Friday, May 29, 2009

Friday May 29, 2009

As we prepare to lay Lisa to rest, we as a family would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you again for the tremendous outpouring of Faith, Love and Support you have shown to Lisa and to us over these last months. Our deep love for Lisa combined with the energy and love we felt from each of you each and every day is truly what gave Lisa the will to fight each day and what sustained us through this journey.

As difficult as this has been, it has brought us memories that will last a lifetime. It has brought us closer together as a family and helped us to understand how truly blessed we were and how wide her reach was.

I cannot begin to tell you how much your support impacted Lisa and how much energy it gave her. The first thing she we ask me to do every day without fail was to read the blog updates and then your comments. It lifted her spirit and we were blessed to witness the impact that you had on her.

I hope that all of you will join us at the house tomorrow to continue celebrating Lisa's life As you all know, she loved to have a party and this is exactly how she would want to be sent off.

With Love and Thanks
The Stephensons
Jim, Josh and Melissa


  1. Dear Stephenson Family, You continue to amaze me, touch my heart and serve as giant role models for each of us. My heart will be with each of you on Saturday. I am unable to be there and am so sorry for that. But I feel the deep presence still of Lisa when I read your words. I know she is with you and will be with you always. It's of great comfort to know that she is no longer in pain. She was a champion fighter as each of you are still. You are all shining stars in my book. When I subbed at Carver on Wednesday there was such a deep sadness felt as I met friend after friend and hugged. Sometimes no words were needed we just all needed to hug. Everyone is grieving for the loss of a great friend and leader. I just wanted to share with you how her memory and presence is still felt at school. I hope to meet you all one day. Lisa loved you all so much and spoke of you often to each of us. She was so very proud of her family. God Bless and keep you all.
    With love,
    Barb Cabot

  2. Dear Stephenson Family,

    We are just finding out about your loss- our prayers are with you all as you grieve and remember your lovely mom/wife.

    With love,
    The Vieyras
    Agustin, Christina, Caleb & Ethan

  3. Hi Jim
    Just to say I am glad that the celebration of Lisa's Life went well on Saturday. Its been difficult for us being so far away but I hope you know we are just at the end of a telephone if you need us. Give our Love to Melissa Josh Sarah and Children and hope to hear from you soon. God Bless We went in search of a rose today called Lisa but unfortunately we could'nt find any but we did get Californian Bluebells so we have planted them in our garden in Memory of Lisa. xxxx