Sunday, April 24, 2011

Great News,,,

 
I spoke to Jordan today :-) It was wonderful to hear his voice.
He sounded so good, and although I wanted to be 
encouraging to him, instead it was Jordan who encouraged me.
 
He said that he is supposed to be transferred to California
in a week or two. We are thrilled that we'll be able to go see him 
when he is able to have more visitors. My parents are both 85,
and don't get out much, but they want to see him as soon as they can.

Please continue to pray for him. He had skin graft surgery this week, 
and he told me it went well (did I tell you how good he sounded ?) :-)
However, I know there is a lot of pain with this, and he has
many more surgeries to undergo.

He also has a friend named Patrick who is there with similar injuries.
Patrick helped save Jordan's life, applying one of his tourniquets; 
and then later the same day,  
stepped on an IED himself, and was severely injured.
Jordan was able to get into a wheelchair and go and visit him this week. 
I know that this was an encouragement to Patrick.
Please pray for him too.

Jordan told me that he'd received lots of cards and notes 
from so many of you. He appreciates them all.
Thank you so much my friends :-)
Have a wonderful week.
Blessings,
Marcia 

47 comments:

Lisa said...

I hope he continues to progress well Marcia. How lovely it will be for you and your parents to see him. Hope all goes well for Patrick too.

x

Custom Comforts said...

Thank you for the updates ~ still praying for Jordan.
Cindy

It's me said...

That is great news !!.....glad that your parents can visit him then !!...my prayers are for him....love darling....Ria....xxx...

Becky K. said...

Wow! That is great. I am glad he is on his way to CA soon. That will be good for him too.

Ⓙ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

Marcia, if you have an address for Patrick, I'd be happy to send him something. It would give me an opportunity to thank him for serving our country.

Brandi said...

That's wonderful news! I can imagine how excited you are to visit with him. Your parents must be so proud of Jordan.

Theresa said...

Oh Marcia, I am so happy that you got to talk to Jordan! He is my Hero and I am happy to hear he is receiving our cards:) I can't believe that the one who helped save his life had the same thing happen to him! I am sure that one of his Marine Brothers helped him too! These guys are true American Heros and I appreciate them so much! My Nephew will be heading back over in July for his second tour... God, please keep him safe!

Have a blessed day my friend, HUGS!

About Me said...

Marcia ~
Thank you for the updates on Jordan ~ It is wonderful that he sounds good and that you got to talk to him ~
I will also keep Patrick in my prayers ~
What awesome young men!!

xoxo
Lori

Mrs.Rabe said...

I intend to get a card out to him this week!

I can't imagine what pain he has had to endure...so glad that he is recovering well.

Oh and when he is transferred your parents will be able to see him! What a blessing!

Deanna

Farm Girl said...

I am so glad and that is such wonderful news, we will keep him in our prayers for continued recovery.

Kimberly said...

Praying for Jordan (& now Patrick!) for healing in Jesus name! A transfer to CA is awesome -- praying your parents get to see him soon. Sounds like just the ticket to make them & him feel better. Prayers going up here in WV for you & your sweet family!

Keri On said...

Such good news! Glad to hear he's sounding good! Appreciate the update!

michelle said...

I am SO happy that you got to speak to him Marcia and that he is doing so well. :) That must have been so great for him to get out of bed and visit his friend. His friend is in my prayers as well.
You will see him soon! :)
Blessings!
XO

T's Daily Treasures said...

So glad to hear the good news. I would send a card to Jordan and Patrick but unfortuntely it would take forever and a day to get there. :/ Thanks for sharing. Prayer is powerful! Have a wonderful rest of the week. Tammy

Shelllady said...

Isn't it so great that when you try to encourage others, they end up encouraging you?? That's the true sign of a great person and an inspiration!! We will continue to pray for Jordan....and Patrick too! I hope you and your family will get to see him really soon!

God Bless!

Cheri

kerrie of sea cottage said...

Such wonderful news. I am praying for Jordan and Patrick.

I sent a note, but when his address changes I hope you will let us know, so I can send more.

A Cottage Muse said...

That is wonderful news!! Thank you so much for sharing!

Gloria said...

Hi Marcia,
I am so glad you got to hear your nephew's voice and were encouraged by him. My husband and I prayer every evening when we go to bed. I will add Jordan and Patrick to our prayer list. May God bless their serving hearts!! I hope you and your family had a wonderful Easter.

xoxo...Gloria

BailiwickStudio said...

That's such good news! It will be so nice for him to be closer to home.

Will be praying for Patrick too! ::Jill

Kris said...

Marica,
I came over from Lura's blog. I am her good friend. As I scrolled down to make a comment I was interested in your blogging name. As a result, I have read your miraculous 'love story' and the updates on Jordan and have offered a prayer for him and Patrick.
Despite the hardships of life we are never alone. God is there-always. Family and Friends can be blessings. And now, because of technology, Blogging Friends can be a great source of comfort and support. AMAZING.
By the way my sister lives in Crestline.

LLJ said...

I am so thankful that you were able to speak with Jordan and that you were encouraged and that he will be close by to you soon. I am thankful for his continued healing and that of his friend. I cannot even begin to imagine how it must be for them, but my heart and prayers go out to them.
Leanne

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Wonderful news about Jordan. Will continue to pray for him and also for his friend, Patrick. Have a good week.

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Marcia,
Wonderful news!!!!! Oh yes prayers are still coming his way from Modesto, CA.
Have a sweet day and hugs, Elizabeth

Lady Rose said...

Marcia,

It sounds like Jordan is going through some difficult times. I pray that he will heal well with the help from the Lord.

I am visiting your blog today, which I found via another blog. It looks like a nice place to visit. :)

Blessings,

-L. Rose

65 Roses for Marcia said...

Awesome news! Will continue praying for Jordan and family. Glad he will be closer soon!

Sue said...

He is an inspiration, isn't he? From what you tell of him, he will find a way to triumph over this immense loss. In fact, I'll be surprised if he doesn't turn it into something positive in his life and the lives of others.

We all need heroes.

=)

Julie Harward said...

So good to hear! That good attitude will take him trough it! :D

Cozy Little House said...

Thanks for letting us know. Those poor boys. War, incomprehensible what it does.
Brenda

Jaclyn Hicks said...

Continuing to pray for Jordan. This is wonderful news to hear he will be close to family, and you will all be able to rejoice with him. I will pray for Patrick as well, these men and women who serve our country deserve so much more than prayer. But pray I will.

Take care and blessings.

koralee said...

So happy to hear that things are going well for Jordan...I will keep him and his friend in my prayers. I am so glad you got to hear his voice. He is one very brave man! xoxoxo God Bless you my friend. xoxoo

Julia said...

I'm so happy for Jordan that he's being transfered close to home. Prayers and blessings, JB

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Good news indeed...thank you for the update!

Mandy @ Creekside Creations said...

I'm so glad things are going well, Marcia!

Regina said...

hi
good news......i will pray for him!
blessings regina

mommyx12 said...

This IS great news. God is so very Wonderful.

blessings,
Tricia

Mrs.C said...

Will add your nephew to our prayer list. It's so amazing when someone encourages us, who seems to be in a situation where they should be the one needing the encouragement. What a blessing he must be to your family. Thank you so much for your very kind comment on my little blog. Yours is very lovely, and I look forward to stopping back by often.

Vicki said...

God is good. We'll keep praying that he lifts Jordan up everyday and helps heal his wounds.

Linda said...

I'm glad to hear the news...we will continue to keep him in our prayers. My soon to be nephew (he's engaged to my niece) just got back from Afghanistan...he's having a tough time sleeping...but he is safe now. It was tough seeing all the wounded coming home with him...so many heros...so young.

Secret Garden Cottage said...

What wonderful news, Marcia! I can imagine just how wonderful it must have been for you to hear Jordan's voice, making his well-being even that much more real for you. :)
What a hero his friend is, too!! I am amazed by the bravery of all of the soldiers... and so grateful for them. I so wish there was a way to take all of their pain and suffering away...
I hope you have a wonderful week.
xo,
jo

Karen said...

That is wonderful news! I will continue to pray for him :)

Bringing Pretty Back said...

What wonderful news!!! So happy he is doing well!
Have a pretty day!
Kristin

Mimi Sue said...

That truly is great news! Praying for them both. Mimi

Debbie said...

I'm so thankful for this report of his progress. He, and your family, will continue to be in my prayers.

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Hi Marcia,

I'm so pleased that he felt our support from around the world. How wonderful.

Sarahx

Jeni said...

So happy to hear about Jordan! I have a Jordan boy too so I think of your Jordan often and pray for him!! what a brave young man...our thanks for his protection over our country!

BECKY said...

What a wonderful report, Marcia! I am sooo glad to hear that you will see him soon! God is soooo good!
I will continue to pray, sweetie!
Love n hugs,
Becky

Thelma Louise said...

Hi.:-) Greate news..:-)

And yes, they grow up to fast.:-)

Have a nice weekend its soon here.:-)