- 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

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Random Act of Kindness

As my Mom and my niece were waiting in the lounge for Keri & I to come give them a ride home from the hospital last night a patient sitting in the lounge asked my niece what kind of animals she liked. She told him puppies so he asked if he could draw her a puppy. She was thrilled with this as she loves to draw herself. After he had done up the sketch my Mom asked him to put a ‘M’ for Her name and Mommy in the dog tag. While he was doing this I said to Her "His kindness sure helped turn a bad day into a good day." The man said “oh you’re having a bad day M?” When she said yes he told her that he had a ‘happy pill’. He said she had to promise NOT to put it in her mouth and that he had gotten in trouble for giving these to kids (as he looked around for the security guard – he had quite the act!) He reached into a little bottle and held a pinch of these happy pills over her hand and made her promise again NOT to put them in her mouth and advised her that they would work instantly. He proceeded to drop a handful of little red hearts into her hand. She had the biggest smile on her face and he exclaimed “see I told you they work instantly”! So very special!!

Moral of the story, share your talents and your heart! A few kind words to a stranger can be such a blessing during good and bad times!

When M left Kristin’s bedside both Mommy and M were in tears. It was wonderful to text a picture that put a smile on Kristin's face before she went to sleep for the night too. I’m pretty sure her brothers and Grandpa waiting at home also had a smile on their face when they heard the story!


  1. Wow! Around every corner God has a blessing :)

  2. Love it! I especially love that this gentleman is helping others even as he himself is a patient. So very inspiring.

  3. Wonderful!

    Thanks for sharing. Praying for your family.

  4. what a great story of inspiration. Thanks for sharing Kori!

  5. thanks for taking the time to update the blog for all of us Kori. Wonderful pics as well. Praying for Kristin, Shawn, the kids and all of you as well.


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