We are so humbled by the power of prayer we have witnessed so many times since the Lord opened our eyes while Lea was in the hospital in Hartford. Early in September we responded to a request for prayer from my cousin Carol who was relaying the prayer needs for Glenn Bridgeman. Praise God, Glenn has been able to return home after some very extensive surgery. Below is an email we received from Carol, passing on the news from Glenn’s son, Brent. 
Praise the Lord!  Dad was able to leave the hospital yesterday!
 
Again, I wish to thank you all for all your prayers!  Dad went home yesterday, and when I talked to him on the phone last night, the relief in his voice was evident.  I think being home will accelerate his recovery even more.  He is walking on his own and not having any trouble with it.  He is supposed to increase the time by 5 minutes every day.  It was not necessary to put in a defribillator or a pace maker, so all of those prayers have been answered with a mighty “yes”!
 
Although this is not all over by any means, and what has gone before has been trying and emotionally taxing, it has been a humbling and inspirational process.  To see the love that has been shown, and poured out upon, my Dad and our family has been a tremendous, and sometimes overwhelming, blessing.  While I was up in Quincy, many times I heard my Dad say, “I love you kids more than you’ll ever know.”  It struck me yet again that this is the same type of love that our heavenly Father has for us.  His infinite capacity to love His children is beyond our comprehension.  A love so great that He sent us His only Son, who willingly became like us and suffered humiliation, torture, and death; taking our just punishment upon Himself, so that we will live forever with Him.  This perfect love grants the gift of life to all who simply believe in Him!  No strings attached!   Perhaps this is a Love (yes, this needs a capital “L”) that only a parent can begin to grasp and strive for.  I hope to find out soon with the imminent arrival of Gabriel Glenn and Joshua Aaron (twins expected late December.)
 

1   Hear my cry, O God;
     Attend to my prayer.
2   From the end of the earth I will cry to You,
     When my heart is overwhelmed;
     Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
3   For You have been a shelter for me,
      A strong tower from the enemy.
4   I will abide in Your tabernacle forever;
      I will trust in the shelter of Your wings.
Psalm 61:1-4

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