Wednesday, February 08, 2006


Hope springs eternal!!!!

For in hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what is seen? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.
Romans 8 v24,25

Moriah had a very good day today. When I walked into her room this afternoon she had her eyes open and seemed to react to me when I spoke to her. Saw her eyes open and reactions that I haven't seen before. She seemed upset at one point and shed a few tears. Her therapy went well and once again we hope that this is another step towards a brighter future, for as all of you should know by now, There's a brighter day around the corner!!!! I also know that we have to be patient and keep and even keel but it's hard not to be optimistic after what I saw today. Our hope is that our prayers are being answered. Please continue your phone calls, emails, and prayers as they mean a great deal to me. Also you can put comments on this site.

Silos, hope your feeling better.

Hawk fans--we should not be allowed to play at Northwestern anymore.

I've been trying to fit in a few walks so if you see some crazy bald guy walking along Oakdale Avenue with a walkman praying and singing and crying, yep it's me.

How fast you gonna run? Away from this one. Anywhere but here.
You wanna disappear, To the next daylight, where everythings right.
It's always somewhere else, Once shame and guilt, Have made their mark-You can't run away from the nagging dark, You carry it everywhere in your heart, It finishes everything that you start, You can't run away fromt he nagging dark-How much it gonna cost?
When everythings lost, What a price you'd pay, Just to feel some way.

Cause your heart is stone, Ground to the bone, all your flesh and blood, Just ashes and mud,
Feels like your soul's been blown apart.
How far can you see?
Will you ever be free?
Through the blackest night,

John Hiatt and the Goners "The Nagging Dark" Album "Behind This Gruff Exterior"

I actually thought of this song within a couple of the days of the accident and thought I would share it with you now.

May God's grace fall upon you


Blogger BloodSugarWilksM said...

Dale, this is wonderful and Emily and I are so excited to hear this news!!! It is very hard not to be optomistic when wonderful things like this happen. We pray for Moriah every single day. We love her and can't wait until things keep progressing in a good way. God is there for us Dale.

9:14 PM  
Blogger Angie and Tim Madsen said...

A warm "hello" to you Dale, a BIG "shout-out" to Miss Danielle, and a multitude of prayers, thoughts and energy to Miss Moriah.

Your strength, courage, and grace shine through in your writing; thank you for taking time to keep folks updated on Moriah's recovery.

Every day, family, friends and co-workers ask how your family is doing. The information and inspirations you share on this website have been essential in keeping folks informed for prayerful and thoughtful purposes. Additionally, your words support a process of healing by honoring Mary's kind heart and spirit.

We continue to pray for Moriah's restoration to full health and for continued strenghth and healing for Danielle, you, and your extended family.

Angie and Tim Madsen

9:49 PM  
Blogger Kathy Baack said...

Dale, I am so moved by your post i can hardly see through my tears to type this. I've been praying for healing for all of you every day. You have such amazing strength and conviction. I anxiously await continued good news. As we say in confirmation - God is Good - All the time. All the time - God is Good.

Kathy Baack

6:13 AM  
Blogger karla & scott gealow said...

Awesome news, Dale! I was so glad to read your latest update on Moriah. As I have told you before, what a wonderful thing you are doing here. It not only helps you heal, but it helps everyone who loves and cares for you and your family. Your blogs have renewed my faith in ways I cannot begin to explain -- thank you so much! We will continue to keep you, Danielle and Moriah in our prayers each and every day. Moriah is a strong, courageous young woman and I know she will do everything she can to recover.

6:30 AM  
Blogger AmberP. said...

Dear Dale--

We have never met before but we are good friends of Aaron McGlynn's(You met my husband, Ryan, out one night with Aaron in Iowa City). He told us about this website and we have been checking everyday to see how Moriah is doing. We pray that she has a speedy recovery and that time will heal your family. Your website is so inspirational. I'm also super impressed by your love of music and how well the lyrics go with what you have written for the day. Again, we will continue to pray for your family. May the raindrops fall lightly on your brow.

May the soft winds freshen your spirit.
May the sunshine brighten your heart
May the burdens of the day rest lightly upon you.
And may God enfold you in the mantle of His love.

All our best,

Amber and Ryan P.

7:46 PM  
Blogger EJ Lillwitz said...

I wish I could express how wonderful it is that you share this page with all of us. I check it daily. I do not know Moriah well, she graduated the same year from West High as I did from City High, and my mom works with her at the bank. Such a wonderful girl she is! Any how, I think of you and Moriah each and every day many times. I hear the song, "goodbye my lover" by James Blunt and it brings me to tears. You are an amazing individual, I now know where Moriah gets it. Love and strength to you.

9:57 PM  
Blogger Dr. Jonny Fever said...


I got this site from Terri Hughes. I will continue to remember you and Moriah in my prayers. I will also add you guys to our prayer list in my Sunday School Class. I have not had a chance to go back thru all you're blogs, but I will. The only hope we can have is in our Creator and Lord. He knows and holds the future. Keep up your faith, brother! In Gods Love, Jon Barnett.

3:16 PM  

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