Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Thank you

Hi all,

Just another quick note. Thank you for all your support and prayers. Jen had a tough day today, as did all her family and friends. Her sister Caz stayed with her all day and after several crises during the day Jen finally managed to get to sleep with some help this evening. I didn't manage to get Jack there today, it would have been too full on for him with Jen in too much pain. Jack and I are going first thing in the morning and we will wait to see if we have a window of opportunity for Jack (and me) to say goodbye. If not, Jen will be sedated either sometime tonight or tomorrow probably and we are told it will look like she is peacefully sleeping so hopefully Jack will feel, in the long run, that he was able to be there with her. Jamie managed to get there this evening and Jen's family have been fantastic support for her through this last trying time.

I can't thank you enough for all your support on here. I have just read your comments and had a damn good cry. I will try to get the chance to read them to Jenni over the next few days while she is "sleeping".

I'm sorry I have not been able to respond to you all but I will get to you over the coming days or weeks. I will keep Jenni's blog going for a while and then decide whether to continue here or transfer to my own which I set up a few months ago for this eventuality. But for the short term I will keep this going at least.

Some of you have left contact details and I will get back to you but please be patient. My email account is

davidballo26@yahoo.com.au

But I'm not sure how often I will be checking in the coming days.

Thanks again and I will update when I can.

David. X

32 comments:

  1. you will be in my prayers. I am deeply moved by your words. Thank you David!

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  2. praying for ALL of you right now David. Wishing Jen peace...

    Lisa in south Florida

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  3. Oh, David. I have tears rolling down my cheeks. I pray our dear sweet girl meets our God with restored health, a happy heart and a smile on her face. She truly has fought the brave fight. She is an inspiration to all who know and love her.

    I wish I could reach out and give you each a hug. You are doing such a good job, David. We all thank you for being the man that you are, and for loving your family.

    You are all in my prayers.

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  4. David you are so courageous. Thank you so much for passing on our love to Jen. I'll be thinking of you in the morning, hopefully you and Jack will get to say your goodbyes.
    much love
    Wendy Treseder x

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  5. My Darling Girl, the angels are lucky to be getting you - they only take the best and that's what you are. Sleep well beautiful friend and when we meet on the other side, we're going to have one heck of a party.

    David, you are simply wonderful. No-one could be doing a better job - everyone's lucky that you're around. My love and prayers are with you all constantly. Judi.

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  6. I have not stopped thinking of you all... I can't even imagine how difficult and painful this is. I hope Jenni is not in pain any longer and that she departs this earth in peace. Also hoping that everyone who loves her is wrapped in love as they go through this process. Hugs Lisa L.

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  7. It's hard to find the words, harder for me to find them in English.
    Just send you all the love and prayers from my heart. Jen thank you, you are so a beautiful soul, I was very lucky I could meet you here.
    I wish you peace...
    Luisa from Italy

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  8. Jen: I will wear a cross on a necklace today. Much love and peace to you, Jen, and your loved ones. You have changed lives.

    Catherine in South Carolina

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  9. Oh, David. The love will continue to be felt around the world. I am sending some from NE Ohio.
    I really don't have words...
    xox

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  10. Oh, David, how wise and strong you are. Thank you for all you've done for Jenni and for us, her far away friends. Our thoughts, prayers and love are with you, Jack, and Jaimie. And love to Jenni's sisters, brother, Mom and Nana, and to Lee. May peace be with you all as Jenni goes on to a new life.

    Dearest Jenni—Love is all around you. Now and forever. Thank you for your beautiful friendship. You have been on an amazing journey and taught us the true meaning of love and grace. You have earned this rest. I love you, Jenni, and know we will meet one day.

    Cat in Boston xx

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  11. I am so sad...I just can't beleive it's time. I wish her peace and freedom from the body that is causing her so much pain. My heart breaks but I wish you the strength and send love to you and the boys. Jenni is in my heart.

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  12. I am so very sorry to read this David....that Jenni's time is near. It is just so unfair.
    Please know that I am thinking of you all at this terrible time...my heart is breaking too. Jenni has touched me deeply.

    xoxo,
    annie

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  13. David, I am so so sorry. I can hardly believe it either. With all that is going on in your life, and looking out for Jenni and Jack, I can't quite believe that you're taking time for us too. Thank you for that.

    Continuing to pray here, for all of you. Jenni has a way of opening herself up wide, and I miss that already.

    Much love...

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  14. ps. Dear Jenni, if it does happen that you reach heaven before I do, please have the dance floor and the band warmed up. Thank you.

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  15. David, thank you for letting us know how Jenni is doing even during this very hard time. Post when you can - we'll be here. As ever, we are thinking of all of you and sending our love.

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  16. rest with the angels sweet Jenni...we will meet on the other side~!

    Sue in Spokane WA xo

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  17. God bless Jenni. Now the hard part begins for those left behind-- all the strength to Jack and all of the family and friends.

    I never met her; I will miss her greatly.

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  18. david

    in tears after reading the past 2 posts. can't imagine the strength that you have. thank you for keeping us in the loop - it is very couragsous of you and i know we all thank you. wish we could be there with you and the family to give you all a big hug - but this will have to do. feel our strength and support for you.

    God Bless you all

    big hugs from PA - laura

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  19. Eve from Silver Spring, MDWednesday, December 09, 2009 2:02:00 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. May you all be at peace. I'm so sorry.

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  20. david...since last night, the tears won't stop. I'm so sad. I knew this was coming...but I also remember the excitement and hope of about 18 months ago when she thought she was going to be able to have the surgery that would give her time, only to find out it was not meant to be. I recall all of her posts about leaving Jack and Jamie. And now, sadly, that time is ever so near. It is such a loss. People on the outside may wonder how we all could be so touched by a person none of us have ever met. But people on the inside, her blog family, know how. Because it was Jenni. Our bright, beautiful Jen...May God lift you up on eagles wings.

    David...as always, I'm sending you my love and gratitude. Stay strong. I wish I could have that cry together with you. I find comfort only through the others comments, because they knew her like I knew her.
    Take care of those boys, they need you.

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  21. you've been dearest to my heart in these last months, it seems so difficult to understand how you can be so near though so far, but we all are. and i so wished it really were of any help. if it is really near now, i wish you to float gently dear jen, your life has built an everlasting love, your sons and you david are teaching this to us all!

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  22. My heart is breaking for all of us David life can sure be unfair.My thoughts and prayers are with you all, beautiful precious Jen be at peace sweetie.Love and hugs.

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  23. David, My heart is breaking for you and Jack and Jenni's family. At the same time, there is some peace knowing that Jenni will no longer be suffering. It's been such a gift to be able to know her through her words. Blessings and love to you. -Alesia

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  24. David,
    Praying throughout the day that there will be a peaceful moment of lucidity and coherence when Jenni can say to Jack one more time how much she loves him, that she know he is going to be safe and happy and grow up to be a loving man....just like his father. Please whisper to Jenni that we are all ushering her out peacefully. We are waving and are loving her from this side and at that moment that we can no longer see her that those who are waiting for her will be joyfully seeing her coming....and then she will run with abandon.

    Love to you and Jamie, Jack, and of course to Jenni and all who support you and Jenni's family

    Ruthie from California

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  25. I'm guessing that I'm not speaking for just myself when I say that I've been reading Jenni's blog for a long time and have never commented. But now as I read this and my heart is breaking for this beautiful family, I must comment and let you know that Jenni's blog has touched many peoples lives. I am praying for your family in this very difficult time.

    Samantha from Arkansas

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  26. Offering heartsong to bring peace to all of you, and the wish that joy will be also allowed into your experiences.You are all in my heart.

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  27. Dearest David-You and Jenni and Jack are in my prayers. Just love. Holding you all in the light.
    My dear Jenni-If David gets to read this to you while you sleep I will be so grateful. If not I know you know these words are true. Finding your friendship was one of the greatest miracles--I have relished every bit of time we have had together in this lifetime--all the silly chats, the gossip, the heart to hearts about love and boys and food and mothers and growing up. You were my primary single mom support and I am in such a better place thanks to your sweet soul. I will miss you but I know if we cuold find each other in this lifetime, we will certainly find each other in the next time. We never got to sit on that beach together--I guess we will do that the next time around. I love you madly beautiful one. yoursoulsisterontheothersideoftheworld

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  28. Praying for you all in these tough days ahead. May Jen rest in peace - oh what a special angel she will be. How blessed all of us have been to have had this friendship and bonding. Hold those boys tight - they will need you.
    Many prayers, blessings and love from Canada
    Nicky

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  29. Sitting here crying and feeling very humbled that I knew Jenni. What an amazing and couragous women she has been throughout this terrible ordeal.
    All my love to you David and Jack and all of Jen's family through this difficult time. Big hug and love to & courage.
    Thank you so much David for taking the time to keep us informed.
    Love to you all,
    Leeanne xxx

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  30. Peaceful journey to the other side, Jen. Thank you for the love and beauty you have left in this world.

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  31. Jenni, thank you for sharing your journey with us. I feel humbled to have followed your courageous fight. You have made such an impact on me. I thank you for that. My love and prayers go out to all of you. David, you are indeed a special man, thank you for being such a support to Jenni and all of us. Much love and godspeed Jenni, Suzanne.

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  32. A note from one more reader who has been touched by Jenni from the other side of the world. Like so many readers, I am also a mother...and her example of the power of mother-love and her deep connection to her children has been humbling and amazing and inspiring. She has given them a gift that nothing can take away from them and that will last them both a lifetime. I am praying for all of you to feel God's love and grace and peace right now.
    Lisa in Washington, DC

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