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Feb 10, 2009

Abby, Videos & Dancing With Daddy

We had a couple of hours worth of wonderful videos sent to us! Abby loved them! We recorded Abby watching the videos, and it was HARD trying to just pick out a few minutes to show you. Abby loved them all and sat glued to the computer screen the whole time. Here's a few minutes of her watch them:



After it was finished, Abby needed some Dad time, and finished off the night with father-daughter dance:



You guys are THE BEST! You really cheered up Abby.... priceless.

61 comments:

Darcy said...

That was priceless!!! What a wonderful idea that was, Brent. I hope you ask us all to do it again. I didn't get a chance to last night, but I would love to do it in the future!

Beth in NC said...

Those videos were awesome. I would have sent you a video if I only had a clue HOW to do it! Abby is precious. I was praying for her before I got out of bed this morning, then signed on to find these great videos.

Thank you for sharing!
Beth

Kristy said...

I am so sad...we made a video (our daughters did) for Abby, but husband wasn't here to help me send it to you??! I was able to upload it to the computer, but could not figure out how to email it or upload it to YouTube (it was too large or something). So sorry!! I really want to send it, so is it okay if I send it tidat...once I (or my husband) figures it out??

~*Michelle*~ said...

Amazing.....what a precious child. And what an amazing father and mother God has brought her to.

We continue to lift you all up in prayer.

xox
*~Michelle~*

THAT GIRL said...

Thank you for sharing... I can hardly see the screen because of the tears! You have made my morning... thanks for sharing your beautiful daughter! Praying for you all!

Our Family of 5 said...

What a beautiful moment!!

Michelle said...

PRECIOUS! What a beautiful little cinderella. I say get that girl a guinea pig :)

Mel said...

that was just amazingly beautiful.

Christina said...

I second the priceless comment. It was AWESOME to see Abby smiling and the father/daughter dance made me cry. Praying for you sweet Abby.

Debbie said...

What fabulous videos of Abby! She is a precious child and so filled with love. It was wonderful to see her responses the the videos people had sent you. I loved hearing her voice. To see her dancing with her daddy was indeed priceless.

Kori said...

Hi you guys! My sons are Jacob and Calob the ones at the end of the video. We watched this, this morning before School and Work and I think it just made our day. We loved being able to do it and would love to do it again.

Abby, The boys said they would love to be your boyfriends.

Stephanie said...

First off I have to say that Brent and Michelle you guys are awesome with Abby! She visibly adores you both!!!

She is absolutely precious and I had tears in my eyes watching her while she was viewing those videos.

Now on to the guinea pig...who can tell that precious little girl no? :) SOOOOO Cute!

Lena's Mama said...

Sooo happy to see dancing!!! Go Abby!

Lisa said...

How wonderful to see Abby smiling! I hope you get your guinea pig Abby! Praying for you all!

Alex and Sam said...

these videos are priceless thats for sure.. I missed the boat on that one too but I too hope you do this again... I loved seeing abby smile while dancing with her Daddy..

alex

angi_b72 said...

Thsi was so awesome I had to post about it on my blog, I hope you don't mind!!! In my prayers!!

Dawn said...

What a wonderful thing to do!!! I am sorry that we didn't call in time.(got voice mail full) I am not that computer savy and couldn't get the computer to video the kids. I will have to learn now:0) i am so glad that abby was able to watch all of the videos and enjoyed them so!! What a blessing. We check in daily and continue to pray for all of you!!!!

Dawn and family in MD

Donnetta said...

I'm so so glad it helped!

Anonymous said...

Wow! That really was a great idea! I love seeing her smile and dance. And I think you are probably the best Dad ever. I can see when you dance with her how content and happy she is and it filled my heart. She is absolutely in love with her Daddy! I love it!

I am a very loyal blog reader of yours from Oregon. I start every day with reading your blog and it really motivates me. Please know that I too am praying everyday for Abby and the rest of your family. It's hard to put into words how much I love Abby when I've never even met her. She is a joy and a blessing to everyone. Thank you for being such wonderful parents to her and all of your other children too. God Bless!

Jamie V.

Stacie said...

what a great idea! i loved watching her watch her videos and seeing those sweet dimples in her cheeks when she smiled....

...and the video of your daddy/daughter dance- i pray you can watch it together again before she heads off to her first school dance.

blessings to you.

Lisa McSpadden said...

Precious and priceless!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Dear Riggs Family,

We are a family that prayed togehter for all of you last night. We could not get through on your voice mail but promise that we will try again soon. My little ones want to tell Abby that
they are asking God to make her better. They also asked that when we do our relay for life if we could light a candle for her as well. We have done this as a family for the last five years for the ones who have won the fight and we honor those who have not.
Abby, you are a winner and we are very proud of you and your courage! You are a light to the world and we can't wait to see what our heavenly father has in store for you.
Many Blessings to you and your family,
Shannon ( I have signed under anonyomus before)

emily said...

Priceless is right! Amazing. So glad all the messages cheered her up. One more thing.....get the girl a guinea pig ok??? :)

Joyce Williamson said...

Absolutely PRICELESS !!!!!!
Thank you for sharing the videos of Abby. She is such a lucky child too have parents who love her so much and you are all Blessed too have Abby !!!!!!!!!!

It was so nice to see Abby enjoy the videos sent to her. I'm glad she was able to get through them even though she was not feeling 100%.

We Pray Abby slept well after dancing with Daddy? We continue too lift Abby up in our Prayers.

Love and Prayers,
Joyce and Nick
P.S.
When are you going to the pet store Dad? -priceless-

Dana-from chaos to Grace said...

Oh that second video just made me WEEPY! My sweet husband dances with our daughter and it just warms my heart to see it.

Colleen Hunkus said...

Oh !! The memories came flooding back for me watching Abby dance with her Daddy. My husband used to hold Brooke and dance with her when she was so sick from the chemo and low counts. Absolutely breaks my heart!! As always, we continue to pray for your family.

Danette said...

These videos are priceless. They both made my day. Abby looked so happy. Abby will always be in our prayers. ABby you have the most awesome parents. They love you and we love you so much. Your a very special girl.

Kaylee said...

That was so incredibly moving. What a wonderful idea to have video messages sent to her!
Praying for Abby and the rest of you from Pennsylvania!

Amy said...

Precious. Precious Little Girl and Precious Daddy and Mommy. We are praying for your family from CT. We will not stop. May you be dancing together at Abby's wedding...

With Love and Prayers,
The Chapman Family

p.s. There are 4 children here that think Abby needs a guinea pig!

DawnS said...

Okay - I should have grabbed the box of kleenex before watching this! Ya know you will probably end up with 100's of guinea pigs showing up at your house - I mean who can say no to that request??? We will be sending more videos for Abby, because the Speese girls loved dancing for Abby!!!

DawnS

Rach@In His Hands said...

Oh, those are too precious! I'm just in tears as I pray for you all, especially Abby.

A guinea pig sounds perfect. ;-)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing this precious moment with us. It looks like Abby had a better day. So glad to see her smiling.

Still praying in Tahlequah - The Hewetts

The Burk Family said...

Oh Abby... We are so sorry we missed the message request last night! We want you to know that we also love you very much and are praying.

Serenity, our two year old wanted to do a cheer for you. We couldn't send a video..so maybe you can close your eyes and imagine her cheer...

Reni places hands firmly on her hips.

Reni: "K? Ready? K? Hit it!"

she violently begins to sway her hips back and forth, shakin' that booty thing (not quite the booty shaker you are... but still pretty good)

Reni: "Bullpups et's rock it!"

Mommy: "Remember this is for Abby."

She stops for a moment to think about it. Then quickly begins shaking again.

Reni: "Bullpups et's rock it."

Mommy: whispering "You're suppose to say Abby."

Once again Reni stops and ponders that idea. Then returns to swaying her hips.

Reni: "Appy Bullpup et's rock it."

Now shakin even more

Reni: "Get up..(struggles to kick her foot out as high as it can go) GET... Up....! "Don't.. ( holds her hand out signaling a stop sign )"Stop it!"

Once again...

"Appy Bullpup et's rock it....Get up! Get up! Don't stop it! Yay! Appy win win win!"

We love you Abby! Don't stop rockin' and WIN WIN WIN!

jilliebean said...

That was awesome!

The dancing with Daddy brought tears to my eyes! We love you Abby!

Ange~ said...

Okay, dancing with Daddy has to be about the sweetest thing I've ever seen. We are praying for your family and Abby! What a tough little fighter she is!

Doug and Terrye said...

My heart is so happy as I see the look on her face while she is in her daddy's arms. Watch out Dancing With The Stars...here comes Abby!!!

Terrye in FL

Courtney Kay said...

"can we get a guinea pig too?" So precious! Guinea pigs are a pain, we used to have them... but for heaven sakes when that baby is well, get her a guinea pig! something special from my housemates and I at college are on their way as from the daycare kids I watch.

fmattso said...

I loved the videos! So is there a guinea pig in the future?? That cracked me up! I love seeing her smile again. That smile just melts your heart! I tell ya she would have had that guinea pig last night if she would have looked at me that way! I'm a sucker for a cute face! Still praying! Glad she is getting better!

Ashley said...

Was Abby getting emotional during some of them? Her lip looked to quiver in a few parts.

I love the video of you two dancing. How very sweet!

Stacey G. & family said...

Hello from Long Island NY, You all brought tears to my eyes.. Abby this is the first time hearing your sweet gentle voice. It just made me love you more. You are so special and have a amazing family. God will do good for you and your family. May you feel better and keep smiling.

Jutta Bretl, Germany said...

Those videos were awesome...
Needless to say, it brought tears to my eyes. I will continue to pray for sweet Abby and your family.

Jutta Bretl, Solingen, Germany
former Coconut Creek, FL resident

Marcie said...

The way Abby melted into your chest and looked up at you....so much love.

The Gobble's (Lanetta) said...

OH my gosh.. so sweet... we missed sending Abby a video, but want to send her one if you do it again.. my girls would love to send her a video...
You realize that you are probably going to have about 1200 guinea pigs bought for Abby, right... LOL!?
so precious!!! She looks like she feels better... thank you Lord!
dancing with Daddy is the best!!! Loved it!!!! My husband dances with our girls and it melts my heart.... such a special time!!
We are continuing to pray!!!!
Many blessings....

Mary said...

The video of Abby and Daddy dancing is absolutely without a doubt the most precious, adorable video I have seen. Someday the video will be of daddy and Abby dancing the father daughter dance at Abbys wedding and that same look of love will be on your faces!! While it's sad to "see" Abby sick some of that sadness is replaced with joy when a person can see all the love that Abby gets from her mommy and daddy (and that Abby gives her mommy and dadddy)!! God sure knew what he was doing when he gave you guys each other!! Still praying in Minnesota!!
Mary

Vanessa said...

It was so awesome to see you danceing Abby!! Your smile melts my heart each time I see it! Hope you're feeling better soon!

Anonymous said...

Tears are streaming down my face, to have a little voice with that precious little face, took me down.I love this child so much, she has really touched my heart, children are so precious...what a gift from God we have. I am praying always for Abby, and her parents, you can see and feel your love for Abby. I wish all children were in good homes like this, we are so blessed. My heart is with you all...and Dad-dee....can Abby please have a guinea pig????? pleaseeeeeeee ....I love you Abby, so glad you are having some good times now, our prayers were heard and are being answered everyday. Our hope is in Jesus to carry you through this, God bless you and your family .

Carla said...

The video of you and Abby just melted my heart--it's sooooooo precious! When I say what I am about to say, it's a compliment--you are like a huge teddy bear, like a gentle giant! Seeing Abby just melt into your arms--and seeing the love between the two of you--there are no words to describe it. Thank you so much for sharing it--it's a great way to start my day!

Andrea said...

WOW this just melted my heart, I bawled all the way thru, what a PRECIOUS princess she is! God has laid your family on my heart

LeAnna said...

The video of her watching the videos was so cute! But, the one of your guys dancing made me cray like a baby! It was so sweet! She looked extremely comfortable in your arms. PRICELESS! Praying for you guys from Mississippi!

Shayne and Thomas, Hollister said...

How beautiful. I am speachless and humbled in the face of such courage and love. A reflection of JESUS' love in your family.
My heart breaks for Abby. I pray and pray GOD will grant her a total healing. She will be a mighty testimony to His unfailing Love.
We keep watching and praying - expecting a miracle.
GOD bless.

Sanders Family said...

That "Dancing with Daddy" video is just awesome, you'll treaure it for years to come :)
My 4 year old, Zoe, reminds me to pray for you all every morning before I go to work. Zoe says "I love you, Abby. I'm praying for you and your family. I'm praying you get better every day."
-In Him
Mary Sanders and family (Hadassah, Zoe, Gareth, and Gavin)

noahandlylasmommi said...

She couldnt be any sweeter. The video brought tears to my eyes. I am hugging my kids extra tight and praising god they arw healthy!

Anonymous said...

I make a motion that Abby gets a guinea pig.....DO I HEAR A SECOND ON THAT????? Daddy, i believe you are a softy and it will be hard to say no (hope i'm right.) We are all pulling for you Abby !!!!We are praying all the time for you, soon you will be home with SpideyLandis (and maybe a litle guinea pig)

The Hull Munchkins said...

What precious videos! Thanks for sharing. It helps to see her little face while praying for her. I'm so glad her pain is better controlled now and hope it only gets better every day!

We are praying!!

-Patty

fiaschetti said...

These videos are absolutely awesome. I missed the call to arms to send a video or msg-- would love to do it in the future.

We adopted from HH in 2006 so I don't think we've met personally, but I feel a connection to yoru special family thru that. Coincidentally (or shall I say "Providencially") I am training for a marathon with Team in Training (Leukemia & Lymphoma Society fundraising). I told our team about Abby this past saturday and we're sort of unofficially adopting her as one of our Honored Heroes.

Torismom said...

I'm curious to see how many guanie (sp?) pigs you get.......lol. That put a smile on my face to see her ask that like a typical 3 year old. It looks like she is perking up a little bit, I really hope your turning a corner Abby and starting to feel better!

I hope you got Myah's message last night! We'll send you more soon!

maria said...

Hey Brent and Michell,
Maria here, Cassie's Mom...So am I introuble for including the guinea pig in the video... We just thought she would like to meet Rudy (the guinea pig) I didn't think about her wanting one...(grin) tell her we love her and if your ever in need of a guniea pig just let us know!

Maria Jeffries
maria-lifeonbeechgroveroad.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

Did the storms miss you? We live in northwest OK and we are fine. I pray they missed you and your family, you have enough on your plate. Okie Nana

Princess Gabby and Prince Hunter said...

loved the videos, so sweet!

WillowLakeScents said...

Beautiful Videos ! Prayers & Big Hugs for Abby !

Terri said...

Oh my goodness Brent...this post was priceless! I couldn't help to let the tears flow as I was watching the videos...so glad to see Abby feeling somewhat better..and the father/daughter dance...was so precious!

Thanks so much for sharing and making my morning...

Happy Valentines Day to you and your beautiful family...give Abby a Valentines Hug from me...from Kentucky!

Much love and many prayers
Hugs Terri