- 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

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Pumpkin Patch

Rough morning with some huge back pain and muscle spasms. Pulled something last week and it just isn't settling down. Finally found a comfortable position surrounded by cushions in the armchair, fell asleep as the t y le not kicked in, had a fitful nap. At 3:30 Shawn and I decided we wanted to get some family time in and so we headed to the pumpkin patch and apple farm. I would appreciate your prayer for this back thing. I experienced some painful muscle spasms as a chemo side effect last round and am very concerned that muscle spasms on top of this back pain is going to be unmanageable. It completely takes my breath away which is scary as the cancer in my lungs sometimes does that throughout the day anyway.

What a beautiful day to wander through the fields and orchard! The kids were thrilled to pick their pumpkins and we even picked a small bag of apples, too. Home for sushi dinner (Shawn's favourite!) and now watching the hockey game. There is a strange undercurrent here, we are all aware that chemo starts this week.

Thankful that I was able to get up and move and wander the fields with my family today.


  1. i love the picture of you with your babies... such a beautiful moment captured on film! Prayers for you whole family this coming week

  2. It was a beautiful day, glad you and your family could get out and enjoy it together. Will be thinking and praying for all of you next week. Rachel R.

  3. Two amazing photos! What a great time together. Love you all & keep praying you thru ♡

  4. You are a beautiful girl Kristen. You inspire us all to continue to have faith in our loving God. Every day is a gift and a memory.


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