April 17, 2004

Jenny seemed to be in distress and in much pain for much of the day. This is difficult for us all because we feel so helpless and we hate to see her in pain. When she is uncomfortable, she tenses her body and it makes doing range of motion exercises difficult. We tried most everything to get her feeling better, but she only seemed to become completely at ease when a couple friends (one of which has been her stylist for years) came to give her a hair cut. Jenny closed her eyes and appeared to relax and the pain seemed to be erased from her face.


  1. Hi Jenny and Mark,

    Mark thank you so much for filling us in on how Jenny is doing. You are so good at writing and explaining Jen’s days whether they be good or bad. Even though I don’t know you very well I think of you often and what a strong faithful husband you are. I read a quote yesterday that truely made me think of you, it read: A mans love for his children can be seen though the way that he treats their mother. You show so much love for Jenny in everything that you are doing. Your children children are so young, but I am sure that God is planting seeds in them though all of this. You are such an example not only for your children, but for everyone that is praying for your family. Though this very tough trial I am sure Jenny has one huge blessing and that is that she has you for her husband and Father of your children. Jenny I am so sorry to hear about the pain and discomfort that you are in. I will we call all take a day for you to be away from that and endure it ourselves. I am glad you got your hair done. I am sure that had to feel so good. I love to have my hair done. I hope to see you again soon. I can’t wait to see your smile again, it is so beautiful. Thank you again Mark for all the updates, please call me for anything that I can do.


  2. Mark, I’m sure Jenny enjoyed having her hair done…it’s one of the great joys of life I think. Several people came up to me today after Mass to ask about Jenny. I gave them an update, everyone was especially happy to hear about the popsicle. She will continue to be in their prayers and ours.

    Cindy Blinn

  3. May 3rd, 2004
    Hello. I’ve heard about you all from the CAH website (congenitaladrenalhyperplasia.org). I have CAH myself. Anyway …. I just feel so badly for Jenny and your family. I teach 5th grade at a catholic school in Puyallup, Washington and I’d like to add Jenny to our intentions during morning prayer. I’ll have my students pray for your family each morning at 9am. We have laptops in our classroom so the kids can come to the website and read the updates as well.

    I’m the mother of a 16 year old – so imagining what it must be like as a mother is very heartwrenching. My wishes and prayers are with you all.

    Susan Armbruster
    All Saints School
    504 2nd St
    Puyallup, WA 98371

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