The Leedahls Update – Nov. 15, 2014

The past 24 hrs have been one of days where everything just seems to go wrong. Starting from Cam Leedahl and me getting a little lost to little boys peeing pants, throwing up, a little boy lying, disciplining, loving on them, trying to find a balance between disciplining and recognizing when the kids are just having a bad day.

1002688_10152545327572252_4677247560134326047_nJust the normal stuff you would do in a day as family–but feeling more overwhelmed with it all because Daddy is not there.  Even Jon’s wheel chair leg rest broke to which Steve Geis fixed it temp.
Just one of those days!!

So THANKFUL Cam and Steven Thompson are here to help and we couldn’t do it with out them and the many people that have come alongside of us!!!

Even with an overwhelming day I can be thankful for: seeing Jon tonight looking so content after his day with Steve, some sweet emails from friends, unpacking more stuff that Steve brought from our house in PNG, a picnic dinner with cheap dominos pizza and happy boys who loved every minute of it!

Pray for Jon as he has his knee surgery on Monday. Pray it all goes well and recovers nicely from that!

Pray for us all as we adjust to this new chapter in our lives. Pray for patience for me in parenting and for peace for the boys.

“Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, And to present you faultless Before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy, To God our Savior, Who alone is wise, Be glory and majesty, Dominion and power, Both now and forever. Amen.” (Jude 1:24, 25 NKJV)

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9 thoughts on “The Leedahls Update – Nov. 15, 2014

  1. Christy Myers

    Adie, your posts always uplift me. To read all you and your family are going through is overwhelming, but you always are smiling and encouraging. I love reading your scriptures at the end and seeing how God is working in your family. You are both touching the lives of thousands of people. Thus, still doing the work that God called you to do. Continuing to pray for healing, peace, comfort & understanding.

  2. Teresa

    Continuing to hold you all before our Heavenly Father who cares about even the mundane daily little things that can overwhelm us at the best of times. What a shining light you are to God’s grace and mercy and his strength. A shining light of his peace even when you may not ‘feel’ it. He is using you all as a beacon of Light.

    Continue to shine and allow those around you to minister to you, to encourage you and to walk along side you. Know that our God is doing those exact same things and that he will continue to do so all along this new journey.

    May God bless you in a special way today! May His face shine upon you and give you peace. . . .

  3. Ellyn Roe

    You guys are living out Hebrews 12:1 to the glory of God and the benefit of many: “Since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses…let us run with endurance the race that God has set before us.” Thank you for the missionary work you are doing right now. Ellyn (Lisa Martinez’ mom)

  4. Jennifer Kiske

    Praying for you an the boys Adie! Hard to continue the “norm” with the little ones during this time. Praying for patience and guidance..:-)

  5. Anonymous

    I only just met you Adie, but you are doing an amazing job on all fronts! I pray extra stamina for you and Jon when the tank runs low – God will supply it. Barb 🙂

  6. Hello My name is Roy Brinkley and you do not know me. My family and I are praying for you and yours and you are often in our thoughts. On June 11 on 2012 I was in an automobile accident. I lost my left leg above the knee and had multiple fractures in my right leg including a compound fracture of my right tibia where 12cm of the protruding bone was broken off. My right ankle was also crushed. I was in the hospital for 7 weeks and rehabilitation continues to this day. I am walking on a prosthesis with the aid of forearm crutches and continue to improve. I continue to face challenges as great as those that you are facing. My wife Tina Brinkley’s support and my churches continue to sustain me. As for some of the specific challenges that you are dealing with now. Do not resign yourself to living with pain. The pain medication is a medicine and you should take what you need, I always felt like I was failing when I gave in to pain and took medication. Only after I saw improvement did I realize how short-sighted that attitude was, and my attitude added weeks to my recovery. The medication will enable you push yourself to heal faster and better. Movement of your left leg especially the knee and ankle will be painful maybe even sometimes seem unbearable, however the more movement you can preserve in those joints the better your life will be after these first few months. The loss of a limb is a huge burden, a burden many bear including myself. Grieve for the loss of the limb and than make whatever changes to your lifestyle that are necessary so that you can continue to be yourself. Remember always that we are defined by what we are and what we do, not by what is done to us. We will continue to pray for you and lift you daily, often several times a day, in our prayers. If you have any questions or need someone to talk to feel free to contact me.

  7. anonymous

    Adie, we continue to pray! We are with you in our hearts and spirit.

    The Cobbles
    Lakewood, Colo

  8. anonymous

    Ps you are not alone! Even in the hardest loneliest moments!

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