Saturday, February 28, 2009

It is difficult to find the words to share with everyone this morning. I know that there are so many praying and anxiously waiting for updates.

We are keeping Brad medicated to ease his anxiety, control his cough, and steady his breathing. This seems to be working to keep him much calmer, but it does make him feel very tired. He has a very difficult time keeping his eyes open...even if he is awake. We feel blessed that he is resting well and is able to sleep pretty consistantly at night.

It has been very difficult the last week or so. In the last 10 days, Brad has only left our bedroom just a couple of times. He is just completely worn out from fighting this battle for so long. He keeps telling me that at this point, it is completely in God's hands because he doesn't have any more energy to fight anymore.

In my darker moments my mind slips into visualizing how terribly I will miss my sweet husband if God chooses to bring him Home. Last night I just couldn't get those thoughts out of my head. In my better moments I am able to focus on how I know God is in control. He has a perfect plan for our family (no matter how distorted it may look to my human mind) and He will take care of our every need. I know that He will not give us more than we are able to handle and He is carrying us through this trying time.

I also know that at ANY time God can still choose to heal Brad completely. There is always hope that God will choose to intervene and change his outlook. We pray constantly for that miracle.

Thank you for continuing to pray for our family. You have continued to shower us with your love and compassion. Your support means everything to us.

31 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm praying for Brad today, for you and your entire family. May you all deeply sense the presence of our sweet Lord is these hard days and hours.

Elizabeth

Lana said...

I am praying right now for Brad and you all!!

Me said...

Thinking of your family constantly and praying for God's peace and loving arms around all of you.

pcb said...

Praying for peace, comfort, and healing. You and Brad are a powerful witness for placing all trust in God.

da momma said...

May He cover your family with feathers...

McFarland Family said...

Still prating for complete healing.

Renee said...

I have walked this journey with Brad and his beautiful family as a co-worker and friend. Your faith and love never ceases to amaze me. From the beginning of this journey I have proclaimed that our dear Lord gave Brad the most unbelievable young lady to travel his life's journey. Jenny you are truly an inspiration for all of us.

May God continue to hold you in his loving hand and may you feel the peace that comes in knowing his presence.

Praying without waiver.

AlisonB said...

Praying for your family today.

willis71 said...

We are going through this same battle with my daddy. Just know that we are praying for you, Brad, Z and K. We pray that God wraps his arms around ya'll and gives ya'll the strength to travel this journey.

The Willis'
Tupelo, MS

Amanda Brooke Kilgore said...

You are each on my heart, and I pray for each of you many times throughout the day.

Dorothy / Bubba said...

We are praying for you and Brad. May God's love and peace surround your family tonight. God Bless you both, Dorothy & Bubba

Glo said...

Praying, praying, praying for your precious family.

Rebecca Jo said...

Everyone has stayed so strong... continue to find strength in your Savior!!! Praying for you all for peaceful days!

Grandpa-Bob said...

I pray that Brad's rest today will allow him to fight again tomorrow.

Ann Newton said...

We continue to keep Brad and your families in our prayers during these difficult times. We wish you God's peace and comfort.

Love,

Daryl & Ann

erin said...

Praying for you all today. We love you.

jch said...

You are heavy on my heart this Saturday night. Christ's Church for Brooklyn will pray for you on Sunday morning. May God grant you peace.

Lisa said...

We love you guys and pray for you constantly.

amber dayton said...

Oh Jenny, my heart is breaking for you. We do believe that God can heal Brad at any moment, but I know that every hour that you have to watch him struggle must be incredibly hard. Your faith as you continue to keep your eyes on our Lord is amazing. We will continue to pray that God meets your family's every need as you trust Him in this storm.

Anonymous said...

Brad and Jenny,
Know that you are surrounded by love, prayers, and hugs. Praying that you feel our love and the spirit, comfort, and presence of the Almighty Father. Praying for a miracle and God's ultimate healing. Love you all so much, Kim e

John & Carrie said...
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Bobbie Brodsgaard said...

I'm praying for physical comfort for Brad and emotional strength for you all. We love you.

John & Carrie said...

We have never ceased to keep you all in our prayers. You're steadfast strength and faith are an inspiation to sooo many. I pray for strength for Brad for his fight and for you also Jenny. I hope for peace over your home and family. Just know there are so many of us out here lifting you all up to the Lord every chance we get.
learning to lean,
Carrie Kimmey Quinn

Brooks Inc. said...

We are thinking of you all the time...longing for Brad's healing....we love you so. Our prayers are for all of you!

Nellie said...

May God grant you all peace, rest and courage. We love you all!

Lynn said...

May the angels surround your home tonight and fill it with rest and peaceful sleep. Hopefully, tomorrow will seem brighter...we are still praying for a miracle but leaning on the wisdom of the Great Physician.

Anonymous said...

Our prayers continue for all of you. The sharing of your trials through the blog shows your deep faith and trust in the Lord. May God grant you Peace and Comfort, as He will always be there.
We love you very much,
Clint and Elaine

Kate said...

Praying for you all today. Much Love to your family!

Rebecca said...

We are thinking of your sweet family and praying fervently. Our Sunday morning class will lift your family up in prayer tomorrow. You are both such amazing examples to others around the world!
Love,
Eric and Rebecca

Kristin said...

I am praying for Brad and for your family. You are in my thoughts and I pray that the Lord gives you strength, peace, and comfort.

Anonymous said...

Praying for your precious God filled family. As Psalm 121 reminds us God is protecting each of you from morning to night, in the sunlight and in the darkness. As 2 Timothy 4:17, God is standing by you providing strength....Prayerfully, Peggy