Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Almost to Indiana

We're almost to "Jill's House" where we'll be staying the next 6 weeks. Just stopped for supper and now we have another half hour. My first treatment is at 3 tomorrow afternoon. Please pray for us that we can adjust to the new location and routine the next few days. I'm not sure exactly why but it just seems to be hard on everyone when we make this move. We just have to make the extra effort to be loving and kind towards each other.

Sunday and Monday were busy days. Monday I went out to work for a few hours to see the guys, and that was really special. I really am blessed with a great place to work. Monday night did some work around the house with help of my dads and others. I think I pushed myself a bit too far. I've been more wiped out today.

I've been thinking a lot about all the other people with problems and struggles who don't have the huge group of people supporting and praying for them. I just wouldn't trade places with anyone. The kids without two loving parents, those who are fighting issues of sin, those who are lonely, and on the list goes. So don't stop praying for us but please pray for and help all the others who need it more than we do.

Thanks again for your prayers and just pray for us for good attitudes, smiles, and loving hearts through the next day.

Derek & Leann


  1. Glad to see the update; you're in our thoughts & prayers often.

  2. Certainly understand your heart when it comes to those without a support team - how blessed we are! Continuing to pray for all of you...especially for those positive attitudes!

  3. You are so right! Being loving and kind, staying in a loving relationship with all those whom we become involved with is a very important key for staying in HIS peace!
    The enemy wants to get us frustrated and to loose our peace. He knows when we loose that we can be discouraged, discontent, and loose our focus.
    Stay in HIS presence. Don't look at the 6 week time frame. Take one day at a time. My grandma Aberle told me many times, take one day at a time, if you can't do that, just go till noon!
    May He provide your every need, in Spirit, soul, and body!
    Praying for you many times a day!

  4. Dear ones,

    Our prayers continue--in the big things and the little details, that you would have grace for each time.
    Your comment about praying for others brought a smile and a tear. It was something my mom often said about my dad's cancer. It is very humbling to be the recipient of such love and care.

  5. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you enter these next weeks. Especially thinking of your children as their lives are disrupted. May God be with you all!
    Kevin and Cheryl Ryan

  6. Lifting your family up in prayer as these changes occur and daily routine becomes knotty for a while till settled more. May God provide your every need as it arises.

    Dale and Mary Wagenbach