Monday, December 29, 2008

More Update

Lisa again. Praise God!!! Brad has had a much better day today--sat up in his chair for a while, participated in some quiet games, and didn't require the heavy meds. Thank God for answered prayers! We are waiting with hopeful hearts that he will continue to improve. I have spoken with Jenny regarding the many people who are anxious to call, visit, or help--and the entire family is soooo grateful for all of you--what an awesome thing to have so many loving friends!! However, they do request not a lot of phone calls to specifically speak with Brad-he has a hard time keeping a conversation due to the breathing. While we know that there are many of you who would like to visit, we ask for limited visits at this time due to Brad's need to rest. What they do ask for is words of encouragement for Brad via either his email or this blog--speak directly to him, whethor it's fighin' words or a prayer--he would thrive from that. Thank you again for all of your loving care and concern--words can not express how grateful this family is for such a show of love towards Brad and Jenny.

44 comments:

Perks said...

:) We know you're a fighter, Brad, and a great man of faith as well. Thanks for giving me a reason to smile today.

We love you, dear friend.

Anonymous said...

Dear Brad,
We have been thinking about you and sending many prayers to our dear Lord. We love you dearly.
Al, Cindy and Taylor Rieck

da momma said...

...His mercies never come to an end. They are new every morning...
Praise God for hearing our cry! Yall hug eachother, and laugh, then hug some more!

AlisonB said...

Hi Brad - with the big laugh and bigger heart :) Just want you to know that we are thinking and praying for you constantly over here. Much love to you, Jenny, Zeke and Kaelyn.

Dorothy / Bubba said...

We will continue to pray without ceasing for you and Jenny, your children and parents. God Bless Dorothy & Bubba Kay

Thank you Lisa

Kate said...

Brad,

It's Katy (Milstead) Vein from Chicago. I spent summers with you and Jenny at camp and youth functions and you have always been a leader and a fighter. I admire your family so much! Continue to fight this and we'll continue to fight via prayer!! Exodus 14:14!

Ashley said...

Brad-

You don't know me from a fly on the wall but you used to play softball with my brother-in-law, Troy, and my sister is good friends with Lacie (and Trey)P. I have been reading(lurking :) )on your blog for awhile and praying for you. There is no stopping me now and I will keep doing so. :)

You are a such a fighter and an inspiration to us all. May you continue to get better with each passing second. The prayers will still be coming.....

Ashley Allen

Robin said...

Brad,

You have touched so many people in this life, and I perceive that won't stop anytime soon. I have close college friends who know you, Jenny, and your parents. I'm in awe at how many people are praying for you to fight and win this battle, so retaliate with all the determination you can muster.

With God on his side, David went to battle with Goliath. And with one stone he beat him. A boy beat a giant. So I have continued hope that the day will come for you where you will be left on that battlefield with a giant laying in front of you. Because Jenny is definitely that solid, spirited, and courageous rock by your side. Together with God you can battle this cancer inside of you.

With all my love,
Robin and Johnsons at Lakewood

Emily said...

Praise God for a better day! Brad-You are definitely a faithful fighter! We pray for you constantly and will continue to do so.

AmandaHoyt said...

We're praying for you, Brad.
Praise Him for today's good day.
Hugs,
Amanda

Anonymous said...

Painting the den and praying ALL DAY today. Hope for a good night and GREAT day tomorrow.
SECOC member

Anonymous said...

Dear Brad,

Keep up the fight. We are and will continue to send prayers on your behalf. We love you and your family. Pat and Dave Grisham

Cherrys said...

Brad,

You are constantly in my thoughts and prayers. I'm praying that God will wrap his healing arms around you and give peace and comfort to your family. Keep the faith.

Lynna

Anonymous said...

Our love and prayers continue. I had special thoughts for you through out the night. I am so glad that Brad is feeling better. Nancy Williams, Charlotte, but praying right now from Minnesota.

nedrabradley said...

We pray for you every day, and know that you are going to get well! NEdra Bradley

Linda said...

Praise God! Prayers continue to go up on your behalf.

Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. Hebrews 10:23

Lisa said...

Brad - Clay and I are praying for healing. You have an awesome family and you are all well-loved.
Jenny - I was talking to my dad about you guys and he said, "Is that the same Jenny who took a bunch of pictures at your wedding?" I can't believe he remembered you doing that, but apparently you made an impression. Keep the faith.

ashley said...

Brad, you probably don't remember me. I went to school with you. I am a couple of years younger then you but I do remember you from being a Brig Manager. My sister and you gradutated together she was in brig as well.

I am praying that God will work wonders in your life. I pray that you fight harder then you have ever fought before. May GOD take extra specail care of you and your family.

Nellie's Nuggets said...

Hey, Brad! Just want you to know how much we love you and that we are praying for you big time! We know your spirit is strong and that you still have some fight in you, so fight on! We praise God for the bit of relief you have had today, and beg him for more tomorrow. We're not afraid to beg our Father, and we know He hears us. Skip and Nell

Matt said...

Brad,
Keep fighting the good fight. We are praying for you. Matt and Laurie Hemphill

Pam & Don said...

Brad & Jenny

You are in all of our prayers. Our church's prayer team has been praying for you all, the ministers ask about you all each Sunday.

Love all your pictures on the blog and I always play the A&M fight song. Reminds us of our great trip to the VT / A&M game. I always tell our friend that it was one of our best trips.

KEEP FIGHTING

WE LOVE YOU ALL.

Aunt Pam & Uncle Don

Angie Campbell said...

Brad,

We are so grateful that you are feeling better today! Keep fighting,and we are praying non-stop for you!

We visited Aggieland yesterday and I was standing in front of the Academic building where we always had Devo, and I smiled as I remembered all of our great times at A&M. We love you all so much!
We were discussing with the Perkins last night how much you bless everyone you come into contact with, and I just wanted to make sure you know that you bless us, and we love you so much! You are such a great beacon of light for all you know, and we love you!We are in constant prayer for you, our dear friends!
We loved the Christmas card too!!!

Gig Em!

Anonymous said...

Trusting that the Father hears the many, many prayers being lifted up for your precious family. We will continue to be prayer warriors for you all. Kyle & Jennifer (Archer) Wade

The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing. ~Zephaniah 3:17

The Museum said...

Brad~

This is Scott and Mindy Muse and we are just getting back in town. We just sent this latest update out to our Young Marrieds class in Grapevine. They, with us, have been fervently praying for you and we will all continue to do so.

Praise God for Christmas with your family and for Hyperdash! Completely hilarious!

We love you tons! Hope you know that! We gain strength from you and Jenny daily.

Jenny~ I hope I am the wife to Scott and mom to my boys that you are to Brad and your children. Love you girl!

Love, Hugs and PRAYERS to you both~
Scott, Mindy , Aiden & Caleb Muse

Moore Family said...

Brad and Jenny we are praying for yall here in New Braunfels. Your faith and fighting spirit is inspiring! Love to your family.
Reese and Dea Moore

Anonymous said...

Brad, You're an amazing fighter! I've seen a lot of fighters and you have more spunk. That combined with such awesome prayer are an avenue for God to heal. I will continue to pray for you, your family, and easier days of breathing. We love you. Please call or email if there is anything I can do to help you!!!! You are in all of our prayers at OPT!

Much love to you! Jen Gordon and the crew.

Anonymous said...

yippee! That is a great update. Dear God, please continue to relieve Brad's discomfort and please heal his body. Keep Jenny and the kids and Brad in your hands and watch over them.

Karen Goode said...

Brad, Jenny, and Family,

This is my first post (ever on any site). Karen & I want you to know just how much we love all of you and that there is not one single day that we do not lift your names before the Father. Words are words but prayers mean everthing to our Lord. We will continue to ask for healing.

We are at a loss for great words of comfort yet are reminded of David and Sandra and how they always knew just what to say and even what not to say. They were such a huge support to us during a great storm in our life ... more than one storm I might add. We will continue to speak to the Father for all of you and we do know that He hears all our prayers and He cares more than we can understand. We know He is with you during this great fight and will give you strength and comfort.
Love ... Sonny & Karen

Anonymous said...

Brad & Jenny,

I'm praying for a supernatural peace and healing for you. Thanks Lisa for the updates.

Love, Shebree

Anonymous said...

Hey Brad,
It was good talking to you last week. Robyn and I have been enjoying your Christmas pics/videos! You have a beautiful family. It was good to hear that you had a good day today. Robyn and I are praying for your health and healing.
We love you and your family,
Pat & Robyn
p.s. Bob Greene (softball) sends his best wishes.

Rachel Kerbel said...

wow- i am a friend of camielle's, and checked your blog from hers. you guys are amazing. jenny, you seem like such an awesome wife, mother and supporter of your family. brad, you obviously are loved, and a fighter. i will pray for both of you to stay strong in the Lord, and may His will be yours. Like everyone says, keep fighting.

Anonymous said...

Brad, Jenny and family,

The New Braunfels Church of Christ prayed for you last Sunday. You continue to be in our constant thoughts and prayers. Lean on God for your strength and courage.

Chad and Cassandra Massie

redraider2k said...

We love you and we are praying for you. I am constantly amazed at the reach your story has had and the people that are on your blog writing notes of encouragement. God has got to hear the prayers and love that is being poured out to both of you and respond in kind.

Anonymous said...

We're praying and thinking about you guys. Love, The Johnston's in Alabama

Anonymous said...

Brad, We are prayering for you. We love you. You are such an inspiration to us. We know that you're a fighter. Love ya- Kim, Ray & Megan Garcia

Anonymous said...

St. Williams Catholic Church in Round Rock is praying for you!

tamandscott said...

Brad,
You are the toughest, strongest guy I know--keep up the fight. As promised, I will NOT stop praying.
Love you, man!!
Scott

Anonymous said...

Brad & Jenny-
My prayer today is that together with your children and family you will grasp how long and how wide and how high and how deep is the love of Christ.

Springfield

ajberke said...

Brad and Jenny, I am one of Matt's friends from Charlotte. I wanted to drop you a quick note to let you know that I am praying for you and your family every day. Keep up the fight...God is good!

Adam Berke

Karen said...

Dear Wims family,
You are all in my thoughts and prayers......thank you so much for taking the time to keep your 'readers' informed. Thank you for reminding us all of how powerful God can be in our lives. Brad, I know how strong you are and how strong your family is. Keep fighting and we'll all keep praying!!

Anonymous said...

Brad, Lakewood kids are at GGCCYC for a winter retreat. Brought back alot of memories--Ricki Lane in "her kitchen", a Brad and Brian 'Aggie Style Bonfire'; watchin Bradley watchin' closely a beautiful young girl named Jenny; and the world's best donuts :-)
Love you so very much- prayin for a good day and an awesome show of
God's power.
Kim e

Lynn said...

Dear Brad,
I have left Jenny a few comments before although you neither one know me personally. Our faith has brought us together as family and I have followed your awesome earthly battle through this blog. Trey and Lacie Pitchford told us of you and we have been praying for you and your precious family. You are certainly the most courageous guy that I have known! I know you are proud of your family too. The way they have all stepped up to help you. You are indeed blessed to have so many people love you and also to know that so many are praying for your healing and peace. You just keep it up. Our Lord has the answers. It's a good thing too since we have so many questions.

Renee said...

Brad here is an Episcopal prayer for you. Brad and Jenny you have touched my life so deeply with your faith and abiding love.

Praying without waiver.

O Father of mercies and god of all comfort, our help in time of need: We humbly beseech thee to behold, visit, and relieve thy sick servant Brad for whom our prayers are desired. Look upon him with the eyes of thy mercy; comfort him with a sense of thy goodness; and give him patience under his affliction. In thy good time, restore him to health, and enable him to lead the residue of his life in thy fear, and to thy glory; through Christ our Lord. Amen

Candy said...

Brad-
We are sending you prayers of strength, courage and healing. You have such a beautiful family. Keep the faith.

Candy Stansbury