- Peace for Shawn and I, for Kyle and Miranda and Braden and Connor, for our parents and siblings and nieces and nephews and inner circle friends watching and hurting as we go through this
- that God would keep soft our children's hearts toward Him through all the emotions of this hard journey
- strength and stamina; physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually
- that the cancer shrinks to gone, gone, gone!
- gentle side effects to this second round of chemo
- family unity, harmony, love, strength, joy, happiness
- anything else you feel God puts on your heart

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Day 8 post-op

Shawn just reminded me of what I said last week, "I just can't wait til next Wednesday."

Well, here I am and today has been tough. Sharkbite is hurting today. Shoulder is okay, rather than on content pain it is stabbing shooting pain. Gut issues. Meds are starting to make me wonky.

So glad my husband is here today. If I had a million dollars I would have him take the year off work. I miss him.

My mom has been here every night Shawn can't, and most days. No one can cold-cloth-slap the fever away like that woman. She has a system that has saved many an overwhelmed moment.

My mom-in-law has been taking care d the kids afterschool each day! So glad they have someone to go home to each day.

My dad has become Papa's Taxi and he's quickly figured out the drive schedule for extracurriculars.

We are blessed with such love and support!!!! Unreal.


  1. I love that everyone has just stepped in to make daily 'things' go so smoothly. When looking at the number of people it takes to do do most of that yourself!! You are Ah-mazing! Enjoy every moment with Shawn and drink in his attention. Loves to you!!!

  2. You do have amazing family support! I feel horrible for those that don't. Love that you update so regularly :)

  3. Hi, Kristen. Once again, tears come when I read your blog. What a brave, young woman you are! Your relationship with the Lord is something special. He is so near to you, and you are so full of faith. Our church continues to pray for you and your family. One day, when you are through to the other side of this, you will look back and be amazed with what God has done and what you have walked through by His grace. Much love from us.

  4. Hey Darling,

    You have been in our thoughts everyday. I hope you are finding strength with the people who surround you with so much love at this time of need. Please let me know if you need anything. Any help with the kids so your hubby can spend an evening with you. Much love~Lisa and Duane

  5. always praying auntie Kristin! Im praying that you will not be in pain.. I love you!!

  6. Thinking of you tonight and so wishing I could be a little closer to help you through the rough patches. Praying that tomorrow will be a better day and you will find some pain relief. So glad that you have such amazing family support!! Love you!!

  7. i have never met you and can't even remember how i stumbled on your sisters blogs about 2 or 3 years ago.. My siblings all live in Maple Ridge ( my brother is the youth pastor at Maple Ridge Baptist) and have always thought how neat it would be to meet them in real life... I was blown away when they shared about your cancer... i just wanted you to know that i am praying for you... I hope it helps to know that people who don't even know you and probably will never meet you are lifting you and your family up to God in prayer... God is a God of miracles and a God who loves his children.. I am praying you will feel extra close to him tonight.
    anne mobach

  8. Anne, I'd love to meet you some time!


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