Family grateful for outpouring of support

Our father was injured on Feb. 15 in Lake Stevens. The driver who accidentally hit him called 911 and provided help. From that point on, a great number of fine people have been involved in his care.

Many doctors, nurses, aids, respiratory therapists, physical therapists, speech therapists, chaplains, etc. – so many professionals that I can’t list them all. Our family is very grateful to all who have taken part in his care. He was in the Providence Everett Medical Center and is currently in a Maryville convalescent center.

Thanks to everyone for all your kind hands, loving hearts and generous spirit. We cannot know all that has been done for our dad, however we do ask God to bless each one.

Our thanks also go to many others who have held Dad and our family in their thoughts and prayers. Many church groups have made special prayer times for Dad and our family. Many local community members have also expressed their love and support to Mom and Dad. We are grateful indeed.

When we first learned of my dad’s injury, we were shocked, dismayed and worried for his life. We were angry, at times, that this happened to him. We were also aware of how painful this event was for the driver, and added him to our prayer list. Many church groups did as well. As Christians, we believe that God can use even bad things for good, if we trust in Him.

Dad always prayed that God would use him in any way to help us know the Lord. Looking inward has brought us closer together as a family. Toward the end of the first week Dad told us (tearfully), that if he had to die, it would be OK. A few days later we almost lost him. God has led us through the valley and we are trusting Him to bring us out. Thanks to all.

Joeseph N. Goertz


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