Sunday, April 8, 2007

Easter '07

Happy Easter ~ Pascua Feliz

Just a bit of Spanish there for our Hispanic following and lots of blue links to right click on. The "previewers" thought this post sounded a bit depressing. It's not meant to be. LOL, It could be a sort of comedy of errors and real life for anyone who has planned a holiday gathering. "The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry" "We can make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps." Proverbs 16:9

As our kids have gotten older, and started leaving the nest, there is nothing more we enjoy than seeing all the family together for whatever - holidays, church, dinners, family outings, etc. Easter 2007 was going to be church, then dinner together with Dan at the RIC, but it didn't quite turn out that way.

Deb stayed with Dan at the RIC for their own service reading Scripture.

Jen, Mike and I attended the Easter Together service at Harvest Bible Chapel held at the Sears Center. We all came in separate cars from 3 different places - home, RIC and a friend's house. [sorry for messing up the car pool thing] It was good for me to see church family, who expressed they were praying for us.

Matt attends Christ Community Church, but was by himself as Emily, his wife, and the twins are still in Guatemala, awaiting finalization for their adoption.

Dinner was about the same. Deb, Jen and I [Mumps MMR cleared] ate a delicious Heavenly Ham dinner here at the RIC [thank you Terry and Aunt Mary Kay] that we shared with the nurses. Mike [MMR not-cleared] ate at Kim's house [CU college friend] . Matt [MMR not-cleared] ate ... where did you say, or just what did you eat Matt?, and Dan just had his liquid tube food.

We know this is where the Lord has us for now, and gladly accept it, but know that He is keeping us together in heart and spirit. Thanks for your prayers, thoughts and expressions of love.

P.S. Can't wait for Jen's wedding in June:D


Mamá to the best 2 said...

btw, matt had 2 biscuits and ravioli (without sauce) for his Easter dinner :) LOVE YOU ALL!!

The McReavy's said...

Dear Dan & family,
Blessed Easter wishes! Our Lord & Savior is Risen!!! We continue to keep you all in our prayers! God is so good to be working in such miraculous ways! What a blessing it is to so many to see your faith remain strong in the midst of these great trials! Thank you for sharing your journey with us! Dan, we pray for God's protection, continued healing & rest for you!!! May God bless & keep you in His loving care!

Love in Christ,
The McReavy's

Matthew 11: 28-30
*"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."

Anonymous said...

What a lovely day. God is so good and the verses from Proverbs are so true. It is great to be able to trust the Lord in all these circumstance. We have our tickets and are waiting to get home to Jen's wedding too. Dan, we continue to pray for your health and enjoy reading the updates. Stay strong in spirit for the Lord is working and we know He is a miracle working God who loves you with an everlasting love. Our Easter service was wonderful and we are thrilled to serve a RISEN SAVIOUR who knows what is best for us. Love all you Knudsens so much. Gramma - Psalm 8

Aunt Sue said...

"A Family is a Great Big Heart"

A family is a great Big Heart
With Arms and Eyes
and Hands and Feet--
Each member doing their part
To help sustain the Whole
Through all of
Life's Growing.
(--Susan J. 1986)
Thanks for telling the details of your Easter. We don't quit, do we!I hold you all in my heart. God Bless You All and give you peace and strength today.

Anonymous said...

It was good to be with you, Bill and Jen, at the Harvest Easter service and good to meet you, myself. Our family really enjoyed having Mike hang out with us for the weekend. He's a great guy!! Thanks for sharing him with us.
You are all in our prayers daily! We love you, Dan!!
In Christ,
Judy Loosa

Anonymous said...

Love the updates, and glimpses into HIS carrying each of you on this journey. I was reading last night, the names of God, and stopped and prayed for you all when I read this..........
UNDERSTANDING - "Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom; I am understanding; I have strength." Proverbs 8:14............He is UNDERSTANDING and all that seems dark and difficult will become clear to us as we depend upon HIM, who is UNDERSTANDING - even in the "not-so-together-family-get-togethers" :) We continue to pray!

Anonymous said...

Knudson Family-
May the Lord give you strength enough for each passing day. Our small group (Harvest) will not cease to pray for Dan and each of you.

-Cory Beck

Amanda Martin said...

Praying right now 10:15pm. Sleep well, Dan!

~Amanda Martin

Carolyn Deemer said...

I pray for you all everyday! I can't imagine how hard it must have been spending Easter separately, but I pray that God allowed you to use that time to focus on Him even more. To follow Amanda's comment, praying for you right now. (12:21) :-)
~Carolyn (a sister at Cedarville)

Lindy said...

I have been following Dan's story since I got the link for the blog. My daughter graduates from Cedarville, next month ... and she told me about him (heard about it at Chapel). I read it almost daily, and Dan (and all of his family) is/are in my prayers. I'm a twin myself, so I can guess how difficult this is for Mike, seeing his brother go thru this. Hang in there, Dan ... you're a brave guy, and it sounds like you're embarking on the next leg of this 'journey'. I will continue to follow what's happening, on the blog, and pray for you.