Praises Along the Way--Go Team!

October 24,2008

We had a good meeting with the hospice gals last night. I will have an aide that comes every day for 3 hours so that will give me time to get out or sleep whatever I will need.

Danni had a good day yesterday morning but she's sleeping quite a bit already today. I feel in the swing of things and God is giving me grace to do the all day all night thing. I feel rested and at peace. God is answering your prayers.

It has been good for the kids to see everyone working together as one troop, dad and step-mom, mom and step-dad, grandparents and step-grandparents, friends, neighbors, and community. They are learning invaluable lessons about life and living and loving your neighbor as yourself. Literal love lessons straight from 1 Corinthians 13 played out before thier eyes and they themselves are walking there too. Even though the circumstances are bad this is an awesome training ground not just for the kids but for all who are involved.

I would like to honor the grandmas especially; I praise God for them they have been a God-send to me. Doing laundry and dishes, visiting at the hospital and giving tirelessly of themselves. Early on my mom was here for a length of time and when she left Danni's dad's mom stepped up to the plate and has been helping since then. Even Danni's step-grandparents have been very supportive.

Pray for the grandmas today, would ya, pray that God's loving arms would be around them in a special way. Pray for special blessings upon them. They are the quiet ones in the background that need to be lifted up as well. Next week my mom will be back to stay for a while again so we look forward to her being here with us. Pray for her safe and comfortable travel as she's coming on the bus (18 hours straight, yikes).

I continue to marvel at the love God shows to us every day through all our family, friends and neighbors. I want to thank him that he doesn't leave us alone during these times but provides all we need through this remarkable network. It is a thing of beauty to behold seen clear as crystal in the face of adversity.


Anonymous said...

Im glad to hear she is home, you always feel better when you are home. As always your family is in my prayers but i will say an extra prayer for the grandparents, and also for all the caregivers Dani has.

Anonymous said...

"For in the day of trouble He will conceal me in His tabernacle; in the secret place (Holy of Holies; the place of His presence)of His tent He will hide me; He will lift me up on a rock. And my head wiull be lifted up about my enemies around me, and I wwill offer in His tent sacrices with shouts of joy; I will sing, yhes, I will sing praises to the Lord." Psalm 27: 5-6

That is my prayer for ALL of you.
Your are loved!

Pastor Harold

Anonymous said...

My thoughts and especially my prayers are with you and your family night and day! I know you have so many friends and family members that are there to help out. But please if you would ever need anything at all please let us know on here too--and I am sure that your blog readers (aka pray members)would come to help. I know sometimes its hard to ask for help-but please let us know. We love you and Danni and want to help with more than we do. Please know that you guys are always in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

(From Hold Fast - Mercy Me)

I heard this song and it made me stop and pray for you guys!

Will this season ever pass?
Can we stop this ride?
Will we see the sun at last?
Or could this be our lot in life?
Please do not let go
I promise you there's hope

You may think you're all alone
And there's no way that anyone could know
What you're going through
But if you only hear one thing
Just understand that we are all the same
Searching for the truth
The truth of what we're soon to face
Unless someone comes to take our place
Is there anyone?
All we want is to be free
Free from our captivity, Lord

Here it comes fast
Help is on the way
Hold fast
He's come to save the day
What I've learned in my life
One thing stronger than my strife
Is Your grasp
So hold fast

We are praying for you!
Matt & Danielle

Anonymous said...

I love that song!!!