The Leedahls Update – Dec. 13, 2014

I just got back from a date night in with Jon. Thai food & a couple movies together made for a wonderfully relaxing evening!!

Jon is now off his IV meds so his IV was taken out. Jon has asked that his pain meds be decreased and that he can slowly wean himself off them all together from now on.

Jon’s knee & foot are swollen as he’s laying it flat out more. It’ll take time before all of that settles down in his leg. His poor foot is so dry and wrinkly from his cast.

Leedahls - 121314Thanks to Steve & Donell Trostrud for being willing to babysit the night before they head back to PNG! The boys have loved their time with the Trostruds. Steve made lots of really cool cardboard crafts for the kids: airplanes, helicopters, swords, shields, etc. Miss T & Mr T, as the kids call them, helped me with bringing the kids in to see their Daddy everyday. They both took the kids to the park, lagoon, and muddies and went on a train ride when they first arrived. Many thanks for your service to our family during this time guys!

Steven & Michelle Thompson arrived today from PNG & are staying at Johnathan and Candy Burns. What a fun reunion to see the Thompsons again! Michelle gives amazing hugs, Steven is helpful, and the boys are so excited to have playdates with the Thompson & Burns boys.

Pray for us as we have constant transitions and that can be hard on us, especially the boys. Next week starts a new chapter for Jon when/if he gets moved to rehab.

“And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” (2 Cor. 12:9-10)

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6 thoughts on “The Leedahls Update – Dec. 13, 2014

  1. Janic

    What awesome awesome news. Brought tears to my eyes. Praise our God and King, Amen

    • Anonymous

      It’s good to get an update from you. I’ve been praying much and have you on my mind. May the Lord continue to lead you day by day, minute by minute, or even hour by hour if that’s what needs to be. He is so awesome and knows exactly what you need at the exact time. Praying for your boys in all the transitions and for Jon as he continues in rehab. So glad you had a date time with him Adie. “Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” Ps. 27:14 He has good plans that you can’t even imagine.
      Judy Sloan

  2. Jim and Connie Vaughn

    You don’t know us but we live in the mountains of East Tennessee and attend the Elizabethton Alliance Church. We have been praying for you Jon and your family. Thanks for all the up-dates. We are so glad to hear that the IV tubes are out and that Jon is going to start rehab. We will continue to pray and look forward to hearing of your progress. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

    Jim and Connie Vaughn

  3. Bud and Edna Gensel

    We continue to pray for you and the children. What a blessing the body of Christ is to you during these times. Be encouraged!

  4. Karl & Elaine

    Hi Jon and Adie, Good to read your post and we praise the Lord with you for progress made and all the ways in which God is providing for your needs. Glad for the time you have been able to spend with special friends. The Trostrud’s don’t look to have aged😄 Will be praying you will be able to progress to rehab next week We arrived in Bangkok and so are back in the land of crazy traffic and smog! Wishing you a very blessed Christmas Season See you next year Blessings Karl and Elaine Sent from my iPad


  5. Valerie Wilson

    I have never met you folks, but I feel like I have come to know you through your blog, which I found out about from Carrie and Gavin Jones. Your posts have been a blessing, inspiration, and challenge as you write about your trust in the Lord through all this difficult process. And now the big step of moving to rehab. The days will be full of challenges, but each one moves Jon that much closer to recovery. God has provided such wonderful friends to help through all of this ordeal. It’s been a blessing to read of all the ways they have helped you both and your boys. This will be a different Christmas than you would normally have had, but I pray that it will be joyous one nonetheless. I have been challenged several times this year by the words of 2 Chronicles 14:11: “Lord, it is nothing for You to help, whether with many of with those who have no power; help us, O Lord our God, for we rest on You, and in Your name we go against this multitude. O Lord, You are our God!” Rest in Him as you move into the next stage of Jon’s recovery!

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