Thursday, July 30, 2009

prayers!



this summer has FLOWN by!! i honestly cannot believe it is almost august. it has been 3 months since mark was diagnosed with sarcoidosis. what a journey it has been. god has so used these months to make us stronger. we feel our marriage and family have so been blessed! it amazes me how god uses everything for his good! i have a hard time remembering what life was like before. sad to say but it almost feels normal now. mark is such a strong person and amazes me with how he has accepted this new way of life! we go back to national jewish in about 4 weeks to repeat some tests and see if his disease is progressing. the last 3 weeks mark has been feeling worse, he feels like he has taken some steps backward. he has good days and bad days, but more often we are seeing bad lately. if he continues to get worse we might have to do some chemo drugs to hopefully help him into remission. i am really going to push a lot of rest on mark in the next 4 weeks and see if that helps. i know the power of prayer and i ask for it! please pray that mark starts feeling better more days then not. pray for healing and strength against this nasty disease. thank you all for being such amazing friends and family! we feel so blessed!

6 comments:

Mandy Stevenson said...

God bless you both for the wonderful people you are! I pray for strength for both of you, and good days, lots of them, for Mark. May you feel God's love and protection around you, always.

elizabeth said...

Wow. I am sorry to hear that Mark has been having some rough days. My continued love and prayers. You and Mark are prayed for every Saturday vespers at my church. My love.

Chrissie and Eric said...

Brooke-I know you and Mark have been through a lot lately. I'm very sorry to hear Mark has been feeling bad. We will continue to pray for complete healing
(as God can work miracles), comfort, peace and strength for you all. We love you guys!!!

Cheri Van Stelle said...

Praying EVERY DAY!!!

kstivers said...

Your family and all that you are going through is truly an amazing example of God's love. Please tell Mark to REST....it is really crazy what a difference complete rest can do for you. We would do anything to help. Our prayers are wrapped around you. We love you so much!

mary velier said...

Guikema Family, we are in prayer for you praying that Mark's check up will be good and that healing will take place. We think about you often and know that you are in our hearts and minds daily. Love the Velier's and cousins in Wisconsin