- 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, July 30, 2013

Encouraging words

This encouragement was just too beautiful to not share!

In the fall, before my surgery, we had a family photo session.  Today I was looking through the pictures and re-reading the kind words left in the comments section. This comment was left on that photographer's blog:

The Lord guided you into consciousness giving you that pain in your shoulder. It is with the start of that pain that he lead you to the issue at hand. It could have gone undetected but he wanted you to start your journey now. The secret is to never give up. To never give in to the enemy feeding you doubts and discouraging thoughts. Be lifted up by the positive thoughts, wishes and prayers that the people around you send your way and up to heaven. You are not alone in this fight. Every person who sees these pictures or reads your story has you in their thoughts and prayers. Positivity is the key! The journey may not be the most pleasant but the victory won after a hard fought fight is glorious! I expect nothing less than a total healing and in turn the people around you and those that don't know you but know of your story, will all learn something from this battle. Don't ever think that you are alone in this... you have a team of people behind you sending you the positive when you least expect it. No negative. Just remember, he has great plans for you. He promises us all that. I cant wait to see where this journey takes you. My heart is expecting miracles. Stay positive and keep him close! You have an army fighting with you. Please remember that. ~ E.S.

[click here to go to the photoshoot]


  1. I'm so glad you shared these powerful words!

  2. I find myself in awe of the encouragement of complete strangers, close friends, neighbors and colleagues. What a team you have Kris.... Thank you for sharing this.


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