Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Dec. 31 - Paul's First Message (Short but Sweet)

it feels good to finally say hello in person. happy new year. thanks for the great thoughts and goodwill.
adios pablo.


alexa said...

Happy 2009 Jerdes! Paul, reading your very own words tonight was truly a gift ... a brilliant ending to 2008.

With our warmest thoughts,
The Croft Family

Joe said...

Paul -- Hi, I'm Joe, a friend of Willie's. I'm writing to you and letting you know I feel happy, grateful and joyful that you are at home. Happy New Year, my brother and friend. I know our paths will cross.

Grace and peace -- Joe

Rrramone said...

Happy New Year my brother. So heart warming to see words from you on this blog. Much love to you.


Dena said...

What a blessed holiday - may the new year also be full of many new wonderful experiences for your family. Welcome home, Paul, and love to you all, The Bufords

Kristine said...


My New Year has started off on the right foot thanks to your post! Looking so forward to seeing you and yours Saturday morning.

Much love and HAPPY New Year!

Keri said...

Happy New Year, Paul! (I used to work at GroupBaronet & a friend of Willie's) - still praying for you and glad to see you improving daily and staying strong!!! :)

Sarah said...

Yeehaw! A message from Paul! What a great to start 2009!!

The Puccis

Anonymous said...

Heartfelt joy to read your post, Paul. Looking forward to what this new year will bring to the Jerde family. Hugs all around.
Micki and Pete

Kelly Lindner said...

Dear Paul,
It feels like a miracle to read a note from you. I have read every post since the accident and followed your recovery closely. You and I were supposed to have coffee on the 17th of June and I am still holding you to it! I am so grateful you are home with your beloved family and wish you all the best in 2009.
Kelly Lindner
Texas Lawyer

Anonymous said...

hey man.

good to hear you're about. be down
there in a few months and will drop in unexpectedly as per usual.


Kathy Nichols said...

I do believe this is the moment we've all been waiting for!! :-)

God bless you guys,
Kathy Nichols

Tim said...


You ARE the MAN. So good to see your words on the blog. So good to know you're home.

This is going to be a good year, my friend.

benbarry said...

Paul, I'm so glad to see your continued improvement. I pray for it to continue.

Gary said...

Paul!! Dude!!!
Great to see a few words from you.

Looking forward to seeing you in person again soon.


Anonymous said...

Right on Paul!! Happy New Year and we're praying for your continuous recovery!
Brad and Caroline Bouldin and family

odd duck said...

YEAH!!! What a great Christmas gift! Love seeing a message from you. Big hug and tons of love, Kellye

Brad said...

It's awesome to hear from you brother. I can't wait to hear more in the coming year. Wishing you a blessed 2009. Keep on the bus!

Anonymous said...

Hey Paul,
I am glad you are adjusting to being home. It was great to see you for Patty's birthday. Also nice to read a message from you.

Keep up your hard work and we will hopefully being seeing you soon.

Happy New Year! We love you!

the Hatfield Family

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year Paul! Great to hear from you!

Peace and joy for you and your family this New Year!

-Wendy Virtue

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year Paul!

It was very sweet to see your own words. Not sweet as in "AWWWWW how sweet"...but more like "sweet victory" for those of us who have been keeping up with your progress! What a blessing that you are home and with your loving family.

I am thinking of you guys and praying for you. Much love, and wishing you much progress in 2009!

Audrey Harrell

Mim said...

what a wonderful new year surprise (from someone who doesn't even know you but has been following your story and recovery and wishes you all the best)

Anonymous said...


Happy 2009 my friend! I want to see and talk to you soon! Every time I come around, you're sleeping! Is that some sort of bus trick you like to pull on me? Have some coffee before I visit you for once. Give me a wink. It'll make me feel important.

Jimmy Lolovic.

kathy said... have been called to an extraordinary life.....i am grateful you are my brother, and i wait with the universe to see what exactly this, kathy

Anonymous said...

Patty and Paul,

You don't know me, but I feel compelled to write. I have known of Paul's accident for quite some time and have been following his progress via your blog. The need to write and offer support stems from personal experience with a similar situation. You see, my best friend suffered a brain injury many years ago and Paul's story has touched me in a way I cannot explain. Anyway, my prayers and thoughts have been and continue to be with you both. I know 2009 will bring amazing things to your life. Good luck and know that Paul's story and journey has touched many lives - even those of perfect strangers!

God bless you and your family.

Anonymous said...

what up, buddy!?! it's soooo good to see your first post on the blog. now it's like reading in jerde stereo. sweetness.

miss you much and happy new year to you and yours!


Kelly Mc said...

Paul, just wanted you to know i have been thinking about you. I hope each day is better than the last. I am happy to hear you are home! Happy New Year! -Kelly

Angela said...

HI PAUL!!!!! So happy to see your words posted on the blog.
Happy New Year!


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