After a morning of rest and recovery from a somewhat restless night, Jen spent a good part of the afternoon alert and social. A paracentesis procedure may have helped make her a little more comfortable. Some of the highlights included freshening up and switching outfits with her mom, a telephone conversation with Emma, and me getting to join her in her bed to watch Wheel of Fortune. At one point in the afternoon, we got word that Jen's story was talked about on a local radio station. The DJ on one of Kansas City's popular country stations read a brief e-mail from a listener and dedicated Martina McBride's "Do it Anyway" to Jen. Her far reaching influence becomes more amazing each day.
Today I was also asked to post information about an event being organized in Jen's behalf. There will be a prayer circle at the First Baptist Church of Blue Springs on Sunday night at 7:15. The church is at 15th Street and Main. Everyone is asked to bundle up and bring a candle. The church's congregation and pastor have been wonderful and supportive as word has spread about Jen's condition. Our Emma also attends pre-school there and loves going to bed knowing that in the morning she'll be in Mrs. Cornick's class with her friends. I have a suspicion that Sunday night's event won't be a small gathering! I have not told Jen about it yet, but I know that when I do, she will be moved, honored, and thankful.