- 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, January 15, 2014

Radiation: pelvis: done

Hi guys!

Sorry for the sporadic posts. I spend almost all of each day sleeping.  This body is working hard to take the treatments and  let them do the cancer-stopping thing and resting and recovering.  

I have finished the five radiation treatments and have seen some improvement already.  Praise God!  I am encouraged.  It takes a little while yet to keep working/ get working.

Today I will have another blood transfusion, my red count is down again from last week.  Body is working hard and I am grateful for the resources to help boost me up physically as your prayers boost me emotionally and spiritually.  

Yesterday was a gong show regarding pain.  It was just so white-blinding. I don't even know how to describe it.  Just exhausting. 

My medical team here has been incredible and I am fully content, calm, trusting in their care.  That is a huge blessing in itself!

We have worked out a system forgetting the kids-and-mommy time happening.  I kiss them so much but also tire so easily.  Always a learning curve. I'm managing toHave  lots of time alone with my husband, too.  I cherish that a lot and just wish I didn't always fall asleep.   Ah well, falling asleep with him here makes me feel content.

The basement flood project is coming together: the menfolk have been working so hard to get it done. We have been blessed with an amazing family and I am so glad that we all have chosen all our lives to nurture and fight for and hold in high esteem "this family".

Rambling thoughts.  This is day 11 in hospital, maybe?  I have peace.  I have my family.  I have an incredible team to figure out pain management.  The kids seem so much more okay to have me here, rather than there.  They needed some respite, too.

Today is so very dark outside, but my heart is light.  I just rest in the knowledge that my God is greater, awesome in power,  a Healer, and he loves me very much. 

You, too.  He loves YOU very much, too!
Happy New Year 2014!


  1. I'm glad to hear that things are looking up! :)

  2. I could feel the presence of the Lord as I read your blog this morning. Each day we check, you have three prayer warriers in p. Springs. We shall continue to lift you up in prayer. Luv you girl! Edna

  3. Kristin, you never cease to amaze me with how positive you are. I believe you are changing lives in the multitudes. God Loves you and is using you as a vessel to save many. God bless you. Praying daily for your family. Big Hugs, Barbara Wade

  4. Kristin: Daily you are in our prayers and daily I am encouraged by your great Faith.

  5. 1 John 5:14 - 15. And how bold and free we beome in His presence, freely asking accoring to His will, sure that He is listening. And if we're confident that He's listening, we know that what we've asked is as good as ours (the Message version). & Matthew 12:15.....He healed ALL who were ill. I'm standing with you on these promises! Yvette

  6. You are a blessing to so many of us by your encouragement; how can we not continue to pray for you for strength and healing, and for support/endurance for your family ! God continue to pour His love upon you....

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    1. I agree with you Barbara. I am amazed with the whole family, circling the wagons, doing what needs to be done.
      Kristin, no need to apologize. What you are going through is incredibly difficult. Amazing is a really good word to describe you. We are so fortunate to be allowed to know your thoughts and feelings. I feel quite humbled.
      Happy to see that you are you again.


  8. Continuing to pray! God bless you as you allow Him to use your situation for His honor & glory!

  9. Great picture, Kristin! I love how your eyes are smiling!
    Keep resting and getting stronger!
    Praying praying praying... <3

  10. praying praying, even Shay stopped me the other day and said, I feel we need to pray for Kristin right now, so we stopped and prayed, knowing that God would give you peace in that instant!! We serve a Mighty God!!!

  11. I agree with many of your friends. You are so amazing. Shawn and your kids are incredible. I'm also encouraged by your perseverance. Keep resting. We continue to pray. Big hugs to all of your family.

  12. In Vancouver, praying and praying - Fatidjah

  13. He said to her, "Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering."

  14. you are an inspiration! Praying for you and your family...... ....

  15. Have been and continue to pray with you and for you and your family! Bonnie

  16. Hey Kristin we are praying for you and encouraged by you. - the Langeruds

  17. You are an inspiration, Kristin. Love & Prayer, The Heinrichs'

  18. Kristin, May God bless you and your family, near and far ... I pray for you daily.

  19. Hi Kristin. You are in may thoughts and my prayers continually each day. My heart and spirit are along side you. There is a verse that has been with me when I rise, It is with me throughout the day. It is with me at night. It has not left me since my trip down to Palm Springs and I want to send that encouragement for you. " Surely the presence of the Lord is in this place. I can feel His mighty presence and His grace. I can feel the touch of angel wings. I see glory in His face. Surely, the presence of the Lord is in this place. You are loved. Irene Enns

  20. Us girls have been to a quartet concert tonight, They were called liberty....they had us sing, What a friend we have in was heart we were singing I just lifted you up to the LORD..,KRISTEN..just want you to know how much you are loved and in our prayers daily...You are wrapped in the cacoon of His LOVE... Edna .

  21. Dear Kristen,
    May you know that you are in my prayers and thoughts daily that the Lord will give you his strength and His peace. Also we praying for all your family as they care for you and support you.
    Much Love, Carol


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