Let us know you visited!
We like to hear from those who have been touched by Jaymun's life.
Send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll post it here.
Or respond to Jennifer's memory book request.
We appreciate Jaymun's world-wide "family" ...lets support each other.
Thu, 24 Jul 2008 10:03 -
Hello Dave & Jennifer,
I use Charles Spurgeon's Morning and Evening, (written in the 1800's) every morning for me devotional time.
I find it amazing how the Lord not only spoke to my heart in answer to my own prayers this morning,
but I believe He arranged it to be something your family needs today as well.
Even though it's old, it is still truth! God never changes.
May the Lord bless it to your hearts and lives today.
I love to read the whole chapter surrounding the devotional verse and this is a great chapter to read
back's against the wall and you are out of options. Ron & I will continue to pray for all of you.
"My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus blood and righteousness. I dare not trust the sweetest frame, but wholly lean on Jesus Name!"
Love & prayers, Ron & Sue
Here is the devotional:
'Stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord.' Exodus 14:13
"These words contain God's command to the believer when he is reduced to great straits and brought into extraordinary difficulties.
He cannot retreat; he cannot go forward; he is shut up on the right hand and on the left; what is he now to do?
The Master's word to him is, 'Stand still.' It will be well for him if at such times he listens only to his Master's word,
for other and evil advisers come with their suggestions.
Despair whispers, 'Lie down and die; give it all up.'
But God would have us put on a cheerful courage, and even in our worst times, rejoice in His love and faithfulness.
Cowardice says, 'Retreat; go back to the worldling's way of action; you cannot play the Christian's part, it is too difficult.
Relinquish your principles.' But, however much Satan may urge this course upon you, you cannot follow it if you are a child of God.
His divine fiat (order or strong command) has bid thee go from strength to strength, and so thou shalt, and neither death nor hell
shall turn thee from thy course. What, if for a while thou art called to stand still, yet this is but to renew thy strength for
some greater advance in due time.
Precipitancy cries, 'do something. Stir yourself; to stand still and wait, is sheer idleness.'
We must be doing something at once--we must do it so we think--instead of looking to the Lord, who will not only do something but
will do everything.
Presumption boasts, 'If the sea be before you, march into it and expect a miracle.'
But Faith listens neither to Presumption, nor to Despair, nor to Cowardice, nor to Precipitancy,
but it hears God say, 'Stand still,' and immovable as a rock it stands.
'Stand still';--keep the posture of an upright man, ready for action, expecting further orders, cheerfully and patiently awaiting the
directing voice; and it will not be long ere God shall say to you, as distinctly as Moses said it to the people of Israel, 'Go forward.'
Wed, 23 Jul 2008 18:12 -
I have been continuing to pray for Jaymun and your family.
Thank you for your continued updates. May He continue to bless you during this tough time.
Wed, 23 Jul 2008 15:10 -
Just wanted to let you know that each day I check in on Jaymun and rejoice with happy news and cry with set backs!
I am amazed with the way you & your wife handle each and
every day! God certainly knew when he entrusted Jaymun's life to you both to raise & care
for that you would make amazing parents! Praying for you all here in Texas! - Dawn
Tue, 22 Jul 2008 17:36 -
Hello, Suzanne and family;
I just wanted to let you know that Tim and I are thinking of all of you and little Jaymun.
I am so sorry to hear he is having problems again, and will watch the website to keep up.
God bless! Judi
Tue, 22 Jul 2008 15:52 -
Dave, Jennifer, Jaymun, and all the Kaats,
Just a brief note that you are in my thoughts and prayers. All at Advanced Water Conditioning send their thoughts and prayers too.
If we can be of any help, just holler!
Love, Susan K
Mon, 21 Jul 2008 16:35 -
I pray and hope for things to start getting easier for Jaymun.
We offer our prayers everyday for success in the days to come....and to keep the strength coming.
John Van Beek
Mon, 21 Jul 2008 09:51 -
I check in daily on Jaymun. I felt compelled to let you know that our family is praying for little Jaymun and for the rest of you as well.
Thank you for sharing Jaymun and his journey with us.
Mon, 21 Jul 2008 11:28 -
I am praying for sweet Jaymun. My heart breaks as I try to imagine what you are going through.
Frankly, it is unimaginable. However, we believe in the same God who has not turned His back on us.
Yet, I fully understand that is feels like He has. I pray that His presence is with you today.
Blessings, Lynne Piper
Sat, 19 Jul 2008 23:53 -
Hello, I am pacing back and forth, what is happening, ......I know you think wait a minute
I'm the dad and I'll update when I have time but I'm worried ..........I can't help but feel this connection to your family in a way
I feel like this is my battle too, and I know its not. But just checkin in ..........How is he ......I know intensive care is over whelming and quite at the same time.
stay strong Raven
Fri, 18 Jul 2008 11:34 -
I have been following your bog about Jaymun's struggles.
Having 3 healthy grand children, my heart aches for your family.
I pray for healing and strength for your family.
May you feel Our Lords gentle touch upon your family always.
Jaymun has earned many jewels for his crown in heaven, for which I pray he will not receive until he is a very old age..
May God's richest blessing be yours and your family's..
Jo Ann John
Thu, 17 Jul 2008 21:36 -
Hello, I recently found your blog about your precious son Jaymun! I have never imagined such a brave little boy, with such strong parents, and amazing siblings. I have read most of the entries from birth until now. I only wish I could meet you all and bring comfort somehow. However, I can promise to pray for Jaymun..often and fervently. I am so touched by his courage and beautiful smile. Thank you for sharing.
First Grade Teacher
Zebulon, North Carolin
Thu, 17 Jul 2008 11:38 -
still praying... In His name. Glenna
Thu, 17 Jul 2008 08:47 -
I keep seeing curly 2 year old boys- I say under my breath Jaymun, when I see them, and I pray. I ask the God of all comforts to comfort you. I ask God to be glorified in Jaymun's life and yours. My heart aches for you. As your sister- it aches; as a mother of four- it aches; as a widow, raising 2 children with no father since they were 3 and 5- it aches. I can only imagine your suffering, but even imagining it makes me weep.
I am asking our LORD to lean in closely, closer still, to your family and shower you with love and peace and mercy.
I have found Him to be all I need, in any situation. I am certain you will also.
Wed, 16 Jul 2008 17:37 -
I know that reading small paragraphs may not be a whole lot of help,
but for me it did help me while I was reading them,
words of encouragement from others who care.
Email is so impersonal so please take my words and know that I mean them in the best possible way
because they were said to me one day by a great man.
As Jaymun's parents you have taken on alot of stress and you have been beat up emotionally and physically
(hard hospital sofa) day in and day out. At the end of all your worries and there is one thing that is
most important, and that is Jaymun is here with you right now... and cherish every moment you share
when he's sleeping, when he's awake, if even for a few moments a day.
Continue to have Hope no matter what each day may bring for we do not know what lies ahead.
We have no control. Jaymun is a gift as are all children and they joy he brings you each day
give it back to him. Yes it would be great if all children could run free and play
everyday without the worries. To me it seems that you have made the most of what have been given
You are good parents, you are there for you son when he needs you the most.
For now that is the most important thing.
Hold on and remember Jaymun is the result of the love that you and Jennifer share,
sometimes words are not enough. You can email me anytime - Raven
Wed, 16 Jul 2008 15:23 -
Dear Kaat family,
I open your blog every day, hoping for and yet dreading another entry.
I have cried many tears for your little boy, and for your whole family.
I can't even think of an encouraging comment, other than to let you know that
far away, people are praying for you. I think of Jaymun every day upon waking,
and pray for your family. I'm begging God to come through on this one, and heal his
little body. I don't know the 'whys' of this situation, but I'm hoping that the Father's love
can penetrate through your grief, disappointment, anger, and the pain of watching
someone you love so much suffer. I know what you speak of when you talk about the unspeakable
stress of seeing Jaymun suffer. Walking my parents through the journey of death; watching
them suffer was the very hardest part and I still dream about it to this day.
Seeing Jaymun lying so still in bed, sedated and unable to enjoy life
makes me blubber without inhibition. I've told my family about him, and we are all
gathering our money together to buy a well in India
, in Jaymun's name.
You are an amazing communicator, and somehow even in the midst of your own sorrow you share
a way of contributing to something that will make such a difference in the lives of many poor families.
Sometimes I feel that blogs like yours facilitate more of the intent of being part of the 'church' than
our own churches do. Thank you for sharing your beautiful faith, whilst in the fire...
I will continue to pray for a miracle, as I'm sure many others are too.
Edmonton, Alberta CANADA
Tue, 15 Jul 2008 21:17 -
Dear Kaat family:
Oh how I wish I could do something to ease your pain and lighten your load.
My heart breaks for you all as you make this journey.
I can think of nothing more heart wrenching than what you're going through.
I am praying for you and your family - for God's comfort and for his strength to see you through this difficult time.
Dad, you mention wishing you'd gone to medical school so you could do more, or at least have more available to you.
God hand picked you and your family
for Jaymun to be part of.
He knew He could trust you with this special little boy,
and that you would love him and do whatever it took to keep him happy and healthy.
Rest assured, God knew what he was doing when he placed Jaymun in your care - regardless of your medical knowledge.
Words seem inadequate right now, but I hope you can take some comfort in the fact that there are literally thousands of unknown friends who have grown to love you all and Jaymun. Who have become part of your journey by way of the internet. We are all out here praying for you and feeling your pain. Thank you for blessing us with this story and for keeping us updated. We love you.
Love, The Beyer family
Mon, 14 Jul 2008 20:55 -
Dear Kaat family, we are the parents of a two year young, beautiful angel named Sophia
and not too long ago we were faced with the same heart wrenching decision
Believe me it is by far the worst place to be,
you feel like you are not asking the right questions and the Dr.'s and nurses are brick walls.
...There is no way to explain the shock and disbelieve you feel like this can't possiblly be
happening and almost unreal at least for us it did.
I really did just want you all to know that you are not alone,
in all the very big decisions ahead please know that all the decisions when made out of love for Jaymun,
you can never make a wrong decision.
Please know that I am here and if you need to talk any time day or night,
that we are here although we have never met.
Hello Kaat Family, I have wanted to say something for many days now and was not sure where to begin.
After attending a youth gathering last week I heard from a wonderful speaker these words and I thought of you.
'Whenever the Lord allows a wicked man to suffer,
He allows a Godly man to experience the same trial so He can show how to overcome in God's power'
I hope that these words give you comfort knowing that you will overcome this through God.
And regardless of the earthly outcome, God is working on a heavenly one
May God CONTINUE to give your family the STRENTH and WISDOM to walk through this with Christ.
We love you all very much!
- Kindergarten teacher at St. John
Sun, 13 Jul 2008 12:01 -
Hi Jenny and Dave,
I visit Jaymun's blog almost daily and want you to know that we pray for him as well as your family everyday.
Casey, Kyle, Rozz and Valor Fitzgerald-Yost
Sat, 12 Jul 2008 01:05 -
Happy 2nd Birthday, Jaymun!!
To the Kaat family,
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to follow Jaymun's progress and set backs. Dave came in to the post office one morning and shared the email address. I have been following Jaymun almost daily...laughing and crying, but most of all praying. What a beautiful smile!! God bless you!
Please let me know if there is anything you need.
Karen at the Adell Post Office
Fri, 11 Jul 2008 12:24 -
HAPPY 2ND BIRTHDAY JAYMUN!! I hope you are feeling up to some cake!
We will be thinking of you as we enjoy some custard at the Plymouth Culvers 7-18 (20% of sales go to Jaymun)!
My girls (2&3) asked about jaymun after we made that pop in at the hospital while we were there for an appt.
I told them to say prayers for him and I asked if they'd talked to God yet that day and emmilyn said yes this morning.
Know that we are all praying for Jaymun constantly... The Raih family