2005 Prayers (Jan – June)

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Name: Jason, Beki, Garrett, and Kelsey Warren Date: 2005-01-31
Email: beki_warren@yahoo.com

Comments: I can only imagine how beautiful and sweet Abbie’s smiles and laughter are to see and hear!!! Praise God for these wonderful reports! Love, The Warren Family

Name: Mary at Rehab Date: 2005-01-31
Email: alohacandy51@yahoo.com

Comments: I was so excited to read that Abbie has been smiling and making such wonderful progress. Our prayers are being answered every day!! Praise God!

Name: TNF Date: 2005-01-31

Comments: Vara Family, you are in my prayers this evening.

Name: Ben & Kathy Laake & family Date: 2005-01-31
Email: laake.family@verizon.net

Comments: Ray,Tiffany,We praise the Lord for how far He has brought Abby along!!We’ll all continue to stand on His promises!God bless you all. You’re always in our prayers!

Name: Sunni in Oregon Date: 2005-01-31

Comments: Hey Girlie – you are our hero. We’re so proud of you here in Oregon. You are doing the hard work and many blessings are flowing your way. Daily prayers to you sweet one. Love, the Yorks

Name: Bonnie Date: 2005-01-31

Comments: Tiffany, many days I read your updates and do not write a comment, because I feel like I repeat myself over and over. Today I am repeating myself again, but I can’t help but shout for praise at Abby’s progress and your faith!!!! Your family is such a blessing to us! We love each and everyone of you!

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2005-01-30

Comments: Abbie hope you are feeling better kiddo. Thinking and praying for you all.

Name: The Suttons Date: 2005-01-29

Comments: Praise the Lord for Laughter! It must have been a wonderful sound to hear Abby laughing again. All I can think to write is how wonderful the Lord is and how great is his faithfulness. Love RBAB

Name: Dumlao Ohana Date: 2005-01-28

Comments: Well, mom and dad get to go out on a date huh? guess what Abbie, the babies let their mom and dad go on a date too! I’ll tell you a secret, on our date we talked about the kids! I’m sure mom and dad did too. Keep on truckin’ Abbie!

Name: Ingrid Jones Date: 2005-01-28
Email: ingridrn3@earthlink.net

Comments: Dear Abbie, What a beautiful little girl you are! It is wonderful to see Jesus’ healing you. May He bless you and your family. I hope to see you all soon and watch you run and play with your brothers and family.

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2005-01-28

Comments: Ray and Tiffany I hope you two have a very relaxed fun time together. Little miss Abbie I bet your laugh was so joyous to hear. You keep trucking along little one. Kyle hope you are feeling better. You are all in our prayers.

Name: The Hobbs Date: 2005-01-27

Comments: We hope you all have a ton of fun w/ your gma & gpa visiting! What an exciting time ahead. It’s so good to hear the positive news of Abbie laughing! Way to go, Cutie!

Name: Mary Jo & Dave Osmun Date: 2005-01-27
Email: dave@osmun.org

Comments: We’ve been watching from Ohio for most of the time on the site. What wonders God has for us around the corner can’t be concieved with our minds. Often we have to be put into a position of dependence to see them. Such a blessing and encouragement your family have been to us and countless others. “No good thing will He withhold…” Ps 84:11 God bless & our church family will keep praying until we m…(trimmed)

Name: Cheryl Date: 2005-01-27
Email: rdesko@bresnan.net

Comments: Abby, you keep on laughing little one!! We are all so excited for you. Ray and Tiffany-have a great time on your date.

Name: Brian Martin Date: 2005-01-27
Email: brian.d.martin@us.army.mil

Comments: Ray, Tiffany, Abby, and the rest of the Veras. You are all in my prayers…I just learned about Abby yesterday after meeting with Gordy Lewis at a conference. May God bless you all. (Brian ~ Greely)

Name: The Suttons Date: 2005-01-26

Comments: Hello everyone. It is a blessing each time that I read your updates Tiffany. I look forward to reading about the progress that occurrs everytime that you write. Keep up the hard work Abby! You are a miracle in progress everyday!…We love you all. Love RBAB

Name: TNF Date: 2005-01-25

Comments: Thank you for the updates. It just makes my day when I come log on and read that your little one is improving more and more each day. You can truly see God’s hands working. I pray for continued progress, patience, and perseverence for you all. Take care Vara ohana. Our prayers are with you.

Name: Kathy Date: 2005-01-25
Email: kat8011@ricochet.com

Comments: Praise God for all he is doing with you Abbie. It is amazing to watch the Lords work because even in tiny increments you have miracles each day. I will pray for you and your family every day.

Name: Erika & Skyla Date: 2005-01-24
Email: foxee259@hotmail.com

Comments: hi Abby and family, im glad to hear that abby is doing well.. you are all in our thoughts and prayers. we love you all.. may GOD bless.

Name: Candice Date: 2005-01-24
Email: chingc021@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Wow! Am I glad you don’t write like William Arthur. That quote from the 1/23 update gave me a headache! But seriously, our message this past Sunday was on Patience. Get a tape if you missed it. Love ya!

Name: Linda Date: 2005-01-24

Comments: Sounds like you have been working very hard and your mommy too! Praying for you and your wonderful family.

Name: McCoy Family Date: 2005-01-24

Comments: Abby you are so beautiful, what a complete angel. Melts my heart!! Tiffany you are such a strong women, I admire you so much. GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY>

Name: Cheryl Date: 2005-01-24
Email: rdesko@bresnan.net

Comments: Abby, what a beauty you are. Tiffany, thanks for the updates, you’re great!! We all continue to pray for all of you daily. Keep up the good work!

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2005-01-24

Comments: Wow Abbie sounds like you are doing so good. My daughter Alyssa said to tell you she thinks you are great.. We always pray for you and your family.

Name: The Suttons Date: 2005-01-23

Comments: Abby your picture is beautiful! We are very excited about you beginning to eat some food, and sliding down your slide. We love you and your family. We always look for updates, and continue to pray for you. Love rbab

Name: Angie Brasfield And Family Date: 2005-01-22
Email: angiebrasfield@yahoo.com

Comments: Abby you are such a pretty little angel. Keep up the good work.

Name: Angie Brasfield and family Date: 2005-01-22
Email: angiebrasfield@yahoo.com

Comments: Such a pretty little girl. Your are doing a great job, keep up the good work.

Name: Angie Brasfield and family Date: 2005-01-22
Email: angiebrasfield@yahoo.com

Comments: Such a pretty little girl. Your are doing a great job, keep up the good work.

Name: Mary Date: 2005-01-22

Comments: What a beautiful new picture of Abbie. Sounds like you’re picking up steam, kiddo! Keep working hard!

Name: The Ryan family Date: 2005-01-21
Email: navychaplain@hotmail.com

Comments: We love your new picture Abbie – you’ve grown so much since we saw you last! Thank you Jesus for healing Abbie every day. Great is Your faithfulness. We love you and miss you so much Abbie!!

Name: Your Friends In The Firehouse Date: 2005-01-21

Comments: Glad to hear all the positive news for the crew at your home. Here’s to 2005 going along gangbusters for Abby’s contiuned improvement. Aloha Ke Akua –

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2005-01-21

Comments: What a beautiful pic!!!Praise God for how well you are doing Abbie. You are all in my prayers. Tiffany I bet sleep felt great!

Name: Marjorie Balleras Date: 2005-01-20
Email: jorette618@yahoo.com

Comments: Hi Abby, You dont know us but we have been crossing paths for quite sometime. My daughter Danica was born In Kapiolani June 12, 2004. She is our first child,beautiful baby girl. She was diagnosed with Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopaty at birth and we spent 21 days in NICU and intermediate care unit. My husband and I have seen you a couple of times with your mom in the cafeteria. My friend and…(trimmed)

Name: M’s family Date: 2005-01-20

Comments: What a BEAUTIFUL new picture! Abbey looks so bright eyed & happy. Thanks for sharing the new pic & the updates! Prayers & hugs!

Name: rhonda Date: 2005-01-20
Email: rhonda.jerman@lexisnexis.com

Comments: Abbie, you look beautiful. I love the picture.

Name: Linda Date: 2005-01-20
Email: lcarver@direcway.com

Comments: Abbie, Our hearts are overflowing with praise as we read your latest update. We praise God for your continued healing!! Keep up the hard work. Praise God for a new nurse to help out. Praise God for a full nights sleep. He is so faithful. We love you all and pray without ceasing.

Name: dawn & emily Date: 2005-01-20

Comments: such a pretty picture! abby you are doing awesome! keep up the good work, before you know it youll be causing trouble again!!

Name: Nathan and Amy Yost Date: 2005-01-19
Email: yost2705@msn.com

Comments: Abbie is looking beautiful!! Her progress is truly amazing. We continue to pray for you all!!

Name: Christi from VA Date: 2005-01-19
Email: bransonx2@chartertn.net

Comments: It is so great to see a beautiful new picture of Abbie! I am continually praying for you all and have so enjoyed seeing Abbie’s progress since this summer.

Name: Melissa Date: 2005-01-19
Email: jduke@integrity.com

Comments: What a beautiful new picture of you Abbie!We are looking forward to seeing you someday soon…not sure when yet.Love to all the Varas from 4Dukes.

Name: Annie Date: 2005-01-19

Comments: Faith is not believing that God can. It is knowing that God will.

Name: Your Sister in Christ (Kim in San Diego) Date: 2005-01-19

Comments: Oh Abbie you look so cute in that last picture posted! My how you’ve come along and now moving your arms to touch your brother at night and to make the mobile move – Praise God for all these things and esp for you and your mommy who does such a wonderful job of sharing the good news and good works of Jesus! – we keep praying for you little one!

Name: Marcy Date: 2005-01-19
Email: dmtopaul@aol.com

Comments: You are all such an example to everyone. You continue to be in our prayers. We are amazed at your strength and the miracles that your family is experiencing. We will continue to pray and watch the miracles unfold as Abby continues to get better.

Name: dawn & emily Date: 2005-01-19

Comments: still praying for you abby! keep up the good work!!

Name: Dumlao Ohana Date: 2005-01-19

Comments: Abbie, look how big you are growing…the girls love how your hair looks so they “demanded” theirs to be the same. They can’t wait to come and play with you one day just like your cousin did! Have you been telling mommy to get some rest?

Name: Candice Date: 2005-01-19
Email: chingc021@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Thanks, Tiffany, for inscribibg your tablets that we may run — with each joyous nugget you give us about Abbie’s progress. And don’t worry about typos in the updates. I, too, have a keyboard that can’t spell. Auwe!

Name: Angela Date: 2005-01-18
Email: adx21965@msn.com

Comments: Thank you for Abby’s picture…what a gorgeous little girl. When you contrast the first photos of her in the hospital and this one for today, it is heartwarming and hopefull. Alleluia, God is good. I’ll keep on praying as I have been. God bless all of the Vara’s.

Name: John and Karen Date: 2005-01-18
Email: kzondlo@zondlo.com

Comments: What a precious picture of Abbie! Thanks for sharing it. You guys remain in our prayers daily. Love to you all. John and Karen

Name: TNF Date: 2005-01-18

Comments: Wow! You’re so beautiful Ms. Abby! My you have grown so much. Listening to your Mommy talk about your brothers, and Crystal, I’m wondering if I should have another little one for my 2-n-a-half little girl. Keep up the hardwork Abby, we’re rooting for you! Love always, TNF

Name: The Sutton’s Date: 2005-01-18

Comments: We are excited about the new developments in Abby everyday. She is a precious fighter who has the determination to get well! As always everyone is in our prayers. We love you all RBAB

Name: Uncle Tim & Auntie Lo Date: 2005-01-17

Comments: Dear Abbie,We are always so happy to hear of your progress. Praying God will strengthen you each minute of the day. Jesus Loves You.

Name: Cookie Date: 2005-01-17

Comments: Just wondering how everyone is doing.

Name: Candis Date: 2005-01-16
Email: candishutchens@yahoo.com

Comments: I as glad that Abbey is doing so well. I have been away from the computer and am glad to hear how good things are going. Abby and family are in my prayers always. Have a great New Year.

Name: Candice Date: 2005-01-15
Email: chingc021@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Hi Miss Abbie and family! It is so good to have the updates up and running again. “Thanks, Gio’s mommy! Although you’re a continent away, you’re still so vital to this web site! I pray for more good news and for our paths to cross again someday.”

Name: Desko’s Date: 2005-01-15
Email: rdesko@bresnan.net

Comments: Hi Abby! Sounds like you are going to be getting into trouble in no time. Give your mommy and daddy and brothers a big kiss for us, and Crystal too! We miss you sooooo much. Found pics of the boys decorating cookies at our house in LA. Seems so long ago!

Name: Hobbes Family Date: 2005-01-14

Comments: Tiffany, we know better than to believe you’ve been lazy! We completely understand that every minute you spend posting updates for us is a sacrifice of time from Abbey & your family! We greatly appreciate the news you are able & willing to share whenever you can!

Name: Becky & Alyssa Newman Date: 2005-01-14

Comments: Abbie you are doing so great. I bet you will be crawling soon and loving it. It is amazing reading this journey your family is on. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.God Bless!!!!

Name: Maggie Young Date: 2005-01-13

Comments: Hi there sweetie pie! I am soooo proud of you!! You are working so hard and making so much progress. Thank you for sharing all your success with us! Love, Maggie

Name: dawn & emily Date: 2005-01-13

Comments: you are working so hard abby! keep up triyng to crawl & keep up the awesome talking!!

Name: Crystal Date: 2005-01-12

Comments: Abbie you rock!!! You are getting so good at crawling all by yourself and giving kisses on command. And Aunt Tiffany..you’re doing so awesome making sure things get done even w/o our good friend Debbie to help..

Name: Mimi Date: 2005-01-12
Email: falley@yahoo.com

Comments: Uh-oh. It looks like something may be wrong again with the website. Hope it gets back to normal soon. No posts for two days either. Hope everyone and everything is fine. Hello Abbie!

Name: Courtney Mohatt Date: 2005-01-11
Email: jmohatt@hotmail.com

Comments: You inspire us to live as we should…for Christ and watch for his miracles.

Name: Mandi Date: 2005-01-11

Comments: Good to read some updates. We’ve been wondering. Praise God for Abbie’s successes!

Name: Angela D’Ambrosio Date: 2005-01-11
Email: adx21965@msn.com

Comments: Praise God! I was so happy to read an update about Abby. Of course you have all remained in my prayers and I just praise our loving Father for touching you all with His tender love. Abby will continue to prosper in God’s perfect time.

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2005-01-11

Comments: We are so happy to hear how great things are going for you all. You are always in our prayers.

Name: Sherri Allen Date: 2005-01-11
Email: smallen@ev1.net

Comments: I can’t wait to see what God has in store for Abby this new year.

Name: Linda Date: 2005-01-11

Comments: A prayer was said for you and your family today. Thanks for the latest update.

Name: Allie Date: 2005-01-11

Comments: Wonder what Abby’s been up to since Dec. 27? Hope she is doing fine. Her progress is sounding like it is beginning to really pick up. Yeah!

Name: Aurora and Family Date: 2005-01-11
Email: ahafer@houston.rr.com

Comments: Thank you for the updates…Praise God for all the good news! RJ’s tender heart brings me to tears.

Name: Deana Date: 2005-01-11
Email: leeville420@hotmail.com

Comments: Hi everyone, I am so glad you are back online I check this web site everyday to see how the Lord’s little Angel is doing. I am so excited about all the news. I will be praying for you all.

Name: Kristy G Date: 2005-01-11

Comments: Yeah! Your back! Thank you Gio’s mommy, your work is much appreciated. Congratulations on the new van! I cant wait to see you all out and about. Sending love to all the Vera’s, Kristy

Name: Debra Date: 2005-01-10

Comments: Hope you’re all doing great & that 2005 is off to an awesome start! We can’t wait to hear some happy updates!

Name: The Henning’s Date: 2005-01-10

Comments: Abbie, can I just use this space to thank Gio’s mommie for all her work. Moves are not easy with young ones and during December adds another level of stress to it! thank you for bringing the updates again, we are grateful and God Bless You in your new home!

Name: The Henning’s Date: 2005-01-10

Comments: Dear Abbie, wonderful to read your mom’s updates and how events unfolded at your house over Christmas! We praise God for all the miracles, especially your words of love! Your mom is correct, nothing can really seperate us. Because praying for each other, shedding tears and shouting praises together binds hearts and souls. You have a “family” that spreads across the world and we are all praying …(trimmed)

Name: Travis and Melissa Brown Date: 2005-01-10
Email: bunchofbrowns@comcast.net

Comments: We are so happy to get your latest updates! My the Lord continue to bless you and keep you in this new year!

Name: Kathy ( & Kawika) Date: 2005-01-10
Email: mommykanyuck@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: I am THRILLED for you all! Thank you so much for the latest update.. I should invest in Kleenex! =) Kathy

Name: Linda Date: 2005-01-10
Email: lindasun75@hotmail.com

Comments: praise the lord miss abby, your nurse misses you very much and congratulations on every step you take into the new year. Luv and kisses, aunty linda

Name: Candice Date: 2005-01-10
Email: chingc021@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: So good to read the latest updates! I’ll continue to pray for you all. Now I have to go… I’m late from my lunch break; but it was worth it! Love ya!

Name: Gio’s Mommy Date: 2005-01-10

Comments: Hi All & Abby. I am finally back online. We moved across the country during the holidays. Sorry and Happy New Year. Let’s see God’s work this year.

Name: Virginia Date: 2005-01-10
Email: dnwickersheim@hotmail.com

Comments: I’m always checking on Abby and your family and decided “No news is good news” No matter if we hear from you or not, we just keep trusting Jesus for something new everyday. His mercies are new every morning. God Bless you all.Isn’t it wonderful to be loved so much by Jesus. I can’t imagine doing life without him. It’s hard enough with him Haha
Name: Ginnie Date: 2005-01-10

Comments: Once I posted, now I can read something. Great news is wonderful but we are sad we can’t more easily know what to pray for–almost a month now. I agree, let’s pray for the webmaster!

Name: Ginnie Date: 2005-01-10

Comments: Still praying but receiving no word for so long and not even any recent prayer messages. What has gone wrong? I don’t even know who to contact.

Name: Dumlao Ohana Date: 2005-01-10

Comments: We were taking down Christmas decorations and Jaslyn asked me if I knew how many presents Abbie had…I told her and her little sister I didn’t know, but every day is Christmas for Abbie’s family because GOD helps Abbie wrap a present every day for her family to open and see…the gifts are something Abbie does new or improved as each day passes. Those kinds of gifts are the best ones to get.

Name: Your Friends In the Firehouse Date: 2005-01-10

Comments: Missed meeting you. God Bless you and the family in the up-coming year. Look forward to the positive progress reports. Aloha.

Name: christina Date: 2005-01-09
Email: cruschil@optonline.net

Comments: Though I have not posted in a long time, you have remained in my thoughts and prayers. ty for the updates, they bring a smile to my face when I hear how wonderful Abby is doing. The love you have for one another and your faith continue to inspire me, thank you for that.

Name: Michele Henning Date: 2005-01-09

Comments: Dear Abbie, just checking in again. hope you have a wonderful Sunday with your family! Love, The Henning’s

Name: Annette33 Date: 2005-01-08
Email: annette33@mail2world.com

Comments: LOL, I too was worried after almost a month, and decided to check the guest book. Was happy to see updates here. Think of you often. My 6 yr old dd always asks why I access your page all the time. I had to tell your story…

Name: Joan Schmaltz Date: 2005-01-08
Email: barontwo@yahoo.com

Comments: I was so worried when I didn’t see any new posts for almost a month. Tonight I decided to check the guest book and was thrilled with the updates in it. Thank the good Lord for Abbie’s progress. I pray for her and know that this will be a great year for her!

Name: Michele Henning Date: 2005-01-08

Comments: Hello Abbie!! I have been checking in today, cannot wait to see your “news” Still praying and still rejoicing in the miracles!

Name: Your Sister in Christ (Kim in San Diego) Date: 2005-01-08

Comments: What wonderful news Abby, that you are able to communicate better and better. we pray blessing upon you and your whole family for this whole new year little one – keep up the good work!

Name: TNF Date: 2005-01-07

Comments: Morning Ms. Abby, thinking about you this morning.

Name: The Suttons Date: 2005-01-07

Comments: Dear Father please continue to restore Abby everyday. Thank you for your answers to our prayers. Abby and family we love you all and continue to pray!

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2005-01-07

Comments: You are all in our thoughts and prayers daily.

Name: rhonda Date: 2005-01-07
Email: rhonda.jerman@lexisnexis.com

Comments: Is everything ok?

Name: Jackie Date: 2005-01-07

Comments: I’ve started praying for the webmaster. Everyone join me.

Name: Jason, Beki, Garrett, and Kelsey Warren Date: 2005-01-07
Email: beki_warren@yahoo.com

Comments: We’re still praying every day, Tiffany! I know I don’t post terribly often, but thought you might like to know that we still pray every day and read the updates when they are available. Isn’t it exciting how Abbie is constantly progressing? We can’t wait to hear all the wonderful details this weekend! Love, The Warrens

Name: Glenda Date: 2005-01-06
Email: glenda.odonnell@blueyonder.co.uk

Comments: glad all is well looking forward to hearing news soon.

Name: Michele Henning Date: 2005-01-06

Comments: Happy New Year Abbie and Family!!! I just sat and read thru the guest book and I am SOO thrilled at Abbie’s gift to her daddy!!! Leave it to our girl to say such a beautiful thing to her daddy!! Cannot wait for ALL the updates! Will have to grab a coffee and enjoy the time “with you” when the updates are in!! This is going to be an awesome year for you!!!

Name: Trisha Date: 2005-01-06

Comments: I haven’t posted in a while, but I am still here! I check on your progress, Abbie, often. I am so thankful that you continue to progress. God is WONDERFUL! God bless you little angel…please know that those of us in California are still along for the adventure and we are still praying! We love you dear heart.

Name: Update from Tiffany Date: 2005-01-06

Comments: Trying to make up for inability to post updates..I am sorry that so many of you have been looking and have been frustrated..we’ll be posting again soon. Abbie is beginning to track with her eyes more consistently, and is finding new sounds to try to talk to us with. Please, even in the absence of real updates, keep praying. We’ll be back up to speed soon!

Name: TNF Date: 2005-01-06

Comments: I prayed for you all today.

Name: Millie Date: 2005-01-06

Comments: I’ve followed along for months–now nothing. No new prayers. It seems everyone has stopped. This has been hard to deal with. I will keep looking, searching for information.

Name: Kathy (& Kawika) Date: 2005-01-05
Email: mommykanyuck@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: I am sooo excited for you all – new year and more progress! God is faithful, and is blessing us through you… Thank you Abby and Family… TIffany- thanx for the update in the guestbook… made me feel better!

Name: Glenda Date: 2005-01-05
Email: glenda.odonnell@blueyonder.co.uk

Comments: After I posted last post a whole load of posts came through. So glad Abby is doing ok looking forward to the news.

Name: Glenda Date: 2005-01-05
Email: glenda.odonnell@blueyonder.co.uk

Comments: I too am worried I check every day for news. I pray that everything is ok with you all.

Name: TNF Date: 2005-01-05

Comments: I never had a chance to thank you for all the wonderful pictures. Little Abby, you are such a cutie! And you grew so much! Take care everyone!

Name: callie Date: 2005-01-05

Comments: good to hear that abby is doing better

Name: Ginny Date: 2005-01-05
Email: wayoutworlds@yahoo.com

Comments: This is tough not getting updates anymore. Plus no recent prayer updates either. We pray all is okay.

Name: Jason, Beki, Garrett, and Kelsey Warren Date: 2005-01-05
Email: beki_warren@yahoo.com

Comments: A belated Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to the Vara family! Sounds like lots of exciting stuff is happening at your house. Praise God! We were especially excited when we read about Abbie saying “I love you” to Ray. I can’t wait to see what God has in store for 2005!!! Love, The Warrens

Name: Update from Tiffany Date: 2005-01-05

Comments: Another great day! Abbie scooted forward on her slide all by herself tonight, with the whole family celebrating around her as she went. WOW! Wonderful appt with her surgeon who was thrilled with her progress..appts like that are really fun! “Real” updates will be posted this weekend. God is Good!!

Name: lurker Date: 2005-01-04

Comments: updates?

Name: TNF Date: 2005-01-04

Comments: Hello Ms. Abby…How is your week going? I pray that all is well, and that you are doing better. Take care little one.

Name: Update from Tiffany Date: 2005-01-04

Comments: Aloha! Our webmaster, Michelle will be home later this week. Stayed tuned for exciting news about Abbie’s progress, Abbie’s Angels fund, and happeneings around our house. I pray that your new year is off to a great start!

Name: Kristin Date: 2005-01-04

Comments: Looking forward to some new updates soon. You are all in my prayers as always.

Name: Jen Date: 2005-01-03

Comments: just updating the page so I can see new entries! I check every day!

Name: Aurora and Family Date: 2005-01-03

Comments: Thank you for the update-so thrilled to hear how well things are going. We continue to pray for Abbie and the entire family daily – I know God is listening!

Name: Suzie (Nebraska) Date: 2005-01-03
Email: smosbyne@cox.net

Comments: I am getting so scared and worried – it has been nearly a month without an update…can we hear anything – just a little ‘evrything’s ok’???

Name: Kwan Date: 2005-01-03
Email: kwannie@yahoo.com

Comments: We are hoping to hear more of Abbie’s progress but cannot find updates. I can’t even see any prayer updates that go past mid-December. Hope nothing unfortunate has happened. We will continue to pray.

Name: Virginia Date: 2005-01-03
Email: dnwickersheim@hotmail.com

Comments: I’ll just thank Jesus ahead of time for the miracles and goodness and blessings that he will pour out on you all this 2005. Thank You Jesus. You are the best and without you we are nothing,& can do nothing. With you ALL things are possible and We can Do All things through Christ who strengthens us. Blessings, Virginia

Name: Kathy Date: 2005-01-03
Email: kat8100@ricochet.com

Comments: Happy new year Abbie and family. May the Lord fill this year with healing and great blessings for all of you. You are always in my prayers.

Name: Denny Hall Date: 2005-01-03
Email: cdflyer@earthlink.net

Comments: Abby’s survival and continuing recovery was 2004’s highlight for me. I look forward to more wonderful progress for this beautiful little girl in 2005. My prayers are added to those from around the world for Abby and her family.

Name: Wilson Family Date: 2005-01-03
Email: Pwilson@innovishealth.com

Comments: What a terrific picture! We pray for your continued improvement Abby ! God bless you all !

Name: Michelle Date: 2005-01-02
Email: CantuKJV@aol.com

Comments: I pray for a wonderful new year for the entire family. It was wonderful at Christmas to talk to my family and see how many of them are still praying for Abby and checking this site. There are many petitions still being made for all of you.

Name: Update from Tiffany Date: 2005-01-02

Comments: Happy New Year! Our webmaster is on vacation and unable to post updates. But, all is TERRIFIC here. Abbie is improving in small ways each day, and we are so blessed. This is going to be a big year, and we look forward with eager anticipation!

Name: Candice Date: 2005-01-01
Email: chingc021@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Happy New Year, Miss Abbie! Oh, what the Lord has in store for you! Many blessings to you and your family! We love you!

Name: Jen Date: 2005-01-01

Comments: Hope everything is ok… we miss the updates!

Name: TNF Date: 2005-01-01

Comments: Little one, I pray that in this new year, God will continue to bless you and your family. I wish you all good things in this new year.

Name: Aurora and Family Date: 2005-01-01

Comments: We hope you had a Blessed Christmas holiday, Vara Family! I have been concerned due to no updates….hope all is well. Happy New Year!

Name: The Chun Family Date: 2005-01-01

Comments: Happy New Year Vara Family, May God continue to surround your family with his love. Keep up all the hard work precious Abbie! This will be another miraculous year for you and your family. We love you so much and are so proud of you Abbie. Hope to see you soon.

Name: Becky, Alyssa & Danielle Newman Date: 2005-01-01

Comments: Happy New Year Vara Family. We wish you all a wonderful year. You are all in our prayers…..

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Name: D. Rayburn (mom of K) Date: 2005-02-28
Email: she_b_playn@yahoo.com

Comments: wow….what an amazing girl! Dad, Mom and brothers, whole family sounds amazing. My thoughts will be with all of you on 3/3.

Name: Terri Spragg Date: 2005-02-28
Email: mtspragg6@aol.com

Comments: Thank you for helping me look at Terri S.’s situation in a different light…may she have the chance to receive a miracle as Abbie does, each day!

Name: Candice Date: 2005-02-26
Email: chingc021@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: As I was praying that everyone determined to end Terri Schiavo’s life would see and know her as God does, a verse memorized at AWANA came back to me. 1 Cor 2:5 — “That your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.” Oh Lord, move in your mighty power and be glorified! Amen!

Name: TNF Date: 2005-02-26

Comments: Little one, there is not a day that goes by that you are not in our thoughts and prayers. You have come so far, and continue to make progress everyday. We’re with you 100% Abby. You are so lucky, I wish I had an older brother who loves me as much as yours does. Don’t forget to give him a big hug tonight :-)

Name: Kathy Felix Date: 2005-02-25
Email: kathleenfelix@comcast.net

Comments: Hi Abby! Thinking of you and your family. Tell your Mommy thank you for the information about Terry and I sent a email to J. Bush about it like she said. Every life is precious. Love to you all!

Name: peggi wirth Date: 2005-02-25

Comments: from the school nurse who sometimes worries when trachs “go away”, you have all my prayers,too, that march 2 is a success!!

Name: Cheryl Date: 2005-02-25
Email: rdesko@bresnan.net

Comments: Abby, I just have to comment on RJ’s journal entry. I remember well how proud he was the day that you were born. He rang my door bell the next morning and was beaming from ear to ear and shouted”we have a baby gril!” Take care little one and maybe someday soon I’ll be able to come to Hawaii and take pictures of you two on the big slide!!!

Name: Karen Date: 2005-02-24
Email: kzondlo@zondlo.com

Comments: Hi Tiffany, I know you are feeling the Schindler’s pain on this 15th anniversary of Terri’s accident. Praise God you can still protect Abbie from predators. I know Terri’s situation is untenable for many of us. God is greater than Terri’s “husband.”

Name: Barbara Date: 2005-02-24

Comments: Abbie..I am thinking of you and praying for God’s grace … for His protection over you as you prepare for your trach coming out. My heart is filled with joy and gladness for all He is doing in and through you, precious little one…He will guide you through these days..and lead you into joyful dance and song…God be with you and your precious family…in His Love, Barbara (Elaine’s mom)

Name: Loida Rowberry Date: 2005-02-24
Email: LRowberry@aol.com

Comments: I was so happy to know that Abby is progressing. I pray that all goes well with the next step. Our hearts and prayers are with your. From all the Rowberry’s in Los Alamos.

Name: Hobbs Family Date: 2005-02-24

Comments: Less than a week to go…we are counting down the days until your trach is removed! What a miracle you are, Abbie! You are all in our prayers as you prepare for another hospital visit; but what a victory it will be!

Name: Becci-Portland OR Date: 2005-02-22

Comments: Abbie you are one lucky girl. It brought tears to my eyes as I read what RJ wrote about you. A big brothers love is like no other. I’m so happy to hear things are going so well, keep it up!!

Name: Shirley Stringer http://www.cfbc.org Date: 2005-02-22
Email: sstringer@cfbc.org

Comments: Reading about the love of her 7 yr. old brother brought tears to my eyes. Abby has been in my prayers and thoughts since the beginning. I work with Barbara Craig at Champion Forest Baptist Church in Houston, TX. and she ask that we all pray for Abby and her family. God has really given each of you the strength to carry on. I pray all goes well on March 3. Have a great trip. In His …(trimmed)

Name: The Patton’s Date: 2005-02-22

Comments: It is an awesome blessing to read your updates… Keep them coming, Tiffany! It is also a thrill to see how our children have “that unconditional love”. Your Family is still is our prayers.

Name: The Suttons Date: 2005-02-22

Comments: Words are inadequate to express the Love of the Lord and his goodness expressed each day. Thank you for your families strength. It always brings me back to what is improtant in life. Child are such a special gift with such awesome love and faith. We will pray for Abby’s operation, and for continued her recovery! We love you all !

Name: Debra Date: 2005-02-22

Comments: RJ, I can’t wait for you to take your baby sister down the big slide!!! You are such an awesome big brother! I hope you will be able to tell us all about it really soon! Hugs & Prayers!

Name: The Henning’s Date: 2005-02-22

Comments: Hello Abbie! We are praying hard for health and the removal of your trach! We are also praying fervently for the siblings in your family as this journey has shown how deep love for a family can go, it knows no end to the depth! Raising you all up to Our Lord!

Name: Mary Tsunemoto Date: 2005-02-21
Email: STsunemoto@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: We are marking March 2 on our calendar to pray for Abby’s trach procedure. So far, all we can say is “Wow, Wow, Wow” with praise.

Name: Barbara Date: 2005-02-21
Email: bcraig@cfbc.org

Comments: To all the family, we join with you in this prayer for protection over the next weeks to keep Abbie healthy and strong to be able to remove the trach…we rejoice with you as this milestone is passed and we look to see God continuing to work in this precious child and your whole family…Godspeed and His best blessings are prayed for you all. Love, your sister in Christ, Barbara Craig -Houston,TX…(trimmed)

Name: The Kofoed’s Date: 2005-02-21

Comments: Your family has strength like no other! You are all so amazing. I was reading back through your updates and I just cannot believe how far Abbie has come! She is one tough cookie! Good luck in the coming weeks, we’re praying for you all!

Name: Mary Date: 2005-02-20

Comments: Abbie – we are praying that you stay healthy and are excited about the freedom that will come with removal of your trach. Love to you and your family –

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2005-02-19

Comments: Oh my goodness that definately brought tears to my eyes. Abbie is so lucky to have her big brothers with her. I pray all goes well and ya all get to take Abbie down that slide. I am praying that Abbies lungs stay clear…. God bless ya all.

Name: Mary Rose Date: 2005-02-19

Comments: The power of prayer manifests itself daily. All one has to do is to listen & look at the gains Abbie has made! Praise be the Lord.

Name: Cheryl Date: 2005-02-19
Email: rdesko@bresnan.net

Comments: Yeah God!!! We will all be praying that your entire family stay healthy!

Name: Sue Searles Date: 2005-02-19
Email: howslukedoing@yahoo.com

Comments: I’m rejoicing and praying with you that Abbie will stay healthy for her trach removal. God is so Good!

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2005-02-18

Comments: That is wonderful news. I am definately praying that miss Abbie stays well and you all can experience more freedom. Vara boys Abbie is so lucky to have you big brothers who love her so much. You guys ROCK!!!!

Name: Kristy G Date: 2005-02-18
Email: Gia3@verizon.net

Comments: Congratulations Vera family!! This is such a huge step! Thank you GOD!! We are praying for strong immunities for your entire family.

Name: Candice Date: 2005-02-18
Email: chingc021@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Hi, Miss Abbie! Just a little note to tell you that you and your friend little Luke are still on my mind and in my prayers daily. It is such a joy to see you coming to church with your family, and how you sing out loud, making a joyful sound for all to hear. You unify our church in a special way, little one. We love ya!

Name: Stephanie Ormond Date: 2005-02-18
Email: plumeriabebes@yahoo.com

Comments: Hooray for Abby! You have touched my life with your courage to come back to your loving family. You have inspired me more and more each day to Praise the Lord. Thank you…Abby. Lots of prayer and love to you, Stephanie, Alana and Tia.

Name: Kathy Date: 2005-02-17
Email: kathleenfelix@comcast.net

Comments: Dear Abby and family, I hope the Lord will show you someday how many lives have been touched by your great faith and by the great works the Lord is doing in all of you. Be blessed forever! Love to you all!

Name: Dwaine and Cynthia Date: 2005-02-16
Email: farrelld002@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Thank you so much for the update. We continue to pray for all of you and believe that one day Abby will be completely restored. We talk about seeing her stand in front of the church with all of you saying, “hi, I’m Abby.” That’s what we pray for. Love you!

Name: Dumlao Ohana Date: 2005-02-15

Comments: Hi Abbie! Jaslyn and Tierra wanted to wish you lots of love for Valentines Day! Their mommy will be delivering a Valentine’s card to your daddy to give to you. Hope you like it! They “taped” it up real good so daddy doesn’t peek! Hugs & Kisses!

Name: Cheryl Desko Date: 2005-02-15
Email: rdesko@bresnan.net

Comments: Hi precious girl! Keep up the good work!Hope you all had a great Valentines Day. Tiffany we will help you knock on those gates-don’t you worry about that!

Name: B. Newman Date: 2005-02-15

Comments: Oh my gosh!! That is such wonderful news. You are all so blessed that Abbie is doing so well. Abbie is so strong.. Keep gettin well…

Name: Pastor Kevin Date: 2005-02-15

Comments: We are banging on the gates here in Canton, Ohio. We have kept Abby on our prayer list every week since the accident and frequently send Abby’s “home page” to the entire church family by way of e-mail. I know that untold numbers of people have prayed and are praying for Abby. Blessings,Kevin

Name: Linda Date: 2005-02-15
Email: lcarver@direcway.com

Comments: Tiffany, what sweet tears from Abbie. I am knocking down the door with you!! The Lord will bestow on Abbie a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. Abbie will be called an oak of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of HIS splendor. Is. 61:3 All our love.

Name: Me, too Date: 2005-02-15

Comments: Tiffany, you are not alone. I wish I could be there to tell you when you need to hear it.I will be banging the gates along with you…God Bless you and Abby too…

Name: Karen Date: 2005-02-14
Email: kzondlo@zondlo.com

Comments: Have a blessed Valentine’s Day filled with special things! Knocking on His door with you! Love, John and Karen

Name: Melissa Date: 2005-02-14
Email: jduke@integrity.com

Comments: Happy Valentine’s Day precious girl.You are in our hearts and prayers today.Spread a little extra love for us at your house today.We love you all. The 4Dukes

Name: The Pauls Date: 2005-02-14
Email: dmtopaul@aol.com

Comments: We will continue our prays for sweet Abbie. It has been a blessing to see the miracles unfold through Abbie. I know that the Lord has great, great things in store for this little miracle girl. Keep your tremondous faith, the rewards are so great.

Name: CALLEE Date: 2005-02-14
Email: unpacked 4now@mylifeline.net

Comments: Dearest Tiffy and family, Happy Valentines Day to ya’ll. We are still here prayin’ for sweet Abbie.Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer~ Romans12:12 Love Ya’ll so very much~Callee, Bruce, Bryce, and Grace Anne

Name: The Suttons Date: 2005-02-14

Comments: Praying, knocking, and rejoicing with all the improvements! We can’t wait until we can see everyone! Love RBAB

Name: Keleigh Date: 2005-02-14
Email: kllypoole@yahoo.com

Comments: Your story has been very inspiring to me and really has helped me with my own story as well. I have a two year old who was in a motor vehicle accident last year in april we were at childrens from april 2004 to May 2004 and at Baylor Childrens house in june and july. my little girl also has a trach and several other issues. Abbie will get better and I am happy to hear she has made so much progres…(trimmed)

Name: wilma Date: 2005-02-13
Email: ladywg@yahoo.com

Comments: Hi Abby, My prayers are with you. I have a child who is in need of care 24/7 on a vent. You are on a remarkable road that test your strengths in so many ways. The gift of Abby is precious so cherish it. God speaks to us in so many ways and this child seems to be so strong. Praying for you

Name: wilma Date: 2005-02-13
Email: ladywg@yahoo.com

Comments: Hi Abby, My prayers are with you. I have a child who is in need od care 24/7 on a vent. You are on a remarkable road that test your strengths in so many ways. The gift of Abby is precious so cherish it. God speaks to us in so many ways and this child seems to be so strong. Praying for you

Name: Your Sister in Christ (kim in San Diego) Date: 2005-02-12

Comments: Dearest Abbie, Your mommy asked us all to help her knock on the Lords door for healing you little one and today – rest assured we are gonna bang that door down! – God will answer Vara family! Keep up the hard work Abbie and praise God for all of the good news about your smaller Trach and that you are doing so well with the capping off Abbie!

Name: Jane Clelland Date: 2005-02-11
Email: Nana4crafts@aol.com

Comments: I know you are impatient.But remember the butterfly story. It needs to fight its way from the coccoon to gain strengh.Just as Abby is fighting her way back. Hang in there kid.

Name: dawn & emily Date: 2005-02-11
Email: emsmom0@aol.com

Comments: wtg on the capping abby! cant wait for a new pic w/out the trach! your doing so well in your recovery! keep reaching for the stars!!

Name: Candice Date: 2005-02-11
Email: chingc021@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Tiffany, I immediately “knocked on the gates of heaven” after reading your update. I envisioned the Lord opening up the door and His glory bursting forth, shining down unto Abbie’s little face. And though she is precious just as she is, I prayed that glorious light would make her whole. Oh Lord, hear our cries! Amen!

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2005-02-11

Comments: That is such good news. Keep it up Abbie. All the little improvements you are making are enormous. You just keep trucking on little one.

Name: Angela D’Ambrosio Date: 2005-02-10
Email: adx21965@msn.com

Comments: Your updates are inspiring to me. Thank you for the time that it takes. I pray for Abby daily and have been praying since May, about one week after the accident. Abby has come so far and has worked so hard. So has the whole family. Your determination on behalf of Abby is touching. Thank you for sharing your “valleys”. It takes courage to do that. I have been struggling with an injury that changed …(trimmed)

Name: Kenney family Date: 2005-02-10
Email: lkenney@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: My dtrs and I have been praying for Abby almost every night, especially the 3 and 6 yo. They pray for her to be able to walk, run, and play just as they do. God hears all the prayers of the little ones! We are so excited about all her progress!

Name: Guyette Family Date: 2005-02-10

Comments: Praise God for the amazing progress!!! We will most certainly join with you in PERSISTENT knocking and banging on the heaven’s doors!!!

Name: Your Friends In The Firehouse Date: 2005-02-10

Comments: Stay strong! Sometimes you just need to see going down that valley as a way to gain speed to make it up he other side! Always remember that gates are made to be opened, too. Prayers out to you and yours. Aloha!

Name: rhonda Date: 2005-02-10
Email: rhonda.jerman@lexisnexis.com

Comments: We will knock with you. I have 3 daughters. We pray for Abby together. They love to see new pictures. So do I.

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2005-02-09

Comments: Letting ya all know we are thinking of ya.

Name: Crista Date: 2005-02-09
Email: sawhvmom@aol.com

Comments: Abby I am so proud of you keep up all the super great work :)

Name: Wendie Date: 2005-02-09
Email: wsmolley@hotmail.com

Comments: Prayers to the family. We hope everything is going well.

Name: Me Date: 2005-02-08

Comments: Keep up the amazing work Abbie. We are all cheering for you!

Name: Erin Date: 2005-02-07
Email: eritow@saif.com

Comments: Your progess is a miracle Abby! Take rest in knowing what an amazing family you have. Your parents will never give up on you, and we all look forward to the day that you are typing your own updates! God Bless you this week!

Name: Kathy Date: 2005-02-06
Email: kathleenfelix@comast.net

Comments: I thank the Lord for the “unspeakable joy” He is giving your family. 1 Peter 1:7-9 Keep going strong!! Love you all!

Name: TNF Date: 2005-02-06

Comments: Aloha Vara Ohana – I feel like some too who say they check in on Abby every day but rarely post due to saying the same things over and over…even still you are in my prayers little one. I will post even if I feel like I repeated myself over and over. It’s worth it for you to know that you are being thought of. Take care, and check in on you soon.

Name: Andrea vercellino http://midland vineyard.com Date: 2005-02-05
Email: puplover@speednetllc.com

Comments: Hi Abby and family I wanted to tell you we are praying for you all I hope Abby get better.

Name: April Date: 2005-02-05
Email: atrimmer_1@charter.net

Comments: Thank you for inspiring me to look for the little positive steps along life’s way…..

Name: Goymerac’s Date: 2005-02-04

Comments: Great update Tiffany….so happy to hear of her progress. We will keep Abby in our prayers since it’s been working so far. Keep it up Abby, your progress is very refreshing for all.

Name: Debra Date: 2005-02-04

Comments: Hoping you’ve all had a great week!

Name: 😀 Date: 2005-02-04

Comments: Keep up the good work Abbie. You are amazing!!!

Name: Aurora and Family Date: 2005-02-03
Email: ahafer@houston.rr.com

Comments: What a beautiful, precious, baby girl! We are so excited for you – God is good! I have shared your story with friends here in Houston-they too are praying for you.

Name: The wilson’s Date: 2005-02-03
Email: pwilson@innovishealth.com

Comments: Its terrific to hear how well Abby is doing. She is in great hands ! You go girl!

Name: selah Tennberg Date: 2005-02-02
Email: jesus.ismyfriend@verizon.net

Comments: this is selah, I’m 3 too and pray for you all the time… jesus loves you abby and I do too!

Name: Juliana Tennberg Date: 2005-02-02
Email: jesus.ismyfriend@verizon.net

Comments: you look beautiful abby! praise the Lord for His hand of healing in your life! you are in our prayers and we love you! the Tennbergs<><

Name: Arpi Date: 2005-02-01
Email: Aalumyan@ci.glendale.ca.us

Comments: Dear Tiffany, I just want to let you know that I have been reading your updates since day 1 and I am so happy to see how well our little Abbie is doing. If I dont read the updates, I feel like something is missing from my life and I will continue to pray for your family. Love ya!

Name: The Kofoed’s Date: 2005-02-01
Email: kofoed01@sbcglobal.net

Comments: We hadn’t checked in on you all in while but have kept you in our thoughts and prayers. We moved to San Antonio and are getting settled in here. It is awesome to see how far Abbie has come. I am so happy to hear that she is beginning to talk and smile for you! Take care and give all of the Vera’s our love! Chris, Nicole, Damian, Cody and Lilliana

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2005-02-01

Comments: Abbie you are making such wonderful progress. You keep smiling little one. God Bless!!

Name: The Henning’s Date: 2005-02-01

Comments: Dear Abbie, Lots of things about your recovery have made me smile but hearing about YOU laughing & smiling just send my heart soaring!! You are such an angel! Your mom & dad are so special! You are all flowers of the Master Gardener! PS I love your shirt in your new picture :)

Name: Kristy Schnabel Date: 2005-02-01
Email: k.schnabel@adelphia.net

Comments: It is a comfort and a blessing to see the strength and hope in your writings. Abby is so blessed to have a faithful family that continually draws strength from the Lord. She is so beautiful and it is a priviledge to be able to be a part of her blooming. As a pediatirc home health care nurse in Virginia, I can only imagine how exciting it is to be a nurse in your home and to witness the miracle of …(trimmed)

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Name: Jillian Date: 2005-03-31

Comments: God bless Terri Schiavo; God forgive us. Our little Abbie is a lucky little girl to have such loving family and medical care.

Name: Riana Weaver Date: 2005-03-29
Email: rianaweaver@telkomsa.net

Comments: Hi Abby! Can’t wait to see the latest picture of you without your trach!

Name: Hobbs Family Date: 2005-03-29

Comments: Your messages are always so inspiring. Thank you for sharing your miracles with us. Sending love to you all!

Name: Travis and Melissa Brown Date: 2005-03-29
Email: bunchofbrowns@comcast.net

Comments: Tiffany, I too have been distressed at Terri’s unfolding drama. I am so grateful you get to watch rocking your daughter and not having decisions made for you about her care. May God contunue to bless you and Terri and her family.

Name: Sue Searles http://howsluke.blogspot.com Date: 2005-03-29
Email: howslukedoing@yahoo.com

Comments: I’m praying and won’t stop until you see the sunrise on your Sunday for Abbie!

Name: Candice Date: 2005-03-28
Email: chingc021@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Yes, Tiffany, we may be stuck in our Saturday (I say “we” because you are not alone), but we know the promise of hope that Christ has brought. Imagine the disciples’ Saturday without that knowlege! And we can huddle together and pray with others from around the world! Be patient, be still, and know that He is God!

Name: Kathy Felix Date: 2005-03-28
Email: kathleenfelix@comcast.net

Comments: Tiffany, Again your words of hope and love have inspired me to release all my cares to the Lord. Thank you for sharing your life and Abbie’s with us all. Blessings and Love to you! You are always in my prayers.

Name: Kathy Date: 2005-03-28
Email: kat8100@ricochet.com

Comments: Happy Easter to Abbie and all the Vara family. I pray for blessings for each of you and that God’s miracles would keep coming to you every day!

Name: Sheila Date: 2005-03-28

Comments: What a pity we haven’t had some good news.

Name: The Henning’s Date: 2005-03-27

Comments: Tiffany, I picked up Streams in the Desert and thank you from the bottom of my heart for telling me about it…it is thirst quenching water for a soul when it is parched and dry from the roughness of this world. You are an amazing mommie. Enjoy your princess and all those princes!! Love and Blessings for the Easter Season

Name: The Henning’s Date: 2005-03-27

Comments: Happy Easter Abbie!! He took your and your family’s pain on that cross with Him that Friday and He rose in Glory! Let the Heaven’s Rejoice and the Earth Be Glad!!

Name: Kathleen E. Pethtel http://www.homeschoolingmommies.com Date: 2005-03-27
Email: HSMKathy@cableone.net

Comments: Greetings from Idaho: We found your website through our friend Lisa Kenney. I never met your family (I don’t think) but we lived in Hawaii for six years and were a part of Kamahale. Your story is an inspiration!I have passed on your website to other homeschool families on the Mainland and I want you to know that our family will pray for your’s and Abbie is in our prayers. God is Good!!!! Kath…(trimmed)

Name: Patrick And Moriko Murray Date: 2005-03-27
Email: patrickmm96857@yahoo.com

Comments: We have all been tested this last year. Together we are both picking up the pieces of things that may have brought us some grief. Just know that as you prayed for us we now pray for you so God’s light will shower you and your beautiful daughter. We hold you in our hearts…The murrays

Name: Jeanne Date: 2005-03-27

Comments: Dear Abby, I pray this will be a very special Easter for you and your family.

Name: Becky Date: 2005-03-27

Comments: Happy Easter Vara family. Lil Abbie been thinking about you . Wondering how you are doing. You are in my prayers.

Name: Candice Date: 2005-03-26
Email: chingc021@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Happy Resurrection Day, Abbie! Looking forward to the day you show all the “doubters” what the Power of God can do!

Name: The Suttons Date: 2005-03-25

Comments: Just checking in to wish everyone a wonderful Easter Weekend, and remembering the love of our Lord during this time. May the Lord continue to bless each and every member of the Vara family and continue to heal Abby everyday. We love you all…rbab

Name: The Henning’s Date: 2005-03-24

Comments: Dear Abbie as the Glorious Easter Celebration draws closer, I offer praise and thanksgiving for you and the healing that we have witnessed. God Bless this weekend and we will be singing loud for all miracles on Sunday!! Happy Easter, Precious Little Angel!

Name: Lee Alden Johnson Date: 2005-03-24
Email: leealdenjohnson@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: So thrilled with the blessings of progress that you report. You are all an inspiration. Love, Lee

Name: Trisha Date: 2005-03-24

Comments: GOd Bless you all! I am absolutely tickeled with the news of Abbie’s progress. I am so thrilled that she continues to improve and overcome. Abbie, you will always have a place in my heart…you inspire all of us. God Bless!

Name: Nebraska Date: 2005-03-24

Comments: God Bless You, Varas!!!

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2005-03-22

Comments: You are all in our thoughts and prayers.. Hope you are having a great week..

Name: The Centineo Family Date: 2005-03-21
Email: rcentineo@adelphia.net

Comments: Knew you in Alaska. Been following your story from the beginning.God Bless all of you and continued good wishes

Name: Rhonda Leach Date: 2005-03-21
Email: leach1212004@aol.com

Comments: So glad to hear you are doing so well keep up the great work little angel we’re praying for you everyday. All our love The Leach mob

Name: Candice Date: 2005-03-21
Email: chingc021@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Oh, Miss Abbie — you are INDEED a miracle in progress!!! Keep surprising your mommy and daddy with new abilities! They deserve the joy it brings! Love you, sweetie!

Name: Becky & Alyssa Newman Date: 2005-03-21

Comments: Praise God!!! I am so elated to hear how well things are going. Abbie I have said this over and over but you amaze me kiddo. You just keep on amazing us. You are in our prayers.

Name: Dorna Date: 2005-03-21
Email: dorn1213@aol.com

Comments: Yea, Abbie! Just read about your vacation to the Big Island on the status page. Way to go! Sounds like you all had a great time. I’m so happy for all of you. During this week, the most Holy Week of the year, I will continue to pray to our wonderful Lord for your recovery. Miracles do happen – you are proof of that! Keep it up sweetie!

Name: Glennda and Jim Mckinnis Date: 2005-03-21

Comments: Praise God for he is so good. We thank the Lord for Abby’s progress and healing.My husband and I will continue to pray for Abby and you entire family. We are thankful that you have a wonderful church family and a relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ. Prayerfully yours from Spanaway, Washington

Name: Becci- Portland, OR Date: 2005-03-21

Comments: Wow Abbie so many great things have happened. I’m so glad that you got to go on vacation with your family, I know it was much needed by all. Keep it up, can’t wait to see new pictures.

Name: Karen Romero Date: 2005-03-21
Email: kromero@phrc.net

Comments: Yeah, Abby!! It’s great to hear the progress you continue to make! Your determination and strength are truly inspirational!

Name: wendy hoffman Date: 2005-03-21
Email: gordonhoffman@hotmail.com

Comments: We’re so anxious to see a picture without “the necklace.” Congrats to Miss Abbie! Glad you all got a great vacation. The NM Hoffmans

Name: esther schattschneider Date: 2005-03-21
Email: mizesta@yahoo.com

Comments: We have lost track of you!! What it your new website?? Prayers continue for progress!

Name: Ma. Bernadette Gay-ya Date: 2005-03-21
Email: badetgph@yahoo.com

Comments: i am so glad abbie is fast recovering. in no time, she will be playing and fighting with his brothers again. :-) i am truly happy for your family!

Name: Mary & Roger Date: 2005-03-20

Comments: Amazing and wonderful to read – we are eager to see Abbie again – so glad your family got some refueling with friends after a very long haul. God bless you all – Mary

Name: The Henning’s Date: 2005-03-20

Comments: YEA!!! Abbie, we are so happy for all of you! Losing the trach, the machines, awesome appt, good friends visiting and a vacation!! WOW!! I knew good things were happening..for everyone..that is wonderful..the rest is good renewal! You GO GIRL!!

Name: Sue Searles http://howsluke.blogspot.com Date: 2005-03-20
Email: howslukedoing@yahoo.com

Comments: I can not even begin to express how happy I am for Abbie and your whole family. God is so good!! I look forward to hear more great things in the future.

Name: Ben & Kathy Laake Date: 2005-03-20
Email: laake.family@verizon.net

Comments: We’re crying tears of joy!God is so good!We rejoice with you at Abby’s progress, and are reminded that nothing is impossible with God. Bless you all!Prayerfully, the Laakes

Name: The Suttons Date: 2005-03-20

Comments: Hey Abby…It was so wonderful to see you and your progress while we were there! It was also wonderful to spend time with the entire Vara clan. Thank you all for your friendship and love … You all are our Hawaiian Ohana … Love,RBAB.

Name: Virginia Wickersheim Date: 2005-03-20
Email: dnwickersheim@hotmail.com

Comments: I have been gone for about a month and I was so joyous in reading all the back updates. Praise to the Lord. I will Bless his name at all times. He continually raises his children up to be bright shiny lights…to bring glory and honor to him who has done great things and will continue to do great things. Oh how I know that…..I too have been in the valley and I know that I know he walks with me…(trimmed)

Name: Elsa Duff Date: 2005-03-19
Email: mum23@telusplanet.net

Comments: I can hardly wait to see a picture of you sporting your new look, Abby. You are in my daily thoughts and prayers. From Canada ~Elsa

Name: Tiffany Date: 2005-03-19

Comments: We’re back from vacation! Things are awesome! New update will be posted soon. Will try to get “trach-free” pics up soon, too. Blessings!

Name: Vicki Date: 2005-03-19

Comments: Did I hear you were getting a new puppy, Abbie? I hope you two become best buddies and have lots of fun together!

Name: Mike and Terri Spragg (AZ) Date: 2005-03-19
Email: mtspragg6@aol.com

Comments: Abbie, We are so excited that you are doing so well! We will keep praying for more miracles!

Name: Hobbs Family Date: 2005-03-18

Comments: Happy Weekend, Abbie! We hope you have fun w/ your big brothers! Do they get a week off school for Spring break soon? We hope you are doing well & continuing to move more & more! Love, hugs & prayers coming your way!

Name: bernice devargas Date: 2005-03-18

Comments: I have been praying for you and your family all this time. keep up the good work.

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2005-03-18

Comments: Nebraska that is the last one. I am sure we will hear from Tiffany soon. They are just busy working on Abbie’s recovery.

Name: Dorna Date: 2005-03-18
Email: dorn1213@aol.com

Comments: Hi Abbie – Hoping and praying that no news is good news!

Name: Nebraska Date: 2005-03-18

Comments: Becky – the last update I can find from Tiffany was 3/11….

Name: Nebraska Date: 2005-03-18

Comments: Has anybody heard any news? Still praying….

Name: Becky & Alyssa Newman Date: 2005-03-18

Comments: Hi Abbie. You are in my thoughts and prays kiddo.

Name: Becky Date: 2005-03-18

Comments: Kathy to answer your question Tiffany is leaving updates here in the guestbook. Just look for Tiffany’s name. Hope this helped you out.

Name: Cindy Date: 2005-03-18

Comments: The power of prayer is so strong. The Schiavo case that Tiffany wrote about is going to US CONGRESS to stop the removal of her feeding tube. Keep praying for Terri and her family. Happy Easter Abbie and Family!

Name: Kathy Date: 2005-03-18

Comments: Everyone talks about hearing great things. Where are you looking for them? I can’t find anything new.

Name: wendy hoffman Date: 2005-03-18
Email: gordonhoffman@hotmail.com

Comments: We’re so anxious for news of how Miss Abbie is doing. Looking forward to the Easter season when miracles do happen. Happy Holy Week to all your family. Lots of love, the New Mexico Hoffmans

Name: Gary, Jamie and Gage Gilbert Date: 2005-03-17

Comments: Just checking up on “Happy Girl” as Gage calls her when we pull up her pictures. Sounds like things are going well! Keep up the good work Abby! We’re praying for you like everyone else.

Name: Erin Bouquin Date: 2005-03-17

Comments: I am thrilled to hear the progress and see Abbie’s picture. I hope you are all well. I think of you every time I drive by Ray’s parking place at LAMC…..Erin

Name: Nancy Merzenich Date: 2005-03-17
Email: nmerz1@comcast.net

Comments: We are believing God with you for Abby’s complete and glorious recovery.

Name: patty Date: 2005-03-17

Comments: Love the updates. Continue to pray daily for you all.

Name: Connie Date: 2005-03-17

Comments: Hearing anything is great! We hope Tiffany has some time to let us know. This is such a turning point in Abby’s recovery.

Name: Kelle ~ Salem, Oregon Date: 2005-03-17

Comments: Hearing great news is fantastic!

Name: Karlee & Robin Date: 2005-03-17
Email: chickensrcool101@yahoo.com

Comments: We are so happy to hear of the progress that Abbie is making. We hope she is completly better really soon. May peace be with you and may god bless you always. your sisters in christ…robin and karlee P.S We love you abbie!!

Name: Sally G Date: 2005-03-17
Email: salgal@armitrage.com

Comments: We continue to scan looking for news.

Name: Sheila Date: 2005-03-17
Email: smdean@yahoo.com

Comments: We are hoping to hear something. Of course we are faithful in our prayers for you Abby. We hope no news is good news.

Name: Jill Date: 2005-03-17

Comments: Keep up the good work. Can hardly wait to get some shred of news.

Name: Alyssa & Becky Newman Date: 2005-03-16

Comments: Hi Vara family. We are praying and thinking of you all.

Name: Ginger Date: 2005-03-16

Comments: This is the pits not hearing anything. We are faithfully praying.

Name: Dorna Date: 2005-03-16
Email: dorn1213@aol.com

Comments: Hi Abbie Girl! Hope that you are doing well. Praying for you and your family as always!

Name: Bonnie Date: 2005-03-16
Email: blwallace2@comcast.net

Comments: Abbie, I am so proud of you. I see God’s hands on you.

Name: Debra Date: 2005-03-16

Comments: Hi Varas, I just wanted to check in and let you know that you are in our thoughts and prayers today & everyday! Thank you for always reminding us of the important things in life, family and love!

Name: Jen Date: 2005-03-15

Comments: Still love to hear updates!!

Name: Jeanne Date: 2005-03-14

Comments: Dear Abby, Keep fighting! You will be a star someday. I will continue to pray for you and your family.

Name: Kathy Felix Date: 2005-03-14

Comments: Go, Abbie! Go, Abbie! Go, Jesus! Go, Jesus! We celebrate with you! God is awesome! Love to you all!

Name: Kathy & Kawika Date: 2005-03-14

Comments: Thank you for all the updates Tiffany – especially the one to teach us how to fix our browser! We are rejoicing with you over Abby’s progress… So grateful for the little things – – like she’s able to sleep with you guys again! Praise God!!

Name: Kathy & Kawika Date: 2005-03-14

Comments: Abby we are looking forward to more awesome news! God is Faithful!

Name: Nanci Date: 2005-03-14

Comments: Wow, great to here Abby is doing great. Go Abby. Think of you every day.

Name: Deana Date: 2005-03-13

Comments: Wow, it would be great to get some news. Things must be poppin’. Hang in there, Abby!!!!

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2005-03-11

Comments: Abbie sounds like you are really doing well. Keep improving sweetie. I bet it feels great not having your trach. We are praying for you and your family.

Name: Hobbs Family Date: 2005-03-11

Comments: We hope you all have a fabulous weekend! Enjoy each other & your time together! Prayers are being lifted for Abbie’s continued progress!

Name: Tiffany Date: 2005-03-11

Comments: Abbie’s appt with her neurodevelopmentalist was beyond even my highest hopes. “Phenomenal” “Amazing” “Progressing so rapidly”. It is great to hear, and see in B/W that she IS doing as well as we thought. Praise to God!!

Name: always in awe Date: 2005-03-11

Comments: abby & family, you are so wonderfully being taken truly from glory to glory by Him–keep on shining, beautiful little abby!!–my heartfelt prayers continue each and every day for you all…

Name: Dorna Date: 2005-03-11
Email: dorn1213@aol.com

Comments: Waiting to hear how your appt. went yesterday. You are my hero! So determined and strong. Keep it up baby girl!

Name: The Henning’s Date: 2005-03-11

Comments: Hello Abbie! So happy to hear what you are doing! Rolling on your belly!! Sleeping more soundly and snuggling on shoulders!! What Good News!! Enjoy your visit from company and hope you get to go down that big slide that RJ wrote about! :) Love you!

Name: nurse linda Date: 2005-03-10
Email: lindasun75@hotmail.com

Comments: Abby congratulations on being such a good girl with breathing on your own!! I am so happy for you and the vara family and i can only imagine the many changes this has affected towards everyone and her daily routine! miss ya guys and God bless you all!!

Name: Dave & Hazel Date: 2005-03-10
Email: dkhp@msn.com

Comments: It is great to hear of Abbies’ progress. Blessings to the entire family

Name: Donna Graham Date: 2005-03-10
Email: gram2u1@comcast.net

Comments: have been praying for you and your recovery for months and so pleased everything has been proceeding so well. I check your site at work so all the nurses who work with me can follow your progress too.

Name: Kathy Date: 2005-03-10
Email: kat8100@ricochet.com

Comments: So happy for all the news. God is so good. We will keep on praying every day, it works!

Name: Tiffany Date: 2005-03-10

Comments: Abbie is moving much more while on her belly now that she doesn’t have to worry about protecting her trach. And, she slept in MY bed last night..just like old times!

Name: Tiffany Date: 2005-03-10

Comments: We are off to see Abbie’s neurodevelopmentalist for her first follow-up. I am anxious to see what she thinks about Abbie’s progress. I am terribly proud of how hard Abbie is working!

Name: Dorna Date: 2005-03-10
Email: dorn1213@aol.com

Comments: Hi Abbie, Just wanted to say hi. Hoping there’ll be an update soon. Take care and keep up the good progress.

Name: Kristy G Date: 2005-03-09

Comments: Thanks for the tip on the tool bar! How is the new puppy? How does Miss Abby like her new friend? xo K

Name: joshua Date: 2005-03-09

Comments: Hi Abbie! Congrats on your latest achievement!

Name: Tiffany Date: 2005-03-09

Comments: Another way to see the new posts..go to “tools” on your toolbar, select “internet options” and “delete” temporary files. Click OK then hit your refresh button. More updates to come in the guestbook!

Name: j Date: 2005-03-09

Comments: Hope Abbie is doing well!

Name: sierra Date: 2005-03-09
Email: jeanninegay@yahoo.com

Comments: we are praying for you everyday abbie!

Name: TNF Date: 2005-03-09

Comments: Go Abby!

Name: Mama Date: 2005-03-09

Comments: For those who need to know, you can take a look at the guest book by just clicking on “submit comment.”

Name: Big Jim Date: 2005-03-09

Comments: What’s our girl up to now that things are really rolling?

Name: Emily Date: 2005-03-09

Comments: Hope Abbie is doing well. We anxiously await news! We are prayin’.

Name: Rebecca Date: 2005-03-09
Email: jaxbeachwaltons@yahoo.com

Comments: We’re praying for all of you in Jacksonville Beach, FL.

Name: Vicki Date: 2005-03-09

Comments: Just checking to see if there is anything new.

Name: Nebraska http://www.excite.com Date: 2005-03-09
Email: smosbyne@cox.net

Comments: Just checking for an update – prayers and love continue…

Name: Sheila Schmidt Date: 2005-03-08
Email: simplysheila@verizon.net

Comments: We’re still praying. We are so excited to see how well Abby is doing.

Name: Mimi Date: 2005-03-08

Comments: It would be great to get a shred of news.

Name: Kathy & Kawika Date: 2005-03-08

Comments: We’re just checking for any new news… I can’t seem to see the new “status entries unless we add one. Love you Abby and your family!

Name: dawn & emmie Date: 2005-03-08

Comments: wtg abby!keep on healing sweetie, :)

Name: Dumlao Ohana Date: 2005-03-08

Comments: Hi Abbie! The girls were jumping on the trampoline yesterday saying “go Abbie, go Abbie!” Keep showing us what how miracles work!

Name: Vickie in CA Date: 2005-03-07

Comments: So glad you all were able to put some equipment away for good after Abbie’s procedure last week! We hope to see a new picture of your beautiful smile soon!

Name: kathy & Kawika Date: 2005-03-07

Comments: We are thrilled for you Abby! And praying for you and crying with JOY!!!

Name: Wendy Hoffman Date: 2005-03-07
Email: gordonhoffman@hotmail.com

Comments: We celebrated our 33rd wedding anniversary on the 4th, and a special thank you prayer was said for all of the friends we’ve made through the years – your family included, but on such a great day, the extra thanx was for Miss Abbie and her progress. Keeping the faith! Lots of love, the New Mexico Hoffmans (and the Georgia Zoryks…)

Name: Aurora and Family Date: 2005-03-07
Email: ahafer@houston.rr.com

Comments: What a BLESSING!!! The Hafers are sooooo excited for you, Miss Abbie and Vara Family! There’s nothing like your “special spot” on your daddy’s chest and shoulder. We are so excited!

Name: Dorna Date: 2005-03-07
Email: dorn1213@aol.com

Comments: Way to go Abbie! It just proves that our God is an AWESOME God! My continued prayers for recovery and for your family. You are truly a miracle!

Name: Chris, Wana’ao & Gabriel Date: 2005-03-07
Email: celdridge@mattressteam.com

Comments: Great news! Your progress is amazing. Keep going!

Name: Cheryl Date: 2005-03-07
Email: rdesko@bresnan.net

Comments: Yeah Abby!!! Yeah God!!!

Name: The Henning’s Date: 2005-03-07

Comments: What an amazing week you have had! My readings today were from John about the man whose son was healed. It made me think of you…you did not need signs, you prayed faithfully, asked us to be faithful and look the signs are coming…Thank you for your witness and God Bless all, including the new puppy!

Name: Jason, Beki, Garrett, and Kelsey Warren Date: 2005-03-07

Comments: We’re praising God for Abbie’s wonderful progress!!! Yay, Abbie! Love, The Warrens

Name: Dumlao Ohana Date: 2005-03-06

Comments: Abbie, I wish you could have seen the girls when I told them you took off what they called “the thing in your neck” They asked if you were happy and I said yes! They jumped all around saying yeah Abbie, yeah Abbie!

Name: The Patton’s Date: 2005-03-06

Comments: Abby, Tiff & family – what an AWESOME way to start my Sunday off… His “son” is shinning brightly! All the praise be to God!

Name: Tiffany Date: 2005-03-06

Comments: Abbie is cruising! Her trach hole is now the size of a knobby-headed sewing pin – we are amazed at how quickly she is healing. Having no trach is affecting her in every area, from muscle tone to sleeping. It is such a blessing to be able to snuggle her on our shoulders now..she can put her head back in “her spot” on Daddy’s chest and shoulder. We’re meeting her pup tomorrow — hopefully we’ll p…(trimmed)

Name: Debra Date: 2005-03-05

Comments: Thanks for the update! Glad to hear that Abbie’s surgery went well! Welcome Home!

Name: Candice Date: 2005-03-05
Email: chingc021@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Just saw your Mommy’s update. Bring on the good times, Miss Abbie! Roll on!

Name: Candice Date: 2005-03-05
Email: chingc021@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Yay, Miss Abbie! Now that you’re “trach-less” you can start speaking soon and teach your daddy to write longer updates! One sentence, yet SO beautiful! Thanks, Ray!

Name: patti Date: 2005-03-05
Email: pattimats@verizon.net

Comments: We are so happy at Abbie’s latest triumph! You Go Girl!

Name: Joyce Date: 2005-03-05

Comments: Thank you for the reminder of miracles!

Name: trisha Date: 2005-03-05

Comments: GLORY BE TO GOD!!! Congrats Varas

Name: The Hobbs Date: 2005-03-05

Comments: Happy weekend Varas! Just checking in for an Abbie update! We are hoping & praying that all is well!

Name: Emily & Family Date: 2005-03-05

Comments: How wonderful that you have a GOOD memory to associate w/the 3rd of the month. God Bless You All!

Name: Mary Date: 2005-03-05

Comments: Another step in the right direction. Go, Abbie! Love and prayers to all of you.

Name: Your Friends In The Firehouse Date: 2005-03-05

Comments: Good News – God Bless. Prayers to you & your Ohana..

Name: Candis Date: 2005-03-04
Email: candishutchens@yahoo.com

Comments: What a blessing I get when I read how God is working for Abby. She is in my prayers as is her family. So happy the surgery went great. Prayers and Blessings in God’s name form N.M.

Name: Goo-goo Date: 2005-03-04

Comments: Just looking for an update.

Name: Nancy and Sonny Date: 2005-03-04

Comments: You’re moving in the right direction – keep going.

Name: Roy & Kathy Date: 2005-03-04
Email: Nodak001@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Awesome! Thank you Jesus for your continued healing touch on Abbie. Ray, Tiffany & family, we continue to keep you all covered in our prayers. He Reigns!

Name: Annie Date: 2005-03-03

Comments: We are celebrating in Choctaw!!! Thank you God for healing Abbie from the top of her head to the tips of her toes!!!

Name: John and Karen Date: 2005-03-03
Email: kzondlo@zondlo.com

Comments: Way to go, Abbie! This is an anniversary filled with joy. May you continue to abound in blessed progress. Love, John and Karen

Name: Barb Date: 2005-03-03
Email: imthemom@qwest.net

Comments: “Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with joyful shouting; Then they said among the nations, ‘The LORD has done great things for them.’ The LORD has done great things for us; we are glad. Those who sow in tears shall reap with joyful shouting.” Psalm 126:2-3,5 HALLELUJAH!!!

Name: Auntie Lo & Uncle Tim Date: 2005-03-03

Comments: So happy to hear that all went well with the surgery. Double Blessings to you all of God’s continued goodness.

Name: Tiffany Date: 2005-03-03

Comments: Abbie is HOME! She did beautifully during decannulation — no panic or fear in the transition. Just lots of smiles and much lower heart rate. We came home and put away a lot of equipment and supplies. The size of this victory is still sinking in. God is so faithful and you all are so generous with your love and encouragement. Good times are starting to roll!

Name: Vickie in CA Date: 2005-03-03

Comments: We are hoping everything went well yesterday and can’t wait for an update! Abbie, you’ve been in our thoughts & prayers!

Name: Travis and Melissa Brown Date: 2005-03-03
Email: bunchofbrowns@comcast.net

Comments: We continue to be amazed and inspired by you, your family, and our amazing Heavenly Father. May he continue to bless you and keep you!

Name: The Henning’s Date: 2005-03-03

Comments: Abbie!!! YEAH!!! This is such wonderful news!! Love to all

Name: Jeanne Date: 2005-03-03
Email: epluribusunum@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Dear Abby and Family, You are all in my prayers. What wonderful news! Abby is so beautiful!

Name: Kathy L Date: 2005-03-03
Email: kalg@charter.net

Comments: we are continuing to pray for you & know God is going to do great things TODAY! Love in Him –

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2005-03-03

Comments: That is such wonderful news. PRAISE GOD!!!!! Alyssa says yeeeee haw.

Name: Your Sister in Christ (Kim in San Diego) Date: 2005-03-03

Comments: Yeah Abbie! your trach is out!! Praise God! and we will all continue to pray for your continued health and strength little one! Praying for your family’s health and strength too!

Name: Ray Date: 2005-03-03

Comments: We took the trach out this morning and she is doing great. Thank you so much for all your prayers.

Name: esther Date: 2005-03-03
Email: mizesta@yahoo.com

Comments: Tiffany, I have been following your story since the beginning…prayers abound from NM. Can we still get updates by going into /status??

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2005-03-03

Comments: Praying for you all today. Abbie you are such an amazing little girl. One of these days you will understand what you have been through and realize why everyone states how strong and amazing you are. Vara family can’t wait to hear an update of miss Abbie going down the big slide.

Name: dawn & emmie Date: 2005-03-03

Comments: we are praying for you. come home without that icky trach!you ahve come so far in a short time, god has blessesd you sweetie

Name: Deana Lee Date: 2005-03-03
Email: leeville420@hotmail.com

Comments: Abby,I just want you to know that in Japan March 3 is “Girl’s Day” and this is a very special “Girl’s Day” for you. The Lord is with you and our prayers will always continue.

Name: auntie debbie Date: 2005-03-03

Comments: my thoughts & heart are with you as you take this next big step on your journey. lots of love…

Name: Michael, Chelsea & family Date: 2005-03-02

Comments: We are praying everything goes smoothly during surgery.

Name: The Henning’s Date: 2005-03-02

Comments: Hello Abbie, we are praying for you, the surgeons, and your family. I have peace about all this, ten is another biblical number. Ten months to the day for such a victorous moment is quite amazing! God Bless you sweet, sleep well tonight and we will be here awaiting your mommy’s news!

Name: The Suttons Date: 2005-03-02

Comments: praying for abby today

Name: Ben Sutton Date: 2005-03-02
Email: roostersrule123@hotmail.com

Comments: Hi how ya`ll doing? I hope your doing a ton munch better Abby. I`m praying for you everyday! May God bless you all!

Name: Aurora and Family Date: 2005-03-02
Email: ahafer@houston.rr.com

Comments: You must know how much and how hard we are praying for a “go” on the upcoming surgery. Abbie – sweet, precious, baby girl..you are so brave – We will be greatly anticipating the wonderful news!!

Name: Candice Date: 2005-03-02
Email: chingc021@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Just checking in to see if Abbie’s surgery was a “go.” Ray and Tiffany, please KNOW that you and your whole family, especially Abbie, are covered with prayer during this milestone! Please do keep us updated so we can be specific in our prayers. God’s blessings upon you!

Name: Bobby, Michelle, & Gio Date: 2005-03-02

Comments: We love you and pray your surgery goes real well. Jesus is our miracle worker and you are our miracle girl.

Name: Debra Date: 2005-03-02

Comments: Our family is praying for Abbie today as she has her trach removed. We hope it will go smoothly and that you all enjoy the freedom this will provide!

Name: stonebraker family Date: 2005-03-01
Email: stonebraker@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Abbie, we love you and pray the best for you tomorrow and always. Can’t wait to see new pictures of you! much love, Stonebrakers

Name: Erika & Skyla Date: 2005-03-01
Email: foxee259@hotmail.com

Comments: Hi Abby, hope all is well.. take care and may god bless you all.. you are all in my thoughts and prayers.. love, erika & skyla

Name: trisha Date: 2005-03-01

Comments: Continued prayers from California…We’re still here! Still praying…still marveling. We will be thinking of you Abbey! We have high hopes for tomorrow! We love you little angel!

Name: Kristy g Date: 2005-03-01

Comments: Tiffany, We are all praying for for Abby’s surgery to go well and complication free. Please call us if you need help in any way. We are SO excited for you all!!!

Name: The Sutton’s Date: 2005-03-01

Comments: Abby hope that you have a wonderful day today! Keep up all the hard work! We will be praying for your surgery to go well! Love rbab

Name: Crystal Date: 2005-03-01
Email: only1smalls@yahoo.com

Comments: Only 1 more day until Abbies trach comes out!!!!!

Name: Elsa Duff Date: 2005-03-01
Email: mum23@telusplanet.net

Comments: I have been thinking of you, Abby and praying that all will go well tomorrow and every day after that.

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2005-03-01

Comments: Hi Abbie and family.Thinking of you all. Tiffany i have read up on Terri. What a heart-wrenching story. We have been praying for her and her family also..

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Name: Erika & Skyla Date: 2005-04-30
Email: foxee259@hotmail.com
Comments: hi abby, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers!! keep up the great work… your a tuff lil’ cookie.. we love you abby.. May GOD bless you all. love erika and skyla

Name: TNF Date: 2005-04-30

Comments: Hi Ms. Abby! Wow little one, before you know it, you’ll be walking on your own, and then skipping, and then maybe one day running. I pray today for you and your family and for God to be with you all always.

Name: David and Sandra Date: 2005-04-29

Comments: we love you guys, know we are praying for you this week… love, Dave and san

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2005-04-29

Comments: Abbie you are doing so well. Keep it up. God Bless!!!

Name: Hobbs family Date: 2005-04-29

Comments: So glad to hear the progress Abbie is making! Keep up the good work! Love & Hugs from the Hobbs family

Name: Shirley Stringer Date: 2005-04-28
Email: sstringer@cfbc.org
Comments: What a wonderful God we have! And..what an amazingly strong mommy Abby has. I know it is only through God’s love and guidance that you and your family are seeing such miracles happen to Abby! We are still praying for her recovery.

Name: Tiffany Date: 2005-04-26

Comments: Just wanted to post quick that Luke got his trach out today. He’s running a fever now. So, praise God for the victory and pray for Luke’s health!

Name: Virginia Date: 2005-04-25
Email: dnwickersheim@hotmail.com
Comments: Abby, just wanted to tell you what a precious child you are to Jesus. he loves you so much….and you are so darling. You are always in my thoughts and prayers. I am praying that In the Name of Jesus you will rise and be healed, spirit, soul and body….It’s happening. Thank you Jesus.

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2005-04-25

Comments: Hi Abbie you are always in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: Jenny and Sydney http://www.scrappychicks.com Date: 2005-04-23
Email: jenny@scrappychicks.com
Comments: We have been following your story, and continue to pray for you and your family! Every day is a gift!

Name: TNF Date: 2005-04-22

Comments: Hello Little One! You have come so far Ms. Abby! I think of you often, and you remind me to pray everyday. You are a miracle in my life. Keep up the hard work baby, we’re rooting for ya!

Name: John L. Conwell Date: 2005-04-22
Email: john_l_conwell@myway.com
Comments: Romans 12:15 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep. Abbey gives us much to rejoice about and also I have wept much. The whole experience has made me draw much closer to my blessed Lord.

Name: Kathy Date: 2005-04-21

Comments: Hi sweet Abbie! You remind your family that the enemy always tries to make things seem worse than what they are. I pray those new teeth come in without any pain for you and you will be chewing on your favorite goodies soon. Love you all!

Name: Dorna Date: 2005-04-21
Email: dorn1213@aol.com
Comments: Hi Abbie! Just wanted to drop you a line to say “hi” and that I am still praying for you. Guess what?! I found out today that we could send emails to our new Pope. And I did. In the email I asked our Holy Father if he would please pray for you and little Luke. If Mom and Dad wants to see the note I sent, have them email me. Take care! Dorna

Name: Auntie Lo & Uncle Tim Date: 2005-04-21

Comments: Be Blessed with a very good week. Praying today for your legs & muscles to work well, & for eating to go GOOD! We don’t forget about your journey, Jesus Loves You. (ALL)

Name: Candice Date: 2005-04-20
Email: chingc021@hawaii.rr.com
Comments: From one conservative Baptist girl to another, I know that the Lord IS NOT and CANNOT be confined into a box made of our choosing. We believe! Oh Lord, help our unbelief!!! May the Lord, who has anointed Abbie so powerfully, complete His good work in her. Amen!

Name: Grandma Sandy Date: 2005-04-20

Comments: Dear Abby, just a note , sweet girl to tell you how much we love you, and how proud we are of you. tell your big brothers and crystal that we are thinking of you all. we love all of you. glad to hear that you are giving daddy kisses, i know he needed them. love and prayers always.

Name: Chris http://www.hugsfoundation.org Date: 2005-04-19
Email: chris@hugsfoundation.org
Comments: So happy to see that Abbie’s trache is out! Its been awhile since I’ve come to the site and I apologize. My prayers are with you all. Please, e-mail me if you’d like to be a HUGS contact. God bless

Name: Aunt Lori Date: 2005-04-19
Email: PurePleasure628@cecomet.net
Comments: was saying can you give Daddy a big hug and tell him sis loves him..Love to all. Aunt Lori

Name: Aunt Lori Date: 2005-04-19
Email: Pure{leasure628@cecomet.net
Comments: Hi Abby,Ray,Tiffany,and Family..It’s about 6am here and was reading all the updates on our baby girl..Abby you look great, I am so proud of you!! Keep up the hard work..we think of you and pray everyday..It’s getting close to a year now, look at the many roads you have been down, and all the lives you have touched, you have taught us all so much. Abby we love you!! Can tou give Daddy a big hug for…(trimmed)

Name: Auntie Lo & Uncle Tim Date: 2005-04-18

Comments: We are “talking” to the Great I AM (healer) about you. May He show His Glory in you thru His Spirit. Be Blessed!!!!

Name: Melissa Date: 2005-04-18

Comments: Hi Vara’s.Tiffany, thank you so much for the recent updates. They have echoed my own perspective and put into words what I had trouble expressing myself.We can’t wait to see you all.Abby, everyone keeps telling us to give you lots of hugs and kisses from them.I hope you’re ready for all that love.I’ll call soon with our plans.Linda said that you know that Emily is coming.She’s so excited! Love, 4…(trimmed)

Name: Kathy Date: 2005-04-18
Email: kat8100@ricochet.com
Comments: Dear Abbie and Family, What a truly amazing testimony you are to the power of the Lord. Keep being strong Abbie and keep eating your fruit. Someday soon..pizza! God bless all of you.

Name: Barbara Date: 2005-04-18
Email: bcraig@cfbc.org
Comments: Praise God from whom ALL Blessings flow…Praise Him all creatures here below…We rejoice with you for all that God is doing in and through Abbie and your family…hold on to your trust and faith in God and all that He is and all that He is doing…We love you…

Name: Marcy Date: 2005-04-17
Email: dmtopaul@aol.com
Comments: You look just like the little princess that you are in your pretty dress. What a miracle you are, sweet girl. You are as strong as the family that God blessed you with. Have faith, the miracle just keeps unfolding before our eyes.

Name: Mary Date: 2005-04-17

Comments: Thinking of Abbie often. Every step seems to be in the right direction. Praying for your family’s strength and patience. – M

Name: The Henning’s Date: 2005-04-17

Comments: Loving Father, thank you for the guidance you provide to Tiffany, ministering to her, carrying her and walking with her. Thank you for leading her back to this wonderful man. God Bless you, Abbie with HIS HEALING!! Amen

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2005-04-16

Comments: I am so speechless reading about this journey you are all on. Your last update gave me goosebumps. It is so apparent that our wonderful, awesome God is guiding you all the way through this. I could just feel his presence reading this. Thank You!!

Name: G.G. Aunt & Uncle,Hazel& Dave Date: 2005-04-15
Email: dkhp@msn.Com
Comments: We came close to seeing you on the big island.We were Staying at Waikaloa Village3/18 to4/6 & visited Hilton Resort 3/20

Name: trent family Date: 2005-04-15
Email: mom2my4gurlz@aol.com
Comments: Dear Abbey and family me and my girls want to wish u the best recovery and u are in are prayers and heart..God bless you little one.

Name: Aurora Date: 2005-04-15
Email: ahafer@houston.rr.com
Comments: Tiffany, thank you for your updates…with everything that you, Ray and the children are busy with…you still find time to include us in your journey…we keep you in our prayers each day.

Name: Riana Weaver Date: 2005-04-15
Email: rianaweaver@telkomsa.net
Comments: Hi Abbie! What lovely, lovely photographs. You are a precious little girl ….. You look beautiful and so does your Mommy …..

Name: Virginia Date: 2005-04-15
Email: dnwickersheim@hotmail.com
Comments: It’s been awhile for me to check the website out. When I was looking at the picture posted on Abby’s family and comparing it to the recent picture, I just said, PRAISE GOD. In his time He makes all things new. Tiffany, your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope is what it’s all about. Thank you so much for sharing your life in this journey. Blessings, Virginia

Name: Peggy Noland Date: 2005-04-15
Email: mjnoland@hrcentral.com
Comments: Hi Tiffany, I saw your Mom, Joyce this morning and asked how you and Abby were doing. Just want you to know that we are praying for you too. Peggy

Name: Vickie in CA Date: 2005-04-15

Comments: Just checking in on Miss Cutie Pie and wanted to say hello. Hope you have a great weekend!

Name: Lisa Gentry Date: 2005-04-15
Email: lisagentry@hotmail.com
Comments: Tiffany It was wonderful to meet you at the RCH meeting and share our stories. The work you and your husband are doing both for Abby and other children is inspiring. I would love to share our website for Ella with you. EMail me when you find a moment. Hope to speak with you soon. Give Abby a big kiss from us. love Lisa, Matthew, Lucy and Ella Gentry

Name: The Henning’s Date: 2005-04-14

Comments: Dear Abbie, was thinking of you alot today…your strength came to mind on several occasions. I hope the stoma has closed and the eating getting easier! we love you all!!!

Name: Tina Tobar Date: 2005-04-13
Email: tina_tobar@yahoo.com
Comments: I meet your father this week, of all the people god could have put in my path to sell my home he see it turns out I also have a 2 yr old daughter who has a trach her name is Mariela. So he told me about your story and your website may the Lord keep giving you the strength you need. Gob Bless You And Your Family.

Name: Patty Galura Date: 2005-04-13
Email: PDelg5@aol.com
Comments: Dear Abby, We think of you often because you give us strength.

Name: Karen Date: 2005-04-12
Email: kzondlo@zondlo.com
Comments: Hi Tiffany, You’ll never know how many people were blessed by your update last week! Thanks so much for being obedient to what God has you share. Love, Karen

Name: Suzette Henderson Date: 2005-04-11
Email: ashenderson@msn.com
Comments: I just checked on your updates tonight and I am so happy to see how well Abby is doing. I love seeing the pictures of her (and the one of Kyle and the dog). I have been thinking of you all often lately and just wanted to let you know we are still praying for all of you and you are all in our thoughts. Tiffany, your faith still amazes me. I also wanted to thank you for sharing your low moments a…(trimmed)

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2005-04-11

Comments: Abbie you are doing so well. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Name: Juliana Tennberg Date: 2005-04-08
Email: jesus.ismyfriend@verizon.net
Comments: abby & family- smile Jesus loves you all very much! Our family enjoys your new photos! You are beautiful miss abigail! love selah, shiloh, gbo & jules<><

Name: The Leiendecker’s Date: 2005-04-08
Email: ARockGod@aol.com
Comments: Tiffany, Abby is a beautiful angel. You and your lovely family are in our thoughts and prayers. We will pray for continued improvements and happiness for all. Love, Drew, Heather, Hannah, and Gavin

Name: Renae Loring Date: 2005-04-08
Email: colorings@comcast.net
Comments: May you be enveloped in His arms of love, grace, strength & mercy!

Name: Sue Searles http://howsluke.blogspot.com Date: 2005-04-08
Email: howslukedoing@yahoo.com
Comments: Tiffany, you are amazing to me, the insights you have from the Word are so awesome. Thank you for sharing your heart and allowing us to see even during the darkest times in your life God is still at work.

Name: Katie Finney Date: 2005-04-06

Comments: Abbie looks so wonderful in her recent pictures. It’s amazing how much healing is taking place! Your family is always in my thoughts even though we’ve never met.

Name: Mary Tsunemoto Date: 2005-04-05

Comments: Abby, you look so pretty in your Easter mother and daughter outfit. You are a pretty young lady just like your mom. We are also rejoicing that you are making improvements every day. Praise God!

Name: Taylor Date: 2005-04-05

Comments: Wow, what a great ending to such a tragic story. My prayers are with your family…all the way in Alaska!

Name: Abbie Marsh and Kirsten Kareus Date: 2005-04-05
Email: Ajeanbqueen@charter.net
Comments: Praise God dear Abbie!! We are so touched by your story. May God always be with you dear Child.God Bless you. You and your family are in our prayers..

Name: Hobbs Family Date: 2005-04-05

Comments: Hi Abbie! It’s so great to see your new pictures! You are such a beautiful little girl. Is that your new puppy in the picture? What’s his name? What do you think of him? We have two dogs, Ellie & Lucky. Thanks for the update! You are still in our prayers

Name: Your Sister in Christ (Kim in San Diego) Date: 2005-04-05

Comments: Praise God for you Abbie! You look so beautiful in your Easter dress (and mommy too!)Way to go on working so hard to lift your head and work on all your exercises! you keep working and we’ll keep praying! You also have a very cute puppy and we pray that you develop a very special bond with your doggy and that he helps you with your miricles Abby (God works through animals too – I’ve seen it!)

Name: The Stallings Family http://www.angeladione.com Date: 2005-04-04
Email: stallings_a@hotmail.com
Comments: Tiffany, Abbie has come so far!I wanted to say that their is no thing more powerful than faith. You and your family are such an inspiration. We will continue to pray for you, now and always. Love, Michael,Angela, & Madison

Name: The Suttons Date: 2005-04-04

Comments: We loved the pictures of you and your mom Abbie…also the picture of Kyle..We continue to pray for you and love to hear about your progress. Hugs and Kisses , Love RBAB

Name: Cheryl Desko Date: 2005-04-04
Email: rdesko@bresnan.net
Comments: Thank You for the pictures, you both look BEAUTIFUL!!! And Kyle looks mighty handsome as well. You are all in our prayers. Love, the Deskos

Name: Mary Rose Bryndzia Date: 2005-04-04

Comments: I’m keeping my eye on you dear Abbie. My how you are growing! I just knew you liked to slide and swing! I’m keeping you in my daily prayers. By the way you look stunning in purple & so does mom!

Name: Cynthia Date: 2005-04-04

Comments: Thank you for the update on your family. I wish Terri had the kind of therapy you’re providing for Abby. We continue praying for her complete recovery. In my Bible study a question was asked; “do you know of a believer in Christ whose faithfulness astounds you in the midst of suffering?” Ray and Tiffany immediately came to mind. I thank God for your witness.

Name: Dorna Date: 2005-04-04
Email: dorn1213@aol.com
Comments: Wow, Abbie, you and mommy look absolutely beautiful! The both of you look so pretty in your Easter dresses. Keep up the good work sweetie! You are doing so great. I know one day soon you will be running and playing with your brothers and dog – having a blast! You and your family are always in my thoughts and prayers. May God continue to bless you all and keep you all safe! Like I said befor…(trimmed)

Name: Erika Date: 2005-04-04

Comments: Abbie is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing your pictures with us. Praying for you…

Name: dawn & emmie Date: 2005-04-04

Comments: abbie you are so beautiful! keep up the hard work, & god bless you all

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2005-04-03

Comments: Wonderful pictures. Abbie you are such a pretty lil girl. Your whole family is so blessed to have you with them. I will definately pray for mommies requests. You are in our thoughts.. God Bless!!!

Name: Paul & Tina Goymerac Date: 2005-04-03

Comments: Tiffany, I really enjoyed the March reviews….been busy so i was catching up. I am so happy that Abbie is doing better. I agree with you, there’s nothing more powerful than faith. Our prayers for continued sucess in Abbie’s recovery are with all of you!

Name: Kathy Felix Date: 2005-04-03

Comments: You both are beautiful, inside and out! Thank you for sharing your heart with us. I am praying for healing on her throat. So happy to know so much progess has been made, praise the LORD! Love to you!

Name: John and Karen Date: 2005-04-03
Email: kzondlo@zondlo.com
Comments: Great pictures! Thanks for taking the time to send them so we could see how beautiful (and handsome) you all look these days. Boy, has Abbie’s hair grown! Is that the new puppy with Kyle? Love, John and Karen

Name: Marie Henning Date: 2005-04-03

Comments: Dear Abbie! You were so brave when you got that tube out! I do not think I could have been so brave! It makes me so hapy to see you without the tube! You went throught a lot and look at how well you are doing! You are the bravest girl I ever met. Love, Marie

Name: Michele Henning Date: 2005-04-03

Comments: Tiffany, thank you for the sweet words on Pope John Paul II and Terry. It is nice to come here and see thoughts so related to mine and feel so at home. I love your updates and pray earnestly for you as I meditate on Streams In the Desert, daily! Love you all,,Michele

Name: The Henning’s Date: 2005-04-03

Comments: Dear Abbie, I love these pictures!! And mommies updates..the puckering, the slide, the hearing devices!! How exciting for you, Sweetie! I was thinking of you on Easter! I Love the pic of pretty you and your sweet mom! Lord, during this great clebration of Easter, when the tomb is empty and the promise of new life so tangible, in Abbie’s strength, renew and send her more strength, keep the mir…(trimmed)

Name: Nebraska Date: 2005-04-03

Comments: Just thinkin about you Abby, and keeping you in my prayers…

Name: Becky and Alyssa Date: 2005-04-02

Comments: Abbie we are praying for you and your family. Hope you had a wonderful week.

Name: Lisa M Torcaso Date: 2005-04-01
Email: lmt19@pitt.edu

Comments: Dearest Abbie, Forgive me for not writting to in such a long time. I have been thinking about you and praying for you each day. This world is so unfar. An innocent woman with practically the ame condition that you have was just killed. Every body keeps saying that she died peacefully and that her husbands loves her. I find this statement to be completely false. Many students at my school s…(trimmed)

Name: db in nm Date: 2005-04-01

Comments: abby-you’ve been in our hearts so much lately. it’s heart-warming to read about your progress. you are truly blessed to have your family, as they are blessed to have you!

Name: The Henning’s Date: 2005-04-01

Comments: Dear Tiffany..we may not completely understand God’s Hand in things but we can see that it is there. He knows the graces He has for Terri and Abbie and for you. That her passing took place during this Glorious Easter season is not to be ignored. She is whole again, Praise God! and her parents have many more people praying for them in their time of need because of you. As always you are my her…(trimmed)

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Name: Joe Date: 2005-05-31
Email: joemarine1@cox.net

Comments: Abby Family, The children at Calvary Chapel Oceanside, CA pray for you. Your light is shining. PTL!

Name: Becky Date: 2005-05-31

Comments: Miss Abby once again your strength amazes me. You are doing so well. You are in our thoughts and prayers always.

Name: Mary Date: 2005-05-30

Comments: Abbie, every time I check back you have done something else that surprises everyone! Keep working hard, kiddo. Love and prayers – M & R

Name: Angela D’Ambrosio Date: 2005-05-29
Email: adx21965@msn.com

Comments: Tiffany,I just want you to know that your faith and humility help me so much. My husband and I are both disabled with some stiff challenges. I also just discovered that my grandson may have cerebral palsy. He was born premature 16 weeks early at 1 lb 7 oz.) He is really too early to diagnose, but it kinda looks that way. My daughter’s family has already been through so much and now they have anoth…(trimmed)

Name: UZOAGBA OWERRI. http://www.ase.com Date: 2005-05-28
Email: uzoagbaowerri@yahoo.com


Name: Rhonda Date: 2005-05-26
Email: rhonda.jerman@lexisnexis.com

Comments: Expect a miracle daily. My 3 girls and I love pictures of Abby. We’d love to see more.

Name: The Pauls Date: 2005-05-26
Email: dmtopaul@aol.com

Comments: We are still praying for all of you. We are overjoyed at the amazing things happening in Hawaii and for this blessed little girl.

Name: Candice Date: 2005-05-25
Email: chingc021@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Hello, Miss Abbie! I wish everyone could feel the softness of your skin as you close your little fist around their finger. Such purity! And please forgive us if it seems like we keep asking you to “do tricks” for us. We just enjoy seeing your progress as God works His miracle in you. Love you!

Name: Dave & Mary Jo Osmun Date: 2005-05-25
Email: dave@osmun.org

Comments: Just a quick note to let you all know that our prayers are added to the many others for Abby and the family.We have gained so much encouragement from the progress and we know that God is using this as a ministry for his service. God is always faithful.

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2005-05-25

Comments: Hi Abbie. I pray you are feeling better. I continue to pray for you and your family.

Name: Mary Rose Date: 2005-05-24

Comments: Tiffany, My prayers will be w/ you during your speech. You do so well w/ your updates I’m sure the words will just flow. As always my prayers are w/ Abby & her family. Aloha.

Name: Kristy G Date: 2005-05-24

Comments: Oh my!! God has been busy! I have been on the mainland for a couple of weeks & have missed SO much!I cant wait to see you Tiff, will call xo K

Name: Angela Date: 2005-05-23
Email: adx21965@msn.com

Comments: I’ve been following you all with prayer since the end of last May. Praise God in His mercy. It’s wonderful to know that Abbie keeps moving forward. I pray for her every day and will continue to do so. She…and her family…inspire me to cope with my problems with more grace. God Bless You.

Name: Sharon Bennett Date: 2005-05-23
Email: sharon.bennett@lpnt.net

Comments: Hi to all of you. Your faith is amazing. Hang in.

Name: The Henning’s Date: 2005-05-22

Comments: God says: “Those who hope in Me shall never be disappointed” (Is 49:23). Glad to hear about the smile and dimples, will keep praying for the ears. HOPE that yesterday went well, Tiffany. I am sure your story ministered to many…

Name: Dumlao Ohana Date: 2005-05-22

Comments: We are hoping you are feeling much better with your cold. The girls wanted to know if they can give you their “purple medicine” to get better. They said that is the only one that taste good. You are a living miracle Abby, thank you for showing us so.

Name: Kathy Felix Date: 2005-05-19

Comments: Love those dimples! I pray healing over and inside your eyes, in Jesus name! Bless you and your family, sweet Abby. Lots of love!

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2005-05-19

Comments: Abbie i pray that your cold improves soon. Tiffany i know you will do great on Saturday. Just relax and have a great time.

Name: Virginia Wickersheim Date: 2005-05-18
Email: dnwickersheim@hotmail.com

Comments: Dear Tiffany, I’m going on vacation, You can count on me just to pray. The Lord reminds me often to pray for abby and your family.I’m reading an awesome book that I thought I would recommend to you. It’s To Fly Again, by Gracia Burnham God has Said, I will never fail you. I will never forsake you.” Thats why we can say with confidence “The Lord is our helper who will help us” Bless You all,…(trimmed)

Name: The Sutton Date: 2005-05-17

Comments: “Normal Cognition” WOW! Praise the Lord for his continued healing. Still praying for the entire family as each member plays an important role in Abbie’s recovery. May the Lord watch over each of you and bless you every day. Love rbab

Name: Debra Date: 2005-05-15

Comments: Just stopping by to wish you all a week of joyous blessings and continued progress on your journey. It’s so exciting to read your latest update! Keep up the good work, Abbie & family!

Name: John and Karen Date: 2005-05-15
Email: kzondlo@zondlo.com

Comments: Hey Ray and Tiffany, As we remember the beauty that God has brought from the ashes after the fire, we also rejoice in the beauty God is restoring from the ashes of Abbie’s accident. Remember Isaiah 43:2-13, but especially verses 2 and 3. He is with us when we pass through the water and walk through the fire. Amen!

Name: Kathy Felix Date: 2005-05-15

Comments: How exciting! Abby, you are growing and doing so many great things! Be happy for now and thankful that yes, your future is even brighter! Love to you all!

Name: Grandpa Tom Date: 2005-05-13

Comments: Hey my precious one, you are on the move and I’m getting ready to hold you and listen to you as you bring up to date about your daily activities. You are ready to show the world that the Lord’s amazing grace is awesome. Love you a bunch..

Name: dawn & emmie Date: 2005-05-13

Comments: abby you are awesome!!! tell mommy to post a pretty picure for us when time allows. keep on amazing everyone!!

Name: Jeffrie Date: 2005-05-13

Comments: Tiffany, Ray, and family, What wonderful news to hear how much progress Abbie is making! You’re in our thoughts daily.

Name: Melene Date: 2005-05-13
Email: ssexton2@nc.rr.com

Comments: I have never met your family, but I have been reading your website for awhile now. I can’t even remember how I found it. The news I read today brought happy tears to my eyes. I will pray for Abbie. What an inspiration your family is.

Name: Dorn Date: 2005-05-13
Email: dorn1213@aol.com

Comments: Hi Abbie! Just read Mom’s latest update. All I can say is YOU GO GIRL!!!! You continue to be my hero. My prayers are with you and your family always!

Name: Jones Family Date: 2005-05-13
Email: Servingmom4him@yahoo.com

Comments: Hi Abbie & Family – so happy to see your progress. We think and pray for you daily. Jones Family – formerly Seattle now Florida

Name: Travis and Melissa Date: 2005-05-13
Email: bunchofbrowns@comcast.net

Comments: Thank you for the continued updates. They are a blessing to us! We pray for continued blessings for your whole family!

Name: Juliana Tennberg Date: 2005-05-12
Email: jesus.ismyfriend@verizon.net

Comments: Hi Tiffany, I saw this story and thought it might be an encouragement. You all continue to be in our prayers. Love, Juliana http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,156344,00.html

Name: Jennifer A-Rahim Date: 2005-05-12
Email: arahimy001@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: I love checking on your amazing progress and your amazing famiily. You are an inspiration, and a gorgeous little girl.

Name: The Ryan family Date: 2005-05-12
Email: navychaplain@hotmail.com

Comments: WOW! We praise God for all that Abbie is accomplishing these days!! What a strong and brave girl! What a powerful God! We love you all and miss seeing your family. You’re all so special. You’re continuously in our prayers.

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2005-05-12

Comments: Abbie you are doing so well honey. I will keep praying for you and your family.

Name: mallory, matthew, Date: 2005-05-12

Comments: we hope you get well soon abbie love mallory, and matthew,

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2005-05-11

Comments: Hi Abbie. Just checking in to say hi.. God Bless!

Name: The Suttons Date: 2005-05-10

Comments: “Your heart will rejoice and you will flourish like grass; the hand of the LORD will be made known to his servants.” Isaiah 66:14 This is our prayer for you today! May the Lord continue to bless and heal Abbie! We love you all ….Love rbab

Name: Candice Date: 2005-05-08
Email: chingc021@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Hi Miss Abbie! Good to see you in service today, even if I didn’t get treated to dimples. But I DID see you reaching for your friends’ hands. May God continue to hold you in His! Love you!

Name: Dad & Grampa Date: 2005-05-08

Comments: Happy Mother’s Day to my wonderful daughter. You have been an amazing gal as you continue to provide the healing love for our little Abbie. I love you so much and am very proud of you.

Name: Kerith Leffler Date: 2005-05-08
Email: lefflers@optonline.net

Comments: I was looking for a copy of Daily Light on the internet and found Abbie’s website. I am heart broken to read her story but know that you are so blessed to have an incredible church family and support. May the Lord continue to heal your little girl. May the Lord encourage you. Happy Mother’s Day to Abbie’s Mom.

Name: Karen Date: 2005-05-08
Email: kzondlo@zondlo.com

Comments: Dear Tiffany, Happy Mother’s Day. Enjoy all your kids today as they grow so quickly. Hope Matt and RJ had a fun birthday. Love, Karen

Name: Badet Date: 2005-05-08
Email: badetgph@yahoo.com

Comments: go go abbie! hep hep hooray to the road of full recovery!

Name: moriko mc vey-murray Date: 2005-05-08
Email: mysticalredstar@yahoo.com

Comments: “happy mother’s day” mrs. vara. may “god” continue to love, and guide you and your husband…i wish you a beautiful tomorrow. with love, patrick and moriko murray

Name: Virginia Wickersheim Date: 2005-05-07
Email: dnwickersheim@hotmail.com

Comments: Dear Tiffany, God Bless you on Mother’s Day. I think and Pray for you often. When I go to the computor, I go expecting. I see great things that God has done. His name is to be praised. Blessings, Virginia

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2005-05-07

Comments: To all who pray for Abbie we have another beautiful little 3 year old who needs our prayers. Her name is Maggie May. She has a very rare form of Leukemia. Please go to http://curemaggie.com

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2005-05-07

Comments: Hi Abbie and family.Birthday wishes to Matt and R.J. You are on a roll Abbie. You are recovering so well. You are always in my thoughts and prayers. Tiffany happy Mothers Day tomarrow.

Name: dawn & emmie Date: 2005-05-07

Comments: keep up the good work sweetie! your a beautiful little girl

Name: Juliana Tennberg Date: 2005-05-07
Email: jesus.ismyfriend@verizon.net

Comments: Abby, Praise the Lord for His miracles in your life! You are daily in my prayers and we look forward to the day we meet you and see your cute dimples. Happy Mother’s Day to your mommy, she is an amazing woman! Be blessed Vara family!!!

Name: Your Sister in Christ (Kim in San Diego) Date: 2005-05-06

Comments: Dearest Abbie, We’re so proud of you and all your hard work and just praise God for all his healing that he’s doing in you – your life is touching so many people little one – you are a beautiful little girl with an awesome testimony of how Jesus loves you and loves us(and thanks to your mommy for always being faithful with her wonderful updates about you and your family’s walk with the Lord) – Pr…(trimmed)

Name: dawn fukui-mayeda Date: 2005-05-06
Email: john@dawnpacificinc.com

Comments: i found abby’s web site by accident. I have been praying for her healing daily. you have such strength.

Name: annie Date: 2005-05-06
Email: prayforizzy@swbell.net

Comments: Have been thinking of you all week! What a year for these girls. How far we’ve come, and looking ahead to overpouring blessings and miracles.

Name: Linda Date: 2005-05-06
Email: Linda@rlcarver.net

Comments: Abbie, What great news from all your appointments. Praise God that He uses doctors to help us see what He is doing!! Give Matt and RJ a Happy Birthday hug. We love you all and you are continually in our prayers.

Name: Michelle Date: 2005-05-06

Comments: Abby, The flower on your update page is from Gio. we love you

Name: Brian White http://brianandnina.com Date: 2005-05-06
Email: Brianandnina@prurep.com

Comments: I have the privilege of knowing Abby’s grandpa in Salem Oregon. What a gorgeous granddaugher he has. It is awesome to see God using such a heartbreaking thing for his Glory.

Name: Corinna A Roberts http://www.theheavenlyhost.cc Date: 2005-05-05
Email: heavenlyartist@tampabay.rr.com
Comments: Dear Abby and family, I found you while I was searching for Abby in the search engine. Our New Panda Angel Bear is named AbbyTM. I see that the Lord Jesus has his hand on your life. You must be very special. Our family will pray for you. I would like to send you one of our AbbyTM bears if you would like one. To see our AbbyTM bear visit: www.theheavenlyhost.cc Please e-mail me if you …(trimmed)

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2005-05-05

Comments: Just checking in to see how you are Abbie. Praying and thinking of you kiddo..

Name: Beverly Pressel Date: 2005-05-05
Email: Babykins2002@juno.com
Comments: I learned about Abby from one of our worship leaders at Calvary Mennonite church, Bryce Purtzer. I was looking at all the photos from the beginning of your journey…How awesome is our GOD!! What a miracle Abby is!! The last photo of her, is so amazing, she looks so grow up! Thank God for her! I will continue to pray for her and your family!

Name: Kathy & Kawika Date: 2005-05-05
Email: mommykanyuck@hawaii.rr.com
Comments: Still checking once a day to watch and pray with you Tiffany. I look forward to a new picture of ABby without her “puka in the neck”. Your updates have always been exhortation to my life… love you! Kathy (sister in the Lord-live in Waipahu!)

Name: The Moran Clan Date: 2005-05-04
Email: yokohama.bigshoes2@verizon.net
Comments: We are so delighted that you are in your season of abundance and getting to taste the good of the land! May God’s grace and abundance shower upon your precious body, spirit, and mind…blowing the doors off of what anyone could even fathom was possible from the Lord! Bless you, Abby!

Name: Suzette Henderson Date: 2005-05-04
Email: ashenderson@msn.com
Comments: Tiffany and family-Ijust wanted to let you know we were thinking of you yesterday. It is hard to believe it was a whole year ago. I imagine it seems like a lifetime ago and somedays probably it seems like just yesterday. I hope you all made it through yesterday okay. Just wanted to let you know that you were being thought of and prayed for. Love-Suzette

Name: The James Gang (Tiffany’s Cousins) Date: 2005-05-04
Email: tmm92@comcast.net
Comments: Dear Vara Family! It’s been awhile since I checked the updates and was encouraged by the wonderful progress! Our God is so great! We continually pray for total healing! Tom, Jeannee and kids

Name: mary Hunter Date: 2005-05-04
Email: hunterfam6@aol.com
Comments: I know it has been a year since the accident. May 3rd is my husband’s birthday. While we were celebrating last year, you were suffering your ordeal. This year we are celebrating with you Abby’s progress. Our prayers are with you all.

Name: mary Hunter Date: 2005-05-04
Email: hunterfam6@aol.com
Comments: I know it has been a year since the accident. May 3rd is my husband’s birthday. While we were celebrating last year, you were suffering your ordeal. This year we are celebrating with you Abby’s progress. Our prayers are with you all.

Name: Bonnie Date: 2005-05-04

Comments: Praying today for Abbies full recovery!!!

Name: MUGU BENIN Date: 2005-05-04

Name: MaryAnn B. Date: 2005-05-04

Comments: A special prayer went up to heaven today celebrating Abby! Thank you for the strength and wisdom you’ve shared with all of us…you’ve helped open our hearts and eyes to God.

Name: Mary Date: 2005-05-03

Comments: Just want you all to know that you have been in our thoughts and prayers again today. Hugs and kisses to Abbie and family…

Name: Erin Towne Date: 2005-05-03
Email: townehouse@comcast.net
Comments: A year now has passed, yet not a day has passed where our family has not thought of you and prayed for you Abbie and your family. You are a living miracle and testiment to God’s faithfulness and goodness. Thank you for giving me an opening to share Gods grace with coworkers who otherwise may never hear of Him.

Name: The Chun Family Date: 2005-05-03

Comments: Beautiful Abigail, Thinking about you today and rejoicing in all that you have accomplished this past year. We are so proud of you and your family. We love all of you from the bottom of our hearts. Keep up the great work little girl!

Name: The Vara Family Date: 2005-05-03

Comments: HAPPY RE-BIRTHDAY ABBIE!! I’ll write an update later today, but wanted you all to know that we are well, and rejoicing that Abbie is with us today and is progressing. “I was young, and now I am old, but I have never seen the righteous forsaken…” God is faithful and good. A million thanks to all of you!!

Name: Marsha Shepard http://www.buymarsha.com Date: 2005-05-03
Email: marshepard@comcast.net
Comments: Your father talked at The Prudential meeting today about your little girl. All of our thoughts are with you. You have a great family. Sincerely, Marsha Shepard, Prudential Real Estate

Name: Candice Date: 2005-05-03
Email: chingc021@hawaii.rr.com
Comments: Hi sweetie! My message got lost in cyberspace! So I’ll just repeat my hope in seeing more miracles as one chapter in your life closes and another opens. You’re like a beautiful butterfly emerging from its cocoon. We love you, Abbie! Fly!

Name: Candice Date: 2005-05-03
Email: chingc021@hawaii.rr.com
Comments: One chapter closes and another opens wide to infathomable possiblities! We’re looking forward to seeing more of the beauiful butterfly emerge from her cocoon. You are beautiful, Miss Abby. Here’s to another year of miracles!

Name: wendy hoffman Date: 2005-05-03
Email: gordonhoffman@hotmail.com
Comments: We are thinking of you all on this most significant day. We give praise and thanx for the major progress made by Miss Abbie, and for the strength and solidarity in your family that has allowed you to support her on her journey. Lots of love, the New Mexico Hoffmans

Name: Wilson’s Date: 2005-05-03
Email: pwilson@innovishealth.com
Comments: From the far north we watch in amazement at the strength and progress little Abby is making. Keeping you in our prays the Wilsons !

Name: Vickie in CA & family Date: 2005-05-03

Comments: Prayers are lifted for peace and comfort today. We are looking forward to the next year with hope. We’ve been with you for the past year & will continue on this journey with you. So many times during the past year I’ve been uplifted by your sweet daughter and the messages you share, Tiffany. You are a wonderful example of answering fear with faith. Love to you all!

Name: Marylandfamily Date: 2005-05-03

Comments: You are in our prayers on this one year anniversary date. God bless Abbie!

Name: Dumlao Ohana Date: 2005-05-03

Comments: Hi Abbie girl! Wow…look how much you have accomplished since we last visited! We are so proud of you. The girls asked if one day you can play softball with them, and I said yes she sure will! Love to you, mommy and daddy and all your brothers!

Name: Curry Family Date: 2005-05-02
Email: rachanee@alumni.upenn.edu
Comments: Dear Abbie, we are praying for you and your family especially today as we rejoice in your progress this year. We love you! M,J,R,T

Name: The Suttons Date: 2005-05-01

Comments: Hello Vara family…our love and prayers to everyone today. We praise the Lord for Abbie’s continued improvements, and we are praying for your endurance as you all continue on this road to Abbies recovery! Keep up the hard work Abbie! Love RBAB

Name: John and Karen Date: 2005-05-01
Email: kzondlo@zondlo.com
Comments: Dear Ray, Tiffany and family, We are keeping you all in prayer this week as the long first year after Abbie’s accident ends. Praising God for all He has done in bringing her back. Love you guys.

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Name: Rita Brake Date: 2005-06-30
Email: Rita@fbclosalamos.org

Comments: Hello Varas. I am a member of FBC-LA. I have heard so many wonderful things about your family through your friends here in LA.Tiffany’s story of her own reaction to Abby’s accident was profound to me. What a powerful faith to be able to release your child to God with confidence that His plan is bigger and better than your own. Thank you for sharing your life with others.

Name: RUBEN VIGIL Date: 2005-06-30

Comments: My son ryan who is 4 nearly drowned 3 weeks ago. luckily he had a pulse the entire time but his airway was closed. i was bleesed to be surrounded by my cousin, who is a paramedic, my aunt who is a nurse and myself, I am a pharmacist. My daughter who was in the pool said his name with a different tone of voice caused me to look at the pool and I say ryan floating, i jumped into the pool I activated…(trimmed)

Name: friend Date: 2005-06-30

Comments: Great job Miss Abby, we are praying for you everyday.

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2005-06-30

Comments: All i can say is Praise God. He has his healing hands upon little Abby. Tiffany your hospital room windows are an inspiration. The way you look at things so positive when things can be bleak has really help me look at things differently. Thank You!!!

Name: friend Date: 2005-06-30

Comments: thank you lord for bringing her home. please lord let little mitch go recover. be with his family and let them see your work.

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2005-06-29

Comments: We pray that Abby gets well soon. We pray for the whole Vara family while going through this. We pray that Abbies breathing gets better. You are all in our thoughts. Abbie I pray you surprise us once more and bounce back from this quickly…

Name: friend Date: 2005-06-29

Comments: We are praying for you little one.

Name: Michele Date: 2005-06-29

Comments: Dear Father in Heaven, we lift Abbie to you, so strong in Spirit and Love for you, so eager to grow and recover. Please heal her of this infection which has taken hold of her lungs and the rest of her with it. Free Her Father, Guide the Doctors and nurses and bring peace to her family. Amen

Name: jared Date: 2005-06-29
Email: mallorymcdaniel43@hotmail.com

Comments: get well soon!

Name: Your Sister in Christ (Kim in San Diego) Date: 2005-06-29

Comments: Lifting you up in prayer little one – May God heal you and may you be filled with peace and rest – Take Care Abbie and family!

Name: Bonnie Date: 2005-06-29

Comments: Abbie, prayers are being said for you to get the rest you need to heal. Love and hugs.

Name: Vickie Date: 2005-06-29

Comments: Prayers are being lifted for Abbie’s healing, specificially that she doesn’t need to be intubated. We are hoping that the ER visit will be peaceful and that the doctors will be able to help Abbie breathe better and get some rest.

Name: Sherri in Houston Date: 2005-06-29
Email: SMAllen@ev1.net

Comments: Congratulations on the new nephew! Nephews and nieces are a very special blessing. I’m still praying for Abby daily.

Name: friend Date: 2005-06-29

Comments: Jesus give them rest. ‘Be” with them in the hospital so much that they feel you. Breathe for Abby and bring her home soon.

Name: Patti Date: 2005-06-29
Email: psw016@excite.com

Comments: Tiffany,I was the church secretary at Sandy Gooch’s church when Abbie had her accident. I have been following the web site and praying for Abby from the beginning. Today I am secretary at another church in Canton and learned of another near drowning. The child is 2 years old – Mitch Duplain. Drs have told his parents that he has a 10% chance of survival. I have passed along your inspirational…(trimmed)

Name: Jason, Beki, Garrett, and Kelsey Warren Date: 2005-06-28

Comments: We were out of town last week without access to a computer. I’m so sorry to hear now that Abbie has been having such a hard time with her health. We pray for her daily, but will especially be praying that she’ll quickly overcome this latest illeness. We certainly know that God is able to provide the healing she needs. Love and hugs, The Warren Family

Name: Nancy Simao Date: 2005-06-28

Comments: The Lord has had you on my heart all day. I am praying for your precious Abby. May the Holy Spirit comfort and sustain you.

Name: rachel stonebraker Date: 2005-06-28

Comments: dear abbie, i love you and hope you come home from the hospital soon. we are praying for you. love, rachel (choochoo) stonebraker

Name: Tiffany Date: 2005-06-28

Comments: We will be leaving for the ER shortly, the combo of Motrin/Tylenol, another course of antibiotics and a new nebulizer treatment have not been enough to give Abbie a break..she is exhausted and working incredibly hard to breathe. Please continue to pray WITH THANKSGIVING:)!!

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2005-06-28

Comments: Well lets change my last post. I pray that your fever goes down and your lungs clear.

Name: Newman Date: 2005-06-28

Comments: Abby i am so happy you are feeling better. We have been praying for your family. Ya all have a great summer.

Name: Dumlao Ohana Date: 2005-06-28

Comments: Get well Abbie, you can do it. Break this fever…we are all praying for you!

Name: Candice Date: 2005-06-28
Email: chingc021@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Ray and Tiffany, please know that you and your family, especially Miss Abbie are covered in prayer. I am reminded of the many times we’ve rallied together to pray Abbie over another hurdle only to see later that God was working it out for her good. Please, Lord, let this be another of those moments.

Name: Tiffany Date: 2005-06-27

Comments: PLEASE, Please pray..we’ve had to double Abbie’s oxgyen flow to 2 liters, her fever is breaking through Tylenol, so we’ve added Motrin to try to control it. Her heart rate is sustained 170s, and her lungs sound junky. We are trying everything we can not to end up in the hospital again. Please pray that she is able to rest tonight and regain her strength. Thanks!!

Name: Karen Date: 2005-06-27
Email: kzondlo@zondlo.com

Comments: Hi Tiffany, That is so weird. I was thinking about Chase yesterday and wondering how old he is and how he’s doing and here your update was about him! I REALLY understand about the high school homeschooling and how things can slip. You are doing great! Love, Karen

Name: kristy G Date: 2005-06-27

Comments: Oh Tiff, You can’t see it but all the home scholars out here are doing a dance of PRAISE!!! God is so faithful, to those who follow in obedience! Cograts.Chase & to you his wonderful teacher and sweet mother. Cant wait to hear what He has done to the rest of your clan while you weren’t looking!Love to you ALL! K

Name: Dawn Cisneros Date: 2005-06-27
Email: dawnc@attentionplus.com

Comments: Hi Vara Family! I feel so horrible I haven’t called you or contacted you since I was taken off shifts with Abby. I just wanted you to know I have been keeping up on how Abby has been doing and have been praying and thinking of you all. I miss being there, you were all so kind to me and I enjoyed working with Abby. I just wanted to let you know you were in my thoughts and I think of you all often. …(trimmed)

Name: Bonnie Date: 2005-06-27

Comments: Tiffany what word are adequate to express the emotions your last update brings out. The Lord never leaves us or forsakes us. He is truly an amazing GOD ! As always you’ll are in our prayers…May Abby continue to heal fully …Love RBAB

Name: Debra Date: 2005-06-26

Comments: Prayers are being lifted for your comfort and healing, Abbie. I know the Lord loves you.

Name: Michele Date: 2005-06-25

Comments: Tiffany, I did not think there would be time for you to post. I prayed but did not check and so I came back to read the long post again and was amazed by everything waiting!! How amazing His healing is for all of you, He is making you stronger beyond our earthly measures :)

Name: Lauren Helton Date: 2005-06-24
Email: lhelton@comcast.net

Comments: I came upon your site by chance while looking for encouragment for my father who is also in need of healing. I am so humbled and in awe of your faith…God bless you for the testimony you have shared with the world. God gave me this verse and I feel led to share it with you…2 Corinthians 1:9-11. He who promised is faithful!

Name: Crista Date: 2005-06-24
Email: sahwvmom@aol.com

Comments: Who knows how long I have been reading about Abby but each and everytime I come here my life becomes clearer and a closer to God Thank you for giving yourself so freely

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2005-06-24

Comments: Abby i am praying that your hip gets better without surgery. Lil one you are so strong. I pray that all is well with your family. You are all in my thoughts.

Name: The Suttons Date: 2005-06-23

Comments: Tiffany keeping all of you in our prayers (especially for Abby to recover from this illness). May the Lord continue to give you strength through this time. You’ll are always on our minds and in our prayers. Love RBAB

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2005-06-23

Comments: Just checking in on you Abby. You are all in my prayers.

Name: G.G.Aunt & Uncle;Hazel & Dave Date: 2005-06-22
Email: dkhp @msn.com

Comments: We think of you constantly and Pray for your complete recovery.

Name: G.G.Aunt & Uncle;Hazel & Dave Date: 2005-06-22
Email: dkhp @msn.com

Comments: We think of you constantly and Pray for your complete recovery.

Name: Karen Price Date: 2005-06-22
Email: ksprice0577@msn.com

Comments: I learned of your web page from a dear friend Sue who’s son also is a near drowning miracle from God my family and I will begin to pray for Abby and your family. We are in Washington state, and will get our church prayer line flowing for support. God bless you and continue to do miracles for your daughter!

Name: Kristy Giasolli Date: 2005-06-22

Comments: Tiff, We are continually praying for comfort & healing of sweet Abby. May the Holy Sprit nourish & guide both you & Ray as you walk this path together. May you both be filled with an unexplainable peace that is only from HIM

Name: Virginia Date: 2005-06-21
Email: dnwickersheim@hotmail.com

Comments: Tiffany and family, I’m asking the Lord daily to lift you all up. and when you don’t hear from me, I’m either on vacation and away from my computor, but you are still on my heart and in my prayers.It will always be that way. The lord has called many to pray for you and for your family .How precious it is, Lord, to realize that you are thinking about me constantly. I can’t even count how many ti…(trimmed)

Name: Nathan and Amy Yost Date: 2005-06-21
Email: yost2705@msn.com

Comments: We continue to pray & trust God for Abbie’s complete recovery. I just looked back to the update you wrote a year ago. In spite of Abbie’s current illness, she is doing so great compared to the struggles she faced a year ago! Praise the Lord!

Name: Candice Date: 2005-06-21
Email: chingc021@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: As we prayed, I thought of Abbie shaking in pain and you holding her, hurting so badly because you love her so much. God loves her even more than you do. He hurts even worse than you do as He holds you all in His arms. Know that He has a purpose for all this. You have been chosen for something great!

Name: jeannine Date: 2005-06-21

Comments: Keep up the good work Abby-you stay in our prayers!!!

Name: missy&grandma sandy Date: 2005-06-21
Email: melissakirch@hotmail.com

Comments: Abby girl we are with you in prayer and you are in our hearts always.We love you little girl.love from all your family in ohio.

Name: Dumlao Ohana Date: 2005-06-21

Comments: Tiffany and Ray – we are praying as hard as we can to give you the strenght to care for your precious girl and for your family. Abbie will get thru this, like she has so many times before. Keep shining that torch that inspires all of us who read your words.

Name: Sherri in Houston Date: 2005-06-21
Email: SMAllen@ev1.net

Comments: Thank you for sharing your journey with us. You are in my thoughts and prayers daily.

Name: Tori, Calan, Lori & Robert Rawleigh Date: 2005-06-21
Email: rlrawleigh@adelphia.net

Comments: Hi Abbie! Tori & Cal pray for God’s blesings on you every night! We love you!

Name: Candice Date: 2005-06-20
Email: chingc021@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Your close to the June 20 update says it all. Yes, Tiffany, find rest in the knowledge that we will be praying for you all, and that God is faithful to hear and do marvelous things. Of this we can be sure!

Name: Kathy Felix Date: 2005-06-20
Email: kathleenfelix@comcast.net

Comments: Abby and family, I groan and travail with you for the Lord’s promise of healing to be completed in Abby. Lord, hear our prayers! Heal our little Abby! In Jesus name, amen. Love to you all!

Name: Bonnie Date: 2005-06-20
Email: blwallace2@comast.net

Comments: Abbie, You are such a brave little fighter and God loves you. My prayers are with you and your family.

Name: Mary Tsunemoto Date: 2005-06-20

Comments: Praying for Abbie’s recovery from her strap throat and her hip joints.

Name: Carrie Date: 2005-06-20

Comments: Just read the 6/20 long update. The enemy would have her down, but nothing is a surprise to the Lord and He is still in control. I feel your weariness, but persist and be patient for God’s promise to be fulfilled! We will be praying as we march around Jericho! The Lord goes before you, along side of you, and behind you.

Name: Dumlao Ohana Date: 2005-06-20

Comments: Thank you for the update Tiffany! Kiss Abbie for us!

Name: Travis and Melissa Brown Date: 2005-06-20
Email: bunchofbrowns@comcast.net

Comments: We are joining you in covering Abbie with prayers!

Name: Gayleen Nelson Date: 2005-06-19
Email: sgnelson@shaw.ca

Comments: It was so wonderful to have an extensive update as to what God is doing. I have been praying that nothing serious had gone wrong while the web page was quiet. Dave and Lorna will be out soon and I was going to ask for an update. We keep you and your family in our prayers that God will be your towerof strenght eash and every day as new things happen. God’s richest blessings on you. Love the Nel…(trimmed)

Name: Annie Date: 2005-06-19

Comments: Tiffany, surfing with you in OK! We thank God for the complete healing of Abbie, from the top of her head to the tips of her toes. “But He was pierced through for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; The chastening for our well-being {fell} upon Him, And by His scourging we are healed.” Isaiah 53:5

Name: Stonebraker Family Date: 2005-06-18

Comments: Ray, Tiffany, Abbie, and family–we love you and are praying for you along with many faithful prayer warriors. Though we may not write often, you are never far from our hearts. with love.

Name: Michele Date: 2005-06-18

Comments: We are praying, Tiffany!..For Abbie’s strength and healing and for the whole family. Please know that you are never alone, He is with her, call on Him to defend her and we are calling, too!

Name: The Suttons Date: 2005-06-18

Comments: PRAYING FOR ABBY TO FIGHT OFF THE ENEMY! We will also keep the entire family in our prayers. Love RBAB

Name: Tiffany Date: 2005-06-18

Comments: More prayer needed! (See below for other mssgs) For the first time in months Abbie is on oxygen tonight, and her sats are still only between 94-97. We are being pressured on every side, which is a signal that victory is near! We have not needed urgent prayer in so long, but we need it today…please pray for complete healing! Thank you!!

Name: Kathy Felix Date: 2005-06-17
Email: kathleenfelix@comcast.net

Comments: Praying for peace to come into your household and that every attack of the enemy would cease right now, in Jesus name. I pray protection over your family and healing on Abby’s sweet body. May you receive a double portion of the Lord’s blessings always. Love to you all!

Name: Tiffany Date: 2005-06-17

Comments: (Read below mssgs first). But, yet again, we see Romans 8:28 in vivid color. We would not know her hip is dislocated if she had not gotten sick enough to require the GI tests that showed her injury. Please just pray that her hip would return to normal, and pray for comfort for our tough, brave girl. Keep checking the guest book for updates. Blessings!

Name: Tiffany Date: 2005-06-17

Comments: (REad below mssg first). We are now waiting to talk to the Ortho doc and are anxious to see what this means for Abbie. Dr L. said they usually try to brace it to coax it back into place, but if that doesn’t work it usually means surgery.

Name: Tiffany Date: 2005-06-17

Comments: Please Pray!! We took Abbie for a follow-up appt for her recent hospitalization. I was expecting to talk about her continuing vomiting and diarrhea. Suddenly, we were talking about pediatric orthopaedic surgeons, because Abbie’s Xray and GI test showed that her right hip is dislocated.

Name: Tiffany Date: 2005-06-17

Comments: Again, I apologize for lack of updates – -we are trying to work out the technical challenges right now. Please scroll through the guestbook for recent entries I have made in lieu of updates. Abbie is still recovering but very, very glad to be home and is catching up on all the sleep she missed while hospitalized.

Name: Ciara Date: 2005-06-17
Email: cmp555@yahoo.com

Comments: Updates are so important to our prayer efforts. It’s a pity nothing is coming across. Hope all is well, but we might lose some prayer warriors for lack of interest.

Name: UZOAGBA OWERRI. http://www.abd.com Date: 2005-06-17
Email: uzoagbaaba@yahoo.com

Comments: Have been thinking of you all week! What a year for these girls. How far we’ve come, and looking ahead to overpouring blessings and miracles

Name: Dumlao Ohana Date: 2005-06-16

Comments: Hi Abbie girl…hope you are getting stronger every day! The sun is waiting for you to come out and play.

Name: Michele Date: 2005-06-16

Comments: Happy Birthday, Ray! I may be biased but the greatest gift you ever got was your amazing wife! MRSA and a hospital stay and STILL she SEES and TELLS of God’s Glory in it. You are blessed in all the RIGHT ways, Ray! Give Abbie and All Hugs from NY!!

Name: Becky Date: 2005-06-16

Comments: Just thinking of your family. In my prayers,

Name: Karen Date: 2005-06-15
Email: kzondlo@zondlo.com

Comments: Hi All, Happy Birthday to Ray tomorrow. Did everyone have to get checked for MRSA? I will pray no one else has it. It’s wicked stuff, but God is greater! Love, Karen

Name: kristy G Date: 2005-06-15

Comments: Welcome home Vera Family! We are continunig to cover you all in our prayers. Thank God for Anitbiotics!! God speed for recovery little Abbie.xo

Name: Mary Date: 2005-06-15
Email: rmmeade@cox.net

Comments: Hey, Abbie – hurry and get better so we can celebrate your progress! Sending love and prayers, as always.

Name: Tiffany Date: 2005-06-15

Comments: (read below first)…as soon as I can post an update I will tell you all about how how this hospital stay was actually a gift to us in many ways. Abbie still needs prayer to fully recover — thanks for thinking of us and covering us with your prayers!

Name: Tiffany Date: 2005-06-15

Comments: We’re home!! Abbie got one of the strongest meds (vancomycin), as a precaution for one thing, but it turned to be the answer for a problem that wasn’t discovered until today. She has MRSA growing in her trachea..which is a staph infection that is resistant to many antibiotics. Getting the “vanco” on board early helped her rebound well. God’s grace was ABUNDANT to me during her stay..as soon as…(trimmed)

Name: Kathy L Date: 2005-06-15
Email: kalg@charter.net

Comments: Just letting you know we’re still praying for you in California! We’re missing those updates tho!

Name: Aunt Lori Date: 2005-06-15
Email: PurePleasure628@yahoo.com

Comments: Hi to the little princess Abby, I hope you have a great day! I am thinking about you, and hope you are do well. I just talked to your daddy..Tomorrow is his birthday, so here I am again asking you to do something very special for him..but if you are to tired I will understand, we all ask so much of you. You have showen strenght, and faith, that some will never know. I Love you, and hope I will g…(trimmed)

Name: The Suttons Date: 2005-06-15

Comments: Hello Tiffany, just read your update about Abby being in the hospital. We will pray that the infection will be cleared up quickly, so Abby can continue with all of her new treatments. Praying for the entire family also! Love rbab

Name: Dumlao Ohana Date: 2005-06-14

Comments: Hi Abbie, We hope you are getting better and not stay in the hospital so long. The little girls and I are praying hard for you! Take care okay? The girls want to watch Cailou on tv with you one day!

Name: Your sister in Christ (Kim in San Diego) Date: 2005-06-14

Comments: Dear Abbie, just a note to let you know you are in our thoughts and prayers for this new illness- we pray your lungs will clear and that the Lord will heal you quickly. Praying also for comfort for you and your family durring your stay at the Hospital- Get better little one!

Name: Virginia Date: 2005-06-14
Email: dnwickersheim@hotmail.com

Comments: Dear Abby, I’m praying for you today…Dear Jesus, Keep abby safe and comfortable today. We are trusting you Jesus for a complete recovery. Thank you Jesus for all you have done for Abby and her family and all you continue to do. We praise you. Love and prayers, Virginia

Name: Linda Date: 2005-06-14

Comments: We are keeping you in our prayers and trust that the Lord will give Abbie a quick recovery. All of our love. Isaiah 43:1-4

Name: Michele Date: 2005-06-14

Comments: Abbie, Lots of prayers for quick healing and release from the hospital. And for mom and dad, lots of comfort for them with this new development and all the children adjusting to new summer schedules. We love you all!! Blessings…

Name: Special Family Date: 2005-06-14

Comments: We will be praying for you little one!

Name: Candice Date: 2005-06-13
Email: chingc021@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Hey, Miss Abbie! Just read that you’re not feeling well. We’ll pray extra hard for you. You just take this opportunity to goof off and be waited on. Just like the princess you are! Oh, Lord, please bless this child with Your healing and comfort. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Name: Diana Date: 2005-06-13
Email: Dianasaur@aol.com

Comments: Hey Abby, Crystal just told me you’re under the weather. Know that I’m praying for you and your family. I know all those tests can be tiring, but you’re the strongest little girl I know, so keep proving the doctors wrong. I love you! God Bless.

Name: Tiffany Date: 2005-06-13

Comments: Abbie is currently in the hospital and has a respiratory infrection, and possibly some other problems that they are testing for. Please pray that she would recover quickly. Thanks..

Name: Lee Alden Johnson Date: 2005-06-13
Email: leealdenjohnson@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: You will never know how much your sharing commentary has meant to so many during the last year+. Your faith and Abby’s progress are incredible inspirations to all of us who love and pray for you. Your sister in the faith. Lee

Name: Anneliese Festersen Crawford Date: 2005-06-13

Comments: Great to hear about all your progress, Abby. We are still thinking of you and your family and praying for all of you. Love, Uncle Nate’s cousins in Atlanta

Name: wendy hoffman Date: 2005-06-13
Email: gordonhoffman@hotmail.com

Comments: Hi Tiffany: Hope Ray was able to pass along to you the info I sent him from a concerned employee. We want you to have all info that might help Miss Abbie, and lots of people are thinking of her and your family. Looking forward to an update on the website. Lots of Love, The New Mexico Hoffmans

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2005-06-12

Comments: Sorry didn’t finish my post. My computer just had a hiccup. It is so great to see how well Abbie is responding to this new treatment. Abbie i have said this alot but you just blow me away in amazement. Always in my prayers.

Name: Becky Newman Date: 2005-06-12

Comments: Just checking in.. Hi Vara family..

Name: Debra Date: 2005-06-12

Comments: You’ve probably already researched this but I thought I would mention it just in case. I just heard about Botox being used as a muscle therapy in brain injuries. Here is the link: http://thecpnetwork.netfirms.com/traumati.htm I wouldn’t want to suggest this because I’m not a medical professional. But I wanted to pass it along in case you are interested in researching it.

Name: Tina Tobar Date: 2005-06-12
Email: tina_tobar@yahoo.com

Comments: Abby, may God contine to give you & your family the strengh you need for your full recovery God Bless you all.

Name: Aurora Hafer Date: 2005-06-11
Email: ahafer@houston.rr.com

Comments: Hi Precious Abbie and Family…. What wonderful news….this is just so exciting to read. Megan and I check every day for new updates…We continue to pray for all of you daily.

Name: Lisa Torcaso Date: 2005-06-11
Email: lmt19@pitt.edu

Comments: Hi Abby and Family. How is the summer going so far. I overjoyed by ur progress.

Name: Michele Date: 2005-06-10

Comments: too many “o”s in that post, of course I meant, faith in God!

Name: Michele Date: 2005-06-10

Comments: Hi Abbie, so happy that the things we least understand, like the Scenar, are providing amazing results! Your mommie, she is so good!! She will leave no stone unturned for you and your whole family, in the process, she unearths a deeper faith in Good and continues to share it with us!! Love you all!

Name: Your Sister in Christ (Kim in San Diego) Date: 2005-06-10

Comments: Hi Abbie – wow we’re so happy to hear about your continued improvements and thank God for you and all he is doing in you and through you! You keep at it and we’ll keep praying for you too!

Name: Aunt Lori Date: 2005-06-09
Email: PurePleasure628@yahoo.com

Comments: Abby, hi sweetie..hugs and kisses..keep up the good work..You are in my thoughts and prayers everyday.Love you!! Hugs and Kisses

Name: the suttons Date: 2005-06-09

Comments: Hello everyone…sorry that it has been so long …We have been without internet for a couple of weeks now. It was so wonderful to read your update about abby! Way to continue to surprise everyone Abby! We love you all, and will continue to pray for all of you. Love RBAB

Name: Candice Date: 2005-06-09
Email: chingc021@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Wow, Tiffany! This SCENAR thing is exciting! Lord, I thank you for bringing this method of treatment to Abbie and her family. I pray you will use Abbie’s progress to Your glory! Praises to You, the Great Physician! Amen!

Name: Tiffany Date: 2005-06-09

Comments: Abbie had SCENAR #2 yesterday, and we are so encouraged that we ordered a device to have at home — and her nurse ordered one for herself as well. It’s astonishing how something powered by a 9V battery can have such a huge impact. Updates will be posted when the computer issues are resolved. Thanks for your patience. Blessings!

Name: sadie Date: 2005-06-09
Email: compact@sric.net

Comments: It’s been so long since we’ve heard anything. Hope it’s just a computer thing. Would be great to get some news.

Name: Becky Date: 2005-06-08

Comments: Hi Vara family. Thinking and praying for you all.

Name: Barb Date: 2005-06-07
Email: imthemom@qwest.net

Comments: “It is good to give thanks to the Lord, and to sing praises to Thy name, O Most High; to declare Thy lovingkindness in the morning, and Thy faithfulness by night…For Thou, O Lord, hast made me glad by what Thou hast done, I will sing for joy at the works of Thy hands!” Ps 92:1-2,4

Name: Candice Date: 2005-06-07
Email: chingc021@hawaii.rr.com

Comments: Alright Miss Abbie! Father, thank you for your wisdom and for the technology you give to men. We pray for a total healing for Abbie. Please smile down upon her and her family and reward their perseverance and faith with answered prayer. May this be Your will, oh Lord! Amen!

Name: Tiffany Date: 2005-06-07

Comments: Abbie had her first “full-length” SCENAR treatment yesterday — and we saw results. Her hands looked absolutely normal in posture and tone — and it stayed that way throughout the night. Next treatment is on Weds. Pray with shouts of joy for her healing! More to follow soon..

Name: wendy hoffman Date: 2005-06-07
Email: whoffman@prhc.net

Comments: We’re thinking of you all as the new month begins. Excited to see so much progress, from all kinds of methodologies, for Miss Abbie. Please give her an extra hug from the New Mexico Hoffmans!

Name: Kristy G Date: 2005-06-06

Comments: Hey Tiffany, thanks for the “computer down” message. Please give us specific prayer requests for Abby, nothing is too small or large for our God! I have a team of Prayer Warriors just lookin for some specific needs. xo K

Name: Tiffany Date: 2005-06-06

Comments: All is well -computer difficulties have prevented posting new updates. Lots of good stuff will be posted soon. God continues to amaze us with His goodness, and Abbie’s doing awesome. Blessings! – T

Name: Melissa Date: 2005-06-06
Email: thedukefam@msn.com

Comments: Hi guys!Can’t believe it’s been a month already since we were with you.Miss you all so much!Keep up the great work Abby.Emily misses you & talks about you everyday. Love You!

Name: Maryland Momof5 Date: 2005-06-06

Comments: Missing the updates. Hope all is well with little Abby! God Bless.

Name: bessie Date: 2005-06-06
Email: bessiemae@yahoo.com

Comments: It would be so great to hear some news. I am sure Abbie is doing well and we would love to rejoice and PTL.

Name: Debra Date: 2005-06-04

Comments: Happy Saturday, Varas! We hope you are having a fun weekend together! We think of you daily & hope Abbie is doing great!

Name: maga eze Date: 2005-06-04
Email: maga@yahoo.com

Comments: maga brosssssssss

Name: Barbara Date: 2005-06-03
Email: bcraig@cfbc.org

Comments: Just to let you know that you are in my thoughts and prayers daily. Looking forward to an update soon. I pray that good and exciting things are happening everyday and Abbie blossoms…like the rose on her website. I just know that God is working and looking forward to hearing what marvelous and wonderous things He is doing…We love you.

Name: Memorial Christian 2-3grade class http://www.sopmcs.com/ Date: 2005-06-02
Email: christ@sdccu.net

Comments: We are praying and waiting on the Lord. God is faithful, little sister!

Name: Erin Stinchfield McRae Date: 2005-06-02
Email: gmcrae@easystreet.com

Comments: Tiffany….I have been thinking a lot about you and your family! So happy to hear all of the positive progress going ton with Abby. Your in my thoughts!

Name: dawn & emmie Date: 2005-06-01

Comments: keep impressing everyone abby. God has worked his magic on you & theres no stopping your healing now :)