Aug 23, 2009


We were able to all go down to the hospital today to spend time with Steve and celebrate Devon's birthday. Steve is very tired and it is hard for him to stay awake for long periods of time. I don't know if this was already mentioned, but he has been moved out of the ICU and onto a step-down unit.

Thank you all for praying. Again, we are asking for no visitors, as Steve is so tired. By the time the nine of us crowd into a room, it's stimulation enough for Steve (and the rest of us!;)

Thank you. And please continue to pray for Ian as he walks through this with his dad.



Anonymous said...

We are praying for you here in Denver.
The Lewin's

Anonymous said...

We will continue to pray.
-The Donovans

Paula Miller said...

I will be praying for you guys. I can't imagine what your going through but I know God is near and he has a plan and purpose for all of this.

Anonymous said...

Praying for you in India.

Mike and Destiny

Anonymous said...

Continuously praying for my brother Steve and his lovely family. May the greatness of God cure Steve from his illness and help him be back to his lovely family to continue to be the ideal father, husband, family man, neighbor and the God loving person that we always known him to be. In God’s name I pray for Steve, Ian and their family.

Anonymous said...

Rejoicing that Steve is out of the ICU an able to be alert and know those who love him the most, his family, are by his side through this difficult time.
Wendy in Maryland

Anonymous said...

No one loves you more than God! And then there are countless people who love you and are praying.

Frank & Donna

Anonymous said...

I just checked the blog to see how Ian is doing and read about the past few days. Our heat and prayers are with you.

Praying in Shippensburg,PA

Joanne Perry

Anonymous said...

With you in prayer.

Cynthia Haughery

Anonymous said...

Today, visiting Pastor Jon Payne spoke on this verse:

"The Lord is near. Be anxious for nothing but in everything by prayer & supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God." ~ Phil. 4:5-7

I thought of you all!!! Though it seems strange to mention such a verse to a family that is suffering so incredibly, Pastor Jon's message seemed designed for hurting ones. It is because I imagine you need all the encouragement you can get (our family most certainly would!!!!!), that I offer this recommendation to you*.

Continuing to pray, hard, in Denver,


I think this may be the address/link?

Anonymous said...

Praying for you in Ft. Myers, FL.

Jack and Gina Plain said...

Praying here in Lancaster.

Anonymous said...

We just got back from a wedding in the state of Indiana, have been gone since early Fri. Have been keeping Erin's I-phone and my cell phone text messages going constantly to keep up with the updates. Never was so grateful for technology, that even though we were so far away we were right there with you all in prayer and supplication. While driving through state after state asking for God's mercy. Will keep on through the up coming days.
xoxoxox the Wallworks

Anonymous said...

My prayers are with all of you for the stregnth of our God to heal Steve and give his family the stregnth they need to help not only Steve but continue in helping Ian on the road to recovery.

Wendy, NC

Anonymous said...

Just want you to know that we are checking the blog daily & praying for all of you. So thankful for the updates--glad you have this way of communicating so you aren't bothered by tons of calls etc. May the peace of God that passes all understanding guard your hearts.

The Minichs

Anonymous said...

We know that today (8/24) is Steve’s birthday. Steve, we wish you a happy and blessed birthday. We pray that you will celebrate many more happy birthdays to come. May God bless you and lift this illness from you. May God return you healthy and well so we continue to see your lovely, beautiful and smiling face for many years to come. We love you Steve. In God’s name we pray- Amen.
Vania, Selar and Azad