We are so grateful

Our Father in Heaven has arranged for all of our needs to be met. Jon continues on his road to full recovery through:

  • Your fervent prayers,
  • Weekly visits of his experienced and caring Home Health nurse,
  • Three times daily antibiotic infusions provided by Todd and/or Liz,
  • Substantial breakfast and lunch prepared by Todd and/or Liz, and
  • Todd accompanying Jon to his doctor appointments.

Todd shared the following with our Pastor John Tiffin. He said it so well, I’ve copied and pasting here for you: 

Good morning John, 

All of us are doing well. Jon has had follow up appointments with a cardiologist and his primary care physician. Both have found him to be in remarkably good health (other than the present staph infection). He has maintained a good diet over the years (Leslie always fed him well) and he has remained very active caring for things around their house. I think both of these specialists were expecting a recently hospitalized 70 year old man to have much greater underlying issues with diet and exercise. 

He has an appointment with his infectious disease doctor on October 21st.  We will find out then if his current course of antibiotics will end on November 1st  as expected, or if he will need to extend the course of treatment. 

Leslie’s condition is stable for the most part. She has had some congestion lately, which can be very difficult for her since she is unable to swallow.

The meals have been such an incredible blessing. When we picked Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday as the days for meal drop offs, it honestly was a random selection. But these days have proven to be ideal. Tuesdays and Thursdays are most often the days when we have doctor’s appointments and home health visits. These are usually long exhausting days and it is such a big help to have a meal delivered on those days. Now that Finn is here, we try to make some extra time for him on Saturdays. He’s a pretty adaptable kiddo and we’ve explained to him the Grandpa Jon and Grandma Leslie are both very sick. But he’s also a toddler and he needs some time to run and play and be loud. So the meals on Saturdays also give us more freedom to care for Jon and Leslie and also make time for our little boy. 

Every meal so far has been excellent. Thoughtfully and lovingly prepared. And they have been meals that Jon has found to be very satisfying. We are so grateful for the love and support of the church. We are upheld by your prayers and your tangible care. 

God is Able,


Thank you for your cards, 
expressions of love and
thoughtful acts of kindness.


Jody Langford Photography

12 Replies to “We are so grateful”

  1. I’m so happy that Jon is improving, it’s great to watch God’s timing in allowing Todd and Liz to be available for you. Glad that your church is providing some yummy meals, always good to have one less thing to think about several times/week. Love you all so much.

  2. What a joy it is to peek into your extended family’s hearts… you are so blessed to have such a loving and faith-filled family! Praising God for His incredible faithfulness and provision.

    “Great is Thy faithfulness! Great is Thy faithfulness!
    Morning by morning new mercies I see;
    All I have needed Thy hand hath provided –
    Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord unto me.!”

  3. Blessings to Liz and Todd for taking such good care of you, Leslie and Jon. Good to hear Jon’s health is improving. I will continue to pray for you all.

  4. We are so relieved to hear that Jon is improving. So many blessings that all came together to help you two to get through Jon’s horrible infection. Thank you for taking the time to update us all. I try to lean toward “no news is good news”, but it is so uplifting to get the confirmation in words that order has been established in the midst of the craziness and that Jon’s return to full health is in progress!!!!

    1. Alison ~ Thank you for your words of hope and encouragement. We are all so grateful to witness Jon’s return to better health!

  5. What an encouraging and endearing report. Praise Our Lord for Jon´s continued recovery and optimistic prognosis, with Todd his companion and cheerleader for appointments. Thinking of you at the keyboard writing all of us your blog, with Toddś full report and statement. How we can picture little Finn accepting the circumstances without too much trouble, and able to respond to each day and nature and his poetic home in LO with enthusiasm. It must be uplifting to witness his youth. How comforting to be an extended family, God´s plan for us.
    Just this a.m. on the sidewalk Park and I were remembering your days on the sidewalk, in the rain and with doggies, faithful leaders. Now your prayers are from home. LIttle could we have forecast the events in our lives taking such a turn, both personally and nationally and internationally. God is indeed in charge, and our fortitude and trust keep us singing in our souls.
    Love, Genevieve and Adolf

    1. Oh Genevieve, thank you for highlighting our blessings! So grateful for the way our Lord has orchestrated everything to provide for our needs during these challenging times. He has his eye continually on us. ❤️

  6. I was brought to tears (of joy and thankfulness) reading this tonight. God’s timing is so perfect (bringing Todd, Liz and Finn now) and His goodness is overwhelming. He is providing so beautifully and using the body to bless and encourage. I love how Jody’s beautiful photograph of fall colors concludes your post! May God continue to pour out His love on each of you abundantly! Love to each of you! ~ Wendy

    1. Wendy ~ You’re spot-on . . . God’s goodness is overwhelming. He has arranged for all of our needs to be taken care of. We are so grateful❣️

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