David Burge Updates

David Burge updates his journey with leukemia

Home again

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Dave is home again. His temperature started to go up a little this evening. I had that sinking feeling that perhaps he would be returning again very shortly. However it has gone back to normal:-)

I am not sure if any real conclusion was reached about the headaches. Some of the medical staff thought that the headaches were caused by sinus problems, but the specialist did not. However the headaches have gone and there was nothing on the CAT scan to warrant further action.

Sam (15 years) started a “real” temporary job today. I say “real” because it wasn’t a paper-round, it was an 8 hour day job. Our advice to him was be polite, don’t listen to your ipod and turn off your cellphone unless you are on a break. He came home and said it was good advice; some of the other temporary workers had been told off for listening to ipods.

While I was folding pamphlets today, I listened on my ipod to a sermon by John Piper. I’m allowed to listen to my ipod;-) “When you have tasted the beauty of God and the approval of God in Christ, the addiction to human approval is broken. And you are free.”
John 8:36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.

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January 13, 2010 at 12:28 am

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  1. Great to read that you are home David. You and my Dad would have got on well as he was into Egyptology. He took early retirement at 60yr and spent the first year learning a page a day of heiroglyphs from a uni text. He was very knowledgeable about all things Egypt which lead to me reading up on the subject in order to appear less ignorant during our discussions.
    Bless you all.

    Celia

    January 13, 2010 at 1:55 pm

  2. With Tarnya’s permission I’m going to say a few words about Sam and share some photos…

    You may think that 15 is young to be going to an eight hour job, but Sam has been taught to work. When he was about 10 he would go with me when I was mowing lawns (I had a small business) and he was very fast. Sam is well aware of the fact that the fall has made work unpleasant, but he is also acutely interested in the reward for work: $$$$$$ 🙂 . Sam is a capitalist from the soles of his feet upwards, but I’ve also seen him happily delivering church fliers/pamphlets without pay.

    He’s a really long drink of water, and would be taller than his parents even if Dave had hair. He’s a keen chess player, as you’ll see if you click on the link below.

    Most 15 year olds are desperately in need of an attitude transplant, but Sam is a pleasure to have around and a testament to the way in which he has been raised.

    Correct your son, and he will give you comfort;
    He will also delight your soul.
    Prov 19:17 NASB

    All discipline for the moment seems not to be joyful, but sorrowful; yet to those who have been trained by it, afterwards it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness.
    Heb 12:11 NASB

    Photos of Sam that were taken last month can be found at http://mandenomoments.com/samuel-burge-misc

    I also have photos of Dave baptising Sam in 2007. What’s amazing is how much Sam has grown in 2.5 years – he’s now taller than Dave. Perhaps Dave & Tarnya stand Sam in cowpats overnight.
    http://mandenomoments.com/samuel-burge-baptism

    Jachin

    January 13, 2010 at 2:07 pm


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