Saturday, December 22, 2007

Day 15 12/22/07

Our family would like to thank everyone who is praying for Brent. We know God has heard those prayers and has answered them in a powerful way! We count our blessings everyday. God is going to use Brent in a positive way--great things are to come! To everyone who has stopped by UAMS to visit with Brent and have offered encouragement to our family-- Thank You! We can not believe all the food, supplies, housing, but most of all the love demonstrated to us.

So many of the staff here at UAMS have commented of the testimony you are showing. The power of our God is being seen by many! You are making a difference in the lives of not only our family, but so many working here. Many have told me they have never witnessed the magnitude of support and love, that you have shown to our family! God is working in a big way here at UAMS.

Brent had a good night, and continues to improve. His mind is sharp and wit is as quick as it ever was. We are so thankful Brent did not suffer a brain injury! The doctors removed the drain to his right lung a few minutes ago, then placed another drain a little higher over the same lung. As soon as they inserted the new tube, the lung started to drain again--that's a good thing! Brent is sleeping better now, and seems to be a little more at peace. Right now things are at a stalemate medically until after Christmas, we look forward to celebrating Christmas in a few months with Brent!

Many have asked if we needed anything--the only thing we can think of is prayers. First we are now thanking our Lord for answering our previous prayers. Many times we ask, and ask God of needs--when he answers those prayers we feel it is just as important to show and express our thanks to Him! The second is to continue to ask God to strengthen Brent, both physically and mentally. We have a long road ahead of us, but with His help, all of you who have been so faithful in visiting and encouraging Brent and our family we will be able to accomplish anything!

Pete & Kathy (Brent's parents)

6 comments:

Kathy said...

We are sorry to hear that the shoulder surgery can be done yet, but I know God is controlling things so that Brent will have the best results. We are praying continually for Brent and for all of you. We hope to come and see you Dec. 26th. We are in West Tennessee with my parents for the holidays right now. God bless you and keep you strong during this waiting period.

Love,
Robin, Kathy, and Christopher

k said...

Pete, Kathy and Brent

Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers constantly. Linda and I know how difficult it is. Brent we are especially praying for your recovery. You are a shining example of what a young Christian man should be. Pete, Kathy, if there is anything you need Linda and I are here for you.

In our prayers
Kenny & Linda Adams

Anonymous said...

Greetings from the Fonvilles in Florida. You continue to remain in our thoughts and prayers. We love you all and wish for the peace of God to keep you. Faith is when you believe in the impossible just as if it were actually possible. We are full of faith and we are believing that God can and will do the impossible for all of us to watch. God bless you guys.
Dale Fonville and family

Amanda S said...

Brent and Family,

Just wanted to let you know that while I am at home visiting my parents there have been several people at my parent's home congregation asking how Brent is doing and wanted to let the family know that all of you are in their thoughts and prayers.

Laura Day said...

Hi Family,
We are praying for all of you continually. As we celebrate Christmas, we will be offering very specific prayers on Brent's behalf. First, tha God will strengthen him physically and spiritually. Second, that the time for his shoulder surgery will be made known to you as soon as possible, so you will be able to move forward in the healing process. Third, that god will continue to shower peace and hope in your hearts, that you will fully know His presence as the surgery dates approach! We Love You All,
The Days

Gary said...

Hey brother. I just want to remind you how much I love you. I wish I could be there with you. I will be lifting you up all day. You got this!

Gary