February 11, 2011

Needs - and Not Needs

The outpouring of love has been amazing. Someone today said "Isn't it ironic, that while Garren's body is not functioning properly, the Body of Christ is functioning properly." Wow! So true, and so amazing to be on the receiving end, even in the midst of such turmoil.

I thank you, each and everyone of you for your continued love and support. I would like to list some of our specific needs at this time, and at the same time let you know what we do not need.

We need you to keep praying, and keep reading this blog. Your visits are welcome, it's just hard to know if we''ll be able to spend time with you or not. Thank you all for continually checking up on us.

We have received enough snacks to open a small convenience store. So I've setup a little table outside Garren's door where I sell cookies and crackers to the nurses....just kidding!

We do have plenty to snack on. I would ask that you not bring anymore baskets at this time. Really, we have enough to eat and the room Garren is doesn't have a lot of space. We are so thankful for all that has been brought to us.

Nancy and I, along with Kara, are processing and coming to grips with what our life is going to look like over the coming weeks and months. We have family living in two places for right now, which will require Nancy and I to eventually get into a routine - we want to give Kara and Kelsey fair treatment, and we want to make sure one of us is with Garren all the time. As we settle into our new life, needs will become evident. So many of you have expressed a desire to do anything we need. We will remember that in the days to come. It will take some time for us to get our footing.

Again - thank you for your continued prayer for Garren.


Anonymous said...

just want you all to know that we are willing and able to help with whatever is needed...just plug us in....I can help with laundry, vaccuuming, general housecleaning, etc....and, we will pray until you tell us not to, and we still might anyway...we love you...Sandy & Russ

Anonymous said...

It's nice to see your whit...you guys are amazing. You inspire us all to be better people. Well done, good and faithful servants. Garren is a very fortunate child to be surrounded by both of you. I know you feel equally as fortunate to have him surrouding you. Anytime you think of a need, please share it. There are so many who want to lend support...us included. Until then, we pray! In for the long haul, In His love,
The Sisk Family

emsmythe said...

I oversee an international prayer line online (I lift my eyes) and we are praying for Garren. In order that his story doesn't become a viral urban myth that would burden you down the road, we are doing our best to make sure people know to come to your blog for updates. God's put Garren on my heart and I am praying daily for him and for your family and your awesome church family.

Liz said...

Praying continuously for all of you. There is an online resource you might be able to use called 'CareCalendar'. It is a place to centrally post your family's needs as they come up for others to view and sign up for.


Diann Harvey said...

Geoffrey and Nancy, God is GREAT and he is answering our prayers!!! We specifically prayed Thursday evening with a group of other Southbrook familes at the Monroe campus, that God show you and your family, even it is very small, a sign of improvement each day. When I read your update this evening, all I can say is THANK YOU LORD, for hearing our prayers and delivering these small signs of hope to you today as confirmation that God is hearing all our prayers and healing Garren! The Harvey family will continue to pray for Garren and your family day in and day out...We will not grow weary...