Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Thank You

Thank you for your prayers for not only Katy but the whole family. This has been a challenging work week especially for Paul and we are praying him through it. His heart’s desire is to be more available for Katy and it hurts him to be pulled away so much of the time. After Katy had gone to bed last night I saw him kneeling beside her bed praying for her. Something about that scene caused me to pray, “Lord bless that man in every way!” Observing Katy’s suffering has brought us to our knees, and we’re so thankful.

  1. Karen Tillman Says:

    Hey Dawn,

    Thanks for sharing that. It actually conjured up a peacefulness as it brings me comfort knowing that people pray for those of us who suffer. God Bless You Always
    Karen Tillman

  2. Patricia Says:

    Are you wearing out you knees … or do you use knee pads???

    Just kidding! When friends of ours (actually the minister here) were going through a crisis a number of years ago (when we first moved here from P’burg), I sewed them cute knee pads. So I can envision ….

    May you have an abundance of hope and joy …. in the midst.

    Ib’s sister, Birgitte, and entire family are here.

    I & P

  3. Jennifer Blugerman Says:

    Just think of all of the people who have been blessed by the sharing of Katy’s story — how so many have been praying more intimately, more frequently, more fervently than ever before. Our relationship with our heavenly Father is growing closer as a result of what you are going through. Oftentimes we don’t pray as we should, myself included. Praying for your family has revealed to me, and others I’m sure, the value, the tenderness, and the power to be tapped by the forging of the bonds of love with the Father through prayer!

    In His grip,

  4. Doris Harriff Says:

    What a wonderful image of a father praying for his child! I know my father spent a great deal of time in pray for his children (and his step-children), and I believe his prayers are still being answered for them, as their children and their children’s children seek to please the Lord.
    Aunt Doris

  5. Lillian Oliveira Says:

    Yes, that’s so true. Our Daddy used to spend a LOT of time praying for us all. You might go by his outside workshop any time of the day, winter (he had a coal stove) or summer, and hear him praying out loud, on his knees in the midst of wood shavings or whatever. And when he was very old, well into his 80s, I remember visiting at their last home in the little town of Hawthorne, Pa, where Daddy kept the furnace going in winter with frequent trips to the basement - but that day, and no doubt often, he took time to go on his knees to pray - out loud, as always. What a blessing to hear one’s name brought before the Great Father, by our own earthly fathers. Paul, I saw you kneel there, too, one evening, as we all brought Katy to the Throne of Heaven. May the Lord indeed bless you, and multiply blessings to you, Katy, through your father’s prayers. Love, Aunt Lil

  6. Doris Harriff Says:

    In the summer time, he used to pray in the barn, too, in the haymow. Aunt Doris

  7. Heather Kirkwood Says:

    Dido to what Karen said.

    You’re constantly in my prayers.

  8. Barbara Walker Says:

    What a sweet picture that conjures for us. You two are such wonderful parents - don’t ever doubt it! I know Paul must feel torn, but as the chief bread earner in the home and with a busy business, he has to put in his time. He is such a sweet man!!

    Praying for you guys as always!

    Love in Christ,


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