Note from Tammy. . .

Don't know if I figured this out but, I just want to say that you bring tears of joy to my eyes in a very emotional day. My God has given me his touch through you all, you are His face to me. Jack is doing well, me, Tammy, am holding my own, Rob and Elaine are keeping a vigil here and we are all in constant prayer for my Jack. His greatest concern is the big round patch on his chest from the mri is going to hurt when it is taken off. He said he thinks he will leave it on until he dies, I said I think it will fall off long before that...He also woke up this morning and said that he was so lucky that his hospital was so wonderful. I have taken pictures of him with the amazing caregivers that are by our sides, and especially his, joking and playing with him. He did tell me that when I talked to the doctor to tell her he was ready to go home and he didn't want surgery. Bless his heart for his sweetness. I love this ball of sunshine and I appreciate your prayers and outpouring of love for my family.Tammy Marcelain
4/26/2005 5:14 PM


Pat White said…
Rob, Tammy, Elaine, Tom, DJ, Sophie and dear sweet Jack

My heart swells with prayers for you in the coming hours and days. Know that you are loved and very blessed. GOD WILL PROVIDE ALL YOU NEED - - - of this I am confident.
I will pray specifically for Dr. Price as well.

Do you remeber the passage from Lamentations? "The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end - they are new every morning. Great is thy faithfulness. The Lord is my portion says my soul, therefore I will hope in him."

Love to you all
Pat White
Wayne Terrell said…
We are continuing to pray for all of you, especially Jack. Like Pat White, my heart and thoughts have remained with your family. It gives me great pain and sorrow to even think of what Jack is having to endure. I have constantly prayed for each and every one of you and I will continue to lift all of you up in my prayers. Rob, the guys from Sunday PM class will be praying together for you. Let us know if/what we can do for you. Love you, Rob & Tammy! Keep the faith!
Your brother,
Wayne Terrell
Anonymous said…
You all have been in my thoughts and prayers all day today. I've never met Jack, but I know by his parents that he must be one special person. Your faith is an inspiration to me. Please know that many many prayers will be lifted up in the morning for Jack, Dr. Price, and all of the other doctors and nurses attending to him.

God bless,
Tiffani Corbett
Gilillands said…
Dear Jack,
We love you! You are so brave.We are praying for you. We know that Jesus will be right beside you during this surgery. You will do great. We wish we could see you in person. Tell your mom to hug you for us.We miss you.
Keely & Kinlie Gililland
Anonymous said…
Dear sweet Tammy and family,
No words can express the emotions that you are going through. Having come through some life issues in the past couple of months, I know that you are afraid of what is around the bend. God will give you every ounce of strength, and he promises to see you through. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I have visited this site very often today, checking for updates. Please know that if you or your family members need any housing in the Dallas area, my mom has offered to open up her home for anyone wishing to stay there. You can contact me for her number. She too expresses her concern and is lifting your family up in prayer. I am going to be praying that Dr. Price's hands be guided by God's angels in the morning. Hang in there Jack! We love you.

Rebecca Leggett
Anonymous said…
Tammy and Rob,
As you pray and lay hands on Jack before the surgery, may you feel the presence of all of us back here in Abilene also praying for you and Jack and the surgeons as well as Sophie and DJ.
Craig, Shellie, Brittany & Ashley Smyser
Anonymous said…
Rob, Tammy, Elaine, Tom, DJ, Sophie and Jack:

You have been in our thoughts and prayers since we heard your news. God has his hand in all of this and I know he will continue to watch over you and your sweet baby and take care of your every need. Remember Romans 8:28 "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him". Everything works together for our good even if we don't understand it. You have our constant prayers, specifically for Dr. Price and for Jack's quick and complete recovery. Much love and prayers and many blessings, James & Teri Boone
Anonymous said…
Dear Tammy, Rob, DJ, Sophie & Jack,
We wish we were there in person but this will have to do for now. You are so special to us and we love you so much. We are so sorry for all of this pain for your family. We are praying and telling everyone we know (and some we don't) all about it. Saints around the world are lifting you and Jack up. Hugs, hope, & blessings!

Lord God, Pour your Holy Spirit into the body of Jack Marcelain and into the hands of the doctors and nurses. Put a mantle of comfort around Rob & Tammy.Wrap yourself around Sophie & DJ and Tom & Elaine. Heal Jack swiftly & completely. You are a merciful God; your love "endures forever"; You never forsake your people. We need you so much now. Be here. Amen.

"We are hard pressed on every side, but NOT crushed; perplexed but NOT in despair;persecuted but NOT abandoned; struck down but NOT destroyed." 2 Corinthians 4

Love, David & Karise & the girls
Anonymous said…
Dear Rob, Tammy, and Jack (and the rest of the family with you in Dallas!),

Know that you are in our prayers several times a day. Know that there are sooooo many Prayer Warriors out there for all of you!! We told Ashlynn that Jack was sick and she has prayed for him the last two days and said, "Please help Jack to get better." The simple words of a child...

May God encompass you all in His arms and bless you with a sense of His presence and bring you comfort and a continued faith in ALL He can do!!

You two are such examples of servant-spirits! We love you and will be praying for all of you...especially for Jack and Dr. Price and for God's healing hand to be at work in the morning and the days and weeks to come.

I have to share one of my favorite scriptures with you: Jeremiah 29:11
"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you a HOPE and a future."

God will see you through all of this. Rest in His arms! Give Jack a big HUG for us!!

We love you guys!
Gwen White (and Pat and Ashlynn)
J-Wild said…
Jack - you are such a brave little boy. You are an inspiration. Prayers in NYC are lifted up on your behalf.
Anonymous said…
Marcelain Family,
I know you don't know who we are (friends of David and Karise) but we are praying for your precious Jack. We too have a Jack who is a twin, so this is very dear to my heart. I just received this email, so I will be up early calling my friends to pray on your behalf. I can't imagine what you're going through, but I do know that God doesn't give us more than we can handle. Our prayers are with you.
In Him, Jeff and Kari Harris
Belton, TX
Pat White said…
My prayer for Jack and the Marcelain family tonight is really a reference to Eugene Peterson’s The Message. Specifically I want to quote a section in II Corinthians 1:3ff

“All praise to the God and Father of our Master, Jesus the Messiah! Father of all mercy! God of all healing counsel! He comes alongside us when we go through hard times, and before you know it, he brings us alongside someone else who is going through hard times so that we can be there for that person just as God was there for us. We have plenty of hard times that come from following the Messiah, but no more so than the good times of his healing comfort - - - we get a full measure of that, too.”

Oh God, Abba Father
Come alongside Jack and his family and bring them through hard times. It is time for mercy and it is time for healing. Please bring a full measure of healing very soon. Holy Spirit, cry out our hearts intentions and love to this sweet family. In Jesus dear name I pray. AMEN
Anonymous said…
Dear Marcelain family,
May God our Creator and Great Physician hear our pleas for a succesful surgery and recovery for Jack. May He bless you through this difficult time by providing you all of the emotional,
spiritual, and physical strength to sustain you now and for the immediate future. Ps.34:15

God is Good,

Don and Rita Kehl 4/26/05 12:38AM

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