January 9, 2009 We have always known that our Dad has been a truly amazing man and he has been a great influence in all of our lives. But we have really been able to see the impact that he has had on so many people because of all the love and support we have received. We really appreciate all of the uplifting messages, comments, and support that have been left on the blog, facebook, emails, etc. We have enjoyed all those who have traveled so far and shared their fun memories and stories about dad. We have laughed a lot and we have cried a lot...but our family has grown so close and truly have felt the love of our Savior helping us to get through each day!
Mom is amazing; her strength and testimony is so strong!! Her Eternal perspective and encouraging words have been uplifting to all those around her. Words cannot explain the love that mom and dad have for each other. Each day we watch her tender compassion as she holds his hand and talks so sweetly to him. It's hard not to hear and receive council from him, but we know that he can hear us as we talk to him.
Earlier today, a woman came into dads room and played he harp for him for 30 minutes. It was beautiful and you could feel the peace of the Spirit through her music. There has been no real change but because the swelling has gone down on his brain, they were able to remove the probe that monitored the pressure. He is resting peacefully and the Doctors have assured us that he is not in any pain.
-Cathy & Lindsey
"We've laughed we've cried, we've made time fly, best friends we are my dad and I."