Wednesday, March 27, 2013

One bumpy ride

Dear friends and family,

After enduring five hours on a gurney, basically strapped in the bed of a pickup truck, by the grace of God I made it home. As you can imagine, this trip took quite a bit out of me. Kendra and our families plan on taking some time to recharge our batteries and learn about what our new normal looks like. We understand many of you have a strong desire to connect with us, but we would like to get through the next VERY busy few days and then see what next week looks like. Thank you so much for your cards, emails, and encouraging comments. We are blessed.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

May you be deeply blessed in the celebration of the Resurrection and our hope in Jesus! Love you guys,
Jaye

Anonymous said...

Thank you Ryan for writing.

Please get some rest...

I wish it was a breezy, warm, summer day in August where you could just rest on your favorite hillside near the ranch...where you could just rest.

Every time I read this, It just allows me to rest...

Psalm 23

A psalm of David.

1 The Lord is my shepherd;
I have all that I need.
2 He lets me rest in green meadows;
he leads me beside peaceful streams.
3 He renews my strength.
He guides me along right paths,
bringing honor to his name.
4 Even when I walk
through the darkest valley,[a]
I will not be afraid,
for you are close beside me.
Your rod and your staff
protect and comfort me.
5 You prepare a feast for me
in the presence of my enemies.
You honor me by anointing my head with oil.
My cup overflows with blessings.
6 Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me
all the days of my life,
and I will live in the house of the Lord
forever.

****
Father,

Thank you for allowing Ryan to come home. Thank you, again, for those who took care of him in Chicago.

In the days ahead, we pray for needed rest, for Ryan and Kendra.
We pray for protection, hope, and continued healing.

Thank you for this Psalm.

Thank you for renewing our strength.

Thank you for walking through the darkest valley with us...we have nothing to be afraid of.

Father, thank you for the assurance that your love pursues us all the days of our lives and giving us the confidence that we will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

We praise you in good times and bad, famine or feast...in sickness or health...we love you with all of our hearts

Thanks, most of all, for the cross, and the blood that was shed by your Son, for all of us...so that we may live, forever, in your kingdom.

In Jesus's name. Amen.

From your unknown friend, in Grand Rapids.

Thandi said...

Here's hoping you do get time to rest..to "come apart and rest a while" You and Colton need the time. All the best with the rest of the journey.

Anonymous said...

Praying for rest and continued healing.

Anonymous said...

Praying for a blessed Easter spent with your family and thanking the Lord for answered prayer.

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