Sunday, January 13, 2008

January 13, 2008

The wonderful folks at St Peter’s are going to pull together and give me a break while we sort out the road ahead. As you may know, Sabine’s sister and her husband, Ken, joined us for on Friday morning for the bone marrow biopsy. They are two of our best friends. Sabine had to use a wheelchair because she is getting that weak. We have an appointment tomorrow morning at our clinic and they will draw blood and see how she is managing. Barbara will stay with us through Wednesday when we expect to get the full diagnosis and a plan of attack.

We both want to thank all of you for your loving thoughts and prayers and offers of support. Just remember, we are in this for the long run and we most likely will take you up on your offers in the future. Right now we want to be as alone as possible and process this setback.

Ken and I went snowshoeing in the woods this morning and this poem came into my heart. As many of you know, our woods at New Journey Farm are an important part of our relationship since those days over 25 years ago. We called the farm “New Journey Farm” and so it still is… another New Journey.

Again, thank you all for your love and prayers. Here’s the poem:

This snowy morning
you were too weak to go
into our woods
and see the snowy-latticed trees
and puffy snow
so i walked the trails
pressed by our feet
for so many years
holding you
in the palm of my heart


  1. Dad and Sabine, I have prayerfully considered writing you...I am sure what you are going through right now must be extremely difficult. But I wanted to share something with you the Lord has placed on my heart..I was reading in Ephesians 2 and v.4 says "But God" Dad and Sabine I want you to know that God is so rich in mercy and he loves you two very much! *big smile* And He will come through in this situation, I don't know how, I don't know when, but what I can tell you is that I know Him and He will come through for the two of you (probably not the way we think He should). I want you to know that 2 Corinthians 1:9 says "But this all happened that we might not rely on ourselves BUT on GOD who raises the dead" We love you very much Sabine!!! If there is anything we can do to help please let us know...reach out Dad, "His power works best in our weakness" and we are better TOGETHER! I want to leave you with one last verse...Ecclesiasties 4:12 "A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back to back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple braided cord is not easily broken" I Love You!!! God bless you....Jennifer

  2. Dear Fr. David and Sabine, Please know that you are so greatly loved. May you feel the support that is all around you. We will continue to keep you both in our prayers as you go through this trying time. If there is anything at all any of us can do for you...just let us know. Love, Bonnie Gjavenis

  3. Sabine and David - I pray for you both: to know gentleness when you are weak, compassion when you feel alone, the power of the Holy Spirit when you need courage, and God's perfect healing. The two of you have always been, to me, a witness to the joy that marriage can bring. Your transparent affection for one another has given me many a smile. The wider world supports you in prayer, and understands your need not to be overwhelmed by voices at this time. Love, Martha Berger