Tuesday, June 12, 2007

A Good Week

Last week we asked you to pray for Dan and he has had an extremely good week. Let me say a GREAT week. His headaches are considerably better, his appetite is greatly increased, and he has slept through most every night, not even asking for his cuff to be put down. Thank you for praying.

The RIC therapists planned an outing for Dan to practice use of his power chair in public. We all went to the Shedd Aquarium on Monday, and Dan maneuvered his power chair very well - in and out of elevators, up ramps, between crowds, etc. How he can "sip & puff" AND also say "excuse me" is a feat in itself. We still can hardly believe his attitude about being out in public -- he does so well.

This is a very special week for us Knudsen's with our daughter Jen's wedding this Saturday. We're ready and we're all so excited -- even Dan. He desperately wants the day to be about Jen and not him. (He adores his sister!) Thank you to all of you, who have been staying with Dan this week, even over night, thus allowing us to be home more with Jen. You are loved!

O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; for His lovingkindness is everlasting. Psalm 107:1


Mamá to the best 2 said...

CANNOT wait to see you all!! praying, praying and more praying going on down here in Guatemala! love you all!

Anonymous said...


Your heart is so pure and so right on. We have been praying that the wedding would be all about Jen. I am sure it will be an emotional time for all but once again God will be glorified in and through your family!blessings,The Basiles

Jane-Jane said...

Woo hoo Dan! I am praising Jesus for an awesome week for you! Sounds like you are getting more sleep than me these days! Last week when I had a headache, I told my husband that I hoped you were feeling better, cause I sure WASN'T!

And to the family... my dad was laid up for about 9 months when he was 60 with really out of control arthritis. We found that real friends are there for you in the tough times. I am thanking Jesus for your friends that have stepped up and shown you Jesus' love.
Wish I was there to help you guys! Maybe I will get to Chicago this fall to see my good friend who is living up there....but for now....
I'm praying my heart out for ya'll!

Mallory said...

This is such an encouraging post! Dan, you are such an awesome example to so many people. Know that a day doesn't go by where I don't think about you and say a prayer that God will continue to heal you and use you (even more than He already has!) Miss you friend!

Anonymous said...

Hi Dan,

.... grandma made those Russian tea cookies, I'll bring one for you tomorrow
; )
a. mk