Sunday, October 08, 2006

Sunday Night

This afternoon about 5 PM Katy started with another migraine. I want to scream out at God sometimes and say, “Isn’t she suffering enough?” Paul Burton and Paul just carried her up the stairs and I have just had words with God. I am so thankful that I trust Him enough to be truly honest with Him. I know He won’t cast me away from His presence, I know He will not hold this against me. Being God the Father and God the Son, He has experienced frantic women for Himself in Mary and Martha when He walked among us.

Several members of our church came over to our house to pray with us this evening. We know we need divine wisdom, so they came to pray for that, and healing for Katy. Her treatment is not giving her an ounce of relief. Katy’s endurance is at an all time low. But her peace is unfailing and she feels secure.

I was listening to a CD our Pastor had recommended and the words to this song ring true today:

How long Oh Lord will you forget me?
How long Oh Lord will you look the other way?
Look on me and answer, Oh God my Father.
Be a light in my darkness before the evening falls.
But I trust in your unfailing love,


  1. Karen Tillman Says:

    Dearest Dawn,
    I truly admire the strength of your family, and yes, I too am glad that I live in grace. And that God has mercy. Many times people focus on the patient and forget about the role of the caregiver. Just try to take solace in the fact that Katy loves you and what you are sacrificing for her. I’ve often wondered myself, how do people go through these times without God, as I know I could not face all these things alone, or just with the support of friends. Because sometimes there are things that we cannot tell our friends, but we can confide in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I think the hardest thing to remember is that God is in control, and that he does have a plan for each of us as believers. Again, please know that I am thinking of you constantly, and have even posted Katy’s website in the bulletin part of my blog, and the response I have gotten has truly been sweet, as people have written to me and said that they would pray for Katy and pass her name on. You guys take care, and keep on keepin’ on as that is the best thing you can do for yourselves and Katy.
    Love Always
    Karen Tillman

  2. Katy

    We’re so sorry we didn’t get to talk to you very much online today. We had a really busy but wonderful Lord’s day. We always look forward to reading your daily blog enteries, but are saddened to read that you stil aren’t feeling well. Our hearts go out to you and your family. Please know that we are all thinking of you and also praying for you and your family. I thought it was interesting that your mom mentioned praying for divine wisdom. Our mom mentioned the same thing to our Pastor this morning. We too are praying for divine wisdom. Praying that God will guide us and help us make the right decisions. It is stressful dealing with all these major health issues, especially when this is all new. We understand what you are going through and if you need to talk to us. We are right here for you. Your sisters in Christ,
    Candice & Crystal

  3. Jennifer Blugerman Says:

    Katy and Dawn,
    The Lord sends the rain upon the wicked as well as the righteous, and He allows his own to suffer as well as the wicked. The difference is how each deals with and responds to suffering. I don’t know why God is allowing this, but we can take courage in the fact that, as Jesus said, in the world we will have trouble, but fear not for He has overcome the world. May your knowledge of the One who suffered greatest give you added strength as you endure this. We love you!


  4. Aunt Judy Says:

    Paul, Dawn, Katy,
    We are praying.

  5. Lisa Patterson Says:

    Dawn & Katy,
    Imagine if you will, not having a great and awsome God to turn to and cry out to. How lonely, frustrating, and weary you would be. It is so hard to believe that God would cause us so much pain, and with little insight as to the reason for it. But remember the old saying that God dosen’t give us more than we can handle. He is oviously preparing Katy for a great and mighty work, these are the fires that will prepare her for the future. Gosh, these fires are hot and overwhelming but they will come to an end soon. We are on our knees for you .
    Hang in there.

  6. Lynne Kilburn Says:

    Katy, Dawn and Paul,

    Know that I have been praying for you today. You are in my thoughts every minute of the day. I am grateful that each of you have such a wonderful relationship with our Father and can draw such strength from Him. It is often hard to understand and accept why our precious children must go through such pain and suffering. My heart aches for you as if Katy were my own. I will continue praying for each of you.

    Much love,

  7. Sarah Says:

    Continuing to pray for God’s special blessings and a strong awareness of His divine strength, comfort, and wisdom to fill you every day. Thank you all for being such a beautiful image of God’s strength and love even in the midst of such a difficult time.
    Much love to you all,

    For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows.
    2 Corinthians 1:5

    Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.
    2 Thessalonians 3:16

  8. Sally Ludwig Says:

    Dear Katy,
    I am so sorry that you are not feeling well. I pray everyday for your recovery and for your family which is sharing your pain.
    May God bless you all.

  9. Lynda and Jim Says:

    Dear Katy,
    We are so glad that God allowed you to have a glimpse of the heavenly glory that is waiting for believers. It gave us great joy to read about it this afternoon!You and your family are constantly in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Lynda and Jim

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