Life At Korthuis Manor

Life At Korthuis Manor
Captain Randy and his First Mate!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Monday morning.............

Surgery #2 day - this is the BIG one. He just went into surgery as I am typing. There is a team of 5 doctors and they say it will take ALL day - a LONG day.

The hardest part is seeing my big boy/man laying in that hospital bed - I forget how big he is! At 6'4" they had to bring in a long bed for him - it takes 3 nurses to turn and lift him. I think I'd better start lifting weights for the months to come!

Yesterday was a good day - it's amazing what makes a good day now! I was getting coffee at Starbucks yesterday and the barista asked the guy in front of me how his day was going and he said "yesterday wasn't good - but today might be a little better" - and in my head I thought - "yeah, we hope today might be a little better too". I realize people go on with their lives and Praise the Lord their lives are normal - but "a good day" definitely - for now- has different meanings for me.

Lots of family and friends yesterday - so much love. I have everyone writing notes to Nathan - that will be special to him later. Of course I try to take pictures of everyone too because this is a journey that will have to be scrapbooked to tell of God's faithfulness to Nathan.

Here is the view from our friends house where we sit and have coffee in the mornings.............................................. 3 pictures to capture the whole panoramic view!! We sit in two chairs - just like at home, and have our coffee in the morning - pray for Nathan - and begin the day.

Psalm 42:5
Why are you so downcast O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? PUT YOUR HOPE IN GOD, FOR YET I WILL PRAISE HIM MY SAVIOR AND MY GOD!!!

What's amazing is that in Psalm 42&43 that exact verse is there 3 times! I love that - even David, when writing the Psalms, had to remind himself to not enter a pity party, but focus on his Hope in the Lord! Me too!

Thank you for loving our boy and praying for him.........................


Tanya said...

My dear friend...we are praying, praying, praying today! We are praying for our GREAT Physician to work miracles today through the hands of the surgeons. We love you!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for another update! Praying today, for wisdom and clearness for all the doctors & surgeons; for comfort and rest for Nathan; and peace and patience for you, Randy, Brandon & Emily! Praying that you'll ALL feel God's arms surrounding and encouraging you today! Sending our love & hugs.
~Dave, Cheryl, & Kaden~

Cynthia said...

Dear Janice, I hope that during your long wait today you take some time to read the comments from your blog and know that MANY people are praying for Nathan and the team of professionals working on his body. It's been many years since we worked together at Baby Buggy (can you remember that long ago?!?!) but being a believer and a mom is always the BEST connection. You're finding out that we're "moms" forever! We heard that there was an accident on Friday but knew no details until we came home yesterday from a weekend in Seattle. We must have looked right up at you as we passed by on the freeway. Well, now that we know, we will certainly pray fervently for your dear son. God is the great healer of bodies AND hearts so we'll entrust you all to HIM.

With Love,
Cynthia Faber

damian said...

Hello Korthuis family,
Please pass on to Nathan that all of us at Mt Baker Ski Patrol are sending him positive thoughts + engergy his way for a speedy recovery. Nathan's accident was brought to everyone's attention during Saturday's banquet. We're all very sorry to hear about his injuries, yet thankful he's ALIVE and on his way toward a speedy recovery. Please tell Nathan I send my best.

Damian Pro & A-Team

Marti Eide said...

Randy and Janice, we just heard about Nathan's accident and wanted to let you know that your family is in our thoughts, hearts and most importantly prayers. If there is anything that you need during this time please don't hesitate to ask. Keep clinging tight to our loving Father's hand and He will guide you with his Peace, Love and Wisdom. Love, Marti Eide

Terr Plake said...

Hi Randy and Janice,
This is Terri Plake from Base Patrol at Mt. Baker. I send love and good energy in my prayers to you and Nathan. Know that you are not alone and that God is with you and there for you to lift you and carry you.

The family that we have on the Ski Patrol loves you and cares deeply for you.
Love, Terri Plake

Becky said...

Janice, Thank you for continuing to update! I love how you are already planning the scrapbook you are going to make to show God's faithfulness through this journey and the thoughts and images from everyone along the way. What a gift that will be for Nathan (and for your whole family). Praying for all of you through your long day of waiting.

Anonymous said...

Hi Janice we are thinking about you today praying the surgery will go well. Our hearts are with you and your family.
Kim and Emily

Anonymous said...

Just another Lynden "stranger/friend" praying for your son and for all of you, really. I wanted you to know that you have friends you don't even know of! Nathan is on our prayer list at church too!

Melinda said...

Praying for you today during this major surgery. It's so hard to be waiting! May you have peace knowing that the Great Physician is in the room with Nathan. My heart aches for you as a mom. Take care.

Anonymous said...

Janice, I'm feeling so blog savvy after being successful with yesterday's posting :) It's the little things that bring such joy! I'm praying for MANY little things to come your way today to remind you of your Father's incredible love and sense of security that He is guiding the hands of the surgeons today. Hugs, Lona