In am posting from my brother and sister in law, Mark and Michelles computer. Astruds computer has a virus and my computer will not WORK!!!! I do not have the slightest idea what is wrong with it so I will be back as soon as it is working again!!!!! I miss all of you alot, it really sucks to not be able to see what is going on anytime I want!!!! I will be back soon.
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Friday, May 23, 2008
This picture leaves me "SPEECHLESS"... Having been blessed beyond belief by Steven coming home not once but twice from Iraq this picture really brings the Survivors guilt that Frank and I have talked about so often to the surface. We will be forever grateful to our Father in Heaven for giving us our son back, words are just that.... Words....there is nothing we can say to show our gratitude. So this weekend I honor all of those mothers and fathers , sisters, brothers, cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents , all families who have not been as blessed as we have been. For every war, from the first war to the present one, my heart aches for you but because of your loved one and your biggest sacrifice ever, I am able to sit here and type these words in my home where I am safe and comfortable. I thank you . May God bless you and your family for the rest of your days.
Love, Frank and Kristy
Posted by Kristy at 8:14 PM
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Monday, May 19, 2008
My lifelong friend Jeanine and her husband Mark are in the middle of a nightmare right now. Last week they were told that their 14 year old son, Seth has Lymphoma of the intestines. To date he has had a chemo port implanted, had bone marrow extracted, and today had chemo to his spine for preventitive reasons. But thanks to the power of prayer once again the chemo is breaking up the tumors in his belly and they are dissolvng, but it will take a while because there is so many of them.
Seth is a popular kid that everybody loves. He is a big baseball player, his dad has coached him for years. And when we were up at the ballpark tonight for Lily, Drake, and Haley's game the talk was how all the kids, even girls are going to shave their heads , and all of the teams are putting Seth's name and number on their jerseys!!!! How awesome is that!! Everyone is praying for him. The girls prayed for him before their games this weekend at the tournament, it is just great how these kids are rallying around Seth.
And to be honest... as a a parent this is one of those things that just scares the hell out of me. One day you have this what you think is a perfectly healthy kid and the next he's fighting for his life. You really get a reality check when something like this happens. I ask all of you to please pray for Seth, please put him on your prayer list, and ask your friends and family to pray for him. Thank you so much , and may God bless each of you and may he bless all of your children.
p.s. Even thought it just does not seem as important since all of this has happened ...the girls took 2nd at the tournament. They had a great tournament, but I must admit during the Championship game they choked a little and let the other team get in their heads, but hey there is always next year!!!! They had a great season and I am so proud of all of them!!!
Posted by Kristy at 9:32 PM
Friday, May 16, 2008
Well after school today we are off to Corpus Christi for LV Heats last volleyball tournament of the season. I have to admit that I am kind of glad that the season is winding down. Things are so busy right now, oh now don't get me wrong I LIKE busy!!! It really is passing the time quickly but there are alot of things going on right now . And this weekend we will get to get in some "BEACH" time!!!!!
Astrud and her team took first at their tournament last weekend, I will let you all know how this one goes and I am sure that I will have pictures. I also have pics from last night, it was our La Vernia High School Athletic Banquet. All of the girls looked gorgeous!!!!
So all of you have a blessed weekend !! I can't wait to get back to the Saturday morning chat group!!! I miss everybody bunches!!!!
Posted by Kristy at 7:08 AM
Thursday, May 15, 2008
PRAISE GOD!!!!!THANK YOU GOD!!!! YOU ARE AN AWESOME GOD!!! If you have really never believed in the power of prayer or have never had the opportunity to see the power of prayer at work then go to Nathan's blog and take a look at what that power looks like!! To see that picture just gives me goosebumps like never before. I believe wholeheartedly that God has something so huge for that little girl in her lifetime. She is just four months old and has already touched thousands of lives!!!!! WOW....that is what life is all about, this is good stuff!!!!!
Posted by Kristy at 8:45 PM
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
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Tuesday, May 13, 2008
I know by now all of you know about the horrible earthquake in China. We received this email from our agency Great Wall.
Orphanage Earthquake Relief Fund
Several orphanages in the Sichuan and Chongqing provinces that Great Wall regularly receives referrals from have been directly affected by the catastrophic earthquake that occurred in China May 12, 2008. In an effort to assist orphanages that have been affected by the earthquake; Great Wall has started a special relief fund for orphanages in need. These funds will go directly to providing rescue resources, reconstruction projects, and any other necessary assistance. If you are interested in donating to the fund, please click on the following link to download the donation form. This form can then be emailed, faxed, or mailed directly to Great Wall. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Kimber at Great Wall China Adoption by phone at 512.323.9595 ext 3053 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am not posting this asking you to donate to this fund, I am desperately asking for your prayers and prayer is free. I am sure there are families that have recently received pictures of their daughters and are waiting to travel to these provinces . And now they are waiting to hear if their babies are ok. This just worries me so much!!!!!! So please pray , pray, pray and ask everyone
you know to pray. Thank you so much and God bless each one of you.
Love and blessings, Kristy
Posted by Kristy at 8:32 PM
Friday, May 9, 2008
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Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Look at this face would ya!!!! This is Shiloh and her Mommy is a blog friend of mine. Her husband Tyrone is in Iraq right now and she is at home with their three kiddos! This family has become so special to me and , all of her children are absolutely beautiful, but this FACE just makes me HAPPY!!! I just thought I would share, maybe some or just one of you are having a bad day and I know that this will just make it a tadbit better!!!!
Posted by Kristy at 8:41 PM
Lisa from NJ had my name for a Book exchange and and what a great surprise it was!!! She sent Franceska , The Poky Little Puppy (which was her favorite growing up) , My First Counting Book, Where Do Kisses Come From? , and a beautiful Winnie the Pook pop up book, "The Trouble with Honey". And I love them!!!! Thank you so much Lisa. Also, Lisa asked for prayers for her neice Lauren. She has been diagnosed with Cancer, so please lift her up in prayer please. I know she would really apreciate it. Thank you so much. Love and blessings, Kristy
Posted by Kristy at 8:13 PM
Sunday, May 4, 2008
Our kids just crack me up!!! Frank and I bought all of us one of these beautiful crosses. They have these huge nails on them and they are just really nice and today when the kids were leaving , they all got in a line , as Christopher (in front) was playing the bagpipe version of Amazing Grace on his phone!!! Take a close look at their faces....tooooo funny!!! Christopher almost looks the the Grim Reaper, Steven is trying really hard to not laugh, and Chas looks like some little granny getting ready to excercise the demons right out of someones house!!!!! They just crack me up, you just gotta love ' em!!!!lololol .....Oh by the way they are grown up, they are 30, 28, and 23 years old!!!!!
We really are a Freak Show, but we sure do love each other!!!!! hehehehehe
Posted by Kristy at 6:26 PM
When I got home our "Big Boys" were playing their game Guitar Hero on their Dad's new toy that he bought himself after getting his eyesight to 20/20!!! A FLATSCREEN TV!
From Volleyball to Rockstar!!
Lily after hours and hours of volleyball in the hotel room.
Lily always has to go to the Austin tournament with us every year , so here she is with her "Best Cousin"!
Posted by Kristy at 6:04 PM
Friday, May 2, 2008
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Thursday, May 1, 2008
Ok the pictures from the wedding will come soon, but for now I just have to share this with all of you!!!!
I will try to make this short and sweet!!!
Last summer my husband Frank had Lasik eye surgery. He was darn near blind. Everyone we knew that had had the surgery said it was like having completely new eyes. Well.... Frank was not that lucky. You see he has some funky things going on with his eyes and for almost a year we have been getting new prescriptions for his glasses that he watches tv with and such. This is because his eyesight was changing rapidly the way it was expected to. For three weeks now he has had an enhancement scheduled that we were told would be more in detail than even the first procedure.
OK with that said there is another sequence of events that I have to tell you before I go any further..... For about 3 years I have been praying that Frank would openly pray with me outloud as a couple. The bible tells us to do this,we are also told that he man of the house is supposed to be the spiritual leader of the home, and he is in every other aspect of our lives, but praying aloud was just not where he was yet!!! Alot of our friends do this and I really wanted this connection with my husband. There is just something a woman feels when she knows her man is praying with her. And I wanted that. But he was just not ready. We have even argued about it thru the years.
There has been alot of medical things going on with both of us and I did not have a good day sunday so before we went to bed I grabbed Frank and Astrud and I prayed aloud, and guess what... Frank added his prayers in also!! And then on tuesday, and wednesday he did the same. But he was taking the initiative to start the prayers. We had also been praying for him at work. Well.... he had even said on the second night that something was going on with his sight and I kind of just shrugged it off and said well on thursday it will all be fine.
So here we are sitting and waiting for the procedure and Frank has some questions in regards to medication and such and by chance the doctor says lets take a look. He worked with the optical lens machine with Frank for about 30 minutes and then asked him , Frank are you a praying man???? Frank anwswered yes, and as a matter of fact my wife has been asking me to pray with her for a really long time and we just started doing that this week! The doctor then scratches his head and says well it worked because your vision is 20/20!!!!!! Can you believe that????????
Had Frank not asked the doctor those questions , they would have proceeded with the procedure and what they were going to do, the doctor said that would have completely ruined everything that had already been accomplished!!!! And chances are his sight would have been awlfully worse.
So I praise my father in heaven. PRAYER WORKS , and we truly believe this is the work of his hands. It is our own little miracle. Thank you God for taking care of us and for loving us the way you do. Praise HIM!
Posted by Kristy at 9:02 AM