Love the Lord your God, listen to His voice and hold fast to Him, for the Lord is your life! Deut. 30:20

Monday, June 4, 2012

Dad Update

 On Sunday after church, we went to visit Dad.  He was so happy to see his great-granddaughters, Hannah and Sophia!

They had a blast "riding" his bed up and down!

The Hyuga church in Japan sent him some of their recent bulletins - one with a picture of Dad taken from a blog I posted.  Also a picture of the church, pictures of Ken and Sachiko's beautiful children, and a card that looks like a tray of sushii.  You lift each sushii and there is a little message under it.

Dad's right leg is swollen; not sure why.  They are trying get it back to normal.  His heart goes in and out of a fib.  He practices walking with the walker and has therapy on his right hand/arm and his speech daily.  We see little improvements each day.  He is so ready to leave the hospital.  It has been 3 weeks in rehab.  He is tired of being cooped up, and I know he tires of the rigorous training he has to do each day.  We would appreciate prayers for him.

I gave him the book "The Promise" by Robert Morgan that he says has been a blessing and comfort.  A book about Romans 8:26-28 - Here it is in The Message: 

Meanwhile, the moment we get tired in the waiting, God's Spirit is right alongside helping us along. If we don't know how or what to pray, it doesn't matter. He does our praying in and for us, making prayer out of our wordless sighs, our aching groans. He knows us far better than we know ourselves, knows our pregnant condition, and keeps us present before God. That's why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good.

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Ganbatte: Do your best!!!

1 comment:

Gramma G said...

Hi, Debby!

Your blog is wonderful. Your dad and mom look great. What a super pic of them with their great-granddaughters! Our prayers continue for your dad! Please give them our best and wish we weren't so far away at times like these.