//February 27, 2022// Beautiful mess // With all the snow, ice, and cold in Oklahoma, we have had to bring our dogs onto the back enclosed patio. This is challenging because it has been below 30 degrees for several days straight. Every couple hours I’ll run the dogs out and let them do their business … Continue reading A Beautiful Mess
//February 25, 2022// next up // Today, Kristi is getting a CT Scan. She has to drink a bunch of contrast liquid. She wishes she could chug it down like a proper drinker, but it is not her superpower 😂. The plan coming up is to get blood drawn on Monday the 28th and continue … Continue reading NEXT UP
hugs, ports, and twos
//2.22.22// hugs, ports, and twos// This past week has been the calm before the storm. Kristi has continued to improved and recover from her surgery 4 weeks ago. I love watching her move around better and better each day. It’s interesting because she doesn’t think she is getting better. When I watch her it’s like … Continue reading hugs, ports, and twos
From Cowering to Comforting
//February 16, 2022// ⁃ From Cowering to Comfort - Trials, trauma, and suffering have strange effects on the mind, body, and soul. It’s a little like when I was younger and our family would go to the beach. We had our favorite destination and would play in the waves for hours everyday. Trouble would only … Continue reading From Cowering to Comforting
Happy Valentine’s Day from Kristi
//February 14, 2022 // //Happy Valentine’s Day from Kristi// Ray has never been one to like PDA on social media, but after the last 6 weeks we’ve had hopefully he’ll forgive me. I’ve had the opportunity to watch him live out our vows in such a special way, and it has been such a gift. … Continue reading Happy Valentine’s Day from Kristi
I can’t believe I have cancer!
I can’t believe I have cancer! // February 12, 2022 // Almost every day in our conversations, Kristi will look at me or the kids and say, “I can’t believe I have cancer!” It is surreal. It is shocking. The “C” word or Cancer has brought fear to humanity for centuries. Cancer has affected humans … Continue reading I can’t believe I have cancer!
//February 10, 2022// Yesterday was a big day for Kristi. We went to her Oncology appointment and then to the Surgeon to have her staples removed. Sorry, no pictures of the staple removal! Max said Kristi’s scar looks like a centipede. He’s right! It looks like a 14 inch centipede is crawling on her stomach! … Continue reading ASK
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 … Continue reading The Bald and the Beautiful
February 6, 2022 Kristi has had a decent couple of days at home. We are staying in top of her pain and I’m being the best nurse I can be. I’ve made spreadsheets and timelines for daily improvement, cooked and cleaned, walked with Kristi, hung out with the kids, worked on a conference and slept. … Continue reading Silence
We Made It Home and Slept Like Babies
February 4, 2022 We made it home again. We pray that this time is for good. The weather cooperates and the roads were clear. Our family clear the path all the way to the garage - thank you Jim and Randy!! Being home again brings about a small measure of anxiety. We are once again … Continue reading We Made It Home and Slept Like Babies