Parker U
The Adventures of young Parker Underwood
 
 
Your love, O LORD, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies. Psalm 36:5
Share Your Thoughts
Posted on February 17th, 2007 at 12:02 am by Charles Bennett

The comments thus far have been wonderfully encouraging and very helpful. There have been so many that it was getting difficult to keep them all sorted. Because of that, this page was created with the ability to comment and the other pages have had their comment section turned off.

We welcome your thoughts, prayers, and words of encouragement.

Comments so far:

Link Here | Feb 24, '07,

I read your mommy personnal update page this morning. And my heart went out to you. What you said at the end,please know we WILL NOT forget to pray for Parker,we promise. My day starts with going to the computer first thing in the morning and checking his updates and it is the last thing I do before I go to sleep at night. I have 3 children an eight year old a 13 year old and a 2 year old,and I must say I admire your strength and your courage. We do not k now you personally yet we feel like we have always known your family and yet we are brothers and sisters in Christs royal family. We love Parker and we know God will heal him,we have faith and we know that we know this WILL happen. But just know this as well,he is apart of us now as well and the prayers for his recovery will be going up every moment of every day and night in our home. God bless you on this courageous journey and The cross family is here for your family and we will be prayer warriors for Parker until he has recieved his precious miracle from our mighty God. God Bless you,
Dian and John,Rhiannon,Kinkade and Ian Cross

Comment by The Cross Family


Link Here | Feb 24, '07,

I received notification of Parker’s condition on Feb. 24 which happens to be the birth date of my oldest daughter. Never give up. Although I have been blessed with 31 years with my beautiful oldest child, we went through a health situation in 2005 that was the most difficult 9 weeks of our lives. I believe with all my heart that the power of prayer from so many wonderful people is what ultimately saved my child. I am praying for you and your family and I know that in God’s hands is where Parker will thrive. Believe that He will hold your darling child close and every day the prayers and belief of the masses will cure your child. God bless you and your entire family.

While I am sure that your hospital, doctors and nurses are fantastic … don’t forget about the Saint Jude Children’s Hospital in Memphis, TN. They never turn anyone away and never charge for services.

With love, prayer and hope,
M. Erlandsson

Comment by MaryAnna Erlandsson


Link Here | Feb 24, '07,

We just wanted to let you know that we’re still praying and our church family is praying. In fact, everyday, when Chloe prays at meals or bed time she always remembers to pray for “Payton’s little brother” that he would get better and that God will make all of the other sick children better too. We pray for a miracle each day and I trust that God will do it!! He is a GREAT God and what He has planned only He knows but just keep trusting and holding on to Him.

Love,
John, Sarah, Chloe, and Kaysie

Comment by The Peytons


Link Here | Feb 24, '07,

“Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13

Jamie and Aaron, know that many are praying for little Parker and your family here at Fort Myers First Church of the Nazarene.

Comment by Cheryl and Gregg Chastain


Link Here | Feb 24, '07,

Parker and parents: Your story pierces my heart. I’m a parent too, and grandparent, and a cancer survivor, so I think of you as my own. I plead the blood of Jesus over you, dear Parker, and I command the cancer cells to die, and all your cells, tissues, organs, systems to regenerate and be renewed in Christ Jesus. In His precious Name, we give you the glory, honor, praise for You are ABLE. Amen.

Comment by georgette christoforakis


Link Here | Feb 24, '07,

Jamie,
I read your mommy update and it made my heart ache. I wish I was there to give you a huge hug. I will not stop praying for Parker and your whole family. Everyday I see someone new, talk to someone I haven’t seen in a while, I tell them about Parker. He has so many people in this world praying for him and his healing. He will be home soon and running and screaming and it will be awesome. Keep the faith in God!
Love you
Amanda

Comment by Amanda


Link Here | Feb 24, '07,

Still praying in Plano, TX! :-)

Have a wonderful weekend in the LORD in spite of the struggles, fears, trials, overwhelming obstacles!

Know you are covered in prayer and the CREATOR of the universe is holding you all in HIS palm!

Blessings,
Krista France
Plano, TX

Comment by Krista France


Link Here | Feb 24, '07,

parker
praying that your fevers go away today!

Comment by mrs. pam |


Link Here | Feb 24, '07,

Dearest Jamie,

This morning I read your “personal” update. I have been accessing your web page every day since I first received the news from a friend of a friend of a friend….Like so many who are praying for Parker and your family. Many times I have thought about sharing my thoughts, but this was the update that has been so close to my heart. I have prayed for your strength (and for your husband’s). I am a mother of five very beautiful children and I can only imagine the fears, doubts, “what-ifs”, that you must be experiencing. My oldest son was born with a genetic disorder. His symptoms pale in comparison to Parker’s. But I remember the fear, the what ifs, the finger pointing. I pray for you and your husband, that your love stay strong. That you keep reaching out to God for strength. I pray that you can feel the warmth of his arms around you. That is how I imagine my children, in God’s arms; from the moment they were in the womb…and still today. I check your web site for updates at least twice daily. It is at that time that I take a moment and pray for your family. I am astounded by the outpouring of love and prayers that I see each day. God is wonderful. There are two truths that I live by…”God will not give us more than we can handle” and “God will provide”. These are the things that keep me going. If God says that I can handle this day, who am I to argue. I will continue to pray for little Parker and for your family. I have also added the children in the cancer unit to my prayers. I know that whatever God has planned for you, it will be for His glory. You are an amazing woman.

Take care. God bless you.

Suzi

Comment by Suzi


Link Here | Feb 24, '07,

Jamie-I go on line daily to read your up dates–I am one of the many that have never met you, I live in DeLAnd but got the request for prayer from my daughter in Tallashassee I guess we are one of the ‘knows someone who knows someone people. Ron and I prayer daily for you all,my kids are all grown up but I await my first grandchild and my heart just weeps for all you have to endure. As I said in my first message to you my nefew John had cancer at the age of 5 and went thru the battle and won he is finishing up his first year of collage. We never know the whys but pray for the day when you are all home with soon three little ones–when things settle down if I can ever help out so you guys can have a ‘date’ for dinner of what ever I offer free sitting. I know you do not know us but I can give you referances. you can get us by e-mail daryl3257@bellsouth.net . God is the healer of us all–may his healing touch bless you and your family SOON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Comment by Daryl and Ron Fogarty


Link Here | Feb 24, '07,

Jamie, We are still here praying without ceasing, you, Aaron, Payton and Parker (baby too :-) are with us with every thought. Thank you for your journal entry, it is so good to be so honest and know that we can now pray even more specifically for your fears, fatigue and strength.
We love you and your family, we will keep praying.

Comment by Drake Family


Link Here | Feb 24, '07,

Many people are praying for Parker. We know that God loves Parker and holds him in His loving arms and we are trusting that God will be with Parker and his family through this difficult trial and will draw them closer to Him than they would have ever been had they not had this trial. May the healing power of Jesus manifest in Parker’s life so that God may be glorified. We are all trusting in God’s will as He always knows what is best for us and know He will deliver us. Praising God and thanking Him for His many mercies to us in answering our prayers and meeting our needs. May He bless Parker and his family…in the name of Jesus. AMEN.

Comment by Donna & Glen Kunkle


Link Here | Feb 24, '07,

HI jamie i just read what you had written….do not worry my prayers will always be with parker. also in school my friends remain in prayer aswell. my friend and i made the little boxes for parker. just the other day there was about 50 dollors in one of the boxes. i gave mines to a teacher so she could put it in the front office or somewhere that many people would see it. parker is a truper and he will get trow this….i hope to hear of how hes doing soon.
love to every one at the mcdonalds house.
xoxo
hug parker for me if you can thank you love sarah

Comment by Sarah


Link Here | Feb 24, '07,

Dear Underwood family,

I haven’t been through your specific trials, but God has brought me through some other kinds that were intense. I know he can be trusted to supply the strength you need when your own strength is exhausted in every way, and that great ministry and growth will come during and after this experience for those who love Him, as you obviously do.

I hope it helps to know that so many of us will be lifting Parker up often in prayer. I’ve put his photo on my bathroom mirror as a many-times-a-day reminder to pray for him and all of you. As a mother of 2 girls, I know how I would covet the prayers in a situation that threatened either of them.

May God bless you with all you need every day,

Rochelle Leckliter
Wichita, Kansas

Comment by Rochelle Leckliter


Link Here | Feb 24, '07,

Jamie, Aaron, Peyton, Parker, I have been keeping up with things through the website and I wanted you to know that my family is praying for yours every day. My Parents and their friends and people their friends know are praying for you. Through God ANYTHING is possible. He is there with you and loves each and everyone of you..I know you know that…I wish that I could be there with you but know that I am praying for you and looking forward to the day that you can come home to Deland…..We MISS YOU! MOPS misses you!
God Bless.. The Walrath Family

Comment by Kathy Walrath


Link Here | Feb 24, '07,

My heart and prayers go out to your family becasue i DO know what you are going through. My son, 14 yrs old, also has AML. I am familar with everything you are talking about. Justin also broke out with a rash and had to be put on benedryl. He is being treated at St. Jude in Memphis. I have had my ups and down feelings as a parent but Justin would always uplift me in some way with his attitue of how he handled everything. Prayers got us through so much and your family will be in ours. God Bless all of you…

Comment by Sherry Myers


Link Here | Feb 24, '07,

Hello Underwods!
I can only imagine the number of prayers going up for your family! Last night I got an email with Parker’s picture from a gal who doesn’t even know you ~ and who didn’t know that I knew you. She had just heard from a friend and was putting out a request to everyone in her contact list for prayer for Parker! Isn’t it amazing to think of what the power of that prayer will do? We are SO GLAD to know who is in charge of this little child and his family!
Blessings to you all,
Chas and Laurie Fritz

Comment by Laurie Fritz


Link Here | Feb 24, '07,

Dear Jamie, Aaron, and family,

My name is Richard Fischer, from Maryville, TN. Though I’ve recently changed congregations, I received notice of Parker’s situation through the prayer network at Church of the Cove in Townsend, TN.

My heart goes out to you as you deal with all of the multiple things that are on your plate.
[edited by site manager]

Believing with you for Parker’s healing in Jesus’ name!
Shalom and Blessings in our Messiah,
Richard W. Fischer, Jr.

Comment by Richard W. Fischer, Jr. |


Link Here | Feb 24, '07,

Jamie,

Thank you for sharing and for being so open and honest. I know the more you write/talk about it, God will bring healing to you and Aaron. As I was reading your entry, Psalm 34 came to mind….especially these three verses.

The LORD is close to the brokenhearted
and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

19 A righteous man may have many troubles,
but the LORD delivers him from them all;

20 he protects all his bones,
not one of them will be broken.

You will be saved, delivered, and protected! You are a light to all of the families you come in contact with…in the hospital and at the home. Jesus is using you to bring His light and salvation to so many people that are broken hearted. He has called your family and I know that with faith like Abraham’s, you are saying, “here I am Lord!” God will bless you and will continue to reveal Himself in Mighty ways!

Talk to you soon…..xoxo! :)

Comment by Alissa


Link Here | Feb 24, '07,

I am a mother, grandmother of 4 wonderful grandsons, and an RN. I have been praying for Parker and your family since I got the e-mail and I have sent it to our prayer warriors at Grace Tabernacle Church in Wildwood plus many of my friends. God is truly with you and I pray for healing and strength during this difficult time. The bigger the test…the bigger the testimony, so just know that you are not alone and God will give you the strength you need for each moment.

Comment by Lolita Sergio |


Link Here | Feb 24, '07,

Sending prayers and much love for Parker and family. XOXO.

You can do it lil buddy! Hang in there! Peace.

Comment by Suzy Homemaker |


Link Here | Feb 24, '07,

You do not know me, but I am linked with a wonderful group of prayer partners who have joined with thousands of others in praying for Parker and your family. We are confident that God is working to bless your lives and meet your every need.

Bill

Comment by Bill Johnston


Link Here | Feb 24, '07,

HI Underwood family, i haven’t been able to get online for a few days but just read all the updates, i wantedt o let you know a carepackage will be coming for you all from me, it will leave on monday, hope you enjoy what i sent:)
My constant thoughts and prayers are with you all and little Parker, I hope his fever is finally gone, my daughter always got fevers while receiving chemo, what kind is parker receiving? ARAC always was the one to spike fevers for my baby, the other was called Dom and that wasn’t as bad.
what kind of broviac did parker get, is it a single or double lumen? we will be getting my daughters removed finally in march, it’s been in since june of 06, i am thankful for this though because it protected ehr from further injections, after the initial er visit, i was shocked with all the poking and prodding that took place, the broviac was a godsend, you will see as parkers body gets better and the day comes his will be removed too, things will get better and slow down and you’ll look back on this and wonder how you got through it, we are done with chemotherapy, but not done with dr visits, i don’t ever stop thinking back on everything we done and gone through and what the future holds for us or our babygirl. God is always with us and holds us every moment we need him.
Your friends in california, sally & danae

Comment by Sally Medel


Link Here | Feb 24, '07,

Ashley Harrison has given me a copy of your heart felt email to your family and friends. I live in rural southwest Georgia (Whigham, Cairo) and we are part of what we call the “Georgia Bible Belt. I have already called my pastor and friends and asked that your family be remembered in their prayers. I will also forward your email to everyone in my address book. I am a true believer in the power of prayer and the healing hands of God. May the Lord heal your precious baby and place his healing hands upon you all.

In Christian Love,
Clarcia Avery

Comment by Clarcia Avery


Link Here | Feb 24, '07,

Dear Underwood Family,
Our sincerest “Prayers” go out to you, my wife has beaten back cancer twice, 14 weeks ago she could not even turn over in bed, now on a rare occasion she will use a cane to get around, all other times she has no help, all of this because of God’s People Praying for a miracle, our brothers and sisters in Christ, most whom do not even know us or each other, but this was done because of people in the Bangor Nazarene Church in Pa. our home church, and Pastor Bill Johnston with his prayer chain from Florida. Pastor Bill was my Pastor back in the 1970′s in Pa. God is watching over you, and through Him all things are possible, we will continue to pray for you and your family, and Jamie, please keep the updates coming, this truly helps us in our way to know how to pray, as well as when to give God “PRAISE!”
Terry Detwiler

Comment by Terry Detwiler


Link Here | Feb 24, '07,

I read your touching story and I had to write.I pray for Parker and all of his family.Know that God is always near and he loves Parker more than we can imagine.I know the ordeal you’ve gone through has been very painful emotionally as well as physically. But you are not alone.There many people like myself that were touched by Parker,he is a very brave little boy.So I pray for his recovery and that he’ll know that God answers prayers.
God Bless you all,
Judy Nichols

Comment by Judy Nichols


Link Here | Feb 24, '07,

Dearest Jamie/family…I cried as I read your Mother’s heart cry..Jesus has placed Parker,you,dad and sister,and new baby in our hearts, so the Holy Spirit will be faithful to remind us daily to keep praying for him and all of you..:) we are all in HIS family…rest assured that what Jesus is doing through your family’s ‘mountain’….HE is doing a work in all of us..One Body…One Church..One Bride of Christ..:) Blessings and Shalom…Billie
Harrison, Arkansas

Comment by BilliePoe


Link Here | Feb 24, '07,

Parker,

Just want you and your family to know there are many of us here in Pennsylvania praying for you. You are a special little boy, and even though we have never met we have fallen in love with you. We will continue to wait on the Lord and watch the wonderful way He is going to work in your life

Comment by Diana Gholston


Link Here | Feb 24, '07,

What an amazing family. and what an amazing trust God has in your family, that he would put this situation in your life. Parker is an amazing boy and i think about him and the familly everyday. i have much faith in God and you that this will in some way become positive, maybe not now but someday. I love the underwoods and especially parker! i will always have him in my thoughts anad prayers ..always. As a workcrew boss aaron helped me in ways i never thought and i respect him so much and I enjoyed Jamie’s company at southwind, we all saw her as a mom we all needed to know was there. And payton was my entertainment while we were there ! i loved watching her sing twinkle twinkle little star in the mike while we were cleaning up and setting up! oh how i love and miss the underwoods. all your work crewers are praying for you and love you!
p.s are you having a girl? and if so im thinking carrie’s a good name…..

Comment by Candice Goodman


Link Here | Feb 24, '07,

You don’t know us, but a prayer request was sent by a friend. I have a 10 month old son myself, and a 4 1/2 year old daughter. My heart breaks to think what you must be going through. I have read your recent post, and you are right. You may not know right now what God’s plan is, but He does love you and your family, and He certainly loves Parker. You are an inspiration, to remain so faithful through such tough times. The prayers of my family are with you; I will offer up a rosary for Parker and your family. And I have passed on your prayer request to an enormous group of wonderful people of strong faith, an evergrowing family of retreatants called SEARCH. May the Lord bless you and Parker with strength, faith and hope. Put everything in God’s hands, for His will is based on His love for you!!!

Comment by Helen & John Rehm


Link Here | Feb 24, '07,

I am keeping ALL of you in my prayers. What a wonderful family you must be. Blessings and HEALING in the name of Jesus Christ. Deb

Comment by Rev. Debra Speer


Link Here | Feb 24, '07,

You all don’t know me but I was sent your original e-mail (from the 14th) from a friend. I have been checking the website daily ever since. I just wanted y’all to know that I have been praying for y’all several times a day. I have a little boy who just turned 2 and his older brother is 6. My heart aches for you knowing what you are going through right now. My husband, who turned 35 in December, was diagnosed with kidney cancer on 12/21. We spent 13 long, miserable days in Houston, TX, going to doctors and having his entire right kidney removed. Our kids stayed at home with grandma. Those 13 days were the longest of my life so I know how you are feeling somewhat. Our doctor told us that my husband has a 70% chance of the cancer returning in the first 2 years so not a day goes by that I don’t worry about this. I am certainly no expert but I have just learned in our short journey so far to put my faith in God. I ask Him to take away the worries and grant us His perfect peace. I pray this for your family and I pray that Parker is completely healed – and quickly! I, too, do not understand what plan God has for us in putting cancer in our lives but we must have faith that there is a reason. In His time, that plan will be revealed to us. In the mean while, I will never stop praying for Parker and your family.

Denise Blake
Sweetwater, TX

Comment by Denise Blake


Link Here | Feb 24, '07,

Dear Jamie, Aaron, Payton and Parker, and TBA,

Our prayers are with you. I knew Aaron in high school and remember him as a very positive and strong person. I hope and pray that Parker will grow up to be just like his daddy.

We heard about Parkers illness though my parents Sunday school class where Aarons parents attend. There are many people who are praying for you guys and your situation.

Love in Christ,
The Skerczaks

Comment by Mark Skerczak


Link Here | Feb 25, '07,

Your will not be forgotten Jamie. We’ll continue to pray.

Comment by Jason Scarborough


Link Here | Feb 25, '07,

Blessed Physician ~ JESUS

I come before You this morning praying in agreement with Your handmaidens and warriors and Your handmaiden Carole .. our sister in Christ as she and Karen uplift Baby Parker and his loved ones to Your altar for special blessings

Thank You Jesus for standing with this loving family .. thank You for Your infinite mercies and lovingkindness .. most of all O Lord we thank You in advance for answered prayer ..

I ask Jesus that You place a drop of Your most precious blood within Parker’s veins and allow it to travel through his body and heart in a healing manner destroying all leukemia that has uninvitedly settled in him .. take this disease and toss it back to where it came from .. for we know O Lord that this and other diseases are NOT of You .. I pray Jesus that Your hand remains upon Parker and his family .. I pray for wisdom and discernment to be upon his medical personnel .. I pray that there is NO stone left unturned in their treatments ..

Thank You Jesus for good reports being brought forward .. all praises and glory are YOURS O Lord for all You are doing for Parker and all You will continue to do

Blessed JESUS .. I pray this in Your most holy name

amen and amen .. Terry/HVNS PRYRS

Comment by Terry


Link Here | Feb 25, '07,

Thank you so much for maintaining this website. I check it everyday before I pray for your whole family. You are all such a wonderful expression of God’s love even as you go through this dark time. I’m sure you feel God closer than ever which is, I am sure, a necessity right now. God is so good. I will continue to pray.

Mindy, Tampa, Florida.

Comment by Mindy


Link Here | Feb 25, '07,

Hi!
I am a nurse at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston, on the Cardiac Stepdown Unit. I heard about you from one of my “families”. :) Please know that my prayers join the others and I will be thinking of you and praying for a speedy recovery. May God hold you in the palm of His hand and may you feel His presence always!
~Audrey

Comment by Audrey Beckman


Link Here | Feb 25, '07,

Jamie when I read your thoughts that you had written as a mom I understand so much where you are coming from, I remember so well when Holly was ill and was in the hospital getting test after test ran and not knowing what the out come would be and each time how helpless I felt and wishing it were me instead of my child. Fortuntaly her illess wasn’t anything like want little Parker is going through but just the same the unknowing is so hard to handle and the only way I keep going was knowing that it was in God hands and he was the one in control and I had to but all my faith in him and trust that he feels our pain and knows what we can handle and he would never leave our side. I pray for each of you all through the day and shed tears with you. I’m so amazed at all the encouraging words and prayers on this page from around the world. Don’t worry I will never stop praying for Parker and your family and can’t wait for the day I can offer praise to the Lord for his complete healing!!! Holly has told me she is hoping to come for a visit soon and I would love to come with her to meet you, take care of yourself and the little one soon to be Love Angela S.

Comment by Angela Surguine (Holly & Mandy’s Mom)


Link Here | Feb 25, '07,

God bless little Parker and his loving family. How you must be suffering. May the Lord Jesus Christ place his loving, healing hand upon Parker and free his little body from this evil disease.With Jesus all things are possible. Lord, please make a mircle happen for this precious little guy (Parker) and his family.Lord give the doctors the ability to assist you and heal Parker. Praise the Lord and watch for a mircle. It will happen very soon.Parker is in your hands. He is a beautiful child and deserves to have a full healthy life. Life is a gift from God.
Lord, I don’t often ask for much from you. Today I am praying for you to heal this precious baby. In Jesus name I pray.
Amen

Comment by Dolly, Tampa Fl


Link Here | Feb 25, '07,

I will keep Parker in my prayers. I know with prayer and positive thinking, there is always hope for remission.
Lynnette :)

Comment by Lynnette


Link Here | Feb 25, '07,

dear underwood family my prayers and thoughts are with you all especially parker good luck and may god bless

Comment by sissy mock |


Link Here | Feb 25, '07,

You don’t know me, but I feel like I know you and your family from checking your website daily. I received the news through a mass email sent by a friend. I have two little girls of my own and I’m just heartsick over your situation. One thing I do know for sure is that God loves you and your family, and there are THOUSANDS out there praying for your beautiful little boy. Hang in there.

Comment by mommyoftwogirls


Link Here | Feb 25, '07,

Just thinking of little Parker and his family, we here at Green Level Baptist Church have all of you on our prayer list . May God be with you all and gude the Drs. to help Parker. May God give you strength. Our love and prayers.
Nancy F.

Comment by Nancy Fish |


Link Here | Feb 25, '07,

DEAR,
Jamie and Aaron me and my sunday school class have been praying for little Parker and there is a reason for everthing

Comment by rebecca durassain


Link Here | Feb 25, '07,

I don’t really know your names,

But me and the Lord know Parker. My name is Ronnie Saxon and I have been and will continue to pray for little Parker. My prayers go out for you too, mom and dad of Parker. I know that you have alot on you at this time and I just wanted to introduce myself as a friend. I am a member of John S. Davidson Lodge #677 of the Free and Accepted Masons and I am the chairman of the charity committee for the year 2007. We are supporting The Ronald McDonald House. I just don’t know what to say except, Godspeed for Parkers’ recovery.

God Bless You All,

In Christ,

Ronnie Saxon

Comment by Ronnie Saxon


Link Here | Feb 25, '07,

Dear Jamie and family,
I just want to let you know there is a light at the end of the long tunnel. My son was diagnosed with ALL leukemia at the age of 13 in 2003. He is currently done with chemo and is doing very well. I know exactly how are you are feeling! I am so glad you have wonderful support and love around you. Unfortunately, we lived in NC when he was diagnosed and we had no support at all. We moved back to NJ after a year of treatment to be closer to family and to have Philadelphia Children’s Hospital in our backyard. We have been very fortunate to have this wonderful facility so close.
Please know I am thinking and praying for you.
If you ever need to vent, please know you can e-mail me at anytime. Being we are all in the same “cancer boat” I feel we need all the support we can get.
Take care and I am glad you got away from the hospital a bit.
Cindy

Comment by Cindy Schechter


Link Here | Feb 25, '07,

Jamie & Aaron~
When Wyatt had his reaction to penicillin he started with a light rash that then ended up covering his whole body. It is very scary and took a liitle while to clear but it did. We continue to pray for all of you and especially Parker.

All of Love and Prayers~
Becky

Comment by Becky & Bryan


Link Here | Feb 25, '07,

Jamie and Aaron,
We are thinking and praying about your family and Parker everyday!! Our prayers will not stop, Jamie. I know that is a fear of yours, but Parker is the most adorable little boy in the world and how could we forget such a glowing face? I am Lisa Livingston’s sister-in-law. I have a 3 1/2 year old who every night is praying for baby Parker during our prayer time. All he knows is that “baby Parker” is sick. We added him to our prayer list as soon as we found out about this. I can assure you, I am thinking of him everyday, checking updates everyday, and bless your heart for taking the time to consistently update everyone. I will pray for the rash to GO AWAY!!!!!!! Bless his little heart. I know I can’t even begin to imagine the pain you are going through, but I do have a 3 1/2 year old little boy, and so I try to put myself in your shoes. I love you all and don’t even know you. Hopefully one day we will get to meet. I wish I could take over the pain he is feeling and feel the pain for him, as I know you do. I just want to hug him and give him a big smile. Good luck with each and every second, every minute, every day!!!!!!!!!!! I will continue to check for updates and Pray for this little guy. He is a tough little boy. I know he enjoys those “choo choo” rides. May God Bless you with improvements every day and I pray for everyone around Parker, doctors, family, friends, Payton, Mommy and Daddy!!!!!

Love,
Haley, Aaron and Pierce

Comment by Haley and Aaron Richards


Link Here | Feb 25, '07,

Dear Parker
Our whole family is praying for God to heal you and to give your family the strength they need, the strength and peace that only He can give. We have our 4 children praying for you all the time, and we visit your site often to follow your progress. May God bless you through this whole experience, and may He give you what you each need, every day.
Sue

Comment by Sue Boehlein


Link Here | Feb 25, '07,

Dear Underwood Family,
This email was sent to me. Right after my son 15 did a report on this type of Lekumiaand Base camp. WE want you to know we are praying for all of you. Jamie if you would like to talk with a mother who’s child is now 10 i beleive and in remission please write or call me. her neam is Barbara and she lives in Deltona. She is a customer of mine. I own Scrapbook Extraordinaire in Orange City. WE will keep praying for you all. please have you husband contact me I would like to send somethings down for you to do while you are at the hospital.
God Bless
InHIS service
Kit Phillips

Comment by Kit Phillips


Link Here | Feb 25, '07,

I AM PLACING PARKER INTO GOD’S CAPABLE HEALING HANDS.. HE WILL BE WITH HIM AT ALL TIMES.. GOD BLESS THE MOTHER AND FATHER AND GIVE THEM STRENTH TO DO WHAT THEY HAVE TO DO.. AMEN.. LOVE MARY T

Comment by MARY TINDALL


Link Here | Feb 26, '07,

Jamie and Aaron, I continue to check this website everday. What a strong testiment to God’s unfailing love it has been to see everyone coming together and lifting up Little Parker and your family. I have cried numerous times as I have viewed his precious little pictures, the pictures of you, Aaron and Peyton and read your updates. Little Parker’s struggle is a families worst nightmare and I can only imagine that your hearts have been broken as you watch him battle this disease. Jamie, all of your thoughts are so on target as you search through all the events that have taken place to find the Lord’s perfect will in all of this. An analogy of mine that I like to think of is “The Lord is in a helicopter above the trees and can see far down the road when we, on the ground, cannot see through the brush”. So we Have to live on Faith and the knowledge that The Lord is carrying us and comforting us as he is comforting you. He has sent thousands of people to Parker’s website and so many are praying for you guys. He is intervening with special visits from your friends and family and has sent wonderful care givers to Parker’s room to administer to him and your family. He is also at work in Parkers little body. Know that everyone is still praying for Parker and will continue until he is standing at the refrigerator and begging for juice.

Much love to you all,
Debbie Peterson

Comment by Debbie Peterson


Link Here | Feb 26, '07,

Dear Aaron and Jamie-
My Aunt sent me your information so we can pray and stand with you for Parker’s TOTAL HEALING!!!! I’m writting you tonight to tell you we are standing on God with you. Jamie, read your posting and I felt myself back in the tiny hospital room myself. I too held my litle baby( 9 months) with tubes everywhere wondering why time stopped. I’m here to tell you God is faithful and good all the time , even when it’s so dark we can’t see. This is a verse I hung on Ashley’s cemo stand-
Mark 5:36b
Don’t be afraid; just believe.
Ashley was diagnoised with Ewing’s Sarcoma in her temperal bone on the rght side of her head. The doctor’s told us her chances and all the numbers- not good at all-BUT GOD!!!! And by the grace and powerof the Almighty she is alive and well!! July will be 2 yrs since we have een out of the hospital. We lived in the Hospital for a whole year, 2 months of which God provded us a wy to get PROTON BEAM
RADIATION at Loma Linda Hospital in L.A. At times you feel like you’re swirling and others like everyones standing still and your numb starig at them. Remember, God said ” I will ever leave you nor forsake you.” We also declared this over Ashley and I’ll put Parkers name in- Parker shall no die but LIVE and declare the works of the Lord forever! I’ll ask my mom the scriture verse for that and get back to you. We also used to write out scripture on 3×5 cards ad tape them all over the room. Littledid I know but nurses and other staff wouldread them though the day! We also playedprais music and kids praise songs! Change your atmosphere- soak in God’s word through music while rocking and holding Parker, through reading His word on the walls when you’re so tired you feel like your strength is gone. God works ALL things for good tothose who are called according to His purpose! God created Parker with a purpose-Jerimiah 29:11-13. For I know the plans I have for you (Parker),” declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you (Parker), plans to ive you ( Parker) hope and a future…
This verse hangs in Ashley’s room as a sign to us God has a purpose. I don’t understand everything but Ido kno God says not to lean on my own understandng but trust Him. o know I (we) and my husband and family will be standing inthe gap for you all. On those days when you’re so tred let all of us do the battlng and praying! Let the angels of the Lord fill the room right now withHis presence because HE cares for you all and knows what you need even beore you ask. I wish could hug you but know I’m doing it in spirit.
I will check in often and feel free to write y e-mail anytime.
Your Familyin Christ Jesus- The Tapparo’s

Comment by Sara Tapparo


Link Here | Feb 26, '07,

Dear Underwood Family,
I hope it is, at the least, comforting to know that so many are lifting your family up in prayer everywhere throughout the country. I know word of your incredible little boy has spread all the way to St. Louis Missouri and we are praying for him as well as for your whole family. As I am sure you have already done so with many other verses, commit this verse to memory as it will give you strength in time of need; “It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect’ (2 Sam 22:33) Remember, God can carry your burden.
God Bless you all!
Pastors Brian and Jonique Will
GreenPark Community Church
St. Louis, Missouri

Comment by Pastor Jonique


Link Here | Feb 26, '07,

Lord, give Parker and his mommy a peaceful day! I ask that you cover them with your blanket of comfort.

Be with each family member as they try to go about their day, all the while with Parker in the forefront of their mind.

May you LORD be completely glorified through all of this. May your glory be fully seen by those who have yet to call your Savior. Nurses, doctors, various staff can be witness to the Underwoods’ faith in Your perfection.

I pray these things in the name of Jesus the Christ! Amen!
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Be blessed today Underwoods! You are lifted up to the most high GOD!

Krista

Comment by Krista France


Link Here | Feb 26, '07,

I don’t know you personally and I have just now learned of the health issues you are facing but I am praying that God will heal your little body – making every cell work like it was designed to work. I am praying for a strong immune system to fight with and that every cancer cell would shrink up and die!!

I am also praying for you, Parker’s family, that you remain strong in the Lord. He is a strong tower. Nahum 1:7 says “The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; and He knows those who trust in Him.”

God Bless,
Marybeth

Comment by Marybeth Harvey


Link Here | Feb 26, '07,

We just wanted you to know that we have been praying for Parker ever since we first heard about him and will continue our prayers. We are Kris Hoffmann’s parents and we will continue our prayers until the healing is complete.

Comment by Eric & Bonnie Hoffmann


Link Here | Feb 26, '07,

I am a friend of a friend of a friend of yours. I have never met you, but we are sisters in Christ. I have printed a picture of Parker as a reminder to pray for him daily. My heart goes out to your family. I pray that you feel the grace, strength, love, and peace of God constantly filling you during this difficult time. He is Jehovah Rapha, our God that heals. I pray for complete and total healing and restoration for Parker’s body in the mighty name of Jesus. Psalms 46:1 says that God is our refuge and strength, an everpresent help in time of need. May you feel His loving arms around your family as He carries you.
In the love of Christ,
Kathy

Comment by Kathy Fairbairn


Link Here | Feb 26, '07,

Dear Jamie,

This is Suzi, the mom of 5. I read this mornings post and understand your fears. Remember that God is in control and he will see you through this. Continue to keep your trust in Him.

I wanted you to know that I am just a 5 minute drive from Arnold Palmer. I know that we do not know each other, but if you ever just need a shoulder to lean on, I am here. There is a Starbucks nearby and a terrific little family restaurant. Also, we have a great back yard for playing in and you would be welcome to just rest here and allow you daughter to hang out with my kids. Please feel free to contact me by email. I will continue to pray for you and your family.

God Bless,
Suzi

Comment by Suzi


Link Here | Feb 26, '07,

OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL. JUST REMEMBER TO TRUST OUR FATHER AND HE WILL TAKE CARE OF THE REST.

Comment by TRE


Link Here | Feb 26, '07,

I received an e-mail to pray for Parker a few weeks ago. Your family has been in my prayers and I check this website often to see how Parker is doing. This is a wonderful and encouraging website! You seem like very strong people and the Lord will give you all the strength you need to get through this! Parker is a beautiful little boy ! Sharon Meinhart, Lafayette, Indiana

Comment by Sharon Meinhart


Link Here | Feb 26, '07,

May God watch over little Parker and make him better. My prayers and thoughts are with you, Parker, and your family at this time of need.
God Bless,

Kelly F.

Comment by Kelly


Link Here | Feb 26, '07,

All though I do not know you personally, my continued prayers are with your whole entire family and hospital staff. just remember that with god anything is possible and with his strips, Parker is healed. God Bless and keep your faith.

Comment by Katrina


Link Here | Feb 26, '07,

Jamie,
You have always been a wonderful Mom to both Payton and Parker. Trust yourself. When you are ready, you will know.
My heart goes out to you always!
Love ya,
Aunt Colleen

Comment by Colleen Benn


Link Here | Feb 26, '07,

Dear Little Parker and family,

My sister Ashleigh Lints – Luna, sent me an email this morning about you. She is a friend of Jamie. I just wanted you to know, as so many have already indicated here, that you lifted up in prayer. I have a little calendar of daily devotions that I try to read every day. I noticed this morning that the last day I read was actually my sister, Ashleigh’s birthday (2/21). My husband and I have a B&B which hosts weddings, so I missed a few days. I read this morning and the message was ” Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help you create the fact….when my heart is faint and overwhelmed, lead me to the mighty, towering Rock of safely. ” I now know that this message is something I need to pass along to you and I am very glad that I can share it with you.

Parker is a cute little man and I know he will grow up to be a wonderful big man one day….. you are in our prayers. I will also share you story with my childlren so that we can all pray for you.

If you are ever in the area…..please stop by and say hello. We would love to share our little piece of paradise with you. http://www.townmanor.com

Warmest regards,

Nandy

Warmest regards, This weekend hadn
as my husband and I have a B&B andYou have lots of wonderful messages to your linkis a friend of your

Comment by Nandy


Link Here | Feb 26, '07,

Just to say that we will be praying for Parker and all of you. Will put Parker on the prayer list of my Bible Fellowship Group at Church. May God bless you all. Know that God will give you the strength that you need. Pray you will feel His loving presence each day.

Comment by Martha Suddreth


Link Here | Feb 26, '07,

I received your Email through a chain of friends and even though I do not know you directly, I am a parent of a 16 mos. old, and sympathize with what you are going through. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Good bless you.

Comment by Leigh Ann Watts


Link Here | Feb 26, '07,

Hello Underwood Family,

Our Boomer Connection Group wants you know that we are praying for the healing of Parker, and for the peace and comfort that only our Lord can extend to your family.
We are only minutes from the hospital please allow us to help in anyway possible. You have our phone number

Don Forbes

Comment by Boomers Small Group


Link Here | Feb 26, '07,

DEAR JAMIE, AARON, PAYTON AND PARKER,
WE WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT YOU ALL ARE IN OUR DAILY AND NIGHTLY PRAYER,
MY HUSBAND AND I ARE PARENTS,GRAND PARENTS AND GREAT GRAND PARENTS.ONE OF OUR GRAND DAUGHTERS IS GOING TO HAVE HER 3RD CHILD NEXT SEPTEMBER.
JAMIE MY DEAR IT IS ONLY NATURAL THAT YOU WOULD FEEL BAD ABOUT LEAVING PARKER BEHIND WHEN YOU TAKE PAYTO TO SCHOOL.AFTER ALL AS YOU SAID HE ALWAYS WENT WITH YOU AND HE WILL GO WITH YOU AGAIN.
WE ALSO HAVE A GRAND DAUGHTER NAMED PEYTON AS YOU CAN SEE HER NAME IS SPELLED WITH AN E INSTEAD OF AN A. SHE IS 6 YEARS LOD GOING ON 20.SHE IS VERY CAREING CHILD.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL AND KEEP YOU ALL SAFE
LOVE FROM THE MCkEOWNS OF PARSONSFIELD, MAINE

Comment by Annie McKeown |


Link Here | Feb 26, '07,

Hi jamie
its me agin ive been praying so much that parkers gets better. try to relazx a bit remember there another beautiful baby still coming on its way. try not to stress out i know its hard but parker is going to be great sooner or later ,but he will, soon youll see you will be walking to go pick up payton at school with little parker walking around with all the kids. its all going to turn out great god is with every boday at the hospital.
love sarah

Comment by sarah


Link Here | Feb 26, '07,

Hang in there Jamie…Parker willl be better. Love you.

Comment by Drake Family


Link Here | Feb 26, '07,

I don’t pray much, but I do pray for our own 6 children and you can bet I’ll be praying for yours as well. Be strong and believe in your son’s strength also. Good luck with the battle ahead and never doubt that you are the best parents that you can be and may all these prayers help support you and your family through this time. Hugs to Parker!!

Comment by The Mobley Family


Link Here | Feb 26, '07,

Hello Underwood Family:
Jamie, I loved your Mommy Update today. How touching it was to my heart. I cannot imagine going through what you and your family are going through. I know it must be hard to keep that strength up at times, but you are doing a wonderful job. I pray for Parker and you all every night, and you all are the first thing on my mind in the morning. I pray again when I get to work and see Parker’s sweet little face on my computer screen. Don’t worry, we are still praying for you all. And I would like to thank you for keeping us all updated on Parker’s condition. It means alot to us to know what is going on, and how all of these prayers are working. God Bless Parker and your family. You are constantly in my thoughts and prayers. Love to you all,
Lori

Comment by Lori Corbitt


Link Here | Feb 26, '07,

Praying for you all and loving you strongly.
The NC Schaeffers

Comment by Aunt Marnie


Link Here | Feb 26, '07,

Praise the Lord for such a good day for all of you!

Comment by Cheryl and Gregg Chastain


Link Here | Feb 26, '07,

We heard about Parker here in Ohio through a lady named Lisa who used to watch Parker in the nursery at your previous church. Her mother attends our church in Ohio. We were so touched with Parker’s story and we have all been praying hard and have forwarded his prayer need all over the US to other prayer warriors. We are trusting The Great Physician for his healing and renewed strength. Rest in Him and know all of you are being held up in prayer. Hug that precious lad and tell him many love him and are praying for him.

Comment by Patti Samek


Link Here | Feb 27, '07,

Hello Parkers,

I am a survivor of AML and was treated in Tampa, Fl. Alissa Holcomb of Young Life told me about your situation and I wanted to offer our assistance. My wife and I will pray for Parker and just as importantly for all of you in the family that need strength as caregivers. What is your greatest need? Money, food delivered, someone who understands first hand to talk to? Let us know. My e-mail is:

dongoldstein@heart2heartcorp.com

I prayed Psalm 118:17 daily at the hospital:

I will not die but I shall live to tell what the Lord has done!

As a word of encouragement, I have seen and know many AML survivors and the younger they are the faster and stronger they recover.

Comment by Don Goldstein


Link Here | Feb 27, '07,

Hi Jamie,

Praise the Lord for the wonderful day yesterday! Parker’s strong just like his mom and dad and he will be running the playroom in no time! Give Parker and Payton a big hug from us! Good luck with your new OB!

Always in our prayers,
Brenda

Comment by Brenfarr


Link Here | Feb 27, '07,

Hello u may not really know me but I am the sister of Lydia Wheat. I just want to say that my prays will be with u and ur family in this time of need. I also live in the Orlando area about 15min from the hospital, so if u need anything or just someone to talk to I’m here. My cell number is 352-557-1124 anytime after 4:30pm when I get off of work. I also read this poem and i wanted to sare it with u. Wishing for the best.

FAITH & LOVE

Please help me comprehend Lord
the struggles of everyday life
for I’m only trying to succeed
as a mother, friend and wife

troubled times they get heavy
on hearts they sure do weigh
but I’m putting all my trust in you
to guide me through each day

I’ll remember “faith and love”
as your salvation plan for me
and pass it on to all of those
with ears and eyes to see.

By: Marilyn Falconer

Love, TUTI

Comment by Tuti Pabon


Link Here | Feb 27, '07,

I am praying for you and your family. The Lord can work miracles directly and/or through Parker’s doctors. Your family is blessed and will continue to be blessed. There is much love,faith, and support for you and your family.

May God bless you all,

Much Love, Tracy M. Jordan

Roulhac Middle School
Chipley, Florida

Comment by Tracy M. Jordan


Link Here | Feb 27, '07,

Praying for Parker and for all of you . May God touch your lives mightily as Jesus carries you through this ordeal.

Comment by Jackie Smith


Link Here | Feb 27, '07,

Dear Parker, It appears that you are a real trooper. Those of us who stand by find comfort in the many times our dear Lord Jesus used children as examples of sincere faith and love. In St. Matthew’s gospel (18:10) we learn that an angel has been given to us at birth and meets face to face with the Father of all creation constantly – you are blessed little Parker and remember God loves “you guys” I will be remembering you in devout prayer from this day forward. From the Pennsylvania Pocono Mountains may the good Lord bless you and keep you close to His generous and loving heart forever and ever. An artist friend, Norbert

Comment by Norbert Scanlan


Link Here | Feb 27, '07,

standing with you and all the saints in corprate prayer of agreement, according to our Father Gods Word, for Parker’s total wholeness and victory over this.. His Word will not return unto Him void, but will prosper the thing whereunto He sent it..
We have see the Master raise up my brother Jeff, lung cancer, when he was home on hospice care, no longer needed.
We have seen our grandson Kyle raised up from a horrible lightning strike Mothers Day 1995, burned badly 75%, to where he is whole today, a Clemson graduate in May. GLORY

Stand on the Word, all the healing scriptures you can find..
Cover Parker with the precious Word and promises of Lord and our God…
“He sent His Word and healed them….”
“I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will heal thee” 2nd Kings 20:5
So, having done all, Stand… STAND, and watch the Glory of the Lord on your behalf.
Prase the name of Jesus, Praise His name forever more..

Brother In Christ Jesus, Ernie.. Great Grandpa Jones
Galatians 2:20
Macungie, PA 18062

Comment by brother Erneie Jones


Link Here | Feb 27, '07,

Jamie,

Thank you for sharing your feelings so openly along this journey. Candor about your heart’s response to the tough stuff puts us right there in the room with you and makes your trust in God all the more powerful. Stay vulnerable—in the light where Christ is in the light—because it is a privilege to have fellowship with you there and to believe together that His blood cleanses us. As I watch your son be healed by our Lord through the awesome team of folks at Arnold Palmer, I am compelled to remember that glorious transfusion that saved my life when Jesus bled for me.

May the God of all comfort indeed bring you peace these weeks ahead as He not only heals your son but also molds you into life-long comforters of others in need.

Praying constantly,

Dan

Comment by Dan Dillard


Link Here | Feb 27, '07,

Jamie and Aaron,

Just wanted you to know that I was thinking about you guys. I have told my boys about Parker and they wish him much love and healing. I hope Parker enjoys his new goodies.

Ashleigh

Comment by Ashleigh Luna


Link Here | Feb 27, '07,

Dear Parker, It was so nice to see you , Mommy and Daddy and Payton and to see you get stronger each day I was there. You still give the best kisses in the world. I pray without ceasing for you. Love, Little Grandma

Comment by Little Grandma


Link Here | Feb 27, '07,

Still praying here in Sweden. Do not worry about being forgotten – prayers will continue!

The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. Psalm 145:18

And so it is with prayer–keep on asking and you will keep on getting; keep on looking and you will keep on finding; knock and the door will be opened. Everyone who asks, receives; all who seek, find; and the door is opened to everyone who knocks. Luke 11:9-10

For the Lord is watching his children, listening to their prayers; 1 Peter 3:12

Comment by Darcy McGowan


Link Here | Feb 27, '07,

Jamie,
I continue to pray for your family. Be strong and never stop believeing. (John 14:14 KJV) If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it. God is working in your family for a purpose right now, and as you said in your mommy message you don’t yet know why… God knows, he has a plan for you, for Aaron, for Peyton, for your baby inside of you and most of all for Parker. Remember Parker is God’s child and he is surrounding him with all ne needs. Believe that! Have faith that God has it all in the works. Keep God in the center of your families life. Many more blessings will be coming your way. Love to you all!

Comment by Lauri (Mackay) Brown


Link Here | Feb 27, '07,

Hello Underwood family!

Just a quick note to let you know that I think of you all every day and pray for Parker’s safe & speedy recovery. My heart breaks every time I open the website and see Parker’s sweet face and read about what he is going through. I will continue to pray for you all. Please know that your Riverdale classmates are here for you if you need us!

Comment by Alyson Nalewaik


Link Here | Feb 27, '07,

Jamie,
Please do not forget that the God that we know is the God of miracles….the one who watchs over you does not sleep.
My daughter’s teacher went through a similar experience with her young son over 30 years ago.
Today he is a brilliant artist and blessing the world.
We are steeped in prayer for you, Parker and your family.
Love through the Great Healer,
Lou Anne
Orlando

Comment by Lou Anne King


Link Here | Feb 27, '07,

I just wanted to let you know that Parker and your family is in my prayers. Please always remember that there is a light at the end of the tunnel, some days it is brighter then other days but it nevers goes out …. This prayer is coming from Gainesville, Florida.

Comment by Angel


Link Here | Feb 27, '07,

Dear Underwood Family,
I will definitely put Parker on my prayer list…but not only my prayer list…I am a prayer warrior for the Religious Station 3ABN and the prayer warriors on that list are all over the world. I will put your prayer on their list also.
Our God is awesome and He does work things out for Good to those who love God. We must have Faith and Remember,
“our ways are not always His ways” and we need to trust that He knows best, for He knows the end from the beginning.
God can and does perform miracles and I will pray that He will perform a miracle with your son Parker and that He will give your family the strength to endure.
God Bless each and every one of you.
Prayerfully, your sister in Christ
Jean Daino….Lancaster, California

Comment by Jean Daino


Link Here | Feb 27, '07,

i hope u get better!!!!!!! This is Courtney Hartman’s friend

Comment by erika


Link Here | Feb 27, '07,

How amazing that little Parker has touched so many lives in his early life!! Praise God for all prayers going up for him and for you and your family. How very encouraging it must be for you to hear from those who have survived this disease – especially knowing that it was caught so early.

You all are doing a WONDERFUL job as parents to both your children – soon to be three!!! Please try not to trouble yourself with worry – instead, cast all of your fears on the Lord – hold tight to knowing we all will continuously lift Parker up as well as you and your family through this life journey. Thank you so much for keeping us aware of Parker’s and your progress. God truly is watching over you and will turn all of this into His Glory. Bless you dear sisters and brothers in Christ. Love, Lynn

Comment by Lynn Sorensen


Link Here | Feb 27, '07,

Dear Jamie,

I received a forwarded e-mail telling Parker’s story. I cried reading it and your update on Parker’s status. My heart goes out to Parker and your family. I have a two year old daughter and it would be my worst nightmare to be in your position right now. I will keep Parker and your family in my thoughts prayers. May God protect him and enable his body to fight this terrible thing. I also pray that you are able to have the strength and courage to keep yourself healthy during your pregnancy. May God send healings and blessings to Parker and your family! He is able!!

-Tanya Hart

Comment by Tanya |


Link Here | Feb 27, '07,

Hello Underwood family! I am truly sorry that you are having to go through this trial. I’m familar with the heartfelt pain that you are experiencing watching Parker go through all the necessities of medical care. Please remember that during this season of Lent and preparation for Christ’s coming to join your pain and sorrow to that of our Lord, and His Blessed Mother! Our daughter had open heart surgery last Easter, we are blessed that she is doing great, but it is never too far from our thoughts. Many blessings and grace will come from your experience and faith! You will be in our prayers and that of our extended family. Take care of yourselves as well and rest in the strength of God. -The 3 Baiers

Comment by Michelle Baier


Link Here | Feb 27, '07,

I just received your story through a friend’s email and just wanted to let you know that my prayers and thoughts are with you and your family as you go through this very difficult time. Even though we have never met, we share the love of our children and our God, and that love will carry you through even the most difficult things that life may throw at us. So, just know that people everywhere are praying for you all and that God is in control.
Susan R. Brown

Comment by Susan Brown


Link Here | Feb 27, '07,

Parker and family :-)..So happy to hear that you can move around now without all the pain..smile..”Lord we all stretch out our hands toward Parker and mom/dad/sister.new baby soon to be born…and agree with your Word over Parker,healing and strength ,Peace and Joy fill them to overflowing…give them REST and sweet sleep in Jesus Name
Blessings,
Billie–Harrison,Ark

Comment by BilliePoe


Link Here | Feb 27, '07,

Dear Underwood family and preciousParker,We add our love and prayers to this huge list of God’s love,as we continue to ask God to heal this little man. We are from Tifton Ga,and our first Baptist Church has Parker and all of you on our prayer list. We had victory in the case of our church,we had a little man ,who was healed of his cancer, and he remains cancer free, because, God is so good!! I believe he is 9 yo now. Prayers for him went up all over the country, and we know God answers prayer.

So be brave, Trust in God.We, here in Tifton are also praying for your wonderful family. He will carry you….love and prayers, in Jesus name. Barbara and James Lastinger

Comment by Barbara Lastinger


Link Here | Feb 27, '07,

Dear Parker:

We just wanted to let you know that you and your family have been in our prayers every day, my oldest daugther isabella had a medical problem as a newborn and we went to st jude for treatment, she is a happy 5 year old girl now! Only god knows how dificult it is but keep your faith strong….You are in our toughts and prayers every single day.

Love,

The caballero’s

Comment by Gloria Caballero


Link Here | Feb 27, '07,

To the Underwood Family,
You are in our prayers continuously, especially in the am, I pray for Parker on my drive to work. May God be with all of you. Trust in the Lord with all your heart.
Sherry and Fred from Grace Campus

Comment by Sherry and Fred


Link Here | Feb 27, '07,

Jamie,

Thank you for keeping your website updated frequently. It really helps us know how you’re doing and how to pray. Please know that we’re praying for your family daily.

Comment by Jason Scarborough


Link Here | Feb 27, '07,

Jamie, Aaron, Payton, Parker & the Little One!

As I sat and read all of the updates, I found my heart breaking. The tears from being scared, the feeling of helplessness and the overhelming question of why? These are all emotions that I am sure you are experiencing or have already experienced. God has a plan for all of us! We sit and wonder, but the Master has this all figured out. All of you are in our prayers!

Remember the Footprints in the Sand prayer:

One night I had a dream. I was walking along the beach with the Lord, and across the skies flashed scenes from my life. In each scene I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand. One was mine, and one was the Lord’s. When the last scene of my life appeared before me, I looked back at the footprints in the sand, and, to my surprise, I noticed that many times along the path of my life there was only one set of footprints. And I noticed that it was at the lowest and saddest times in my life. I asked the Lord about it: “Lord, you said that once I decided to follow you, you would walk with me all the way. But I notice that during the most troublesome times in my life there is only one set of footprints. I don’t understand why you left my side when I needed you most.” The Lord said: “My precious child, I never left you during your time of trial. Where you see only one set of footprints, I was carrying you.”
We miss seeing your beautiful smile first thing in the morning at school. Keep the faith!
We Love You,
Your Sisters in Christ!
Jennifer and Lauren Kelly

Comment by Jennifer & Lauren Kelly


Link Here | Feb 27, '07,

To a precious angel…Parker. We just heard that you are ill and we want you and your family to know that we are praying to our Lord that you will be running around and causing trouble very soon. God loves you all and will give you the strength to get through this health crisis. We pray that the doctors will be guided in their care for Parker and that all your loved ones will be given the strength to help you in the healing process. We will be looking forward to meeting you, Parker. Maybe next winter?

Comment by Ken and Vicki Aldridge


Link Here | Feb 27, '07,

We are praying for you down here in New Orleans.

Comment by jgarcia15


Link Here | Feb 27, '07,

Jamie and Arron my family heart and prayers are with you and Parker. I know all about the power of prayer, it saved Cassie’s life when she had Kwasaki disease at 6 months. Jamie I understand your second guessing & what if but don’t do that to yourself because you & Arron are the Champion in your kids lives. May God bless you and your family.

Love,

Your old neighbor,
Chrissy Browning (Ditscher)

Comment by Chrissy


Link Here | Feb 27, '07,

Dear Underwood family-I am praying for your family-and for Parker’s comfort and healing! He is a beautiful boy-and I know he is greatly loved.

Praying without ceasing~
Rhonda Fant
Acworth GA

Comment by Rhonda Fant


Link Here | Feb 28, '07,

DEAR FRIENDS IN CHRIST,
WE WANTED YOU ALL TO KNOW THAT EVERYONE HERE AT THE LARRY MULLINAX MINISTRIES AND OUR WORLD -WIDE PRAYER TEAM WILL BE PRAYING FOR YOU ALL ALWAYS REMEMBER GOD LOVES YOU AND SO DO WE.
PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT BRO.LARRY OR MYSELF (CHARLINE ) AT THE EMAILS BELOW.
GOD BLESS

brolarry@ptsi.net or charline@ptsi.net

Comment by charline


Link Here | Feb 28, '07,

Hello, dear Jamie!
Of course I was shocked and cryed, reading what is going on. I feel you are my family, and my thoughts are with you and Parker. He is like son to me, I love him and I love you.You ve become such a wonderful Mom. It is so good that you are writing everyday about Parker. I think it is very helpful, and doing it you are struggling the best. I understand that its not easy at all to go through everything and its real battle, and I d like to and I believe I can share my energy and my strength with you. You have to remember that my LOVE is force that is constantly reaching you both, to make you stronger. Its a life hardship that you both have to get through, it will pass, and you ll become stronger, and you will thank God that it ‘s over. I go to Church and pray for you everyday, I know that can change things. I write to your e-mail adress.

Love you and big hugs to my little boy!
Your russian sister

Comment by Anya


Link Here | Feb 28, '07,

Dear Jamie, Aaron and Parker,
Please know one thing , That if God will brng you too something He will also bring you thru is. Jamie

Comment by Trudy Anderson


Link Here | Feb 28, '07,

i have read the email from the Sadie prayer list and my heart goes out to you and family ..May GOD Strengthen you all and give you peace and hope thru all this .. Our prayers and thought are with you .. GOOD LUCK PARKER ..GOD LOVES YOU …

Comment by CLiff UNderwood


Link Here | Feb 28, '07,

We are in Bob Farr’s Sunday School class and want you to know we are praying for Parker and all of your family.

Comment by Allen and Jere Householder


Link Here | Feb 28, '07,

I have to tell you that I’ve seen God…not literally face to face…but in and through you. You are on our Sunday School prayer list, the Bible Study prayer list…and another prayer list I can find. God tells us to take on and bear adventures with each other…I love that He established that!! Parker looked great yesterday and I really enjoyed meeting Aaron for the first time. What a testimony you both are to so many….my prayers are for peace, comfort, victory, joy, love, guidance, wisdom beyond measure, and above all GOD’S GLORY in all of this. God Bless You…Agape, Emily

Comment by Emily


Link Here | Feb 28, '07,

The word has gotten around McGregor Baptist to pray for you guys. Just wanted to let you know you are being thought of.
God Bless

Comment by Mandy Willis


Link Here | Feb 28, '07,

“For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster. Plans to give you a future and a hope.” You have a beautiful family! Please add my prayers of complete healing to your comfort. May the Holy Spirit surround you during this journey. I look forward to reading more about your journey and hearing good news!

God Bless this amazing child and your wonderful family!

In His Love, Coleen Titus from Tampa

Comment by Coleen Titus


Link Here | Feb 28, '07,

I will be praying for Parker and the family; I know what a difficult time this is. I just lost my father to stage 4 metastatic lung cancer that spread to his brain and whole body very rapidly. What I can offer is positive attitude, prayers, and staying together-all are SO important.
I will put your family on a prayer list at our church here in Syracuse NY.
All my thoughts & prayers!!
Jackie Jackson
Syracuse NY

Comment by Jackie Jackson


Link Here | Feb 28, '07,

Dear Underwood Family:

Parker seems like he is a real trooper. Myself and my family will say special prayers for him. I know that my mom will light a candle for his recovery everyday. God Be with You All.

Loving the Entire Grecco Family

Comment by Loretta Grecco


Link Here | Feb 28, '07,

Dear Underwood Family,
I am sorry to hear of your baby boy’s illness. I too am a mother of a 20 month old and could never imagine the heartache and trials you are having to face. But as God, your leader you will triumph this long journey. We will place Parker on our prayer list and remember him in our thoughts and hearts as well. No one could ever know your pain or your heart, but we can comfort you and wipe away your tears. Parker’s pictures are the cutest and this website is amazing. It seems you have a lot of love pouring from all over the world. Parker in ways is a very lucky child. He has parents to love him as you do, he has God to protect him and he has the world to share. As a survivor to cancer myself I know some of the worries and heartaches Parker will face but the hard work and love of those around him can be an antadote in itself. I hope that your family will soon be home sharing in the love of your new soon to be baby and being a family all together again. My heart aches for your pain to end, my eyes cry tears in thoughts of your sorrow. But my mind knows God will bring you through it all. Stay strong and pray.

Lord-
Bless this family as they struggle on lifes journey. Help them to overcome the heartaches of this terrible illness. Protect them and lead them. Comfort thier hearts, wipe thier tears. Lord please touch and uplift Parker and please help his recovery team in assisting him back to a normal life. We love you Lord and know that what you do is for a reason. So Lord we ask that you take this time to help us to understand and be strong for everything is in your hands. Thank you for your son Jesus and for his blood to carry our sins. One day we can all be with you in Heaven and there will be no pain nor sickness to afflict our bodies. I ask Lord again that you touch this Underwood family and give them all the need. In your name I pray. AMEN

Thank you for allowing me to share my thoughts with you.
God Bless You and Keep You Always.
Courtney Baker
Commonwealth of Kentucky

Comment by Courtney Baker


Link Here | Feb 28, '07,

Our prayers are with you and we pray that God would surround you with grace and peace. We are from Fort Myers (now in Memphis) and heard of your family thru fellow YoungLifeians Ramie and Jamie Hall. May the Lord watch over and protect you and may His face shine upon you.

Comment by Mark Horrocks |


Link Here | Feb 28, '07,

dear underwood family, i was really touched when reading parkers story, i pray the lord will give him complete healing in jesus name, i pray for strength for all of you to get through this and come out victorious in jesus name .amen!! nothing is impossible for the lord, amen! god bless you all. love rosaleen and family

Comment by rosaleen


Link Here | Feb 28, '07,

Dear Jamie, Aaron, Payton, Parker, and baby,

I am Hannah Hoffmann’s sister. Wanted you to know our family is praying for you. We believe that God is a God of miracles. Have asked all of my friends to pray the same as well. The Wesley Foundation in Athens, GA is crying out on your behalf. Blessings, Kate

Comment by Kate Von Glahn


Link Here | Feb 28, '07,

We are praying for your family and hope you are feeling God’s hand at work during this difficult time.

Love in Christ,
Regina, Kyrsten, Jaxon and Kaman

Comment by The Turner Family


Link Here | Feb 28, '07,

As a mother, my heart goes out to you. Many prayers and love go out to your family. Hold strong, never lose your faith. God will take care of you.

Love and prayers,
Heather

Comment by Heather |


Link Here | Feb 28, '07,

from Northern Virginia –
Dear Parker and family,
I pray for strength for you all in the coming months and peace that passes all understanding -

Comment by Deb


Link Here | Feb 28, '07,

I am so grateful to Charles for giving us this link to all of you. It is the fist site I hit in the morning and the first one I hit after work. I have the christmas picture of Peyton and Parker on my computer at work. You are all on our minds and in our prayers. . . . most especially Parker. But you Jamie, for strength and health to bring this new child to us without complications. Be well, neice. Get well, Parker.
Prayers to all of you who are uplifting Parker and his family.
AuntieM

Comment by Aunt Marnie


Link Here | Feb 28, '07,

We continue to pray for complete healing for Parker and strength for all of your family. Our Sunday school class, church and lots of friends are also praying. Remember God loves you and may He bless you through this trial.

Psalm 41:3 – “The Lord will sustain him on his sickbed and restore him from his bed of illness.”

Isaiah 33:2 – “O Lord, be gracious to us; we long for you. Be our strength every morning, our salvation in time of distress.”

In Christ,
Rick & Kathy Dowdy – Cypress, Texas
(Jeff’s parents)

Comment by Kathy Dowdy


Link Here | Feb 28, '07,

Your prayer request was passed through the Greater Orlando Mothers of Twins and Triplets club. We are all praying for little Parker and we will continue to keep him and your family in our prayers.

Comment by Jamie Storey


Link Here | Feb 28, '07,

Dear Parker and family,
Your Aunt Laura and I graduated from high school together and she told me about you. I’m very sorry that you are sick and I am praying for you every day.

I live in Leesburg, Florida, not too far from you.

Jean Howse-Henke

Comment by Jean Howse-Henke


Link Here | Feb 28, '07,

Dear Underwoods,
We are great grand parents of 3 little ones in Parker’s age bracket. We just read our E-mail and found out about your situation. We immediately had prayer for you all, asking that God give you the peace that passes understanding in the days ahead and that His healing power be demonstrated in Parker’s life. May His Name be Praised!

Comment by Walter & Mary Petry


Link Here | Feb 28, '07,

Hi Parker and Family
I am so happy to see that the prayer are coming true…. im so happy to see that hes sitting up and playing around a bit and that hes getting better…..i wish i could go see parker at the hospital but i live to far…. do you think when he gets better and gets trow this that you can bring him by your moms class 7th period id love to see him. well i have to go but my prayers will continue…. cant wait to see the pictures.
love sarah

Comment by sarah


Link Here | Feb 28, '07,

Hi Parker and Family
I am so happy to see that the prayer are coming true…. im so happy to see that hes sitting up and playing around a bit and that hes getting better…..i wish i could go see parker at the hospital but i live to far…. do you think when he gets better and gets trow this that you can bring him by your moms class 7th period id love to see him. well i have to go but my prayers will continue…. cant wait to see the pictures.
love sarah xoxo

Comment by sarah


Link Here | Feb 28, '07,

Dear Parker and Parker’s Family,
We are praying so hard for God to enable all Parker’s doctors and medical team to give him the care and healing he needs. May God hold you all in his loving arms as you go through this valley in your lives. How frightened I would be as an adult to go through what you are having to deal with now. God has sent his angels to minister to you and to hold you. We will pray constantly for your healing and recovery.
Our love

Comment by Martha in Tallahassee


Link Here | Feb 28, '07,

Dear Parker Family,

I’am Racheal McKinney’s mother, she emailed me and asked me to start praying for Parker and your family. I have shared your story with everyone I know, and have asked them to spread your email to as many people and places as possible, so the whole country can be praying for Parker. God bless you.

Sue Kerby

Comment by sue kerby


Link Here | Mar 1, '07,

Jaime and Aaron, I’m still praying for Little Parker. It sounds like Payton is really being such a big girl and helping out with her little brother. I am also praying for you Jaime and Aaron as your delivery date is fast approaching. Isn’t it wonderful and a blessing that Parker is improving and you will be able to rest in that as you go into delivery?

Lord, Continue to hold little Parker in the palm of your hand and breathe your healing upon him. Continue to be with all of the doctors, nurses and anyone caring for this sweet family. Give Jaime and Aaron the most perfect time for their new baby to come into this world and be with them as they go into labor (an easy one) and deliver without a hitch. I thank you for all of the blessings that have been bestowed on this family and for the blessings that have been bestowed on all of the friends in Christ that have been touched by their courage. Give them rest when they are tired, peace when they are overwhelmed, hope when they are in despair and joy in knowing that you are in control and are caring them through this journey.
In Jesus’ most precious name, Amen

Love to you all,
Debbie Peterson
Dallas

Comment by Debbie Peterson


Link Here | Mar 1, '07,

Dear Underwood family,
Just wanted to let you know that your YoungLife family here in Tampa has been prayerfully commitment to you. Our staff and campaigners groups have been praying for Parker from the minute that we got word. We have also added you to church prayer lists. May God continue to use you as a light in the hospital and all over the country. Your strength and dedication are a witness to power of faith and prayer for all of those around you. We will continue to lift you up.

Comment by Allison Herrington


Link Here | Mar 1, '07,

Dear sweet Parker, You are so brave and I’m sure that God has you in the palm of His hand. So many of us here in Ohio and other places are praying for your good health and the health of your family. We hope your new baby brother or sister arrives healthy and that your Mommy will feel good. Our continuous prayers and lots of love to you, your Mommy, your Grandma and Little Grandma. We pray for healing, comfort, health and peace. Aunt Laura

Comment by Aunt Laura


Link Here | Mar 1, '07,

My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this trying time. Keep your spirits and hopes high because there are miracles out there. Your son is a beautiful little boy and try to remember that you are not alone in your battle against this terrible disease. I lost both of my parents in the past few years to lung cancer so I can feel your pain and frustration.
“Keep the faith”
Julie from Kentucky

Comment by Julie


Link Here | Mar 1, '07,

Jamie,
I dont even know how to describe my thoughts to you or to Parker. I’m 22 and I haven’t the slightest idea of what it is like to have a child, or to deal with something to hard to deal with. I have been keeping you all in my prayers. I know that your little boy has touched more people than a grown person normally would in their entier lifetime. You and your faith are a living testament of what prayer can do. I with I had that kind of faith. I believe that prayer can truely move mountains, and I believe that Leukemia can be beat and I think that “If God is for us who can be against us?” Romans 8:31. We’re all pulling for you!!!
Respectfully,
Lake G. Ray, IV
Hebrews 12:11

Comment by Lake Ray, IV |


Link Here | Mar 1, '07,

I forgot to mention it earlier, there is a small army praying for you in Jacksonville, Florida!!!

Comment by Lake Ray, IV |


Link Here | Mar 1, '07,

Parker
Just wanted you to know that I’m
praying for you today.

Comment by mrs. pam |


Link Here | Mar 1, '07,

Hey guys we are still praying! We pray with Logan and Mary every night and always add Parker in. They ask me how he is doing and why he is sick… those aren’t easy things to answer to 2 and 3 y/o but you know that. I thank God for all the positive results so far!

Comment by Dana and Angel Gray


Link Here | Mar 1, '07,

God bless you! Give it your all little Buddy! We will be on our knees for you.

Jen Weathers

Comment by Alan and Jen Weathers


Link Here | Mar 1, '07,

Dear Underwood family
We continue to pray for your entire family. We have been blessed with four children, and they love to pray for other children. It is beautiful to see how the Lord works through the prayers of children. They lift you up to the Lord every night, and pray for you to be completely healed. May God Bless YOu all and continue to hold you in His love in your times of weakenss. WE will be praying you through this. In Christ
Sue, Mike, Timmy, Emily, Jamie and Jessica

Comment by Sue Boehlein


Link Here | Mar 1, '07,

To all of you Underwoods,
Hi from the Alexanders…The OLD ones (Bruce and Pam) How are you Parker? You look like you are being real good. Payton I know you are helping mom and Dad. Aaron Take time for yourself and regroup. You men tend to feel like you have to be strong all the time Get a hug from someone. Jamie I remember the shear exhaustion and trying to put one foot in front of the other..You have always been a strong girl and with Gods help you will get thru this. And just know when you all get to the other side of this crisis you will love seeing all the miracles that God provided during this time. He is in controll Take care of yourself and know you are in our prayers. Pam

Comment by Pam Alexander


Link Here | Mar 1, '07,

We appreciate so much having the daily updates and the recent photos are really great. I printed out a couple of the family group and the precious one of Parker with his banana. Distance may keep us apart, but we hold you all in our hearts and prayers and Jamie, we trust you are doing well with the pregnancy. Are you happy with the new doctor? We may send you a letter soon. Till then, may God bless you all.

Comment by Joyce Baxter |


Link Here | Mar 1, '07,

My very special friend, Laura Schaeffer, from Ohio just emailed me about Parker. Just wanted to let you know my husband and I will be praying for him and your family. It’s amazing what god’s precious little ones can endure. With prayer, love, and those wonderful doctors your sunny days and happy hearts will be with you again. The Favorites

Comment by The Favorites


Link Here | Mar 1, '07,

Jamie, I feel like I’m reading my own words as you write. November 2005, my James was diagnosed with leukemia. I’m sure you know by now how many children are going through this same thing. But I’ve read that you were pregnant also. We have that in common. In Decemeber that year, we had our fourth child, Amber. And yes, we saved her cord blood. We used an excellent place, Oakland in California. It was $300 initial, and $100 a year to save it. I pray we may never have to use it. James is 4 now, and is doing great with all the treatments and doctor visits. We follow the protocol they gave us, and trust God with it all. Parker is a handsome guy. And Payton will tremendous character from this. This will continue to be hard for you, but I PROMISE you will see many blessings through it all if you walk through this FIRE with our God. Our website is http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/jamesgoff Visit us, and be encouraged. Feel free to call me anytime at 864-599-7690 or email at lisaanddennygoff@juno.com.
Sisters in Christ, Lisa Goff

Comment by Lisa Goff


Link Here | Mar 1, '07,

Dear Parker, Parker’s Mommy, Daddy, and big brother Payton, we want you to know that up here in Buffalo, NY there are 3 churches praying for you all. We are praying for wisdom for the doctor’s, strength, joy, patience, peace, and a closeness to our Lord that allows you to feel HIm hold ing your entire family close to Him. We all love you and want Parker’s Mommy to know that we will not forget and we will not stop praying even when the reports sound good. We have a little girl, Reagan, that is close to Parker’s age and we are having her say Parker’s name when we pray to Jesus each night. Please know that all your names are being lifted up to the Creator of the Universe every day. In Christ out Lord and Savior! The Fast Family

Comment by Rebecca & Egon Fast


Link Here | Mar 1, '07,

Dearest Underwoods,
I wish your family the best in the midst of this hard time. I’ve never met you but heard your story from Ame See and Aric Parker…yet I can already tell what an AMAZING, Christ-loving family that you are. I continue to pray for your family, Parker, his healing and all of those around you. Here is a verse I found which I thought related to you…especially because God’s plan is working sometimes without us knowning….

Romans 8:28 (Ph)
“Moreover we know that to those who love God, who are called according to his plan, everything that happens fits into a pattern for good.”
God Bless!

Comment by Shelby Bourne


Link Here | Mar 1, '07,

You don’t know me – but I know (sort of) what you are going through. A few years ago my husband was diagnosed with cancer. We weren’t given very good odds – Today he is doing well. Just keep focused and know you are in the thoughts and prayers of many people and statistics aren’t the absolute truth.

Kathy Akers

Comment by Kathy Akers


Link Here | Mar 1, '07,

My husband printed a photo of Parker, and our girls (3 and 5) have been asking all sorts of questions about him. Our youngest, once she’d digested all that I explained about Parker’s battle, asked, “Mommy, can you make a picture of Parker going home in his car in his own clothes?”

I told her I would print one of those as soon as one was posted for us to see. We’re keeping up the prayers, as we know this is the most significant thing we can do for Parker. I just ache for the day when he can’t even remember all that he’s now going through.

Hang in there,

Jim, Amy, Sarah, and Elizabeth Petrucci

Comment by Amy


Link Here | Mar 1, '07,

I don’t know if anyone has said this already or not, but Parker has his own group on facebook now, called Pray for Parker (facebook is a way alot of college students keep in touch). This morning there were 460 people in the group, tonight there are 540 and the number will just keep growing. It’s hard to believe someone so young has touched so many lives. God Bless you guys. We will keep praying.
In Christ, Sarah (Tallahassee Fl)

Comment by Sarah Kelman


Link Here | Mar 1, '07,

Dear Jamie and family,
Through some friend of some of your relatives, in North Carolina, I heard about Parker. Immediately my heart and my prayers went out to Parker, to you and your family. I have ask my prayer group to pray for Parker, for you and your family, the same with my family and friends.
I know how much you may be hurting right now, seeing your son so sick, but leave it up to God. I know is easier to say than done, but when you give it completely to the Lord, He will take control and make it well, just let it go, put it in His hands and just trust in Him. Then, all you can do is have faith, hope, trust in Him and pray, pray and pray, for Parker, your family and yourself, to have the wisdom to let go, our Lord will handle it from now on. With God everything is possible and He performs miracles every day.
Don’t worry, we’ll keep praying for Parker’s healing until you let us know that he is completely well.
May God bless you, Parker and your family and give you the strengh, faith and hope you need in these dificult times.
Love,

Maria Olmedo, Tualatin, OR

Comment by Maria Olmedo


Link Here | Mar 1, '07,

J & A… Life is crazy, as usual, but 2 things remain unchanged each day… my prayers for each of you and my craving for pizza. At least my prayers for you are being answered! Now, if I could just have some pizza!

Still praying and still believing. It is well.

Love,

B

Comment by Bill Loy


Link Here | Mar 1, '07,

Parker & family
I do not know you, I was sent a prayer request through a mutual friend of ours. My mom is a Stage 4 breast cancer survivor, she had a 25% survival rate. She finished her chemo about 8 weeks ago and the side effects are so small in the big picture of things. I want you to know there is hope. God knew this was going to happen to your family and He is going to use this to bring you closer to Him. I had a very hard time understanding this until we got to the other side of the “road”. You will all be better people for this-and I know that sounds crazy and not realistic. Lean on HIm, He will get you through.

I love your family and I know that God has great plans for all of you.

Trusting in Him
Buffy

Comment by Buffy Keith


Link Here | Mar 1, '07,

Dear Underwood Family,
We just want you to know we are praying for Parker and your family. We check your site a couple of times a day with excitement, ready to see how God is working in your lives. We are believing with you all for a miracle. I know the angels of the Lord are all around Parker enforcing God’s great plan.(Mat 18:10).

Kris Hoffmann
(Plymouth Avenue Christian Church)

Comment by Kris & Hannah Hoffmann


Link Here | Mar 2, '07,

My thoughts and prayers are with you in this unbelievable journey. I did want to offer you a recommendation on an excellent OB. I noticed that you may have already found one. However in the event think of changing, you should look at Dr. E. John Serrao (407-897-2230). He delivers at Arnold Palmer/Winnie Palmer and has been featured on Discovery channel. He is truly one of the best.

Comment by Lorrie Andrews


Link Here | Mar 2, '07,

Hi Jamie, Aaron, Payton and Parker,

Jamie, so glad to hear you like your new OB and are waiting anxiously to hear the new due date. I love the new pictures you posted, it’s so good to see smiling faces! Parker is proving to everyone that prayer changes things! We will continue praying until he is home playing with Payton and new baby Underwood!
Call if you need anything! We love you guys!

Brenda

Comment by Brenfarr


Link Here | Mar 2, '07,

I am lifting you all in prayer. Our God is amazing…He will not fail you. Praise God that Parker is improving. I will pass your prayer needs on to my Church family here in England
love
Sally

Comment by Sally Stephenson


Link Here | Mar 2, '07,

I was forwarded Parker’s details by a friend. You can be assured that I, too, will join your “Army” of prayer warriors, and will also recruit more…
I love Debbie Peterson’s analogy of Jesus’ view by helicopter, seeing the whole picture, while our view is obstructed by our positions on the ground. And so I pray that Jesus will take away the clouds and the veil so that you all can see the “big picture”. Am reading John Eldredge’s book, Waking the Dead, and am reminded that Jesus offers, “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full” (John 10:10). And that eternal means “unending”, not “later”… “…holding promise for both the PRESENT life and the life to come” (1Tim. 4:8).
Yes, you are in battle, BUT, thankfully you are on the winning team!
I am blessed by being able to pray for you, so I will end this note with
THANK YOU

Comment by Joy Wehrfritz


Link Here | Mar 2, '07,

Dear Parker. I’m Mary Ann Hagan’s (from your mother’s MOP’s group) brother and wanted you to know that you’re being prayed for at Church of the Good Shepherd in Nashua, NH and are in my daily prayers. God bless you and your family. Patrick Hagan

Comment by Patrick Hagan


Link Here | Mar 2, '07,

Jamie and Aaron,
I want you to know that I am praying hard for your beautiful baby boy and for you as parents. I can not imagine that turmoil you both must be going through. God works miracles, we see them everyday. Please remember although we are strangers your family has touched my heart and I wish you all the best and will continue to pray hard for you all.

With my deepest love,
Wende Lee

Comment by Wende and Ezell Lee


Link Here | Mar 2, '07,

We attend Scouts at Grace/Olga and Sue Brokaw forwarded me this link when your trials first began. The day I forwarded the link to my sister was the day she spoke with Aaron’s father. We didn’t know it, but they work together at the Lee Co. Tax Collector’s office. She just happened to ask “how’s everything? when he shared about Parker. That evening she came home and saw the site that I had forwarded to her. It continues to be a small world as I went to get my haircut at Danny Suero’s with Lilly. She proceeded to tell me about one of the clients with a baby with Leukemia and that the mom is pregnant and there is another sibling. I asked, “Parker Underwood?” She replied, “yes, that’s them? and told me she had cut Aaron’s hair. I don’t know you myself, but my prayers are certainly with you. This situation is very difficult, but God is at work and many people are being witnessed to through it. I wish you ALL the very best

Comment by Katherine Howard


Link Here | Mar 2, '07,

I was reading through a few updates you posted. We may not know you, but we are praying for your family and deliverance through this trial. We won’t forget, we are with you for the long haul or short haul…until you are all the way through!

Because of Jesus,
Regina Turner
Kansas City

Comment by The Turner Family


Link Here | Mar 2, '07,

I am praying for your sweet little boy. We got an urgent prayer email request from your friends, Vito & Cathy Multari. I pray that you, Mom, will be able to find rest and peace in the Lord. I pray for a complete and full recovery for Parker. I pray that he may have joy. God bless, Leah

Comment by Leah Brooks


Link Here | Mar 2, '07,

Hi Aaron, Jamie, Parker and Payton,

Just wanted to check in and let you know we are continuing to lift you up in our prayers. We are so glad to see and hear of how well Parker is doing. He is such a little champ!

Payton must be a very special little girl, too. She sounds like a fabulous big sis!

You all are so missed around here! I am so glad to hear you have a doctor you are happy with over there. What a blessing! This website is a miracle network! It is an awesome way for us to keep up with you all, and for you to feel God’s love through these messages. Please know you are loved and prayed for by so many!

I love the pictures on the site! What a doll! I know Stacia will do a great job with Parker’s pictures. She’s amazing and it is her gift! I am excited to see them. Take care!

Blessings,
Lonnie and Jenn Coggins

Comment by Jennifer Coggins


Link Here | Mar 3, '07,

We are praying for the complete and ultimate healing of your beautiful little boy. I read Jamie’s update and I can only say that His ways are not our ways……..in everything there is a reason and it is yet for us to know what it is in this-God’s timing is perfect. We will also pray for peace and hope for all of you until that time comes-

Terri, Robert, Grey, Blake and Hayden
Birmingham, AL

Comment by The Garris Family


Link Here | Mar 3, '07,

Dear Little Parker,
God Has wrapped His arms around you and is rocking you gently and allowing His healing love and energy to envelope you. You are always with Him and part of Him and He part of you.

May God Bless You and Your family,

Kimberly

Comment by Kimberly


Link Here | Mar 3, '07,

You don’t know us from a hole in the wall but we are praying so hard for your whole family. We are friends of friends of friends…if that makes any sense…Prayer can work miracles, I have seen it first hand so know that there are people out there praying for Parker and your whole family and we won’t stop!! God Bless you!

Comment by Hollie and Jason Lane


Link Here | Mar 3, '07,

Hi Underwood Family- You don’t know me. I am just a YL committee member in North Palm Beach, FL. However, we read your story on the 411 page. I have a 2 year old son and another on the way as well. I can’t imagine what you are going through but please know that we pray for you every night. Parker is adorable and it’s obvious to see God’s light shining through him and that smile!
We will continue to pray for you and hope to be sending something your way soon.
Love, The Dillon Family – Kathryn, Pat, and Cole
Jupiter, FL

Comment by Kathryn Dillon


Link Here | Mar 3, '07,

Hey, Aaron, Jamie, and family. I want you to know that we are praying for you daily and shedding tears with you. Every time I look at Logan (22 months) I am reminded of Parker.
Father, I pray that You will strengthen Aaron and Jamie as they watch Parker go through this. I ask that you will hold them together and give them confidence in You. Please help Payton to trust You also as she sees her brother in pain. God, I finally ask that you will let Parker feel You with him and give him the desire to keep trying to get better. Please keep your hand on him and heal him. Let his life be a testimony to You. Thank You.

Love,
Laurie, Shane, and boys

Comment by Laurie (Ansley) Pike


Link Here | Mar 4, '07,

Dear Parker, Jamie, Aaron and Patton, I was so happy to hear that Parker was playing today and Jamie and Aaron I know you just can’t wait for the day when he is running around again, chasing him will have a whole new meaning! I continue to pray for you daily and as I ask God to hold you tightly as you face this crisis I feel his strength and power and his healing on your little angel. Angela Surguine

Comment by Angela Surguine (Holly & Mandy’s Mom)


Link Here | Mar 4, '07,

To the whole Family,
God is with you all and just keep focused on him for your relief and healing according to his will. I will pass on your prayer request and you will be prayed for around the world.
God be with you,
Sally

Comment by Sally Roach


Link Here | Mar 4, '07,

Jamie and Aaron,
You guys are doing a great job updating the web site. I go on every chance I get. What a wonderful site! I am so Blessed by this website because it makes me see and appreciate the amount of prayers and love that is being poured out by everyone. You two have got to be truly touched to see this love for your family. Your journey w/ Parker is not going un accounted for. God sees and He is Blessing you all ten-fold! Jamie, as a Mom myself, I can only imagine the heartache you face every minute as you recall your past daily rituals. (Your old routine of taking Peyton to school and Parker playing w/ the children… )Don’t get discouraged! We all never appreciate these fine moments until we are forced to. It definitly has made me realize a few things. Jamie -you are doing a great job just being who you are. You and Aaron are doing such a great job as Peyton and Parker’s (new baby too!) parents. May God continue to Bless you both. Chrisitan (my 8 yr old son) and I pray for Parker every night. I am glad to hear all that God has been doing! keep up with your updates- they are encouraging to us all. lots of love for ya! Net

Comment by Annette Zavalaga (Feliciano) |


Link Here | Mar 4, '07,

Dear Parker,

Your in my family’s and my prayers , may God heal you by his loving touch and surround you and your loved ones with his compfort and serenty .

God bless

Comment by Karen & Family


Link Here | Mar 4, '07,

Dear family,
I am missing you and being there for you this weekend. See you soon! Please do not feel you have to do updates every day. If you are too tired, don’t worry about it. YOUR health is very important at this time. I love you all.
Mom

Comment by Your Mom


Link Here | Mar 4, '07,

My prayers , blessings and healing energy are sent your way. I am a nurse and have seen the miracles in life and pray for you all! Blessings, Kim – Windsor, Ontario, Canada

Comment by Kim M. Watson


Link Here | Mar 4, '07,

Parker I Love you so much and when papaw and I pray for you and our family I squeeze my eyes so shut so hard hoping that this pray will go at such speed to our Lord God. I know he knows you and your family and am sure he says aahh yes another wonderful pray for my child Parker. He hears and will guide you and your family through this. I am so sorry we got sick (cold/Flu) and could not come this weekend but I pretended with my eyes closed seeing you all. We will get well and come to see you and your sister soon. Allways with Love and Kisses.
Mamaw & Papaw

Comment by MaMaw


Link Here | Mar 4, '07,

Dear Underwoods,
We are friends of Great-Grandma Betty at Grace Church. We inquired about all of you this morning, Sun. Mar. 4. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. We know the Lord is watching over you. Sincerely, Loehr and Judy Clark

Comment by Loehr and Judy Clark


Link Here | Mar 4, '07,

Been there. Be glad for advances in medicine since 1969. My heart goes out to all of you. Your cousin, Gail (Anderson) Kempney in Dexter, NY…ps-see you in April.

Comment by Gail Anderson Kempney |


Link Here | Mar 4, '07,

Parker, you are going to be OK! I had a niece with this disease when she was 13, and she got OK after her spleen was removed. She lived and had a lilttle boy. She was 38 and had an aneurysm that took her life, but she survived the leukemia, like you will. WE are praying for you down here in Texas!
McRe

Comment by McRee Hickman


Link Here | Mar 4, '07,

Your daily reports and the spirit with which communicate are a real testimony to your faith and who you are as a person (people). I hope you recognize what a ministry that is to those of us who continue to pray and love you! I hope we can encourage you as much as you encourage us!

Love,

B & C

Comment by Bill


Link Here | Mar 4, '07,

Dear Underwood Family,
This note is from Emmanuel Baptist Church, Ms. Kay Smith’s church. We are all in earnest prayer for Parker and all the rest of you, his family. May the Lord draw closer to you each day of this trying time.

Comment by Matt Booher


Link Here | Mar 4, '07,

Hello. We do not know each other but I received your prayer request by e-mail and wanted you to now that Parker as well as the rest of the family will be in my daily prayers. I have forwarded your prayer needs to all I know who will lift Parker and your family up in prayer.

Paige Stone
DeBary, Florida

Comment by Paige Stone


Link Here | Mar 4, '07,

Dear Ones-
We are all praying for you. Remember that the Light of God Surrounds You, the Love of God Protects You and Wherever You Are, God Is.
I hope you can draw strength from all of the Love of people in the world who your lives are touching.
Love and Healing Light,
The Butler’s of Michigan

Comment by Kathy Butler


Link Here | Mar 5, '07,

Another day has come to close here in Western Colorado, but not without thinkng of all of you at Arnold Palmer Childrens Hospital, reading your updates and praying for all of your well being. I’m sure each of you is exausted, and I continue to pray that God blesses you with strength to carry on with His will. I wish I lived closer, I would be over to give you all a hug. Glad to hear Great Grandma and Grandpa U were able to make it over today. G’pa said he spent most of the time playing with Ms. Payton (does he know what a tea party is yet??? smiles). Too bad Rog & Deb are sick….I know they want to be with you. And by the way, Aaron, you sure do look like your dad now that you are all grown up. I love all the photos!!!!…and congratulatins to your firends that just got married….please let them know how much your distant relatives appreciate the web site.
If I was young enough, and computer savvy I would check out that face book thing that someone mentioned….but I’ll leave that up to your cousins to figure out. (tee hee) Hope you all are resting well tonight….and this week is full of positive outcomes.
Love you ! Aunt Cindy

Comment by Cindy Winzenburg


Link Here | Mar 5, '07,

Hi family! I recieved your email from a friend. Apparently it is traveling across the country! You have a lot of prayer warriors in you behalf!!! I had childhood leukemia at the age of 16. I was diagnosed with AML. The chances that the drs. gave us for survival were grim, but we had to remember that the Lord is the ultimate physician! I claimed the verse in Pslams 118:17 that says, “For i shall not die, but live and procalim the good works of the Lord.” I will pray that over Parker daily! With love, shari griffin

Comment by Shari Griffin


Link Here | Mar 5, '07,

Oh my goodness, Parker is such a beautiful little boy. My mom sent this link to me and we have been praying for our Great Physicians healing touch for Parker, strength and blessings for your whole family and the peace which all understanding. Lord bless you.
With love and prayers,
Marilyn

Comment by Marilyn House


Link Here | Mar 5, '07,

Oh my goodness, Parker is such a beautiful little boy. My mom sent this link to me and we have been praying for our Great Physicians healing touch for Parker, strength and blessings for your whole family and the peace which passeth all understanding. Lord bless you.
With love and prayers,
Marilyn

Comment by Marilyn House


Link Here | Mar 5, '07,

Parker,
May you feel the warmth of God in your days ahead, he will always be with you and your family. My prayers are with you.

Comment by Ruth Smith


Link Here | Mar 5, '07,

Parker and Family,

You remind me so much of your daddy when he was your age. He was a very good boy with a tender heart and a loving nature. His big bright blue eyes looked up to me just like you look up to him. Ma Maw and I are doing everything we can to help you, Payton, Mom and Dad to be strong. I know you will get better and I know God hears our prayers. I was thinking about you last night and I could see the Him as he spoke to His angels and told them about a very special boy down on his creation earth. They leaned in closely to hear His every word. He said Parker Underwood has been in so many of my followers prayers. I remember him well. He is a good boy from a good family of my believers. As I intricately knit him in his mothers womb he giggled at the mischief and imagination he would have. He grinned at the good looks he had acquired from his mommy and daddy. There is a purpose too that I placed inside of him. Just like his dad and pa paw. He will know this purpose in its time. But for now my angels place your hands upon him and give him strength, wrap your wings around him and protect him and I will give him and his family the grace to bear the burden and My love to share with everyone.

I would like to thank the other grandparents, friends and unknown friends for all of the time they have ministered to Parker and his family through their prayers and activities.

Love and Strength To All,
Pa Paw Underwood

Comment by Roger (Pa-Paw) Underwood


Link Here | Mar 5, '07,

Just know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I’ll continue to pray for your entire family as we focus on Parker’s healing. Blessings and strength to all of you.
Regina Walters, Atlanta, GA

Comment by Regina Walters


Link Here | Mar 5, '07,

Parker, my baby boy…
I love you so much. I laid in bed thinking and praying about you until 3am the other night. I wept thinking about all the amazing times I’ve shared with you and mommmy, daddy, and Payton. I remember visiting you in the hospital when you were born. One day I told your mommy that your name should be Parker…and she liked it…that’s how you got your name!! I take all credit!! :) You are absolutely joyful and seeing you stay so strong for us during this time is where I get my encouragment from. The Joy of the Lord is our strength!! You have know idea how much I love you! You are my baby brother, and you will always be. I’ll have to fight the girls off of you when you grow up!! :)
I love you (and your stinky-feet),
BURTNEY

Comment by BURTNEY


Link Here | Mar 5, '07,

DEAR FAMILY OF SWEET PARKER,
MAY GODS BLESSINGS BE WITH YOU ALL AND EASE THIS BURDEN YOU HAVE TO CARRY AND SEND HIS HEALING POWER TO MAKE PARKER COMPLETELY CANCER FREE.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL
LOVE AND PRAYERS
ANNIE MCKEOWN

Comment by Annie McKeown |


Link Here | Mar 5, '07,

Jamie, Aaron, Payton, Parker and soon to be…
Just alittle note to let you know that we are all praying for you. Alex checks you site daily. Me, alittle more :) Love to all.
May God Bless
Love ya,
Aunt Colleen

Comment by Colleen Benn


Link Here | Mar 5, '07,

Still praying…know it has been a long 3 weeks for you. Thank you Thank you for continuing to update us, I often repeat your e-mails and people say oh when did you talk with her…I laugh, but that is how it feels. Love you.

Comment by Drake Family


Link Here | Mar 5, '07,

Just wanted to let you guys know that I haven’t forgot you all. We are still praying and thinking about you. Hope your week is better than your weekend.
Love and Prayers,
Racheal McKinney

Comment by Racheal McKinney


Link Here | Mar 5, '07,

Jamie and Aaron

I received your son’s prayer chain from a friend. My thoughts and prayers are with you and y our family in this so difficult time. As I was reading I saw that Jamie is due to have a baby soon. You shoul look in to cord blood banking of this new baby as it may be a match for Parker and may help with a transplant that would help him. We will pray fro you.

Comment by Jessica


Link Here | Mar 5, '07,

As I read about Parker I couldn’t imagine what you must be going through- but wanted you to know your little one is still being prayed for, and his story is traveling across the states- I live in Southern California. Your courage and faith are truly amazing and an inspiration. You mentioned that you didn’t know what God’s plans were through all of this- but I do know you are touching people’s lives. Know that like myself, thousands are embracing you, your family, and Parker in love and prayers. I can’t wait to read the entry that says, “Parker is well, we are going home.” God bless and I will spread the word.

Comment by Deanne Phillips


Link Here | Mar 5, '07,

Dear Underwood family,
My thoughts and prayers have been with all of you since our visit and hearing about Parker. I can’t imagine the pain you are all going thru. Please be strong and have faith…God will guide you thru this. Maybe when Parker is well, I will have the pleasure of meeting you all. Take care .
Your cousin ,
Roni
Lakeland, Fl

Comment by Veronica Anderson Lynch


Link Here | Mar 5, '07,

Just wanted to stop by and say hi to all of you. We hope that Parker had a good day and that daddy and Payton had safe travels! We are praying for Parker to heal and your family to all be together for that family hug! It will happen again with one new addition before you know it. Remeber God is always with you as he is with Parker.

Love~Becky

Comment by Becky & Bryan


Link Here | Mar 5, '07,

Parker and family :-) Jesus’ LOVE is SO high,we can never go over it…sooo wide, we can never go round it, soo deep we can never go under it!!! ..but it fits right inside us,its a KEEPING LOVE, that is faithful to KEEP US no matter the circumstances we are in the middle of…NOTHING can keep HIS LOVE from us,surrounding us,cause we are HIS..and HE always means us goooood..and its True..Jesus thank you for Your Love over Parker through all these things happening to him and family…let Your Peace that passes alll understandin g..flow through them..strengthen them day and night..healing through your word and power..for YOUR GLORY..amen.
blessings, Billie

Comment by Billie


Link Here | Mar 5, '07,

Jamie,
Your 3/5 update is very encouraging when Parker ventured outside his room and even took a few steps, without tears.
Reading what has transpired with Parker the last three weeks, though, has been hard on the wee fellow, not to mention the tension it held for you and Aaron. You must keep strong, Jamie, for Parker, yes, but especially for the new baby. It’s our earnest prayer that God will keep you all in His care and grant you the strength only He knows you need.
Our love to you, Jamie, Aaron, Payton & Parker. The Grands and Great-grands in Cape Coral, FL

Comment by Joyce Baxter |


Link Here | Mar 5, '07,

I’m so glad he is feelign better today, thats awesome!! i hope he continues to make progress. you should ask your dr about the pool beds from the rehab, we used these and theyre so much more comfy to sleep on, theyre kinda like a big playpen but the whole family can sleep inside..lol
my prayers continue to be with your family~
sally & danae in california

Comment by Sally Medel


Link Here | Mar 5, '07,

Jamie, Aaron, Payton, & Parker

That is great news on your day!! I will pray for BIG calorie intake for Parker tomorrow. Keep us posted on the big birthday for the new baby…I’m sure your anxious and nervous about all of it, but we are praying for you too and Aaron.

A peaceful and restful evening to all of you.
Becky

Comment by Becky & Bryan


Link Here | Mar 5, '07,

Our ladies prayer group here in Denver is praying for Parker and for the whole family. God is a God of miracles and we know He is at work – even if we can’t see it. We will continue to keep you all in our prayers.

Comment by Verlyn


Link Here | Mar 6, '07,

You dont’t know me but I received this email from a friend at church. I have passed it on to many who are all praying for Parker and your family. I have 3 sons and just had my third. My heart is aching for you all. Stay strong in your faith. God loves you. We love you. You are in my thought and prayers!!!!!

Comment by Stephaniei Valentino


Link Here | Mar 6, '07,

I was so touched by the e-mail I received asking for prayer for your son and family. I pray that everyone that has read the e-mail(which is a chain now) will pray and humbly ask God to bless Parker in everyway that is needed and to give your whole family the strength to get through this. God is so wonderful and he can do anything. Trust in him and lean on him. He will carry you and Parker through. He is a beautiful boy and the Lord will be with him all the way. Love and God Bless you, Shirley Hamilton

Comment by Shirley Hamilton


Link Here | Mar 6, '07,

Jamie and Aaron,

We’ve been covering your precious son, Parker in prayer for these last 21 days. We’ve also been lifting you up as a family. You’ve got an entire prayer team (www.riseaboveministry.com) dedicated to praying Parker back into a full life of toddlerhood! God is so Sovereign and He NEVER leaves us or forsakes us! Praise the Lord for the MIRACLE He’s doing in Parkers’ healing! We look forward to your updates of praise.

With love ~ in Christ,
The Morrissey Family
Charlotte, NC

Comment by The Morrissey Family


Link Here | Mar 6, '07,

Hello Underwoods:
It sounds like Parker had a pretty good day yesterday. What a blessing! That must make you feel so good, and give you some small relief from the worry and stress. I am still praying for Parker and your family. Also for the knowledge and strength of all of the doctors, nurses and staff that are helping you along this journey. May God bless each and every one of you, and answer the prayers of the thousands of people praying for you all. Love to all of you. You are in our prayers always.
Lori Corbitt

Comment by Lori Corbitt


Link Here | Mar 6, '07,

Just a note to let you know that we are praying for you and your family. I am in the middle to trying out the notice we got at Grace Olga Church and I am sending it to all our friends via e-mail. The power of prayer is amazing as is our God. There are people all over this country praying for you. We’re asking our friends to pray and to send our email to all their firends. The power of prayer multiplied over and over again. Our pray just now is that your will feel the love flowing from us and from Jesus today.

Comment by Jim & Joyce Joray


Link Here | Mar 6, '07,

I know that our God is a God who heals the sick. I have a very good friend that was healed of leukemia 20 years ago, when we were 16 years old. I believe, in the name of Jesus that Parker is healed according to 1 Peter 2:24. It is written in God’s Word that Jesus Himself took Parker’s infirmities and bore Parker’s sickness. (Matthew 8:17) Therefore, with great boldness and confidence we say on the authority of that written Word that Parker is redeemed from the curse of sickness and Parker refuses to tolerate its symptoms. We confess the Word of God abides in Parker and delivers to him perfect soundness of mind & wholeness of body and spirit from the deepest parts of his nature in his immortal spirit even to the joints & MARROW of his bones. That Word is medication & life to his flesh for the law of the spirit of LIFE operates in Parker and makes him free from the law of sin & death. That is my prayer for you and your family. I will continue to pray for you.
Angela Longenecker
Covington, GA

Comment by Angela Longenecker


Link Here | Mar 6, '07,

Rejoicing with you in the great Praise Report about Parker on 3/5..
We release our Faith with you, and command this lukemia to leave Parker now, in the Name of Jesus, that name which is above all other names.. and at the Name of Jesus, every knee shall bow, and tongue confess That Jesus Christ is Lord, to the Glory of the Father, ….He is Lord over all sickness and disease.
So enter into His rest (Hebrews) you will not need to fight this battle, for the battle is not yours, it is the Lords.
When fear and doubt and unbelief enter it, rebuke it and cast it away.. Casting not away your confidence..
Thus saith the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel: in returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength.. Isaiah….
So be at rest, His Peace, and enter into the Joy of the Lord.

We love you, and shoulder up against this with you..
…… Bro Ernie Jones John 15:7

Comment by brother Ernie Jones


Link Here | Mar 6, '07,

Twenty-two life altering days for the Underwood Family…and still counting. You will never be the same, but you will be stronger. Your faith will be bigger and your confidence in the Almighty God will be forever enriched. Did you ever dream so much could be packed into three weeks? Precious Parker won’t remember the pain, the fear, the tears and worry, but he will be raised in a home by parents who faced their worst fear head on and courageously embraced victory in Jesus.

Heavenly Father, we ask you for peace and strength to get through each day, each crisis, each report, each test, each procedure, each meal, each joy, each milestone, each step forward and each step back. Continue to bless the Underwood Family with the love and support from family and friends. Continue to guide the hands of the hospital staff as they see to Parker’s needs and the needs of his family. We thank you for all that you have provided them during this difficult time and throughout their lives. We thank you for pizza and donuts and ask you to provide Jamie and Aaron with creative ways to encourage Parker to eat and we ask you to bless everything he eats and make it nourishment for his body. Thank You for being a God who is not intimidated by the depth and length of our need. In the name of Jesus we lift up these petitions. Amen

Comment by The Turner Family


Link Here | Mar 6, '07,

Dear Parker, Payton, Jamie, and Aaron,
We are keeping all of you in our prayers. I am thankful to know that you are in the hands of a God who watches over you day and night. May He provide for your every need.
Love, strength, and hope in Jesus,
Susan, Brian, and Riley Garrison

Comment by Susan Garrison


Link Here | Mar 6, '07,

Dear Family,
God is still in the miracle business. I have a 19 month old great grandson, and I know it is devastating to know your son is this sick.
Know that I will be praying for him.
God did a miracle in my son’s life in 1982 having been involved in a car train wreck. He was not supposed to live with the severe head injuries he got. He is a walking testimony to what God has done in his life.
God bless you.

Comment by Juanita Stretcher


Link Here | Mar 6, '07,

God Bless and help Parker and his family. Our prayers are with you.
Ray and Judy, Monroeville, PA

Comment by Ray and Judy Ankenbrandt


Link Here | Mar 6, '07,

I am sending this from the Kentucky, Indiana area. I am keeping up with your story. My family and I will keep you in our prayers, and I will share with all I know your story, so that we can have prayer continuing over your family. I pray God will bless your family during this unbearable time. May the Lord keep you all safe, and send his merciful blessing to Parker. God Bless Parker and heal him soon. No child should have to endure such struggles.

Comment by kim west


Link Here | Mar 6, '07,

We “Give Him to God”. Prayers from Columbus, NC

Comment by Ivor Lois Wetherby


Link Here | Mar 6, '07,

Thanks Joyce. I well add Parker to my prayer list and forward this e-mail to others.

Prayer works. We have a 17 year old girl from our church who was in a car accident the first of February. She had head injuries and they just were not sure to what extent at first because of other injuries and she was in a medical induced coma for a while. She is now in rehab. We are so blessed that she has made a miraclous recovery. She just can’t wait until she returns to church to give her testimony.

Bye, Marilyn

Comment by Randall & Marilyn


Link Here | Mar 6, '07,

Aaron & Jamie,
It has been a long time! Please know that we are praying for all of you.

In Christ Precious Love,
Gary, Cyndi & Nicholas Cucchi

Comment by Gary, Cyndi, & Nicholas Cucchi


Link Here | Mar 6, '07,

You don’t know who we are, but we are members of Biltmore Baptist Church. We were e-mailed from our prayer chain to pray for Parker and we are doing that. We are praying for healing and strength for Parker and also for Parker’s parents.
Chuck & Lisa Sprinkle

Comment by Chuck & Lisa Sprinkle


Link Here | Mar 6, '07,

Checking in to say hello, Parker!

Don’t worry. I’m keeping an eye on Grandma!

Love and peace,
Nancy

Comment by Nancy


Link Here | Mar 6, '07,

Dear Underwood Family,

Our prayers are with you during this trying time. God is great and may his presence be real in your lives. May his healing touch come down upon Parker and the rest of your family. Trust in him always.

Comment by Patty & Henry Tekampe


Link Here | Mar 6, '07,

Hello, my name is Allison Crowley. I recieved your email through a friend. I go to Holy Cross Episcopal Church in Sanford. I just wanted you to know what a beautiful baby you have! If you need anything please don’t hesitate! If it’s alright with you I’d like to write a pray and maybe you could give it to Parker for me?
Parker~
May the lord bless you and keep you, may the lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious, may the lord lift up the light of his countanence upon you and give you peace! Watch over this thy child o lord as his days increase, confert him when he stands, raise him up when discourage or sorrowful, and in your heart may thy peace witch passeth all understanding abide all the days of your life! God bless you precious Parker! Your sister in Christ~
Allison

Comment by Allison Crowley


Link Here | Mar 6, '07,

We are praying for you and for Parker. The email was forwarded to us from Joyce and Jim Joray. We just feel compelled to ask you to remember to put your trust in God for all things and in everything you do. May God Bless you and yours! Love and prayers!

Comment by Pat and Freda


Link Here | Mar 6, '07,

I just want you to know that I am going to get on my face tonight and every night to put your family in my deepest prayer. I don’t know you but I have this burning desire to keep you in my prayers. I will forward this on to every person that I know and we will have a prayer chain from around the world. You see, my husband just retired from the military so you will have prayers from all over the world. May the Lord wrap his loving arms around you during this time of need and that he puts wisdom in the doctors.

God Bless,
Ronelle
Warner Robins, GA

Comment by Ronelle Erhardt


Link Here | Mar 6, '07,

my thoughts and prayers are with you and Parker and your family . My prayers will continue xox

Comment by sofia


Link Here | Mar 7, '07,

It is exciting to see words like “remission” and “our home” in your updates! We are praying for you daily (as are many of our friends).

Comment by Jason Scarborough


Link Here | Mar 7, '07,

Aaron & Jamie- I just got this email today, and you will be in my prayers and I will share your story with others. This brought tears to my eyes, he is so precious. My husband and I have been married ten years and are trying for a baby, I cannot imagine what you are going through. God is merciful, God’s will is what will prevail. Love & Sincerity,
Michele

Comment by Michele Owen


Link Here | Mar 7, '07,

You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May God Bless all of you in this time of need.

Comment by Sara


Link Here | Mar 7, '07,

Dear Underwood family, You don’t have to worry. God is in control. He has a plan. Just remember if He brings you to it He will bring you through it. Just trust in Him. I know this is hard to do sometime but miracles do happen in the world today and God will be with you and your whole family. Just trust Him. We will keep Parker and your whole family in our prayers.
Tom and Shelby

Comment by Shelby and Tom Brock |


Link Here | Mar 7, '07,

Dear Underwood family:
I check this web site everyday to see how sweet little Parker is doing. I can tell you that there are LOTS of people praying for him here in Lee County! I am not getting my hopes up just yet, but I am very excited to tell you that here at Riverdale High School we are having the Pasta for Pennies collection going on. I know JBU knows this charity well from working with the school district. But I have went to the head of Pasta for Pennies here and have asked that all the money we raise here at Riverdale go straight to your family. They have to call some people, and we havent heard back from anyone yet, but if this does not go through I plan on making my own findraiser myself. But I just want you guys to know you are in my prayers everyday/night as well as our family and friends. I miss you guys and hope that Parker starts eating and drinking more and everything turns out good with the bone marrow match! I love you guys and God Bless. Call me or email me if you need anything! I know you guys are being taking care of well there though!

Comment by Colleen Corbitt


Link Here | Mar 7, '07,

I often wonder why too that God allows us to go through the trials we are faced with . As I read your posting about I wants I realized how blessed we are as mothers. I also realized how other peoples trails and tribulations brings us to a place of acceptance in our own lives and our own trails. Your trial seems so unbearable to me. However, it also opens my eyes to the spiritual realm to realize how much God is bragging on you. I know all of this is very hard but your words and the love that flows from your writtings tell me God knows what he is doing. Often we seem to think we could not handle something like this. The courage and the strength you have shown are examples of the Spirit that lives in you. God said he would never put know more on us than we could stand. He is loyal to his promises. Sometimes we want to know the answers but we can’t see them. But with hind sight we are always amazed at the outcome of God’s plan. I thank the Good Lord for mothers like you who are beside their child come what may. I am also thanking God now for those sounds we seem to think are annoying until something comes along and allows us to see how blessed we were to hear the kids screaming and playing. I believe your child will be playing again and you will get what you have asked the Lord for. I thank you for helping me to realize in the middle of your trail the wonderful blessings of my life. I pray that you will be strengthened through this time. That God will continue to walk with you. Matthew 24 But very early on Sunday Morning the women came to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared. They found that the stone covering the entrance had been rolled aside. So they went in, but they couldn’t find the body of Lord Jesus. They were puzzled, trying to think what could have happened to it. Suddenly, two men appeared to them, clothed in dazzling robes. The women were terrified and bowed before them. Then the men asked “Why are you looking in the tomb for someone who is alive? He isn’t here! He has risen from the dead! Don’t you remember what he told you back in Galilee, that the son of man must be betrayed into the hands of sinful men and crucified, and that he would rise again the third Day?”

I don’t know why I was lead to write that scripture but the Lord said that you would know. I believe him. He is alive and intercedes for you to God. Give him all your worries because he is alive.

Comment by The Moras


Link Here | Mar 7, '07,

I received an e-mail yesterday telling about little Parker and have not been able to get the family out of my mind, heart and prayers. As a member of Deltona Lake Baptist Church, we went through the same ordeal with a church family. Their daughter was diagnosed with Lukemia at a very young age and now, at age 9/10 ? she has been in remission for about 2 yrs. Our miracle girl is a healthy, normal child with long hair again. We serve an awesome God who wants to hear our prayers and hear them He shall. Your family is now on Deltona Lakes Baptist Church Prayer list. I also belong to the Deltona chapter of the Christian Motorcycle Association and we are all praying as well. May your Faith bring your family through this drawing you closer to Him. Please give hug Parker for me. Just tell him it’s from a “new friend”. Sue

Comment by Sue King


Link Here | Mar 7, '07,

I will be praying for you and your family and friends. May God richly bless you in all your efforts.

Associate Pastor
East Roxboro Church of God
Roxboro NC 27573
336/599/9416

Comment by Barbara Whitlow- Associate Pastor


Link Here | Mar 7, '07,

I just want the Underwood Family to know that you have
been in my Prayers and I have passed it on to my Family and
Friends up North. We know that God will help you through all of this! May God Bless You All!

Love

Lori
DeLand, FL

Comment by Lori Clay


Link Here | Mar 7, '07,

I am praying for Parker and your family. I pray God will use this time to show you His power and glory, for Parker’s endurance for the chemo and treatments that lie ahead, for your baby to continue to grow strong and healthy and for a smooth delivery in April. For your marriage as you cope with caring for your child and a loss of time for one another…for Peyton to be patient and understanding of the extra attention paid to Parker during this time and for chances for you to spend one on one time with her.

Thank you for sharing your story and encouraging my faith with your own. May God be glorified!

Ashley
NC

Comment by Ashley Porter


Link Here | Mar 7, '07,

As a mother of a little boy, I can only imagine what you guys are going through right now. I just discovered this site yesterday, but be assured that I am praying for Parker at least every morning and evening and any other time that I think about him. I’ll be visiting this page for updates and I look forward to God healing his body.

With love from NC,

Comment by Connie


Link Here | Mar 7, '07,

You read about and hear about children in similar situations every day. None of them has ever touched me like Parker though. I check this website at least 2 times a day just to see his progression. It brings me to tears to read the updates. Although I don’t know you Jamie I am amazed at your strength. You stay so upbeat and strong about things that most people would crumble apart from. And Aaron your dedication to your family is awesome. God did have this in his plan. Look at how many people have come together in the lords name for Parker! This has definitly made my faith in god stronger as well as many others. My family and I will continue to pray for you guys.

Comment by Ashley Harrison


Link Here | Mar 7, '07,

Parker, you have the greatest gift of all, you are a child of God. I am praying for a miracle that God can only give. Healing throughout your body, to give you rest, peace, joy and happiness for a long life. I am also praying for your family. because this is a hard time for them. I pray for your mom and your new baby brother or sister that God will give health tothe new baby. When you are in pain just ask mommy to say a pray for God to take away all pain and replace it with joy and peace.
May God Bless and Keep You In His Arms Of Love, Tressa Ragan Cumby, Texas

Comment by Tressa Ragan


Link Here | Mar 7, '07,

We are in Washington State and do not know you, but we just wanted you to know that we are still praying daily for Parker and the whole Underwood Family. Even our 7 and 9 year olds never fail to include you in our evening prayers. We appreciate this website to keep us updated. It is wonderful to see God working in all these peoples lives. We are all blessed to be able to pray for you. We will continue to pray and ask God to guide Parker’s doctors and other caregivers and that your presence in that hospital may be a blessing to others that might not know Christ.

Comment by The Stielow Family


Link Here | Mar 7, '07,

dear aaron and jamie i hope you both find the strength to get through this also i pray for parker a lot at night and i will keep him in my prairs aaron i hope u come back to town soon.

from
sam selby

Comment by sam selby


Link Here | Mar 7, '07,

Thank you for being so faithful to share Parker’s journey with us. It has really helped to keep him in our thoughts and prayers. We too have 3 children close in age to yours (5,3,9 months). We have a picture of Parker printed up and the children pray for him with us. We are sending you all our love… Get well Parker- you are a special boy!
Love- Tim, Jenn, Cole, Lily, & Owen Wyatt- Batey (Tallahassee, Fl)

Comment by Jenn


Link Here | Mar 7, '07,

DEAR AARON,
IT IS SO REFRESHING TO HEAR SOMEONE SAY THAT GOD DIDN’T CAUSE SOMETHING. USUALY THE FIRST THING THAT COMES OUT OF PEOPLES MOUTHS IS WHY IS GOD DOING THIS TO US.
GOD GAVE US ALL FREE WILL AND MANKIND SURE HAS DONE A BAD JOB WITH IT.
GOD KNOWS HOW MUCH YOU AND JAMIE LOVE YOUR CHILDREN. AND ONLY GOD KNOWS HOW THINGS WILL TURN OUT.
WE ARE ALL PRAYING FOR PARKER TO BE MADE COMPLETELY WELL AND GOD WILL GET YOU ALL BACK TO YOUR HOME AND BACK TO A NORMAL LIFE.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL AND KEEP YOU SAFE
LOVE
FROM THE MCKEOWNS OF PARSONSFIELD MAINE

Comment by ANNIE MCKEOWN |


Link Here | Mar 7, '07,

I’ve got your back Little Man.. and I will not let go of you and Jesus until you are well and home again. The same Savior who took those stripes so you could be healed is alive and well. The same yesterday today and forever… He is your healer. I speak life and health into your body. Your miracle will be His Glory… Hang in there Mom and Dad.

Comment by Patricia Lloyd


Link Here | Mar 7, '07,

Dear Underwood Family,

My husband and I pray regularly for Parker and all of you. The web site is wonderful for keeping all of us who are praying informed.

A lady from my church (Faith Lutheran in DeLand) asked me after our Lenten service tonight how Parker is doing. She doesn’t have a computer or Internet access, but she’s a member of our Prayer Chain. With the updates on the web site, I can keep her informed about what’s going on.

We don’t know why all this is happening, but we do know that we have a God who loves us and does hear our prayers. We know He always answers, but we don’t know yet how He will answer our prayers for you and Parker.

Stay strong in the Lord.

Blessings,
Faith Eriksen

Comment by Faith Eriksen


Link Here | Mar 7, '07,

Aaron, we found your random thoughts today a true inspiration. You and Jamie are so loved and rich blessings are being heaped on you both by the Christian family around the globe. We are glad to be counted in that number and have complete trust in God’s loving care and in His great wisdom to answer the prayers everyone offers for the healing of your precious Parker. And may He grant you the strength you both need each hour of every day. Our love –
Grandma and Grandpa, Cape Coral, FL

Comment by Joyce Baxter |


Link Here | Mar 7, '07,

God has heard all your
prayers that are going out for you and your family! God bless xoxox hugs to u love yas

Comment by sofia dejony


Link Here | Mar 7, '07,

Jamie,
What a test and testimony the last three and a half weeks has been. It seems like a dream doesn’t it? I was just thinking about the conversation we were having over the phone an hour or so before you got the call with the lab results of his blood work from the Dr. office that day. We thought that night would be a fun night out at a ladies Bible study. Only the Lord knew in advance, that the evening would not go as we had planned. That night, we prayed for you at our Bible study, as Aaron speed down I-4 towards Arnold Palmer. I can’t imagine what was going through your mind at that point. So much has taken place since that night…But one thing remains the same, the Heavenly Father has not nor will ever forsake you. When I see you with your children at the hospital, my heart breaks so deeply for you. I know how you long to hold your prescious babies in your own home and have them healthy along with having your “normal” life back. Jamie, YOU have inspired me to hug my children more, PLAY with them more, and focus on them when I am at home with them, instead of stressing out about keeping my house totally spotless and getting through my daily to-do list…I have learned not only to appreciate what I have, but now to CHERISH what I have been given from God. Jamie, you are an amazing mother to all ” three” of your children. The Lord has appointed YOU to be their mother. He knew that you were a perfect match for Parker. Before you even knew Parker’s name, or held him in your arms for the first time, Jesus Christ knew you would be the perfect mother for Parker on this journey one day. He appointed this time from the beginning of time. He has given you the strength to make it through. You can do ALL things through Him! (Phil 4:13) God has given you such a beautiful gift to so many other moms. Your journey has helped me cherish my “normal” life, dirty dishes and stinky laundry too! The Lord brought you to Deland for a purpose, and He is allowing your family to go through this journey for a purpose as well (Jer. 29:11). Rest assured this purpose will be used for His Glory!!! We are grateful for a successful surgery tonight, so many were praying!
I am thankful you enjoyed your new photos, both in the MOPS scrapbook and the collage from Stacia. What a true treasure.

Jamie, CHERISH your new “normal.” Each moment passes so quickly.

Thank you for allowing me to be a part of this journey with your family. Your friendships mean so much to both Jeff and myself.
You are Deeply Loved by us and the Body of Christ,
Melody Dowdy
Deland Florida
Stetson Baptist Church MOPS Group

Comment by Melody Dowdy


Link Here | Mar 8, '07,

Aaron and Jamie,
Just know that Stetson Baptist continues to lift all of your family to the Lord during this faith-trying and faith-building time in your journey with Him. We, too, are praying for Parker’s complete healing and that as you fit into God’s desires and will for your little boy HE will be glorified by your testimony of His great works on your behalf. You’re in our hearts. IN HIM, Pastor David and Cathey

Comment by Pastor David and Cathey Goodroe


Link Here | Mar 8, '07,

I don’t know you and your family, but your story has made it to Indianapolis, IN. My family and I will pray for you all and little Parker. God works many miracles, and I’m sure Parker will be one of them :-)

God Bless you

Comment by Tracy in Indianapolis


Link Here | Mar 8, '07,

I can’t help but have tears in my eyes right now. My prayers and thoughts are with Parker for a recovery that will make him smile the biggest smile if he can just go home. I’ve never been able to have a child, I feel close to him and I’ve never had the pleasure to meet him. Keep up the strength, God is always close.

Comment by Kris Dunn, Kettering, Ohio


Link Here | Mar 8, '07,

Thanks, Jim & Joyce for including us in this prayer request. We are praying for Parker and family. We will pass the prayer request onto our church here in Gloucester, VA. We know that pray does work. Mark

Comment by Mark Holthouse


Link Here | Mar 8, '07,

Thanks Jim & Joyce for the info. I am Praying for them all.

Comment by Marie Fitch


Link Here | Mar 8, '07,

Jim & Joyce, I went to the dedication of the Church at Our Lady of Light on Sunday and I noted that the Underwood family was listed in the bulletin requesting prayers from parishoners…the dedication was beautiful and I know many prayers will be going their way….

Comment by Jack Adams


Link Here | Mar 8, '07,

Thanks for the info. I am Praying for them all

Comment by Marie Fitch


Link Here | Mar 8, '07,

Aaron & Jamie

I am jennifer’s aunt. I just want you to know I am praying for Parker’s recovery. God is good & he loves all of you . call on him for strength. He is there for you. I love you guys and I am praying for your strength as well. I know your pain . I just came through this with my daughter. Our song from God was “VICTORY IS MINE , VICTORY IS MINE, VICTORY TODAY IS MINE, I TOLD THE DEVIL GET THEE BEHIND VICTORY TODAY IS MINE” . My daughter finished her treatments in February. I hope you will make this your song as well. God bless you all.

Comment by Latrelle Ratliff


Link Here | Mar 8, '07,

E-mail from Jack Adams passed on to you.
Jim, & Joyce I went to the dedication of the Church at Our Lady of Light on Sunday and I noted that the Underwood family was listed in the bulletin requesting prayers from parishoners…the dedication was beautiful and I know many prayers will be going their way….

E-mail from Mark Holthouse passed on to you:
Thanks, Jim & Joyce, for sending this. We are praying for the Parker and family. This family has been added to Christ Church prayer chain, Gloucester, VA

From Joyce: It is a blessing to me to know how many people are praying for Parker and his family. It is awsome to know that we cam multiply the power of prayer just by sending an email to all our friends. Pleople and whole churches all over this country are praying for you all. May God continue to walk close beside you all.

Comment by Jim & Joyce Joray


Link Here | Mar 8, '07,

Just wanted you to know we are praying for Parker’s healing and for your family here in Orlando. And thank you for sharing your thoughts through this – what a blessing to hear how the body of Christ is encouraging you! It makes us treasure our little treasures even more. May God bless and uphold you with his mighty hands.

Comment by Ann


Link Here | Mar 8, '07,

Jamie and Aaron:
Bill Loy included me in his general e-mail when Parker was diagnosed, and I have been checking the web-site regularly ever since. Thanks so much for the time and energy (and emotional energy) you give for the updates. It helps so much to pray specifically.

And thank God for the internet. How God has used it in this situation – thousands of God’s people able to share this journey with you. It’s awesome (and I mean that literally, nnot as contemporary slang) to consider this blessing.

Paul tells us to “weep with those who weep” and we have done so. I’m eagerly awaiting the day I can “rejoice” with you as you celebrate Parker’s return to health.

What a great God!

Mary Stam, Colorado Springs

Comment by Mary Stam


Link Here | Mar 8, '07,

Aaron,
As a father who has recently been going through the illness of a son, I can relate to your comments on a very personal level. On December 1, 2006, our 24 year old son was badly injured as a backseat passenger in a one car accident. He had two abdominal surgeries and a back surgery. Now almost 3 ½ months later he can walk with a cane, has a colostomy and no bladder control, and may be in that condition the rest of his life. He faces more surgery. He had no job, no health insurance and no auto insurance of any significant amount. At latest count his bills are $275,000 and rising. Through all of this God has blessed us immeasurably. I write this not for sympathy, but only to give you a point of reference from where I’m coming and hopefully encouragement. Not being from a more computer literate generation (I’m 62) I have only resorted to emails to communicate with the thousands who have been praying for our son, and they have been faithful in doing so, and in replying to the emails. I applaud your much more useful website with the ability for people to post so that others can see their responses. I’d like to encourage you to not be guilty about feeling Parker’s recovery is the most important thing in the world, it is. Yes, there are others with needs, but Parker needs you and Jamie to make him your focus, and you are doing that. It is ok to doubt your efforts, and even your resolve, at times. We are only human and without God’s empowerment we aren’t up to the task, but with it we are more than capable. Your example of prayer, and faith, will impact people’s lives in ways you’ll never know. Thanks for sharing your story with others so their lives can be impacted by the blessings God is pouring out in your and Parker’s lives. That knot in the pit of your stomach is normal. Whether it is the product of doubt, fear, worry, concern, anxiety, desire or whatever word you could use to describe its source, it is there and real. Don’t let its existence cause you to doubt yourself, or your faith. Our bodies react to stress and you’re there. At the same time you’re exhausted you’re also exhilarated which is a conflicted state for the body. Accept it. Above all, keep praying, trusting God, and allowing others to help and support you and your family. They are blessed by being blessings to you. I have Parker on my PDA and at 8:30 each morning it rings to remind me (if I haven’t already remembered) to pray for him and you. I will continue to pray for your family, and Parker’s full recovery. One of the most incredible blessings we’ve received in our journey has been to have others with stories like ours, and yours, share them with us. If you should want to talk to someone who is a little further down the road, I’d be glad to talk with you. I’m in the Orlando phone book.

Cleat Simmons

Comment by Cleat Simmons


Link Here | Mar 8, '07,

HI sorry that i have not left any comments lately my internet has been kind of funny.
i love the pictures that you put up there so cute.
even thoe i had not been able to sign on i have been praying for little parker. and how are you guys holding up?
my prayers continue……also i havent been able to go to the teacher that i gave the box to but i will next week to see how its going. well love sarah
xoxo

Comment by sarah


Link Here | Mar 8, '07,

Jamie and Aaron, I just wanted to touch base with the two of you and let you know that all of you have been in my thoughts and prayers since the first time I entered this site and saw beautiful Parker. Jamie, I hope that you are doing especially well with your impending delivery and want you to know that I am praying for your entire family and my heart is full of love for each one of you. Stay strong and positive. The Light is there.
Love Wende Lee

Comment by Wende and Ezell Lee


Link Here | Mar 8, '07,

Dear Love ones
I am writting this to let you know that first and formost prayer prayer prayers are always so powerful, We have been praying for your entire family. I wanted to let you know and maybe give you some information about a friend of mine that had the same typpe of problem. His Doctor asked him if he would be intrested in trying a new type of care along with his chemo. What the Doctor said was totally amazing to me but it worked for along while. It is called a mouse diet ask your Doctor about it and see if it will trick the immune system and bring his count down to normal. I know that God puts people in your lives to be in prayer and some to share your pain with you about their pain in this time in your lives. I just wanted you to know that you are in our prayers and will continue to be in our prayers always. I pray for Help and understanding and the spirit of the Holy Spirit to take over this situation, and will this will happen! I trust in our Lord and know that we all serve a awesome God and a God of Promise. We ask that his will be made whole.And may God and our Lord Jesus comfort you and keep you in his loving arms of protection. We claim this in VICTORY and ask for many to pray for you and your entire family as it does effect all and the dear ones that are close to you.As I read all the E-mails I see one thing in common ( PRAYER) comfort and understanding. I ask that God Bless you all and be of great comfort to you and if we can do anything please E-mail us or call us just to recieve comfort in voice as well. May God continue to hold you up and keep you all strong and know that you all are loved and all are being prayed for. Contact us if I or Connie can be of any comfort to you. No one can understand why or how to handle this type of situation but you and your God and your Savior Jesus Christ our Lord and master. Greater is he that is in you than he that is in the world GOD IS GREATER ( than anything ) God Bless you and keep you all safe.
In Christ Love and prayers we do pray for healing comfort and most of all his will to be done .
AMEN
God Bless You All . We Love you !!!
Bob & Connie ( The Walk Of Life Photo Ministries.)
Deltona Lake Baptist Church
Deltona Florida

Comment by Bob Vincent & Connie Bush


Link Here | Mar 9, '07,

I just read the updates and want to say my continued prayers are with you all and little parker. I hope thinkgs start to slowly look up and he starts to eat and drink more, ask for gatorde, this is one thing my daughter loved, the purple one..lol
and for eating try some ravioli and frenchfries, i pray he starts eating and drinking more and the fevers stop coming
back.
I pray he goes into remission soon, it will be a long journey but once your at the end of it all and he is all better you will look back and wonder how you got through it, the answer is god is holding you all very tightly and will take care of your family the same way he did for us.
lots of love and hugs from your friends here in california
Sally & Family

Comment by Sally Medel


Link Here | Mar 9, '07,

No child should ever have to go through such an awful thing. You and your family will be in my immediate prayers now and for ever more. May God bless you and your family while going through this test of faith and may God ease your pain as he will undoubtebly take your pain away.

Comment by Drukeenu


Link Here | Mar 9, '07,

Dear Children: I feel that is what you are to me as I have been following Parker’s Journey since the 16th of February. I share all the updates with my daughter and we pray constantly for Parker and all the family. Payton gets an extra prayer because of going through this with her baby brother. We have also added Baby Underwood because he/she will definitely be sharing in this journey. I always wonder how someone would face this if they don’t know the Lord. I know that He is the one that is giving you the strength and faith through all this. I know He understands exactly what you are going through. One of my favorite songs is “The God Of The Mountain is Still God In The Valley” . One of my favorite Scriptures is Psalm 46 (several verses) and I have learned that “The longer I serve Him , the sweeter He grows.” Please know that we will continue to keep you all in prayer. God Bless-You are all so very special. In His Hands – Marge & Keri

Comment by Marge Baldwin


Link Here | Mar 9, '07,

Thanks to you both for keeping this updated and for being so honest and open about your journey through this process – my little dude, Maddox, is 3 years old and I get so heartsick thinking about your sweet son having to be so tough and probably not really being able to comprehend what this is all about –
You are all in my prayers and I expect nothing less than miracles for all of you –

:)

Comment by Cherrah Johnson Muscato


Link Here | Mar 9, '07,

Thanks Jesus for your healing virtue going through Parker…for YOUR Keeping HANDS upon him and the family. Your Loving Kindness IS better than anything..we Love you ,Jesus!
Blessings,
Billie
Harrison,Ark

Comment by Billie


Link Here | Mar 10, '07,

My heart goes out to handsome little Parker and his family. Trust in God and no matter what happens, Parker will be taken care of. I pray for his quick recovery.

Comment by Betty Wyatt


Link Here | Mar 10, '07,

Aaron and Jamie–I am one of those that you have never met-I am one that hits your site once a day for your updates,I do this because it helps me direct mey prayers better towards your daily needs. I pray that soon, very soon you will have that giggling little boy back running all around,”driving you crazy’,I pray for your strenghth to endure what still lays ahead, I pray that your last few weeks of pregnancy goes easy for you, that your finance stay strong, all bills being met and that a year from now it will be all back to normal.
Thirteen years ago we were praying for my brothers son as he went thru so much of the same things your little one is going thru, I look at John now and see a grown “man” of 18 in his first year of college—I pray that you will have the same—a God touched full healing for your son. I will contine you read your daily postings til they are not needed any more . God Bless you both, your daughter, and your new little one to be—but esp. Parker—yes esp. Parker touch him Lord with the healing power that can only come from you, we thankyou ahead for this–in Jesus name—–amen

Comment by Daryl and Ron Fogarty


Link Here | Mar 10, '07,

I just want you to know that I’m praying for Parker and for your family. God bless you all.

Comment by Cindy


Link Here | Mar 10, '07,

DEAR AARON, JAMIE, PAYTEN AND PARKER,
IT IS SO WONDERFUL TO HEAR SOME GOOD NEWS.MUST BE TEN TIMES MORE WONDERFUL FOR YOU.
WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR THIS WEBSITE SO WE CAN KEEP CHECKING ON PARKER AND THE REST OF YOU.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL AND KEEP YOU SAFE
GOD’S BLESSINGS BE WITH YOU ALWAYS
LOVE FROM THE MCKEOWNS OF MAINE

Comment by Annie McKeown |


Link Here | Mar 10, '07,

Emily Johnson recently told me about little Parker and we just wanted you guys to know that we are praying for you. We pray that God wraps his big wonderful arms around your whole family and loves on you like only he can. And we especially pray for remission for Parker.
Parker is also going to have much of Signal Mtn., TN and YL of Chattanooga praying for him as well. This is a quote from Nouwen’s “With Open Hands” by an unnamed man:
“Hope means to keep living amid desperation and to keep humming in the darkness. Hoping is knowing that there is love, it is trust in tomorrow it is falling asleep and waking again when the sun rises. In the midst of a gale at sea, it is to discover land. In the eyes of another it is to see that he understands you…As long as there is still hope there will also be prayer…And God will be holding you in his hands.”
Ruth Ann and Hayne Steen
Sam (our 4 year old) is praying for Parker too!

Comment by Ruth Ann


Link Here | Mar 10, '07,

May God Bless you and watch over you all. You’re in my thoughts and prayers. I don’t know you, yet we’re linked because we’re parents. I’ve never met you, but we’re linked because of our almighty. What a wonderful gracious enduring family you have. As I started this with a “May God Bless,” I end with “May Good Bless and watch over you all.”
Many prayers,
Family of 3 boys Chicago, ILLinois.
If there is anything we can do, please pray and through God we will hear and help!

Comment by Elizabeth Beutjer-Feldman


Link Here | Mar 11, '07,

Dear Parker,
I love you. I miss you. I hope you feel better soon.

Love,
Katie Marie Book

Comment by Katie Book


Link Here | Mar 11, '07,

Parker,
I…..Love…..You!!! Parker, I miss you. I hope you are feeling better. All your life. I hope I can visit you soon! I am praying to God for you to get better.

Love,
Lauren Nicole Book

Comment by Lauren


Link Here | Mar 11, '07,

Parker,
I love you too, little guy! I miss you and I am praying every day for you to get well so you can come play at my house again!!! It seems like forever ago that you were here! I can’t wait until I can come visit you too.

Love,
Aunt April

Comment by April


Link Here | Mar 11, '07,

What an absolutely beautiful entry from Grandma Fine. It brought chills and tears! I hope you guys were able to get some rest last night and enjoyed your time together as much as she enjoyed her time with Parker. What a blessing! I truly believe this will transform your entire family and all the people you come in contact with.

love you guys. give kisses to payton (from coco of course !) XOXOXO!!!! ~Alissa :)

Comment by Alissa Holcomb


Link Here | Mar 11, '07,

Jamie and Family- I can’t even tell you how sorry I was to hear the news about Parker. Then I thought about it and realized that Parker is the son of the one of the strongest woman I know and that alone has to pull you through all this. If you need anything at all don’t hesitate to call me. I am praying to God everyday with the confidence that he hears and will help Parker get through it. I love you guys and won’t stop hoping and praying. God Bless You All!

Comment by josieandcaleb


Link Here | Mar 11, '07,

Hi Underwood Family- Just wanted you to know that we are all still praying for you down here in Jupiter/North Palm. My two year old and I say prayers for Parker and your family every night and then I come in here to check your posts after he’s gone to bed. The update from Grandma was truly touching and we’re so glad Parker’s fever is gone. I can’t believe how your whole situation has touched our lives and many others. Over 17,000 people visited this site! Incredible! We’re sending a care package soon and we also have a coupon for the Cord Blood Registry for $150 off if you can use that! Keep the faith!
The Dillons

Comment by Kathryn Dillon


Link Here | Mar 12, '07,

What a beautiful entry from Grandma. It all comes down to love…from mother and father to child…from Grandparents…from God above.

Thank you for sharing that and giving us all a reminder of love and gentleness.

… Darcy

Comment by Darcy McGowan


Link Here | Mar 12, '07,

Jamie,
I can’t tell you how much it made my day to hear about how well Parker did yesterday and I’m sure it was a big boost to you too!! We’re continueing to pray each day and God will see you all through this just keep holding His hand!!

Love,
Sarah Peyton

Comment by The Peytons


Link Here | Mar 12, '07,

Aaron, Jamie, Payton and Parker…as well as your wonderful grandparents… I just wanted you to know that you are in my heart and my prayers daily. My son had A.L.L. when he was just 2 and now he is 15. I say that to remind you…(not like you need it), that there is a light at the end of this tunnel. Like you I often wondered at the why’s and then realized that there was a reason for everything…someday…now even, my son has a wonderful testimony to the love, grace and healing power of Jesus Christ. Please know that if there is anything that our family can do for you we are happy to do it. We live in Deland and would be happy to help in any way we can. I will continue to pray for your beautiful son, strength and courage for you two, peace for his sister, your living situation and your family unit as well. We send our love and prayers. The Veitch Family

Comment by Shannon Veitch


Link Here | Mar 12, '07,

Dear Underwoods,
I am a single mother with two children, one of them being very close to Parker’s age, size and even looks. I can’t tell you how your story has broke my heart! I will continue to pray for you all. I know you are getting many comments daliy but if there’s anything I can do please let me know!

Sincerely,
Trish Petty
Haley (4) and Gunner (2) too!

Comment by Trish Petty


Link Here | Mar 12, '07,

Dear Parker and family,

Although I have never met you I am very touched by you. I joined the Facebook group and have been praying for Parker.

I am a grad student at FSU and will be graduating in August. This past semester I joined TEAM in Training which supports the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. I have several honored patients and would be honored if I could add Parker. I have never been much of a runner, so any extra inspiration always helps. Please feel free to contact me through email. Also if you want to view my website feel free to http://www.active.com/donate/tntnofl/tntnoflJSmith

I hope this note finds you well!

-James

Comment by James Smith


Link Here | Mar 12, '07,

Hi Jamie and Parker,

Jamie, so glad to hear you were able to leave the hospital for a few hours over the weekend. I know these last few weeks have been hard not seeing much but the hospital room and your room at Ronald McDonald House. What would you do without family? The comments from your mom were very touching, knowing how we feel about Parker and the rest of you guys,I can’t imagine being in her shoes.
Parker, I knew you would be cruising the halls with Payton before too long! You’re a tough little boy and you are going to come through this!
Bob and I have both been sick with colds and bronchitis, so we won’t come up until we are sure we are well.
The last few updates have been great! We will continue to pray until Paker is home with Momma, Daddy, Payton and his new sibling.
Call if you need anything!

Love,
Brenda

Comment by Brenfarr


Link Here | Mar 12, '07,

WOW! today marks four weeks of this journey for your family towards Parker’s healing! Keep strong in the Lord He alone can carry you through the next four weeks and this whole process towards recovery! We love you and are believing that God will be glorified in this! Love you-The Dowdy Family
DeLand Florida

Comment by Melody Dowdy


Link Here | Mar 12, '07,

Hi Friends,

Thanks for your updates, and such a sweet one from grandma. Praying that you are all filled with wisdom, courage, peace and hope (and of course for Parker to be healed)! Be encouraged, you all are AMAZING, thanks for letting all of us in on this journey with you and for blessing others with your faith, struggles and how God is working DAILY in Parker’s life.

:) Ame

Comment by Ame See


Link Here | Mar 12, '07,

Hello Underwoods:
What a joy to hear that Parker had such a good day yesterday! It helped dry my tears from reading Grandma Fine’s comments. My heart goes out to her, as I can only imagine how her heart aches as a grandma, and as a mother, watching her child and grandchild go through such difficult times. I’m glad that she is as strong as her daughter, and is able to help ease some of your burdens. Jamie, I have to tell you that of all the people I’ve told about this site, and all the friends and family, one thing holds true for all of us… Parker’s plight has made us all realize how blessed we are and how thankful we should be that we are not having to go through what you all are, and we thank you for those reminders of all the things we all seem to take for granted. Your life can change in the blink of an eye, and nothing will be the same. Thank God for your strength and courage to tell all of us how lucky we are. It’s amazing how much people take for granted, isn’t it? I am praying for you all, and thank you again for teaching this mother just how lucky I am that my beautiful daughter is healthy. Love to you and yours.
Lori Corbitt

Comment by Lori Corbitt


Link Here | Mar 12, '07,

Dear Jamie and Aaron~
I have just spent over a hour reading the letters on this site. WOW!!! It is wonderful to see all the love and support your family has in your time of need! I was so touched by reading your moms’ letter that I cried my eyes out! It made me think about Pierce, my 3 year old grandson, who is healthy, happy and a little on the wild side. How blessed we are to have him in our family since Haley and Aaron got married! He is everything to me just like Parker and Payton are to your parents! I can hear your moms’ pain but know that her love is more healing than she realizes. I will continue to pray for complete healing in Parker and thanking God for all that he is doing now and in the future. You are always in my thoughts! I Love You!!! Clare

Comment by Clare Richards


Link Here | Mar 12, '07,

To: Grandma Fine re; Friday night with Grandma Posted on March 10th, 2007 Hello Grandma Fine
My name is Gramma Lesley (Lesley Caveness) and I live in Bothell, WA. I first read about Parker in a prayer request that came to me from my Prayer Warrior email group.
The similarities in his case and that of our granddaughter’s, Avery, were so similar that it took me aback. I think they’re close in age as well as she was born July 11, 2005. Avery was airlifted to a hospital in Missoula MT on Feb. 11, while you were beginning your battle for Parker’s life in a Florida hospital. The room, the crib, all the tubes and implements—.the look in Parker’s eyes—all so similar.
My husband and I prayed then for Parker and have everyday since. I’ve seen the power of prayer in my life over and over. It always seems so odd to me that people will say “all we can do now is pray”. I believe it is the MOST and the BEST we can do!!
I read your post of March 10–and just wept! For you, for Parker–for what those kids are going through. And for all the babies everywhere in hospitals that aren’t lucky enough to have a grandma like you. Your words, literally, could have been written by me. I, too, rocked little Avery and held her until she dozed and then awoke crying…only to be comforted back to sleep because Gramma was there. I sang to her the songs I sang to my baby 33 yrs ago–her mommy. You don’t know me nor I you–but that’s all transcended by our love–for our children and our grandchild. We are Grandmas! I can feel your fears…feel your thankfulness that you have him to smell and hold and love because I’ve felt those exact feelings myself. I absolutely know your greatfulness at the nurses that are so caring and so skilled at what they’re doing with little people. They ease our minds and make it so much more “acceptable”. Can you believe that, even though a Ron. McDonald House is right by that hospital, they allowed my husband and myself to have a room down the hall to stay in so we could be close?! We had a shower, TV, bed–even put in a cot and made it up for my husband. About 3 am the first night I heard a knock as the door opened spilling light into the room–and a nurse asked “Are you Grandma? If so, you are needed in Avery’s room” Panic set in as I hurried down to her room. My daughter needed to use the bathroom and rather than upset Avery or cause her a minute’s trauma, they came and got me to hold her. Such caring surpasses understanding. I pray for Parker’s nurses continued good hearts and strength.
I write because I wanted you to know that I am here…and I support you, honor you, pray for you. We always pray for Parker. As well as Payton and Jamie & Aaron. I realiaze that I am just one of the probably thousands–or more–just like me that are praying and sending love. I hope you feel it.Matthew 18:19 Love & prayers from “another grandma”

Comment by Gramma Lesley in WA


Link Here | Mar 12, '07,

Thank you Grandma Fine for sharing your heart. Still parying for you all and look forward to the day I get to visit you all again. To God be the Glory for all He is doing in you and though you.
Because of His Grace,
Susan Bennett

Comment by Susan Bennett


Link Here | Mar 12, '07,

Jamie & Aaron-
It was such a pleasure meeting you today. As I mentioned, I had heard of your story through emails that had been shared. To meet you today, realize what a smal world it is, and how God has connected us all to one another.
Pleae know that my family will be praying for you all!
If you need anything while ou are at the hospital, please don’t hesitate to call or email me.
May the Lord bless you tonight.
Warmly-
Chris

Comment by Chris Stowers


Link Here | Mar 12, '07,

Hi Aaron, Jamie & Parker,

This is Aunt Colleen’s brother. Your family is brought up in our prayers and we trust that God has Parker in His hand every moment of every day. Trust in Jesus and he will never leave you disappointed.
“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:1
Love in Jesus,
Brian, Dawn, Jen & Tim Weber

Comment by Brian Weber


Link Here | Mar 12, '07,

Hi there,
Thank you Grandma Fine for sharing with all of us looking in…I read in a book one time, Maybe it was called Embraced by the light or something like that . It was written from a women who was in heaven…And when she looked down on the earth there were thousands of beams of light coming towards heaven. Some were very dim, and some were very strong..And some were so, so bright that they seemed to go through “heaven” so brightly that God could not miss them…So the lady asked what were all of these lights? The angels explained that these were the prayers of the people…And the lady asked why were some so dim while others were so bright? and the angels explained that the dim ones were the prayers that were spoken….(I picture those prayers like sort of when we say the pledge of allegiance…Just words…little thought) And the brightest of the bright were the prayers of mothers for their children…I know that one can never pray harder than for the life of your chlid. Yet I never concidered How the Grandmas must feel praying for your daughter and grandchild I pray that God takes extra care of these granmothers…For they love their children. and even us as adult chldren need our moms. THank you GOd for our moms.
Robbie

Comment by ROBBIE SELBY


Link Here | Mar 12, '07,

Underwoods, I haven’t posted yet because I don’t have any words to say. I just wanted you to know that we read the updates nightly and are constantly praying for your whole family. Thank you for keeping us informed on specific ways to call out to God for Parker.
Bethany
Young Life St. Augustine

Comment by Bethany Forbes


Link Here | Mar 13, '07,

Aaron and Jamie – your updates are the first thing I read in the morning as I pray for Parker. Our campaigner groups, committee and churches are praying for you all as well.

Blessings,
Patsy
Young Life Polk County

Comment by Patsy Goers


Link Here | Mar 13, '07,

Here are a few words from a song which has becom my prayer for Parker.
God on high
Hear my prayer
In my need
You have always been there
He is young
He’s afraid
Let him rest
Heaven blessed.
Bring him home
Bring him home
Bring him home

Bring him peace
Bring him joy
He is young
He is only a boy.

You can take
You can give
Let him be
Let him live.
Bring him home
Bring him home.

Praying that our gracious Lord will supply all you needs. So thankful that God has guided and provided. He will continue, because he promised He would.

Tim
:)

Comment by Tim Bottles


Link Here | Mar 13, '07,

Hello Underwood Family! I wanted to share some words of encouragment with you.

Sunday our pastor gave a message on just how big our God is! It really got me thinking about little Parker. Our God is so big that he was able to create the whole universe. There isn’t a star in the sky that he doesn’t know about and yet, even though he is so big and strong, he is also so soft and loving. He is our father and he is with Parker right now. When moments get rough, jesus is right there holding Parker’s little hand. When you hurt and cry, he is the one catching the tears and bringing comfort. Nothing is too big for our God! If our God can send his only son to be crucified and raise again to save us, then I KNOW that he can fully heal Parker and he will!! We are members at Stetson Baptist church but have found a new church closer to home. We still get updates from out Sunday school class about Parker. I want you all to know that he REMAINS in our prayers. I can’t imagine the pain and uncertainty you are experiencing, BUT know this…Our God is big! He is HUGE and he will NEVER leave your side…or Paker’s. I am praying for complete healing of your little boy. I have a little guy turning 2 on the 25th and I just can’t imagine. The strength God has given you all is truly a testimony. God bless you!!

Brandon, Merri and little Aiden

Comment by Merri Bullington


Link Here | Mar 13, '07,

Cousin Alice, Jamie & Aaron – Tonya & I keep up with you daily – you are never far from our thoughts and prayers. Remember, for everytime that you are inspired – you are inspiring and giving someone else strength thru your experience. Sally

Comment by Sally Young


Link Here | Mar 13, '07,

Just a reminder that your Stetson Baptist Church friends and Sunday School classes are lifting you up daily.

We pray for and look forward to the day when you can re-join us in church and all three of your children can run around with all the other kids.

God Bless you and Keep you in His Strong, Healing, and Gentle hands.

Nicole and Robbie Harper

Comment by Nicole Harper


Link Here | Mar 13, '07,

Hi parker and family ive continued my prayes for little parker everyday. i passed by my teachers class today to cheak on the box and unfortunitly she hadent taken it out of the room from where i had left it for her to take out. but she will. my love to all in the hospitol love sarah xoxo

Comment by sarah


Link Here | Mar 13, '07,

Jamie, Aaron, Payton & Parker,
All of you are always in our prayers and in our hearts! Hope to see all of you in Ft. Myers soon! Maybe you and Laurie will deliver on the same day!

Love and Hugs,
Mason & Judy Scott

Comment by Judy and Mason Scott |


Link Here | Mar 13, '07,

Yea!!!! So glad to hear Parker is up and playing and eating well. Brysen and I pray each morning for his cousin Parker. I printed out a pictureof Parker and it’s hanging right next to Brysen’s at my desk so each time I walk by I smile as I think of the two of the running and playing togeather soon and to remind myself to thank God for such precious little boy’s and for a full healing for Parker. God Bless Angela Surguine

Comment by Angela Surguine (Holly and Mandy’s Mom


Link Here | Mar 14, '07,

Dear Parker family,

My name is Ben Kimmell from Perry, FL. I have been following Parker’s condition on the website since the first days it was up. I wish I could tell you how desperately I am praying for him and for the family. I’ve read the thoughts posted by dad, grandma, and mom and have been so moved by the loving care you all are providing to precious little Parker. I know we are supposed to be encouraging you, but I find myself moved by your strength and faith in God. And what can we say about the love and mercy our Lord shows to us in these deepest moments of need? His mercy and love endure forever. I love you all very much and will continue to intercede on behalf of Parker and the family. “Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us. To Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen.”

Comment by Ben Kimmell


Link Here | Mar 14, '07,

Hey this is alex you know the future king/chef/smurf/soccer player. I just wanted to tell you that I’m thinking about you and praying for parker, you and aaron. and i hope that we can go down there and see you guys sometime. i really enjoyed my stay down there with you guys it was great. Id do it again in a heartbeat. Thanks again and stuff and i hope you guys are comfortable down there. but i dont think id be able to stand it in that place with ronald mcdonald i mean *that guy scares the crud out of me* there arent any statues or anything like that with him that is there? well it was nice semi-communicating with you guys again. your favorite nephew/whatever you wana call me as long as i am your favorite ^^
Love,
Alex a.k.a. chef or as i am now
being called by certain people,
Henry

Comment by Colleen Benn


Link Here | Mar 14, '07,

Hi, Parker and family :-) Blessings to each of you from our LORD…at our church on Sunday we had communion and I lifted you and family in prayer….I know in HIM that all these things WILL work to your good….HIS promises are ‘yea and amen’ for you…so we send our love and keep on praying until its all done, in Jesus’ Name :-)
Love in HIM,
Billie

Comment by Billie


Link Here | Mar 14, '07,

i work with Sally Young and I am blessed by reading the comments on the emails to Parker. It is so good to know that they are people out there that still believe and depend on God the one that CAN do all things. I don’t understand why it always seens that bad things happen to good people, but I do know that GOD does not make mistakes! And I do believe that Parker is being healed and God will use Parker’s situation to touch lives. Or to let us know God is God his ways is higher than ours. I don’t know how people face these kinds of sitation without God. I want you to know that Parker and his family is on our prayer list at Refuge Christian Center, my church as all these others has him on there prayer list.. And I am so glad they are no distance in prayer. Again take care and know that prayers are for you all over the world! Thank you for sharing with us and showing us that God Does still move. Grandma I know this is a special time for you and Parker. There is no one like GRANDMA or thats what my boys think. God bless you! Praying also for Jamie to have a easy delivery with # 3.

Comment by Wanda Barnett


Link Here | Mar 14, '07,

Jamie, Aaron, Payton, Parker, and Baby Underwood,

It’s very evident that the Lord wants your family to personally experience His love and power in a huge way. Look at your support team! He must have an amazing plan for the Underwoods.

Remember that Jesus said, “I have told you this so that you will have peace of heart and mind. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows; but cheer up, for I have overcome the world.” -John 16:33 That’s the same God that is healing Parker at this very moment! He overcame the world, and He will help you to overcome this, too.

I used to drive past your RMH every day on my way to work, and I could sense the presence of the Holy Spirit coming from that place. The air around the building actually feels warmer. God is definitely working there.

Be encouraged, Underwoods. Your faith will increase exponentially through this experience, and it will impact your ministry to others for eternity. I’m praying for you always.

In Christ’s Love,
Brenda Reff

Comment by Brenda Reff


Link Here | Mar 14, '07,

hey friends. just wanted to let you know that we are still thinking about you and praying for you every day. jamie, i’m thinking especially about you. i’m due april 12th. it’s hard enough to be 8 months pregnant without all that you have going on. i pray you have strength and continue to feel well during this last month.
we love you all.

Comment by Angie, Brad and Emma Elliott


Link Here | Mar 14, '07,

As I log on daily I am so move by the way God is using you. You are so strong, so full of His love, so confident in His path, you are amazing! You give me daily strength as I pray for each of you, what a privledge to pray for such a Christ centered family. You are loved by so many, so many who may not know you personally, but who are connected to you through His love. Please know that although many of us may not post a daily note to you we ARE praying daily!! I pray that you feel God’s arms wrapped around you each day and that you fall into the comfort only He can provide.

Much love to your beautiful family,
Victoria Moller

Comment by Eric and Victoria Moller


Link Here | Mar 15, '07,

Good morning Underwoods!

I am so sorry to hear of Parker’s illness. But I am so encouraged by the progress on your website. You don’t know me, but that doesn’t matter, we are all the family of Christ. Your information was passed to me from a friend, who is a friend of your friend. We have passed this on to several other prayer warriors and prayer chains here in Florida and in Ohio, Georgia, and Colorado. We are all praying for little Parker and for all of you. We know that our dear Almighty God is with you and will sustain you. He is holding Little Parker in his arms. We pray for Parker’s healing and for the Lord to be with you all.

In Christ’s name,

Love to all of you

Mary

Comment by Mary Wood


Link Here | Mar 15, '07,

As time passes, just wanted to let you know that Parker is still in my thoughts (as are all of you) – a day has not gone by that haven’t thought about him, hoping that he was able to spend time playing and laughing, like every child should. Take good care.

Monette Blazer
Cincinnati, OH

Comment by Monette Blazer


Link Here | Mar 15, '07,

Hi Jamie,
I don’t know if you remember me, Colleen’s sister. I wanted you to know that I have been praying for ALL of you guys. I had also emailed the prayer chain all over the U.S.A. Will talk to you later and I will keep praying for you all.

Love, Patti

Comment by Patti Weber-Rohrer


Link Here | Mar 16, '07,

Your amazing story is changing the hearts of many people. God is answering prayers by giving you an awesome strength that is such a testimony already, because that strenght can only come from Him. I can’t wait to celebrate with you when we hear Parker is in remission.
Believing in Tallahassee FL,
Helen-Jean Thompson

Comment by Helen-Jean Thompson


Link Here | Mar 16, '07,

You don’t know me…but it’s Ok, I came to know you thru a friend who sent me the email in February. I want you to know that each & every morning since that day it is my routine to check this site to see Parker’s progress. I truly believe he will continue to make progress till he is completely healed by the hands of our lord. My heart goes out to you as having 2 girls of my own I can only imagine what you have felt, but it is obvious that you are loved & thought about and prayed for by hundreds of people. Although we may never meet, your family will always be in my prayers & god will continue to do his work and guide you thru this. I look forward to hearing about the day you all go home together! May god bless you today, tomorrow & always!

Comment by Dee in Cape Coral


Link Here | Mar 16, '07,

We love you guys! Please know that Parker and your family are in my prayers continuously!!!

Comment by Brandy Robinson


Link Here | Mar 16, '07,

Hey Guys-

I will be praying that all goes well today and that the lab results come back quickly on everything. I am sick now and Abby woke up with a high fever so the two of us will be off to the doctor this afternoon. We just can’t seem to get rid of the germs. I will pray that all goes well with us and that Bryan gets up to help with the move tomorrow. The pictures are great and you all look a little more rested…I think it’s because you guys are at peace with all of this and know God is with you all! Tell the new little one to settle it down!
Love-Becky

Comment by Becky


Link Here | Mar 16, '07,

I pray for Parker and your family each day! May God get you all through this journey safely and with great health!
You all are in my thoughts and prayers!
Kelly F.
p.s. Little sweet Parker-stay strong! :o)

Comment by Kelly F.


Link Here | Mar 16, '07,

Hi I am among the many across the country agreeing in prayer for God’s healing for Parker. I am a mom of a 2 boys 4 and 2 years old. I have shared your website with them and we are praying together as a family for Parker. I also wanted to say thank you for sharing through your “adventure” as I read the thoughts from dad I was reminded how precious every moment really is with our little angels. God’s many blessings be on your family.
In Christ,
Jessica
Longview, Wa

Comment by Jessica Schaeffer


Link Here | Mar 16, '07,

The new pictures are so beautiful! You are all in my thoughts & prayers.

Comment by Cindy J.


Link Here | Mar 16, '07,

Beautiful family pictures, I will be praying for your family. :)

Comment by Tatiana


Link Here | Mar 16, '07,

Special thoughts are with you this week, especially for the move. Thanks for the lovely pictures, just loved the ones with Parker enjoying a good laugh. You all look cheerful and positive and it surely would be great if you could have Parker’s company at Ronald McDonald House for a couple of nights. Naturally, the picture with Arnold Palmer was printed out to remind us, as reading all the thoughts people have posted do too, that there’s been so much love sent your way from so many people. Nothing but good can come from it all. Prayers still come for the strength only God can give. Take care of yourself, Jamie. We thought Payton looked very happy to be sharing the new baby within you. Has she accepted the names you’ve chosen?
Our love – Grandma & Grandpa in Cape Coral

Comment by Joyce Baxter |


Link Here | Mar 16, '07,

I came upon the enclosed verse while reading a book on autism a few weeks before I was diagnosed with AML. I then received a card with the same verse (from a woman whom I had never met ) my first week in the hospital. It always inspired me to remember that He holds us in the palm if His Hand and nothing can reach us that doesn’t go through Him first.
I am not sure of the author (although, I was told that it is from an old hymn).
God is too wise
to be mistaken,
God is too good
to be unkind,
When you don’t
understand,
When you don’t
see the plan,
When you can’t
trace His hand,
Trust His heart.

Shalom

Comment by Rebecca


Link Here | Mar 16, '07,

Jaime and Aaron, We are all praying for the best results in all of Parker’s tests today. Yes, Lord, Remission. I willl also be praying for the fastest and smoothest move in history. The pictures on the site are precious. I have a feeling I know who took the ones at the end. They are the most precious of your family I have ever seen. I’m thinking of all of you everyday and of course praying for you too.
Love, Debbie Peterson

Comment by Debbie Peterson


Link Here | Mar 16, '07,

We don’t know you personally but we serve the same true God. He is our Comforter and the Great Physician. We are lifting up Parker and family at this time. Being a mother of two young children , my heart hurts for you all. May you feel the love of the Lord like a big blanket around your heart.

Peace, Truth, and blessings,
Erin Simard

Comment by Erin Simard


Link Here | Mar 16, '07,

Jamie
I read your Side not that you’ve been reading and hearing people making comments like “you guys are the perfect family – why did this have to happen to you of all people”. And I have thought the same thing! I wanted to support that. We don’t beleive that God punishes us or “causes things to happen to nice families” or “why that little child?” He’s our Dad. He loves us unconditonally…just as we love our
children. If I’m helping my child learn to ride her bike down the sidewalk and let go for minute and she should burst foward, hit a tree and breeaks an arm—it’s not becasue I “wanted it to or let it” happen. But I’ll be right there to pick her up and hold her and love her. So will God. He lets us live our lives—but when bad things happen, He’ll be right there for us. And all we have to do is believe! And my husband & I are BELIEVING right along with you that Parker will be well. His blood will be free of this disease. Love to you all! Gramma Lesley

Comment by Gramma Lesley In Bothell, WA


Link Here | Mar 16, '07,

Hi Parker, Your picture has been on our fridge since we heard about you and we pray for you constantly. You have a little buddy on this end, Matthew, 18 months old, whom you haven’t met – maybe someday. He likes to point at your picture. We’re eager to hear the results from today’s tests – praying for a match with Payton! Your story has touched our hearts and strengthened our faith. May God give you the strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow and may you continually feel God’s arms wrapped tightly around you through the prayers and support of your family in Christ.
Love,
Margo, Jim and Matthew – Orlando

Comment by Margo and Jim Kragh


Link Here | Mar 16, '07,

Hello,
I heard about your family while visiting with my daughter and son-in-law who are with YL in Orange Park.I just wanted you to know we are all praying for your family.
judy conrad

Comment by Judith Conrad


Link Here | Mar 17, '07,

HI Underwood family, I haven’t been online too much lately but wanted to come and read all the update si have missed, i am so happy parke ris doing well and things have been going smoothly. I also wanted to come and tell you jaime that if you have asked your oncology dr about cord blood registry for the new baby, i found out myself after annoucning to one of the oncology dr’s here at my daughter’s hospital that we are expecting another baby, i had no idea that when you have a child with a blood disease you are eligable to get FREE cord blood banking for 4 years! we are signing up for this in case my daughter relapses, she is finally in remission from her leukemia and i am very happy, its been a long 9 months and she also got her broviac removed on wednesday, that went pretty well. the dr told us if she doesn’t relapse within the next 4 years she probably won’t but it’s nice to know that cord blood will be available if she ever needs it. i was excited when they told me and i just had to come and tell you too so you can get your banked for free, the company is CBR. I look foward to more updates and will try and get online more, i just haven’t been feeling too well with this morning sickness. my thoughts and prayers are with your whole family, from your friends in california
Sally,Daniel, Danny & Danae and little bean
you may email me if you have any questions/concerns since we have gone thorugh everything you are going through now, i would love to hear from you~ little_momma1202@yahoo.com

Comment by Sally Medel


Link Here | Mar 17, '07,

Jamie, Aaron, Payton and Parker,
Love you!
Aunt Colleen

Comment by cbenn56


Link Here | Mar 17, '07,

Praise the Lord for remission and a pass for a fun family moment!
You are always in our hearts and prayers.
In His Steps,
The Dowdy Family
Deland FL

Comment by Melody Dowdy


Link Here | Mar 17, '07,

God is awesome–We will continue to pray that all goes smoothly from here on and that your little guy is completely healed and you ALL are soon home–also praying for a perfect deliverary of your soon to be little one. God Bless
The Fogartys-DeLAnd Fl

Comment by Daryl and Ron Fogarty


Link Here | Mar 17, '07,

Praise the Lord.

Comment by Drake Family


Link Here | Mar 17, '07,

Jamie and Aaron was so happy to read your last post and that Paker is in remission!!! Sounds like all you had a wonderful day with Parker and his day out of the hospital I know it was a blessed day, praise God for making it possible and for listening to all our prayers and letting the healing process begin, I will continue each day to pray for you all.
Angela S.b

Comment by Angela Surguine (Holly and Mandy’s Mom


Link Here | Mar 17, '07,

Yeah we are so glad to hear the good news. we will continue to pray for his continued recovery.
The Forbes family

Comment by Bethany Forbes


Link Here | Mar 17, '07,

Praise God!!! I have been away from the internet for a week and have thought of you often. How wonderful God is.

I will continue to keep you in my prayers.

Suzi
(mom of 5)

Comment by Suzi


Link Here | Mar 17, '07,

Praise God from whom ALL blessings flow! May He continue to bless you all. We love you and are looking forward to seeing you soon.
Susan, Charles and Olivia

Comment by Susan Bennett


Link Here | Mar 17, '07,

Jamie, Aaron, Payton, Parker and TBA

I checked the website tonight as I do everynight before I head of to bed, I was so excited to hear the news that Parker was in remission!!!!!!!!!!!!! I may not be able to sleep tonight, the chills I got were unbelievable. You guys are such an awesome testimony of FAITH! ALL things are possible in HIM!!! You are such a great inspiration to so many people and have been able to touch so many lives through this trial. God definately works in mysterious ways, and we don’t always know why we have to go through the things we do or what the outcome will be. The fact that you guys are still thinking of other is amazing!!! We love you guys and will continue to pray for everyone!! We look forward to seeing pictures of Parker with his new little brother or sister! Tell Payton she is a wonderful big sister!!

Comment by Joy and Jeremy Johnson


Link Here | Mar 18, '07,

This is the day that the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it!! So glad to read the wonderful news of Parker’s remission and your move. Praise the Lord! The prayers for your family will continue. Your daily updates are such a wonderful testimony to the faithfulness of God in our lives no matter what we are going through. Love to you all. Cheryl

Comment by Cheryl and Gregg Chastain


Link Here | Mar 18, '07,

Hello Underwood Family,
I have been checking Parker’s status each day, and although I don’t know what all the numbers mean, I certainly know what remission means – Praise God!!! I have a son, Caleb, who will be 2 in May, and a daughter, Mary, who will be 6 in April my heart just broke for your family as I could only imagine how you must feel. I pray for Parker each day, and I am so happy for the good report. Also, just 2 weeks ago, we found out we are expecting baby #3! God is awesome, and I am so thankful for his healing power working in Parker’s life. I will continue to pray for your family.

Blessings,
Evangel Hernandez
New Port Richey, FL

Comment by Evangel Hernandez


Link Here | Mar 18, '07,

What joyous news. I can see the smile on your face, Jamie. Parker and all of you will remain foremost in our thoughts and prayers. Adam and Osiris use Parker’s photo as their own on MySpace, I have your whole family on my desktop at work. Parker is in our thoughts and prayers every day. All of you are.
Much love,
Marnie & Bill

Comment by Aunt Marnie


Link Here | Mar 18, '07,

Of course Parker is in remission!!! I expected nothing less from our God! He is going to get Parker through the rest of the procedures that are required by the doctors…but I know without a doubt that Parker is HEALED!!!

I will continue to pray for you guys for strength and endurance to get through everything that is coming your way, especially with the new baby coming…I surely know how that wears you out!

Love you very much!

Teresa, Richard, Mason & Kiersen

Comment by Teresa Cole


Link Here | Mar 18, '07,

Hi Jamie,

Saturday I volunterred for the Ronald McDonald House “Storybook Ball” and it was great. So much money was raised for the families in need and my time was dedicated to little Parker.

How awesome he is in remission. What a strong boy you have! Keep up the good work Parker!!

Ashleigh

Comment by Ashleigh Luna


Link Here | Mar 18, '07,

I am sooooooooooooooooooooooooo GLAD that Parker is in remission I hope he stays in remission I’ll continue praying for him

Comment by rebecca durassain


Link Here | Mar 18, '07,

Yea REMISSION! Wow, the power of prayer. You all have been so blessed with all the love that has come to you. Parker has been such a strong, brave boy. We wish you all strength and will continue to pray. We love you guys!

Comment by Holly Tweed (Underwood)


Link Here | Mar 18, '07,

DEAR AARON,JAMIE,PAYTON AND PARKER,
WE HAVE ALWAYS KNOWN THAT GOD IS GRATE, AS THIS LATEST VERY GOOD NEWS NOW SHOWS US AGAIN THAT HE IS INDEED VERY GRATE.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL AND KEEP YOU SAFE.
LOVE AND PRAYERS FROM THE MCKEOWNS OF MAINE
.

Comment by Annie McKeown |


Link Here | Mar 18, '07,

Hey,
I’m glad he is walking and doing so well! Sorry but I have to go in a hurry! I will continue to pray for you each and every day! LOVE YOU GUYS!!!

Courtney!

Comment by Courtney Hartman


Link Here | Mar 18, '07,

Wa Hooo!

B

Comment by Bill


Link Here | Mar 18, '07,

Praise God for the awesome Parker news! It has been a great weekend hasn’t it??!!
We will continue to hold the entire family up in prayer.
The Don Rilea Family
DeLand,FL

Comment by Don & Kelly Rilea


Link Here | Mar 18, '07,

Praise God!!! We will continue to pray daily!!!!
With Love,
Victoria

Comment by Eric and Victoria Moller


Link Here | Mar 18, '07,

I’m so glad to hear that Parker is in remissionl! I’ll keep praying for him! Hopefully he’ll be getting more of those ‘day passes’, I’m sure it’s good for him to be getting out a bit =)

The new pictures up taken of all you guys are great! Bobby had shown a few from that photo shoot to me a few days ago, and I think they all turned out beautifully

Comment by Alissa Y.


Link Here | Mar 19, '07,

We are so happy to get such good news for your family that last couple of days! I am overwhelmed by how the Lord has protected Parker. To God be the glory!
Bryan and Jami Trochessett

Comment by Bryan and Jami


Link Here | Mar 19, '07,

I was so happy to read that Parker was in remission. You can never hear that word enough :) I hope the rest of your family is doing well also. How have you been? I am sure you are ready for the end of your pregnancy and having another wonderful child in your life. Take care and keep up your positive attitude! I love you all :)

Comment by Erika Davis


Link Here | Mar 19, '07,

I will pray for you and put you and your family on our prayer list at church. I know a young man that as a boy battled Leukemia twice. Now he is a grown married man and hopes to be daddy some day. God will watch over you and loves you very much.

Comment by Pat


Link Here | Mar 19, '07,

PRAISE GOD FOR ANSWERED PRAYER! I KNOW WE ARE ABOUT TO WITNESS A MIRACLE IN PARKER! WE WILL CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR ALL OF YOU AND ANXIOUSLY WAIT FOR MORE GREAT NEWS!

LOVE YOU GUYS!
Brenda

Comment by Brenda Farr


Link Here | Mar 19, '07,

Wonderful news to hear. Our Corner Stone Sunday school class at the First Church of the Nazarene in Fort Myers continues to pray for each of you and all that have a part in Parker’s recovery. What a BIG GOD we serve. We will be staying in touch. Love ya now. Bob And Brenda Farr

Comment by Bob and Brenda Farr


Link Here | Mar 19, '07,

Parker’s progress is fantastic! And the latest photos are great! What a treat for all of you to be able to go outside! You’ve been in my prayers often, and your strength is amazing. Parker is a brave little boy, but I don’t have to tell you that. Stay stong!!
Sincerely,
Kris Holley
Abingdon, Va.

Comment by Kris Holley


Link Here | Mar 19, '07,

I LOVE YA’LL! I have been so encouraged by your faith and trust in God! Keep on trusting in Him! I know the Lord hears our prayers and He is really looking out for little Parker and the family! I love you guys!

Comment by Cami Underwood


Link Here | Mar 19, '07,

Hi there – I am new to Young Life and only attended the dinner at Stetson in late fall last year so I only saw you all as you were introduced at supper that night and from Derek’s nephew’s testimony my husband and I decided to become partners with you all in your ministry. When I first heard about your son Parker I visited the website and was overwhelmed and did not write anything. But as I viewed again today to catch up I was so moved by your wonderful relationship to your heavenly father that I had to write. I can only imagine at first how scared you must have been and I read all your reports now and I see how the Holy Spirit is comforting you. What a wonderful witness this time in your life is becoming. I know first hand how much God loves each and every one of His children and I pray through this wonderful website and your continued love that God would use this to bring so many more to Him. I am thankful for you all and I will also continue to pray for you. God Bless – Jeanne

Comment by Jeanne Peterson


Link Here | Mar 19, '07,

Congratulations on Parker’s remission!!! It is the most wonderful news! As always, our thoughts and prayers are with him daily.

Monette Blazer
Cincinnati, OH

Comment by Monette Blazer


Link Here | Mar 19, '07,

Hey Paker love that Puppy hat :-) You look so cool in it, guess I need to get busy with a new one. Praise God for another wonderful day for you guys my heart was so filled with joy to see everyone smiling and having FUN! Each day begins and each day ends with a prayer to our Father for each one of you. Love “Aunt” Angela

Comment by Angela Surguine (Holly & Mandy’s Mom)


Link Here | Mar 20, '07,

I was so GLAD to hear Parker was in remission it made me want to jump and shout!! I will continue to pray for you each and everyday. God is watching over you with his teander promises to you. GOOD LUCK WITH THE BABY!

CoUrTnEy*

Comment by Courtney Hartman


Link Here | Mar 20, '07,

Hi Underwood Family,
The family pictures are so precious!!! All of the pictures are great, but black and white pictures are so beautiful. Just wanted to say we love you and we are praying EVERYDAY!! It is good to be able to read and hear the good things that are happening despite how difficult it must be for you all. God is giving you guys strength that is precious.

Love you,
Brett, Jen and Reese

Comment by Brett and Jen Fritz


Link Here | Mar 20, '07,

Dear Underwood Farmily,
From the time I got the email about this precious boy, I have daily prayed for Parker. I was thrilled to open the web site today and see the good news of his remission. God is so great. I learned of Parker thru a quilting group and because I live close to Orlando my heart went out to your family. Even tho I don’t know any of you, I knew I could pray for all of you including the little unborn one. Being an OB nurse I was willing to come help with that too. But thanks to this web site I learned all of those issues were being taken care of, thanks to our God’s grace!
darleen

Comment by Darleen Barfield


Link Here | Mar 20, '07,

Hey guys! Just wanted to say hey and that i was thinking about ya’ll today. I am so glad to hear that Parker is getting stronger. The pictures you added are great…esepcially the ones of the family. What a blessing!

I will be in touch. Love you guys!

Alissa :)

Comment by Alissa


Link Here | Mar 20, '07,

DEAR JAMIE, AARON, PAYTON, AND PARKER,
IT’S SO GOOD TO HEAR THAT ALL IS GOING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION AND HOW GRATE GOD STILL IS AT ALL TIMES.
WE WISH WE COULD GIVE YOU MORE THAN LOVE AND PRAYERS.BUT THAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS THAT ANY ONE CAN RECEIVE.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL AND KEEP YOU SAFE
THE MCKEOWNS OF MAINE

Comment by Annie McKeown |


Link Here | Mar 20, '07,

Dear Underwoods:
I have to tell you… I sat at my desk and cried when I read that glorious word “remission”. And then I cried some more when I took a look at the new photos. I changed my picture on my computer background to the one of Mommy, Daddy & Parker, where he is giggling, looking like he doesn’t have a care in the world. I had to use that one because it is such a contrast from the one I had of Parker in his hospital bed, looking just somewhat happy, with his book. Next week I’m gonna use the Peyton & Parker picture. Jamie, I’m glad your doctor appointment went well, and I continue to pray for all of you, and the continued remission for Parker and for his numbers to stay on the rise. I am still in awe of your strength and faith. Five weeks went by very fast for those of us on the outside of this situation, but I’m sure it has felt like a lifetime to your family. Please know, that you all are constantly in my thoughts and prayers.
Love Always,
Lori

Comment by Lori Corbitt


Link Here | Mar 20, '07,

Dear Aaron, Jamie, Payton and Parker:

Please know that we have prayed for you every single day from the very beginning. We share and delight in each day’s Parker news as if he were our own child. We proclaim the good news to everyone we see and can’t seem to stop asking God for his special touch through all of this. The pain of your child is one of the most difficult things a parent can face but you have been guided by God and surely you have chosen the right path.

In our prayers without ceasing.

For I am the Lord, your God who takes hold of your right hand and says do not fear, I will help you.
Isaiah 41: 13

Bryan and Gwen Blackwell
Young Life Supporters
LaBelle, FLorida

Comment by Bryan and Gwen Blackwell


Link Here | Mar 20, '07,

REMISSION!!!!!! YAY, YAY, YAY, YAY, YAY, YAY!!!!! WOW, WOW, WOW, WOW! HOW AWESOME!!!!! MY SON AND I ARE STILL PRAYING FOR BABY PARKER EVERY NIGHT, ALTHOUGH HE’S NOT GOING TO BE THE BABY ANYMORE SOON, :) CONGRATULATIONS PARKER. What a blessing to see that he already feels so much better. bless his little heart. He’s probably thinking, hey guys, I’m back. :) he is walking more and challenging you again mom and dad. Isn’t it great to have to jump up and run after him? I can’t imagine how you feel right now. We love you and look forward to more updates. He’s a little trooper! He’s one tought liittle boy and ya’ll are one tough family making it through something you never could have dreamed of dealing with. Congratulations!

Comment by Haley and Aaron Richards and Pierce


Link Here | Mar 20, '07,

Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Just remember, that although five weeks ago you were thrown for a loop, this was no surprise to God – he knew it was coming and has a plan. Rest in his peace and let him have control. Glad you were able to have a “girl’s night out.” Enjoy the rest of your pregnancy. Love in Christ, the fitzpatricks

Comment by cheryl fitzpatrick


Link Here | Mar 21, '07,

I am SO happy to hear about Parker being in remission! What a wonderful thing to hear. I know you said he is not out of the woods yet, but the power of prayer is so strong and it is working wonderfully for Parker and your family. It is so awesome to come on this web site and read something that great! I am still working on the Pasta for Pennies donations. They collected the last week worth of money. I want to come up and see you guys ASAP! I am so excited for the new addition to the family! The new pictures are the most touching, beautiful pictures I have ever seen! You guys are so wonderful, and I miss you guys! Hope to hear more good news! Love you guys!
Love:
Colleen

Comment by Colleen Corbitt


Link Here | Mar 21, '07,

Dear Aaron,
I don’t know if you really remember me, but I’m your cousin Courtney.I have told all my friends about Parker and we have teachers who go on the website daily. Its fantastic of the progress he is making! I send my LOVE to YOU GUYS!

Courtney Hartman*

Comment by Courtney Hartman


Link Here | Mar 21, '07,

hey I’m a student 10 years old, my teacher told me about parker , and what he’s going through. i’m so so sorry just wanted to let you know i’ll be praying for you.
love,
JIMMY

Comment by jimmy


Link Here | Mar 21, '07,

Praise God! It is so great to see photos of Parker outdoors and hear about him running around. There was a big cheer here in Tallahassee when we read he was in remission. We will still be praying praying praying, but it is so great to see God working this healing.

Comment by Sarah Kelman


Link Here | Mar 22, '07,

Dear, Jamie, Parker, Aaron and Payton!
I am sending you all my love, you are always in my thoughts and you make the days lighter(more sunny). Just being youself you make me become better! I am very happy for Parker’s results, and I also waiting for June to come, when you ll be at home. I am praying for you and Simon is praying too, we are looking at your pictures and I am telling him all the news.Big Hug to Parker and to you Jamie and to your wonderfull family!
sister Anya

Comment by Anya


Link Here | Mar 22, '07,

It brought tears to my eyes reading the 21st update. I pictured Parker doing all those things and that is so wonderful! I am glad he got to see his new home and just be in a different enviroment! How cute is it that he waved goodbye to all the nurses. haha Well I am glad you guys got all moved in and it will help a lot being able to take Parker with you so you can unpack! I wish I was there to help you and see you belly. I remember when it was Payton, and Parker! Time flys! But I was very glad to read that today it definitly brought a smile to my face! Love you guys!
Love:
Colleen

Comment by Colleen Corbitt


Link Here | Mar 22, '07,

Young Life of Santa Cruz, CA is still praying for you Parker & family! It’s great to check in every once and a while and see the great things that God is doing each day in your life!

Have a wonderful day! :)

Comment by Heather Troxell


Link Here | Mar 22, '07,

Hello Underwoods,
What a joy to read the good news on your site. God is working his power in all of you, and I continue to pray. Jamie, you may have read this somewhere before, but I wanted to send it to you. I had never read it, but it reminded me sooo much of you when I did, that I had to pass it along…

BEFORE I WAS A MOM
I never tripped over toys or forgot words to a lullabye.
I didn’t worry whether or not my plants were poisonous.
I never thought about immunizations.
BEFORE I WAS A MOM
I had never been puked on, pooped on, chewed on, or
peed on.
I had complete control of my mind and my thoughts.
I slept all night.
BEFORE I WAS A MOM
I never held down a screaming child so doctors could do
tests, or give shots.
I never looked into teary eyes and cried.
I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin.
I never sat up late hours at night, watching a baby sleep.
BEFORE I WAS A MOM
I never held a sleeping baby just because I didn’t want to
put them down.
I never felt my heart break into a million pieces when I
couldn’t stop the hurt.
I never knew that something so small could affect my
life so much.
I never knew that I could love someone so much.
I never knew I would love being a Mom.
BEFORE I WAS A MOM
I didn’t know the feeling of having my heart outside of my
body.
I didn’t know how special it could feel to feed a hungry baby.
I didn’t know that bond between a mother and her child.
I didn’t know that something so small could make me feel so
important and happy.
BEFORE I WAS A MOM
I had never gotten up in the middle of the night every 10
minutes to make sure all was okay.
I had never known the warmth, the joy, the love, the
heartache, the wonderment or the satisfaction of being a
Mom.
I didn’t know I was capable of feeling so much, BEFORE I WAS A MOM.

Love and prayers to you all,
Lori Corbitt

Comment by Lori Corbitt


Link Here | Mar 22, '07,

WOW! I have been out of town and just read the wonderful news about Parker’s remission! What a wonderful, wonderful savior! I am overjoyed for you and your sweet family! He is quite a trooper!

Jamie – I’m so sorry I missed the night out! I would have loved to come, but I was out of town. Maybe next time. I’m glad you were able to get out a little!

You and your family are in our continued prayers. We are praising God today!

Blessings to you!
Jennifer Coggins

Comment by Jennifer Coggins


Link Here | Mar 23, '07,

Wonderful news about Parker and family. It is so great to be able to go to the web site and and get a daily update. It is also very touching to read the new “Share your thoughts” I was thinking as I was reading that no one but Our God will ever know the lives that you have all touched. God is working a mirical in Parker but as I read through the thoughts I feel that God is using this to work miricals in others. Our God is so good. I pray every day that you will feel Him beside you every hour of the day and night. Blessings, Joyce & Jim

Comment by Jim & Joyce Joray


Link Here | Mar 23, '07,

dear jamie,
Hi! Im aisha and im one of your moms students. I just mant to say that im sorry. It must be really hard what your going through. so, I really, really hope that parker gets better. Alot of the students at our school are donating money to baby parker to help you guys out. Well, like I said I really want him to get better. I know he’ll get better and live a healthy life. Bye!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Comment by aisha


Link Here | Mar 23, '07,

Praise God, Praise God!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wonderful news about the bone marrow!!!! We will continue to pray for all of you every day!!
Love, in the Matchless name of Jesus Christ,
Victoria

Comment by Eric and Victoria Moller


Link Here | Mar 23, '07,

I know I just said this two days ago, but PRAISE GOD!!!!! We just talked in Bible study this week about how sometimes we get so discouraged by prayers that arnt answered in our time frame or in the way we expected them to be that we almost forget that God is loving and has plans for a hope and a future. I’m so happy that all the reasons to hope are becoming so apparent in Parker’s life. I will be praying that baby Underwood is a match for Parker. God bless.

Comment by Sarah Kelman


Link Here | Mar 24, '07,

Jamie and Aaron~
What wonderful news about Payton and Parker being matches! I am so glad you are getting to settle into your house, even if it is only a few hours a day. We continue to pray for you, Parker and entire family!
Love-
Becky, Bryan , Wyatt, Abby and Sydney

Comment by Becky & Bryan


Link Here | Mar 24, '07,

We are so thrilled about Parker’s progress!!!! It has been wonderful the share his healing with our girls. They’re seeing God do an amazing and wonderful thing right in front of their eyes. We’re so appreciative that you’ve kept us all informed about his treatments and results. We’ll keep on praying…

~the Petrucci’s

Comment by Amy


Link Here | Mar 24, '07,

I am so glad to hear that Parker is in remission and feeling better. I wanted you to know that we are still thinking of you and praying for Parker and your whole family, and so is our church family here in Arkansas.

Comment by Kim Campbell


Link Here | Mar 24, '07,

Hello Again from Western Colorado!
So glad to see all the positive things happening in your lives. Remission, positive matches, day trips, new home and continued prayers from all over America. . . amazing. The new photos are wonderful! I think of you all often and will continue to pray for your strength to endure this challenge.
Love you! Aunt Cindy

Comment by Cindy Winzenburg


Link Here | Mar 25, '07,

Praise the Lord!!! We are so glad to hear all the good news. Keep it coming:)

Comment by Bethany Forbes


Link Here | Mar 25, '07,

Oh also let us know when your are in Jax we will come visit. Are you going to Nemoures? If you are, It is great, we will be there Wdenesday.

Comment by Bethany Forbes


Link Here | Mar 26, '07,

Thank you for keeping the website updated… it has been a blessing to celebrate with you! We’re still praying for you.

Comment by Jason Scarborough


Link Here | Mar 26, '07,

Dear Aaron, Jamie, Payton and Parker
I am so glad to hear that you all are able to leave the hospital and have some fun. A day doesn’t go by that I don’t think of all of you. What GREAT news about Payton and Parker matching. Just wanted to write to let you know I am still praying for Pakers recovery and that life will soon get back to “normal” for you all. Take care. Love Angela S.

Comment by Angela Surguine (Holly’s mom)


Link Here | Mar 27, '07,

What great news you have had the last week! I know it must have been like a dream having Payton and Parker running and playing at home again! God is so good! We will continue to pray that Baby Underwood will also be a perfect match for Parker! Also that Parker’s next rounds of chemo go easily with no side effects. Just know First Church in Fort Myers and friends of family of First Church are lifting you in prayer daily!
Call if you need or want anything!
We love ya!

Brenda & Bob

Comment by Brenfarr


Link Here | Mar 27, '07,

We’re still praying!! I am so excited for you all to hear how much fun you’ve been able to have with Parker (and Payton) the past few days. We’ll pray for continued recovery and lots, and lots, more laughter!

Love,
Sarah P.

Comment by The Peytons


Link Here | Mar 27, '07,

Hi parker and family
its me sarah
i saw the new pictures of parker and the family and may i say they were beautiful! :) i also like the song on the page. i have continued my prayers everyday so that parker gets better. i saw that you might go to jacksonvile. my sister lives up there and were going this weekend. i wish i could go see parker but its so far the closest i am to him is by pictures. well much love to every one XOXO

Comment by sarah


Link Here | Mar 27, '07,

Our prayers are continued to be with you. Please know if you come up this way (Memphis/St.Jude). you have support and family waiting for you. May God be with you.
PS – our daughter is 6 and a 3 year survivor of St. Judes. http://www.caringbridge.com/fl/bella

thinkHOPE,
http://www.habitatfohrope.org

Comment by Mark Horrocks |


Link Here | Mar 28, '07,

Dear Jamie & Aaron, Payton and Parker, What a memorable reprieve time you all have had, now it’s a return to Parker’s treatment with chemo beginning Thursday, Mar. 29. Our continued prayers are for your courage and strength from God to uplift you in whatever lies ahead. We delighted in reading about the joy the two children brought you at the time of the move and know that more times like that are in store.
Our love always and God’s blessings upon each of you.

Comment by Joyce & Ray Baxter


Link Here | Mar 29, '07,

Jamie, I can’t begin to imagaine how you are coping. Since hearing the news, Parker has never been very far from my thoughts and prayers. I know you have an explosion of people around supporting you and I am another. If there is anything I can do for my dear friend please don’t hesitate. Take care of yourself and baby on the way.
Love, Bridget C.

Comment by Bridget Corey


Link Here | Mar 29, '07,

Aaron, Jamie, Parker and Payton,
I am so glad you had a chance to be at home together for a few days before diving into the second round of chemo. It is so wonderful to see pictures of Parker playing and smiling! And, what a cool song playing on the web site now!!! I loved it!!!
There is not a day that goes by that I don’t wish I could be there in person just to give each of you a hug and let you know that I am still praying for you!
Love you!

Aunt April

Comment by April Book


Link Here | Mar 29, '07,

Although it is bittersweet, I’m so glad to hear Parker’s labs were finally good enough for him to begin treatment again. He (and you guys!) will definately be in my prayers.

Comment by Sarah Kelman


Link Here | Mar 30, '07,

Want you to know you are still in our prayers, we are so greatful to God for the time that you all have had together this past week, hopefully that encouragment will help you thru these next days. We will continue to pray.

Comment by Drake Family


Link Here | Mar 30, '07,

I just wanted to say that the whole family is in my thoughts and prayers. I wish I could be there with you all, but know that I am thinking about you and praying for Parker. I love and miss you all!

Comment by Stephanie Winzenburg


Link Here | Mar 30, '07,

praying for y’all as you enter this round of chemo.
we love you.

Comment by Angie, Brad and Emma Elliott


Link Here | Mar 30, '07,

Once again we are with you in prayer as Parker starts chemo. Hope you have family up there this weekend to help visit and make the time fly by! So glad Parker got to go to his new home and break it in with Payton!!
Love ~
The Alexander’s

Comment by Becky & Bryan


Link Here | Mar 31, '07,

We are with you in prayer on the second part of your journey. Perhaps one day we will meet–at Walmart or around down town DeLand–So glad you were all able to get ‘home’ to your new place looking for the day you write your last note and that all is better. :)

Comment by Daryl and Ron Fogarty


Link Here | Apr 1, '07,

Dear Parker,
What an extraordinary little boy you are! We were was so happy to see you are dealing with this new round of treatment so strongly. We keep up with your Mommy and Daddy’s posts everyday and pray for you all several times a day. We have a little boy named Noah just a few months younger than you are. We pray that the Lord will continue to watch over you all and see you through your treatments and transplant, keeping you strong all the way through! HE loves you all so much and soon you will be home with your family chasing your bis sister around the house, enjoying the warm sunshine before you know!. You are our little hero! God bless you all!!
Kelli, Bernie and Noah Von Dauber

Comment by Kelli Von Dauber


Link Here | Apr 1, '07,

St. jude is a wonderful place to be at a time like this, my daughter loves the place, she is 15 and wants to come back and work at St. jude when she gets older. Everyone at St. jude are wonderful people. We are from Michigan, it was hard on our family of 5, but it’s the best place in the world.

Comment by chris


Link Here | Apr 1, '07,

Sweet Parker and family…..You are in my prayers. It is neat to know that you enjoy Mickey Mouse and other childhood treats as you travel along this road of difficulty. May many happy adventures come your way to pull you away from your troubles. I believe that God has a purpose for everything and that He is there for you this very day. I pray for complete healing for you and I pray for the doctors that are making the decisions pertaining to your health daily. LOVE, Martha from Florence, Al.

Comment by Martha


Link Here | Apr 1, '07,

Dear Underwood Family,

You do not know us, but my husband Peter Kilpatrick worked at Lehigh Senior High School. We were just given your website information and just finished reading through it. Our daughter, Rebekah (2 1/2 years old), was diagnosed with ALL on December 12, 2006, so we are well acquainted with a lot of the emotions that you are going through. We are also well acquainted with the incredible outpouring of love and support from the Christian community. We too know that God can and will use this for His ulimate glory, difficult as it may be to go through. We just wanted you to know that your family is in our thoughts and prayers, and also, that your website has been a source of encouragement to us.

Comment by Kilpatrick Family


Link Here | Apr 1, '07,

Jamie – I couldn’t sleep and found my self ingulfed in prayer for you and Parker! I miss you my friend and am with you! Hope to see you soon!
Brooke James

Comment by Brooke James


Link Here | Apr 2, '07,

“For I know the plans that I have for you says the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11

“When my heart is overwhelmed; lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For you have been a shelter to me, And a strong tower. I will abide in your shelter forever; I will trust in in the shelter of your wings.” Psalm 61:2-3

“I love the Lord because He has heard my cry. Because He has inclined His ear to me, Therefore I will call upon Him for as long as I liv!e!” Psalm 116:1-2

Praying for you-Keep serving Him through this process. He is faitful!!! Heb 10:23

Melody & Jeffrey Dowdy
Deland FL

Comment by Melody Dowdy


Link Here | Apr 2, '07,

DEAR Family
Many thoughts ansd prayers to u and little Parker .. hugs to u
love
SOFIA

Comment by sofia


Link Here | Apr 3, '07,

Hey Jamie,
Just another short note to let you know that I think of ya’ll a lot! I would love to come up and see you and meet Payton and
Parker. I try and keep up with your reports and we also keep ya”ll in our prayers. After Laurie has her baby, which might be sooner than expected, I’m going to try and get up to see you. I send hugs and love to all of your family.
Stay strong honey.
Love,
Judy Scott

Comment by Judy Scott |


Link Here | Apr 3, '07,

Dearest Underwoods:
I haven’t forgotten any of you. I continue to pray, and am overjoyed for your good days. I continue to pray that those good days outnumber the bad, and that soon the bad days will disappear altogether. Love and prayers to you all, and all those that touch your lives on a daily basis. Give Parker a hug for me please.
Love,
Lori Corbitt

Comment by Lori Corbitt


Link Here | Apr 3, '07,

You have a beautiful family! I cannot even begin to imagine what you are going through. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and for a speedy, full recovery for Parker.

P.S. I also live in Deland. My four year old daughter will start at First Presbyterian this summer. It is a great school.

Comment by Machelle


Link Here | Apr 3, '07,

I just read your story in the local paper, “The Beacon”. My prayers go out to you all! Mom, I run a daycare in my home. If you ever need a “ME” day, let me know! I live only a few miles from you! I hope you read my profile. Your “me” day will be NO CHARGE to you! I LOVE KIDS!!! I am attending DBCC currently to get my degree to be a pre school teacher! The “ME”day includes all of your beautiful children and your husband if necessary!! HA! HA! LOL…

Comment by Terry Gelatt


Link Here | Apr 3, '07,

Jaime, Aaron, Parker, and Payton,

I’m so happy to hear that Parker has been up running around feeling better these last few days. It broke my heart when I first found out that such a thing could happen to such a precious little boy. I can’t even imagine what you all have been going through. Its wonderful to see how much prayer, love, and support is surrounding Parker and your whole family. I think the website is great and your updates have been amazing. You will all- always be in my thoughts and prayers.

Love
Sarah

Comment by Sarah Book


Link Here | Apr 4, '07,

We pray for your comfort and strength today! May God continue to richly bless your family with an outpouring of support that will not decrease until your hour of need is over. We pray for all 5 of you to be enjoying your new home and good health VERY SOON. Love in Christ, Regina and Family

Comment by The Turner Family


Link Here | Apr 4, '07,

It’s difficult to write about God’s plans for little Parker, that I cannot possibly understand,’why’. Brings to mind the song I’d sing when I was in Sunday School a long time ago. “Jesus loves the little children, all the children in the world…” Parker has Jesus’s love, as well as anyone that has ever met him. God has big plans for Parker, I’m sure.
His smile, and love will be with us for a long while. God has loving plans for Parker, and will keep him and the family safe.

Parker and his family, have all my love, and prayers to stay close together. Uncle Bill

Comment by Bill Schaeffer


Link Here | Apr 4, '07,

Jamie:
I just saw your mother today and she told me about your struggle. My thoughts and prayers are with you, your husband, daughter and future child. I am also praying for your mother, Alice, who I hold a special place in my heart. May God be with you.

Comment by Brooke Wallis


Link Here | Apr 4, '07,

I’m glad Parker is enjoying his pizza. Wish I was! You’re in my thoughts and prayers everyday.

B

Comment by Bill


Link Here | Apr 4, '07,

Jamie.
Have you ever heard of The Caring Bridge page? It is an awesome website! The email is: http://www.caringbridge.org Check it out. I know that you will like it. I am praying every day for a speedy miracle for Parker.

Comment by Terry Gelatt


Link Here | Apr 5, '07,

Dear Parker,

I pray to Mother Teresa to intercede for you and am so happy to hear that you are feeling better. I hope you are able to leave the hospital soon. Take care, I know you will live a long and healthy life and be able to tell this story to your own family someday!

Susan

Comment by Susan Kile


Link Here | Apr 6, '07,

Praise God!! Our God is a God of miracles and wonders isn’t He! I’m so thankful and joyous to hear of Parker’s progress. Jamie – Aaron – please rest assured that I will continue to pray for him and your family everyday. What a life story and journey you all have to share with the world. And how very exciting to be welcoming your new addition soon. I pray for an easy delivery for you Jamie and a healthy baby with a match for Parker!!

Happy, blessed Easter. Lynn

Comment by Lynn Sorensen


Link Here | Apr 7, '07,

Aaron, Jamie, Payton, Parker ~
I hope this finds you all together enjoying your holiday weekend at the RMH! So happy to hear the Parker did so well this round of chemo. I hope that you have been able to work out all teh issues of the transplant location and are at peace with the decision made! You are all in our prayers! We will miss you this weekend at church visiting family!
Love~
The Alexanders

Comment by Becky & Bryan


Link Here | Apr 7, '07,

Hi Aaron and Jamie,

I am your neighbor across the street in Deland. I was just reading your post for 4/5 and I am not sure why (what treatments) you are going to Jacksonville or Gainesville for, but if you end up in Gainesville is there a RMH there? If not, you are welcome to use our Salt Springs house while you are there. It is about an hour from the Gainesville hospital and while it is not super convenient it may save you money on a hotel and possibly time since Deland is about 2 hours away. It’s a thought. If you have questions about it, don’t hesitate to call or email. Our prayers are with you.

Joy

Comment by Joy Hughes


Link Here | Apr 7, '07,

First of all what a wonderful thing to allow all of us to share in your trials,accomplishments and FAITH! What a testimonial to the power of GOD in ones life. We all struggle with our faith from time to time but I believe that GOD has created people like yourself as examples of strength for the rest of us.I work with Lisa, a friend of yours who told me of your situation.I havn’t read all of the entries yet, but intend to. My family will pray for yours. God Bless You All. Chris E.

Comment by Chris Elkins


Link Here | Apr 7, '07,

I am happy to hear things have been going well, my continued thoughts and prayers are with your whole family. did the dr’s say why they doubt the new baby’;s cordblood will match parkers? I am glad payten is a perfect match, your little guy will be back to 100% very soon. my daughter has now been in remission since January 7th, 07, i couldnt be happier, and i know Parker will be here too in no time! Do you have the beads from the heart program over there? I would love to hear from you, my email addy is enclosed, i ahve so much i want to say but don’t feel comfortable posting it all here because this is parker’s site and should only be about parker:)
i hope to hear from you soon~Sally & Danae in California

Comment by Sally Medel


Link Here | Apr 7, '07,

LOVE the pictures, what a handsome little man Parker is. I’m soooo happy that all is going well, you guys never leave my thoughts and prayers and I get so excited when I’m able to share with people about Parkers story and this WONDERFUL web-site and tell them what the POWER OF PRAYER has been doing for him. Jamie thanks for the card and you shouldn’t
have I think you have enough to do without writing me but it was so sweet of you and you a VERY WELCOME. I will continue to pray for you all. HAPPY EASTER!!!!

Comment by Angela Surguine (Holly’s mom)


Link Here | Apr 8, '07,

Loved the new pictures, Jamie, so now have two of the baby shower groups in printed form. You look amazing and so happy to be with friends and family. We think that Payton was probably the instigator of the crazy looks on most of you, while Peggy is in full smile enjoying all the tom foolery. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with you and we hope soon to learn your decision re the special place for the transplant. Talked with your dad this evening. Do so hope you all had a wonderful Easter. Your updates mean so much to those of us how only wish we could see Parker and his family for ourselves. We love you and may God bless you.

Comment by Joyce & Ray Baxter


Link Here | Apr 8, '07,

I was given this web site by my mother in law who attends one of many of the churches that are praying for parker. My mother had AML and I understand the process in dept. What a strong little boy you have and what a wonderful support group as well. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you and I feel there will be a miracle. My mom was at moffitt and I could not imagine a better place. The Scriners and the hope house are right next door, they have an awesome transplant team, just some info, Im sure God where lead you where you need to be, trust your instincts, Angels are everywhere.

Comment by sherbear


Link Here | Apr 8, '07,

Hey, Parker.

Happy Easter. It’s your grandma’s buddy Nancy just checking in. I dyed some Easter eggs today and I left one in the red too long and I think it turned into a ruby! I named it Parker and I’m saving it for you.

Love to Grandma Alice.

Comment by Nancy Loughlin


Link Here | Apr 9, '07,

Hey guys….thinking about you today. How are you doing on food? Do you still have meals left? Let me know when you get a sec. Give kisses to Parker and Payton. xoxoxo!

Alissa :)

Comment by Alissa


Link Here | Apr 11, '07,

I don’t know y’all personally but wanted y’all to know that I am praying for you. I know that God has big plans for Parker and is working a miracle of a testimony for him. I pray for strength for your family especially with the arrival a new baby at this time and I pray daily for healing for Parker.

Comment by Ashley


Link Here | Apr 11, '07,

I don’t know if you are interested, but there is a product called glyconutrient which has remarkable results on even things like leukemia. I have heard miraculous stories of even reversal. It works along with the body to rebuild Parker’s little body. I’ve seen it happen again, and again.

I am praying for him, too….

Comment by rebeccamac |


Link Here | Apr 11, '07,

My thoughts and prayers are always with Parker and your whole family. God works in mysterious ways but always comes through for those who believe in his wonderous ways. God Bless You All.

Comment by Josephine


Link Here | Apr 11, '07,

If you go to Shands in Gainesville you will be in the best place! My son has been a patient there many times. I hope that you all had a nice Easter! I know that you do not know me. I am in your shoes everyday worrying about my son with his diabetes. Praying for you all!
Terry Gelatt, Deltona, Fl.

Comment by Terry Gelatt


Link Here | Apr 11, '07,

Thinking of you. Glad to see such happy pictures, know you are SO ready for this baby to be here!! We will continue to pray.

Comment by Drake Family


Link Here | Apr 12, '07,

So glad to hear that Parkers temp. went down. I am still praying and I will definately keep my ears open for any residences in Gainesville. God Bless!

Comment by Josephine


Link Here | Apr 12, '07,

Hi,
I just wanted to say hi and let you know that Parker is in my thoughts and prayers.. My name is Lisa I am Bobbys girlfriend Alissa’s mom.. I am a 6 time 6 and a half year breast cancer .. I can not imagine how it must be to have a child leukemia my heart goes out to you all… Hope the chemo will work well and Parker will go into remission soon and stay in remission…

Comment by Lisa Alissas mom |


Link Here | Apr 12, '07,

Dear Aaron, Jamie, Payton, Parker & “Baby”:

Aaron, I work with your dad and went to school with you at Temple Baptist. I found out today that little Parker is fighting this terrible fight that no child should have to endure and my heart went out to you and your family. I cannot even begin to imagine what you must be going through! I know that God will watch over your family and Parker and help you walk every step even when you feel you cannot bring one foot in front of the other. He is our guide and shelter during the storm and even though it mayl be difficult at times to keep your faith and continue to trust in God, you will make it and God will see you through this storm in your lives. I will be praying for your family and for Parker for peace and comfort as you take this journey. May God Bless you daily!

With Love,
Amy Collins and Family

Comment by Amy Collins (Frueh)


Link Here | Apr 12, '07,

Hello Again!

I saw request for places to stay while you are at Shands and I found a web site with some options for you, one of which is also the Ronald McDonald House. The website is http://www.shands.org/public/visitors/stay.htm and a phone number is 352-265-0005. Hopefully this helps. God Bless!

Amy

Comment by Amy Collins (Frueh)


Link Here | Apr 12, '07,

Jamie,

I was reading your post for the 11th and wanted to let you know that there is a Ronald McDonald House with in walking distance to Shands of Gainesville. I also have a friend who is checking with her brother about an appt. he lives in Gainesville and has friends who manage appt. buildings she will let me know and I will get with you. E-mail me if you still need any information that I can get for you.
I pray that God will continue to take care of Parker and your family.

Sue Kerby

Comment by sue kerby


Link Here | Apr 12, '07,

Jamie and Aaron,
We pray that God holds you tight in his arms, that you feel his constant comfort and know that He WILL prepare the path for you! We are praying for you Jamie as you endure this last week of pregnancy. Although I know the wonderful feeling of being pregnant, I also know the joy of getting your own body back! We are praying for each of you, for Parker’s temp, for an apt in Gainesville…. everything you ask for, we are praying for God to answer!!!

With love, in the Matchless Name of Jesus Christ,
Eric and Victoria Moller

Comment by Eric and Victoria Moller


Link Here | Apr 13, '07,

I just heard about Parker through a YoungLife blog. I used to be a YL kid when I went to DeLand High and have been a leader in Macon, GA for 5 years. YoungLife is such a tight knit community as you know. Pllease know that the YL family of leaders, committee, and kids in Macon, GA is praying for little Parker and for your whole family. I know God is holding you extra tightly right now.

YoungLife Macon

Comment by Sarah MacConnell


Link Here | Apr 13, '07,

Dear Jamie,

I wrote yesterday. I went to school with Aaron and work with his dad. I have been so consumed by your beautiful son and his battle right now over the last two days that it amazes me because I do not even know you. As a mother myself of a 2 year old daughter, my thoughts immedietly went to her when I heard this news. I cannot even begin to imagine what you must be going through but I can tell by reading your daily entries that God has truely graced you with His honor and glory. The emotional strength that you seem to have can only come from God’s love and I am encouraged by you and your strength.

I know that God will see you, Aaron, Payton and Parker through this and if I can help in anyway please let me know. You are truly a blessing to me and you have a beautiful family.

Ephesians 6:13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

Keep Standing and Holding onto God’s Hand.

Sincerely,
Amy Collins

Comment by Amy Collins


Link Here | Apr 13, '07,

My Dearest Jamie,
Love and Prayers for all of you.
Aunt Colleen

Comment by cbenn56


Link Here | Apr 14, '07,

still praying for you, parker

Comment by mrs. pam |


Link Here | Apr 14, '07,

Dear Jamie, Aaron, Payton and Parker, I’m sorry to read that the chemo isn’t going as well as it was, but I hope and pray that you are going to feel better real soon and that the baby sister or brother will be fine and healthy. Our love to all of you, as you probably know we need some prayers right now too, he is feeling so bad. But God will get us all through all this. Love to all, Aunt Laura

Comment by Laura Schaeffer


Link Here | Apr 14, '07,

We are praying for all of you! I posted the yard sale information on Firrst Baptist of Lehigh Acres website. http://www.lehighfirstministries.org If anyone lives in Lehigh Acres and would to make a contribution or visit the yard sale please check out the above link. PRAYERS!!!!!!!

Comment by Mary Baxley


Link Here | Apr 14, '07,

We are continuing to lift your family up in prayer. So sorry to hear Parker isn’t feeling well. I know you must be very weary. Praise God for strength and perseverance! I hope the memory of the days not to long ago of your family in your new home will encourage you and help you through this valley. I can’t even think of words that come close to describing the last few weeks of pregnancy and all the emotions that go along with the physical effects. We are so blessed to serve a God who is not threatened by the depth or length of our need. His mercy is everlasting and His truth endures to all generations.

Comment by The Turner Family


Link Here | Apr 14, '07,

I’m sorry things aren’t going so well right now, parker is still in my continued thoughts and prayers along with your whole family**hugs**
Jaime, i emailed you back~underwood family, things WILL get better and you all will be home soon & the new baby is almost here, that is exciting:)

Comment by Sally Medel


Link Here | Apr 15, '07,

Hi Parker’s family!! I just wanted to say hey and let you know that I will be thinking and praying for you guys. I am Tonya’s friend. She has told me all about Parker:) You guys are lucky to have her, she is a great nurse(I am a little byass)!! I hope Parker is feeling better today. I am also a nurse at a Children’s hospital in Pensacola, FL. Tonya and I used to work together. I look forward to checking in on you guys.

Comment by Karri


Link Here | Apr 15, '07,

Jamie, Aaron, Payton, Parker and baby~

Life is not easy when we need it to be. I’ve had to leave my babies in the hospital and go home, the hardest thing ever, but I still had Wyatt. Just like you have Parker with all this going on, he will understand in his own way where mommy is and be very excited to see the new baby when he can. It will be great bonding time with the grandparents for Payton and Parker while you have the new baby. Don’t let yourself feel guilty for having to leave Parker, be strong, I know how hard it is, my situation was not quite the same but it was hard too! We continue to pray for the entire family, that you are all rested and feel refreshed and that Parker turns this corner and continues to heal! God is with you!
All our Love~
Becky & Bryan

Comment by Becky & Bryan


Link Here | Apr 15, '07,

Hi Jamie and family- I just wanted to let you know that Caleb and I view this page everyday and we keep your entire family in our prayers. We can’t imagine what it would be like to go through what you are going through and only through prayer can we believe that this will pass. You are such a strong and wonderful person and Parker, too, will grow to be a strong boy who believes in the faith of his family and the glory of our Lord. Caleb and I continue to pray and not believe, but KNOW that God hears us and everyone else. God Bless.

Comment by Josephine


Link Here | Apr 15, '07,

Greetings Again from the West!
This is a big week for all of you. I pray that Friday will be easy on you Ms. Jamie! Sounds like Parker is being a trooper, just like the rest of you. Love you and will continue praying for you. Love, Aunt Cindy

Comment by Cindy Winzenburg


Link Here | Apr 16, '07,

Jamie, Aaron, Payton & Parker,

What a week you have all had! We will pray hard this week that Parker will be feeling like himself by week’s end and new baby Underwood’s arrival a healthy one! Parker is on everyone’s prayer list here at Fort Myers First Church and they are either keeping track on the website or asking about him almost daily. You also have over 200 ladies from Community Bible Study who had special prayer time for Parker last week. Paker has so much love surrounding him from family and friends and from those who don’t even know him but see how your faith is getting you through.
We hope to get up to see you guys again in a couple of weeks and meet the new Underwood!
Until then, know you have our love and especially our prayers!

We love you!
Brenda & Bob

Comment by Brenda Farr


Link Here | Apr 16, '07,

God bless you all and that beautiful little boy. He will persevere as he has been and beat this thing!

Congrats on the new addition. Parker will be wonderful in his new role as big brother, I’m sure. I look forward to hearing/reading about improvements in his condition. Call me a big fan of the little guy.

Once again, God bless.

Comment by Harley Brook


Link Here | Apr 16, '07,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Be strong and stay positive!

You should set up a PayPal account for donations.

Comment by Chris


Link Here | Apr 17, '07,

Dearest Underwood Family:
I am glad that the x-rays came back fine, and I am so happy to see his WBC count going up! That is awesome! I check this wonderful web page everyday to see how Parker is doing, and you too JBU! You are such a trooper! (I know you dont really have a choice, but you are just so amazing) I cannot wait for the new arrival and to come up and see you guys. I miss you all so much! 3 more days! WOO HOO! Love you all!

Comment by Colleen Corbitt


Link Here | Apr 17, '07,

I was so sad to read about Parker’s diffifcult days and hope they are in the past. I can’t wait to hear about your newest addition on Friday – how very exciting! And I’m praying that the cord blood is a match! Take good care.

Monette Blazer in Cincinnati

Comment by Monette Blazer


Link Here | Apr 17, '07,

Hi Jamie and Family- I was so happy to hear things have improved so much! YAY! Jamie I can’t believe Friday is right around the corner!!!!! Caleb and I have a bet going. He swears it a boy but I am so feeling a girl! Either way we are both praying that it is healthy and we are, as always, praying for Parker to continue with his progress. We continuously think REMISSION!!!!! Love you all and as always- GOD BLESS!

Comment by Josephine


Link Here | Apr 17, '07,

Dear Underwoods~
We are so proud of all of you! What alot you all have been through! We are so excited as I know many you are, that Baby Underwood will be here this week. We are holding you, especially Jamie, in our prayers as you get ready to bring baby into this world where we can all praise Him who creates and gives us all blessings.
We love you.
Don Rilea Family
DeLand,FL

Comment by Kelly Rilea


Link Here | Apr 17, '07,

We check on you guys everyday… Parker is a part of our life now and the girls and Jack can’t wait to meet him!
We love you all!
Chris and Brooke

Comment by Brooke James


Link Here | Apr 17, '07,

Just letting you know that we think of you all every single day and pray so hard for your entire family. There is so much for all of you to deal with and from your postings you handle everything with such strength and resolve. You are all an inspiration to me and my family. When my day may not be the best I read your post from the night before and it gives me strength. And it gives me focus as I pray for all of you. Jamie you will be in my thoughts as your about to have your third little angel. I pray for Parkers fast recovery and an easier third round of chemo. I pray for the cord blood to be a perfect match and a successful transplant and REMISSION!!! I know we don’t know each other but we are all God’s children so in way we are all family. PLease give sweet Parker our love. Keep strong for through the Lord all things are possible. Many Blessings,
Kelli Von Dauber

Comment by Kelli Von Dauber


Link Here | Apr 18, '07,

Dear Underwood family,
I went to high school with Jamie and someone told me about this page for your gorgeous son, Parker. I wanted you to know that your family is in my every prayer.

Shana (Dickie) Feren

Comment by Shana Feren


Link Here | Apr 18, '07,

My prayer for you all:

Heavenly Father, we praise You for all You are doing in this family-most of all the hedge of protection You have had over Parker. We speak to his bone marrow and tell you to producce pure blood and perfect cells in the name of Jesus. We speak to Parker’s immune system and tell you to grow stronger day by day. We thank You, Father, for your unsurpassing PEACE to comfort this entire family.

We claim a PERFECT delivery over this family on Friday. We praise You in advance for the FULL, BLESSED life this family will have when this is over. Thank You for the knowledge and wisdom You are giving to the doctors and nurses.

We lift them all to You, the Great Physician and Healer-and the ONLY Provider. GLORY! PEACE!LOVE! MERCY!

Thank You, Father for hearing our prayers! It is in Jesus name we pray.
AMEN

Comment by Danielle


Link Here | Apr 18, '07,

Dearest Jamie,
I just wanted to let you know that I am thanking our Father in heaven today for you through Jesus Christ Our Lord and Savior. Thank you for opening your whole self to the Spirit of God who enables you to write to us each day and to allow us to be a part of your lives through your updates and requests for prayer. Our God is so Great to empower you for this task. You are a precious woman of God of which I am grateful to know.
Blessings and prayers continuously,
Susan

Comment by Susan Bennett


Link Here | Apr 18, '07,

Jamie and Family- I keep thanking God for hearing all of our wonderful prayers. Jamie, only two days to go!!!!!! Boy? Girl? Boy? Girl? Parker is so gorgeous and Payton is growing up to look exactly like you both! You are still in our every prayer and we look forward to more and more progess! Love- Josephine & Caleb

Comment by Josephine


Link Here | Apr 18, '07,

Dear Underwood family,

You are all in our thoughts and prayers! Thanks for keeping us informed with nearly daily updates so we can lift up specific needs & prayers. And thank you for sharing the wonderful & beautiful ways God is working even through such a difficult time in your lives!

Love,
Som & Jessica

Comment by Som & Jessica Teav


Link Here | Apr 18, '07,

Still thinking of you Parker. I pray for you, all your family and doctors that all will go well for you. Your family will be soooo happy when this is all over. Glad you have such good care!
Sincerely,
Veronica

Comment by Veronica Anderson Lynch


Link Here | Apr 18, '07,

I came across your page this evening. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Comment by Evangeline


Link Here | Apr 19, '07,

Thank you Lord for your continued blessings and protection for Parker. Lord we pray for a complete healing for Parker. Amaze the doctors like only You can! Continue to bless Aaron and Jamie giving them the strength and endurance they are in need of. Be with Jamie as she gets closer to the delivery. Always giving you the praise, honer and glory – believing in Your work we ask these things as humbly as we can. Thank you in Jesus name Amen.

Comment by Amy Collins


Link Here | Apr 19, '07,

Hi Jamie and Family- Caleb is very envious that you got to go to that game but we are so happy you all had a nice time. We are writing to wish you so much luck with your C-section tomorrow and we cannot wait to hear all about it. Parker sounds like he is doing so much better and we are always pleased to hear that. Your are still always on our minds and in our prayers. We have yet to come across any family who has the faith and strength that your entails. May God always bless you. Love- Josephine and Caleb

Comment by Josephine


Link Here | Apr 19, '07,

We are all just as anxious as you to find out what little bundle of joy you will be blessed with tomorrow! Extra special prayers going out for you and the family tonight and through the weekend that all goes well and Parker has so much fun with those with him these next few days while you recover! I’m sure everyone who visits the site daily feels like you are all extended family!

Love~
Becky, Bryan, Wyatt, Abby & Sydney

Comment by Becky & Bryan


Link Here | Apr 19, '07,

My prayers are with all of you in this time of need. I pray for a safe C-Section for you Jamie and that the new baby is healthy. I pray for sweet Parker that all his levels are good and he stays fever free…and I pray for all the rest of your family to be safe…
My son who is two and a half and I say a prayer for Parker every night.
God Bless…

Comment by Kelly F.


Link Here | Apr 19, '07,

Having just spent all day waiting for Laurie to have Cadence on Wednessday, I am thankful that you have a schrduled C Section. Everything will work out just fine. And we will all finally know, BOY or GIRL. I can’t wait to hear and to know the name! All is well with Laurie, don’t know if you know specifics or not. 19 hours labor, finally ending in a C section at 7:39 at night. Cadence Elizabeth Philpot is 6 lbs 10 oz and 20 inches long. She has a head full of black hair. Looks like a little doll. Mom and Dad are fine too, just tired!
Well I will pray for you tonight and you will be in my thoughts all day tomorrow. Let me know if there is anything that I can do for you!!!!
Love ya, Laura

Comment by Laura Boley


Link Here | Apr 19, '07,

Jamie and Aaron,
You guys are amazing! Our prayers are with you, Jamie (and the baby) for the safe delivery and speedy recovery. This baby doesn’t have any idea what a strong, loving family it is joining! I pray everyday for the continued strength and stability for the two of you!
Just wanted to let you know, I shared Parker’s story with my kids. Dylan’s kindergarten class was having a contest (Pennies for the Ronald McDonald House). He was so excited, he came running out of his classroom, yelling, ” Mom, Mom, call everyone we know, the neighbors, grandparents, moms and dads, we NEED PENNIES!!” ” The winning class gets free happy meals, but the most important thing is that we help Parker!” Dylan and Alex both flew into the house hunting their banks, they promply dumped their 1 gallon banks onto the floor, what a mound of money. They spent at least 1 hour pulling every penny out that they could find. I love the fact that they wanted to help someone they have never met!
Dylan’s class collected over 20,000 pennies and finshed 3rd place, but he wanted to make sure Parker was getting help! Kids are amazing little miracles!

Parker,
You are such a brave little boy!!! Although your body is not strong right now, you still push ahead. I see in the pictures of you that you are strong and nothing is going to slow you down!! I can’t wait to see you 3 years from now teaching your little brother or sister how to play!

Payton,
Althought mommy and daddy are very busy trying to take care of Parker and waiting for the baby to arrive, they love you very much! You are such a great big sister and I am sure you are going to be a huge help to mommy with the baby.

Love,
Joy, Jeremy, Dylan and Alex

Comment by Joy and Jeremy Johnson


Link Here | Apr 19, '07,

Jamie, You will never know how much sharing this time in your families life means to so many people. We are praying for all of you guys, What a witness you are.
God Bless,

Comment by Judy Conrad


Link Here | Apr 20, '07,

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BABY ! ! ! Welcome to this amazing family! We can’t to meet you. Aaron, Jamie, Payton, and dear sweet Parker, we love you all and rejoice with you for all the wonderful ways God’s love has been shown through you these past weeks.
The Fritz Family

Comment by Laurie Fritz


Link Here | Apr 20, '07,

Congratulations on the new baby! Parker and your entire family are in my prayers! Good luck with everything. May God bless your family!

Comment by Sarah


Link Here | Apr 20, '07,

Sincerest congratulations on the arrival of Paige. Prayers are still going UP for Parker, Payton and the entire Underwood family. Our Heavenly Father still continues to be in control. Prayers go up and Blessings come down. Much love, Marge

Comment by Marge Baldwin


Link Here | Apr 20, '07,

WELCOME TO PAIGE!!!! HURRAY!!!!!!
I’m so glad mommy and baby are doing fine, and trust that the rest of the family is doing well also. I continue to pray for sweet little Parker, and everyone involved. Take care of yourselves and enjoy this new wonderful addtion to your family. Thank God for his blessings on you all, and the superhuman strength you have all had to have. God Bless you all, and hugs and kisses.
Love,
Lori Corbitt

Comment by Lori Corbitt


Link Here | Apr 20, '07,

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We are so happy for you all! Paige is such a beautiful name. I am sure she is gorgeous! We can’t wait to see pictures and are so glad to hear you are both doing well. We will continue to keep you in our prayers and look forward to seeing the new little addition. GOD BLESS! Love: Caleb and Josephine

Comment by Josephine


Link Here | Apr 20, '07,

Congratulatons Jaime and Aaron on your new baby girl!! Can’t wait to see her. I am sure she is as beautiful as Payton and Parker!!

Comment by Kristi from the hospital


Link Here | Apr 20, '07,

Thank God, Thank God, Thank God, for Parker being so well this weekend, for Jamie and her successful surgery and for little Paige’s successful arrival into this great big world. Also thank God for Aaron and Payton and all that they are and have been. Also for the grand parents who have filled such a vital role in this entire journey. And finally thank God for the hundreds of little things that go on every day to contribute to this families well-being. With love, blessings and lots of happiness, Auntie

Comment by Aunt Laura


Link Here | Apr 20, '07,

Congratulations Jamie and Aaron on your new addition!!! I am sure Miss Paige Kay is as beautiful as Payton and Parker! I am praying for your quick recovery Jamie and I pray that Paige is very easy going and laid back to adapt to the hectic lifestyle you guys are leading right now. I know that God has healed Parker and I believe things will get easier in the coming days. The enemy will try to come back at you and get you down – just keep reminding him that he is DEFEATED and he has no hold on God’s property!!!

Love you guys!
Teresa

Comment by Teresa Cole


Link Here | Apr 20, '07,

CONGRATULATIONS Underwood Family on your new baby girl :) I bet she is beautiful. Jamie I hope your recovery goes quickly! Can’t wait to see pictures of her :)
Lots of Love
Amanda

Comment by Amanda


Link Here | Apr 20, '07,

WELCOME TO THE WORLD PAIGE!!! I have never met your family in person but I can tell you they are amazing people. I read your Mom’s comments every day because I also have a son with leukemia ( in remission ) and I feel I have to be part of her life and your brothers. I can relate to so much they are going through.
May you have a wonderful, long and healthy life with much joy, happiness and love.
Many prayers to you and your family always.
Congratulations!

Comment by Cindy Schechter


Link Here | Apr 20, '07,

Congrats on the new little Girl!! I bet Payton is thrilled to have a little sister! Don’t push yourself or you will only set yourself back, I know from experience! We can’t wait to meet her!

Becky

Comment by Becky & Bryan


Link Here | Apr 20, '07,

Congratulations Underwoods and welcome little Paige!!! I’m so excited for you all!!

Sarah

Comment by The Peytons


Link Here | Apr 20, '07,

It was wonderful to see you’ll today. Paige is absolutly beautiful! Great job Jamie!

We will be praying for your recovery and a discharge order for Monday!

Lots of love,
The Dowdy Family

Comment by Melody Dowdy


Link Here | Apr 20, '07,

Welcome to the world, little Paige!

Our family sends love and prayers to you and you family.

Comment by Mrs. Anderson


Link Here | Apr 20, '07,

Aaron and Jamie,
Congratulations!!!!! You have been in our prayers all day! So happy to hear that Mommy and baby Paige are doing well. We will continue to pray as you are apart from Parker, I will pray that God gives you comfort and rest so that you can be strong for your family!! Again, CONGRATULATIONS!

Love,
Victoria

Comment by Eric and Victoria Moller


Link Here | Apr 20, '07,

A welcome goes out to little miss Paige–was praying this early morning for all to go well and so glad it did.(I had all my three c-section-23-27 yrs ago) Looking forward to seeing Parker holding his new little sister on the photo page. Prayers contine for Parker and the family. God be with you all-
Daryl

Comment by Daryl and Ron Fogarty


Link Here | Apr 20, '07,

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! I knew you were going to have a girl! We are so happy for you guys! It’s good to hear that Parker seems to be doing better, especially now that you are away from him. You guys are always in our prayers and will continue to be. We love you and miss you. Congratualtions again. God Bless!!!

Love Tiina and Jeff

Comment by Tina


Link Here | Apr 20, '07,

Congratulatios on your newest daughter!Can’t wit to see pictures. I have pictures of Cadence on my my space page. Rest up!!!
Laura

Comment by Laura Boley


Link Here | Apr 20, '07,

P.S. Nice name!

Comment by Laurie Fritz


Link Here | Apr 20, '07,

Hey! I found out about this website through Facebook. I moved from Florida to Louisiana two years ago, and the Underwoods were family friends. It’s sad to know that they’re going through these tough times right now but God is definitely going to work however he can and use this situation! We’re praying for you guys! Love and miss you!!

Allie

Comment by Allie Hope


Link Here | Apr 21, '07,

WOW!!! What a beautiful new addition to your family…And let me just add this to Jamie…You are by far one of the strongest and determined women I know. You have been on this road “barefoot in the snow up hill both ways” like a champion. The energy and strength that you have shown thru this last trimester and thru all that you have lived thru with Parker, keeping a daughter entertained and happy, moving, being a wife …I get tired just thinking about it!!! Your faith in God has been a witness to many many people. YOU ARE AMAZING. I am so happy that this chapter (pregnancy) is over for you and you can continue up hill. It will be nice when you reach the top and can come back down. Take care of your self. Gods continued blessings on you and your family. Ps…Sam sable and of course Marvin all say HELLO!
Robbie

Comment by ROBBIE SELBY


Link Here | Apr 21, '07,

Welcome Paige! I was so glad to see that Parker was able to meet his new baby sister. We’re praying that all goes well and Parker and new baby can go home at the same time! Can’t wait to meet Miss Paige! Give Parker and Payton hugs from us! Take care of yourself Jamie! Hope to see you all in a couple of weeks!

Love,
Bob and Brenda

Comment by Brenda Farr


Link Here | Apr 21, '07,

Jamie & family- Paige is so beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She looks so much like Payton its scary!!!!!!!! Your family is so special in so many ways and we can’t wait to see new pictures as they come. Rest up as we continue to pray! Love, Josephine & Caleb

Comment by Josephine


Link Here | Apr 21, '07,

Your family is beautiful! Hope you all get to go home in a few days!
Love-Becky

Comment by Becky


Link Here | Apr 21, '07,

She is beautiful!
You all look wonderful!
Thanks for sharing pictures with us so fast!!
Remember to TRY and get some rest!
:O)
Laura

Comment by Laura Boley


Link Here | Apr 21, '07,

Hi Aaron, Jamie, Peyton, Parker and Paige, Great pictures. WOOOWWWW. Well ain’t God great!!!!!! I know, poor English, but you get the point. I set here with tears in my eyes knowing what God has done for you as a family and just can’t wait to see what else He has in store. Brenda and I will get up to see you after we have some time to get over our colds. We love you !!!!!!!!!

Bob and Brenda Farr

Comment by Bob and Brenda Farr


Link Here | Apr 21, '07,

Jaime, Aaron, Payton, and Parker, Congratulations. Danny and I are so happy for you. Jaime, I hope your recovery is speedy but don’t overdo. Enjoy your precious new little girl. I love her name. This note is for Parker and Aaron…. you now can be over ruled on most votes. Better be nice to the girls.
Seriously, We will keep praying for you all.
Much love,
Debbie

Comment by Debbie Peterson


Link Here | Apr 21, '07,

Jamie, Aaron, Payton, And Parker,
CONGRATS!! I am glad to here everyone is doing well!!! Welcome to Paige! One more of God’s many, many miracles!
I know she will be a blessed addition to your family. And as for her, she doesn’t have any idea what a wonderful family she has!

love

Joy, Jeremy, Dylan and Alex

Comment by Joy and Jeremy Johnson


Link Here | Apr 21, '07,

Hi Jamie & Aaron,
I don’t know if you will remember me or not but I was in the singles group with you at CCF. You may know me as Jennifer Chaney, Hoover is my married name. I recieved a flyer for the yard sale fundraiser and then it hit me who you were. I want to say my heart breaks for you. And I also want to say we know what you are going thru to some degree. My son was diagnosed last March with ALL leukemia. I know it was a very hard year and very emotional. And I feel my heart break every time I hear another little child has been diagnosed with cancer. Please know I am here for you all if you need to talk or need anything!! You don’t know too many people who have had to hear those words that your child has cancer so please don’t hesitate with anything. I hope Parker is doing well and being a big trooper. We know Ethan has become our new hero, who ever knew a little child our be your hero. I know God is with you all and He is hearing the prayers for you and Parker. You all sure are in my thoughts and prayers. I don’t want to be too long but I just wanted to send you a note. I am sending you all big hugs. Congrats on your new baby! I will stay updated with Parker and your family. Stay strong and know your family is bigger than you ever imagined!
In Christ,
Jennifer

Comment by Jennifer Hoover


Link Here | Apr 22, '07,

congrats the baby is beautiful, i love her name its so pritty i was so happy to see new pictures of all of you. i have continued to pray for everyone. i know you going to be doing great mostly because you have ur mom (my teacher:) with you. once agin good bless the underwood family and the new addition Paige my love to all

Comment by sarah P. S


Link Here | Apr 22, '07,

Congratulations, Jamie and Aaron on the arrival of Paige! This beautiful little girl, Paige, doesn’t yet know how fortunate she is to have such wonderful parents. You both are amazing – showing incredible strength of character. I hope you all take the time to rest and recover in the next few days. You are in my thoughts and prayers!

Peace,
Maurine Martin

Comment by Maurine Martin


Link Here | Apr 22, '07,

Congratulations! We are thankful for Paige’s safe arrival and God’s answer to many prayers on your behalf. Thank you for allowing so many to take this journey with you. Though we may never meet on this earth, it is such a blessing to be able to share each others joys and sorrows. Enjoy your new gift from God and know that you are in our prayers.

Comment by The Turner Family


Link Here | Apr 22, '07,

Congratulations, you have a beautiful baby girl.
We are still praying for y’all.
Racheal McKinney

Comment by Racheal McKinney


Link Here | Apr 22, '07,

Blessings to you from Colorado!
I continue to be amazed at your strength as a family and by the works of God in your lives. I hope Ms. Jamie heals quickly from the surgery . . .and you all get a chance to bond before you head up to Gainsville in the near future. Sounds like Parker is headed in the right direction, and hopefully remission is the next phase of his life.
Thank you for posting the photos so quickly….I love the one of all five of you! Love and prayers from Aunt Cindy.

Comment by Cindy Winzenburg


Link Here | Apr 23, '07,

Dear Parker and Underwood Family,

I have been following your story since February and not a day goes by that I do not think of you. I pray that you are healed! I have you on my prayer chain at Church (Belleville Presbyterian Church in Michigan). Your story especially touches me as I have twin boys, John & Jacob who will be two on June 26. I know you are about the same age, and I cannot imagine what your family is going through. You are a BEAUTIFUL family and so STRONG. Welcome Paige, you are so precious. You will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers daily! If you are ever in Michigan please look us up!
Hugs and kisses. Your sister in Christ, Michele Buchanan

Comment by Michele Buchanan


Link Here | Apr 23, '07,

Congratulations! She is so precious! I LOVE her name! If me and Brian have a girl we are going to name her Cambrie PAIGE! So good pick! I called on Friday but the nurse was having you get out of bed. I am so happy for you and your family! I cannot wait to come up and see you all and the NEW little addition! My thoughts and prayers go to you guys and love you bunches!
Love:
Colleen

Comment by Colleen Corbitt


Link Here | Apr 23, '07,

What a beautiful family you all are! We continue to pray for all of you….May God Bless.

Kelly F.

Comment by Kelly F.


Link Here | Apr 23, '07,

Congratulation! I am glad everything went well. Paige is beautiful. I check everyday to see how Parker is doing. I pray that he will find comfort thru all of this. Take Care.

Cherie McArthur(Johnson) Utah

Comment by CherieMcArthur


Link Here | Apr 23, '07,

Jamie Dear,
Just a note to let you know that Laurie and Kevin welcomed our little Cadence Elizabeth into the world on Wednesday, April 18, 2007 at 8:39 pm. It wasn’t an easy time for Laurie or the baby, but everyone is healthy now and doing wonderful. Our baby weighed 6 pounds 10 ounces and was 20 inches long. She has the most beautiful head of dark hair that is nearly 2″ long. She is beautiful! Can’t wait for your family to get together with hers! What fun! Please keep in touch and we all are keeping you in our prayers! We love all of you!!!
God Bless You!
Much Love,
Judy Scott

Comment by Judy Scott


Link Here | Apr 24, '07,

Dearest Aaron & Family: (All five of you!)
It is wonderful to hear that Jamie is doing well, and the baby too. I know how hard it must be to have to be in so many places at one time. You feel like you have to spread yourself so thin. But as those famous words come to mind… this too shall pass. You and Jamie should really be proud of yourselves, and all that you both have endured over these past couple of months. I believe you are both the epitome of the saying, “God doesn’t give us more than we can handle”. And you seem to have handled it all with such grace and strength. Another showing of God’s hand. I pray that Parker’s infection goes away soon, and that his numbers rise. Also that the cord blood is a perfect match. We are all still praying for your whole family, (all five of you) and wish you all blessed peace and love. Hugs to all of you!
Lori

Comment by Lori Corbitt


Link Here | Apr 24, '07,

Jamie and Family- We know things seem rough right now but there are so many blessings surrounding you and those are the things to focus on. God is filled with mystery and it is never our job to ask why things like this happen in life- it is our job to try to understand his merciful ways and accept that He is our Lord, our Savior. He will continue to watch over your beautiful family as we continue to pray each and everyday. The faith that is shown by so many everyday alone fills us with the belief that good things are yet to come. Jamie- we pray everyday for little Parker, that he may grow stronger under the wings of our Lord and we continue to pray for your family, that you may all be reunited soon. We love you all and God Bless. Love Caleb and Josephine

Comment by Josephine


Link Here | Apr 24, '07,

Underwoods – Though I do not know you’re beautiful family, I know the Lord has called me to faithfully intercede on your behalf. My husband and Jackson (if you don’t remember…born the same week as your angel, Parker) have been praying. Well, you know how 2 year olds pray, but he does get out ‘Jesus’ and ‘Parker’. I guess that’s enough for our King. And Paige is beautiful! You guys make great looking kiddos. May His presence be real today. Praying for Parker to be “free” soon…I can only imagine trying to entertain him in that room. Going before our God on your behalf – Lindsey Patchell (YoungLives)

Comment by Lindsey Patchell


Link Here | Apr 25, '07,

I was happy to read that you all got to go home as a family. That is SO wonderful and MUCH needed. Reading about Parker “petting” Paige and saying baby put such a smile on my face! I pray that the cord blood is a perfect match and his next round of chemo goes smoothly so you guys can spend much more needed time together as a family in your own home. If you guys need anything just give us a call. We will be coming to see you all (all five of you) soon. I have my Bridal Shower this weekend and then Riverdales prom the next, but I PROMISE we will be up soon. My thoughts, prayer and love go out to the WHOLE Underwood family! Hugs N Kisses!

Love: Colleen

Comment by Colleen Corbitt


Link Here | Apr 25, '07,

Jamie and Family- So glad to hear things are going so wonderful. God is hearing our everyday prayers and we will continue them, praying for remission and lots of family time for all of you. We can’t wait to finally MEET beautiful Paige and see the whole family. God bless you all forever and always! Love Josephine and Caleb

Comment by Josephine


Link Here | Apr 25, '07,

Hey Underwoods!
It’s so good to know that ya’ll are in town hanging out as a family enjoying one another! Isn’t God awesome!
Love,
Don Rilea Family
DeLand,FL

Comment by Kelly Rilea


Link Here | Apr 25, '07,

OHHH Jamie – I am just thrilled for you! She is breath taking!! I am just overwhelmed for Parker to be home with you! I am anxious to see you and be with you guys!
All of our love and unending prayers!
Brooke

Comment by Brooke James


Link Here | Apr 26, '07,

I am Taylor Hartman’s Language Arts Teacher and I wanted to let you know that my niece is currently undergoing treatment for leukemia. Taylor has touched my heart this year and my thoughts are with your family as you deal with this.

Comment by Lauren Burchfield


Link Here | Apr 26, '07,

I am glad to read that you are doing so well! I will continue to pray for your family!

GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME!

love and aloha,
Carol’s friend out in Hawaii :)

Comment by Joscelyne Cutchens


Link Here | Apr 26, '07,

Hi Jamie and Family- Just wanted to say we were still thinking and praying for you all. Hope you are all enjoying your time together and the new little bundle of joy. Can’t wait to see new pictures!!!!! God Bless! Love- Josephine and Caleb

Comment by Josephine


Link Here | Apr 26, '07,

Congratulations!! She is beautiful!! Glad to hear everyone is at home. I came to visit Tonya last weekend. I got to see Parker, but only asleep. He was napping. He is beautiful!! You have all been in my prayers.

Tonya’s Friend
Karri

Comment by Karri


Link Here | Apr 26, '07,

CONGRATS-JAMIE AND AARON ON YOUR NEW ADDITION! THE PICTURE OF ALL FIVE OF YOU -VERY SWEET! JAMIE -YOU GO GIRL! BIG CONGRATS FOR MISS PAIGE. I LIKE THE ALL P’S. (PEYTON,PARKER,PAIGE) I WENT WITH CHRISTIAN AND KRYSTINA (OF COURSE MY SON PICKED HIS SISTER’S NAME). I FIGURED IF MOMMA IS YELLING IT DOESN’T MATTER HOW THE NAME ENDS, HOPEFULLY THEY’LL BOTH RESPOND-OR NOT!! :) WHEN MY MOM YELLED I WAS EVERYONE BUT MYSELF, SO I GUESS IT DOESN’T MATTER! I’M HAPPY FOR ALL FIVE OF YOU! TRY AND REST JAMIE – VERY GLAD TO HEAR THAT PARKER IS DOING BETTER IN THE LAST FEW DAYS. WE’RE STILL PRAYING FOR HIM (WELL, YOU ALL). STAY STRONG!
LOVEYA- NET

Comment by Annette Zavalaga (Feliciano) |


Link Here | Apr 27, '07,

Prayers are continuing. Waiting anxiously to hear from you. GOD is still in control. The God Of The Mountain Is Still God Of The Valley and The God Of The Good Times Is Still God Of The Bad Times. Love and Blessings to Aaron, Jamie, Payton, Parker, Paige and the entire family. In His Hands and In His Heart, Marge

Comment by Marge Baldwin


Link Here | Apr 29, '07,

Hello Aaron & family!

I have shared your story wiht the Grace House Family & we have been praying for Parker & your family. I ‘ve wanted to call to see how Parker was doing, if the baby had come, & how you all were doing, & then I found out about this great website in The Beacon! The baby is beautiful! You have a beautilful family! You have been blessed by God with these 3 chilldren.

I know God is looking out for Parker & your family & will use all that you are going through for HIS glory & your good….

Keep the failth …..God IS lovng & IS faithful ….

Love,
Donna

Comment by Donna Jensen


Link Here | Apr 29, '07,

Just wanted to mention that as I drove through town the other day (Ft. Myers) I passed ‘Parker Center’ ‘Parker Commons’ ‘Parker Promenade’ ‘Parker Lakes’ and ‘Parker Plaza’. Sure is nice of God to give us so many large prayer reminders!

Comment by Vanessa


Link Here | Apr 30, '07,

Paige,

Happy Birthday!! Gee Gee and I want to welcome you to the family. You are a beautiful blessing.

Parker,

Hey buddy! I am so glad to hear that you are hanging in there and doing well. Great gradma and I watch for news daily here. I would call your mommy and daddy but I don’t have their new numbers since the move. Gee Gee can not talk to me on her cell AND get your phone number out of her phone! LOL

She wanted me to send you her love and lots of hugs. So here they are.. XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO!!!!!! You are so handsome and brave! We love you.

Payton,

Hey sweetie! Wow are you the best ever or what???!!! You are such a blessing to your mommy and daddy. From what I hear you are being so good through this and the new baby too! We are all so proud of the big girl you are becoming. We love yu Payton!

Jamie,

Congrats! Our family is so lucky that Aaron chose you! (Or should we say that you chose him!) What a wonderful mother you are! I do not know how you are managing. You are such an inspiration of strength and love. Gee Gee and I just want to thank you for being you and for being a part of our family. All our love.

Aaron,

Hey you! I really miss being around the family when I come to check the website every day. Wish I was closer so I could come see you. I often think of you when I am sitting here at home playing with Daisy. I think about when you used to stop by and play with her now and again. I remember how you would say…. “Oh Aunt Jana!” After I said something silly.

I am so sory that you are having to live this nightmare. It brings back my own fight not so long ago. We just want you to know that you are all in our prayers and thoughts constantly. We love you sweetie. Gee Gee send all her love.

To the family,

You are all such an inspiration and testimony. I continue to share you story and need for prayers with everyone. If you get a chance please call me so I can get your new number since MOM (Gee Gee) has abit of trouble with that! You can reach me at 214-669-8491.

All our love and prayers
Aunt Jana and Gee Gee

Comment by Aunt Jana and Gee Gee


Link Here | Apr 30, '07,

She did it! I got your number after my post. Three cheers for Gee Gee! I know you are getting settled in for the next round of chemo so I will wait a day or two to call.

Love yas!

Aunt Jana

Comment by Aunt Jana and Gee Gee


Link Here | Apr 30, '07,

Hi Jamie and family- So glad to hear how everything has been. I must admit it was a little nerve racking to not hear anything for a few day but we thought of a positive reason, stating that you probably were so busy spending time with one another! So glad to hear you’re feeling better Jamie and even better to hear how Parker is doing! We can’t wait to see you guys! Talk to you soon and as always we PRAY PRAY PRAY! Love, Josephine and Caleb

Comment by Josephine


Link Here | Apr 30, '07,

Jamie:
Haven’t been able to check on you for awhile and was so pleased to go on line and see that precious Paige made her grand debut. My thoughts and prayers continue for your whole family. I have shared your struggle with many of my friends and they too are sending their best prayers. Please tell Grandma Alice I love her.
Fondly,
Brooke

Comment by Brooke Wallis


Link Here | May 1, '07,

Hello Again Underwoods!
Remission is a wonderful word….. I will pray and ask for God to assist you with the decisions you have ahead of you.
So glad to hear that you have had some time together as a family. Paige sounds a bit like Stephanie who slept through all the racket Meagan made. It is good to have some of those Underwood genes passed on.
Love you all and continue to think of you often. Aunt Cindy

Comment by Cindy Winzenburg


Link Here | May 2, '07,

YEY….. R_E_M_I_S_S_I_O_N!!! That is SO wonderful! Jamie I am so glad to hear you are feeling better. I just wanted to pop in and tell you all we are always thinking about you. If you have to go with Payton for the blood transfusion I pray for Payton’s strength and courage for helping her little brother that looks up to his Pay Pay SO much! I am so happy to hear that God has blessed you with a sleeping baby, I am sure that helps out tremendously! Love you guys!
Love Always:
Colleen

Comment by Colleen Corbitt


Link Here | May 2, '07,

Hi Underwoods! We are so thrilled to hear of remission and we thank God that He is watching over all of you and keeping you under His wings always. We can’t wait to see the pictures and look forward to seeing all of you! We will continue to pray to our Glorious God in hopes that Parker stays in remission and for your entire family- that you may all continue to be strong together through your faith. We love you. Love Josephine and Caleb

Comment by Josephine


Link Here | May 4, '07,

Hello – I am so glad to read that Parker has been doing so well. God does answer prayers. I also just found out about results from the yardsale and Wow! That is amazing – although we should not be amazed because God always provides! My family continues to pray for Parker’s healing and your families continued strength, love and faith. God Bless you.

Amy

Comment by Amy Collins


Link Here | May 4, '07,

It is just after 11:30 pm and we are up praying for Parker as he receives his last treatment tonight.

“The Lord God will take great delitght in you. He will quiet you with His love. He will rejoice over you with singing.” Zeph 3:17

We are confident that He has a plan and purpose for all of this. May Christ be your comfort, you hiding place, and your rock!

We love your Family!!!

Jeff & Melody Dowdy
Deland FL
Deland FL

Comment by Melody Dowdy


Link Here | May 4, '07,

Just wanted to say HI! You guys are in my thoughts and prayers! I check on you guys often. Yeah for the remission and Yeah for no more rashes or antibiotics!!!!

Karri

Comment by Karri


Link Here | May 5, '07,

NO MORE RASH AND NO MORE CHEMO- YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is such wonderful news! Parker is such a strong little guy huh? We are so thrilled that things are looking up each day now and we pray hard for the tough decision that is yours to be made. Only God can lead us in the right direction when it comes to those things, but we know that by prayer, the answer is sure to come. We hope Pay Pay and Paige are doing well also and there’s no doubt that Payton is being such a good helper. We continue to pray each and everyday and thatnk God for the many blessing he is passing on to your family. We love you and look forward to seeing you soon! Love Josephine and Caleb

Comment by Josephine


Link Here | May 7, '07,

Hello gang!
Hope this finds everyone doing good and well rested. We were all talking about you guys yesterday at Emma’s birthday party and thinking about Parker hanging out with the kids having fun last year! You are always in our thoughts and prayers are always going up for you guys. Jamie and Aaron, go with your gut on this decision, just like you knew you had to push the peditrician because you knew something else was up with Parker. I know it is hard decision because it effects two of your babies.
All of our Love~
The Alexander Clan

Comment by Becky


Link Here | May 8, '07,

Hey Underwoods!

It was so great to see Parker playing and laughing with Payton & Aunt Jenny! I got some great pictures too. I think Aunt Jenny is a God send for you and Parker, and I know she is loving it. We loved spending the day with the kids and you and Aaron, it’s hard to leave when you feel like you should do more.

You are always in our thoughts and prayers.

Love you all,
Brenda & Bob

Comment by Brenda Farr


Link Here | May 8, '07,

Surely you know, Jamie, how much we appreciate the daily updates about Parker’s progress. It’s wonderful that his Aunt Jenny is with him this week! The fact there’s going to be an article and pictures in a future issue of the Time magazine, makes us glad that we chose to subscribe to it a few months ago! Just imagine little Paige is responding to all the TLC from the family and our love and prayers are with all of you as you proceed to the next step in the long road you are traveling. Perhaps Payton is not fully aware of the part she is soon to play in her brother’s recovery, so special prayers are for her.
God’s blessings!

Comment by Joyce & Ray Baxter


Link Here | May 8, '07,

Hi Jamie,

Congratulations on the baby girl. She is beautiful. I’m glad that things are looking brighter for Parker. Keep smiling………….
Ashleigh

Comment by Ashleigh Luna


Link Here | May 8, '07,

Hello Again!
Some pretty big decisions ahead of you, know it will all work out. Kinda neat to hear that Parker is out of the high risk category now. You still have your hands full. Just wanted to say hello, let you know that you all are loved and are being prayed for. Sure enjoyed the story about Parker and his pole. With Love, Aunt Cindy. Meg & Steph send their love too!

Comment by Cindy Winzenburg


Link Here | May 9, '07,

Hi Guys! Congradulations on your beautifuly, healthy little angel, I loved the pictures of all of you. You all are always in my thoughts and prayers and I’m praying faithfully for Parker, he has been such a big, strong boy, thanks for taking the time to do all the updates. Love Angela S.

Comment by Angela Surguine (Holly and Mandy’s Mom


Link Here | May 9, '07,

Hi Underwoods- We are praying hard for Parker as always and even harder for the decision that has to soon be made. God will lead you in the right direction! Keep your heads held high and know that we think of you all often and love you all. Josephine and Caleb

Comment by Josephine


Link Here | May 10, '07,

Jamie and Family- Just hang in there. Tough decisions are always needed to be made and you are right- what ifs are just not an issue. Up till now you’ve had to do everything based on gut feeling, and you’ve been right all along. Nothing tell me to believe that this decision will turn out otherwise. We pray that when the decision is finally made, you feel confident in knowing that family, friends, and our Lord were behind you all the way- STILL PRAYING! PS-Fortunately, Caleb’s favortire Disney movie happens to be Nemo so we caught on to that pretty quick :) Love you all! Josie and Caleb

Comment by Josephine


Link Here | May 10, '07,

I couldn’t believe that with everything going on in the Underwoods’ lives, that I got a thank you card yesterday! Count me as big fan not only of Parker, but of the whole family. You all are an inspiration to me, especially little Parker.
God bless you folks!

Harley.

Comment by Harley Brook


Link Here | May 10, '07,

By the way, I am sure that whatever decision you make (and it looks like you’ve made one) will be the right one. Do not allow yourselves any second-guessing, as hard as that may be.

I’ve lived in Gainesville for 7 years while collecting 2 degrees at UF. It’s a wonderful town and community. If you need any advice or have any questions about the city, I’m just an email away.

Take care!

Harley.

Comment by Harley Brook


Link Here | May 10, '07,

We just want to let you know we continue to pray for all you are going thru, as for the right choice stay of Gainsville?? well let let GOD lead you he will take you on the right path.
We get Time so we look forward to the pictures.

Comment by Daryl and Ron Fogarty


Link Here | May 11, '07,

my prayers are still coming, i hope the transfusion goes smoothly and all goes well. I am happy he has a perfect match sibling to get the transfusion through, that is wonderful news! my dd is in remission now for 4 months, i am so excited! I just wanted to stop by and read more updates andlet your family know we are still praying for a complete recovery for little parker~
Sally & Danae In California;)

Comment by Sally Medel


Link Here | May 11, '07,

He will provide all you need on this step of the journey! We will continue to pray for the entire family! Housing in Gainsville will come!
Love
Becky

Comment by Becky


Link Here | May 11, '07,

Hello Underwood Family,

I am praying for you as you continue on this scarry adventure for God’s guidance for you and the doctor’s and of course for complete recover for my hero – Parker as well as a full, quick recovery for both Parker and Payton. I try to imagine what you both must be going though and I am sure what I can imagine does not even come close to the reality of what you are feeling. There are lots of things in life I do not understand, but this I do know – God is in full control and He knew everything about Parker before he was ever even conceived – sometimes the had part is keeping the faith and remembering that God is in control, especially when your baby is involved. I pray for you guys daily and know that God holding your family 24/7. God Bless.

Amy

Comment by Amy Collins


Link Here | May 11, '07,

Jamie,
The decision for transplant was probably one of the hardest you and Aaron have ever made. Remember, the Best decision IS the hardest to make. We love you!
Lucky me, I’ll get to hug you in one week!
Love ya,
Aunt Colleen

Comment by cbenn56


Link Here | May 11, '07,

Dear Underwood- We are so glad that you were able to make a decision that you feel (hopefully) confident about. We pray daily for your entire family and wish every single day that there was more that we could do. We hope that in knowing you have so many behind you, you find the strength to believe in yourselves. We can’t imagine how hard it was to come to a conclusion about what to do, but deep down, we believe the right choice was made. We will continue to pray hard each and everyday, for Parker and Payton, and your entire family. We love you all so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Comment by Josephine


Link Here | May 11, '07,

Please know that we continute to pray for Parker’s complete recovery. We ask God for guidance as you make your move to Gainesville. We would love to help out any way we can. We are in Gainesville and have 4 children. May God Bless each decision and give you the wisdom you need.
The Boehleins

Comment by Sue Boehlein


Link Here | May 11, '07,

God be with you on your trip to Shands
Parker is such a beautiful spirit, he brightens everyones day
Everyone will continue to pray for Parker and take comfort in the fact that GOD protects his babies.
I cant even begin to imagine how hard your decision was.
But with the love and support of family, staff, and friends you guys will pull through, AND NOT LETS NOT FORGET THE AMAZING AMOUNT OF SHEER STRENGTH THAT YOU 2 HAVE TO HAVE COME THIS FAR WITH YOUR HEADS HELD HIGH.
make sure to keep updating about Parkers progress
keep laughing playing Parker all way to your recovery!

“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced ”
James Baldwin

Comment by Nurse Betty


Link Here | May 12, '07,

Hello from Ohio, It is great to see that Parker is doing well enough to clonk his head!! It is nice to read about little things that make up his day to day life. God’s blessings as you proceed to the next phase of his treatment. What the doctor said makes sense and I would go for the surest thing available to make sure he has the best chance at having a good life. I know you have prayed long and hard and my admiration for you and Aaron is immense. Have you tried going to the Gainsville Chamber of Commerce to ask if there is anyone who has short term rental, I’m sure you have, but if not, it could be a suggestion. Take care, know you are all loved, being prayed for and thank God for every blessing we have all received. Aunt Laura

Comment by Aunt Laura


Link Here | May 12, '07,

My family and church is praying for Parker and your family daily. Please let us know how to help in Gainesville.

Terese & Tom

Comment by Terese Guillot


Link Here | May 12, '07,

Hanging out with my favourite people is hardly work! I had soooooo much fun!…and have the pictures to prove it. Parker the simple things in life, eating, sleeping, bathing are the ones you can find most joy in, I’m glad I could help you find joy! Payton, you will always be my special princess! Kisses to your forehead that you can smudge in. Paige, you and I can keep mommy up for hours laughing and talking in our sleep! I love you all and will miss you the times you are not close. I know Billy enjoys the time he can spend with each of you as well. Jamie, Aaron…you know its all about the kids! You guys were fun too…..

With all my love
Aunt “deedee” Jenny

Comment by Aunt Jenny


Link Here | May 13, '07,

Dear Jamie~
Happy Mother’s Day, you are the best!
We continue to pray for all of you and stay updated through Parker’s web site. Just wanted you to know that!
Don Rilea Family
DeLand,FL

Comment by Kelly Rilea


Link Here | May 13, '07,

I’m praying in Sask. Canada for Parker.
Jo-Anne

Comment by Jo-Anne


Link Here | May 13, '07,

Hope you are having a Wonderful Mother’s Day! Tell your grandma I missed her at church today. Enjoy your day Jamie! Aaron yours is coming soon.
All our Love~
The Alexander’s

Comment by Becky


Link Here | May 13, '07,

Love, Prayers and Blessings to the entire Underwood Family. Especially to Jamie on this Mother’s Day 2007. You are indeed blessed with a beautiful family as your family is blessed in having you as a wife and mother. Prayers go up and Blessings come down. May our Lord and Saviour continue to hold you all in the palm of His hand and give you peace. Lovingly, Marge

Comment by Marge Baldwin


Link Here | May 13, '07,

Mommy,

Something you said in your comments on May 11th made me think….. You said that you are unsure of what to do. May God give you His perfect peace….
Blessings,
Jeannie

Comment by Jeannie Lau


Link Here | May 13, '07,

Dear Parker and Family,
We are so glad to have met you at APH, unfortunately it was
under the worst circumstances. I only hope the best for Parker and pray that the bone marrow transplant he will be receiving will be the key to his safe recovery. We never really
understand why we are faced with these problems and why
“we” have to go through, of all things, this. Luke and Parker are so much like each other in many ways. They both have wonderful parents to watch over them along with a loving family and an exceeding amount of friends that cherish their little hearts. Parker and Luke don’t realize how much people are drawn to them. For example, my family asks about Parker all the time. They say he’s just too cute. I wish you guys good luck and hope that Parker and Luke will see each other again so they can play together like they did in the play room. Only this time outside and away from APH. Give Parker big hugs and kisses from Luke. See you guys soon. By the way Jamie,
Happy Mother’s Day!
Love, Luke, Logan, Stephanie, and Josh.

Comment by The Stevens Family


Link Here | May 14, '07,

We have been praying for you here in Greenwood, Indiana. Friends of friends forwarded your website and info. regarding Parker to us months ago. It is amazing how God is using you to minister to others. I don’t know you at all but feel so connected to you and your family — being a mom as well — (and MOPS mom too!)…my heart aches for you, Parker and your family and the trials you are facing right now. Your entry regarding Mother’s Day and the poem you attached was incredible….definitely made me stop and just be thankful. How precious life is that God has given us. Thank you for your words of encouragement, even in the tough times that you are going thru. How incredible and mighty God’s hands are on your lives. His grace is so evident even in your nightly postings. We will continue to pray for little Parker and your family every night. God bless you,
The Massey Family (Shelly, Jason, Allie & Lauren)

Comment by Shelly Massey


Link Here | May 15, '07,

Dear Underwoods- Happy Mother’s Day Jamie! I thought of you often in hopes that you were having a fun filled day with your children! I know life can seem so impossible sometimes but I thought you and your family should know something- your family has shown Caleb and I both so much faith and hope. We pray harder than ever for your family and both of us view the status of Parkers progress each day, calling each other to make sure the other knows what’s going on. I only hope that when Caleb and I become parents we have the strength and hope to get us through each day should we be faced with a situation such as yours. God builds us for both good days and bad days and I truly believe that if you can conquer the bad ones, then the good ones are that much more enjoyable. With all the hope and prayer that is sent to your family each and everyday, there’s no way God doesn’t hear it. Just remember that all tears, hopes, fears, and smiles are in his hands alone and we can only do what we’ve done so far- pray. And we won’t give that up. No one can stop us from doing that. And we do pray, each and everyday! We love you all and hope you find confort in knowing we are with you all the time. Love always, Josie and Caleb

Comment by Josephine


Link Here | May 15, '07,

Hi from Johnson City TN. We are praying for all of you. Our minister Eddie Fine suggested you contact the Campus House at Univerisity of Florida for some ideas on housing. Jamie remember to take care of yourself too.
Love & Prayers,
Beth & David Croy

Comment by Beth Croy


Link Here | May 15, '07,

Hey Jamie and Aaron,
Just finished reading your latest update. I hope and pray that the hospital staff will be able to control the convulsions and fever soon. What a blessing and testimony you all are- how we all forget about what is really important. I got that poem forwarded to me and I thought it was so sweet and true but it didn’t sound the same as it did when I read it posted on your site. Talk about emotions! We all seem to take our children for granted as if they will always be there- you said it right you never know- Christian and I continue to pray for Parker and your family. He keeps asking me – “momma, is he still sick? Is he gonna get better soon?” All I tell him is that God is taking good care of him! Don’t get discouraged- (easy for me to say!) your Faith is your building block! Many more Blessings are coming your way! Remember to take care of each other – gotta go and check my babies and give them that extra kiss before I go to bed! much love always- Net
ps -happy belated mother’s day,Jamie!

Comment by Annette Zavalaga (Feliciano) |


Link Here | May 16, '07,

Even though I have never met your family, I check to see how Parker is doing everyday on his website. I can’t imagine what you are going through (I have a 20-year old and a 5-year old). I wish I had words to comfort but none are sufficient, only God can do that. However, please don’t ever forget that you have fervent prayer warriors out there praying for all of your family every day. Your children are so precious. Thank you for reminding us to treasure that gift from God and for that you have blessed all of us too.

Your Sister in Christ,
Kenza Hartley
Florida

Comment by Kenza Hartley


Link Here | May 16, '07,

I have been checking this website everyday and I have been praying for Parker and your entire family. I have 3 small children and I cant imagine what Parker and your family are going through. I pray every day for him to get better. I hate to hear about last night. I pray that things get better and for y’all to stay strong. God Bless!

Comment by Sarah


Link Here | May 16, '07,

Dear Underwoods:
My heart aches so deeply for you after reading of Parker’s set back. I pray that is just what it is. A setback. And that it will pass as quickly as it came on. We all know that Parker is in God’s hands, and that He will see him through. I continue to pray for everyone involved in your struggles to save your precious little boy. They are doing a good job, and we, who cannot be with you, are thankful for them as well. I can only imagine how hard this is for all of you, and wish there were something I could do, other than pray. But if that is all I can do, then that is what I intend to do everyday. God bless and be with your whole family. We love you all very much. Kiss Parker for us.
Love,
Lori

Comment by Lori Corbitt


Link Here | May 16, '07,

The eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry.

Do you have a prayer room for Parker.. Prayer does work.

the prayer warriors are praying for you Parker.. We believe in the power of prayer and we pray the the Lord heals you.

Hugs and Love to Parker and his Family

Comment by Jean


Link Here | May 16, '07,

Just a note to let you know you are in our thoughts and prayers often. Thank you for sharing your lives with us. What a beautiful, loving family you have! Congratulations on your new baby, and may you be blessed many times over as you go through this diffucult journey. We will continue to lift you all up in prayer in church and at home.

love in Christ,
Fawn Chandler
New Light Methodist Church

Comment by Fawn Chandler |


Link Here | May 16, '07,

Jamie and Aaron

I am so sorry about what is currently happening. I am praying for Parker and your enitre family and doctors daily.

Love Denise

Comment by Denise Corey


Link Here | May 16, '07,

Jamie~
Just started Venia’s new small group about decluttering and organizing…and I’m in my closet and I foung something that must be Bryan’s and the floor of my closet again! But it’s a little poster entitled “school-a-pho-bia” and it has a funny definiton on it but at the bottom it say this “Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed; for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you.” Isiah 41:10

I hope today has gone better and Parker gets out of the PICU! I know how hard it is to feel lost and not know what will be next, I’ve felt that way for the last 2 years, put I have to remeber it is not my plan but his and everything happens for a reason and he’ll guide us throught this life he has had planned for us!

All Our Love and Prayers~
Becky & Bryan

Comment by Becky


Link Here | May 16, '07,

Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers every day, several times a day. Even though you don’t know me I feel like I have come to know you and your family. I went thru a simular situation many years ago and probably will share that story with you someday. For now, may it comfort you in some small way to know strangers care and are prayiing and believing that God answers prayers.

Comment by Ella


Link Here | May 16, '07,

I got your thankyou card today…. My heart breaks that Parker is so sick. My prayers will continue for Parker and the whole family! (((hugs)))

Comment by Troy & Joscelyne Cutchens


Link Here | May 16, '07,

Ashley~

My heart and prayers go to your friends. I can only imagine what they are feeling at this time. I don’t want to imagine…no one deserves this at all. I wish I could do something, anything to help them out. Please let them know that I am praying and asking God for some type of miracle to save this precious little boy!

Love Always~
Kathleen

Comment by Ashley


Link Here | May 16, '07,

Everyone is praying for your family. More people than you can imagine.

Comment by Judith Conrad


Link Here | May 16, '07,

PRAYING!! PRAYING!! PRAYING!! For Parker, Jamie, Aaron, Payton and Paige – all the family and for the Doctors and Nurses and the entire staff at the hospital. What beautiful, caring people taking care of each of you. Love and Prayers to all.

Comment by Marge Baldwin


Link Here | May 16, '07,

To the Underwood family, Back on February 16th, we received an email from the prayer chain from Rob Jackson’s Sunday School class at TRBC that shared about Parker and your family. My parents and sister attend that class. Immediately God laid you all on our hearts, and we just want you to know that we have been praying for your family every day since that email came to us. Our children pray for your children, too. You will continue to be in our prayers every day. May God bring you His love and peace in abundance.
Because of His love,
Heather & Christopher

Comment by Christopher and Heather Kirk


Link Here | May 17, '07,

Jamie,

I put Parker on the prayer chain first thing yesterday morning after reading the update. I also called some of the ladies from book club who have also come to know and love Parker,who are all prayer warriors.
I’m sorry you had to be alone when all this happened, but thank God for the loving and caring staff of APH! God bless them all!
I know that it is only with God’s strength you and Aaron are getting through this difficult time. You will continue to be in our prayers.

Love,
Brenda & Bob

Comment by Brenda Farr


Link Here | May 17, '07,

Hi Underwoods- Just a quick note to let you know we are continuing our deep prayers for Parker and your family. We feel so deeply for you all and pray for nothing more but good days. We especially pray for your three babies, that they may behold the strength of their parents and grow in faith to our Almighty Lord. We love you and refuse to stop hope and prayer. Love Josie and Caleb

Comment by Josephine


Link Here | May 17, '07,

I was one of the people that were fortunate enough to have my son participate in the fundraiser. I just wanted to say how fulfilling it was for my son to be able to do something for someone else and get in return so much more, a life that is so precious a child that is so innocent our children that we live to protect that we want so much for. We as people need not take our lives for granted and thank god every day for what we have. My son and I want to thank everyone there who welcomed us with open arms. My son Robert would like to give a special thanks to Debbie and Vanessa for treating him like family.

Comment by Yoanna


Link Here | May 17, '07,

Jamie,
I taked to Brenda yesturday and she told me what has been going on. My heart is so heavy for your family. We have a 24/7 prayer room at our church and I will put a request for total healing up for Parker. Don’t ever give up God is in control. A man we have been praying for with full blown AIDS was in church sunday morning and the doctors can’t believe how his numbers dropped and he was healed. Praise God!! We will be in prayer. God bless you all. Kim

Comment by Martin and Kim Hawley


Link Here | May 17, '07,

Underwood Family,
Brett and I wanted you all to know we haven’t forgotten about you guys and precious baby Parker. We are still praying and expecting and believing for a FULL recovery. We love you!! Give the kiddos a hug from us.
Love,
Brett, Jen, and Reese

Comment by Brett and Jen Fritz


Link Here | May 18, '07,

Dear Underwood Family,
I am a friend of the Fritz family in NC and have been keepimg up with Parker through the website since Laurie shared his diagnosis with me. My best friend has been been battling lymphoma and I cant imagine a precious child going through the treatments and complications of this terrible disease. Just wanted you to know that he and your family are in my prayers daily and your prayer request has been shared with many local churches here. We serve a Big GOD and believe He still works great miracles. Please know there are many prayers for Parkers healing and strength and guidance for such an amazing family!

Mary

Comment by Mary Hudson


Link Here | May 18, '07,

Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Comment by Aunt Jana and Gee Gee


Link Here | May 18, '07,

God has certainly blessed you with a beautiful family! Our prayers are with you all, and we know that God has a purpose for this trial. He is with you – and us all – and will give you strength to cope with the difficulties. His love for you all will reflect in the doctors, nurses, specialists, and all others treating Parker. God will continue to bless you all. I will send your family’s plight to everyone on my prayer list – from California to Chicago to Georgia, and of course, to the Riverdale HS family. Know the comfort from so many prayers. Tom and Sally

Comment by Tom and Sally


Link Here | May 18, '07,

To the sweet Underwood Family,
We first learned of Parker through a marriage encounter prayer chain, and have been keeping you in our prayers everyday since then. You are a testament of God’s LOVE. Blessings to each of you. We continue to lift Parker up in prayer to our divine healer.
Brothers and Sister in Christ,
Pam & Jamey Bennett -Kings Mountain, NC

Comment by Bennett Family


Link Here | May 18, '07,

Parker I am praying for you & your family. I just recently learned about your illness, while praying for Ethan Powell, another sick little boy w/ Leukemia. I pray for your healing & strength. You are a very precious little angel. I’m proud to read yesterday’s update & see that you are doing alot better. I know GOD is with you & your family. GOD bless you
Love,
Rhonda

Comment by Rhonda Barnes


Link Here | May 18, '07,

Dear Underwoods- We continue to pray hard for Parker all the time- we are thinking of you all constantly. Josie and Caleb

Comment by Josephine


Link Here | May 18, '07,

I don’t know your family personally, but feel like I do from keeping up with your posts. I found out about Parker right after he was sent to the hospital through word of mouth here in DeLand. All of you are in my prayers daily. I have three little ones as well, one of which, is just about Parker’s age and I am amazed at the strength that the Lord has given to this little boy as he endures the trials in his life and the grace that you as parents are able to exude. I check on you almost daily and am so touched by your story. I know that God has each of you in the palm of His loving hand and is never letting you out his sight. He is there in your every situation; strengthening and growing each of you. I wish all of you nothing but blessings and the Lord’s absolute best!

Comment by Bri Peterson


Link Here | May 18, '07,

I am Jennifer (Chaney) Hoover’s mother. Jennifer has shared your story with me. I just want you to know that you are in my prayers and that I have passed Parker’s name on to some people I work with. They too will keep Parker in thieir prayers and put him and his family on their pray chain they have at their church. Your story has touched my heart. Our little grandson, Ethan, has leukemia ALL so I know only a little part of what you are going through. Many days can be tough but how blessed we are to have God in our lives to help us through each minute, hour, day, week, etc. Stay strong but know that when you get tired there is always someone out here praying during that time for you all. You have a beautiful family. Jane

Comment by Jane Chaney


Link Here | May 18, '07,

I have been following your journey since February and for some reason today is the day I feel compelled to write to you. Your daily blogs have been life changing for me and have put my life in a totally different perspective. When I am worried what my new drapes are going to look like in our new home, I want to slap myself and I think how you would die to have a day of such little worry!! I am also AMAZED at your eloquent writings and I feel your strength and it continues to inspire me. I have two little girls of my own and believe that they are the true miracles that God gives us in this life. I cry for Parker, I get chills for Parker when the days are good, I literally cheer outloud somedays for Parker, and I have dropped to my knees and wept for God to stop your pain. Then there is a a day like today I pray that God gives you the continued strength to deal with the greatest adversity of your life. I live in Orlando and don’t be surprised if I make a visit to just meet you and give you a hug and know that you have truly changed peoples lives with your faithfulness and unbelievable courage. May God continue to give you the strength to deal with the days ahead and I pray that God will have compassion for you and Parker and it is TIME for healing!!!!!

GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY,

Kelly Graham
Orlando, FL

Comment by Kelly


Link Here | May 18, '07,

Just wanted to let you know we are praying for all of you. I know how scary it is when my husband is in ICU. Remember (& I know it is hard to do sometimes) God never gives us more than we can handle.
Love & prayers,
Beth & David Croy

Comment by Beth Croy


Link Here | May 18, '07,

Dear Underwood Family,

Of course, first and foremose, I continue to pray for little Parker’s strength and healing, but Jamie I also pray for you and your amazing strength…I know this is not the first you have heard this, but you truly are a blessing the way you faithfully update us about Parker when you have so many other things to worry about right now. God will see you, Aaron and the rest of your beautiful family through this valley. I pray for the continued strength in your family and for Parkers health and healing. I am so sorry that your family has to go through this terrible thing. I pray that God contiues to bless you, guide you, encourage you, and holds you in His never changing hands.

With all our love and prayers,
The Collins Family (Todd, Amy and Kayla)

Comment by Amy Collins


Link Here | May 19, '07,

Praying with you.

Comment by Tammy


Link Here | May 19, '07,

we are the parents of Joe Steele , we have been keeping in touch with Joe, on Little Parkers condition we are in great sorrow for all of you and your family,are prayers are with you at this time for Parker, we know God our father is with you an Parker our faith in him will see you through, may God
be with you all . OUR PRAYERS are for Parker’s recovery.
with all our Love and prayers
The Steele family Lake Havasu City, AZ

Comment by Donald Steele


Link Here | May 20, '07,

May God Bless and Comfort each one of you, Parker, Payton, Paige, Jamie, Aaron – and the rest of your family. You don’t know me, but I am a grandmother of two precious children, and I have been following Parker’s web site and praying since February. My granddaughter lives in TN, and she has requested prayer for Parker in her Bible Class at school.
These teenagers really believe in OUR BIG GOD and know that He can work miracles. Jamie, your strength amazes me.
Love and prayers,
Dorothy

Comment by Dorothy Ballance


Link Here | May 20, '07,

Dear Parker,

I have learned about your condition through a prayer website and have been praying for you since early February. I will continue to pray for you and your family for strenghth and endurance. May our Lord God bless you Parker with his healing touch in Jesus Christ Amen!

Comment by Tammy Isom


Link Here | May 20, '07,

It was in June 2003 that my family began living what you are all going through. My son was diagnosed with leukemia at the age of 13. We spent many months in the hospital and it was a rollercoaster ride inside a tornado but he will be celebrating his 18th birthday, cancer free this October. My heart goes out to all of you. It’s wonderful to see all the support you have, makes all the difference in the world. Unfortunately, we didn’t have that kind of support but we made it through. Just want to let you know there is a light at the end of the tunnel and many. many good outcomes.
Please know I am praying and sending positive thoughts your way. Keep the faith…from one who knows.

Comment by Cindy Schechter


Link Here | May 20, '07,

Parker’s rad. -good luck with the new baby
ill pray for energy for you -patience for payton- peace for aaron-strength for parker and love and support from the community.

Comment by afriend


Link Here | May 21, '07,

What a handsome little guy. Saying lots of prayers and hoping you can get sprung from that room soon.

Comment by Lois |


Link Here | May 21, '07,

Dear Underwood Family- So glad to hear that Parker is progressing and doing much better. Its terrible he has to be so cooped up like that though. We will pray hard that his progress continues and we will say extra prayers today for Payton. One day she will understand what a wonderful thing she is going to be doing for her brother, and I’m sure she’ll be happy she was able to help. We still think of you often and are hoping to see you all soon. Love always, Josie and Caleb

Comment by Josephine


Link Here | May 21, '07,

You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Love in Christ,
Bob and Hilda

Comment by Bob and Hilda Murphy


Link Here | May 21, '07,

Hey guys, I’m so glad to hear that Parker has improved. We have been praying for him and have been encouraged by his improvement. Isn’t God awesome!!! He has taken the life of young Parker and touched so many people. Aaron and Jamie, thank you for being willing vessels and for allowing God to use your family to minister to so many. May you continue to walk in our awesome and mighty Lord!
In our prayers,
Racheal McKinney

Comment by Racheal McKinney


Link Here | May 22, '07,

Love the new picture of Aaron, Parker and Paige!
We are praying you can all home for a few days before Gainesville. Someday you will know how many lives you have touched through your story and the strong faith you have shown! Love to all!

Brenda

Comment by Brenda Farr


Link Here | May 22, '07,

Dear Jamie and Aaron,

I found out about Parker through Judy Conrad. We are in 2 Bible studies together here in New Orleans, and are always asking each other, “Have you checked Parker’s website today?” We are thrilled when we read your good news, and devastated when you have a setback, but we know that you are in God’s loving hands, and with all of the prayers bombarding Heaven each day, we know that little things, like another day of prayer for Payton, are not just coincidences.

Thank you for sharing your needs with us so we will know exactly how to pray. That isn’t for God’s benefit…He knows already…but it helps us immensely.

Ramona

Comment by Ramona Maspons


Link Here | May 22, '07,

Jamie-your post today makes me realize even more what an amazing person you are. I pray daily for all of you and I will continue to do so. You are an amazing family and will get through this. Tell Payton that Bailey and Logan say hello and miss her. Logan really enjoys looking at Parker every day on this website. He asks me to show him more of Parker and Payton each time he sees me visit the site. Love you!
Amanda

Comment by Amanda


Link Here | May 22, '07,

Jamie,
I have been meaning to write since February. Even as I write today, I struggle with the “right” words to say. I foolishly hope that just the right words could take away the fear, the pain that you and your family, especially Parker, are going through right now. Please know that I pray for you often. I know in my heart, that one day soon this will all be over. Parker and Payton will once again be chasing each other around your kitchen, this time with Paige trailing right behind.
I wish I could make you understand what your experience has brought to my life…Understanding how precious and fragile life is. I promise not to take it for granted.
My prayers are with you.
Love,
Susan

Comment by Susan Christie (Urquhart)


Link Here | May 22, '07,

Jamie:
I just read your update and I am still praying for you and your family. I know you must be exhausted, but God knows that, too, and as hard as all of this is, He has promised to never give you more than you can handle! Doesn’t that encourage you? I will pray for peace and rest and that our Lord will meet your every need at every moment!
Love and blessings to your family and prayers for Parker and all of you!
With love, Kimberly Taylor , DeLand, Florida

Comment by Kimberly Taylor


Link Here | May 23, '07,

Jamie,

hey there my friend. I am praying for you and not sure how i fugured out how to leave a message on this site. I have been trying for a long time but anyhow. We live here in Gainsville about 30 or so from Shands right off 441. You all are welcome to stay here at our home for as long as you need or just ask for meals or whatever…watch the babies or just have me meet you to hang out. my email is SmileRae@aol.com and if you email me I can give you my number.

My heart is with you and my prayers are for you. Being a new mom and all that you are going through is hard and i know you are worn out and ready for your home and bed and of course sleep.

love ya, and don’t be shy to ask for anything. Gracie is 3 1/2 and would love to play with Payton.

Rachel Bonham

Comment by Rachel Bonham


Link Here | May 23, '07,

Dear Underwoods- So glad to hear that things are looking up. Poor Payton- She is such a sweetie! We are thrilled to hear that you may be able to go home soon! You must be so excited for that! Please know we are still praying hard for your entire family! We think of you all often and still are just amazed at the courage and strength of your entire family. It is a quality that is very admirable and it helps us to realize what is truly important in our lives. We are going to be in Deland for the next few days and hope to come see you all! We love you! Love, Josie and Caleb

Comment by Josephine


Link Here | May 23, '07,

I will continue praying for your whole family! I wanted to share a scrapbook layout that I did about Parker and my own son, Jalen.
http://www.creatingkeepsakes.com/gallery/details.ihtml?idx=54269
I hope you don’t mind my using Parker’s picture. If you want me to take it down, I will. just let me know.
Joscelyne

Comment by Troy & Joscelyne Cutchens


Link Here | May 23, '07,

Just saw the last comment and pictures of two little boys with their bananas! What a host of people you have holding you all in their hearts and prayers!! It’s amazing! We can understand your joy, Jamie, at the thought of you all being at home in DeLand on Friday and hope it does happen! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all for Tuesday in Gainesville and we keep praying that God will open a door to you as far as a house goes. This very trying period in your lives will not last forever and our Father in Heaven will not ask more of you than He knows you can handle. Keep your faith above all else. Love from us in Cape Coral.

Comment by Joyce & Ray Baxter


Link Here | May 24, '07,

Dear Jamie,
I am singing praises to God for the progress Parker is making and for a good day for your family. We will continue to keep lifting you all in prayer. Thank you for the updates. I feel like you are a part of my family and I have never met you in person, but I know you in spirit. You are a brave young women and I know the Lord will see you through.
Blessings, judy conrad

Comment by Judith Conrad


Link Here | May 24, '07,

Dear Parker,

I just want you to know many of us at St James in Ormond Beach are praying for you and your family. God heals and we will continue to pray until you are completely well. We love you, and even more, God loves you.

Comment by Kathy Phillips


Link Here | May 25, '07,

Yeah!!!! You guys get to go home, our prayers have been answered!! Enjoy your weekend, I’m so happy for you guys!!

Love,
Sarah

Comment by The Peytons


Link Here | May 25, '07,

Hello Aaron, Jamie, Payton, Parker and Paige,

I am so glad to hear that you get to go home to Deland today and have some normalcy before going to Shands and I know you will cherish every minute of it. I will continue to pray for this wonderful progress, safe trip(s) to Shands, successful transplant, and quick recovery for both Parker and Payton. Parker you are my hero! and Payton so are you – it is a wonderful thing you are doing for your little brother.

Love and Prayers,
The Collins Family

Comment by Amy Collins


Link Here | May 25, '07,

Jamie and Aaron~
I hope you know that Parkers website is part of my daily morning routine and sometimes it brings tears to my eyes and other days great joys to see how many people lives little Parkes has touched just by asking for prayers. Our God is Awesome!! It’s hard to believe that soon he will be 2. I remember walking out of the hospital with Sydney finally after her 17 day stay and seeing Aaron walk in half asleep. Your little man and Big Girl are continually in my prayers along with your entire family! So glad to hear you get to GO HOME!! Enjoy the time and safe travels this upcoming week!

All our Love!
Becky

Comment by Becky


Link Here | May 25, '07,

Dear The entire Underwood Family,

We are praying for each and everyone of you. God has blessed you with a strong family for a reason, It’s awesome to have that!! HE says more than one praying is strong, just think Your family has thousands….. Everything will be just fine, That’s our prayer for all of you! Little Parker keep your head up and FIGHT! Jamie, GOD SPEED! Dad, keep on truckin your strength will keep everyone going. To everyone else, my God give you strength and peace. In Jesus name we pray. AMEN

Comment by Christina Bailey


Link Here | May 26, '07,

Dear, Jamie!
I am happy for you and your family! I guess you are HOME now! I am praying for you, for your big and lovely family. And!
Many people in Russia ve been praying for Parker and for you! I am sending all my love to you. Every time I ll come to your mind, you ll catch a love message(smth that II put a happy smile on your face). Wish you the best, with all my strength!
your russian Anya

Comment by Аnya


Link Here | May 27, '07,

Hi, and a big (long distance) hug to Parker and family from family in Minnesota. So thankful to hear things are more stable at this time. Our prayers continue for healing from our God, the Great Physician, wisdom for the many caregivers, and strength, rest and a sense of peace for you, Jamie and Aaron. Love to you all.
Izzy and Mike Taylor
Austin, MN

Comment by Izzy (GGma Jeanette’s sister)


Link Here | May 27, '07,

I work with your Dad at the PO in Tallahassee and have really enjoyed getting to know him. Parker and your entire family are in our prayers. We’ve added Parker to our church prayer list, Bradfordville First Baptist Church. My wife and I are following Parker’s progress and look forward to meeting you all when he feels better. Tim and Lisa Snyder

Comment by Tim Snyder


Link Here | May 28, '07,

Jamie and Aaron,

Congratulations on being home!!! What wonderful news!!! You will be in our prayers as you drive to Gainesville tomorrow and for the Doctors and nurses you will meet. You are always in our daily prayers!! May God continue to bless your precious family!

Love, in the matchless name of Jesus Christ,
Victoria

Comment by Victoria Moller


Link Here | May 29, '07,

Underwood Family~

My wish for you today is safe travels to Gainesville and good news from the doctors who will be involved in the next stage of this journey. Our prayers are with you!
Becky

Comment by Becky


Link Here | May 29, '07,

Dear Underwoods:
I am so pleased to hear that you have “finally” been able to go home. I can only imagine how good it feels to you to have some sort of normalcy in your lives right now. It is wonderful to hear that Parker is doing better, and I trust he hasn’t had any fevers of late. It is so awesome that both sets of grandparents have been able to be of support to your family in this time of need. Aren’t families wonderful? I hope that you will post your new address somewhere on this site, (if you haven’t done so already) so that we can keep in touch. I am hoping that Colleen and I will be able to see you all before she gets married and moves half-way across the country. We are still praying for your family and your needs, and especially for little Parker to heal and grow up to be a wonderful “old” man! LOL Thougths, prayers and love go out to all of you.
Love Always,
Lori

Comment by Lori Corbitt


Link Here | May 29, '07,

I’m glad to hear you are home for bit and know when Parker’s surgery will be taking place. I pray for comfort for everyone and for the anticipation of the days before surgery day. You two have come so far with your strength and doing what needs to be done. I know you will be strong for your kids when the time comes for the process to start. I pray everyone does very well and recovers quickly. And you are able to come home quickly and get back to the “new” normal. Stay strong! You are in our thoughts and prayers along with the other boys and girls we know going thru cancer treatment. Ethan is doing well. We’ve been in the hospital two times this month so far for a fever because the common cold is much harder for him to fight off. Which you know. Jamie, the memory thing…it’s got me too! :) Take care and I’ll be reading your updates. Jennifer Hoover

Comment by Jennifer Hoover


Link Here | May 30, '07,

Dear Underwoods- We are so pleased to hear you have gotten to go home. It must feel so good to be surrounded by all that familiar. We are continuing to pray hard, especially now that dates are actually in stone for the transplant. We just know in our hearts everything is going to be fine but that doesn’t stop us from asking Jesus Christ to keep your family strong. Thinking of you always. Josie and Caleb

Comment by Josephine


Link Here | May 30, '07,

Parker
just wanted you to know that I said a prayer for you today.

Comment by mrs. pam |


Link Here | May 31, '07,

Dear Underwoods- It brings me to tears to have to read the procedures that both Paker and Payton (not to mention your whole family) have to face. The sadest part is, we don’t realize that situations such as these occur everyday until it happens to someone you love. Then you realize that all the time you wasted worrying about stupid stuff doesn’t even compare to a mother worrying about the life of not only one child, but now two. It pains me that there is nothing more Caleb and I can do but pray. However, I feel that praying is probably the best and most effective thing we can do for your family. And please know we are praying hard. We pray together and on our own for your family often in hopes that God will soon allow you to wake up from this nightmare and allow you to begin to dream the dreams you once had together as a family. Just remember that it is so easy to accept all the good days God gives us, its only when he challenges us that we question Him. How much faith can we have in Him if we do this? So we must believe in Him at all times. We love you and are thinking of you always! Love Caleb and Josephine

Comment by Josephine


Link Here | May 31, '07,

Hey, Parker!

Hang in there buddy! You’re doing great and we’re pulling for you!

Love to your family.

Nancy Loughlin

Comment by Nancy Loughlin


Link Here | May 31, '07,

Just know that you all are still in our prayers…… Love, Aunt Cindy, Meagan & Stephanie.

Comment by Cindy Winzenburg


Link Here | Jun 1, '07,

Blessed Family, Aaron, Jamie, Payton, Parker and Paige -

You are moving into a very intense few weeks. Be encouraged by these prayers from all walks of life all over God’s earth; and His power to work miracles. Our Prayer Circle here in Charlotte will be with all of you throughout, praying that Parker will not experience too much fear and isolation, or pain and infection. We pray also that Payton will come through without discomfort – God has already given you the gift of her perfect match. We pray that He continues to Bless you with the peacefulness of Paige and your own good health. All my love, Marnie

Comment by Aunt Marnie


Link Here | Jun 2, '07,

HI jamie and arron, i wanted to stop by and let you both know your whole family is still in my families thoughts and prayers. I haven’t been online much but do want you to know when i do come online i come to parker’s site to read any and all updates.

Comment by Sally Medel


Link Here | Jun 2, '07,

Jamie, Aaron, Payton, Parker and Paige,
I still cannot believe that this is happening either. I love all of you so much and wish that I could take more of the burden off your hearts. I miss all of you so much. Billy says: “I love you and miss you!”.
With all our love,
Aunt Jenny and Billy

Comment by Aunt Jenny


Link Here | Jun 2, '07,

“You will call, and the Lord will answer; you will cry for help, and He will say: “Here I am.” Isaiah 58:9

“For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.” IICor 4:17

“Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning.” Lam 3:22-23

We love you all and hope to see you in the morning!
The Dowdy Family
Deland FL

Comment by Melody Dowdy


Link Here | Jun 3, '07,

Hi Underwoods- Every morning, I get up and walk straight to the computer to check this page and it just makes my day to read reports such as yesterdays! I am so happy to hear that you are all enjoying your time together at home and I’m especially glad to hear the term “normal” used! Caleb and I are continuing to pray hard for what the future holds but as a wise person once said, “You can’t change yesterday, and you can’t control tomorrow, so LIVE and LOVE in today” Wishing you all many more happy times- Josephine and Caleb

Comment by Josephine


Link Here | Jun 3, '07,

Parker and his family. First I’d like to say how we heard of you. It was from people who think the world of you. I and my sister Karen own the store called Go fish Clothing & Jewelry in the Gulf Coast Town Center. We are Christians helping Christians. We have a prayer book at our check out counter, we have people put prayers in their for otherswho need all of our help. A Christian caring woman came in and was touched by our prayer book, I told her if she knew of anyone that’s in need of prayers please feel free to put them in. Well when she told me about you Parker I felt that she was sent to us by God for all his children to help in this time of need. For the power of Prayer is so powerful. We here at Go Fish have put you into our prayers everyday, for with the strenght of everyone of us that love you. God will always take care of you Parker.
With our pyarers with you Debbie Vermoch & Karen Cound

Comment by Debbie, Karen


Link Here | Jun 3, '07,

Dear Family,
Jamie & Aaron, we so admire your stamina and courage over the past few months, and now you are facing another crucial time, yet without doubt you are strengthed by all the support from family and friends and above all through your own strong faith. Don’t let it flag! We read the daily updates and marvel at the way you handle the chore so matter-of-factly, allowing very little of your human failings to creep into the messages. We know there are times you’ve felt like caving in, but God’s great love affords you the support and guidance you need.
Our prayers are for your family’s understanding of what’s in store for Parker and Payton and your tireless patience every step of the way.
We hope that your cold wasn’t passed on to any of the children, it would be another miracle if it wasn’t! What great joy to have this period of time as a whole family in your own home in DeLand! May God continue to shower you with His blessings.

Our love – Ray & Joyce in Cape Coral

Comment by Joyce Baxter


Link Here | Jun 3, '07,

We haven’t typed a message in a while and we wanted you to know that we are still with you on this journey. We are rejoicing with you in the time you have together at home. We know each day is a precious gift, thank you for reminding us of what we often take for granted. We pray that Payton will have a peace that passes understanding as you explain how she is going to help her brother. We pray for safety, smooth, uncomplicated procedures, Parker’s body to accept the bone marrow, housing AND COMPLETE HEALING for your whole family. Gods perfect will be done as He perfects our faith.

Comment by The Turner Family


Link Here | Jun 4, '07,

Hang in there. I know from experience how frustrated we parents get when it comes to the medical things about our kids. From experience, let me just say to you that God had a reason for today. I will be saying an extra prayer tonight for Parker and for you and the whole family and the whole situation. God Bless You!

Comment by Ella


Link Here | Jun 5, '07,

Hello Jamie,

I am happy to hear you vent . . . now I know you are human. :o) You are incredible! This is the first time I have heard you vent since I have been reading your updates in the beginning. You have every right to vent, you need that every once in a whlie considering the circumstances. And I am glad you question things, It has been in Parker’s best interest. I believe a mother knows best. I am also glad though that you have such great faith, because without that, the frustration would tear you appart. I am continuing to pray for a perfect transplant and recovery with no complications, continued family strength and God’s overall love and presence in your lives. May God continue to bless and comfort you.

Amy Collins

Comment by Amy Collins


Link Here | Jun 5, '07,

Dear Underwood family: KEEP ON – KEEPIN’ ON! ! GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL!!! One of the many Scripture verses to hold on to is Joshua 1:9. There is a beautiful song also that tells us “Be strong and take courage.” Many prayers are still being offered on behalf of your entire family. “Through it all, through it all, I’ve learned to trust in Jesus, I’ve learned to trust in God, Through it all, through it all, I’ve learned to depend upon His Word.” because “The longer I serve Him, the Sweeter He grows.?” God Bless You Real Good Underwood Family. Sincerely, Marge

Comment by Marge Baldwin


Link Here | Jun 5, '07,

Hi Parker,
Just wanted to let you know I am keeping you, Payton and your whole family in prayer and that everything goes better than planned for your transplant; and for your daily health. You have gone thru so much and you are showing what a tough little guy you are! Maybe one day when you are feeling better and are back in Fort Myers you can meet my son Ethan. He has to do hospital stays and take medicines that you are on also. I know it’s not fun but you are such a trooper! Keep up the awesome job you are doing. You will one day read all these postings and know how many people look up to you, love you and are praying for you. Stay strong!

Jaime & Aaron,
You guys are doing great! I only know part of how you are feeling because of what my son has gone thru and continues to go thru. I don’t know about the step that you will be taking in a few weeks, but know our hearts are right with yours. I’m so glad the whole family gets to be with Parker! That will help him out I’m sure a lot! Stay strong and I’m praying God continues to comfort you.

Payton,
You are doing such a great thing to help your brother get better! You are such a brave girl! We all are so proud of you! I pray for a speedy recovery for you also. You are such an awesome big sister.

How is the housing situation coming along?

God Bless,
Jennifer

Comment by Jennifer Hoover


Link Here | Jun 6, '07,

Dear Jamie -

I just wrote you a lengthy letter – and I do believe it’s sitting somewhere in cyberspace.

I wlll surely pray for patience for you Jamie – it’s something that stress, lack of understanding, lack of sleep, worry, fear and anxiousness can feed on.

In searching for scripture to share with you I wanted to fnd something on patience, but was led to 2 Corinthians 1;3-8. “what a wonderful God we have – he is the Father or our Lord Jesus Christ, the source of every mercy, and the one who so wonderfully comforts and strengthens us in our hardships and trials. And why does he do this? So that when others are troubled, needing our sympathy and encouragement, we can pass on to them this same help and comfort God has given us. You can be sure that the more we undergo suffgerings for Christ, the more he will shower us with his comfort and encouragement… He will give you the strength to endure.

I don’t know if you remember me – I met you at the Women’s retreat – Kathy A introduced us – you were asking me about Starke Elementary for Payton. Is that where you are still zoned for her to attend school?

Lastly – I wanted to share with you an encounter I had at the retreat in the prayer room. I was troubled about several things in my life – my Dad’s death, caring for my Alzheimer’s Mom, my lack of patience with her – why me? why now that I had given my life to Him? He answered me clearly Jamie – He said He never promised me a life that would be trouble-free – but He does promise me He is with me through it all.
How wonderful to know that – really know that.

My soul aches for all you and your family are going through right now – but I trust that the Lord is using all of this for His Glory.

You are a wonderful Mom, wife, child and now, seemilngly nurse!! Know tht Jamie. Constant prayers are going up for Parker’s successful transplant, Payton’s quick recovery and peace and joy for your family.

Love, Lynn

Comment by Lynn Sorensen


Link Here | Jun 7, '07,

Dear Underwood Family- We are so happy to hear that everything is going well! I hope you all are doing well and staying strong! We are praying for you each and everyday. With all our love- Josephine and Caleb

Comment by Josephine


Link Here | Jun 8, '07,

Jamie and Aaron,
Just got done reading your latest updates… I’m speechless… throughout all of this you two remain so strong. You are allowed to have those “uggh” moments. Just remember that you two have God on your side and HE WILL NOT LET YOU FALL! My family is praying for you all and I have several friends keeping you in their prayers and thoughts. STAY STRONG – AS ALWAYS , MUCH LOVE – NET

Comment by Annette Zavalaga (Feliciano) |


Link Here | Jun 9, '07,

Jamie, Aaron & family,

I am sitting here looking at a picture of Payton & Parker in front of the Christmas tree last year…who knew your world would be turned upside down in a couple of months?
You have all been so strong in your faith through all of this and that is such a testimony to everyone who knows you and especially those who don’t. I know that’s what has been keeping you day by day.

Sometimes in the middle of the day I stop to look at the picutres on the website and remember how far Parker has already come in this fight and say a prayer for his continued strength.

I know the fight is far from over, but when he is grown and can tell his story and how it touched so many lives, it will be a celebration day for God’s amazing love, mercy and grace.

If there is anything you need or any way we can help, please don’t hesitate to call. We love you and will continue to keep you in our prayers!

Brenda & Bob

Comment by Brenda Farr


Link Here | Jun 9, '07,

Hello everyone!! I’m glad to hear everyone is doing well!! I sure do miss seeing everyone at the hospital especially Parker (and Payton and Paige as well) but you know what I mean. They are just too cute!! I hope Parker continues to do well with no fevers or sickness. I will continue to pray for you and your family Jaime. I wish you all the best in the long road ahead. Please give Parker a big hug and kiss for me. I miss him- he was one of my favorites you know- haha!! Come stop by if you are down our way sometime.
May God continue to bless your family!!
Love, Kristi

Comment by Kristi from APH


Link Here | Jun 10, '07,

Dear Underwoods- HOW IRONIC! My dad’s birthday is on July 7th too!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It must be a VERY special day for VERY special people! Hearing you describe how you’ve missed out on so many special days, including your anniversary, makes me realize how much we take for granted everyday! I want to let you know that at the movies last night, I went to pay for our tickets and they were taking donations for kids who have all different kinds of medical conditions. Without hesitation, I said I absolutely would donate and as they handed me the star and asked me to put a name, I didn’t think twice before I wrote in BIG letters, PARKER UNDERWOOD! Caleb later told me that that was a very sweet thing to do, which I replied, its not why I did it. I did it because there is not a moment that passes that I do not think of your family and the hard times that you all have had to conquer! Jesus Christ has set forth a bumpy road for your family, fortunately he provides you with many friends and family who can help to carry you should you ever need it. As always, we will be praying! Love Caleb and Josie

Comment by Josephine


Link Here | Jun 13, '07,

Parker
it took me a looooooong time to remember
that I needed to scroll to the end in order
to leave a message. Praying for you and Payton,
that’s for sure!

Comment by mrs pam


Link Here | Jun 13, '07,

I live in Illinois & I am Jennifer Hoover’s aunt. I was just given the information about Parker. I want you to know that I am praying for your entire family. I pray God will give you Peace & Courage to get through this. Please know you are loved even though we have never met.

Comment by Jo Heintz


Link Here | Jun 14, '07,

We’re praying for Parker. Thank you for your updates. May God heal your little boy.

Comment by Jason Scarborough


Link Here | Jun 14, '07,

Hello Underwood Family,

We are continuing to lift you up in our prayers at this very scary time in your lives. We are praying for God’s perfect peace, comfort and healing. You are always on our hearts, minds and prayers. Keep holding onto God’s always unchanging hand!.

Amy

Comment by Amy Collins


Link Here | Jun 14, '07,

Hey Underwood Family- Just a little note to say hang in there. You are in our every thought and every prayer. We are thinking of you and pray to God that your family keeps the strength you have shown through all of this. We especially pray for Parker and Payton and the agony that they face and we are praying that they find some understanding in it all. Love and miss you all! Josie and Caleb

Comment by Josephine


Link Here | Jun 14, '07,

I’M PRAYING…AND REMEBER WHEN YOU ARE TIRED REST…THERE WILL ALWAYS BE SOMEONE PRAYING FOR YOU ALL. YOU NEED YOUR STERNGTH. GOD BLESS YOUR MOM FOR ALL HER HELP. STAY STRONG, JANE

Comment by Jane Chaney


Link Here | Jun 14, '07,

It has been 11 yrs since we entered the hospital for the BMT that saved my Dad’s life. He too had a sibling match and although it is a long hard road, it was so worth it! Today he has been cancer free for 10 yrs! I know Parker is strong and has already been through so much. The power of prayer is INCREDIBLE and there are so many people praying for your family! Remember that God may give you more than you can handle but NEVER more than He can handle. All things are possible with Jesus Christ!

Comment by Holie Lane


Link Here | Jun 14, '07,

Jamie-
Stay strong and know that we are all still praying for your family!

Comment by Becky


Link Here | Jun 14, '07,

Dear Underwood family: My heart is hurting along with yours at this set back but know that God has a plan and a purpose (even though we do not know what that is.) That is where our strong faith and strength comes in. “Lord, we ask for strength on our part but most of all, we ask for YOU to take away the pain that Parker is going through and Lord our prayer is that he has picked up a virus and still remains in remission. We ask that plans for the transplant will continue and we ask a special blessing to be upon Payton as she shows her love for her brother in being the donor. Lord, bless this beautiful family who are Your Servants and give them peace and strength and tonight Dear Lord may they get a good night of rest.” Prayers and Love to all – Marge

Comment by Marge Baldwin


Link Here | Jun 14, '07,

Dear, Jamie!
Thinking of you every day, and praying that everything you are now going through will be easier for kids and for you.
Praying with all my heart for Parker’s health, for you to have strength ! Just wanted to let you now that I am with you!

Love, Anya

Comment by ?nya


Link Here | Jun 15, '07,

I was just reading the most recent update on Parker and I wanted to let you know that my family continues to pray for you. I was reading this bible verse and thought it might lift your spirits. God bless you and give you the strengh to get through this.

Ephesians 3:19
Christ’s love is greater than any person can ever know. But I pray that you will be able to know that love. Then you can be filled with the fullness of God.

Comment by Merri Bullington


Link Here | Jun 15, '07,

In this time of need, I pray for Parker to recover and be cancer free with all my heart and soul. I also pray for strength, rest, and peace of mind for all of you.
You are always in my thoughts and prayers…we just have to remember to trust in God. He has a plan for us all.
Be strong little Parker!

Comment by Kelly


Link Here | Jun 15, '07,

Dear Niece and Family, I read the latest update on Parker and I’m crying and praying all at the same time. My prayers are for all of you, mercy and healing for Parker, patience, love and rest for you and Aaron, and the sweetest gentleness for Payton and Paige. It probably feels like you are hanging in there by a hair right now. God gives parents untold strength. I will continue to pray and I will continue to hope!!!! My deepest concerns are with you, Love, Aunt Laura

Comment by Aunt Laura


Link Here | Jun 15, '07,

Dear Underwood family,

You don’t know me. I heard your story through the facebook group that was set up for Parker. I just wanted to take a moment to let you know that you all are on my heart. I know this will be of little comfort to you right now, but as soon as I read the latest update, I immediately started praying….I have been struggling with my faith lately and that was the first prayer that I could FEEL God hear in months!! If that make sense? Just thought hearing that might encourage you in some way. Stay strong, all of you but especially Parker! You will continue to be in my prayers!

Comment by Laura


Link Here | Jun 15, '07,

Jamie~
So glad to hear that Aaron is coming home! May the Lord’s strength be with you all these next few days as the critical new details come in.
Pam sends her thoughts and Prayers too! She is at the new house in NC with no cable or internet. I think you guys will need to go there once this is all said and done to relax!
We all continue to pray for God’s will to be done and Parker to continue to heal!!
Love-Becky

Comment by Becky


Link Here | Jun 15, '07,

Dear Jamie, Aaron, Payton, Parker and Paige,

I don’t have words to express how I feel right now, all I can do is cry. I want to go get my boys up, hold them and never let them go!! I feel guilty for thinking I had a bad day. God is definately carrying you guys, I can’t image any family could make it through these trials w/o Him! I have called “the prayer chain” and sent an extra set of prayers on your behalf. They all normally say a prayer for you guys, but thought it never hurts to have more! My grandfather always said, “if you worry don’t pray. If you pray, you never have to worry! So we PRAY!!!!! If you guys need anything at all, you know we are here. We love you guys and know that God will see you through!

Joy, Jeremy, Dylan, and Alex

Comment by Joy and Jeremy Johnson


Link Here | Jun 16, '07,

1:30 a.m. – Dear Lord, I ask you to surround the Underwood family with your limitless love, your tender care, your healing power, your mighty strength and your army of angels. We ask in your Holy name to destroy the bad cells in Parker’s body, take away the pain, and breathe new and abundant life into his little body. Please give Aaron and Jamie the rest they need to get through each day. We thank you for your goodness and mercy and give you all the praise for every positive report that is to come and every life that is changed as a result. In Jesus name we ask, Amen!

Praying for you constantly!!! And Happy Father’s Day early Aaron!!
Margo & Jim

Comment by Margo and Jim Kragh


Link Here | Jun 16, '07,

After reading your “Pray” update yesterday, I immediately called our church prayer chain and all the other prayer warriors I know and began praying! Prayer is covering Parker and all of you during this terrifying time. We will continue to pray fervently until Parker is home and cancer free! May God give you untold strength to go the next step in Parker’s treatment.
Hugs to all!

Love
Brenda

Comment by Brenda Farr


Link Here | Jun 16, '07,

“When I am afraid, I will put my trust in You!.”
Psalm56:3

“I will not leave You.”
Genesis 28:15

We are praying for all of you. In the midst of this trial we hope Aaron can make some great father’s day memories this wekend!

We love you all and anticipate God doing a work in this situation!!!

In Him,
Melody & Jeff Dowdy

Comment by Melody Dowdy


Link Here | Jun 16, '07,

Jamie–I am thinking and praying for you! I so admire your family and the strengh and love you share!

Barbie

Comment by Barbie Bates


Link Here | Jun 16, '07,

What a comfort to have Aaron by your side again, Jamie, and we pray that you all will feel God’s presence and blessings as you face this critical time. That you continue to post the daily updates under such stress, indicates to the readers your courage, yet your heart must be breaking with every word you write. We love you and hope and pray that your nightmarish ordeal will soon end.

Grandma Joyce & Grandpa Ray

Comment by Joyce Baxter


Link Here | Jun 16, '07,

Dear Underwoods,
We were put in touch with your family’s ongoing prayer request and then this site by our Uncle Chuck (Charles Bennett) at the beginning of Parker’s struggle with cancer. We’ve been praying from the beginning and today were inspired to let you know that we have been. Ryan is stationed in the Azores (little islands off the Portuguese coast) with the USAF, and our time zone is 4 hours ahead of you… so you may know that just about every morning as I get moving, I check email and websites of folks we’re praying for (we’re also praying for another little girl from our daughter’s Sunday School Class in Altus, OK who has a very similar struggle as Parker–she has already had her transplant and is currently battling [but winning by God's grace!] graft vs. host disease http://www.caringbridge.org/ok/karinasones/ ) and I read, usually cry with the pain or joys the families have written about, and then PRAY! So, know as you are sleeping or awake in the early morning hours, the Edwards are praying for you! Hannah and Nathanael regularly remember Parker in their prayers at mealtimes and nighttime as well—so you’re well covered by this family. We know God loves Parker and has him in His arms… and we’re also pounding the throne to make sure He knows we haven’t forgotten and still seek Parker’s healing!:)

In Him, The Edwards—Ryan, Rebecca, Hannah, Nathanael, and Thaddeus

Comment by The Edwards Family


Link Here | Jun 16, '07,

Jamie & Aaron,
I wish I could do more to comfort you all right now. And I know prayer is powerful so know you are always in my prayers and my thoughts. It makes me tear to hear of the update for Parker and all that you are going thru. I’m send you many hugs and prayers your way. Happy Father’s Day and have a wonderful day with your kids!
Jennifer

Comment by Jennifer Hoover


Link Here | Jun 17, '07,

Aaron~
May you and the grandfathers there today enjoy Father’s Day! Hope you all have a peaceful day.
Love
Becky & Bryan

Comment by Becky


Link Here | Jun 17, '07,

Dear Jamie and Aaron,
Thank you for all that you are in the kingdom of God. We are praying for you all and especially for answers to so many questions surrounding the masses in little Parker’s body. I am praising God with you that it is not cancer!
Happy Father’s Day!
God Bless You All,
Susan, Charles and Olivia

Comment by Susan Bennett


Link Here | Jun 17, '07,

Jamie…How can we help?! There are lots of folks in Orlando who love you…so what can we do? Babysit Payton, food, do you need anything??? Please let me know and I will spread the word.

We love you guys and are praying!
-Ame

Comment by Ame See


Link Here | Jun 17, '07,

parker
praying for you today, that’s for sure!

Comment by mrs pam


Link Here | Jun 17, '07,

Underwoods- First off, Happy Father’s to Aaron who’s strength and patience goes beyond that of anyone we have ever known! It may be hard to enjoy this day but we pray that you find enough peace to get through it and be thankkful for all that you have! Second, we want to let you know you are still in our prayersm harder and more often now. Parker’s journey is getting more difficult but as it does, so does his strength. May our Lord Jesus bless your entire family and carry you through these difficult times always. We love you! Josie and Caleb

Comment by Josephine & Caleb


Link Here | Jun 17, '07,

Parker, Jamie, Aaron, Payton, Paige,

My heart goes out to you and your family. Am praying for you and claim healing in Parker in the name of Jesus Christ.

Wish I could give you a big hug!!

Love,
Mary

Comment by Mary Waugh


Link Here | Jun 17, '07,

We are praying for you as God continues to demonstrate His deep love for you and your family through this time. I can’t even think of an adequate word to describe what you are going through. “Overwhelming” seems to understate the intensity of emotion you must be experiencing.

Father, open our eyes and increase our faith. Please comfort the Underwood Family. We ask you for complete healing in Parkers body. We call upon Your name because You are our Creator and ALL POWERFUL. Flood them with continued support, strengthen the prayer warriors who continuously lift Parkers name up to You. Thank You for bringing Aaron home safely to them.

We Praise God for His faithfulness and abiding love.

In Christian love,
Regina, Kyrsten, Jaxon and Kaman Turner

Comment by The Turner Family


Link Here | Jun 18, '07,

Jamie & Family,
My heart aches for you as a mother who can only try to magine this roller coaster ride of events. Praying for Parker this mornng and continuously. Cling to the power and the promises of God.

“The Lord’s love never ends. His mercies never stop. They are new every morning.” Lamentations 3:22-23

Comment by Mequel


Link Here | Jun 18, '07,

Jamie and family,
I just want to let you guys know that Matt and I get on here everyday to check on you all and you are in our prayers everynight. You are so strong. We miss and love you. If there is anything we can do, please let us know.

Love, Erica and Matt Smith

Comment by Erica and Matt Smith


Link Here | Jun 18, '07,

Aaron, Jamie, Parker and family.

I work at First Presbyterian Church where a Great- Aunt attends, I received an email from her today requesting our prayers for your family. I read more about Parker and I saw his picture – he is adorable. My heart aches for you and my prayers are with you all! God is wonderful and I know that he will bring you through this- even though it must be the toughest test you have had to take. I pray for Parker’s health, his comfort and his happiness as well as for you Jamie and Aaron and his sisters.
In Christ’s Love,
Davona

Comment by Davona


Link Here | Jun 18, '07,

Your family is in my prayers. Just wanted you to know that you are still being prayed for . God is faithful .
Love,
Ana

Comment by Ana Hardin


Link Here | Jun 18, '07,

Parker & family
I am praying for your miracle. May GOD continue bless you & heal you. You are precious & I know you will get better soon.
Rhonda

Comment by Rhonda Barnes


Link Here | Jun 18, '07,

Underwood Family,
We love you and are still expecting miracles!! Just know we are still praying! Give the kids a hug and kiss from us little Fritz’s.

Love you,
Brett, Jen, and Reese

Comment by Brett and Jen Fritz


Link Here | Jun 19, '07,

Dearest Aaron, Jaime and family,

Although we are not physically present there in Orlando our hearts, minds and prayers are constantly with you.

One of us is either talking to your mom or April or reading the reports posted by Jaime on the website and keeping each other informed of what is going on.

Aunt Bonnie, Gee Gee, and I talk every day and at times like these many times a day to keep up with what is happening.

It must be a terribly heartbreaking rolloercoaster ride you are on. Please know that we all love you and pray for Parker and the family often.

Don’t loose faith or hope.

Love,

Aunt Jana, Aunt Bonnie and Gee Gee

P.S. CHEMO was returned :( but the good news is he wasn’t lost just a bit misdirected!

Comment by Aunt Jana, Aunt Bonnie and Gee Gee


Link Here | Jun 19, '07,

Dear Underwoods,
I heard about Parker through our prayer chain at Church of the Open Door in Ft. Washington, PA. I went to your blog and read everything about little Parker’s condition to bring me up-to-date and I prayed and have been praying faithfully for him daily. I raised three children to adulthood and never had to face the things that you as a family are facing. It is definitely every parent’s deepest fear, that something like this should happen to one of their dear little ones. However God is Faithful and I’m trusting that He will take you through it and at the other end of this tunnel you all will emerge stronger and better equipped to help other parents in similar situations. I once heard a statement that I didn’t quite understand but it stayed with me all my life, “chosen to suffer.” And it certainly seems that you have been “chosen” indeed. My prayer is that you will feel God’s presence and draw from His strength. And that a healthy, robust, little Parker will be a testimony to God’s great healing power.
You will remain in my prayers forever.
Love in Jesus,
Carol Ajamian

Comment by Carol D. Ajamian


Link Here | Jun 19, '07,

You are all in my thoughts and prayers every day. Although you don’t know me, I went through similar things with my son who is in remission with leukemia. It’s a very rough road and my heart comes out to you all. Just so you know, he is doing well and is going to be a senior in high school this coming Fall. Storming the heavens for your family!
Cindy

Comment by Cindy Schechter


Link Here | Jun 19, '07,

Dear, Jamie! I am thinking of you, praying with all my heart for Parker and good results to come. I am sending my love to your entire family!

your Anya

Comment by ?nya


Link Here | Jun 19, '07,

Just wanted to let you know that I am still thinking of all of you and that Parker has not been forgotten – he is in my thoughts and prayers – I will pray even harder for all his results to be good news . God bless all of you!!!

Monette Blazer
Cincinnati, OH

Comment by Monette Blazer


Link Here | Jun 19, '07,

Dear Aaron and Jamie
You are forever in my heart, I pray for Parker daily, the tears are shed with you as I read your updates what a brave little boy Parker has been and Payton a trooper. Just remember I am thinking of all of you daily. I have been working on a “special” surprise for Parker and Payton and hope to finish it soon, since I’m not sure where is the best place to send it I will give it to Great-Grandma Underwood so that she can bring it when she visit. Staystrong and faithful Angela S.

Comment by Angela Surguine (Holly and Mandy’s Mom


Link Here | Jun 19, '07,

Dear Parker,

I have been praying for you and your family since I found out about you having AML. May God continue to give you and your family strength.

Love,

Dr. Tony

Comment by Dr. Pietroniro


Link Here | Jun 20, '07,

Jamie,
Thank you for telling us that you are praying for us!! That is so sweet and thouthful of you. We truly do serve an AWESOME GOD!

Blessings,

Jeannie

Comment by Jeannie Lau


Link Here | Jun 20, '07,

Jamie,

I just sent you a message. I don’t know why, but the computer is asking me to give you another comment….. please know that I am praying daily for you and your whole family. I know that He is doing wonderful and mightly things in your lives.

God bless,

Jeannie

Comment by Jeannie Lau


Link Here | Jun 20, '07,

I was directed to your website by a fellow adoptive parent I met on our adoption BB. I am training with Team in Training for my first marathon this fall. I would be honored if I could wear Parker’s name on my race shirt. With your permission, I will add his name to it! May God bring your family strength and patience. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Annie

Comment by Annie |


Link Here | Jun 20, '07,

You came into our popcorn store yesterday, and I wanted to look up your website to see pictures of your sweet little angel. He is just so beautiful! You tell him his friends at Kernel Encore want him to keep poppin along and get better and come visit us at the popcorn store.
Best Wishes.
Kelly and Randall
Kernel Encore

Comment by Kelly


Link Here | Jun 20, '07,

When times are difficult, as they are now, we often spek through silence. Love travels through the quiet words unspoken into the heart of those in need. You are loved, you are in the hands of our maker, and He will guide you, protect you and comfort you through this challenge. We pray for you all and want you to know you are never far from our hearts. Hopefully some day, when we can put all this behind you, we will visit on top of one of our Colorado mountains, and celebrate with God on His success. Celebrate in what He has sacraficed for us. Celebrate for the quite words unspoken. Love you all….miss you….Aunt Cindy, Meagan & Stephanie

Comment by Cindy Winzenburg


Link Here | Jun 21, '07,

HI
how are you….. i love all the pictures….. i havent been around for a while but i have been praying for little parker…..tell little parker that i say hi….and to everone else the same ……..much love gose from behafe of all my family …. love sarah xoxo and my prayes along with my familys continue

Comment by sarah


Link Here | Jun 21, '07,

We are here for you guys and continue to pray. I can’t imagine how hard these decisions are for you guys to make I hope you feel some peace from all the prayers that are being lifted up for your family and Parker. As always please let us know if we can do anything or if you need anything.

All our Love and Prayer~
Becky and Bryan

Comment by Becky


Link Here | Jun 21, '07,

Jamie,
I just wanted you to know that we are all praying for Parker. Praying for all the best treatments. Praying for your family and the strength you need. I ask Gods blessings to pour down on all of you.
Jean, Erik, Isabella,& Claudia (1st Presbyterian-Deland)

Comment by jean smith


Link Here | Jun 21, '07,

Your hearts must be so heavy right now after today’s news. My heart is heavy with you. We pray for you daily and though this wasn’t the answer we wanted, God is still listening, He still loves little Parker more than any of us could imagine, and He is honored by the prayers of His people and by your trust in Him.

There is another precious little one that we’re praying for daily who is in NICU at Whinnie Palmer, James, aka: “Sweet Baby James”. His parents are also staying at the Ronald McDonald House. Their blog, like yours, is such a testament of God’s faithfulness, and is filled with encouraging scripture. I thought you might find comfort in their journey, and perhaps your paths will cross. http://www.sweetbabyjames.info/wordpress/

For the LORD God is a sun and shield;
the LORD bestows favor and honor;
no good thing does he withhold
from those whose walk is blameless.

O LORD Almighty,
blessed is the man who trusts in you.
(Psalm 84:11-12)

In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. (John 16:33b)

((((HUGS)))))) to your family!
Love,
Margo

Comment by Margo and Jim Kragh


Link Here | Jun 21, '07,

Jamie and Aaron,
I just want you guys to know that your family is in my thoughts and prayers! Your strength continues to amaze me. You know that God is watching out for Parker! Continue to be faithful. The Lord will bless you!!!!!!
much love, net

Comment by Annette Zavalaga (Feliciano) |


Link Here | Jun 21, '07,

Dear Underwoods,
I am so sorry to read this recent post. We are praying for all of you and Parker’s whole medical team.
We are praying that in the midst of all this that you sense our Father’s lovingkindness and know that it will not be removed from you.
Holding you close to our hearts~
Don Rilea Family
West Volusia YL

Comment by Kelly Rilea


Link Here | Jun 21, '07,

Love you, Parker!

Comment by Nancy Loughlin


Link Here | Jun 21, '07,

Parker and Family , I am devestated to hear what yall are going throught but know you are in my prayers. Your story brought me to tears! I want to help in any way possible , I li ve in Orlando near UCF and I would like it if you could email me anytime if you ever need anything I would like to do anytihng I can to help Parker and your Family. Again, I am praying for you all and would love to help no matter the circmstances.

Comment by Jacqueline Campione


Link Here | Jun 21, '07,

Dear Aaron & Jamie -
I have been praying for Parker for several months. He was put on our prayer sheet at Deltona Alliance Church by Ron McPherson. I just heard about your family again at my Bible Study from Cindy Taylor and Susan and realized you were in the area. My son Daniel was diagnosed with AML in 1993 when he was 3 years old. He went to be with the Lord he loved 2 years later. His AML was marked by the 7th chromosome so his prognosis was poor from the beginning (only a 50% chance of remission & no mention of cure) but he was a fighter! He had a bone marrow transplant with his sister’s bone marrow and did great through it. I would love to meet your family and offer whatever I can to help you through this time. Please call me or email if it would be possible to meet you. Thanks. Renee Hansel han8infl@bellsouth.net — 386-785-3645

Comment by Renee Hansel


Link Here | Jun 22, '07,

I know this is a horrible set back discovering Parker still has or has again AML and I cannot even begin to imagine how you are feeling. Please don’t give up and let your discouragement overtake you. God is still in control and will continue to protect your family and provide the love and strength you need. I know it is easy for me to say this because it is not me and my family but I believe from reading all of your updates everyday that you believe this too. God will not fail you. His hand is forever unchanging and He will not let you walk through the fire alone. During trouble times, I am often reminded of Shadrack, Meshack and Nabednego (sp?) and then there was a fourth man in the fire and it was God. He is there with you and he will not leave you in the fire!

My family is continuing to pray for complete healing for Parker, for his comfort, for the comfort of the family and for normalcy again in your lives. With Love and Prayers, Amy and family.

Comment by Amy L. Collins


Link Here | Jun 22, '07,

Parker is the first person I pray for in the morning and he will continue to be. Blessings to you all.

Comment by Patsy


Link Here | Jun 22, '07,

Prayers for the new chemo to do its job!
Prayers for Parker

Comment by mrs pam


Link Here | Jun 22, '07,

We have been following your journey through this web page and have been praying for you all. Our discipleship class has been praying and interceeding for you and your precious family. Know that you have a mighty army of christian warriors from a round the globe battling this in prayer with you!
Proverbs 3:4-5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not o n your own understanding , In all your ways acknowldge HIm and he will DIRECT your paths.
Praying for much wisdom for you and a miracle for you precious boy!

Comment by Kristan


Link Here | Jun 22, '07,

I am so sad to hear that the AML has returned. Please know that even though we are not near you, we a spreading the word and requesting prayers. I’m an Independent Distributor for a company that is very strong in their faith. I have sent in a prayer request that will be passed on to many. We are thinking of Parker and the rest of your family every day. I have his name right on the front of my race shirt to honor him.

Comment by Annie |


Link Here | Jun 22, '07,

Dear Underwoods- Please pass our heartfelt prayers onto little Parker and let him no that we think of him often. Hope is all we can offer you right now and pray that it be enough to get you through this. We love you all! Josephine and Caleb

Comment by Josephine & Caleb


Link Here | Jun 22, '07,

Oh Lord, hear all the prayers for Parker and his family. We trust in You, Dear Father. Our hearts weep for his paren’ts, grandparents and great grand parents. Hold them all in your tender care. Give the doctors knowledge to do all in Your power to heal him. Thank you, Dear Father, in the name of Your Son., I sincerely pray.

Comment by Aunt Laura


Link Here | Jun 22, '07,

Aaron and Jamie,

I continue to pray for you and Parker. I am running tomorrow in the Alaska marathon for the Leukemia and Lymphoma society. Parker is one of my heroes. I will pray as I run.

May Jesus be your strength. . .the God of all comfort. . .and the healer of Parker’s little body.

In Christ,
Carrie Walker

Comment by Carrie Walker


Link Here | Jun 22, '07,

Dear ones: Keeping you all very close in prayers and thoughts. We will be mailing a love package for the kids either tomorrow or Monday.so please be on the lookout for it. Hopefully the contents will help put a smile on their faces and they will enjoy it. Especially 2 items – one for Payton and one for Parker. Even though we may never meet face to face this side of Heaven, we want you to know that we care because that is the Jesus Way. – We love because He loves!!! We pray you will get a good night of rest. Blessings and Love, Marge & Keri Baldwin from Ohio.

Comment by Marge Baldwin


Link Here | Jun 22, '07,

You are constantly remembered in our home as we pray for your family.

Our God is a God of hope…even in the midst of incredible odds!!!

We love you,
Melody & Jeff Dowdy
Deland FL

Comment by Melody Dowdy


Link Here | Jun 23, '07,

I found out about Parker when I was at Windy Gap last week. Since then I have been praying for all of you. Your faith is an inspiration to many who have read or heard your story. I am a retired teacher and have a great love for children small and large. May you know God’s grace in torrents as you watch and wait!
Martha Causey
Youn Life Capernaum Mission wide Committee

Comment by Martha Causey


Link Here | Jun 24, '07,

Jamie and family:
Just got back from out of town and went right to the website. My thought are always with you and I share your lives with everyone who will listen. Alice: I love you and think about you daily. Stay strong.
Fondly,
Brooke

Comment by Brooke Wallis


Link Here | Jun 25, '07,

Jamie & Aaron, I hope it comforts you to know so many people are praying for you and for Parker. We who have never met you, feel you are part of our families and are praying constantly, individually, as well as in groups and churches. I saw that over 79,000 times someone has read about Parker on this site. We have been touched by your faith.

Comment by Judith Conrad


Link Here | Jun 26, '07,

I just wanted to let you know that we are still praying for Parker and the entire family here in Sweden.

Keep your focus on God – even when angry and hurt over all of this. He does have a plan and He loves you all so much.

All my prayers… Darcy

Comment by Darcy McGowan


Link Here | Jun 26, '07,

Hi Underwoods- Just wanted to drop you a line to let you know I was thinking of you guys as always. It is incredible that Parker is stumping so many trained professionals. He is obviously an early genius. I am so happy to hear that you are reading books such as that one. There are so many different ones out there and they all have a way of giving some sort of inspriation when you really need it. Caleb and I talked about Parker the other day on our way to dinner and we both agreed that although we can’t do much from so far away or help much, that our prayers are being felt by God. We know he is hearing us and watching over you all. This is just a small piece of an incredible life that Parker will have. He is going to grow to be so strong and value life for what it is! We are praying harder and harder. Love always, Josephine and Caleb

Comment by Josephine & Caleb


Link Here | Jun 26, '07,

Aaron and Jamie,
I felt the need to write you another note. I want you to know that Shane and I are still praying for Parker, you guys, your girls, doctors, etc. My heart is so heavy for you all. Thank you for your updates. So often when I watch or listen to Logan, I am led to pray for Parker, and I am so thankful God keeps you on my heart. Many people in my church are also praying for you.
I hope and pray that Parker has an amazing birthday next week! I hope that he is feeling well and happy and that you all can be together especially that day!
With love,
Laurie

Comment by Laurie (Ansley) Pike


Link Here | Jun 26, '07,

Alyssa Lancaster (my Bible study leader in college) forwarded your website as my 1 year-old daughter (Abbie) was also recently diagnosed with AML. She underwent a bone marrow transplant in April and last week her leukemia reappeared (she starts chemotherapy again tomorrow). I wanted you to know that I am praying for you and Parker and to remind you that it is God that has numbered our days (Ps 139:16) and not leukemia. Praise Him that He has a purpose for ALL THINGS and that your trials are not in vain. jlm

P.S. If you want to look at Abbie’s site it is http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/abigailmorgan

Comment by Julie Morgan


Link Here | Jun 27, '07,

Jamie and Aaron,

Parker is constantly in our prayers. We are praying for the doctors to find the right treatment to get your little guy back on the road to recovery. When you think you can’t go one more day, lean on the everlasting arms and let Him carry you through.
We love you guys. Give Parker, Payton & Paige and big hug!

Bob & Brenda

Comment by Brenda Farr


Link Here | Jun 27, '07,

Hi Underwoods,

I have been checking in daily for updates on little Parker. What an amazing little boy you have! I was laid up for 2 days with food poisoning, and I couldn’t help but think of what a wimp I was compared to Parker. He is so strong and resilient. My prayers continue to be with your family and hope you get some definite answers soon.

Comment by Annie |


Link Here | Jun 27, '07,

Parker and your family are still in my prayers daily!!!!! You are an inspiring family!!! I hold my 3 boys much tighter and love them more deeply because of your trials and tribulations. God is good and he will never give us more than we can handle!!

Comment by Stephaniei Valentino


Link Here | Jun 27, '07,

Your faith is such an encouragement to me. I’m so thankful for your example of willingness to trust God with someone you love so much. I pray for Parker’s healing daily and for comfort and strength for your family. Hang in there!

Comment by Sarah K


Link Here | Jun 27, '07,

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JAMIE!
I can barely see through the tears in my eyes….
I can only hold you up in prayer my friend. Your little boy is witnessing to the world – your family is ministring to so many! I pray the Holy Spirit would meet you all and deeply minister to your hearts! love and Blessings!
Brooke

Comment by Brooke James


Link Here | Jun 27, '07,

Dear Aaron and Jamie your faithfulness is an imspiration to me as you are faced with this challenge and I will be praying for little Parker tommorow as he starts his treatment, praying for a complete recovery and that all of you will once again be home and enjoying all the simple things that so many of us just take for granted until we are face with a challenge such as yours. Stay strong and know that we are waiting and praying each day for Parker to be healed. Love Angela S.

Comment by Angela Surguine (Holly and Mandy’s Mom


Link Here | Jun 28, '07,

continued prayers for you, sweet Parker!

Comment by mrs pam


Link Here | Jun 28, '07,

A little grandma told me your birthday was Friday…So A Very Happy Birthday to You!! You are a trip…the funny thing is I dusted of the elyptical machine today and actually used it for its purpose and not a clothes hanger…I will continue to workout daily with you for your cause,(and because VBS is a sport camp and I don’t want the kids to laugh at me if I pass out doing practices with them) but i could never run more than a mile without passing out or puking! I’m glad it is theraputic for you. Look up Micheal Neale-hes form the other coast, did the worhip at the childrens pastor conference-he is awesome!! Did I tell you Matt and Erica are having a boy!! Still duking it out over a name, they found out Saturday. I’ll talk to Bryan and see if he’ll ask the lady who did he business t-shirts about some shirts…she is a friend of his chief’s too so maybe they can both talk to her!
We wish all of you a peaceful and restful night and a uneventful day tomorrow except for your birthday celebration!
All our Love~
Becky, Bryan and the gang

All our Love and Prayers~
Becky

Comment by Becky


Link Here | Jun 28, '07,

Happy birthday Jamie!! You guys are always in my prayers, and never far from my thoughts. I love you guys!

Comment by Tina


Link Here | Jun 28, '07,

Jamie,
May the Lord give you an extra special day today on your birthday!!!!
You deserve to celebrate! I am so inspired by your family and your testimony. May this day be filled with blessings in disguise and miraculous hope for the year to come!
Thank you for your friendship and sharing this journey with the World Wide Web! You are courageous to be so vulnerable.
Your story is touching so many lives!
I pray you can truly celebrate today!!!

Happy Birthday-I love you dearly,
Melody Dowdy
Deland FL

Comment by Melody Dowdy


Link Here | Jun 29, '07,

Dear Family:
I wanted to send you a few words of encouragement. Our family has dealt with a very similar situation. My husbands cousin was born with downsyndrome. At the age of 18 months, while on vacation, they noticed Jana had small red spots apearing on her body. They looked like she had been poked with a needle hundreds of times. So as soon as they returned home they took her to the doctors where they did blood work. When they were finished the doctor said they would call in 2 days with the results. By the time they returned home there was a message for them to go directly to the hospital, like your family they wanted them to hurry. That evening a LP was done and Chemo treatments started. Jana was diagnosed with the ALL version of Luekemia.

To make a VERY long story short, Jana had treatments from then until she turned 4 in December of “06″, she now goes every 6 weeks for check ups. Things were very touch and go at times, and she had alot of regression in some areas, which was also increased because of the down syndrome. She had troubles with her esophogus shrinking from the chemo but through balloon stretching that is even back to normal! Today she is a happy, healthy and normal 4 year old who loves preschool!

My prayer for you is that in a few years you will be able to look back with a success story like our family. God bless you all! Thoughts and prayers are with you, we know where you have been!

Comment by Jessie Rush


Link Here | Jun 29, '07,

Dear Underwoods,

I have been following your story since I first received an email back in March. I too have a little boy about Parker’s age. My son will be 3 in November and my daughter 5 in July. My heart breaks everytime I read an update yet I still find myself logging in every morning to see if our prayers have been answered. I have tried to think of many ways that I might be able to help and even tried emailing the volusia county org email but nothing has come about yet. Today I read that you were wanting a sponsor for a marathon you will be running in. I believe my company maybe be able to help with this. PLEASE send me an email with any information you can regarding this matter. I would be honored to ask my employer if we could sponsor, co-sponsor or just help in any way. You can reach me at the following email address: tpetty@fthrc.com.

I will continue to pray, God Bless you all!!!!!!

Trish :)

Comment by Trish Petty


Link Here | Jun 29, '07,

Hey Jamie just wanted to wish you a happy birthday. I hope you get what you wish for when you blow the candles out!
Please let me know if there is anything I can send you and the family. You are in my thoughts daily. Wish I was closer to help with the kids or just to take you out to lunch.
I am gonna get together a care package soon…any special requests?

:O)
Laura Boley

Comment by Laura


Link Here | Jun 29, '07,

Parker
Praying for you today!
good luck, mom, with that running routine.
I prefer the one mile walks, that’s for sure.
Actually, I couldn’t run more than 3 yards!
In St. Louis I do the walks for Friends of Kids with Cancer.
and the Lupus walk, and I went to Utah for a Light the Night
walk.
Thanks for the nice note! Guess it is time to head to the
post office soon for your birthday next Saturday.

prayers and love from
mrs pam

Comment by mrs pam


Link Here | Jun 29, '07,

T-SHIRTS! This is part of my job and I can do as many as you need/want for Free-

Just email me and we’ll figure out exactly what you want on them. I can have a logo made with his name and the website — however many you want/need, just let me know. If you want to send them to your family too – no prob!

Thank God for anything little like this that we can do to help you guys – you are all in my prayers.

cbj026@hotmail.com
Cherrah Johnson Muscato

Comment by Cherrah Johnson Muscato


Link Here | Jun 29, '07,

Happy Birthday, Dear Jamie, Happy Birthday to you. I’m hanging out here in Ohio, just wishing and praying that your family is alright. And You just go girl, win that doggoned marathon, whether is a a half or a whole. Wish I could run with you. That would be a feat!!! Seriously, your family is on my mind and some of my relatives are visiting your web site and some call every day to get the Parker Update. Hope things are going well after the chemo yesterday. Love and prayers, Auntie L

Comment by Aunt Laura


Link Here | Jun 29, '07,

As I read your updates it amazes me how God can work in two families so far apart in such similar ways. Abbie is also in the mdidle of a course of Ara-C and hates the eye drops as well (she has mastered the art of squinting to avoid getting them!). I will be praying that this course of chemo kills all of Parker’s and Abbie’s leukemia cells and that they both will grow up to fear the LORD (Ps 103:11-13). jlm
http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/abigailmorgan

Comment by Julie Morgan


Link Here | Jun 30, '07,

Happy late birthday Parker!! We love you all!
Brett, Jen, and Reese

Comment by Brett and Jen Fritz


Link Here | Jun 30, '07,

HEY JAMIE! HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Hope despite everything- you are able to enjoy it! We are thinking of you as usual. Soon enough, Parker’s birthday will be here! YAY! We love you. Have a blessed day! Love Josie and Caleb

Comment by Josephine & Caleb


Link Here | Jun 30, '07,

Hello Jaime, Aaron and family! I wanted to let you know i am still praying things get better and parker gets all healed up and better quickly**hugs**
I pray daily for him to get better, i think it’s great about the running you all are doing!

Comment by Sally Medel


Link Here | Jun 30, '07,

Dear Underwood Family: Prayers, blessings and love to you all. May God grant you a peaceful night of rest; I know He has you all in the palm of His hand. He is so awesome and knows our every need even before we ask. We are so hoping that Parker enjoys the stuffed animal. I thought if he could hear the way it giggled and laughed, it would bring a smile to his beautiful little face. I would love to see a picture of him with it and also of Payton with the tiara. Tell her she is a princess every day.We hope everything arrived in good condition. If not, please let us know. Enjoy the running Jamie. You are a winner already. Sometimes when I see runners out, they have such a pained expression on their face that I think “that can’t be fun.” So therefore, I avoid it. It is getting late and time to give my petitions to God – The Underwood Family is at the top of the list. God Bless You All. May His Face shine upon you and give you peace.Take care of yourselves. Love, Marge & Keri

Comment by Marge Baldwin


Link Here | Jul 3, '07,

HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!!!!!!!!! We hope your family finds the strength to relax and enjoy the holiday! We;ll be thinking of you! Love always, Josie and Caleb

Comment by Josie & Caleb


Link Here | Jul 3, '07,

Jamie, Aaron, Payton, Parker and Paige,
You can’t know how often you all are in our thoughts and prayers and how eager we are, Jamie, to read your daily updates on that brave little boy, Parker. How wonderful that there are some interests in your life that keep you in balance and certainly you have a beautiful circle of family and friends to allow you the much-needed time off from your constant vigil over our precious patient. And over it all, is God’s guiding hand! Knowledge of it could not be more comforting to all of us.

Now the hope is that Parker will be well enough to enjoy a fun time on his 2nd birthday July 7.

Love from Grandma & Grandpa B .

Comment by Joyce Baxter


Link Here | Jul 3, '07,

Parker
Praying that you feel absolutely terrific for
your birthday!!!

Comment by mrs pam


Link Here | Jul 3, '07,

Dear Jamie, Aaron, Payton, Parker & Paige,

Our “first” message today seemed to sail off into cyberspace! It was great to read that you were treated for your birthday, Jamie, and it’s wonderful that you can enjoy your own interests at times. What wonderful support you have in family and friends, while there’s a wide Christian Family with you all constantly in their thoughts and prayers. We do hope that little Parker will be well enough to enjoy his 2nd birthday on July 7. Grandpa and I are so grateful to be able to go to the website daily and get your detailed updates. They help us to “see” Parker in his down times and his up times usually bring a smile to our faces. Thank you and your family for being such an inspiration!
Our love –
Grandpa Ray & Grandma Joyce

Comment by Joyce Baxter


Link Here | Jul 3, '07,

Hi Jamie,

I just wanted you to know that I visit your web site every day and pray for you and your family continually. I marvel at your courage and I know God is with all of you. Tell your mom hello for me.

Love in Christ, Amie Bedford

Comment by Amie Bedford


Link Here | Jul 3, '07,

Its been a while since I have shared– I do check in nearly every day and continue to pray for all this to soon be over and for you ALL to come home to DeLand and get back to normal. We have a pryer group at work, many do not have the internet thus they wait for me to give your update–good luck in your running, my daughter and husband both enjoy running races, me its the tred mill I know when I get tired I am right where I started home. God Bless all of you

Comment by Daryl and Ron Fogarty


Link Here | Jul 3, '07,

Happy 4th of July to the Underwood family! And we hope that Parker will be well enough to thoroughly enjoy his 2nd birthday on July 7. Happy birthday, Parker! Glad you could join friends to celebrate yours, Jamie. Again, we thank you for the daily updates that tell us of Parker’s “downs” and when we read the “ups” they bring smiles to our faces. Grandpa thinks that when you all come through this adventure journey that you have written enough material to
compile it into a book that would be an inspiration to so many readers.

Our love to you all.
Grandpa Ray & Grandma Joyce

Comment by Joyce Baxter


Link Here | Jul 3, '07,

Jamie, Aaron, Payton, Parker, and Paige,
I check the website every day to see how Parker is doing and Aunt April keeps me in the know too. I just wanted to let you guys know that every night Connor still prays for Parker and Ben and I pray for Parker and you all. I am in awe of how much strength you all have through God. He is so good. I am so happy that he has blessed you all with so much love and support. P.S. I am also waiting to see if his blue pee shows up. He should get a kick out of that.

Lots of love and prayer,
Ben, Michelle, Connor, and Caelyn Mowry

Comment by Michelle Mowry


Link Here | Jul 3, '07,

Although I went to Riverdale, you won’t recall me. I still wanted to let you know that I will not only keep your little man in my prayers, but your entire family! I pray for Parker’s recovery, his strength to fight and win this battle, and your strength (Jaime & Aaron) as well. God Bless you all!

~ Amanda L. Horn
Canton, OH

Comment by Amanda Horn


Link Here | Jul 4, '07,

Parker
God bless you and
God bless America!
Thinking of you on the 4th of July.
prayers and love from
Mrs Pam

Comment by mrs pam


Link Here | Jul 4, '07,

Jamie and Aaron,
I wanted you to know that the people at Airline Baptist Church in Mayo, Florida continue to pray for Parker and you guys. He is on our prayer list and we mention him for special prayer. I check the website every day and am so uplifted by your faith. God will see you through. Debbie and Wroten Land

Comment by Debbie Land |


Link Here | Jul 4, '07,

Hello Jamie & Aaron; I’m John, co-author of http://www.sweetbabyjames.info and neighbor of yours at the Ronald McDonald House. I’m so glad Margo connected you to us or vice versa; I love how your site encourages us to remember the faithfulness of God in all circumstances. You have a radiant witness. You have a lot on your plate with Parker and a newborn; can’t believe you’re training for a marathon…

Anyhow, Abby and I would love to meet you guys if you’d like and pray with you or have dinner sometime or whatever. A brother is born for adversity.

Comment by John Gjertsen |


Link Here | Jul 4, '07,

Jaime, Aaron and 3P,
Happy Independence Day!
My family is praying for Parker’s recovery and “independence” from those cancer cells. God put you on my mind today while I was out and about. Prayed you all were having a good day, health-wise and every-other-wise. Just wanted to let you know your family remains in the hearts, minds and prayers of lots of God’s family. Be encouraged! Much love in Christ,
–Shelley Thomas

Comment by Shelley Thomas


Link Here | Jul 5, '07,

Hi Underwoods- We are gonna be kinda busy these next few days so I wanted to extend an extra early, extra special HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO PARKER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We hope he has a fun filled, present filled, awsome filled birthday and we’ll think of him ALL DAY! Again, his bday is on the same day as my dad’s so we’ll sing for both of them! Praying hard for you all always. Love Caleb and Josie

Comment by Josie & Caleb


Link Here | Jul 6, '07,

thinking about you today, Parker!
Sure hope you feel much better
tomorrow for your birthday.
prayers and love

Comment by mrs pam


Link Here | Jul 6, '07,

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PARKER!!! I know it’s a day early, but I know tomorrow will be filled with lots of love and best wishes for the birthday boy! I hope you can enjoy some birthday cake and ice cream and all that goes along with a birthday party!

We are praying that by your next birthday, the hospital and doctors and everything else is just a memory and you will be celebrating your birthday at home in DeLand!

All of you continue to be in our hearts and in our prayers! Love you guys!

Bob and Brenda

Comment by Brenda Farr


Link Here | Jul 6, '07,

Hi Underwoods- I just love seeing pics of Parker! It sends alot of much needed inspiration this way! Despite everything, Parker still seems SO happy :) What an adorable child. As far as Payton, try and hang in there. She’s a smart, healthy, beautiful girl who will one day understand and respect that actions that are being expressed. I can’t believe how big she is!!!!!! I was going through pics the other day and found one of a bunch of us at the “carnival” and it was me, colleen, mercedes and amber and Payton had been fussy that day and she was sitting on our laps and instead of smiling she was pouting so we all made pouty faces and underneath the picture as the “comment” I wrote- “when Payton’s sad, we’re all sad :) Its an adorable picture but she is only PARKER’S age! Anyway, enough of memory lane :) Hang in there- things are going to get better- soon this will all be a distant memory- one we will remember as the time our faith was challenged and we’ll feel proud because we’ll all know, we did not turn our backs on it. We love you and are continuing to PRAY PRAY PRAY PRAY PRAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! God bless. Josie and Caleb

Comment by Josie & Caleb


Link Here | Jul 6, '07,

Jamie, Aaron, Parker, Paige and Payton,
I wanted to wish Parker a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TOMORROW! I hope it’s as good as it can be under the circumstances. Jamie- I’m sorry you are feeling “hurried and rushed” I do this on a daily basis with my own children and I need to slow down myself and cherish the days with them. I hope you too can feel less hurried and enjoy your beautiful children each and every day. We continue to pray for Parker and his strength to fight this disease. I read your updates every day and we are leaving tomorrow for GA for a week and I will not have internet access. I hope to return to good news and happy posts and some pictures from Parker’s birthday celebration. Take care…lots of love
Amanda, Chris, Bailey and Logan

Comment by Amanda


Link Here | Jul 6, '07,

Underwoods,
We have been praying for you and Parker. I am so glad I found this website and have a way to keep updated on his status. We love you and miss you. Our boys talk regularly of their time with Payton at Southwind. Congratulations on the new arrival! Know that you are in our prayers.

Love,
The Tabbs
Ogden, Kelly, Ogden, Jack and Maggie

Comment by Kelly Tabb


Link Here | Jul 6, '07,

Hi there,
Just wanted to say hello…Let you know I think of you daily, read parkeru daily and pray. Yeah Jamie…I thought about training for a marathon…I read an article about a women at 50 who started traing for a marathon…then I thought about training for a 1/2 marathon…then well maybe a 10 k then well how about a 5 k then I thought I doubt I could be quiet for more than a block or two…oh well…I can cheer you on from the sidelines!!! And I so re-late to the hurry up syndrom…Sometimes i have to make a concious effort to say…”stop…Breath…calm down” If I’m not hurrying one of the kids I’m pulling or pushing them…It would be nice to just walk side by side more often. Aaron, Sam will be home late Saturday night…Home for 10 days then off to Kanakuk. He’ll probably call you or you can call him. Well…I just wanted to say Hi…Peace..God Bless you all
Robbie

Comment by ROBBIE SELBY


Link Here | Jul 7, '07,

Happy 2nd Birthday Parker!!! You and your family continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. My twin sons just turned two on the 26th of June. We pray for you every night that you will get better soon. We hope you have a good day without fevers, swelling, and pokes. Love and hugs from Michigan. Michele, Gary, John & Jacob Buchanan xoxoxoxoxoxoxox

Comment by Michele


Link Here | Jul 7, '07,

Just wanted to Wish A very Happy Second Birthday to you Parker! May God Bless you and your Family with many more to follow!!

All our Love~
The ALexander Family

Comment by Becky


Link Here | Jul 7, '07,

Happy Birthday Parker!!
Have a great day with your family!
Thinking about you all.

:O)
Laura Boley

Comment by Laura


Link Here | Jul 7, '07,

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PARKER! BELATED HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO JAMIE! WISHING GOD’S SPECIAL BLESSINGS ON THE ENTIRE UNDERWOOD FAMILY. SO HAPPY WHEN WE HEAR SOME GOOD NEWS ABOUT PARKER. I KNOW THAT GOD HAS A PURPOSE, A PLAN AND A PROMISE, PLEASE LET PAYTON AND BABY PAIGE KNOW THEY ARE IN OUR PRAYERS RIGHT ALONG WITH PARKER —- AS WELL AS MOMMY, DADDY AND GRANDPARENTS. REMEMBER GOD LOVES YOU AND SO DO WE!!! In His Hands, in His Heart Always. Love, Marge & Keri from Orrville, Ohio

Comment by Marge Baldwin


Link Here | Jul 7, '07,

Parker,
We wish you a wonderful birthday. The Lord has blessed us so with your sweet spirit and precious giggle. May this next year be filled with laughter, peace, and healing!
We love you and pray for your recovery daily!!!

Jeff & Melody Dowdy,
Deland FL

Comment by Melody Dowdy


Link Here | Jul 7, '07,

Happy 2nd Birthday Parker!!
Please know that we continue to pray for you all! Much love always!

Comment by Holly Tweed (Underwood)


Link Here | Jul 7, '07,

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PARKER!!!! HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY TO YOU JAMIE!!! WE JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW THAT WE WATCH FOR YOUR UPDATES EVERYDAY AND WE ARE STILL PRAYING FOR PARKER AND YOUR FAMILY. GOD BLESS YOU ALL!
LYN, DEBRA, CIERRA & FRANKIE MINSHEW
BRUNSWICK, GA

Comment by Debra Minshew


Link Here | Jul 7, '07,

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PARKER!!!! I’M SO SORRY THAT THIS BIRTHDAY YOU WHERE NOT FEELING WELL BUT I’M WISHING AND PRAYING FOR YOU THAT NEXT YEAR YOU WILL BE ALL BETTER AND HEALTHY AGAIN. BRYSEN AND I LOOK AT YOUR PICTURE EACH DAY AND WE SAY A PRAYER FOR YOU AND BRYSEN GIVES YOU A BIG KISS AND SAY’S GET BETTER PARKER . JAMIE AND AARON MY HEART IS HEAVY FOR THE BOTH OF YOU BUT YOUR FAITH THROUGH IT ALL IS IMPOWERING TO ME. LOVE ANGELA S. and BRYSEN

Comment by Angela Surguine (Holly and Mandy’s Mom


Link Here | Jul 7, '07,

Happy Birthday Parker! I’m glad to hear you felt better after your nap and was able to enjoy some of your birthday cake!! You are always in my thoughts and prayers as well as your mommy & daddy, well your whole family. Keep staying strong!

Jennifer

P.S. Happy belated birthday Jamie and I am sending your more hugs :)

Comment by Jennifer Hoover


Link Here | Jul 7, '07,

Abbie also celebrated her bithday (her 1st) during a course of chemo and it was a joyous and yet difficult day for us all. I will be praying for Parker as I pray for Abbie that they would both have many more birthdays for us to celebrate. Our God is truly an awesome God and He gives us the strength and grace to make it through EVERY situation….
Ps 103:19 has comforted me on many occasions – God’s throne is established in the heavens and His sovereignty rules OVER ALL. Praise God that He is in control of everything and that His PERFECT will is always accomplished !
~jlm
http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/abigailmorgan

Comment by Julie Morgan


Link Here | Jul 7, '07,

Happy Birthday Parker! Our son Matthew is 2 months behind you. He would love to meet you someday, as would we. You are such a blessing to all who know you. Even though you’re only two, you have already touched more lives than most of us will in a lifetime (combined). God is using you as an instrument of His love, as a motivator for His people to pray, and as a testament of His faithfulness and healing power. You are a trooper Parker! My wish for you today (prayer) is that God will heal your body and make it new – so that next year this time, you can invite all the people, who have been praying for you, to your party. Anyone have connections to the arena…or stadium?

We love you and are constantly praying for you, Parker!
Jim, Margo and Matthew

Comment by Margo and Jim Kragh


Link Here | Jul 8, '07,

Dear Jamie & Aaron,
As we gathered yesterday to celebrate our Paige’s 20th birthday, we thought of our little friend Parker celebrating with his family! As we thought back to the many years and ways we have spent celebrating Paige’s birthday through the years we had some laughs and fun memories. Although spending the 7th in a hospital playroom with a sleepy guest of honor wasn’t probably the plan you had this time last year – think of all the way our wonderful God has used your family to bring others to Him! Each of us are used in many ways to bring others to the kingdom and we have seen that in your experiences during the last months. By birthday number 3 we agree with you that Parker will have a healthy, strong body……a new hair-do (curls?) and your dear family will look back and remember how God walked with you every step of the way, We love you guys and look forward to the day you come to the mountains to visit!
Chas, Laurie, Tanner, Ty, Paige, Brett, Jen, Reese (and new baby girl)

Comment by Laurie Fritz


Link Here | Jul 8, '07,

So glad to hear that Parker had a nice birthday!!!!!!!!!!! Know matter what’s gonig on, you can always stop and take the time for cake and presents! We are continuing our heartfelt prayers for your family. I miss seeing you so much and think of Parker every single day! Hang in there! Josie and Caleb

Comment by Josephine & Caleb


Link Here | Jul 8, '07,

Dear Jamie and All, I’m so inspired by your faith. I’m so glad Parker had a birthday party. I guess if it is the hospital it can’t be like at home. But you all made it very special for a very special little guy. I talked to Little Grandma yesterday and it was so good to hear her voice. We missed your Mom and Little Grandma and Bill being with us at our big OH do. But we would have all been with YOU if we could. I continue to check daily and continue to pray at every thought of any of you, which is often. With much love, Aunt Laura

Comment by Aunt Laura


Link Here | Jul 8, '07,

Happy Birthday Parker!

I pray that every moment is taken in and that even through all the difficult stuff you are all going through that you are reminded how much Jesus loves your whole family. He is in control and nothing is too big for our Jesus. God Bless you all!

Comment by Merri Bullington


Link Here | Jul 8, '07,

I was led to this Website by a friend of mine. My heart goes out to Parker and his family. I want you to know we will be praying for Parker and family. The Lord never said we would not go through trials and tribulations but He has promised that we would not go through them alone. I know God is holding Parker in His hands. There is so much power in prayer and the Almighty is the Great Physician.
Your friend in Christ,
Michelle Wade and family

Comment by Michelle Wade & family


Link Here | Jul 9, '07,

Happy Birthday Parker!! We are on our knees praying with you as we claim a healing on little Parker’s body! We also pray for God to continue surrounding you with strength and faith – you are a witness to so many!! May God bless you!

Love, in the Matchless name of Jesus Christ,
Eric and Victoria

Comment by Victoria and Eric Moller


Link Here | Jul 9, '07,

Hi Parker
I will say a special prayer for you today
at Vacation Bible School. Do you know
SpongeBob? That’s who I’m going to be.
He might not really have anything to do
with VBS, but he’ll be a friendly face to
greet the children when they arrive.

Comment by mrs pam


Link Here | Jul 9, '07,

Happy Belated Birthday!! Sorry I was at Tonya’s wedding and this was my first chance to send a birthday wish!! Tonya also sends a b-day wish and her love! I think of Parker and you guys every day. Of course, tonya keeps me updated as well as the web page. You are all in my prayers!

Tonya’s friend, Karri

Comment by Karri


Link Here | Jul 10, '07,

Glad you had a good birthday, Parker!

Comment by Nancy Loughlin


Link Here | Jul 10, '07,

Praying for you in Cincinnati…so sorry for the delayed birthday wish. First time accessing the computer while traveling to visit family…HAPPY BIRTHDAY PARKER! I am sure you received a lot of great gifts but YOU are the amazing gift to us. You serve as a constant reminder of God’s power and His grace. May He cover you with peace, healing and joy this year and always. Love, Mequel

Comment by Mequel


Link Here | Jul 10, '07,

Jamie,
I am so thankful that Parker, Peyton, and Paige have you as their mama. You are amazing! To God be the glory for sure!
We are keeping you and Aaron and family close in our prayers.
Don Rilea Family
DeLand,FL

Comment by Kelly Rilea


Link Here | Jul 11, '07,

I can not go to sleep each night befoe I check to see how our little Parker’s day went. I pray for all of you through out the day and ask our Father to take away the nasty cancer and once again make Parker well. I pray for strenghth for mom and dad who I know must be tired but who always seem to find strength to be two AWSOME parents!!!!! Stay strong!!!! Love Angela S.

Comment by Angela Surguine (Holly and Mandy’s Mom


Link Here | Jul 11, '07,

parker
praying for that infection to clear up quickly!
and for no pox!

Comment by mrs pam


Link Here | Jul 11, '07,

STILL PRAYING AND THINKING OF YOU ALL :)

Comment by Josie & Caleb


Link Here | Jul 11, '07,

Hello Underwoods,

I am continuing to pray for Parkers healing and I know God is hearing our prayers. I pray for God’s continued mercy and COMPLETE healing very soon! Parker is an amazing little boy who has impacted so many peoples lives. Jamie, you are an awesome mother and wife. I can only try to imagine the stress that your lives have been under lately and you continue to hold your family together and Aaron, how very difficult it must be for you to have to continue to work when your heart is to be with your family and Parker. God will continue to bless your lives and hold you in His hands.

Love,
The Collins Family

Comment by Amy Collins


Link Here | Jul 11, '07,

It looks like you had a wonderful birthday from the photo, Parker! God bless you little one and next year I hope and pray that you are celebrating at home, strong and healthy and free from all of this! You (and your courageous family) are in my thoughts daily.

Monette from Cincinnati

Comment by Monette Blazer


Link Here | Jul 11, '07,

Dear Underwood Family — Just want you to know we are praying for Parker and the rest of you as well. Jamie, I know your heart as a mother of a son with AML and a newborn and older children as well. I am praying God will give you ABUNDANT grace to focus on dear Parker and not his cancer so that the memories you make each day will be sweet and their fragrance will be with you always! The badness of the illness just gives us more reason to focus on people and relationships and eternity! I am praying for healing for Parker. I know God is holding him in His mighty hand!

Comment by Renee Hansel


Link Here | Jul 11, '07,

Hello Jamie,
I have been praying everyday Parker and your family! I ran into Laura Boley in February who gave me the devastating news. I have since visited your website daily. I can’t imagine what you are going through and admire your strength and courage. Parker, Payton and Paige could not ask for a better mother and father!
My mother-in-law and I had alot of fun at the fashion show and will support any functions that you have in the future.
May God Bless all of you and yours
Love, Andrea and David Silver

Comment by Andrea (Davis) Silver


Link Here | Jul 12, '07,

I just wanted to let you know how much I am praying for Parker. I just graduated from Wake Forest University last year, and now I am serving my first overseas tour in Afghanistan. Sometimes it’s scary over here, but it pales in comparison to what your family is going through. I can be stronger because I know how strong Parker is being, and I will include him in our Prayer group over here. Thousands of people, across the world, are praying for your Son and he is the true Soldier here.

love Kristen (2LT Preczewski)

Comment by Kristen


Link Here | Jul 12, '07,

Jamie and Aaron~
I hope you had a peaceful day and are now turning in for rest. You are all in my prayers!
Love~
Becky

Comment by Becky


Link Here | Jul 12, '07,

Thought about you guys all day….
We LOVE you!!
Brooke, Chris, Kenzie, Lily and Jack

Comment by Brooke James


Link Here | Jul 13, '07,

Good Morning Underwoods! I printed out a few of those flyers and gave them to my mom to hang up at work and Caleb to hang up at work and I took some to work! Its the least I can do right now. I hope you are all doing well and hanging in there the best you can! After all that has happened it makes us think about the things that we complain about in life- having to work, get up early, grocery shop. Simple tasks that are always taken for granted when there are some (such as yourselves) who would give nothing more than to simply spend your weekdays working and weekends grocery shopping. Everytime I feel myself about to complain about something in my life, I think of Parker and your family and rethink what I am about to complain about. God has given me so much (including your family) and I think that God would want me to put my own small issues aside and pray, for everyone who would trade places with me in a second. I think your family is so strong and so faithful and that is truly what will get you through all this. I owe a big thank you to your family for making me (and Caleb) so faithful with you through this time. Through Christ our Savior we are united and we believe. For anyone who reads this I ask you this- Next time you sigh because you have to get up early or because you have to do laundry, think about the families (Underwoods and others) who would give anything to have only that to worry about. God Bless all the families who struggle through hard times and God help us be thankful for what we are lucky enought have. Love you all!

Comment by Josie & Caleb


Link Here | Jul 13, '07,

Jaime,
You are an amazing woman and a wonderful example of God’s love. To go through all you are going through and having three children of your own God has still given you a heart large enough to care for these other children. We will include them in our prayers.
My heart is doubled with joy when I read your love on these pages.
Parker my prayers are with you every day. I do pray hard. :o)
I love your precious family with God’s love and I am so sorry you are having to go through all this but I know we serve an awesome God who has this all in His hands.
God Bless,
Jeanne Peterson/DeLand (we met again at Art Camp from the JSL)

Comment by Jeanne Peterson


Link Here | Jul 13, '07,

I found your page today by a friend of mine at another little boy’s site. I have added you to my prayer list and will pray and believe daily! My thoughts are with you. God bless!

PS – What a beautiful little boy you are, Parker – I love the smile! And you have a beautiful family as well :)

Comment by Amy


Link Here | Jul 13, '07,

Jamie,

I know it is so hard to keep Parker in his room when he sees and hears the people out side his door. I remember how crowded that little room can be with more than 3 people in it. I am praying some day soon, Parker and all of you will say good bye to APH and RMH and be free to run and play outside whenever you want!
The poster for Parker is in our Sunday School class and on the bulletin boards in the front of church. I wish we could do more ,but know you are constantly in our thoughts and prayers. We love you guys!

Love,
Brenda & Bob

Comment by Brenda Farr


Link Here | Jul 13, '07,

Hey Underwoods,

Your spirit is amazing even in the midst of such incredible trials. The hope that you have in the Lord Jesus is shining throughout APH, in DeLand, and around the world. May God give you the strength during these incredible times.

We know your faith and it is amazing. May God hold you up in this battle like Moses had his arms held up in battle. We will pray for your strength as a family.

We will pray for Parker’s healing very soon so that you can continue to make a difference in the lives of people for the cause of Christ.

In Christ,

Jeff and Melody Dowdy
DeLand, FL

Comment by Jeff Dowdy


Link Here | Jul 14, '07,

Dear Jamie, As I read your ‘deep comments’ last night, I couldn’t help thinking that we are sort of in the same place. Yours is for your 2 year old son and mine for my 77 year old husband. I’ve been thinking of all the ‘nevers’: never hearing his laughter, seeing the smile in his eyes, hearing his voice, feeling his arms and on and on and on. It isn’t harsh to think these thoughts, I think we must think them. We know God already knows what is going to happen with your little man and my older man. And I feel HE gives us these thoughts. I’m still praying they will just add character lines to our faces and deeper understanding of the power of God, people and medical technology. But, it is all these emotions we have to face. A pastor friend of mine, years ago, said it was heck to be human; for every why there is another and it just isn’t for us to know; but it is for us to trust in Him. Parker and the other children in the unit and out, are in my prayers that they not suffer or go hungry, wherever they are. My prayers also, are for understanding from our loving, giving God and that His will be done. Keep Virg in your prayers too, he continues to weaken and his pain meds increase every week. But he is in a good place, he accepts, when he remembers. With our love and profound prayers for all of you,

Comment by Aunt Laura


Link Here | Jul 14, '07,

Hello Underwood Clan!
My thoughts and prayers are constantly with you all and I hope you know that I wish I was up there with you right now (and always)! I love you all and will see you soon.
Love,
Shawna

Comment by Shawna


Link Here | Jul 14, '07,

Hey, Parker!

I spent the afternoon with your grandma and we had a terrific time… We are now both into tea. We’ll explain later!

We both love you!

Comment by Nancy Loughlin


Link Here | Jul 14, '07,

I just want you all to know that we pray for each of you every night. Parker especially. You don’t know us but we have been following your story since the beginning. I have a daughter, Sara who turned 4 in June and a son, John David who will be 2 in August. We look at pictures of Parker a lot as a reminder of who we are praying for. Each of you are beautiful.

I received your website from a friend and when I saw that you lived in DeLand I was surprised becaus my father had just moved there. I knew how special the connection was because of how precious your family is and how much we love each of you through Christ.

Love,
Cindy and David Steven, Charlotte, NC

Comment by Cindy Steven


Link Here | Jul 14, '07,

The new pics are so good. What an absolutely precious little boy (and family) you have. You are all in our constant thoughts and prayers.
We love you.

Comment by Angie, Brad , Emma and Liam Elliott


Link Here | Jul 14, '07,

I just wanted you all to know that I check Parker’s site every single day! I constantly find myself looking at his pictures and praying! I know it must get hard for you to update his site everyday, but I hope you know there are tons of people out there reading what you are writing and praying! Praying hard, that God will heal little Parker! I admire all of your strength and Faith! Hugs and Prayers!!!

Comment by Mandi Callahan


Link Here | Jul 15, '07,

Hello Underwoods! I cannot believe how big Paige is! She is absolutely gorgeous and looks so much like Payton! Parker looks so happy and I just love seeing new pics. You have such beautiful children…..all three of them! They look so much like you two too! We’re still praying hard. Love the shirts! Hang in there…..Love Josie and Caleb

Comment by Josephine & Caleb


Link Here | Jul 15, '07,

Hello and good morning! I just finished looking at your new pictures (very adorable). It looks like Parker is a Diego fan. My son (who turns 3 next month is too).
I just wanted to say hang in there! I hope and pray things will get better for you all very soon. I pray you will be able to enjoy your home again with Parker there. My son and I still include Parker in our prayers before bed. Stay strong and God Bless.

Comment by Kelly F.


Link Here | Jul 15, '07,

sweet Parker,
praying for your counts to go up, up, up!
God bless you!

Comment by mrs pam


Link Here | Jul 15, '07,

Hello Underwoods,
I’m a friend of Kim Allen and she forwarded us info about Parker and I just wanted you all to know that there are thousands of people here in Georgia praying for all of you. I attend a church with a membership of over ten thousand and you and your family are on our weekly prayer list. Your faith is amazing and Parker is in God’s good hands.
Bless all of you!
The Stantons

Comment by Melissa Stanton


Link Here | Jul 15, '07,

Why I have not thought of this sooner is beyond me! I log on to Parker’s site every night before bed so I know specifically what to pray for. For some reason last night, God was tugging on my heart that I needed to do more than pray. Well, this morning I woke up and thought , I live only 10minutes away from APH and we have a 4 year old daughter and a 16month old daughter. We are native Orlando family and would love to meet and get the girls together for playdates at our home to give you a BREAK. We have swimming, playroom, dress up room. We are pretty “girled” out over here. I left a detailed e-mail on the Orlando@Parker.org with much more specifics. If you don’t get that message soon, Please call me at 407-256-8317. I would LOVE to help you out somedays with Payton and we live so close to APH. I know it sounds crazy, I am a total stranger but I feel like I have known you and your family forever and would be honored to do my part. I pray you get this message. Let’s meet soon…

Your friend in Christ!!

Kelly Graham
Orlando, Florida

Comment by Kelly


Link Here | Jul 15, '07,

From my previous message. If you are reading, my e-mail is KellyG@cfl.rr.com if that is a better way to reach me. Sorry. Forgot to add to last message.

Kelly Graham
Orlando, Florida

Comment by Kelly


Link Here | Jul 16, '07,

We are gettting a great response to our fundraiser!!!
I am so excited!
Thanks to all of the people who have been kind enough to donate!

Laura Boley
Kimberly’s Hallmark

Comment by Laura Boley


Link Here | Jul 16, '07,

Dear Family, we’re thinking of you and want to say how good it is to see the pictures of you all. Our loving thoughts, hearts and prayers are with you every day. And definitely we DO HAVE HOPE that God’s love will touch each of you, especially dear Parker, and that you will never lose faith that this ordeal will, hopefully, soon be behind you. Meanwhile, be strong and trust God and His healing ways through the skilled doctors and nurses.

Our love,

Grandma Joyce & Grandpa Ray

Comment by Joyce Baxter


Link Here | Jul 16, '07,

Hi Jamie and Aaron,
Just saw the new pics…LOVE the “Got Hope” shirts!!!
We are praying and thinking of you daily. Will be happy to see you playing in DeLand…Looking forward to getting the mail and getting to say hi to you…Having you home …Catching Jamie running down Minnesota…finding you at church…Just having faith that your life will resume normalcy with 5 Underwoods back in our town…Living and loving life and sharing Gods miracle with us all. Sam and Marvin say Hi.

Comment by ROBBIE SELBY


Link Here | Jul 16, '07,

Hello and God Bless. You are all in our prayers daily. Jamie I wanted to let you know that we got a group of mothers together to pray for you …mother to mother. We can’t say we truly understand exactly how you feel but we know that we as mothers can pray for your strength and the entire family.

It’s wonderful to hear the news is getting better. Say hello to Alice and God Bless.

Comment by Gwyn Gittens


Link Here | Jul 17, '07,

glad he had a good day yesterday! it is the little victories that bring us hope!!! you are all very loved and we look forward to many more good days!!!

Comment by Melody Dowdy


Link Here | Jul 17, '07,

parker
thankful that you are feeling so much better!

Comment by mrs pam


Link Here | Jul 18, '07,

Dear Underwood Family,

I don’t quite know what to say. I don’t really know any of you personally. Jana shared Parker’s story with me several months ago and I suppose I have been following Parker’s progress ever since. I feel so much for your family. I can only imagine the fear, the anxiety, and even at times the anger that you all must feel about all of this. But then again, all of us can only imagine God’s grace and mercy. I imagine that there isn’t much I can say about faith or Christ that any of you have not heard or prayed…however, I would like to just second all of those things by saying that our Father, our Lord is so powerful and all knowing. I pray that his loving hand guides those that are treating Parker, I pray that his mercy and comfort pours over your family; especially Parker. I pray that in times of doubt and fear, all of you, as I am sure you do, submit to his promise and believe in his power and his love. Finally, I hope all of you know that people you don’t even know are praying for your family and Parker relentlessly. We are believing with you, praying with you, hoping with you…

Peace and Love in Christ,

Nancy Jenkins

Comment by Nancy Jenkins


Link Here | Jul 19, '07,

Hey,
You don’t know me, but i think you know my mom, Kelli Stubler, and my aunt, Mindee Stubler ( now Mindee Moore ). I just wanted to wish you luck, and tell you that you’re very strong to be so happy all the time with everything going on. I’m sorry I couldn’t think of something better to say ( I’m only just 11 ).
Best wishes’
Kylie Stubler

Comment by Kylie Stubler


Link Here | Jul 19, '07,

Dear Parker,
I really love you and you are so sweet. I miss you and I want you to get better because I want you to have a good time at your home. And , Dear Parker, I love you and you are so sweet. And then you can play in your living room and I hope you will play your baseball game. And , Dear Parker, I love you and you are so sweet. Then you can eat these animal crackers that we are eating right now, and drink milk. And , Dear Parker, I love you and you are so sweet.

Love,
Lauren Nicole
I bet you can wear a small hat.

Comment by Lauren Book


Link Here | Jul 19, '07,

Dear Parker,
I really miss you!… You are getting so BIG!!! I am so glad to see you are having some UP’s this week!!! I am praying for you daily that God will make you well.

Love and prayers to all of your family!!!
Aunt April

Comment by Aunt April


Link Here | Jul 20, '07,

Dear Underwoods- We are still praying hard for everyone. We are so happy to hear that you has such a nice time at the park. Before you know it all three of them will be running around wild and having a ball. Keep those thoughts in that back of your mind and let them give you the strength to handle the days that are the most difficult. God Bless. Josephine and Caleb

Comment by Josie & Caleb


Link Here | Jul 20, '07,

Thinking of you in Lexington, KY and praying for you throughout the day…
Love, Mequel

Comment by Mequel


Link Here | Jul 20, '07,

Hi Underwood Family,
We just wanted you to know that we have been following your posts daily and think of your family often. We have been in the hospital a lot lately with our daughter Rebekah (3 years old; dx ALL), and it makes us think of you and pray for you even more. We have only had week long visits and know how difficult that is, so we can’t even imagine how difficult to be away from home for as long as your family has. Despite this you always have such an encouraging attitude – your story has been a blessing to us and I know to many others. On a side note – Rebekah always gets loose stools when she is on the antibiotics during her hospital visits – she has never had CDIF, although she has been tested a couple of times; she also gets them from Zofran (they tell us that is not a normal side effect, but whenever she gets the larger dose, we know what to expect).

Comment by Kilpatrick Family


Link Here | Jul 20, '07,

Dear Parker,

We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers and long to hear that you have come through the surgery with flying colors. Know that we love you and Payton and Paige and your mommy and daddy.

We are saddened that you have to go through this surgery but pray that God will protect and keep you.

All our love,

GiGi, Aunt Bonnie and Aunt Jana

Hugs and kisses to all.

Comment by Aunt Jana, Aunt Bonnie and Gee Gee


Link Here | Jul 21, '07,

jamie,aaron,we pray for a break through and know God;s will is perfect.we have layed our son on the alter just as abraham was commanded.it;s so painful but we must trust God will do the perfect thing.God provided a perfect lamb for the sacrifice and spared isac.we pray for that kind of mirical and trust. we know you little from aph but love you and the kids much in Christbro. steve form mims

Comment by bro. steve roberts,ty;s dad


Link Here | Jul 21, '07,

wow..that’s a long time to be NPO.
stressful is probably an understatement.

prayers for Parker!

Comment by mrs pam


Link Here | Jul 21, '07,

Jamie & Aaron~

Sorry to hear about your long day but happy to hear Parker is ok. I thought about him often yesterday. PBS kids is part of our morning routine, can’t miss Seasame Street, and they kept putting up the birthday club with the names listed…Parker Underwood was second on the list!

So happy to hear that you are off isolation and can get out and move around! It will make it easier on all of you. All of our loves and prayers are with you this week, we are off to the Keys. I can’t wait to read from you two that everyone is home and fine and you and Aaron going on a much needed vacation!

May your upcoming week be filled with only good news!

Love~
Becky and Bryan

Comment by Becky


Link Here | Jul 21, '07,

God bless your son, and your patience. I hope his pain has abated and that he is eating and things start to look up and he will feel better. My prayers continue, Love you all,

Comment by Aunt Laura


Link Here | Jul 22, '07,

HI IM SOO SORRY THAT I HAVE NOT PASSED BY IN SO LONG I KEPT PUTTING PARKERU.COM AND IT WOUDENT COME OUT BUT then i remmbered the .org :P
but my prayers continue on with parker i loved seeing his pictures. my love gose out to all
xoxo

Comment by sarah


Link Here | Jul 22, '07,

Parker
so terrific that you felt so good yesterday
and that you were able to have fun in the playroom.
prayers (for those spots) and love

Comment by mrs pam


Link Here | Jul 22, '07,

Parker,
I’m so glad to hear you are doing better! And happy to hear you are playing in the playroom! I know my little boy loves to play in the playroom here in the Ft. Myers Children’s hospital. It’s so much fun!! I pray nightly for God to heal your body and to be cancer free! You are on my prayer list along with my son Ethan, who has A.L.L. leukemia, and many of his friends as well as all the boys and girls in your hospital and everywhere to cancer free! You kids are such an inspiration to us all!! Keep doing the great job you are and eat lots!

Jamie & Aaron,
Keep up the great job you are doing and continue to stay strong and trusting in God. It’s so great to hear how well he’s doing and to know that so many people have been praying so hard for this. I added my son and Parker to Cross Point’s prayer list. Thanks for keeping us updated daily. I know it can be hard with a long day and all that goes on in it but we appreciate it. Our prayers are with you.

Sending hugs your way,
Jennifer

Comment by Jennifer Hoover


Link Here | Jul 23, '07,

Hi Underwoods- I am so happy to read all these happy reports! It is absolutely wonderful! We are so pleased that everything is looking better for you all and your newest family protrait is gorgeous. We are still praying hard and are inspired because of your positive reports. Stay strong and fatihful! We love you. Josephine and Caleb

Comment by Josie & Caleb


Link Here | Jul 24, '07,

Parker,
So glad to see you are doing better! We will continue to pray that the scan today will show those “things” gone and you can get back on your way to getting well!
So glad Mommy, Payton and Paige & grandma had a chance for a little vacation. Someday soon you all will be playing at the beach!

Love to all!
Brenda & Bob

Comment by Brenda Farr


Link Here | Jul 24, '07,

Jaime and Aaron-I do not know you personally, but have been following Parker’s story nearly from the beginning when your first e mail was forwarded to me by a friend. Please know that you have touched the hearts of many that you will never know or meet. Your courage, humor, and love is so evident in your updates. Having just walked a journey with my Mom in her battle with cancer, I found that the updates are so healing and encouraging, not only for you, but for the many that read them. Hang in there and remember that the Lord is good ALL of the time. With love, a praying partner!

Comment by Friend in Orlando


Link Here | Jul 25, '07,

parker
just wanted you to know that I wasa here today.
prayers and love!

Comment by mrs pam


Link Here | Jul 25, '07,

prayers for parker lifted up at this moment!

Comment by Christie


Link Here | Jul 25, '07,

My heart breaks for you and we are a community praying for a miracle!!!
Hugs and Kisses to Parker Payton Paige Aaron and Jamie!
Chris, Brooke, Kenzie, Lily and Jack!

Comment by Brooke James


Link Here | Jul 25, '07,

Hey, Parker!

Just checking in…. thinking of you!

Comment by Nancy Loughlin


Link Here | Jul 25, '07,

Dear Underwood Family: Just a note to say what a beautiful family picture I found on this website. Also the wonderful news that Mr. Bennett had about more than 100,000 had visited the website. Not a day goes by that you are not in our thoughts and prayers and it is very evident that so many people all over the world are praying for your entire family. Our God of the mountain continues to be our God in the valleys. Love, Prayers and Blessings to you all. Marge and Keri

Comment by Marge Baldwin


Link Here | Jul 25, '07,

Jamie,
Just wanted to let you know Friday is the last day of VBS at 1st Pres. Deland. The hours are 9-12. If Payton wants to come we would love to have her. 7pm we are having an ice cream social and the children will sing a few of the songs they have learned this week. We will continue to read your updates and pray for all 5 of you. My 5 yr old always prays for “wittle Parker” every night, when I told her he still had a tumor she said but I always pray -sometimes 2x a day. We will keep praying and wishing you the best. Hope to see all of you soon. Jean

Comment by jean smith


Link Here | Jul 26, '07,

We pray for your family and especially Parker sveral times daily believing that God is completely in control and thanking him for being there through it all. We also wanted to mention Sanoviv, an alternative hospital in Rosarito, Mexico. Our daughter Noelle has been there twice within the past year and also our daughter in law. Sanoviv has had great results with cancer and leukemia patients. They also treat children using cutting edge medical treatments. Noelle met numerous people there who had never had chemo and yet were cured from cancer. As a family, we would all highly recommend Sanoviv. Let us know if we can help in any way.

Love, Bryan and Gwen Blackwell
LaBelle, Florida

Comment by Bryan and Gwen Blackwell


Link Here | Jul 26, '07,

Just wanted you to know that you and Parker and are in my thoughts and prayers.

Comment by Jennifer Gallacher


Link Here | Jul 26, '07,

I have said many prayers for Parker and your family.
You dont know me but I work with your aunt Jana here in Dallas, TX. I have a son (Chase 6 yrs. old) and I cant even begin to imagine what you are going through. But, I have empathy and compassion for Parker and your family just the same. Jesus loves him and he will always be protected.
God will continue to Bless You!

Comment by Sonjia Matthews


Link Here | Jul 27, '07,

Hello Underwood Family – I was thrilled to read the report from yesterday! That is very encouraging. We are continuing to pray daily for your family and Parkers total healing. I know it won’t be long before you are heading to transplant and then all of you heading home to Deland permenately! Praying and believing in God’s will for you daily.

With love and prayers,
The Collins Family

Comment by Amy Collins


Link Here | Jul 27, '07,

Hi Underwoods- We are thrilled to hear that things are looking up and it just makes our day to hear about the new things Parker is doing! We continue to pray very hard for continued success with everything! Keep hanging in there and staying strong. I look forward to when you write you are free to go for good! We love you all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Josie and Caleb

Comment by Josie & Caleb


Link Here | Jul 27, '07,

Jami,

We are glad to hear that Parker is going strong. We will continue to pray for your family.

Ashleigh

Comment by Ashleigh Luna


Link Here | Jul 27, '07,

I just want to say, I visit your website everyday to get updated on Parker’s care. I feel as though I know you all. Your family photo is on my screen saver and Parker is on my husbands work computer. It is a reminder to us to count our many blessings, and to pray for a very endearing, loving family. You are a true example of faith, love and encouragment to all. I just want to embrace Parker. We have a 3 soon to be 4 year old named Hunter. I can’t imagine all that you all go through daily. But he is a trooper for all that he has been through and We love you all, even though we have never met. God bless you all and we will continue to pray for you daily and keep you all in our thoughts.

Comment by Kim West


Link Here | Jul 27, '07,

That is such an uplifting report! I’m glad to hear they found a less invasive way to get to those things. What an answer to prayer! I know I have said this before, but you guys are such an encouragement to me. I will definately be praying for those results and for Parker to feel like Parker.

~Sarah K

Comment by Sarah K


Link Here | Jul 28, '07,

Hello Underwood family! We are praying for you all this week. Especially Thursday when they start another round of chemo. We will be praying that the Lord will give Parker strength and comfort and give you peace and hope. He is just the cutest thing! We love to see all of the pictures on the site. Keep ‘em comin’!

So glad you are home this weekend enjoying some family time! You are missed and prayed for!

Blessings to you!
Lonnie and Jennifer Coggins

Comment by Jennifer Coggins


Link Here | Jul 30, '07,

Hi Underwoods- We hope you are having alot of fun at home ! We are so happy that you got to go home even if it is for only a little bit. We take every blessing we can right? I hope you all are doing good and from the sounds of it, Parker is truly a fighter. What a strong boy! He is fighting the toughest battle right now and boy is he showing that battle who’s boss :) We are still praying hard that the Lord watch over his sweet littel soul and we continue to pray for Payton’s patience and understanding as well. We are also praying for Paige in that she grows more and more healthy eveyrday. We, of course, pray for you and Aaron in hopes that this journey is one that will end in rejoicing and happiness. We also always pray for your whole family- that they stay strong to help you stay strong and of course we pray for everyone who is in a situation such as yours, that all may find hope and faith in Jesus Christ Our Lord. God Bless and we are PRAYING! Love always, Caleb and Jose

Comment by Josie & Caleb


Link Here | Jul 31, '07,

Dearest Underwood Family,
I wont be at RMH this week but I will be thinking about you and hoping that this next round of chemo goes smoothly and that the outcome is positive. Best wishes to all of you and please know that watching you meet each challenge with God’s help is an inspiration to all who witness it.
Fondly,
Valerie and family

Comment by Valerie Kalicki


Link Here | Jul 31, '07,

Just wanted the family to know….our Intercessory Prayer Team has earnestly and diligently praying for Parker. Know that the entire family is on our prayer list.

Comment by Liberty Lighthouse Church of God


Link Here | Jul 31, '07,

It is hard to imagine the questions and decisions you and Aaron are making. Thank God that you are able to look at it, not just emotionally; but rationally. You guys are a strong team. Your questions have to be addressed, but also they are questions that have been posed by the treatment Parker has had. Whatever you do, you are doing it prayerfully, educated, and with experience of what has happened in the past few months. God knows, He will lead you and your team. My continued prayers for all of you. Much love,

Comment by Aunt Laura


Link Here | Jul 31, '07,

Jamie I LOVED reading your chit-chat :-) It brought joy to my heart to read of the wonderful time that all of you are having at home and I know you can’t wait to have days like that everyday. You are all still in my prayers and thoughts daily and I will continue to pray that all will soon be well with Parker. Love An gela S.

Comment by Angela Surguine (Holly and Mandy’s Mom


Link Here | Aug 3, '07,

parker
praying for good results with your new chemo!

Comment by mrs pam


Link Here | Aug 5, '07,

hi parker
just wanted you to know that I’m thinking about you RIGHT now!
prayers and love

Comment by mrs pam


Link Here | Aug 6, '07,

Hi Underwoods- You have no idea how much inspiration your posts give to us! You inspire us to want to be different people and you inspire us to believe and have the ultimate faith! And we do! You are such an unbelievable family and we pray hard each day that that strong faith never fades. We continue our heartfelt prayers to your family and hope you know how much we love you and He loves you! God Bless Always Always Always! Josie and Caleb

Comment by Josie & Caleb


Link Here | Aug 6, '07,

How surprised i was to see you mention me in your post a few days ago!!!!! I have been keeping up with you all every day, but i didn’t think you would remember me, so i didn’t say anything!!! We are PRAYING PRAYING PRAYING for you sweet, sweet underwoods!!! eric is hoping to donate blood soon for parker, once we get through the red-tape, and we will continue to pray and keep up with parker’s journey!! Big hugs to all of you!

Comment by laura williams |


Link Here | Aug 7, '07,

Hey Underwoods- Just another note to say we are thinking of you constantly. I was watching TBS with my 3 year old niece and they showed the birthdays and I saw Payton Underwood. I am assuming that is your one and only Payton. Happy Belated Birhtday to her! God Bless Parker and everyone as always! Caleb and Jose

Comment by Josie & Caleb


Link Here | Aug 8, '07,

Just wanted you to know that we are still praying for Parker here in Sweden.

We are lifting up the whole family in prayers!

Comment by Darcy


Link Here | Aug 8, '07,

Dear Underwoods,
You don tknow m ebut I feel I know you all. I follow Parker and your site daily as I pray for all of you daily! I am amarried mom of 3 boys 12,8, and 10 months. I liv ein Moorpark, CA. You are an inspiration. Parker and all of you hav einspired me to be a better person and Mom. I hild my boys longer and love them mor edeeply. My faith has strengthened becaus eof you also. I kno wthis trial is hard but please know that because of thi strial you hav egreatly changed my life with out ever even meeting you all! God bless yoou all. Please pray for Kaleb Schwade a baby who was shaken and his family. I follow them also and they like you need pray and are truely living God’s word as you are. God has you all wrapped up in his love. Blessings, Stephanie in California

Comment by Stephaniei Valentino


Link Here | Aug 8, '07,

we are thinking of you and continuing to pray for you. i hope today was a successful day of treatment and his FINAL. we rest in HIS promises for you all! God is faithful!!!

Missing you in Deland!
The Dowdy Family

Comment by Melody Dowdy


Link Here | Aug 9, '07,

We’re still praying for all of you and we will definitely be praying for you Jamie as you take on the new role of teacher. I used to teach pre-k and K so if you have any concerns or question PLEASE feel free to call or email, I’d be happy to help! Paige, Parker, and Payton are truly blessed to have parents that love them as much as you guys do. Going out of your comfort zone to do what’s best for the kids will mean more to Payton than anything!! God Bless you all!!

Love,
Sarah

Comment by Sarah Peyton


Link Here | Aug 9, '07,

STILL PRAYING HARD! Hang in there! We love you all and know that this journey will end in a very happy place. God Bless!

Comment by Josie & Caleb


Link Here | Aug 11, '07,

Dear Underwoods~
Just wanted to remind you five that we love you and we are praying for each of you every day!

Don Rilea Family
DeLand,FL

Comment by Kelly Rilea


Link Here | Aug 11, '07,

p.s. to Jamie,
you are far more beautiful than any beauty pageant contestant!

Blessings~KellyRilea

Comment by Kelly Rilea


Link Here | Aug 11, '07,

God Bless you in your homeschooling adventure. I started my homeschooling adventure last March for my 3rd grader who desperatley needed it. It went so well, that I have added my 1st grader and 9th grader as well. We also will be using A Beka this year. I am sure that both you and Payton will find it to be very rewarding.
As for Parker and the rest of your family, we continue to keep you all in our prayers daily. May God find it in his plan to heal Parker and use your experiences to bring others closer to Him.
The Stielow Family
Washington State

Comment by The Stielow Family


Link Here | Aug 11, '07,

Your strength is AMAZING. I have followed you and your family EVERY day since Feburary 14th. I have two little girls and can’t even imagine what you’re going through. You are an inspiration, and I wish you nothing but strength and continued faith. Your babies are BEAUTIFUL.

Heath, Wellness, and FAITH,
Blythe Sheahan

Comment by Blythe


Link Here | Aug 12, '07,

Parker
I just looked at all your
great new photos. My favorite
was the 3 of you for Nap Time…
so precious.
prayers and love from st. louis….

Comment by mrs pam


Link Here | Aug 12, '07,

Hi Everyone, still praying hard for Parker’s complete healing and for all those you have come to know while you have been there. Jamie my next door neighbor has home schooled all four of her children using A beca so if you have any question I’m sure I can have her contact you. Good-night, lots of love. Angela S.

Comment by Angela Surguine (Holly and Mandy’s Mom


Link Here | Aug 13, '07,

Hi Underwoods- I truly and honestly wish that I could offer something other than prayer to your family. I can feel your frustration in your messages and it just flat out breaks my heart to know there’s nothing you can do about it. Just know that, although prayer is all Caleb and I have to offer, we pray as though we ourselves have found a cure for Parker. We pray so hard and think of you all every single day. Because we recently moved we haven’t gotten a computer left so I only have access when I”m at work. Caleb asked me the other day, “Have you checked Parker’s website”? I replied with, “Of Course!”. It’s a daily routine. I come into work, turn on my computer and immediately logon to this website. That way I can read the latest and spend the rest of my day in prayer for your entire family. Hang in there and I know that’s easy to say, but you all have showed so much strength, courage, and fatih. Keep believing that the light at the end of the tunnel isn’t that far away, Caleb and I know it isn’t. We love you and as always, God Bless You All!

Comment by Josie & Caleb


Link Here | Aug 13, '07,

My heart goes out to you and your family. I read your comments on a daily basis. Although it’s very difficult to re-live many of the episodes I went through with my son who was diagnosed with ALL in 2003, I feel I must be part of your lives. I realize Parker is much younger and with a different protocol but so much is similar. Matt had quite a bit of lasix and albumin. It’s so heart wrenching to see your child go through all this. All you can do is offer your unconditional love and support and your entire family is just wonderful at doing that. I saw many children that just didn’t have that entity in their lives and that made me so very sad.
Please know you all are in my prayers daily. Hoping you can reach the light at the end of this very long and dreary tunnel soon. I am praying for everyone involved from the cleaning crew to the pharmacist to do what’s best for Parker and your family. I had the same prayers for my son and he’s doing well now. I am of course praying for the same for Parker.
Strength is in numbers!
Cindy Schechter and family

Comment by Cindy Schechter


Link Here | Aug 13, '07,

My 2 1/2 year old son and I were saying our prayers on Saturday night and that morning we had gone to see the turtles at one of our local parks (he’s absolutely fascinated by them, thanks to Nemo). When I said “God Bless Parker” (who is always at the top of our list) , out of nowhere he said ” I see turtles at the park”. At first I was confused but then realized he was associating Parker with park. And it almost made to cry to think that not every little boy is free to play in the park, feed the ducks and watch turtles – so we asked God to make it possible for Parker (and all his hosipital buddies) to do so VERY VERY soon!
Monette (and Ambrose)
Cincinnati

Comment by Monette Blazer


Link Here | Aug 13, '07,

Jamie, Aaron….I just spoke to Nina Sullivan at Florida Blood Centers (800-852-0346 ext. 5014) and it is very important that when individuals go in to donate blood or platelets for Parker that they specify “RECOGNITION PROGRAM” in Parker’s name, if their blood type is incompatible or “DIRECT DONATION” in Parker’s name, if they are compatible. As far as donating platelets go….since all platelets are compatible they must say “DIRECT DONATION” in Parker’s name. If the individual donating is not sure of his/her blood type they should say “DIRECT DONATION” in Parker’s name. If it turns out they aren’t compatible it will automatically go to the “RECOGNITION PROGRAM” in Parker’s name, and credit will be given to Parker.
It is important for others to know that A+, A-, O+ and O- are compatible with Parker’s A+ Blood type. Again, all platelets are compatible and to give platelets you must schedule an appointment at the blood bank because it takes longer and is more complex.
I know this sounds confusing and I’m sure I am more confused than you are (since you deal with this every day), but please add this information to your BLOOD AND PLATELET DONATIONS INFORMATION SHEET.
There is a woman’s Bible Study group that has been meeting on Wed. mornings and we are going to try to get the specific information out to many so you receive some help….we will continue to pray for the entire Underwood family and especially precious Parker. Love, Janet Velleff

Comment by Janet Velleff


Link Here | Aug 13, '07,

Hi its me sarah …. i saw the new pictures of parker hes such a stong little boy and i pray everyday for him and i no he will get better…. love to all
and my prays will continue as they have from the beging.. XOXO

Comment by sarah


Link Here | Aug 13, '07,

I just wanted to remind you and assure you that so many people are praying constantly. I wish you could “feel” the care and concern so many have for your family.

Comment by Judith Conrad


Link Here | Aug 14, '07,

With teers in my eyes I pray deeply for Parker and all of you! As a Mom I dont know that I could do what your doing. You all amaze and inspire me. I am so angry at those tumors and I pray for Parker to be healed! Dont give up!! Hold him and lov ehim!!!!!!!!!!I love you all an ddon’t even know you. God Bless You All!!!!!!!

Comment by Stephaniei Valentino


Link Here | Aug 14, '07,

One of my favorite stories in the New Testament is that of Peter and his walk on water. It speaks to our urgency and need in time of trouble or uncertainty. Matt. 14: 27-31a says:

27 Immediately Jesus spoke to them. “Have courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.” 28 “Lord, if it’s You,” Peter answered Him, “command me to come to You on the water.” 29 “Come!” He said.

And climbing out of the boat, Peter started walking on the water and came toward Jesus. 30 But when he saw the strength of the wind, he was afraid. And beginning to sink he cried out, “Lord, save me!”

31 Immediately Jesus reached out His hand, caught hold of him.” Matt 14:27-31 (HCSB)

The part I love the most is even in the toughest of times when we are frustrated and flailing in a sea of uncertainty and we think we’re going under and we know we can’t do it on our own, if we ask him,
Christ will immediately reach out his hand and catch hold of us! (Love the immediately part!) I’m asking Him to reach out His hand and catch hold of you all tonight, and I know He will. Feel the grip of his
love…

Comment by Luci Lane


Link Here | Aug 14, '07,

Underwoods~
We are holding you close in prayer. This news hits us all hard, but in this heaviness, we will continue to turn to God.
Loving you from DeLand~
Don RIlea Family

Comment by Kelly Rilea


Link Here | Aug 14, '07,

Jamie-thanks for the prayers for Jacob. You all had a very rough and trying day yesterday. Know that there are so many praying for your family and Parker right now, he is a strong little boy. Love you all

Comment by Amanda


Link Here | Aug 14, '07,

May your Faith and the Grace of God be with you, Aaron and all of Parker’s doctors and nurses as they seek new answers in Parker’s treatment.

Parker is never left out of the prayer request Sunday morning in Grace Place!! Let us know if there is anything you need or we can do.

All our Love and Prayers~
Becky and Bryan

Comment by Becky


Link Here | Aug 14, '07,

Your faith is beyond words!! My heart broke for you in reading your news from last night. I am thinking and praying constantly!!

Lori

Comment by Friend in Orlando


Link Here | Aug 14, '07,

Precious Parker,
You are so brave and tough to go through so many tests! But soon they will find exactly what you need to make you well and you can go back home with Payton & Paige and be the little boy you are supposed to be!
We are praying so hard to see results from all the treatments and for rest for your little body.
I wish we could do more, but know you are in our thoughts and prayers constantly.

Love,
Brenda & Bob

Comment by Brenda Farr


Link Here | Aug 14, '07,

Hello Jamie and Aaron (and of course Parker, Paige and Payton),

I am so sorry that your family has to continue to go through this nightmare. I cannot even begin to imagine all the pain you must be feeling for Parker. I am very grateful to you for your faith in our God. It keeps me in check. We have a 2 yoa little girl with another on the way. Our daughter started “school” in July and since then her attitude has changed a lot. She has always been a strong personality and now that she is 2 and in school it has magnified. There are days when I really feel like she is trying my last nerve. Then I read your daily post and I realize that I am ever so grateful that she can try my last nerve and I go home and hold her tight (last night I actually freaked her out – she didn’t know what was wrong with me I was hugging her so much). I know we cannot do much to change your families situation. But we can continue to pray daily for your lives, for Parkers health and complete healing, for the doctor’s knowledge to figure out this mystery. Please know that you are in our prayers daily and we are praying for God’s perfect will in your lives.

Love in Christ,
The Collins Family

Comment by Amy Collins


Link Here | Aug 14, '07,

Jamie,

I have been following Parkers journey from the beginning thru his website. I pray for Parker each day and I continue to pray for him to be healed. Much love and blessings to you.

Ali Costa

Comment by Ali Costa


Link Here | Aug 14, '07,

Jamie & Aaron: I truly don’t know what to say. My words are so small in comparison to what your family is going through, but my prayers are BIG. I admire your strength and courage through all of this, and believe as you do, that God has a plan. Love and hope to your whole family and all involved. I’ll keep praying……

Comment by Lori Corbitt


Link Here | Aug 14, '07,

I just wanted y’all to know that I am praying for your precious family!! I can’t imagine how you feel, but I’m sure you have a lot of questions. I have a three year old and 8 month old sons and we pray for Parker every day! Prayer works and God still works miracles! Praying for you in Alabama!

Comment by Ashley


Link Here | Aug 14, '07,

I love you, Parker!

Comment by Nancy Loughlin


Link Here | Aug 14, '07,

Reading of the outcome of your day yesterday has broken my heart. I wish I could just reach out and just hug you all. I know that there is nothing I can say to ease your pain, but our Heavenly Father does. I have to believe the scriptures for Parker when it says in Jeremiah 29:11
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. (NIV)
I’m believing that and claiming just that in faith for this precious little boy and for your entire family!
I’m in the Deland/Orange City area, please email if there is ever anything that I can do for you!

Comment by Briana Peterson


Link Here | Aug 14, '07,

Dear Family,

My thoughts and prayers are with you and also my church is praying for all of you!

I know that GOD is in controll and his ways are higher than ours – but he knows best! Your family has touched alot of peoples lives by the way you have kept the faith – Parker has touched alot of lives – I thank GOD I have been able to keep up with Parker – it has helped my faith. Know that GOD is with all of you and he is your help in the time of trouble!
Keep the faith as you have and he will come thru for you!

Comment by Wanda Barnett


Link Here | Aug 14, '07,

Underwoods,

You don’t know me, but I’m the worship pastor at First Baptist Church in Orange City, FL, and I’ve been following your posts closely since February. My family and I have been praying for Parker regularly. I feel like we’ve walked this path with you. As I was reading the latest update today, I just felt like reminding you that, because of the cross, we can be sure that no bad thing that happens in our lives is because God is mad or angry with us or because we’ve done something wrong. Everything that God places in our lives is for our good and the good of His glory. Who knows but that 10,000 breath-taking, eternal things are working together due to this difficult road you are walking. I guess I just wanted to remind you that God is for you, not against you, and that he is preparing you for an eternal weight of glory (2 Cor 4:16-18). And that fact makes this horrid road more bearable.

If we can do anything for you as a church, let me know.

Comment by Jason Wilson


Link Here | Aug 14, '07,

Hi Aaron and Jamie,
Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and Parker’s progress each day. I pray you continue to feel God’s love and strength during this journey you are on. I pray also for healing for Parker – soon! Blessings to you.

Comment by Patsy


Link Here | Aug 14, '07,

Hello:

I have been following Parker since last spring when my son’s confermation class at First Presyberian Church of Orlando class began to pray for him. I want you to know that I read your log daily and my children and I continue to pray for him. Parker and your family will stay in my prayers.

Louise Walsh

Comment by Louise Walsh


Link Here | Aug 14, '07,

Dearest Underwood Family: Just a note to let you know that our prayers and thoughts continue for you all. The news from yesterday brought tears. It amazes us that Parker is able to withstand all of this. He certainly is an amazing little boy. Our hearts ache for him and for the pain you are going through as parents watching. We know that so many people have seen Jesus through you because of your commitment to Him and the faith you have and demonstrate. Even though we do not know what tomorrow holds, we do know Who holds tomorrow. God Bless You All. Love and Prayers, Marge & Keri Baldwin from Ohio

Comment by Marge Baldwin


Link Here | Aug 14, '07,

Jamie and Family,
I am so sorry… I will continue to pray for you. Thank you for putting our Jacob in your last post to pray for. We go tomorrow to All Children’s to hopefully find the answers as well. Your strength gives me strength. Hang in there.
Jackie

Comment by Jackie Corey


Link Here | Aug 14, '07,

Dear Aaron and Jamie,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you through this difficult time. We will continue to pray for your strength, and Parker’s healing.

Love,
Chad, Lisa & Analise

Comment by Chad and Lisa Gingerich


Link Here | Aug 14, '07,

My heart breaks for you. We pray for each of you everyday. Even though we have never met you are a part of our family. Sara (4) and John David (2) pray for Parker every night. We check your website each morning and the kids love the pictures. Know that so many are praying for you. How confusing this all is when so many are praying. Keep the faith and know that you are not alone.

Hugs to all of you,
Cindy Steven

Comment by Cindy Steven


Link Here | Aug 14, '07,

Dear Underwood family,
You all are always in my thoughts and prayers. I pray for comfort for all of you and Parker to continue to keep fighting this. Jamie, you are staying so strong thru all of this. I know it’s hard to have to see your child go thru this and I pray God heals this tough little body and will be cured of this. I also want to read Parker’s story of how amazing and brave he is!
Aaron, please give Jamie a big comfort hug for me and Jamie, one for Aaron. Keep staying strong!
Jennifer

Comment by Jennifer Hoover


Link Here | Aug 14, '07,

Praying so hard for all of you. I want a copy of that book too!! God is there! Keep fighting, praying, loving and caring.

Comment by Stephaniei Valentino


Link Here | Aug 14, '07,

Jamie~
We have never met, yet I have been following your updates on Parker for the last several months. My heart aches for you tonight as a mother. I have absolutely no clue what you are going through and I still weep. Not only do I pray for your beautiful son, his siblings and your husband, but for you!!! I pray for strength, endurance, patience and optimism through this time. I also ask that God just reach down and wrap his loving arms around you so tight that you actually feel him. Know that he is with you always. When you are happy and playing with the kids, mad, but not sure at who…., and especially when you are sad. You are an awesome mother and God has blessed you greatly!!! How awesome to see all of the prayers for you and your family across the world!
You are in our prayers~
Deanna & family~

Comment by Deanna


Link Here | Aug 15, '07,

Tears continue to roll down my face this morning after reading your post. No two year old should have to endure this and I pray that today brings you better news and for Parker to feel no pain. Jamie, please let me know if I can do ANYTHING. I am here for all of you, my prayers are with you today.
Love you all

Comment by Amanda


Link Here | Aug 15, '07,

Dear Parker,

Jesus loves YOU this I know, for the Bible tells me so. Little ones to Him belong, they are weak but He is strong. Yes Jesus loves YOU, yes Jesus loves YOU, yes jesus loves YOU! For the Bible tells me so.

Parker, I’ll be praying for you and your whole family everyday. You have so many friends out here and people that love you. You rest now, Sweety and let us be strong for you.

Comment by Elaine


Link Here | Aug 15, '07,

Parker . . . I am praying for you today and everyday. Stay strong and keep fighting.

Mom and Dad I am praying for the strength you need to see your baby going through this. Stay Strong.

Love,
Amy

Comment by Amy Collins


Link Here | Aug 15, '07,

Jamie and Family.

I am so sorry for all that Parker and you have been thru. Please do know that I pray every day for you and Parker. I am so encouraged by all your words of encouragement and your belieif. Please know that my entire family is thinking of you and Parker.

Love to all Denise

Comment by Denise Corey


Link Here | Aug 15, '07,

Dear Underwood Family,

I have been reading this every morning since the begining of the year. My heart breaks for little Parker and your family. He sounds like a strong little man! It also sounds like Parker has the best parents. It amazes me the strength you all have. We continue to pray for your family and wish yall the best of luck. Your family is everything a family should be! God Bless.

Comment by Sarah


Link Here | Aug 15, '07,

we’re praying.
we’re just praying,
and praying
and praying.

Comment by laura


Link Here | Aug 15, '07,

If we did not go through the valley there would be not Mountain Top High’s. We are praying for a Mountain Top High for you all.

Comment by Joyce & Jim Joray


Link Here | Aug 15, '07,

Parker, You don’t know me, but I try to check in with you and what is going on in your life every so often. You are always in my prayers. What I read today brought tears to my eyes. You brave little boy… I can’t express how much I wish you weren’t going through all of this right now. I have a little boy who is about your age… and well, I just can’t imagine. Stay strong through this and I’ll continue praying for you. Just like your mommy said, I’m sure that He has a wonderful plan for your life. You are such a beautiful child and my heart goes out to you! Best wishes and lots of love, Connie

Comment by Connie


Link Here | Aug 15, '07,

Below is a devotion from a pastor that I thought might be helpful to you.

Because He loved me
Psalms 91:14

We always want God to rescue us from our problems and difficulties. Sometimes He does. Sometimes God, for His own reasons, does not save us from difficulty. Sometimes he rescues us when we least expect it.
Psalm 91:14-16
“Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him;
I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
He will call upon me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble,
I will deliver him and honor him.
With long life will I satisfy him
And show him my salvation.”

I believe those lines in Psalms. I love God with all my heart. However, sometimes I wonder where is the rescue?

Eleven years ago I was running up the hill on Spanish Main and felt heaviness in my chest. I spent several days in the hospital having tests. I learned that I had a heart defect and had to have surgery to correct it. Before the surgery ever took place, I believed God said to me that He would heal me completely.

I woke up from my surgery to discover, in point of fact, they had operated twice. The first one had failed and was succeeded by a more serious surgery with additional complications including a stroke. I wondered when God would heal me.

Several years passed and I was taking nine medications, including daily nitroglycerin. The church was in the worst crisis of its history. Again I asked God when I would be healed.

Healing came for me in a surprising way and at a surprising time. One of the former ministers and I had gone to visit Leon Allen at his service station. Leon asked me, unexpectedly, as I walked across the pavement toward my car, “Do you believe God is going to heal you?” The moment lives forever in my heart. I looked in Leon ’s eyes and said, “Yes, Leon , I believe God is going to heal me.” My healing didn’t come in a moment. In the next six weeks I felt my heart recover to its previous strength. My wife and I went back to the doctor for a checkup. We both were overcome with joy when Dr. Massey said, “I cannot understand what happened to you, but your heart is completely healed.”

God chose to heal me in His time. I was at the lowest point in my professional life. I believe God healed me then because that was the time when I really needed a miracle.

Prayer:
Dear God, heal me and help me to understand your rescue will come in your time. Amen.

Posted by Lou at 3:39 PM 33 comments

Comment by Tracy


Link Here | Aug 15, '07,

Jamie last night I just couldn’t rest arter reading your last post. My heart is so heavy with sorrow for all of you . As a mother I know how difficult it must be to watch your baby go through such an ordeal. This morning as Brysen was watching finding Nemo in his play room and I was going through my normal rountine of cleaning , I usually don’t even notice the movie it has been on so many times but as a walked by his room the exact part of the movie was on that you describe last night. It STOPPED me in my tracks as I walked into the room and just stood in front of the T.V. and tears started to flow. Jamie I don’t know if you really realize how much your story has touch me and so many others . The strenght and faith you have and the way you have openen up your lives to all of us is truly a lesson from God above, he has choosen Pakrer and your family to show all of us what a “true believer” is. I am going to be the first in line for your book becaue I love happy endings. Love Angela S.

Comment by Angela Surguine (Holly and Mandy’s Mom


Link Here | Aug 15, '07,

We are with you in our thoughts and prayers every step of the way. Your strength, courage, and most of all your continuing faith is touching the lives of so many. You are human tho, it is ok to feel flustered, to ask “why”, and to want it to be over and take your entire family home. What else could any parent feel. Please feel our arms and hearts there with you. Cousin Sally

Comment by Sally Young


Link Here | Aug 15, '07,

Dear Underwood Family,

My heart breaks for you. I wish there were words but since there are not thank God that we can go to him in prayer. As helpless as that may seem it has amazing, immeasurable power. My church congregation and Sunday School class have all been prayering for Parker. Tonight I will go to Wednesday night Prayer Meeting with a more urgent request for prayer due to the latest developments. I wish there was more we could do.

Your Fervent Prayer Warrior

Comment by Kenza Hartley


Link Here | Aug 15, '07,

Underwoods- It pains us to hear how things have been going but it inspires us to hear the hope in your messages. We have learned that nothing is going to help but prayer and faith, and sometimes that doesn’t feel like enough but truly it is the only thing that will pull little Parker through in the end. Always look at the positive, wonderful things going on in your life. You have many blessings, when you fiind yourselves recounting the sad things in your life, turn around and count the blessed ones- that number will surely trump the other! We love you all so much and hope that in knowing we pray hard each and everyday it gives you the strength you need to keep pushing and the faith you need to beleive that this situation is merely temporary. It’s easy to believe God has a plan for us, it’s believing it’s the right plan that is truly the difficult part. We know whatever he has in store for your family will bring rejoice in the end. God Bless Always!

Comment by Josie & Caleb


Link Here | Aug 15, '07,

Dear Underwood Family

We are praying for Parker. I check his site everyone morning and am amazed by the strength and courage he has at 2 and sadden by what life is throwing his way. I believe God does have a plan for each of us; your family takes my breath away with your ability to keep the faith and see the path that is lit for each of us to follow (whether we know if or not).

Our thoughts & prayers are sent every day!
The Browns
Summerville, SC

Comment by Stacey Brown


Link Here | Aug 15, '07,

Hey Guys,

I’m definately hurting with you and for you. I can’t imagine how hard it is to see Parker in that kind of pain. I love you guys and continue to pray for healing and comfort during this trial.

~Sarah K.

PS. Jamie: God has taught me alot through Nemo too, like when theyre in the whale and Dori says, “You’re just going to have to trust me!” Easier to say than to live out.

Comment by Sarah K


Link Here | Aug 15, '07,

I just wanted to let you know I am praying for all of you… that God would grant you the strength for the days that lie ahead and that Parker would be healed (Ps 103).
In His Grace –
Abbie’s Mom, Julie

Comment by Julie Morgan


Link Here | Aug 15, '07,

God Bless this family. My prayers and thoughts are with you all. I have fallen in LOVE with Parker. I can’t wait to get the updates. I Love his spirit thoughout this whole ordeal. I have shared his story with my young boys 4 and 5 years old. He is officially apart of the Bryant Family. They have adopted him as their brother and are wondering when they get to play with him. They want to know what is going on with him so in the best way possible I try to explain. Our prayers are w/you.
Thank you for being the strong person that you are. I believe because you belive. We serve an awesome God. God Bless

Comment by Nakia Bryant


Link Here | Aug 15, '07,

“Just keep believing.” remember the great end of nemo!
Luv ya girl-
melody

Comment by Melody Dowdy


Link Here | Aug 16, '07,

Jamie and Aaron,
Our hearts hurt with yours and turn to God for comfort. We are praying for Parker’s miraculous healing as well as for both of you, that you might be a strength for each other and that God will show you His almighty greatness as you look at each other and at your beautiful boy. We love you and are praying throughout the entire day for all of you.
Love, in the matchless name of Jesus Christ,
Eric and Victoria Moller

Comment by Eric and Victoria Moller


Link Here | Aug 16, '07,

I am a friend of one of your YoungLife leaders and she told me about Parker and asked me to pray for him. I would just like to let you know that I will keep Parker and y’all in my prayers.

Comment by Wil Dyer


Link Here | Aug 16, '07,

Dear Jamie and Family, My mind is so boggled by what you are Aarom and the rest of your families are going through, but not as much as Parker is having to endure because of this incidious disease. My prayer is that he will be comfortable, it is beyond human comprehension what he is feeling. I’ve sent the prayer card to just about everyone I know. It is also beyond human comprehension why this is happening. It is beyond human comprehension why another little nephew was killed in a farm accident last year, and he was just two. Being the great aunt of these two events, it makes other problems seem pretty doggoned small. You are in my thoughts, prayers and tears. My love is constant, but not as constant and true are our Father’s. I can’t hug you, but our Father has his arms around all of us at all time. With so much love, admiration and faith, Aunt Laura

Comment by Aunt Laura


Link Here | Aug 16, '07,

We love you Jamie and Aarron –
Brooke & Chris

Comment by Brooke James


Link Here | Aug 16, '07,

Jamie and Family,

As I am reading your post this morning as I do everymorning, I am sitting here balling and praying. I can only imagine the pain you and Aaron must be feeling. One of the thoughts above said that we are praying for your “Mountain Top” and I know we all are. I wanted to share something with you that my Dad said many years ago and I have never forgotten. It won’t be word for word but I think you will understand. . .

The mountain top is wonderful in that your “on top of the world” everything is perfect and beautiful. But there are some advantages of being in the valley. In the valley, you receive all your nourishment. Your food and water is in the valley and that is where you get your strenght.

Jamie and Aaron, I believe you are in the valley right now and I know you feel that you have received all the nourishment you and Parker can possibly bear. But the good news is that you will soon be on top of the mountain again and God will walk with you all the way to the top and when you are too tired to walk on your own, He will carry you the rest of the way. Keep holding God’s unchanging hand as he is holding onto you. He is always holding Parker tightly in his loving hands. Your family will come through this and you will all be on top of the mountain very soon. Parker knows you love him very much.

In loving prayers daily,
Amy

Comment by Amy Collins


Link Here | Aug 16, '07,

Jamie and Aaron,
You are not alone. I just want you to know that. We are here for you. The pain that you are all experiencing is felt by us all through your postings. I pray for healing. I pray for your hearts to be at peace with every decision. Parker KNOWS you love him. What an amazing gift he has in you as parents.
Love, Mequel

Comment by Mequel


Link Here | Aug 16, '07,

Jamie, I am thinking and praying for you! You are so strong and full of faith! Just keep BELIEVING!!! Gracie and I will be there on Monday and I am going to give you a Big Hug!! Tell Payton to get ready to play with Gabby!! With HOPE, FAITH and LOVE, Tina D

Comment by Tina DiGiacomo(Gracie)


Link Here | Aug 16, '07,

I will be praying that the chemo is successful. It breaks my heart to read your posts, to see what your family and little boy are going through. May God bless you and carry you through this, and may there be moments of joy to treasure through this journey.

“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; Great is you Faithfulness…The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul who seeks Him” Lamentations 3:22-23, 25

Comment by Ann


Link Here | Aug 16, '07,

Hey guys! I’m praying for you!! Stay strong. The Lord is holding you in your hands. I love you!

Comment by Holly Lastovica


Link Here | Aug 16, '07,

Just wanted to let you know that I am praying for you. I have a former student who had leukemia as a child and he is playing baseball at a junior college now. He and his family survived the rough times and they have a wonderful testimony. I know that God has big plans for Parker I’m praying for your strength at this time!!

Comment by Ashley


Link Here | Aug 16, '07,

Dearest Underwood Family: Praying for little Parker; Aaron, Jamie, Payton and Paige, all the grandparents, the doctors, nurses, and most of all to God for a miracle. Our hearts go out to you all. We pray that God gives you strength. We pray for those who do not know Jesus that they will see Him through you and your witness and will come to know Him. Borrowing from a song these words “Many things we don’t understand, but we know Who holds our hand.” God Bless You Real Good Underwood Family. Our hearts and prayers are with you all. Marge & Keri Baldwin

Comment by Marge Baldwin


Link Here | Aug 16, '07,

I did a lesson on how God’s People Trust just last night, we have to trust in his plan for Parker and pray for his healing touch.

Just know we are praying for all of you.

Love
Becky and Bryan

Comment by Becky


Link Here | Aug 16, '07,

Hello guys. I just want to let you know that i am printing out and passing out the prayer cards at our church Orlando North Community Church. We are in constant prayer for your whole family. God bless you all.

Merri Bullington

Comment by Merri Bullington


Link Here | Aug 16, '07,

You all have been in my thoughts and prayers since a former Pastor shared your story through his prayer ministry. You all have encouraged me through your faith and transparency. Thank you for your honesty – it helps me know how to pray. I hope that someday I can meet Parker and the rest of the family.
Mimi
Sunrise, FL

Comment by Mimi Gonzalez


Link Here | Aug 16, '07,

I am sitting here with tears in my eyes. I can’t even begin to understand the pain you all are going through. All you can do is to keep doing what you are doing. Parker is one special little guy. God has great plans for him. My son and I continue to keep Parker and you all in our prayers. Give him lots of hugs and kisses! Smile at him and savor every moment with him. Hold his little hands and kiss his little toes. Whisper sweet love in his ears. And, continue to be strong! I pray for a miracle for Parker. I would love to read his book that he wants to write with you.
God Bless.
Kelly

Comment by Kelly


Link Here | Aug 16, '07,

Dear Aaron and Jamie,

As part of your Young Life family (in Tennessee) we are lifting Parker up to the throne room of heaven where Jesus is already interceding. We are lifting him up as well as you both in your exhaustion and pain to watch him endure each day in the hospital. Please know you are loved from afar and more importantly, loved with a perfect and whole love from a perfect Heavenly Father.

We send hugs today,
Tiara and Phil Alfrey

Comment by Tiara and Phil Alfrey


Link Here | Aug 16, '07,

Jamie and Aaron… It’s been a while since I’ve viewed your site. The teachers here at LSHS have just returned this week to prepare for our students next week. I just wanted to let you know that you and your family, especially Parker, have not been forgotten by your Lehigh family. My thoughts and prayers are with you and I know God has a plan and a reason for everything. Parker and you guys are a part of that plan. God will take care of him. Please keep in touch. We love you.

Comment by Amy Pendarvis


Link Here | Aug 16, '07,

I have not gotten through more than a few minutes today without thinking about and crying for Parker and you, Jamie & Aaron. I have to admit that I am angry, at who I don’t know, but I am angry because no child or parent should ever have to go through this. Having said that, I do believe that you were chosen though for a higher purpose. My prayers and thoughts are always with you. God bless all of you!

Monette

Comment by Monette Blazer


Link Here | Aug 16, '07,

Aaron and Jamie,
My heart is with you all and I want you to know that our family talks about and prays for Parker every day. We have been crying “with” you, but we cannot wait until the day we can rejoice with you! We have fallen in love with Parker, and our church family is also praying for you all. I wanted to share one thing more with you: We talk with Logan about Parker being sick and we have had him pray for him before. Yesterday and today, at bedtime, Logan bowed his head and on his own prayed for Parker. It seems that he understands a little, even at two, how important your situation is.
We love you,
Laurie, Shane, Logan, and Isaac Pike

Comment by Laurie Pike


Link Here | Aug 16, '07,

I saw the link to this page from Shawna’s myspace – she and I went to school together as kids.
I’m so sorry to hear of the pain that your beautiful little baby boy is going through. Continue to show strength and he will draw from your love – you are all fighting a tough battle and with the support and strength of family, friends and everyone else that is praying for Parker you will come through on top.
I hope that this round of chemo will do the trick and no more treatments will be required. What a tough thing for a little baby boy to go through.
You will be in my thoughts always.
~Melissa

Comment by Melissa Chacon


Link Here | Aug 16, '07,

We are thinking about you guys often and we are praying for you. Bless this family Lord. Help.

Comment by Justin & Bethany Forbes


Link Here | Aug 16, '07,

Hi, guys. Been without e-mail or phone coverage for most of the last 2 weeks. Just got internet working again about 10 minutes ago, so this is the first I’ve read about the latest happenings. Know that our prayers are going up and our thoughts are with you always. I pray that you would find a place of rest. I know you are tired. As always, we pray for Parker’s healing.

Blessings,

B & C

Comment by Bill Loy


Link Here | Aug 16, '07,

Jamie & Aaron,

As I have recently heard of the extreme difficulty you all have encountered with Parker, I just wanted to share that our community of faith in Cary, NC is earnestly praying for Parker. Not only Parker, but each person touched by this situation. My little girls pray for him every night too, and never cease to leave out his big sister, Payton. Since they are one year older and one year younger than Payton, they ask alot of questions about her, and how she is feeling. Of course, they want to meet both of them. They’ve recently become little “stars” at our house. We are faithfully, consistently, and positively praying that the Lord will restore Parker’s health, your time together as a family, and all the future Underwood endeavours. Please let us know if we can be of any assistance. Thinking of you…………today……….and everyday…………………

Tiffany Whited-Walters (& Shayne, Savana, Aleah, & Elijah)

Comment by Tiffany Walters


Link Here | Aug 17, '07,

parker
praying for you right now!

Comment by mrs pam


Link Here | Aug 17, '07,

Good Morning Parker and Family,

I have tears of joy in my eyes this morning. I am so grateful to God that he hears our prayers and Parker had somewhat of a better day yesterday. Parker laid heavy on my heart all day yesterday and through the night last night waking up several times to pray for him. It was encouraging to read the post this morning and see that he had a better day. Continuing to pray for Parkers strength to fight, his health, and a wonderful miracle that only God can do!

We love you Parker! Keep being strong – your our hero!

Love,
Amy and family

Comment by Amy Collins


Link Here | Aug 17, '07,

“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things that I can, and the wisdom to know the difference”- this is without a doubt a saying I repeat in my head over and over and over again when I think of your family. We know that we physically cannot make his disease disappear, but if we do what we can, through prayer and fatih, we know we are heard by the Almighty God. Your message from yesterday brought tears to my eyes this morning. I haven’t felt tears since the first time I read about Parker and it’s because I’ve pushed them aside and made more room for faith. However, I have three beautiful nieces, one of whom will have her 2nd birthday party tomorrow (Parker’s age). I look at her run around and say things like, Emo, Jojo (what she calls me), and Kiss and I always feel a lump in my throat because I could never fathom what it would be like to be in your situation. The tears this morning were from a moment of wondering and I got a taste of what you must go through everyday. Please Underwoods, hold onto your faith tight! In the end, no doctor or physician can control what God has in store. He is the one who ultimately has his arms wrapped around Parker this whole time. He watches over us day and night and never forgets about anyone. Just as he watches over my nieces, he watches over Parker and keeps them safe. I believe with all my heart that your family will pull through. I will pray hard today, not only for his disease, but for you to have a good day. That you may write about a good day tomorrow. God Bless.

Comment by Josie & Caleb


Link Here | Aug 17, '07,

We are praying for Parker, for you guys, and for your YL area.
We will continue to pray.

Love,
Zach and Blair

Comment by Zach Gurick


Link Here | Aug 17, '07,

Don’t know you…doesn’t matter. I exercise every day and when I sit down on my bike seat, I start praying for your Parker. I can only imagine the black hole in your chest. That’s how I always feel when tragedy strikes. I recently had a tragedy and someone gave me a book that really kept me focused on the power of God and how we rely on our faith. Streams in the Desert. Can’t remember the author. Helped me tremendously, but then, I wasn’t losing a small child; rather, my husband of 49 years. He made it and so will Parker. I will continue peddling and praying.

Comment by Joy Tabb


Link Here | Aug 17, '07,

Jamie,

I am crying with you my Friend. I got down on my knee’s last night in prayer for Parker. I prayed as hard as I could for God to perform a miracle and heal Parker completely. I sent the prayer card to all my family and asked that they pray too.

Love,
Bridget Corey

Comment by Bridget Corey


Link Here | Aug 17, '07,

Aaron and Jamie
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. It is hard to get Parker out of my mind thoughout the day. I can not imagine your pain or your courage and strength. We will continue to pray for all of your family.
Love Richard and Beth

Comment by Beth Jencks


Link Here | Aug 17, '07,

You guys are in my thoughts daily and I know you are in so many others too. Jamie–I am always here for you—keep strong!!

Comment by Barbie Bates


Link Here | Aug 17, '07,

I was handing out Parker Prayer Cards yesterday in Lakeland. A woman told me that Parker was on their prayer list at church and she had been praying for him. I don’t even know anyone at her church! God’s connections with faithful follwers is amazing to me. Thanks for your witness.

Comment by Patsy Goers


Link Here | Aug 17, '07,

Hi Jamie, Aaron, Payton, Parker and Paige, how we wish more than anything that we could be with you and all the rest of the families at your side this weekend. We are there in spirit and our prayers are for Parker especially, and that doctors, nurses and all caring persons will be strengthened by God’s healing love and that there will be a miracle. God’s will be done. Keep the faith and God’s blessings on you all.

Comment by Joyce Baxter


Link Here | Aug 17, '07,

Dear parker,

Ireally hope that you feel better. You have taken my family and my hearts. We will pray for you. Parker please get better. You seem like such a good kid.

Comment by Jeff Dorety


Link Here | Aug 17, '07,

Dear Underwood Family,

I continue to pray for all of you. I belong to two churches here in DeLand and both have Parker on their prayer lists. Stay strong in the Lord. This is a time of refining for you and though we don’t know God’s purpose, we know that He has a purpose.

Faith Eriksen

Comment by Faith


Link Here | Aug 17, '07,

Hey Jamie and Aaron and family! just want you all to know that you all are still in my prayers! Stay Strong in your Faith! God is working…. He is not done yet….. My heart goes out to your entire family and support system. Jamie and Aaron, I can only imagine how hard this is on the both of you but it is encouraging to hear that you two are supporting each other during these very hard times that your baby is going through. Stay strong you both have great Faith in our Lord Jesus Christ! much love for you -as always net

Comment by Annette Zavalaga (Feliciano) |


Link Here | Aug 17, '07,

underwood family,
so many of us are right there with you crying when you cry, upset when you are upset, tired when you are tired, smiling when you are smiling, rejoycing when you rejoyce, praying non-stop while you are praying but none of us can feel the same as you as you watch your little guy endure all this. you have shown God’s love in its true meaning. a small thing i have done is to write the words on my computer screen saver to say PRAY FOR PARKER…when my computer sets idle for a few minutes that phrase starts coming across my screen and i start praying again. stay strong and remember that when you need rest take it…someone someplace will be praying during that time.

Comment by Jane


Link Here | Aug 17, '07,

Aaron & Jamie,

I don’t know how often you guys get a chance to read this, but I would just like to tell you guys that I & the rest of the Beach Kids are praying for Parker to stay strong and fight. We all are thinking about you. God bless.

-Shannon

Comment by Shannon Sullivan


Link Here | Aug 18, '07,

Precious Underwood Family……..You are an inspiration….your faith and love for Jesus just spills out to all who come in contact with you!!! May the Lord strengthen you and give you His energy. As I read your emails (thank you for keeping us up to date) I feel such emotion and cry right along with you. I laugh as you describe the happy times and ache for you through the difficult times. May the Lord continue to show through you to others. May you and Little Parker continue to rest in His arms. Love Janet Velleff

Comment by Janet Velleff


Link Here | Aug 18, '07,

Hello Underwoods, We have never quit praying for Parker every night with the kids. I didn’t realize until today that he was going through treatment again. I am so sorry for his pain and yours and we won’t quit asking God for total healing.

Comment by Angel and Dana Gray


Link Here | Aug 18, '07,

Dear Underwood family,
Your faith and strength is a gift from God that is simply astonishing to witness through your writings, Jamie. So many folks in De Land continue to pray for Parker, and your whole family. We have shared so many feelings with each other; sadness, frustration, and discouragement. However, the faith of your precious little family is such a powerful reminder to each of us of God’s presence and what it means to truly trust and walk with Him. Please know that we are continuing to pray for all of you.

Nancy Legaspi

Comment by Nancy Legaspi


Link Here | Aug 18, '07,

Parker — I am so proud of you! You are such a strong and couragious little boy! I can’t wait to hold you!
all my love!
Brooke

Comment by Brooke James


Link Here | Aug 19, '07,

I LOVE YOU ALL so much and miss you greatly!
you are in my prayers every day and every night, i am going to inform my chruch (Vinyard church) so that they can pray for you as well. my father and my family in ohio have you in there prayers. sorry i havent congratulated you on the new baby but CONGRATULATIONS tell payton i said hello. i love you and will be here for you! love ciria

Comment by ciria stewart


Link Here | Aug 19, '07,

Our thoughts and prayers are with Parker and the entire Underwood family. You are an amazing family. Continue to stay strong our God is bigger than this illness.

Comment by Derek Carter


Link Here | Aug 19, '07,

Dear Aaron and Jamie~
This morning in my devotions I thought of you (again!) and the verse in Romans 5:3-5 was part of what I read. It also reminded me of the T-shirts that you have printed up, Got Hope?…I do, because it is the answer of why we do have hope. Not only for Parker but for everyone!
We love you guys and hold you dear. Stay strong in Him.
Kelly Rilea
DeLand,FL
p.s.
give all Parker some neck sugar from us!

Comment by Kelly Rilea


Link Here | Aug 19, '07,

I’m so glad Parker has been having easier nights. And taking a few steps!! How uplifting! He is so strong. It felt great to come for a visit on Friday. Our prayers never stop! Much love to you all!

Comment by Holly Tweed (Underwood)


Link Here | Aug 19, '07,

Dear Underwood Family,

We continue to lift you up in prayer and are with you in spirit. Here is a scripture promise that God gave to Dr. Bill Bright, founder of Campus Crusade for Christ, who suffered through prostate cancer & pulmonary fibrosis.

“These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold – though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So, when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world.” 1 Peter 1:7

Heavenly Father, keep the Underwood’s faith genuine through this time of suffering as evidence of Christ’s victory in their lives.

Committed to praying for you,
Margo

Comment by Margo and Jim Kragh


Link Here | Aug 19, '07,

Parker
you have surely had LOTS of visitors
recently. You are indeed loved!
praying for you in St. Louis

Comment by mrs. pam |


Link Here | Aug 19, '07,

Howdy From Colorado!
We’re still thinking and praying for you. So glad to hear Parker had a better couple of nights. Loved the “kissed mommy” story . . . moments like this you will forever cherish….we’re sending hugs…
Love, Aunt Cindy, Meagan & Stephanie Winz

Comment by Cindy Winzenburg


Link Here | Aug 20, '07,

Hi Underwoods- Poor Payton, she is trying to hard to grasp the concept of what is happening. She is staying so strong in the process though. We will pray very hard for her to understand. So glad to hear Parker is doing well. We said extra prayers this weekend. I thought of Parker often at my nieces Elmo party. She was over the other day as I was on your website and she looked over my shoulder, pointed to Parker, and said, “Baby.” I said yes, this is Parker and Parker isn’t feeling good. She looked at me as though she understood completely and then just looked back at Parker’s picture with a serious look as though she was trying to connect with him. Children have a funny way of surprising us huh? Know that we are continuing our prayers everyday for everyone! We love you all and are anxious for the day of no infection (as we call it) Stay well and God Bless

Comment by Josie & Caleb


Link Here | Aug 20, '07,

I am sending a message to the Underwood family hoping she will post it in her e-mail for all who read this. We are all so blessed, and the Underwood family have been through so much more than I could ever imagine and I am sure the readers who visit this website would agree. To hear the pain and stress that little Parker has gone through at 2 years of age is way more than most adults could handle. Now taking care of three kids, work, two house payments, they must feel alot of burdens when they should be able to concentrate on just their children. This brings me to my point.

They have not asked for anything, but generosity has found them. What if each of the 119,000 + readers skipped eating out 1 day and sent that money directly to the Underwood family. Just think how much money that would be. They could raise the money to keep Arron in his full time job and have money to make ends meet during this trying time. 1.00, 5.00, it would make a difference. And if you can’t afford it, just pray for this family they really need encouragement and lifting up to the Lord. God Bless!!!

Comment by Kim and Britt West


Link Here | Aug 20, '07,

We’ve been keeping your family in our prayers daily (and often times several times a day!!!) for many many months. We are so glad to hear the progress that sweet Parker has been making this past week. Just want you to know that Parker is on many church prayer lists in Northern Alabama. We look forward to the day you can share with us that the little man is tumor free and ready to head home!!!

Keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers.
Mark & Heather Kingsley

Comment by Mark & Heather Kingsley


Link Here | Aug 20, '07,

For I will restore health unto thee and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the Lord. Jeremiah 30: 17a
God bless you Parker,you and your family
Pastor Joe Bedford PA

Comment by Pastor Joe


Link Here | Aug 21, '07,

Praise God Parker is feeling so much better. We will be praying that he does not get any infections as his counts go down! Thank you for the updates I wait everyday for them to see how he is doing, I am sure some days it is hard to write with all that you have going on but we appreciate them. God Bless you all.

Kenza Hartley

Comment by Kenza Hartley


Link Here | Aug 21, '07,

Parker,
May Jesus lay his healing hands upon you and show you love and peace. You will be in our prayers
The Ballard Family

Comment by Corrie ballard and family


Link Here | Aug 21, '07,

Dear Jamie! I am reading your updates every day. And think about you and Parker through my days. And I pray for him to overcome this illness. Many different people wish strongly for Parker’s sake, and that means that he is going through his joney with a croud of friends! Sasha(remember her?) says Hi , her daughter Uma is 2 month old, and Audrey’s(french girl)daughter – Juliett is 1 month old. They both send their love and prayers to Parker!
Your sis from Russia

Comment by ?nya


Link Here | Aug 21, '07,

parker is always in my prayers..he is actually 1 of the only reasons i pray…he is gonna get through this..
and i want to thank u guys for being basicaly my second set of parents..and yes i have been eating..=]

Comment by sabastian |


Link Here | Aug 21, '07,

Your Fort Myers church family prays for you each day. You are such a special family, and always in our hearts.

Comment by Janet Flanigan


Link Here | Aug 22, '07,

hey underwoods…..i am sorry it has been so long since i last wrote, or even saw you guys. its been a crazy summer and i have been in and out of town as i am sure you know. anyway, i just wanted to send our love and let you know i have been thinking about you guys a lot lately. i have spent a couple days getting caught up on the past couple weeks posts. we love you and pray for blessings to shine through the rain! please say hello to payton and tell her that coco wanted to tell her “HAPPY BIRTHDAY!” :) I will be in touch…

Comment by Alissa


Link Here | Aug 22, '07,

Your family remains in our prayers. I have Parker’s photo on my vitamin bottle at work, I pray for him every time I see his sweet little eyes looking at me! Thank you for sharing your joys and your struggles with us.

Comment by Rick & Fawn Chandler |


Link Here | Aug 22, '07,

Hi there. I just wanted to add my support and wish you all the best. I did an Eye Exam on Grandma this morning and learned of everything that is going on…..in a short version of course. She made quite an impression on me, and I have been thinking about ur Family since. I have 2 Kids and cannot even imagine what you must be going through. I do know that G’ma is VERY proud of all of you, and you mean ALOT to her. I hope things only get better from here, and will be checking the site on updates!!

Comment by Jella S.


Link Here | Aug 22, '07,

Were still praying for you. Bless you Underwoods.

Comment by Justin & Bethany Forbes


Link Here | Aug 22, '07,

Jamie and Aaron,
I’m so happy that ya’ll had such a wonderful visit with Laura, Laurie and our new little love Cadence. I wish so much I could have been with them, but my thoughts were with all of you. I’m hoping to come up with Laurie and Cadence the next time and spend some time with all of you. Ya’ll are always in my prayers and my heart! Don’t ever loose faith that miracles do happen!!! Love and hugs, Judy Scott

Comment by Judy Scott |


Link Here | Aug 23, '07,

Hey Parker! We are still praying for you. You are such a strong little man and I know God has BIG plans for you. Your miracle will come. We love you.

Comment by Amy Collins


Link Here | Aug 23, '07,

Underwoods- The funniest thing happened as I was viewing your new pictures (which by the way are so cute, Paige looks more like you, Jamie, everyday!) That older song, “I Get Knocked Down, But I Get Up Again came on and I got goosebumps all over! This is Parker’s SONG! It perfectly describes his fight and how know matter what happens- no matter how many times we’re knocked down, we’ll get back up and pray and pray and pray! I hope this song encourages all of you next time you hear it! HAPPY EARLY BIRTHDAY to Payton! We are still praying hard too and we hope our prayers are being felt. I miss you terribly and wish everyday I could give you a BIG HUG! I do everyday in my thoughts though! God Bless…….

Comment by Josie & Caleb


Link Here | Aug 23, '07,

PS Jamie- NO MISTAKES IN THAT LAST COMMENT! AWSOME! LOL

Comment by Josie & Caleb


Link Here | Aug 23, '07,

Parker
you are just so sweet!
That was cute when you told
mom to wake up!

that’s interesting about the breast milk…
praying that it helps!

Comment by mrs pam


Link Here | Aug 23, '07,

Hi Parker Family,

We have been keeping updated daily. PRAYER IS SO POWERFUL and you are SO STRONG. We are blessed. Keep going forward. We hope Payton has a wonderful Birthday on Saturday.

In Prayer,

The Aust Family (Kristen)

Comment by Diane Aust |


Link Here | Aug 23, '07,

If only God could give us a tally of how many times Parker is prayed for each day….I bet we’d all be amazed. I’m hoping He’ll be convinced VERY soon :) I am always encouraged and led to pray because of the example we get from Abraham’s pleading for Sodom. It sure looks to me as though Abraham “convinced” God to refrain from destroying Sodom if He could search and find an ever-decreasing number of righteous folks there…..though we know how that turned out, does anyone find themselves, as I do, urging our Lord to reduce the days of suffering for the Underwood family to just 50, or 40, 30, 20, or even 10??? How long, Lord?

My 4 yr old had a high fever the same night Parker spiked his. I didn’t sleep much as her hot body rested next to mine. In and out of my stupor, I worried about the fever’s cause, and evil crept in, and I found myself in a near-panic. God sweetly reminded me that the precious little girl sleeping beside me is His daughter too, and He will never cease to care for her in His perfect way. I know He’s caring for Parker likewise; it’s just taking so long for this healing!

Heavenly Father,
Please wrap your powerful arms around Parker now. Please cover him with your healing hands, and protect the healthy cells in his body. Reach in and tear away the cells and germs that harm him, and sheild him from infection. Keep germs from others away from him, and strengthen his immune system. Help everything he eats to grow his body in strength. Help him have restful and restorative sleep. Give his doctors and nurses supernatural wisdom and knowledge, so they can offer the perfect care for him. Give his parents limitless strength and hope. Give his sisters your love, so they can endure the ordeal their parents are facing. Give all of the Underwoods the gift of laughter every day. Let their witness touch hundreds of thousands of lives. Heal little Parker quickly and completely, so that no more of his childhood is spent in hospitals. Bring back his beautiful hair, and his sweet smile, and his healthy skin. Show his family how to protect him and care for him the best way they can. Let Parker sense your hand in his healing; let the world not miss that Parker’s healing was the work of Your hand. Please encourage all who are praying for Parker. In Jesus’ name we pray,
Amen.

Comment by Amy


Link Here | Aug 23, '07,

Jamie, thanks for adding the page with Parker’s friends. although it was hard to read about more children that are going through similar things to Parker, its good to know about them so we can pray. and, its awesome to see how you guys are being such a light to everyone you come in contact with. Jesus is truly shining in this difficult time….and He will win the battle! i pray that all of the underwood’s sleep well tonight! love you guys…

Comment by Alissa


Link Here | Aug 24, '07,

Praise be to God for an encouraging chest x-ray!
We are still praying-hoping-and believing!
love you all
The Dowdy Fam

Comment by Melody Dowdy


Link Here | Aug 24, '07,

We are praying hard! Lord, please wrap your strong arms around Parker and his family and guid them through this difficult time! We love you guys. Stay strong and pray often! God Bless Forever and Ever…..

Comment by Josie & Caleb


Link Here | Aug 24, '07,

GollY! Glad the mistake is under control now.
continued prayers for Parker….

Comment by mrs pam


Link Here | Aug 24, '07,

Praying more than ever for Parker during this critical time. He is truly blessed to have such loving and strong parents – it is no wonder he has the strength and spirit to endure all he’s been through. The photo of him sleeping is so very precious.
God bless you all!

Comment by Monette Blazer


Link Here | Aug 24, '07,

Dear Parker
I wanted to let you know that we pray for you every night as a family, and check in daily on your progress. Last night, I attended a prayer meeting, and our theme was on miracles. We were all asked to lift someone up that needed a miracle, and you were on my heart. I pray that the Lord will completely heal you and give back all the time this disease has stolen from you and your family. kepp up the great fight.
God Bless you
Sue

Comment by Sue Boehlein


Link Here | Aug 24, '07,

May you feel his grace and power in these crucial times. I pray also that Payton may have a wonderful birthday party tomorrow. Please be with Parker and keep him free form any germs that may harm him. You are a Awesome God and I pray that you keep showing us that with Parker and the strength you have given his family.

We Love you guys!
Becky & Bryan & Family

Comment by Becky


Link Here | Aug 25, '07,

Dear Friends, We are all one in Christ Jesus. May God’s love shine through this hard time for all of you. Parker is God’s precious child and He loves him more than you can ever imagine. Hold that love strong in your own lives and know that this love is spread across this nation. My husband and I will be praying for him daily. His picture was in the Hallmark store in N. Ft. Myers and I know that as I did, many more will pick it up and take him to the throne of grace daily. God bless all of you.

Comment by Ruth & Emil D’Ariano


Link Here | Aug 25, '07,

YES Jamie YOU ARE the spell-check queen! Love and Prayers- Cindy

Comment by cindy matthes-loy


Link Here | Aug 26, '07,

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY PRINCESS PAYTON! I am so happy to hear she was Belle- she is my favorite princess! We are still continuing our constant prayers for your whole family. Give Parker a big squeeze from us and we hope to hear from you soon! Love as always and God Bless. Jose and Caleb

Comment by Josephine & Caleb


Link Here | Aug 26, '07,

Jamie,
This is Nichole (Jolliff) Oedy. It’s been so long since I’ve seen you but wanted you to know that I come on Parkers site every night around 11pm and check in on him. (And the rest of the family). It is my prayer time, quiet time, crying time, blessings time.
Parker is being prayed for in our family. You all are very precious to us. We are sending lots of hugs.

Jesus is all Power, Glory, and Honor. We will trust and Praise Him all our days.
Hugs,
Nichole
(Matt, Raeghan, and Paeton Oedy)

Comment by Nichole Oedy


Link Here | Aug 26, '07,

Hi Guys, I jus wanted to say you are in my thoughts and prayers through out the day. I as sorry that Paker is having such a rough time but I just feel in my heart that God will heal his little body soon. Hold tight and remember that we are all praying and spreading the word to all we know about Parkers story and asking for their prayers for each of you I look forward to the day when we see Pakrer well again. Jamie if you need ANYTHING please call and let me know. Love Aunt Angela

Comment by Angela Surguine (Holly and Mandy’s Mom


Link Here | Aug 27, '07,

WOOOOHOOOO for the lack of tumors in his chest! We’re praying for a clear belly too….

Comment by Amy


Link Here | Aug 27, '07,

Hello there! I commented on this page sometime ago just to share my prayers for the family but now I am trying to find someone to connect to directly to see how we can help the Underwood family. I am the coordinator for a MOPS group in Greenwood, Indiana. We feel so connected given that Jamie was in MOPS as well so we want to kick off our year by gathering funds for the family. We will also of course, take on the Underwoods and precious Parker as our prayer request for the year and send up as many as possible to our heavenly Father! In the mean time, it was thought that we might have designated coin banks set up throughout our meeting so that we could gather the moms loose change during the year. Our kiddos in MOPPETS also want to help raise money for Parker too! : ) My question is, once we gather the money, where does it need to go? Just want to make sure that it gets to the Underwoods correctly. We love you guys so much in Christ and continue to pray for a miracle for little Parker! Thank you for being such a tremendous witness of Jesus Christ thru this journey. God bless your family! Shelly Massey (CCG MOPS Coordinator)

Comment by Shelly Massey


Link Here | Aug 28, '07,

Payton,

Hope you have a Super Princess Birthday tomorrow! Give Parker and Paige a hug from us.

Love,
Bob & Brenda

Comment by Brenda Farr


Link Here | Aug 28, '07,

Lord, Lord, we know you have the Underwood family in your loving arms, we echo the prays of thousands of people on this earth for this little boy. We call on you constantly for our selfish desires, but now, Lord, we call for this childs comfort and health. We pray for your gift to the family of understanding and patience. We pray that we will allow Your will to be done without anger or criticism. We pray that Payton will have a wonderful birthday and we pray that the families minds may soon rest assured that You took care of Parker, and brought him back into a healthy life. In the name of the Son You sent to show us, and Whose name we pray.

Comment by Aunt Laura


Link Here | Aug 29, '07,

corrie ten boom The Hiding Place
Holocaust survivor
“Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known god!”

the psalmist david-
“Unfailing love surrounds those who trust in the lord.”
Psalm 32:10

Apostle Paul-
“Have faith in the lord you god, and you will be upheld.”
II Corinthians20:20

These are my prayers for your family-that you will be upheld by his righteous right hand!!!

We love you deeply,
The Dowdy Family

Comment by Melody Dowdy


Link Here | Aug 29, '07,

Happy Birthday, Payton.
prayers and love, Parker.

Comment by mrs pam


Link Here | Aug 29, '07,

Underwoods- We are so happy to hear so many happy reports! We want this yucky cancer gone bad! Give Parker all our love and a BIG SQUEEZE! We know this will all be over soon! He is such a strong boy and Jesus is on his side! That’s always a relief! We love you all and are praying with all our hearts! Love always, Josie and Caleb

Comment by Josie & Caleb


Link Here | Aug 29, '07,

know that you are all in our prayers. Jamie – I wish I had your strength at times. No time for mommies to be sick, I know that feeling all to well.
WE arre praying for a miracle..

diane and kristen aust

Comment by diane aust


Link Here | Aug 30, '07,

Hi Aaron, Jamie and family! Just wanted to drop a note and say hello! WOW! Your site is certainly busy…Parker is a popular little boy! I am praying specifically that Parker’s tumors will decrease and disappear. You are amazing to me and I am praying for you all to continue to be strong in the Lord. I have faith that God will see you through!!! Take care and know you are in our thoughts and prayers!

Blessings,
Jennifer

Comment by Jennifer Coggins


Link Here | Aug 30, '07,

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAYTON! :)

Comment by Alissa


Link Here | Aug 30, '07,

A BELATED HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAYTON!!!!! I AM SURE YOU WERE THE BELLE OF THE BALL. MAY GOD’S ABUNDANT BLESSINGS BE WITH YOU ALWAYS AND ALL WAYS. (Hope mommy puts pictures on so we can see the BIRTHDAY GIRL.) Love from a grandma with grandsons.

Comment by Marge Baldwin


Link Here | Aug 30, '07,

Dear Parker and Family,

My name is Jennifer and I work on acute peds at APH. Sometimes I am on tower 7 and I always see Parker being pulled by family in the wagon. I just wanted you to know how amazed I am by the amount of dedication from your family! Good luck with everything!

Jennifer

Comment by Jennifer


Link Here | Aug 30, '07,

PAYTON! Happy Birthday Girl :) Hope you had a faubulous day!
Parker- keep being strong and fighting off that nasty cancer.
Lots of love
Amanda

Comment by Amanda


Link Here | Aug 30, '07,

Jamie, just wanted to let you know my husband (David) tried to donate blood directly to Parker today. However, the place where he went would not do a direct donation….arugh…We live in Charlotte, NC and I even called and talked with Nina Sullivan beforehand. Apparently the place here was not prepared. We will be SURE next time before we donate! Know that we are still praying for each of you everyday. I love reading your updates and I always look back at the pictures each night. I think you are all so precious and beautiful chiildren of God. Happy belated birthday princess Payton – give Parker and Paige a special hug!

Many prayers….

Cindy Steven

Comment by Cindy Steven


Link Here | Aug 31, '07,

A FRIEND FORWARDED AN EMAIL TO ME AND I JUST WANTED TO SAY THAT YOU WILL BE ADDED TO MY DAILY PRAYERS.GOD LOVES YOU.

CECILIA FROM PHIL

Comment by CECILIA


Link Here | Aug 31, '07,

Hi Jamie,
Aaron’s dad sent me a beautiful picture of Payton! What a beautiful little princess you have!!

I don’t know if you’ll read this today or not but, my family went last year to the Family Rock Weekend by ACS and it was really nice! All the people you meet and the activities planned in the evening are great! The room at the contemporary was beautiful. There are some families going from our clinic and we know how fun it will be and the emotional part of it. I will keep you along with all the other families in my prayers at this time.

Payton will have a fun time too meeting the other kids and playing! I know it will be hard but enjoy your fun day at Disney!!

Always thinking of your family,
Jennifer Hoover

Comment by Jennifer Hoover


Link Here | Aug 31, '07,

Jamie – I will there for the conference as well. Look for me. I would like to share some info on SS with you and from you. I am taking Kristen, probably not Kenny. We will see.
Diane Aust

Happy Birthday Payton…. See ya soon!!

Comment by Diane Aust |


Link Here | Aug 31, '07,

Parker, when I saw you the other day in the recovery room my heart just ached. I took care of you when you were first diagnosed in PICU. Your spirit was so amazing even when you felt so sick. You didn’t even complain when I would wake you up to take your temperature or blood pressure. Parker, you are two days younger than my little boy, Luke. So, you have a special place in my heart because I know just how much your Mommy and Daddy love you. Jaime, I had to come out to see you in the waiting room. Thank you for giving me this website so I can be closer to Parker’s journey. I am amazed at Parker, you and your family….You are definitely in my thoughts and prayers. Nurse Casey

Comment by Casey


Link Here | Aug 31, '07,

Dear Underwood Family, This is April – Marlie’s Aunt. I am so glad that you did a deep cleaning last night and were moved next door to us. It gave me my first real chance to talk to you in the 11 weeks that Marlie has been on and off of the 7th floor! I think you guys are so strong and I admire your love and dedication to all of your children. Parker wanting to “march” with you last night was so cute. The little things are such victories some days – smiles, requests for activity, laughter. If you need anything, Marlie’s family is here for each of you! As we go through this terrible and frightening journey together, we must lean on each other. I will pray for Parker and all of Marlie’s friends on Hem/Onc. Your friend in God, Marlie’s Aunt April

Comment by April Agnew |


Link Here | Aug 31, '07,

Underwood Family~
Wanted to tell you all to have a fun weekend. Hope you learn alot at the conference and daddy and Parker have a peaceful weekend!
The strength, faith and trust your family has in the Lord is inspiring to all of us!
Love and Prayers~
Becky and Bryan

Comment by Becky


Link Here | Aug 31, '07,

HAVE A BEAUTIFUL, SAFE WEEKEND AND OUR PRAYERS WILL NOT CEASE! HAPPY LABOR DAY AND GOD BLESS YOU ALL ALWAYS AND ALWAYS! KISS PARKER, PAYTON, AND PAIGE FOR US AND HUG YOURSELF FROM US! TALK SOON….. :)

Comment by Josie & Caleb


Link Here | Sep 1, '07,

Dear Jamie ….Thank you so much for the amazing job you are doing to keep us all up to date on Sweet Parker. We continue to pray each day for your special little familiy and for total healing,for Rest, Reassurance, Encouragement, Patience, Direction for Answers and a peace that only God can provide to all of you. I hope you have a wonderful break this weekend at Disney. Its awesome that they make these things available for the families and siblings. And I hope Aaron is able to have a good weekend with Parker. I know there are alot of people out there praying and thinking about all of you…..Especially the Young Life community! Remember, we have the extra room if you need to use it again, dont hesitate to call. Joanie Forbes (Justins mom.)

Comment by joanie Forbes


Link Here | Sep 2, '07,

Jamie,

Thank you for the new pictures of Paige, Parker & Payton. Payton you were the most beautiful “Belle” ever! Hope you have a fun weekend and Parker & Aaron have a quiet one. Continually in our prayers,
Bob & Brenda

Comment by Brenda Farr


Link Here | Sep 2, '07,

The new pictures are awesome!!! I love the one of all three of them! What a beautiful family! And, princess Payton looks gorgeous! :) Love you guys!!! Alissa :)

Comment by Alissa


Link Here | Sep 3, '07,

Dear Underwood Family:

I first learned of Parker’s condition when I visited my local Hallmark store in Ft. Myers, FL. I was truly touched by him and his courage. My family and I keep him and you in our prayers each day. As a Firefighter/Paramedic for over 17 years, I have treated many sick children and I always have a special spot in my heart for them. I also have a very special friend named “Sparky” (he is a Firedog mascot) that loves to visit young children. He would like to visit Parker sometime soon!!! Sparky has a way of bringing smiles to children’s faces…please contact him at ITSDUKE2@aol.com to schedule a visit. Get well soon Parker!!!

You are a true Hero!
Firefighter John

Comment by John Wayne


Link Here | Sep 3, '07,

Dear Parker & Family,
You don’t know me but I certainly feel I know each one of you. I work at the Hallmark Store at Daniels Crossing.

As our fundraiser for you draws to a close, I can’t help feeling sad. Your smiling face and beautiful family pictures are the first things I see when I open the store on the mornings I work. Excitement here is seeing all of your paper trains with loving messages displayed all along the upper walls of our store. Your illness has brought all our customers together, pulling for you, rejoicing in your victories, feeling concern when you don’t feel so good. I can’t even count the number of times a day that someone will inquire about you. I know everyone will continue to keep you in our prayers and thoughts in the coming months. We will be checking your website daily to find out how your day went.

Best Wishes to you and your family!!

Love,
Mary Ann Podbielski & Everyone Here At Daniels Crossing

Comment by Mary Ann


Link Here | Sep 4, '07,

You are all absolutely beautiful. Prayers to all of you as you hold tight to one another. You are an inspiration to all of us who have come to know you. In prayer and Love, Michelle

Comment by Michelle


Link Here | Sep 4, '07,

Hello Underwoods- Hope you all had a VERY nice Labor Day! We had fun in Georgia but we remembered to take time to pray for Parker for he is ALWAYS on our minds. We prayed hard and will continue. Hope to see yous soon! Love always!

Comment by Josie & Caleb


Link Here | Sep 4, '07,

Hi Jamie and family,
It was so wonderful to meet you at the R.O.C.K. weekend! Your family is on my mind so often, so it was so nice to actually get a chance to talk with you a little bit. I am so encouraged by your strength and faith, as well as your ability to care for your entire family! Rebekah’s page is at http://www.carepages.com and her site name is RebekahKilpatrick. If there is ever anything I can do for you please let me know!

Comment by Kilpatrick Family


Link Here | Sep 5, '07,

Hi Underwood family! I wanted to let you know that it was nice meeting you this weekend at Families R.O.C.K. Weekend. I am Kristen’s friend/nurse from Boggy Creek that sat with you at dinner on Saturday and then hung out at the pool. Although I didn’t get the chance to meet Parker, I’m sure he’s as wonderful as your other 2! I hope you don’t mind me following Parker’s journey via this website. Good luck to you all and my prayers are with each and every one of you!

Comment by Cassidy Bell


Link Here | Sep 5, '07,

My prayers are with you and your entire family.

Mary Mack
USPS, Tallahassee

Comment by Mary A Mack


Link Here | Sep 5, '07,

Hello Underwoods!
I continue to visit this site every single day to hear about Parker and I pray for him, your family, and other friends at the hospital. You are such an incredible family and I know that the Lord is working through you. It may be hard at times but have peace in knowing that there are thousands praying for your family. I’m pretty sure you know that we have a facebook group entitled “Pray for Parker”. It started out with 100, 400, and stayed at around 700. In the past week it has grown and today we hit the 1,000 mark! 1,000 people (mostly college students) are checking in and being in prayer for you! I praise the Lord for all his blessings and this is the verse I have been thinking of and praying for you.

James 1:2-4
Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

Comment by Shelby Bourne


Link Here | Sep 6, '07,

Hi Parker
praying that that lump is an infection that
can be cleared up quickly!

I read a happy article in the newspaper
this morning about Charlie, a 70 pound
tortoise who lives in a pet store. Nine days
ago, he pushed opened the front door and walked
out. Well, he was found yesterday about 2 miles
from home…a little muddy, but contentedly munching
grass. There was a cute picture, and it looks like he is
smiling…but, actually, he tried to push that door open
again! There will be a Welcome Home Party for him tonight, and the couple who found him will get
$1000!!! And Charlie will party on 2 of his favorite
foods: carrots and sliced apples. That pet store
couldn’t have better publicity than this!!

Comment by mrs pam |


Link Here | Sep 6, '07,

Underwood family- We just wanted to let you know that we continue to pray for you all daily. Edgely too prays for Parker often. May God continue to give you strength and comfort and abundant love.

-emily, david and edgely johnson

Comment by Emily and David Johnson


Link Here | Sep 6, '07,

Dear Jamie and Aaron,
Our hearts have ached for you since we learned of Parker’s illness. We have been praying for you and Parker with our Bible Fellowship class since that day. May God bless you with a miracle and grant you His peace, His strength and His courage as His will is being revealed.
We love you, Brian & Debbie Elser

Comment by Brian Elser


Link Here | Sep 7, '07,

I hope school goes easier and easier as you all get into the routine! Thank goodness for little blessings like a new desk, and Panera for lunch!!!! We are praying every day! Glad you all have a great trip to Disney, and Peyton had a fun birthday! The pictures of her are beaaautiful!!!! What a princess!!!! :)

Comment by laura |


Link Here | Sep 7, '07,

Hey Underwoods- Hope all is well. We are still praying hard and not only for Parker but for all of you. We love you all and always think of you. Hang in there!

Comment by Josie & Caleb


Link Here | Sep 7, '07,

Dearest Underwood Family,
I’ve not met you but have heard of your story through some girls I know that are involved with Jamie at MOPS at Stetson Baptist. I think I check this site at least once a day and pray each and every time for good news. It’s amazing how God works and to see all of the love and support your family is receiving is even more amazing! I hope and pray that Parker is healed and can give testimony for many, many years to come! What an awesome God we serve and I know He will use Parker in the way that will best serve Him. God Bless your family but certainly all of the specialists, nurses, caregivers, etc. that attend Parker and the rest of your family on a daily basis. They are truly angels on earth! Keeping you in my many thoughts and prayers and hoping/wishing/praying for Parker’s healing. May you remain strong throughout this journey and hold fast to your loving Maker.

Blessings,
Cathi Robinson

Comment by Cathi Robinson


Link Here | Sep 7, '07,

HI UNDERWOODS
Ive been praying so much for parker…. hold on tight that everything is going to be alright :)
payton looks adorable in her princesses dress… all 3 babys are beautiful….. my love to every one and my prayers…. and i also want to know at what age can one donate blood….. im going to tell my parents and see if they can donate some blood and stuff…… i think we have the type that we can give to any kind… plese let me know……XOXO

Comment by Sarah S


Link Here | Sep 8, '07,

My dearest Parker,
After spending nearly every day and night with you this summer, it has been quite an adjustment for me to return to work. It’s terrible being a working grandma, but I am lucky to have a teaching job that gives me summers off. My heart is aching to see you and I look forward to weekends when I can see you and your sisters again (and of course, Mom and Dad). I now have a cold so I can’t see you until I am “safe” to be around you again, but I hope that will be next weekend. I am very glad you have had your other grandmas to be there for you! You are a lucky boy to have so many people that love you. Mommy has instructions to give you lots of hugs and kisses from me! You can share those kisses with Payton and Paige. I love you sooooo much.
Grandma Fine

Comment by Grandma Fine


Link Here | Sep 8, '07,

MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU EVERY DAY!! I HAVE BREAKFAST WITH PARKER EVERY MORNING– IN FACT, WE ARE ON VACATION IN HAWAII AND I AM STILL CHECKING ON PARKER TWICE A DAY, I CAN’T GET YOU AND YOUR SWEET FAMILY OUT OFF OF MY MIND OR OUT OF MY HEART–I PRAY FOR OUR MIRACLE FOR PARKER AND THAT GOD HOLD YOU FOREVER CLOSE!!
IF I HAD TO GUESS HOW MANY TRANSFUSIONS–PROBABLY AROUND 150 BY NOW.
A FRIEND IN CHRIST,
LINDA

Comment by LINDA ACHOR


Link Here | Sep 9, '07,

Dear Jamie,

I believe I counted 37 blood transfers mentioned in your updates. Also, where in Ft Myers is your house and what is the info on it. I run in to a lot of people looking at my job. My email is lisagingerich@comcast.net. Maybe I can help.

With Paige starting to roll over, there is no stopping her now.
We pray for your strength and Parker’s healing every night with our, almost, 2 year old. She even named a tooth after him, all the others are family members.

Sending our blessings and prayers,
Lisa, Chad, and Analise

Comment by Chad and Lisa Gingerich


Link Here | Sep 9, '07,

Jamie,
My guess for Parker is 17 units of blood, not including platelets.

Comment by Kelly Rilea


Link Here | Sep 9, '07,

I am guessing 100 transfusions. b
Blessings to you all!

Comment by Patsy


Link Here | Sep 9, '07,

My guess is 63!
Hope all is well. I am going to try and come for another visit I hope soon. (gotta talk to Laurie) I will be bringing you all the trains that people filled out for you! I will be in touch soon.
Love to you all

:O)
Laura

PS I promise to mail my box this week so I will get you the thank yous you wanted! Sorry I procrastinate so much.

Comment by Laura Boley


Link Here | Sep 10, '07,

Hello, Parker family. I wrote the story about Parker that appeared in The DeLand-Deltona Beacon in April, and was touched by the prayer request in your church newsletter. I am adding a prayer request in the newspaper’s Spiritual Side column.

May the Lord who loves us all bring Parker healing, and bring comfort and spiritual sustenance to the whole family as Parker goes through this healing process.

Comment by Pat Hatfield |


Link Here | Sep 11, '07,

Good Morning!
I have been following Parker’s progress for a few months now. Theres not a day that goes by that I dont think about him and pray for his recovery. You are truly a strong, amazing family. Your love and strength will get you through this.

I came across this article and found it quite interesting….
http://www.miamiherald.com/tropical_life/story/232054.html
Hopihg that it might help in some way.

Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers,

Jackie

Comment by Jackie


Link Here | Sep 11, '07,

I guess 100 transfusions! Am I right? LOL We are still praying hard! NO MORE FEVERS! NO MORE FEVERS! Hope you all are hanging in there. Miss you terribly. Can’t wait to see you all soon! Love to all! Josie and Caleb

Comment by Josie & Caleb


Link Here | Sep 11, '07,

Jamie – All of your girlfriends missed you this week at MOPS. We look forward to our “reunion” soon! Of course we know you were where you needed to be. I was so glad to see that Parker and the upcoming blood drive and poker run made headline news in the MOPS newsletter – his story continues to spread. May his testimony and the faith of your family continue to touch the lives of those around you and even those you do not know. Still praying…Mequel
p.s my guess would be 44 blood trasfusions to date although I am certain it must seem like hundreds.

Comment by Mequel


Link Here | Sep 11, '07,

Hey! Just finished reading the last few updates….that’s so funny that Payton said I could do the transplant instead of her….you know I would if I could! Sounds like things are getting a little better. G-ville is only and hour away from me (as opposed to a little over 2 hours)….so I hope to be able to visit a little more often! Things are going great in St. Augustine….but I always miss you guys! When it gets closer to the date, will you let me know when Payton will be doing the transplant? I’d like to be there for her and Parker.
Tell the PKU’s I said hi and I love them very much….maybe you can ask Payton what signs she wants to learn next, and I can teach them to her next time I’m there!! haha :) i’m sure she’s not that interested….doesn’t hurt to try!!
I love you Jamie!
-B

Comment by Burtney


Link Here | Sep 12, '07,

parker
We will say a special prayer
for you this morning in Preschool!

Comment by mrs pam |


Link Here | Sep 12, '07,

Hi Jamie,
I came to know about Parker and your family through an email prayer chain here in Ashland, KY. That was back in May and I have followed Parker’s “adventures” since then along with my 5 year old son, 14 year old daughter and my husband. We pray for Parker and your family daily, and make sure his name stays on the prayer lists in this community. I have often wished (as so many do) that there was ‘more I could do’, and then I read the 9/11 update. You mention that you need running shorts. I would be honored to help you get proper clothing to help you achieve your goal of running for Team in Training. My husband participated in Team in Training and ran the Columbus (OH) marathon a few years ago. I trained with him most of the time, and I remember the pain from running in the heat with shorts that either rode up or rubbed the wrong way! :-) If you will let me know what size you need, and where to send them, I’ll make sure you get good shorts for training. Also, this might sound gross, but if you put a little vaseline on your inner thighs before running, it really does help no matter how skinny your legs are! It does feel kind of disgusting at first, but when you get up in mileage, it’s a blessing! On another note; it is so infuriating to read how cold those people were to you in regard to the financial situation. If God ever gives me the responsibility of wealth, that situation will go away! If he tarries or has other plans, however, I will continue to do what I always do for your family… pray, pray, pray. Thank you for taking the time to update us every day; I cannot imagine how exhausted you are. Take care, and hope to hear from you soon! ~ Melissa

Comment by Melissa Gregg


Link Here | Sep 12, '07,

Sorry… forgot to put my email on for you. scottandmissyg@aol.com or coacheswifemjg@yahoo.com

Melissa Gregg

Comment by Melissa Gregg


Link Here | Sep 12, '07,

Hi! I want to ease your mind some. I have a good friend whose son has neuroblastoma. She has been in collection for years. What I understand from her is “medical collections” does NOT affect your credit. She has bought cars, taken loans, etc..and her medical money issues has not created any problem at all. She told me that medical can’t be placed on your regular credit report. Hope this helps some!
Prayers to all of you. I check your site every day, re-living many of the moments my son with ALL went through. I can’t help but feel connected to all of you. Know I am thinking of you every day.
Cindy Schechter

Comment by Cindy Schechter


Link Here | Sep 13, '07,

http://www.amazonwonders.com/acaistudy.htm
Check out this study and then email me. I believe that God has answered your prayers tonight on 7/12 Rosh hashanah
Have your child drink Monavie right away. Monavie has 19 different fruits and the crown jewel is ACAI BERRY.

Comment by paul w


Link Here | Sep 13, '07,

Oh man, 7 months, a long time for a little boy and his family to be displaced by such a serious illness. But, a short time if things will work out. He and Paige won’t remember it, but it will be an earmark date for the rest of your life. We just never know the tests God has waiting for us. And we are tough and we will endure anything to see to the good of our families. Bless you all, bless your family and all those who have helped in this ‘Job’ like journey. Keep the faith, my love, Auntie

Comment by Aunt Laura


Link Here | Sep 13, '07,

I haven’t written on here in a long time, but I check everyday to see how Parker is doing. I continue to pray for your family that you will find comfort thru this diffcult time. Praying always. Cherie McArthur (Johnson)

Comment by Cherie McArthur (Johnson)


Link Here | Sep 13, '07,

I spoke with Aunt Bonnie as I am a friend of hers. There is a man, Mike , from LaBelle that is a proven faith healer. A man (Gary) that works for my husband that I have known for years has been going with him to individual healings. Mike healed Gary’s newborn granddaughter born with a hole in her heart. She had flatlined at birth. Was put on the transplant list. Miraculously healed after MIke was with her. A perfect heart. No transplant needed. Mike recently healed a man with pancreatic cancer. Also healed a man with a brain tumor. They were just at your hospital in Orlando 2 weeks ago and Gary feels Mike could come back next week. Mike has been healing at Shands also in Gainesville. this week he is organizing a fundraiser for McDonald’s house there. If you would be interested my phone is
239-657-6528. My email is dingdongdaddy@juno.com

Comment by Joanne Loukonen |


Link Here | Sep 13, '07,

Thanks to Jackie for the informative story from the Miami Herald. Jamie, I know in my heart things will be well for Parker. We will all look back on these days in amazement that we withstood the pain. We will all be better people. Hoping my visit to the Dr. today clears me for my visit with you this weekend. I love you all.

Comment by Grandma Fine


Link Here | Sep 13, '07,

Jamie,

Can I come see you! I read everyday and I just want to come visit to give you a hug! e-mail me if you are up for it. tgguillot@alltel.net

Praying for you and your family,

Terese Guillot (Hammer)

Comment by Terese Guillot


Link Here | Sep 13, '07,

Parker’s Parents,
Maintain your faith and remember all thanks to Jesus and all Glory to God. I was just made aware of Parker’s affliction today. Mike MacDowell and I from the Bullpit Ministry in Labelle will plan on visiting Parker on 9/21. We have witnessed a number of miracles and we anticipate TOTAL healing of Parker by the Holy Spirit in God’s time to glorify the Lord. Continue finding peace through Jesus, Gary

Comment by Gary T. Briscoe


Link Here | Sep 13, '07,

I just happened on this site as a search and was really hit with a powerful witness of God’s amazing love. When one of His children is hurting and how the rest of His body pulls together to touch the life of the one in need. I will pass this site on to the rest of my family and make sure to have them pray with me! My mom was told about a natural remedy tea for many ailments, even tumors that the woman who made the tea available, had given it to her patients who were helped greatly. It is called Eissac tea. I’m not sure of the site but just put in the name of the tea and you will find it. If it helps than I’m glad, but above all, the prayers to Our Father in Heaven will overcome anything. I pray the Lord be with you all and that Parker continues to be healed. God Bless you all and keep you strong in His power!!!
In the Love of Jesus Christ, Angela Cobb

Comment by Angela Cobb


Link Here | Sep 13, '07,

Your story has touched my heart. I first heard about Parker through the Kimberly’s Hallmark in Bonita Springs. I just began to cry and pray for Parker. Words can’t express how encouraged and convicted I am because of what Parker is going though. Our family will be praying for you and we will pray for everyone involved. Yes, the Lord is good and He does answer prayers. We will wait expectantly for a miracle. Our family has experienced a miracle by the Hand of God. We have also seen many friends healed through prayer, even after doctors walked out on them and said there was no hope. We are thankful that our hope is in Jesus alone. Parker may already be on the prayer wall at First Baptist Church Naples but I will add him and your family just in case. I can’t wait to see what God will do! Parker has such sweet face! I am sure his brightens many of your days with that smile. Even thought I don’t know you we are indeed family though our Sweet Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. I love you all and will be praying. Pray without ceasing until HE answers! Be encouraged the Lord is with you always.
With the deepest love!
Lisa Marie Shelford
Bonita Springs, FL
First Baptist Church Naples
It is a wonderful privilege to be able to go to Our God together in pray for your family. Thank you for sharing your story and God will bless you for giving Him all the glory!

Comment by Lisa Marie Shelford |


Link Here | Sep 14, '07,

Hey Underwoods!! So glad that your case was put on hold!! We have been praying for your precious Parker and will continue, my three year old loves to pray for other people and hear great updates! I hope today brings you a happiness and peace!

Comment by Ashley Bryant


Link Here | Sep 14, '07,

Hey Underwoods! Glad to hear things have been looking up! Caleb and I are still parying hard and we talk about Parker often to other people we know. Whenever we hear people complaining about trivial things we remind them that things could be alot worse. We should all count our blessings everyday because we have faith. That is enough for us. Faith is the biggest blessing of all! We miss you and can’t wait to hear from you soon!

Comment by Josie & Caleb


Link Here | Sep 14, '07,

Yeah for Payton!!!! so exciting to hear! we are thinking and praying for you guys every day., and then some. Love you, the Forbes

Comment by Justin & Bethany Forbes


Link Here | Sep 15, '07,

wow! what a big day! congrats for payton’s big decision, and how exciting for presents!!! :) Jamie, you might just have a little something coming from ME in a few weeks too! Hope your run went well!!! You are actually inspiring me to put on my shoes and run too . . .which i haven’t done since 10+ years ago when you first knew me!!! Praying for another good day!

Comment by laura |


Link Here | Sep 15, '07,

praying that Parker’s scan show NED!!!

Comment by mrs pam |


Link Here | Sep 15, '07,

Hey Jamie,

I am so excited!! I did it- I donated blood!! It was scary but I did it!! All I kept saying to myself is ” I can do this for Parker, I can do this for Parker”. So I did it aren’t you proud??? Of course he will have a credit for Parker because I am AB+ :( But I least it will help towards him!! Anyways glad to hear all is well with everyone. Take care and I will see you all on Tuesday!!

Comment by Kristi


Link Here | Sep 15, '07,

Jamie, As for your trivia question my answer is ” too many”.
I have been following you days since the begining, my daughter from Tallahassee turned me on to your page we talk and pray for you situation daily. I wish I could offer more than prayer, today I did go to the DeLAnd blood drive and feel more connected now. I pray for healing total with no questions asked, I pray for the financial burdon to go away, I pray that you sell the house down south and can soon settle into DeLAnd, I pray to meet you all one day perhaps in passing walmart or down town- :), but just know God knows and hears from many daily I feel soon, very soon we will be seeing Good News in your pages and then we can pass the prayer on to others and give praise for all He will do for your family. God Bless you all—-but esp. Parker
Parker you photo is on my fridge , at my computor, at my bed side at home and at my work station at work—-you are a very loved little boy.

Comment by Daryl and Ron Fogarty


Link Here | Sep 15, '07,

To Underwoods,
I went to give blood today only to find out we have the same blood type. I felt great leaving the blood center today. I just want you to know you will be in my thought and my prayers.
I wish you all the best and may god be with you.

thanks
Steve Waksmunski

Comment by steven waksmunski


Link Here | Sep 15, '07,

To the dearest five Underwood family. So many hearts share your burden of the past seven months and constant prayers are asking God to heal Parker and keep all of you in His loving care. May your faith and patience keep you strong as God’s plan takes shape for each of you. We do love seeing the pictures of Parker, Payton and Paige, such beautiful children. What a darling princess Payton made!
If you were unable to donate blood because of a lower weight than is required, Jamie, we can’t see that you will be able to carry Paige around for much longer. Let’s hope the Fort Myers house sells soon and what a blessing there’s been help with the huge financial burden re Parker’s care.
Lots of people in all walks of life are really angels on this earth to assist those in need. Our prayers are all we can offer and we do it earnestly and with all the love we have in our hearts for your family. Special love to you, Parker.

Grandma Joyce & Grandpa Ray

Comment by Joyce Baxter


Link Here | Sep 15, '07,

Hello! You’re welcome, I hope Parker is in Gainesville soon enjoying it. I will continue praying for Parker and your family, hoping that soon all of our prayers will be answered.

Jackie

Comment by Jackie


Link Here | Sep 16, '07,

Dear Jamie &Aaron~
What a awesome God we serve! The turnout yesterday was His doing, and according to the staff, it was BIG!!!
It was so good seeing you,Aaron, and little Miss Paige.
The final count for people coming in was 66 with 43 units donated for Mr.Parker!Of course,they still have to be tested in Orlando for CMV so the true final number isn’t in yet.
But that doesn’t matter, cause God know’s what we/Parker/you need and He will provide in His perfect timing!
Loveya’llmeanit~
Rilea’s
Young Life DeLand

Comment by Kelly Rilea


Link Here | Sep 16, '07,

Hello Underwood family! What awesome news about Payton!:) Just wanted to let you know that I think and pray for you all daily.

Tonya’s friend
Karri

Comment by Karri


Link Here | Sep 16, '07,

What an amazing few days you guys have had. Kuddos to Payton for her big decision…they grow up to fast! And is is awesome to hear about the blood drive. Still praying for Parker and will put the word out about the house for anyone I know looking. Praying for the docs to see Parkers new scan and send him off to Gainesville…you know it is the best timne of the year to be there it being football season and all! Your family is constintely in our thoughts and prayers! May this week bless you with grace, strength and patience to hear the much anticipated scan reults.
All our Love and Prayers!
Becky and Bryan

Comment by Becky


Link Here | Sep 16, '07,

How exciting to hear about Payton’s decision! That is so awesome! She is just a doll! You are in our prayers.
So glad to hear you had such a great turnout on Saturday. I am sorry I wasn’t able to go, but I plan to go this week!! Bless you!
Love,
The Coggins family

Comment by Jennifer Coggins


Link Here | Sep 17, '07,

Dear Parker and Family
WE are in prayer and continue to praise God every day for you , your family and friends. You encourage us with your bravery and we continue to pray for a miracle, that the tumors will be gone and that you will be cancer free very soon. May He continue to hold you close to Himself throughout this storm. You have touched so very many lives, and I know God is blessing you abundantly.
God Bless you
Sue, Mike, Tim, Emily, Jamie and Jessica.

Comment by Sue Boehlein


Link Here | Sep 17, '07,

Oh Jamie, My head is spinning… I’m soo sad & stunned to learn about Parker’s leukemia (crying as I type)…. geez – life is absurd some days, isn’t it?? So, I asume you’ve met my ‘God of the Impossible Journey’? He’s quite a bit more powerful than our ‘God of the Smooth Ride’, isn’t He? Sooo much I long to say — I wish I could hug you… You’ve been catapulted into my moment by moment prayers… I KNOW God will continue to be your Ever Present Help… oh yeah, & your children are beyond beautiful. :-) I’ll stay updated, pray like crazy, & see what else I can do to help. Love you young friend, & praying for you & your boy; Ellen Lain

Comment by Ellen Lain


Link Here | Sep 17, '07,

Still praying several times a day for God to heal Parker and for the well-being of your family. Take good care.

Comment by Monette Blazer


Link Here | Sep 18, '07,

Hi Everyone so glad to hear Parker is up and playing! I continue to pray for your family and Paker’s healing. You all are always in my thoughts and daily prayers. Love Angela S.

Comment by Angela Surguine (Holly and Mandy’s Mom


Link Here | Sep 18, '07,

Hi Underwoods- there seems to be so much progress and we are thrilled! We are still praying hard though that things continue to look up and we praise God for his wonderous ways. We miss you all terribly and wish so bad that I could just hug you one time but I am giving you thousands of hugs in my head everyday! I hug Parker in my head about ten times a day! Hang in there and know that the Lord is watching over you all and that prayers are being said for Parker all over. We love yous!

Comment by Josie & Caleb


Link Here | Sep 18, '07,

Today I am hope with my 2 yoa daughter becuase she is sick. We were reading Parker’s updates as we have done before. She knows Parker is sick and I have told her before that we have to pray to Jesus to make Parker all better because he is sick. Anyway . . . The heart of a child never ceases to amaze me. When we were reading his update this morning, she could not see Parker’s picture at the top of the page so I had to scroll so she could “see baby”. Then she said “baby sick” – I said yes, the baby is sick. Her response brought tears to my eyes. So innocently she folded her hands and said with a sweet smile on her face “let’s pray mommy”. I could hardly say a prayer without balling. I had to get it together quickly and start tickling her to laugh because she was looking at me like why are you crying mommy. Anyway – We are always praying for your entire family and Parker’s quick healing.

Love,
Todd, Amy & Kayla

Comment by Amy Collins


Link Here | Sep 19, '07,

Parker
sure am praying for you!!
we’ll say a special prayer for you
this morning, too, in Preschool.
God bless you!

Comment by mrs pam |


Link Here | Sep 19, '07,

Great pictures as always. I always get so teary when I see them though because I would so love to see you guys. Just remember you are always in my thoughts and prayers. Love and prayer to all!

Comment by Josie & Caleb


Link Here | Sep 19, '07,

Congrats on your three mile run!!! We are praying about the possible surgery tomorrow. Watch your mail soon, I am sending a package for you tomorrow!!!! :)

Comment by laura |


Link Here | Sep 19, '07,

good luck guys !I pray for you every night.You are going thro a very hard place.What an adventure you’ve had,and sorry to say more to come

Comment by lauren newman


Link Here | Sep 19, '07,

I will be praying for you all in your decision concerning surgery tomorrow. Parker is in my thoughts and prayers.
Jennifer

Comment by Jennifer Coggins


Link Here | Sep 19, '07,

“Heavenly Father, I pray that your wisdom will be strong and present in Jamie and Aaron as well as the Doctors regarding the upcoming decison on Parkers Surgery. You above all reign and know the direction his parents should go. Please be present in their minds not only their hearts. I thank you in advance for your guidance in this matter and your armor around Parker. I thank you for your Son’s graciousness on all our children battling this disease. I ask all of these and thank you for the blessings in the name of your son – Jesus! Amen”
* Kristen’s Mom*

Comment by diane aust


Link Here | Sep 19, '07,

oops! I guess I pushed something wrong. Well -Hello anywho! I am so uplifted when I read your emails Jamie. I do get sad too when you are sad. It hurts my heart that Parker is going through all this (other children too!) ! When I am getting angry @ Krystina (she just turned 2 on 9/12), I have to make myself think of what you guys are going through w/ Parker being sick and all and that alone gives me a reality check. It is wonderful to see the outpouring of love that you all are recieving. wow! I just thought I’d let you know that I am thinking (and praying for) of you all!
Many blessings are wished your way!
love ya, Net

Comment by Annette Zavalaga (Feliciano) |


Link Here | Sep 20, '07,

Parker, I’m praying for you, in fact I am going to have my audio crew on Hell’s Kitchen do the same. Mom & Dad, you keep your heads up and know that you are loved too.

KG

Comment by keith garcia


Link Here | Sep 20, '07,

WE’RE PRAYING HARD FOR HIS SURGERY JAMIE! WE LOVE YOU ALL- PARKER WILL GET THROUGH IT, HE IS SO STRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE TO ALL! JOSIE AND CALEB

Comment by Josie & Caleb


Link Here | Sep 20, '07,

Praying!!!

Comment by Brooke James


Link Here | Sep 20, '07,

Praying for Parker……knowing that he will make it out ok!

Jackie

Comment by Jackie


Link Here | Sep 20, '07,

PRAYING!!!!! PRAYING!!!!!! PRAYING!!!!!! The entire Underwood family is being bathed in prayer. Also Mary and her family; all the families of those precious children and of course the children themselves; the doctors and entire staff at APH and the Gainesville families and entire staff. May He wrap His arms around you and give you peace. Our Awesome, Heavenly Father is watching over you all. God Bless!!! Love, Marge & Keri Baldwin from Ohio.

Comment by Marge Baldwin


Link Here | Sep 20, '07,

Still praying everyday. My husband and children(3 1/2 and 2) are praying also and Parker’s picture is on our refrigerator. His picture reminds me of Psalm 121:1-1 “I life my eyes to the hills-where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.” I once captured a picture like this of my daughter and it is a treasure! May the Lord bless your family and we are praying for a miracle.
With Love,
Lisa Marie Shelford
Bonita Springs, FL

Comment by Lisa Marie Shelford |


Link Here | Sep 20, '07,

Hey Jamie,
I forgot to mention that just Sunday God brought me to James 5:7-18. I just love so many parts of the passage. Especially since the men are coming to pray over Parker tomorrow verse 14-15. and at the end of the passage we are reminded that Elijah was a man just like us and he prayed earnestly! God is will answer and He is at work! I am praying earnestly for Parker to be healed!
Love,
Lisa Marie

Comment by Lisa Marie Shelford |


Link Here | Sep 20, '07,

Hi Underwoods!
I’ve been praying and know that all will be well for Parker! You guys are doing incredible, and so many thanks Jaime for keeping us all updated. WIth that, I have great news!!!

I talked to the Jeremy, the owner of Jeremiahs Italian Ice and we have an awesome benefit planned for Parker! It will be October 23rd at their University location, so hoping and praying that we can raise some awareness and help over here in the UCF area. Hope to talk to you soon so I can give you all the details. I’ll be praying, hopefully surgery was a success!
P.S. That song is absolutely incredible and I love it as well!

Comment by Shelby Bourne


Link Here | Sep 21, '07,

I pray and picture Parker as a 20 year old young man, standing in front of a group of his peers, telling this story of the challenges and hurdles he had to overcome as a child. That it made him strong and showed him that God has a plan for his life and that this is part of it, however dreadful this is now.
That he becomes a strong and inspiring man, showing others the glory of God.

Comment by Cherrah Johnson Muscato


Link Here | Sep 21, '07,

Hello Jamie, Aaron, Peyton, Paige and dear sweet Parker!
I want to thank you for sharing Parker’s Pals with us all. We check in everyday on your site and now on the Pal’s sites too. Did you notice that in each of their posts they often mention one or all of the Underwood family? It made me realize today just how much God is using you in this whole situation! I know there have been many times that we have all questioned why little Parker has to go through this long and painful journey. By the way you all reach out to so many in so many different ways it is easy to see that EACH of you play a part in His plan. You are encouragers in the middle of your own despair, you are friends to so many that are there with you at the hospital and RMH. You are an ear to listen and a shoulder to cry on and also there to celebrate the miracles with! You are the hands and heart of Jesus to those who may not know him. We long for the day that Parker is healed and healthy. Until that day, continue to be the light in the world that sometimes seems so dark. You will never know the joy your actions bring to those around you. You inspire us all! Take joy in knowing that we serve a mighty God and HE IS IN CONTROL! Whooo…..hoooo…..
Love and prayers always,
Chas and Laurie Fritz (and gang)

Comment by Laurie Fritz


Link Here | Sep 22, '07,

Jamie your are an amazing person! Each time I read your post I am overwhelmed at the strength you have. Each night before I head off to bed I check your latest entry and as you ask I honor your prayer request and pray for each one, but also thank God for my blessings and to forgive me for complaining over things that seems so small compared to the challenge that your family is dealing with. God knew that you and Aaron would be able to handle what ever comes your way and along the journey you would touch so many peoples lives. I loved the post in which someone said how they say Pakrer as a 20 year old young man standing in front of a crowd sharing his experience. I am sure that he will be sharing that it was also his parents strength and love in the Lord that helped him stand there today. Love Angela S.

Comment by Angela Surguine (Holly and Mandy’s Mom


Link Here | Sep 22, '07,

Dearest Jamie, Aaron, Payton, Parker and Paige,
My heart melted and tears could not stop flowing this morning after reading your post. My heart breaks for the pain that Parker has and for the unrest in your spirits as you enter yet another new phase of this disease.
I know it is difficult at times to see or understand God’s beautiful glory in all of this and YET as his children, His beloved, we can be sure of it. Another friend of yours posted this morning and reminded us all of how it’s not about us, it’s about God and how He is using the Underwood’s in the most amazing unexpected way. As His children you are inspiring so many people in their walk with Him. You are being used by God to draw others to Him, and to reveal His Spirit to those who are lost , you are instilling compassion in those who otherwise did not know they had compassion.
Elijah got tired too, and wasn’t afraid to be honest with the Lord to say “Okay that’s it, I’ve had enough.” The Lord sent what Elijah needed for the moment and also reminded Him that since He’s God He gets to decide when enough is enough. Coupling that with the passage where Paul tells us that He does not gives us more than we can bear (Even though we “feel” like He has ) we can rest in the promise that He does not, so there must be something going on here that can not be conceived by our little ole human pea brains. I love your honesty Jamie. Thank you so much for sharing your heart with us, it is beautiful.
The Bennett’s pray unceasingly and it is a JOY to do so !!!!!!! We love you all. Susan and Charles

Comment by Charles Bennett |


Link Here | Sep 22, '07,

Parker & Family,

I am sorry to hear that Parker has ALL and AML – it breaks my heart, I am sure not half as much as it does yours though. But Jamie you are right, Parker is like David fighting all the Giants and he keeps slinging 1 stone at a time to defeat them. We still “Got Hope” and faith in God that his will be done. Keep fighting Parker!

Love and Prayers,
Amy

Comment by Amy Collins


Link Here | Sep 22, '07,

My Dear Underwoods’, Not only do you have the good warm embrace of our God, you have it of all the people whom have hit this site. You certainly have the embrace of our prayers and thoughts. People here in Ohio come up to me and say things about Parker (that I’ve told about) and people write to me asking about him. I hate to have to tell them about this new development, but God prepares us for everything, He makes us tough – the devil never wins – it is God’s will from beginning to end. Dear kind Father of all of us, in Your infinite way; be merciful. Guide everyone in the treatment of Parker, help us all understand that Your way has to become our way too. We ask that the road on this journey comes smoother and easier for Parker, Jamie and Aaron, give them and all of us the wisdom to continue the fight for this babies life. We know our tears are Your tears and we are thankful for every good day you give Parker to line up his milk and water, and for his politeness to people who block him. Take his pain, Oh kind Father, cast it out, if that is Your will. In the name of your sweet Son, Amen.

Comment by Aunt Laura


Link Here | Sep 22, '07,

Oh we are praying for each of you!!! Hug that sweet Parker for us and know that you are constantly in our thoughts and prayers!!

Much love to Paige, Payton , Parker, Jamie and Aaron!

Cindy Steven

Comment by Cindy Steven


Link Here | Sep 22, '07,

Dear Underwoods,
No, that was not the news you wanted to hear and my heart breaks for all of you as more trials are thrown your way. But keep your mind on God, which I know you do, and God will keep your mind at peace (Phil. 4: 6-7)
A couple of thoughts come to mind – first, Acts 16:16 when Paul and Silas suffer many beatings and then are imprisoned. They continue to pray and sing hymns until the great earthquake hits, releasing their chains! The cool thing about that is that through their trials, somebody else came to know Jesus (I think you’ve already witnessed that part). Secondly, “Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” Hebrews 4:16 and, finally, 2 Kings 20:5 “I have heard your prayer and seen your tears; I will heal you.”
I liked what Cherrah Johnson Muscato said above about picturing Parker as a 20 yr old young man sharing his story and his faith. That is another thing I will do as we pray for your boy and your family.
With love to all of you,
The Jones Family
Winter Park, FL

Comment by Laura Jones


Link Here | Sep 22, '07,

Hi Underwoods

my prayes now more then ever are going out for parker…. i no every thing is going to turn out right with the bone marrow… i talked to my parents about the blood donations and they told me that they are going to donate… i bulieve my dad is going to donate platantes and my mom is going to donate blood… they are going to check the compatibility soon….. keep holding on little parker youll be great soon…. hugs&kisses to all…love sarah

Comment by sarah silva


Link Here | Sep 22, '07,

Hey Parker and family! Maleah and our family are praying for you guys! We trust God that His will be done in your life. This is just a temporary circumstance, a trial to test your faith. From reading your entries I know that you all know the power of prayer. Just remember that this battle is not your’s it is the Lord’s. He is fighting for you. Stay encouraged and walk in the knowledge that all things, no matter how trying, all things work together for the good of those that love God. There is a song by Donnie McClurkin that says “After you’ve done all you can, you just stand”. We as mere humans have done all we can, now it is time to STAND! STAND on the Word of God. STAND with the understanding that God doesn’t make mistakes. STAND in the support of family and friends. STAND in the arms of Jesus Christ. STAND in the knowledge that God has the final say. Be encouraged and JUST STAND!

Comment by Maleah’s Mom |


Link Here | Sep 22, '07,

Hi Parker and family,
As we both sit here in the hospital – my heart goes out to you and the family! You are making rounds right now with Parker in the hall- and Marlie and Payton and I are watching a movie! We pray for baby Parker every evening,. Give it all to Jesus- in his name he will be healed. Know it – say it – and beleive it! Our babies will be healed! Our babies and family will over come this!
sarah

Comment by Sarah and Marlie


Link Here | Sep 22, '07,

Parker, Aaron, Jamie, Payton and Paige,

I just don’t even know how to express how my heart breaks for the news of the last few days!!! I know God is GREAT, I know He is in CONTROL, and I know God’s will WILL be done. I am sooooo praying that the devil leaves you alone! That God will declare you have been faithful and enough is enough!!! And, that Parker will be healed!!!

We love you all so much! And, we will keep praying all the time!!!

Love,
Aunt April & Family

Comment by April


Link Here | Sep 22, '07,

As we sit next door to you hear in room 7004 we don’t always no why Parker cries, but now as I have read your site I understand what all you have been through. As we are on the other end of this with Jessica just beginning. Jamie, I thank you for talking to me the other day for letting me in. You are amazingly strong yet I know from my own short journey down this road their are times you are probably not. May God send angels to you during those dark times I am beginning to understand what we have in front of us and as I look at what you are going through, I see your courage and your strong faith. Stand firm as God puts on your Armor!!!!! HE WILL CARRY PARKER THROUGH THIS.

GOD BLESS WE ARE PRAYING FOR YOU RODNEY AND JESSICA.

Comment by Rodney & Jessica


Link Here | Sep 23, '07,

Dear Underwoods,

You guys are awesome! I feel the presence of God each and every time I click on Parker’s web page. You are such an inspiration! I mean that. Please know that I am praying, I mean PRAYING for Parker and a miracle. When I think to myself, “How in the world are they able to function?” I’m reminded that God is hugging you all so tightly in his arms. It is God that gives you hope. It is God that’s giving Jamie the strength to stay up late and cover their room with scripture. It is God that gives Aaron encouraging words to share with others. It is God that puts those precious smiles on your’s kid’s faces. Hang in there! I love you and don’t even know you!!!

Dee Dee

Comment by Dee Dee Powell


Link Here | Sep 23, '07,

It was so good to spend time with you the other night. Thank you for letting us come up and see Parker. He was the cutest little thing and I am still thinking about his sweet litttle voice and his compassion toward his sister. you are raising a wonderful caring little boy. I am in awe of your heart, your devotion and your strengh. You have insipred me to become a better mother and I thank you. I am praying and thinking about you more than ever , and please know how much I value our friendship. Can’t wait to do dinner again………

Barbie

Comment by Barbie Bates


Link Here | Sep 23, '07,

I have been reading your webpage. I am so sad to hear about Parker. We have loved Payton she is so cute. I know this is a big bump in the road. But God has a plan, not sure at this time what it is, but I go to a large church in Melbourne called Calvary Chapel. I am going to add Payton and your family on the pray list. We also have a mops program. If you need us to pray with you here please ask. If there is something Vickey and I could do please let us know. God is by all our sides as we go through this. With faith all things are possible. Tristan’s Aunt and Mom. Jonh 3:30

Comment by Colleen & Vickey


Link Here | Sep 23, '07,

DEAR UNDERWOOD FAMILY: PRAYERS, BLESSINGS AND LOVE TO YOU ALL. WHAT A TREMENDOUS FAMILY YOU ARE. GOD IS BEING GLORIFIED IN EVERY ASPECT OF YOUR LIVES. WE KNOW IT IS ONLY BY HIS GRACE, LOVE AND MERCY THAT YOU ARE ABLE TO HANDLE THIS. OUR PRAYERS ARE FOR LITTLE PARKER THAT AT THIS VERY MOMENT HE IS (AND WE KNOW IT IS TRUE) BEING HELD IN OUR FATHER’S LOVE. PRAYERS CONTINUE FOR THE ENTIRE UNDERWOOD FAMILY, FOR ALL THE MEMAWS, THE PAPAWS, THE DOCTORS, NURSES AND THE ENTIRE STAFF AT APH. YOU ALL ARE SO VERY SPECIAL!!!! Marge & Keri Baldwin

Comment by Marge Baldwin


Link Here | Sep 23, '07,

“Be strong and of good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed; for the Lord thy God is with thee withersoever thou goest.” Joshua 1:9

Comment by Mequel


Link Here | Sep 23, '07,

Aaron & Jamie… I just wanted you to know that we are all still praying for Parker’s healing here in Arden, NC. I was so distressed over your post Jamie that Parker also has ALL. I went up for special prayer again for Parker during our morning service. We are all believing for his complete healing and again I came away with this in my spirit, “It is well with Parker!” Again tonight in our church svc, my pastor was talking about possessing the gates of the things the devil is throwing at us and he specifically called out Parker’s case and said that God is bringing him through all of this! I just keep this thought in my mind… it is always the darkest just before the dawn! The devil fights you the hardest just before the greatest victory!

Praise God because Parker’s victory is right around the corner!

I love you guys so much – you are always in my prayers!
Love Teresa, Richard, Mason & Kiersen

Comment by Teresa Cole


Link Here | Sep 24, '07,

hey guys, I’m thinking and praying for all of you every day and sad to see the latest results but praying for complete healing which we all know God can do! I sent Aaron an email a few weeks ago with a few links to read about a treatment called “Gerson Therapy.” I’m not sure he got it so let me know if you’d like me to send it to you. Of course God is in control of the healing but this is an alternative treatment and I know a man who did it and was healed of end stage colon cancer. So, I thought I should share it with you but you probably have heard of it before. I pray this week will hold good things for all of you. God Bless You and give you strength.

Comment by Dana and Angel Gray


Link Here | Sep 24, '07,

continued prayers for parker!

Comment by mrs pam |


Link Here | Sep 24, '07,

Jamie,
I found a website called hugs and hope. It was started by Marsha Jordan. She has written a book inwhich I have ordered to send to you. I e-mailed her to tell her to please put your family in her network of buddies to pray for Parker. She responded, “Thanks for the info on this little boy. I will pass it on. You may want to inform the parents that they could apply to Hugs and Hope and have their son listed on our site. He would receive a lot of support, if they did that. ”

I only know what I have read on her web site. I don’t know how much support or what kind of support, but thought I would pass the info along. Marsha Jordans e-mail is hugsandhope@gmail.com. She can probably get you started and give you more info. As soon as the book comes in, I will mail it to you. My family and I pray for Parker everyday. We lift you all to God in Prayer and think of you often through out our day. God Bless you all!!!

Comment by KIM WEST


Link Here | Sep 24, '07,

Jamie, Aaron, Parker, Payton and Paige~
Our hearts are breaking with you over the new news…but our prayers have not stopped! You should be getting a package in about a week with some posters…hope they brighten up the room with his love and inspiration!
All our Love and Prayers,
Becky & Bryan

Comment by Becky


Link Here | Sep 24, '07,

Your prayer request landed in my email box here in Jacksonville Florida. I’m a member of St Joseph’s Catholic Church in Mandarin and with your permission I would like to bring Parker up in our intentions this week. I’m also a member of CRHP team 25 and would like to pass your information along through the other teams (both men and womens), which all in all is about 600-800+ people. I will continue to pray for Your family through this battle. May our God and his Blessed Mother keep and bless you all in your great time of need.

Sincerely
Shannon Trenary

Comment by Shannon


Link Here | Sep 24, '07,

Wow! I am amazed how many kids, just like Parker, are dealing with the same thing. I visited some of Parker’s pals and was glued to the computer to see all the different cancers and things these kids have. I know there is a purpose for Parker in this wold, even if it is just for him and his family to witness to other children in the hospital.
I was inspired to go on to this website by one of my teachers. We pray for Parker everday and continually hope he gets better.
God Bless you and we will be praying.

Comment by Taylor


Link Here | Sep 25, '07,

Hi Jamie,
Know you are in my thoughts and prayers daily! I know what you will be going thru with the steroids, the eating and major mood swings. Ethan had that twice for 3 weeks at different times for his treatment of ALL. He now only gets it for 5 days. I know it’s hard but continue to keep doing great. Isn’t it nice to have a hospital that is so wonderful? Our hospital is much into the family as you describe. God puts the right people like them in our life to help us get thru this hard time, they truly are angels! God bless!
Jennifer

Comment by Jennifer


Link Here | Sep 25, '07,

Jamie and Aaron,

Any improvement is wonderful news!! All thanks to Jesus and all Glory to God. Total healing in God’s time – the Holy spirit is definitely with you.

God Bless, Gary

Comment by Gary T. Briscoe


Link Here | Sep 25, '07,

“If God, like a father, denies us what we want now, it is in order to give us some far better thing later on. The will of God, we can rest assured, is invariably a better thing.”

-Elizabeth Elliot

Jamie I love and pray the Lord’s will be done in all things. You are so very precious to me! I admire your courage and strength. It is inspiring to see how the Lord is using your story for His glory!. You are a super star mom!

love,
Melody

Comment by Melody


Link Here | Sep 25, '07,

HEY UNDERWOODS!! WHAT A PRECIOUS FAMILY! I JUST WANTED YOU TO KNOW THAT I ADDED YOUR FAMILY TO OUR CHURCHES PRAYER LIST! ELAM BAPTIST CHURCH IN TALLASSEE ALABAMA IS PRAYING FOR YOU. EVERY NIGHT AT BEDTIME MY THREE YEAR OLD LOVES TO PRAY FOR PARKER. WE PRAY FOR GOD’S WILL AND WE PRAY THAT IS TOTAL HEALING FROM THIS HORRIBLE DISEASE!

Comment by Ashley


Link Here | Sep 25, '07,

I LOVE THE NEW PICS! It’s so good to see how everyone is growing. We miss you all so much and we continue to pray hard for Parker. We hope with all our hearts that you all are hanging in there and we will continue to praise God for all his mercy thus far. Much love and prayer!

Comment by Josie & Caleb


Link Here | Sep 25, '07,

I know your foundation is built on Christ the solid Rock! Be encouraged. Everyone of you are being used by the Lord in a very special ministry. We are praying in Jesus’ name for healing for Parker. Complete restoration and health. You are a light-all of you!
With much love,
Lisa Marie
P.S. It is true that you grow to love those you pray for. For that is how I have come to love yall so much without even knowing you.

“The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.” Matthew 7:25-26

“My Hope Is Built”

My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
But wholly trust in Jesus’ Name.

On Christ the solid Rock I stand,
All other ground is sinking sand;
All other ground is sinking sand.

When darkness seems to hide His face,
I rest on His unchanging grace.
In every high and stormy gale,
My anchor holds within the veil.

His oath, His covenant, His blood,
Support me in the whelming flood.
When all around my soul gives way,
He then is all my Hope and Stay.

When He shall come with trumpet sound,
Oh may I then in Him be found.
Dressed in His righteousness alone,
Faultless to stand before the throne.

Comment by Lisa Marie Shelford |


Link Here | Sep 25, '07,

Dear Underwood Family,
I will be praying for you and Parker. A two time cancer survivor myself, it breaks my heart to see little ones go through something like this. If I could, I would go through it again for Parker, so he wouldn’t have to. But from my own experience, I know that God helps us all through these times, and many good things can happen through your journey. I have forwarded prayer request to all of my family and friends for Parker. I know there is power in prayer.

May God bless and comfort you,
Debra Gulledge,
Brownsboro, TX

Comment by Debra Gulledge


Link Here | Sep 25, '07,

You do not know me but I heard of Parkers condition from my teacher Mrs.Hacker. Everyday Mrs.Hacker tells us the up-dates on Parker and we pray for him every morning. I keep him in my prayers. I wish you all goodluck and I hope Parker is going to be fine. Tell all the other kids and thier parents that the whole 6th and 7th grade of my school is praying for them and Parker. God bless.

with love,Julia

Comment by Julia


Link Here | Sep 25, '07,

Parker is absolutely adorable, he’s such a trooper!!! I will continue praying for the entire Underwood family and the pillar of support that surrounds you.

Just keep praying………….just keep praying!!!

Jackie

Comment by Jackie


Link Here | Sep 25, '07,

I’m thinking of you, Parker!

Much love…

Comment by Nancy Loughlin


Link Here | Sep 25, '07,

Jamie,

You are such an amzaing, strong, faithful woman of God! I am blessed beyond words to know that you are my sister in Christ. I pray for you daily as you care for your precious children and at the same time keep all your thoughts so together…all moms are responsible for so much, but you are an inspirations to all of us. You are so strong, so faithful to God’s word, so obedient, thank you for taking the time every day to share your life with us. Personally, you and Parker keep me grounded in my faith, God IS in control….of everything!!!!! We will continue to pray for Parker’s healing and we will pray for everyone and everything you ask for us to pray for. May you continue to feel God’s arms around you as they hold you every moment of every day!
With love, your sister in Christ,
Victoria Moller

Comment by Eric and Victoria Moller


Link Here | Sep 26, '07,

Hi Aaron & Jamie,

Always thinking of you guys! It was great to see you this weekend Aaron. I give you so much credit being able to run an entire area and lead your leaders while going through all of this. Keep the positive attitudes….your faith and strength in the Lord is inspiring to everyone! You are always in my prayers.

Love,
Stacey

Comment by Stacey Porter (Allison)


Link Here | Sep 26, '07,

Just wanted to say that I am joined by a great group of Email Prayer Partners who are praying and believing with you.
Thanks for making the effort to write the daily updates, they are so inspiring to all of us. We love your family

Comment by Bill Johnston


Link Here | Sep 26, '07,

Jamie,
You do not know me, but I read your journal every morning, and pray for Parker’s healing daily. I am a friend of a friend of a friend… from Illinois, who sent me the original web-site, and have read the logs from that day on. Today’s journal really hit home with me when you said you needed to stop doing everything for Parker, for his benefit. Fifteen years ago, my then 13 year old little girl was involved in a horrible car accident. Long story short, she had a severe head trauma, was in a coma, resusitated, and was not expected to survive. God did not need her home yet, and gave her back to us. In that time, I gave her anything that she wanted, because I was so happy to have her, and that she was given that second chance. When Parker is older, you probably will always have that “special place in your heart” for him. Not that you don’t love your other children just as much, it’s something that changes within you, from the experiences that you ‘ve had. I say baby that little boy of yours, you’ll have plenty of time later to “deal with it.” By the way, my little girl is now a 29 year old mother of 3, and a Critical Care Nurse. (and yep, I still give in to her easily, you might consider her spoiled, but it hasn’t hurt a thing. Keep on doing what you’re doing. You have truly been an inspiration to me.

Comment by Victoria Parkinson


Link Here | Sep 26, '07,

Hello, I heard about your family from a family member of one of your friends. I was interested in your story because when Parker was diagnosed my mother was going through surgery for esophagus cancer. Her surgery was on Feb. 12. We had to watch all of her levels like Parker. I felt like both of us were going through the same day. I have been following your story ever since. My mom lost her battle and died on August 16. I lost my grandfather to leukemia last August. I feel for your family and I continue to read everyday. My thoughts are with you and your family is so amazing to have the strenght to continue through this day in and day out. I don’t know how you do it but your family is such a great example of courage and strenghth. Keep fighting Parker!

Comment by Casey Kong


Link Here | Sep 26, '07,

Parker, It is an honor to sign your guest book. I feel very privledged to share this journey with you and your mommy and daddy. I think and pray for you more times a day than I can count – you have truly captured my heart. God bless you little one!

Monette

Comment by Monette Blazer


Link Here | Sep 26, '07,

Jamie and Aaron,
I am still reading and praying every day…I’m sorry I haven’t left a comment in a while. Just wanted you to know that we haven’t forgotten about you guys. I know that as time goes on you probably wonder if people still realize you are there and still in the midst of all of this. We know you are and are continually lifting you up in prayer! Please let us and other “locals” know how we can help. Email me or add it into one of your updates. We would love to know some specific ways you could use us and I have so many friends asking me the same for you…I wish I had an answer to give them! We love you guys and continue to pray for Parker and the entire family!

Sheli and Jason

Comment by Sheli Scarborough


Link Here | Sep 26, '07,

Underwood Family,
We will be praying for you all through this difficult time. God is an awesome God and he makes all things possible!! Remember to always trust in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Love,
Bryan, Heather, Layton, & Preston

Comment by Heather Lynn


Link Here | Sep 26, '07,

Dear Underwood Family,

We love Parker… Our family has been praying for you all since you began this journey. We share Parker’s story with everyone and continue to pray for complete healing. Thank you for allowing us to be part of your family through your daily updates, you are an inspiration to us all.
Stay strong little Parker!

Blessings,
The Chanceys,
Brad, Chelle & Ellie

Comment by Chelle Chancey


Link Here | Sep 27, '07,

You don’t know m ebut I feel I know you all. I pray for you all daily and read your post every night before I go to bed. i am amom of 3 little boys and can’t imagine what your going through. I do believe God gives us nothing more than we can handle. keep the faith!!!! You all inspire me! Your in my thoughts and prayers. Blessings, Stephanie Valentino

Comment by Stephaniei Valentino


Link Here | Sep 27, '07,

I am lifting up Parker in my prayers. There are so many things on this earth that are hard to understand, but we serve a sovereign God who loves us beyond comprehension. According to Col. 2:2, my purpose is to encourage you in heart and unite with you in love. I pray that you continue to be strong in your faith and that you are surrounded by loving support.

Comment by Carla Cunningham


Link Here | Sep 27, '07,

Hello! You don’t know me but you are in our “prayer partners” group at Most Precious Blood Catholic Church in Oviedo. I am a nurse on another unit at Arnold Palmer and know that you are in the best of care!!
“SPOIL” YOUR SON!!!!!!!!!
Know that God doesn’t lose battles!
“Pray without ceasing” Thessoalonians

Comment by Maureen


Link Here | Sep 27, '07,

I am reminded of what our pastor said 2 Sunday’s ago “satan is allergic to praise.” It must be very difficult at times but thankfully you have so many interceding in praise and prayer. Not only do you have us, but you have the Holy Spirit offerings praise and prayer on you behalf. WOW…. We will continue to praise the Lord for all He has done and is doing in Parker and the rest of the Underwood family. For each of you are fearfully and wonderfully made!
Thank you Jamie for being faithful in sharing the daily progress and struggles. It helps to have specifics in prayer not because God doesn’t already know exactly what Parker needs and when he needs it but because it helps us-those who are praying and you too see the Lord answering those prayers and we are able to marvel at the work of His Hand! He gets all the honor and glory.
With Love and Prayers,
Lisa Marie

Comment by Lisa Marie Shelford |


Link Here | Sep 27, '07,

This is a peom I’ve written for my students, and my students and I would like to share with you, God bless you.

How much love do parents have for their children?
Enough to always show them love, happiness, faith, trust, respect, and strength.
Enough to give them all of their best efforts, with patience, wisdom, and prayers.
Enough to protect, care, guide, comfort, listen, share their fears and tears with.
Enough to be there, however, wherever, and whatever the reason when needed.
Enough to be present and share their dreams, successes, or their failures and pain.
Enough to stand by, through the worst, believing, and never giving up on them.
And enough to compromise, fight, sacrifice, and if needed give their lives for them.

That’s how much love parents have for their children!

Author: Pablo Quinones
Q&M Martial Arts Academy

Comment by Pablo Quinones


Link Here | Sep 27, '07,

Hi all. Please let Parker know that he will be a “Star” at the Twin Cities Marathon October 7th! I have his ribbon all ready for my jersey. I will try to send a picture of it as soon as I can after the race. I noticed your post from 9/25 about your training run. It’s crazy to look back at January/Feb. and know that I was barely getting in 2 miles at a time. In 9 days I will be doing 26.2! I wanted to ask too if you are making sure to get alot of Potassium? I had trouble with my knees and making sure that I eat a banana a day and drink a glass of OJ has really helped alot. Still thinking of you in MN!

Comment by Annie


Link Here | Sep 27, '07,

Hey Underwoods,
You do not know me but I have heard so much about you, from my teacher Mrs. Hacker, during class everyday we pray for you. I don’t think I cotld do what you do you are an amazing kid, Parker!
Love,
Chloe

Comment by chloe


Link Here | Sep 27, '07,

Jamie, Missed you tonight at the MOPS steering meeting. Just wanted you to know that you are truly missed. You and the family are in our continued prayers and our hearts are with you. Our love to Parker… Mequel

Comment by Mequel


Link Here | Sep 28, '07,

Hello, Underwood family,
You might not remember my name, but I lead the BASE Camp/Candlelighter’s support groups at APH and have spoken with you a few times. I found your site thru Danielle’s (I met her parents this past time at support group). I am in awe of your faith through this valley, and praise God for his grace and faithfulness. You are such an encouragement to others at APH. You’ll probably be at transplant next time I’m around (10/9)–I hope I get to chat with you, but then again I hope you’re already gone! I’m bookmarking your site so I can “pray intelligently” for you. May Jesus give you renewed strength every day (Is. 40:28-31).

In Christ,

Pat Lee

Comment by Pat Lee


Link Here | Sep 28, '07,

Praying for a GREAT day today and everyday!

Comment by Ashley


Link Here | Sep 28, '07,

I just have to say that you have such an amazing, beautiful little boy there. Parker, and all of you, are such an inspiration. I pray daily for Parker and ask God to heal him completely and keep him safe. I pray that he will respond well to treatment and stay free from any infections. God bless each of you.

Comment by Amy


Link Here | Sep 28, '07,

God Bless You All. My heart goes out to you. I have a 7 year old girl and 2 year old boy; I honestly can’t imagine going through this. You are all heroes and God will see you through this. The kids are all so precious. Diane Dillard

Comment by Diane Dillard


Link Here | Sep 28, '07,

Parker, Jamie and Aaron,

You are all in my prayers. God is still in control and he surrounds you with his love.

I will continue to pray for you.

Comment by Rena Johnson


Link Here | Sep 28, '07,

Parker,
What an amazing family you have….just checking on you and keeping you in my prayers.
Casey
APH

Comment by Casey


Link Here | Sep 28, '07,

Jamie & Aaron — Amy forwarded a message to me that told Parkers story with a link to his site. i just wanted you both to know that your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

love to all, jenny

Comment by Jennifer Willis (McIntyre)


Link Here | Sep 28, '07,

Jamie and Aaron,
I think about you every day and read your updates every night before bed. They always seem to put my life into “perspective”..whether i’ve had a bad day or i feel stressed or whatever..it is a blessing to read and see your amazing faith in Christ. And I love to see your pictures. You have 3 beautiful children.
Love you all,
Angie

Comment by Angie


Link Here | Sep 29, '07,

Parker and family,
You are an inspiration to us all! I will keep you in my prayers. What a beautiful family you are! I have children right around the same age spans and know how full mom and dads lives are with just regular day to day things, I can’t fathom having the emotional struggles day to day too with my 7 yr old, 3 yr old and 15 month old, but we do what we have to do and god takes care of us.

Comment by Heather |


Link Here | Sep 29, '07,

What joy it must bring to you to hear little Parker YELL for mac and cheese :-) I’m so glad to hear he is feeling better. I believe that the Lord has great things planned for him! What lessons so many of us have learned from him already. Thanks Jamie and Aaron for sharing your experience with all of us I feel so blessed to be apart of your story and to share it with others, what a day it will be when we all can get togeather to rejoice in Parkes healing and praise our Father for his blessing. Love Aunt Angela

Comment by Angela Surguine (Holly and Mandy’s Mom


Link Here | Sep 30, '07,

http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/jessicamatteson

Jamie, this is Rodney, Jessica’s Dad, above is my email address and her website. You have been a strong witness to us and we conitnue to pray for Parker. Please keep in touch.

God Bless

Rodney

revelation_4_8@hotmail.com

Comment by Rodney Matteson |


Link Here | Oct 1, '07,

Dear Jamie,
Your dear Friend Melody told me about you and Parker at the MOPS Convention last week. I am so sorry your family is facing this challenge…and I pray that you are surrounded by people who become Jesus’ arms of love and comfort to you. I also pray for God’s healing touch on Parker – and that you will trust Him with Parker — and the future, even though you don’t always understand. Elisa Morgan sends her love too. xoxoxo Carol Kuykendall , MOPS International

Comment by Carol Kuykendall


Link Here | Oct 1, '07,

Dear Jamie,
First, thank you Jamie for the invitation to the beauty parlor. But I have to say Christina’s mom had a better makeover thank ours. We didn’t have enough blue.
We’re home now but its wierd. It feels like we’re still there. Danielle, Andrew, Will and I all prayed for Parker and Sebastian and a lot of other cool kids and families tonght at bed time. We will keep on doing so. I can’t wait until one day when we don’t have to worry about fevers, infections, red cells and cancer so our kids can just be kids – crazy, loud, dirty and wonderful. We had a good time with Payton (sp?). Sorry about the shell, I’m not sure who squished it.
Hopefully, soon Parker will want to yuck it up with the other kids too. (we’ll pray for that!) Anyway, we’ll see you next week. Keep up the good work Jamie and Aaron.

Kerri

Comment by Kerri (Danielle’s mom) |


Link Here | Oct 1, '07,

Jamie – there is a good chance the platelets are from me. I gave 2 units last week (I have a high platelet count !) Florida Blood Net where I give will not allow anyone to put a name on the pink cards. Just one of their policies – praying you all find ways to be encouraged with each day. Congratulations on your first run!

Comment by Patsy Goers


Link Here | Oct 1, '07,

To the Family,

“Only as high as I reach can I grow, only as far as I seek can I go, only as deep as I look can I see, only as much as I dream can I be.”

I’m keeping the family in my prayer and thoughts….

Get well soon,

Dexter Craigie & The Lehigh family!!

Comment by Dexter Craigie (Lehigh Senior High)


Link Here | Oct 1, '07,

Dear Underwood family,
I work with Debbie at the clerks office in Lee County. This is the first I was aware there was a web site. I read today’s (Oct 1) and I am sending prayers your way. I just found out last week that my brother has lung cancer. It makes me sad, in that his cancer is self induced and young Parker has this struggle, not of his making. Talk about powerless. I admire your strength and I know God will be there for you & your family through all of this.
Blessings,
Vicki

Comment by Vicki Badke


Link Here | Oct 1, '07,

Hi parker,

i dont really know what to say.Stay strong buddy you’ll make through.We all at trinity christian are praying and asking about you everyday.AND MOM YOU ARE DOING A GREAT JOB OF BEING STRONG,BELIEVING,AND ESPECIALLY BEING A GREATMOM.Well sorry i dont reall have very much to say but that s what i really wanted to tell you guys.Stay Strong and Keep Believing.I will be praying for you everyday.

Comment by Jayde


Link Here | Oct 1, '07,

Hi Parker,

Its jayde again and i just wanted to tell you that YOU ROCK!

Comment by Jayde


Link Here | Oct 1, '07,

I heard about your precious son Parker through Sandy Goldman at Squkids Fitness. I read your “share your thoughts” page and you are surrounded by so many caring people. LIfe throws us such unexpected,unwanted,journies. I am so sorry you are going through this. I have travelled a similar journey and I feel somewhat connected to you. I will keep you in my daily thoughts. All my healing hugs.Lynn

Comment by lynn goldman


Link Here | Oct 1, '07,

Jamie and family, got an update today from your mom. So sorry to hear of the new diagnosis. Wanted you to know that you and Parker are still in my prayers. From reading your entries, I believe that God has given you a tremendous strength to be able to deal with this struggle each day and love and support Parker and all of your family as you do. I know inside you may not feel strong, but the strength you show is obviously beyond your own. Cherish each moment and do not lose hope! So many are praying for you all!

Comment by Kim Campbell


Link Here | Oct 2, '07,

Parker
your momma sure is a good runner!
hope she finds her banana before she
runs this weekend.
praying for you, Parker!!
And praying for your friends.

Comment by mrs pam |


Link Here | Oct 2, '07,

Hi Parker,

The Praise Choir at Fort Myers First Nazarene is having a “blood drive” of their own. We mentioned you in prayer requests last week, as always, but told them the need for blood donors. I know of three men who have already made a donation and others that are planning on going this week. A friend of ours from choir is also donating platelets tomorrow. Parker you are a special, special little boy and loved by many who have never met you but are praying for you daily!

We are praying for a miracle and the day when you and your whole family can go home to DeLand!

Love you guys!
Brenda & Bob

Comment by Brenda Farr


Link Here | Oct 2, '07,

Hi Parker,

Its Jayde, I will try and come on here everyday,but sometimes i cant because i have to much homework.when ever i go on parkeru i always look at your pictures and every time isay tomyself he is so cute.I am really proud of you for staying so strong everyday.I know that probaly if i was going through what you are i dont think i would stay as strong.W will be back tommorrow parker.BYEBYE =)=)=)=)=)=)=)

Comment by Jayde


Link Here | Oct 2, '07,

Dear Parker and family,
May you fell God’s hugs everyday. You are a wonderful little boy who will do great things. I will be praying for you and I know Jesus will comfort you through this time.
with love from a MOPS mom,
Joann

Comment by Joann Fike


Link Here | Oct 2, '07,

Although we have Parker’s sweet face on our web pages and read Jamie’s journal daily, share Parker’s story to anyone who will listen, and pray every time Parker crosses our minds or comes up in conversation; even though we do these things more regularly than anything else we do in our lives this year I still find myself in shock and awe that this tender child with the amazing smile, and all of his friends on our prayer-lists as well, fight this sickness with the spirit of a peaceful warrier on the side of God’s Love. We try to imagine how it would be in the shoes of Aaron and Jamie, Peyton, Parker, and Paige. We try to choose moments we imagine to be most exhausting and difficult for each and Breathe our Prayer into them. But we don’t know. Without Jamie’s Diary our own minds would never go to that kind of fear or sorrow or daily exhaustion. Not if we had a choice.
God indeed is preparing Parker and hiswhole family for something very important to require such a cleansing.
Our prayers continue that Parker is strong enough to overcome this evil; but also that you each ifnd somethig joyfull daily in the minutia of life and illness; that you gain strength from the people who embrace you with their arms, thoughts and prayers throughout each day and night; and that longer blocks of sleep will come to heal you.

Comment by Marnie


Link Here | Oct 2, '07,

Underwood Family- Just like so many others who have visited your site, you do not know me. We are Young Lifers in North Palm Beach with a young family like your own. We pray for you every night and more than once your posts have brought tears streaming down my face. Your faith and strength are amazing to me but also your selflessness. I love how your prayer requests include all of the other families and sick children you’ve met there. You all are a testament to God’s love. May you have peace in your heart today knowing that God has it all worked out already. God Bless You!

Comment by Kathryn Dillon


Link Here | Oct 2, '07,

I’m so sorry to hear about the fever Jaime. I know last week when Danielle had one i was wiggin out and driving the nurses crazy. Maybe it is just a virus though because the night we left (Sunday) Andrew had diarrhea and a fever so it is something he picked up at the hospital. He could have easily passed the germs to Peyton before he had symptoms. His fever went up to aout 102 and he isn’t iimmuno-suppressed. Anyway, we prayed for your little one again as always. I printed out some pictures of Parker and put them in the pack of papers for all the Christ Aid staff to pray for him. I put his pic on our prayer wall too. (I hope you don’t mind) I hope all is well tomorrow. And have a great time with Aaron – you guys deserve it! We’ll see you guys Friday – Danielle has surgery for her new port on Friday at 8:30 am. God bless.

Love,
Kerri (Danielle’s mom)

Comment by Kerri |


Link Here | Oct 3, '07,

I just lifted you before the Lord in prayer! I do this often, several times a day, but I just thought that now I would post it so that you know that at this time, it’s 3:15 in Alabama, Parkers name was lifted up. I pray for the fevers to subside and for the tee tee not to hurt! I pray for healing and for a peaceful night of rest! I’ll be praying again tonight at our church prayer meeting as will several other churches!

Comment by Ashley


Link Here | Oct 4, '07,

Just wanted to let you know that I pray for Parker regularly and check up on how he is doing. We serve an AWESOME God who knows what the future brings. Jeremiah 29:11 is a verse I hold onto when my world is crashing down around me. I pray it brings you comfort and strength also.

Comment by Ruth Ann Morris


Link Here | Oct 4, '07,

parker
hope you do well with your walking today

Comment by mrs pam |


Link Here | Oct 4, '07,

Jamie, are you running the Disney half through Team in Training? I’m looking into running the Disney Marathon and would like to raise some money if I do.- (I know you asked me before if I was running and at that point I hadn’t planned for it.) . At any rate, any info you have that would get the money to Parker- let me know.

Comment by cindy matthes-loy


Link Here | Oct 4, '07,

Hi! Just a liitle note to let you know you are (the whole family) always in my thoughts and prayers!

JackieTomas

P.S. I came across this petition to raise awareness for childhood cancer by having a postal stamp developed in honor of the children. It would be nice if we could help spread the word to make it happen. I listed the site below. Thanks!!
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/petition/521710130

Comment by Jackie


Link Here | Oct 4, '07,

Hey guys~
Sop glad to hear that you were able to enjoy a bight out…I know how good I feel after one and I’m just going through normal ups and downs in life. We continue to pray for Parker’s healing and continued strength for you, Aaron, Payton and Paige! Our God is all powerful and doesn’t lead us on these journey’s without a purpose! thank you for sharing the day to day journey with us and theose of the others ther with you! May you all have goods night rest and feel his strength surrounding you.
All our Love,
Becky and Bryan

Comment by Becky


Link Here | Oct 4, '07,

Jamie, All day today you have been in my thoughts. I have prayed for you all day. This verse came to mind that I should remind you of:John 16:33
I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble, But, Take heart! I have overcome the world.
I hope you are encouraged by the prayers of all these people that you’ve never met, but have been touched by your family. We continue to pray….

Comment by Judith Conrad


Link Here | Oct 4, '07,

Dear Jamie:
I saw your sister today & was so sorry to hear about Parker’s illness. All of you will be in my prayers

Comment by Blaise Kovaz, MD


Link Here | Oct 5, '07,

Praying for you today. Your message posted yesterday seemed down. I am praying for a succesful procedure today. And a better day for Parker and your family. I hope that you really get to enjoy the day together.

Comment by Ashley


Link Here | Oct 5, '07,

Jamie and family, Just wanted you to know that I am praying HARD for all of you and I will never stop! Jamie, your trust in the LORD and positive attitude shows daily. From one MOM to another I know living this cancer life can be a daily struggle, watching our babies go through this and not knowing what each day will bring…But we just have to remember that our babies are the “chosen ones”. GOD has a plan for them and for us. As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you. Isiah 66:13 Thanks for being someone that I know I can always talk to, and showing all of us what being a true christian is all about! Thanks for letting Gabby hold Paige (she is so beautiful)! Thanks for bringing strength to THE WHOLE 7th FLOOR!! Thanks for including all of our children in Parkers Pals so that they may be lifted up in prayer! Thanks for your warm friendly smile! Thank GOD for you! Take care…and GOD BLESS, Tina

Comment by Tina Digiacomo


Link Here | Oct 5, '07,

Dear Jamie and Aaron
Hi it’s Lyndie, I to let you all know that I have been keeping Parker in my thoughts and prayers. Of course we moved back to GA. in March but I have continued to visit the site on a constant basis. My heart goes out to you all as I read the posts. I’ve shed many tears with you. Keep the faith!!! I’ll continue to lift Parker and the entire family up in prayer. God knows your deepest pain and be encouraged that he never lets his children face more than they can handle. My love to all of you
Lyndie

Comment by Lyndie Rogers


Link Here | Oct 5, '07,

Hello Underwoods,

Just wanted to let you know we are still fervently praying for Parkers COMPLETE healing and that God continues to use him and your family during this healing process. God brought you to my mind at 1:00 this morning when my 2yoa daughter woke up vomitting. When she was done, she said “all done mommy”. It brought tears to my eyes for two reasons, one becuase of course she was sick and two because I immedietly thought of Parker and the many times he has been so sick and the anguish you both must feel for Parker watching him go through all of this on a daily basis with no end in sight. I pray that God gives you the strength you need to take this one day at a time, one hour at a time, one minute at a time. I admire you both as husband and wife for the strength and commitment you have to each other and as parents for the same strength and commitment you have to your children. Continuing to pray for you all daily. May God bless you and continue to comfort, protect and heal Parker. I look forward to the day you move to transplant.

Praying always,
Amy

Comment by Amy Collins


Link Here | Oct 5, '07,

Parker, I used to work with your Grandma (Peggy). I am praying for you always.

Comment by Cindee Zurko


Link Here | Oct 5, '07,

We at Shalimar UMC MOPS in the panhandle of Florida are praying for you and your family, Parker! We send God’s love your way to strengthen and encourage you ! May His peace and His grace – that is incomprehensible comfort you and may he send a mighty MIRACLE your way! God bless you! We love you in Christ! Fight the good fight & keep the faith!

Comment by Loree Arrington


Link Here | Oct 5, '07,

HI GUYS ! I AM VERY SORRY ABOUT WHAT U ARE GOING THROGHT. SAY HI TO PARKER, PAYTON, AND PAIGE FOR ME . PAIGE IS SO CUTE TOO. I WILL KEEP ALL OF U IN MY PRAYS! LOVE MORGAN NEWMAN

Comment by Morgan Newman


Link Here | Oct 5, '07,

dear jamie & Aaron

My name is kamaye and I am praying for the best for parker. I think he is the cutest thing .I pray that you guys will make the best descision and I really think you are making the best descision.So tell parker I love him & tell him hi.

Comment by kamaye


Link Here | Oct 5, '07,

jamie – my daughter melissa is doing a 6 month internship at IHOP – International House of Prayer in Kansas City Missouri right now. It is an amazing place full of the Lord’s presence. they spend 24 hours day doing intersessory prayer for the world. They have been praying for Parker and your family. I wanted to pass on the website for your – you can go on line – to www. ihop.org/the prayerroom and join in in 24 hour worship and prayer. If you can’t get on without registering, please e-mail me and I will pay for you to access the website. During your long nights you can log on and pray and worship. In His love, Lynn – my e-mail – lksorens@volusia.k12.fl.us. God Bless you.

Comment by Lynn Sorensen


Link Here | Oct 6, '07,

Jamie,
We went to high school together. I just got this lik from Suzy Folsom’s blog. I just want you to know that you and your beautiful family are in my thoughts and prayers. I have a 21 month old little girl that is the light of my life. You are an amazing mom, I can tell!! Thank you for sharing and reaching out for your baby! I am in awe!
Heather Garcia (Morgan) =)

Comment by Heather


Link Here | Oct 6, '07,

Hi Jamie!

Just wanted to say that you all have been in my thoughts and prayers a lot this weekend. I was at a ladies retreat in Daytona and a girl there said she follows your website and reads your notes every night. I don’t know how she heard of you and your family, but you have touched her life. We prayed especially for you all in our prayer group.

Praise God the cancer cells have decreased!!! We will continue to pray and give the glory to God!

You are missed at mops, but you are definitely in our hearts each day! Take care and god bless you as you run your race this weekend! Great job!

Blessings,
Jennifer

Comment by Jennifer Coggins


Link Here | Oct 6, '07,

Jamie, How are you all today? I hope Parker had a good day! This is the poem t
The Brave Little Soul
By: John Alessi

Not too long ago in Heaven there was a little soul who took wonder in observing the world. She especially enjoyed the love she saw there and often expressed this joy with God. One day however the little soul was sad, for on this day she saw suffering in the world. She approached God and sadly asked, “Why do bad things happen; why is there suffering in the world?” God paused for a moment and replied, “Little soul, do not be sad, for the suffering you see, unlocks the love in people’s hearts.” The little soul was confused. “What do you mean,” she asked.” God replied, “Have you not noticed the goodness and love that is the offspring of that suffering? Look at how people come together, drop their differences and show their love and compassion for those who suffer. All their other motivations disappear and they become motivated by love alone.” The little soul began to understand and listened attentively as God continued, “The suffering soul unlocks the love in people’s hearts much like the sun and the rain unlock the flower within the seed. I created everyone with endless love in their heart, but unfortunately most people keep it locked up and hardly share it with anyone. They are afraid to let their love shine freely, because they are afraid of being hurt. But a suffering soul unlocks that love. I tell you this – it is the greatest miracle of all. Many souls have bravely chosen to go into the world and suffer – to unlock this love – to create this miracle – for the good of all humanity.”

Just then the little soul got a wonderful idea and could hardly contain herself. With her wings fluttering, bouncing up and down, the little soul excitedly replied, “I am brave; let me go! I would like to go into the world and suffer so that I can unlock the goodness and love in people’s hearts! I want to create that miracle!” God smiled and said, “You are a brave soul I know, and thus I will grant your request. But even though you are very brave you will not be able to do this alone. I have known since the beginning of time that you would ask for this and so I have carefully selected many souls to care for you on your journey. Those souls will help you create your miracle; however they will also share in your suffering. Two of these souls are most special and will care for you, help you and suffer along with you, far beyond the others. They have already chosen a name for you. God and the brave little soul shared a smile, and then embraced.

In parting, God said, “Do not forget little soul that I will be with you always. Although you have agreed to bear the pain, you will do so through my strength. And if the time should come when you feel that you have suffered enough, just say the word, think the thought, and you will be healed.” Thus at that moment the brave little soul was born into the world, and through her suffering and God’s strength, she unlocked the goodness and love in people’s hearts. For so many people dropped their differences and came together to show their love. Priorities became properly aligned. People gave from their hearts. Those that were always too busy found time. Many began new spiritual journeys – some regained lost faith – many came back to God. Parents hugged their children tighter. Friends and family grew closer. Old friends got together and new friendships were made. Distant family reunited, and every family spent more time together. Everyone prayed. Peace and love reigned. Lives changed forever. It was good. The world was a better place. The miracle had happened. God was pleased.

hat I was telling you about…God Bless! Tina

Comment by tina digiacomo


Link Here | Oct 6, '07,

This is the poem that I was telling you about….Take care, Tina

Comment by tina digiacomo


Link Here | Oct 7, '07,

Dear Underwood Family: Each and every day the entire family is being remembered in prayer, love and concern. I pray the run at Epcot went well. Our prayer for Parker is that his pain, fevers and CANCER will just go away. Also for the doctors to be able to get all this under control. For the nurses that minister to you all in so many ways. For all the families that have to endure this dreaded disease invading their children. I pray for all the children that are suffering from this. May He hold you all in the palm of His hand and give you comfort and peace. Praying Without Ceasing, Marge

Comment by Marge Baldwin


Link Here | Oct 7, '07,

Last night when I heard Parker crying I said a prayer everytime I heard hijm Cry I am also putting him our prayer chain that goes all over the us. You are in our prayers. There are no words to say I know. But we do want you to know we are praying for your family and Parker if we can help you do anything or in anyway do not hesitate to ask. But remember you have a Father who cares for you and is there with you every step of the way. I do not always understand His ways, But I know whatever He does is for the good. Keep the faith

Comment by Colleen & Vickey


Link Here | Oct 7, '07,

Dear Jaime,
I just want to let you know that we prayed for Parker again last night as we always do and all the staff at our ministry pray for Parker each morning at staff meeting. I print out your updates for the meeting when I’m home. But as you know right now we’re here with this rodovirus (sp?). Danielle had a fever of 103 last night. Not much fun but it should pass in a few days. Well, I hope you had a good race and as always we’re praying for all of you.
Love, Kerri

Comment by Kerri (Danielle’s Mom) |


Link Here | Oct 7, '07,

“In everything give thanks. For this IS the will of God in Christ Jesus-concerning you.” I Thessalonians 5:18

“I wait quietly for the Lord, for my hope is in Him.” Psalm 62:5

“BE STILL & KNOW THAT I AM GOD!” Psalm 46:10

Loving you Tremendously,
Melody & Jeffrey Dowdy

Comment by Melody


Link Here | Oct 7, '07,

Praise God for a better day! We’ve been in prayer all day for Parker and will continue to pray for his swelling to go down. Great news about the fevers, too. Congratulations to all on a race well-run. Fantastic!

With love from the Jones Family

Comment by Laura Jones


Link Here | Oct 7, '07,

I miss you Jamie! Over 30 of us prayed hard for you guys and Parker tonight. I truely believe God is going to heal Parker. Can you please tell him and Payton I say Hi and I love them very much. As soon as I save up a little extra money..i’ll definatly be able to come visit!! I love you and miss everyone so much!
-Burt

Comment by BRITTANY SINGLETON


Link Here | Oct 8, '07,

Hi Jamie and Family! YAY for you guys finishing the race! What an accomplishment! You must have felt so awsome! I wouldn’t have made it past the starting line! :) I hope you all are doing well. I just hadn’t posted a comment in awhile but I wanted you to know we are still praying hard for Parker- things are crazy right now because it’s so close to the wedding but never fear- our prayers are still going strong for you and your WHOLE family- especially Parker and no matter what is going on in our lives- that will NEVER CHANGE! God Bless Always and Always! Much love! Caleb and Jose

Comment by Josie & Caleb


Link Here | Oct 8, '07,

The eternal God is your refuge,
and his everlasting arms are under you
Deut.33:27

God bless you & we’re believing and praying for Parker’s total healing! May he live a long, beautiful life & shout of the glory of the God who healed him! Keep your head up & your eyes on Him!!

Comment by Loree Arrington


Link Here | Oct 8, '07,

Jamie and Aaron~
Was looking through the new pics and all the others today, your family is beautiful and full of smiles even through all of this! Prayign for all of you and especially Parker’s Healing! Hope everyone has a good nights rest.
All our Love~
Becky and Bryan

Comment by Becky


Link Here | Oct 8, '07,

Hey Parker,

Tell everybody in Fort Myers there is going to be a blood drive for you on Saturday, November 3rd at Frst Church of the Nazarene, 13545 American Colony Blvd, (just off of Daniel’s Pkwy). The Blood Mobile will be there from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon. If anyone has any questions tell them to call Brenda at 239-246-8949 (anytime) or 239-936-2511 (M-F). More details and posters later. Just finalized the details this afternoon!

Praying for you all !

Congrats Jamie & Aaron on finishing the race! Thats’ just the first one, we know you will all finish the race with Parker too!

Love ,
Brenda & Bob

Comment by Brenda Farr


Link Here | Oct 8, '07,

Jamie,

Funny, reading Brenda’s post about the blood drive just before I send a note about an idea I had for our homeschool co-op to visit the Edison Blood Center for a field trip and blood donation. A few families are going to be there, and others will go on other days when they are able to donate. A number of the families in our group knew you from Evangelical Free Church (where our homeschool co-op meets), and said they hadn’t heard, but will be praying for you all also. Hope lots of donations show up at the blood center this Thursday. Love you guys and still praying.

Shannon Van Sluytman

Comment by Shannon Van Sluytman


Link Here | Oct 8, '07,

Hey Jaime,
I’m glad to hear that Parker had a good day. We will keep praying for Parker, your family, and your decision about surgery. I pray for wisdom and peace about a decision and that you, Aaron, and the doctors are all in agreement. I pray that He continues to strengthen you and Aaron both. I know that what Aaron said about running this race is so true. Will and I haven’t been at this as long as you and Aaron but I can already see how easy it can be to get worn out and discouraged by all the running. I’m encouraged by both of you and your endurance and faithfulness and yes, yes, yes. Parker is being used more than you’ll ever know this side of heaven to unite the Church of Christ, share the love of Christ to the parents and staff at Arnold Palmer (I know that I have been touched by your love an devotion to your kids, family, and God), and show an awesome testimony of what God can do when we believe in Him.
As Scripture says, “I am placing a rock in Zion that people trip over, a large rock that people find offensive. WHOEVER BELIEVES IN HIM WILL NOT BE PUT TO SHAME.” Romans 9:33

Anyway, Danielle will probably be discharged tomorrow but we’ll be back Friday to finally start this chemo. Maybe I’ll see you then!

Love,
Kerri

Comment by Kerri (Danielle’s Mom) |


Link Here | Oct 8, '07,

Oh yeah, there is a scripture about running and I’m sure you’ve heard it but here ya go…
Yet those who wait for the LORD Will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary. Isaiah 40:31
Keep waiting on the Lord and He will renew our strength in this trying race.

God bless,
Kerri

Comment by Kerri (Danielle’s Mom) |


Link Here | Oct 9, '07,

Little Parker and family: I have no idea how I stumbled across your website but Thank God I did! What an amazing family!! I am a part of Bull Pit Ministries in Labelle, Florida and we will start praying for you guys now. As well as all of Parkers Pals. Man you just don’t realize how lucky you are until you hear about things like this…….But I will tell you this, we serve a gracious God, a God of mercy, and a God who still performs miracles everyday…and Parker you are definitly part of a bigger plan and you are certainly a miracle…..Keep the faith and keep looking up……In Christ’s Love Lisa

Comment by Lisa


Link Here | Oct 9, '07,

So last night was club night and it was my turn to give the talk. It was put upon my heart that I need to talk about when Jesus brought the dead girl back to life. The father, Jairus, had done everything in his power to save his little girl. He was a ruler of a synagogue, so he knew many people. I am sure that he went to every doctor and specialist that he knew of. But he couldn’t do anything. And finally when it was too late and she was gone he finally ran to Jesus. We do this so often in our life, we try to do it all on our own and when it is too late we run to Jesus. It has been amazing to see that through this entire time, no matter how discouraged you are you continue to run to Jesus. There was a moment in the story when someone from Jairus’ house comes out and tells him that his daughter is gone, he can’t do anything and that he just needed to leave Jesus alone. At this moment Jesus turned around and said to Jairus, “Don’t be afraid; just believe, and she will be healed.” (Luke 8:50) As I was preparing my talk and read this scripture I instantly thought of Parker. He is constantly on my heart and in my prayers. It was as if Jesus was say to us – ‘Don’t be afriad, just believe and Parker will be healed.’ It is so hard not to be afraid, not to think about the what if’s. “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” – Matt. 6:34 As I continue to pray for Parker and your family I will continue to remind myself this! This is just a part of Parker’s journey. God has an amazing plan for this sweet little boy. Know that you are in my prayers!
In Christ,
Tracie Lear
Charlotte County, FL

Comment by Tracie Lear


Link Here | Oct 9, '07,

My name is Wanda Barnett, I work with Sally Young and I can not begin to know what you are having to deal with. When my oldest son was little he had to deal with astma, had his first attack when he was 3 months old, we were in and out of the hospital once or twice a month until he was around 5, the doctor said him being so young when he first had it, he would grow out of it and he did! But I thought that was a hard thing to do, but Lord that don’t even begin to compare with you situation. My heart aches for you, your husband and the girls. Our church has you on our prayer list and I pray every night for Parker but also for Mom & Dad, & girls! Know that GOD is controll and he knows what he is doing. I would like to tell you that your faith in GOD is amazing to me, DO NOT EVER give up on GOD for he is there with you. I know you feel like you are smothering sometimes, but he is there and he moves for us when we need it the most!

TAKE CARE and KNOW THAT SOMETHING WONDER WILL COME AS RESULT OF YOU NOT GIVING UP ON OUR WONDERFUL LORD!

Love & Prayers, Wanda Barnett

Comment by Sally Young


Link Here | Oct 9, '07,

Jamie and Aaron,

I continue to follow Parker’s website daily since my visit on 9/21. I am reminded that I mentioned to Aaron that I felt the Holy Spirit touch Parker that Friday. I imagine that is why Parker didn’t cry when I held his arm for a lengthy period. Anyway take comfort knowing that Jesus is with your son and total healing in God’s time all for the glory of the Lord will occur. Cling to your faith that all is possible with the Lord!!!!
All thanks to Jesus – all glory to God, Gary
PS. We raised $30K for RMH of SW Fla at the Labelle Rodeo.

Comment by Gary T. Briscoe


Link Here | Oct 9, '07,

WE ARE STILL PRAYING EVERY NIGHT FOR ALL OF YOU! PIERCE WANTS TO MEET BABY PARKER ONE DAY. HE KEEPS TELLING ME, MOM I WANT TO GO SEE HIM! WE LOVE YOU GUYS AND ARE PRAYING REALLY REALLY HARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Comment by Aaron, Haley and Pierce


Link Here | Oct 9, '07,

HI parker I just wanted to say I was heart broken when my teacher told us what you where going threw. But we know that God has you in the palm of his hand and will help you threw this hard time. Every day we check your website for updates and pray for you. So just wanted to let you we love you so much and you are in our thoughts !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Comment by Kalee Holt


Link Here | Oct 10, '07,

Praying everyday! I hope the day there is going great! I pray that Parker is feeling okay today and I pray for rest and peace for you guys. I also pray for complete healing!

Comment by Ashley


Link Here | Oct 11, '07,

I’m so thankful for the great days!!

Comment by Ashley


Link Here | Oct 11, '07,

Good Morning Jamie, Aaron, Parker, Peyton & Paige
Mel sent a article about the High School Musical Play to benefit Parker this morning and I have been meaning to write and tell you that you are constantly in our prayers at home and I know the kids pray for Parker everyday at Geneva.
I don’t know if you know but Parker’s Benefit show is sold out. I wish they would open another for him. I know I don’t write like a should but please know that you are all in our prayers everyday. Kathy

Comment by Kathryn Walrath


Link Here | Oct 11, '07,

continued prayers for Parker….

Comment by mrs pam |


Link Here | Oct 11, '07,

Hi Parker,
When my teacher told me about the things you are going through I was so sad.I I don’t think that you or anyone a shoud go through this I am praying for you and your family everday. Love ya and God be with you.

Comment by Jennifer


Link Here | Oct 11, '07,

Lord, we pray for more good days for Parker and his family. No fevers, no infections, no complications, and peace be with the underwoods! We’ be back there this weekend. Danielle has taken a while to get over this yucky virus. God bless!

Love, Kerri

Comment by Kerri |


Link Here | Oct 11, '07,

Jamie,
Thanks for your reminder today about cherishing every moment with our families. Too often we take each other and the time we have together for granted. We continue to pray for you all and will be especially keeping Parker in our prayers for his procedures tomorrow. May the grace of God continue to strengthen you and give you peace.
Susan

Comment by Susan Garrison


Link Here | Oct 12, '07,

We are in prayer this morning for all of you and will anxiously await an update on the surgery. May the peace of God be with you while you wait.

Comment by Laura Jones


Link Here | Oct 12, '07,

Jamie and Aaron,
We are praying for Parker, your family, and the doctors this morning as y’all prepare for his surgery. May the Holy Spirit give you peace as you wait this morning.
In Christ our Savior,
Racheal McKinney

Comment by Racheal McKinney


Link Here | Oct 12, '07,

Jamie,

I read your post last night and see you are in search of some 12 mo clothes for Paige. My daughter is 2 now and we saved a lot of her baby clothes knowing we would have another one (now due 2/22). We found out about two weeks ago that this one will be a boy and we are not planning on having any more. I will be pulling out the clothes to go through and if I have any 12 mo. or even a little bigger, I would love to send them to you if you don’t mind hand me downs. They are all in excellent condition. If you are interested, please let me know where to send them. You can either email me or call me if it would be easier for you – 239-462-8742.

Amy Collins

Comment by Amy L. Collins


Link Here | Oct 12, '07,

Praying, Praying, Praying. We lift you all up every night, and pray that the Lord gives you peace in all circumstances. We continue to pray for a miracle in Parkers life, and for all of his pals. You all have touched our lives in so many ways, and given us courage and strength as well. God is so good!
May God bless you and your family!
Sue, Mike, Tim, Emily, Jamie and Jessica.

Comment by Sue Boehlein


Link Here | Oct 12, '07,

WE PRAYED TOGETHER THIS MORNING FOR ALL OF YOU.
KEEP US POSTED!!
DIANE, Kristen and Kenny

Comment by Diane Aust |


Link Here | Oct 12, '07,

I have prayed for your family and thought about you all day. I pray that the surgery went well. I hope that you are enjoying an evening of rest and peace with your precious family!

Comment by Ashley


Link Here | Oct 12, '07,

We’re still praying Jaime. Especially for wisdom for the doctors and rest for all of you. Its so much easier to deal with stress when you’ve had the rest you need. I hope those test were NEGATIVE and I was praying for Parker about 10:00 this morning (during surgery). ANyway, God bless.

Kerri (Danielle’s mom)

Comment by Kerri |


Link Here | Oct 13, '07,

Hi Jamie & Aaron,

Just thought you should know something amazing. Jamie, that quote you put at the end of 10/12′s daily post was the same quote I gave Monday night in my talk at YL when I spoke about healing and used Parker for an example. I just thought it was such a coicidence that you just used the same quote. Parker is being used in so many positive ways throughout all of this to glorify God. I even read one of your posts as an example of how to have strong faith when nothing seems to be going your way. Keep doing what your doing :o) You are such great examples to all of us.

-Stacey

Comment by Stacey (Allison) Porter


Link Here | Oct 13, '07,

Jamie, Aaron and Family,
You are doing amazingly well. Keep praying as you have. It is amazing to me what our kids do to remind us they HAVE VERY LITTLE CONTROL left ( we poke them, sitck them etc) and when they act out it is almost a joy and a reminder that they are kids NOT adults like we expect them to be at times. They grow up so fast during this practice – cherish every minute regardless of where it is spent. Kristen played in her team soccer game today, took a hit hard from the ball, she went down, I panicked, she got up and played the rest of the game. Her team WON – was an amazing game- she pulled me off to side after the game “Mommy, I rolled on my port on the ball when I went down-it really hurts but I did not want to come out of the game-I wanted to0 help our team win”
This journey you are on with Parker will make him a fighter just like it is making Kristen. I wanted to share!
We will keep praying. We will be at the clinic and out-patient again in 2 weeks for our Vincristine.
Diane Aust

Comment by diane aust


Link Here | Oct 13, '07,

Hey Jaime and Aaron,
Glad to hear the surgery was a success. I hope we get those results soon that say negative! We are still praying for Parker and rest for mom and dad. God bless all the wee ones at APH. We’ll be there tomorrow as long as there is a bed available. See ya!

Love,
Kerri

Comment by Kerri (Danielle’s Mom) |


Link Here | Oct 15, '07,

My thoughts and prayers are with you always! I hope that Parker is feeling better and that the fungus goes away quickly. I will continue to pray for Parker and all of your family, doctors, nurses and friends at APH.

Thanks for taking the time to keep us updated, checking on Parker has become part of my nightly routine.

xoxo,

Jackie

Comment by Jackie Tomas


Link Here | Oct 16, '07,

parker
praying so hard for you today!

Comment by mrs pam |


Link Here | Oct 16, '07,

STILL PRAYING HARD JAMIE! Sorry it’s been so long since I’ve commented but with the wedding getting closer and all I am rarely on the computer as much. I hope Parker is doing better and I want you to know that just because you don’t hear from us doesn’t mean we’re not thinking hard of him and you all often! God Bless Always- I LOVE the pics of you workin’ that race! More power to ya! LOL

Comment by Josie & Caleb


Link Here | Oct 16, '07,

Hey Jamie! I sent you an email on you gmail accound about ordering a shirt. I sent the money through paypal but didnt’ see where to make a comment to note the size.

We are still praying for sweet Parker. Even though we have never met you are all apart of our daily converstaions.

Take care and know that we are praying hard for each of you.

Cindy Steven

Comment by Cindy Steven


Link Here | Oct 17, '07,

Hi Jamie,

We would love to have a couple of T-shirts if you have any left. Medium & X-Large or a Large & X-Large. I’ll go through Pay Pal. We’re praying for a great success for Parker’s blood drive and praying for great test results on Friday!!

Love you guys!
Brenda

Comment by Brenda Farr


Link Here | Oct 17, '07,

Oh mercy, child, I’ve heard it said that frustration builds character!!! We have heard of ‘bridzilla,’ maybe there is a ‘hospizilla!’ It is terribly frustrating to know your child is so sick, begging for food, needing blood, needing surgery and then the buck gets passed. Why can’t people just say sorry Jamie/Aaron we screwed up and we are so sorry and we are working to get it all straight. But, then we HAVE to remember that God doesn’t put that stuff in front of us to build our character. What wonderful screw up news that it was actually a white blood cell instead of a cancer cell. What wonderful news that his surgery was finished and he got to drink all he wanted and what wonderful news that he could be concerned about Payton. I think all of you are having some ‘hospitalitis.’ Wish it were so that you could all take a break and get home for a few days and I know you wish that too. So my prayer at this moment is for you, Aaron, Payton and Paige to find relief from the hospital and RMH. With you, I hope one day you can all sit around a talk about the time that Parker had to be in the hospital. And furthermore, I hope it is soon. With prayer and hope and wishes, Auntie

Comment by Aunt Laura


Link Here | Oct 17, '07,

Hey I am A+, I don’t know about the other part (cmv-?) but I wouldn’t mind driving over to orlando if he needs white cells. I am pregnant too, but I would think I could still do it? I’ll watch for the info, just let me know about the cmv thing?
Praying all the time….
Angel

Comment by Dana and Angel Gray


Link Here | Oct 17, '07,

This was from Gracie’s page, but I thought I should post it just in case you have not seen it. It is so appropriate and so beautiful. We pray for Parker and Parker’s Pals every day.

God’s Blessings
The Hartley’s
Burnsville, N.C.

The Brave Little Soul”

(By: John Alessi)

Not too long ago in Heaven there was a little soul who took wonder in observing the world. She especially enjoyed the love she saw there and often expressed this joy with God. One day however the little soul was sad, for on this day she saw suffering in the world. She approached God and sadly asked, “Why do bad things happen; why is there suffering in the world?”God paused for a moment and replied, “Little soul, do not be sad, for the suffering you see, unlocks the love in people’s hearts.” The little soul was confused. “What do you mean,” she asked.” God replied, “Have you not noticed the goodness and love that is the offspring of that suffering? Look at how people come together, drop their differences and show their love and compassion for those who suffer. All their other motivations disappear and they become motivated by love alone.”The little soul began to understand and listened attentively as God continued, “The suffering soul unlocks the love in people’s hearts much like the sun and the rain unlock the flower within the seed. I created everyone with endless love in their heart, but unfortunately most people keep it locked up and hardly share it with anyone. They are afraid to let their love shine freely, because they are afraid of being hurt. But a suffering soul unlocks that love. I tell you this – it is the greatest miracle of all. Many souls have bravely chosen to go into the world and suffer – to unlock this love – to create this miracle – for the good of all humanity.” Just then the little soul got a wonderful idea and could hardly contain herself. With her wings fluttering, bouncing up and down, the little soul excitedly replied, “I am brave; let me go! I would like to go into the world and suffer so that I can unlock the goodness and love in people’s hearts! I want to create that miracle!”God smiled and said, “You are a brave soul I know, and thus I will grant your request. But even though you are very brave you will not be able to do this alone. I have known since the beginning of time that you would ask for this and so I have carefully selected many souls to care for you on your journey. Those souls will help you create your miracle; however they will also share in your suffering. Two of these souls are most special and will care for you, help you and suffer along with you, far beyond the others. They have already chosen a name for you.God and the brave little soul shared a smile, and then embraced. In parting, God said, “Do not forget little soul that I will be with you always. Although you have agreed to bear the pain, you will do so through my strength. And if the time should come when you feel that you have suffered enough, just say the word, think the thought, and you will be healed.” Thus at that moment the brave little soul was born into the world, and through his suffering and God’s strength, she unlocked the goodness and love in people’s hearts. For so many people dropped their differences and came together to show their love. Priorities became properly aligned. People gave from their hearts. Those that were always too busy found time. Many began new spiritual journeys – some regained lost faith – many came back to God. Parents hugged their children tighter. Friends and family grew closer. Old friends got together and new friendships were made. Distant family reunited, and every family spent more time together. Everyone prayed. Peace and love reigned. Lives changed forever. It was good. The world was a better place. The miracle had happened. God was pleased

Comment by Kenza Hartley


Link Here | Oct 17, '07,

Jamie & Aaron,
I just read the latest updates and am so excited to hear that Parker’s surgeon in Gainesville is Dr. Staba. My niece, Mikayla Robinson, was a patient of her’s last year and I can’t tell you how wonderful she was! She’d get up in bed with Mikayla and watch t.v. and just hang out. She even invited Mikayla and her mom into her house to watch (can’t remember the series name) t.v. My niece passed away a year ago this past Oct. 10th – Dr. Staba was right there with her (and the rest of the family) and stayed there to hold the parents afterward. I’m so thankful there are physicians like Dr. Staba out there and even more thankful that Parker will soon be one of those patients. Please tell Dr. Staba that Mikayla’s family sends their love.

Comment by Cathi Robinson


Link Here | Oct 17, '07,

Jamie and Aaron we are all still thinking and prayingr for little Parker and your family. I pray that this will all be a distant memory soon and we can have one huge fellowship to rejoice in his complete healing God Bless you all.

Comment by Angela Surguine (Holly and Mandy’s Mom


Link Here | Oct 18, '07,

Hey Jamie!
Our prayer group lifted your family up today. I hope Parker is having a good day, and I’m glad that you and the girls had the opportunity to sleep in! I pray for peace and comfort for Parker especially because it seems like so many tests and surgeries are going on lately. I pray for the results that we want and wisdom from the doctors to be able to give quick and thorough answers. I pray the staff at the hospital for continued compassion and love for Parker and your family even in a tough day. I pray for all of Parker’s friends and their jouney’s especially with the movement and further treatments coming up. I just pray for God’s hand in the entire situation but have peace in knowing it is already there.

We have over 250 college students coming on Tuesday and sure to be many more since we have a few days left before…praise god! Also, I am A+ and CMV – and only 20 minutes away, so please know I would be there in a heartbeat to help out Parker! God bless you guys!

Comment by Shelby Bourne


Link Here | Oct 18, '07,

Jamie, I am praying for you and thinking about you every day! Stay strong. The power of prayer is amazing.
Love,
Mary Ann, Beth, Maggie & Andrew Manson

Comment by Mary Ann Manson


Link Here | Oct 18, '07,

Hi Parker and Family,

I was reading your latest progress that your mommy is so faithful to report, and I wanted you to know my family and I are lifting you in prayer. Even though you don’t know me or my family, your Daddy God in heaven knows exactly who you are. We are praying His loving hands are touching your family in a real and personal way!

We hook up in agreement in prayer for all your requests and we know that where there are 2 or 3 gathered together in Jesus’ name He is in the midst of us. We believe with you for a great report and complete healing!

Blessings Abundant
The Petro family (Georgie, Steve, Colby & DJ)

Comment by Georgie Petro (MOPS mom in Crestview FL)


Link Here | Oct 18, '07,

Oh My Lord and Father, this is an email post that I didn’t want to receive. You have given us an abounding spirit with abundant hope. Gracious Father, we ask that, if it is Your will to provide the hope and solution for this child of yours. He has brought so many people from so many different places to this site and to their knees. Only You know, I pray for his healing; I pray for his comfort; I pray he is pain free; I pray for his parents, grandparents, sisters and other family members who have shared this journey with Aaron and Jamie. But, Dear Father God, the doctors aren’t being as encouraging. I pray for their wisdom and care. My eyes, my heart and my soul cry for this child and all the children and all the families that are going through the sadness of illness and death of such young children. My prayer can’t end with out a prayer for Jamie’s Uncle Virg, and for a niece who lost her son suddenly last year and still feels the loss so acutely. But, I thank you for the blessing of Paige and Natylie that have been delivered to these parents, in the midst of their heavy hearts, and that they will show Your love and keep life steady for them. My Father, I pray in the name of the Son you gave up to death so that we would have eternal life. My most fervent prayer for Parker. Amen

Comment by Aunt Laura


Link Here | Oct 18, '07,

Jamie, Aaron, Payton, Parker and Paige,
Always in prayer with you…and for you.
Hold Tight!
Love you all,
Aunt Colleen

Comment by Colleen Benn


Link Here | Oct 18, '07,

I read your post today and tears came to my eyes…. we had a very similar discussion with out daughter Abbie’s physicians just three months ago (she also had AML and had a bone marrow transplant in April). The Lord chose to heal her by taking her to heaven just one week later. I write that to tell you I know a little of what you are thinking and feeling. I hope to encourage you by letting you know I am praying for you. I know the road ahead will be rocky (however the Lord choses to heal Parker) but I also know that God never leads us where His grace will not sustain us. He works everything out for His glory and for the good of those who love Him (romans)… even this rocky road will bring glory to God and will work itself out for good – both for you and for Parker. Having traveled the road of living in the hospital (fighting for a child’s life) to walking the road of grief after losing our precious girl, I still sing of God’s faithfullness as His mercies ARE new every morning (Lamentations 3) and the peace granted by a closer walk with Him transcends all understanding. I pray that God will grant you peace, good days with Parker, healing, wisdom, and new mercies every morning as you travel this difficult road.

Comment by Julie Morgan


Link Here | Oct 18, '07,

Dear ones: My grandma heart hurts greatly after reading your e mail. Prayers continue for healing for Parker, comfort for the entire family. May our gracious Heavenly Father wrap His loving arms around you and give you peace. You are such a special, awesome family. God Bless You All. Love, Marge

Comment by Marge Baldwin


Link Here | Oct 18, '07,

Jamie, Please know that we are praying for each of you. I pray that Parker is pain free and that God is comforting each of you.
Much love and many prayers,
Cindy

Comment by Cindy Steven


Link Here | Oct 18, '07,

Dear Lord,

I ask you to put your healing hands on little Parker. Take away this unknown fungus from his body so that he can go to transplant soon and be healed of this cancer. You created Parker for a special purpose and I pray with all my heart that you will allow his time on earth to be long and abundant. I pray that this is just the plattform from which he’ll be telling people about you. There are so many of us who are holding the Underwoods up to you right now in prayer. Please comfort them, give them the strength and the hope to get through each day and give us the faith to trust in you. I’m still awaiting the day when I can meet my little hero in person.

HUGE ((((((HUGS))))))) to you, Underwood Family!
Praying without ceasing,
Margo

Comment by Margo


Link Here | Oct 18, '07,

Jamie, I’m so sorry you got “the talk.” I don’t know what to say except I’ll still pray for a miracle, but also for God’s comforting arms to hold all of you. You have been an incredible encouragement to everyone around you at APH, and an inspiration to those who read the blog.

If you ever want to talk about “stuff” you can contact me through BASE Camp. I walked a friend through this before.

Hugs and blessings, Pat Lee

Comment by Pat Lee


Link Here | Oct 18, '07,

You are all in my prayers.

Comment by Karri


Link Here | Oct 19, '07,

Jamie and Aaron,
May God’s peace surround you, may you feel HIs hands on you as He guides you into the future. I pray for the Holy Spirit to completly surround you and that you will FEEL His presense!!!!! My Dear Lord Jesus, surround this family and hold them so tight that they feel you touching them, give them your peace so that they know you are in control. Allow them to feel our prayers. Thank you Jesus for this precious family. Bless them, seal them and comfort them as only you can!! We love you!
Love, in the matchless name of Jesus Christ,
Eric, Victoria, Amanda and Jake Moller

Comment by Victoria Moller


Link Here | Oct 19, '07,

We do not know each other but we know the same God. He is an awesome God, our Great Comforter in times of need. I will be praying for your family. This is perhaps the toughest battle of your lives but you are not alone. We are all in this with you.

Heartfelt Prayers from California

Comment by The Link Family

Comment by The Link Family


Link Here | Oct 19, '07,

Jamie,
You are an amazingly strong woman. I am so proud of you for dealing with this and still putting God first in your life. HE is the only way! I know you know this. Keep the Faith my friend and God will bring your family peace. You are in my prayers.

But He said, “The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.” (Luke 18:27)

I’m praying for Parker’s doctors and nurses as well that they will have his guidance and that he will rain down wisdom on them to comfort Parker as our God continues to work in your family’s lives for his ultimate plan for you! You’re right, NEVER give up. God wants us to press forward towards the prize he has for us in him.
Love you girl, take care.
Lauri (Mackay) Brown

Comment by Lauri (Mackay) Brown


Link Here | Oct 19, '07,

Jamie and Aaron,
We share your tears this morning and are still praying for Parker’s body to be healed. Your determination and strength are amazing and I know Parker feels that, just like he was singing along to Deigo!! May God lead all of us on this journey with you to support you and provide you wisdom in these diffcult times and feel our prayers of strength and healing. May he be with Parker and strengthen him and heal him with his mighty love and grace.
Hope today brings better test results and healing of Parker’s body.
All our Love and Prayers!!
Becky and Bryan

Comment by Becky


Link Here | Oct 19, '07,

Jamie and Aaron,

I was so sad to read your post from yesterday. How terribly heart breaking this must be for you after all everything Parker has been through and you guys right there along side of him. My first thought (prayer) was God please enter Parker’s body right now and heal him completely and don’t let all of this be in vain. God immedetly answered me letting me know that whatever the outcome – it will not have been in vain. And I know this but I am sure it does not make the one side of the coin any easier to accept. I cannot imagine losing a child and you both have teatered on that for months. I pray that God comforts you greatly and touches Parker making him comfortable and happy. May God bless you and your family continuing to hold you tightly in the palm of His great hands while he leads you through this journey.

Praying always,
Amy Collins and family

Comment by Amy Collins


Link Here | Oct 19, '07,

Stay Strong Underwoods! We are still praying so hard for ALL HEALING! God is so magnificent and his word is SO much louder then doctors. He makes the decision in the end. He decides what is best for Parker and we are wrong to doubt his decision. He is glorious in all his ways and he gives us so many good days- what right do we have to question Him when He gives us a good one? I have complete faith that Parker will show us all what he is about just as he has surprised us through this whole journey. Keep your heads up and NEVER give up! God hasn’t given up on you! Much love always!

Comment by Josie & Caleb


Link Here | Oct 19, '07,

Continuing to pray for your sweet little boy. I know that God is watching over Parker and will take care of him. I pray for complete and total healing – nothing is impossible for God! I pray that he will not only move this mountain in Parker’s life, but REMOVE it completely. God bless each of you during this difficult time.

Comment by Amy


Link Here | Oct 19, '07,

Dear Underwoods,
I am A+ and would come to Orlando any time to donate. Only hick up: I am German. My husband is 0- . If you need a donor for white blood cells, we WILL find one, let us know!

You are always in our thoughts.
Birgit

Comment by Birgit Powell


Link Here | Oct 19, '07,

You have such an amazing family. Your faith is an inspiration to us all. Your entire family is in our prayers! I pray for the “peace that passes all understanding”.

Comment by Kilpatrick Family


Link Here | Oct 19, '07,

“O LORD my God, I called to you for help and you healed me.” Psalm 30:2

“I am the LORD who heals you.” Exodus 15:26

We are standing with you and believing with you for your miracle. We pray the LORD our God would surround you and bring healing to you in this hour, in this moment. God, please give everyone involved in Parker’s care, Your wisdom and will. We know nothing is impossible for You, LORD.

God bless you and please know how precious you all are!! Love in Christ, Loree, SUMC MOPS

Comment by Loree Arrington


Link Here | Oct 19, '07,

Hi Parker, I personally don’t know you, just met you by email a couple of minutes ago. I just want to let you and your family know, keep trusting our Lord Jesus Christ, He is your doctor, your healer and your deliverer. I believe and declare at this very moment the super-natural power of God over you bringing healing to your life. Parents of Parker, declare that healing over his life and it shall be done according to your faith. Remember the Bible says: Isaiah 53:5, But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed. I declare by faith that super-natural healing over Parker in the name above all names, In Jesus name. Amen! God bless you!

Comment by Niurka


Link Here | Oct 19, '07,

My husband and I spoke with April last night, she indicated that Parker may need a white cell doner. I am A+, I’m 46 and in good health and are CMV negative. We would be willing to drive to Orlando and help. “God is able to do all things”. Sometimes those words don’t seem enough, and taking one day at time seems like a good saying, however, moment to moment is more like it. I see your eyes in your pictures, You are a strong woman, in desparate need of saving her child. The Lord Almighty holds you tightly, he comforts you when you can’t breathe anymore. Your tears have not gone unseen, Adoni, feels them, touches them and breaths another breath into you. Your Heavenly Father is what you have to hang on to, he is your rock and Praise Him, that he has given you a husband that lifts you up, holds you when you need a physical touch. How awesome that you can look around and see how much the community at large has reached at their hands to help support your family with the strength that is so needed. I love the Lord and Praise Him for His incredible Greatness. Soak up the Sunshine Parker, breath in the beauty of His Majastey.

Comment by Lee Anne Chase


Link Here | Oct 19, '07,

I just read your post and wanted you to know that my and my family’s hearts and prayers go out to you and your family. The decision that you are being asked to consider is not one that any parent should have to make, or make lightly at that. I pray daily, hourly for Parker to healed and brought to comfort in whatever way God sees fit. I know that you feel His arms around you comforting you in all things, at all times. Know that He loves you and will care for you no matter what the outcome. God Bless you and keep you. Love, The Veitch Family

Comment by Shannon Veitch


Link Here | Oct 19, '07,

Dear Underwood family,
I wanted you to know… The choir at FBC Lehigh loves you all very much. Our hearts have been with you since Feb. Parker’s Aunt April gives us updates each Thursday when we meet for practice and we pray specifically for Parker’s healing. We stand in faith, united with you all, believing God to heal Parker, even at this late date. To God be the glory great things He has done, and continues to do.
FBC Lehigh Acres Choir

Comment by Misty Patterson


Link Here | Oct 19, '07,

Dear Underwood family ~
Your family is in my prayers daily and I trust that God has a great plan for Parker’s life. He will never leave or forsake us. Please know that you have more people praying for you and that sweet little boy than you’ll ever know. God bless you.

Julie Whitney (friend of Shannon Harmon)

Comment by Julie Whitney


Link Here | Oct 19, '07,

I read your webpage our heart goes out to You. I just prayed God would work a miracle in this little fellows life and that God would hold you and your husband’s in His loving hands. I wich there was something else we could do. God has a plan and His ways are not our ways. One thing to remember is that God know’s how you feel right now. He is there walking beside you everyday. You have a wonderful sprit and a lot of faith. There can still be a miracle and we are praying for that.

Comment by Colleen and Vickie


Link Here | Oct 19, '07,

“fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10

We are praying & God is holding you!

Comment by Tracie Lear


Link Here | Oct 19, '07,

Jane Slater from the Fort Myers Blood Center brought informationfor Parker’s blood drive to the church office today. She told me she had been conducting a blood drive at a lawyer’s office downtown and when they heard about Parker, SIX people asked that their blood go directly to him!! So watch for those pink tags!

Parker has touched so many lives during this fight and we pray for his and your continued strength.

You are constatnly in our thoughts and prayers,
Brenda

Comment by Brenda Farr


Link Here | Oct 19, '07,

I read your post today with a very heavy heart but still with optimism galore! Only God knows the path that Parker will take and He’ll lead him whichever way that is. You can never give up hope but you can brace yourselves for the other possibilities (no matter how difficult). Parker’s been so strong and it’s such a blessing that he doesn’t understand any of the obstacles he’s faced the last 7 months. He’s just being a normal child and facing whatever the doctors ask him to do. I’m so sorry that you had to have “the talk” but know that it’s God’s way of preparing you for whatever may come in the future – good or bad. Only God knows the outcome of Parker’s battle and I only hope and pray Parker’s able to beat this and live a full life. May God give you all of the answers you need and the strength to deal with whatever is ahead for all of you.
In Christian love,
Cathi

Comment by Cathi Robinson


Link Here | Oct 19, '07,

This is the name of God our Savior, JEHOVAH RAPHA – “THE LORD THAT HEALETH THEE!” He can heal all our troubles. He can heal all our sicknesses. And he can heal our souls. I am praying that JEVOVAH RAPHA supernaturally intervene and completely heal Parker.

Comment by Laura Barron


Link Here | Oct 19, '07,

I have never had the pleasure of meeting you and the family but wanted to let you know that you’re in my prayers. I know that with God all things are possible and I will continue to keep you and your family in my prayers. God Bless! Jeremiah 30:17

Comment by Lee Katsikos


Link Here | Oct 19, '07,

I wish that I had the words to give you comfort. I just want you to know that I’m praying and my Sunday School class is praying for Parker and your family daily. We pray that God will perform a miracle in Parkers body.

The Bible challenges us to “walk by faith, not by sight” 2 Cor. 5:7. That’s a tough task. But the more steps we take, the more comfortable our walk will become, and the more confident we will be of the destination of our walk. That’s what faith is all about – it is “the assurance of things hoped for.” Right know you are walking by Faith. You don’t know the plan or the “big picture,” but God does. He is always working behind the scenes for good to those who love Him. Your faith and trust in Him will get you through anything, even this ordeal.

I’m thankful for your strength in the Lord. It is a testimony to all who know you and even those who don’t. You and Parker are true warriors for God. Many lives have been and will be eternally changed because of your witness!!

Love,
Janna Rodgers

Comment by Janna Rodgers


Link Here | Oct 19, '07,

I read your last post with tears in my eyes. I cannot begin to imagine what all of you are going through right now. Just remember that a lot of people have been praying FOR Parker and BECAUSE of Parker; he has brought a lot of us closer to God and to our own families; not too many people can take credit for bringing others close to God and Parker and your family definitely can. God in His infinite wisdom,(which we cant always understand or like) knows what is best for Parker. My family and I will continue to pray for Parker’s healing and for your family. May He grant you strength, courage and peace during these difficult times.

Comment by Thelma


Link Here | Oct 19, '07,

I am crying and praying so hard for Parker to be healed. My heart aches for you as parents. I pray for Parker to be healed. I pray fo rhis pain to stop. God has a plan for your little one. In his time an dhis way he will be healed. I do not know you at all but feel as though I do. I love you all! Praying so hard!!!!!!!!!!!! Stephanie Valentino Moorpark, California

Comment by Stephaniei Valentino


Link Here | Oct 19, '07,

Aaron, Jamie, Peyton, Parker and Paige,

your story continues to touch my heart daily and as I sit here and look at the pictures of your beautiful family, I see the light of God shining through each one of you and am just moved so greatly. Please know that although we have never officially met, you all, especially your precious Parker, are in my prayers constantly. As a mother of an 11 month old daughter, it is hard for me to imagine mustering up the strength and courage that you all have shown in these past few months. I know that God is by your side and in HIS arms you all find comfort. I know that He holds Parker close… take care and know that the Mears family is thinking of you and praying very hard for each of you and all those giving care to your son.

Lisa Mears

Comment by Lisa Mears


Link Here | Oct 19, '07,

sweet Parker
praying for your earthly miracle….

Comment by mrs pam |


Link Here | Oct 19, '07,

Dear Underwood Family

Andrew attended a youth rally at church tonight and they prayed for Parker. We all are praying for a miracle for baby Parker! Your beautiful baby boy has touched the lives of many people. Continuing trusting in THE LORD! You all have been such an inspiration and the Lord couldn’t have given Parker a better family.

Love In Christ,
The Pueblas

Comment by Diana Puebla (Andrew’s Mom)


Link Here | Oct 19, '07,

My heart & prayers are with you. I have come to love your family through this website. Many years ago my husband and I went through a simular experience and someone reminded me of something Jesus said and I wanted to share it with you.
“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” John 14:27

Comment by Ella


Link Here | Oct 19, '07,

Dear Parker and family.
Don’t give up. The Lord is on your side! The battle is His. Praise Him. I thank God that you all know where your help comes from. I thank God that He is in control and doctors are just like us-normal human beings. But our God is BIG and the Lord still has high hopes for Parker and I know you do also. I thank God that your family knows that God is the Great Physician and the Healer! Our family and friends are praying and praying. We are asking for complete healing for Parker. I have a dear friend that ALL the doctors walked out on her and said they couldn’t help her and there was nothing else they could do. She had cancer all through her body. But the Lord answered our prayers and brought healing to her body. He got the Glory! Not doctors or medicine but Jesus! Jaime you are so faithful to send updates and it is such a sweet blessing to join you in prayer for your son and the rest of the family! Be Bold Be Strong for the Lord Our God is With You! Here are a couple of songs that have blessed my life. Our God is able to heal you Parker! We all love you! My daughter Victoria(3 1/2) prays for you all the time she always picks special things out for you Parker and makes pictures and cards for you. She prays all by herself and asks God “Dear God please heal Parker real soon so I can play with him. In Jesus name I pray Amen” It is so sweet since she has never met you. She also gives you card (with picture on it) to her friends and family teachers at church and reminds them to pray for you. She has a big heart and you Parker are part of it. When she goes to the Christian bookstore she looks for things for you-not for herself. My son Matthew (2) also prays for you Parker. He likes to carry around your card and say your name. We all love you all and are praying for you. Jamie thank you again for sharing you family and your life, you have been a blessing to our family because of your faithfulness and willingness to share. We talk about you and pray for you as if you are a part of our family. Well you are in Christ! Praise the Lord.

With Great Love,
Lisa Marie

You Are Still Holy-by Kim Hill

Holy, You are still holy
Even when the darkness surrounds my life
Sovereign, You are still sovereign
Even when confusion has blinded my eyes

Lord, I don’t deserve Your kind affection
When my unbelief has kept me from Your touch
I want my life to be a pure reflection
Of Your love

And so I come into Your chamber
And I dance at Your feet, Lord
You are my Saviour
And I’m at Your mercy
All that has been in my life
Up ’til now
It belongs to You
You are still holy

Holy, You are still holy
Even though I don’t understand Your ways
Sovereign, You will be sovereign
Even when my circumstances don’t change

Lord, I don’t deserve your tender patience
When my unbelief has kept me from Your truth
I want my life to be a sweet devotion
To You

And so I come into Your chamber
And I dance at Your feet, Lord
You are my Saviour
And I’m at Your mercy
All that has been in my life
Up ’til now
It belongs to You
I belong to You

And so I come into Your chamber
And I dance at Your feet
You are my Saviour
And I’m at Your mercy
All that has been in my life
Up ’til now
It belongs to You
I belong to You
You are still holy
You are still sovereign
You are still holy, Lord
You are still righteous
You are all-knowing
You are still holy

Be Magnified – Randy Rothwell
Verse 1
I have made You too small in my eyes
Oh Lord, forgive me
And I have believed in a lie
That You were unable to help me.
But now, Oh Lord, I see my wrong
Heal my heart and show Yourself strong
And in my eyes and with my song
Oh Lord, be magnified (bis)

Chorus:
Be magnified, Oh Lord
You are highly exalted
And there is nothing You can’t do
Oh Lord, my eyes are on You
Be magnified,
Oh Lord, be magnified

Verse 2
I have leaned on the wisdom of men
Oh Lord, (Please)forgive me
And I have responded to them
Instead of Your light and Your mercy
But now, Oh Lord, I see my wrong
Heal my heart and show yourself strong
And in my eyes and with my song
Oh Lord be magnified (bis)

Chorus x2

Comment by Lisa Marie Shelford |


Link Here | Oct 19, '07,

Jamie,Our prayers will never stop for you guys! Our hearts and thoughts are also with you! Never give up because GOD is with you and HE is working out his plan. Hang in there…I know things will get better soon. With warm thoughts, Tina

Comment by Tina Digiacomo


Link Here | Oct 20, '07,

Today, all the day through I prayed, prayed, prayed. I could just feel the overwhelming love from everyone praying for Parker. God was surely AMAZED at the prayers pouring to him for our little Parker and the love we have for him and praying that he would HEAL him so that we can all watch as he grows into a strong, amazing, wonderful young man that we know he will be and to share the story of fighting this battle and WINNING through the glory of God. God Bless you and your family.

Comment by Angela Surguine (Holly’s mom)


Link Here | Oct 20, '07,

When we heard what was going on today Danielle, Katie, Kate, and I stopped and prayed in the other playroom for Parker. I know that Jesus is still in the miracle buisness.

Love
Kerri

Comment by Kerri (Danielle’s Mom) |


Link Here | Oct 20, '07,

Jamie & Aaron,

Its 3:40am and I woke up thinking and praying about Parker and decided I needed to read the post from last night. Praise God! I was thrilled to see how great Parker did. He is such a fighter! We are continuing to PRAY! PRAY and PRAY some more that God continues to hold Parker in his loving arms and gives him a complete healing. I hope you all have a more restful day and Parker’s spirit remains high and playful. Give him a big hug and kiss for me.

God bless and praying always,
Amy

Comment by Amy Collins


Link Here | Oct 20, '07,

Praise the Lord! It was such a blessing to wake up and read the post on how well Parker did. We are praying that all will see that it is God who is in control. Lots of love and prayers for your family.
Lisa Marie
Continuing to pray earnestly and watching expectantly for God to heal Parker!

Comment by Lisa Marie Shelford |


Link Here | Oct 20, '07,

Jeremiah 29:11 “For know the plans I have for you”, declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope a future”. AMEN!!!!!! We all hold to these Words of Truth and Life from OUR LIVING GOD!!!!!! Parker, these are Promises for YOU. By the stripes Jesus bore on the cross for you, HE is healing you!! We are CLAIMING these Promises for Parker EVERY day, and will continue to pray without ceasing! May God give you an abundance of HIS strength and Peace! Our God has already WON this battle, and the VICTORY is HIS!

Your brothers and sister in Christ,
Jim, Rose, Sean, and Conor
Charlotte, NC

Comment by The Morrissey Family


Link Here | Oct 20, '07,

Know that we are praying for peace beyond all earthly understanding as you are going through this most heart breaking time in your life! Nothing is too much for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We will not stop praying for your miracle!!

Comment by Hollie Lane


Link Here | Oct 20, '07,

Just want you to know that I’m praying for a miracle!! I look forward to the day I can meet all of you. Perhaps the Lord will cause our paths to cross one day.
Love in Christ,
Mimi

Comment by Mimi Gonzalez


Link Here | Oct 20, '07,

Dear Jamie, Thank you so much again for keeping us all updated. WE are all amazed at the time you share with each of us daily. We continue to pray for a huge miracle. I wanted to let you know I sent our prayer request out to our friends and family members. My sister is the childrens director at a church in Cummings Ga. and today all the children had their scccer games. My sister did the devotion at half time and there were over a thousand people total counting all seven games. At each half time, they took a knee and lifted Parker Underwood up asking God for a miracle of healing. There were alot of prayers going up today for your special little guy and know that we continue to pray each and every day for all of you. Love Joanie Fobes

Comment by joanie Forbes


Link Here | Oct 21, '07,

Parker
praying for you!
Paige
happy 1/2 birthday!
when we celebrate half birthdays at school,
we sing every other word…not so easy for the
preschoolers!

Comment by mrs. pam |


Link Here | Oct 21, '07,

I’d like to try to round up some people from Melb. to attempt the wbc donation and at least donate blood/platelets… how are you doing on having people lined up for this week and do you know if pregnant people can do it?
we are all praying,
angel

Comment by Dana and Angel Gray


Link Here | Oct 21, '07,

Hey, Parker!

Enjoy those “quack quacks.”

I’m thinking of you!

Comment by Nancy Loughlin


Link Here | Oct 21, '07,

Dear Parker:
What a handsome young man of God you are! My family and I have not met you directly, but our friend, Angel, told us how to find your web site, and how to get to know you through the story your mom and dad have been sharing. Angel asked that everyone at our church (Every Nation Tallahassee) pray for you and your family every time we think of your sweet face. I am confident God will bring you to the mind of many people and I’m so glad that we will be part of it. We will pray for you every day, and come back to your web site often to see all the progress you make, the wagon rides you take, and the fun you have with your sisters!
Love to you and your family, in Christ, The Westmarks

Comment by Cindy Westmark


Link Here | Oct 21, '07,

dear jaime and aaron i feel so bad for little parker i pray for him everyday the Lord has a plan and purpose for everything and just think of all the people coming to know the Lord through little Parker ♥ Becky

Comment by rebecca durassain


Link Here | Oct 21, '07,

Hey!

Halloween is soon and I hope you have fun. I keep praying for you! My teacher Mrs.Hacker keeps telling us parkers updates and that is our main prayer every day. I have told all of my family and now they are praying for you to. I wil try and come on and write something daily. As for now talk to ya later.
Sincerly,
Chloe E.

Comment by chloe


Link Here | Oct 21, '07,

Praying for brave sweet Parker
night and day.
“A bruised reed I will not break
a smoldering candle I will not extinguish.”
Kimberly and I are getting together Wednesday to pray for Parker and his family.

Comment by Cathy Brennan


Link Here | Oct 21, '07,

Jamie,

I pray for healing, strength and peace for you. I pray Parker will be strengthened for all he is going through. I pray the doctors will work hard to get answers quickly for your family. I pray for you, as a mom, to find joy in the midst of all the trouble. You are an inspiration to me and many others, but you are a treasure to your children! Blessings to you!

Jennifer

Comment by Jennifer Coggins


Link Here | Oct 22, '07,

hey guys…..to be honest i wasn’t sure what to write, so as i would type, and then hit backspace, and do that again and again, i decided to open the bible. i read through a few different verses and i feel that i have landed on psalm 57. read it when you get a moment to stop. to me, this paints such a picture of your plea to God. don’t stop crying out!!! …great is His love, reaching to the heavens; His faithfulness eaches to the skies!

i love you both!

Comment by Alissa


Link Here | Oct 22, '07,

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you: Parker, his siblings, Jamie and Aaron, his grandparents and his extended family. You are all in this together, lifting each other up, and your Young Life family and many others are lifting you in prayer.

Susan McSwain
Young Life of Manatee County, FL

Comment by Susan McSwain


Link Here | Oct 22, '07,

Parker’s struggles have been weighing so heavy on my heart this past week…on Saturday I put on a bracelet that I’ve had for months but never worn. It has a sterling silver heart showing “hope” on one side and “joy” on the other. I made sure the “hope” faced up to signify the hope that I have for Parker that he will be healed. Driving home that same Saturday night, I passed a billboard that I’ve never seen – in the same lettering as your t-shirts, it simply asked “Got hope?” – all I could think was “We do!”. To me it was more than just a coincidence – it was a sign (no pun intended) that hope is not lost. I carry that feeling of hope with me for Parker every day. God bless your wonderful family.

Monette

Comment by Monette Blazer


Link Here | Oct 22, '07,

Edgely prays for Parker at every meal and every night.
Emily and I are especially praying for you.
We love you all,

david, emily, edgely

Comment by Emily and David Johnson


Link Here | Oct 22, '07,

i’m just praying. and praying, and praying, because i know its about all i can do. the new photos of parker are precious and heartbreaking and cause me to pray even harder. we will continue to have HOPE. we will continue to pray for a MIRACLE.

Comment by laura |


Link Here | Oct 22, '07,

Parker, Bailey and Logan pray for you every night at dinner along with the rest of our family. Logan talks about you all the time and he loves to look at your pictures. You are a strong little boy, hugs and kisses.
Love The Wrights

Comment by Amanda


Link Here | Oct 22, '07,

Dear ones: Keeping you all close in prayers and thoughts. Parker, you are such a dear child. I so enjoy reading your mom’s reports of the “Thank you’s” and the “God Bless You’s” that you bestow on those around you. Jamie and Aaron you are indeed blessed with these 3 precious children. Please know that you are all loved and cared about. Each step you take, our Saviour walks beside you, holding you and giving you the strength you need. God Bless. Love, Marge

Comment by Marge Baldwin


Link Here | Oct 22, '07,

Jamie,
Praying for each item you ask for us to pray for. Praying for God’s peace to surround you and Aaron, praying so hard!! Praying for you throughout the day, praying constantly!!! May God continue to give you His fire of strength as you wake up each day! We love you – Eric, Victoria, Amanda & Jake

Comment by Victoria Moller


Link Here | Oct 23, '07,

Dear Lord – please continue blessing Jaime, Aaron, Paige, Payton and Parker. Lord touch Parker’s little body – take away all of his pain – give him lots of belly laughs and happy moments. Give him peace so he is not afraid. Give him lots of love holding him every moment in you loving hands. Thank you Lord for Jaime and Aaron, for their love for their children, for their dedication to fighting this and most of all for their faith and love in You dear Lord. Please be with this family, protecting them, giving them peace and comfort daily Lord. Praying for your will – Amen

Comment by Amy L. Collins


Link Here | Oct 23, '07,

Oh Jamie – you and Aaron act so strong in the hospital but I can read (and because of that, see) what tremendous burdens are on your shoulders. I hope and pray for a miracle for Parker -for all of the little ones on the 7th floor. I also hope and pray that God will hold your hand during this entire process and that you won’t let go. Hold tight and trust in what He says. I hate cancer and I hate what it is doing to your family. You are in our prayers. Love, Marlie’s Aunt April

Comment by April Agnew


Link Here | Oct 23, '07,

I’ve never felt so humbled in praying. I’m thankful that the Spirit is there to interpret what words can’t express. A verse from Psalm 77 has come to mind several times recently–
“Your road led thru the sea, your pathway thru the mighty waters–a pathway no on knew was there!” So glad that’s the kind of God we cry out to. Blessings on each of you.
Gil

Comment by gil livesay


Link Here | Oct 23, '07,

Read this and wanted to share it with all of you.
“But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as Eagles; they shall run and not be weary; and they shall walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31

I pray that Parker’s body will continue to heal so he can move on to the step. I pray that Jaimie and Aaron feel your peace and grace with them as they are asked to make decisions that no parent should have to make. May we all continue to be patient and wait for results and answers to questions as what step Parker will take next on this journey. We pray in your name, the almighty healer, Amen.

Sharing tears with you all and praying, praying, praying!
All our love~
Becky And Bryan

Comment by Becky


Link Here | Oct 23, '07,

I can donate on mondays, if that helps, i have also had an e-mail passed around at my church…first christian church of Orlando…in hope that someone with blood type A+ will be able to help! I’m sooooo sorry your experience has been so difficult!

Comment by Naomi |


Link Here | Oct 23, '07,

You and your family are always in our thoughts and prayers.

USPS TALLAHASSEE

Comment by Mary A Mack


Link Here | Oct 23, '07,

Jamie–I am praying praying praying for you! Have faith and stay strong. I pray for God to put his hand of protection on your family!!

Comment by Barbie


Link Here | Oct 23, '07,

My dear friends,
My heart hurts with you as you hurt with your baby. I am praying for you as each day is a trasure and a fight. Our God is so BIG and has given you so much strenght to even just to keep up with the postings for us to keep updated on little Parker. May God pour Himself out to you in a special way today and embrace you as only He can.
Praying with you and for you,
Rachel Bonham

Comment by Rachel Bonham


Link Here | Oct 23, '07,

Jamie, Grandpa and I have you and Aaron and those three lovely children in our hearts and prayers each and every day.
The October 2007 Underwood family picture is displayed in a frame and reminds us of your dedication to God and family. His love encircle you all and bring comfort and strength as you face decisions, together with the doctors, in all efforts to bring healing to Parker. May your faith continue to remain strong and steadfast. Much love from us.

Grandma Joyce & Grandpa Ray

Comment by Joyce Baxter


Link Here | Oct 23, '07,

Hi! Just wanted to let you know that our MOPS group in Greenwood, as well as my family, is praying for yours. May God’s will be done.

Our church family lost a little 11 year old boy this year. He was our Pastors grandson, and a God honoring one at that. He actively gave to world missions $2 a week. Our Pasor has challenged us as a congregation to join what is being called “David’s Band”. So far 80 families from our church have joined in giving plus $2 to missions, as well as many other people from churches all around.

As hard as it is to go through something of this nature, be sure that God has a much larger plan. A plan that can reach people neither you or I can.

My prayers are with you!

Love in Christ,
Rachael

May God’s blessings be with you and your family.

Comment by Rachael


Link Here | Oct 23, '07,

Jamie, Aaron and family,

I had a call today from Marge Galvin who works for Storm Safe Shutters in Ft Myers. She saw the poster for Parker’s Blood Drive at Daniel’s Academy and went back to work and told all the employees, “We must do everything we can to help this little boy!” She had seen the posters before in Kimberly’s Hallmark, but when she saw the second poster she said she knew God had placed this little boy in her path for a reason. She also contacted WINK -TV and a couple of radion stations, but was waiting to hear back from them.

Jane Slater from the Ft Myers Blood Center called today to see how things were going and when I told her about the Storm Safe Shutters, she extended the drive to 1:00 pm! She said we must give as many people as possible a chance to give. They will also be doing the bone marrow swabs for those interested. She put Parker on her church’s prayer list in Cape Coral.

Parker just keeps touching lives and melting hearts! We are praying, praying, praying for that miracle!! Hold tight!
When you are so weary you feel you can’t go on, remember you are being held up in prayer all over this country! Praying for your continued strength and wisdom for the coming days!

Love to all,
Brenda

Comment by Brenda Farr


Link Here | Oct 23, '07,

Parker has been and will be in our prayers everyday. May God Bless all of you !

Comment by Andrea (Davis) Silver


Link Here | Oct 23, '07,

We will be praying for Parker! A friend in Florida linked me to your site, my daughter was just diagnosed with AML a month ago. We will start round 2 of chemo on Friday. We wish you the best in finding a donor. Keep your spirits high, you have a beautiful family!

http://www.cbranam.blogspot.com

Comment by Carey


Link Here | Oct 23, '07,

so sorry – just heard about this on a chat site. i am in orlando, a+ and a registered bone marrow donor. not sure what cmv is. what can i do to help?

Comment by sara romans


Link Here | Oct 23, '07,

We heard of Parker’s story through our friend Brooke James. Our prayers are with Parker and your whole family for peace, comfort, and healing. Please know that if God’s will brings you to Gainesville for the next step in your journey that your family will have a place to stay for as long as you need!

The Gregory Family, Gainesville FL

Comment by Angi Gregory


Link Here | Oct 23, '07,

“Prayer is a powerful thing, for GOD has bound and tied Himself thereto. None can believe how powerful prayer is, and what it is able to effect, but those who have learned it by experience.”
-Martin Luther-

We hold onto Prayer and God’s Sovereignty in times like this!

We love You’ll!
Melody & Jeffrey Dowdy

Comment by Melody


Link Here | Oct 23, '07,

My best friend Lisa sent this to me today. I had sent her an email asking her to pray for Parker. This is how she replied, and I STAND IN FULL AGREEMENT IN JESUS’ MOST HOLY NAME!

Lord, you have given us ALL AUTHORITY to trample heads of serpents and cast out demons through the POWER OF THE BLOOD OF JESUS!

I agree with ROSE RIGHT NOW IN JESUS NAME THAT PARKER SHALL LIVE AND NOT DIE…Spirit of DEATH and demons of cancer I come against you right NOW IN JESUS NAME YOU MUST FLEE PARKER’S BODY! PARKER BELONGS TO JESUS!!! PARKER IS HEALED BY THE STRIPES OF JESUS AND NO WEAPON FORGED AGAINST HIM SHALL PROSPER!!! PARKER’S healthy cells I speak to you and command you to prosper just as his soul prospers. Lord your arm is NOT to short to save! Lord you have promised that JESUS came to give PARKER A FULL LIFE that the enemy CAN NOT steal or destroy!!! Lord send your angels to minister to him. What the Dr say as 5% is NOTHING to an all powerful GOD…LORD YOU RAISE THE DEAD! % means NOTHING TO YOU! YOU LAUGH at the odds Lord for YOU are wisdom, knowledge and power!! YOU are the Chief Dr. and we honor YOU as such!!

Father here the cries of the righteous for this sweet boy. Praise you that you ARE Jehovah RAFFA. THANK YOU for all you ARE DOING on behalf of Parker. THANK YOU AND PRAISE YOU THAT WE can come boldly to your throne of Grace on his behalf. FATHER spare him for YOUR GLORY!! LET HIS HEALING TESTIFY TO YOUR WONDEROUS LOVE FOR YOUR CHILDREN!!! LET YOUR SPIRIT RAIN DOWN RIGHT NOW IN THAT HOSPITAL ROOM! FATHER GIVE PEACE AND ASSURANCE TO HIS PARENTS!!! POUR an abundant measure of faith into them RIGHT NOW FATHER!!!!

Jesus we love you and thank you!! IN YOUR PRECIOUS POWERFUL NAME WE PRAY!

AMEN! Please be BLESSED by our prayers. We will continue to PRAY WITHOUT CEASING!

Love in Christ,
Rose Morrissey and Lisa Shea
Charlotte, NC

Comment by The Morrissey Family


Link Here | Oct 23, '07,

I am praying for all of you especially Parker; you are all incredibly brave and loving.

Comment by Trina Mitchell


Link Here | Oct 23, '07,

I love you guys!

I wanted to tell you all that! I remember being brought into your lives before your 3 beautiful children. I’ve only met Payton once, and I never had a chance to meet Parker, except for when he was in your belly Jamie! :) But, The Underwoods will always hold a place in my heart because you both were my first footholds in FL. Reading all the entries and feeling the emotions and frustrations so real, hurt my heart and I can’t even imagine what it must be like sitting where you are. I pray for your continued strength and God’s amazing power to work in ways that the doctors can’t even explain. Parker WILL BE in the 5% because he is a child of God and that gives me great hope. :)

I am going to my school committee tomorrow to see if we can pay to wear jeans as well so we can help.(Or maybe get something else going on within the school.) I’ve also talked to my part time job tonight. My manager is calling HR on Friday, and I’ll have meal vouchers for you all soon! :)

I love you all! My prayers and thoughts are with you and the rest of the family. I miss you guys more than you know! :)

Always,
Aerin

Comment by Aerin Hector


Link Here | Oct 24, '07,

I love you all so much. I wish there was someway that I could take some pain from any one of you. My thoughts and prayers are with you always. I am here for you if you need me. Jamie I wish I could just beat cancer up or yell at it to leave my little sister alone. I fell so helpless and am SO thankful for Aaron in your life. I love you. I love you. I love you.

Comment by Aunt Jenny


Link Here | Oct 24, '07,

Parker, Do you remember this? It’s part of your poem from when you were born.

You see, Parker, the God of the whole universe
Has a plan for your life from the start.
He’s given you a Mom and Dad who will teach you
That God needs to live in your heart.

And when you hear about Jesus as Lord,
You’ll know He’s not just a man in some story,
They’ll pray you’ll meet Him as Savior and friend,
And with your life you will give Him the Glory.

As your family we promise to be here, Parker,
And pray for you all your life through.
We are blessed by God with your presence,
And touched by the joy that is YOU.

Parker,

We knew God had a plan for you from the very beginning. I, myself, envisioned you as a man of God telling others about the love of Jesus in front of a large gathering of people. I could see you explaining to others how they could know beyond any doubt that they could be forgiven and someday go to heaven.

Who would have thought that your life would reach so many so soon? Your life, with the help of your parents, is already bringing glory to God each day.

You belong to Jesus and I’m trusting with confidence that God is going to use you and your life for many years to come. You and your family have been hand picked by God to be a witness, not because of who you are or anything you’ve done, but because of who He is and His love for you.

My prayer is that God will infuse into you health, a long life and a desire to serve Him. My heart wants you to be here always. I can’t imagine anything else. Even so, I know that God’s will for you is what is best for you and His glory. We are always most joyful when we are in His will. I pray for you, my precious grandson, much Joy!

I love you so much, sweet Parker!

Grammie

Comment by Kathy O’Brien


Link Here | Oct 24, '07,

precious Parker,
so many, many faithful people praying for you!
Heavenly Father, hear our prayers!

Comment by mrs pam |


Link Here | Oct 24, '07,

I am praying so hard daily for your family and Parker!! I of course am praying for healing and with God that is certainly not impossible!! My three year old Dalton said last night that he wanted to pray for Parker again last night, we do often. I was putting my 10 month old to bed and singing when I thougt that the song I was singing could bring you some peace. I would post the lyrics to you, but there’s not enough room here so I will just tell the song and artist and you can google it. The two songs are by Nicole Mullen and they are I Am and When I Call on Jesus. If you have time please read the lyrics or listen to them (even better). I pray that a cure is found for cancer so that others wont have to go through this journey. Your son has touched my life and the life of so many others around me!! Thank you for being so diligent in sharing with us daily, even though it takes time away from your rest!

Comment by Ashley


Link Here | Oct 24, '07,

Lifting Parker up to God and praying that He will heal him completely. I pray that God will guide the doctors and staff and show them the path for Parker’s complete and total healing. Light a fire under them Lord and show them the way! I pray for a long lifetime of smiles, belly laughs and sweet memories for Parker and his family.

What a beautiful, awesome child you have. Thank you for sharing a part of him with us. God bless. I will continue to PRAY and BELIEVE.

Comment by Amy


Link Here | Oct 24, '07,

My sister’s first sonogram showed that her baby had downs syndrome. Later tests showed that in addition he had 2 holes in his heart. He was then born 9 weeks early weighing a lttle over 3lbs. Had my sister put her faith in only the doctors’ experience and knowledge, her baby would have never been born. Had my sister put her faith in only the doctors’ experience and knowledge, her baby would have never lived past his first week. Her baby, Tristan, after spending the first year of his life in the hospital and open heart surgery is now a happy, thriving 2 1/2 year old. Miracles do happen.

Praying for little Parker’s miracle,
Monette

Comment by Monette Blazer


Link Here | Oct 24, '07,

Hello,

I first learned about Parker about 30 minutes ago. Since then, I’ve made an appointment to donate blood (I’m A-) and forwarded an email to all my coworkers and a social group I belong to. One of my coworkers just let me know she’s also made an appointment for Saturday to donate blood, and we’re both willing to donate platelets if needed. My fiance will be in town then, and he’s said he’ll donate as well.

My coworker Elizabeth and I are both moms of 2 year olds, and we truly feel your pains and fears. I cannot imagine my life without my baby boy, and my entire heart goes out to you.

My prayers and best wishes are with you and your baby,
Belen

Comment by Belen Perez


Link Here | Oct 24, '07,

Hi! We’ve been supporters of YL for a long time and have been continuously lifting up our prayers for Parker and your family.
I just wanted to let you know that I contacted the Southeastern Community Blood Center, here in Tallahassee FL, and was told that I needed a Dr.’s Order and a family member contact in order for my husband to donate specifically to Parker. My husband is a “regular” donor since he has type O blood. I am unable to give right now due to a pregnancy, but we would love to help in any way that we can. We just wanted you to know of this situation and our hopes that no one else is encountering any roadblocks to donation. You are all on our hearts!

Comment by Liz Kuntz


Link Here | Oct 24, '07,

I get such a sweet picture when I read how Parker asks you to lay down next to him in bed.

I read the Christmas story the other day and thought of you guys when I read how “Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.”

I hope you get so many more things to treasure. Most of all, I hope God has it in his plan to do the completely unexplainable. That is our prayer, that God will choose this as his time to show his awesome power and heal Parker.

Chris

Comment by Chris |


Link Here | Oct 24, '07,

I just wanted you to know that I saw Parkers story on Orlando’s Free Cycle. I then e-mailed it to allmost everyone in my company and my company is world wide. I also posted it on Craigslist/Orlando in the items needed. I have had several people respond and I hope that someone helps Parker and I’m sure he will get what he needs. He is an adorable little boy. I have a 3 and 5 year old and I couldn’t even imagine going through what you and your family are going through watching him be so brave. He is a very strong boy and I have faith that he will make it through this. I just wanted to get the word out. I am A+ and I called the number to donate to Parker I left a message but no one has called me back yet. I will call again in a bit. I hope I helped Parker to get well.

My prayers are with you all.

Jeanine

Comment by Jeanine French


Link Here | Oct 24, '07,

Jamie and Aaron,
We are sorry this week has been so full of additional stresses! Having to feel that if you’re not on top of every single detail, something will go wrong is not what parents of a very sick child need. I hesitate even mentioning this, but reading yesterday’s post, I noticed the meds Parker had to be on for his granulocyte procedure. We have had members of our family react to both Ativan and cortisone compounds with extreme agitation. The doctors insisted they “shouldn’t” have that effect, but they did.

Thank you so much for sharing your hearts and lives and alllowing us to cry and pray with you. As you told of the sweet moments yesterday, I thought about Deuternomy 32:13, “And he made him suck honey from the rock..”
In this terribly hard place, it is a testimony to God’s grace in you that you have found sweetness and even joy. We pray that you feel His tender presence, HIs strong arms beneath you, as you walk through this fiery trial.
“He does not forget the cry of the afflicted.” Ps. 9:12

In His love,
the Medlins

Comment by Donna


Link Here | Oct 24, '07,

I just got my Christmas cards, and when I read it, I thought of you all.

Bearing our burdens, healing our pain, touching our hearts, He remains ever present in our lives. The greatest gift of all is Jesus.

Dear ones, please, please know we are praying for Parker and for you, and for the doctors and nurses. God’s will alone be done. You are such a testimony to His grace and His faithfulness. We bless you and surround you with our love and our faith like a thorny hedge of protection.

Love in Christ,
Loree

Comment by Loree Arrington


Link Here | Oct 24, '07,

Dear Jamie, Aaron, Payton, Parker & Page,

What a precious family you are! I pray (and cry) for you every day and for all of “Parker’s Pals” as well. I feel as though I know all of you. My daughter, Amanda, told me about Parker a few weeks after he was first diagnosed.

I pray that God surrounds you with His Perfect Love and that He gives you His Perfect Peace. I pray that God heals Parker while he lives on earth so he can be a little ambassador for Christ. Parker’s mission field has been pediatric oncology at Arnold Palmer for the past 8 months but I pray that God expands it to the ends of the earth. I pray that Parker will run and not grow weary. I hope that Parker can feel how much he’s loved. I’m sure Jesus must whisper to him all the time.

Love,
Diane
Altamonte Springs, FL

Comment by Diane Chavis


Link Here | Oct 24, '07,

“Be strong and of good courage; be not afraid, nieither be thou dismayed; for the Lord thy God is with thee withersoever thou goest”

I pray for a “medical” miracle. I pray for God to be completely glorified through Parker in ways that cannot be explained except by acknowledgement of Him. I pray the prayer of the Morrissey Family that Parker be spared for God’s glory.

Jamie, Aaron I am here for you. Please use me in whatever way you need. Our hearts break as we cannot even begin to imagine the pain you and little Parker are suffering along this journey. God be glorified.

Love, Mequel

Comment by Mequel


Link Here | Oct 24, '07,

AMEN and AMEN Rose and Lisa and all those praying in Jesus name! We do indeed have full VICTORY in HIM alone. I thank God that Jamie and Aaron believe that also. Yes our GOD is bigger than anything and he does raise the dead! Let’s not make HIM to small in our eyes. We are praying for complete healing for Parker. So many are, too many to ever count or know. Jamie we aren’t giving up!

Comment by Lisa Marie Shelford |


Link Here | Oct 25, '07,

That is GREAT news!!! Thank God!! We will keep praying even harder for Parker.

Hope he has a good day!!

Jackie

Comment by Jackie


Link Here | Oct 25, '07,

I love the excerpt in your update. Thanks for sharing it. Also, my sister and her husband spent months at All Children’s Hospital in St. Pete when my neice was born and a few other times throughout her short life… It is a wonderful place. Everyone there is so great! You have nothing to worry about when it comes to housing either… The Ronald McDonald house there is just as wonderful as the hospital. We have nothing but wonderful praises for that entire place. I’m keeping you guys in my thoughts and prayers ALWAYS! Your updates make us all feel more connected to your family. Thank you for sharing your lives…

Amy Pendarvis

Comment by Amy Pendarvis


Link Here | Oct 25, '07,

echoing Payton’s prayer for Parker….

Comment by mrs pam |


Link Here | Oct 25, '07,

Hey guys…Just to remind you again of who I am, I was the volunteer at Families R.O.C.K. Weekend that knows Kristen and sat with you guys at dinner the last night and then hung out at the pool…
I have been keeping up with this page and read your updates every morning. I wish I was closer (I’m in Memphis at St. Jude for a few months) and could provide more help to you! I hate being so far away and not being able to participate in anything that could help Parker. I love your strength in God and know it will get you through this.
Reading your update today, I wanted to let you know that All Children’s is an EXCELLENT place. I spent some time on their hem/onc/bone marrow transplant unit while I was in nursing school and I actually have recently applied for a job on that floor! I wouldn’t be starting until January, but I will be back in town (near there) in the next few weeks. Please, if there is ANYTHING I can do to help you out while you are transferring to the area or while you are there, I would love to be able to help.
Keep praying, and I’ll do the same!

Comment by Cassidy Bell


Link Here | Oct 25, '07,

Oh, how we continue to lift Parker and your family up to the Lord. We pray for His healing touch on Parker and strength, courage and wisdom to face each new day. May He grant you peace in all the decisions you make, and may you continue to keep your eyes fixed on Him through all of this. Your family has blessed so many of us, and we continue to lift you all up.
We’ll be praying!!!
God Bless
Sue, Mike, Tim, Emily, Jamie and Jessica

Comment by Sue Boehlein


Link Here | Oct 25, '07,

Great news Jamie!! I’m excited for Parker that there is a light at the end of this dark tunnel. My prayers are with your family. Stay positive. Miracles DO happen! Tell Peyton that we are thinking and praying for her as well.

Comment by Stacey Porter (Allison)


Link Here | Oct 25, '07,

Bless this handsome young man. I have just called to set up an appointment to donate blood for tomorrow… He shares an incredible story of courage, heroism, and undeniable love. My thoughts, hopes, and prayers are for this child and his family. I only wish I could do more. Please let me know if there are fund raisers or ways of helping outside of donating blood. I would gladly do whatever I can to help.

Comment by Shannon Agresta


Link Here | Oct 25, '07,

Praise God for the day to be near to go to transplant. Parker has had such a long journey. We continue to pray for all of you and for God’s hands to be layed on Parker to perform a miracle of healing. You all have such courage and love and understanding of God’s plan.

No one but you and Parker know what he has gone through. We just pray for you all every day.

I hope you received the package with the Hugs Hope and Peanut butter book. It was a silly little book with alot of encouraging words.

God Please heal Parker’s little body and let him be a normal child. God bless the hands and decisions of the hospital staff, the parents who are sitting in such a tough set of shoes with so much stress and many heart breaks and roller coaster rides to sit on. God wrap your arms around this family and put your miracles to work and be with the family and Parker during transplant. Please bless them with smooth sailing on the next chapter of their journey. Amen.

Comment by kim west


Link Here | Oct 25, '07,

LIfting you up daily! So excited to hear the good news, and obviously you know that small changes in plans or locations happen for a reason. Parker will be where God needs him to be for transplant! Hope today was a good day for you all!

Comment by Ashley


Link Here | Oct 25, '07,

I have been thanking God all day for your good news. Parker is such a strong little boy , he will be in the 5%. Will continue to pray for complete healing and for him to be comfortable, pain free and happy thru the healing process. Will also pray for the Underwood family, doctors and nurses to make the right and best decisions for Parker,s care. May God continue to give you strength and peace always.
thelma

Comment by Thelma Tomas


Link Here | Oct 25, '07,

Dear Underwood family,
I am so terribly sorry for all that you are going through. This has been one of the most heart-wrenching stories I have ever read and I cannot control my tears. I have prayed and will continually pray for your family and little Parker. As a mother of 4 beautiful children, I cannot fathom the pain you are going through. I have a 2 year old son myself and I can’t imagine…..I just can’t imagine. I’m sure you get told all the time that God has a plan, and He does. He also works miracles and I pray He has one for you. Stay strong little Parker and fight. God will hold you and your family tightly just look to Him for strength. Lisa

Comment by Lisa Allred


Link Here | Oct 26, '07,

Jamie,

An update on the blood drive..it is exploding! I am receiving calls daily from not only individuals but businesses as well. I talked with your friends Lori ? yesterday from Kimberly’s Hallmark and they are donating some give aways for all those donating blood and a special gift basket for one lucky donor! I told her don’t know why I waited so long to do the blood drive, but after reading yesterday’s posting I know…Parker is heading to transplant and he is going to need all this blood! God’s timing is perfect and we are praying for Parker and Payton as they begin this part of the journey. God is going to do something great with Parker’s life and his beautiful story. As the old song says, “I feel a Hallelujah comin’ on!”

Love and prayers,
Brenda & Bob

Comment by Brenda Farr


Link Here | Oct 26, '07,

Dear Underwood Family,
Your story is heart wrenching. I am amazed at your strength and ability to remain not only positive, but even keeping a sense of humor. Truly remarkable people. I will lift your family in prayer and encourage others to do so as well. I wish you all the best.
~ Beth Deshazo

Comment by Beth DeShazo |


Link Here | Oct 26, '07,

Hello Underwoods,
I haven’t written in a long while, but I read everyday, and pray everyday, and rejoice in the good days, and cry on the bad ones. I just wanted to touch base to let you know that I am still in prayer for all of you, especially Parker. I feel helpless, as I’m sure many do, but I know that prayer is what you all need the most. Everything else comes next. My heartfelt love and concern are out to you all everyday, as well as my prayers. Good luck in your next journey, may God bless you all, and keep you. Love Always,
Lori

Comment by Lori Corbitt


Link Here | Oct 26, '07,

hi
as always i send my prayers your way ….. and on monday my school is having a blood drive and i found out that i could give out blood which got me very excited because it means i could give parker blood…. can you ask your mom (she was one of my teachers) to give me more information on how i could make sure it could go to him and also if my mom could go donate at school to?
kisses

Comment by sarah


Link Here | Oct 26, '07,

Jamie and Aaron,

I personally have witnessed several miracles at All Children’s Hospital – I believe you are stepping up in quality care for Parker in St. Pete versus Shands. Take comfort!!

I urge everyone to stand in agreement for Parker’s total healing. I believe and proclaim Parker’s total healing in Jesus’ name in God’s time all for the glory of the Lord.

Keep faith positive!!!!!!!! Gary

Comment by Gary T. Briscoe


Link Here | Oct 26, '07,

Hi Parker! You dont’ know who I am, but I know you! I live out in Kansas City, MO as the International House of Prayer (a 24 hour, 7 days a week prayer house…..it’s been going for 8 years!) I pray for you almost everday little brother. Jamie and Aaron, I don’t have a way to get in contact with you, but my mom Lynn Sorensen knows you. I am actually wanting to get in contact with you to let you know that I feel like the Lord has called me to fast once a week (Fridays) and pray for your little boys complete healing. I started today (with the fasting). I am moving back to Florida in December for about 6 months before I move out to Atlanta to help out with their house of prayer, and while I’m in Florida I would love to spend some time praying over parker if that’s okay? I’ve seen amaazing, miracles of healing out here and around the world and I fully beleive that God can heal Parker. So please be encouraged to know that I am standing in the gap for your precious son and contending for God’s power to be released. You know everyday He has to hold back His power (from healing Parker) but the deepest desire is for Him to bring complete restoration. When I am praying for healing for someone I always think of God in that way; please contact me when you get a chance. “May the Lord bless you more and more, you and your children.” Psalm 115:15

Comment by Melissa Sorensen


Link Here | Oct 26, '07,

I have a friend in St. Pete who wants to know info for your housing, and I don’t know how to contact you. He was wondering your specific needs, i.e., length of stay, how many rooms, etc. We pray every day for Parker, that God’s healing grace touch him. Your family has touched our lives countless ways, and your blog is one of the few I check every day. Thank you for your honesty, integrity, and Christian example in the face of extreme difficulty.

Comment by Laura


Link Here | Oct 26, '07,

Dear Underwood Family,

My heart goes out to you. I have been praying for you and asking God to work a miracle. Your faith is a real inspiration to so many people. I pray that the Peace of Jesus would consume you. “For He has not despised or disdained the suffering of the afflicted one; He has not hidden His face from him but has listened to his cry for help.” -Ps. 22:24

We’re all here for you. Keep the faith.
Brenda Reff

Comment by Brenda Reff


Link Here | Oct 26, '07,

Hello sweet Underwood family,
Praying for you all day yesterday and today and tonight. So thankful Parker is getting his chance. The joy of the Lord is your strength. Kimberly and I met to pray / to intercede for you yesterday. Oh, how near to God’s heart you all are to put His compassion for you in us. When I went to give my blood for Parker they asked so many questions. One I remem-ber. “Are you a family member?” “No, I have only met him in my prayers.”

Comment by Cathy Brennan


Link Here | Oct 26, '07,

To the Underwood Family,

I used to live in St. Petersburg and my 16 year old nephew lost his battle with bone cancer 10 years ago. He was treated at All Children’s Hospital and, although it has been 10 years, I have no doubt that the staff is just as kind, caring and capable now as they were then. I know you will be in good hands there. The doctors and especially the nurses are heaven-sent. I wish you all the best and I will pray for you all and tell everyone I know to donate blood and/or platelets (being sure to follow all the rules) for your sweet little Parker.

God Bless you all!

Comment by Bridget Ferrara


Link Here | Oct 26, '07,

What great news today!!! Negative CSF and BM! Praise God is the right answer! You all remain in my thoughts and prayers. I called Tonya on Tuesday evening to see if he had gotten his WBC’s. I was impatient and couldn’t wait for you to post!! It pays to have friends:) I was sad to hear it was such a terrible experience for him. He is such a little fighter!:) You are about to start a new adventure and you will all remain in my thoughts and prayers.

Comment by Karri


Link Here | Oct 27, '07,

Jamie and Aaron~
What great news!! As Sydney and Abby say Woohoo and Yippee!! All the waiting has paid off, along with chocaltes!! Hope you guys enjoy the weekend and that the grandparents came so you and Aaron can rest and enjoy your family!
Love your strength and dedication!
All our Love~
Becky and Bryan

Comment by Becky Alexander


Link Here | Oct 27, '07,

My husband and I were on YL committe in Seminole Cty many years ago. We continue to support YL with our money; we continue to support you and your family with our prayers. We used to live in Pinellas County (St. Pete area) and have some dear friends there that are willing to help with housing if you are interested. I believe they have contacted your Orlando coordinator, but wanted to vouch for these dear folks. They have hearts of gold. I forwarded Parker’s prayer request to them in the Spring and they have been praying for him since. Please feel free to contact me by email address if you want any more information. I pray for a miracle for Parker. I am asking for God’s mercy = to restore Parker to health and return him whole and healthy to your family. God bless!

Comment by denise


Link Here | Oct 27, '07,

Sound slike God is anwering your prayers and things are looking up. Glad to hear that. We are praying for you guys and trusting Gods will to be done. Have fun packing. It is amazing how much stuff you can gathe rup.

Comment by Colleen & Vickey


Link Here | Oct 27, '07,

parker
praying that you will be heading to
st. pete very soon, and that everything
will proceed on schedule.

Comment by mrs pam |


Link Here | Oct 27, '07,

Hi Jamie and Aaron
If it would help you, I can bring Sam up and Sable and load the expedition with your stuff from RMH and take to Minnesota…Or we can take it to ST Pete If you like… Just let me know what we can do to help. God bless you all in this next leg of your journey…St Pete is MUCH prettier than Gainsville anyway!
Robbie

Comment by robbie


Link Here | Oct 27, '07,

Jamie,

I am reading “The Power of a Positive Mom” and wanted to provide you with a few bible verses from the faith chapter. It talks about placing all your worries with him and not carrying the burden yourself ~ how hard is this ~ but it is something you constantly put in your posts. Your faith is so profound. Before doing so though, I want you to know that we pray for Parker and your family daily. Your family and the unwavering faith has restored my commitment to God.

“Have I not commanded you? Be stron and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go” (Joshua 1:9)

“And we know that in all things God works for the good for those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28)

The Browns

Comment by Stacey


Link Here | Oct 27, '07,

YEAH – GOOD NEWS. I am so happy. We are coming to clinic Monday for IV Chemo and then basecamp/carine is supposed to give Kristen some sort of bday surprise on the floor at 11am Monday. We hope to see you then. Want to see you before you all take the next step of your Journey. I am so thrilled and praying harder now than yesterday for Parker and Payton and the Doctors. I , myself, include you, aaron, paige and grandparents in my prayers for guidance and direction of your important decisions.I can just see Jesus dancing and celebrating when Parker came off isolation. That is great great news. Out of the BOX for a while.
See ya Monday

Comment by diane aust


Link Here | Oct 28, '07,

praying for an infection-free parker, an easy transition to st, pete and a transplant date in the VERY near future!!!! just keep swimming. . .just keep swimming. . .just keep swimming.. . .

Comment by laura |


Link Here | Oct 28, '07,

Hi Jaime,
Wow, good news is great, huh? Danielle, Andrew, Will, TJ, Christ Aid and I have been praying for you guys. Stay positive! God bless.
Kerri

Comment by Kerri (Danielle’s Mom) |


Link Here | Oct 28, '07,

glad to hear things are moving along. we pray for your prayer requests. Peter Lord taught on prayer this am and it reminded me how God wants us to talk to Him as much as we can ,pray always,He says. Ty is still in remission but we had a scare last week. it is all in Gods hands.there are many in Mims that pray for you and yours.God bless,n Christ Love bro steve

Comment by bro. steve roberts,ty;s dad


Link Here | Oct 28, '07,

Jamie, do you have a linens and things store near you? If so I have a gift card that may come in handy if you need new linens for transplant. Please let me know so that I can send it to you. It’s not much, but every little bit helps.I’m praying every day and I know that transplant will be happening soon!

Comment by Ashley


Link Here | Oct 28, '07,

Hello,

I got an email from Angel Gray asking if I knew of any housing options for you and your family as you move over here to st. Petersburg. Are you still looking for a place to stay and if so I may know of some help it depends on what you are actually looking for. if you get a chance you may email me at obryantfam@yahoo.com any time to let me know.

Comment by Theresa O’Bryant


Link Here | Oct 28, '07,

Jamie, I am not sure you have been notified by your Orlando coordinator. We have friends that live in St. Pete that have offered two bedrooms /lbath for whomever in your family needs it. They are faithful , trustworthy people. They have been praying for Parker for months. Please email me if you want the contact info.

Comment by denise


Link Here | Oct 29, '07,

Praying that the swelling is NOTHING and that the transfusion went well with no negative side effects! I pray that you will receive answers from All Childrens and I know that God is working!! He’s already done so much through you! Keep fighting the fight and we’ll keep praying!

Comment by Ashley


Link Here | Oct 29, '07,

Hey Parker!

I’ve been praying, praying, praying to Jesus for your WBC transfusion to be easy and productive today! Love you. Wish I could be there with you today. See you this weekend!

Love,
Grammie

Comment by Kathy O’Brien


Link Here | Oct 29, '07,

Hi Underwoods,
What about the Ronald McDonald House in St Pete? http://www.rmhctampabay.com/stpete.htm
If they are full, let me know, my Mother-in-law might be able to find a mennonite connection with housing.

Comment by Chad and Lisa Gingerich


Link Here | Oct 29, '07,

I’m thinking of you, Parker! I am 100% in your corner!

Comment by Nancy Loughlin


Link Here | Oct 29, '07,

I am so sorry for your frusturating day Jamie. Lots of prayers are being said for Parker right now. I will be praying that you can find a hospital somewhere that will take parker and give him the chance he deserves. Lots of love
Amanda

Comment by Amanda


Link Here | Oct 29, '07,

Jamie,
Hey there, this is Naomi (Will’s mom) I was wondering if you had tried to talk to Dr. Eslin( I know he isn’t your doctor, but maybe he has other conections that may be able to help, or maybe Diana could speak to him) I can’t even begin to tell you how overwhelmed I am with all kinds of emotions right now with what you, Parker and your family are going through. I really want to help, as do hundreds of people. I am praying hard for Parker!!! Has he had any more O+ platlet transfusions that have done well? here’s a verse that has helped me in the past:
“Oh lord, when doubts fill my mind, when my heart is in turmoil, quiet me and give me renewed hope and cheer.” Psalms 94:19

Comment by Naomi |


Link Here | Oct 29, '07,

http://www.mdanderson.org/children/display.cfm?id=1721d3f1-50d7-44dd-81f7468ef07618b5&method=displayfull&pn=6193b5ca-bc8d-11d4-80fb00508b603a14

Jamie and Aaron,
Oh I am so sorry to hear about all new frustrations but I know that God will put the right doctor in place. I thought this website might be of interest to you since they are rated one of the top cancer hospitals. I only learned about this place through Roger Bennett’s (Legacy Five) website. The website has a lot of great information.
We are praying for God to heal Parker and for all the details on the upcoming transplant. Payton we are praying for you too!!! You are so brave and sweet! I know you baby brother loves you very much. Your whole family, doctors, nurses everyone is in our prayers!
With Love,
Lisa Marie

Comment by Lisa Marie Shelford |


Link Here | Oct 29, '07,

Dear Jamie,
Will try this again. I am an acquaintance of your friend Laura at the Hallmark store here in Ft. Myers. We prayed the prayer of faith for Parker weeks ago. When I saw your Scripture quote tonight from James 5:15…I wanted to write and encourage you. So many are praying. My church Bible study and women’s prayer group are among the many. I watch for your notes to post late at night and pray for Parker and his needs. My son and his wife have a little nephew who has gone to Duke this week for BMT. Dear Lord please grant Jamie and Aaron a strong sense of Your Presence and wisdom. I pray that You will carve out a path that is clear and unmistakable as they seek Your will. Ephesians 3:20 says … Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever. Amen

Comment by Marium Roberts


Link Here | Oct 29, '07,

“i am able to do all things through christ who strengthens me.” philippians 4:13

“have faith in the lord your god, and you will be upheld.”
II chronicles 20:20

“those who hope in the lord, will renew their strength. they will soar with wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not faint.”
isaiah 40:31

“i am not alone, because my father is with me.”
john 16:32

our prayers are with you
melody and jeff dowdy

Comment by Melody


Link Here | Oct 29, '07,

Aaron and Jamie,

Our MOPS group has been in prayer for you and will continue to pray for you and Parker. I know this must be unbelievable and incomprehensively frustrating for you. You are fighting for Parker and you must fight the good fight. You have handled yourself with integrity and grace, but sometimes you have to fight! I will pray for your strength to endure and your path to be made clear. You are ever on my heart and in the hearts of so many here in DeLand!

This verse has given me great courage…

“When I cried out, you answered me; you made me bold with strength in my soul.” Psalm 138:3
May God give carry you through!

Blessings
Jennifer

Comment by Jennifer Coggins


Link Here | Oct 29, '07,

I wish I could find the perfect words to say that would help you cope and take away some of the pain you are feeling. As I read each post so many have such encouraging words and scripture to help lift you I know that all the love and support must help you each day but my wish is that the words that you most want to hear willl come soon as the doctors walk in and say Parkers is CANCER FREE and that he is healed!!! What a wonderful day that will be. Keep believing because I will not think any other way than Parker will be HEALED by the grace and love of our Lord. Love Angela S.

Comment by Angela Surguine (Holly’s mom)


Link Here | Oct 30, '07,

Dear Parker, and Underwood Familym
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You are in my thoughts and prayers. There is nothing the Lord cannot do. He hears the cries of the poor, the weak, those in pain, and those in need. Parker you are a beloved child and God will bless you in your life. Aaron I have seen you at southwind for 5 years now and know that you will find your strenght and hope in God, I hope that you find peace in Him as well. I am praying for you all, and hope that Parker is able to get a transplant. If there is anything I can do please let me know. I live here in Orlando, am A+, and CMV -, I gave platelets but am good for blood or whatever. Please feel free to contact me and ask. There is no life more important to help than the one who is the future. May God Bless and Keep you, give you peace and serenity, and may you see His glory everyday.

Comment by John Strickland


Link Here | Oct 30, '07,

Jamie and Aaron,

I first heard of your family through my church and since that day, my family and I pray everyday for a miracle for Parker and your family. I just gave blood for Parker (A+) and will do so as often as I can. As a mother and a Christian, I am inspired and awed by your courage and faith to see Parker through this. We read your journal every night, cry tears sometimes, rejoice sometimes and always keep praying. May God bless you, comfort and strengthen you this week to face the challenges in getting Parker’s transplant.

Comment by Leanne Adams


Link Here | Oct 30, '07,

Hi… I am so sorry if this has already been visited and has not worked out, but has anyone contacted St Jude to see if they could assist or treat in any way? It was my understanding that they take difficult cases and do a lot of research. I have only been following for the past few months, so again I apologize if this has already come up, but I just wanted to ask. Blessings to you… I pray for you ever day.

Jess

Comment by Jess Hathaway


Link Here | Oct 30, '07,

Jamie
I just read your update today as I do 1st thing EVERY morning. I have yet to sign the guest book as I desperately wanted to but could not put to words what is in my heart for you and your family!!!

But after reading today I thought of one thing you my have already tried have your called St. Judes???

There is a little boy in fort myers that has an inoperable brain tumor (cancer) and Fort Myerswouldn’t do anything. Then they were sent to All Children’s they sat on it for over a week and didn’t want to do anything so the family got with St. Judes and has been receiving treatments. They have been really grateful and happy with St. Judes. I know he goes there for tests and check ups and is maintained by St. Judes schedule in Fort Myers at Health park.he was diagonsed around Christmas later year. I wish we were in Orlando so I could help you in any way! Your story helps my husband and I realize how your life can change in an instant and to treasure every moment with your child!!!!
I could get in touch with the family if you need any names of contact people if you feel St. Judes is an option!
Your all our in our prayers constantly!!!!! My 4 year old talks about Parker like he is is buddy and prays for him a lot!!!!
Let me know if I could help you.
Kelly Wayne

Comment by Kelly Wayne


Link Here | Oct 30, '07,

Jamie – I just wanted to encourage you by this… God is in control of ALL things. He is the one who has numbered Parker’s days (Ps 139) – not the leukemia. God is not constrained to heal Parker by whether or not he gets a bone marrow transplant. I pray that you will rest in God’s goodness, that you will feel His presence, and you will trust that He is in control of EVERYTHING – even the phone calls to the doctors. I pray that you will have wisdom in what to pursue and comfort and peace NO MATTER WHAT the outcome is – knowing that God works ALL things for the good of those who love Him and are called according to His purpose (Rom 8:28).

Comment by Julie Morgan


Link Here | Oct 30, '07,

HI Jaime -
Another hospital that you can look into is Mott Children’s Hospital in Michigan. They have a BMT Program and I believe they are a Research Hospital as well. Here is their contact info from their website:
“Blood and Marrow Transplant Program
The multi disciplinary Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program offers coordinated and comprehensive evaluation, treatment and follow-up for patients who require autologous, related and unrelated or cord blood stem cell transplants.”
Contact Information: (734) 936-9814
Appointments are by: Physician Referral Only
To make an appointment call: (734) 647-2481

Here is the Hospital’s URL as well: http://www.med.umich.edu/mott/
Click on Medical Services and Specialies tab and then the Hem/Onc tab and all of the info above is listed.

Maybe they will be able to help.
Jennifer

Comment by Jennifer


Link Here | Oct 30, '07,

We are praying, praying, praying today!
“If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all – how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?” (Romans 8:31-32)

Comment by Laura Jones


Link Here | Oct 30, '07,

Continuing to lift you all up to the Lord, that He will bring the right team of Dr’s to you and that Parker will be healed. Praying that the Lord will continue to give you the courage and strength you need.
God Bless you
Sue

Comment by Sue Boehlein


Link Here | Oct 30, '07,

Jamie and Aaron,
I am so sorry this has become so frustrating. I wanted to mention St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. I’m up here at St. Jude in Memphis completing the last semester of my masters and I know they take referrals from all over the world and do AWESOME work. Maybe you could ask your team of doctors if they would be willing to contact St. Jude. If you were accepted here, you are not required to pay for treatment, housing, transportation, etc. and the care is absolutely incredible. Let me know if you have any questions!

Comment by Cassidy Bell


Link Here | Oct 30, '07,

Just wanted to let you know that you’re still in our prayers everyday. We’ll pray for the doctors that they will take Parker soon and that God will work a miracle in Parker and in everyone that he has touched and will touch. Keep trusting in God, I know He can do it!

Love,
Sarah

Comment by Sarah Peyton


Link Here | Oct 30, '07,

I was reading through my Bible this morning for some encouraging scriptures for myself when the Lord led me to one for you (sticky tabed and everything! How awesome is our God!) Anyway, here it is . . .

1 Samuel 1: 27-28

27) For this child I prayed; and the Lord hath given me my petition which I asked of him:
28) Threfore also I have lent him to the Lord; as long as he liveth he shall be lent to the Lord, And he worshipped the Lord there.

May Parker continue to be lent to the Lord. We are still praying daily for Parker’s miracle and for all those doctor’s to stop wasting time and get on the ball so Parker can go to transplant. May God bless and keep you while he comforts you daily.

Sincerely,
Todd, Amy and Kayla

Comment by Amy L. Collins


Link Here | Oct 30, '07,

each day i am thinking of parker and your family. my prayers are with you. i feel as though God uses you sometimes to give me strength, and encouragement. your struggles are like none i have faced, but your triumphs are also like none i have experienced. what a blessing eachday must be with parker, children have a way of seeing a small flower in a feild of weeds. with lots of love~sarah

Comment by sarah kelly


Link Here | Oct 30, '07,

I hope it’s ok that I posted links on Nash’s blog to Parker’s website. Ii would be nice if some of our friends and other family visit your website and give you some support too. We think about y’all all the time and are hoping every day for good things for your family and beautiful little Parker.
xo,
Brooke

Comment by Brooke Pratt |


Link Here | Oct 30, '07,

Oh, my, frustrating is putting it mildly!
praying for you to be heard.

Comment by mrs pam |


Link Here | Oct 30, '07,

I am a member of Church of the Open Door in Ft. Washington, PA. I can’t recall who in our church brought Parker to my attention but upon hearing his story I began praying for him. I check the blog frequently and at present I am concerned at the problems you seem to be encountering regarding the transplant. I have heard so much about St. Jude’s Hospital for Children and the wonderful work they seem to be doing in difficult cancer cases and I just wanted to run it by you in case this is an area you haven’t explored. However, I do realize that changing mid-stream may not be an option, but thought I’d mention it just in case.
I was shocked to read of the theft of the money collected for Parker. I pray that more money would be collected in response to the news article of this awful thing. I would like to contribute and will check to find out how to do that. Again my heart is with you all as you struggle through these hard times. The Lord has a plan and will not leave or forsake you.
In Him,
Carol Ajamian

Comment by Carol D. Ajamian


Link Here | Oct 30, '07,

Precious Precious Underwoods!! I have lifted you up to the Lord all morning. I had a 2.5 hour drive this a.m. and all I could do was pray and cry!! I know you’ve spent countless hours doing the same. I thank God that He has allowed this situation to motivate you Jamie to fight even harder for you precious baby!! I am praying and with all of us in unity lifting you up in prayer God will hear our cries!! I pray selfishly perhaps. I do not pray that Parker be healed. We all know that in death there is ultimate healing. I know that we all want Parker to be pain free, but I pray for healing and life with you!! I pray for Parker and your family to have the most WONDERFUL testimony of healing!! How awesome to be able to share that our God healed when the medical staff counted Parker out!! I pray for peace and determination for you and healing on Earth for Parker! I also pray for doctors who are willing to help! They are here and God will place you in their path!!

Comment by Ashley


Link Here | Oct 30, '07,

I am sure you all are being bombarded with options, but here are 3 more hospitals in the South East that offer Bone Marrow Transplant and are research hospitals:
Children’s Hospital in Birmingham, AL
Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital in Nashville, TN
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
We are continuing to pray, pray, pray for Parker’s total healing and for you all to find a Hospital/Doctor in the very near future.

We are hopeful that some good will come out of the stolen donations, as now Parker has touched that many more people and has the strength of new prayers and supporters!

Stay strong little Parker and thank you for continuing to share your journey with us.

Mark and Heather Kingsley

Comment by Heather & Mark Kingsley


Link Here | Oct 30, '07,

Jamie and Family- My heart literally aches for you because I cannot even begin to wrap my head around the dozens of emotions you must be feelings. I can only continue to offer my prayers and let you know that regardless of what any doctor says, I see hope and a long future for Parker- he is a strong soldier and I believe, DEEPLY, that he will pull through and not only shock us all, but restore faith in so many who doubt that miracles are possible. Your whole family is living proof that faith does not waver no matter what the situation. God has a destiny for us all and just as it was his choice when to grace this earth with our presence, is it his choice to tell us when time is up- but I have strong faith that Parker’s time is not close to being up. We’ll keep our faith! God Bless Always! We Love you! Jose and Caleb

Comment by Josie & Caleb


Link Here | Oct 30, '07,

Acts 12:5 “So Peter was kept in prison, but the church was earnestly praying to God for him” then lets not forget what happened next Acts 12:7 “Suddenly an angel of the Lord appeared and a light shone in the cell. He struck Peter on the side and woke him up. ‘Quick, get up!’ he said, and the chains fell off Peter’s wrists.”

Dear Underwood family,
We are all praying and praying earnestly to God for Parker! We will pray and ask Jesus to heal Parker, until He answers. For the Lord hears our prayers and WILL answer. We serve an awesome God. I praise the Lord for your sweet family.
Dear heavenly Father, I ask that You heal Parker in Jesus’ name. Whatever You need to do Lord, Parker is in your hands. Open the doors that need to be opened to offer the BEST results for Parker. Close those doors that aren’t the BEST. We might not understand what You are doing Lord but we know that Your ways are BEST. We trust You Lord and I praise God that Parker’s Mama and Daddy trust You! We give you the praise and all the glory for what you are doing in Parker’s family and families around the world though this “adventure”. Please continue to give wisdom to Aaron and Jamie and all the doctors(even new ones that Parker might have) as they make very important decisions. Let them have confidence in all their decisions because they know all the prayers that are being offered on their behalf. We ask all these things in Jesus’ precious name. Amen.

Love and many prayers always,
Lisa Marie

Comment by Lisa Marie Shelford |


Link Here | Oct 30, '07,

A good friend of ours shared your story and asked us to say a prayer for little Parker. Our thoughts and prayers are very much with you and your family.
We sincerely hope you find a doctor who can help. We have an eight month old daughter and can’t imagine what you must be going through as a family.

Kindest regards,
Viv & Mike Bryan
England

Comment by Viv & Mike Bryan


Link Here | Oct 30, '07,

Proverbs 3:5-6 (New King James Version)
Trust in the LORD with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths.

Comment by Lisa Marie Shelford |


Link Here | Oct 30, '07,

I read your note from last night and the first thing that popped into my head was “YOU GO GIRL!” Parker is so lucky that you are his parents and are so willing to fight this battle with him :)

Comment by Cherrah Johnson Muscato


Link Here | Oct 30, '07,

I was touched by your story on the news yesterday. It is a terrible thing to have someone steal money from a person in such need. We at Naples Tobacco and Magazines in Naples have started a fund raiser for you in our store. Today we raised $153 to help replace the funds that were taken at the Halloween party Saturday night. We will continue to raise funds at our store and the adjacent stores to us are going to help out also.You will be in our prayers and our daily thoughts. Have faith in God because only he can save you and all of us from the hard world we live in. Take care and be strong. We love you. God Bless you and all of your family. Sincerly, Island DavieSwindells

Comment by david swindells


Link Here | Oct 30, '07,

Try Childrens Hospital of Pittsburgh if no luck with Duke etc., they have a reputation of taking cases others (Shands, Tampa) refuse.
http://www.chp.edu/centers/03transdept_bonemarrow.php

Also here is a link for all centers, though I am sure you already have it:
http://www.bmtinfonet.org/centers/

God Bless You all.

Comment by Debbie Drake


Link Here | Oct 30, '07,

” How blessed is he who considers the helpless; The Lord will deliver him in a day of trouble. The Lord will protect him and keep him alive, And he shall be called blessed upon the earth; And do not give him over to the desire of his enemies. The Lord will sustain him upon his sickbed; In his illness, You restore him to health.” Ps. 41 1-3
Parker is truly the helpless and you are fighting for him. We will fight along side you “with all prayer and petition, praying in the Spirit”. You are not alone, don’t lose heart.
In Christ,
John and Heather Leathers

Comment by Heather Leathers


Link Here | Oct 31, '07,

Jamie, your family and Parker are in constant prayer. Our 5 year old daughter Alex prays for Payton and Parker and is always asking about them. She has only played with Payton a few times but loves her so much. Know that you guys are so loved. “Jesus loves the Little Children” and we know He loves Parker.

Love, the Carrolls

Comment by Jo


Link Here | Oct 31, '07,

Praying for continued strength for all of you. Praying for transplant. Constantly praying for healing. Love, Mequel

Comment by Mequel


Link Here | Oct 31, '07,

Parker (and family) – You continue to be in my daily thoughts and prayers. I am praying that God will intervene and send doctors and resources to you so that you may receive your transplant and be HEALED. I am praying against the infections, against the cancer returning and against the negativity that Satan has obviously placed within many of the doctors’ minds. Keep fighting Parker! You are such a blessing and a testament to God’s unfailing love. God bless each of you.

Comment by Amy


Link Here | Oct 31, '07,

You guys are in my prayers. I saw the news article about the stolen money and am just sick over it. I guess that is a perfect example of why we all need Jesus. I have my campaigner girls praying for you all too.
Love,
Gayle Garrison
YL Clay County

Comment by Gayle Garrison


Link Here | Oct 31, '07,

Someone sent this to me and in reading your website today I thought you needed some encouragement.

When you’re prepared, spiritually, mentally, and physically,
you have nothing to fear. Can you sleep when the
wind blows through your life?
The farmer was able to sleep because he
had secured the farm against the storm.
We secure ourselves against the storms of life by
grounding ourselves in the Word of God.
We don’t need to understand, we just need to hold
His hand to have peace in the middle of storms.

Let him hold you and guide you through watever path you are to go with Parker. He always has the best direction and road map

Comment by Colleen and Vickie


Link Here | Oct 31, '07,

Happy Halloween Underwoods! Hope you have a great holiday, and I’m praying there will be lots of smiles, and giggles (Jamie I LOVE that video on facebook of Parker laughing!) I was hoping to stop by the hospital tomorrow to drop off that stuff. Feel free to let me know when a good time is, I think you have my number or you can email me. I am awaiting the next post, and praying it is filled with answers! A hospital ready for you and cooperation from doctors, along with my constant prayer of happiness, health, and comfort. God Bless.

Comment by Shelby Bourne


Link Here | Oct 31, '07,

Praying for transplant!

Comment by mrs pam |


Link Here | Oct 31, '07,

We didn’t know that Parker would be on WINK-TV this evening and we heard your thank you to the people of Ft Mye rs, Aaron. Even more surprising was the fact that some kind soul came up with the $300 that had been stolen, and more money has now been contributed as well. God is answering prayer, we know. We’ll be going to your e-mail on this Halloween night and hoping the news will be as encouraging as it can be. Our love and continued prayers for you all.

Grandma & Grandpa in Cape Coral

Comment by Joyce Baxter


Link Here | Oct 31, '07,

Praying, Praying, Praying for Parker and Marlie both tonight. I know God is busy but the God I know is BIG!
God is big all over me, God is big all over you, God is BIG — ALL OVER THE WORLD…We’ve got a very Big God’O’ he is always by our side. By our side.
A song from Kids Church = Kristen and I sang it tonite in the car, we worshipped, sang, talked about Payton, Parker, Paige and Grandma Alice and her Umbrella from WDW. Funny what things kids remember.
At this point, praying for direction, and miracles for Marlie, Parker and Christina. She is on her way in ya know!

Comment by diane aust


Link Here | Nov 1, '07,

Jamie, I just read your update–as I do at least three times a week, I have been following your story from the begining and although I am one that has never met you or you family I feel I am part of you, I have given blood for Parker and will do again Nov 10th my next date,I pray for you guys daily and pray for Gods Will to be done, for HIM to give you a sign . Things don’t seem to look bright right now but in a twinkling of an eye things can change–just let go and let GOD and what ever the out come GOD will always be there standing right beside you. My you feel his powerful arms give yu a loving hug today and just enjoy time with Parker—-your loving friends from DeLand

Comment by Daryl and Ron Fogarty


Link Here | Nov 1, '07,

About St. Jude…you’re right, once treatment is started for leukemia, the leukemia team here usually cannot accept them on a protocol here. However, sometimes the transplant service takes on patients not directly from other St. Jude services. Some of their patients have received leukemia treatment elsewhere and come directly for transplant. Just a thought! I’m not sure what protocols they have open or how it works with his biphenotypic leukemia, but I think it is still an option to at least look into! Let me know if I can get any more information for you to relieve some work on your part!

Comment by Cassidy Bell


Link Here | Nov 1, '07,

Dearest Underwood Family: “Be strong and take courage, do not fear or be dismayed; For the Lord will go before you, and His Light will show the way.” “Be strong and take courage, do not fear or be dismayed; For the One Who lives within you, will be strong in you today.” Even though we have never met face to face, we have been following The Journey with your entire family. We have cried when the news was not what we wanted to read; we have rejoiced when the good news appeared; we have smiled and laughed at the antics of Parker; we have said awwww at his politeness. We have thanked God for the beautiful family and the witness you have all been. We do not need to meet each other in person to know that our love for Christ is what makes us family and friends. Our prayers continue to be with you all. That means everyone there at APH, doctors, nurses, all the children and their family. We never know what tomorrow will bring, but we know Who does and we trust in Him. God Bless You All. He will continue to hold you all in the palm of His hand. We love you. In His Hands, In His Heart, In His Love. Marge and Keri

Comment by Marge Baldwin


Link Here | Nov 1, '07,

Praying for God’s guidance for you!! Praying for a peace beyond all understanding!!

Comment by Ashley


Link Here | Nov 1, '07,

Dear Jamie and Aaron,
First, Thank You over and over for all the precious time you have shared in keeping us all up to date on this web site so that we can get Parkers reports out to others everywhere we can possibly think of to join us in consistant praying. You have done a wonderful job. We can hear your pain and struggles in the difficult conversations that you have endured with your times to make decisions as Parkers parents, your many talks with the different doctors, and just the many hours that you have been right there at all hours having to watch your son go through each step of this journey. You have shown all of us amazing and I mean truly amazing faith and trust in our Lord. It has been such a testimony and I am sure that you two have no idea just how many people have been greatly impacted by just reading and hearing about Parkers journey. Please know that Don and I continue to pray for all of you every single day. We pray for a peace for both of you as you are trying so hard to hear all that the doctors are telling you and trying despirately to give every piece of this to God. I am also prayi