Thursday, April 19, 2012

Every Moment , Thank God

They told us that Britt would have up and down days. The transition from Brazil, then from one hospital to another has been hard on Elder Schenk. He has not felt good today and has been very nauseous. Because of this he wasn't able to do any therapy. He was able to get much needed rest and we pray that he will feel better in the morning. The obstacle slowing him down now is a terrible pain in his leg and foot. The Doctors are thinking some nerve damage. So we are just trying to keep the pain under control, while trying to keep physical therapy going. Britten was so exited that he passed the "swallowing" test, so now he can have liquids and foods again! Several Doctors came in today for consultations. We we're most excited about his eye exam. While he has slight vision in one eye, the Opthomologist said his eyes looked good. The need to do more tests but the best test is "time". We have faith that improvement will come with more time. We are so grateful for each one of you and the love and concern that you have shown our family. I sent this thought to an individual about a year ago, going through a similar situation. She sent it back to me today. It is a great reminder for each one of us. Happy moments - Praise God. Difficult moments- Seek God. Quiet moments - Worship God. Painful moments - Trust God. Every Moment - Thank God. We give thanks to God for every blessing and miracle we have recieved. All our love, Steven and Karla


  1. Time, what is time? I know one thing and that is that our Father in Heaven 's time is different than ours. I have had to learn that as I am sure you guys are also. So many blessings come to us by being patient. Not easy I know. One thing that brought much peace to me was the saying of the Savior, "I never said it would be easy, I only said it would be worth it. We love you all so much and hope you all get the rest that you need. Hooray for each little bit of progress. We continue to pray daily for each of you..and for more miracles ..
    Keep smiling as we all are.
    Love, David, Mary and the kids.

  2. I don't know you, but I'm praying for your family.

  3. What great examples of faith, and gratitude you all are to us! Thanks!
    We hope Britten has a better day tomorrow, and more good news! Heavenly Father knows each one of our desires and needs.
    Brittany, Braden, Victoria, Titan, Bridget, & Bryken

  4. Your faith strengthens mine.

  5. I love the quote you shared! Thank you. Sorry it was a hard day. Sadly, those are to be expected. You seem to handle them with such strength. Hopefully Elder Schenk will get some rest and feel better quickly. And hopefully the medical staff will find ways to make him more comfortable - at least not feeling so much pain.
    Happy Birthday to Jaxon!
    Lots of love and hugs,

  6. You were the topic of discussion at our table at the Swim Banquet last night. A lot of people continue to pray for you. We do too. Thanks for the quote. Thanks for your amazing example. Hope today is a "good day".
    Kim, Susan, and Spencer

  7. vai dar tudo certo.oramos sempre por sua família

  8. I made this for you. You're an inspiration!