Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Out of Surgery

The doctors came out about 20 min ago and David is out of surgery and they are very pleased with the outcome. They said that the heart started on its own without any assistance and it all looked really good. They are very happy with everything that went on during the surgery, there wasn't any complications at all during the surgery. Doug and I will get to see him in about 30 minutes or so and then I will feel even better then I do now.

It was such a feeling that I can't even describe when after the doctors left all 15 of us here in the waiting room stood with tears in our eyes and held hands and prayed together and lifted David up to the Lord. It was such an awesome moment, it is one that I will never forget.

I am soooo thankful right now.... feel like a little kid jumping on a bed...... YAHOO


  1. We praise you God!
    You are marvelous and awesome in all ways.
    Thank-You! Thank-you Father!

  2. Wonderful, exciting news. God is good!
    You have all been on my mind and in my prayers all day.
    I'm so happy for you.
    ~ Janelle Ingle

  3. That is so great to hear. I have had such thankful thoughts for that family all day. I hope this wonderful gift they have given brings them peace. Way to go Dave. This heart was meant to come to you.
    Love, Grandma & Grandpa

  4. The Gividens are rejoicing with you! Thank you heavenly Father and amazing doctors!! Whoooop Whoooop!!
    Mark, Liz, Nick, Amy, Luke and Linsey

  5. I have never met you, but I have been following David's Journey. I learned about him from the N4M website. I can't tell you how happy I am to hear that everything went so well! As I read your post it brought tears to my eyes! Through your post I have felt like I have come to know David. I can not begin to imagine the joy and relief you must be feeling right now. David has shown every Sailor what it is like to give 100% and never give up. He has shown bravery beyond what any person should have to endure. I wish him a speedy recovery and a long healthy life!
    Judy Seidel

  6. The Olsen Family in Washington is rejoicing in a miracle working, marveleous, majestic, and mighty God! We are in celebration with you as we continue to pray for God's favor and a perfect healing to all parts of David's body. God is to be praised!

  7. The Stawski familyMarch 11, 2009 at 10:01 PM

    PRAISE BE TO GOD!!!!! We are rejoicing with you all and thanking our mighty God! We will continue to pray for God's healing hand to be upon Dave. We also are praying for the donor family and their unimaginable loss. May God use this time mightily to draw both families closer to Himself and be glorified.
    We love you all!
    The Stawski family

  8. Praise be to God, Creator of all things who receives all the glory now and forevermore!!!

  9. Thank you Lor for giving this strong you man spirit.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all! God Bless!

  10. Bronwyn - Your posts have been a tribute to the strength we can only get from God. Thank you for your tireless efforts which have ministered to many. Thank God for His ways and your obedience.
    The Jones Family in Tehachapi

  11. I am so happy for David. Thank you God for helping him get a heart. Please help the family that had to endure the loss of a loved one. P.U.S.H Pray Until Something Happens
    Debbie (Bill and Nancy friend from Canada)

  12. We have been following David's journey under our Lord God's will .... thank You Father for David's heart donor. May You receive that person in heaven as Your holy word says "GREATER LOVE HAS NO ONE THAN THIS, THAT HE LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR ANOTHER ... " JOHN 15:13. We continue to pray for David and his family ... may our Lord God bless you all and I pray that David give testimony to our Lord God and His Greatness and Love for him. ~ A Navy Mom and family/Chicago, IL.