Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Wednesday Evening

Julie and I just returned from the hospital. Dawn had gone home for a few hours but will be returning shortly. Katy was sleeping when we got there, so we waited outside and called Paul. Katy had to be awakened for medication shortly after that so we went in a spoke with her for a few minutes and prayed with her before we left. Sleep doesn’t come often for her, and it is fitful. I don’t remember ever seeing her look so exhausted. She needs prayers desperately, for her body, and for her spirit. Paul and Dawn also need prayer and support now. If memory serves me correctly, I believe this all began a year ago last July or August. I know it has been over 12 months. It has been such an emotional and physical roller coaster for Katy and her family. There are many needs right now, and hope seems to be in short supply. Would you please pray right now for Katy and her family? And call or email someone else right now and ask them to pray. - Dan

  1. Sandy Says:

    More prayers from here, and I e-mailed the HPS group (most of whom read this blog anyway) as well as my pastor. So you can count on lots of prayers from all of them.

  2. Lindsay Says:

    Katy and Family,
    I am lifting you all up in prayer and have asked others to do the same! Praying for good news and improvement. Sleep well :-)

  3. Aunt Carrie Says:

    Every time I sneak a peek at the internet it is with a prayer for Katy. It is still early here and I will pass this prayer request on.
    Aunt Carrie

  4. Heather Kirkwood Says:

    My friends in Kansas are all praying, and Sandy’s right. Most of the HPS crew checks in on the blog - several have called or e-mailed concerned about Katy. We’re all concerned. Thanks Dan and Julie for the updates.

  5. Aleah Yunger Says:

    Everyone in my Williamsburg & other circles are praying. Not as a last resort, but because the Father hears our cries. Love to all the Campbells tonight, Aleah

  6. Patricia Hagsten Says:

    May His everylasting arms hold you up (on eagles’ wings) and surround you with His love and peace.

  7. Jennifer Wellington Says:

    I am praying for your entire family, Katy.

  8. jenicepearl Says:

    Dear Katie, Paul, Dawn, Qavah, Paul Burton and family,
    Praying for hope and healing. We love ya’ll.
    Jenice, Pete, Bakh, Sam, Abby, and Charlotte

  9. Karen Tillman Says:

    Dear folks,
    It is breaking my heart as I am reading the news of no improvement for Katy. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I have been in places where you think hings are doing better, and then you take steps backwards. It is truly frustrating, and that is not even the description as words cannot describe the emotion or exhaustion you must be feeling right now. Somehow I know all this WILL be used for God’s glory as I know he holds all of us in the palm of his hand. Please let Katy know that she is being thought about and prayed for daily. Although we have never met, I feel a real closeness with you guys as many of us with HPS share quite the bond, even those we’ve never personally met. Hang in there and I too will continue to pray for healing and comfort.
    Love In our Savior Jesus Christ
    Karen Tillman

  10. Doris Harriff Says:

    I am always praying for Katy. She is also on the “regular” prayer list for our church, but I also mention needs to the church on a regular basis. I updated the prayermeeting crowd last night, as of Julie’s last post.

    God bless you all, and give you strength!

    Love, Aunt Doris

  11. Colin Says:


    Jenn and I are crying out to God on your behalf for mercy and strength. I’m sorry we haven’t been able to see you much, but we are thinking about you. Perhaps your heavenly rewards grow for every long minute of pain you endure. Isn’t it beyond fantastic to know that one day this will be all over forever and ever in the presence of the One who bought you through His own pain?

    We love you!
    Colin & Jenn

  12. Linda Kochendarfer Says:

    I’m hoping that you will be out of the hospital and recuperating at home when the leaves reach their full color! I know how much you enjoy the beauty of God’s creation. There are many prayers from the saints being lifted up to heaven on behalf of you and your family. Know you are never far from our thoughts and are ever in the Lord’s hands.
    Mrs. K

  13. Jen L. Says:

    Katy, I’m continuing to pray. And as Linda said, I hope you can come home before the leaves are at their peak. You’re in my thoughts and prayers, my sweet sister!

  14. Bonnye Says:

    Praying now and will forward to family and friends.

  15. Trisha Ferris Says:

    Like thousands of others, I’m sure, I lift up my cries to the Lord on your behalf. The Lord your God is with you.

  16. Jennifer Blugerman Says:

    To lift your spirits, I just want you to know how much the children and I enjoyed keeping Qavah today!! We had been wanting a chance to get to know her, and the day couldn’t have gone better. First, we played outside, where Qavah kept right up with her older playmates! She especially loved the sliding board on our treehouse and Matt’s old tricycle. Once inside, we ate lunch, then we all baked banana oatmeal cookies together. Qavah loved helping me hold the electric mixer. The kids watched Veggie Tales for a little bit and enjoyed the fruit of their efforts — a warm cookie, but then got right back to work, building a fort in the bottom bunk of Matt’s bed. Then, the girls decided to have a tea party! Luckily I had some decaf ice tea in the fridge! Emma got out her china tea set and they (Matt too!) enjoyed an Oreo and tea — very proper! Emma showed Qavah how to dip her cookie in the tea! Afterwards, Qavah busied herself with Emma’s seemingly endless supply of baby dolls and accessories. When Paul arrived to retrieve Qavah, it seemed as if we had known her forever! But what did Qavah do, after a day of chatting away, squealing with delight, running all over, and even holding my hand and sitting on my lap? She suddenly pretended that she was shy and I couldn’t even get a “bye-bye” from her — until she was in her car seat, at which point she waved and said “bye-bye!’ over, and over, and over with that huge smile of hers!

    All this to say, Katy, that God is moving and working all the time. What a miracle that your little sister is here, and that she is adjusting so beautifully! She is a delight. And I just know that one of the reasons God has placed her in your family is so that she won’t be alone in her physical struggles — she has been given a big sister that can encourage and relate to her like noone else can. Please hang on, Katy, because Qavah needs her big sister. We all need you. We all love you.


  17. Jennifer S. :-) Says:

    I echo Jennifer–please hang on. I owe you a movie night, so you need to come home from the hospital soon. :-)
    I know God is with you and is holding you in His sovereign hands. I wish I knew His reasons for this valley, but I don’t, so I trust you to His goodness. He loves you more than anything. I love you too; please know we are all praying for you!
    Love and prayers,
    Jen :-)

  18. Candice and Crystal Says:

    Dear Katy,

    We have missed your presence on the computer these past couple of weeks. It hasn’t been the same without you being online and sending an IM to us saying “Hey Girls, Lets catch up”. Our hearts ache for you when we hear that your not improving and we so badly wish that you could be at home enjoying your time with your parents and Qavah. Keep hanging on, and know that there are many HPSers all over the US praying for you to get well soon. We hope and pray today was better for you. Thanks for updating us Dan, We love you Katy, Your sisters in Christ,, Candice & Crystal

  19. Patricia Hagsten Says:

    Amen to each of the above!
    You’re not far from our thoughts!
    Know that the Lord He is good …. and all this is part of His plan! He is surprised by northing, even when we mortals are!!!
    He is working His plan in you …. yes, and in your parents … in His timing and with His grace. He will walk you through each and every step of the way, just lean on Him when you are your weakest!

  20. Jane Campbell Says:

    Dear Katy and Family,
    We’re praying for you all that you will feel God’s arms around you today.
    Please call if I can help you in any way.
    The Campbell’s

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