Month: March 2017

Lent for Kate Week 3

If you need to catch up, here is last weeks Lenten prayer requests.

Kate had a good week this week. There was a family and staff meeting last Friday and they seem to be super encouraged by her progress and set their sights on way more!

Here are some prayer requests for this week!

  1. Speaking valve continues to go well! Kate is up to 8 hours on it a day and is doing wonderfully! Her speech therapist is starting to give her ice chips this week to see what her mouth does in response. Please pray that it does what it should! We want Kate to be able to eat again one day!
  2. Kate is getting a massage this week to try to help her relieve some tension especially on the right side of her neck. Please pray that this helps! She is in a good bit of pain when she’s on her right side and we desperately want her to have full range of motion.
  3. Kate has to be transported to a few doctors appointments in the coming month. Please pray for safety for her while she travels and peace for her spirit. 

Thank you so much for your continued prayers! We fully believe that they are healing Katie.

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Lent for Kate: Week 2

I’m back! Ready for week two. If you didn’t read week one, here it is! Thank you SO much for focusing some prayer time for Katie and her family this year. It means a ton. Here are some specific things you can pray for:

  1. We keep getting sick. All of us just pass around stomach viruses and colds etc. and when we do we can’t visit Kate. We are SO thankful (PRAISE GOD!) that Katie has not gotten sick once in the last nine months. Not a cold, not a bug, nothing. But it’s still hard. We don’t want kate to be lonely and we miss her when we can’t visit! So please pray for overall wellness, especially for my mom who is on week three of barely getting to see Kate.
  2. Katie has started giving a thumbs up! This has meant a great deal to us as she answers questions, agrees in conversations and just continues to show how “with us” she really is! We ask God for more! More communication, more connection, more of katie being able to participate in her relationships. MORE, GOD!
  3. The staff at her facility has mostly been great! Please join us in praying that her nurses and therapists are vigilant, caring, kind, affirming, and work their tails off for Katie. It is hard that we can’t be there 24/7 and we beg that God would send the perfect staff that will aid in her full restoration and recovery. 
  4. For God to totally surround Kate as she heals. This is hard stuff. She misses her family and her life! We pray that Jesus is so near to her, that angels surround her and that they give Kate hope for her future through visions and words. Kate needs hope in order to heal!
  5. Again, for Katie’s total and complete restoration. Ever cell of her body complete and healthy, lacking nothing. 

Thank you so much for your prayers!

Lent for Kate

Some of our dear friends have been absolute prayer warriors for Kate over the last 9 months and they’ve decided to take a day a week to pray and fast for her healing over the next 40 days. Would you consider joining us? 

I’m going to put out some prayer ideas weekly. Please feel free to fast something  besides food if your life or a medical condition prohibits it. 

Week one: 

  1. Full and complete healing of the channels between her brain and her body. Kate’s mind and memory seem to be in tact but when her brain tells her body to do something, in many cases it doesn’t.
  2. Freedom from pain. Specifically in her neck and shoulder region. Kate is favoring her left side and we are working on getting that healed.
  3. Progress with her trach removal. We want it gone! Please pray that in the coming months Katie would CONTINUE to move forward. She’s made leaps and bounds in this area! She is currently at six hours of a speaking valve per day!
  4. Thanksgiving. The Lord has been faithful. Breakthroughs when we lose hope, comforting words when we need them most, and the most astounding is continued progress further than her initial doctors thought possible. 
  5. Katie’s immediate family. Her husband, her babies, her parents and siblings. The last nine months have brought great sorrow above what we even thought possible. Katie is DEEPLY missed every minute of the day and we each take turns totally losing it. Please continue to pray for our hope in the Lord as we support Katie and each other.

Thank you so much! I’ll post again next week with more ideas!