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.

Rachel's Writings

One of Rachel's make-up assignments was to write a persuasive speech. She wrote this while I was at class. I had no idea what she had written. This momma's heart was just filled to overflowing when I read her speech. She gave me permission to share it with you:

Having a Happy Attitude By: Rachel

Have you ever been so overwhelmed by the things of life that you felt totally helpless and depressed? A recent study shows that if you are positive and happy about things, you will be benefiting your life. The study shows that being happy gives you better health, a longer life,successful relationships, success in work, and better mental health.

I've recently felt the overwhelming feeling that almost everyone has experienced, and to be honest I didn't like it! With the recent discovery of a disorder in my head, the horrible headaches I'm having to experience, and all the work I have to make-up made me feel helpless and alone.

Through all of it I was reminded that I'm not alone and God has blessed me with many things. For one, God made it possible to get me into have an MRI on a Saturday, which is nearly impossible, and we knew the results the very next day. Another thing He did that might seem small to you, but huge to me was that when we went to Fort Worth for a doctor's appointment I really wanted to eat at one of my favorite restaurants, the Macaroni Grill. My parents said that once we got to our hotel that we would try and find one. To our surprise, a Macaroni Grill was in the same parking lot as our hotel! God is so good!

Through these last two weeks I've tried to keep a happy attitude, only because I have so much to be happy for. Sure, I've had my moments and really got upset, but looking at all my heavenly Father has done makes me realize how happy I should be. Having a happy attitude makes you feel better, and is contagious to other people. Try turning your frown upside down!

Ahhh, God is good! The new treatments are starting to work. She feels like getting out today. We are off to get her beautiful hair trimmed. Doesn't that always make a girl feel better? May each one of you have blessed weekend!



Sheryl said...

Kristi, oh my goodness! What a blessing that Rachel saw the positive through all she's been through! Thank you for sharing.

Cheryl said...


Yes, your heart should be bursting. It is so awesome to read your sweet Rachel's thoughts. She has hit the nail on the head. So very true!

Thank you and Rachel for sharing!


Homesteader in Training said...

That is so great my friend. She is growing in the Lord! I'm glad that you found something that is working for her and she has some relief. Don't forget to take a before and after picture of her hair lol.

Debra said...

A wise woman in the making is what you have there Kristi! Rachel, we are praying for you, sweet one.

Sending you great big hugs from Florida!

Beth in NC said...

That is precious! And praise God she is feeling relief. I pray that difficult season is coming to an end!

Bless you!

Melanie said...

Oh, my.... Kristi! What a precious heart your Rachel has for God! I pray she has good weekend filled with my blessings.

Cathryn said...

Hi Kristi, My name is Cathryn. My college-age daughter and I did a close "look over" of your blog last night. I know Michele and I just decide to click on your profile pic. Katelyn and I read all of your posts from the onset of Rachel's illness. It was tremendously moving. It was such an encouragement to read today's post ~ seeing your daughter's character and strength in adversity. And it was just as encouraging to hear that treatments are making her feel better. As we read post after post we were so desperately wanting her to just feel better. My comment is kind of lengthy and I looked for an email address but didn't see where you had one posted. So sorry about this. :) Congratulations on your accomplishment to soon be certified. Your family is beautiful. And if Hannah is 5'10" then you all nearly have a whole basketball team in your family. :) I'm tall as well. I look forward to keeping up with Rachel's continued progress ~ and praise God that she is feeling better. Blessings ~ Cathryn

bp said...

This is very encouraging to read Rachel's words! I'm glad she let you share it with us.

Brenda said...

Thank you so much for sharing Rachel's words. She is wise beyond her years and her positive attitude is amazing!

I was so happy that she is starting to feel better!

Deanna said...

Rachel's Writing was so very inspiring, and what a wonderful momma she has!

I wanted to say thank you for your sweet words you left in my comment box on my Thankful Thursday post!
To God be ALL the Glory! He is worthy to be praised.

Goodnight & blessings!
In Him, Deanna

Jill - Blessed Mom of 8 said...

Rachel - that was beautiful!

God is good all of the time and I'm praising Him for your knowledge at such a tender age.

What a blessing it is to hear you still being positive despite your circumstances! Faith is a powerful thing!

Our family keeps you in our prayers!

Kristi - you are one blessed Momma!


Michele Williams said...

She is so wise beyond her years! She is such a blessing to me!

come over to my blog and pick up some awards...


Karla @ Ramblin' Roads said...

Just catching up on your blog. I hope everything works out for Rachel. What a sweet attitude she has. Keep us posted!

Tracy said...

She is so right. A grateful, positive heart and attitude makes all the difference in the world! What an awesome inspiration Rachel!

Thanks for sharing.


Beverly said...


Oh! I know how proud you must be. It is always a blessing to see a child grow in their faith. I will be praying for Rachel.

God Bless,