Puschel wrote in August, 15th::
Again, I want to say thank you to all you who are praying for my family and me. Thank you also for all your dear emails and gifts. I wish I would be able to answer you all.
And then there is the bell … The once you gave money for it, I want to thank you very much. I am excided for the day when the bell will ring the first time.
I am very thankful, that I was able to spend the last 2 weeks at home. Every morning is a fight to get up, because of the weakness. But when I go to bed in the evening, exhausted from the day, I am just thankful to my father in heaven for the things I was able to enjoy that day.
The last couple week’s different people asked me about how I feel towards my surgery and if I am afraid. Let me tell you. His peace has not left me! And honestly I am not afraid yet. ( a little nerves yes but not afraid) You know if I get afraid I am looking down to the waves like Peter did (Matthew 14:22-36) (listen to what the doctors say about what can be after the surgery) but all I want is to fix my eyes on Jesus (Hebr.12:2!) He is the one who is in control. Truly I am right now more excided about what God will do in the future. Whatever will happen is in His hand and shall be to His glory.
You know the doctor told me that after the surgery my leg will never recover fully. That was a shock to hear. But you know after thinking, talking and praying about it I realized that also this is in His hands. God can do much more than we can imagine (Eph. 3:20) and if it comes like the doctor said, well I don’t know why it is like that but God knows. And you know something else? ... Why should I think about the future? I don’t even know what will be tomorrow, so I will enjoy today!!!