David Burge Updates

David Burge updates his journey with leukemia


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Dave is well today. Tomorrow we see the consultant again. Today, I have been hemming  curtains for Sam’s caravan (he bought it so he can have his own bedroom!). The children were bouncing off the walls a little this morning so we went to the swimming pool.

I receive great encouragement and blessing through the comments on this blog and through emails. There are little gaps in my day where I might be tempted to go down roads of thought which are not helpful. Instead I take a coffee and read. Between the laundry, marking a maths lesson, reading a story…  I visit my inbox  and there waiting for me are messages of love and encouragement. Whether it is a quick email to say I was thinking of you today or words that have been carefully crafted. They are all a blessing to me.

I wanted to share a few from some emails, below


Thinking of you and praying for you during my morning Bible reading:

God is our refuge and strength,
A very present help in trouble.
Therefore, we will not fear, though the earth should change,
And though the mountains slip into the heart of the seat;
Though its waters roar and foam,
Though the mountains quake at its swelling pride.

Ps. 46:1-3

Praying that He will be your strong tower that you can run to every moment


One thing I got sad about when my Dad passed on was all the stories etc that we heard about him….it would have been nice to have a record about him for us and the grandkids. So an idea came to mind….

( Page set up here)


Your blog-post this evening made me weep. I find myself embraced by the memories of the last few months of my Mum’s life, a couple of years ago – of the tension between trying to treasure each day and store as much of it for the future as you can, and on the other hand, of just needing to be ‘normal’ and not ending every single day as an emotionally strung out rag. Of trying to say everything you need to say, while knowing that you never are going to cover it all, and also trying to live with hope for healing. Of knowing that God can and does heal, and watching him decide not to, and still knowing that He is good, but not sure quite where that leaves us (or how to explain it to the kids).

I am praying for the two of you and the children.


Thank you to all those that have taken time to visit with Dave. He loves people and so appreciates your visits. However, for those that might be thinking of visiting and have not made a time yet, Dave’s calendar is full for this week and next, he also has family flying in from Australia and he wants to make time for them. Please consider blessing Dave with a short “visit” on the phone or an email or card  for the time being rather than a visit to our home.  Love Tarnya


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May 19, 2010 at 10:25 pm

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  1. Tarnya, I am amazed by your graciousness and strength, and blessed by your honesty. This blog is so beautifully worded and your lovely spirit is evident throughout all your writings. You are an awesome wife and mother and an inspiration to those who are walking beside you in prayer. I remember (growing up in the Prezzy church) our benediction- it seems fitting now: “The Lord bless you and keep you, the Lord make his face shine upon you and give you peace”

    nicky waddell

    May 20, 2010 at 6:34 am

  2. Hi Tarnya,
    I hope the kids all enjoyed their swimming time yesterday.
    Your family are a blessing…as you walk this painfilled road with faith – not denying the pain, but being honest and real, and having the courage to share the journey with us.

    As I was praying for you this morning this passage come to mind from Lamentations 3:
    21 Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope:

    22 Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.

    23 They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

    24 I say to myself, “The LORD is my portion;
    therefore I will wait for him.”

    25 The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him,
    to the one who seeks him;

    26 it is good to wait quietly
    for the salvation of the LORD.



    May 20, 2010 at 2:31 pm

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