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.

Prayer Request

Okay, so I wasn't going to post today.
I always want to provide a bit of encouragement and joy to anyone that happens to bless me by stopping by my blog.

Today, I'm feeling a bit empty.
I'm embarrassed to write that after all that God has done for us.

But, honestly I am. (I don't want to be a downer, so please stop reading and run for a cheerier blog today, I'll understand, I promise. I'm looking for that blog today too.)

I'm trying so hard to encourage my precious daughter...but she is in extreme pain from the relentless headaches. My baby is in pain!

I had a headache yesterday and it made me feel bad. I can't imagine the feeling of having a headache off and on for 6 weeks or the awful pain of having the same constant headache for 16 days now.

Oh, yes I do know that God loves Rachel and me and that He doesn't like to see her suffer either, but it's still hard.

Our family thanks all of you for praying for us to find the right doctor for Rachel and that we would receive a confirmation of her diagnosis. God was so good to provide just the right doctor and confirm her diagnosis...in just a week. Wow!

Rachel had a wonderful day Saturday, but as of yesterday, she is back to only being able to stay in bed or her daddy's recliner. The headaches are severe with little relief right now.

Please, join us in praying that the Great Physician will cause this new medicine to work today so that Rachel will have much needed relief.

"I lift up my eyes to the hills—where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth." Psalm 121:1-2

And...I start back to school today. UGH! My heart's not in it...at all! But Rachel has asked me to keep my classes and finish what God has called me to do. He called me to be a wife and mother first and I'm ready to drop every class but, for Rachel, I'm going today...reluctantly.

If you are still reading this, thank you for allowing me to be completely transparent. I hope that you understand I am not whining or complaining. God has done so much for our family. How can I complain?

This is not too difficult for Him, but today it's difficult for us. I reminded Rachel last night, that in our weakness, He is strong. I'm going to try to remember that myself today.


Anonymous said...

I think this is what the blogger community is about. Loving one another and lifting them up.

I am praying for your Rachel today and everyday but I am also lifting up each of your family members. I pray that God sustains each of you and fills you each morning.

I hope your first day of class goes well!


bp said...

I'm glad you could share your heart today Kristi. To me it is normal to have the feelings you're having right now.

I am praying for Rachel and also for you as you begin classes.

Hugs to you today.

Lori said...

I continue to pray for you all. Saturate you mind with His word and his promises. He is faithful.

Deanna said...

prayed for your daughter in my morning prayer before ever reading this.

Peace and comfort to you and yours from the God who sustians. And from the God whose power is made strong thru our weakness.

hug, Deanna

Beth in NC said...

Any Mom would understand your feelings. It is a helpless feeling to see your child hurt. God bless you Kristi. I can't imagine how you feel, but I pray for a miracle with your precious daughter.

Sometimes just having a good cry helps relieve some of the stress.

God bless you and give you strength and wisdom in this season.


Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

I'm praying for Rachel and your whole family Kristi.

Hang in there ........
Stand on that verse you shared... I'm standing on it with you.

Jill said...

Oh Kristi - please allow us the honor of carrying this burden with you. That is what Jesus asks of us. To be the hands and feet for Him - we are called to bring your needs before Him too!

Please don't try to carry this alone. Tell Rachel we are here praying for her daily and trusting God to reveal His almighty power in her and through her! He has a plan for a future and hope! He makes no mistakes and this too shall pass!

Love and blessings,
Who has gone through so many medical things lately with her children understands how hard it is to see them suffering longer than a minute!

Tracy said...

Thank you for being real and transparent with us. Few things can rob us of joy and peace quicker than knowing our babies are in pain and feeling helpless to make it stop. Know your sweet Rachel and your whole family remain in my prayers. Wish we lived closer so I could give you a hug.


Erica said...

Oh sweet friend. We must be transparent with each other so that we can know how to pray and bear each other's burdens. I am so glad that you posted and that you were real!
Lord, we pray that you bring relief to Rachel and that you give peace to my sweet friend.

Homesteader in Training said...

IT can be very draining to see someone you love suffer.I don't think there is any who has read this that hasn't experienced that at some point in their life. That's when you call on the help of your prayer warrior friends. To intervene for you! Love you my friend.
Hugs to your whole family!
God is good, All the time!

ilovemy5kids said...

I have nothing to offer you...but if we lived closer, I'd bring you LOTS of chocolate! If you don't like the stuff, (I'd think you were totally weird) then I'd bring you some other scrumptious dessert!

Since, that is not really going to happen...I'll give you my favorite verse (well the good part).

Psalm 61
"When my heart is overwhelmed; Lead me to the rock that is higher than I." We are praying for you and your precious family!

Michele Williams said...

I am so glad you could open your heart to us... As Christians we should be able to share one anothers burdens...Rachel is one very special young lady! I am praying for your whole family my dear sweet friend! Love you...

Debra said...


So glad you could write it out and let us know so we know how to be praying for you and helping to bear your burden.

I am praying for you and Rachel and your whole family.

A great big hug from Florida, my friend.

Cheryl said...


My my. I guess a lot happens when I get out of touch. I'm so sorry to hear about Rachel and all you have been dealing with. But, thrilled you've been blessed with good news and great help. God is good and he provides when we need it.

I will be praying for all of you.


By the way, I worked for some neurologist for 6 years and still in contact with them. Since I am your neighboring state (Oklahoma), they may know someone, if you ever need any help in the future.