Today was a rough day in many ways. Dan is dying. That is clear. When will God let him go Home? That is known only to God. But what a blessing that Dan has been with us these extra months, and now a heavenly home prepared by God awaits him.
But our load is made lighter because people very dear to us have come to be with us, sent letters, e-mails, talked to us on Skype and phoned. Here are some who have helped us bear this load –
Dan & Tim - our Dutch "Grandson" is with us now.
Claudia, our Brazilian Dutch "Granddaughter" & Anne
Dan is soooo happy Samuel is with him.
Vicki W. wrote today –
This verse has blessed me so much and I wanted to pass it on to you today. My heart is heavy for you and your family but at the same time full of joy for what comfort we share as followers of our Saviour Jesus. Thank you for opening your heart and life and this special time to share it with us. I join you in giving thanks to the Father for the faith He has given you and the glory that is all His!
“For because of your faith, He has brought us into this place of highest privilege where we now stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward to actually becoming all that God has had in mind for us to be. And we can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know they are good for us–they help us learn to be patient.”
“And patience develops strength of character in us and helps us trust God more each time we use it until finally our hope and faith are strong and steady. Then, when that heppens, we are able to hold our heads high no matter what happens and know that all is well, for we know how dearly God loves us, and we feel this warm love everywhere within us because God has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with His love.” Romans 5:2-5 LB — Anne and Dan