Wednesday, May 25, 2011

1 week ago, today


The last 7 days have felt like years. One week ago, this morning, I was blessed with a new perspective on life, a better understanding that our lives and care are in the hands of a Father in heaven, and a greater love for you and my family than ever before. At times, it still feels like more than I can bear. YOU are my motivation to move on with my life. To live it fuller, deeper, to appreciate the little things more fervently.

I love you so much. I'm so grateful that I get to spend another day with you.

Love, Mom

p.s... You can do hard things


  1. Janell &Jeff you are in are prayers. Please let us know if we can do anything. Love Richard aka bdr

  2. Oh Janell, I had no idea. We will keep you all in our thoughts an prayers! Please let us know what we can do. We are here for you and love you and your family.

  3. You are so freaking cute Chase. I love you so so so much. I am praying for you every single day. I am lucky to be your Aunt. Be strong I know that you can over come this. I love you

  4. Thank you for starting a blog so we can follow it all...I love the pictures! Chaser's and Mi Mi will be playing together soon : ). I love you Janell!

  5. Sweet Beautiful Gregerson Family,
    A broken heart has new meaning for me now. Oh how much we take for granted. Chases heart truly is broken but the pain in your hearts must be immeasurable. My love goes out to you Jeff and Janell, for this must be so incredibly painful, unbelievable, and hard to understand why Chase. I am so proud of you for your strength. My love goes to your beautiful children for their sweet beautiful lives will be forever changed. My heart goes out to your amazing Mom and Dad, for they are the ones that will continue to hold it together for all of you, they are strong, wise, and have so much faith. My heart goes out to your sisters, and their families. I know how close you all are and that they too would give their lives to give Chase his. I am holding to the faith I have that Chase has chosen you to be his family here on earth for this very reason. You are what he needs, and our Heavenly Father knew this when he blessed your beautiful family with his amazing spirit.
    I love you, I am praying for all of you, I am here for you, call on me when you need me please! I will be there for you.
    Jeff, Cole and I love you and hopefully in some small comforting way the love in our hearts will help the pain in yours and your beautiful Chase.
    Love Lori

  6. Janell
    My husband sent me a link to your sweet blog. My heart resonates with you and all that your are going through right now. We just wanted you and your family to know you are not alone. Our story parallels yours in many ways. Our daughter was diagnosed with HCM three years ago at 6 months old following a well check-up where a murmur was detected. And that is where our journey began. Our youngest is the same age as Chase. I hope you get a chance to read through some of our blog from the beginning and feel encouraged. I can't know exactly what you are going through, but I think I can come pretty close.
    We are praying for your family.
    Julie and Brian Buck

  7. Dear Jeff, Janell, Ethan, Hayley, Brooklyn and Chase,

    Twenty-eight years ago today was the First Day of the rest of my life. At 4:00PM, on Friday, May 28, 1983, Daddy, and I, Lisa, Janell, Stacy, Shanda, Grandfather, and Grandmother DeVries entered The Los Angeles Temple together. That evening we knelt at the alter in the Lord's Holy House and were sealed by the Power of the Holy Priesthood to become an Eternal Family. The Holy Ghost testified to me, at that moment, of our Lord and Savior and His mission on Earth. I knew that through HIM, our lives on this earth would be blessed as we worked together as a family to
    reach our Eternal goal of reuniting as a family with our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ.

    Our Temple Sealing was the result of many years of prayer, faith and trust. I knew in the Lord's time all things would be made possible. As we left the Temple that evening I gave thanks and prayed again that one day we would all be together again in the Temple. My prayers were answered as I witnessed each one of my beautiful daughters also marry worthy mates in the House of the Lord.

    I have always known that our Savior loves us and is aware of each one of us. I believe with my whole heart that each one of his children are special to Him and has a unique mission on earth. I have learned over the years to Trust in the Lord in all things, and have witnessed the power that comes through HIM to heal us as we face challenges and trials in our lives here on earth.

    I KNOW that Chase has a very special mission. I feel his sweet spirit every time I think of him. He is blessed with an amazing family, especially a Mother and Father that KNOW and TRUST the Lord. I have no doubt that your family will be blessed beyond measure as you continue to exemplify unwavering FAITH. I Love each of you more than words can express. Chase's little big heart is in our Lord's hands, and His hands are over our hearts. I feel Him so close. He has already suffered it for us. He is our Healer, our Brother our GOD.

    I give thanks to Him for YOU.



  8. I love you so much Chase and you are in all of my prayers!Today i fasted for you, i hope it will help! I hope to see you soon, i miss you sooo much. I believe in you and know that you can make it though this! I love you VERY much Love,Your Cousin Kelsey!

  9. Janell and Jeff,
    We are so sorry to hear about this diagnosis. I wanted you to know that you are in our prayers and I couldn't even imagine how you must feel. But thank you for posting and thank you for your testimony. I am so glad that you guys went to Pedo school there and had that particular doctor detect the irregularity. What a blessing! What a blessing that you have such a sweet little spirit forever :) I know you guys are so strong in many ways! Life stinks sometimes... or for long periods of time. I'm so glad we have the Gospel in our lives and that we can have our families forever. :) Love you guys! Ashley and Tyler

  10. Janell,

    Ally posted your blog on her facebook. I have thought about you ever since. We are praying for your darling little boy. I am so sorry you have to be going throught his right now. You are right though you CAN do hard things. The Lord loves you and is with you every step of the way.

    Arianne Newton