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gail jones

dear chris,
thank you for passing on your "jen signs" or whatever we are calling these blessings. we were told to look for these last weekend at her memorial services and share them. jen sent a gift to us in cape girardeau this morning.... snow to help us celebrate her birthday. it was not in the forecast and was the most amazing way for me to start my day. this is also my nephew ben's 40th. they have told me they will be releasing balloons to celebrate jen during his party. tell emma and peighton that some more balloons like the ones we sent up to heaven on emma's birthday or heading mommy's way! and chris, another jen sign for the week was on the "ellen show" on monday. i called jan to tell her that the stage set was filled with vases and vases of white tulips, which i know are jen's favorites! through flowers,snowflakes, balloons, falling shovels, numbers on alarm clocks.... we will always and forever keep connecting. love, gail

Marissa Brown(Meador)

Just like Father Mike said at Jen's celebration, the signs will be everywhere that she is with you always. She seems to be making it pretty easy to spot them, Jen must not want you to have to work very hard to see them and know that she is there. I will be saying an extra prayer for your family today. I can't imagine how surreal and difficult days like today are going to be for a while, so I would just like to say how very sorry I am for your loss. I also wanted to make a quick comment about children and their sixth sense. My daughter has always had one, and I used to blow it off, not really believe what she had to say, but she began describing in detail, when she was 4, about her angels coming to visit her. She was so descriptive and passionate about what she saw, I began to believe. Emma sees Jen everywhere. Rejoice in that. We are too old and cynical to believe in those little miracles anymore. Listen in the quiet of the night, and you will here her whisper. Love trancends time and space. She is there loving you and the girls still.
Many prayers,
Marissa (Meador) Brown

Jean Hill

Chris - Hold on to the memories, and cherish each new one that you make with your girls. In your e-diary of Jen's (and all of your families') courageous encounter with cancer, you have touched a world that hungers for God and you have done it with grace and love.

Yesterday, I read an excerpt of an interview with Rick Warren (author of "The Purpose Driven Life", and he closes his comments with the following: "He's more interested in what I am than in what I do. That's why we are called human beings, not human doings. Happy moments, PRAISE GOD, Difficult moments, SEEK GOD, Quiet moments, WORSHIP GOD, Painful moments, TRUST GOD, Every moment, THANK GOD."

Thank you Chris, for reminding us all to enjoy the moment. May God's grace be more than enough for each moment, each day. Happy Birthday Jen. Praying for your family...

Dawn

Happy Birthday Jen. Chris, Emma, Peighton, Jan, Dennis - although Jen is not physically with you, spiritually she will be with you always.

Chris, the beauty and eloquence of your words reduce me to tears but also to smiles when I read about Emma chatting to her Mom and seeing her.

I hope that today will be special for you all as you remember such a beautiful life. Our thoughts are with you each and every day. Place some white tulips in vases by pictures of Jen - she will know that they are there and keeping her memory and spirit very much alive. Love Dawn and Glyn, Wales, UK

Erin Kascsak

I just wanted to stop by and let you know how much my friends and I continue to think and pray for you and your family on a daily basis. This story has been an amazing inspiration to all of us. I'm sitting here reading the updates while my 2 year old son watches Little Einstein's and sings along with the theme song. We had such a rough year last year, losing my dad and grandmother, and it's little moments like this that remind me how precious life is. Reading your blog entries inspire me to soak in every possible moment with him no matter how sad I am for my losses last year. I will continue to pray for you and your family and those prescious little girls.

God Bless
Erin

Liz

Chris,
you and the girls are in so many peoples thoughts and prayers. Jen is watching over you and it is beautiful to see how Emma can feel and see her. The snowfall was beautiful last night, I imagine it was from Jen. I remember you wrote she loved the snow. And now here on her birthday the day couldn't be more beautiful with the sun shining on the fresh snow fall.
My kids and I will keep you in our prayers for peace and happiness in your lives

Sabrina

Happy Birthday Jen. You are a beautiful angel now.

JENNIFER HAHN

CHRIS I TOO BELIEVE, JENN MAY NOT BE WITH YOU PHYSICALLY BUT SHE IS THERE, LETTING YOU KNOW SHE HAS NOT GONE. ALTHOUGH SHE CANNOT COMMUNICATE WITH YOU AS SHE DID ON EARTH, HER SPIRIT IS REACHING OUT TO YOU, LETTING YOU KNOW SHE IS THERE, SHE HASN'T LEFT YOU OR HER BABIES! DO NOT FEEL LIKE THE SIGNS YOU ARE GETTING FROM HER ARE YOU READING INTO THINGS, THEY ARE FROM HER! AND EMMA, CHILDREN ARE NOT DISTORTED BY LIFES TRIALS, THEY DON'T HAVE TO HAVE THE "PROOF" THAT SOMETHING IS SO, SHE SEES HER MOMMY, AND SHE BELIEVES, WE ALL SHOULD HAVE SUCH A INNOCENT HEART. CELEBRATE YOUR JENNIFER HASN'T LEFT YOU! SHE IS WITH YOU! LOVE FROM TUCSON JENNIFER HAHN

C. Baker

Thank you for keeping us posted on how you are doing---I wondered how Jan is---I have a daughter about Jens age and I cant imagine how Jan is feeling right about now---My thoughts and prayers are with all of you---

Susan Bernhardt

Chris,

Sending thoughts and prayers to you on this first birthday without Jen. We all know that she has moved onto a better place but it's still hard for us here on earth to deal with that. I lost my mother three months ago and haven't gone through her birthday yet but other firsts that have been extremely difficult. Lots of us are praying and knowing how hard this is for you and all of Jen's family.

I check your blog daily to see how you all are and hope the days get easier. It takes a long time for that to happen but you do learn to live with it. It's always there but you do go on..........

Hugs to you!
Susan

Rachel Porter

Chris and family,
I just wanted you to know that you all are still in my thoughts and prayers daily. Althought I don't personally know the family I feel as though I came to know you through the blog. Chris you are truly an amazing writer and I thank you for letting the whole world in on your lives in this journey. Jen is still with you and you are still in tune with her. All of the signs that you have received this week are definately Jen letting you know that she is still there and that she can never leave your side. I hope that you never lose sight of that. And in closing I want to wish Jen a Happy Birthday although she now has two she will always be remembered in the lives of everyone that came to know her through this blog. May GOD BLESS YOU and the Girls. Take Care.

Dana & Chad White

Happy Birthday Jen!!! We know you are celebrating with the best of company. We are always thinking of your family & you are still in our prayers every single night.
Chris, it is amazing what you are planning to do for future cancer patients & their families. Please let us know ANYTHING we can do to help.

Randy, Shelley, Rachel and Chloe Huskins

Chris, we know the days and nights have been hard, but we are glad to see that you are still posting on the blog and doing as well as could be expected. You and the girls continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. We bought a new center piece for our dining room table for the weekend of Jennifers candle light prayer service, it still sits in the middle of the table and we continue to light it daily.

Dennis, Tina and Jan, our hearts still go out to you. There is no pain greater than loosing a child, no matter how young or old. We pray that you continue to find comfort in knowing that Jen is in a very special place, no longer in pain and that you also find comfort in all the people that her story touched. She has forever changed so many. We pray that you can find strength in the smiles of the girls, that special glow that Jen passed on to them. Faith heals like no other. Dennis and Tina we love you both so much and hate that you have had to experience this. Love to you all!

Bridget

Happy birthday to Jen! Chris- I wondered if you would continue to write. I am glad to see that you have. I know that a lot of us were wondering how you, the girls, and Jan were doing. I am glad to hear that you are doing as well as could be expected. That story about Emma was so sweet. I hope that you wil continue to have "good" days. I am sure that you will have ups and downs in the days and weeks to come. I am thinking about you all.
B

Karen

Chris,
You are such an amazing Father and Person. I am so proud of you and how you are staying so strong though all of this! Jen will always be with you I believe too that each sign is from Jen, the alarm clock, the shovel, the snow. I hope that Jen is having a happy birthday in Heaven with God!! He is such an amazing thing. it brings such joy to me to see your strength and devotion to God and knowing that Jen is in such a wonderful place that the rest of us only wonder about!! May you continue to be such a strong father for your beautiful girls! I pray that Emma will understand and cont. to see her mommy! Chris the way that you help them is amazing her mommy will always be with her! Your whole family will cont. to be in my thoughts and prayers! keep your chin up and you heart strong! your all so amazing! Thank you again for sharing your stories with us!

Jennie

Chris,

I think it is great that you wrote this happy birthday to Jen, it keeps her with you! The things that you think are her way of reaching you are just that! And it is beautiful that for always she will be young!

Tiffany in SC

Thinking of you today... Happy birthday to your Angel. I agree that she is in the best company. God bless you.

Tiffany in SC

Thinking of you today... Happy birthday to your Angel. I agree that she is in the best company. God bless you.

Paige

it is not a stretch, it was Jen.

Happy Birthday to her. Hang in there.

Debi Price

I found this story on the web and thought it was an appropriate thing to have occured on Jen's birthday: nearly 9000 people made snow angels in North Dakota to break the world's record. Snow angels will always make me think of Jen and your family. Thanks for continuing the blog.

Andrea Toney

Chris and family-
Thank you for continuing to share your family's journey with the rest of us. We continue to pray that you will be comforted each day and that you and the girls will be able to have truly happy moments throughout the day. I am sure that Jen is dancing in heaven to celebrate her birthday. What a blessing Jen's foundation will be to so many who battle this illness. Thank you for your courage and committment to serve others.

Andrea

Sarah Linford

Happy Birthday to Jen! I am once again touched...thanks for your entry Chris.

Melodie Chrisman

Happy Birthday Jen. I thought of you alot today. I know that your party was glorious in the heavens. I also know that your spirit continues to touch us each day and we will celebrate you every chance we have with both Chris and Jan and your entire family. Such a beautiful woman, daughter, wife and mother.

To my dear friend Jan, I wish you peace and love and knowing what a beautiful, incredible woman God gave you to share with us. I love you very much and will be here to hold you tight. Love always, Mel

Jason

Hey Chris,

I remember reading the first article that came out in the KC Star and for whatever reason it caught my eye and I read about what you all where going through. I was sad to see the article that was written Friday, but your wife is in a better place and no longer suffering. I spent the better part of Friday night and this morning reading your blog. What a strong and wonderful person your wife was and is. God bless you and your family.

PS, I noticed in a few of the pictures that Jen was wearing a Mizzou shirt. I myself am a K-Stater, but found myself pulling for the Tigers and as it turns out I think someone else as well was on there side. LiveStrong

Sharron Closson

Chris,
It seems like I keep checking up on an old family friend when I read one of your new entries. I believe in all the wonderful 'signs' Jen is showing to you and your family. God is so good, and he's giving Jen lots of practice this week! The room I have my computer in has a book that I just noticed in the corner. It reminded me of Jen and I had to share the name with you. It is titled 'Ireland - A Sacred Journey'. How true! You all continue to be in my prayers. Sharron

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