Wednesday, November 08, 2006


About 5 minutes after I sent the last post the nurse informed me that a room had opened up in the neurological recovery floor. Kate should be moved very soon. Thank you for praying about this.

One of the people sitting with me here in the hosptial said that I looked refreshed, like I had a full night's sleep. Truly, our Heavenly Father must be sustaining me because of your intercession.

Praise the Lord.


P.S. This blog is very therapeutic and becoming addictive (in a healthy way)!


amy mccarty said...

I don't know either of you, but I know Patty and Matt. I am uplifted and encouraged by your faith. What a God we serve and to know how He is healing you is powerful. Tonight as our youth group meets we will be in prayer for your family. May He continue to answer your prayers. As God would have it, my husband and I's marriage scripture is psalm 34:3, "Oh magnify the Lord with me and let us exalt His name together." My prayer for you is that you have many more years of exalting the Lord as a family.
God Bless,
Amy McCarty

Aimee Wiggers Kuzemka said...

Hi Dave and Kate-
Not only is the blog therapeutic for you, it is for those of us concerned about you too!!!
Keep the blogs forthcoming, they are refreshment to my concerned heart.
While my 'little' Samuel is sleeping I had a chance to read Parentlife Magazine;a Christian subscription our church provides us with. In it a wonderful article on Thanksgiving. I wanted to share a verse they highlighted.

Hebrews 10: 24-25. I will give you snipits of it. "And let us consider how we can spur one another on toward love..let us encourage one another all the more".

In addition, while looking up this verse in the NIV translation, I happened upon a few highlighted verses in my bible.

Hebrews 11:1 "Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certian of what we do not see"


Hebrews 11:6 "Without faith it is impossible to please God...He rewards those who earnestly seek Him".

Many, many people are earnestlty seeking the throne as we wait for pathology reports.

Please know you are being thought of and that your friends surround you during this time.

Much love from Springfield, Missouri.
Aimee Wiggers Kuzemka

aj said...

Its about 2:30pm and I am home before Melissa and Joey. The house is quiet except for this overactive Golden Retreiver who is wanting my attention.
I have called Colonel Joe and Aunt Virginia and gave them the news and address of this blog site. They are of course going to put you in the forefront of their prayers. I suppose if I had to choose only two prayer warriors they would be 1.Mom and 2.Aunt Virginia :)
In the quietness of these moments its extremely hard for me not to cry and think about how much you, Dave and the boys mean to me. I am comforted and completely assured that all of this is in God's merciful hands.
Friday I plan on coming to St.Louis to see you if it is possible. Mom tells me it shouldnt be a problem. In any case visit allowed or not I am coming in at least to visit with Dave and the rest of the family.

I love you sis

Anonymous said...

Hi Dave and Kate,
This is for your Mom - Sandy. Please tell her that we all prayed for all of you this morning and our Bible Study. And tonite we will be sharing and praying for all of you at Prayer Meeting. You cannot imagine how encouraged and uplifting this blog has been for me. You two are an inspiration in Faith. What an example to all of us - and I can only imagine the impression you are giving to the medical staff. Thank You for this priviledge of praying and sharing your day by day. Our fervent prayer now is for all the path reports to be clear and that Kate will heal completely.
A sister in Christ. And how blessed I am. Lela Sehrt

Anonymous said...

Dave and Kate,

I don't believe we have ever personally met you, but my wife Rebecca and I are keeping you in our prayers. We started going to Covenant Church about 1 year and a half ago. You have been in our thoughts and prayers much in the last week or so. In May we found out that Rebecca had a sizable tumor within her ribcage. Since God has been very faithful and gracious too us and Rebecca is almost through her treatment. Your situation is certainly much more difficult than ours - but yet your reliance on God has reminded Rebecca and I of his own faithfulness. God has been so gracious to Rebecca and I by allowing her treatment to go well, and even allowing her cancer to be so well treated. Recently, I have been dealing with the question of why God shows his goodness to his people in different ways. There are varying degree's of trials in people's lives. Throughout the early times of wondering what purpose God would have in allowing my wife to be afflicted in this way, the sermon series at our church greatly encouraged me. The pastor was preaching through thr book of Daniel. And every week he would remind us that this book was written to a people whose lives were ripped away from them and were now living in exile. Away from their familes, security, saftey, and in many ways God himself. Certainly these people would have questions of whether God still cared for them? Whether he was still with them? Whether he could care for his people or even wanted to? But repeatedly in the Book of Daniel I saw that God was good and faithful to his people even in the midst of extreemely hard times. I remember very vividly the night after Rebecca's surgery. She was still heavily drugged and on oxygen with all sorts of IV's - I remember just sitting there shocked and overwhelmed by my own inability to "fix things." I had never seen my wife quite in this way before - she was completely out of my hands. On some level she was very weak and vunerable - but I also felt incredibly helpless. Even now as this memory is as real as if it was yesterday, I am every day reminded of God's faithfulness to me and to Rebecca. This was very encouring to me and maybe it will be to you as well. I still don't know why God allows his loved ones to go through such difficult times - but he has shown Rebecca and I time and time again - that he truly is faithful to us, even in the midst of these trials. Our situation certainly isn't near as difficult as what you are going through now but we are praying that you would feel God's presence and that he would continually show you his faithfulness and love, even in this time.
You are in our prayers.
Brandon (Rebecca) Farquhar

Anonymous said...


Don and I are praying for you. Don can really empathize with being in the caregiver role after my multiple hospitalizations during both pregnancies. And I can empathize with the awful nausea and pain.
In the words of the LORD to his people Israel, "When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the LORD, you God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior;" (Isaiah 43:2-3a)
If it is possible, it would be a good thing to have someone with Kate around the clock for the next several days. It really helps when someone is not very coherent to feel the comfort of knowing they are watched over. Nurses are often very busy and it is difficult when you are in pain and sedated to have the stamina to track them down. Just an FYI from my experience with hospital stays.

All our love,

Don, Wendy, Spencer, Jordan and Cameron Enke

Kaldi's Coffeehouse said...

Kate, You have a wonderful sister in Jeannie. We can imagine you all share the same strong spirit and wonderful sense of humor.

The Kaldi's crew is behind you guys all the way. We continue to pray and meditate for health and good news on the pathology reports.