Friday, March 12, 2010

Happy Hearts

It was two years ago yesterday that David had the heart procedure (pictured above) to repair the hole that caused his stroke. He goes in every 6 months to have an ultrasound done to make sure the device remains in place and that there are no issues, and all has been well each time. We are so thankful to God that we live in a time in which technological advances allow for this type of procedure to take place - truly amazing stuff, and we are thankful that He who knits us together in our mother's womb brings about healing as He has for David's heart!It has been David's dream to run again, really run, and he keeps working at it. He was able to run in an 8K last month at the Ripon Almond Blossom Festival. He finds that his body will cooperate with either walking or running but not both. If he is out running a lot, walking is difficult and hurts. If he does a lot of walking, running becomes difficult - must be something different enough about the two motions that cause that, and his body doesn't adjust back and forth well, but he is "on the road again." We are thankful for how far he has come and for the healing God has granted, and we also can't help but hope for more to come!


bittersweet leaves said...

I saw the top picture and thought, "Cool piece of art!" (Go, God!!) We're glad David's doing so much better!

Heidi said...

I didn't know you had a blog! Way cool! I want to steal your White and Kinsolver quotes - they totally describe my daily experience! I look forward to following your blog now that I've found it! :-)

Nethe said...

Dear Heidi!

It is inspirational to hear and see David up and about again! Truly inspirational!

I have had a turbulente and eventfull year (both plenty of good and plenty of bad stuff), but I am still on the earth´s surface up here in the subarctic regian og Norway :-D

Enjoy spring! I will enjoy the snow and light here!

best wishes for you and yours! Nethe