Tuesday, December 13, 2011

A Thought Worth Sharing

These words hit home with me today. They were shared with Sue and I by Carma Hyde, McKay's mom, who recieved them from her dear friend who has had similar life experiences as we are having now. What a gift words can be.

                                                 How can there be redemption and resurrection
                                                         Unless there has been great sorrow?
                                                                    And isn't the struggle
                                                                          And rising
                                                                  The real work in our lives?
                                                                                            - Mary Oliver

For all of us, each season of life is different and presents various challenges and lessons.  The promise of the Christmas season is that sorrow can be turned to joy, struggle can provide strength, and rising is possible through the matchless life of our Savior, Jesus Christ.



  1. Thank you Brad for those words. Thank you for your faith and example. Thank you for sharing Sues miraculous journey with us. We love you and your family is in our prayers.

  2. Thank you so much for this blog! It is great to get updates as we continue to pray for Sue and the rest of you! (Kate was finally home to show me how to make a comment--whew!--I've wanted you to know for a long time how much we love you!)--Thanks for keeping us posted on what's happening!--Jeanine

  3. I have been thinking and praying for Sue since day one and appreciate the blog to stay up-to-date.

    It is very humbling to read each post and see the faith exherted on her behalf. My thoughts and prayers will continue in her behalf, as well as the rest of the family. I love the Green's.

    Love the Homer's (Brandon and Rachel)

  4. Brad, you have such a wonderful perspective on life and what has been going on.
    We wish you the best,
    The Shapiro's

  5. Hi Sue,

    Just checking in on you. We've been keeping tabs on you through your family. It's been great to see their spirits lifted as you've been defying the odds with your recovery. It's obvious what a great woman you are through the amount of love and respect that your family has for you. Man do they ever love you! It has truly inspired me. Just wanted you to know that we think of you often and pray for you and your family. Keep up all that great work you're doing. We'll be here cheering you on.

    With much love,

    Jemaica, Troy and Piper

  6. Just dropped in to tell you both how much we love you. We update all of our kids on how Sue is progressing. All of the Kjars are praying for your recovery and return to your family. It's been helpful to get the updates on the blog. Keep fighting.

    Brad, let us know what we can do out here to help ease your burden.

    Scott & Stana

  7. Wow, wonderful, powerful words! I am so grateful to you and Sue and your wonderful friendship and example to us. I am in awe of the love and dedication of your family. I heard a saying onetime that has really made me think of you and your family. "Extraordinary people survive under the most terrible circumstances and they become more extraordinary because of it". You are shinning examples of that. Love and many more prayers for Sue's continued recovery.