A long week and little moments

The last eleven days have shown us how hope, fear, pain, and love can all sit so hand-in-hand over a moment. We’ve awoken to mornings of cautious optimism from Angie’s doctors and sat together through times of anxious fear over what the future may hold. When the pain and heartache hits in such an acute way, we’re just as firmly met with the overwhelming love of God, each other, and all of you.

We are so incredibly thankful for all of you who have reached out and shown us intentionality, love, and care over the last week and a half. Both in the words and acts we’ve seen, and the prayers and conversations we can’t see, it is so comforting knowing we have such a family of support prayerfully walking alongside all of us in this. And not just walking in the pain, but walking in hope of a complete recovery of our sister, wife, daughter, and friend.

In this blur of a week and a half it’s been the little moments of hope that keep us strong.

But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings like eagles;
they shall run and not be weary;
they shall walk and not faint.
Isaiah 40:31

A Tenacious Fighter

In the last week, Angie has really shown us how strong she is, and even now, how there’s a tenacious fighter inside of her (as we all know is so true of our Angie). Since our last post, we have so much to be thankful for:

  • Her breathing tube was removed and she is again breathing on her own
  • She is becoming more responsive
  • She is becoming increasingly aware of the presence of Ryne and family
  • Angie has begun smiling as we stand near her
  • She participated in an hour of physical therapy on Thursday
  • Angie is showing her true spirit as she so boldly fights this battle!

Seeing Angie gently rub Amanda’s hand with her thumb and watching her countenance ease when Ryne is by her side reminds us to find joy and hope in these little moments. All the notes you’ve sent in sharing stories of Angie’s love for you reminds us of the impact our girl has had on the world around her. Thank you for staying hopeful in this time and encouraging us with your stories. We pray and look forward to the future stories of Angie loving and caring for everyone around her. Please continue to share your stories with us.

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged,
for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.
Joshua 1:9

We continue to find strength in the Word and are clinging to who God is as we walk forward in hope. It’s the hope in the little moments that help us get through the long days.


  1. Denise Hinton
    September 1, 2018

    Wonderful news! Thank you for the update 🙂 Stay strong. Love and prayers to everyone.

  2. Sandy thompson
    September 2, 2018

    I don’t even know Angie or Ryne for that matter but I saw this post on Tina’s facebook and have been silently praying for Angie’s full recovery. It looks like she has some incredible support and a deep love for God. God will see her through this. Keep the faith❤

  3. Lili Gloe
    September 3, 2018

    Thank you so much for the update! I am one of Angie’s coworkers and have been thinking and praying for her and her family during this time.

  4. Crystal Benson
    September 5, 2018

    Prayers from Wisconsin from a former classmate!

  5. Jane Ann Grierson
    September 15, 2018

    We have been praying since the first day and have faith that God will hear all the prayers and bring Angie back to her family. Love to all. Uncle Randy and Aunt Jane Ann.


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