Graciela, Randy, Stephanie & George Zaarour. posted a note for Natalie that says:
Some tears of joy after we read Mark's post. What a wonderful news! We are so happy that the surgery was a success! God is so good!! Natalie you are such a strong woman! We will keep you in our prayers for a speedy recovery.
Kisses and hugs!
Michelle posted a note for Natalie that says:
Thanks for the update Mark. I had a feeling they (the nurses) would have her up today and trying to walk. It is so good for her, as I am sure they have told you-so she doesn't develop any complications, esp pneumonia.
I know she is in pain and uncomfortable. Please give her my best and let her know that she is always in my thoughts as she goes through this tough recovery. Each day will get better and better for her, and she will get stronger each day. Baby steps!
Lots of hugs and love,
Beth Batten posted a note for Natalie that says:
So glad to get your good report this morning! Thanking God for your successful surgery and wonderful prognosis. So nice to know this will most likely be a one time surgery for you now! Am thanking God for the gift of your life as you approach your birthday. I know you are in great pain, and I am sorry you have to go through it, but tomorrow is truly a celebration as you are on your way to being home, healthier than ever and with your family again. Press on my friend. Love, Beth
CateUebelacker posted a note for Natalie that says:
I'm so glad they were able to repair your valve and not have to replace it. I prayed for you evey night before I went to bed.Happy Birthday and looking foward to visisting you.
Cate. luv u
Rob Sniffen posted a note for Natalie that says:
Natalie, the Sniffen crew has been praying for you, UB and the kids. I'm so glad everything went well. Get some rest and know that you remain in our thoughts. God bless! Rob
Karen Roth posted a note for Natalie that says:
I've been thinking about you all week. I'm so glad the surgery is behind you and it went well! Take care and get lots of rest! I'm praying for a speedy recovery!
Lorelei and Mike Fischer posted a note for Natalie that says:
Praise God for surgery results, won't cease to pray for our sweet friend and for everyone involved in her care--especially Mark and the family. We are so grateful she's in such loving hands, not the least of which belong to The Lord Jesus. Thanks for the updates. We look forward to seeing Natalie's beautiful smiling face real soon! Rest and recover well, Natalie, we love you!
Stan Stewart and Family posted a note for Natalie that says:
Praise the Lord! Thought and prayed about Natalie all day yesterday. We will give thanks for the blessings of Natalie and her successful recovery!
BTW....Natalie is still cooking dinner for us tonight, right?
Lizette Warren posted a note for Natalie that says:
So happy for you all. That is such great news. Hope the road to recovery is just as smooth. Let us know if you need anything. You are in our prayers.
Nicole Kitchin posted a note for Natalie that says:
I'm so happy to hear the surgery went well. You are an inspiration on a "normal" day, so I know without a doubt you will come through this with your signature grace.
Stacey Howley posted a note for Natalie that says:
What wonderful news! I'm so glad that the surgery was a success!!! Mark thank you so much for posting the updates today. Natalie you are such a trooper. I will keep you in my prayers for a speedy recovery. Big hugs!
Lori Vassallo posted a note for Natalie that says:
I have been thinking about you and praying for you quite a bit these days. I'm so happy to hear that surgery is over and all seems well. Stay strong Natalie, the worst is behind you now. Can't wait to see you again.
Kathleen Uebelacker posted a note for Natalie that says:
This is the first day of the upward path. You are so strong that I see nothing but a great recovery. Your children are doing wonderful. Loving you and praying for you. You've done such a great job raising them it makes it so easy to look after them. I'm not going to want to get them go. Hope we get to see you soonm. Love, Grammie
Julianne Lange posted a note for Natalie that says:
God is GOOD! Thank you for this journal as it helps so much to know what to pray for and to be thankful for. You can bet all the prayers for you are being heard especially the prayers of your Girl Scout troop!
Rest well, get strong and know of the many prayers!
Andrea Alrcon posted a note for Natalie that says:
Soooo happy, we are going to keep praying for her.
If you guys need anything or help around the house when she comes back please let me know ( I haven't forget how your house rolls ;))
Beth posted a note for Natalie that says:
The Battens are THRILLED to hear that Natalie's surgery is over and went well!!! We are also especially happy to hear that the doctor was able to repair, not replace, Natalie's heart valve. We can now call it "valve-repair surgery:)" I know that is what she had hoped and prayed for. We will continue to keep her and your whole family in our prayers. Mark, we are praying for peace and stamina for you as you care for her! Love, Beth
Stephanie & Jim Tramonte posted a note for Natalie that says:
Dear Natalie & Mark,
You have both been in our thoughts and prayers all day & we rejoice with you that surgery went so well. You are both so strong in your faith and an amazing example to us of what it means to totally trust in God. Count on our continued prayers for your total recovery, Natalie. " I have the strength for everything through Christ who empowers me." Phil 4:13
Laura Layne posted a note for Natalie that says:
Prayers for comfort and peace for you and your family! Joshua 1:9 Be strong and courageous for the Lord our God will be with you wherever you go. Love, Laura
Kelli Daniel posted a note for Natalie that says:
Natalie-you were my first thought this morning and I have been looking at the clock all day thinking about you and praying for you. I am so happy to hear that your surgery went well and especially that they were able to repair the valve. That is so wonderful!!!! God is so good! You are and will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers!!
Suzie Bohm posted a note for Natalie that says:
We have been praying for you the past week and especially today and were so glad to get home and read Mark's post about the successful surgery. Know that you will continue to be in our prayers asking for a speedy recovery, strength and good health. God bless you and your family. You are such an inspiration to us all by the way you live your faith. Love you, The Bohms
Steve and Debbie Asip posted a note for Natalie that says:
Natalie, Debbie and I are so happy to hear that the surgery went well. We will continue to keep you in our prayers as you recover. I know the many prayers from all of the CRHP sisters and brothers, as well as the rest of the St. Jude family, have helped immensely. I know you and Mark feel that support. Rest assured, it will continue until you are out of the woods.
Michelle posted a note for Natalie that says:
Crying tears of joy after reading your post Mark. I am so glad she is out of surgery and that it went well. I am sure she will be happy to know that the doctor did a repair rather than a replacement. (once she wakes up)
I have been praying for her, your family, and all of the medical team!
Thoughts and prayers for a quick and easy recovery.
Please let me know if ya'll need anything. I know the next several days will be rough for her.
Please let her know that the Taubers are thinking of her!