Monday, April 30, 2012

Anxious and Ready

Britt was anxious and ready for physical therapy this morning and thought that he could do it without any pain meds for his leg. The pain got the best of him and that slowed him from doing everything he had hoped to do. Despite the great pain he had, he still walked 2 long halls to get to the therapy room and that was a first! After a good rest and lunch he set out for his 2nd session of physical therapy. He made it half way down the hall and became very nauseous. That seemed to control his afternoon, so he spent the rest of the day in bed. He did pass another "swallow" test, and now he can eat anything. Hooray! Britt did have an enjoyable evening visiting with a couple of great friends. Seeing his face light up was a wonderful sight to see. We have been blessed in so many ways over the past 6 1/2 weeks. Our testimony has been strengthen as we have learned to rely on our Savior Jesus Christ and we are grateful for our Heavenly Fathers constant love. We want each one of you to know of our love for you and have been touched by your testimonys also. Sending our love, Steven, Karla & Britten


  1. I look forward to reading the new update every day. It's always my favorite part of the day. I am so thankful to our Heavenly Father for the miracles that have occurred. Britt, you are a fighter, you always have been, and it makes me so happy that you still have that determination and drive. You are always in my thoughts and prayers, as well as your dear family. Be strong, my friend.
    Love always,

    P.S. My mom sends her love as well :)

  2. Dear Schenks, I am from brazil and have followed this blog. I know that Heavenly Father is answering our prayers. Please tell your son, todos nos brasileiros estamos Orando por voce. FICA firme rapaz

  3. Karla,could your granddaughter be any more adorable! What a darling! So happy to hear of Britt's accomplishments this past few days...he is truly amazing and an example to us all! You all are! Thanks for your friendship, the Fredricksons

  4. Way to go Britten. You are truly an example of faith and determination. Thanks for being who you are. We love our Savior and you have helped bring us closer to him and our Father in Heaven. Thank you. Steven and Karla, you are such great examples to us also for your faith and testimonies that Chist lives. Our testimonies are being strengthened each and every day.
    We love you all.
    Keep smiling as we all are.
    Love, David , Mary and the kids.

  5. We are so happy to hear of Britten's continuing progress! We are so glad that he is able to eat anything now, I am sure that will help his strength. We are so glad that your family can spend time together. I am sure that helps you all. Taylee would steal anyone's heart. There is nothing like a baby's pure love, so soon sent from heaven, to warm your own heart. What a blessing you have all been to us! Thanks for the this blog to inform and strengthen us, as we try to do the same for you.

  6. Love hearing the good news! It is some seriously hard work but Britten is strong and so are the rest of you. It is amazing to see the miracles and the amazing recovery! God's tender mercies are everywhere!
    Still praying for you all.
    The Sanders

  7. Keep it up, Britten! You are truly incredible. Coming from such incredible parents, I am not at all surprised :) You know the Lord is with you. I hope you know, also, that you have become and are becoming still a great part in the bringing forth of Zion on this earth and preparing the world for the Second Coming. So many have been touched in the deepest parts of their hearts by the continuing miracles and the love for the Savior that your entire family has. I fervidly commend you in your continued faithfulness and trust in the Will of the Father. I'm filled with peace whenever I think about the magnanimous Plan of Salvation. I am putting in my mission papers in 4 months and 19 days- I can't wait to serve the Lord as a full-time missionary! I know in times of trial you and your experiences will remind me of the goodness of God and the great power of the Atonement. What priceless truths we have.
    I love you, Britten, and I love all of your wonderful family. I am so happy that you are part of my family :)

  8. We are praying too. Heavenly Father can give strength to you. Anderson and Alice Sestenaro.