Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Surgery's Story, Recovery's Road

Rejoicing in hope, persevering in tribulation, devoted to prayer. (Romans 12:12 NASB)

Sweet Friends,

I have been utterly and completely overwhelmed by the compassion, concern, and care that you have showered upon us. I am happy to report from the hospital room that we are in, a successful surgery after five long hours. The peace that my wife experienced prior to surgery was so undeniably evident and profoundly powerful that it is difficult for me to explain in the natural realm. It is proof that your prayers are powerful and that our God is good.

We have had good reports thus far from all of the doctors. I got to see my precious bride in recovery and I can still say with all confidence that she shines with all beauty despite these ugly circumstances. Even in vomiting and pain, I have the most amazing, gorgeous wife that money can't buy, only a gracious God can grant. I am so blessed by her.

It is now a bit after 10 and Rands is slowly coming in and out of sleep. What a princess, she's my queen. Her trust is true, her hope is honorable, her faith is fruitful and her love is lasting. She, to me, epitomizes Romans 12:12. What a gal I was given; what a God we got.

Thank you for you prayers and your encouragement. We are so humbled by you and grateful for your love. The road ahead is very long. Randi is a strong woman (but kind of a wimp when it comes to pain). Will you join us in rejoicing in hope, persevering in tribulation, and being devoted in prayer?

In His Love,



  1. Oh yay! Thanks for the update! Sooo glad to hear.
    Caleb says Yahweh Nissi- thankful God's the banner you wave and the surgery's finally over.
    Loooove from the Deanies

  2. Y'all are incredible.

    2 Cor. 12:9-10 (NASB) - "And He has said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness." Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ's sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong."

    Crazy difficult times, His power is crazy strong.

    Praying for you,

  3. What a sweet post!! I love seeing how this has drawn y'all closer to the Lord.

  4. chad and i will keep on praying...thanks for drawing each of us closer to our creator, redeemer and friend. Your faith inspires... love to you from your YL family in CO. xoxo elly

  5. Glad to hear from Jane that they have her nauseous under control and her pain is better.

    She is definitely a strong woman and her strong faith shines through even during times of tribulation. What a Godly woman you are married to!!!

    Sending love and prayers to all of you!

    Aunt Becky, Ali, Heather, De and Jackson