Friday, November 20, 2009

At Last....

I intend to keep up with the blog and apologize to those who have been looking for posts and not able to find them. We have been having computer troubles and are not able to access the internet for some unknown reason. My neighbors have offered the use of their computer to me this evening for which I am very thankful!

The services for Bryan were very God honoring and Bryan honoring, too. As someone said to me, Bryan would have enjoyed them. I was overwhelmed at the attendance and thankful for each one of you who took time out of your Saturday to attend. Regretfully, I was unable to speak to everyone there and have been pleased with the number of pictures people took which allowed me to see those in attendance with whom I did not get to speak. The service and photo montage were recorded and will be made into a DVD.

We continue to be blessed by the love and support of family and friends. The church ladies have been bringing dinners to us this week. We have received numerous offers of help in anything necessary. The cards and letters are so encouraging and supportive, too. I know we are not alone. God has provided well for us and will continue to do so. He has kept me strong throughout the past two weeks.

Tuesday, I returned some blankets to the Seattle Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center. The emotions took me by surprise as I walked up the front steps. My mind was flooded with memories of Bryan struggling to get up the stairs and then in recent days riding in the wheelchair. The nurses greeted me with hugs and to my surprise, the program from the service was posted in the nurses station. Dr. Chen had attended the service and brought it back to share with the others. I was able to personally thank each one for the care they gave to Bryan.

The children are doing well. Sweet James keeps telling us "Daddy died. Jesus." I am amazed at the comprehension he has for such deep theology. Each one is caring for me in their own way. I have a bed partner each night with my three youngest taking turns.

Tomorrow is Bryan's birthday. I don't yet know how we plan to celebrate. We had originally planned to have a beverage smorgasbord so he could participate in his birthday celebration. Now, he is feasting in heaven, no more drains and tubes, no more hiccups, no more fatigue, only the pleasures of worshipping the King of Kings and Lord of Lords forever more!

Hopefully, we will have our computer problem solved soon and I will be more faithful in posting here on the blog. Sharing our new journey....Susan for the Pollock clan


Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing, Susan. I was hoping you would continue to blog. Your journey isn't over. I'm so thankful for all the people you have who are close enough to be the hands and feet of God in your lives. The rest of us keep praying, and we want to pray specifically.

With Love, Joy Ng

Anonymous said...

God is with you Susan. I am grateful to see the continual evidence of the lord's right arm outstretched for you and the children. i love you all, and miss Bryan dearly. I shall never forget the many laughs we have shared, tears we have cried, and love that flourisishes between our families.
Jeanette Bittner

Nanci Smith said...

Yes, thank you for continuing to post. It would be wonderful for you to post specific prayer requests (if you feel up to that, of course) and needs so those of us who are lifting you in prayer every day have a better idea of how to pray and to possibly lend a hand if we can.

You are a truly beautiful Godly woman and your family such an inspiration to so many people and I so admire your courage and resting in the care of our Lord.

In Christ,

Anonymous said...

Hi Susan,
You dont know me but I am praying for you and all the family..thanks for sorry for your loss..I know the LORD will help you thru all this!
love in HIM,susan e.

Dina said...

Susan, thank you for writing...I can't imagine how you are holding up...what does the world do without Jesus?

"No Jesus. No Hope. Know Jesus. Know Hope."

I love that one!

So good to hear from you. God bless you and the kids, Love, Dina

Stephen Bittner said...

Praying for y'all.

Art Lutz said...

Hi Susan,
I have been thinking about you and the new chapter in your life that you are just beginning. I know you are a strong person, but being strong does not mean you will be without the sorrow that comes with such a loss.
You have a great community of friends and loved ones that will see you through. Our Lord and Savior is leading the parade of those who love you, and your friends are following behind to do what they can to give you needed support.


Anonymous said...

Dear Susan,

You are such an inspiration. Thank you for finding a computer to keep us all posted. We care so much about your family and yearn to be able to share with you in your heartache even just a bit.
I find it truly amazing how strong your faith is and that God is honored even in death.

Thinking of you this evening.

Jenny Hoffert