Friday, May 22, 2009

Friday May 22, 2009

Mom's status has not changed since yesterday. The outlook does not look good.

All of her family is by her side. As always we appreciate your continued thoughts and prayers. Feel free to share any thoughts or wishes that you would like to share with us or Mom to get us through this time.

We will continue to post updates to keep all of you informed.

Love always,

Josh, Jim, and Melissa


  1. The love and support you have shared, as a family, is more than most people enjoy in an entire lifetime. You live your lives beautifully. You are all wonderful examples of how to truly love another human being. Lisa, you are amazing and you have made an extremely important impression on me. I love you. Leslie

  2. sending smiles, hugs and prayers your way.


  3. Dear Lisa and Family,

    Thinking about you always. Team Lisa is standing right by you at all times. You are amazing and such an inspiration. Sending love and prayers to you all.

    Carrie de Leon

  4. My Dearest Lisa and Family,
    I am praying for rest, comfort, peace, and hope for you all. You have taught me the importance of Family, strength, perseverance, and love. I cannot begin to tell you what an impact your family has had on many lives, including my own. I have not met many people as strong, smart, kind, and fun as you Lisa and I want you to know how much I love you. Thank you for allowing me to be part of your Team and teaching me many important life lessons. Rest well, and know that I will continue to hold you up in prayer.
    All my love,
    Nurse Judy

  5. Hi Lisa,
    My heart and thoughts are with you as you fight this with all the strength you have. The love that you and your family have is stronger than anything I have ever seen. I just pray that God's love will surround all of you and hold you tightly. I love you all.
    Sandy Saldano

  6. Lisa, Jim, Josh, and Melissa,
    My prayers love are with all of you.
    Love you,
    Barbara, Michael, Kent and Katie

  7. Dear Lisa and Family,
    I'm so happy that our paths crossed again these past two years at Carver. Bancroft Jr. High and Lakewood High were many years ago.. You
    have been such an inspiration to us as a leader,a mother, a teacher and a friend. Stay strong and
    Team Lisa will always stand behind you. Love,Lynda

  8. Lisa,
    I admire you so! I've known you for a long time and always appreciated your generous spirit, your warm smile, your kindness to others, and your dedication to children. You have fought an incredible battle. I know that it is because of your family that you continue to fight. Bless your heart. Thank you for encouraging me through the worst moments of my life. I will do the same if you need me to. Whatever it takes! Just call.....

  9. Lisa,
    You have been such an inspiration to me on so many levels. I had no idea when I sat on the principal interview panel and marked you as my #1 choice for Carver's next principal but I was choosing a person that would quickly become a friend, a fellow Scot and would impact my daughter and myself in so many ways. You are such an amazing person those of us who have the honor of knowing you are truely blessed. You and your family demonstrate the true meaning of committment, love, caring, compassion and friendship. May God and all his Angels shine their glory on each of you.
    Love & Prayers,
    Jean and family

  10. Lisa,
    You have fought such a tremendous battle, and it's not over. I know that if it's meant to be your strength will pull you through this. If ever there were a person strong enough it's you. You've proved it in so many, many ways. I have learned so much working with you. You are a constant inspiration as a person and an educator and I'm hoping that may continue, for myself and for the many others who look up to and admire you. Thank you for letting me be a part of your life and thank you to your family for keeping us all in loop about your health. We love and miss you so much that I don't know what we'd do without this blog, thank you Stephensons,
    Lisa, hang in there, and fight on. Your are truly one of the greatest, most compassionate, best educators, and wonderful listeners I have ever met and I hope with all my heart that you will pull through this and somehow we will talk again.
    I love you Lisa.
    Love, Tracy Hall

  11. Dear Lisa, Though it seems such a short time that I have known you from the very start it was warm and comfortable and I felt you were always there for me even though I was just a sub. You welcomed me and always made me feel a part of your team. I am a part of Team Lisa! I stand with all the others who respect and love you. This has been a most difficult journey but you and your loved ones have demonstrated the utmost strength in standing up to immense challenges. Again you have served as a role model for all of us. As someone else said your strength and your loved ones endless support have provided important lessons for each of us. We go through life, stronger and better human beings for knowing each of you. My prayers are with you always. May God comfort you and hold you in his hands thoughout these tough times.

    Love,Barb Cabot

  12. My beautiful Lisa,
    I ache to hear you voice and laugh again. You are such an inspiratin and role model to us all. You are so loved, so loved my friend. Robyn

  13. Dear Lisa,
    Just a note to let you know that you are and have been in my thoughts and prayers. I smiled to myself yesterday as i thought about how much you relish some of the simpler things in life...a cup of tea, a delicious muffin, a few moments stolen of sharing "on the go," and your love of people in general. you are fortunate to have as loving and caring a family as you do.
    Missing you and sending prayers your way,

  14. Dear Lisa,

    I can't tell you how much I admire your strength, courage, and determination. I pray for your continued strength, for peace and comfort knowing that you have your Team right behind you holding you up.

    Tonight I can't help but think about my 5th graders and how much they loved when you came in to do those writing lessons with us last year. It is so clear to everyone around that you are not only a wonderful leader but also an amazing teacher, for the students as well as for us.

    Thank you for allowing us to be on this journey with you. My prayers are with you and your family.

    Much Love,

    Sara Ahrens

  15. Dear Josh, Jim, and Melissa,
    My heart goes out to you all at this time. Please know that, along with the tears and expressions of grief, are a world of residing reflections on the wonderful person that Lisa was and the mark that she made on the lives of so many, myself just one of them. she will be sorely missed. thank you for all that you have shared of yourselves in Lisa's behalf.
    Nancy Littlefield