Archive for February 21, 2009

Dan Continues to Improve

We celebrate that Dan walked 75′ today using a walker!  He sat up to eat his meals.  Well, yes, he was very tired after all of that, but he did it!  The hospital Social Worker gave us a list of nursing homes to move Dan to for Physical Therapy.  He has to learn to use his right leg, and build his body back up. After Dan’s 1st surgery in Jan. ’08, our Dr. in NRH said she did not want Dan in a nursing home, because there are so many ill people in nursing homes.  In his weakened condition, he might pick up something from one of the sick patients.

So, here’s some specific prayer requests – that God remove all cancer cells from Dan’s body, that God provide a safe rehab place for Dan.  Requests for me?  Today was anything but a day off.  Please, ask God to help me stay well, get rested, and that God provide what He knows we need.  Right now, I must confess, I’m afraid He knows we need more faith, more trust in Him, more strength to fight off Satan to name just a few things.  The only way to get those kinds of things is to go through the fires of trial after trial.  

Sherrie H. reminded us, “The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear [reverence] him…he delivers them.  Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him” (Psalm 34:7,8).  “In all their distress he too was distressed, and the angel of his presence saved them.  In his love and mercy he redeemed them; he lifted them up and carried them all the days of old” (Isaiah 63:9).  And, “In him was life, and that life was the light of men.  The light shines in the darkness…He came to that which was his own…to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God…and born of God.  The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.  We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth…From the fullness of his grace we have all received one blessing after another (John 1:4-16).” — Anne and Dan

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