The Leedahls Update – Jan. 9, 2015

What do you do with two days off? One family day with nothing to do and no where to go!! Ahhhhhh SO nice! Dinner brought by some lovely friends and a quick visit for a chat and to be prayed with by another lovely family!!! God brings people along to hold up “our arms” (or legs in this case!) when ours get so tired sometimes.

Today my beautiful friends entertained my hubby and kids for the day so I could have a getaway!
Where do I even begin? Thrift store shopping, coffee at the botanical garden, a new hair-do (complete w/ massage chair and head massage!), sushi, a pedicure w/gift certificate from my sweet man Jon, dinner alone eating at my one of my faves, and a little mall shopping. By 6 p.m. I was tired & missing my family so I called it a night. Must be getting older… haha, back in the day I would’ve been out late! But I’m sure you moms understand missing your loved ones even when you need a breather!

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I picked up the mail and we were so delighted to end our evening with reading through letters and opening packages–another boost to the end of a fun day!!

Ending our evening with Jon’s exercises. Pray for Jon as he needs to strengthen his left leg to get it ready for possible crutches (??) in less then two weeks. He gets a CT scan next week and a visit with Dr Bryson to determine how his leg is healing. Tomorrow the vac is changed, but next week he gets assessed by the ortho team again.

Slow but steady wins the race, as they say. Jon’s eager to get his crutches. Pray his body is ready for them if that’s what God has for him. If not, pray for us both to learn to be patient with the process.

It’s hard to see Jon helpless when he’s usually the “strong one.” But God is our continual strength even when it feels like we have none left. I’m so glad we’re in His hands and He knows what He’s doing. I know, easy to say, hard to fully understand, but that’s what faith is…“being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” (Hebrews 11:1)

“For if Joshua had given them rest, then He would not afterward have spoken of another day. There remains therefore a rest for the people of God. For he who has entered His rest has himself also ceased from his works as God did from His. Let us therefore be diligent to enter that rest, lest anyone fall according to the same example of disobedience . For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” (Hebrews 4:8-12, 16)

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3 thoughts on “The Leedahls Update – Jan. 9, 2015

  1. Patricia Hodge

    Thrills my soul to hear how well Jon is doing. God is sooo good. My prayers for you and your family. My son and family are with New tribes mission serving in the clinic in Goroka at Zlopilo Lance and Mary Beth Hodge with their sons Max and Jake. Gods blessings on you all

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  2. Anonymous

    Jon and Adie, I continue to pray for you. Last night the Lord brought you to my mind and I gave you guys to Him to do whatever He had in store for you. I know He has great plans for you. May He give Jon lots of special strength to get his left leg and body strong so he can use crutches. May He give you lots of rest and wisdom each day Adie so you can continue to be the mom and wife He wants you to be. May He surround you with His words of encouragement and fill you with His peace that passes all understanding. Yes, He is faithful. You’ve been an encouragement to me. I have a friend who lost her leg in the Philippines and she can do so many amazing things. You wouldn’t know that she had only one leg. God is good all the time! Praying for you!!
    Judy

  3. Phillip & Olivia

    Great to hear you are going to move up to using crutches. Wonderful news ! One day at a time, and one step at a time and before you know it, you will be up and about. They that wait on The Lord shall mount up with wings as eagles.
    Luv and prayers from California

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