Wednesday, February 09, 2005

New Game

Hey, everybody!

We have started a new game. This one is called 'Map.' Map is one of our family's favorite games while on outings. You all know this one- it is where you keep a list of all the states that you see license plates for.

The twist on the game is that we have bought a map of the US and are putting stickers on all the states that have people in them praying for Mom.

SO- what we need is for someone from each state or who has family in a state to post HERE and let us know your state. We are suspicious that we will be able to fill the map. Help us try-

with love from the 'Shellener Team'-


ps. we are taking countries too!


Blogger Angie Antkowiak said...

What a great idea! Well, I think its safe to say that we have Middle Tennessee covered! I also have friends and family in Missouri, Ohio, and South Dakota praying for her. I think that's pretty good...4 states from 1 person's efforts. If everyone chips in, we should get to 50 states quickly!

Am very glad to hear about Pam's continued progress and just love love love your upbeat and positive posts! I am a firm believer that positive thoughts attract positive results...keep 'em comin' folks!

5:12 PM  
Blogger Barry Heard said...

I've requested the prayers of my family in Birmingham, Alabama, and a dear friend in Mayfield, Kentucky.


5:21 PM  
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5:22 PM  
Blogger Barry Heard said...

I also just heard from a VCC alumna, Joy Holly, in Baltimore, Maryland, who I won't mind my quoting her here:

"I'm so very sorry that something so awful has
happened to Pam who is one of the most vibrant and
joyful people I have ever met. I guess one upside is
her fighting spirit will only stand her in good stead.
I have faith that if anyone could pull through a
trauma like that, it would be Pam!

Pam and Roland and family will definitely be in my
thoughts and prayers, as well as the VCC members,
since I know this is a blow to all of you who love Pam
and the VCC so much.
Joy Holly
Proud VCC Alumna
Now living in Baltimore"

5:23 PM  
Blogger Nicole Naumann said...

Dear Pam:

I want you to know that you are in all of my prayers and I wish you a speedy recovery. You are such a special person. I remember the first day of Blair Children's Chorus 17 years ago and how you opened my eyes to music, that I knew from then on that it would play such an important role in my life. You are a friend, my mentor, and like a family member to me. Who else would I have been able to call every time my mom threatened me by telling me I would have to quit the BCC if my grades weren't better (inside joke)!!! I will never be able to repay you for all that you have taught me and the opportunities that you have given me. You, Mr. Schneller, and your family are in my prayers. Please, get well soon!

"If music be the food of love, sing on, sing on."
Love, Nicole Naumann

5:40 PM  
Blogger Michuli said...

Great Idea, my prayers from North Carolina

6:00 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

What a wonderful idea! Nothing seems to amaze me more than the power of prayer! From my side, Pam has prayers from Arkansas, Missouri, Colorado, Georgia, Texas and Michigan. Much love and continued prayer to all of you!

Jennifer Jones

6:05 PM  
Blogger anne and ben said...

hey all - i forgot to add that georgia (my parents), kentucky (my aunt and uncle), indiana (ben's parents), north carolina (my best friend, ariel), and ohio (laura jacobs, formerly of vucc). have fun mapping!

6:07 PM  
Blogger Pamela Sixfin said...

Dear Pam, Hope this day brings you one day closer to regaining your health. You are a very strong, vibrant and vivacious woman and I am praying every day for a full recovery. I am so happy Roland is there with you to.You are very blessed to have him aswell as your children and all of us others who have been fortunate to have been in your path some time or another.You are the best there is and don't forget it!!

6:27 PM  
Blogger Toni Schneider said...

Someone already said South Dakota!!! Anyway, all of here in VUCC at Vandy dearly miss Pam and her bright smiling face! The whole family is in our thoughts and prayers.

6:30 PM  
Blogger Gerard Raiti said...

Hi Jacqui,
Thanks for making this website.
Our love, thoughts, and prayers are with Pam and your family.
I'm writing on behalf of some global VUCC alumni (Class '04). Mary Beth Hettinger and I are in London; Jonathan Sawyer is in Germany; and Jim Fisher is in China.
So you might want to get a globe instead of a US map because praying for Pam is international :)
We are very relieved to read that Pam is making progress day by day. When I return to Vanderbilt for Homecoming this year, I eagerly look forward to seeing Pam back in her energetic, coffee-loving mood while singing the Alma Mater. Pam had a tremendous impact on all of us in college. My friends and I await reading news of Pam's continued recovery. My classmates and I will be certain to pay a loving visit to the nursing staff at USC when our program tranfers to LA in August.

VUCC love and prayers from around the world,
--Gerard Raiti

6:35 PM  
Blogger Ellen said...

In hearts and minds in my home state, Massachusetts!

Ellen McSweeney (Blair)

6:36 PM  
Blogger Ruth and Al Stith said...

Has anyone mentioned Arizona yet? You can also mark Texas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Illinois (the one advantage to moving around a lot is good friends everywhere!).
Hang in there!

6:48 PM  
Blogger Nathan said...

You're in our thoughts and prayers in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Best of luck Pam.


6:53 PM  
Blogger JK said...

Great Idea! I was born and raised in Vermont and still have family there. I also have family in Florida, Minnesota and Maine. My thoughts and prayers are with you from North Carolina! And if it helps, I actually work in South Carolina.

6:55 PM  
Blogger Nelson Sirlin said...

Prayers from Arizona. I'm working in Kentucky so I guess that counts.

7:00 PM  
Blogger Erika & Scott Sullivan said...

Great idea. Here are our additions --
Minnesota - Sullivans & many friends
Iowa - Sullivans and Ramps and.....
Oregon - Scholle
Florida - Del
North Carolina - Hartleys
D.C. - Schneller!!

7:03 PM  
Blogger Dave & Nancy Estes Park said...

Hi Jacqui! We have bee sending thoughts and prayers from Estes Park CO. Hi Roland. We met your beautiful wife at Jacqui's in Oct when she was here for a weekend
visit. Now we know where Jacqui gets her fiestyness (is that a word?)We love Jacqui and we think her mom is quite wonderful. Know there is lots of love coming from Estes Park, Colorado.

7:07 PM  
Blogger Al Ramp said...

The Ramps from Illinois, Minnesota, Indinana, Iowa, and Nigeria are all praying for you. Since some have been in Texas, Oklahoma, Hawaii, Aruba, Venazuela, you should be covered. Having been around the world, I can say there is no one more loved and in more prayers than you.

God's speed.

Al and family

7:10 PM  
Blogger Marianne said...

To all Schnellers,
We have Indiana, Virginia, Kansas, North Carolina, Florida and California covered. We are so excited with Pam's progress. All our love.

Marianne and Steve

7:17 PM  
Blogger Courtney said...

Hi. I recently got to meet Pam when I was singing with the Mount Holyoke Glee Club at Vanderbilt University. I'm sending my prayers and best wishes to all from Massachusetts where I go to school and New Jersey where I am from and my family currently lives.

7:28 PM  
Blogger Liz Dannemiller said...

I never cease to be amazed by your family's utter strength throughout this trying and difficult time. You are an inspiration to all of us back here in Nashville. Pam has people in my family praying for her in Texas, Wisconsin, Rhode Island, Colorado, Albuquerque New Mexico, Ohio, New Hampshire, Oregon, and even in Mexico City! With your continuing strength and optomism, along with everyone's prayers, Pam will make it through this on top. We're praying for you...

Liz Dannemiller

7:32 PM  
Blogger Vivian Finch said...

Pam is not only my prayers here in Nashville, but also in my family's prayers in New Jersey, New York, Minnesota, Virginia, and if we are including the international, then in Brazil, too...

- Vivian :)

7:52 PM  
Blogger AC said...

Missing Pam dearly! My family is praying for her in Florida, and of course there are millions of prayers coming from Tennessee :)

-Amanda Colgan

8:22 PM  
Blogger Maureen said...

I haven't seen Nebraska yet. My sister and mom are praying for Pam in Omaha, as are all my family members in Ohio, Virginia and Tennessee. We have requested prayers from many prayer listservs as well so I know Pam is being prayed for in at least all 50 states, plus around the world!
It is wonderful to hear the daily reports on Pam's progress. Thank you so much for keeping all of us updated. I count my membership in the VCC as one of the true joys of my life.
You all are an inspiration!
With love and prayers,

8:26 PM  
Blogger charlotte said...

tonight was the ash wednesday service at first pres. although it's usually a hard service to make it through emotionally every year, tonight was especially hard. i sang with the adults tonight, and we sang "a prayer for humility". the closing hymn was "abide with me", and doug murray played variations on it for the closing voluntary. usually a lot of the adults leave during the closing voluntary, but everyone stayed tonight... it was a very quiet, somber service, and i wasn't the only one who cried for your mom, jacqui. there were others who did too, and the congregation prayed for her tonight after the dinner anouncements. she is in the thoughts and prayers of everyone who knows her at first pres... she and mr. schneller still remain a vital piece of our church, and always will be loved and welcomed there.

love and prayers from me and the people at first pres-

8:43 PM  
Blogger rodney said...


Add Arizona (parents+bro) and Oregon (everyone else), and the People's Republic of Boulder (we're our own state of mind, anyway...)


9:26 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

My family in South Carolina is praying for Pam!

9:38 PM  
Blogger LeeAnn Parker said...

There are many prayers coming from my friends and family in Massachusetts. They all know how much we love and miss Pam at Vanderbilt and have been very supportive throughout this whole thing.

9:44 PM  
Blogger Allison Pingree said...

Hi, all:

You can add Utah (my parents in Salt Lake City) to the list.


9:47 PM  
Blogger David said...

I don't want to repeat anything already said, but do know that there are several people saying prayers around the country. However, my sister is currently in New Zealand and praying.
-- David Sims - VUCC

10:44 PM  
Blogger Lucas said...

Well, it seems that Massachusetts is already covered, but I suppose I shouldn't let that stop me :)... in any event, you have my full support.

-Lucas Thompson

1:14 AM  
Blogger Erich Ramp said...

It is sooo wonderful seeing all the support Pam and you all have from around the world! Versus trying to go through each and every post, you are all in our prayers from Minnesota, Nigeria, Venezuela, and New Zealand.

Erich & Nancy Ramp and family

3:55 AM  
Blogger Sarah Musgrave said...

Hi Pam and Roland!

Sure hope today turns out to be a good one for you. I'm off to school, but wanted you to know that we have people in Louisianna, Indianna, California, North Carolina, and Texas praying for you.

Love, Sarah

6:49 AM  
Blogger Jeremy said...

Let's See:

Southern Illinois (yes, a state unto itself:))
Pennsylvania (specifically the greater Philly region)
New Jersey

I think you need a bigger map:)!!

- Jeremy Payne

6:57 AM  
Blogger Mike said...

I know it's been mentioned already, but know that more prayers are coming from Indianapolis, IN. Y'all may need a few more sleeves of stickers when all is said and done!

Choir love,
Mike O'Neill

9:32 AM  
Blogger Lindsay Alexander Owen said...

Here are some more places for you!

Lindsay and Lee Owen plus entire congregation of 4,000 members at our church: North Carolina
Lindsay's family in South Carolina, Arkansas, Texas, Missouri, and Minnesota
VUCC alums on the prayer list: Tennessee, Illinois, New York, Washington D.C., New Jersey, Alabama, Georgia, Louisianna, California, Ohio, Florida, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Michigan, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island!
Other supporters of Pam: Cambridge, England

We love you!

9:52 AM  
Blogger rostitchery said...

you've got all the states i have to offer, but i can add my family in quezon city, the philippines, a friend in caracas, venezuela, and two friends in leningrad (somehow i can NOT call it st. petersburg, it was leningrad when i worked there and that is how it is in my mind).

post a picture of your map sometime so we can all admire!

and please--if you have any information--let us know what the legal situation is regarding the driver. was this a hit-and-run? what charges are pending? what legal assistance might pam and roland need?

10:58 AM  
Blogger Carissa said...

My mother and her friends are praying from the great state of LA, aka Lower Alabama, and the panhandle of Florida, around Pensacola. With all of these prayers and positive energy Pam will get well in record time.


12:15 PM  
Blogger Catherine said...

My parents and grandparents are praying in Connecticut, as are the members of their various prayer groups, church groups, and choirs!

12:59 PM  
Blogger Joey said...

I learned of Pam's accident from Jj Ebelhar via Nicole ... I do not personally know Pam but know many people who know and love her dearly. I (and the rest of Middle TN) am certainly praying for and thinking of her and all of you. She is also on the Our Lady of the Lake prayer email list in Hendersonville. You can put a sticker on Houston Texas, too (Steven).

2:44 PM  
Blogger charlotte said...

please tell us more about the driver of the van... did he/she hit and run? or did he/she report the accident?

10:37 PM  
Blogger Sandalou said...

And more from Washington state.

5:18 AM  
Blogger carli said...

my family in wyoming is praying for pam :)

8:09 PM  
Blogger --glinda said...

gah. someone beat me to Washington State (Seattle, here)

(heard about Pam from Kat Dyer, in alt.callahans)

2:00 AM  
Blogger Cynthia Cyrus said...

You already got NJ and Long Island, but know that Dad and Helen have asked for several updates; they are involved in the story from a distance.

And, I can add Australia to the mix, so score another one for global concern!


5:30 AM  
Blogger Missy said...

I'm in TN, there are people in FL, and there are 3 people in Australia praying for you all - This means that when the rest of us are asleep, prayers are still going up from the other side of the world!

10:06 AM  
Blogger Kate said...

I know I'm rather late in the game here, but I'll add my list:

Louisville, Kentucky
A significant portion of Meyzeek Middle School (Louisville)
North Carolina
West Virginia
New Hampshire
one fire department, 2 prayer groups, 3 churches.....and a partridge in a pear tree!!!

-Kate Grindon

11:07 AM  
Blogger McIntyres said...

love and prayers from Tennessee, Maryland (Cathy), PA (Jay), Sidney, Australia (Paula as from Feb 19-July 10), Cambridge, England (Pauline's Mum).

10:48 AM  

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