Sunday, October 16, 2011

Thank You Gladesville

Dear Gladesville Friends

How can this little note possibly ever thank you for all the support you have given us over our time at Gladesville – and especially over the last 5 years?

Most of you will have heard by now that we have started attending a church closer to home (only 10 years after moving into the Baulkham Hills area).  Our move was initially prompted by our children’s propensity for motion sickness, but we have found in our short time attending Norwest Anglican how great it is to only live 5 minutes from church and to be a part of the local community that the church is part of.

So – we are attending Norwest Anglican now – and they have been really friendly and welcoming.  But they haven’t lived the Ashlea experience with us (yet) like you all have.  You have supported us from the beginning - through the most difficult time in our lives – and we are so thankful for that.  It is such a wrench to leave – and to leave the history we have with all of you.

How can we thank you for everything?  For all the prayers, the meals, the washing folding, the gardening?  For Ashlea’s walking frame, and the ramp to our front door?  For the many people who have helped Ashlea attend Noah’s?  For the bible study leaders who have put up with all of our Alison’s  questions???  

THANK YOU.  Your support has meant so much to us.

Ashlea’s kidney transplant is now very close.  It is scheduled for Thursday 17th November and we would appreciate your prayers once again.  Alison will be donating a kidney to Ashlea.  Please pray for the surgery to go well for both of them, and for them to both recover quickly.  Please pray that the kidney will work wonderfully well and give Ashlea good kidney function for many years to come, and that Alison’s kidney function won’t suffer as a result of losing a kidney.  Most importantly please pray that we would be able to trust God in all things.

With much love,

Alison, Murray, Emma, Ashlea and Audrey.

3 comments:

Sarah said...

Oh what a moving letter of thanks.

E. said...

What a lovely thank you note.

Susan, Mum to Molly said...

Beautiful.

Did you read it out loud??

Hope you all had a good day...

Susan x