Life At Korthuis Manor

Life At Korthuis Manor
Captain Randy and his First Mate!

Friday, April 30, 2010

Rollercoaster rides.................

Wow - 8:15AM - that took forever to come.....................

Nathan went from hot to cold all night, they are still trying to figure out his pain meds as it is different without the tubes.

The "neighbor" in the next bed is trying my patience.............odd duck - had his tv on until 2 am, hacks and spits - grossness, talks non-stop to everyone that walks in the room, puts his bed up and down, the list goes on.............. pray for patience, he upsets Nathan, ........................we suggested maybe a new roommate today. God knows.......................

Randy is coming back today PTL! I need my rock. Judy goes home tonight - what a phenomenal friend/"aunt".

As I sit here drained - I wonder if I can do this, do it right. I so want to bring him home, but I don't know how tough I am and how much I can take. Pray for wisdom, for strength, for rest......................

Surgery #5 is on Monday - knee surgery - THEN, I think we're done!

Taryn sent me a verse this morning........................
Zeph. 3:17
Your God is present among you, a strong warrior there to save you.

Nothing like being spoon fed God's word right now, it's what I need.

6 comments:

Katie Bedient said...

I found some other verses that I think would help, and a quote from Rick Warren (he wrote the Purpose Driven Life).

Psalm 6: 2,9
"Have compassion on me, Lord, for I am weak. Heal me, Lord, for my bones are in agony (how appropriate for Nathan!). The Lord has heard my plea; the Lord will answer my prayers. (!)"

Psalm 9:9-10
"The Lord is a shelter for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble. Those who know your name trust in you, for you, O Lord, do not abandon those who search for you."

And this is a quote from Rick Warren: (I have his daily calendar that has different words of advice for each day)
"The deepest level of worship is praising God in spite of pain, thanking God during a trial, trusting him when tempted, surrendering while suffering, and loving him when he seems distant."

I hope that today is a super day for everyone and I will pray for wisdom and strength for you! :)

Tanya said...

Hang in there friend! I know these are tough times. Remember..GOD IS YOUR STRENGTH! We are all praying for you and Nathan.

Anonymous said...

We will be praying for a good day all the way around restful, that the pain is managed, that he eats well, and for stamina for mom! LOVE Karen :)

Tanya said...

Reading your post, this song came to mind. Trust the Lord to bring you step by step through this journey. As you learn how to care for Nathan, know that you are walking his His ways.


Oh God, You are my God
And I will ever praise You
Oh God, You are my God
And I will ever praise You

I will seek You in the morning
And I will learn to walk in Your ways
And step by step You'll lead me
And I will follow You all of my days

Oh God, You are my God
And I will ever praise You
Oh God, You are my God
And I will ever praise You

I will seek You in the morning
And I will learn to walk in Your ways
And step by step You'll lead me
And I will follow You all of my days

And step by step You'll lead me
And I will follow You all of my days

Denise Fuller said...

Hey Cuz,

If God can do this, what can He do for Nathan:

Ezekiel 37: 1-10
The hand of the Lord was upon me, and He brought me out by the Spirit of the Lord and set me down in the middle of the valley; and it was full of bones. And He caused me to pass among them round about, and behold, there were very many on the surface of the valley; and lo, they were very dry. And He said to me, "Son of man, can these bones live?" And I answered, "O Lord God, Thou knowest." Again He said to me, "Prophesy over these bones, and say to them, 'O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord. Thus says the Lord God to these bones, 'Behold, I will cause breath to enter you that you may come to life. And I will put sinews on you, make fleshgrow back on you, cover you with skin, and put breath in you that you may come alive; and you will know that I am the Lord.'" So I prophesied as I was commanded;and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and behold, a rattling; and the bones came together, bone to its bone. And I looked, and behold, sinews were on them, and flesh grew, and skin covered them; but there was no breath in them. Then He said to me, prophesy, son of man, and say to the breath, 'Thus says the Lord God, "Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on these slain, that they come to life."'" So I prophesied as He commanded me, and the breathcame into them, and they came to life, and stood on their feet, an exceedingly great army.

Hang in there! There is life after tragedy.

Denise

Gavin's Family said...

Luke 12:25
"Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?

You can do this because you LOVE your son.
Love ya so much.