Posted by: davidalemmink | October 19, 2008

Sunday, October 19

This was a busy week.

I made the decision that I was sick of waiting and hearing nothing.  So…….I decided to be “the rock”.  Not a pebble in a shoe, but a ROCK.  I spent much time in the phone talking to one Iowa nurse or another.  A nurse here in Grand Rapids, and Dr. Brinker.  There had been a breakdown in communication, so I built that up again and we are back to a good level of communication.

That means we are possibly looking at going back to Iowa for a consultation and then surgery 2 days later.  Since the date they told us is “penciled” in, I will withhold that…it could change.  Because of the insurance company’s policies, they need to set a date to get that ball rolling….to get all the pre-approvals done.   As soon as everything is finalized, I will let you know.

Whew! It’s hard work being a rock, but well worth the effort!

Hope you all have a good week.  Thank you for your prayers and support!

Love, Connie



  1. Dear Connie,

    I thought I’d check out how significant being a rock might be. And this is what I found (don’t you love google?):

    A rock is often used as a symbol for Christ. In the wilderness, Moses struck a rock and it poured forth water to refresh the people. A rock can also symbolize obedience to Christ. St. Peter, whose name means “rock,” is sometimes thus represented.
    Num. 20:9 So Moses took the staff from the LORD’s presence, just as he commanded him. 10 He and Aaron gathered the assembly together in front of the rock and Moses said to them, “Listen, you rebels, must we bring you water out of this rock?” 11 Then Moses raised his arm and struck the rock twice with his staff. Water gushed out, and the community and their livestock drank. (NIV)

    Matt. 7:24 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. (NIV)

    Matt. 16:17 Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by man, but by my Father in heaven. 18 And I tell you that you are Peter, (n) and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades(n) will not overcome it. (n) (NIV)

    from here:

    Loving you and yours,



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