The Bald and the Beautiful

February 9, 2022

Kristi is getting better and better. It is so good to watch her get stronger each day. She is moving about the house much easier than when we first got here. She is eating well and managing her pain. I am singing SixPence’s song to myself as I watch her, “there she goes, there she goes again, racing through my brain, and I just can’t contain, this feeling that remains.”

She is rocking the bald head. She has the perfect skull for it! Her hair started falling out in big clumps last week so we trimmed it really short – now it’s all gone. She prefers not wearing anything on her head because she gets too hot. I think she looks beautiful! Back in 2000 when we were working in OKC, we’d run home during our lunch break for a 30 minute soap opera called, “the bold and the beautiful.” Yeah, I know. Anyway, I was looking at Kristi and was thinking, “the bald and the beautiful.” Truly.

Today is a big day. We have two appointments. One with the Oncologist to see what’s next and the other with the surgeon to remove her staples. She is going to have an awesome scar to remind her of this experience. We are hoping that her pain reduces even more without the staples tugging at her skin.

Our friends and family have been so wonderful. They have kept us eating with all sorts of great food. We can’t thank everyone enough for taking such good care of us!

Our church is amazing! We are so proud of how they have ministered to us. We feel the love free flowing in our direction. Scripture tells us to care for one another when we have opportunity – especially the family of God.

“So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up. Therefore, whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone—especially to those in the family of faith.” Galatians 6:9-10

We have experienced true care. We are truly blessed. We love our church family!

The last few days have been busy for me. I took care of a couple of appointments I had pushed off. Strangely enough, I miss the routine of the hospital. Probably more the intersections with doctors and nurses and the seeing modern medicine in action. We are truly grateful for the care we received from so many great health care workers. We don’t want to be readmitted, but we know if that happens, we will be well cared for.

Keep praying! God is listening!

Ray Rhoton




11 thoughts on “The Bald and the Beautiful

  1. Thanks for the update. Your bride is beautiful inside and outside! Praying for more miracles and for wisdom for you and Kristi and the doctors. We love you both very much!


  2. Good news on how Kristi is doing every day. My prayers still go out to Kristi and the family. ❤️🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻❤️


  3. I agree with you, Ray! Kristi is beautiful being bald. But the best part is Kristi’s beautiful relationship she has with Jesus. I’m so glad I’m part of this awesome family!
    Love you all!


  4. Praise the Lord!
    It’s so wonderful to know that things are improving and that you all can breathe and not hold your breath so much of the time. Thanks for sharing Gods blessings


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