Saturday, February 28, 2009

Mid-day proved to be very difficult for Brad....lots of trouble breathing and he struggled to rest comfortably. He was feeling quite emotional and altogether overwhelmed...we were feeling some of the same. We sat on the bed praying and singing to him to try to ease some of his anxiety.

He slept for several hours this afternoon and woke up feeling just a little bit better. He was able to eat dinner, take some of his supplements and even sit up for a little while. I would not have thought that to be possible based on how he looked this afternoon.

Brad's comfort level is so much more steady and I am so relieved. He is resting peacefully right now and has had a pretty calm evening. We can certainly feel God's comforting presence.

Thank you God for lifting our anxieties and giving us peace & rest tonight.

22 comments:

Camille, Blake and Pierce said...

You truely are my hero today... your faith amazes me...we are praying... thanks for all the updates

Angie Campbell said...

I am praying at all times of the day and night, and with my every move. Thanks for keeping us updated. We love you! Jenny, please don't hesitate to call if there is ANYTHING we can do!

Renee said...

May you feel His calming and loving presence.......

Praying without waiver.

Grandpa-Bob said...

I pray Brad’s peaceful rest gives him strength…

Dub said...

Here from CCFB. You will all be in my prayers. Lx

Anonymous said...

Jenny, Thanks for the updates. I pray for each of you in different ways. Right now I pray that God will use this time as so many people are touched and watching all of this, to provide a bright & obvious miracle of renewed health. Until that time, I pray for peace for all of you. Your love is amazing. Hoping today is one of the best days you all have had in a couple weeks.

Jennifer G

rhonda said...

Jenny, prayers from College Station are always coming your way. Bill and I check in several times a day so that Brad and your family are never far from our minds.

Aunt Pam said...

Jenny, you truly are a wonderful person. Your unwaivering faith and strenght is an inspiration to us all. We continue to pray fervently for Brad and all of you several times a day. You also continue to be in the prayers of the Prayer Warriors at Shady Grove Methodist Church. Hopefully today Brad will be more comfortable.Thanks,Jenny, for the updates and the wonderful, sweet pictures.

AlisonB said...

Thank you for the update - keeping the thoughts and prayers coming your way. You are both strong beyond measure and I hope today proves easier.

MyLinda said...

Prayers been said for your family.

Anonymous said...

Prayers are being lifted without ceasing for Brad, you, and your children. May God hold you each one of you tightly in His arms.

diana bartlett said...

I am praying for you all. I cannot stop thinking of you. May you find peace and healing. You are a beautiful family.

Amanda Brooke Kilgore said...

Thank you, God, for loving Brad and Jenny and showing them your grace and mercy!

Jennifer Cunningham said...

Know the Holy Spirit is among us even when we feel despair. In our darkest moments, God is there and He is holding us. Marching for a cure and bringing hope for you at the Wims Fun Run. Know you are in many prayers - each of you. Your family are angels here on earth. When we think we are too weak to walk, God picks us up and carries us and puts strength into our body and soul. God bless you every moment of life.

Anonymous said...

My sweet friends, I love you both deeply and am praying for you on my knees many times a day. This verse reminds me of you and your family this week..."Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid, do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go." You are both strong and courageous and we all feel God's spirit around you in this time. He is holding you in His hands every second of every day wherever you are and whatever you are feeling. You are such beautiful children of God and I am amazed by both of you!
jen w

Perks said...

Dear ones, we love you. Our prayers for you continue...for rest, comfort and peace.

I love the pic of K and Brad resting. I can't get it out of my mind. I know they both bring each other peace.

May you rest today knowing that so many around the world are lifting you to our Father.

Lynn said...

Hoping today has brought more peaceful rest to your home and less anxiousness. I know you are all exhausted!! Jenny your updates always encourage everyone. I hope you feel the same encouragement. Prayers from us in Smithville.

Ryon and Rachel said...

We sang the song "Healer" in church today...and I prayed for you. I thanked God for your healing. Here are the words to that song.

You hold my every moment
You calm my raging seas
You walk with me through fire
And heal all my disease
I trust in You
I trust in You

I believe You're my Healer
I believe You are all I need

I believe You're my Portion
I believe You're more than enough for me
Jesus You're all I need

Nothing is impossible for You
Nothing is impossible for You
Nothing is impossible for You
You hold my world in Your hands

You can listen to it on my blog...but I wanted to share these lyrics with you...because they speak the truth! Jesus is our healer...He is everything we need...and nothing is impossible for Him!!! I am constantly praying for you (all)!!! I know you're tired...and it's okay to rest right now...rest in Jesus!!! I love you, Wims family!!! As a Christian, as a wife, as a daughter...I have so grown to love you and cherish you...even if we have never met in person. Know that everyone that reads your blog and comments or just prays silently loves you, too! You are surrounded by a circle of brothers and sisters that are praying for you and lifting you up to God for healing, strength, peace, and comfort. Know that this circle will not be easily broken and that, along with you, in the middle of this circle is God, Himself...embracing you and holding you close as He moves in your life. My prayer right now is that you are able to feel His presence...not that He be present because I know He is...He has promised us that!!! Just rest...lean into Him and rest. Let Him do all the work now.

Praying in the name of Jesus!!!

Rachel

nakia said...

i found your site through a link on joe's blog.

may God bless you and hold you close. my prayers are with you and your family.

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

Still praying for healing!

-Kara

Emily said...

Jenny- Thanks for taking the time to update everyone... I know it is so hard for you to write what you are experiencing. Know that we are constantly praying for Brad's healing and God's comfort for all of you... morning, noon, night and every time it crosses our mind in between. You and Brad are incredible, a true inspiration to us all! We love you!

Nellie said...

Continuing in ceaseless prayer for all of you. May peace and rest be yours this night.