Welcome to my little corner of the world. I am so honored by your visit today. My name is Kristi and I am married to my college sweetheart(I refer to him here as "Mr. Incredible"), momma to my 2 beautiful girls who are growing much too quickly, a high school computer teacher, photographer, and a gardener (at times~right now I'm growing weeds). I love to laugh, drink strong Starbucks coffee, take pictures, and be anywhere my family is. Jesus is my Savior and I try so hard to be the wife and momma that He has called me to be. I often fail but He lovingly picks me up, dusts me off, and encourages me that with Him all things are possible. Feel free to join me on this journey of faith, stop in and say hello, look around, and leave a comment~I love comments. Why "Kiki's Corner?" My nephews call me Aunt Kiki and I love that too.

The Lord's Favor

Happy Thankful Thursday to all of you!
I couldn't let today pass by without telling you about what God did for us yesterday.

I have to begin by telling you that my mom sent me an email early yesterday morning. She said, "Blessings to you today and the Lord's favor are my prayers." The Lord's favor was upon us. Here is what happened:

A dear friend of ours called yesterday afternoon to give us contact information for a neurosurgeon. This isn't your typical doctor. Oh, no. This doctor graduated from Harvard and from an excellent medical school in Texas, he has been extensively published, is highly esteemed by his colleagues and patients, and has received many awards such as "Best Doctors in America in 2006."

I thought it was sweet of our friend to give us his contact information. Out of love for our daughter, I sent the good doctor an email and hoped that this VIP doctor, who didn't know us at all, would respond to my email but, I wasn't holding my breath.

In one hour I received a gracious reply from the doctor. One hour! I was overwhelmed to the point of tears. (Lord, you are just too good to us!) Not only had he heard about the doctor that we will see in the morning, but he added that he has heard good things about him and he recommends that we keep our appointment. Also, if we need another option or second opinion, he recommended 2 of his pediatric neurosurgeons and added that we could use his name as a reference.

I am almost overwhelmed again to the point of tears as I type this. I told my husband last night (If you are new to my blog, I refer to him as Mr. Incredible to protect our privacy...and because he really is incredible) that it feels like we are on the tiniest raft surrounded by water in a vast ocean. Believe me, I know that we are not in this alone. God's mighty hands are wrapped around our family completely and we know many of you are in this boat with us through prayer.

It's just the fact that we didn't know any neurosurgeons (I'm thankful there has not been a reason to know one as a doctor) and as any parent would, we want the best doctor possible for our daughter. Clearly this man is at the top of his field. For him to respond to my email in one hour just really blew me away. Isn't God amazing? Nothing is too difficult for Him.

Whether we get to meet this doctor on this side of heaven or not, he was a blessing to my family. One of our prayers in all of this is that somehow, with God's help and leading, He would use us in the midst of this to be a blessing to others too. Don't get me wrong...there are times I want the world to stop! But, I have learned enough to know that somehow life isn't always about us. We don't want to become so self focused that we miss the opportunity to share His love with those around us. Even in this season, we want God to receive much honor and glory.

I better get my sweet Hannah to school. Thank you for your prayers. Your support for our family is such a blessing.


P.S. If this is your first visit to my blog, welcome! You can find out more about Rachel's story in the previous 3 posts.

PPS For more Thankful Thursday lists, please visit Iris at Grace Alone.


Michele Williams said...

I am so glad the Lord has given you peace in regards to the doctor you will Friday. Praise the Lord... He is awesome. She is in the best hands... God's! He is the great Physician! Amen! We'll keep praying!

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

Oh Kristi,

What good news... YOU HAVE FOUND FAVOR! My heart and prayers have been with you... and we are praying so hard. Sunday morning in church, I wrote Rachel's name down and that she's having terrible headaches and needs healing, and dropped it in the offering plate as it went by. She is ON our prayer list. People are praying in Arkansas my sweet sister. KEEP PRAISING GOD AND LOOKING UP....
remember: We're praying for you, Hannah, and Mr. Incredible too!

Denise said...

My love and prayers are with your family sweetie.

Beth in NC said...

How wonderful! That truly is a miracle to get an email from a surgeon! Wow -- definitely favor! I'm rejoicing with you!

God bless you!

bp said...

Wow! I continue to be amazed at God's answers to prayers. It is very encouraging to read how the Lord is holding your hands and showing you His favor each step of the way. Continuing to pray for Rachel.

Melanie said...

Oh, Kristi... as I've read your posts over the last week or so regarding Rachel I just never cease to be amazed with the ways God is working.

Happy Thankful Thursday!

Homesteader in Training said...

Oh that is so incredibly wonderful my friend. God is so GOOD!!!

UKZoe said...

WOW, it moved me to tears just reading about him responding so quickly and how that has blessed you.

Lori said...

Rejoicing and praising with you today. "If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him." James 1:5

Heather B. said...

I'm thankful you have opportunties for such great dr's..

My prayers are with you.

BTW, Love your blog, it's so pretty!

ilovemy5kids said...

It seems you are finding favor with God and man, growing in wisdom. Blessings to you my sweet blogging friend!

God's never taken His eye off of you. Not for a millisecond. He's always near. He lives to hear your heartbeat. He loves to hear your prayers. (Max Lucado)

Laurie Ann said...

Oh, how He is watching over you! I love it! Praying for your daughter...Happy Thankful Thursday!

Tracy said...

Wow! Indeed the Lord has poured out favor upon you. I love when He moves so unmistakably.

As promised, I added Rachel to our office Bible study prayer list, so you can count on several others covering her in prayer. Keep us posted and we'll keep praying!

Hugs from KY,

Debra said...


I just shared this with Josh and he said "yep, see, they called and God answered" (his life verse this year is Jeremiah 33:3)!!

I'm so blessed to read the favor you were granted. We are praying for Rachel and your family.

As I was praying for her last night I came upon Isaiah 41:10 for you "Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed; for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand".

Know, my sister, there are no Hands more capable!!

Hugs to you!

Erica said...

I'm praising the Lord right along with you. Isn't it amazing how He works on behalf of His children!

Susan said...

Oh wow, what a major blessing! Isn't it neat how God works on our behalf?

I also found it interesting that I could reach neurosurgeons online, and could not get our regular doctor to return a call!! Amazing huh?

When you get a minute, please drop me a line and let me know who you contacted.

Being in the brain tumor world, I've talked to and seen so many.

The Lord blessed us with seeing Ben Carson, at Johns Hopkins. If you're not familiar, just type in his name in Google and see what you come up with!!

He's written several books, my favorite "Gifted Hands". He's a strong Christian.

He handles all the most difficult cases out there.


Karen M said...

That is so cool. God really is good all the time. And your dedication to Him is a blessing to us all. Keep letting your light shine.