Sunday, February 10, 2013


Here is a note Kristi wrote on her facebook  this morning:  

Friends, I just took an "alert moment" to catch up on life outside this hospital room. A heartfelt THANK YOU is not enough when seeing the massive amount of support and encouragement you are all coming forward with. I am so grateful for the way people are loving on my kids, my husband, myself and my entire family. What a beautiful thing to watch unfold as God uses his entire church to come together toward one cause. How humbling, but deeply appreciated. May someone pay it forward to you one day as you have been so gracious to us. — at MD Anderson Cancer Center.
I am reminded of a great story in Exodus 17:11-13 as I think of what Kristi has written and the battle she is fighting.  Also, the battle we as her caregivers are fighting to help bring Kristi back to health.  
 Joshua did what Moses ordered in order to fight Amalek. And Moses, Aaron, and Hur went to the top of the hill. It turned out that whenever Moses raised his hands, Israel was winning, but whenever he lowered his hands, Amalek was winning. But Moses’ hands got tired. So they got a stone and set it under him. He sat on it and Aaron and Hur held up his hands, one on each side. So his hands remained steady until the sun went down. Joshua defeated Amalek and its army in battle.
As Kristi said, thank you to our extended family, The Body of Christ in many different communities, for holding our arms up in so many tangible ways!  
You have encouraged us and strengthened us and are helping us to not become defeated by this overwhelming battle!  
We Praise God for You!!  

These are pictures of Kristi getting out of her hospital room.  Mom has taken her upstairs to the observation room to look out over the night lights of downtown Houston, and Dad has taken her on a stroll to see the fish.  Today, they even wheeled her outside for a moment to get some fresh air.  Her wheelchair is kept at the proper angle for her to keep proper blood flow to her organs and to be less painful for all of her incisions.  Today, she walked twice as far as she has before and is learning more self-care.  
Worley and I look forward to seeing how much she has improved as we arrive tomorrow. 


  1. It's so good to see your beautiful face!

  2. So good to see you getting out and enjoying the simple pleasures of life. What a beautiful smile!!We are very proud of Billy too. What a trouper. He is living his commitment with graciousness and humility. Bless you all!!Our love and prayers, Leon and Jeanie

  3. This is the most beautiful analogy. Yes, keep holding up your hands Kristi. We are all supporting you.
    Love, Brian Hyde