Wednesday, May 13, 2009


Aloha, this is Jodi's Dad. I'm here at the surgical waiting room with Tolan and Sherri (Jodi's Mom). Jodi went into surgery about an hour ago. I arrived from Hawaii about 10 minutes before she left the prep room. She was doing considerably better than she had through the night and earlier this morning. It was wonderful to see her smiling face and to give her a big hug.

She was surrounded by medical personnel who were getting her ready. In part, this meant putting in IV's --- one in her right arm, two in her left arm and one in her foot.

We've been told that we should get an update at about the two hour mark. That's in an about an hour.

Half an hour before she went into surgery Jodi received a call from her Uncle Randy who lives in France. He let her know that he is praying for her and that angles would be attending her. What a special experience. This meant so much to Jodi!

I want to express my appreciation to all of you who have been praying, fasting, and exercising faith on Jodi's behalf. What an amazing outpouring of love, concern, and support!

Stayed tuned for the next installment.


Brandi said...

Thank you for the updates. I know that we all really appreciate them.

We will be praying for Jodi. So many prayers have already been said in her behalf, and many more are to come. She will be in my constant thoughts and prayers all day.

I will continue checking throughout the day for more updates. I pray for comfort for all of you and for Jodi.

With love,
Brandi Stuart

sue davis said...

Jodi has been in my thoughts since last night. I am so glad to hear of the update on her. I know that she will be surrounded with angels. Von, Sherri, Tolan, and everyone else I am also praying for you. I will check in later for details.

Carolyn said...

Von...Thanks for the updates about Jodi. The kids and I had a special prayer for Jodi last night and again this morning. We continue to extend our prayers to include Tolan, the children, you & Sherri, and all family. May your family draw upon the stalwart love you have for each other be the means to strenghten, comfort and sustain each other. May the Lord's sustaining comfort be your strength throughout the day,and in the days ahead. God Bless, and with love,

Carolyn, David, Andrew, Chelsea, & Savannah

britt said...

I am so grateful for technology and the opportunity to have a glipmse into this BIG day that Jodi is having. I can't stop thinking about her, but am grateful for these updates that keep all of us informed. Thank you
My thoughts and prayer continue to be many for her and all of your family!