Thursday, January 8, 2009

10 days of still trying to recover

Good Morning Pray warriors,

I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you Lindsay for all you have done for Dee and I. You have become quite the grown women. You cooked great meals for us and helped so much on your short visit. I just wish I could have spent more time with you instead of working so much (maybe then you wouldn't have had to fold your Dads underwear). I hope that doesn't leave any deep rooted scars.

Have a safe flight home to your family.

Jesse, my heart is filled with such pain to see you struggle at home with eating and recovering when this should be the time to build up emotions and strength for the next round. When I looked into your eyes last night, while we were playing that card game, I saw the sadness and how tired you were. You laid your head on my shoulder to wait for your turn again and I about lost it. I know you didn't feel good enough to play but you wanted to be part of the Family.

Do me a favor today. I want you to to imagine, as good as you possibly can, standing in front of God on a huge elevated stage in front of thousands of people and he is looking down into your blue eyes and his voice says "Thanks Jesse". "Thank you for all you have gone through in my name. I know it was hard for you but turn around and look". When you turn around you will see thousands of people that you have blessed (in His name). I will be the big bald guy, with his chest all puffed out, in the back saying "ya that's my kid".

Take time today to think about how great that time will be. I hope it makes it easier to put up with all you have gone through and still have to.

I love you Honey and want you to rest in the Lord today.



God's Girl said...

You are an amazing Dad, friend and encourager! Jesse is blessed to have such a godly father.

This post blessed my heart too! Thank you for sharing! : )

Jesse, we are still praying for you girl. May the Lord strengthen you and fill you (your tummy and your spirit).

We love you guys!

Todd and Julie

Allen and Teddy said...

Hi Jesse: We are continuing to pray for your strength, and a time of refreshing still while you are at home. We pray that you would be able to eat a few good meals and clean up on your family when they break out the games! Stay strong. The Lord is still right there with you.

"It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect." Psalm 18:32

Love in Christ,
Allen and Teddy.

DuPeire Family said...

Clent! Thanks for the post! What an encouragement! Jesse we are praying that as you wait upon the Lord that you strength will be renewed and that you will mount up with wings as an eagle and soar and fly above this trial with an unexplainable amount of strength that comes only from God! Thinking about you often and covering you in prayer! Love the DuPeire's

Jordyn said...

Hi Jesse!

Day 10 wow, it seems to be going by so fast I am sorry to hear that it's not quite going as well as you wanted it too, I'm so sorry your not feeling well I just hope that you can find comfort in being surrounded by your family and people that love you more than you will ever know.

I will be praying today that God will bless you with an appetite as well as unexpected strength and energy :)

Oh and Clent thank you for the encouraging post. I have been spending my day trying to find scholarships for college and filling out job applications and for a moment I thought I was having a rough time. So I took a moment to check up on Jesse and I have to say it was a much needed reality check :) I want to express how sorry i am for what you are experiencing as a family but I find it somewhat pointless to focus on what is happening now because of the multiple blessings that are instore for all of you in the future and I'm sure you would all rather be focused on that :) And I cant even tell you how many peole who don't know any of you but would be out in that audience simply because of how blessed they have been by jesse's story. I only hope I can help encourage you all the way you have been an encouragement to myself, my family, and friends.

Love you,

Grandma and Grandpa said...

Jesse Girl, when we are at our weakest moments in our selves, God is at His strongest. We can quit fighting, quit pretending that all is okay, and just say, "Okay, God, I can't handle it any more, you take over", and He will. It is really hard to get to that point sometimes, though. I know from first hand experience!

I want to thank Carl Will for picking up on my thoughts and expounding on them so well. I had asked God to send someone who could explain and increase my line of thoughts. You did very well, Carl.

I am so proud of all you Catrons. I know it is not easy, and I long to gather you all up and hold you so tight, until the hurts and pains and sufferings are all over, but I know I can't do that, I am only human. But GOD CAN AND DOES what I can't do, and HE will NEVER fail you---nor me, as I depend on Him to hold and care for you. We can stand firm on the solid Rock, Christ Jesus.

'Know that the Lord is God; it is He that has made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture.' Psalms 100:3

Grandpa and I love you all so very dearly.

Anonymous said...

Jesse,I think you need some humor.
I thought this was rather amusing.

Bubba goes to the revival and listens to the preacher.
After awhile the preacher asks anyone with needs to be prayed over to come forward to the front at the alter.

Bubba gets inline, and when it's his turn, the preacher asks, "Bubba, what do you want me to pray about for you?"

Bubba replies, "Preacher, I need you to pray for my hearing."

The preacher puts one finger in Bubba's ear, and he places the other hand on top of Bubba's head and prays and prays. After a few minutes, the preacher removes his hands, stands back and asks, "Bubba, how is your hearing now?"

Bubba says, "I don't know, Reverend. It ain't 'til next Wednesday."

Love you, Darling,

Anonymous said...


That was a great post. So heartfelt. The girls are extremely blessed to have a father like you. Of course that is from trusting the Lord and following Him. Thank you for being so encouraging. Truly I see quite a few parents come through the ER daily and they are not half as encouraging or selfless as you have been. You and Dee are amazing and have raised 4 wonderful girls/women. Congratulations and KUDOS to ya! We are continuing to pray for Jesse. Daily we are looking for the update. Fill her room with laughter, good jokes, songs and maybe even an old family video. The pictures you post daily are great too!



Anonymous said...

Good morning Jesse, I read your blog every morning so i can see how you are doing, besides talking to Dee almost every day.
We hope to come to see you after the third treatment, if you feel up to it.
The house is comming along well, we just need a couple more inspections, then we can insulate and dry-wall . Then when you are well you and your family can come visit and we can dig clams and go to the funcenter in Seaside. Well much love from Mormor and Grampa.

praisinyahweh said...

What a picture you painted in my mind! Know, Jesse that it will probably not take until Heaven to see the ripples of God's hand working through this. There are people being touched ... I am one of them.

With that said, my dear fellow warrior, I know that you are tired. I remember the moments that I did not think I had the energy to draw breath. I remember the days that emotionally I was just empty. I remember the days when I thought that it would never end. It is a hard road my friend. There is no denying it! BUT ... it is a road with so many blessings my dear one. You might not be able to see them now ... but you will. There are moments so sweet that you once again will feel like you can barely draw breath. One of the big one's for me was the day I finally finished. Another was the first time I did I survivor's lap at a Relay for Life Event ... where all I could do was count each step a blessing as the gratitude for what I had overcome with God's help filled me. There are so many things that await you in this walk that will sweeten it. So hold tight dear one! Cling to God.

Praying for you always,

Erica said...

Ya did it again Clent. One amazing post from the heart of a hurting daddy. Praying for you and the family as you struggle through this.

Jesse girl - your strength is truly beautiful. It shines through in all you do. Praying for peace and healing on your body.

Love you all.