Friday, November 23, 2007


This will be just a brief post to thank you for entertaining us with your comments. Today we ached for Katy. We pray these days of suffering will change soon with the new medication. We got the Christmas decoration boxes out this afternoon in an effort to think and dream about better days ahead. Although it is hard to live like this day after day, we have faith that God is hearing our cries. I’ll close this post with a Thanksgiving prayer from our home to yours.


We humbly thank you for the goodness you show to us every day. Our focus is not always on you but today is Thanksgiving. We begin with our gratitude for your love for us, in that while we were sinners you sent your beloved Son to die for us and gave Him the victory over all the things that keep us from approaching you. You have pardoned us when we were yet unrepentant. You have called us your children when we were far away from you. You have heard our childhood prayers, our sudden screams in an emergency, and our heart-wrenching prayers of desperation when we had nowhere else to turn.

Thank you Father, for the friends and family who stand with us believing that you are a mighty God, strong in battle. You battle for us when we are helpless to defend ourselves. Who can know the times you have stepped in between us and calamity? Your ways are higher than our ways, Father. How can we thank you for the suffering we have all endured on this earth? Can we honor you, Lord, by turning our suffering into stepping stones that will lead others to know you better? Let it be, Father, that our life stories will reflect your nature and your goodness, so that others will come to know you. Your Word says that you are preparing a banquet, where we will drink the cup of praise together in our eternal home. All are invited if we will accept your invitation. Father, I pray that each day we will be just a little hungrier to know you in a personal way. Nothing would be more glorious than to be at your banquet table, where we will all be able to eat a Thanksgiving feast like no other and enjoy the glorious flavors of heaven, without pain or suffering. But above all, You will be there, Father. With all the nations, tribes, and tongues gathered around your throne, we will all shout our Thanksgiving with one voice saying, “Worthy are you to receive honor, and glory, and blessing!” Amen!

  1. Lillian Oliveira Says:

    AMEN AND AMEN! Aunt Lil

  2. Oma Collmus Says:

    Dear Katy, Qavah, Dawn and Paul,
    My Thanksgiving dinner was the smallest that I can ever remember. There were five of us–my two married grandchildren–Robby Fisher and Kristen and Becky Collmus Koether and Jeremy– and I. Kristen brought a green bean casserole and pumpkin pie. Becky saved the mashed potatoes after I messed up using my thermomix (they were always perfect at other times!!). We enjoyed clam dip and chips and relishes in the kitchen while we prepared the food and then had the traditional turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry jelly, sauerkraut and pecan pies. We played Rummy-kub in the afternoon and later, dominoes.
    We were indeed thankful for our many blessings. I was especially grateful for the safe travel for all the family members traveliing the highways the past 48 hours.
    I prqy for happier Thanksgivings for all of you in the future and that Katy’s health gets much better very soon.
    Much love,

  3. Martha Harrison Says:

    Dearest Dawn,

    My spirit bears witness with your spirit for ONLY the Holy Spirit can inspire a prayer like you prayed. To God be the glory!

    Love in HIM,