Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Heading to the 'Ville

In the midst of packing and moving, we are hoping to travel to Cedarville U this Friday for home coming. The highlights include the annual canoe challenges, the homecoming parade, the soccer game, AND Dan's Theta Tho Epsilon [OPE] organization is having their 15th Anniversary of their founding. A special CU award is going to OPE Founder Paul McGrady for his impact on the lives of students.

We experienced Paul's impact in the first week after Dan's accident. Paul is the senior member for OPE in the Chicago area, and he came to visit our family, encouraged us, [Mike too] and made his "let me help you" known in a big way. He has been consulted since then and is always ready to help Dan. Thanks Paul aka "Glowmer".

We THINK this will be an easier trip than Cleveland, as this is for pleasure and not medical. We THINK we have enough supplies, suction kits, battery power, etc. We THINK that the power chair will make getting around easier. How's that for "positive thinking"? LOL Pray for Dan's stamina and encouragement this weekend.

We KNOW that all of our days and events are in God's hands, and that nothing surprises Him.

Big thanks to those who helped with move #1 - POD storage. "Many hands make light work" as mom would say. [then leave the room for us to finish the task at hand] Thanks to the
  • pre-packers - Sue, Kim, Sherri, Maureen, Diane & crew, Suzy, Mary Kay,
  • same day packers - Jennifer & crew, Suzanne, Danielle, Char, Linda, Kim & crew,
  • room cleaners after the packers - Sue, Kim,
  • pool closers guys - Hank & Luke, [I really WAS going to help you]
  • Mike who made a few last minute repairs on the house,
  • movers - Wayne, Dave, Mike, Tom, Gary, Tim, David, Ed, Tyler, & a few more kids, who worked very hard and packed 2 - 16' pods in a few hours.
  • lunch ladies - Cathy & Maureen [you wouldn't even take any money for the food]
Please let me know by email who I missed, or if I missed your name.

We are taking our "6 month furnishings and clothing" over to the condo
for storage this Thursday starting at 11 am. Move #2.

Dan is still pacing about 20+ hours a day.
Dr. Ray Onders, the pacer doctor is in town for an ALS speaking engagement and will pay Dan a check up visit here at home on Thursday morning.


Sweetness said...

Can't wait to see you on Friday. The festivities begin in my office area at 8:00 p.m. Feel free to come and stay for as much as you can!!!

Mamá to the best 2 said...

hope you all have a great time at CU!

Jane-Jane said...

I'll be praying for you guys while you are in Ohio. Enjoy and get some rest.

20 hours Dan!!! Way to go!!!!!

Papá to the best 2 said...

Hope CU is a ton of fun. I've been praying a lot that everything would go smoothly and be a really great time.

Anonymous said...

So glad you are making the trip to CU...I know it would be easier to stay at home. You can't image what it will mean to everyone who knows Dan to see him back on Campus. You inspire all of us!!!
Pray in Northern Ohio

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to let you know that we rejoice with you in all that the Lord has done in Dan´s restoration. We know he will continue to be able to pace even better as the days pass. Even though we haven´t written lately you are all in our prayers and thoughts. We pray that you have gotten moved into the new place and starting to get settled!

The Lohner Family
Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico

Amber said...

I know your first trip back to CU will be memorable! I have been praying for you this weekend and fully believe that you'll set foot on that campus again one day, not as a visitor, but as a student, if the Lord wills.

Thank you for being such an encouragement to me!