Thursday, September 4, 2008

Weekend with Dan

I (Debbie) was able to fly to Ohio this past weekend and loved getting to see Dan, especially after the scare last Wednesday. You know how most of us have a big celebration for the Fourth of July? Well, since Cedarville is the "birthplace of Labor Day," they have a big celebration for Labor Day. It took us awhile to grasp that concept, but Bill, Dan, and I drove down to Cincinnati on Sunday, enjoyed a fair-like atmosphere, and watched a spectacular fireworks display. Mike and Liz, Liz's family, and lots of Cedarville friends were there as well.

I am continually amazed at how many people still keep up with this blog. There is actually a whole new following because the parents of my new students, have a tender spot for Dan and delight in hearing about him and praying for him. I am in awe of their support and concern for me.

My class verse this year: "In Christ are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge." Let's make Christ our passion -- we'll be amazed at the understanding He gives us for all of life. That's where we want to live!


Anonymous said...

I start each morning...prayer and checkinondan....

Anonymous said...

. . .amazed at how many people still keep up with this blog. . .

well, I am one of those people who have been with you since the start of Dan's journey. Isn't it great to be in the Body of Christ?

It has been a few days since I've checked in on Dan. As I peruse photos of Dan back in college, my heart offers up prayers of thanksgiving; tears well up in my eyes knowing God has heard every prayer regardless its origin. Isn't He an AWESOME Provider?

Thanks again for this blog. I rejoice with, cry with and continue to praise God with you because of what He's done!

A sister in Christ--

Anonymous said...

I check in on Dan in the morning and before going to bed. I, too, have a tender place for Dan. I have shared before the very first picture I saw of Dan looked just like my 25 year old nephew who is not walking with the Lord. When I saw this picture of Dan months ago before he was able to sit all the way upright it hit me instantly in the heart and gut to pray for him. Jesus filled my heart immediatly with the desire to know your family and to pray for Dan. Only a Christian can "get it" totally.
When I work with SCI or other young people in chairs I tell them about Dan. And now I get to share about him in college. It inspires them.
Dan, Bill, and Debbie, you have been such an inspiration to so many people. When I get scared and overwhelmed I think of Dan and all he is accomplishing. It keeps me from being so selfish over things that probably dont even matter that much in the big picture!!
Please know how much we apprciate your time keeping all of us updated!

Anonymous said...

I still read your blog about once a week. What a testimony to the grace and mercy of God and His all-sufficiency.
What a great encouragement to others going through difficult experiences.
Thanks Joan Topeka KS

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