The Lewis Family

The Lewis Family

Friday, December 31, 2010

Quick updates

Trudy Makin Lewis 12:55pm Dec 29
Went to the eye Dr. today. Pressure is not critical, but is not going down. Dr.s are making plans for surgery not this week,but next. We don't have to see eye Dr. till next Tues. but have a procedure tomorrow at Primary Children"s Hospital. Thanks for the 4x4 ride Brent!

MayLynn Lewis 8:01pm Dec 30
The procedure went well today. They said it went "exactly as it should have" The surgery was from 2-4 and then four hours in recovery. He should be out within the next half hour. Thanks for everyone's prayers!
just transfered my USU "Logan Main Campus" schedule to USU "Distance Learning" schedule ... no worries everyone I AM STAYING IN SCHOOL, still at USU just not in Logan :(
Just found out about this article: Mountain Ridge Jr High raises money for school secretary Click here

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Merry Christmas Everyone, Thanks for your support!

Trudy Makin Lewis 11:55am Dec 26
Update: Went to the Dr. this morning. The abrasion on his eye is healing. The ultrasound on his retina looked good and the pressure was down from what it was before. We have 2 days before we have to be back to the Dr. I feel almost giddy!
Christmas Day:
‎4am we were all awake. I think Santa made 2 or 3 trips to our house. I don't know how there were gifts left for any other kids! Thank You all you Santas out there! Thanks for making my kids smile and bringing them so much Joy! I can't lie it's bitter-sweet for me today.
We are so spoiled!
Merry Christmas Everyone!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Theme of the Day... Hope! Dec 23, 2010

Trudy Makin Lewis 1:50pm Dec 23
We went to Jame's eye appointment. The pressure in his eye is higher today. Something that we were hoping wouldn't happen. So I'm putting it out there to keep praying for his eye pressure to come down and that it will stabilize. I'm not giving up hope!

Trudy Makin Lewis 9:14am Dec 23
It's going to be a day of hope for me. Hope that we get good report at the eye clinic and hope that we can all heal a little more. Hope that everyone knows how grateful we are. hope that it will get easier with time. Hope is my theme for the day. May all of you out there have hope today also.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas wishes and Thanks from Trudy Lewis and fam!

I send out my Christmas wish to everyone out there... I wish you love and time with those you love. I wish you peace that only Christ can bring. I wish you an attitude of gratitude and a remembrance of the reason for this season. Christ is the reason. I know he lives and loves us. Merry Christmas everyone. That includes family, friends and strangers alike. Merry Christmas.
One day closer to Christmas. I actually did some Christmas shopping last night for the first time. If I could buy a gift for all the people that have been so good to us I would. I know that there is no way in this world I could repay everyone who has been so generous and loving to us at this hard time in our life. Or even send thank you notes to everyone. I hope everyone knows that we are grateful for everything!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

A few thoughts...

This song is exactly how i feel! I miss them sooooo much, but the only thing that is helping me breathe in and out each minute is the comfort and understanding that I have been given from my savior. "Stay with me just until my heart recovers"
Click here: Stay With Me 

Trudy Makin Lewis Facing a terrible tragedy this holiday season, I have seen what the true meaning of giving is all about. This community has the spirit of giving and loving. It takes only one person to make a difference, imagine what we can do with a community of "one persons". Let's feed the hungry. 

Click here: Help Fight Hunger in Your Community 

Carolers welcome James Home

Follow the link below to watch news coverage of carolers welcoming James home. Thanks everyone who participated!

Thank You everyone! I am so in awe at the acts of kindness I have witnessed in the last few weeks! May you all have a Very Merry Christmas! 
Once again I am very touched and humbled. I am in awe at the acts of kindness and giving that I have witnessed in the last few weeks. I feel very spoiled! Thank You for the Christlike service and the attitude of giving that I see constantly. May all of you out there feel the true spirit of Christmas!
Thanks to all the carolers! That was amazing! I guess channels 2 and 13 were here. so check out the news tonight

Saturday, December 18, 2010

It's official! James is home now!! =) also, other updates Dec 14-18

MayLynn Lewis 12:30pm Dec 16
We're waiting for one final blood draw - should be home tonight :D
MayLynn Lewis 5:35pm Dec 16
yes we are still at the hospital and yes we are still coming home ... just waiting for ALL of his prescriptions to be filled
MayLynn Lewis 10:38pm Dec 16

MayLynn Lewis 10:41pm Dec 16
so we're home but we were only here for about an hour before Mom had to take Abigail to the ER. Her liver trauma seems to be acting up. Please pray for her. Love you all
MayLynn Lewis 1:28am Dec 17
Abigail has the flu - thank goodness. The symptoms that she had were the things we were supposed to look for with her liver issues. She's home resting now so we're all going to bed! -Goodnight
MayLynn Lewis 11:30pm Dec 17
had a refreshing day at home - Mom went to her eye appointment and James Andrew went to his. Since his eye pressure has consistently been lowering we don't have to go back to Salt Lake until MONDAY!! YAY!! :D Also Abigail is doing much better. We are all enjoying some MUCH needed rest. Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers. WE LOVE YOU ALL!!!
Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Words cannot express the gratitude I feel for the love and support and acts of kindness, the giving and the sacrifices made in our behalf! I feel so blessed to have so many friends new and old. It's been a blessing to me to reconnect with old friends and to make so many new friends through this experience. I feel so blessed!
Thanks for giving us some space this morning. We watched the funeral with James. Feeling peace.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

okay...not totally official... Yet.

MayLynn Lewis  
James is singing beach boys "Let me go home, let me go home, I wanna go home, yeah yeah, Well I feel so broke up, I wanna go home" ... its his theme song today -10:28am Dec 15
his eye pressure is up ... more tests ... maybe one more night in the hospital
also he had an ultrasound - not pregnant
yeah ... one more night -2:34pm Dec 15 
Trudy Makin Lewis
James had a great night's sleep. Yea! -5:58am Dec 15

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

It's official... James Andrew gets to go home!! =)

Trudy Makin Lewis  

It's really official... The release party is at 4:30 today and tomorrow we're busting out of this joint! Wooo Hooo!

(earlier today) --> James is such a trooper. He's been working hard in therapy. They have him playing games to help his brain and doing stairs on those crutches to make sure he's stable and safe to come home. We celebrated his dad's birthday by writing a message and letting a helium balloon go to take it to heaven and we watched one of his favorite musicals, " Seven Brides For Seven Brothers". It was a weepy day for us all. Today is a new day and the sunrise will bring light and good things.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Updates Dec 11-13, 2010.

(Mon- Dec 13)
So ... we're not quite ready for home so they are keeping us for at least a few more days. We were hoping that we could celebrate Papa's birthday by coming home and taking James to the cemetary for the first time, but we've got to figure something else out.

Trudy Makin Lewis Hey world out there consider yourself hugged today! It's Stu's Birthday!

(Sun- Dec 12)
It's been a sleepy day for James today. The nurses want him to stay awake and he wants to sleep. Hope he sleeps tonight! Last night was rough... he had a migrain headache. Hope tonight goes better!
For dinner last night James ate in the cafiteria down stairs. He's pretty good at manuvering corners on his own. I'd lose hands down in wheel chair races!

MayLynn Lewis ‎1 nephi 3:7

(Sat- Dec 11)


Happy Birthday Stuart!!

This beautiful December day is dedicated to you Stuart, thanks for touching our hearts!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Updates- Dec 6 -10, 2010 | Thanks for all your prayers & support!!

MayLynn Lewis 10:45am Dec 10
He has been officially turned over to the Rehab staff at the hospital - another step towards going home
Trudy Makin Lewis 8:26am Dec 10
No more IV's! WoooHooo! It's a great day!
James got up and took ten steps with the walker! He is doing AMAZING!!!
Had a good day of healing and that much closer to going home. The grizzly hockey players came by and gave him an autographed stick and some tickets to a game. He's up in a chair for every meal and is being a trooper!
James and I got better than ever sleep last night. He had a great night of healing.
Sincere Thanks goes out from my heart to yours! We are feeling so blessed to have so much love and support from so many! Thank You!
Slow but steady progress ... We've been reading all the cards we have recieved. THANK YOU ALL!!! We are so grateful for all the well wishes and condolences! We are so blessed to have so many amazing people in our lives!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Updates- Dec 3 - 5, 2010

(Friday- Dec 3)
It turned out to just be glass (regarding the remnants of debris in his eye) - Everything went really well with the surgery. He's in recovery :)
(Saturday- Dec 4)
that will be a NO on the acl surgery! Yay!! He had great company today and is healing and resting nicely! Thanks for all the prayers! (It was thought that he would have to have ACL (a kneee ligament) surgery but they found that it is just stretched and won't need to be surgically repaired).

(Sunday- Dec 5)
James Andrew's face is looking so good! He's as handsome as ever and the swelling is virtually gone! :) His healing is steady and its been a peaceful morning

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Friday and Saturday's Services

The services Friday and Saturday were very beautiful, a  special spirit resided at both the viewings and the funeral!
The viewings:
KaraLee & Stuart both looked amazing, so at peace, confirmation that although they had laid these mortal bodies to rest... they were in a better place, doing the Lord's work. The support and condolences of all who attended both in presence and in thought brought a great sense of Love of support, thank you all!
The funeral:
Words cannot express the beauty of the spirit which touched our hearts at this amazing service!
Words by MayLynn, Trudy, Bro. Newman, Bishops and others were so eloquently expressed through the power of the spirit. They all did a wonderful job of honoring two amazing spirits whom will be missed here on earth as they continue spreading love and the Gospel in heaven. It was simply Beautiful!!
A funeral like this, under such circumstances, would have all the rights of being a depressing, melancholic service, but I have never attended such an amazingly spiritual, hope-promoting service as this. What an amazing tribute to their (the Lewis family's) love for one another and their love for the Savior. Through their words and actions, the spirit testified to us that because of Jesus Christ's sacrifice we will all live again, and that through repentance and obedience to God's commandments we can become worthy enough to return to live in His presence, with one another. Because Our Heavenly Father loves us so much and wants all of us to return to Him, together, he gave us the gospel (found in The Book of Mormon & The Bible) here on earth that shows us the way that we can make it back to His presence, together. The Lewis family has taught us by example that the Gospel of Jesus Christ brings real hope and light into our lives, even in the darkest of times!
Thank You Lewis Family for your example of faith and hope, I pray that we can all learn from your example and be changed people forever. May we all strive to learn & live the Gospel because of your examples.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Updates on James Andrew

It's morning... Ruff night for James. He's so tired of the "torture" from doctors and nures! He's had enough!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! His IV has had to be replaced so many times and he's hurting!
Surgery is the next hurdle this morning. Keep Praying! We are so grateful for every single prayer! We are being carried because of them!
When I asked if there was anything he wanted to say to all of you he said, "Hi!
-Trudy Lewis

Due to remnants of metal lingering within his eye, James will undergo surgery at 9:00am this morning to gently remove them. Continue your prayers. THANKS!!
-MayLynn Lewis

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Funeral Announcement for Stuart & KaraLee Lewis

Stuart William Lewis 12/13/66 ~ 11/25/2010 KaraLee Lewis 10/2/92 ~ 11/25/2010 Together Stuart Lewis and his daughter KaraLee returned to the loving arms of our Savior and our Father in Heaven on November 25, 2010. They will both be greatly missed but we are grateful that they are together.Stuart was born December 13, 1...966, the son of Glen and NaDean Roberts Lewis. He grew up in Duchesne, Utah and loved spending time on Tabby Mountain near his grandparents' ranches. He graduated from Duchesne High School in 1984 and then attended Snow College. He later received his BA from Utah State University and then his MFA from Brigham Young University. Stuart was an active member of the LDS church and served in various callings throughout his life. One that brought him a great deal of happiness was leading music in the Primary. He served an LDS mission in Raleigh North Carolina. He met the love of his life and eternal companion at Snow College and they were sealed for Time and Eternity in the Manti Temple on September 18, 1990. He was exceptionally artistic and loved the craft of theatre design and music. He was currently employed by IM Flash Technologies. His big heart and infectious smile drew people to him. He had no shortage of friends. He will be missed by many KaraLee was born October 2, 1992, the daughter of Stuart and Trudy Makin Lewis. She was a Senior at the Utah County Academy of Sciences and was close to achieving both her high school diploma and her Associates Degree at UVU. She was planning on pursuing a career in Interior Design. She shared her father's artistic ability and loved sketching, painting and creating. She had a delightful personality and a quick wit. Music played a great part in her life. She was almost like a twin to her sister MayLynn and dearly loved James Andrew and Abigail. She made new friends wherever she went. She was an active member of the LDS church and loved the association of the Young Women in her Ward. The sparkle in her beautiful eyes will be dearly missed. They are survived by Trudy Makin Lewis, wife and mother, MayLynn, James Andrew, and Abigail, children and siblings, Glen and NaDean Roberts Lewis and Reed and Glenda Austin Makin, Grandparents, and numerous Aunts, Uncles and Cousins. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec 4, 2010 in the American Fork Central Stake Center at 300 N 100 E at 11:00am. Viewings will be on Friday, Dec 3 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and Saturday, Dec 4 from 9:15-10:30 a.m. at Anderson & Sons Mortuary 49 East 100 North American Fork, UT. Interment will follow in the American Fork Cemetery. Online condolences and memories may be sent at Contributions to the Trudy Makin Lewis Family Fund can be made at the Bank of American Fork or through Paypal via

Thursday (Dec 2) updates...

Trudy Makin Lewis
This is Trudy... James says funny things on drugs! He makes me laugh and cry at the same time! Continue to pray for him! He's feeling them and is aware of them!

James is no longer in the ICU!!! keep those prayers coming because as of now he will not be able to attend the funeral ... but I have great faith in MIRACLES!!!
 he really wants egg nog

A Special Thanks!!!

We wanted to send a Very Special Thanks to Everyone who has already donated!! & shown support!!
You have no idea the lasting effect your generosity will have on the Lewis Family.
It has been awe-inspiring to see the love and support you have given already!
You have truly touched their hearts, as well as everyone else around them! THANK YOU!!
God bless you all this Holiday Season and beyond!