So the worst part of being here in the neuro ICU waiting area to me is probably hearing family walk in and out checking on one another and relaying news from a distance, only to keep looking up and wondering when mom is going to walk in to check on everyone and convey news – only to then realize, wait, she’s the one that we’re pulling for and praying for… the joys of trying times.


3 thoughts on “*sigh*

  1. Dan – you don’t know me – I’m in the IBC orchestra. I have been praying for your mom and the rest of your family since I got the news on Saturday morning. There are so many people who love your mom – we are ALL praying for you! – Lou Ann Aepelbacher

  2. Hey Dan,
    Suz and I have been praying for you and your family. I wish I could give you a hug right now.
    Here is some scripture for meditation:
    Psalm 40
    I waited patiently for the LORD;
    And He inclined to me and heard my cry.
    He brought me up out of the pit of destruction, out of the miry clay,
    And He set my feet upon a rock making my footsteps firm.
    He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God;
    Many will see and fear
    And will trust in the LORD.
    How blessed is the man who has made the LORD his trust,
    And has not turned to the proud, nor to those who lapse into falsehood.
    Many, O LORD my God, are the wonders which You have done,
    And Your thoughts toward us;
    There is none to compare with You.
    If I would declare and speak of them,
    They would be too numerous to count.
    Sacrifice and meal offering You have not desired;
    My ears You have opened;
    Burnt offering and sin offering You have not required.
    Then I said, “Behold, I come;
    In the scroll of the book it is written of me.
    I delight to do Your will, O my God;
    Your Law is within my heart.”
    I have proclaimed glad tidings of righteousness in the great congregation;
    Behold, I will not restrain my lips,
    O LORD, You know.
    I have not hidden Your righteousness within my heart;
    I have spoken of Your faithfulness and Your salvation;
    I have not concealed Your lovingkindness and Your truth from the great congregation.
    You, O LORD, will not withhold Your compassion from me;
    Your lovingkindness and Your truth will continually preserve me.
    For evils beyond number have surrounded me;
    My iniquities have overtaken me, so that I am not able to see;
    They are more numerous than the hairs of my head,
    And my heart has failed me.
    Be pleased, O LORD, to deliver me;
    Make haste, O LORD, to help me.
    Let those be ashamed and humiliated together
    Who seek my life to destroy it;
    Let those be turned back and dishonored
    Who delight in my hurt.
    Let those be appalled because of their shame
    Who say to me, “Aha, aha!”
    Let all who seek You rejoice and be glad in You;
    Let those who love Your salvation say continually,
    “The LORD be magnified!”
    Since I am afflicted and needy,
    Let the Lord be mindful of me.
    You are my help and my deliverer;
    Do not delay, O my God.
    Love Dustin

  3. Hey Dan –

    It’s Smitty, your fellow first tenor. I am deeply saddened by your mom’s accident; your whole family will be in our prayers.
    I work as an ICU nurse these days and I can understand to some degree how hard this must be for you all. I hope your mother continues to get better each day. God bless.

    – Matt

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