2004 Prayers (June & July)

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Name: Kelly-Sherwood, OR Date: 2004-06-30
Email: Antrimk@aol.com

Comments: Abby, your spirit is so bright. Thank you for touching us daily! God Bless your dear Mommy’s dedication and faith. We check on you regularly and pray constantly.

Name: The Nickle Family Date: 2004-06-30

Comments: Wow Miss Abby! You are making such great progress. We are so proud of you. We’re rooting for you! Mom, don’t worry about it. No one expects you to a professional at this, not even your little one. Don’t worry Mom, keep up the good work. I can’t even begin to imagine how challenging your folks days and nights are, but please find comfort in the fact that you are in millions of peoples hearts…(trimmed)

Name: Stephanie Date: 2004-06-30

Comments: Tiffany, You have an incredible gift in your writing abilities (and of course being a wonderful Mom). You make me feel like I am there with you even though I am in NM. Thank you for sharing, and I am praying for spirited Abbie like I have never prayed before.

Name: Michelle, Bobby, & Gio Date: 2004-06-30

Comments: Hi Guys, I forgot to tell you last week at the Hosp the I ran into the nurse the took care of Gio. Her name was Courtney. She took such good care. We will miss you tonight. Give Abby a kiss and know that our hearts and prayers are there.

Name: Patty Date: 2004-06-30
Email: Pdelg5@aol.com

Comments: Dear Abbie, so much has happened since I last checked in on you. Most importantly, we had our “safety pool net” installed. We hope you know how much you have truly touched our lives. hugs and kisses

Name: sl adams Date: 2004-06-30

Comments: Dear Abbie, We pray for you every morning and every night. We hope to see you soon. We love you. God Bless You. Love, Lea and Shane

Name: Lisa Lopez Date: 2004-06-30

Comments: I came across your site from an email I received and have been checking on your angel Abby’s progress. I have been keeping her and your whole family in my prayers and forwarded her info. to a very dear friend of mine who is in the ministry – he is including her in his prayers also…. God bless you all!!!

Name: Kim Date: 2004-06-30

Comments: Our God is an awesome God. He is so faithful to those who love Him and Tiffany – you are such an example!!

Name: The Kelemen family Date: 2004-06-30
Email: Sarakelemen@charter.com

Comments: Tiffany and Ray- Our hearts and prayers go out to you. There are no words to express the grief that our famiy is feeling for you all. It is hard to count your blessings during such heart ache, but clearly, friends, faith family and love will help you get through each day. We send out our hope prayers and friendship to you all. Love, Sara, John, Jack, abigail, Katie, Chris and Maisy Kelemen

Name: Kathy – Calif Date: 2004-06-29

Comments: Your story is an inspiration. I have met “Kathy” whose story you are reading. As you come to understand her story may it give you encouragement and inspiration. Keep fighting the fight! We all pray for you…

Name: The Nickle Family Date: 2004-06-29

Comments: We took our little baby to Sesame Street Out of This World last Saturday. We asked Taehi if she wanted a T-Shirt, her response was “Abbeeee T-Shirt Mommy, Abbeeee T-Shirt.” It was then that I realized how much Abby has become a part of our lives. We pray for her on a daily basis, and now my daughter is thinking about her enough to want to get a T-Shirt for Abby too and not just for herself. My…(trimmed)

Name: Kathy Date: 2004-06-29
Email: mommykanyuck@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: A dear freind introduced first my son and then me to Abby… I have to say, the reason I even logged on tonight is because my 17 month old son, Kawika, runs around saying “Abby!!” with such enthusiasm.. I had to meet his new friend. As I read he would chime in every so often… “Abby?” “Mommy! Abby!!” I am blessed to be apart of this growing family of prayer warriors for Abby… Thank you for lett…(trimmed)

Name: m mcdaniel Date: 2004-06-29
Email: mmcdaniel@telepak.net

Comments: My prayer tonight ls that Abby will be able to rest. I continue to pray every day for Abby and her family.

Name: Libby / High Point, NC Date: 2004-06-29

Comments: I visited your website for the 1st time today, though I’ve prayed for Abbie since my cousin requested it shortly after her accident. I read all of your comments regarding Abbie’s status. What a minister and blessing you are and how many lives you and Abbie must have touched through this journey. May God continue to bless you with his strength and with his healing for Abbie.

Name: Melissa Date: 2004-06-29
Email: gandmhess@aol.com

Comments: I found your website via another website that I visit. I have read Abby’s status updates all the way back. I am a PICU RN and have seen many families experience the same things you are going through right now. You are a strong family with a strong believe in our great Lord. Abby’s progress is so encouraging, keep up the good work and I’ll keep following her progress. God bless you all.

Name: Karen in Arizona Date: 2004-06-29
Email: liamalan@cox.net

Comments: I’m following your progress daily sweet Abby. Continue to be strong! I worked with your Daddy in NM and remember when you were born.

Name: Aunt Lori Date: 2004-06-29
Email: Tropicalbreez04@aol.com

Comments: Abby, I have prayed that while you are down,that we remember whose almighty hands you are in.”The eternal God is your refuge and underneath are his everlasting arms.”You are a little Angel and like a flower, you will soon bloom again..I love You,Aunt Lori

Name: Mary Tsunemoto Date: 2004-06-29
Email: STsunemoto@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Hannah, Rachel and I were praying for Abby and the special meeting at 1 pm on Monday. We know you need the prayers and we know God will hear and re-strengthen you.

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2004-06-29
Email: syssasmom@yahoo.com

Comments: Good morning Abby. I pray you have a great day.

Name: jeannine Date: 2004-06-29
Email: jeanninegay@yahoo.com

Comments: I have been following Abby’s progress since I heard about her on wcqr.org-My prayers are with you constantly. my favorite verses are “never worry about anything. But in everything situation let God know what you need in prayers and requests while giving thanks. Then God’s peace,which goes beyond anything that we can imagine, will guard your thoughts and emotions through Christ Jesus. I pray that G…(trimmed)

Name: christina Date: 2004-06-29
Email: cruschil@optonline.net

Comments: Though I do not know you personally, I continue to pray for Abby and your family. Your journey seems so physically and emotionally exhausting, but your faith will carry you through. I am a pediatric OTR and have treated children in situations similiar to Abby’s. Has anyone talked to you about a GT tube to replace the NG tube? I know it is a surgical procedure, but the advantages can be great for …(trimmed)

Name: Kim Date: 2004-06-29

Comments: I love the new picture of Abby. She is so beautiful and she looks so peaceful!!

Name: Eden Gasior Date: 2004-06-29
Email: Eden921@bellsouth.net

Comments: What a darling girl! I will pray for your dear sweet Abby that although it will take time and we must be patient but that God will reward your patience and your faith with a healthy Abby in his timing.

Name: Kristy Giasolli Date: 2004-06-29

Comments: Tiffany, I am checking on your sweet Abbie before I turn in, you all are in our thoughts constantly. I pray that Abbie is resting soundly this evening & that you get some much needed rest as well. May God Bless you both.

Name: The Dumlao Ohana Date: 2004-06-29
Email: alohatam@yahoo.com

Comments: Hi beautiful Abbie! Our two little girls (3 and almost 2) love to see your pictures every day! I love to read all the new things you can do every day! Your mommy is one special lady to share you with the world. You are in our prayers every night! I am in awe at the strength God has given your mommy, and with the gifts of God’s words that she gives us daily. Take care little one….

Name: Cassie Girardier Date: 2004-06-28
Email: cassondra13@yahoo.com

Comments: I heard about abby from my grandma who is a friend and co-worker of Abby’s grandpa and I can’t help but adore your guys’ determination and faith through out this whole journey I will pray and wish Abby and he family the best of luck!!!

Name: Virginia Date: 2004-06-28
Email: dnwickersheim@hotmail.com

Comments: She is so beautiful. Psalm 62: 5 Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation;he is my fortress, I will not be shaken. My salvation and my honor depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge. pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge. God is faithful. Love you ,Virginia

Name: The Patton’s Date: 2004-06-28

Comments: Tiff – thanks for always taking a few minutes to update this site. God is using your family in many ways! Keep looking to him for all you answers. You are doing an awesome job on keeping everything together. Thinking of you and your family daily. Love, The Patton’s in Illinois

Name: John L. Conwell Date: 2004-06-28
Email: john_l_conwell@myway.com

Comments: Abbie, You have found a special spot in my heart through all of this. I will always pray for you as I pray for my own grandbabies.

Name: Adrienne Carver-New Mexico Date: 2004-06-28
Email: adrij2911@direcway.com

Comments: I emailed you guys pictures of Abby when she was born. Il ove you and I’m praying for you! Love Adrienne

Name: Brummet Family Date: 2004-06-28
Email: sb2tx@ev1.net

Comments: Homeschool family in Dallas still continuing to pray. SO blessed by tiffany’s daily updates and beautiful photos. Thank you so much for letting us see Gods glory through you.

Name: Jones Family – Seattle, Washington Date: 2004-06-28
Email: jonesclan@buddycenters.org

Comments: Oh beautiful Abbie! I’m praying specifically for your learning ability, to relearn what most be relearned & to come with time what you do remember already learned. You occupy my mind right now & I know that God has great plans for you. You’re a WARRIOR! You’re a FIGHTER! And mostly, YOU’RE A WINNER! You will WIN this battle Abbie, yes you will. Love always – Jones Family

Name: Bear and Kathy Chaput Date: 2004-06-28
Email: kchaput@comcast.net

Comments: Our prayers are with you Abby. Keep fighting.

Name: The Nickle Family Date: 2004-06-28

Comments: What a beautiful little girl! You look all over your Daddy! Praying everyday.

Name: Cheryl Desko Date: 2004-06-28
Email: rdesko@bresnan.net

Comments: Vara family, I have been reading this website every day(ok sometimes 2-3 times a day) and continue to be humble with Gods grace everytime. He is so awesome!!! Thanks for the pictures. I especially love the “mommy sees you” pic. You both look so beautiful!!

Name: Wong family Date: 2004-06-28

Comments: we are always praying for you, abby!! we hope you get better soon, and may god bless you and your family!

Name: Diane Fitch Date: 2004-06-28
Email: irish17@cox.net

Comments: My thoughts and prayers are with you and your daughter, Abby. Thank you for sharing her story. Your honesty and faith humble me.

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2004-06-28
Email: syssasmom@yahoo.com

Comments: I am sad to hear you are getting sick little one. I pray that you keep getting better. we think of you all the time kiddo.We love all your pretty little things in your hair. You are quite the little princess!!!

Name: ted & gerri Date: 2004-06-28
Email: ttotag@aol.com

Comments: our prayers for her complete healing are laid at God’s feet every day.

Name: kelly Date: 2004-06-28
Email: prnces07@aol.com

Comments: I’m still holding Abby and the rest of your family close in prayer. God Bless!

Name: suttons Date: 2004-06-28

Comments: Ray, Tiffany, and family, we read each day with hope, wonder, and joyful tears to see how Abby is progressing. We continue to pray for each of you. Ray and Tiffany you are touching so many lives with your walk with the Lord. We love you all, and pray for healing and blessings for your family every day.

Name: Kendall Date: 2004-06-28
Email: Kendall.Shupe@providence.org

Comments: today while i was at work playing around oin the internet during my lunch break one of my co-workers told me about this site. i did not think much of it at first but i put in the url, and while i was typing the words pray for abby, the hair on my stood dtraight up and before it was finished loading i had this overwehilming need to start praying. Just the words, pray for abby have so much meaning …(trimmed)

Name: Claire Talltree Date: 2004-06-28

Comments: Good thoughts and well wishes for Abbie, her parents and her brothers. I am glad you all have found such great strength in God and each other. Thank you for sharing it all with us, and reminding us about faith and letting go/letting God. *hugs*

Name: Vicki Date: 2004-06-28
Email: ickivay99@yahoo.com

Comments: Stumbled upon a link to Abbie’s page. What a beautiful little girl & precious children you and Ray have. WOW! You are a strong family & truly, truly, blessed by God! I will pray for Abbie & your family to have the patience & strength in Abbie’s healing. May God continue to Bless You and carry your pain. God Bless! :)

Name: Karen Peterman Date: 2004-06-28
Email: petermak@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Been praying for Abby from the start. Will continue to keep her in prayer and place her name on the prayer request list at my church every week. She’s an incredibly strong ! Continue to encourage her…in God’s time she will make a full recovery! Much Aloha to Abby and family!

Name: Trisha Date: 2004-06-28

Comments: Keeping up the prayers and well-wishes this day. I am tickled to hear of Abbie’s determination…we think of you each and everyday. Much love and grace to your whole family.

Name: Torcaso Family Date: 2004-06-28

Comments: Our prayers continue for you Abby and your family. Your strenght and determination is amazing. God Bless You!

Name: kenny and karen Date: 2004-06-28

Comments: we are encouraged by Abby’s progress and continue to pray for her full recovery

Name: Dave & Barbara Patton Date: 2004-06-28
Email: dwpatton@cox.net

Comments: Barbara and I continue to pray for the Vara family, for Abbie’s continued improvement, and for your love, tenacity, faith, endurance and joy. Tiffany, what a testimony you are providing to all who are engaged with you and your family in this challenge. We wish you God’s love and blessings.

Name: Uncle Tim & Auntie Lo Date: 2004-06-28

Comments: You are always in our prayers, Mommy, Daddy, Chase, Kyle,RJ, Matt, & Crystal. Many many Blessings today, and a precious touch from Jesus to restore you completely. I think He smiles when He sees His Healing in You. Jesus Loves You.

Name: Debbie Johnson Date: 2004-06-28
Email: deejay1616@hotmail.com

Comments: Dear Lord, If we pray for something petty, shift those prayers to Abby. When we act petty, kindly ignore us and shift your attention and grace to Abby. She needs you more than the rest of us right now. Please continue to hold her family in the palm of your hand. As an RN, I have seen your miracles! PLEASE send one of those miracles Abby’s way. We praise you, as always.

Name: Theresa Date: 2004-06-28
Email: r.theresa@excite.com

Comments: I had a cousin who went through nearly the exact same thing as Abby. He lived for about 2 1/2 years after his near drowning, and he then whent home to be with the Lord. Abby will be in my prayers. Her small steps toward recovery are a joyous thing to read about. God has a plan for this beautiful girl. She has much living left to do! Thank God also for all the lives touched and impacted and h…(trimmed)

Name: Michelle Cantu Date: 2004-06-28
Email: CantuKJV@aol.com

Comments: Abby-I check on you every day to see how you are. Even though I have never met you or your family, I feel like I know you through this web site. Continue to improve as we continue to pray for you. P.S. I didn’t get a chance to talk to Linda at church-we are praying for her and Rendell and the kids during her time away.

Name: Travis and Melissa Brown Date: 2004-06-28
Email: bunchofbrowns@comcast.net

Comments: May the Lord continue to bless you and keep you!

Name: Candice Date: 2004-06-28
Email: chingc021@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Hi sweet Abbie! What a big, strong girl you are! I hear you’ve been having trouble keeping your hospital food down. I think that just shows how really “normal” you already are! Keep up the hard work. We’re still there rooting for you! Go, Abbie!

Name: Kristy Giasolli Date: 2004-06-28

Comments: Tiffany, thank you for the second update! Thank you God for continually watching over our sweet Abbie, please comfort and continue to heal her as we know you will.

Name: Auntie Kristy Giasolli Date: 2004-06-28

Comments: Dear sweet Abbie, we are have been taking turns getting sick here & pray that we are well soon so we can come visit you in your new room (or maybe at HOME)! We love & pray for you constantly…xoxo

Name: Leigh Date: 2004-06-27
Email: clscldi@cs.com

Comments: Dear Abby, My daughter Kelly was your student nurse the last two days. She called me to tell me about you and to pray for you. You are such a strong beautiful girl and she said you have the best mom in the world who taught her so much about the love of God and how he works to take care of you. Tiffany be strong , You are an inspiration to all of those around you. We will keep Abby in our pra…(trimmed)

Name: carol jenkins http://adelphia.net Date: 2004-06-27
Email: cjbornfree@msn.com

Comments: bless your beautiful little girl i just know she will get better, keep up the good work

Name: Michelle & Parker Chun Date: 2004-06-27

Comments: Pretty Abbie, It was great to see you today. Thanks for the pretty smile. It brightened our day! We love you and your precious family so much.

Name: kelly (nurse) Date: 2004-06-27
Email: prnces07@aol.com

Comments: Dear Lord, i want to lift Abby up to you Jesus and hold her in your healing arms Lord…wrap her family in faith and strength Father, and walk them through each milestone of Abby’s journey. Lord, please…. bring our angel back. In your name i pray Jesus, Amen.

Name: Jones Family – Seattle, Washington Date: 2004-06-27
Email: jonesclan@buddycenters.org

Comments: Dear Abbie & Family – what great stories to read about you today – smiling, attemtping to communicate w/Daddy – how precious those moments are right now.Soon it will all be a hard to remember image & you’ll be up like you once were but smarter! GO ABBIE! Love, Jones Family

Name: Ben Sutton Date: 2004-06-27

Comments: The Lord has blessed Abbie and your family and she will do a lot better each day.

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2004-06-27
Email: syssasmom@yahoo.com

Comments: Hello Abby. It is so good to see your progress. You are always in our prayers.

Name: San Oda Date: 2004-06-27

Comments: Dear Lord, I pray that Abbie would sleep and rest peacefully tonight and that You would continue to heal her body,mind and spirit. would you wrap YOUR arms around your sweet little baby girl Father….. warm her heart…. give her peace tonight..In Jesus name amen…

Name: Kim Date: 2004-06-26

Comments: Tiffany, You are so a model of determination and I am so thankful for your ultimate example of devoted motherhood. You are a light in the darkness and I pray God’s special peace fill your heart and mind in these times of waiting.

Name: Erin Date: 2004-06-26

Comments: Mireya was in the ICU when she was born. One day when they wouldn’t let me take her home (again) I baracaded myself with the empty car seat in the nursery and dared them to arrest me. It took 3 nurses and a neonatologist to calm me down.

Name: Tiffany Date: 2004-06-26
Email: varasix@aol.com

Comments: PRAYER REQUEST: Abbie’s stomach was a little distended and tender at her 11am bath. 15 min. into her 12pm feeding we had to stop it because she was in pain. Her temp was 101.2. It’s now 99.5 after Tylenol. Please pray that she can take her 4pm feeding. We did an RSV test, please pray it’s negative. Her eyes are open wide today — she’s beautiful even over the bumps!

Name: Kevin & Mandy Womack Date: 2004-06-26
Email: kevin.womack@fhpc.org

Comments: Your faith is amazing! God is using you to challenge brother and sisters in Christ like us all around the world. And we are praying daily for your precious little girl. May God’s richest blessings and His beautifully healing hand rest on Abbie and on your entire family.

Name: Kim in San Diego Date: 2004-06-26
Email: lovich@netzero.com

Comments: Dear Tiffany, No graceful words come to my mind right now other than just wanting you to know that I am praying for you and hoping that you can feel Jesus dwelling in your heart and that you find peace and rest in Him. I am so proud of you as a sister in Christ, that you have found such strength to share your story and your struggles with us everyday. Thank you for your courage in sharing what y…(trimmed)

Name: Mary Date: 2004-06-26
Email: rmmeade@cox.net

Comments: You need to be with your other kids as much as they need to be with you. But they also see the loving care you give Abby, and can trust that each of them gets what they need from you at different times. Hang in there…I pray that the next couple of weeks will pass quickly, and with good progress.

Name: Michele Henning Date: 2004-06-26

Comments: Tiffany, I wish I could erase those memories away for you, try to hold on to Rays words from yesterday. You are a child of God, too. It is easy to know His stuff but a challenge to live it, you have been thru so much these past weeks, when you feel overwhelmed, rest in His peace, Let Him just hold you as you hold Abbie…feel the peace He brings, don’t search, talk, just rest…we love you!

Name: Trisha Date: 2004-06-26

Comments: Tiffany…my prayers go out to you this day. May God continue to guide you through this process. I realize that the mind knows what the heart cannot understand. You will continue to make your way through this process because you have the Lord to hold your hand….to hold your tongue when it may not be easy….and to embrace your heart when you feel that you can no longer be patient. You and R…(trimmed)

Name: Joe & Kelly Date: 2004-06-26
Email: joemarine1@cox.net

Comments: Phil 4:6,7″Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” I pray these words will be engrafted into your soul and you will be comforted and encouraged as you fix your mind on Jesus. Your …(trimmed)

: Gianna Kudar Date: 2004-06-26
Email: dkudar@elp.rr.com

Comments: I just met your sister Tara last night in El Paso Texas. I told her I would pray for Abby and told her that God is still on the throne. Abby is a living miracle and we can’t wait to see what He will do. Abby was meant for great things in His kingdom! We will continue to pray for her complete healing.

Name: Nanci Mikels (Baird) Date: 2004-06-26
Email: mikels222@yahoo.com

Comments: So glad to see Abby doing so well. Praise God for his work. Thinking of her everyday. So glad she gets to go home soon. Love the pictures. Thanks for the updates. God bless.

Name: Becky & Alyssa Newman Date: 2004-06-25

Comments: Goodnight Abby. You are in our thoughts and prayers. You are such a strong little girl. You just keep getting better little one.

Name: becky newman Date: 2004-06-25
Email: syssasmom@yahoo.com

Comments: Ray & Tiffany I pray that you two stay strong during this little set back. Abby will get to come home soon. I know how tough this is for your family but it will all come together soon. I know from experience of your anxiety to get Abby home. Please just have patience.

Name: Another mom Date: 2004-06-25

Comments: You are such a blessing to each and every person who has the blessing of reading your updates, Tiffany. God is using you so mightily in this time, and healing dear Abby all the while. May you continue to feel the outpouring of prayer and know htat you are loved and prayed for.

Name: The Nickle Family Date: 2004-06-25

Comments: Abby, I just wanted to wish sweet dreams tonight. I’m about to leave work now and I just want to let you know that we’re thinking of you always.

Name: Angela Date: 2004-06-25
Email: adx21965@msn.com

Comments: we continue to pray for Abbie and the family and for the doctors treating Abbie. What a long hard journey for you all, and what an example to those of us who are praying for you all. He is holding you in the palm of His hand. There is love all around you.

Name: Hamada Ohana Date: 2004-06-25
Email: berniehamada@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Tiffany, Your words of encouragement refreshed and lighten my heart. Thank you so much for being brave and sharing your most inner thoughts. As we all struggle with our challenges, your reminder that nothing is lost until we give up has encouraged me to continue on and not let my shortcomings defeat me. I pray the same for you.

Name: Erin Bouquin Date: 2004-06-25

Comments: Thanks for the pictures you look great Abigail.

Name: Linda Date: 2004-06-25

Comments: Lord, we just ask you to work out all the details of Abby’s homecoming. We pray for your perfect timing and peace for the entire family. I pray that you would meet Ray and Tiffany’s every need. I pray that you give the children understanding and wisdom beyond their years as they make the transition of bringing their sister home soon and being away from their parents right now. I pray that you …(trimmed)

Name: The Nickle Family Date: 2004-06-25

Comments: Mom, our prayers are with you. We pray that all the kinks get worked out before Abby goes home so that her transition is smooth. Mom, you are being patient. It is only normal for you to want your family back together, your baby girl at home. Don’t you worry about sounding inpatient. We are constantly praying.

Name: Wendy G. Date: 2004-06-25

Comments: Hey Tif…tears flooded my eyes today to see Abbie’s picture. She is looking at YOU! How truly blessed are we…seems like ages a go since the first week’s diagnosis. She (and her mom) are beautiful. Love you.

Name: Candice Date: 2004-06-25
Email: chingc021@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: My goodness! What a smart girl! You amaze me, little Abbie! May the Lord’s hand continue to be upon you, helping you along the way at His pace, in His time. Lord, thank you for bringing other parents to share and encourage. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Name: Sunni and Len Date: 2004-06-25

Comments: Hi Abbie – sweetie ….You look so adorable sitting up in your chair. I know how hard this must be for you to struggle for the little things – some day, it will be just a memory. Keep fighting hard and you will see many blessings flow…..

Name: Jenny and Sydney http://www.jenny.leavingprints.us Date: 2004-06-25
Email: jenny@scrappychicks.com

Comments: Since finding your website, Sydney (4) talks about Abby and asks how she is doing. We came to look again today and were happy to see some more pictures of Abby. May the Lord continue to bless Abby and your family. We will continue to pray for all of you, and please give Abby a big hug from one pre-schooler to another for Sydney.

Name: Michele Henning Date: 2004-06-25

Comments: Tiffany, in my prayer for patience for you,He lead me to Chambers (5/2!)..Though it tarries, wait for it. Habakkuk 2:3 The kids version says “I can wait, God is faithful” I hope this helps :)

Name: Michele Henning Date: 2004-06-25

Comments: Thank you Lord, for the gift of a small voice, for the recognition in her eyes, for the Spirit and determination of a child, for the mercy of hearing our prayers, for allowing us to be witness to Your mircale. Hear Tiffany and Ray’s hearts and hold them Father in the Palm of Your Hand. From the Land of the Midnight Sun we offer our prayer, Amen!

Name: Mikaylah Date: 2004-06-25

Comments: eio9ubhhjkklloooiii Mikaylah is my three year old daughter and she wanted to say “Hi” and that we are going to pray for you.

Name: Dave and Sandra Oda Date: 2004-06-25
Email: davesanoda@juno.com

Comments: Tears of Joy join yours……Abbie letting sweet Matthew know that SHE knows who loves her….. We are praying for your journey back home…..know you all are loved, appreciated and prayed for!!

Name: Ann Washburn, Everett http://washburnwebfinds.tripod.com Date: 2004-06-25
Email: lannwashburn@comcast.net

Comments: Visiting your web site for the first time today, saw it as a signature link in someone’s email. God most definitely has plans for your daughter! Your faith will be rewarded! God’s blessings and love from WA state.

Name: Mike, Terri and Brennen Spragg Date: 2004-06-25

Comments: Tiffany and Ray, Your faith and endurance gives us all strength in the Lord! We are praying for the whole family, daily!

Name: Karen (from Phoenix) Date: 2004-06-25
Email: kenirayk@hotmail.com

Comments: Tiffany, still thinking of you & your family every day! Keep your strength…

Name: The Noey Family Date: 2004-06-25

Comments: Abbie, We continue to pray each day for you. It put a smile on all our faces to see you sitting up. You look beautiful in your new “pretties.” Keep making your way back to your mommy and daddy. They love you so much!

Name: Virginia Date: 2004-06-25
Email: dnwickersheim@hotmail.com

Comments: You can have this hope..He is even now sitting at the right hand of God and is interceding for you. So when you have those moments of fear, discouragement and loneliness, remember he is hovering over you and never going to let you down or let you go. Love y ou. Virginia W.

Name: Gloria and Erika Date: 2004-06-25

Comments: We have been following your story and praying for Abby every day. We want to let you know how much your faith and relationship with the Lord have inspired us. Thank you for sharing your journey.

Name: noel Date: 2004-06-24
Email: waveripah18@aol.com

Comments: good job abby, you’re a strong little girl. God has an awesome plan for you.

Name: The Nickle Family Date: 2004-06-24

Comments: Thinking of you!

Name: Maggie Young Date: 2004-06-24

Comments: Dear Vara Family, I pray for you often and think of you constantly. I don’t know if this will help but it helped me remember that God has a purpose in all things. Eph 1:11-14 with love, Maggie

Name: Katherine Date: 2004-06-24

Comments: I’m a friend of Kristy Giasolli. Your family is in the prayers of many here. Abbie has touched so many of us here in Texas. Thank you for sharing her with us.

Name: Jeff Arce Date: 2004-06-24

Comments: Abbie, thanks so much for the piano concert last night! You look beautiful!!! I pray that you keep getting stronger every minute of every day…

Name: Erin Stinchfield McRae Date: 2004-06-24
Email: gmcrae@easystreet.com

Comments: Tiffany and Family, Each and everyday I read Abbies status and what happiness I have for you all. What a strong little angel you have. My thoughts and prayers are with you always.

Name: Misty Aucoin http://www.freewebs.com/theaucoinfamily Date: 2004-06-24
Email: mistyaucoin@hotmail.com

Comments: I have been following Abbie’s progress since the website’s inception, and am amazed at how wonderfully she is doing! I continue to check on her every day; at work a few of the girls even ask me for updates! You all are in my prayers for strength and for a complete recovery for Abbie.

Name: Moving to Seattle’s mom Date: 2004-06-24

Comments: Seeing, reading for the first time in weeks. All I can say is keep doing what you are doing and let God do the rest – the Best. I can’t tell you how encouraging it is to see/read your journal here, Tiffany. (BTW, you are gorgeous!) I’m so grateful my “kid” can participate in this monumental struggle and triumph of faith under trial. However difficult, this is the way we grow -for sure. Contin…(trimmed)

Name: Grandma Sandy Date: 2004-06-24

Comments: dearest Abby, i love you so much and can’t wait to see you. I’m so proud of you for all the progress you are making. your mommy and daddy, brothers,too set such a wonderful example of what a loving family should be. lucky you, for having them for your family. see you soon!

Name: Jones Family – Seattle, Washington Date: 2004-06-24
Email: jonesclan@verizon.net

Comments: Our you precious Angel! I love the new photo of you lifting your leg – you are a beautiful child of God!Keep working hard & you’ll go home soon to be with your family again.

Name: Praying friend in Canada Date: 2004-06-24
Email: janise@zeteomarketing.ca

Comments: I prayed for your daughter today again … that Abby be restored to you.

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2004-06-24
Email: syssasmom@yahoo.com

Comments: Miss Abby it is so good to hear you are going home soon. That is so wonderful. I bet mommy, daddy and the boys are so excited . You have a great day little one.

Name: Connie Date: 2004-06-24

Comments: Good morning Dear Abby! You brought tears to my eyes when I saw you sitting up in your chair wide awake!! I am so thrilled you are making INCREDIBLE progress!! I will continue praying for your complete recovery!! God Bless You Little Angel!!

Name: Chuck & Joy Date: 2004-06-24
Email: teambuilder@woh.rr.com

Comments: Abby, You are more then a conqueror through Christ Jesus and we’re praying for you and your mommy and daddy. God is faithful.

Name: Auntie Kristy Giasolli Date: 2004-06-24

Comments: Bravo Abbie!! We can see the determination in your beautiful face. Thank you Tiffany for the pictures, diligent heartfelt updates & your incredible faith flow. Know that God is so pleased with you! We continue to lift you & your little miracle up in Him.

Name: Jones Family – Seattle, Washington Date: 2004-06-23
Email: jonesclan@buddycenters.org

Comments: Oh Beautiful Abbie – what great news to read today.I rcvd your special gift today & can’t wait to send to you & I KNOW you will LOVE it and cuddle it.It’s been custom made just for YOU & it has a special story & meaning behind it. Always praying for you & your family.

Name: Wendy G. Date: 2004-06-23

Comments: Crystal–I was soo happy to see you wearing your red dress in the family picture! It put a smile on my face. I love you Abbie and wish I was there to see your amazing progress. Love you all!

Name: amanda Date: 2004-06-23
Email: hotchickdee89@go.com

Comments: I’m sorry to hear about what happend to Abby. I hope she get’s better and better every day.

Name: Bob, Lisa, Adam and Kevin Koch Date: 2004-06-23
Email: lkoch@neb.rr.com

Comments: Tiffany,Ray and family, We are praying for you every day since Michele Henning told us of your story. We were all in Alaska together some years ago. Adam is now 13 and remembers playing with Chase. Kevin and Kyle are both 11, and from all the pictures look like they have VERY similar personalities (just like when they were young!). The twins have certainly grown since we last saw them some 6 …(trimmed)

Name: The Nickle Family Date: 2004-06-23

Comments: Dad & Mom, Abby looks great! It’s so nice to see her up and playing. You all have come so far, even the boys. We’re with you folks all the way.

Name: Trisha Date: 2004-06-23

Comments: My, my, my…Abbie you have come such a long way in your journey. I am so proud of you! We will continue to pray for your wellbeing and guidance through this journey. Continue to shine dear heart!

Name: Virginia Date: 2004-06-23
Email: dnwickersheim@hotmail.com

Comments: I’ve been gone for about l0 days but inconstant prayer for abby. It was a praise to see her sitting up and her eyes open. Isaiah 55:8-9 As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than yur ways and thoughts than your thoughts. Blessings, Virginia

Name: Becci Todd-Portland, OR Date: 2004-06-23

Comments: Abby, I am so happy to hear that you are on the road to returning to your family at home. I continue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Name: The Sutton’s Date: 2004-06-23

Comments: Ray, Tiffany, & the kids,It is such a blessing for us to see the progress in Abby everyday. We always pray for Abby and your entire family. Each day I can’t wait to see all the progress she is making. (RAy, Rick doesnt do very well with the details), so it is wonderful to supplement with your updates. We love y’all.

Name: Erin Date: 2004-06-23
Email: erinalsup@sbcglobal.net

Comments: I received this link from one of the chat boards I am on a couple of weeks after Abbie’s accident. I have checked it daily since then and have told people about Abbie’s story and I continue to prayer for a speedy recovery and for her family. I ask God to give you peace.

Name: Kathy Date: 2004-06-23
Email: kat8100@ricochet.com

Comments: Good Morning Abbie! It blesses my heart to visit this site each day. God is so good and every single day the miracles he is working in you remind us of that. I am praying every day for you and your family, little one, and I praise the Lord for all he is doing.

Name: bev Date: 2004-06-23

Comments: i continue to check abby’s progress and am amazed how well she is doing. you have made me more aware that GOD is always with us and listens when we ask. you are in my thoughts and prayers. abby..i don’t even know you but i think about you and keep you in my prayers. god bless

Name: elke talamantes Date: 2004-06-23
Email: n2gsus@aol.com

Comments: abbie i think of you everyday, it is as if you are my own. in our nature we see this as a tragedy but through you God has brought us into His presence, on our knees, in faith, trusting and awaiting His plan and blessings. you are so beautiful, just like your brothers. i will patiently wait for the day i can meet you.He will be praised!!!

Name: Michele Henning Date: 2004-06-22

Comments: Dear Lord, we praise you for having released Abbie’s parents from the indecision of therapies and showing the Way so bodly. Keep them strong in their role as a Patient Advocate for her, lots of strentgh there, Lord, please! Amen

Name: Jeffrie Date: 2004-06-22
Email: jeffrie@lava.net

Comments: So many mini-miracles! May God continue to counsel you wisely as taking Abbie home becomes a near-term reality. You’re in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: Iaea ohana Date: 2004-06-22
Email: kahalaiki@aol.com

Comments: You and your family have AMAZING faith. You are such an example to us! Every day we pray for baby Aby and if by chance I forget when we are having family prayer my son Micah(6 years old) turns to me and says ” Don’t forget ABY mom” Of course! Thank you for your daily testomonys by this your strengthen ours!! We love you! The Iaea ohana (julian bosgra sister in law)

Name: Sarah Date: 2004-06-22

Comments: You are doing so well! Keep on going, mom and dad and don’t lose faith!

Name: Dwaine and Cynthia Date: 2004-06-22
Email: farrelld002@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Dear Abby: Everyday we look forward to reading your status report. What wonderful progress you’ve made this past week. We pray that God will completely restore you. Love, Uncle Dwaine and Aunt Cynthia

Name: Georgina Date: 2004-06-22

Comments: I think you are so very lucky to have such a wonderful girl, god has blessed her so much! I am just a friend of Bethany Glasco who saw you all last summer, she told her class and I wanted to tell you all, I am praying for her every day. :)

Name: MCCOY FAMILY Date: 2004-06-22

Comments: We are so happy to hear of all the progress abby has had and so fast too. That is so great and she is a miracle.. you are in our continued prayers. god bless

Name: Candice Date: 2004-06-22
Email: chingc021@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Oh, little Abbie! How much you must be looking forward to sleeping in your own bed, your own home! While it is nice to have your own personal “slaves,” please help your Mommy and Daddy by getting stronger and doing more for yourself. Lord, we lift up Abbie to you to be made whole again. She’s such a brave, strong girl! Amen!

Name: Jane, Nathan & Johanna Chesshir Date: 2004-06-22
Email: jchesshir@netscape.net

Comments: I woke up this morning and sang your Psalm to my husband. When I saw the same words under your picture I had to read your story. God is at work on behalf of your family. We’ll be praying for your recovery.

Name: Joan Walter Date: 2004-06-22
Email: bjwalter@wbia.net

Comments: God bless you get well soon. we are all praying for you.

Name: Your Friend In The Firehouse Date: 2004-06-22

Comments: All the boys in blue are still praying for you – Keep that faith burning bright!

Name: king family Date: 2004-06-22
Email: kmking@hotmail.com

Comments: Abby, I’ve never met you but I came across your site at the recommendation of a friend. My entire family is saying a prayer for you tonight from Los Angeles. We’re so proud of you, and we will continue to monitor your success. Go Abby!

Name: Kayla Gatti Date: 2004-06-21
Email: kwvara@hotmail.com

Comments: Hi Abbie! This is your cousin Kayla.I’ve been praying for you. I really miss you a lot.God has made a miracle. I can’t wait until I come and see you again. Your cousin,Kayla

Name: The Nickle Family Date: 2004-06-21

Comments: Hello Miss Abby! Wow, you’re really getting out and about. Soon you’ll be going home w/ your family. We pray for you to have a smooth transition. We are constantly praying. Good Night, Sleep Tight, and let your Daddy, Mommy, and Brother bugs bite!

Name: Lee Alden Johnson Date: 2004-06-21
Email: leealdenjohnson@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: I was away and could not get into email and Abby’s improvement in just a couple weeks is truly miraculous! Praise God.

Name: Karen Date: 2004-06-21

Comments: Just “happened” on your website and read your story … we have a God who lives and is alive and cares about all we do… may God continue to improve the health of your little girl each day.

Name: Kevin Date: 2004-06-21

Comments: I am a pastor here ion canton, Ohio. We are enjoying Vacation Bible school this evening and I came to my ofice to pray for Abby and all of you. May God comfort and caress you even as you caress Abby. Blessings,Pastor Kevin

Name: Nancy Torns Date: 2004-06-21
Email: ntorns@gillispie.org

Comments: I will be sure to keep your sweet Abby in my prayers. Your faith is remarkable and will certainly sustain you. A friend gave me this many years ago and I keep it in my wallet and have shared it with many friends in times of trouble. Hope it helps you too: Where faith is, there is courage, fortitude, steadfastness and strength. Faith bestows that sublime courage that rises superior to the troubl…(trimmed)

Name: Alyssa Newman Date: 2004-06-21

Comments: Abby i pray for you everyday. My mommy thinks its cute i hit my knees and just start praying. Now i know i can pray anywhere and pray for you alot during the day. I ask about you everyday. Keep getting better. Hugs and kisses from a six year old..

Name: Kristi Barker Date: 2004-06-21
Email: kbarker@clark.edu

Comments: Wow, it’s been a while . . . . what a lovely family you have. I just found out from my mom what you’ve been going through. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers constantly.

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2004-06-21

Comments: Little miss abby, you amaze me everyday with mommies updates. I bet it was so nice to be carried by your daddy. I pray with all my heart that your return home goes smoothly. You are all in my prayers. Your situation is so close to my heart that i just pray that things keep going so well.

Name: The Suttons Date: 2004-06-21

Comments: Still praying everyday!

Name: Trisha Date: 2004-06-21

Comments: Much love to you all…you are still with us in our prayers. I look forward each day to read of your new accomplishments, Abbie! Continue the hard work and we will continue to lift you up. We pray for an uneventful transition back to where you belong…home. We pray that your parents continue to have the wisdom to make the right choices for you and your journey back home. The Lord will continue…(trimmed)

Name: Hobbs Family in Utah Date: 2004-06-21

Comments: Thank you for sharing your family with us. Prayers are lifted daily for your dear Abbey! We look forward to reading your updates and rejoicing in Abbey’s progress.

Name: Linda Kolb Date: 2004-06-21
Email: kolblindal@netzero.com

Comments: We will continue to pray for you and send our love to the entire family We Love You

Name: Nanci Mikels (Baird) Date: 2004-06-21

Comments: So good to hear Abby is doing good. Everyday is a new day of healing and it only takes time. I’ll keep praying for Abby and all the family. Hope you have a great day.

Name: Erika Bidlake Date: 2004-06-21
Email: eznq@yahoo.com

Comments: To Abby’s mom: You are an amazing testimony of what having faith in Jesus really means! May God bless you and your family!

Name: Dave Date: 2004-06-21

Comments: Blessings to the entire Vara clan! This week is going to be very busy so I probably won’t be by to see you (except for Wednesday night!) but know that I’ll be praying for you throughout each day!

Name: Jones Family in Seattle Date: 2004-06-20
Email: jonesclan@buddycenters.org

Comments: Dear Abby & Family-been offline for several days due to electrical issues & was so excited to read your news.We’re anxiously awaiting your special pkg to arrive to send to your church & to get into your arms very soon.We’ll be praying for Isabelle too. Jones Family

Name: Robert & Maggie Nogueras Date: 2004-06-20
Email: rnogueras@satx.rr.com

Comments: We are praying for your most precious little girl and family. May your faith continue to sustain you and celebrate each milestone Abby achieves! We will hold you all in our hearts and prayers!

Name: Candice Date: 2004-06-20
Email: chingc021@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Dear Vara family– it is so wonderful seeing you sitting together at church, with Abbie there in spirit. Just knowing that you’re able to get away from the hospital is an indication that Abbie is stable. I rejoice in her progress! And as to those little relaxed arms and legs… they’ll be REALLY relaxed when she becomes a teenager! Not “lazy”, just “relaxed”! Riiigghhht!

Name: Wendy Hoffman Date: 2004-06-20
Email: whoffman@prhc.net

Comments: Like the CD salesman, I remember after our evacuation from the fire, going to the SF Animal Shelter at 4:45 a.m. and so loving the angel of mercy who took our old dog and made me sign only 1 sheet of paper. I, too, was so tired! We should all thank God daily for those who amek our lives easier. Keep the faith. We’re praying for Abbie!

Name: Kevin Slyh Date: 2004-06-20
Email: Pastorkevinslyh@sbcglobal.net

Comments: We continue to lift Abby and all the family in our personal and corporate prayers. May His Spirit encourage your hearts in Christ Jesus.

Name: Laura Miller Date: 2004-06-20
Email: 5pyros@cableone.net

Comments: I am a friend of Wendy Guthrie, who told me about your daughter and asked me to pray. Your faith is a witness to all, thank goodness for this website so we can share in your suffering and your praise. Our prayers will continue. With love from one mother to another.

Name: Brittany Werner Date: 2004-06-20
Email: ruby.41@netzero.net

Comments: Hi,Abby we hope you are well we love you and we are praying for you and your family each and everyday have a great day dad and mom she’s a very beautiful little girl you are very blessed Love The Werner’s

Name: Brittany Werner Date: 2004-06-20
Email: ruby.41@netzero.net

Comments: Hi,Abby we hope you are well we love you and we are praying for you and your family each and everyday have a great day dad and mom she’s a very beautiful little girl you are very blessed Love The Werner’s

Name: Kaira Bosgra Date: 2004-06-20
Email: tjbosgra@aol.com

Comments: Dear Abby, I am glad you are getting better. Jesus is healing you. You are one of his very special children and I love you very much. I am glad you might be able to go home soon, Love Kaira age 6

Name: Michele Henning Date: 2004-06-20

Comments: Dear Lord, Please hear our requests from Tiffany and BE w/her and Ray as they walk this journey. Bring quiet moments into their day where thay can hear your voice to guide them and reassure them as the path takes them to new crossroads. May Your way be clear to them. Amen

Name: April Trimmer Date: 2004-06-20
Email: atrimmer_1@charter.net

Comments: Ray and Tiff, I am a friend of Linda C. and I knew you some from Friday school. The decisions you are making may change as you see the benefit or lack of in each one. You will have to take a very active roll in advocating for Abby. You can always take a different direction if something is not working. So much depends on the talents of the individual therapist that it is difficult to know what is …(trimmed)

Name: Kristy & Michael Giasolli Date: 2004-06-20

Comments: Tif, if you have any rehab questions we would be honored to help in any way possible. We lift up your beautiful family in our prayers through out our day.

Name: Jacinda Date: 2004-06-19

Comments: Abbie & the whole family will be in our prayers!

Name: Trisha Date: 2004-06-19

Comments: Abbie…I continue to lift you up to our merciful Lord. Isabella…we lift you up to our Heavenly Father as well. May you both continue on life’s journey as God intended. My heart, thoughts, and prayers continue to go out to you and your family. Abbie…I am so happy to hear of your continued progress…you have touched my soul in a way that I unfortunately cannot even articulate. You and your…(trimmed)

Name: Cecie Browne Date: 2004-06-19

Comments: I am praying for you Abbie, and your friend baby Isabella as well.

Name: Harold and Grace Schipporeit Date: 2004-06-19
Email: shprite@aol.com

Comments: We are checking in on you today, Abby. You are in our thoughts and prayers every day. We send you our love.

Name: vera Loorents Date: 2004-06-19
Email: vera.loorents@telia.com

Comments: Thank you all for the warmth and openness in this homepage. There is so much love in your words and actions. Bless you.

Name: Bob Thomsen Date: 2004-06-19
Email: thomsenrj@aol.com

Comments: On Thursday, June 17, we were at the national conference of the Order of St. Luke the Physician. This is a group of Christians who work in the healing ministry, and we prayed for Abbie. You know that you are surrounded by the prayers of your brothers and sisters in Christ.

Name: The NickleFamily Date: 2004-06-18

Comments: Little one, Taehi’s family in Houston, TX sends their love. They are praying for you too. I asked them to kindly tell their friends. A few extra prayers never hurt anybody. In fact, it gives each one of us a chance to give God glory. We are so happy that you are doing better and better everyday. We’ll check in on you tomorrow morning. Until then, have fun with your little piggy!

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2004-06-18

Comments: Hello abbie and family. Just checking in to see how Abbie is doing. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

Name: The Howard Family Date: 2004-06-18
Email: brhoward@telus.net

Comments: Our son came home from school talking about Abby. We have a daughter the same age. All the families at his Christian School of 1400 students now know of her and our prayers are behind you all. Your faith is inspiring. Much love, the Howards. Canada.

Name: /The Suttons Date: 2004-06-18

Comments: Abby you continue to amaze us all. God is so good!We love you all.

Name: Michele Henning Date: 2004-06-18

Comments: Hello Abbie girl, another incredible update from your mom! You keep following her around, she is a good person to follow and you make her so happy with each of these first steps!! Prayer is so incredible and you are proof to that! and we are priveledged to be witness to it!

Name: Connie Date: 2004-06-18
Email: cmartinez@thornburg.com

Comments: Abby my prayers are with you, you are a brave and strong little Angel and God is going to heal you well! My love and prayers are with you and your family. Can’t wait till the next update to hear you are up and about!!! My love and prayers are with you Little One and your Family. God Bless You…

Name: a friend who cares Date: 2004-06-18

Comments: I will keep Abby and your family in my prayers. I believe if you tell God what you intend, ie I intend for Abby to make a full and speedy recovery and keep that thought in your heart and mind, have absolute faith in it and absolute faith that God will answer you and keep you heart open, I know all will work out. I love and God bless you Abby and your family. Keep your faith, God loves you.

Name: brittany Date: 2004-06-18
Email: www.lilbredogg67@yahoo.com


Name: the Desko’s Date: 2004-06-18
Email: rdesko@bresnan.net

Comments: Ray, Happy belated birthday!!!Give the boys hugs for us! We miss you guys and continue to pray for all of you!!

Name: Cheryl Desko Date: 2004-06-18
Email: rdesko@bresnan.net

Comments: God is sooooo GOOD! Your praises are music to our ears!!!

Name: Emily Date: 2004-06-18

Comments: more… maybe it’s just my computer. Oh well, you continue in our prayers.

Name: Emily Laidlaw Date: 2004-06-18
Email: elaidlaw@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: I think something is wrong with the guestbook – it is dropping comments and possibly not taking new ones. Just thought I would let you know if you don’t already. God bless,

Name: Rachel Mayes Date: 2004-06-18
Email: Littlecongagirl@yahoo.com

Comments: When I read her story, I had to read her progress from beginning to end. There were times I cried and laughed and then imaging everything in my mind what was going on. Thank you for sharing your down times and your joyous times. Your hope and faith in the Lord will reach this world and touch people like me. And like you said, you will know the end to this journey when you see Him. Continously…(trimmed)

Name: Murray & Henny Date: 2004-06-18
Email: henny@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Abby – you and your family continue to be an ongoing testimony to the love and miraculous healing power of our Savior. His love, strength, and grace are reflected in you all. What a blessing.

Name: Candice Date: 2004-06-17
Email: chingc021@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Hi little Abbie! So good to hear that you mom heard YOU! How we take the voices of our loved ones for granted. I bet your family can’t wait until you’re chattering away again. Rest and get strong! We love you!

Name: melissa(cousin ohio) Date: 2004-06-17

Comments: Hello sweetheart,Im praying for you.Keep up the faith.I love you all.Love missy xxxxooooooxxxxooo Good night princess,sweet dreams.Hope to see that pretty smile soon.

Name: Auntie Lori Date: 2004-06-17

Comments: Aloooha Abbie, YOU GO GIRL!!! Such a great update; praise the LORD & give ALL the glory to GOD!!! You keep up the progress, and we’ll keep up the prayers. Tell everyone we said hello & send love & kisses. Uncle Kevin, Aunt Lori, & cousins Justin, Kayla, & Connor

Name: bryan andrews Date: 2004-06-17
Email: bandrews@ernestwball.com

Comments: often when i am feeling overwhelmed by my life and missing my wife and children i visit this page. IT reaffirms our faith and prayers that you continue to receive such blessings. Thank you for your strength, your beautifull little girl and your faith. You are truly inspirational.

Name: bradley r. l. kelly www.xanga.com/thedatasuperfluous Date: 2004-06-17
Email: palakorg@hotmail.com

Comments: thank God for protecting her life. she is a beautiful, BEAUTIFUL girl, and i’m sure her parents are very much the same. God bless you each and all and your family also. brad kelly

Name: Ben Sutton Date: 2004-06-17

Comments: Dear Abby, Congratulations for your progress the Lord really is healing you hopefully you will continue to get better!!!! Hi Kyle.

Name: bonnie Date: 2004-06-17

Comments: Abby keep up the wonderful work. God is working miracles through your life and your family’s lives. Tiffany I check on abby’s status everday. I dont always write, but I do always pray for her and for your entire family. We love you guys

Name: Torcaso Family Date: 2004-06-17

Comments: Hello from the Torcaso! Our prayers and love are with you and your family. Abby’s progress is an inspiration to us all.

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2004-06-17

Comments: Abby you truely are a little trooper. This update brought me to tears. I am so excited that Abby spoke. Oh my gosh Tiffany i bet that was the most wonderful thing to hear. i pray for you all daily. You all have a great day.

Name: The Henning’s Date: 2004-06-17

Comments: Wow, Tiffany you see things so positively, even the glow of the birthday candles and the correlation to strength with Abbie and her neck and God’s blessings on us! You are amazing!! I love that you heard her voice again, so many firsts again! So much to celebrate

Name: Your Friends In The Firehouse Date: 2004-06-17

Comments: Sounds like like all is going very well sweetness, all of the “boys” hope you continue to amaze Mom & Dad, all the Doc’s, and everyone around you. We know you wil. All our prayers and Aloha, Your friends in blue.

Name: Theresa and Neal Winn Date: 2004-06-17
Email: winnn001@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Ray, Happy Birthday! What a fantastic and faith-affirming present. As with all our staff, we are praying and cheering for Abby and her family. You are all quite an inspiration.

Name: Auntie Lo & Uncle Tim Date: 2004-06-16

Comments: we just returned from camping with the girls. Uncle Tim and the girls(& me) prayed for you every day. In one of our devotions it said “God’s delays are not His denials.” God’s best this day for all.

Name: Kelly Antrim Date: 2004-06-16
Email: Antrimk@aol.com

Comments: Thank you Abby for touching my life. I check on your status regularly and am so touched by the beacon of LIGHT that you have become….you are touching so many lives. Oh my dear sweet beautiful Abby, how much you are so loved.

Name: Stephanie Snyder Date: 2004-06-16
Email: stephsnyder32@hotmail.com

Comments: Hey Tiff! I just ran into Amy (Mortenson) yesterday and she told me about Abby and this website. Thanks for putting together your story so I could have a peek into your lives. It’s a small world…and you are in my thoughts and prayers…even here in Salem. Hope to see you at our 20 year high school reunion. Yikes. We’re old.

Name: Becci Todd- Portland, OR Date: 2004-06-16

Comments: Hey Little One, I’m so happy to hear things are going so well for you. Keep up the good work, I know your family can’t wait to have you home with them. Tiffany, thanks for all your updates and sharing your thoughts and fears. I can tell you are a wonderful parents, all of your children are so blessed to have you both!!

Name: The Henninng’s Date: 2004-06-16

Comments: and my favorite..Rick sweeping out his camper with a broom!! LOL!! and Marie waking up at 2AM to the sun and screaming her head off right as Tiffany was about to get some sleep!!And the many lunches at BACH where the three of you trading war stories about the workings of BACH!! LOL!! We hope you had some smiles…we are now needing the fire dept before we light our cake candles, huh?? Ever in ou…(trimmed)

Name: The Henninng’s Date: 2004-06-16

Comments: Hello Ray! Happy B-day! Praying for Abbie w/ all our hearts and thought we would send some LOL to You!! Remember campning at Chena Hot Springs when the twins were 8 weeks…Tiffany came out of the RV maybe once…and the yummy pancakes!! Cont…

Name: Sunni Date: 2004-06-16

Comments: Tiffany and Ray – you do have patient hearts: Patience is a positive trait. It is the ability to bear affliction, delay and interruption with calmness, perserverance and confidence in the goodness of God. It is inward peace as well as outward control. It is the submission of our schedules, our viewpoints, our dreams to the greater plan of God, with the conviction that he has a good reason for …(trimmed)

Name: Keren Stonebraker Date: 2004-06-16
Email: kerenstonebraker@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Abbie, we wanted to visit you, but we don’t know your new room number :-) Give your daddy a big birthday squeeze for us. We love you and pray for you, Stonebraker Family

Name: Michelle Date: 2004-06-16

Comments: Sorry we will miss you guys tonight during our very special and fun small group time. I will especially miss my visit with my little girl friend Abby. Did I hear right – Happy Birthday Ray

Name: Lori Date: 2004-06-16
Email: Tropicalbreez04@aol.com

Comments: Today is my brothers Birthday,and he just wants his baby girl back.Please pray for him to have a good day.Ray Miracles happen everyday, and I pray you get your miracle.Try to enjoy your Birthday with Abby and those who love you.You are in my heart and thoughts always.I love you, Happy Birthday…Lori

Name: Angels Date: 2004-06-16
Email: adx21965@msn.com

Comments: We have been keeping you in prayer little angel. The prayer warriors in our church are learning from your life and from your mom and dad’s lives as well. Tiny baby steps will get you to the top of the mountain. You are in His care. Angela

Name: Lisa Torcaso Date: 2004-06-16

Comments: Dearest Abby Please forgive me for not writing to you in such a long time. There is no excuse for my behavior however you have never been out of my thoughts. I am over joyed by the progress you have made. You are getting better every day. love Lisa

Name: Lori Date: 2004-06-16
Email: Tropicalbreez04@aol.com

Comments: Dear Abby, you have worked so hard, but today is your Daddy’s birthday…could you do something extra special for him? He will love anything you do sweet angel..I pray you do something that will really give him the life he needs…love you Aunt Lori

Name: Jeffrie Jones Date: 2004-06-15
Email: jeffrie@lava.net

Comments: How I enjoy reading your daily updates, Tiffany! Thank you for sharing your thoughts, feelings, prayers, and hopes so generously. We hold Abbie dear to our hearts, and your updates help us to focus our energies & prayers for you.

Name: Candice Date: 2004-06-15
Email: chingc021@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Praise the Lord for Abbie’s progress! Yes, His merices renew every morning, and His grace abounds! May Abbie see God’s splendor shining in from through window! PS — where do we line up for one of those massages?

Name: erica owens Date: 2004-06-15
Email: jne94@aol.com

Comments: Abbie you look beautiful in your new pictures. I am so grateful you are returning to your family.

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2004-06-15

Comments: Ray and Tiffany. I am so excited to hear how well your precious little one is doing. She is such a little fighter. I bet the boys will be excited to have their sister home when the time comes. I pray that you can feel comfortable and sure of the decisions you make for little Abbie. Good night little one.

Name: WENDY Date: 2004-06-15

Comments: Just so you know I continue to pray for you daily. Praise God for His continued faithfulness.

Name: The Nickle family Date: 2004-06-15

Comments: Hello Miss Abby! Well I’m on my way to pearlridge to meet Taehi. She’s out with her Nana (Grandma). I can’t wait to see her. That is how your Mom and Dad feels about you and your brothers. As soon as they leave, they can wait to get back to you folks. I’m thinking about having a little slumber party tonight with Taehi, just like you did with Mommy. It sounded like fun! I’ll let you know ho…(trimmed)

Name: Sue and Von Swartz Date: 2004-06-15
Email: dean48@ywave.com

Comments: Ray, Tiffany, Abby and boys, our prayers will stay with you all. God’s love is so merciful and we know he will be with all of you through these times. I know he will show His love through Abbie. May you all be contiually Blessed. Sue nd Von PS we will be in Hawaii in July and sure hope we get to see you all… In His Love Sue

Name: Nanci Mikels (Baird) Date: 2004-06-15

Comments: Hi Abby, Good to hear your doing good. I pray everyday for you , little girl. Keep on fighting. God bless.

Name: Bruce & Callee Reed Date: 2004-06-15
Email: unpacked4now@mylifeline.net

Comments: Howdy Tiffy, Ray, Chase, Kyle, RJ, Matthew,and Crystal! We continue to daily pray for y’all and are excited to see God puttin’the puzzle pieces together. Abbie has never looked better in PINK! Take care of yourselves & rest in the Lord (Isaiah 40:29) much love, Cal & Bru

Name: The Noey Family Date: 2004-06-15

Comments: We continue to pray for little Abbie as she makes her journey back to you.

Name: Bobby Miller Date: 2004-06-15

Comments: I met you’re Grandfather at my work, and he is a very nice man. I pray and wish for you back to the ones who love you. Love, Salem, Oregon

Name: Kristy Date: 2004-06-15

Comments: Abbie, as Gabriel saw the new pictues of you with out all the “tubes” visiting with your brothers, he threw his arms in the air and said with awe and wonder “Thank the Lord!!!!” We love you sweet girl.

Name: Stephanie Date: 2004-06-15
Email: plumeriabebes@yahoo.com

Comments: Abby, you are such a beautiful creation by the Lord.Your experience has touched my heart & I pray for you each day that God will bring you back to those who love you. Godbless you…With Love coming from Stephanie, Alana & Tia.

Name: Lynn Kelly Date: 2004-06-15
Email: bestill@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Abbie! You SHINE, little one! Mom and Dad, you truly exemplify a strength and victory of life that can only be found in the Lord – thank you for your encouragement! Blessings and prayers always ….

Name: Erin Stinchfield McRae Date: 2004-06-15
Email: gmcrae@easystreet.com

Comments: What a special day for mom and baby Abby. My thoughts and prayers are with you always. Thank you for sharing the wonderful updates.

Name: Jan Taylor Date: 2004-06-15
Email: jan_taylor@acordia.com

Comments: On my way to work each morning I bring Abby’s name before the Lord, along with my children and their children. Isn’t it wonderful He hears us! Love to you all!

Name: Sheila Schmidt Date: 2004-06-15
Email: simplysheila@verizon.net

Comments: We’re praying for all of you. The Schmidts

Name: Clint Smith Date: 2004-06-15
Email: csmith@cfbc.org

Comments: I have prayed for Abby & you both as parents. Every day I read the status report and I am so grateful to the Lord as what he is doing for little Abby. I cannot tell you how much you have ministered to me each day. I can hardly get the site open before tears start flowing. There has to be some major network story on your journey … I am praying that the Lord will continue to use your testimony…(trimmed)

Name: Wendy Hines Date: 2004-06-15

Comments: Through Abby’s daily healing and with each new development, we are all reminded of the incredibly awesome way our physical bodies are created! Every single function -an eye movement, a swallow, a hiccup – no matter how simple it may seem to be, is beautifully designed to accomplish its special purpose. Thank you, God, for showing us your majesty through Abby. Continue to open our eyes to your good…(trimmed)

Name: Teresa Date: 2004-06-15

Comments: The journeys God provides us are often difficult to understand. My prayers and heart are with you all to keep the faith and strength as you move down your life’s path. From California, there are many of us praying with and for all of you.

Name: Jones Family – Seattle, Washington Date: 2004-06-15
Email: jonesclan@verizon.net

Comments: Dear Abbie & Family – GOD is working miracles daily & what a joy to watch. I love the photos, they help show us your progress & expressions. Abbie, a special something is being custom made & sent your way soon. We will ship to hospital. If you’d prefer not, please contact us via email. Praying for you guys! Jones Family

Name: John and JoAnn Loubet Date: 2004-06-15
Email: johnloubet@hotmail.com

Comments: For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.

Name: Sarah Date: 2004-06-15
Email: sbjones@houston.rr.com

Comments: Tiffany, I feel like I know you after reading your entries about Abbie’s progress daily. You and Ray are wonderful parents and all of your children are so blessed to have you in their lives. Abbie is so beautiful and such a fighter- I can’t wait to hear about the new and miraculous things God has in store for her! I am praying for your family daily. God bless you and thank you for your sharing y…(trimmed)

Name: Linda Carver Date: 2004-06-14
Email: lcarver@direcway.com

Comments: Tiffany, Ray, Abby, Crystal and boys, We continue to lift you up daily in prayer. We praise God for the progress you are making Abby. We pray that you will get your days and nights worked out, so that your mom and dad can rest!! We pray that you continue to heal completely. We love you all and give each other a hug for us.

Name: Kelle ~ Salem Date: 2004-06-14

Comments: Vera family~I have watched Abbie’s progress daily. 2 weeks ago, my bestfriend of 15 years and only 27 years old drowned on the Columbia River. I know all too well the pain you have experienced. I whole-heartedly hope Abbie continues to prosper. However, as a special needs educator, Iapplaud you in not giving up on Abbie, as do many parents who’s children are not “perfect.”

Name: Walter and Molly Strode Date: 2004-06-14
Email: strode@hawaii.edu

Comments: We’re out of the loop now and just heard about Abby. We send our deepest concern and our strongest prayers for you all. Prayerfully, Walter and Molly Strode

Name: Walter and Molly Strode Date: 2004-06-14
Email: strode@hawaii.edu

Comments: We’re out of the loop and just heard the news. You have our most heartfelt sympathy and strongest prayers for Abbie and for your whole family. Prayerfully, Walter and Molly

Name: THe Henning’s Date: 2004-06-14

Comments: Dear Abbie, Listen to Mommie and Daddy’s voice as you drift back to them. The sound of technology (your “Heartbeeps”) can be a bit stressful for you and mommie, but keep listening for mom and Him…He will Light the Way!!! Lord, Hold them in te Palm of Your Hand. Peace and Patience and Love to all

Name: Carolyn Adkins Date: 2004-06-14
Email: carolyn.adkins@nw.amedd.army.mil

Comments: I don’t know if you remember me or not. I was the Assistant Chief Nurse at BACH when you guys were here. I will definitely say a prayer for EVERYONE. Hang in there. Keep the faith.

Name: The Nickle Family Date: 2004-06-14

Comments: Hello Miss Abby! You sure do look pretty in pink. We love you and are constantly praying for you and your family.

Name: Mary Date: 2004-06-14
Email: mnmbunch5@netzero.com

Comments: thank you for such beautiful insight to such a tough situation. as I check in often, I truely feel gods spirit at work in both abbie and you and how awesome he is! praise be to god.!

Name: stonebrakers Date: 2004-06-14
Email: stonebraker@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: You continue to be a daily encouragement to us and others who are seeing the power of God’s grace at work. The Lord seems to be embroidering a beautiful tapestry of your lives. May the difficult weaving process magnify His wonder. We love you. Bud, Keren and the girls.

Name: JoAnn Powers Date: 2004-06-14
Email: joann.powers@nw.amedd.army.mil

Comments: All your prayers are with your family from Bassett ACH in Alaska.

Name: JoAnn Powers Date: 2004-06-14
Email: joann.powers@nw.amedd.army.mil

Comments: All your prayers are with here at Bassett ACH in Alaska.

Name: Renata Date: 2004-06-14
Email: renata.deakin@nw.amedd.army.mil

Comments: My prayers went out to Abby and to you, her family today. That you stay srong and always have the faith that helps keep you strong for her.

Name: Charlotte Conley Date: 2004-06-14

Comments: God’s will be done. Charlotte Conley from Bassett

Name: Ruth Date: 2004-06-14
Email: rkeator@nw.amedd.army.mil

Comments: From my family to yours, Abby our prayers have been sent to the Lord.

Name: Riana Weaver Date: 2004-06-14

Comments: Hi Abbie! You sure look pretty in pink … I heard this song on the radio driving to Church yesterday morning, and I thought of you … “I can see the fingerprints of God, when I look at you …” and He is not through – He is only getting started …..

Name: Peggy Date: 2004-06-14
Email: cook500@comcast.net

Comments: Abby, you and your family are in my prayers daily. God bless you, sweet little girl.

Name: Richard A. Freeman Date: 2004-06-14
Email: wingnut@cox.net

Comments: you are in our thought and prayers, have faith in the lord and all will be okay, you are a beautiful daughter of god and he has a plan for you

Name: Lori Date: 2004-06-14
Email: Tropicalbreez04@aol.com

Comments: Good Morning Abby, I am thinking of you baby girl, you look so sweet in pictures.I still pray for you everyday,everynight and throughout the day. You are always on our minds even though we are not there with you to hold and touch you, but we are with you and you are with us.Here is a big Kiss and a soft hug, Love you Abby..

Name: Trish Date: 2004-06-14

Comments: Dear Abbie…you look so precious in your pretty pink gown. I continue to pray for you and your family. We are praying for the day that you can join your mommy and daddy and brothers again. That day will come dear heart. I see your inner light..as do all of us who check on you daily. It is there sweetheart…it is the light of your soul…it is shining brightly for all to see. With your stre…(trimmed)

Name: Candice Date: 2004-06-14
Email: chingc021@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Dear little Abbie, please do not be afraid as you make the journey back to your mommy, daddy, family and friends. It must be scary for you, so hold on tightly to Jesus’ hand and he will keep you safe. Lord, please also help keep Abbie’s secretions down, and thank you for that strong cough! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Name: michelle c. Date: 2004-06-14

Comments: sweet abbie, just saw your pretty pink picture with your pretty mommy. it made my night and day. we love you sweet girl. were still praying for you!

Name: Mallory Date: 2004-06-13

Comments: Hi Abbie, I love your new pictures and you look so pretty in your pink gown. I can’t wait to see you soon. I Love you, Mally McD.

Name: Emily Laidlaw Date: 2004-06-13

Comments: I just want to let you know that i continue to pray for you daily (sometimes hourly). Praise be to the God and father of the Lord Jesus Christ, the God of comfort who comforts us in all of our troubles so that we may comfort other with the comfort we ourselves have received from him.

Name: Kevin & Mandy Womack Date: 2004-06-13
Email: kevin.womack@fpcsd.org

Comments: We heard about Abby through our friend Wendy Guthrie and have been praying for all of you and following Abby’s updates on your website since. Your honest testimony as you walk through this time is an inspiration to us all. May God’s richest blessings fall upon you as a family and His healing upon little Abby!

Name: Becky and Alyssa Newman Date: 2004-06-13

Comments: Abby we are so happy to hear you are doing so well. We pray that you continue to do so well. You are all continually in our prayers.

Name: trisha Date: 2004-06-13

Comments: Still sending our thoughts and prayers ou to you all. I check on you all each day…continued blessings to you all! Keep up the fight dear heart.

Name: jimmy (oso64) Date: 2004-06-13
Email: oso16@msn.com

Comments: my family and myself send our prayers and best wishes.

Name: Dave and Barbaara Patton Date: 2004-06-13
Email: dwpatton@cox.net

Comments: Barbara and I continue to pray for Abbie’s recovery. We also want to lift up Ray and Tiffany, other family members, and all of the caretakers responsible for her care and well being. Our God is the great Healer and tends to all of His sheep.

Name: Phil & Kim De Bord Date: 2004-06-13
Email: pkdebord@juno.com

Comments: We learned about Abby from the Cunliffe family in Washington. We will add Abby to our prayers to our Heavenly Father along with your family. May God comfort and care for you during these days. Phil & Kim

Name: April Trimmer Date: 2004-06-13
Email: atrimmer_1@charter.net

Comments: Dear Ray & Tiff. You are ever in our prayers. Please consider finding private therapy for Abby. Our speech and O.T. come into the home 4 days a week and work with Grace one to one. Your insurance should cover some of this as it is restorative…

Name: Moving to Seattle Date: 2004-06-13

Comments: P.S. Of course my thoughts and prayers are hourly with Abbie too! (Sorry Abbie–didn’t mean to leave you out just wanted to make sure we were all remembering the other people who love you so much)

Name: Moving to Seattle Date: 2004-06-13

Comments: Hi guys…Just hit me today to send my love, thoughts and prayers to Chase, Kyle, Matt, RJ and Crystal (and Grandma while holding down the fort). I do hope that God (the counselors and friends too) is guiding Ray and Tiffany as they struggle to maintain some sense of normalcy for all while loving and caring for Abbie. I love you all and wish I was there to help.

Name: Michele Henning Date: 2004-06-13

Comments: Dear Father, It is Sunday Morning and my prayer for Tiffany and Ray is that they are able to have the chance to rest in your loving arms today at Sunday Services. Let them rest and renew with You, strengthen them, Father. Amen

Name: Melissa Duke Date: 2004-06-13
Email: jduke@integrity.com

Comments: Good morning Abbie. I am praying for new moves for you today. Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! We love you. Jamie, Melissa, Emily and Baby ?

Name: Patricia Green http://Wish you well!! Date: 2004-06-13
Email: pmgreen37@msn.com

Comments: I wish and pray for Abby to get well. I can see her family loves her very much. God Bless.

Name: Cyndy Goto Date: 2004-06-13

Comments: I meant ‘good’ to see you out and about.

Name: Cyndy Goto Date: 2004-06-13

Comments: I miss you, Abbie. Go to see you out and about. Love you and still praying for you and your family.

Name: Candice Date: 2004-06-12
Email: chingc021@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Isn’t it just like us to always try to figure out what God has in store for us, when all we need to know is Romans 8:28. We must remember He is always with us, despite the clouds on which we tend to focus. I can’t wait for little Abbie to shine through her clouds. Grant us patience, Oh Lord, as we wait for Your timing. Amen!

Name: m & g Date: 2004-06-12

Comments: what a friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and griefs to bear, what a priviledge to carry everything to God in prayer. Abby we love you Praise you Jesus for making her well.

Name: John L. Conwell Date: 2004-06-12
Email: john_l_conwell@myway.com

Comments: I pray for Abbie daily, probably more than I have ever prayed for anyone. I especially pray for you Tammie and you Ray. God bless and keep you.

Name: Mike and Terri Spragg Date: 2004-06-12
Email: mtspragg6@aol.com

Comments: Thanks for the daily updates…you and your family are such a part of our prayers in our family time…It keeps the light glowing in AZ!

Name: The Henning’s Date: 2004-06-12

Comments: Dear Lord, Bless Sweet Abbie with continued improvement in her health, just as she continues to improve the lives of those she has touched. Amen

Name: Tarah Date: 2004-06-12
Email: rtaalogan@hotmail.com

Comments: Continue to celebrate the little steps – we love you!

Name: Andy Sutton Date: 2004-06-12

Comments: You are continuing to make improvements before our very eyes. We will continue to pray for you and your family. God is listening and he doesn’t ignore prayers.

Name: Your sister in Christ (Kim in San Diego) Date: 2004-06-12

Comments: Dear Tiffany & Ray & Family! – my daughter(Hope, who is also 21/2) pray for you and your sweet babygirl Abbie every day – thank you for your web site & for sharing your story of such great Faith!

Name: Heather Scott Date: 2004-06-12
Email: hsscott@comcast.net

Comments: You don’t know me but I feel I now know you. My own little girl was in PICU in April and God bless her with a miracle. We join with all your family and friends and continue to pray and thank God for the miracles happening in your life. Be strong and courageous little one. You are not alone. God bless you, little Abby.

Name: Virginia Date: 2004-06-11
Email: dnwickersheim@hotmail.com

Comments: Tiffany, as I was praying for you, this book came to my mind. The Book is called Kathy by Barbara and Charles Miller. It’s wonderful story of a young girl who experiences a brain injury and totally comes out of it. It will encourage your heart.I’m standing in there with you for how ever long it takes.

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2004-06-11

Comments: Alyssa says to say she prays for you everyday. She is so happy you are getting better. She also sends hugs and kisses. We live in Milwaukie Oregon. We do not know you but check on you and your family everyday. You are all in our prayers.

Name: Sharon Smith (Hoag) Date: 2004-06-11
Email: sksofsalem@aol.com

Comments: Dear Vara Family, I was at Bible study on Monday 6/9 and Terri Douglas told us all about your precious litle Abby. I worked with your mom many years ago at Morningside Elementary. What a wonderful family you are. Tiffany reading your daily postings on your precious Abby is an inspiration to me. What faith you have. The Lord God is truly at work in you. I will keep Abby and all of her fami…(trimmed)

Name: Bonnie from Texax Date: 2004-06-11
Email: blwallace2@comcast.net

Comments: Your continued faith and discipleship is a blessing from God and ever present.

Name: The Nickle Family Date: 2004-06-11

Comments: We would like to wish you and your family a wonderful weekend! We will check in on you soon. Little Taehi says “hi baby, wan play?”

Name: A fellow Christian http:/ Date: 2004-06-11

Comments: Praise the Lord !!! Abby’s recovery is indeed a miracle. If anyone out there would like to know Jesus, it’s simple. Pray. Talk to Him. ” Lord Jesus, i’m a sinner, thank you for dying for my sins, i want to have a relationship with You. Not just when things aren’t fine, but always. Please come into my heart and my life. Thank you for saving my soul, in Jesus Name, Amen ” You can Pray anytime, anywh…(trimmed)

Name: melissa(cousin ohio) Date: 2004-06-11

Comments: I just wanted to say that im shure some people would rather be there then see her there,even me.Aunt tiff, I just wanted to same were human and we make mistakes but jesus died for our sins because he believes in us.So know that it could happen to any one and I still feel that your a great mom.LOve ya all.Sweetdreams little vara.love missy

Name: The Henning’s Date: 2004-06-11

Comments: Tiffany, not sure how easy is to post those pics, but they sure mean alot to us! Just saw the new family one outside on lanai! How far Abbie has come, just in pictures! Thank you again for more wise words! That you can help others so much during your own time of trial..Amazing Mom!

Name: Katie Pescho Date: 2004-06-11
Email: katieaz11@yahoo.com

Comments: I’m friends with Karen Keniray who is friends with Tara. I send along a prayer after this happened and have been reading about Abby’s status weekly. She’s making strides and I’ll continue to pray for many more leaps and bounds!

Name: Your Friends In The Firehouse Date: 2004-06-11

Comments: Good to hear the continuing improvement, Keep those Doctors on their toes, little one! We are all behind you & your family – Aloha.

Name: The Nickle Family Date: 2004-06-11

Comments: Good Morning Vara Family. We pray for your wisdom in Abby’s transition. Thank you for the updates on Abby’s progress. It is like she is a part of our family. May Jehovah your God continue to give you strength during this time of healing and recovery.

Name: Steve and Adel Santistevan & boys Date: 2004-06-11
Email: adtsantistevan@hotmail.com

Comments: Good to hear things are getting better. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you all-

Name: Gale Date: 2004-06-10

Comments: As I read through this tears of joy run down my cheek. Wish I had the words to share how I feel for you. I can’t image… but I do believe the Lord will heal all wounds in time. My heart and prayers go out to your family. You stay strong and remember, “ask and you shall receive, knock and the door shall be open onto you….Lord Jesus please this family. Give them strenght and endurance. Watch …(trimmed)

Name: WENDY Date: 2004-06-10
Email: 4everinchrist@cox.net

Comments: I feel like I have known Abbie for years, and have never met her. God has put you on my heart and I have been praying for you daily, I cry with joy for the miracles and sadness for all you and abbie must go through. Continue to seek God and he will hear you. You are an amazing family. I truely believe you will witness many more miracles.

Name: Mary Date: 2004-06-10
Email: rmmeade@cox.net

Comments: Continuing to pray for your family, and celebrating every little step forward.

Name: Rick Date: 2004-06-10

Comments: Ray, Tiffany, Abby, and boys…. You are loved and prayed for by us continuously. We will always be there for you. Keep the faith. We will continue to lift you up daily.

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2004-06-10
Email: syssasmom@yahoo.com

Comments: Abby I am so happy to hear you are doing so well. You have so many people praying for you. Have a good night sweetie.

Name: The Henning’s Date: 2004-06-10

Comments: Oh, the picture of Abbie being held, out of her bed, in her Grandma’s arms is just amazing! How far she has come! How the Lord blesses! Many prayers for all of you and Good Night from the City!

Name: Gabriel Giasolli (7yrs) Date: 2004-06-10

Comments: Thank you God for helping Abbie to have a good time with her family. Please help her body to move! AMEN!

Name: dave and san oda Date: 2004-06-10
Email: davesanoda@juno.com

Comments: Thank You Lord for grandmas and grandpas….warm hugs, unconditional love, commitment to family like no other…thank you Grandma Joyce

Name: Candice Date: 2004-06-10
Email: chingc021@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Well, Praise the Lord for annoying little piggies, too! You go, girl! Lord, thank you for ministering to the entire Vara family through your people. Thank you for your living water which quenches fires and refreshes tired souls. Amen

Name: Anneliese Festersen Crawford Date: 2004-06-10

Comments: We join Uncle Nate in his praise for all that Grandma Brown, Tiffany’s mom, is doing. So sweet to see the photo of her holding little Abby. Best wishes from all the Festersens and Crawfords.

Name: Anneliese Festersen Crawford Date: 2004-06-10

Comments: We have been away 2 weeks (still praying though), and we were delighted to read all the great news. Tiffany, none of us are perfect parents. My two boys have had accidents right before my eyes. Please don’t be hard on yourself. We are praying for you, too. Fondly, Uncle Nate’s cousin in Atlanta

Name: Lisa Torcaso Date: 2004-06-10

Comments: Dearest Abby, I am soo sorry that i did not write to you for a couple days and I am over joyed by your improvements. What did I tell you, pretty soon you will be going to Chuck E’Cheese. I still think about you every day and am still praying for you.

Name: Cyndy Goto Date: 2004-06-10

Comments: How precious to see Abbie with her grandma. God is good! We’ve been praying for you, Abbie, in our small group.

Name: Cindy Date: 2004-06-10

Comments: Thank you for sharing your miracle with all of us! God is good all the time!

Name: Toni Date: 2004-06-10
Email: snookams1@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: I have been a Christian for several years. I know God has been so faithful to me through my “valleys” and I know He will be faithful to you & your family. Your updates do my heart good to hear about the little miracles God continues to do in everyone’s life. I just want to share my two favorite messages from the Bible: From Psalm 62 “I shall not be moved”; and “He will never give you more than you…(trimmed)

Name: Nicole Kofoed Date: 2004-06-10
Email: kofoeds4@hotmail.com

Comments: Tiffany, I am sorry that you are feeling guilty for what happened to Abbie. I do understand why you feel way but I can assure you that you are one of the best mother’s and strongest people that I have ever met. You are amazing and I know that you will come through this stronger than ever. We are still praying for you all!

Name: Uncle Tim Date: 2004-06-10
Email: tictaf@oregonsbest.com

Comments: Thank you Ray,Tif, and boys for allowing us to be in your lives this past week…we so were HONORED to be with Abby and Tickles and Taffy loved every minute we spent at your church..we love you all so much…

Name: Julie Wohlrab Date: 2004-06-10
Email: jwohlrab@yahoo.com

Comments: Vera family…you have been in our thoughts and prayers everyday. We look forward to hearing the amazing progress that Abby makes daily. You are our heroes. Love to you all…XO

Name: kathy Barnett Date: 2004-06-09
Email: kathykbarnett@aol.com

Comments: I received your story from my dear friend Estelle. This story brought home a lot of memories, as four years ago, we almost lost our 4 year old daughter Kassidy in a swimming pool, while I was close by. I had always been so careful and I was talking with another person and turned my back to the pool. It happened so fast. It is still hard for me after this time. I really do not know why, but y…(trimmed)

Name: Infante’s from Disneyland Date: 2004-06-09

Comments: We are still thinking of you and praying.

Name: Larry and Carol Bronisz in NM Date: 2004-06-09
Email: last_name@cnsp.com

Comments: Tiffany and Ray – Our prayers continue for you – now with much more praise. God is so good. We pray for that which is above and beyond what we imagine for God’s ways are higher than ours.

Name: Karen (Texas) Date: 2004-06-09
Email: kelanigan@aol.com

Comments: Your family’s journey is a beautiful portrait of faith. The loving trust you place in the Lord is awe-inspiring. I am confident that Abby feels the love that surrounds her, even from those whom she does not know, like myself, who pray for all of you each day. Thank you for sharing your story.

Name: Auntie Lo ? Uncle Tim Date: 2004-06-09

Comments: You are on our minds, in our hearts, and in our prayers. ALL of You. Thankyou for your love & care & gifts.

Name: Kim Regalado Date: 2004-06-09
Email: kimregalado@verizon.net

Comments: Hi Tiffany and family, Your updates are so uplifting. Your little Abbie is such an amazing figher. I think she must get it from her mother. God is definitely working his miracles through you too. All our love, Kim, Hayden and Lindsey

Name: Nate Clark Date: 2004-06-09

Comments: God has sent an angel to help the Vara family through these hard yet promising times. The angel does it work on earth through Joyce Brown. May praise, respect and love bless this angel.

Name: The Rawleigh family Date: 2004-06-09
Email: RLRawleigh@aol.com

Comments: Tiffany, You are such a blessing to thousands of moms through your daily devotion to God first, even as you walk through the flames. May He continue to renew your strength as He pours out miracles upon your family, his faithful servants. God bless you, beautiful Abbie!

Name: Kelle ~ Salem, Oregon Date: 2004-06-09

Comments: Abbie, I am sooooo glad that you are making such great stides in your recovery.

Name: mccoy family Date: 2004-06-09

Comments: we are so ecstatic to hear the great news. God is so wonderful and we are so happy that abby is recovering so well and quickly, it will only continue to get better for that sweet beautiful little angel. GOD BLESS YOU ALL

Name: Erin Stinchfield Date: 2004-06-09
Email: gmcrae@easystreet.com

Comments: It’s so amazing to check the website daily and see what improvement Baby Abby is making. She has touched the lives of many. Please know my continous thoughts are with you always!

Name: Deborah Barbour Date: 2004-06-09
Email: dancingn2worlds@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: May God continue to hold your family in the palm of his hand. The progress that Abigail has made is miraculous. My oldest daughter is named Abigail and I have an 18 month old, Gabriella…so you are my hero for all that you are going through- Tiffany. We will continue praying…God is Good!

Name: Karen (Tara’s friend) Date: 2004-06-09
Email: kenirayk@hotmail.com

Comments: Tiffany, thank you for continuing to update us on Abbie’s improvements. Thinking of you every day!

Name: vera Loorents Date: 2004-06-09
Email: vera.loorents@telia.com

Comments: still praying.

Name: Trish Date: 2004-06-09

Comments: What more can one say…..Praise God! We all are rejoicing in your blessings! Praise God!

Name: The Henning’s Date: 2004-06-09

Comments: Still floating on all the good news!!!

Name: Mindy Date: 2004-06-09
Email: mowens28@bellsouth.net

Comments: I am so glad to read of her progression. May it keep up and she’ll be running around and playing again.

Name: Kim Torcaso (Michele Henning’s Sister Date: 2004-06-09
Email: torckim@comcast.net

Comments: Way to go Abby. Watching your progress each day. My love and prayers are with you and your family.

Name: Sherri Allen Date: 2004-06-09
Email: smallen@ev1.net

Comments: Praise God! Praise God! Praise God! What wonderful progress! My family and I are praying for your family every day.

Name: sunny Date: 2004-06-09

Comments: Tiffany- as a young mom of two ages 4 (son) and 2 2/3 (daughter- almost Abbie’s age) my heart pours out to you. Your words and thoughts about Abbie’s accident being preventable are a wonderful reminder to young moms to be fervant in watching young children. Thank you for sharing.

Name: Linda Date: 2004-06-09
Email: lcarver@direcway.com

Comments: Abby, Tiffany, Ray, and Kids, Praises are outpouring from our lips. God’s mercies are new everyday. We praise Him for what He is doing in Abby. We praise Him for hearing our prayers for healing. I just think of Abby on the roof, covered in nail polish and know that she is working so hard to get better. I pray that you will hear “I love you Mommy and Daddy” soon. We continue to pray without c…(trimmed)

Name: Paulette Wenger Date: 2004-06-09
Email: piesmom2@sbcglobal.net


Name: Anne Date: 2004-06-09

Comments: Tiff you are such an example to us all…your deep faith gives us all strength. Give Abbie a kiss from all the Hagars. Allie and John miss you Abbie!

Name: Anne Date: 2004-06-09

Comments: Tiffany, it was wonderful to hear your voice the other day. I love you and have you in my thoughts and prayers daily. I was so overwhelmed by the progress by our sweet little Abbie.

Name: Patti Matsumoto Date: 2004-06-08
Email: pattimats@verizon.net

Comments: What a wonderful praise! God is good! We rejoice with you in the ways Abby is progressing! We will continue praying for a complete recovery!

Name: Candice Date: 2004-06-08
Email: chingc021@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: A BIG Hallelujah! Thank you, Lord! Great going, prayer team! Oh, Tiffany and Ray, how good it must be to see your little girl emerging again. I pray for more of the same, and let us not get discouraged if Abbie decides to rest instead of astounding us daily! Be exalted, Oh Lord! Be glorified in this! Amen!

Name: Auntie Kristy Giasolli Date: 2004-06-08

Comments: Wahoo!!! Abbie has been kissed by the sun and tickled by the tropical trade winds!! What an incredible milestone! We want to schedule a play date ASAP!! God IS Blessing this sweet little one moment by moment!

Name: Keren Date: 2004-06-08
Email: kerenstonebraker@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Abbie, we are working on getting the most lovable, soft, sweet lab to you. She will love it if you pet her! Thanks for being such a sweetie for us last night. I love how you talk with your eyes, sweetie. Keep up the good work. We love you. Stonebrakers.

Name: Jeff Arce Date: 2004-06-08

Comments: Abbie, keep doing all those neat things that make your Mom and Dad so excited (and that surprise the doctors so much)!! Way to go girl!!

Name: we love abby Date: 2004-06-08

Comments: We have been following abby’s story since almost the day of her accident, we pray for her every day. Please, if it’s not too painful, could you share w/ us how it happened? We are sure it is not anybody’s “fault”. We rejoice in how quickly she’s improving. thank you for sharing your inspirational story w/ the world!

Name: Ruth Haynes Date: 2004-06-08
Email: john2rebhaynes@sbcglobal.net

Comments: Tiffany, thank you for your deeply touching Monday message. We praise God for every step Abbie makes toward complete recovery!

Name: Peter & Mary Lynn Huizinga and family Date: 2004-06-08

Comments: God is so awesome! We are encouraged by the miracles of Abby’s progress. She is a precious gift from God. You all are in our prayers.

Name: Harrison Date: 2004-06-08

Comments: I am 7. My teacher at school told me about Abbie. My Mom and I are keeping track of Abbie’s progress. We are sending our love and are praying for you.

Name: Michele Henning Date: 2004-06-08

Comments: Like they say…”You Go, Girl!” Such wonderful news and a great way to end the day here :)

Name: Tanya Higa Date: 2004-06-08
Email: tnchiga@msn.com

Comments: Just as Ray said that Sunday morning (Mother’s Day)at church, “WE SERVE AN AWESOME GOD”!!!!!!

Name: The Nickle Family Date: 2004-06-08

Comments: Hello little one. You amaze us each and everyday. This morning Taehi (my 2yr old) said “pray baby, pray baby.” Taehi said her own prayer for you. She said “God,please pray baby, Amen.”

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2004-06-08
Email: syssasmom@yahoo.com

Comments: Praise God!!! I don’t know any of you but this is such good news it brought tears to my eyes. i am so happy for you all. Abby you are such an amazing little girl… Have a good night.

Name: Jeanne Wilks Date: 2004-06-08
Email: jeannewilks@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Tiffany, you are beyond inspirational with your willingness to be vulnerable for the glory of God. Having just read your comments from Monday, I can only say that our God IS an awesome God, as only He could give a hurting mother the boldness you shared in those words. May you be granted peace and know that there are hundreds blessed by your openness. God bless.

Name: The Fergusons Date: 2004-06-08
Email: pdfergie@chartertn.net

Comments: We continue to lift you all up in prayer. Your daily walk and witness strengthens us. Every situation presents a choice and you’ve chosen to use this situation as a witnessing opportunity for God. God bless you and your family. Phil, Julie, & kids

Name: Erin Stinchfield McRae Date: 2004-06-08
Email: gmcrae@easystreet.com

Comments: It’s so wonderful to check this website daily and see such improvement in Baby Abby. What a fighter. Your strength and courage and love is so admirable. Keep on fighting Baby Abby. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.

Name: Donna Riffle Date: 2004-06-08
Email: Donnariffle@aol.com

Comments: The bible says when you pray, know in your heart that your prayers are answered. When my cousin was in a coma for 6 months with NO brain activity, (after she came out of it) she said she heard everything that was said and tried to respond and was frustrated when she couldn’t speak. She had to re-learn how to speak, walk etc. and does ALL quite well now. I am praying and I know in my heart that …(trimmed)

Name: Becci-Portland, OR Date: 2004-06-08

Comments: I sit here every day reading your updates and am in awe of how our God is working in and through Abbie. I am very humbled by your strength and loyalty to your family and our God. I only hope that I could be so strong if the situation ever arose. Keep up the faith and I will keep up the prayers for your little princess. I have two princesses, one is 8 and one is 17 months.

Name: The Felix’s in Pennsylvania Date: 2004-06-08
Email: kathleenfelix@comcast.net

Comments: Please don’t let the statistics of this world tell you all accidents are preventable. No one is perfect except Him. He allowed this to happen for a reason, not for harm (as Satan would have liked it) but for good. She is alive and your faith, as well as everyone’s faith who is reading this story, is being stretched beyond measure. We continue to stand with you. Love and blessings.

Name: Janise Date: 2004-06-08
Email: janise@zeteomarketing.ca

Comments: Hello to Abby and family from Canada. A co-worker of mine told me about Abby and I just checked out your website. I am a Mom of two little girls, one the same age as Abby, so my heart aches for you. I prayed for Abby today and for strength for all of you as you support her. To God be the glory!

Name: Sandy g. Date: 2004-06-08

Comments: God knows you would protct any of your children with your life, and so do we. I love you, Tiffany. please forgive yourself, for noone else is placing blame for what wa simply a tragic accident. love, mom

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2004-06-08

Comments: Good morning miss Abby. Just letting you know we pray for you everyday.

Name: Sandy G. Date: 2004-06-08

Comments: Dearest Tif, anyone who has spent their lives around a swimming pool has had some kind of a scare at one time or another. when my son, Ray, your husband was about Abby’s age ,he crawled out the dog door and fell in the pool.lucky for me, one of the kids saw him and got him out before anything bad happened. we all know how fast kids can get away from us. god knows you would protect …(trimmed)

Name: Virginia Date: 2004-06-08
Email: dnwickersheim@hotmail.com

Comments: Tiffany, Isaiah 43:2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned;The flames will not set you ablaze.For I am the Lord your God,the Holy One, Your Savior. He has set you free. Also Isaiah 61:l Love you

Name: Erin Towne Date: 2004-06-08

Comments: Tiffany, thank you for sharing your heart. Know that your family has become a large part of mine. This morning as my daugther and I sang Jesus Loves Me, it took on a new meaning. “Little ones to Him belong, they are weak but He is Strong!”

Name: Carol Gentry Date: 2004-06-08
Email: cgentry@sandiabaptist.org

Comments: I am a friend of Linda Carver and have been following Abby’s progress through these weeks. Thank you, Tiffany for sharing your heart. It encouraged me today. God bless you and your family.

Name: Michele Henning Date: 2004-06-08

Comments: Tiffany, God forgives us everything all we need do is to ask. It is so much harder for us to forgive ourselves. Your honest reflection of your heart and soul at this moment is but a witness to your baby steps that will bring healing. Let Him heal you, too

Name: Patti Wolfe Date: 2004-06-08
Email: pwolfe309@sbcglobal.net

Comments: Dear Lord, Thank you for the way you are answering the prayers of your people and thank you for Tiffany and her witness to so many. She is a living testimony of faith. Please heal Abbie quickly and completely.

Name: Kristy Giasolli Date: 2004-06-08

Comments: As you walk through the flames know that we love you and are in constant intercessions on your behalf, you are truly one of Gods most precious gifts. It is awesome to witness God’s simultaneous restoration of your mothering heart & your little Abbie girl.

Name: Kristy Giasolli Date: 2004-06-08

Comments: Sweet Tiffany I pray the Holy Spirit continues to equip you with powerful tools to overcome these flames of guilt & sadness. Your comment “The truth truly does set me free” is correct, the strength and courage you have to hit this head-on is beyond humbling…cont on next post

Name: Cyndy Goto Date: 2004-06-08

Comments: Tiffany, you are an inspiration, thank you for your updates. We love you and have been praying for Abbie daily. May God continue to show His glory through Abbie.

Name: Mary Tsunemoto Date: 2004-06-08
Email: STsunemoto@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Tiffany, thanks for sharing all your feelings and guilt, and your intimate moments with God. I am sharing the following episode with you about Hannah because I hope that in some way, you know that I understand. When Hannah was four and Rachel was eight, I took them to the pool because I need to teach Rachel how to swim. (Rachel needed to learn to swim without putting her head in the water since …(trimmed)

Name: Kathy Davis Date: 2004-06-08
Email: davisk7878@hotmail.com

Comments: Were still praying for Abbie daily. Tiffany:EVERY Mom has made mistakes.I know I have.You are a great Mom!

Name: Cynthia Sugiharto Date: 2004-06-08
Email: cynthia_sugiharto@yahoo.com

Comments: Greetings from Singapore. I know your family from Mr Bosgra.You are very strong Christians.Philipians 1:3-6.And I pray that Jesus who began to heal Abby will carry on to completion.Abby will be perfectly healed.

Name: Stephen, Michele, J, J, J, M &E Date: 2004-06-07

Comments: My heart aches for you and yet it leaps for joy at every positive turn in Abby’s progress (and yours). What an incredible testimony your story is to the world! God is using little Abby in miraculous ways. It is my sincere belief that God is using her story to turn many hearts toward the Lord Jesus Christ and when her job is complete, so will be her recovery (at which point I hope to see annual …(trimmed)

Name: Sue Franks Date: 2004-06-07

Comments: Tiffany..God bless you and Abby…both of you remarkably strong girls!! I am so thrilled that Abby is doing so well! Hugs and love to you and your family.

Name: Estelle Lile Date: 2004-06-07
Email: estelllile@aol.com

Comments: Dear little one…we are all praying for you.

Name: Estelle Lile Date: 2004-06-07
Email: estelllile@aol.com

Comments: Dear little one…we are all praying for you.

Name: Melissa Brown Date: 2004-06-07
Email: bunchofbrowns@comcast.net

Comments: Tiffany, your comments touched my heart today. How hard it is to be a mother. Our heavenly Father knows the joys and sorrows of being a parent also. We continue to lift you up in prayer.

Name: Candice Date: 2004-06-07
Email: chingc021@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Tiffany, you have shown a wisdom and inner strength that can only come from Him, and they will get you through the fiery flames that will purify you of all guilt and doubt. Thank you for your courage in sharing your thoughts. Ray, Tiffany and family, I pray the Lord be by your side in your journey to freedom. Amen.

Name: Emily Date: 2004-06-07

Comments: I often see so many reasons not to believe in God… But Tiffany -Your honesty, your strength, your faith & your resolve are powerful reasons to believe. I pray your faith heals your child and your heart.

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2004-06-07
Email: syssasmom@yahoo.com

Comments: Tiffany thank you so much for sharing your feelings. It is so good to face the guilt head on. My family went through a situation kind of like yours years ago and not facing things tore my Aunt and Uncle apart. I have been so worried about you but i didn’t know what to say. I pray for you all everyday.

Name: Patti Matsumoto Date: 2004-06-07
Email: pattimats@verizon.net

Comments: Tiffany – Thanks so much for sharing your heart with us. I know it’s natural to feel that you’re to blame. Please know that it’s really not your fault and that God can and will heal your emotional wounds. We love you and are here for you! We Praise God for how far your little girl has come in a month!

Name: Karen Date: 2004-06-07
Email: kzondlo@zondlo.com

Comments: Dear Tiffany, Thanks for sharing your heart so openly. Looks like God is giving you a “do over”. You are loved.

Name: Suzanne Date: 2004-06-07

Comments: tiffany, your transparency is heartbreakingly refreshing. thank you for sharing your journey so openly and honestly. we pray for abby daily and i cry with a mother’s heart just about daily too! continue to rest on His promises and cling to the hem of His cloak. He is mighty and He is faithful every time.

Name: patty Date: 2004-06-07
Email: pdelg5@aol.com

Comments: We pray for you abbie and your family.

Name: wendy hoffman Date: 2004-06-07
Email: whoffman@prhc.net

Comments: Tif-of course you feel guilty. We all feel guilty when we can’t stop our kids from even stubbing their toes! But that’s just a mom’s inner self – we must protect our children above all else. You will come out of the flames strengthened and ready to continue the GREAT job you and Ray are doing with ALL of the kids. (Just look at Team Vara!) And Abbie will be there cheering you on, as you are doing …(trimmed)

Name: Lori Gola Date: 2004-06-07
Email: Tropicalbreez04@aol.com

Comments: Tiffany…This is for you, knowone blames you.we can’t watch our children every minute of everyday.We all know you would never let anything happen to Abby or any of the other children.Accidents happen, God forgives you,Abby loves you..we all love you, I pray you find peace within yourself. We don’t judge you. It could have happened to anyone.Love Lori

Name: Sister in Christ Date: 2004-06-07
Email: vickileong@earthlink.net

Comments: Sweet angel, Rest in Jesus’s arms today. Let Him heal you completely. Fight with all that your little body can and walk again and hold your mommy and daddy’s hand once again. You bring Jesus alive to me in this current world. How amazing our God is!

Name: Michelle Date: 2004-06-07

Comments: Tiffany you are a blessing to us all. I am sorry that our blessing is at the cost of your famliy being hurt.

Name: The Nickle Family Date: 2004-06-07

Comments: Hello little one, I’m sorry that I haven’t been able to check on you lately. Even though you don’t see us online, know that we are praying for you and your family. Each time we wake up in the morning, every meal we eat, every night we go to bed, and all the little times in between. You be confident in that. Thank you Ray and Tiffany for sharing your miracle with us.

Name: Jacob and Jordan Date: 2004-06-07

Comments: We have been praying for you and your family. You have very strong faith in god. You will go very far in life. We are hoping Abbie get better. God loves you

Name: Heidi Guidry http://www.caringbridge.org/tx/camryn Date: 2004-06-07
Email: hguidry@houston.rr.com

Comments: Rejoicing with you at God’s goodness. I continue to be blessed by your daily journals. I will keep praying for Abbie’s healing, and strength for you and Ray. He never fails.

Name: Susan Forbes Date: 2004-06-07
Email: sforbes@hhic.org

Comments: Abby and the entire Vara family are in our thoughts and prayers at HHIC every day.

Name: Bonnie Date: 2004-06-07

Comments: Ray and Tiffany, We are still praying for Abby every day. We are also praying for your entire family. Tiffany you are a shining light for the Lord and everyone who reads this website can’t help but feel the presence of the Holy spirit. We love you all.

Name: Sue Date: 2004-06-07

Comments: Hi to Tiffany, Ray & Abbie (and boys too!) I have been reading every day about Abbie’s progress. I pray that she will once again be home with her family soon. Keep up the good work, Abbie. Everybody loves you!

Name: Turner’s Date: 2004-06-07

Comments: What an amazing journey you have been on. We are prying for your little Abby.

Name: A sister in Christ Date: 2004-06-07

Comments: Dear Tiffany and Ray, you don’t know me, but I check on Abbie’s progress as frequently as I can. I’m praying that she will have such a remarkable recovery that many will have their eyes opened to the very real power and presence of our Lord; that they might be humbled before Him in awe and wonder. May you find great peace and comfort, and rest as you need it, through our precious Savior.

Name: Terrie McCue Date: 2004-06-06
Email: mccuejt@aol.com

Comments: Dear Tiffany and Ray, Your faithfulness is such a testimony. I have thought of all of you daily since May 3rd. I have enjoyed seeing your boys play while at Michelle’s house (I am Michelle’s neighbor). God is working miracles in your lives and I am thankful that you are sharing them with all of us. I had to give a speech on Friday evening for a class I am taking with HPU (public speaking). I…(trimmed)

Name: Juliana Tennberg Date: 2004-06-06
Email: jesus.ismyfriend@verizon.net

Comments: Our prayers are with your family daily. Tiffany…your written words are an amazing inspiration to me. Your daily walk with God is beautiful and a blessing. May God abundantly bless your family and heal baby Abby completely in Jesus’ name.

Name: Juliana Tennberg Date: 2004-06-06
Email: jesus.ismyfriend@verizon.net

Comments: My prayers are with your family daily. Tiffany your written words are an inspiration. I am blessed by your daily walk…it is so beautiful. May God bless your family abundantly!!!

Name: Nanci Mikels (Baird) Date: 2004-06-06

Comments: Good night Abby. Have a good night. Thinking of you little one. Good to here your doing well. Take care. God bless.

Name: Candice Date: 2004-06-06
Email: chingc021@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Ray and Tiffany — it was great seeing you and the family at church today. It is so important to return to some semblance of normalcy. Even the Lord rested from His work. We’ll be praying for the infection’s end and praising Him for the absence of reflux. A total healing, Oh Lord… a total healing! Amen!

Name: Lisa Torcaso Date: 2004-06-06

Comments: Dearest Abby, I didn’t meant to not write yesturday, I had my last high school performance. I have been worrying about you and still continue to pray for your healing. Now I absolutely know that GOD hears everyones prayers. He has been providing you and your family with sooo much guidance and help. Dearest Abby I am so glad that you are getting better.

Name: Jacob and Jordan Date: 2004-06-06

Comments: Dear Abbie, My brother and I just prayed for your infection. We pray for you everyday. Hope you are feeling all right.

Name: Betty from Claremont, CA Date: 2004-06-06
Email: jameslkrug@juno.com

Comments: Thank you for the reminder”faith is not a feeling but a discipline. Our prayers continue for you and Abbey. Take rest and have peace. God is love. Blessings

Name: Jennifer,Isa,and Alonzo Lazaro Date: 2004-06-06

Comments: We’ll be praying for you Abby

Name: Auntie Kristy Giasolli http://Behold a true miracle is unfolding before u Date: 2004-06-06

Comments: PRAISE GOD!! I am unable to see this screen as the tears of joy & awe are flowing! Following commands, noding your head, moving your thumb? Abbie you have always been wonderfully strong willed, and you use it girl! Our comp. has been on the blink & I am thrilled to see what I have missed!

Name: The Reinecker’s from Oregon City, OR Date: 2004-06-06
Email: Petelynn88@aol.com

Comments: Prayers go to you sweet little girl. God didn’t bring you this far to let you go now.

Name: Auntie Kristy Giasolli Date: 2004-06-06

Comments: Lord please contain and eliminate Abbies bacterial infection, we pray the IV antibiotics work quickly & swiftly to yeald great results on her blood test tomorrow. Thank you Lord for your awsome works you have faithfully shown us & we know the best is YET to come!!

Name: Erin Stinchfield McRae Date: 2004-06-06
Email: gmcrae@easystreet.com

Comments: Sending my love and prayers that Abby can beat this infection. She is a strong little girl and their is no doubt in my mind where she gets it from. Tiffany, you’re amazing. Bless you all!!

Name: Rob and Cris Linn Date: 2004-06-06
Email: rob@inoutsol.com

Comments: Hi Abby, you do not know us, but we feel like you are part of our family. We are so pleased to read about your progress every day. You have som many people that love you and we are all very proud of you! Keep up the good work!

Name: Dottie Date: 2004-06-06

Comments: Tiffany, your strength and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ are such an inspiration to me. I,too, pray for Abby on a daily basis. With God’s help and His everlasting love, we know things will work out positively.

Name: Marita Parks Date: 2004-06-06
Email: marita.parks@cardinal.com

Comments: I heard Abby’s story from Chris Drummond. Our prayers are with you for Abby’s recovery.

Name: vera Loorents Date: 2004-06-06
Email: vera.loorents@telia.com

Comments: you are all in my prayers. from sweden

Name: Michele Henning Date: 2004-06-06

Comments: Tiffany, many praises and many prayers, including the bacterial buggies…good that her WBC is normal, God is protecting her even before we get those antibiotics on board. He knows what she needs! You are in His true, loving Hands!

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2004-06-06
Email: syssasmom@yahoo.com

Comments: Good morning miss Abby and family. I check in on Abbies status everyday. I am so happy to see a little improvement most days. Abby you are such a strong little girl. Alyssa says hi Abby and even though you don’t know her she sends hugs and kisses. Alyssa is 6 and has to check on you everyday day.

Name: Lon Gaines (47coupelg) Date: 2004-06-06
Email: knitpker@mach3ww.com

Comments: sorry to hear about Abby, but glad to see she is making. we will remeber her in our prayers. God is watching over her and will give her strength. God Bless you all. Lon

Name: DS Date: 2004-06-06
Email: ds500@msn.com

Comments: Dear Abbie and Family, I only met Ray briefly at LAMC but am writing to say that your family is special and Abbie is incredible. Thanks for sharing the photos. I pray for her often.

Name: Harrison’s mom Date: 2004-06-05

Comments: Harrison is 7 and goes to a Christian school in Vancouver, Canada. His grade 2 teacher told him about the website and he asked me to look, now I’m staying updated too, and we are sending love and prayers.

Name: aunt Lori ( Las Vegas, Nv. ) Date: 2004-06-05

Comments: praise God for the baby steps of recovery, have Faith, the best is yet to come. My grandfather always told me, if you trust in God & have faith, their is no need to worry, & if you worry, you’re not trusting Him. He’s using Abby in a big way, to touch alot of people, what a blessing. Prayer Always,in His name, Amen

Name: The Kofoed’s Date: 2004-06-05

Comments: We were out of town for a few days and it was absolutely wonderful to sit down and catch up on the wonderful things taking place each day on your end. Hope that you and Ray are enjoying time with everyone in your family. We think of you every single day.

Name: Sarah and Carlos de la Torre Date: 2004-06-05
Email: csdelatorre@comcast.net

Comments: Tiffany, you are an amazing person and your faith is so inspiring!! We continue to pray for Abby’s recovery and your family’s strength.

Name: Nancy Wilson Date: 2004-06-05
Email: nwilson@studentventure.com

Comments: Nancy Wilson is praying for you and sends her love.

Name: Erin Bouquin Date: 2004-06-05

Comments: It sounds like another angel appeared in your lives – in the form of a physical therapist. I suspect the armies are descending. Erin

Name: Chris, Stephanie, IsaBella and Carmela Drummond Date: 2004-06-05
Email: chris.drummond@cardinal.com

Comments: We just heard about Abby yesterday and experienced the breathless, tightening in our chests from such news. Nobody can know what your family is enduring but please feel comfort in the fact that Abby is now a member of our family and in our thoughts and prayers daily. We will keep her picture posted on our refrigerator and know every inch of her face as we “will” her back to health. My God hold …(trimmed)

Name: bill paulson family {your dads cousin} Date: 2004-06-05
Email: paulsonfamily@juno.com

Comments: you are in our thoughts and prayers —praise God for the signs of encouragement

Name: Mary and Roger Date: 2004-06-05
Email: rmmeade@cox.net

Comments: When I couldn’t reach you last night I hoped that you were having some family time…and I see from the update that you were. So proud of you all and of Abbie’s progress…we continue to send our love and prayers your way.

Name: Jones Family – Seattle, Washington Date: 2004-06-05
Email: jonesclan@verizon.net

Comments: I have no words today. But tears of joy. You are a miracle. Tiffany, you’re in inspiration. My husband has known w/out a doubt that Abbie has been alert this whole time & we’ve been praying for what is now known. We have fallen in love w/you Abbie & your family’s strength. Till next time. Jones’

Name: Carrie Reeder, TX Date: 2004-06-05
Email: ima_believer@msn.com

Comments: Tiffany, I look forward each day to reading what is new with Abby and your family. My favorite part is hearing your heart in your updates as God transforms your life. It has been an incredible blessing to me that mere words cannot describe! It has caused this homeschool mom to reevaluate and cherish my 4 precious children as the blessings they are. Please continue to post Abby’s pictures, I lo…(trimmed)

Name: Erin Stinchfield McRae Date: 2004-06-05
Email: gmcrae@easystreet.com

Comments: Tiffany, What a dear mom you are. Reading your entries everyday I feel I get strength from you. What an inspiration you are. The courage, strength and support you have shown is just the most amazing blessing. Your kids are blessed to have you as their mother. You have such a wonderful support system and with your mom there and I know thats got to be such comfort. Knowing your family for so l…(trimmed)

Name: Amy Yost Date: 2004-06-05

Comments: Wonderful, exciting news!! “Taste and see that the Lord is good. Blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him.” Psalm 34:8

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2004-06-05

Comments: Good morning Abby. You have a great day kiddo.

Name: Denny Hall Date: 2004-06-05
Email: cdflyer@earthlink.net

Comments: Dearest Little Abby; One day when you read these, you’ll know how you and your family touched so many hearts. While the major TV networks continue to blissfully and ignorantly report the negative events of each day, the real story is the outreaching support of so many from all over the world for you and your family. Truly, God has used tragedy to teach us all of His love for us. We all continue t…(trimmed)

Name: Sunni Date: 2004-06-05
Email: sunni@bendcable.com

Comments: Tiffany – As I read God’s miracle of Abbie’s progress today, the tears just streamed. You, dear girl, are such a blessing to all of us – YOU, are a miracle to Abbie and all your family and friends. Love and continued strength & prayers to you all!

Name: Linda Larson Date: 2004-06-05
Email: linjoyla@aol.com

Comments: What joyous news! Abby Found Nemo! And, for MaMa-“He gives strength to the weary and gives power to the weak.” Isaiah 40:29. We praise God for your family, and for the peace, hope and joy Abby’s healing is surely bringing to so many. A “Living Parable”, indeed. Love in Christ, Linda

Name: jack york Date: 2004-06-05
Email: jry4@juno.com

Comments: Good Morning Vara Family from Western NY. It’s about 6AM here and I just finished reading the Friday update!!!! Wow!!! PTL….God is Soooo Good. With all that is happening in the world/my life…this is a ray of SONshine breaking thru a bleak day!!! Thank you for your faithfulness in the updates….someday you will fully realize the blessings that you are….a true example of passing on, the …(trimmed)

Name: Patti Matsumoto Date: 2004-06-05
Email: pattimats@verizon.net

Comments: Hi Tiffany and Ray! Wow! Your great news of Abbie’s progress brings tears of joy. I stopped by to see her today right before a shift change so I wasn’t able to stay long but was overjoyed at how wonderful she looked! You are all continually in our prayers. Your faith is a powerful example to me.

Name: your friend in Him Date: 2004-06-05

Comments: Jesus, Thank you for letting us be witnesses to this miracle before our eyes through Abby

Name: Jeffrie Date: 2004-06-04
Email: jeffrie@lava.net

Comments: Abbie, What joy we all feel to hear about you reaching for Nemo with your toes…you’re constantly in our hearts and prayers. May you rest sweetly tonight.

Name: Virginia Wickersheim Date: 2004-06-04
Email: dnwickersheim@hotmail.com

Comments: Thank you Jesus. This is just the beginning.What the Lord has started he will complete. Just like that song “Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus, just to take him at his word. Still checking your requests and keeping you all in prayer. God Bless

Name: John L. Conwell Date: 2004-06-04
Email: john_l_conwell@myway.com

Comments: I am thrilled to tears to hear Abbie is hearing, understanding and complying.

Name: Matt and Jill Bement Date: 2004-06-04
Email: jillbement@earthlink.net

Comments: Just wanted to let you know we (along with all your friends here in Los Alamos) are still praying for you and Abby. We read the updates daily, and are so excited with Abby’s progress. Sounds like the staff there is excellent! You all will continue to be in our prayers. Even our little Allison (2 months younger than Abby) prays for Abby. Remember God has Abby in the palm of his hand, and also h…(trimmed)

Name: Niki Hernandez-Liotti Date: 2004-06-04
Email: punkrocknchica@comcast.net

Comments: my mom called me and told me to go to the site.. that abigail is my grandmas friends granddaughter ..so i called my friends and told them so that way we can get some prayers going for her and for the family… so from the city of angels.. you are in our thougths and prayers

Name: James Pritchett Date: 2004-06-04

Comments: Abby, I have a little sister too. I know your brothers are cheering you on to getting better…and I am too!

Name: Candice Date: 2004-06-04
Email: chingc021@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Dear Vara family — I pray your dinner date provided much bonding and reaffirming of your love for each other. How wonderful that little Abbie will get to grow up in such a God-filled family. Chase and Kyle, no AWANA until September, but we’ll see you in church. Help your mom and dad, OK? They need you as much as you need them.

Name: kaira Bosgra Date: 2004-06-04
Email: camibos@aol.com

Comments: abby’s family, my brothers and I are still praying for abby every day, because we want her to get all better. We love Abby, and I am so glad she is getting better,Love, Kaira

Name: Geno Date: 2004-06-04

Comments: The Caliwag Family continue to keep Abbie in our daily prayers. Per Tiffany’s request, we are specifically praying that Tiffany gets some quality rest so that she can be “pleasant & loving” to her kids and that Tiffany’s mom & Abbie have some “sweet” time together while Tiffany, Ray and the boys have a nice dinner. Warmest aloha and may God bless your family.

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2004-06-04

Comments: Ray, Tiffany,Chase, Kyle,Matthew and RJ. I pray that you all have a great dinner together and that God gives you the strength to have patience with the boys. I am so thrilled with the great news of Abby. I know what you all are going through is so hard. I pray that you all can support one another and keep strength to get through this.

Name: Tawanda, RN Date: 2004-06-04
Email: tmdmcd99@earthlink.com

Comments: Abbie, you are a true blessing. You and your family remain in our L.A. prayers.

Name: Sue Watts Date: 2004-06-04
Email: susanwa@kapiolani.org

Comments: The prayer warriors at Word of Life Christian Center stand in agreement with you that Abbie IS completely healed and restored to her family because ” . . we know He hears us, whatever we ask, we know we have what we ask of Him” (1 John 5:15).

Name: The Vanderhoofven Family Date: 2004-06-04
Email: wes.vanderhoofven@cardinal.com

Comments: Abby My family and church are praying for you and your family…and praising God for your progress and recovery. Stay strong.

Name: The Paulson Family Date: 2004-06-04
Email: john.paulson@cardinal.com

Comments: Abby, While we have never met, I want you and your family to know that you will be in our prayers everynight. I have also contacted my mother and she will put you and your family on her pray list at her church. May God’s love blessings be with you and those who love you.

Name: i.s.k. Date: 2004-06-04

Comments: dear little abby—you have been the Lord’s beacon for my heart, and all those who have come to know you by the awesome testaments in this website by your wonderful God-filled mom tiffany…tiffany, our Lord has touched and taught so many of us thru your heart—my continued prayers for precious abby’s complete healing and and enduring strength/omfort to your family as He is glorified each day in …(trimmed)

Name: Patricia Bufalini Date: 2004-06-04
Email: frogger@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Abby, I think about you and pray for you every day. Continue to fight and stay strong. I continue to check your progress everyday and am amazed at how far you have come and how the Lord has worked wonders through you. I love you and hope to visit soon.

Name: clare gregory Date: 2004-06-04
Email: clareg@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: your sweet little girl is in my daily prayers, for a full recovery aloha, your hawaii kai fellow resident

Name: Lisa Torcaso Date: 2004-06-04

Comments: Dearest Abby, How are you doing today. I have to say you look soo much better. I pray for you each day and am so glad to finally see your face again. I finally got employment at Sandcastle and begin working tomorrow. I am extremely excited. Just think pretty soon you’ll be running around again to. God please watch over Abby and her Family. Thank you for eveything you have done so far. Lov…(trimmed)

Name: The Patton’s for IL Date: 2004-06-04
Email: lorip@illicom.net

Comments: Abbie – you are one amazing little girl!! Our God is an AWESOME GOD!!! Thanks for all the updates Tiff, you are a ROCK! Your family is still in our daily prayers.

Name: The Kilkenny’s Date: 2004-06-04
Email: rdkilkenny@earthlink.net

Comments: Abby and family, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: Deb Hatton Date: 2004-06-04

Comments: God is being illuminated through you right now in ways you may not be fully seeing. But we who are watching see a light coming from the One who walks among the lampstands. Even tho this is an experience that would crush to pieces those who do not know HIM, rich, lush & true “oil”is gushing from you by the gallons. I do not personally know you even tho we do go to the same church. But I have bee…(trimmed)

Name: The Dunbars Date: 2004-06-04

Comments: What a beautiful face! God is so good. You can just see His mighty work and love for Abbie and your family happening right before your eyes. God’s Love Never Fails! We continue to pray for Abbie each day.

Name: NA Date: 2004-06-04

Comments: Many years ago, what was a dark night for my body turned out to be the most precious night for my soul because God scooped me up and held me close to His heart through it all. What was a moment of dark evil will always be the most precious moment of my life because of Him. And I picture that that is where Abby is right now … in sweet communion with our Saviour right next to his heart … being…(trimmed)

Name: Lynnette Nuss Date: 2004-06-04
Email: klnuss@comcast.net

Comments: Your story has touched my heart. I have 2 children and a swimming pool and it scares me to death to think that this could happen. I am so glad to hear that Abbie is responding and I pray that she continues to do well. May God answer all of our prayers for Abbie. God bless you and Abbie.

Name: Zonette Date: 2004-06-04
Email: rztam@msn.com

Comments: Aloha Abby and the Vara Ohana: I just heard about your website today at a staff meeting and anxiously waited to make contact with you. I am Dr. O’s nurse and you have been in my heart from the beginning. Our prayers are forever with you and the miraculous recovery that you will make. You are a beautiful treasure and you are so needed here. We will continue to pray for your strength and your f…(trimmed)

Name: Dave and Sandra Oda Date: 2004-06-03
Email: davesanoda@juno.com

Comments: We love you little Abbie, you are working so hard…you are making all those around you smile and give Glory to our God… Lord would you whisper to Abbie Your thoughts tonight….. We pray she would sense and know Your pressence tonight…and rest peacefully..in Jesus Name, amen

Name: Gr, Gr, UncleDave & Gr,Gr,Aunt Hazel Date: 2004-06-03
Email: dkhp@msn.com

Comments: Things appear to be looking up for our dear Abbie. Thanks to HIM, Our Lord and the Vara Family Faith

Name: Gr, Gr, UncleDave & Gr,Gr,Aunt Hazel Date: 2004-06-03
Email: dkhp@msn.com

Comments: Things appear to be looking up for our dear Abbie. Thanks to HIM, Our Lord and the Vara Family Faith

Name: Lynnette Nuss Date: 2004-06-03

Comments: Your story touched my heart. I have children and a pool and it scares me to death to think that this could happen to them. I pray that Abby pulls through this and that she is happy and healthy. My prayers are with you and your family. May God be with you Abby.

Name: The Nickle Family Date: 2004-06-03
Email: reenickle@aol.com

Comments: Hi little one. We are so happy that you are getting better as the days go by. You are an amazingly strong little girl. We just wanted to say goodnight and we’ll check on you tomorrow. Know that we are praying continuously.

Name: Jennifer – Richardson, Texas Date: 2004-06-03
Email: whosyourdaddypsalm139@hotmail.com

Comments: Praying for you and your ohana… Psalm 34 “The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; He delivers them from all their troubles. The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. A righteous man may have many troubles, but the LORD delivers Him from them all;” Psalm 34:17-19.

Name: Candice Garfield Date: 2004-06-03
Email: candice.garfield@comcast.net

Comments: My thoughts and prayers are with you! I read your updates everyday! Abby is such a beautiful baby girl! =)

Name: Kehau Date: 2004-06-03

Comments: A friend at work passed on the link for your website a couple of weeks ago to me. I’m online Monday thru Friday, and I check Abby’s Status each day. Reading your story through words and pictures has brought me closer to God. I thank you for that gift. I appreciate your heartfelt sharings and thoughts. I continue to keep Abby and all of her ‘ohana, friends, and support team in my prayers daily…(trimmed)

Name: Lori Date: 2004-06-03
Email: lrodriguez@cpsinsurance.com

Comments: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not only on your understanding…He will make your paths right.” Keep fighting, Abbie and we’ll keep praying for you and your family! Abbie, you’re beautiful and God made you for HIM…keep going, Abbie!

Name: Shawn and Kevin Date: 2004-06-03

Comments: Been keeping tabs on your progress, and think about you every day. This week’s updates have been super. Keep up the good work, Abby!

Name: grandma Sandy Date: 2004-06-03

Comments: Darling Abby, you are so beautiful and i ache to hold youagain soon. keep up the good fight! Ray, Tif and boys, stay strong. she will come back to us. i love you all.

Name: Marie Henning Date: 2004-06-03

Comments: Dear Abbie, I like seeing your new pictures. My brother Jonathan has the same “The Dog” as you! I love your finding Nemo! I will draw a picture of me and you and send it to you. I will send you a suprise, too! Have another nice day…it is nite time here…Love, marie :)

Name: Michele Hennning Date: 2004-06-03

Comments: Abbie, just read your mommy’s last update and happy to hear about all these amazing things you are accomplishing! We have to say sqeezing the football sounds perfect for the little sister of four big brothers!! You keep up all the good training there and it sounds like you will be headed back home to Team Vara soon!! What an awesome day that will be! We are cheering hard for all of you!!!

Name: Tammy Stagg Date: 2004-06-03
Email: tlstagg@yahoo.com

Comments: You are all troopers! May God continue to be your source of strength and healing. It is a joy to see answered prayers in your updates!!!

Name: Keoki Clemente Date: 2004-06-03
Email: kclemente@straub.net

Comments: Ray/Tiffany and your entire ohana, My family and I continue to think about Abby and the amazing progress she has made. She has been an inspiration to all of us. We will continue to pray for her and your family. Aloha, Keoki Clemente

Name: Elna Masuda, MD Date: 2004-06-03
Email: emasuda@straub.net

Comments: We are praying for Abby and your entire family. There are many of us who care and would like to help in any way possible.

Name: The Nickle Family Date: 2004-06-03

Comments: Mr. Vara, I had breakfast today at work and I almost cried when you served me potatoes. Your strength and courage is unbelievable. We couldn’t have a better CEO. I pray for you and your family daily Mr. Vara.

Name: Richard Gautier Date: 2004-06-03
Email: MistrGoodwrench@aol.com

Comments: My prayers are with you and your family, Abby! Keep fighting. God bless you all. Richard Gautier (SinistrV6 on CHR.com)

Name: Lori Date: 2004-06-03
Email: sllaasjs@hotmail.com

Comments: I just found out about Abby through a friend at work. I was so sorry to hear this news. I will put you all on our prayer list at church. I will keep in touch on her progress. may GO BLESS you all. With Love, Lori in TN

Name: Jan Taylor Date: 2004-06-03
Email: jan_taylor@acordia.com

Comments: Continuing to pray for healing for Abby and for peace and calm in the process for her.

Name: Michele Henning Date: 2004-06-03
Email: tmhenning@earthlink.net

Comments: Tiffany, I am praying for all that you ask for and for you most specifically. The rollercoaster of emotions that you are on from one hour to the next is amazing. You are right in all that you have reflected on…give the reigns to God, He will steer you. You are not by yourself. Even though many of us are an ocean and continent away, we will support you with the Light of Prayer. Abba, Father yo…(trimmed)

Name: Virginia Wickersheim Date: 2004-06-03
Email: dnwickersheim@hotmail.com

Comments: Praise the Lord for his mighty works. Your little abby looks beautiful. Remember, reach out your hand and keep walking on the water…step by step he’ll lead you. He’s our healer and provider.Like Nehemiah prayer “O Lord, God of heaven, the great and awesome God (Nehl:5)

Name: Ben & Kathy Laake & family Date: 2004-06-03
Email: gr8laakes@verizon.net

Comments: Abby, many, here in Northern Va, are lifting you and your family up in prayer. We praise Him for your progress!God is good ALL the time!

Name: Tammy Robbins Date: 2004-06-03
Email: tambogo@msn.com

Comments: Ray & Tiff, We are rejoicing with you in Abby’s miraculous healing. After reading your update on June 1st, I am praying for your strength Tiff. We all know that you will stand strong even when you have doubts. God’s healing is not only pouring over Abby, but it’s pouring over your family also. Love & miss you guys, Tammy

Name: Jessica Forshee, Pa http://iscrapalot.com Date: 2004-06-03
Email: Jessica@leavingprints.us

Comments: My thoughts and prayers are with you and your beautiful family. I pray that his almighty strength be with each and everyone of you. She is so precious and a miracle already! Love in Christ…

Name: James E. Allen Date: 2004-06-03
Email: hambiskit@hotmail.com

Comments: I saw the post at the Classic cars club and came to offer my prayers for Abby. I will pass this along to everyone I know. i hope that she returns quickly….

Name: Wilson family- North Dakota Date: 2004-06-03

Comments: every evening I give the family an update to abby’s condition. We continue to pray for her. Way to go Abby !

Name: MaryAnn, Patricia, Brian and Emma Lani Date: 2004-06-03

Comments: Cheers for you Abby!!! and Tiffany, Ray and Family! We are so excited over each step forward…We pray daily for you that God continues to hold you in His hands and give you strength to keep healing!

Name: MaryAnn, Patricia, Brian and Emma Lani Date: 2004-06-03

Comments: Cheers for you Abby!!! and Tiffany, Ray and Family! We are so excited over each step forward…We pray daily for you that God continues to hold you in His hands and give you strength to keep healing!

Name: Clare gregory Date: 2004-06-03
Email: clareg@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Dear Family. Abby is doing great i really think she is an amazing little girl!!! The prayers are working overtime! I woke last nite late and thought …Abby! I have to pray for her now and I did, Stay strong for her, do whatever it takes, but dont fatigue. I will keep abby in my prayers I promise. Clare Gregory

Name: Update from Tiffany Date: 2004-06-03
Email: varasix@aol.com

Comments: Can’t get to my email to send an update..another great day. She is squeezing her hands and trying to lift them on command. She has begun to yawn as well. She is doing well on room air, and has been all day. The dawn is coming, and things are beginning to stir…

Name: Christopher & Amber Garcia http://www.chicosun.com Date: 2004-06-03
Email: cgarcia99@aol.com

Comments: We would like to let you know that our prayers are with you and your family along with the thousands of others. It is nice to put a face with a name. We desperatley wish that it could have been under better circumstances. Keep your chins up and hope for the best. Again, our blessings are with Abby and your family.

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2004-06-03

Comments: Goodnight miss Abby. I am praying for you and your family everyday.

Name: Hi’ilei Date: 2004-06-02
Email: Kana101801@hotmail.com

Comments: Dear Rae & Family, I have come to know your situation through the internet, and our prays are with you tonight! I have a 2 yr old my self and learning what you are dealing with makes me think that I have been taking time with her for granted. One day I was reading Abby’s updates, and I started to cry, and my daughter came by me to ask what was wrong. She then noticed Abby’s pretty picture an…(trimmed)

Name: Aunt Lori Date: 2004-06-02
Email: Tropicalbreez04@aol.com

Comments: Heavenly Father,I pray that you will touch little Abby with the healing stripes of Jesus Christ.Bless her with a happy and healthy life. In you name I pray…Amen

Name: Jo Perrino Date: 2004-06-02
Email: Josieperrino@wmconnect.com

Comments: Abby : My family and I have been praying faithfully morning, noon and night for your full recovery. Each day we have seen God’s mercy, He is ajust God and He is going to reveal to us His awesome power thru you. We love you like you were our own. The Perrino’s from Phoenix

Name: wendy hoffman Date: 2004-06-02
Email: whoffman@prhc.net

Comments: Attended the Auxilians’ board meeting today. They asked about Abby and all send their best. Not a day goes by that someone doesn’t ask about Abby, and I direct them and their prayers to the website and then to God, respectively. – wh

Name: Jodi and Steve Rosen Date: 2004-06-02
Email: therosenfamily@hotmail.com

Comments: Abbie – You are a miracle and we are thinking about you and praying for your recovery every day! Keep up the great work!! You are beautiful…! With love from Seattle, The Rosens

Name: Robin Date: 2004-06-02
Email: robins@molalla.net

Comments: Having just read Tuesday, 6/2’s update, I tend to think maybe Miss Abby was having a bad dream and not in pain at all. My granddaughter (age 6) will sometimes do this (actually I have several times over the years also). Prayer’s to you Miss Abby – keep up the good healing!

Name: Becci Todd-Portland, OR Date: 2004-06-02

Comments: I’m so glad to see that beautiful princess face! I continue to pray that you will have little to no pain during your recovery. Keep it up and you will be up and around with your big brothers in now time. God, please keep your loving hands on little Abbie and her family. Please continue to heal her and keep her family stong for her.

Name: Kristy , Tim, Natalie & Powell Clark Date: 2004-06-02

Comments: We continue to think of you and pray for you all daily. Glad to see her progress so positively.

Name: Wayne and Julie Date: 2004-06-02
Email: katayamas@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Dear Ray and Tiffany, God is so amazing! We continue to lift Abby and your family up daily. We appreciate the wonderful updates. You are an inspiration to us all. Remain strong and steadfast in the Lord. Love you guys.

Name: Heidi Guidry www.caringbridge.org/tx/camryn Date: 2004-06-02
Email: hguidry@houston.rr.com

Comments: Abbie looks so beautiful in the recently posted pictures. My husband and I pray for her every evening and we will especially lift her up tonight and ask that the Lord would keep her free from pain. So many people around the world are praying. We all feel like we know you.

Name: Monica Ferri Date: 2004-06-02
Email: mferri@scrapbookalegacy.com

Comments: Our family agrees in prayer for total healing of sweet Abby. We also pray for strength & peace for her parents, siblings & extended family. What a miracle she is!

Name: Harold and Grace Schipporeit, Salem, OR Date: 2004-06-02
Email: shprite@aol.com

Comments: Dear Abby: We are praying to God to keep you in his loving care and give you strength at this, your time of need.

Name: Nancy Arce Date: 2004-06-02
Email: nbarce321@aol.com

Comments: Dear Abby, My friends and I, here in Claremont, California are praying for your complete recovery and perfect healing. God is wise and loving and he designed your body; he is now “in charge” of its healing…My his loving presence surround you. I look forward to meeting you someday..

Name: The Nickle Family Date: 2004-06-02

Comments: Hello Abby! Wow we’re so proud of you. You are making great progress. We’re praying for you little one. Beautiful pictures Mom and Dad. You’re doing a great job too. Hang in there!

Name: Nanci Mikels (Baird) Date: 2004-06-02

Comments: Wow she looks great. So glad to see her. I thought about her all day. Glad to here you went for a stroll. I keep praying everyday. My thoughts are with you. Have a good night and I’ll check on here tomorrow. God bless you little one.

Name: Lisa Torcaso Date: 2004-06-02

Comments: Dearest Abby I am so sorry that am did not write to you last night however i was extremely busy. Never the less you never left my thoughts and God has answered my prayers. Welcome back little one. I am soo happy to see your beatiful face. I can’t imagine what you ar going through still but I know God is taking care of you. Pretty soon you will be fully healed and will be able to play with yo…(trimmed)

Name: Kathy from Pennsylvania Date: 2004-06-02
Email: kathleenfelix@comcast.net

Comments: I love the picture of you looking at Abby. She is beautiful and so is her Mommy. You and your family WILL overcome this because He has called you to be an overcomer and His word does not return to Him void. He is your strength! Love and blessings!

Name: Sylvia & Mel Date: 2004-06-02

Comments: Dear Tiffany & Ray, I am so blessed as you share what The Lord is working in your heart of faith. We are strengthened in our Faith as well. When we first began to pray for Abby, I felt lead to pray The Lord would hold her in His protective cocoon of healing, and knit together, once again, every precious fiber of Abby. Just as He had in her beginning. Seeing her pictures shows how faithfully, a…(trimmed)

Name: Kane Osborne Date: 2004-06-02

Comments: Abbie, You have improved so much sence day1!!!!!!!!!!!! Get Well Soon PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Name: Sylvia & Mel Date: 2004-06-02

Comments: Dear Tiffany & Ray,

Name: Rocco & Alieta Costantino Date: 2004-06-02
Email: costantino04@earthlink.net

Comments: Father God, we lift up dear little Abby and pray that you continue to hold her in Your loving hands and heal her little body. We ask You Lord to keep the Varas faith in You strong and ease them and all their brothers and sisters in Your Holy Name through this difficult time. Through prayer all things are possible, and Abby’s status keeps proving that! You will continue to be in our prayers, Abby a…(trimmed)

Name: Jody Williams Date: 2004-06-02
Email: jody@bundiebaby.com

Comments: Abbie, you are so beautiful! Way to go angel! Thank you, sweet Jesus! Love, The Williams Family

Name: Cindy Date: 2004-06-02

Comments: She looks so beautiful! Praise God for the miracles He has done and for the ones yet to come!

Name: Jones Family – Seattle, Washington Date: 2004-06-02
Email: jonesclan@verizon.net

Comments: I love your new photos! You are beautiful. Jones Family

Name: jack york Date: 2004-06-02
Email: jry4@juno.com

Comments: Abby and family…please know we’re praying and declaring full restoration here in Rochester, NY. Please know that your walk of faith, thru this valley is a powerful witness to all that visit this website..and someday will be to Abby also. I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health even as your soul prospers. Standing on His promises ..jack

Name: tricia hasbrook Date: 2004-06-02
Email: tricia@hasbrook.com

Comments: I will pray that Abbie’s journey back to you is not filled with physical pain for this sweet girl. Thank you for keeping us updated Tiffany! With love and prayers, Tricia

Name: Julie Nunz Date: 2004-06-02
Email: mrsnunzio@earthlink.net

Comments: Tiffany and Ray, My heart and prayers are with you every step of the way!!! Tiffany, I know it is difficult and there are times you feel like quitting, but know you don’t have to bare the burden alone…you have God, your faith, family and friends that are here for you to lean on. Abby knows you love her and want what’s best for her. She wants the same for you and is working on healing her l…(trimmed)

Name: Jeff Arce Date: 2004-06-02
Email: ja4tmg@aol.com

Comments: Abbie, we are praying for you to keep making great progress and that any pain be minor as God works his miracles in and through you. We love you and will be seeing you tonight!!

Name: Jenny Rimsza http://uacrusade.com Date: 2004-06-02
Email: jenny.rimsza@uscm.org

Comments: I am on staff with Campus Crusade for Christ and my mother met the Vera family’s sister in Arizona trying to sell their house. They said they wanted me to go to this website to pray for their neice and I am so glad I came! I will be lifting your daughter up to the Lord – it is so wonderful to read and hear your daily bulletins on her progress as well! Your faith is astounding and the Lord is s…(trimmed)

Name: Pennie Date: 2004-06-02
Email: pennierlowther@yahoo.com

Comments: COME ON ABBY! It seems heaven and earth are pulling for you! wishing you a speedy, FULL recovery from Houston, TX

Name: Nanci Mikels (Baird) Date: 2004-06-02

Comments: Hello all, good to see Abby is doing well. I keep her in my prayers everyday. Josh says wake up Abby. Thank you for the updates. Love you little girl.

Name: Rachel Childress Date: 2004-06-02
Email: childressf@earthlink.net

Comments: I am a former Cornerstone Fellowship member and we are on their mailing list…we are now in DC and this story has touched my heart. I am praying for you, dear little Abby, and your precious family. Just know that all the way across the ocean, we are praying for you!

Name: Judy Date: 2004-06-02
Email: tryinghard@neo.rr.com

Comments: Dear Lord I continue to lift this precious little girl up to you for healing from the top of her head to the tip of her toes. I believe all things are possible with Christ and little Abby is proof of his works I will continue to pray for Abby and in Jesus name pray for her continuing improvement

Name: Bob Beard Date: 2004-06-02
Email: bob.beard@qwest.net

Comments: I am a friend of Dave & Barbara Patton. We were in small groups together. I just wanted to let you know that we will be praying for you and your family. What a special angel God has blessed you with. Jesus is with you at this troubled time. God bless=Bob

Name: Amy Yost Date: 2004-06-02
Email: yost2705@msn.com

Comments: We are so thrilled to hear of Abbie’s progress and continue to pray for you. We thank God for each small step, which in hindsight have amounted to some very big steps! Zechariah 4:10 “Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin…”

Name: Becky & Alyssa Newman Date: 2004-06-02
Email: syssasmom@yahoo.com

Comments: Praise the Lord. We are so excited to hear about the stroll you got to take. I bet that was so wonderful for the both of you. Little Abbie you are so amazing. We pray for you to get well everyday kiddo. You just keep showing daddy and mommy your little baby steps.

Name: Erin Stinchfield McRae Date: 2004-06-02
Email: gmcrae@easystreet.com

Comments: What a joy to hear you were able to stroll Miss Abby. What a strong little angel you are blessed with. You are amazing. Praying and thinking of you everyday!

Name: Linda Date: 2004-06-02
Email: dlmllm@sbcglobal.net

Comments: I’m your grandma’s cousin. Abby you are His child. He has special plans for you! You are all in my prayers.

Name: Lois Staedeli Date: 2004-06-02
Email: staedlm324@yahoo.com

Comments: Your great-aunt and my family continue to pray for you. we are so pleased at your progress

Name: Aunty Leila Date: 2004-06-02
Email: alohalei1@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: My aloha to all of your loving ‘ohana. This sweet little girl is so precious and blessed to have you as her loved ones. All I know for sure is that prayer and love can bring on miracles. One of my friends just last week was given a very short time to live…oh, how we prayed to Ke Akua, just stormed the heavens. She proved that medicine does not have all of the answers and is getting bette…(trimmed)

Name: Aunt Tara Date: 2004-06-02

Comments: Dear Abbie-your daily baby steps are so quickly adding up to giant leaps. You are amazing and a true miracle. Tiff & Ray-you are on my mind constantly & are a true inspiration. I miss you & want to give you all a big hug tonight! All my love! Tara

Name: lisac Date: 2004-06-02
Email: hpclc@hotmail.com

Comments: Thank you for the your updates. With your support Abby continues to strengthen. We will continue to pray for all of you.

Name: Your Friends In The Fire House Date: 2004-06-02

Comments: Just want you to know how joyous we all are with your continued improvement. We are all behind you sweetheart. Go get ’em! Rock those hallways, Abby!

Name: Michelle Date: 2004-06-01

Comments: Great news Tiffany. and don’t worry, we are all here to lift you up or help when you need it. Lord Thank you for your Greatness.

Name: bud & keren Date: 2004-06-01
Email: stonebraker@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Abbie, I bet you loved your stroll and bath today. We are praying for you to be able to stroll your baby dolls someday soon. We love you and pray for you and your mommy, daddy, and brothers always. Bud, Keren, and the girls.

Name: Candice Date: 2004-06-01
Email: chingc021@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Oh, Praise God!!! I just read about your being able to take Abbie out in her stroller! AWESOME! I heard a message today — God had Abraham wait for his son Isaac until he was totally incapable of doing anything. THEN God worked! All glory to Him! Amen!

Name: The Rawleigh family Date: 2004-06-01
Email: RLRawleigh@aol.com

Comments: Hey Abbie! We are continuing to pray for you, cutie pie, as well as for your awesome family through this incredible journey of faith. Love, Bob, Lori, Tori and Calan

Name: Dave and Barbara Patton Date: 2004-06-01
Email: dwpatton@cox.net

Comments: Dear Ray and Tiffany.. Barbara and I just learned today of Abby’s near drowning a month ago. We want to express our sorrow for this terrible accident and wish you God’s grace and love as you deal with the daily challenges of her accident and recovery. We will pray for you and for Abby fervently, and have already reached out to our small group at Church and asked that they pray for you as well…(trimmed)

Name: The Corsa Family Date: 2004-06-01
Email: ofcorsa@aol.com

Comments: We continue to hold Abby is our prayers and we are so grateful for every miracle of progress. We are struck by how you have allowed God to use you and Abby to reveal Himself to thousands! We feel personally vested in praying for Abby’s healing. Thank you for sharing your journey with all of us.

Name: cousin Kayla Date: 2004-06-01
Email: kwvara@hotmail.com

Comments: Hi Abby! I heard you are doing well, and all of the kids at church are praying for you and telling other churchs about you. Abby, you are in Gods hands. Jesus and God love you and I can’t wait to come and see you. Love, Kayla

Name: Tina, Shay, Spencer and Sophia Goodell Date: 2004-06-01
Email: shaytina@comcast.net

Comments: May the lord hold you up in the palm of his hands and heal your precious body. May he continue to provide you with the beauty of your family and the sounds of their laughter and love. May he hold up your family during this time as they need their strength to help make you well. You’ll stay in our thoughts and prayers Abby. May God bless you and yours.

Name: The Nickle Family Date: 2004-06-01

Comments: Abby Baby, my family and I are going to a Bible Study tonight. You and your family are always in our thoughts and our prayers. We are so excited about your progress!

Name: The Nickle Family Date: 2004-06-01

Comments: We’re praying for you folks. Especially you little one. We love you! Taehi says “hello baby.”

Name: Erin Stinchfield McRae Date: 2004-06-01
Email: gmcrae@easystreet.com

Comments: You’re still in my thoughts and prayers. This website is amazing! thank you for sharing all of the updates on precious baby Abby.

Name: Candice Date: 2004-06-01
Email: chingc021@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: So, little Abbie! Your mommy and doctor were able to trick you into performing before an audience! Thank you Lord for allowing Abbie’s doctor to witness Your miraculous works. We pray for more of the same! And please, Lord, decrease Abbie’s secretions and hold onto her so she can relax her little body, leaning on Your everlasting arms. Amen.

Name: Bryce Date: 2004-06-01

Comments: 😉 Get better soon Abbie!Really soon!! The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures: He leads beside the still waters.

Name: Joanne Chaim Date: 2004-06-01
Email: jomanji13@aol.com

Comments: I love Abby and I am praying for her right now. She is so beautiful and a gift, a miracle, and as a mother myself, I cry as I read her story, your story. I pray to God that Abby’s story is one day looked upon as a miracle that she overcame and that soon you will see that smile you are waiting for from your baby. She knows you are there, please keep talking to her and telling her how much she is…(trimmed)

Name: Michele Henning Date: 2004-06-01
Email: tmhenning@earthlink.net

Comments: Tiffany because you are the fullness of this verse to me…”For the word of the Cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved, it is the power of God” 1Cr 1:18 You have found God’s glory in this “cross” and have shared Him with so many..Many Blessings to you, you are a woderful mommy, wife and friend!

Name: Michele Henning Date: 2004-06-01
Email: tmhenning@earthlink.net

Comments: We praise you Lord for all the little miracles seen in this sweet little girl. We pray that your healing Hand may still rest on her gently relaxing those muscles, erasing away any tension in her body, reducing the amount of secretions and bringing Christ’s Peace to her and her families bodies, minds, hearts and souls. Amen to You,Most Loving Father!

Name: Becky & Alyssa Newman Date: 2004-06-01
Email: syssasmom@yahoo.com

Comments: Good morning Abby and family. Well kiddo sounds like you are doing good. We are so happy to hear of your progress. We are praying everyday for you and your family.

Name: Sunni and Len York Date: 2004-06-01
Email: sunni@bendcable.com

Comments: Hi Abbie – Just wanted you to know that the good folks at Community Presbyterian Church in Redmond prayed for you and your recovery on Sunday. Blessings to you dear one and come back to all of us who love, pray and think of you daily. Keep getting stronger every day, ok?

Name: Sunny Vogt Date: 2004-06-01
Email: sunvog@saif.com

Comments: Abbie- I shared your story with my almost 5 year old son over the weekend. He’s a prayer warrior for you- not a morning or an evening has gone by since I told him about you that he doesn’t ask to pray for you. Keep shining, Abbie!

Name: Arleen Alejado Date: 2004-06-01
Email: arleen@teamunlimited.com

Comments: Dear Ray & Tiffany: May I share a bit of Abbie’s story in our newsletter being printed this week? I have been so blessed with this website I wanted to share with our homeschool family. Also wanted to print a picture from the website but only with your permission.

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Name: Crista Date: 2004-07-31
Email: Sahwvmom@aol.com

Comments: WOW WHAT A week :) Glad you got to sleep in your own bed :) And have a trusting RN to care for Addy .Praying for you dayly :)

Name: Trisha Date: 2004-07-31

Comments: Congratulations Abbie! I am so proud of you and your hard work. God continues to bless you and your family. You are living proof that there is indeed a God…I am so thrilled to hear your updates and see His work through you. My heart continues to be with you and your family, as well as my prayers. I think of you every day Dear Heart…God Bless you and your family. Can’t wait to hear whats in …(trimmed)

Name: Your Sister in Christ (Kim in San Diego) Date: 2004-07-31

Comments: Dear Abbie, my how far you have come! Praise God for you little one – I was just reading some of your days events from back in May and in only 2 months you can point at your mommy! I will continue to pray for your healing and so look forward to seeing how much farther down the road of recovery you will be in 2 months from now – GOD IS GOOD!!!

Name: Bonnie /The Suttons Date: 2004-07-31

Comments: Tiffany and Ray, I was just reading back over all the progress and updates, we can see the miracles of the Lord unfolding. I know that this has been such a hard hard time for your family, but you have been a blessing/example of walking in faith for all of us. We pray everyday for your family. We love each and everyone of you guys.

Name: Erika & baby Skyla Date: 2004-07-31
Email: foxee259@aol.com

Comments: Hi Abby and Tiffany, Hope everythings going well, im still praying for abby and the whole family… you are all in my thoughts and prayers.. if god bought us to it, he will bring us through it….may god bless you all.. cant wait for another update to be posted.. we love you abby.. love, erika and baby skyla

Name: Ben Sutton Date: 2004-07-30

Comments: Once again good work abby. I will always be praying for you. And Ben wants to say hi!

Name: The Suttons Date: 2004-07-30

Comments: Hello Ray, Tiffany, Abby, Chase, Kyle, Matt, RJ, and Crystal. We are Praying for blessings on the entire family today. Keep up the great work Abby! We rejoice everyday at the progress.

Name: Aurora – Belliare, TX Date: 2004-07-30
Email: ahafer@houston.rr.com

Comments: Hi Abbie, Tiffany and Family..So excited about the news on Tuesday, July 27th – I just want to shout for joy as loudly as possible. I’m praying for all of you and now also for baby Isabelle. “Joy comes in the morning!”

Name: Pat LeFaivre Date: 2004-07-30
Email: lefaivrep@sweetwaterhsa.com

Comments: The courage and strength that you and Abby share are beyond human strength. Your powerful message has touched my heart. I am praying for Abby’s recovery and continued blessings for your family.

Name: Your Friends In the Firehouse Date: 2004-07-30

Comments: You Never did FAIL. My belief. No failure ever produced the faith you have.

Name: Angela D’Ambrosio Date: 2004-07-29
Email: adx21965@msn.com

Comments: It’s been almost a month since I’ve been able to visit the site. My goodness, I can see the change for the better in Abbie just by the photos. Many of us at church continue to pray for Abbie and for her steadfast parents. God Bless You All.

Name: Chris Hipsher http://www.hugsfoundation.org Date: 2004-07-29
Email: chipsher@sbcglobal.net

Comments: I read your new update, Abby. You are amazing. Your recovery is awesome. Praise God! You look wonderful in the pictures, with your head control and eye contact, etc. I’m praying for you. I hope to hear from your mom soon. Either by e-mail, or if your mom would like to e-mail me with her phone number, I can call sometime! God bless you all.

Name: Bonnie and David Date: 2004-07-29
Email: andrewd001@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Our prayers for Abby’s continuous miraculous recovery

Name: Kathy Date: 2004-07-29
Email: Nodak001@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Dear Tiffany and Ray,When I learned that Abbie was going to Rehab, all I could think of was Linda Kane at the last conference, stressing the point that in order to make changes, you need to increase the therapies with intensity and repetition. (I have to watch my videos again! So exciting!) Abbie’s perseverent nature will be embracing these new challenges!!Since we already know the outcome, what j…(trimmed)

Name: Patti Date: 2004-07-29
Email: pwolfe309@sbcglobal.net

Comments: Tiffany,As a mother of 3 sons I’m sure I failed each of them at some point. Fortunately, none of them experienced what Abbie is going through. But God has been able to show Himself in awesome ways through Abbie and He has used you in an incredible way. Think of the lives you would never have touched if you were not walking in the valley. Praise God that you have allowed yourself to be used in …(trimmed)

Name: Sharon Stallings Date: 2004-07-29
Email: sharon.stallings@wamu.net

Comments: I found Abby’s web page via the Fragoso Family and have been following her progress. I’m the mother-in-law of Angela Stallings in California. Angela suffered a stroke after the delivery of our granddaughter Madison almost four months ago. My witness of our Lord’s healing of Angela is now witnessed with your little girl Abby. She is beautiful. Your daily writing gives me joy. I’ve cried many …(trimmed)

Name: fellow mom Date: 2004-07-29

Comments: Praise God for all the great news! We will continue our prayers for your family, and for all those connected to Abbie’s recovery.

Name: Michelle Date: 2004-07-29

Comments: When we believe in God we know that all the rules will be fair and there will be wonderful surprises. God bless you, Sweet Abby, and may each day bring more strength and joys.

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2004-07-29

Comments: You are all in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless you all.

Name: erika & baby skyla Date: 2004-07-29
Email: foxee259@AOL.COM

Comments: dear tiffany, im so glad that abby had a great first day at therapy..this is only the beginning, it will get alot better. i cant stop crying, its tears of joy, im so happy for her. shes a strong little girl.God is listening to all of our prays and he is answering them.. i love reading your updates, you and abby bring me closer to god. i will keep praying for abby and your family.. we love you all….(trimmed)

Name: Cynthia Date: 2004-07-28
Email: blackandwhitephotoart@cox.net

Comments: Tiffany and family, We are close friends of Jonathan Conder(jconder.com) and they put me in touch with Angela Stallings and it is through her site that I discovered you and invest time each day to read your raw reports. You and your family personify faith is real and worthy in the minds of those what wonder. You have reached folks far beyond your knowing. Our love and prayers are with you and hold…(trimmed)

Name: christina Date: 2004-07-28
Email: cruschil@optonline.net

Comments: Thank you so much for your beautiful words. We have all failed our children at one time or another and as mothers we feel tremendous guilt. But yes, there can always be healing. Your words uplift me each time I read them, they are so inspiring and have strengthened my faith. Thank you for sharing so much with all of us. May God continue to give you and your family strength as you begin this new …(trimmed)

Name: Candice Date: 2004-07-28
Email: chingc021@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Tears, tears and more tears! But they are tears of JOY! Thank you, Lord, for your mercies that renew every morning! Your love is evident in every baby step Abbie takes — as well as in the giant leaps and bounds! Give us eyes to see your work and to have patience as you fulfill your promises. In your time. In your strength. Amen!

Name: Michele Date: 2004-07-28

Comments: Precious Abbie! You are amazing! You pointed to mommie all by yourself! You are working so hard to relearn everything and we are so moved by your commitment to God, your family and yourself! We love you!

Name: Katrina Leise Date: 2004-07-28
Email: jleise5737@comcast.net

Comments: Go Abbie! Go Abbie! GO! You are doing amazing things. I look so forward to reading about your therapy and improvements. You can do it!!! Keep going little girl! We are all cheering & praying for you. You have a very supportive audience and we can wait for the next update to see what you can do tomorrow. Love, Katrina

Name: Mary Tsunemoto Date: 2004-07-28

Comments: Wow! We rejoice with Abbie’s progress and we will keep praying for your family’s adjustment to the new schedule.

Name: Maggie Young Date: 2004-07-28
Email: mermags@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Dear Vara family, I am so uplifted by your faith and want you to know that I will pray for the therapist’s that will be working with Abbie, that they will know just what to do to assist God with his miracle in her. Thank you, Tiffany, for sharing your heart with us! Sweet baby Abbie, get ready for some hard work! We are all praying for you! love, Maggie

Name: April Dawn, Levi’s mom http://thatfatbaby.com Date: 2004-07-28
Email: thatfatbaby@yahoo.com

Comments: I have heard of your sweet baby Abby. I received a beautiful prayer that I printed and carry with us when we’re in the hospital. This prayer was the first time I heard of your dd. Now I have found your site. I am praying hard for you. Like Abby, Levi is my miracle and God is listening and answering prayers.

Name: Erika & Baby Skyla Date: 2004-07-27
Email: foxee259@aol.com

Comments: hey abby looking good we will be praying for you….. god is listening. take care and may god bless…

Name: TNF Date: 2004-07-27

Comments: We will pray for all that you are asking for, and more.

Name: Crista (Mommy 2) Date: 2004-07-27
Email: Sahwvmom@aol.com

Comments: I come here everyday hoping for updates :) so glad you made it threw your bad day :) I am praying for you all and just wanted you to know Someone in west virgina is thinking of you dayly

Name: Becci Todd, Portland OR Date: 2004-07-27

Comments: So many great things are happening!! Keep up the good work little fighter.

Name: Amy Harrison Date: 2004-07-27
Email: amy@harrison-a-team.com

Comments: Hi there– you don’t know me, but a friend forwarded your website to me in early June, and I just wanted to atake a second and say that I am SO encouraged by your faith and your belief in God’s sovereignty! I have 3 little ones, and I’ve never before in my life been so aware of the fragility of life until I had kids. Isn’t it awesome that nothing can thwart the plans of the Lord? We can take e…(trimmed)

Name: K.C. Bolton http://www.grandadventure.net Date: 2004-07-27
Email: kc@grandadventure.net

Comments: I want both of you to know that Shelley and I are praying for you and Abby. You are unconditionally cherished and loved. We miss visiting with you, and hope that Chase & Kyle have mastered the art of putting up Christmas lights 😉 KC

Name: Cyndy Goto Date: 2004-07-27

Comments: Dear Abbie, we’ll be praying for your transition at the Rehab Center. Thank God, for these wonderful people and their positive attitude. WE love you Vara family.

Name: Ben Sutton Date: 2004-07-27

Comments: Keep up the good work abby! The lord has blessed you and your family, I am praying for you.

Name: The Suttons Date: 2004-07-27

Comments: We will be praying for the items listed today! Keep up the good work Abby! We love you all!

Name: Theresa Ramey Date: 2004-07-27
Email: tramey@wilcoxhealth.org

Comments: I am praying for you and your family.

Name: Michele Date: 2004-07-27

Comments: I hope the day and the nite brought a smooth transition and that Abbie and everyone in the family rested in the Lord during the first nite of having her away.

Name: Candice Date: 2004-07-27
Email: chingc021@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Hi little Abbie! It was great seeing you on Sunday — feeling your incredibly soft skin, seeing your bright eyes, seeing you take a deep breath and exhale, hearing your precious clucking sounds. Lord, please place your hands upon the RHP staff and use them as your instruments to fulfill your promises to Ray and Tiffany. Amen!

Name: Kathy & Kawika Date: 2004-07-27
Email: mommykanyuck@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: This past Sunday Kawika started praying out loud in the prayer room before Service. In the midst of what seemed like babbling you could hear Abby’s name… Even when his mommy isn’t, Kawika is praying for you Abby!

Name: The Tarumoto family Date: 2004-07-26
Email: wlspring@lava.net

Comments: We don’t have the words to tell you how we feel reading your updates; we just cry with joy and pain and hope. I am touched by your openess about your faith and your times of weakness. I can surely relate to that. We’re still praying, believing, hoping, and standing with you for Abbie’s healing.

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2004-07-26

Comments: Ray & Tiffany. I am praying for you all. I pray that Abby will respond well to her rehabilitation. I pray that your family takes Abbies absence from home well. I know you all will miss her but it is for the best. God has sent these people to help heal and care for Abby. My daughter Alyssa who is 6 says to send Abby hugs and kisses….

Name: Michele Date: 2004-07-26

Comments: Dear Tiffany, My heart swells from your posts! Your words stir my soul and I am so thankful to call you friend! Your day will be full today, we will be praying for that smooth transition! Human hands are surely to know God in their healing of Abbie! She is life changing for folks and He is Life giving!!

Name: Michele Date: 2004-07-26

Comments: Dear Ray, we are so aware of what a “numbers” guy you are!! I can only say those 100’s were a definitve message!! You are such a good father and husband!!! We are praying for you!

Name: Michele Date: 2004-07-26

Comments: Dear Abbie, God Bless you on this new part of your journey! We are here to walk thru that valley with you, Sweetie! and so is your Fathther, He may carry you at times and others you will walk yourself, BUT HE will always be with you!!!

Name: Trisha Date: 2004-07-26

Comments: Tiffany…I can barely articulate my joy for you and your family through the massive amount of tears that I am shedding (joyous ones, I might add). I am so thrilled for all of you and Abbie. If ever there were a girl who could come out of the darkness and shine her bright light, it is your daughter. Through your site and your entries I have realized that Abbie’s tough nature, stamina, determinati…(trimmed)

Name: fellow mom Date: 2004-07-26

Comments: God bless you! Our family teaches at home, and we start our school day by reading Abbie’s updates and praying for her. Our children are seeing God’s miracle unfold in a life they can truly relate to at their young age. Bless you for your willingness to share and let us be a part of the prayer warriors for Abbie.

Name: Linda Tiegs Date: 2004-07-26
Email: tiegsp@aol.com

Comments: Hello Tiffany,Ray,Abby and boys. I worked with your mom (Joyce) at 24J then became the office manager at Morningside when she retired. I have read every posting since Joyce called me to tell me of the Abby’s website. Just wanted to let you know, Abby, the boys,you and Ray are in my prayers. The strength and faith you share is an encouragement to all. You will remain in my prayers! Thank you for sh…(trimmed)

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Name: Karen Zondlo Date: 2004-07-25
Email: kzondlo@zondlo.com

Comments: Hi Tiffany, It’s already Monday in Bangkok so I would encourage you to read “Streams in the Desert” for today, July 26th. This message has helped me a lot over the years. Love, Karen

Name: TNF Date: 2004-07-25

Comments: Morning Abbie, I forgot to tell you how beautiful your Mommy is. We are thinking of you!

Name: Cynthia Sugiharto Date: 2004-07-25

Comments: Dear Tiffany,I remember:Malachi 3:3 He will sit as a refiner and purifier…..God is sitting with you in the very hot place as He purifies,He feels what you feel.You will emerge? as pure gold!

Name: Cynthia Sugiharto Date: 2004-07-25

Comments: Dear Abbie,you look wonderful.Tiffany,I’m really blessed to be able to read these precious postings.You are a very strong Christian,thank you.You will emerge as pure gold! Abbie too!

Name: tia iaea Date: 2004-07-25
Email: kahalaiki@aol.com

Comments: please dont feel that you have disapponted us! you are intittled to have any fellings that you want time to time, even when you feel week we are your fellow brothers and sisters in christ to catch you and to tell you how much we love you . you are a wonderfull mother doing an excellent job!!! You were a strong spirit in the prexistance and hevenly father knows all your tallents and what you are …(trimmed)

Name: Dorna Date: 2004-07-25
Email: dorn1213@aol.com

Comments: Praise the Lord! I am so glad to hear that your beautiful angel is finally home with you all. My continued prayers are with you and your family.

Name: Your Friends In the Firehouse Date: 2004-07-25

Comments: You will never know the influence your struggle has had on a few. The light of faith you bring is something that many a man cannot do. Your strength and courage/ unwavering belief, are to be commended. I personally, think of your crusade daily. God bless.

Name: Kathy Wilson Date: 2004-07-24
Email: Kathymwilson@cox.net

Comments: I cried when I read your post today and realized that I was able to shine a small ray of light for you. I am a friend of Lisa’s family here in California and she is truly a miracle. Her mother Cathy has been a true inspriation to anyone that she comes in contact with. I hope you are able to correspond with her…let me know if you are not able to reach her by e-mail. I will call her for you and fo…(trimmed)

Name: Hobbs Family in Utah Date: 2004-07-24
Email: mdmhobbs1@aol.com

Comments: Sweet Abbey, we just wanted to let you know that we are still checking on you and praying daily. Jesus Christ knows all that you are enduring. He is holding you close. May you feel His love. The sky’s the limit!!!

Name: Rhonda Jerman Date: 2004-07-24
Email: rhonda.jerman@lexisnexis.com

Comments: There was a tape sent to you about a little who God completely healed. I pray you’ll be blessed and encouraged by the message. We’re praying in Ohio.

Name: Michele Date: 2004-07-24

Comments: Hello Little Miss Abbie! So nice to see you standing tall! and nice to see your mommie, too! You both are so good and so sweet! Lots of prayers!!

Name: Frank Date: 2004-07-24
Email: SAINSW001@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: The pictures of Abby are great and we love to see she is doing so well. Continuing to pray for daily miracles. Your friend in Christ.

Name: Trish Date: 2004-07-24

Comments: What a beautiful picture of darling Abbie. I am thrilled to see her looking so strong. She will continue to amaze and surprise you. God has big things in store for your angel. She is certainly on the road to a miraculous recovery. I too, looked up the getwelllisa.com website. SHe is proof that God can heal in ways that we can’t even fathom. Abbie will get there…it is in her eyes…it is i…(trimmed)

Name: TNF Date: 2004-07-24

Comments: We always knew that it was just a matter of time before you were up and about. Where God is, we have no doubt. Hang in there Vara Ohana, it is just a matter of time. We pray willingly and constantly.

Name: the A.D.’s mom Date: 2004-07-24

Comments: Well, Dear Tiffany. Now we cry for joy reading today’s journal entry. We are witnessing your growth, you know. Keep at it, all of you! The Lord wins – and all his children with Him.

Name: Aura Walker–i will be praying http://www.childrenofpromise.net/cassandra. Date: 2004-07-24
Email: walkersbyfaith@earthlink.net

Comments: GOD BLESS YOU! please look into HBOtherapy,it has helped my niece! web page above.yourfamily has won my heart.

Name: jacqui Date: 2004-07-24

Comments: Tiffany, You never need to judge yourself for sharing your anguish. It was necessary and probably helpful for you. If you hold it in all the time, you will not be able to go on. You are so strong, as is your family, and you deserve to be comforted and held up when you need. So many have learned so much from your writings; by sharing these feelings you are most likely helping many dealing with…(trimmed)

Name: Angel Date: 2004-07-24

Comments: I’m all teary-eyed looking at your beautiful girl. My heart is filled with prayers for her total and complete recovery, and struck by her strength and loveliness. God be with you (((((tender hugs)))))

Name: Robyn http://www.picturetrail.com/monkeygooch Date: 2004-07-23
Email: chickengooch@sbcglobal.net

Comments: Words cannot describe how I want to go and wake my 15 month old and hold her. I can’t imagine what you as a family have been through. You are so strong in your faith, it is amazing. Your little girl is beautiful and perfect. I have sat here crying as I look through the posts and pictures. ((hugs)) from Texas!

Name: Tam in Az Date: 2004-07-23
Email: alextr100@aol.com

Comments: A dear cyber friend on my fav. Christian site recently posted asking for prayers for precious little daughter. My daughters & I just spent the past few hours reading your entire account of this “almost” tragedy. God has So blesses you & your family!!! What a Beautiful, Perfect little girl you have!!!!! My family & I will be keeping all of you in our daily prayers indefinitely. Your little g…(trimmed)

Name: Wendy G. Date: 2004-07-23

Comments: Well we all new Abbie was gorgeous but Tiff…you look beautiful as well. So glad you were comforted yesterday and just as hopeful and faithful as always today. Love to you all.

Name: Jeff and Loan Date: 2004-07-23

Comments: Tiffany, as i read your message from yesterday, i recall the verses that we studied the other night…. James 4: 9-10. Remember, this was one i struggled with. Now I get it!! You need to mourn. The Lord wants to lift you up!!! We sure miss you guys! Love to Abbie and all!!!

Name: Erika & baby skyla Date: 2004-07-23
Email: foxee259@aol.com

Comments: wow abby your looking great. tiffany your all doing a great job…well keep praying for abby to get better. you and your family will always be in our thoughts and prayers. we love you all.. may god bless. love, erika and baby skyla

Name: tia iaea Date: 2004-07-23
Email: kahalaiki@aol.com

Comments: “peace I leave with you, my peace i give unto you; not as the world giveth ,give I unto you. let not your heart be troubled, neitherlet it be afraid! (john14:27) we love you and are still praying for your family.

Name: Candice Date: 2004-07-23
Email: chingc021@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Tiffany, God has blessed you with the gift to communicate! Your words are awesome, and are instrumental in our feeling “involved” in your journey. Use those words, whether happy or sad, so we know how to lift you up, how to pray. We’re going through this together!

Name: Chris Hipsher http://www.hugsfoundation.org Date: 2004-07-23
Email: chipsher@sbcglobal.net

Comments: Dear Abby’s Family, What a beautiful girl. My name is Chris and Im’ from the HUGS group which you just joined. Not much room to type here, but wanted to let you know I’m praying. I got your e-mail and will reply soon. God bless you all.

Name: Laura Thompson Date: 2004-07-23
Email: Llynh@aol.com

Comments: Hi Tiffany! I ran into your mother at Fred Meyers today and she told me about Abbie’s accident and about this web site. My heart is so full I don’t know even where to begin. I have to say I am touched and amazed at your strength and your faith. Remember God gives us trials and weaknesses to make us stronger. I have added your family to my prayers and I will check the site often to follow Abbi…(trimmed)

Name: Carrie (part of your Hawaii Ohana) Date: 2004-07-23
Email: Kerrichka@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Sometimes if we don’t seem to ‘feel’ God near us, I think it’s because we’ve fainted and He’s carrying us. It’s OK…He’s there. Hold on to the words prophesied over Abbie, they are not just ‘made up’ words. There is a GREAT testimony to be spoken one day because of what God is doing in all your lives. There are scores who are already being blessed and encouraged in faith because of your trials…(trimmed)

Name: Michele Date: 2004-07-23

Comments: Hi Tiffany, It is raining here now, hard! It reminded me of your torrent of tears and I just wanted to say I know that letting the tears flow, unceasingly, like a rainstorm will renew your heart and soul just as the rain nourishes the earth. I pray that now, your storm clouds are passing and you and Abbie are shining forth!!

Name: Angela Date: 2004-07-23
Email: mikar@tds.net

Comments: my prayers are always for your family–you are right and God is right there–he has the big picture for you all lifes–being a parent you want the very best for your child–yes God hears your prayers and the answer is on the way–may not happen over night but he is answering–remember he has the big picture–i know you miss the way she use to be but it is the past and God has given you so much of …(trimmed)

Name: christina Date: 2004-07-23
Email: cruschil@optonline.net

Comments: Accept today, don’t grieve for the past. Take joy in what you CAN DO with Abby today, hug her, love her, kiss her, sing with her,pray with her,read to her once again. Think of what could have been, not what you lost,you could have been putting flowers on her gravesite today. Now you can smell the flowers together. See the joy God has given you. I Pray to our Mother Mary for strength for you, as sh…(trimmed)

Name: Donna Riffle Date: 2004-07-22
Email: Donnariffle@aol.com

Comments: God keeps working on me to write to you about my cousin who came back from NO brain activity. She said she heard and understood everything that was said but was so frustrated that she couldn’t say what she was thinking. She had to learn to talk, walk etc. all over again but her mom’s faith in God wouldn’t let them turn off the life support and believed prayers are answered according to our faith…(trimmed)

Name: Eddie Speir –Colorado Date: 2004-07-22
Email: espeir@3tsystems.com

Comments: I don’t know what to say but feel compelled to at least tell you and your family that I hurt with you. I am so sorry. As you cry and mourn to God I will cry and mourn with you. –Your brother in Christ–

Name: Julie Date: 2004-07-22
Email: julie_b_smith@hotmail.com

Comments: Please do not despair!You have every right to grieve for your “lost” Abby. Have faith that she is not lost forever! Here is a scripture reference you may not have read before: “The death of Christ shall loose the bands of this temporal death, that all shall be raised from this temporal death. “The spirit and the body shall be reunited again in its perfect form; both limb and joint shall be res…(trimmed)

Name: Kristy Giasolli http://With love we lift you up Tif… Date: 2004-07-22

Comments: Philippians 4:6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Name: Sunni Date: 2004-07-22

Comments: Tiffany – Even though there are dark days, you will survive – all of you. Your faith has humbled me, and many others and I pray daily for Abbie and her dear family. Don’t despair, you are a wonderful Mother – doing everything she can for her daughter and sons. Remember get those negative thoughts out of your head – stay the course. God loves you and so do we.

Name: Alesia www.williamdominicdonner.com Date: 2004-07-22
Email: alesiad@hotmail.com

Comments: Abbie is very beautiful. I am so glad that she is still with you. My son, William fell into our backyard pool at the age of 15 months. He is now 4. Please write to me anytime. We pray for Abbie’s miracle right along with William’s. Love to you from our family in New York.

Name: Alesia www.williamdominicdonner.com Date: 2004-07-22
Email: alesiad@hotmail.com

Comments: Abbie is very beautiful. I am so glad that she is still with you. My son, William fell into our backyard pool at the age of 15 months. He is now 4. Please write to me anytime. We pray for Abbie’s miracle right along with William’s. Love to you from our family in New York.

Name: Jim and Rem, Mia and Levi Date: 2004-07-22
Email: Alohawinands@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Thank you for baring your soul today Tiffany. Feeling a fraction of your pain allows us to pray more fervently and specifically. God loves when we are transparent and allow our brothers and sisters to help keep us going. We love you guys. the winands

Name: Heidi Guidry http://www.caringbridge.org/tx/camryn Date: 2004-07-22
Email: hguidry@houston.rr.com

Comments: Tiffany, I am so sorry that you are grieving so right now. I know the old Abbie is in there and she is like a beautiful butterfly emerging from her cocoon a little more each day. Hold on to your Hope. Still praying….

Name: fellow mom Date: 2004-07-22

Comments: You know, Tiffany, I am sure other folks have told you this, but know that there will be cycles in your dealing with this. No matter how great one’s faith, we are all still limited by being the humans that we are. Our bodies, minds, and hearts are weak and will, at times, give way to grief and overwhelming exhaustion. This is normal, and part of what we struggle with, being away from our Father…(trimmed)

Name: Another Mommy Date: 2004-07-22

Comments: You are such a strong and unbelievable woman. I have been following your daughters story and want you to know that you deserve to have bad days!!! Good days are there too, we all know it.

Name: Aunt Lori Date: 2004-07-22
Email: Tropicalbreez04@aol.com

Comments: continued…Her Parents will be laying her to rest.Pray for them, and Thank the Lord we still have our Abby. you have a long road ahead of you, but have traveled so far with God at your side. Praise him everyday. Abby’s Pictures and Tiffany’s words just bring uncontrolable emotions, fear..joy..hope..sadness. I pray everyday for Abby and her complete recovery.. There is a reason God saved our baby….(trimmed)

Name: Aunt Lori Date: 2004-07-22
Email: Tropicalbreez04@aol.com

Comments: Ray,Tiffany,Abby…GoodMorning,There is no question!Our Lord and Savior is with us.Watching the news this morning I saw that a brother and sister playing at a playgroud wondered off and the little girl Abby’s age went in the water..their was a drop off and she could not get out,her 4 year old brother reached his leg out to her unsuccessfuly..after 15 minutes they found her.Her parents will be layi…(trimmed)

Name: Christine “Sugar” Whited Date: 2004-07-22
Email: sugmyster@hotmail.com

Comments: (continued from before) mi querida abby a gente y otros miembros de mi familia. Cuídate, mi niña, y yo deseo que tú duermas con los angelitos siempre! –PS–to figure out what I said, copy and paste the text onto a website called freetranslation.com

Name: Christine “Sugar” Whited Date: 2004-07-22
Email: sugmyster@hotmail.com

Comments: HOLA! Cómo están ustedes? Espero que todo esté bien con mi querida angel abby y también con la familia. Siempre digo unas oraciones para ustedes y deseo que Dios sigue ayudando a ustedes. Gracias por permitirme a visitar la niña preciosa y felicitaciones que ella está en casa finalmente!! Mi propia familia siempre ora para abby también y han pasado mucha informacion sobre la historia de mi qu…(trimmed)

Name: Rosalie Middleton Date: 2004-07-22
Email: rosaliej@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Tiffany, I haven’t written/emailed to you since the accident, however I think of you, Abby and your family often. Our family includes you and Abby everyday at supper in our prayers. When I read your update tonight I just felt so touched deep in my heart and soul. Although I have never experienced that exact pain with a child I do know what exteme guilt feels like. The kind that hurts deep down i…(trimmed)

Name: Stephanie Tabadero Date: 2004-07-21
Email: diamonds4ever@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Dear Tiffany, Ray & Family, Our hearts and prayers continue to be with you. We too are so happy that abby is now home and look forward to her continued recovery. Tiffany, bad days are part of this process. Ted and I know this as well. But, you and your family have handled yourselves remarkably under these circumstances. Your family’s strength, love and belief in God is INSPIRING.

Name: Bev Purtymun (Los Alamos) Date: 2004-07-21
Email: bevpurty1@cybermesa.com

Comments: tiffany, I never had the pleasure of meeting you in LA, but I knew Ray from the hospital, I work at the Children’s Clinic. I feel you pain deeply tonight. I have a 10 year son who has cerebral palsy & autism. I admit that I’ve never known him differently, and love him like he is, but I do hurt for what he might have been. However, that thought is always forced from my thoughts with just one lo…(trimmed)

Name: Deana Lee Date: 2004-07-21

Comments: Tiffany, it is alright that you are having a bad day. You have been so strong through this whole thing and just as strong as steal with your emotions. I know you know that God is with you and He is carrying you through this deep valley. We love you and you and the rest of the family are in our prayers.

Name: Kim Noey (and family) Date: 2004-07-21

Comments: Dearest Tiffany, Your sweet little daughter will learn again what she once knew so well. With God ALL things are possible and look how far he has already brought her. Every mom is entitled to a rough day and I am surprised you have stayed so strong. Thank-you for opening your heart, for now my family will gather in a circle and lift YOU up in prayer tonight as well as Abbie. Look in her eyes,…(trimmed)

Name: Michele Date: 2004-07-21

Comments: Tiffany, the outpouring of love on this page for you and your family is overwhelming and I pray the prayers said for all of you worked on your soul, mind and body today! You are so strong in this struggle and all are hononred that you would lean on us in your time of saddness. I hope you felt the freshness of new mercies this morning :)

Name: Elsa Duff Date: 2004-07-21
Email: mum23@telusplanet.net

Comments: “My son, my precious child, I love you and I would never leave you. During your times of trial and suffering, when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you.” {{{hugs}}} I have a boy with autism and I know what you are grieving about. I went through the same thing with my son. Things will get better.

Name: Robin Date: 2004-07-21
Email: robins@molalla.net

Comments: Tiffany, Please remember that many feel we are in this together – both good and bad. If you need to share your anguish, feel as free to do so as you do the praises. There is strength in numbers. You are so very strong and I learn a little with each of your posts. Thank you!!!

Name: the nm hoffmans Date: 2004-07-21
Email: gordonhoffman@hotmail.com

Comments: I, too, have marveled that you don’t have many more of these days. But I also know that those people who wrung your memories out of you, one tear at a time, will give Abby the tools she needs to come back. By sharing those memories, you have done what all good parents do – sacrifice for their children. Keeping the faith at IHM. – wh

Name: Trish Date: 2004-07-21

Comments: Peace and patience be with you Tiffany. Abbie, keep fighting the fight. We think of you all each and every day. This too shall pass…..Abbie is living proof. Think back to where you have been and where you are now….God is doing his work and the “old Abbie” will return….with a purpose that her young heart won’t even be able to identify with. Rejoice in the fact that she is here! Your Abbi…(trimmed)

Name: annie Date: 2004-07-21
Email: prayersforissy@yahoo.com

Comments: I wrote before about my daughter Issy who is also a near drowning, I know just how you feel. I am going through the exact same emotions. If you would like to talk or email let me know. Maybe we can strengthen each other. I know my prayer during these times of grief is for God to carry me through until I can once again stand on my own. 2 Corinthians 5:7

Name: The Kofoed’s Date: 2004-07-21

Comments: I cannot imagine the pain you are going through. I can’t express through words what I feel for you all. Please just know that I think of often and we all keep praying.

Name: fellow mom Date: 2004-07-21

Comments: Tehre is no way to even imagine your anguish. PLease know how many are lifitng you up DAILY. God will continue to use your family for His glory. My prayer for you now, Tiffany, is that the Great Conforter will hold you in His arms and you will feel His mighty presence. God Bless you.

Name: Anita Lewis Date: 2004-07-21
Email: drlaurafan@hotmail.com

Comments: Tiffany and Ray–Right now Abbie is just like a newborn babe. She is going to have to relearn everything and it will take a while to “re-hook-up” all those response that she took 3 years originally to do. I think she will get back to her old self when she has enough time to develop. That is what I am prayin’!

Name: Your Sister in Christ (Kim in San Diego) Date: 2004-07-21

Comments: I continue to praise God for you little Abbie. He certainly has a special plan for you! You just continue to get better ok, and know how much you are thought of and prayed for by so many people who care about you!

Name: Your Sister in Christ (Kim in San Diego) Date: 2004-07-21

Comments: May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word. (2nd Thesselonians 2:16-17)This is my prayer for you today Tiffany,Ray and family – Hang in there!!!

Name: Bonnie Date: 2004-07-21

Comments: Tiffany, How I wish that I had words to help you all through this time. I don’t have the words, so I will just pray that the Holy Spirit will consume you with his presence and peace.

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2004-07-21

Comments: Tiffany I feel your anguish and pray that it has lessoned from your update. Your family is going through such trying times. I know going through this you feel and react to so many different emotion’s. It may not feel at times that God is close enough but he is right there with you. You are in my prayer’s. Miss Abby you keep improving little one.

Name: Jeff Volkmer Date: 2004-07-21
Email: jvolkmer@dallasbible.org

Comments: I check Abby’s status daily, and I’m sorry to hear that this has been a difficult day. My church and I are united in prayer for you, Abby, and your family this day. His grace is sufficient, and may He, this day, be the lifter of your head. In His Love, Jeff

Name: Aurora Date: 2004-07-21
Email: aurora@haferhomes.com

Comments: Tiffany and Family, I’m praying for you – please hold on! God knows your heart as well as those that are diligently in prayer for precious Abbie. To God be the Glory!!!

Name: Kim Date: 2004-07-21

Comments: Tiffany, Abby is in my thoughts and prayers daily. I feel so much for you now knowing how hard it is to get through this time. God is as near to you now as He was during her accident and through the miracles He has done through her. May you find rest in that and take rest in Him. He is able to hold you through all of this and try to let Him carry the load…for His burden is light. I will pra…(trimmed)

Name: Marlene & Ted Wilson Date: 2004-07-21
Email: vss54@ZiaNet.com

Comments: Dear Ray and Tiffany, Just remember, “the sky is the limit” for Abby. We pray for you and her everyday. Thank you for keeping us updated on Abby’s progress.

Name: Sherri in Houston Date: 2004-07-21
Email: smallen@ev1.net

Comments: This too shall pass. The sky is the limit. There will be joy. Sometimes words just aren’t enough. I wish they were. How brave you are, Tiffany, to share your joy as well as your sorrows. I pray you have mountains of joy.

Name: Amy Yost Date: 2004-07-21
Email: yost2705@msn.com

Comments: Any encouraging words I have for you sound so shallow in light of the heartache you are feeling. It’s difficult when you can reason in your mind that God is in control, but nothing in your heart will submit to that precious knowing. It’s been said,”Don’t doubt in the darkness what God has revealed to you in the light” I pray God will carry you thru this grief & overwhelming fatigue, & that in thi…(trimmed)

Name: Suzie (Nebraska) Date: 2004-07-21
Email: smosbyne@cox.net

Comments: Tiffany, please know that there are thousands of us out here praying for Abbie and your whole family every day. Be reminded of the “Footprints” prayer and tell Jesus that He needs to carry you for a while. I feel so awful for your pain, but in my faith I know that you will get the Abbie you remember back!!!

Name: jeannine Date: 2004-07-21

Comments: my heart just aches for you Tiffany. But it is ok to feel this way, and God understands. Remember, He also had a Child, and that Child had to die on the cross for us. He knows the heartache. Tiffany God has known what is going to happen with your family from the beginning of time and He will get you through this. Its the valleys that we go through that make us appreciate the top of the mountain so…(trimmed)

Name: Candice Date: 2004-07-21
Email: chingc021@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Oh Tiffany! My heart and the hearts of hundreds of friends and family cry out with yours. I’m sorry you’re feeling low today. But remember that with those mountain top experiences come valleys. Look up, dear sister, the best is yet to come!

Name: Sam,Stacey, Shannon, Jeffrey, & Tyler Date: 2004-07-21
Email: moserfamily5@hotmail.com

Comments: Many hugs for all of you! We are continuing to keep you in our daily prayers! Blessings and Hugs, The Moser Family

Name: Riana Date: 2004-07-21

Comments: revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8: 38-39

Name: Riana Date: 2004-07-20

Comments: “And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from his love. Death can’t, and life can’t. The angels can’t and the demons can’t. Our fears for today, and our worries about tomorrow, and even the powers of hell can’t keep God’s love away. Whether we are high above the sky or in the deepest ocean, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revea…(trimmed)

Name: Ching Ohana Date: 2004-07-20
Email: dawnc58@yahoo.com

Comments: Tiffany & Ray, we just looked at all the beautiful pictures of Abby…scrolled back to the very beginning and have been reminded of the amazing, miraculous work that God is doing in your daughter’s life. Our children marveled and their hearts were so touched to see Abby’s progress. Tiffany, be encouraged today and know that we continue to lift you all up in prayer. Love to “All the Varas” From…(trimmed)

Name: Jason, Beki, Garrett, and Kelsey Warren Date: 2004-07-20
Email: beki_warren@yahoo.com

Comments: (cont’d) day. Love and hugs, The Warren Family. (Sorry the message was so long!)

Name: Kathy & Kawika Date: 2004-07-20
Email: mommykanyuck@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Tiffany, My tears and prayers are pouring out for you… We love your Abby. Please know God is doing so much in all of us through her miraculous recovery….

Name: Jason, Beki, Garrett, and Kelsey Warren Date: 2004-07-20
Email: beki_warren@yahoo.com

Comments: (cont’d) rest to handle normal day-to-day stuff, and much more so the stress that you are going through. God will bring you through this. I believe that your Abbie is still in there, and she’s come so far to getting back to herself. With God’s help, she will continue getting better. We’re still praying for complete recovery. Don’t forget that the sky is the limit! I hope tomorrow is a better…(trimmed)

Name: Jason, Beki, Garrett, and Kelsey Warren Date: 2004-07-20
Email: beki_warren@yahoo.com

Comments: Tiffany, I am so sorry you are having such a rough day. You’ve been as tough as nails through all of this, and it is only surprising to me that you haven’t had more days like this. Truly, I can only imagine what you are going through. Keep praying, though, and we will keep praying for you, for Abbie, and for your entire family. You should also try to rest, as hard as that may be. A body needs…(trimmed)

Name: Kathy – a friend from calif Date: 2004-07-20

Comments: “The sky is the limit”…remember those words! Please visit a website of a friend of mine www.getwelllisa.com This young girl came to the brink and back. She is a walking and talking testimony to faith and your darling daughter will be the same. I pray you find peace…take care.

Name: Nanci Mikels (Baird) Date: 2004-07-20

Comments: Good night Abby. Thinking of you and praying for you everyday. God bless.

Name: Erika & Baby Skyla Date: 2004-07-20
Email: foxee259@aol.com

Comments: Tiffany your doing a great job with Abby!!! Just remember if God bought us to it, he will bring us through it.. we love you all. you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.. take care and may god bless you. love, erika and baby skyla

Name: Jeffrie Date: 2004-07-20
Email: jeffrie@lava.net

Comments: Tiffany, May you go to sleep tonight knowing we’re all wishing you strength to tackle days like today. One day at a time…

Name: Erika & Baby Skyla Date: 2004-07-20
Email: foxee259@aol.com

Comments: Tiffany, i can feel your heartache through your words, and i cry with you. i know you miss abby, we will all keep praying until she is back to herself. God is listening to our prayers and he will answer them we must be patient.

Name: Katrina (friend of Tara’s) Date: 2004-07-20
Email: jleise5737@comcast.net

Comments: Tiffany- I am sure I am not the only one that shared your tears today after reading your update. I can only imagine how you must feel and I just hope you know that you have 1000’s of people who share in your story and hope by sharing to take away some of your pain. As a Mom of a two year old little girl, it’s only too close to my heart to follow your story every day and know how incredibly diffic…(trimmed)

Name: Suzanne Date: 2004-07-20

Comments: tiffany, may God wrap His holy hands around your entire being and hold you close to His warm heart. how i pray He will speak to you in a cool whisper to calm your broken heart. oh how i wish i could encourage away your feelings of loss today. He will do more than you could ask or imagine – remember those precious things about Abbie and ask for them back! ask BIG and just think of His blessed r…(trimmed)

Name: Susan Date: 2004-07-20

Comments: Abby, I was very touched by your story and the courage you have shown in trying to get better. Always remember little one that God will help you every step of the way. You are so blessed to have a wonderful family. God bless you all.

Name: Michele Date: 2004-07-20

Comments: Tiffany, my tears pour forth for you. The joy/pain of memories can be heartwrenching as you look back while attempting to look forward. Look to Deut 31:8

Name: Travis and Melissa Brown Date: 2004-07-20
Email: bunchofbrowns@comcast.net

Comments: Dear Father, Please bless my sister Tiffany and her family right now. Please give her comfort and peace and let her know her bothers and sisters are praying for her.

Name: Mary Date: 2004-07-20

Comments: Oh, Tiffany, please just accept my hugs and tears from this distance. You are walking a hard, hard road and every step is amazing to me. I love you all.

Name: CARRIE McCOMBS Date: 2004-07-20


Name: TNF Date: 2004-07-20

Comments: We are so so thankful and excited that you are home Abbie. Mom, we all tend to not rely on ourselves from time to time. In fact, Abbie has been teaching me to rely more and more on my Creator. I thank her for that. Abbie, you are so very special, so very precious. We pray always for you and your family.

Name: Leah Doyle Date: 2004-07-20
Email: XoBabyXo@aol.com

Comments: I saw your daughters webpage from a mommy board online. She is a very beautiful little girl and a blessing to you and your family. May god be with you and your family through your time of healing and may god give her the strength she needs to recover. Making it this far is a miracle in itself! Sky is the limit is right, you go girl! :)

Name: The Arce’s Date: 2004-07-20

Comments: Abby!!! Congratulations on your return to God’s house on Sunday. We wish we could have stayed with you. We miss you and will reading about you while we are away. Lots of love!

Name: The Suttons Date: 2004-07-20

Comments: Praise the Lord! Each miracle is wonderful. We will continue to pray for Abby to feel comfortable and sleep well. We will also continue to pray for the Lord’s will in her recovery.

Name: Katie Pescho Date: 2004-07-20
Email: katieaz11@yahoo.com

Comments: I read Abby’s status several times a week and I can’t believe home far she has come. Each photo I see she is so much more alert and strong. I’ll continue to pray for her and your family. (friend of Karen Karen who is friends with Tara)

Name: Bryan and Kelli Andrews http://www.ernestwball.com Date: 2004-07-20
Email: bandrews@ernestwball.com

Comments: such joyous news to read of Abbie’s progress. I am constantly amazed not only at her progress but your faith. It is an example to be and allows me to realize how blessed we all are in the Lord. I pray for you whenever I can and have added baby isabella as well. My wife and I will continue to pray for you and abbie to progress. As trite as this may be please let us know if we can do anything from t…(trimmed)

Name: Cynthia Sugiharto Date: 2004-07-20

Comments: Abbie is a sweet,sweet girl. As I was praying for her, I heard the sweet song:Come Holy Spirit,I need Thee,come sweet spirit,I pray. Come with Thy strength and Thy power, come in Thine own gentle way.Jesus loves you!

Name: Erika & Skyla Date: 2004-07-20
Email: foxee259@aol.com

Comments: hey abby youre doing great you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. may god bless.

Name: Candice Date: 2004-07-19
Email: chingc021@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Just read your update concerning Abbie’s restlessness and your migraine. My heart goes out to you. But praise God you have a great “support system” in Ray. Lean on him when you need “flesh and blood” arms to hold you up. You guys are awesome! I’ll be praying for relief for you all!

Name: Erin Bouquin Date: 2004-07-19

Comments: Tiffany, alot of migraines occur as an intensly stressful situation lightens. Seeing Abbie’s most recent pictures I am sure that this was the case for yours and that it will ease up. I Love you – Erin

Name: Becci Todd-Portland, Or Date: 2004-07-19

Comments: Princess Abby, I love your new pictures. It does my heart good to see you enjoying the things that you enjoyed before your accident. I wish that I could be there to see you in action. I will continue to pray for you and your mommy. As a mommy I know how important it is to be able to take care of your kids. I pray that she will continue to do the wonderful job that she has but also allow others to …(trimmed)

Name: Michele Date: 2004-07-19

Comments: I am praying for peacefulness for you both!

Name: fellow mom Date: 2004-07-19

Comments: May you be blessed with a fraction of what you bless others by your forhtcoming sharing on this website. God blessed Little Abbie big time when he gave her to you and you husband!

Name: Becky @ Alyssa Newman Date: 2004-07-19
Email: syssasmom@yahoo.com

Comments: Abby we pray that you are able to get restful sleep. We pray that you and mommy can relax. Tiffany i know it is so hard to know exactly what to do to help Abby. Tiffany it will get easier. My cousin was in a coma for nine years. When he came home it was hard to know what to do for him but we all managed. It got easier with time as we all got my self assured and relaxed. Tiffany you are in my pray…(trimmed)

Name: Candice Date: 2004-07-19
Email: chingc021@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Abbie, your beautiful glow is from the Spirit at work in you and working through you to capture so many hearts for our Lord. Be strong, fly high, for “the sky’s NOT the limit” — there’s Someone even farther beyond pulling for you!

Name: Lisa Torcaso Date: 2004-07-19

Comments: Dearest Abby, OH my goodness, welcome home. I am so proud of you. Thank you god for sending her back to her family and loved ones.

Name: Cindy Date: 2004-07-19

Comments: It is a true honor to watch this amazing miracle unfold right before our eyes! Thank you for being so honest and open and sharing it with us! The sky’s the limit! Just keep reaching and God will be there to do the rest!

Name: Sarah Jones Date: 2004-07-19
Email: sbjones@houston.rr.com

Comments: Thank you for posting the beautiful pic of Abbie and yourself at the beach! I’m sure she is jumping for joy inside, being home with her whole family. We lift your family in prayer everyday, but you also lift us up with your unending faith and praises! Thank you!

Name: Jodi and Steve Rosen – Seattle, Washington Date: 2004-07-19
Email: therosenfamily@hotmail.com

Comments: Abbie!! We so anticipate your updates and pray that you improve daily. Way to blow us out of the water!!! Keep up the excellent hard work and we will continue to pray for and look towards your full recovery with joy! The sky’s the limit! To all the Varas – You are in our thoughts constantly. Love, The Rosens

Name: Tracey Date: 2004-07-19
Email: traceycannon@lycos.com

Comments: Dear Abby, I am so glad that you are home! Just wanted to let you and your family know that I am praying for you each day here in TN! God bless you and your family. Tracey

Name: John and Karen Zondlo Date: 2004-07-19
Email: kzondlo@zondlo.com

Comments: Hi Tiffany and Ray, It was so exciting to finally get back to the website (in Bangkok) and read about Abbie’s tremendous progress! Thank you for sharing all the great news. Love, John and Karen

Name: The Nodas Date: 2004-07-19
Email: Nodak001@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Dear Abbie, Just to let you know that your Cheer leaders are jumping with joy at each of your new accomplishments and raising our hands with praise and thanksgiving to Our God Almighty! Your Auntie Kathy would do a back flip for you if her poor ole body would allow it!!! I know someday you will be reading this yourself and I would like you to know just how much you have blessed and changed us all….(trimmed)

Name: Cynthia Sugiharto Date: 2004-07-19
Email: cynthia_sugiharto@yahoo.com

Comments: Dear Tiffany,I’m amazed to see how The Lord dwells in your family.Teaching me to always aknowledge His presence everyday,every moment,not to be taken for granted.And the complexity of our human beings and Abbie’s being which is the temple of God.Praise The Lord.Please mind my broken English,it’s my second language.

Name: Maggie Young Date: 2004-07-18

Comments: I am overwhelmed by the blessings that you are receiving through your faith and all the prayers on your behalf! It was with incredible joy that I read your update tonight! It is wonderful to see Abbie with her family! I am so happy for all of you! Continued prayers and lots of love from (self- appointed) Auntie Maggie!

Name: Kristy Giasolli http://Praise GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!! Date: 2004-07-18

Comments: The sky is the limit!!! The sky is the limit!!! The sky is the limit!!! She has got me feeling like chicken little!

Name: Travis and Melissa Brown Date: 2004-07-18
Email: bunchofbrowns@comcast.net

Comments: I am overwhelmed at the way the Lord is blessing you and your family. I am also continually amazed at the way he is using your family to bless all of us. May he continue to bless you and keep you!

Name: Angela Date: 2004-07-18
Email: Midnighthues@aol.com

Comments: My 2 1/2 yr old daughters name is Abbie. That is why I stoped to read your post. I lift my hands up and bow my head to pray for Abby and her precious, loving family. May God continue to give you all strength and many miricals and happy days. All my love!

Name: Virginia Date: 2004-07-18
Email: dnwickersheim@hotmail.com

Comments: I would like to personalize the prayer of paul to Philemon to you and your husband. “I always thank my God as I remember you in my prayers because of your faith in Jesus and Your love for all. You have been active in sharing your faith, so that we all may have a full understanding of every good thing we have in Christ. Your love has given many great joy and encouragement . You have refreshed …(trimmed)

Name: Michele Date: 2004-07-18

Comments: The Sky is the Limit! He is right, because Abbie Angel is reaching for that sky! Your updates tonight, the Happy Halleujiah tears are streaming!

Name: Michelle Date: 2004-07-18

Comments: Lord, God, Jesus, what a priviledge it was to see you today. This little girl had such a terrible accident and was in your hands. You have aloud us to witness your miracle and today you brought her to church. Thank you for letting us SEE what you have done and can do.

Name: Jones Family – Seattle, Washington http://buddycenters.org Date: 2004-07-18
Email: jonesclan@buddycenters.org

Comments: Dear Vara Family-What an update! It was so well worth it. We’ve been gone & tried to get online while gone & couldn’t.Incredible tears of joy we share w/you w/Abbie’s progress. PRAISE GOD! The Jones’ Family

Name: Hannah Trimmer Date: 2004-07-18
Email: atrimmer_1@charter.net

Comments: Happy Birthday Chrystal! You are getting so strong Abby, I can see it in your pictures. Our family is praying for you constantly. It says in Matt. 7:7-8 that if you ask, you will recieve, seek, and you will find, knock, and the door will be opened. He will meet all your needs, all you need to do is ask.

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2004-07-18

Comments: Abby your new picture’s are so beautiful. I pray that your knees get better. You and your family are so lucky to have such wonderful doctor’s and nurse’s. They are a gift from God to help in your recovery. Abby you are such an amazing and strong lil one. God Bless You.

Name: Dave and San Oda Date: 2004-07-17

Comments: Amazing GOD, Amazing little girl…… we love you all..

Name: MIchele Date: 2004-07-17

Comments: Sweet Abbie, We were so happy to get your mom’s update! Your pics just make me smile and you do glow in them, the Little Angel that you are!! Lots of prayers for those lil’ knees and keep up the Excellent work! We love you all!

Name: Your Sister in Christ (Kim in San Diego) Date: 2004-07-17

Comments: Way to go abby!! I just praise God for all that he is doing in your life! I also am just so amazed when I see all our fellow Christians just lifting you up to God and thanking him for you – Thank God for our family in Christ! and thank God for you sweetheart!

Name: Dumlao ohana Date: 2004-07-17
Email: alohatam@yahoo.com

Comments: Hi Abbie! You must feel so good to be at home with you brothers and cousin! Just letting you know we still have you in our daily prayers! Hope mommy & daddy are getting some rest!

Name: Erika & baby Skyla Date: 2004-07-17
Email: foxee259@aol.com

Comments: hi tiffany & abby, i hope everything is going well. I saw abby for the first time today in person, i think she was going to the doctors. it was like i saw a movie star, i said oh my god really loud. I was so happy but i didnt have the courage to stop you guys and say hi..i probably would of cried, shes such a strong little girl. and im happy that shes doing well. thanks for sharing with us. may Go…(trimmed)

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2004-07-16

Comments: Just checking in to let you all know you are in our prayers.

Name: Gr, Gr, UncleDave & Gr,Gr,Aunt Hazel Date: 2004-07-16
Email: dkhp@msn.com

Comments: We will contiue to pray for your complete recovery,Abbie, and smoother sailing for all of the Vara family

Name: Gr, Gr, UncleDave & Gr,Gr,Aunt Hazel Date: 2004-07-16
Email: dkhp@msn.com

Comments: We will contiue to pray for your complete recovery,Abbie, and smoother sailing for all of the Vara family

Name: Gr, Gr, UncleDave & Gr,Gr,Aunt Hazel Date: 2004-07-16
Email: dkhp@msn.com

Comments: We will contiue to pray for your complete recovery,Abbie, and smoother sailing for all of the Vara family

Name: The Lees (Japan) Date: 2004-07-16

Comments: Tiffany、Ray & Family, it was so hard to leave Hawaii without saying `Good-bye` but we felt that the family need time to be with Abbie at home. I want you all to know we are praying for you all. I just cannot believe have beautiful Abbie looks in these last pictures. I know that the Lord has and will continue to provide for you all. Abbie, we will be back in Hawaii in August 2005 and we …(trimmed)

Name: Lisa Gish Date: 2004-07-16
Email: lighthouse@olg.com

Comments: Dear Abby and the whole Vara Family, We are a fellow Christian homeschooling family. We praise the Lord for the wonderful testimony you are giving to the world about God’s faithfulness and love. We pray for Abby’s continued recovery and for your own grace and strength and help in time of need. God bless you all, in a very special way! In Christ’s unchanging love, Lisa, for the whole Gi…(trimmed)

Name: Nickle’s Date: 2004-07-16

Comments: Hello Vara Family…it brings tears to our eyes, and joy to our hearts, just to know that you are together once again. We are forever your prayer warriors. Before you know it, Abbie will be eating Pizza with you folks! Thank you for the updates.

Name: Hannah Trimmer (12) Date: 2004-07-16
Email: atrimmer_1@charter.net

Comments: Chrystal,Chase,and Kyle, you guys have a great privilage, you get to help care for Abby and learn to work the machines. When my baby sister had heart surgery, I learned how to check her heart moniter, oxygen rate, and work her oxygen tank. Keep up the good work and always be ready to help mom! R.J. and Matthew, You guys can be the biggest help by being on the best behavior for your mom.

Name: Hannah Trimmer Date: 2004-07-16
Email: atrimmer_1@charter.net

Comments: Hi Abby! you are the bravest and strongest young lady I know! Tiff,Ray,and kids, when you get upset and discouraged, think about everything that God has brought you through, and go to Him with all your worries and he will give you rest! We love you!

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2004-07-16

Comments: Abby i bet you love being at home. You are all in my prayers.

Name: Jen & Jailee Date: 2004-07-16
Email: jpuaoi@co.honolulu.hi.us

Comments: Sweet Baby Abby – Receiving hugs must mean the world to you, but it would mean the world to me to be able to give you a hug. Until then, may our precious Lord keep you in his loving arms. God Bless you sweetie. Maybe one day my daughter, Jailee, and I will run into you and your courageous ohana. Until then, ahuihou.

Name: Kneikka Jernigan Date: 2004-07-16
Email: kneikhar@yahoo.com

Comments: Praise God God is truly good. God places his angles all around us to love us and be our God. Kept praying and trusting in God. My prayers are with you. Hug and Kiss Abby for me and tell her that is from someone that is truly praying for a full recovery. To mom and dad and family. Kept asking God. The bible says ask and you shall recieve. Kneikka and Family

Name: Sam and Barb Heth Date: 2004-07-16
Email: hotmommaheth@yahoo.com

Comments: Barb and I think of you often. We are happy to see that Abby is progressing. Our hearts and prayers go out you. Sam and Barb

Name: wendy hoffman Date: 2004-07-16
Email: gordonhoffman@hotmail.com

Comments: Not a day goes by that someone at LAMC doesn’t ask about Abbie. You have many good thoughts coming from everyone here! Keeping the faith. – wh

Name: Irvin Chang Date: 2004-07-16
Email: Irvinc@hawaii.edu

Comments: Tiffany and Ray, this is the first time I read Abby’s full story. I’m so happy that she’s doing so good now. I will certainly take care of her the best I can during my shifts, and certainly pray for her also. I can’t wait to take care of her again on Sunday. Hope she gets even better.

Name: keanu’s ohana http://hometown.aol.com/camibos/index.html Date: 2004-07-16
Email: camibos@aol.com

Comments: Tiff& Ray: We are soooo happy to see the pics of abbylooking so great & attentive!! the kids, together after 2 long months. Abby is just an absolute beauty!! Please know we are always here for you shoulder,as well as kyle’s budds.OUr boys, love kyle, and freely take him in as one of ours;)Take care and know you are ALWAyS in our hearts, & prayers each and every day. we loveyou all, Julian,camill…(trimmed)

Name: Brian and Mary Knapp Date: 2004-07-15

Comments: God Bless you all as you start your journey at home with little Abby. What a cutie she is in her pictures . Each day I watch the web site for all the updates. It is wonderful to hear the team of professionals that are working with you to help Abby make a new step each day. I pray for her daily and look forward to seeing you this weekend. You are special people and I pray that GOD gives you the str…(trimmed)

Name: Stonebraker family Date: 2004-07-15
Email: stonebraker@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Abbie, it is so good to see pictures of you in pig-tails, finally! I know you’ve been waiting for that. Can’t wait to see you again. Lots of love, Bud, Keren, and the girls

Name: Lois Staedeli Date: 2004-07-15
Email: staedlm324@hotmail.com

Comments: You did have a lot of birthdays on the 12th, however you have another in your Aunt Janice’s also on the 12th. We continue to pray for you and your family

Name: Sunny Date: 2004-07-15

Comments: Abbie- You are doing so well at home and you look so beautiful! Keep up the healing!

Name: Hi Ray and Tiffany and family Date: 2004-07-15
Email: kzondlo@zondlo.com

Comments: We will be checking in on Abbie from Bangkok for the next 2 weeks. We pray Abbie’s healing will continue to be steady and you will not be surprised by the exhaustion you will feel.

Name: maggie Date: 2004-07-15

Comments: our best in store, though it might not always appear so from this side of the Koolau’s! Abbie gives us a shining glimpse. Thank you for sharing her and your family with all of us! May God bless you, love Maggie

Name: Maggie Young Date: 2004-07-15

Comments: Tiffany, I was listening to “Amazing Grace” on my drive home last night, coming up Kaneohe Bay Dr. and looking at the dark heavy clouds hanging over the beautiful Koolau’s.It looked as if the entire island was covered in darkness, and then I saw a sparkling white cloud peeking over from the other side. It struck me as a representation of what you are going through and tears were flowing! God has…(trimmed)

Name: The Kelemens Date: 2004-07-15
Email: Sarakelemen@charter.net

Comments: We are sooo happy that you have Abbie back home with you!! Being surrounded by so much love can only speed her recovery. There is so much power in family. You are always in our thoughts and prayers. I am inspired by your strength Tiffany! You are a special family. God bless you. Love, The Kelemens

Name: The Noey Family Date: 2004-07-14

Comments: Tiffany, We were gone for a week. Right after we pulled in the driveway, I ran to the computer. Seconds later we were rejoicing!! Abbie looks wonderful, beautiful and so alert! We will continue to pray for a full recovery for Abbie and praise God for each milestone along the way. We will also pray for strength for you as you have a very full schedule. Keep your eyes on Him!

Name: Jones Family – Seattle, Washington http://buddycenters.org Date: 2004-07-14
Email: jonesclan@verizon.net

Comments: Dearest Abbie – YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL. Tiffany, hang in there sister. You are doing an incredible job & we are praying for all your specific requests. God will provide as he always does. Love, Jones Family

Name: Cyndy Goto Date: 2004-07-14

Comments: Abbie, you are so beautiful. Praise God that you are home with your loving family. We will continue to pray for complete healing, courage & strength for you and your family. We love you.

Name: Nicole Date: 2004-07-14

Comments: I hope that you all are settling down at home now that Abbie is back with you. She is looking so wonderful in the photos, thanks for sharing them. I bet she loves being back in her own house!We’re keeping up those prayers for you all.

Name: continuing to pray Date: 2004-07-14

Comments: Praise the Lord! Abbie is home and gaining strength each day. Bless you all as you are one of the strongest families that I have ever known!

Name: Debbie Date: 2004-07-14
Email: Cntryluvngirl2@aol.com

Comments: Dear sweet Abby, You’re a special little girl. God has used you to touch my heart. I’m praying for you, your mommy and daddy, and your brothers. Love, Debbie in Pennsylvania

Name: Heidi Guidry www.caringbridge.org/tx/camryn Date: 2004-07-14
Email: hguidry@houston.rr.com

Comments: I love to hear all of your praises. My tears flowed with you as I read your update today.I think I really needed that cry. My prayers continue to be with Abbie. Her photos are beautiful and her pigtails remind me of my sweet Camryn.

Name: The Suttons Date: 2004-07-14

Comments: We loved the new pictures! Abby you look beautiful! Keep up the good work

Name: Erin Stinchfield McRae Date: 2004-07-14
Email: gmcrae@easystreet.com

Comments: Tiffany and family: I am so happy to hear that baby Abby is home. What a true miracle. My thoughts are with you during this special time together.

Name: Erin Stinchfield McRae Date: 2004-07-14
Email: gmcrae@easystreet.com

Comments: Tiffany and family: I am so happy to hear that baby Abby is home. What a true miracle. My thoughts are with you during this special time together.

Name: Sherri in Houston Date: 2004-07-14
Email: smallen@ev1.net

Comments: Tiffany, I’m so sorry that you were feeling so frustrated and down. I can’t tell you how much I admire you and your faith. Please know that there are so many prayer warriors out here praying for you and your family’s every need. Don’t forget…THERE WILL BE JOY!

Name: Nanci Mikels (Baird) Date: 2004-07-14

Comments: So glad to here Abby is doing well. She looks so cute. Thank you for all the updates.

Name: jeannine Date: 2004-07-14
Email: jeanninegay@yahoo.com

Comments: How good is God that Abby is home. I look at those beautiful eyes and think how great God is that His eyes are constantly on Abbie and how he knows her future. He surely has great plans for her,what a testimony she will have and will be to everyone she meets. She has the light of God in those beautiful brown eyes!!Keep praying because God is NOT done yet!!!

Name: Michele Date: 2004-07-14

Comments: Dear Lord, we praise you for all your wonderful timing in this journey and we know and believe that YOU will provide Abbie’s all important therapies. Please touch Ray and Tiffany with the wisdom to see Your Will. Guide them, Lord. Amen. Tiffany, I cry with you..Love and Blessings

Name: Your Friends In the Firehouse Date: 2004-07-14

Comments: Dear ones- We are sure the “red” tape syndrome can be excruciating at times – our prayers are with you thru every ordeal you face – Small or large, our best is behind you all. God Bless.

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2004-07-14
Email: syssasmom@yahoo.com

Comments: First Happy Birthday to Crystal, Connor and Grandpa. Little miss Abby your family touches my heart everytime i read an update. I pray that you keep improving little one. I pray that everything comes together in caring for Abby. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Name: Virginia Date: 2004-07-13
Email: dnwickersheim@hotmail.com

Comments: Tiffany, It is such a joy to see your little abby so bright eyed. The work that the Lord has begun will continue. It’s o.k to cry…I call it travailing in the spirit, when we don’t know how to pray, our spirit takes over and we cry out to God. He understands every tear drop. He created our tears so he could wipe them with his love and compassion and mercy. God has said in Hebrews l3: 5 Neve…(trimmed)

Name: Sister in christ Date: 2004-07-13

Comments: Everything in your home that is not of Jesus Christ our Lord, should be removed. Any symbolic or mystical items that their beginnings are not that of the Lord, should be removed. Movies, books, wall hangings, pictures, nicknaks, jewelry that may have a mystical meaning! Remove anything that represents something other than God. Once you have purified your home, Abby will heal quicker!

Name: Maggie Young Date: 2004-07-13

Comments: Hey Abbie girl! Look at you all bright eyed and sassy. I bet you can’t wait to tell your brothers what you think about all their antics around the house! You look wonderful and I am so happy that you are home with your family who love you so much! I continue to pray for you little one! Happy Day!

Name: Erika & Skyla Date: 2004-07-13
Email: foxee259@aol.com

Comments: WOW Abby you look great…Your family is doing a great job! You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Take care and may God bless you all.

Name: Diane Stewart (Los Alamos) Date: 2004-07-13

Comments: That is the sweetest picture of Abbie and RJ. Thank you so much for sharing it. Abbie looks so good! Still praying for a full recovery.

Name: wendy hoffman Date: 2004-07-13
Email: gordonhoffman@hotmail.com

Comments: I read once that Lance Armstrong purged his medical team of anyone who said things like “You might survive this,” or “You can’t overcome this.” He wanted only positive thinkers on his team. You’re definitely on the right track, and she’s getting more beautiful every day! Continuously praying for Abby and family. – wh

Name: Mary Date: 2004-07-13
Email: mnmbunch5@netzero.com

Comments: I have been following abby’s recovery and I am so excited for you all that she is now home. My daughter and I have been making fleece blankets. we have a great one with butterflies on it and I really feel like abbie is very much a butterfly coming out of her cacoon. we would love to send it to her. if its ok please email me and let me know where we can send it…..you are all in our prayers and I…(trimmed)

Name: Emily Duke Date: 2004-07-13

Comments: Dear Abbie, Are you glad to be home?Are you glad to stay in your own bed?Are you glad to be with your brothers?I’m getting a brother soon.I pray for you every day. Keep getting better. Love, Emily

Name: The Dukes Date: 2004-07-13
Email: jduke@integrity.com

Comments: We are so very glad that you are all home together.We continue to pray as you transition back into home life that Abbie will make tremendous progress in her healing.We love you all.

Name: Kim Date: 2004-07-13

Comments: Your children are beautiful!! As a mom I struggle with letting go and let others take care of my daughter too, but it is such a relief and God send when we see how much those individuals can help us and our children as well. You are always in my thouhts and prayers. Thanks for the updates and I love the pictures!!

Name: Timothy Hening Date: 2004-07-13

Comments: Dear Abbie, Welcome Home! I hope you can go visit a Hawaii beach, too. I am praying for you to talk to your brothers. Hugs and Kisses, love timothy

Name: Marie Henning Date: 2004-07-13

Comments: Dear Abbie, I like your pigtails! Are you happy to be back home? I am happy for you! I am saying prayers for you every day!! and God helps you and heals you. I hope we will see you one day soon. I love you..HUgs and KISSES, love, marie

Name: just another “sister” Date: 2004-07-13

Comments: dear tiffany–you speak of forgiving you your typos,etc.in your journaling–oh, if you only knew how lovingly and profoundly the Lord has used your gift of word to convey His wonderful works thruout little abbie/your family’s journey the past 2 months–may He continue in His amazing blessings upon all of you, which deeply reflects into our lives as well…prayers for those many continued “little m…(trimmed)

Name: Candice Date: 2004-07-12
Email: chingc021@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Who’s that pretty little girl with the great big eyes? You are beautiful, little Abbie! Keep on growing — physically, mentally and spiritually! We love you!

Name: Larry & Mary O’Brien Date: 2004-07-12
Email: larryo@kapiolani.org

Comments: We are so thrilled that Abby is able to be home surrounded by her family. Mary and I will continue to remember her and you, Ray and Tiffany, in our prayers.

Name: Alyssa Newman Date: 2004-07-12

Comments: Abby i am so happy you are home with your family. I pray for you always. Hugs too you.

Name: Troy & Kathleen Lanz family Date: 2004-07-12
Email: lanzhvac@route24.net

Comments: We are rejoicing with you at Abbie’s homecoming and are so thankful for God’s faithfulness in answering prayer. We continue to lift her and you up in prayer – praying for her full recovery. Your experiences and openness have moved us deeply – it is so encouraging to see how God works so miraculously.

Name: The Kofoed’s Date: 2004-07-12
Email: kofoeds4@hotmail.com

Comments: Congratulations Abby! What a big step for you to come back home. I bet that you are enjoying being there with your wonderful family! We continue to pray for you and hope that now that you are home you will be able to improve quicker than ever!

Name: Jodi and Steve Rosen Date: 2004-07-12
Email: therosenfamily@hotmail.com

Comments: Abbie!! We are thinking about you and praying for you daily and are so impressed at your progress. Please continue to be such a strong fighter and know that we are all pulling for you!! You look beautiful! Much love to you and your family – The Rosens in Seattle

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2004-07-12
Email: syssasmom@yahoo.com

Comments: Ray & Tiffany I am so amazed by you two. Calling Abby a survivor instead of a victim is such a big step. It shows such strengh that will reflect on Abby during her healing. Abby you keep getting better lil one. You are all in our prayers.

Name: gary, michelle & parker chun Date: 2004-07-12

Comments: Sweet Abbie, You looks so beautiful with your pigtails. Welcome home baby! We’ve been praying for you. Can’t wait to see you. All of our love for you and your precious family!

Name: Trisha Date: 2004-07-12

Comments: Abbie…there are those bright eyes that I have been so eager to see. I am thrilled to see you look so alert and “bright.” Honey…I think of you and prya for you everyday. You have touched my life in such a way. Each dya I jump on my computer…nearly half a dozen times…to check on you. I have looked forward to the day where the updates would be about your true recovery and not the touch-a…(trimmed)

Name: Sarah Jones Date: 2004-07-12
Email: sbjones@houston.rr.com

Comments: Abbie, I’m so happy for you to be home surrounded by the love of your family. It is a pleasure to see how you have come so far and that your eyes are wide open! My family and I continue to pray for your complete recovery! To read how God works in your life is truly amazing, through Abbie, His Word, Friends, complete strangers and even roaches! Glory be to God! Amen!

Name: Juanita Date: 2004-07-12
Email: Godisluv@dcdi.net

Comments: Our wonderful God is bigger than any trial here on earth. He heals the brokenhearted and give peace as only HE can give. You are so precious little angel. May the blessings keep coming down and the prayers continue to go up.

Name: Wendy Date: 2004-07-12

Comments: Dear Abby-your story truely inspires us to smile each and every day! I pray for your recovery and will look forward to the day we see you running around with that beautifull smile on your face! May God Bless You and your family…

Name: Diane Date: 2004-07-12
Email: dweible@writeme.com

Comments: Dear Abbie, I want you to know that your courage and fight is helping me have hope for a little girl named Abigail (what a beautiful name!) who was born on July 1st. She is having problems clinging to life and the doctors don’t know what is wrong. They are running tests and hopefully will find out what is causing her difficulties and be able to help her. Her mother is my cousin and after talking t…(trimmed)

Name: Sunni and Len Date: 2004-07-12
Email: sunni@bendcable.com

Comments: We are so thrilled for you all! Abbie is home!! The picture of Ray, Abbie and all the shoes by the front door says it all ” She’s home, and things will get back to normal”! Praise the Lord. We will continue to pray every day for her full recovery. Stay strong.

Name: Mindy McBride Date: 2004-07-12
Email: renhomes@sbcglobal.net

Comments: Congratulations on your return home. I have been praying for Abbie and your entire family from the beginning and want you to know how much you’ve touched my life and made me realize the awesome power of God. I will continue to pray for Abbie’s full recovery and for strength for the rest of your family to get through. Even though I am far way in Canton, Ohio, I know that my prayers are reaching …(trimmed)

Name: Denny Date: 2004-07-12
Email: cdflyer@earthlink.net

Comments: I have wanted so many times to add yet another word of encouragement, but what hasn’t already been said. Gods’ goodness cannot be praised enough! Your family has been faithful and rewarded! And we all have witnessed His grace and felt His love.

Name: Aurora Date: 2004-07-12
Email: aurora@haferhomes.com

Comments: Dear Vara Family, this comes to you from Bellaire,Tx…Your story has touched my heart so much – I know God answers prayers – Our family (myself, husband and 12yr old son) were recently baptized and following the Lord because of our then 3yr little girl, Megan. Many prayers were answered then and I know the Lord we hear our prayers now. Abby, what a precious little girl you are – Jesus is watc…(trimmed)

Name: Sherri in Houston Date: 2004-07-12
Email: smallen@ev1.net

Comments: Happy Homecoming! Praise the LORD that you are all under one roof again! We are still praying for ya’ll.

Name: Patty Date: 2004-07-11

Comments: I live in California and was sent the story about Abby “by chance”. God has brought you to mind from time to time and I have prayed for you and I check in on Abby’s status from time to time. He is our Jehovah Jireh–our provider. Peace, hope and joy to your household. Another Sister in Christ

Name: Sue Franks Date: 2004-07-11

Comments: Dearest Tiffany….I just want you to know that I think of you and your sweet girl all the time and pray for her recovery. All the family send their love and best wishes your way. Take care, Tiff….Love, Sue

Name: charlynn Rundle Date: 2004-07-11
Email: Ccharlynnr@aol.com

Comments: Tiffany, I just wanted you to know that I have been praying for you and your family since I found this site on May 15. Our God is an awesome God and his power will continue to give you the strenght that you need. He is a God of miracles and of hope. I know, I am one of his miracles.

Name: Ben & Kathy Date: 2004-07-11
Email: laake.family@verizon.net

Comments: Ray & Tiffany, We’re praying for you daily! God is good…all the time! “The joy of the Lord is my strength!”

Name: virginia Date: 2004-07-11
Email: dnwickersheim@hotmail.com

Comments: What a beautiful picture of abby in the arms of her daddy…and her heavenly daddy. God is awesome. V.

Name: The Suttons Date: 2004-07-11

Comments: Ray, Tiffany, and family “Trust me, try me, prove me sayeth the Lord of Host” You have demonstrated this in your entire journey with Abby, and you will never know how many lives you touched until we all get to heaven. We are still praying everyday, and will continue to rejoice each step of Abby’s recovery.

Name: David L Baxter Date: 2004-07-11
Email: dbaxter@elp.rr.com

Comments: Abby, the entire AWANA Scholarship Camp for West Texas and New Mexico is praying for you….keep on fighting!!!

Name: The Felix’s Date: 2004-07-11
Email: kathleenfelix@comcast.net

Comments: Hooray, Hallelujah and Praise the Lord, Abbie is home!!! We love you and keep you always in our prayers!

Name: Mary, Steve, Rachel, Hannah Tsunemoto Date: 2004-07-11

Comments: We truly rejoice with you about Abby’s homecoming. We will say a special prayer of thanksgiving today for Abby. Hallelujah! Right On!

Name: Kurt,Denise,Anthony,Casper Vara Date: 2004-07-11

Comments: It’s Nice to think that pretty soon Abby and all of you will be able to do the cockroach jig dance together. God Bless

Name: Erika and Skyla Date: 2004-07-11
Email: foxee259@aol.com

Comments: Tiffany and Ray, you’re doing a great job with abby. I heard about abby’s story, a few days after her accident. And I,ve been praying for her and your family ever since. Shes a angel and she touched my life, I cry everytime I read a update. Thanks Tiffany for sharing with us, I enjoy reading your updates. Keep up the good work. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Give abby a big hug and kiss f…(trimmed)

Name: Kawika & Mommy Date: 2004-07-10
Email: mommykanyuck@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Abby, Your friend Kawika is writing again to let you know that we do pray for you several times through out the day… Not just mommy – but Kawika (18mos) brings it up and whether we are walking, playing, driving in the car we pray and he says AHMEN! we love you Abby…. kk’s mom – Kathy

Name: Kenney family-homeschoolers in Mililani Date: 2004-07-10
Email: lkenney@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Dear Abbie, Just want you to know that we have been praying for you since the first week you were in the hospital. My just turned three year old always says she wants to pray for you during bedtime prayers. We’re so excited you’re home. We look forward to reading about all your accomplishments!

Name: Jones Family – Seattle, Washington http://Buddycenters.org Date: 2004-07-10
Email: jonesclan@buddycenters.org

Comments: Dear Abbie – Make sure Mommy & Daddy know to look for your special package that we shipped to your church. It’s there waiting for you & needs some special hugs & kisses from you. The Jones Family

Name: Dumlao Ohana Date: 2004-07-10
Email: alohatam@yahoo.com

Comments: Hi Abbie! When we were reading that you are home we felt we were there welcoming you! The babies kept repeating “Yeah, Abbie come home”. They can’t wait to one day play with their new friend. The family must feel whole again.

Name: Travis and Melissa Brown Date: 2004-07-10
Email: bunchofbrowns@comcas.net

Comments: What a blessed feeling to bring your daughter home from the hospital! Just wait until you get to take her to church for the first time. I cried through the whole service overwhelmed by God’s grace and glory! Please know you continue to be in our thoughts and prayers!

Name: Annie Date: 2004-07-10
Email: prayersforissy@yahoo.com

Comments: Our daughter Isabelle (2 on 7/26/04), nearly drown in our pool may 16. We are leaving the hospital (rehab) this week and returning to our other three children. We will add Abby to our prayer list. We are in Dallas TX, but live in Choctaw, OK. We have also been touched by the outpouring of love and prayers of our family, friends, church family etc. God is an awesome God, our miracles began t…(trimmed)

Name: Katrina Date: 2004-07-10
Email: jleise5737@comcast.net

Comments: Great job Abbie!! You are such a fighter. You are beating everyone’s expectations and I believe in you. I don’t miss a day of reading about you. You cross my thoughts multiple times a day and I look forward to reading your website and hearing about all your accomplishments. You are amazing and have come so far. Keep going Abbie!! Love, Katrina

Name: Frank/EMS Date: 2004-07-10
Email: SAINSW001@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: So glad to hear that Abby is finally home and doing better. Have been watching the progress and praying for her. Will continue to pray for steady progress and a full recovery. God Bless You

Name: Michele Date: 2004-07-10

Comments: Hello Abbie! “The Lord Himself goes before you and will be with you. He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged!” Duet 31:8…Welcome Home, Dear One!

Name: uncle chuck Date: 2004-07-10
Email: chjeo@aol.com

Comments: i love all of you and i am praying everyday

Name: Jeff, Loan, Jamie, Caitlyn and Brianna Date: 2004-07-10

Comments: Abbie… you are going to blossom in your familiar home surroundings nourished with the continued love of your family, friends and God. Welcome Home Abbie!!!

Name: doris b Date: 2004-07-10

Comments: i am so HAPPY for you to have abbie home!! Tears of joy are appropriate for this momentous time. all my love to all of you.

Name: Your sister in Christ (Kim in San Diego) Date: 2004-07-10

Comments: Yeah Abbie is home – Praise God!! Continuing to lift you up in prayer to our Lord Jesus little Abbie! You are a blessing to this world!

Name: Karen Date: 2004-07-10
Email: kzondlo@zondlo.com

Comments: Hi Tiffany, Don’t know if you noticed, but the twins went home on July 2nd. The doctors said they are months ahead of where they thought they would be! Thanks for your prayers for Jade and Erin Buckles.

Name: John and Karen Date: 2004-07-10
Email: kzondlo@zondlo.com

Comments: Dear Ray and Tiffany and family, We are also so excited to read about Abbie’s homecoming! We pray you will all get some much needed rest and enjoy being together again. Love, John and Karen

Name: Kim Date: 2004-07-10

Comments: I was reading a story from the book of Luke and a part from John today and I totally thought of you. It was saying that bad and good happens to us not always as a result of sin but to show the power of God and His work in our lives. I am in awe of how many truly amazing things have happened as a result of Abby’s accident. People have come to Christ and I am sure that her story has strengthened…(trimmed)

Name: melissa(cousin ohio) Date: 2004-07-10

Comments: welcome home little princess.Im very proud of you.I love and pray for you.love you all, love missy xxxxoooooo

Name: Patti Date: 2004-07-10

Comments: It’s so exciting to hear that Abbie is home now! Thank you, Varas, for sharing her story with us. Your trial has been a great witness to many. Rom. 8:28

Name: Candis Date: 2004-07-10
Email: candishutchens@yahoo.com

Comments: I am so excited that the transition home went so well. I keep up with Abbie so that I can let my church know how she is doing at ever service. She has been in our Prayers since we first heard about the accident. We will continue to keep your family in our prayers. Another Sister in Christ Candis

Name: Nanci Mikels (Baird) Date: 2004-07-10

Comments: God bless you. Amen.

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2004-07-09

Comments: Praise God that your family is back together. I bet it is great for Abby to be back home. I pray that she keeps improving. You are all in our prayers.

Name: Virginia Date: 2004-07-09
Email: dnwickersheim@hotmail.com

Comments: Praise and all Glory to God. He is God Almighty. Your family and abby have touched my heart in so many ways.You can count on me for continued prayer.Virginia

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

Comments: Dear Tiffany. I was brought to tears AGAIN today, reading about your journey home and the two thunderbolts God sent your way. It’s such a powerful affirmation of how we are all a FAMILY, connected and interactive. We love you! Praise the LORD!

Name: Shawn and Kevin Date: 2004-07-09

Comments: Welcome home, Abbie! We’re really happy you’re able to be back with your family! Congratulations Tiffany and family.

Name: Diana and Frank Lim Date: 2004-07-09
Email: limf001@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Our hearts go out to you. We too had 4 boys followed by a lovely daughter that God blessed us with as the youngest child. May the Lord continue to give you rainbows of hope each day. In the process God is building, molding, shaping your lives and adding character qualities that you will treasure for the rest of your lives. Your family will never be the same…God has chosen you all for a higher …(trimmed)

Name: Trisha Date: 2004-07-09

Comments: Congrats again….I have a smile that spreads from ear to ear and tears of joy streaming down my face. Glory be to God in the Highest! I will give a prayer of thanks tonight for the joy that your family is once again experiencing.

Name: mary hunter Date: 2004-07-09
Email: hunterfam6@aol.com

Comments: Dear Vara Family, We are a fellow home schooling family. Each day I read your entries with tears in my eyes, and joy. . .It is so neat to see and hear how God is working even in the most traumatic of circumstances. Thanks for hour honesty and openness.

Name: San Oda Date: 2004-07-09

Comments: Just read your homecoming update to Keiko, Kaity, Evan and baby Vance……Keiko caught the Golden Ticket analogy, and Kaity kept on saying…”Dont cry mommy, don’t cry mommy”.. .We celebrate with you!! Welcome home Abbie!!

Name: Becci Todd-Portland, Or Date: 2004-07-09

Comments: I sit here with tears of joy as I read about how wonderful Abbies homecoming was. I know that being in her regular surroundings will do her much good. I have been waiting for this day and rejoyce with you as you start the next chapter of your journey. I also continue to pray for your little angle.

Name: Nathan and Amy Yost Date: 2004-07-09
Email: yost2705@msn.com

Comments: As delighted as we were when we heard in August of 2001 that the Vara’s would need PINK baby clothes, it is nothing compared to the joy we feel for you now with Abbie’s second homecoming. Praise God from whom all blessings flow!!!

Name: Wendy G. Date: 2004-07-09

Comments: All I can say after reading today’s update is I love you Tiffany, Ray, Chase, Kyle, Crystal, RJ, Matt and Abbie. My eyes are filled with tears.

Name: Trisha Date: 2004-07-09

Comments: Welcome home angel! I am so tickled to know that you are once again reunited with you loving family. I can’t wait to read of your arrival home! Much love to your whole family. Congratulations Vara family. You have beaten the odds! Your darling angel is home with you again. Today God has breathed new life into your family. I will continue to pray for good health, strength and guidance for y…(trimmed)

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2004-07-09

Comments: You are all in my prayers. Abby amazes me everyday in her recovery. You are such a special family. Abby has had alot of love and support to get this far.

Name: Sharon Bennett Date: 2004-07-09
Email: shbenn@aol.com

Comments: Hang in there. All of you, as well as Abby, are made of some pretty tough stuff. I expect to see this on the best seller list some day, with Tiff and Abby signing. I love you all.

Name: Angela Stallings http://www.angeladione.com Date: 2004-07-09
Email: stallings_a@hotmail.com

Comments: We are praying for you and continue to see Abbie’s progress as one of God’s miracles. With much love, Angela

Name: Jones Family – Seattle, Washington Date: 2004-07-09
Email: jonesclan@buddycenters.org

Comments: Dear Vara Family – I can only imagine the past 24hours in your home. Abbie will recover rapidly now in her familiar settings & around you 24hours a day. Anxious to hear your updates soon. Enjoy all your children together Tiffany! Praise God.

Name: Faith Benson Date: 2004-07-09
Email: fbenson2@msn.com

Comments: I had to respond to the story about Abby as my son has similar problems (a trach, g-tube, and need for OT, PT and speech therapy etc.), although his problems were brought on in utero and not as a result of an accident. I am all too familiar with the stress and worry you are having to endure and you are in our prayers. I also know the joy of hearing your child’s sweet voice for the first time and t…(trimmed)

Name: joyce and anne Date: 2004-07-09
Email: sandpiper12@comcast.net

Comments: Abby—“you go girl.” Your family is very proud of you and love you so much.

Name: the Hagars Date: 2004-07-09

Comments: Sweet Abbie, we are so glad to know that you are home now, and loving it. You can watch the trees and birdies again. Being there will help in your recovery so much… being where you belong, with your Whole family and all who love you. Big John will be there to hold you and play with you soon. We love you so much!

Name: Aunt Lori Date: 2004-07-09
Email: Tropicalbreez04@aol.com

Comments: Good Morning Abby, I am thinking of you and the family this morning and how nice it will be for everyone to wake up at home. Don’t even think about slacking because you are home, you have to work as hard as you always have at getting better. I am praying for you baby girl. Give it your all, you can make a complete recovery..God is on your side, and the world is watching. I love you. Aunt Lori

Name: Jeff and Loan Date: 2004-07-09

Comments: Abbie, we pray that you are now safely home and that your progress will continue even faster. We love you lots and can’t wait to see you in your new room!!

Name: Stephen, Michele, J, J, J, M &E Date: 2004-07-08
Email: VictoryInJesus@Hallelujah.com

Comments: Praise the Lord! Rejoicing with you all. Keep the updates coming as you have time but enjoy your entire family being together again! God is so good!

Name: Austin, Suzette, Ashlyn and Logan Date: 2004-07-08
Email: ashenderson@msn.com

Comments: We are so happy you all were able to bring Abbie home. You are in our thoughts and prayers and we pray that she keeps improving and that the rest of the family has the strength to help her. Your Faith is remarkable and inspiring. We love you all!!

Name: Hamada Ohana Date: 2004-07-08
Email: berniehamada@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: HALLELUJAH! Praise & Glory be to God because He is so good. Welcome Home Abbie!

Name: Michele Date: 2004-07-08

Comments: Abbie, it is time for bedtime on the East Coast and hopefully you have crossed hte threshold of your home by now and are settling in. My thoughts have been with you all day, on this AMAZING day!! We love you!

Name: Another mom Date: 2004-07-08

Comments: Glory be to God the Father for the return of your dear Abbie to your home! You are such a brave and honest women. Your forthcoming posts are so truly inspirational. You are daily encouragement to tohers in ways you will never know.

Name: Erika & Skyla Date: 2004-07-08

Comments: Abby im so glad that you can go home today.. you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. I love reading your updates it brings me closer to God. May God bless you and your family. We’ll keep praying for you to get better and you will, cause God is listening. God Bless

Name: Cyndy Goto Date: 2004-07-08

Comments: Today we are praying for a smooth transition home. Lord, please be with Abbie and her family and make her homecoming sweet. Praise God from whom all blessings flow…

Name: Michelle Date: 2004-07-08

Comments: 2:04 Welcome home Abby! Lord I pray for Abby, Ray, Tiffany, Chase, Mathew, Rj, and Kyle. That today would be a joy filled day. Thank you Jesus for making this day possible.

Name: Candice Date: 2004-07-08
Email: chingc021@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: What can I say… “GOD IS SO GOOD!” Thank you Lord for working out every detail, for supporting Tiffany, Ray and the brothers so they can rest in Your strength, for making Abbie such a fighter, for loving friends and family and finally, for answered prayer. Hallelujah!

Name: Patricia Bufalini Date: 2004-07-08
Email: frogger@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: I rejoice as I am able to count down the days until Abby returns home and count up the miracles God provides. I pray for a smooth transition home and continual healing! I love you Abby and can’t wait to see you again!

Name: Jan Taylor Date: 2004-07-08
Email: jan_taylor@acordia.com

Comments: How exciting that Abby is going home! My special prayers are with you each & every day in your home recovery.Love to you all.

Name: Karen Date: 2004-07-08

Comments: Still praying for Abby & family! Tiffany: I CAN’T imagine how overwhelmed you are at times, but I know how overwhelmed with grief I can be since I lost my son 10 yrs ago. By God’s grace, you WILL be strong for Abby! I am weak, but He is strong! Much Aloha to all!

Name: MIchele Date: 2004-07-08

Comments: Tiffany, Praises for the cooridination of her therapy and all at home! How amazing! and the trial, 15 mins at 100%!! Amazing, again!! Good for you for resisting the tempation..I know God must smile at Abbie and I feel He must beam when He sees you, too as you disciple us, care for your family and husband and hold to His teachings every step of The Way! I am so thankful everyone will be home t…(trimmed)

Name: Marcy Date: 2004-07-08
Email: dmtopaul@aol.com

Comments: You are all in our prayers daily. Your strength is amazing and strong. My six year old and I check on Abby everyday. Continue with your strong faith.

Name: Kelle Swearinger ~ Salem, Oregon Date: 2004-07-08
Email: CKelleS@aol.com

Comments: Your strength and perseverance is unbelievable.

Name: Erika & Skyla Date: 2004-07-08

Comments: hey Abby, you’re doing a great job. You’re in our thoughts and prayers. God is great.

Name: faye Date: 2004-07-08

Comments: Tiffany & Ray: I am so happy for you that soon your family will be home together again. The thought of setting up regular schedules and transitioning from hospital chaos to normal (well, as close as we can get in our families!) home life is so refreshing. I pray the transition goes well for you.

Name: faye Date: 2004-07-08

Comments: Abbie: My first thought when looking at the date today is that it is “Miracle Day” for you (again!) to go home! I have been waiting for and praying for this day for weeks and weeks! Congratulations on this big step forward for you and the whole family! We’re so proud of how hard you are working!

Name: Cynthia Sugiharto Date: 2004-07-08
Email: cynthia_sugiharto@yahoo.com

Comments: Dear Abbie and family, we are constantly praying for you.

Name: Cynthia Sugiharto Date: 2004-07-08
Email: cynthia_sugiharto@yahoo.com

Comments: Dear Abbie and family, we are constantly praying for you.

Name: Hobbs Family Date: 2004-07-08

Comments: Good luck with all the excitment & preparation of bringing Abbey home. Prayers are being lifted for you all today.

Name: Michele Henning Date: 2004-07-08

Comments: Good Morning Abbie! We pray that your scope went well yesterday and the procedure was not too uncomfortable. We are so hapy that the 8th is here and that you will be HOME with your whole family today! We have family visiting this week and I can sense some of your mommie’s joy at having everyone together, where they belong! It is a comforting feeling! God Bless You, Sweetie!

Name: Katherine Khan Date: 2004-07-08

Comments: Do you know the song…”This is the day That the Lord hath made Let us Rejoice and be glad in it” I’ll be singing for you today.

Name: Your Friends In The Firehouse Date: 2004-07-08

Comments: Looks like you will be having some active days ahead. Hope all goes well for all those involved. We all will keep praying for you and your family. God Bless you and yours on this incedible journey of faith. We are always there for you.

Name: Jason, Beki, Garrett, and Kelsey Warren Date: 2004-07-08
Email: beki_warren@yahoo.com

Comments: (continued) will be a very good thing for her. We are praying that everything will go smoothly for you tomorrow and in the days following. Love, The Warren Family.

Name: Jason, Beki, Garrett, and Kelsey Warren Date: 2004-07-08
Email: beki_warren@yahoo.com

Comments: Dear Tiffany, How exciting that your precious little girl gets to go home tomorrow! We have been praying each and every day for Abbie’s recovery and will continue praying for her. I’m pleased to hear that we will still get to read your updates even after she is home. If Abbie is longing for your presence and comfort as evidenced by her drops in heart rate, I can only imagine that going home …(trimmed)

Name: the A.D.’s mom Date: 2004-07-07
Email: pguthrie99@sti.net

Comments: Going home! How Wonderful! You know, we all look forward to the greatest homecoming ever. Our Savior will welcome and our Father, that is, “God shall wipe away all tears”! We can imagine that as He does so today. I’m reminded of a little song from many years ago: “Praise Him, Praise Him, All Ye Little Children – God is Love, God is Love” Have some Grandpa/ma give you the melody. Good night …(trimmed)

Name: Mary & Brian Knapp Date: 2004-07-07
Email: knappmba@email.msn.com

Comments: We pray all went well with Abby’s surgery and that she will be continuing to make a BIG step each day . Abby is a ray of sunshine for all of us to find warmth in our lives. We will pray for her to continue to do well and look forward to hearing about her ride home tomorrow. Love, THE KNAPPS

Name: Ree Date: 2004-07-07

Comments: Constantly praying…

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2004-07-07
Email: syssasmom@yahoo.com

Comments: I am so happy to hear how well Abby is doing. I know it will be so wonderful to have Abby home. Then you all can be together. Praise God that she has come this far too be able to go home.

Name: Sunny Vogt Date: 2004-07-07

Comments: Abbie- We are praying for you as you prepare for homecoming!

Name: Riana Date: 2004-07-07

Comments: God loves to bless his children – fully, freely, faithfully, more than we could ever imagine. To the One who gives abundantly His good and perfect gifts; to the One who loves unconditionally ….. we give heartfelt thanks and praise.

Name: Larry Hsu Date: 2004-07-07

Comments: Ray & Tiffany, As a church family, we will continue to pray for Abbie and your family. As Abbie transitions back home, we pray that the Lord will continue to strengthen and guide you. In these trying times, may you continue to wait and hope upon the Lord and “soar on wings like an eagle” Is. 40:31. We will continue to remember you all.

Name: Beth & Doug Sloan Date: 2004-07-07
Email: doug.sloan@earthlink.net

Comments: Tiffany and Ray, we pray for you continually. Even our little Joshua remembers Abbie in his prayers. I am so excited to see Abbie’s progress. I look at her updates and just thank God for His goodness. I also pray for your family’s strength and for your marriage. I know that God will give you all you need, but I also realize that it won’t be an easy road. Please know that we love you and pray…(trimmed)

Name: The Felix’s in Pennsylvania Date: 2004-07-07
Email: kathleenfelix@comcast.net

Comments: Keep up the great work, Abby! You continue to be in our prayers. Can’t wait to hear that you are home. Love, The Felix’s

Name: The Malace Family Date: 2004-07-07
Email: malace@sbcglobal.net

Comments: Tiffany, God is so good and close to the broken hearted. I know he is holding Abby in the palm of his hands, he loves her so much and will see her through this. We are praying for you and your family. Remember Jesus still heals today just as he did when he walked on earth. Hold strong to his promises, he loves you. God bless! Love Heather

Name: Jones Family – Seattle, Washington Date: 2004-07-07
Email: jonesclan@buddycenters.org

Comments: Dearest Abbie – Tears of joy are streaming down my face as I read today’s post. What an emotional feeling for you & for your Mommy & Daddy. Today is a big exciting day for me as I go to send your pkg to you. It will be sent to your church so have Mommy or Daddy go look for it very soon – you will love this gift, I promise. Love, Jones Family

Name: Sherri in Houston Date: 2004-07-07
Email: smallen@ev1.net

Comments: Praying for a smooth transition home, that Abbie’s anxiety will be eased, and that you find something to laugh about today. Laughter is great medicine. There will be joy!

Name: Michele Henning Date: 2004-07-07

Comments: Dear Abbie and Family, We were in AK and had very poor computer connections! Imagine that! We checked in on you often and are so thankful for all the advances and your returning home tomorrow! Yea! All of your mommies updates are telling us an amazing and awesome journey and we are praying fervently for you, Dear One! Hugs and Love!!

Name: Michele Henning Date: 2004-07-07

Comments: Dear Abbie and Family, We were in AK and had very poor computer connections! Imagine that! We checked in on you often and are so thankful for all the advances and your returning home tomorrow! Yea! All of your mommies updates are telling us an amazing and awesome journey and we are praying fervently for you, Dear One! Hugs and Love!!

Name: Arnold, Cyndy, Jonathan & Joshua Date: 2004-07-07

Comments: We’re so excited that you’re coming home soon. We know that God is answering our prayers. We love you, sweet Abbie.

Name: Candice Date: 2004-07-06
Email: chingc021@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Oh, Abbie! Precious little one, do not be afraid when your mommy or daddy are not in the room with you. Know that they will do EVERYTHING in their power to love you and protect you. What a lesson for us to learn whenever we feel overwhelmed by our fears — look for our Father and Lean on Him! “Abbie the teacher” strikes again!

Name: Trisha Date: 2004-07-06

Comments: Abbie…I would like to say that you amaze me! I have known since thae first day that I visited you site that your inner fire would carry you through. I know that from the beginning you were screaming inside to let Mommy and Daddy know that you were “there” with them. I am thrilled that you are slowly letting your parents know that you are trying ever-so-hard to reach them. My dear child of Go…(trimmed)

Name: Mary & Brian Knapp Date: 2004-07-06
Email: knappmba@email.msn.com

Comments: Hi from the Knapps! We are excited for you have little Abby coming home to your nest with lots of love waiting her arrival. I am sorry we missed you on Saturday but it was nice to see Abby with open eyes and looking great. She has come a long way and continues to impress us with her accomplishments. I will be keeping in touch to help you in any way that you may need us. God Bless Abby. We love he…(trimmed)

Name: Mary Date: 2004-07-06

Comments: The best feeling in the world for parents…to know that they are really connecting with their child. I’m so glad. Will pray for tomorrow’s scope to yield the results Abbie needs.

Name: Erik & Lori Andersen Date: 2004-07-06
Email: arquilla_111@yahoo.com

Comments: Abby, your story has inspired us! May your faith and God’s love continue to guide you on your journey to recovery. Our prayers are with you and your family.

Name: Karen Leilani Mejia, LSW Date: 2004-07-06

Comments: The staff of the RCH– Special Needs Network look forward to working with you and your family in your time of need. Aloha & Malama Pono

Name: Virginia Date: 2004-07-06
Email: dnwickersheim@hotmail.com

Comments: I forgot to mention, YOU ARE living proof of Gods power and I will be praying for you during your scope investigation. He will be in that very room and he’s promised he will never leave you.

Name: Virginia Date: 2004-07-06
Email: dnwickersheim@hotmail.com

Comments: Eph.3:20 to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine. Just think about that…more than we can imagine..thats why the world doesn’t understand our ways, they can’t imagine Gods mercy, his love, his healing. Abby you are going to be living proof of Gods power. Bless you and your family, Virginia

Name: Auntie Kristy Giasolli Date: 2004-07-06

Comments: Lord we pray that you guide the hands of Abbies medical angles as they look for a clear airway thus allowing all to hear her voice & words of excitement as she tells us of her incredible journey with you. In Jesus name I pray.

Name: Lisa Torcaso Date: 2004-07-06

Comments: Dearest Abby Please forgive me for not writting to you in a long time but you have never been out of my thoughts nor prayers. I am so proud of you and overjoyed by your progress. Keep trying young one.

Name: Auntie Lo & Uncle Tim Date: 2004-07-06

Comments: WE are so happy to hear about Abbie’s progress – we are always praying for you daily. Love to you all.

Name: The Noey Family Date: 2004-07-05

Comments: Dear Abbie, We were on vacation and unable to check on you for a few days. However, we never stopped thinking about you and praying for you. We were so happy to log on and read about all of your wonderful progress the minute we walked in the door. God is awesome! Keep up the good work. We are so proud of you.

Name: Trish Date: 2004-07-05

Comments: I am thrilled for all of you with regards to Abbie’s journey home. I am simply tickled! We will continue to pray for Abbie and your family. Chapter two is about to begin! And what an exciting chapter it shall be. I can’t wait to see how Abbie fairs at home. I am sensing that the familiarity of home and the love of her brothers and extended family will be “just what the doctor ordered.” Much …(trimmed)

Name: The Vanderhoofven Family Date: 2004-07-05
Email: wes.vanderhoofven@cardinal.com

Comments: Praise God for Abby’s progress. Thank you for your updates and Thank God for allowing Ray to FIX Abby’s problem. As a father, I know this was good for his soul. I have not had the priviledge to meet your family, but I have followed Abby’s progress almost daily over the past few weeks via your updates. It always brings joy to my heart and tears to my eyes to hear of the wonderful things God is …(trimmed)

Name: Karen (from Phoenix) Date: 2004-07-05
Email: kenirayk@hotmail.com

Comments: Tiffany – thank you for the updates – I still check on Abby & think about her all of the time. Don’t forget to take care of yourself, too. I hope you & your family were able to find some joy & peace this holiday weekend.

Name: The Dunbars Date: 2004-07-05

Comments: God is so good! How exciting to be able to bring Abbie home soon. You will be in our prayers as you all get into your routines. But what a joy for you all to be back home together!!God is doing amazing things and I know he will continue. God bless you all.

Name: Dumlao Oohana Date: 2004-07-05
Email: alohatam@yahoo.com

Comments: Happy 4th of July Abbie! We are still praying hard for you and your family!

Name: Jeffrie Date: 2004-07-04
Email: jeffrie@lava.net

Comments: Tiffany and Ray: Wonderful news about Abbie’s upcoming move home. May God continue to guide you and keep you strong as you get ready for this transition. You continue to be in our hearts and prayers.

Name: Nanci Mikels (Baird) Date: 2004-07-04

Comments: Happy 4th of July. Hope you have a great day. So glad Abby gets to go home soon. God bless.

Name: Aunt Lori Date: 2004-07-04
Email: Tropicalbreez04@aol.com

Comments: Abby, Not all the darkness in the world can put out your light. Yesterday is a dream, and tomorrow is a vision of hope. Thinking of you little one on this 4th. Keep fighting baby girl. Love Aunt Lori

Name: Candice Date: 2004-07-03
Email: chingc021@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Hi Tiffany! Just a note– you often depict yourself as being a WORRIER when a lot of us see you as a being a WARRIOR! Keep up the good fight! Lord, I pray little Abbie will have inherited her parents’ strength and determination to be everything You want her to be. Amen!

Name: TNF(Nickle) Date: 2004-07-03

Comments: G’Morning little Abby…I hope you and your family have a wonderful weekend! I’ll check up on you soon. Luv, your personal prayer warriors! :-)

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2004-07-03
Email: syssasmom@yahoo.com

Comments: Hi Abby and family. I am so excited to hear you get to go home. I haven’t been able to check in for a couple of days as my computer was down. The recent updates are so positive. I am so happy for you all.

Name: Nanci Mikels (Baird) Date: 2004-07-03

Comments: Hi Just checking in on Abby. So glad to here she gets to go home. I pray everyday for her recovery. God bless.

Name: Nickle Family Date: 2004-07-03

Comments: G’Mornin Miss Abby. I tell you it is so good to hear that you are getting better by the days. Keep it up sweetheart. We are your prayer warriors.

Name: pat & george virgil Date: 2004-07-02
Email: geovirgil@aol.com

Comments: we talked to her aunt and she told us about abby our prayers go ot to her.

Name: Cindy Date: 2004-07-02

Comments: Ray & Tiffany, Thank you for sharing every moment with us. Abbie is truly a child of God! He will grant your heart’s desires. Ephesians 6:10 (Strength in the Lord) – 10 In conclusion, be strong in the Lord [be empowered through your union with Him]; draw your strength from Him [that strength which His boundless might provides].

Name: Mary & Brian Date: 2004-07-02
Email: knappmba@email.msn.com

Comments: Congratulations ! I am so happy to hear that Little Abby is coming home soon. This a major step and I am happy to hear about it. She is the sweetest little girl . We are in your corner praying and always looking to see if there is anything you need. Please let us know. See ya soon!

Name: JOYCE AND ANNE Date: 2004-07-02


Name: The Kofoed’s Date: 2004-07-02
Email: kofoeds4@hotmail.com

Comments: Congratulations on all of the accomplishments Abbie has made recently. You are such an amazing family and we will be praying for a smooth journey as you prepare to bring your little girl home. We still check in everyday to see how she is doing.

Name: Becci Todd-Portland, OR Date: 2004-07-02

Comments: “Rejoice in the Lord always and again I say rejoice”!! I can not express how happy I am to hear that you have planned homecomming. I knew this day would come, I knew by your fighting spirit that you weren’t ready to leave your family just yet. God has great plans for you Abbie, keep up the good hard work! I hope that your mommy will keep us updated after you return home, I look forward to checking…(trimmed)

Name: Becci Todd-Portland, OR Date: 2004-07-02

Comments: “Rejoice in the Lord always and again I say rejoice”!! I can not express how happy I am to hear that you have planned homecomming. I knew this day would come, I knew by your fighting spirit that you weren’t ready to leave your family just yet. God has great plans for you Abbie, keep up the good hard work! I hope that your mommy will keep us updated after you return home, I look forward to checking…(trimmed)

Name: Kim in San Diego Date: 2004-07-02

Comments: Praise God!! For Abbie’s steps forward and for your planned homecomming! Keep up the good work Abbie!!

Name: Sherri in Houston Date: 2004-07-02
Email: smallen@ev1.net

Comments: Thank you Tiffany for those 4 words: “There will be joy.” Jesus loves you and your precious family. HE will bring you joy and I pray HE brings it soon.

Name: vera Loorents Date: 2004-07-02

Comments: Still praying and trusting the lord for Abby´s recovery, feeling an assurance that he is in controll.P.T.L.

Name: kristi Date: 2004-07-02
Email: kristi@matsons.net

Comments: Tiffany – not a day goes by without a prayer for your family from ours. Thank you for lifting us all by your example.

Name: Candice Date: 2004-07-02
Email: chingc021@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Wow, Abbie’s going home! It’s always good to be surrounded by familiar settings. Lord, please help the entire Vara family transition back to the home You’ve given them– not just a house, but their HOME. Provide all they’ll need in materials, space, strength and energy. Thank you for the healing You’ve begun. We look forward to its completion. Amen

Name: Angela Date: 2004-07-01
Email: adx21965@msn.com

Comments: I come to check on Abbie’s progress every week or so and I am at once delighted by her progress and in awe of Abbie’s mom and dad. Sometimes our Father uses our pain or crisis to teach someone else a lesson. God is using Abbie and your family to teach others how to trust Him. He’s showing us how to manage our problems by watching your faith through your struggles. Thank you all for sharing your li…(trimmed)

Name: jetta orr Date: 2004-07-01
Email: mckennaldy194545@aol.com

Comments: Dear Ray&Tiffany,

Name: jetta orr Date: 2004-07-01
Email: mckennaldy194545@aol.com

Comments: Dear Ray&Tiffany,

Name: jetta orr Date: 2004-07-01
Email: mckennaldy194545@aol.com

Comments: Dear Ray&Tiffany,

Name: TNF Date: 2004-07-01

Comments: Little Abby, your family has trusted God with all that they have, and because of it, blessings are great. “Throw your burden upon Jehovah…” Continue to keep the faith. We’re thinking of you all.

Name: dave & Mary Jo Osmun Date: 2004-07-01
Email: dave@osmun.org

Comments: We are keeping our prayers going for you all. Have spread the word & requested prayers also from a local christian Radio station here in Ohio. Psalm 84:11 (KJV) the “and’s” are important. Hope the trip home is as big a blessing as the site has been to us.

Name: Sunni Date: 2004-07-01
Email: sunni@bendcable.com

Comments: Tiffany – Yes, there will be joy – look how far Abbie has come! You just aren’t able to see it clearly since you’re too close. She has come amazingly far. It’s natural to be frustrated and sad, but God is with you each step of the way – and so are we!!! We Mothers are such worriers – always remember – what are you saying to yourself??? Positive or Negative things?? Trash those negative thoug…(trimmed)

Name: The Nickle Family Date: 2004-07-01

Comments: Hello Miss Abby…we’ll check in on you soon. Have a Great day!

Name: Roy Noda Date: 2004-07-01

Comments: Dear Tiff & Ray, Praying fervently for Abbie’s full recovery. We love you Abbie girl! As we approach this 7/4 weekend, I want to thank you so much not only for your daily updates but also for your time served in the Military. I have a lot of pride & honor for our men & women of service and thank them for our precious freedom!

Name: Erin Stinchfield McRae Date: 2004-07-01
Email: gmcrae@easystreet.com

Comments: What an inspiration your little one is. Your strength is AMAZING! Still praying and thinking of you everyday!

Name: Kelli in West Monroe, Louisiana Date: 2004-07-01
Email: kellihreed@yahoo.com

Comments: Your precious Abby will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Name: Matt & Natalie Fong http://www.prayforabby.com Date: 2004-07-01
Email: lenafong@yahoo.com

Comments: Dear Abby, Through the very last two pictures, we know our daily prayers are working and it is not working slowly. Can’t wait to play with you in the nursery.

Name: Maggie Young Date: 2004-07-01

Comments: Hi there dear Abbie girl! you are doing such a great job! You will get to go home soon with mom, dad and all your big brothers! We are all praying for you, may God bless you every day!

Name: Christi from VA Date: 2004-07-01
Email: bransonx2@chartertn.net

Comments: Thank you so much for this site. Abbie’s story makes me love my little Emma even more. When we are having a hard day–whining for no reason, getting in to everything, etc. I just reach down, pick her up & love her to pieces. I know you would give anything to hear Abbie’s whines and to be chasing after her saying “no”. I pray for you guys daily!

Name: Matthew (aka Qat727) Date: 2004-07-01

Comments: I just saw the message to visit today. Better late than never, it seems, but I am very pleased to see that good progress has been made. I wish the best of luck to you, and you will be in my thoughts and wishes.

Name: Keren Date: 2004-07-01
Email: kerenstonebraker@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Little Abbie, you look so beautiful today with your beautiful brown eyes open wide! Remember when we read in John ch. 1 that Jesus asked Nathanael “because of what I said to you you believe? You will se greater things than these!” I believe we’ll see greater things with you yet! We love you, Stonebraker family.

Name: Jones Family – Seattle, Washington Date: 2004-07-01
Email: jonesclan@buddycenters.org

Comments: We’re so proud of you Abbie!