little one up to you for healing. Help her body to heal quickly from all the germs on board and protect her from new ones. We pray for her to be rehabilitating soon. Touch her with your healing hands, Father. Amen. Good Night, Sweet Abbie

Name: Lehmann’s Date: 2004-09-07
Email: lehmanns2@hotmail.com

Comments: Abby, we will be praying for you daily. Malachi turns two in November and this just reminded me how precious each child is to God. What a blessing to know He never forsakes us and is with you every moment. So many miracles so far, and we will pray for full recovery. Love, Daniel, Esther & Malachi

Name: Nancy Date: 2004-09-07
Email: ntorns@gillispie.org

Comments: Little Abby is never far from my thoughts. Hang on to your faith…it is your strength and hope.

Name: The Suttons Date: 2004-09-07

Comments: Our prayer for you today is that the medicine/doctors get this infection all cleared up, so you can continue to recover.Your strength and determination has been an inspiration to us all. May the Lord give you peaceful rest and recovery today. Love you’ll

Name: Candice Date: 2004-09-07
Email: chingc021@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: I feel horrible that I didn’t know about your prayer requests at church on Sunday. Praise God we can approach His throne anytime and anywhere. Know that your (dare I say “our”) little angel, Abbie, is covered with prayer. COVERED! Amen!

Name: Trisha Novotny Date: 2004-09-06
Email: trisha@betterwaytolive.org

Comments: Little Abbi…You have been on my heart all day today…I have continued to pray for you …Holdl onto Jesus he is with you each step of the way.

Name: Linda Date: 2004-09-06

Comments: i sit here quietly reading my emails, sniffling with a cold, but always in comfort that abby is being watched over by all these angels and the many prayers of loved ones. praying for happy thoughts to you my little abby.

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2004-09-06

Comments: abbie we are praying that you get better soon kiddo. We are also praying for the whole family to get through all the ups and downs and life changes that you are all going through.

Name: Jones Family – Seattle, Washington Date: 2004-09-06
Email: jonesclan@buddycenters.org

Comments: Dear Abbie – will be praying together as a family for you tonight and for God’s work to be done. Hang in there Tiffany. Praying for you, Ray and the boys too. Love, Jones Family

Name: Christi Branson Date: 2004-09-06
Email: bransonx2@chartertn.net

Comments: Abbie & family–here is my prayer for you today. It’s from an Erin O’Donnell song… Hear me dear Jesus, rock this little one to sleep keep her close when she’s scared, and give her grace when she is weak. I know she’ll stumble, but I know she’ll make it through if you hold on to her just like you said you’d do hold her Jesus. She’ll hold on tight to you

Name: Hagars Date: 2004-09-05

Comments: Tiffany and Ray, We’re so sorry about th hear about little Abbie being back in PICU. We are all saying prayers for her quick recovery. Know you are always in our thoughts and hearts. Love you all.

Name: Stonebraker Family Date: 2004-09-05
Email: stonebraker@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Dear Abbie, You are so precious in God’s sight! We are continuing to pray daily for your health and comfort and that your hospital stay will be very short so that you can once again impress us all with your progress! Love, Bud, Keren, Rachel (Choochoo), Yael (Ebi), and Gabby

Name: The Henning’s Date: 2004-09-05

Comments: Dear Abbie, We are saddened that you are on the vent again and hope that the ABX will kick in and clear up that infection good so you will be off soon. We are happy about your muscle tone and will be praying for all that your mom asks. Love you, Sweetie!

Name: erica owens Date: 2004-09-05
Email: jne94@aol.com

Comments: I’ll be praying for the infection to pass quickly and for the staff’s boundless energy.

Name: Trisha Novotny Date: 2004-09-05
Email: trisha@betterwaytolive.org

Comments: Hello….What an amazing story and path you are walking down with Abby…My friend gave me Abby’s site so that I could pass it on to some dear friends of mine who’s 18 month old son LUKE drowned monday and was also revived…we are praying for a MIRACLE for Luke and Now I will Pray for Abby too….Luke’s family is much like yours they homeschool, Luke has 5 siblings and one on the way..and they LO…(trimmed)

Name: The Suttons Date: 2004-09-05

Comments: Dear Abby, we pray that you would get better everyday. We pray that you would be resorted fully. The Lord is working miracles in and through you. You have a wonderful mother and father who love you very much. We love you all

Name: The Lees Date: 2004-09-05
Email: dleeskg@yahoo.com

Comments: Ray, Tiffany and family, The Lord is with you and is carrying you through this. Abbie is a fighter and we continue to pray for her. My heart aches that I am so far that I cannot talk to her in person but I know that the Lord is with her. You all give me strength to see how the Lord has faithfully been with you.

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2004-09-04

Comments: Abbie we pray that you can fight off this infection quickly. Be strong little one. You are an inspiration to us all sweetie. God bless you all.

Name: Trisha Date: 2004-09-04

Comments: Dearest Abbie, I continue to pray for your well being and strength. I will certainly pray even harder to assure you a speedy recovery from your infection. You are such a strong spirit, Dear Heart. This is merely a bump in the road…a little bump. Even though none of us want to hear of our inspirational little angel being ill, I suppose it will force you to rest a bit….to gain your strength…(trimmed)

Name: Virginia Date: 2004-09-04
Email: dnwickersheim@hotmail.com

Comments: I stand in agreement with many others that in the name of Jesus abbie will be healed of this infection. I thank you Jesus for your power and protection over abbie.We thank you Jesus for the mighty things you have done in this family, through this family and things you are going to do. Give Tiffany and Ray strength, give them joy, and give them rest. God Bless you. You are always on my heart.

Name: Travis and Melissa Brown Date: 2004-09-04
Email: bunchofbrowns@comcast.net

Comments: We are praying that Abbie will tackle this challenge very quickly! May God bless all of you with his comfort and peace.

Name: Kelle ~ Salem, Oregon Date: 2004-09-04

Comments: You are a miracle of strength.

Name: Another mother http://hometown.aol.com/sahwvmom/ Date: 2004-09-04
Email: sahwvmom@aol.com

Comments: I am praying extra hard for you tonight to feel better Super fast :) May God be with you as always and may you rest well tonight…

Name: The Suttons Date: 2004-09-04

Comments: Just wanted to drop a quick note to let you know that we will pray especially for Abby’s infection today. Love you all.

Name: The Henning’s Date: 2004-09-04

Comments: Continued…Lots of Love!! For Abbie and the family for tonight…”In peace, I will both lie down and sleep, for thou alone, O Lord makest me dwell in safety” Psalm 4:8 Rest peacefully tonight sweet Abbie!

Name: The Henning’s Date: 2004-09-04

Comments: Dear Abbie, Some would say this is a coincidence, I say it is God….I was away last nite and could not sleep, I spent a large portion of the nite in prayer and I am glad now for it…although at the time I thought it was better to be asleep, I realize now that you needed the prayers said for you! I hope the prayers, the meds, the MDs and the enviroment make you feel well soon, Little Angel! Lot…(trimmed)

Name: TNF Date: 2004-09-04

Comments: You can do it Abby girl! We are right here, kneeling beside your Mommy and Daddy, rooting you on through our prayers and our thoughts. You Go Girl!

Name: Your Sister in Christ (Kim in San Diego) Date: 2004-09-04

Comments: Sweet Abbie, I just pray that God will heal you of this current infection(both in your Trach area and your UTI) and I pray that you will rest peacefully and regain your strength quickly – Jesus loves you little one and he answers prayers so you just hang in there and let God do his good work in you! AMEN!!

Name: Mary & Roger Date: 2004-09-04
Email: rmmeade@cox.net

Comments: We will be praying for Abbie’s infection to respond quickly to the meds and for you and Ray to get a bit of rest. All our love.

Name: Jeffrie Date: 2004-09-04
Email: jeffrie@lava.net

Comments: We’re pulling for you Abbie! We hope your UTI heals soon and you’re back to your therapy sessions.

Name: Michelle Winegar ~ Salem, Oregon Date: 2004-09-04
Email: confirmations63@aol.com

Comments: Abby, I bring this site up often to see how you are doing, many of us here in Salem do…you are a beautiful little angel Abby and our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family daily….. :)

Name: Bobby, Chelle, & Gio Date: 2004-09-03

Comments: Special prayers for you tonight. Hope you get some rest.

Name: Lorene Date: 2004-09-03

Comments: Stay strong little angel girl. I hope & pray you are feeling better soon. Remember that the sky is the limit!

Name: TNF Date: 2004-09-03

Comments: Hello Little One! How are you? I pray that you are doing well.

Name: Aurora Date: 2004-09-03
Email: ahafer@houston.rr.com

Comments: Just thinking about you, Precious Abbie, and your entire family. Praying for your continued progress and most recently your UTI and other concerns. Keep up the great work! The Hafer Family

Name: Jonesclan http://buddycenters.org Date: 2004-09-03
Email: jonesclan@buddycenters.org

Comments: Dear Abbie & Family – Packing & preparing for our big move but still checking in for your updates.Praying for you little Princess. Keep up the good work.Tiffany praying for you too & strength. Keep your chin up and look at your beautiful children. The Jones’

Name: Your sister in Christ (Kim in San Diego) Date: 2004-09-03

Comments: Dear Abbie, we continue to pray for your healing, for your UTI to heal and for you to feel better so you can get back to the hard work (and fun too) of all of your therapy sessions. You are such a blessing to so many – Jesus will heal you little one- just keep working and we’ll all keep praying! GOD BLESS YOU!!

Name: Candice Date: 2004-09-03
Email: chingc021@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Good morning! I pray Miss Abbie is doing better with her secretions, UTI, rash, blood pressure and muscle tone! Poor baby! If I had any one of those things going on with me, I’d probably call in sick and whine about it. But our Abbie continues to fight on. A mighty warrior is she! Thnak you, Lord, for her strength, determination and perseverence. May I be more like her. Amen!

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2004-09-03

Comments: Praying and thinking of you all.

Name: Adrienne Carver-New Mexico Date: 2004-09-02
Email: adrij2911@direcway.com

Comments: Hey guys! I’m praying for you all everyday! For the boys at school, for Abby, for Mrs. Vara and Mr. Vara, and all the doctors and therapists. I love you guys sooooo much! Adrienne

Name: kathy felix Date: 2004-09-02
Email: kathleenfelix@comcast.net

Comments: Romans 8:35 Who can separate us from the love of Christ? Can affliction or anguish or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? (also R 8:38,39) Father, you unite this family together and nothing can separate them from you. Amen and love!

Name: Sunny Date: 2004-09-02

Comments: Abbie & family- thinking of you and praying for you all!

Name: Juliana Tennberg Date: 2004-09-01
Email: jesus.ismyfriend@verizon.net

Comments: Dear Sweet Abby and her precious family….we pray for you and your family all through the day, every day! We have a little girl Abby’s age and she prays constantly for Abby and talks about the day Abby WILL play with her!!! WE belileve in miracles! WE look forward to a playdate! Jesus loves you all very much! Love, Juliana Tennberg (we are Bobby, Chelle & Gio’s cousins) PS. Tiffany your words a…(trimmed)

Name: Erika & baby Skyla Date: 2004-09-01
Email: foxee259@hotmail.com

Comments: Dear Abby your such a strong little girl, i praise God, i pray for you and your family every day. God is listening and he will answer our prayers. we love you Abby. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers every day. May God bless you all… Love, Erika & baby Skyla..

Name: Amy Date: 2004-09-01
Email: TronconeIV@aol.com

Comments: Abby will be in my thoughts and prayers. She sounds like such a strong little girl with all of the improvments she has been making.

Name: Nanci Date: 2004-09-01
Email: mikels222@yahoo.com

Comments: Hi Abby, Thinking of you everyday. You’ll be well soon. God bless.

Name: TNF Date: 2004-09-01

Comments: Tiffany and Ray, I will forever pray for Abby. She is daily in my thoughts and prayers. You need not worry or wonder if there are people who are praying. Even if postings are a little less on certain days, we are all with you in mind and heart forever asking God… Take care.

Name: Renee Uyeunten Date: 2004-09-01
Email: RUyeunten@aol.com

Comments: I’m so sorry that I have missed Abby’s Birthday. Happy Belated Birthday!! It was so wonderful to hear your voice in chapel on August 29th. May God continue to bless you and your family. Take Care. Love-Renee

Name: Candice Date: 2004-09-01
Email: chingc021@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Dear Tiffany,it is only natural to miss the incredible blessing you and your family enjoyed in being able to be so close all the time. But I believe that was a special gift given to you by God that not everyone gets. Cherish the memories and don’t let them cloud what He is doing now. We love you all!

Name: Bonnie Date: 2004-09-01

Comments: Tiffany, we are praying for the boys to adjust in school, and will begin to pray specifically for Abby’s UTI’s. I know that it is so difficult for the entire family, but your attitude and love has not changed! We love you’ll

Name: The Mielke’s (Angela, Chuck, Chip and Ryan) Date: 2004-09-01
Email: amielke@lanl.gov

Comments: We just found this site. The progress Abbie has made in 4 short months is truly miraculous!! Remember that when things are moving slowly. We are keeping your whole family in our prayers.

Name: Rhonda Date: 2004-09-01
Email: rhonda.jerman@lexisnexis.com

Comments: I’m praying and believing for a full recovery. Please continue to post updates and pictures. My 3 daughters (9,7,&3)and I are watching closely as Abby progresses.

Name: Kelle ~ Salem, Oregon Date: 2004-08-31

Comments: You are such a miracle Abbie. Keep up the great strides!!!

Name: The Katayamas Date: 2004-08-31

Comments: Rejoicing along with you. God is so good!! Keeping you in our prayers daily.

Name: Sunni from Oregon Date: 2004-08-31

Comments: Abbie – YOU GO GIRL – we LOVE surprises in any form!!! smiles…

Name: Janna Date: 2004-08-31
Email: jannaj@cox.net

Comments: My family and I are praying for you. You are so beautiful. Those eyes of yours shine. God has a plan for you. May he always walk with you and help you in this time of need. As he always will. I pray the best for you little one.

Name: Candice Date: 2004-08-31
Email: chingc021@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Hi Abbie! I was just on line and thought I’d check up on you! I praise God that you get such enjoyment out of the worship music at church and are able to express this to mom and dad. Ask Paul and Hilary to move in with you and you can sing and dance 24/7!

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2004-08-30

Comments: Way to go Abbie. You just keep on proving those doctors wrong. Tiffany and Ray we are praying for your whole family. We have really been praying that the boys are adapting well to school. God Bless you all!!!

Name: fellow mom Date: 2004-08-30

Comments: Great is thy faithfulness, Tiffany and Ray!

Name: The Suttons Date: 2004-08-30

Comments: Praying and praising for new miracles everyday! We love you’ll

Name: The Henning’s Date: 2004-08-30

Comments: GO Abbie go!! Reflex? I do not think so! Gve her a challenge and she rises to the occasion! Keep watching all those balloons and sharpening those eyes!

Name: TNF Date: 2004-08-30

Comments: Morning little one! We’re so happy to hear that you delivered your first package! Keep up the good work Abby girl!

Name: The Henning’s Date: 2004-08-30

Comments: Good Morning Sweet Abbie, I hope the morning goes smoothly, breakfast and therapies, challenging but rewarding for you and mom! Any mention of doing a gastric tube? A discharge plan..are they planning a release less than 90 days? Second opinions? Los Alamos maybe? We are praying for all this and everything you ask, Tiffany…

Name: Virginia Date: 2004-08-29
Email: dnwickersheim@hotmail.com

Comments: Psalm 77:13 Your ways, O God, are holy. What god is so great as our God? You are the God who performs miracles; you display your power among the peoples. Gods power has been displayed. I understand how you feal in those times when your heart hurts. Thats when we really have to depend on God to help us reach out to him and take our pain. I lift you up everyday. I will be gone for about a month…(trimmed)

Name: Jane Date: 2004-08-29
Email: aloha2oc@aol.com

Comments: I always encourage the parents of the children to never give up hope. You and your family are doing the right thing by Abby…you are an inspiration to me and to my friends who are praying for Abby every day.

Name: Crista Date: 2004-08-29
Email: SAHWVMOM@aol.com

Comments: We don’t know yet what the new Abbie will be like, but we will receive her with joy and thanksgiving just as we did the first time. You go mommy God loves you and knows this is hard on you but you will love your new Abby and cherish the past Abby :) I am praying still and will until She comes to a Full wake :) I tell everyone about sweet Abby even though I do not know you as I read all your word…(trimmed)

Name: Jon, Courtney Claire, Olivia and Choe Mohatt Date: 2004-08-29
Email: jmohatt@hotmail.com

Comments: Keep up the good work Miss Abby. We check on you everynight before bed and my girls LOVE to see your progress.

Name: TNF Date: 2004-08-29

Comments: Morning Miss Abby! How are you feeling this morning. You are on my mind and heart this day. Thinking of you.

Name: Marie H Date: 2004-08-29

Comments: dear abbie, how did you like all those balloons and presents? You are the best present your mommie ever got! I am praying for your recovery! Make sure your brothers are taking real good care of you! I love YOU!!

Name: Grandma Sandy Date: 2004-08-29

Comments: Dear Abby, went to church this morning and while praying for you, was hoping that you got to go to church also. I love you, abby and will continue to pray for your full recovery. missy sends you hugs and kisses, too. I miss seeing you and holding you. all my love and prayers go out to you daily.

Name: Maleta Joshua Date: 2004-08-28

Comments: Hello Vara Family. I heard of your little girl from my sister. I want you to know that I pray for you all too. I will tell my friends about you Abby so that we may petition God in your favor through vigorous prayer.

Name: TNF Date: 2004-08-28

Comments: I forgot something; yesterday we had a long day. We got home, took a shower, ate dinner, and headed to bed. We were all in a pretty deep sleep; Taehi woke up and woke me up. She said “Mommy, wake up, pray Abby, pray Abby first.” She loves you too Abby. You are very much a part of our family.

Name: TNF Date: 2004-08-28

Comments: Little one, I’m sorry I haven’t been posting lately. I have just been so busy. However, I do check on you daily. I just want you to know that we are all thinking of you, and praying for you, and praising God because of you. Keep up the fight.
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Name: Sunni York Date: 2004-11-01

Comments: Hi Big Girl – you are doing so good. We’re so proud of you. Stay strong and give your Mommy a hug for us.

Name: Trisha Novotny Date: 2004-10-31
Email: trisha@betterwaytolive.org

Comments: Hi…I was checking in on Abby tonight and am so thrilled at the progress..GOD is an awesome GOD….WE are praying for our little friend and her family. God Bless Trisha novotny

Name: marianne Date: 2004-10-31
Email: mroc37@aol.com

Comments: your a very pretty girl i will be praying for you. god bless

Name: Crista Date: 2004-10-31

Comments: I am thiniking and praying for you still keep up the good work

Name: The Henning’s Date: 2004-10-30

Comments: One more thought, Tiffany…is there anyway to adjust the PH of the feedings, i do not have experence but am concerned thatPH is allowing for neg enviroment for bacteria? like the yogurts, i am thinking cranberry juice…how can they do something like that via g-tube? hope this helps!! Love you all!

Name: The Henning’s Date: 2004-10-30

Comments: Hi Abbie! Back to reading your update, again…each time brings something new…so grateful for all the wonderful things happening in and around you..so happy about movement on your own :) We love you sweetie! Keep up all the hard work!

Name: dawn &emily Date: 2004-10-30

Comments: wtg on trying to crawl abbie! you are doing awesome recovering!! keep up the hard work & soon you’ll be crawling all the time!! god bless you & your family sweet one!!

Name: Kathy Felix Date: 2004-10-29
Email: kathleenfelix@comcast.net

Comments: Tiffany, you are beautiful, look at your precious daughter! She has her Mama’s good looks. Remember, the battle is the Lord’s. I pray for renewed strength for Abby and your family. Love to all!

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2004-10-28

Comments: It’s good to see your latest updates. Abbie sounds like you are fighting like crazy to get well. You are one strong little girl. You are in our prayers.

Name: John L. Conwell Date: 2004-10-28

Comments: Hang in there precious little girl. We are pulling for you.

Name: ashley http://abbynjaysmom.tripod.com Date: 2004-10-28
Email: one_fell_off@yahoo.com

Comments: God bless YOU for having the strength and courage to deal with this incident. With dedicated parents like you, and a Heavenly Father like God, Abbie will grow up to be a wonderful young woman. ps- my daughter’s name is Abigail too. beautiful name, isn’t it?

Name: The Trimmer Family Date: 2004-10-28
Email: atrimmer_1@charter.net

Comments: We may not write everyday, but we continue to pray with and for you….

Name: jeannine Date: 2004-10-28
Email: jeanninegay@yahoo.com

Comments: Can abby drink milk? If she can try the kind that has acidophilus in it(here in Tn is is Mayfield nutrish A/B) She may have diarrhea because of the antibiotics she has been on. you can also try yogurt with live cultures also. Just the pediatric nurse coming out in me!! Abby is making wonderful progress and this is only the tip of the iceberg!!!God surely has wonderful plans for her–what a testimo…(trimmed)

Name: Beth Sloan Date: 2004-10-28
Email: doug.sloan@earthlink.net

Comments: I’ve heard wonderful things about the neurodevelopmental approach. It was encouraging for me to read that you are doing it. We will also be starting it soon with Jacob — with reading difficulties. It’s amazing what the brain is capable of doing. I think God just confirmed once again, through you, that we are looking in the right direction for Jacob’s help. You are in my prayers — always. I …(trimmed)

Name: Bonnie Date: 2004-10-28

Comments: Tiffany, each time I read your updates I am amazed by Abby’s progress, but I am also amazed and humbled by you. Your reports are uplifting, your faith is so strong, and you are a great witness. We are ever praying for precious Abby and your entire family. We love you all.

Name: TNF Date: 2004-10-28

Comments: So proud of you little one. We are praying hard for you Abby. We are praying hard for your family too. Keep up the hard work, persevere, with God’s help, we will all make it through.

Name: Cheryl Desko Date: 2004-10-28
Email: rdesko@bresnan.net

Comments: Abby, just wanted to say that we love you. Keep up the good work, you are truly a special little girl!

Name: The Henning’s Date: 2004-10-28

Comments: Abbie! That was an INCREDIBLE update and so worth waiting for!! I am sure you know that butterflies are a sign of NEW LIFE! and what your mom saw was a witness that God does send us messages if we choose to open our minds and hearts to them! I have seen you in fatigues (pregnant with twins, too) and you always looked beautiful to me, Tiffany. You go, Mommie and we will all continue to pray fo…(trimmed)

Name: Mary Date: 2004-10-27

Comments: Thinking of you all…here’s where Abbie’s own strong will is a wonderful asset, along with family love and faith. You’re doing what you need to do, Tiff, lipstick, uncut hair, or whatever!

Name: Cynthia Date: 2004-10-27
Email: farrelld002@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Dear Tiffany: We continue to pray for Abby,you, Ray and the rest of your family. We check Abby’s “status” daily and we thank you for taking the time to update us all with her progress. God Bless. Love – Cynthia and Dwaine

Name: Grampa Tom in Oregon Date: 2004-10-27

Comments: My arms continue to be around you constantly. Continue to improve so that we can walk together in the near future. I love you.

Name: The Chun’s Date: 2004-10-27

Comments: Tiff & Ray, Thanks for the great update! Keep up the good work Abbie. We love and miss all of you and can’t wait to see you all again. Thinking about you always! Way to go Abbie!

Name: The Patton’s Date: 2004-10-27

Comments: Hi Tiff – just hoping and praying that everything is still improving. Thinking and praying for you and your family.

Name: Anita Lewis Date: 2004-10-27
Email: drlaurafan@hotmail.com

Comments: Tiffany–you are worrying us. Hope you aren’t sick. We are eager to know what to pray for Abbie–but we are patient, too. God bless you and each member of your family and especially little Abbie.

Name: Trisha Date: 2004-10-27

Comments: Still praying Abbie!!! Keep up the good fight! You continue to amaze me, as our Lord continues to leave me awestruck. You are an inspiration to all…as is your family. Much love to you Dear Heart.

Name: Rhonda Date: 2004-10-26
Email: rhonda.jerman@lexisnexis.com

Comments: I’m anxious for your next report. I can’t wait to see what God is doing this week.

Name: The Henning’s Date: 2004-10-26

Comments: The adventures of computers!! When they work, Great! And when they don’t AGHH!! Glad to hear there is JOY there. Must be blossoming from all that FAITH and all that LOVE! Keep finding good in the running but take time to nourish, feed and rest, too! Just a little mommie reminder :) Love you all!!

Name: Frances McNeil Date: 2004-10-26
Email: franjane@sbcglobal.net

Comments: Cathy, I am Peggy Fogle’s sister and I have added Addy to the prayer list at my church, Sharon Missionary Baptist in Benton, Arkansas. You all are in our prayers!!!!! Frances McNeil

Name: Dumlao Ohana Date: 2004-10-26

Comments: Aloha Abbie! The girls were asking if you like school. Jaslyn wants to go to school but she has to be fully potty trained..can you help her? Are you going to dress up for Halloween? Jaslyn is Tinkerbell and Tierra is a bug with wings! We pray for you every night! (& for mommy & daddy & brothers too!)

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2004-10-25

Comments: You are all in my prayers.

Name: Karen Z Date: 2004-10-25
Email: kzondlo@zondlo.com

Comments: Hi Tiffany, I pray your computers will get fixed so we can hear all about Abbie’s progress. You are loved and not forgotten.

Name: Jenny Holly Date: 2004-10-25
Email: hollyhurricanes@insightbb.com

Comments: Abby’s story could be almost read as Gabbie’s story. God is currently bringing us though nearly the same situation. My Gabbie is visibly “severely damaged”, but I know that it is only a matter of time before I have my baby back, restored to me; for it is an easy thing to God (Jer 32:27). And He is forever faithful (Ps. 89:8, 1 Cor. 1:9, 2 Cor 1:18, Lam. 3:22-24, 1 Thes. 5:24, Heb 10:23). And…(trimmed)

Name: Tiffany http://prayforabby.com Date: 2004-10-25

Comments: Our computers are on the blink. Abbie is doing AWESOME! Great things are happening. I have found joy in running this race. More details to come. KEEP PRAYING AND PRAISING!

Name: Nancy Torns Date: 2004-10-25
Email: ntorns@yahoo.com

Comments: I continue to say Abby’s name in church each Sunday and pray for your continued faith. With love from San Diego!

Name: Candice Date: 2004-10-25
Email: chingc021@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Hi Miss Abby! So happy to read that your hearing tests will be redone. Rememeber, you have all your teenage years to have “selective hearing.” No need to be in any rush. We love you! Keep on cluckin’!

Name: TNF Date: 2004-10-24

Comments: Hello Little one. I’m thinking about you. I pray for your transition and your health. We’re right here behind you. Take care Vara Family. Our prayers are with you always.

Name: Gio Date: 2004-10-24

Comments: It was nice to see you the other day. I hope I can visit again soon. We can play and pray together. :-)

Name: Marie Henning Date: 2004-10-24

Comments: Dear Abbie, I am glad that you can cluck and I hope you will be able to learn some words soon. I am happy you are home with your family & you are a very blessed little girl. I will be praying for you always! Love,marie :) :)

Name: mike hammack Date: 2004-10-23
Email: kanhandco2@aol.com

Comments: i saw abbys story on club hot rod and it sure changed my outlook on life, kinda thought i had some problems, but now it looks like i dont, but with the prayers and a family like she has i belive the best will come out of a bad situation. may god bless you.

Name: mike hammack Date: 2004-10-23
Email: kanhandco2@aol.com

Comments: i saw abbys story on club hot rod and it sure changed my outlook on life, kinda thought i had a problem, but it looks like i dont, but with the prayers and a fimely

Name: 67birdoprey Date: 2004-10-23
Email: dchodges@bellsouth.net

Comments: my prayers are with you

Name: Virginia Date: 2004-10-23
Email: dnwickersheim@hotmail.com

Comments: Dear Jesus, We thank you today for Abbie and the wonderful gift she is to us. Thank you for the new steps in her life. Thank you for wholeness in your time. I pray lord as she is in school that she will become more stimulated with the sounds of other children. I am reminded this week that everything that ever happened, happened by faith, from Abraham to Joshua to Moses to the birth of Jesus. We…(trimmed)

Name: Jeri Mulder Date: 2004-10-23
Email: jerilynne35@earthlink.net

Comments: Dear Vara Family, I just found your website through the ClubHotRod Forums…My sign on name is Jerilynne1965. I just want you to know that your faith throughout the past few months represented on these pages and past forums on CHR touched and inspires me. I will be praying for you daily & checking your site often for updates. Peace.

Name: Cassie Date: 2004-10-22
Email: carriebearie8@comcast.net

Comments: Hi my name is Cassie and I am 9 years old.My mom and I have been checking on Abby since we’ve heard about her on a prayer chain from church.We were wondering if you would like to e-mail us @ carriebearie8@comcast.net?We’re praying for Abby and checking on her often. From, Carrie & Cassie

Name: Virgil & Reta Griffin Date: 2004-10-22
Email: vrgriff@aol.com

Comments: Thanks for the updates on sweet Abby. We are praying daily for Abby and you. Love, Griffins

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2004-10-22

Comments: Abbie sounds like you had a great first day at school. It is so wonderful how God has put all these special people in your life to help you recover. Your updates are always a gift to read. Thank You.

Name: Crista Date: 2004-10-21
Email: SAHWVMOM@aol.com

Comments: HI there YES,It’s me When LOL …You are doing a wonderful Job Mommy AKA YES I do not know you though I feel like I do and the way I talk bout Abby you would think she is right next door LOL Keep up the good work

Name: TNF Date: 2004-10-21

Comments: Hello there Ms. Abby! Wow! You are in school already! We are so proud of you and your family. Keep up the good work sweetie. We are praying for you always.

Name: The Suttons Date: 2004-10-20

Comments: Tiffany, how uplifting to read your updates. Praise the Lord who blesses us so abundantly!

Name: Trisha Date: 2004-10-20

Comments: Still praying for you Abbie…I think of you each day and revel in your continuing progress. Although you may not hear from me as often as I would like…you and your wonderful family are in my thoughts daily. Keep up the good work! Keep amazing everyone! We love angel.

Name: Melissa Date: 2004-10-20
Email: jduke@integrity.com

Comments: Hi Abbie,Just a quick hello from Los Alamos.Emily continues to pray for you daily.We are all so proud of how well you are doing and hope your first day at school was wonderful.You have greatly blessed us. Love,Jamie Melissa Emily & Ryan(born 9-1)

Name: Hobbs Family Date: 2004-10-19

Comments: Just checking in to see how you’re doing, Pretty Girl. We all hope you’ve had a great week!

Name: The Henning’s Date: 2004-10-19

Comments: Hello Abbie.. i was thinking of you and mommie at 9:30am and the rest of the day. I hope it was a good first day and i am sure you are probably exhausted. glad to hear that you are acting like a 3 year old and growing like one, too. To this community though, I think you will always be “our” little girl! Many prayers for all those tests and for mommie’s strength. We love you all!

Name: Kim Boykin Date: 2004-10-19
Email: kimboykin@aol.com

Comments: Abbie is truly blessed to have such a loving Christian family. I look forward to your updates and have sent this website to over 50 friends and family members. I believe your faith and convictions have touched so many people. We are all praying for God’s hand in Abbie’s recovery.

Name: The Sutton’s Date: 2004-10-19

Comments: We were very happy to read your update about the fluid in her ears, so the test was not accurate. (that sounds funny to say were were glad a test was not accurate)we will pray today for Abby starting school! yeah! She is starting school! That sayes alot about her continued recovery! We love you all. RBAB

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2004-10-19

Comments: Abbie you have fun at school. You all are always in my thoughts and prayers. Abbie you go girl, show all those adults you have some spunk. You are a little fighter.

Name: The Bufalini Family Date: 2004-10-19

Comments: We’re praying that Abby has a wonderfujl day starting school and that she, as well as her teachers are blessed with progress each and every day! And that Tiffany gets some rest! Have a great day!

Name: Luke’s Dad Date: 2004-10-19

Comments: Thank You for sharing Abbie’s story with us.

Name: Your Friends In the Firehouse Date: 2004-10-19

Comments: Struggles and circumstance bring nothing more than victory and success. With the power of those around you , and caring, loving teachers, you will find that beautiful blossom that awaits. God Bless.

Name: Cyndy Goto Date: 2004-10-19

Comments: Hi Abbie, We’ll pray that you’ll have a great time in school tomorrow. We love you and your family.

Name: Erika & baby skyla Date: 2004-10-18
Email: foxee259@hotmail.com

Comments: Abby i hope you have a great first day at school..tiffany i will be praying for abby and the family..take care and may god bless you all. love always erika and skyla

Name: Mary Date: 2004-10-18
Email: rmmeade@cox.net

Comments: Your account of the hearing test reminds me again that you need to trust your instincts and your faith. Hang in there, Tiffany, my prayers and love go out to you each day. Eager to see you all in January – Mary

Name: Carol Relyea Date: 2004-10-18
Email: cjrwolf1@msn.com

Comments: Ray, Marlene gave me Abby’s website so I just wanted to tell you that I’m thinking of you all and God does give us miracles. We miss you here in Los Alamos.

Name: Rehab Hospital support staff Date: 2004-10-18

Comments: Dear Vara family It’s great to hear that Abby is doing so well and we will continue praying for her full recovery.

Name: The Henning’s Date: 2004-10-17

Comments: Dear Abbie, we hope you continued to have an exciting week. I read the post again and thought about the verse your mom put under your picture and realized that her watch, brought on by morning prayer, brought wonderful mercies on Monday..sounds just like the verse she picked. We love you Sweet Abbie

Name: Austin and Suzette Henderson Date: 2004-10-17
Email: ashenderson@msn.com

Comments: WE just wanted you to know that you are all still in our thoughts and prayers. We look forward to the updates and so happy how Abby is progressing. We love you all so much and just know that we are with you. Love-The Henderson’s

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2004-10-17

Comments: You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I pray Abbie and you all have a good week.

Name: Hannah Date: 2004-10-17
Email: kres\ativemel@aol.com

Comments: I am praying for your family

Name: rachel w. Date: 2004-10-16
Email: jwiley666@comcast.net

Comments: hi, I hope you get better. I read your website often.

Name: rachel w. Date: 2004-10-16

Comments: hi, I hope you get better. I read your website often.

Name: Aunt Lori Date: 2004-10-15
Email: Tropicalbreez04@yahoo.com

Comments: Hi Ray,Tiffany,Abby, and Family I am happy to hear Abbys is doing so well, we remember Abby and all of you everyday. Keep fighting baby girl. We are praying for you! Love Aunt Lori

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2004-10-15

Comments: Hi Abbie just checking in to say hi and we are all still thinking and praying for you.

Name: Virginia Date: 2004-10-15
Email: dnwickersheim@hotmail.com

Comments: I was meditating on Acts 17:24& 25 I especially was reflecting on the last part of 25…because he himself gives all men life and breath and everything else. I was encouraged by the everything else. Amen Our God is able to do exceedingly and abundantely ANYTHING. God Bless You. Virginia

Name: Kathy Date: 2004-10-14
Email: kathleenfelix@comcast.net

Comments: Hi Abby and family! Just wanted to let you know I’m still praying for you. I love to hear about you. I praise the Lord for His awesome power working in you!

Name: Dawn S. Date: 2004-10-14
Email: Dawnmama5000@aol.com

Comments: as I read this hear wrenching story I crid then I read all the progress and cried some more but through it all I could on ly think of one thing this child brings the true meaning of Faith to light.Fight on young Abby your courage and Faith will see you through!

Name: Donna from Tulsa Date: 2004-10-14
Email: loulouzgirl@aol.com

Comments: I’m praying for you sweetheart, and sending this to my friends and family.

Name: courtney and rob Date: 2004-10-14
Email: daddysgirlxl6@aol.com

Comments: May god bless her everyday and watch over her. She is a blessing to everyone and has touched so many hearts

Name: Vicki Leong Date: 2004-10-13

Comments: My love to you. Kahala is a great school. I went there for speech therapy and I was so happy to hear that you were going. I pray for miracles to continue. You are God’s special angel to all of us! Loving you.

Name: Karly Wienker Date: 2004-10-13
Email: kwienker@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: I have been praying for your beautiful little angel since a friend of ours emailed us about her after the accident. We were in California at the time, now we are on Oahu, oddly enough. I wanted to see if you’d been in touch with The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential http://www.iahp.org/. They do amazing work, and if you are interested in going there, my husband works for Ameri…(trimmed)

Name: The Henning’s Date: 2004-10-13

Comments: “often His gifts don’t come until we ready ourselves to recieve them”…so true, often they are all around but we do not “recieve” b/c we are alreadt focused on the next thing ahead! Abbie you have such an amazing mom. Abbie’s “seeds” are tended well in the Garden of your home!

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2004-10-12

Comments: Praise God. He is working a miracle in Abbie. He is working in all our lives through your family. I had a really bad experience at a church and have not gone in awhile. I have now found a wonderful church. Your posts have really touched me and changed my life.. I thank you so much.

Name: Becci-Portland, OR Date: 2004-10-12

Comments: So many exciting things happening, I wish we could all be a part of it by seeing video. Keep up the good work Abbie!! I think you knew that your mommy need that hug right at that very moment, give her one for me too.

Name: Your Sister in Christ (Kim in San Diego) Date: 2004-10-12

Comments: (Not sure if last msg sent) Just so happy for your progress little one and praise God for you and all He’s doing in your life. Also just praise Him for your family and for your mommy who shares so much with us -for showing us such beautiful light in this dark world!xoxo

Name: Your Sister in Christ (Kim in San Diego) Date: 2004-10-12

Comments: WoW Abbie!! Praise God for your progress! – you are such a strong little girl and such a blessing! – so is your family and to so many, and esp. your mommy for sharing so much beautiful light in such a dark world -we love you all!

Name: The Bufalini Family Date: 2004-10-12
Email: bufma@hotmail.com

Comments: We’re cheering for your every move Abby (especially the hug for your Mommy) – go for it!

Name: Dumlao Ohana Date: 2004-10-12
Email: alohatam@yahoo.com

Comments: Hi Abbie! Jaslyn and Tierra says “YOU GO GIRL!” Abbie, I am so glad you gave mommy a hug, she deserves it so much!

Name: The Henning’s Date: 2004-10-11

Comments: Is it not amazing what a high God and Adrenaline can give and they are both “naturals”!! Keep the hugs coming Abbie, Mommies love to feel the Love!! So happy for the good news and will pray for your needs! :)

Name: Ch. David & Valorie Leonard Date: 2004-10-11
Email: valgal820@yahoo.com

Comments: We are still praying for your continued recovery and excited about the progress that you have already made!

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2004-10-10

Comments: I am so sorry to hear about Isabella. Her parents are in my prayers. Abbie it is so cool that you get to go to school. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Tiffany you insight really gets me thinking. Thank you

Name: Candice Date: 2004-10-09
Email: chingc021@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Tiffany, so sad to hear about baby Isabella, but I know she is experiencing some of that “jeweled” life the Lord has promised you. I love your insight and how you are able to see and be comforted by Spiritual messages in the world around us. Will continue to bombard the gates of heaven with prayer for Miss Abbie.

Name: Mary Date: 2004-10-08

Comments: Abbie’s school sounds exciting and it’s great that you have found yet another understanding therapist. Also great that you are so tuned in to how Abbie is feeling. All my love – Mary

Name: Trisha Date: 2004-10-08

Comments: First off…my heart and prayers go out to Baby Isabella’s family. May God’s love and mercy get them through this tough time and loss. We will be sure to to lift them up along with Abby in our prayers. As for you Miss Abbie….We continue to pray for you and your health. You and your family have become become a part of my daily routine…I “look” in on you all often and continue to pray for you…(trimmed)

Name: TNF Date: 2004-10-08

Comments: Hello Ms. Abbie. Hope you are feeling better. Sorry about that you have another UTI. You will get better soon. Hang in there. We love you little one. You have a big place in our hearts. We hope to meet you some day.

Name: The Henning’s Date: 2004-10-08

Comments: Hello Abbie! Your picture looks so sweet! I had to come back and post after I had a good cry. Your Mommie sure has a way to move ones heart! We are praying for you and the boys…hope to hear about everyone’s school and that your belly is better :)

Name: Sunny Date: 2004-10-08

Comments: Dear Lord, we thank you for Abbie’s progress. Amen.

Name: Candice Date: 2004-10-07
Email: chingc021@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Hi Abbie! Sorry we haven’t written for awhile, but that doesn’t mean we haven’t been checking the updates and praying for you and your family daily. We’re glad to see you doing so well, and hope to see you in church soon. We love you, little angel!

Name: TNF Date: 2004-10-06

Comments: We are praying everyday for your comfort and healing little one.

Name: Your Friends In the Firehouse Date: 2004-10-06

Comments: God Bless You. With each day the impact of your lives touches a great number of people. Thanks for the kind words, we will always be praying for you and your Ohana. My own faith, once gone, has been re-ignited. Aloha.

Name: The Suttons Date: 2004-10-06

Comments: Abby we were sorry to hear that you had to return to the er, but happy that you are making progress. Keep up the great work. I know that it is hard, but everyone is very proud of you. Love rbab

Name: Frank (EMS) Date: 2004-10-05
Email: SAINSW001@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: It was really great to get a chance to visit Abby again and to see firsthand the progress she is making. Her life is nothing short of a miracle and I remain confident that God will restore her to full health and complete His miracle one day. God bless you and your family. You have been, and continue to be, an inspiration for all of us, in many ways.

Name: Kristy’s sister Date: 2004-10-05

Comments: Thank you so much for sharing your heart with us. Hugs to you

Name: Becci Date: 2004-10-05

Comments: Tiffany, your words in your Sunday status report about the military personnel was so inspiring, thank you!! Abbie, keep it up, you are on the way back to everyone that loves you so much!!

Name: Lorene Date: 2004-10-05

Comments: I was just on my way out the door to a meeting & was hoping for an Abbie update to start my day. Now I need to go fix my make up. Your journal entry is beautiful today, Tiffany. I just wanted to let you know that you are not the only one learning & growing by the ordeal you are experiencing. Thank you again for sharing it with us. Your story is uplifting. My hearts breaks with you and celebr…(trimmed)

Name: Sandy Date: 2004-10-05
Email: jcarrey1fan@peoplepc.com

Comments: Tiffany, I just wanted to share a personal note with you today. I get so encouraged by your comments as you update all of us on Abbie’s condition. I find myself looking forward to reading your words of encouragement. If i am having a bad day and feeling depressed you always seem to have the right words and it is so comforting to me as you quote the scriptures that say just what i need to hear. Th…(trimmed)

Name: Angela D’Ambrosio Date: 2004-10-05
Email: adx21065@msn.com

Comments: What an angelic face to look at!! Praise God in His mercy and love. Yes, we will pray for Abby’s continued improvement, for her comfort, for her new caregivers and for all of you, her loving family. We hold you in our hearts.

Name: ERIKA & SKYLA Date: 2004-10-05


Name: Becky Newman Date: 2004-10-04

Comments: Tiffany i am so glad that you finally found you true sorrow and thought of yourself.I have truely been worried about you. You have been in my prayers that you would relize what you were doing to yourself. Being so strong is not always a good thing. It often covers up your true emotions. Little Abbie you just keep fighting little one. Always know how much you are loved by our awesome Lord and your…(trimmed)

Name: Auntie Lo & Uncle Tim Date: 2004-10-04

Comments: You are in our prayers. We love reading about your progress. Blessings of perfect health to you. Love You Alot!

Name: Christine “Sugar” Whited Date: 2004-10-04
Email: sugmyster@hotmail.com

Comments: Hi to you all!! I just wanted to drop a line letting you know that you are all still in my prayers. Ray and Tiffany and the rest of the family, may God continue to grant you the strength and wisdom to endure all that God has thrown your way. As for you, my little angel girl, you keep getting better and stronger. With all of the aloha in my heart, Sug

Name: Crista Date: 2004-10-04
Email: Sahwvmom@aol.com

Comments: I am so glad you are doing so well I know you can do it the whole map they have planed out for you ..You will do each step in your own Abby pace

Name: carrie medina Date: 2004-10-04
Email: medinacarrie@prodigy.net

Comments: First of all, I would like to give GOD all the glory, honor and praise for showing me, through your daughter’s miracle, that nothing is impossible with HIM. With this in mind, my name is Carrie Medina. I am Lorene Glisson’s sister. She brought me the news of your daughter last Friday, October 1. She asked if I could be a part of the many prayer partners for your daughter, as well as all of you. Ou…(trimmed)

Name: The Ryan family Date: 2004-10-03
Email: melindaryan@earthlink.net

Comments: Hi Vara family!! We continue to lift precious Abbie up to the Lord – even way over here in NC! We check on her progress often – and Evie never ceases to remind us to pray for her when we forget to even at mealtimes,bedtime, whenever! We love you all!

Name: The Henning’s Date: 2004-10-03

Comments: Hello Sweet Abbie! You look so pretty w/o the NG tube and I bet your nose feels 100% better! My computer is still acting suspicious when I type but I am checking on you every day and we are always lifting you up in prayer! We love you sweetie!

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2004-10-02

Comments: Abbie sounds like you love being at home. You keep fighting and getting well kiddo. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: Carrie & Cassie Hardacre Date: 2004-10-01
Email: carriebearie8@comcast.net

Comments: We found out about sweet Abby through a email prayer chain here in Orangevale, California. Me and my daughter, Cassie, who is 9 follow up on Abby often! She has touched our hearts. We thought it was time that we said hello and tell you that you have two more people praying for you and behind you all the way. God bless you and your family. By the way I have a Chase too! He’s 6!

Name: jeannine Date: 2004-10-01
Email: jeanninegay@yahoo.com

Comments: Wonderful news about Abby!!Don’t worry so much about the diarrhea she is having–I had the surgery in 1999 and it is notorius for stomach problems–you have to remember her belly has to readjust. Her progress is amazing, but not unexpected because we are all praying for Abby’s healing. God has a wonderful plan for Abby–I cant wait to see how it unfolds. I just love those beautiful brown eyes-the…(trimmed)

Name: Virginia Date: 2004-10-01
Email: dnwickersheim@hotmail.com

Comments: It was wonderful to get back and see the beautiful picture of abby and also read all the updates. I’m still praying for you all. Psalm 8:l- Oh Lord, our Lord, how majectic is your name in all the earth…keep reading, its so good. Love you, Virginia

Name: Sunny Date: 2004-10-01

Comments: Keep up the great strides, little Abbie! We’re praying for you & cheering you on!
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Name: Elaine Watson Date: 2004-12-31
Email: wslinky5@hotmail.com

Comments: Such a wonderful Christmas Card picture of the entire Vara Family. You all are in the thoughts and prayers of many, many people. May God be with you and bless you all in 2005!

Name: Don C W Date: 2004-12-31

Comments: Our heart and prayers are with you and your family

Name: Kristin Date: 2004-12-31

Comments: Wishing you a Happy New Year filled with lots of good news on your recovery. God bless you Abbie & family!

Name: Susi, Gene, Kenny and gang Date: 2004-12-31
Email: elewis8560@aol.com

Comments: Our Prayers are with your family. We too have had a tremendous miracle from our Kenny (a Neardrown 01/13/2000).

Name: robin Date: 2004-12-31

Comments: I think of you daily and hope all is well as can be expected. Anxiously await updates. Continued prayers from Oregon.

Name: TNF Date: 2004-12-31

Comments: Afternoon Ms. Abby, I pray that you are having a wonderful time with your family today! Love you little one.

Name: bongobongo Date: 2004-12-31
Email: billadell@aol.com

Comments: Hope you get the cyberspace cleared up soon. We would love to know what is happening with Abbie.

Name: John and Karen Date: 2004-12-31
Email: kzondlo@zondlo.com

Comments: Dear Ray, Tiffany and all the clan, Have a blessed New Year. We pray January will be the month for taking out Abbie’s trach and much more normalcy. Love, John and Karen

Name: Peggy Hostetler http://hometown.aol.com/risangnr/main.html Date: 2004-12-31
Email: AngelinDiskyes@aol.com

Comments: Hi I am the gramma of Seth and I wanted to share his story with you and let you know you are not alone…In the links you will find the parents of near drowns…PONDS… I am hoping you will consider joining us in the group, as a support group you can be of help to others and others can be of help to you…Without PONDS we would not be where we are today with Seth! We are working on a new website …(trimmed)

Name: The Felix’s Date: 2004-12-30
Email: kathleenfelix@comcast.net

Comments: Blessings and love to you and may 2005 be an awesome year of healing and miracles for all of you! Father has you in His hands!

Name: Gayle Murray Date: 2004-12-30
Email: ggm2770@yahoo.com

Comments: I am so glad to see your progress! I look on your website everyday for any news. I know the Lord is healing all of you. GOD BLESS YOU.

Name: The Suttons Date: 2004-12-30

Comments: HAVE A WONDERFUL NEW YEAR! We love you all, and continue to pray for Abby and the entire family. It is a wonderful blessing that you all can celebrate the New Year with Abby and the kids.

Name: Bob, Cheryl, Ashley, Courtney Desko Date: 2004-12-30
Email: rdesko@bresnan.net

Comments: To all the Vara’s-Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!!

Name: Grandma Sandy Date: 2004-12-30

Comments: Dearest ABBY happy new year,little one. we are sending you our love and prayers for ahappy and eventful new year. may you make even more progress in the coming year. we love you so much!! we wish all your brothers,crystal, daddy and mommy a happy new year,filled with lots of love and patience,every step of the way, towards making you all better. grandma sandy, grandpa a…(trimmed)

Name: Courtney Date: 2004-12-30
Email: peanuts431@hotmail.com

Comments: Really just started reading but what happened. I can’t find any other postings. I hope you and your family are fine.

Name: Candice Date: 2004-12-30
Email: chingc021@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: How was your Christmas, Vara family? It was great seeing you all in church. Please have a safe and happy New Year. Talk to you next year if not sooner!

Name: michelle Date: 2004-12-30

Comments: It was so great to see you. Merry Christmas and we will be praying for your big New Year.

Name: Hughes Family Date: 2004-12-30
Email: Hughest001@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: We been praying for you all since May. God bless you richly in this New Year!

Name: bryan andrews Date: 2004-12-30
Email: bandrews@ernestwball.com

Comments: good to see the improvement for this blessed little girl

Name: The Bufalini’s Date: 2004-12-30

Comments: It was wonderful to see you at Christmas – Abby and family are a gift to many of us! We notice the posts show 12/11/04 until we submit something. Then we see the next few days. Happy New Year!

Name: Dumlao Ohana Date: 2004-12-30

Comments: Happy, Merry, New Year Abbie! Continue to say those I love you’s to daddy and mommy!

Name: J.Puaoi Date: 2004-12-29
Email: jpuaoi@co.honolulu.hi.us

Comments: Happy New Year Vara Ohana! What an awesome occasion for you to celebrate! And the best is yet to come. God Bless you all!

Name: Evie Date: 2004-12-29
Email: cherub12@hotmail.com

Comments: Why isn’t anyone submitting prayers anymore? The last one listed is Dec. 10. There haven’t been any posts for almost 3 weeks. Did something happen?

Name: TNF Date: 2004-12-29

Comments: Abby Girl: You truly made your daddy’s day! Our hearts lept with joy and hope when we heard what you did. Keep up the good work little one. Have a great weekend, and we’ll check in on you soon.

Name: praying “sister” Date: 2004-12-29

Comments: the depth of God’s goodness and faithfulness we can never really understand fully, except to see it in such daily little miracles such as abby’s precious words to her daddy!!–may all of you continue to stay strong in this journey of healing and wisdom that He has willed, the amazing ways He has been glorified in it has been such a blessing to see–a most blessed happy new year to you all, vara fa…(trimmed)

Name: Maggie Date: 2004-12-29

Comments: Abbie & family – no updates in quite a while, so we hope that all of you are doing well. Happy New Year.

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2004-12-28

Comments: I bet those three little words was sweet music to Ray’s ears. I am so happy to hear you are all doing well. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Name: Becci-Portland, OR Date: 2004-12-28

Comments: WOW!! Hearing that you were able to tell your daddy that you love him almost brings tears to my eyes. Keep up the hard work, you are almost there!!!

Name: Warren Latimer Date: 2004-12-28

Comments: We continue to pray for you each day. What a wonderful Christmas present you received Ray. We love you all.

Name: wendy hoffman Date: 2004-12-27
Email: gordonhoffman@hotmail.com

Comments: Happy Holidays to the whole Vara family. May 2005 bring you everything for which you wish – most of all, more great progress from Miss Abbie. Lots of Love, the New Mexico Hoffmans

Name: Virginia Date: 2004-12-27
Email: dnwickersheim@hotmail.com

Comments: Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and a fantastic New Year. I’m so touched by everything new that happens. His mercys are new every morning. God Bless you all. Love and Blessings, Virginia

Name: annie Date: 2004-12-26

Comments: WOW!!! That is so wonderful! Guess what? TWO DAYS NOW – NO TUBE FEEDINGS FOR ISABELLE!!!

Name: TNF Date: 2004-12-26

Comments: Hello everyone! We hope the past couple weeks have been blessed for you folks. We have been so busy on our side but we always check in on Abby. She’s always in our prayers and thoughts.

Name: Candice Date: 2004-12-25
Email: chingc021@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Abbie girl! Keep up the hard work and you’ll be chattering away in no time! Praise God for your gift to your Daddy! How his heart must have leapt with joy! Oh, the Lord is SO good!

Name: Uptdate from Tiffany #1 Date: 2004-12-25

Comments: Some recent updates are still floating in cyberspace somewhere, so I just want to let you know all is great here. We celebrate the birth of Christ, whose coming allow us to always live with hope! Abbie gave her Daddy his best Christmas gift earlier this week..read the next post.

Name: Update from Tiffany #2 Date: 2004-12-25

Comments: Early this week Ray had just finished helping to pattern Abbie, when he leaned over and said very intently “Abbie, Daddy LOVES you so much!!” She lifted her head and said “I love you” — not that well articulated (think Scooby Doo..), but no doubt about what she said. Miracles are happening every day!

Name: Troy & Kathleen Lanz, family Date: 2004-12-25
Email: lanzhvac@route24.net

Comments: Merry Christmas to all of you!! We continue to check regularly on your progress, Abbie and rejoice at each small step. We continue to lift you up in our prayers and wish you well in the new year!! Much love, Troy and Kathleen Lanz & family

Name: john&lois grmmer Date: 2004-12-25
Email: gemmer@frontiernet.net

Comments: may the angels be with you christmas way god bring your little girl home soon she will be in our prayers

Name: Gary Spear Date: 2004-12-25

Comments: Merry Christmas and God Bless, from our family to yours. pro70z28=Club Hot Rod

Name: Gary Spear Date: 2004-12-25
Email: prosigns1@earthlink.net

Comments: God Bless and Merry Christmas from oour family to ours. pro70z28 = Club Hot Rod

Name: The Noey Family Date: 2004-12-24

Comments: Merry Christmas to all of you! Your family picture is beautiful and Abbie certainly completes the photograph. Blessings as we celebrate the birth of our Savior!

Name: The Henning’s Date: 2004-12-24

Comments: Merry Christmas Vara’s! God Bless you all!

Name: Shawn & Kevin Hines Date: 2004-12-24

Comments: Wishing your family a wonderful Holiday. Abbie is such an inspiration, as is her entire family. Shawn and Kevin Hines

Name: Jones Family Date: 2004-12-24
Email: Jonesclan@buddycenters.org

Comments: Merry Christmas Abbie & family – What a blessing to be together as a family this year! God bless all of you! The Jones’

Name: John and Karen Date: 2004-12-24
Email: kzondlo@zondlo.com

Comments: Blessed Christmas to all. We pray for God’s strength during this time of diving. May the new year bring continued miracles. Love, John and Karen

Name: Dumlao Ohana Date: 2004-12-24

Comments: Happy Merry Christmas Abbie! We hope you have a great time opening your presents! Bless you and your beautiful family!

Name: The Suttons Date: 2004-12-23

Comments: May the Lord bless you all this Christmas. Give all the kids a hug from us. We are still praying for Abby, and you all continue to amaze us with your strength and faith. love rbab

Name: Your Sister in Christ (Kim in San Diego) Date: 2004-12-23

Comments: Merry Christmas to the entire Vara family! – you truly are an inspiration to so many and show us all how blessed we are who believe in Jesus! We pray many continued blessings for you all for Christmas and on into the New Year! God Bless!!!

Name: Katie Finney (Formally Pescho) Date: 2004-12-23
Email: katieaz11@yahoo.com

Comments: Wishing your family a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! This is the time to count the wonderful blessings in our lives!

Name: Nanci Mikels (Baird) Date: 2004-12-23

Comments: Merry Christmas, It will be the best Christmas for you all are together. Your in my prayers.

Name: Hobbs Family Date: 2004-12-22

Comments: Merry Christmas Abbie & family! We pray you all receive many blessings & feel the love of our Savior. We think of you everyday! Hugs & prayers!

Name: Michele Henning Date: 2004-12-22

Comments: Dear Abbie, if you are wondering why everyone is probably hugging you when they walk by, it is because you are a miracle and Miracles seem even more special and precious during the Christmas season! We are so happy you are with your family to celebrate and praise God for His Everlasting Love! Merry Christmas Vara Family!

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2004-12-22

Comments: We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!!!!

Name: Rich and Harriet Ottaviano Date: 2004-12-22
Email: rich@inoutsol.com

Comments: To the Vara Family, You guys look so GREAT in your Christmas picture. I love it. May the Lord provide your most meaningful and peace filled Christmas ever. See you in 2005.

Name: Jessa;lyn Lim Date: 2004-12-21
Email: limf001@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Dear Abbie, My name is Jessie and I am 3 years old and I have been praying for you all summer and now all winter. I always ask my grandma Diana how you are doing almost everytime I go to her house. It makes me so happy to see your pretty face and I pray Jesus heals you. My daddy was the oldest of 4 boys and a girl too who like you was the youngest in the family. You are so loved by your family! M…(trimmed)

Name: Hazel & Dave Date: 2004-12-20
Email: dkhp@msn.com

Comments: May the entire Vara family enjoy a Merry Christmas

Name: Parker Chun Date: 2004-12-20

Comments: Dear Pretty Abbie, I saw you at church when I was singing on stage. I was very happy to see you. You have gotten big! I told my Mommy I saw you and was very happy to see you. You are a cutie! Merry Christmas! Love you

Name: Austin, Suzette. Ashlyn and Logan Date: 2004-12-19
Email: ashenderson@msn.com

Comments: WE just wanted to wish you all a very Merry Christmas. We are so happy that you all are together. It is like your own little Christmas miracle!!! We think of you all often. Love, the Henderson’s

Name: Alyssa & Becky Newman Date: 2004-12-19

Comments: We are just letting you all know you are in our thoughts and prayers..

Name: The Chun Family Date: 2004-12-19

Comments: Hello Beautiful Girl, It was so wonderful to see you this morning with your beautiful family. We have missed you at church. Happy Holidays precious one. May God continue to be right there with you. Happy Birthday Dear Jesus! We Love you.

Name: Jennifer Arahim Date: 2004-12-19
Email: arahimy001@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: I think of you and pray for you every day. A beautiful little girl and a lovely family. Jennifer

Name: Trisha Novotny Date: 2004-12-18
Email: trisha@betterwaytolive.org

Comments: What a wonderful family picture..the recent update is incredible one miracle after another..I am praying for all of you and know GOD is doing great things. Trisha Novotny

Name: Chris Hipsher http://www.hugsfoundation.org Date: 2004-12-18
Email: chipsher@sbcglobal.net

Comments: Merry Christmas to you all. WHat a nice family picture! Prayers for many more wonderful miracles in the new year. Please e-mail me your address — I want to send you a Christmas card :) God bless

Name: Stephanie Ormond Date: 2004-12-17
Email: plumeriabebes@yahoo.com

Comments: Happy Holidays Abby! You are still in my daily thoughts & prayers. You are looking more beautiful each challenge you’ve accomplished. I wish you a wonderful holiday season with your family. With love, Stephanie, Alana & Tia

Name: Linda Date: 2004-12-17

Comments: What a great picture of your family. All the kids have grown so much. We wait with great anticipation for your next progress report. You are working so hard to get better!! We pray for health, strength and endurance. We love you all.

Name: Jane Alburez Date: 2004-12-16
Email: Alburez@msn.com

Comments: I work with Lois in Tulsa, OK. I am praying for Abbie. She looks wonderful, and I am so happy for her great improvements. I know the prayers are helping. God is Love. jane

Name: Grandpa Tom Date: 2004-12-16

Comments: What an awesome family picture especially since it includes our little Abbie. As I told you, Tiff, the snowball has started to roll – so look out now… Gram & Gramp send you our prayers.

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2004-12-15

Comments: Thanks for the pics. Oh my goodness that is a tight space. Abbie you amaze me kiddo. You are such a trooper. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I wish you all a Happy Holiday. Your family is already blessed because you are all together. Praise God!!!!

Name: Cheryl Desko Date: 2004-12-14
Email: rdesko@bresnan.net

Comments: What a great picture!! Abby, we continue to pray for you and your family daily. I check this site constantly to see what new skills you are working on, and you never cease to amaze me!!! Yeah God!!

Name: Mary Tsunemoto Date: 2004-12-14
Email: STsunemoto@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: This is certainly a season to rejoice. We rejoice at the miracle of Christmas 2004 years ago, and we rejoice at the daily miracle happening at the Vara’s house. Thank you for the sharing of all your prayer concerns and praises. We are constantly praying and praising too.

Name: Kelle ~Salem, Oregon Date: 2004-12-14

Comments: I am so glad to hear that you are improving so well. Keep up the great work!

Name: Kristy G http://Just a thought… Date: 2004-12-14

Comments: Tiff you mentioned that Abbie could start toys, but stopping was challengeing. May be our spirited girl doesnt want to stop them! :)

Name: The Henning’s Date: 2004-12-14

Comments: Just wanted to also say that we thank you, Crystal, for being there and being such a huge Team Member for Abbie. You will be blessed many times over. Your picture with her touches my heart and I give thanks to God for His Love that is apparent in all you do and in your eyes!

Name: The Henning’s Date: 2004-12-14

Comments: What a wonderful gift you have given us, Tiffany! A picture that we may share in your Christmas joy! Thank you from all of your web family, it was no easy task to cooridinate, I am sure! Yes, the Lord has chosen your family for a miracle and His love fills all of our hearts as we watch it unfold! The Blessing of Abbie gives such enforced meaning to the reason for Christ’s Birth and sends his m…(trimmed)

Name: Your Friends In the Firehouse Date: 2004-12-14

Comments: With the holidays approaching, We all pray for your continued amazing progress, and hope for the future and all it may bring. Your notes and reports bring brightness in the dark, joy to the sad, and hope to those who are in despair. You are truly amazing. god Bless your entire crew this Holiday Season.

Name: Lee Alden Johnson Date: 2004-12-14
Email: leealdenjohnson@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Oh, Abby, what a miracle you are. I pray for you and your family, and know Christmas will be full of joy. Thank you, God.

Name: Candice Date: 2004-12-13
Email: chingc021@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Sorry for the repeated messages. I am SO computer challenged! We love you, sweetie!

Name: Candice Date: 2004-12-13
Email: chingc021@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Oh. Miss Abbie! How you bring joy to so many who visit your website for updates. PRAISE THE LORD

Name: Candice Date: 2004-12-13
Email: chingc021@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Oh. Miss Abbie! How you bring joy to so many who visit your website for updates. PRAISE THE LORD

Name: Candice Date: 2004-12-13
Email: chingc021@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Oh. Miss Abbie! How you bring joy to so many who visit your website for updates. PRAISE THE LORD

Name: Sunni Date: 2004-12-13

Comments: Hi Abbie – you’re doing so good! You’re always in my thoughts and prayers. Stay strong – you’re our hero!!!

Name: Richard and Melinda Ryan Date: 2004-12-13
Email: navychaplain@hotmail.com

Comments: We praise God with you for the miracle He continues to do in Abbie! We think of her and pray for her so often. We are so excited about what God is going to do through that precious child. We love you all and miss you! Merry Christmas!!

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2004-12-12

Comments: Abbie you are doing so good sweetie. Reading your progress today has me in tears. You are so a precious lil gift to your family. I praise God for your recovery and loving family.. Happy Holidays Vera family.

Name: Dumlao Ohana Date: 2004-12-11

Comments: Now that is a picture of a Blessed family! Great picture!

Name: Candice Date: 2004-12-11
Email: chingc021@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Wow! You all look great! What a blessing to see you all together. We will continue to bombard the gates of heaven with prayer and sit back to watch God at work. How great and magnificent is his work. Just look at you! Merry Christmas!

Name: The Suttons Date: 2004-12-10

Comments: Wow everyone looks wonderful! The kids have really grown. Abby looks like a little angel, and the boys are so tall. We can’t wait to see everyone, and to meet Crystal. We continue to pray! Love rbab

Name: TNF Date: 2004-12-10

Comments: What a beautiful picture! Great to hear that Abby is getting better everyday. Keep up the hard work Abby girl. Crystal, for someone your age, you have taken on a big responsibility. We pray for you too Crystal. God knows what he was doing.

Name: The Chun Family Date: 2004-12-10

Comments: What a beautiful family picture! It totally made our season. Abbie, you look absolutely beautiful. Just like your Mommy. We love you all. Keep up all the great work little one.

Name: dawn Date: 2004-12-10

Comments: we are praying for you always abby, you are always in my mind

Name: Cindy Date: 2004-12-10

Comments: WOW! You guys look GREAT! Chase looks so TALL and GROWN UP! Wishing your family a Happy and Safe Holiday Season. Still praying for all of you!

Name: Erin Date: 2004-12-10
Email: eritow@saif.com

Comments: What wonderful pictures. You are still in our daily prayers. Keep strong and enjoy this blessed season.

Name: Karen Date: 2004-12-10
Email: kzondlo@zondlo.com

Comments: Oops! I missed the picture of all of you. Great looking family! Enjoy each other.

Name: Karen Date: 2004-12-10
Email: kzondlo@zondlo.com

Comments: What a beautiful picture of Crystal and Abbie! Have a blessed Christmas together. We continue to lift you all up before the Throne. Love, Karen

Name: dawn & emily Date: 2004-12-10
Email: emsmom0@aol.com

Comments: what a pretty picture of abby!!when i saw it i lit up! she looks so happy & content. abby you are a brave girl & very strong willed,keep up the good work!!

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2004-12-10

Comments: Beautiful family. Thank You for the pictures. You are all in our prayers.

Name: Virginia Date: 2004-12-10
Email: dnwickersheim@hotmail.com

Comments: Thank you for your beautiful christmas picture. I have 4 brothers and to this day they are a BIG blessing in my life. God has truly blessed you with a beautiful family. We thank you mighty Lord for being just as much ast work today on behalf of y our people as You were in old testament times. You have all the power necessary, and infinitely more, to accomplish everything YOu have planned for us …(trimmed)

Name: Michelle & Gio Date: 2004-12-10

Comments: Abby, we miss you. Hope you and your brothers have a wonderful Christmas. See you soon.

Name: Becky &Alyssa Newman Date: 2004-12-09

Comments: Abbie we are thinking of you. You are all in our prayers.

Name: Ben & Kathy Laake Date: 2004-12-08
Email: laake.family@verizon.net

Comments: We are so happy to hear how well Abby is doing!Praise God!You all continue to be in our prayers.

Name: DMahan Date: 2004-12-08
Email: dmahan51@yahoo.com

Comments: May God’s blessings be bestowed on Abby and your family. Read Psalm 103

Name: J. Givan Date: 2004-12-08
Email: jlgivan@fwcrc.com

Comments: Just checking back to let you guys know that Abby is still in my prayers.

Name: Sara Wheeler Date: 2004-12-07
Email: dolphinloversw@yahoo.com

Comments: I really hope abbie pulls through!! I really miss her. It has been a long time from that accident and abbie has come a long way; I pray for all of you to come through this altogether and closer than ever! Hope you all are getting better!!

Name: Crista Date: 2004-12-06
Email: Sahwvmom@aol.com

Comments: Go abby go ..Get well Mommy :)

Name: McCoy Family Date: 2004-12-06

Comments: I am so happy that you have your little girl with you for the holidays and her progress is absolutely WONDERFUL, she is just amazing.. GOD BLESS YOU ALL!!!

Name: Bonnie Date: 2004-12-06

Comments: Tiffany, You humble me so much to read about the progress, the hard work, and the faith that you all have had during this time. I pray for a full recovery for Abby. I also pray for continued strength for your entire family as you progress through this journey. Keep up the great work Abbie you are amazing! We love you all! Love rbab

Name: wendy hoffman Date: 2004-12-06
Email: whoffman@prhc.net

Comments: Hi and congrats to everyone on Abbie’s awedome progress! Please add a young girl, Maggi Hansen, to your prayer list. She needs prayer very badly right now as she tries to recover from an auto accident that took the life of her young hubby of only 4 months. Thanx and best wishes for more progress. Lots of love, the NM Hoffmans

Name: Kristy Date: 2004-12-05

Comments: Thank you Tiff for being such a loving example to all parents. There are many times in my day that I am beyond frustrated & I am wallowing in my self pitty & your words of hope and wisdom ring in my ears, and I am humbled. I stop in my tracks & draw my babies near. For this I am truely Thankful.

Name: John Belew Date: 2004-12-05
Email: john.belew@us.army.mil

Comments: Happy Holidays from Fort Knox, Kentucky! May God bring Abby many blessings this season. God answers prayers and He tells us to confidently expect it! Keep up the Fire! John

Name: The Felix’s Date: 2004-12-05
Email: kathleenfelix@comcast.net

Comments: Dear Lord, please prioritize their day so the most important things get taken care of first. Thank you that YOU are there in the midst of this lovely family. Love to you all!

Name: someone who prays for you all Date: 2004-12-04

Comments: when someone I know was going thru what Abby is, she said she would get so frustrated & cry when in her mind she was talking & thinking perfectly but everyone wasn’t understanding her. She knew everything that was going on but just had to retrain a different part of her brain to do the same functions of the part she lost. She’s fine now. I wish total & quick healing for Abby. My prayers are wi…(trimmed)

Name: TNF Date: 2004-12-04

Comments: I pray for your sanity, and peace. I pray for Abby this day, comfort, healing, and love. Keep up the good work little one, you are amazing!

Name: Cindy and Wayne Geiger Date: 2004-12-04
Email: gosparky7@yahoo.com

Comments: Dear Tiffany, Ray and family, Thank you for all your uplifting words from the Lord! We too, saw that rainbow on the way to the UH footbal game and it was whole. God is truly amazing and so faithful! We really miss seeing you at church. Our thoughts and prayers have been with you especially in the last 2 weeks. Love you lots, Cindy and Wayne Geiger

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2004-12-04

Comments: Praise God!!!!! Abbie’s recovery is so amazing. I am so happy that she still gets to see the wonderful things our precious God created. Abbie you are doing so well. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: Cynthia Farrell Date: 2004-12-03
Email: farrelld002@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Dear Tiffany: Thanks for the good news about Abby. I’m thrilled about her sight coming back. I’ve been praying for her vision since her accident. Keep up the good work.

Name: Kathy and Kawika Date: 2004-12-03
Email: mommykanyuck@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Abbie, Kawika and I are praying for you still… It’s been a long time since we wrote – -but want you to know we are blessed to watch God’s plan unfold in you!! we are still sharing your story with others… =)

Name: dawn & emily Date: 2004-12-03

Comments: keep up the good work abby! you are a very strong girl & have come so far,stay healthy & keep on impressing your family with your new progress.

Name: Dumlao Ohana Date: 2004-12-02

Comments: The girls started decorating the tree last night and asked if little Abbie can see the blinking lights and hear the Christmas music, I said yes! My older daughter said a prayer and out of the blue thank the Lord for Abbie! Tifany -Pump that vitamin C and get the much needed rest your body is telling you to get. Abbie, the girls can’t wait for the day you can dance Barbie ballerina with them!

Name: Candice Date: 2004-12-02
Email: chingc021@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Thank you, Lord, for Abbie’s progress! What a blessing to be involved in watching Your miracle unfold! Tiffany, will you be wearing the Christmas wear to church? Maybe you can post an updated picture of your family? I’m sure everyone wants to see how beautiful your family really is!

Name: The Suttons Date: 2004-12-02

Comments: Still praying for a full recovery! We can’t wait to see a picture of the “Christmas Varas”!

Name: Hobbs Family Date: 2004-12-02

Comments: Hi Abbie! Just thinking of you & wanted to stop by to check in on you. Hope you are having a GREAT week! Hugs & Prayers

Name: Jones Family Date: 2004-12-02
Email: Servingmom4him@yahoo.com

Comments: Dear Abbie & Family – it’s been so long since I’ve signed the guestbook but you’ve been on our prayers. We’re happy to see your progress & news about your hearing. God is GOOD! You are amazing. The Jones Clan from Seattle now in Florida

Name: The Henning’s Date: 2004-12-02

Comments: Abbie…could you ask your mommie if we could have a picture of you all on the family page in those cool Christmas Aloha Wear??? We would be happy to see this in the barren and cold East!!

Name: The Henning’s Date: 2004-12-02

Comments: Just saw the new 12/1 update and am so happy for the little small things that will take Abbie to new levels! YEA!!! Thank you, God, for all the healing and I echo Tiffany’s words of thanksgiving for allowing Abbie to be hear this Christmas to celebrate your Son’s birth!

Name: The Henning’s Date: 2004-12-02

Comments: Hello Abbie, Tell mommie our computer is fixed now. We are hoping that this week brought all good things, with your ears fluid free and the “dives” and the continued therapies! I do not know the path you and your family walk but I pray for you each day as you travel along! God Bless all of you!

Name: Nanci Mikels (Baird) Date: 2004-12-02

Comments: Hope your having a great day. Your in my prayers.

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2004-12-02

Comments: You are all in our prayers.. Keep improving little one.

Name: dude Date: 2004-12-01

Comments: yea abbie!! you go girl. keep up the goods and see you soon! laters.

Name: Sue Searles Date: 2004-11-30

Comments: I’m so glad to hear the tube surgery went so well. I continue to keep your whole family in my prayers.

Name: dawn & emily Date: 2004-11-30

Comments: im glad you can hear better abby! it must feel great to have all that fluid gone, stay healthy so you can get your trach out soon!

Name: Nanci Mikels (Baird) Date: 2004-11-30

Comments: Hi Abby, Glad to here your doing well. You are in my prayers. Now tell your mommy to listen to me so you can feel better and stay well.

Name: The Noey Family Date: 2004-11-29

Comments: We are very happy Abbie is doing so well. We think of her often. God is so good and your faith certainly keeps shining!

Name: Jodi and Steve Rosen Date: 2004-11-29
Email: jodi@rosenlitigation.com

Comments: Abbie – It’s been a long time since we’ve written but don’t think we haven’t been thinking about you all the time!!! We are so happy about your ear tubes and hope that the improvements just keep on coming fast and furious!! Keep up the great work – and know that we are thinking of you with big smiles here in Seattle. Love, The Rosens

Name: A Papaw in Ohio Date: 2004-11-29

Comments: Abby, you look like a beautiful young lady that has already blessed many people. As a Papaw, I’d give you a big hug and tell you how special you are and how much God loves you.

Name: Cheryl Desko Date: 2004-11-29
Email: rdesko@bresnan.net

Comments: Abby, We are so proud of you!!! I hope that your ears are a lot better!! Give kisses to your family for us! The Deskos

Name: Virginia Date: 2004-11-28
Email: dnwickersheim@hotmail.com

Comments: I’m so thankful to God for the many miracles he continues to give each and every day.I am always so moved by what God is doing. I continue to hold you all up in prayer. Love Virginia

Name: Meg Date: 2004-11-28
Email: mehamilt@samford.edu

Comments: Dear Tiffany, Hi. My name is Meg. I’m from Alabama and have been following and sharing sweet Abbie’s story from the very beginning. Your journal entries and faith have blessed me so much. My first day to work as a registered nurse will be this coming Tuesday, November 30, on the oncology unit at the Children’s Hospital here in Birmingham. After a few bad experiences, I almost completely gave up o…(trimmed)

Name: Alyssa Newman Date: 2004-11-28

Comments: Abbie I am so happy you are getting better. I pray for you all the time. I am 7 years old now. I always ask my mommy about you.

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2004-11-28

Comments: Abbie you are doing so great. I bet you feel so much better being able to hear things. You keep improving kiddo. You are in our prayers.

Name: Jennifer van Eyk Date: 2004-11-28
Email: poppie@shaw.ca

Comments: Hi, I was looking through your web-site and thought I would send you a web address of a site for families of children who have nearly drowned, it is www.hugsfoundation.org you msy find it a good resource. i also have a son, Aron, who nearly drowned in Dec. 1999. he is now 7 years old and has made astronomical improvements, he can be seen on the hugs web-site under Alberta, Canada. I will ke…(trimmed)

Name: Becci-Portland, OR Date: 2004-11-27

Comments: Abbie, you are doing so WONDERFUL, I am thankful right along with your family. I knew you weren’t done here on this earth just yet. Keep up the great healing.

Name: The Suttons Date: 2004-11-27

Comments: Hello Abby, This is hoping that you had a very nice thanksgiving. The Lord is so gracious and his love is everlasting! We are so happy that you continue to improve everyday, and we can’t wait to see what you will be doing by next thanksgiving! We are so thankful this year for you and your family. You all mean so much to us! Love Rick, Bonnie, Andy, and Ben

Name: TNF Date: 2004-11-27

Comments: Hello Little one! It is so great to hear that you are progressing so fast! You are doing GREAT Ms. Abby! We are still praying for you, just you know that. Love you.

Name: Crystal Date: 2004-11-27
Email: only1smalls@yahoo.com

Comments: Abbie, I am so proud of you and the incredible progress you’ve made and still are making. I am so blessed to be a part of your recovery. Keep working hard and know everyone is still praying for you and we love you so so much!

Name: cory trapp Date: 2004-11-26
Email: darnell_jones77@yahoo.com

Comments: my prayers will be with you…

Name: Candice Date: 2004-11-25
Email: chingc021@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Happy Thanksgiving Day, Miss Abbie and ohana! Although you’ve come a LOOONG way so far, we look forward to next year when you will be able to taste all the great food you are smelling today. Thank you, Lord, for your mercy and blessing upon this family. Amen!

Name: Mary Date: 2004-11-25
Email: rmmeade@cox.net

Comments: Thinking of you this Thanksgiving Day…I am so grateful that you have your whole family together today. Thank you, for sharing your grace-full journey with us long distance, Tiffany.

Name: Caroline Harris Date: 2004-11-25
Email: bmdancer2@yahoo.com

Comments: Hi Abby! u r so asome keep it up! have a happy holiday and god blessu and your family!

Name: Caroline Harris Date: 2004-11-25
Email: bmdancer2@yahoo.com

Comments: Hi Abby! u r so asome keepit up! have a happy holiday and god blessu and your family!

Name: The Henning Family Date: 2004-11-25

Comments: Happy Thanksgiving Abbie and The Vara Family. I have not the space to express my thankful heart that Abbie is here with today. She was all we talked about around here yesterday and we are just so happy that you are all together today. Your path will bring you to that complete miracle! Hug and hold our sweet blessing for us and tell the boys and Crystal we think they are very special, too!

Name: The Suttons Date: 2004-11-24

Comments: Still watching and praying for the continued miracles to unfold before our eyes! LOVE RBAB

Name: Marcy and Family Date: 2004-11-24
Email: dmtopaul@aol.com

Comments: As we all give thanks this holiday, we are amazed at the progress of your little angel. She is in our prayers and thoughts.

Name: The Chun Family Date: 2004-11-24

Comments: Little Miss Abigail, We are thankful this Thanksgiving for you and your progress. We are very proud of all the new things you are learning everyday. We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with your sweet family who loves you so much. We are proud of you little girl. We love you and think about you and your family all the time. Take care precious. We love reading your updates. You’re be…(trimmed)

Name: Sherri in Houston Date: 2004-11-24
Email: smallen@ev1.net

Comments: Thank you Lord that Abby is with her family this Thanksgiving. Thank you also for her continuing recovery.

Name: mary Date: 2004-11-24
Email: res1wgvu@verizon.net

Comments: Dear Abby,You are in my thoughts and prayers still. Tiffany you are a great inspiration to all. God bless you all.

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2004-11-24

Comments: Well miss Abbie you are about to jump another hurdle in your recovery. I pray that it all goes smoothly for you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers kiddo.

Name: Evangeline Houston Date: 2004-11-23
Email: ehouston@prhc.net

Comments: Hello little abbie. What a beautiful angel you are. God Bless you and keep you from harms way, and keep you getting stronger…:)

Name: Candice Date: 2004-11-22
Email: chingc021@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Tiffany, what a gift you have to see God in everything. The incomplete rainbow was a beautiful story. I think we sometimes look at God’s promises (the rainbow is a sign of one of His promises) and ask why he’s broken them or failed to bring them to completion. We cry and long for their fulfillment. But as you said — in His place; in His time. We need to be patient. Give thanks we still have …(trimmed)

Name: dawn & emily Date: 2004-11-22

Comments: abby we hope you do well on your “test” so you can start to get rid of the trach. you are such a strong girl,keep up the awesome work!!

Name: Kelle ~ Salem, Oregon Date: 2004-11-21

Comments: Congratulations on all of the FANTASTIC progress!!!

Name: Candice Date: 2004-11-21
Email: chingc021@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Hi Miss Abbie! Missed you at the Thanksgiving potluck at church. You would have liked all the desserts! Yum! I am giving thanks to our Lord not only for your life, but for the long ways you’ve come on the road to recovery. Keep on truckin’ and keep on cluckin’! You go, girl!

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2004-11-21

Comments: Hi Abbie… You are always in our thoughts and prayers. Take care little one..

Name: Carol Date: 2004-11-20

Comments: Kepp it up Abby! Praying for you every day.GET WELL SOON

Name: Your Sister in Christ (Kim in San Diego) Date: 2004-11-20

Comments: Continuing to pray for you sweet little Abbie and to Praise God for such good works he is doing in you!!! Praying for your entire family too little one!

Name: The Henning Family Date: 2004-11-20

Comments: Aloha Abbie! We have been awed by your updates and moved by your mommie’s words. Yes, she is getting to know the Saviour more initimately! And we all can learn from her profound trust in Him. Was there a trach appt yesterday? I hope your friend, Michelle is settled in sunny FL and I hope she knows how grateful everyone is for this site..we love you all

Name: Michele Date: 2004-11-19
Email: mmd@internetjobs.com

Comments: Abby, you are doing great! Praying for continued strength and energy for the whole family. We believe the day of total recovery is coming! God bless you all. =)

Name: Sherri in Houston Date: 2004-11-19
Email: smallen@ev1.net

Comments: Wow! What an awesome update! Thank you for sacrificing some sleep to send it to us. Still praying for ya’ll daily…..

Name: dawn & emily Date: 2004-11-19

Comments: such a wonderful update abby! you are doin great & theres no stopping you now! keep up the awesome work sweet one!

Name: The Varas’ ( Las Vegas ) Date: 2004-11-19

Comments: hi Abby, we’re sooo glad to hear of your progress. Never had a doubt! You keep up the good work, before you know it , you’ll be performing all your ” sisterly ” duties, and you’ve got your work cut out for you !!Tell Mom & Dad to take care of themselves, so they can take care of the family. We love you all, The “Vegas ” Vara’s

Name: Mary Date: 2004-11-18
Email: rmmeade@cox.net

Comments: So much happening, so many steps forward. We are so happy for Abbie and continue to think of you all daily. The hard work, determination, and prayer seems to be paying off! Go, Abby!

Name: Melinda Date: 2004-11-18

Comments: Thinking about you all today and praying for you Abby to be healed. Love and hugs to you all.

Name: San Oda Date: 2004-11-18

Comments: Okay….gotta take a break from homeschooling and say..Thank you Sweet friend for sharing your heart….makes me love the Lord that much more this day…. love, san

Name: Karly Wienker Date: 2004-11-18

Comments: I’m still following your journey back daily, and praying for the miracles to continue. Tiffany, you have made such a commitment to her recovery, that and your faith are so inspiring! As always, let me know if there’s anything I can do.

Name: Wendy Date: 2004-11-18

Comments: Tiff…just a quick note to say I love you. Thanks for caring about me even when your plate is overloaded. I love you more today than I ever have and thank you for your true, sincere and honest testament of faith. Tell my Godson he is special to me.

Name: callie Date: 2004-11-18
Email: dancenow92@Hotmail.com

Comments: i think that abby is making alot of progress.

Name: norma Date: 2004-11-18
Email: ntwestall@yanceync.net

Comments: I am so touched by your story. There is no limit what God can do and all of you are in my prayers.

Name: MEDCOM Staff Date: 2004-11-17
Email: paul.goymerac@us.army.mil

Comments: Abby, There are a few of us in Texas that are praying daily for you. We are so happy to see the daily progress. God Speed. Paul, Rob Nogueras, COL Ricks

Name: gabrielle Gabrielle Date: 2004-11-17
Email: emailgabrielle@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: I’m so glad you got well again abby. i was really hoping you would get well again!

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2004-11-17

Comments: Just letting you all know you are in our prayers.

Name: Dumlao Ohana Date: 2004-11-17

Comments: Every night you are in our prayers. As little Tierra says “AMEN….to Abbie!!” Tiffany, remember to make sure you are also taking care of yourself.

Name: carey Date: 2004-11-17
Email: carleeakamine@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: God is so good and faithful. We have been reviewing Jerimiah 29:11-13. There is a plan for Abby, a hope, and a future. How wonderful to have affirmation and good news from both Carol and Linda.

Name: Lisa Date: 2004-11-16
Email: lisaa561@aol.com

Comments: My heart and prayers go out to Abby and your family. I lost a precious nephew to the same type of accident. Keep believing in miracles, and let your precious child’s guardian angel continue to watch over her.

Name: Riana Weaver Date: 2004-11-16
Email: rianaweaver@hotmail.com

Comments: Hi Abbie – I am so thrilled to read about all the positive progress you are making. Love, Riana xxxxx

Name: Melinda Date: 2004-11-15

Comments: My prayers are with you Abby and your family.

Name: Melinda Date: 2004-11-15

Comments: My heart and prayers go out to you Abby, and your family. I cried when I read this, I can feel all of your pain, I have a 17mo daughter who is my world and I don’t know what I would do if something like this happened to her. I commend you for your strength. I will tell everyone I know about this site and we will all pray for Abby daily…..Love and prayer are with you all.

Name: Candice Date: 2004-11-15
Email: chingc021@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Sorry if this repeats — computer glitch! Anyway, I’m not sure my post went through. I’m so happy you’re doing so well. Keep up the cutesy-cute waves and kisses as they are nourishment to your mommy’s and daddy’s souls. We have much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. You’re a miracle!

Name: Candice Date: 2004-11-15
Email: chingc021@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Well Hello, Miss Abbie! It was so good to get an update this morning and hear that you are doing SO well! Your family’s hard work and prayers are really paying off. Keep doing your cutesy-cute waves and kisses. They are like gourmet food for your your mommy and daddy’s souls!

Name: Beth McAndrews Date: 2004-11-15
Email: bethm95@yahoo.com

Comments: What a beautiful little girl!!! The Lord is good. I will pray for her and for your family!

Name: Erica Owens Date: 2004-11-15
Email: jne94@aol.com

Comments: I’m so excited to see Abbie’s huge forward steps. What an awesome thing. May the Lord continue to light the path.

Name: Gwen Date: 2004-11-15

Comments: We’ll be praying for you Beautiful Princess.

Name: Your Friends In the Firehouse Date: 2004-11-15

Comments: Alot of positives ++++ Go get ’em sweety… God Bless!!

Name: The Todd’s Date: 2004-11-14

Comments: Our Prayers are with you

Name: Virginia Date: 2004-11-14
Email: dnwickersheim@hotmail.com

Comments: I’m taking Beth Moore’s “Believing God “and I just want to say one thing that she says at the end of her tapes. This is how I would respond to what is happening with Abbie….”GLORY TO GOD, I CAN’T WAIT TO SEE WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN NEXT…She encourages us to say this every morning when we get up….That’s how I feal when I check the mail concerning abbie…I can’t wait to hear what God has done…(trimmed)

Name: The A-Rahim family Date: 2004-11-14
Email: arahimy001@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: We will truly be praying for you and your gorgeous family every day. Much love, Jennifer

Name: Sally Date: 2004-11-14
Email: kalmsj24@yahoo.com

Comments: HI Abby, We will be praying for you and thinking of you constantly. Your a beautiful little girl your smile brightened my day tremendously.

Name: Kenney’s in Mililani Date: 2004-11-14
Email: lkenney@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Just want to let you know we are still praying for you Abbie. Josie, who is also three, reminds me every night. We look forward to reading about all the great work you are doing in therapy!

Name: The Suttons Date: 2004-11-13

Comments: We are so thrilled for Abby’s continued recovery. Abby is a wonderful example to Never underestimate the power in prayer. We will continue to pray everyday, and look forward to your updates when you can find time. Love rbab

Name: Pat Date: 2004-11-12
Email: pguthrie99@sti.net

Comments: Tiffany – Don’t worry about us out here. We love you and give you permission to massage your baby instead of the computer keys. Have at it! May God protect from the germ which has Ray and heal him. One sweet day ALL of us will be whole and Home free.

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2004-11-12

Comments: Hi Abbie and family. I am so happy to see how well things are going right now. I pray that Ray gets feeling better. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Name: Kevin & Lori Date: 2004-11-12
Email: kwvara@hotmail.com

Comments: I havent written in a while but still check the update’s every day to see how you are. All of our love to you and your family. We will keep praying for all of you. Uncle Kevin, Ant Lori & kids

Name: Your Friends In the Firehouse Date: 2004-11-11

Comments: Wonderful updates, Positive advances, God Bless!

Name: faye Date: 2004-11-10

Comments: Abbie, we are so proud of you! You are working so hard! Congratulations on being “normal”! What an amazing step! This is such a miracle as I clearly remember the the test results from six months ago. God is faithful: the blind can see! Praying for continued healing in that area and all others.

Name: Nanci Mikels (Baird) Date: 2004-11-10

Comments: Hi Abby, thinking of you today. Have a good day. Everyday is a new step to getting better. Take care and God bless

Name: The Goymeracs Date: 2004-11-09

Comments: Hi Abby. We are praying for your full recovery. I know you have the love and spirit from friends and family so only time stands in the way of answering our prayers. God Bless You! Paul, Tina and Michael

Name: Becky & Alyssa Newman Date: 2004-11-09
Email: syssamom@yahoo.com

Comments: Hi Abbie. We are so glad to hear about your eye tests. We pray daily for your ears to clear up. Your whoke family is in our prayers…God Bless!!!

Name: dawn & emily Date: 2004-11-09

Comments: we pray fo ryou every night & are so glad to hear positive news on your vision, keep up the hard work & give your mommy a hug kiss!

Name: Virginia Date: 2004-11-08
Email: dnwickersheim@hotmail.com

Comments: I am so excited about reading your emails. Those bright eyes just appear to be a determined young lady. Praise God for the healing that is going on. I rejoice in the Lord for this precious child. Bless you all. Virginia

Name: Jones Family – Florida Date: 2004-11-08
Email: servingmom4him@yahoo.com

Comments: Hi Abbie & Family – we’re settling in our new home in Florida & excited to hear your vision results for today. Praise God. Blessed be the name of the Lord is now a song that we sing often & think of you. God bless. The Jones’ in Florida now

Name: The Suttons Date: 2004-11-08

Comments: Tiffany, your reports are always uplifting, and Abby’s progress is always amazing. The Lord never leaves us, and is working miracles everyday in Abby! Abby keep up the hard hard work, and continue to get better! We love you and your entire family.

Name: Linda Date: 2004-11-08

Comments: Praise God!!! His mercies are new every morning!!! That is so awesome about Abbie’s eye test. Communicating your needs and wishes, going potty, Abby you are doing awesome. Give mommy a hug!!!

Name: Nanci Mikels (Baird) Date: 2004-11-08
Email: mikels222@yahoo.com

Comments: Hi Abby, Glad to here your doing well. Tiffany I have some information I would like to share with you could you email me your email address mikels222@yahoo.com. Hope to here from you soon. Nanci

Name: The Henning’s Date: 2004-11-08

Comments: Abbie..hope the earcheck went well on Friday. With all the GI happenings, learning the toilet is another example that you rise to the challenge! Glad o hear that formula is working well! Lots of prayers for the ENT on the 19th and getting the necklace off! Hugs to everyone! The mermaid outfit needs some mending then will be on its way!

Name: erika & skyla Date: 2004-11-07
Email: foxee259@hotmail.com

Comments: Abby im glad to hear that your doing better. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. keep up the good work.. take care and may god bless the Vara’s. Thanks for sharing this miracle with us..love erika and baby skyla

Name: Jessica Date: 2004-11-06
Email: smokeyfall@aol.com

Comments: I am so humbled by your faith. She’s a little miracle, she was meant to be here! :) I’m so glad you still have your sweet baby, and I will pray and pray and pray for you all still. Please give all your kiddos hugs and kisses for me!

Name: Trisha Date: 2004-11-06

Comments: Still along for the ride Vara family. We think and pray for you all daily. Abbie, you are indeed coming back! I am thrilled to be sharing your journey! We love you! Keep on amazing us all.

Name: Chris and Tracy Klicak Date: 2004-11-06
Email: heartofhs@erols.com

Comments: We met you back in March at the Hawaii state home school convention. You were very kind to offer Chris the use of a wheelchair for the duration of our trip there. Dan Mather forwarded the news of Abby’s situation back in May or June. Just wanted you to know that we are praying for Abbie and you all. Long term care is tiring, I know, but God is with you in every moment, even the darkest ones! How g…(trimmed)

Name: TNF Date: 2004-11-06

Comments: Morning sweet princess. I am praying for you still. It’s nice to hear that you are doing better and better. Take care, and we’ll check in on you soon.

Name: The Suttons Date: 2004-11-06

Comments: WAY TO GO ABBY! Keep up the great work. We are praying everyday for you full recovery. We love you and your family. Love rbab

Name: The Mohatt’s Date: 2004-11-05
Email: jmohatt@hotmail.com

Comments: Hi guys – We are still praying for your entire family and continue to be amazed by your faith and Abby’s strength. May God’s healing and protective hands continue to be upon Abby and your entire family. God Bless – Jon, Courtney, Claire, Olivia & Chloe

Name: Erin Stinchfield McRae Date: 2004-11-05
Email: gmcrae@easystreet.com

Comments: Tiffany and family, What an inspiration you are. You’re still in our thoughts and prayers. Abby is truly blessed with an amazing family, but most of all, amazing parents. Much Love, Erin

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2004-11-05

Comments: Miss Abbie sounds like you are having alot of ups and downs. You are obviously one srong little girl. I pray with all my heart that our almighty God embraces you when you are having little setbacks. We pray for you all. God Bless!!!!

Name: dawn & emily Date: 2004-11-05
Email: emsmom0@aol.com

Comments: Abbie stay healthy so you can get that trach out, you have come so far in your recovery, keep up the good work! you are a strong girl!!

Name: Dumlao Ohana Date: 2004-11-05

Comments: The squeeze from Abbie was her telling you she knows how frustrating it can be and how YOU are her inspiration to keep going. She will do anything for her mommy – cause she sees that unconditional love her mommy has for her.

Name: Your Friends In the Firehouse Date: 2004-11-04

Comments: When times are hard, just take a look at all you have overcome so far. A south swell may come, but with it, iy may expose many jewels lying beneath the surface. Treasure hunters wait for a swell to expose riches, and this my friends, is what you will receive. God Bless, keep working for that great goal.

Name: The Bourque family Date: 2004-11-04

Comments: Tiffany: allow yourself to feel sad – you’re human and this is not a weakness in any way. Our prayers continue to be with all of you.

Name: Emily Date: 2004-11-04
Email: EmilyRose1982@aol.com

Comments: I found Abby’s story completely on accident. I am pregnant with my first child and I was on a message board to read up on how other moms felt about strollers. At the end of one lady’s message was a link to Abby’s website. I was curious and so I went to it. Reading it refreshed in my head how precious life truly is. With the coming of my child, it also reminded me on how life can change in an insta…(trimmed)

Name: lacey sprinkle Date: 2004-11-04
Email: sprinkll@seattleu.edu

Comments: I saw your beautiful daughter on Wendy Guthrie’s computer screen. It must have been divinely inspired that I asked about the cute girl on her computer. Ever since Wendy has told me her story, I can’t get little Abby out of my mind. Please know that you are all in my prayers and I praise God that He did not Abby that day and blessed you with her life! I know you know this (from what Wendy says)…(trimmed)

Name: The Henning’s Date: 2004-11-04

Comments: Abbie and family, the journey is long, we pray for your strength as you travel. Know that HE goes before, beside and behind you ALL the way. You have made amazing progress. Abbie keep holding on to mommie and Tiff we are here for you and so is HE..Love you

Name: Jason, Beki, Garrett, and Kelsey Warren Date: 2004-11-04
Email: beki_warren@yahoo.com

Comments: I’m sorry that you are at times frustrated that the milestones of Abbie’s progress aren’t happening more quickly. I can only imagine how hard that is for you. I’m praising God, though, that they are still coming!! We are still lifting your family up each day in prayer, that God will continue His healing process, and that He will be your strength and your hope each day.

Name: Virginia Date: 2004-11-03
Email: dnwickersheim@hotmail.com

Comments: Lord I just want to lift the vara family up to you tomorrow and give them peace. Lord you are the one that holds our sorrows and griefs and you hold us up. Hold up this family tomorrow Lord in a very special way. It’s o.k to feal overwhelmed and when emotion overtakes us, your spirit comes in and we don’t have to speak a word. We just melt in your arms crying abba father. Hold them tight Lord…(trimmed)

Name: Patti Matsumoto Date: 2004-11-03
Email: pattimats@verizon.net

Comments: I’m sorry I haven’t posted anything for so long. We continually think and pray for all of you. Your election day update is wonderful news! It’s always nice to snuggle with your children! We’ll pray specifically for the removal of the trach and that the fluid in her ears will dissipate. However, if you need tubes, I have to say that they have been the greatest thing for Joshua. He got them put …(trimmed)

Name: Mary Date: 2004-11-03

Comments: Still here, still praying. Anniversaries of sad events are hard…but Abbie has amazed and surprised us all with her progress and I have faith that she will continue to do so. Hugs to you all.

Name: Candice Date: 2004-11-03
Email: chingc021@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Oh, Tiffany! I just read your Tues. update. Please don’t be sad at this 6 month milestone — Abbie’s doing GREAT!!! AWANA verse 1Cor. 2:5 — “That your faith should not be in the wisdom of men (who make you judge where Abby should be) but in the power of God (Who is healing her in His way in His time).” Praise God for His healing power!

Name: TNF Date: 2004-11-03

Comments: I can relate to days of sadness Tiff. Some days will be easier than others. And on other days, you will need to petition God for his strength. We are petitioning for you and your family. You are in our hearts always. Jehovah is the hearer of prayers, and he hears us.

Name: The Suttons Date: 2004-11-03

Comments: Hang in there Tiffany and family! Abby keep up all the hard work, and continue to get better. We are still praying! We love you all. RBAB

Name: Nathan and Amy Yost Date: 2004-11-03
Email: yost2705@msn.com

Comments: We continue to pray for you all and think of Abbie daily. Thank you for your faithful updates – oh, the bane and blessing of modern technology! We pray especially for you today, that God’s grace and peace will be abundant for your family.

Name: Hobbs Family Date: 2004-11-03

Comments: Hi Abbie, we just wanted to check in & let you know you are in our thoughts everyday! Hope you are doing great & continuing to get well! We hope you are enjoying school and having fun with your teachers! Love, hugs & prayers coming your way!

Name: Candice Date: 2004-11-03
Email: chingc021@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Hi Miss Abbie! Wow! It’s been a long time since I’ve written to you. But that doesn’t mean I haven’t remembered you in my prayers! I am so proud of the way you never give up. Be strong!

Name: Kelly Peltier Date: 2004-11-03
Email: peltiersk@sbcglobal.net

Comments: My thoughts are with you and your family. I have a 2 year old and I cannot even imagine what you are going through. Abby sounds like a fighter and God is definitely looking out for this little Angel. God Bless you and your family.

Name: Rhonda Leach Date: 2004-11-03
Email: leach1212004@aol.com

Comments: My prayers are with you Abby and your family god will take care of you he love you very much my family will pray for you all our love to you and your family

Name: Jazzy http://prayforabby.com Date: 2004-11-02

Comments: i hope the Lord will bless abby!

Name: Sue Franks Date: 2004-11-01

Comments: Hi Tiff….Talked to your mom the other day…so good to hear about Abby’s progress!! Just wanted you to know we think about you all often and are praying for Abbu’s continual progress. love, Sue and Arnie

Name: Mary Tsunemoto Date: 2004-11-01
Email: STsunemoto@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Glad to see the Vara family at the Friday FunFest, even though we did not get to chat. Still praying for you all.

Name: The Henning’s Date: 2004-11-01

Comments: Dear Abbie! Night time here and just thinking of you and hoping your flipping some pages and that your bellie feels okay, Little Angel! Love to everyone! Abbie it is good for me to have your sweetness in this crazy world right now. You are healin

Name: Sunni York Date: 2004-11-01

Comments: Hi Big Girl – you are doing so good. We’re so proud of you. Stay strong and give your Mommy a hug for us.