Thursday, October 11, 2007


Jes’ comment from yesterday is just a small picture of the joys of studying Spurgeon. I hope to meet him on the other side to tell him how much we enjoyed his writing. Katy and I have immersed ourselves in the study of Daniel and I stayed at the hospital until two in the morning looking up scripture with her. Daniel’s prayer in chapter nine could have been written by any one of us today. Think of the joy we will have in heaven when we sit together with the prophets and disciples and fully understand the scriptures revealed to them when they walked the earth. I don’t know about you, but I’m planning on looking for the talking donkey, too (Numbers 22:30).

In all the tears and frustrations of our saga, I have to report with great joy that the lice are gone. It could have been all the chemicals that drove them away but the girls and I sang loudly when we were getting our lice treatments. Try singing, “Hit the road, lice, and don’t ya come back no mo’ no mo’ ” (to the tune of Hit the Road Jack). If you can imagine me with Katy and Qavah in our chemical caps singing that song together with our pretend microphones it may be good for a chuckle. But I do believe we have conquered. YES!

We were not able to bring Katy home yesterday. Her nausea intensified yesterday and she had to stop drinking her nutrition drink when vomiting started. Her doctor decided to keep watching that overnight. Katy is being forced to fast. I wonder what manner of healing may be taking place? On Sunday’s drive we decided to choose peace in the midst of what may look like a storm. This may very well be what Katy needs to cleanse her system. I can’t explain it but Paul and I are not alarmed at this point. We are stepping back to watch what the Lord will do in this situation.

When I left the hospital last night, the night guard patrolling the lobby walked me over the bridge to the parking structure and to my car. He had a uniform, badge, and a gun. I felt pretty safe! But after I got home my thoughts returned to Katy and anxiety set in again. Paul picked up the Bible and read, “When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy to my soul.” (Psalm 94:19). Ah yes, the One Who walks beside me is better than a mortal man in uniform with a badge and gun. I fell asleep and slept for hours.

  1. Heather Kirkwood Says:

    Oh, I’m so sorry to hear Katy didn’t get to come home. And even sorrier that she’s still having so much trouble. We keep praying for her daily. There’s a whole posse in Kansas she doesn’t even know praying for her.

  2. Doris Harriff Says:

    Dawn, you said, “I wonder what kind of healing is taking place.” I’m thinking, too, that maybe the forced fasting is ridding her body of some things that are harmful to her. If so, praise the Lord! If not - well, He knows best!
    God bless you all!
    Aunt Doris

  3. Karen Tillman Says:

    Hey gang,
    So sry to hear that Katy did not get to come home, and hope that she can real soon. It is not uncommon to have to fast when having nausea and vomitting issues, so don’t be to alarmed, as long as they are keeping her hydrated well. We will continue to pray for her here as well.
    Love and prayers
    karen tillman

  4. David and Lizi Says:

    Just wanted to drop a line and let you know we are praying for you guys. Not a day goes by that we do not think of you. Praise the Lord the lice are gone. We love you and are praying that this valley will become a peak soon.
    Love, David and Lizi

  5. Linda Roley Says:

    I am Danae Wensley’s Aunt Linda. As I was checking up on Katy today, I read the Heavenly Realm post regarding her time with Jesus. I wanted to share with you a book I have just finished reading by William Young called The Shack. In it is a similar encounter with the Godhead that brought great relief from suffering. I thought you might be encouraged by it.
    Please know that I think of you all often and bring you before the throne of grace.

  6. Lillian Oliveira Says:

    Hey, folks, why don’t some of us fast with Katy for a day? I can do it tomorrow or Saturday. Fast and pray for her, and let her know she has company in fasting for just a little while. I know that gives power to our prayers, and I think it would give encouragement to Katy. Water only! OKay, with salt if you prefer, like Katy’s normal saline! (sugar will make you VERY hungry!)

    Hang in there Katy, God is on the throne, He never forsakes His own, His promise is true, He will not forget you! He is still on His Throne! Love, Aunt Lil

  7. Donna Wilson Says:

    Hi Katy, my heart hurts for you. I love Lillian’s idea of praying and fasting–I’m doing it today! Love and prayers, ~Donna~

  8. Laura Griffith Says:

    As I’m sitting here feeding my face at the moment and will be attending my 20 year class reunion this evening…I will commit to a fast tomorrow but can pray “without ceasing” now. I didn’t know you were still dealing with the lice. I do hope they stay away. They are awful critters. I will pray that strength, encouragement, knowledge and grace will come your way.

    In His Love,

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