From the fullness of his grace we have all received one blessing after another. John 1:16

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Morning by morning, new mercies I see...

Brennan and I spent the night with Dad last night and got very little sleep.  Dad is just not sleeping well...he's up talking, mumbling, checking the time, etc... every few minutes.  Our longest stretch was about an hour.  Brennan was on the hospital cot and I was on an air mattress.  Needless to say, I'm very, very tired.  We got home from the hospital about an hour ago.

Tomorrow morning, at 7:30, Dad will have surgery to implant a rod into his left femur.  I was suprised they're doing this so quickly as he is in alot of pain and finding it very difficult to move.  He could barely tolerate my pulling up his sock this morning.  Yet tonight, all of a sudden, he wanted to get up out of bed and into a wheelchair to take a walk.  It took about 15 minutes and the help of 3 nurses for him to do so but he did.  When we left, he was still sitting in the wheelchair looking at a book about cars (from our dear friends, Judy & Alan).  If you know my Dad, you know he loves cars!

Today was a good day with alot of visitors.  So many of you have been asking what you can do to help and you've done so much.  If you are able to visit him, he would love that!  Let me know when you're planning on going so I can tell you where he is...he's moved twice so far.

I'm sorry this update is so short but I need to get some sleep.  I will send a more detailed update tomorrow after he's out of surgery.  Until then, please pray for a peaceful night of sleep for him and Mom (she's staying with him tonight) and that God would be merciful as far as this second surgery goes.  Thank you all for your love, prayers & support...we love you all!!!

Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father;
There is no shadow of turning with Thee;
Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not;
As Thou hast been, Thou forever will be.

Great is Thy faithfulness!
Great is Thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see.
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided;
Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!

Summer and winter and springtime and harvest,
Sun, moon and stars in their courses above
Join with all nature in manifold witness
To Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.

Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth
Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide;
Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,
Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!


  1. You guys are so great staying over there with him through the night! That is so wonderful, and I am sure he appreciates it so much :)

  2. Praying for all of you this morning, pestering God to show His Mercy and Love.

  3. I hope you were able to rest last night. I'll be praying for your dad this morning.

  4. thank you for your updates ... continuing to pray for your dad and family.

  5. Andrea and family,

    You have been in my prayers. I think it is so awesome that we sang "Great Is Thy Faithfulness" in church Sunday morning!