18 Responses to family

  1. Aunt SuSu says:

    I can’t think of any better people in this world and in heaven than to be a part of my family.

    We love you,
    Aunt SuSu and Uncle Jim

  2. Rose says:

    I am so very sorry you lost your little girl. I will pray for your family. Please know that Tuesday will be in heaven and looked after by God. You have a beautiful family and I wish you all the best. Take care, Rose x

  3. Brandy Przybyla says:

    I don’t know you personally, but I have silently followed your blog since I found you on Suzie Steece’s blog last year. I have prayed for you and cried for you several times. Please know, my heart, prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. You are loved.

  4. Ale OliverLane says:

    I just came across your blog via ACUs…
    You have an Angel on your shoulder & forever in your hearts..Blessings to are all in our Prayers….

  5. sam says:

    Hey Jessica,

    I’ve been thinking about you guys… I came to your blog tonight because I wanted to see Tuesday. Watching your slideshow always, always makes me cry. Tonight is the first time it didn’t because something different stood out to me tonight Tuesday was so happy… Wasn’t she? There are so many pictures where she has this amazing, beautiful, warm smile. Not a cheesy “Say Cheese” smile, but a “bursting with happiness, this is awesome!” smile. I love that… You gave her a good, happy life. She was definitly very loved. And you can tell that she felt it too. Lots of love to you guys.


  6. Jen says:

    For so long I’ve been coming here, I’ve been here every couple of weeks since I first read Tuesday was ill. I don’t comment often I’m “one of those” who don’t know what to say and when I find the perfect words it’s too late more posts have come up. Now it’s way late to tell you, I prayed and hoped and begged for Tuesday to get better, for those words to have any hope of giving you an extra shoulder, but please know I fell in love with her so many months ago but that i too will never forget her.

  7. Another mom-of-twins told me about your beautiful, heart-rending blog…..As an identical twin myself, I will never forget reading this or watching “Tuesday’s Story.” She will stay in my thoughts. My book about twins, “One and the Same,” which came out in the fall has a chapter that touches on the unique ache which you describe so much better than I ever could –with such remarkable dignity and generosity. All I can wish you is strength, and the joys you can manage with your beautiful family. Abby Pogrebin

  8. Jenny says:

    Just read (practically) your whole blog all posts all the way back to Tuesday’s diagnosis day. Your story is so inspiring. I am so sad, I can’t stop crying. BUT so inspired and interested in your cause. Thank you for sharing your life experiences. Know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Everything happens for a reason. Life is so much bigger than us. Sending peace and hugs your way from one mom to another.

  9. Susie says:

    Dear Jess,
    I miss you, Charley and your amazing family. I checked out because I didn’t know what to do. Thank you for sharing your amazing journey with us. I am sorry for stepping away and sorry that I did not stay in touch. Please know that we love you!!

  10. Claire says:

    Dear Jess and family,
    I just wanted to share with you that I stumbled on your blog, once again, via Lisa b/c of Aidan’s touching fundraising quest. I have been here several times before. Each time, I sometimes silently and sometimes loudly sob as I read your articulate, beautiful, aching, poignant, heart-wrenching words. You have a gift when it comes to story-telling, and you have the uncanny ability to put into words what most of us aren’t even conscious of thinking let alone of putting into verbage. But I really wanted to say to you is that each time I’m here, I go away a better mom. Your devastation has given others the gift of depthless appreciation and love, and isn’t that what all kids want, and more importantly, deserve? So thank you. Thank you for re-aligning me and, I’m sure, hundreds of others. And if they could, or knew, our kids would be thanking you, too. Here’s to community and fellowship.

  11. ChiTown Girl says:

    I stumbled upon your blog today from another (Midwest Mama with a New York Heart) and I’m so glad I decided to click over.

    I’m so very sorry about the loss of your precious angel. Your slideshow left me crying, yet smiling through my tears. Your Tuesday looked like such a happy child, despite all she was going through. That smile just radiates joy!

    I plan to go back through some of your archives, and I already went back a couple. You have renewed my pride in my son for participating in the St. Baldrick’s event at his school for the second time this year.

  12. Peggie Behrens says:

    Jessica, I admire you so much for all you are doing. I fell in love with Tuesday at the time she was diagnoised and have prayed for her and your familly ever since. She always looked happy and I am sure she always felt your and Charlies love. Having watched my parents when they lost their children I know how heart wrenching it was for them and how it changed them for the rest of their lives. So you continue to be in my prayers and thoughts every day. May God bless and keep you and your family safe and healthy.

  13. Rachel says:

    I’ve just read every single one of your entries and I’ve got to say that I admire you. I have no idea how I would deal with a loss of a child and, even though it may seem like you’re a whirlwind of emotions and can’t get a grip, all I can do is applaud your efforts and empathize. I wish I had known about the shaving fundraiser when it was happening! I have nothing to give but my hair and in comparison, that seems like nothing at all to lose. Jess, I only pray that it get’s easier to celebrate her life rather then revel in all the questions and the what ifs. When my best friend died, all I could hold on to is my belief that every one of us has some sort of purpose on this earth and he must have fulfilled it. Jeremy died leaving an extraordinary legacy behind that people with decades of advantage could only dream of leaving behind. And anyway, I believe I’ll see him again one day. So he isn’t really dead… He’s just changed neighborhoods.

  14. Libby says:

    I came across your blog through the Mckmama Community and have just read through your blog.. Normally I probably wouldn’t post a comment since I am a “stranger” but I think it is important for you to know the impact that you have on your readers, friends, family, etc. I am truly inspired and my eyes have been opened to the harsh reality of pediatric cancer. I am lifting you and your family and all people close to sweet Tuesday up in my prayers and will continue to do so. I think you are doing a GREAT job in raising awareness about pediatric cancer and ensuring that Tuesday lives on. I am so sorry for your loss and I am so sorry for the pain that you and our family feel each and everyday. I hope you are able to take comfort in knowing that your sweet baby’s story is having a huge impact on people all around the country & possibly even world! It’s hard to come up with the “right” things to say but I think saying something, anything at all, is better than saying nothing. It is nice to know you’re being thought about, or I think so anyway!

  15. D says:

    Mort, It amazes me and yet not at all, how Tuesday and you, Char, Spen, Axel and Piper, have had such an impact: on strangers, mothers, doctors, neighbors, people just recalling a story…….it hasn’t stopped. People two weeks ago are falling in love with Tuesday and the Whitts. I come here because I miss you, I miss Tuesday. And yet, you guys are reaching every corner of the globe. I pray for you and from what I can see, so are many. My love, D

  16. Candace says:

    Jessica, I met you yesterday, and I already felt like I knew you. My heart was drawn to you.. I could feel the aching in yours… Your precious Tuesday.. God’s beautiful child…and what a SWEET sister she has.. and brothers… I already LOVE your family.. some here, one in Heaven…our final destination.. this is not our home.. we are just passing through. This life is but a MIST in comparison to the eternity in Heaven with our loved ones and our Lord.. Oh what HOPE we have to see them again. I CAN’T WAIT to meet your little girl. Keep being REAL…PLEASE… do not let other’s fear of facing their own humanity scare you off or offend you…they are afraid.. Thank you for being so open and so authentic. love… xox

  17. Anonymous says:

    Your blog is beautiful.
    You are doing a good thing.
    You are doing a good job.
    You are obviously a wonderful mother.

  18. I just wanted to let you know how deep your story has touched me. I’ve been reading your blog for quite a few years and just always have felt for your family. I got pregnant with my second daughter in October of 2009. I decided to name her Tuesday. I hope that doesnt sound strange to you. She was born May 29th 2010, Tuesday Penelope. Hope it brings some comfort to you that her name (at least her first name) lives on. God Bless you and your beautiful family!

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