- 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

Friday, July 5, 2013


I did not sleep well last night.  The weather was perfectly cooled so I should have slept well.  Shawn took the winter duvet off the bed... I need the weight of it.  Also, last night we were making plans for next week which included a brief discussion on childcare during my oncology appointment.  So as soon as I woke up to pee at 5am my thoughts turned to the CT and fear came and got a grip on my heart and mind.  I prayed, God gave me a miracle... the ringing in my ears (chemo side effect) started up and I asked God to please stop it and He did, in that instant.  So it was cool to lay there and sing praises in my exhaustion because that was a direct and immediate answer to prayer.  And then my thoughts turned to "He's got this, Kristin" and while I was still clinging to that fear for some reason,  I felt more calm and eventually was able to eventually fall back to sleep.  This morning I am exhausted.  Busy week since the kids got out of school, yesterday was an excellent and accomplished-stuff day, tomorrow is my brother-in-law's wedding.  My emotions are spent and my energy is a little low.  My tooth has an absess (remember that tooth that was troublesome on and off during chemo?) so I'm on a prescription that is new to me and will cause diarrhea and gut ache so I'm tense about that.

Not complaining, just documenting. 

I know that today will be a good day ... I just need to finish waking up.  Today is the day that the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it.   I have enjoyed so much quality time with each of the kids, and with the four of them as a whole, this week... I love that I see it and recognize it and noticed it and savoured it.  But wow, I'm tired... recovery is still slow in some areas.  Oh, and last night we went for a huuuge walk after dinner so my body is feeling it for sure.  LOL

Have a great day... it's Friday!!!!


  1. I'm still praying for you every day Kristin. It has warmed my heart to read about how much fun you've been having with your kids and the enjoyment you're getting out of life right now. May the joyful moments far outnumber the fearful ones and may you be blessed with peace in the coming days. ((hugs))

  2. Wow, it's so cool how God works - He is truly the God of Hope, as you say :) Praying for you daily, & especially in the next bit ... love & hugs, Devana

  3. Constantly praying for you sis!
    Praying for peace! Praying that you feel our love and prayers in the quietest moments.
    Love you more than words...

  4. Hope it was a good day, and hope tomorrow turns out lovely!
    Prayers for peace, joy & rest, in whatever quantity & moments you require each. I love you xox


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