Wednesday, April 17, 2013

"He Hath Made Everything Beautiful in His Time..."

Delight thyself also in the Lord; and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in Him; and He shall bring it to pass. Psalm 37:4-5 

On April 5th, 2013, Quint proposed to Rebecca Clifford! 


God has fulfilled His promises to us, above all we could ask or think, and blessed our lives with the beautiful gift of His love for each other. Our relationship has been one that has encouraged, uplifted, and greatly enriched our lives and it has become evident that the Lord would have us spend the rest of our lives together, serving Him.

The road leading up to our relationship wasn't always easy, but it was filled with lessons of faith and trust, teaching us entire surrender to the God that holds the world, and the hearts of all men in His hands. We are thankful for the way in which He has led us as individuals, and now as a couple, and look forward to what God has in store for us in the future.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Thankful for Life!

It was a brisk early morning trip, on an all too familiar country road. I was headed to Albuquerque to catch a flight, when, an object in the road and an overcorrection, resulted in my vehicle flipping, and left me hanging upside down. 

Although greatly shaken up, God kept me from loosing consciousness, even amidst severe head trauma. Amazingly, I was able to get out of the vehicle and call 911. It was still dark and very cold, and I tried to keep warm, and prevent myself from slipping into a state of shock.  My head was bleeding profusely, and I had to apply much pressure to suppress it.

The 911 dispatch said the ambulance wouldn’t arrive for another 30-40 minutes.  During the wait, my wrist began to swell and really hurt. I was quite convinced it was broken. 

Law enforcement arrived on scene roughly 25 minutes after the incident, the ambulance arrived about 10 minutes later. I’ve been giving care as an EMT in our town for the past 3 years, so I'm used to being in an ambulance, but being in the ambulance as a patient was a new experience... I'll have to say I prefer to be on the giving side rather then the receiving!!


My wrist was broken in two places, dislocated, 3 tendons were torn apart, and there was some nerve damage. 

I had surgery on the top of my wrist to repair the bone and to relocate the joint. I also had carpal tunnel surgery on the palm of my hand to fix the nerve damage. 

A 7 inch long gash ran from my midline to the top of my head --16 staples, 10 stitches.


I was able to climb out of the flipped car even with my severely injured wrist. 

Despite being in a remote area with very sketchy cell phone service, I was able to call 911.

Even after large amounts of blood loss, I never lost consciousness, and even in the cold temperatures I didn’t slip into severe shock. 

My medical training helped me treat for shock and keep my whit’s about me.

Back home
One week later...
Removing staples and stitches

Life lesson: 

It's amazing how our life can change so suddenly… as a culture, we too often say, “I'll start that tomorrow or next week” (meaning that good something that ‘always’ seems inconvenient). Why do we procrastinate?? In Hebrews 3 it says, “How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation…”  Simply neglecting or procrastinating to take hold of the salvation that Jesus has provided can cause us to be lost for eternity! Life is fragile, lets be careful not to neglect what Christ has given us!

Thank you all for your prayers!