Thursday, April 30, 2009

Heart thread - 04/30/2009

This is just a very brief update.

Yesterday after work I took some flowers to my friend Kathy who is recuperating from surgery. She is doing fine and looks fabulous though she has to take it easy for another week. She sends her gratitude to all who have been holding her in prayer.

Her surgery was delayed a bit on the scheduled day and the doctor commented that most folks become anxious or angry when that happens and she was calm. She said that as she was waiting she had an overwhelming sense of being safely in the arms of God.

Below is a photo of my sister Iva holding one of her great-granddaughters. Now that they are in Fresno, a bit more accessible, and she is over her cold, this could finally happen. This happened just in time.

From the blog:
The official term for the twins now is feeder/growers. That is their job right now, to eat and grow. They are doing a fine job of it.
Due to the swine flu invasion, Clara and Olivia will be receiving no visitors except their parents. Protecting the girls from exposure to any kind of illness is vital for their well being. Thank you for your continued prayers and interest in the Hoff family. Everyday they get a little older and a little stronger. Please pray for God's constant blessing.
Please check out the recent prayer lists at OCICBW (here and here).

O merciful Father, who hast taught us in thy holy Word that thou dost not willingly afflict or grieve the children of mankind: Look with pity upon the sorrows of thy servants for whom our prayers are offered. Remember them, O Lord, in mercy, nourish their soul with patience, comfort them with a sense of thy goodness, lift up thy countenance upon them, and give them peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

--the BB

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