Saturday, April 2, 2011

Joy :-)

Sharing our JOY with you because "A JOY shared is a JOY doubled" :-)

Jordan is in Maryland, and his wife and parents are by his side.
They went to Germany for two days, and then he passed his stress tests,
and they were all able to fly back to the U.S.
He will continue to have many surgeries (he was in surgery this morning) 
so please continue to keep him in your prayers.
Here is a photo of him, taken by my brother. I think he looks wonderful :-)
Jordan you are our Hero!
We love you
When I get an address to send cards and letters to him,
I'll share it with you.
I'd love to see him overwhelmed with notes of encouragement :-)

May your weekend be filled with ♥JOY♥ my friends!

Blessings,
Marcia
*first photo taken by my daughter Micaela*

68 comments:

Cinnamon said...

Thank you for sharing this with us. We would LOVE to write to him. I'm so glad he is with his family and back in the states!!

prayers continue~ Cinnamon

Jo-Anne said...

That is wonderful news. We would love to drop him a little note!
Love to you and yours~
Jo-Anne

Debbie said...

How wonderful to share in the joy of this good news! Hallelujah! I can only imagine how happy his family is to have him home and to be able to be near him and that will certainly contribute to his healing process. What a handsome soldier. My son-in-law is a Marine for almost 10 yrs now. He did 3 deployments in Iraq and will soon take my daughter to live in Japan for a few years. We have no idea what the future holds, but we know who holds the future. I will continue to keep Jordan and your family in my prayers. Thanks so much for keeping us informed.
Hugs to you!
Debbie

Shelllady said...

What a blessing! I am so happy for your family...I would be honored to send him a card....I am the daughter of a Vietnam Veteran, I know how important it is to have support from everyone! I've only been reading your blog for such a short time, but I feel like a part of your family already! Our prayers will continue for you all!

God Bless!!

Theresa said...

That HERO looks wonderful to me! Praise God for his return with his family! I will send cards when you get an address! BIG HUGS and continued prayers!

Melanie said...

Thank you for the update, Marcia! Jordan looks wonderful considering what he's been through! I'm so glad he's with his family.
We'll continue to keep him in our prayers!
We'd love to send him a card!♥

Secret Garden Cottage said...

That's such wonderful news, Marcia!!! Jordan really does look wonderful, considering all he has been through. He and all of your family will continue to be in our prayers.
I'm amazed by your daughter's first attempt at photography... it's a GORGEOUS picture!!!
Much love to you and your family,
Jo ♥

65 Roses for Marcia said...

That is great news! Glad he can be with his family! Will keep praying for him...

Tara said...

Wow,so happy to see his picture.God is surely shining on him..I'm so glad he's returning home and he's still in my prayers and I'd love to send him a letter or card..A hero through and through..xx

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Thank you so much for sharing...I am rejoicing over this first of many miracles and answered prayers. I think you will be blessed if you get a chance to stop by my blog in the next day or two...the power of prayer.
He will continue to be in my prayers.

Sue said...

I'm surprised and thrilled for all of you to see how good he looks. Please let us know his address when you get it.

Thanks.

=)

It's me said...

What is great news!........ Glad he can be with his family!...my thoughts and prayers are with him and his family !! and by you darling..............love love ....Ria....xxx.....

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Oh Marcia ~
Thank you for sharing this
wonderful ♥JOY♥ with us ~
He does look really good ~

Hugs
Lori

Mrs.Rabe said...

Oh, yes, please let us know when we can send cards etc...I was thinking of that this week!

He does look good.

Praying still...

Karen said...

This is wonderful news!! and he does look great and strong. God bless him and the family.

Keri On said...

He does look wonderful!
Thank you, Jordan!

Kim said...

That is wonderful news.....God is Great..All the Time!! I will continue to pray for Jordan and Family...so glad he was able to make the trip home!!

Kelli said...

Thank you SO MUCH for sharing this information and picture with us! God is SO good! :) I look forward to getting his address and I will certainly see to it that he gets cards and notes from my family. If you don't mind, I'd love to share the address with my kids' classmates and let them join in as well. I think it is important for them to have a name and a face to go with this war and to know that these soldiers are REAL PEOPLE.

La said...

Jordan is quite a fighter. Best wishes through this transitional and healng period.

Donna at The Scarlet Petticoat said...

we would love to write to jordan. post the address soon!! i live in maryland, a little north of baltimore in towson. i am so proud of the amazing sacrifice this young man made. he is sure to encourage others with the way he lives his life in the future. all the best, donna

jAne said...

oh thank you for this wonderful update! i'm continuing in prayer <><

Auntie Bliss said...

I'm so glad you showed us his photo! He DOES look way better than I expected. Wow.
Prayers are going up!

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Great news! So glad he is back home with his family and friends. I'm sure he will heal all that much faster now.

A Rosy Note said...

This is such wonderful news Marcia. Thank you for giving us an update ♥ Tricia

NanaDiana said...

I am so glad that he is Stateside and is continuing on the road to recovery. When you get his address let us know and we will flood him with cards! A Hero indeed! xxoo Diana

Mimi Sue said...

JOYful news! Mimi

Finally White said...

Dear Marcia,

Jordan truly is a hero and a big fighter as well. The picture looks simply wonderful! I would love to send him a card from Germany!

Yours
Birgit

Terri said...

Love you! We've been praying & are following thru Ryan & Jordan's Facebook!!

Becky K. said...

Jordan does look so good! Praying for he and his family as they continue the process of getting him well again and adjusting to the changes in daily living. So glad he made it home!!!

I'd love to send a card!
Hugs,
Becky K.

Shelley said...

I will pray for your nephew. Glad to hear he is surrounded by family and friends. He is a hero!

Jack said...

So glad he is surrounded by family now. He looks amazing, Marcia, considering what he has been through. We will absolutely flood him with well wishes when you provide the address. xoxo

Sunny Simple Life said...

Oh my gosh I am just overwhelmed with joy for you all. Just looking at the
picture you can see how much physically he has been through. I hear the relief in your voice. God Bless you Marcia and your family and yes we would love to flood him with love and thanks when he is ready.

Jaclyn Hicks said...

First of all, thank you and your family for having a loved one serve for us. They are truly the unsung heroes. I will continue to pray for all of you and into the days ahead. This is wonderful news, Praise God.

Tammy said...

Dear Marcia, so sorry that I did not see your previous posts sooner in order to send my thoughts and prayers your way. I hope that Jordna continues to heal and that his family is filled with peace and comfort during this difficult time. Bests wishes and blesssings, Tammy

Cozy Little House said...

He does look pretty good! I was relieved to see this photo, Marcia.
Brenda

Julia said...

Marcia, thank you for leaving a comment on my blog. I'm glad that our prayers in common is of some comfort to your nephew Jordan and his loved ones. I can't imagine what he and his family are going through right now and the hard journey to recovery that he must face.

My grandson ( my little prince) is only two months old and was born without his left hand but he will adjust because he was born that way and I'm sure that he also will have some challenges ahead but with God's grace, they will both be just fine. I pray for a quick recovery for your grandson Jordan and God's blessings. JB

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

I will have my Bible Study ladies offer up prayers too...the more the better! Blessings and peace to all. Prayers for healing for Jordan!
What a heavy challenge for all! I am so glad his parents have arrived safely to be with him. ♥

SoCalKal said...

Of COURSE he looks wonderful - he is a rough and tough don't take no stuff Devil Dog! OORAH Jordan! Continued prayers Marine. Semper Fi, Colonel & Mrs. Brian Buckles YATYAS

Peter said...

Looks like a hero to me, best wishes from DownUnder.

Amy B. said...

Praise God from whom all blessings flow!

Villa Maire said...

Thank you for sharing Jordan's picture, prayers for Jordan and his
family continue. God Bless you all.

BECKY said...

Oh Marcia, I am just so thrilled deep in my soul that he is doing well. His photo made me cry with joy. I will continue to pray for his recovery and would love to send him a card when you have the address!

Blessings to you all,
Love,
Becky

Julie Harward said...

What a joy to just have him back with family. God bless and heal him now. :D

Mandi said...

Blessings to Jordan and his family! We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Julie Gillies said...

Hi Marcia,

I'm just visiting your blog for the first time and have caught up with the news on your precious nephew, and just said a prayer for him. As the mom of a son in the army, my heart goes out to you and to Jordan's family.

Blessings to you!

katie said...

Oh so good to hear he is back in the states and surrounded by family.
My prayers will continue for his recovery.

Sheila said...

Oh what a fantastic picture! We would definitely love to send him cards/letters! We are a military family, my honey is a 22 year veteran of the National Guard and wears the uniform every single day as a full time Guard employee. Know that Jordan is constantly in my thoughts and prayers...May God lay His healing hands on him and hold his family in tender loving care!

God Bless...
Sheila

Melissa said...

He does look wonderful...he is obviously very loved and this is a strength...
we would love to write to him...and send our thoughts...
melissa xx

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Oh, I'm soooo glad things seem to be looking up for Jordan. That's brilliant news. You must be chuffed to bits.

Sarahx

Tanya said...

Marcia,
I just got back on blogging after vacation and read your family's very sad news. Plus Leslie, my sister in law told me as well. I'm so sorry! I will definitely pray about it. So happy he is back in the US and with his family. I know your heart is heavy and hurting. Prayer is the need right now. Will continue to check back to see your updates.
Blessings to all of you,
Tanya

The Starr Family said...

I have been terribly behind and am just now reading this. Marcia... I pray the Lord's healing upon Jordan and his family.

The bravery and determination of these men & women to walk into battle knowing the possible consequences. It astounds me. Like everyone else, I am so grateful.

Thank you for delivering the updates. There is hope! Our Christ gives MUCH hope!

Susan B said...

Hi Marcia,
Thank you for the update on Jordan. I'm so glad to hear he is in the US, and with his family. Thank God he is doing better! His photo looks wonderful! I am continuing to pray for you all. Thank you for continuing to let everyone know how he is doing. Take care.

Bringing Pretty Back said...

God bless him and his family. Sending prayers to him and all of them. When you get an address I would love to send him a card. What a brave young man.
A true HERO.
Kristin

dutchbritishlove said...

What wonderful news! So glad to hear that he made it home. Will keep praying for him too Marcia.

Paula said...

So thankful for answered prayers!

Gloria said...

Sending out continued prayers of encouragement and support to you and your family. Thanks for the update. May God wrap all of you in His loving arms right now with big hugs.

That photo your daughter took is amazing!! Wow!! The apple doesn't fall far from the tree...:)

Many blessings to you,
xoxo Gloria

andreawasson said...

Thank you for sharing this. What a hero! I pray for his continued recovery and that may God's blessings enrich him and see him through. Thank God for men like Jordan!

classic • casual • home said...

He is our hero. God bless him.

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Wishing you tons of JOY for today and every day, sweet Marcia xxxxx

Helen said...

Got a shock reading about your nephw....have not follow you for a few days.....but thank god he is alive, and hopefully can come back to Maryland this week-end.

Best wish to all his family !

koralee said...

What a blessing...praise the LORD my friend...I will continue to keep you all in my prayers...thanks for sharing. xoxo hugs

Beverly said...

Glad to see an update on our nephew and yes he does look well considering all he has been through. He will remain in my prayers as will you and his family.
Micaela took a beautiful picture. Taking after her Mom, as your pictures have been so great, Marcia.

Wanda Metcalf said...

Oh he does look wonderful!! Praises Praises! I can tell in his eyes he is tired, But I see a very strong man. I can see God through that smile I know he is going to be ok. Just make sure that with all those surgeries they don't give him an IUD - wink

much love through our Lord

michelle said...

I am so glad that he is back in the states and sounds like things are going well for his recovery. He looks well Marcia. :) I am so happy and so amazed at what God does for us. Keeping him and your family in my prayers.
Hugs and blessings to you my dear.

kerrie of sea cottage said...

I will send notes when you have an address. ox

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

I have seen photos of Jordon all around blog land. I don't know how I ended up on your blog, but I am sure glad I did. I am going to follow you so that I can keep up with Jordon (our hero). Praying for him and his family. Thank you for posting about him.

Karen said...

Sending a card of support off to Jordan today - Healing thoughts and prayers from This Old House in Connecticut -

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh Marcia,
I am so sorry to hear about your son being injured and I will pray for him and I will send a card right out to him...God bless him for all he has done for all of us--he is a true hero!!

XO
Cindy