Sunday, December 28, 2008

This is Lisa Hanna posting on behalf of Brad and Jenny. Brad began this AM feeling extremely short of breath. They waited a while for this to dissipate, but it did not, and actually got progressively worse. They called the doctor, and made a decision to call Hospice. The nurse came out and gave Brad some medications to ease his breathing and anxiety (stemming from his difficulty breathing), which do indeed help, at least for a while. We are not sure the exact cause of his sudden deterioration--there is a long list of possibilities. However, what we do know is the power of God, and even in this desperate hour, we are still pleading and praying for His miraculous healing. Brad is courageous, and fighting--his strong spirit and sense of humor in the face of these circumstances is awesome to see. We all know that there are so many people praying and pleading on Brad's behalf, and I know that Brad, Jenny, David, Sandra, and the rest of us are so grateful and comforted with that knowledge. Please continue to pray--and knock it up a notch! Thank you.

64 comments:

Lynn said...

You can count on prayers from us. We are so sorry that he is having to endure the anxiety.

Carrie said...

I'm just a lurker who has come across your blog from a friend of a friend. Your story, strength, courage, Faith, and love has touched me like nothing else. Your family continues to be in my prayers. I'm glad Brad has you Jenny- it sounds like you are a remarkable woman. Extra prayers during this difficult time for all of you.

Scott B said...

On it!

CJAlabama said...

We're praying.
-The Johnston's

Joelle said...

Definately praying for all of you tonight.

Lisa said...

Praying with all my heart...

Jennifer C. said...

I pray for you and your family. God holds you special in His arms as He made you. God is with you always and know that so many have been touched by you and your faith that this world is a better place because of you. Keep strong and know prayer is lifted for you.

Laura Ann said...

Praying for all of you in this very difficult time.

Cherrys said...

Praying fervently for your peace and comfort.

amber dayton said...

Praying, praying, praying. Love you!

Lana said...

Praying for you all!!!

da momma said...

thanks for the update we are standing by waiting to hear more...praying...

Ashley said...

Praying hard...

Corrie said...

On our knees in prayer tonight.

tamandscott said...

Continuing to pray. Love y'all!

See-Dub said...

Praying, praying, praying here in Fort Worth.

Anonymous said...

Praying for all of you. Thank you for posting. Love, Pat G

rhonda said...

Praying for you all and for easy breathing and comfort for Brad.

Nellie's Nuggets said...

Thank you for the update. We are praying and praying and praying. Please keep us updated as often as you can. All of you continue to be such an inspiration to us. God is at work, even when we don't understand, and I know with all my heart that He is in the midst of us.

JDF said...

Please feel wrapped up and lifted up by many in constant prayer!

AmandaHoyt said...

We are praying.
Hugs,
Amanda

AlisonB said...

Hoping and praying for all of you.

Perks said...

Praying, praying, praying.

much love to each of you...

Shannon said...

We are praying.

Suzanne said...

On our knees praying...

Tracy said...

Lots of internet love and prayer going out tonight...

Eckmama said...

We are praying. Thank you for posting, Lisa. We'll keep you all constantly close to our hearts and lift Brad's name to our Father again and again.

Marty said...

Brad and Jenny ... your faith through difficult times is amazing!! We are praying for healing and for a special measure of God's love for your family.

debralynne said...

We're praying for you all. May God wrap His mighty arms around you and give you His peace -- that passes all understanding. We love you all!!!!!

Allison said...

Praying for you next door. Thank you Lisa for posting.
-Powers Family

Anonymous said...

Continually praying for peace, comfort, and a Heaven-sent miracle.

The Johnsons at Lakewood

Matt, Kara, and Hank (plus Teej) said...

boldly, fervently, expectantly, and ceaselessly praying

Rebecca said...

We're praying for your sweet family!

Linda said...

I'm praying so hard tonight for everyone. :o(

Trish and Dave said...

Prayers being said here too.

Anonymous said...

Praying!

The Stidham family

Anonymous said...

I will be praying hard for all of you.
Melanie B.

Anonymous said...

Always in our prayers, but even more so tonight.
-Carrie

pcb said...

I'm another one who just happened upon Jenny's blog months ago and have had the Wims family on my heart ever since. Prayers for your family right now...

Melissa said...

Sending our love and prayers for the whole family!

Anonymous said...

Prayers, prayers and more prayers for all of you. We love you.
-Ryan, Jodi & family

Heather said...

We are praying for you daily, Jenny and Brad....

Matt, Kara, and Hank (plus Teej) said...

Dear God, please be with the Wims family tonight. Please place Your hand on Brad's chest and ease his breathing difficulties. I pray that You will help him to relax and remain calm. Let their entire family sleep soundly tonight and wake in the morning feeling well rested. I hope that today was an anomaly and that tomorrow Brad will begin to feel better again. Lastly, I pray for continued strength, hope, and joy for all those closest to Brad - for Jenny, Zeke, Kaelyn, David, and Sandra. I thank You for allowing me to come before Your almightly throne with my requests. It's in Christ's name that I pray. Amen.

Justin and Julie said...

We are praying for you!

HeatherJ said...

We are constantly thinking about you all and praying here.

kristi said...

i do not know you guys, but am friends with a friend of yours and just wanted to let you know that you've got one more person in your corner praying for you all!

erin said...

Praying for healing and comfort. We love you.

Me said...

Sending our prayers your way.

Karen said...

We're praying! Thanks for teaching us about faith,
Love you,
David and Karen Gibson

BBrods said...

I remain steadfast in praying for healing. I love you all. Bobbie Brodsgaard

Jennifer said...

Praying.......

Renee said...

Praying without waiver for all of you.

Patsy T said...

My prayers have been with you Brad for several months even though we have never met, I feel like I know you and your family. Peggy Robertson emails me to let me know what is going on with you. I lift you up to God everyday for peace, strength and healing.

Your friend in Christ,
Patsy Tetting

Karl, Andrea and Kaden said...

Our prayers are on going...

Ryon and Rachel said...

I just read this update. I am praying for you, Wims family. I have been and I will continue!!!

Calling Out 100 said...

Let He who moves mountains MOVE THEM! Father God, You tell us if we ask, and TRULY BELIEVE, we will receive from you Father. Where two or more are gathered in your name, there you are also. God...we are all here, I know you see this long list of believers who are coming to you, begging, pleading, asking and in belief, we are waiting for your miracle, oh God. Throughout all the land you will be glorified forever and ever. Lord, please hear the cries of your children. We love you God and we place Brad in your hands. Amen

Anonymous said...

We are praying...........

Brooks Inc. said...

We are a part of the chorus of prayers going up on your behalf!

The Brooks family

Anonymous said...

Praying for strength, comfort, and peace for you all.

dianna

Beck Boys said...

We are praying. My god give you all the peace that only he can provide. Our prayers of comfort are with you.

Abigail said...

Prayers & love sent your way...you are in our thoughts constantly.

Anonymous said...

Praying for you all.

Anonymous said...

Brad and Jenny,

You are such an inspiration to so many people. Dear God, please put your healing hands on Brad's body and relieve his discomfort. Keep holding Jenny in your hands.

Anonymous said...

Continued prayers for comfort and healing for Brad and your family.

Shawna, Round Rock, Texas