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 Appointment

I am just beside myself. I didn't think my child's pain could get any worse but it has. I have never seen Rachel like this...ever!

She physically cannot get up to go to the bathroom by herself.
She is so weak and fears that she may pass out.

Walking less than 30 steps leaves her winded and pale.
We are desperate for the Great Physician
to "Have mercy on me (Rachel), be my (her) helper!" (Psalm 30:10).

After many, many prayers, and several phone calls our March 12th appointment has been moved to this Friday morning. We are rejoicing in God's work in this!

There is another amazing doctor that we are trying to see also. Our pediatrician's office faxed copies of the brain scans (MRIs and CAT scans) to his office this morning.
The doctor will look over the slides and decide if he will take Rachel as a new patient.

We are praying that he decides to say yes. We are also believing that nothing is too difficult for God and that if He chooses, Dr. W will have an opening in Dallas this weekend too.

It would be such a blessing to travel to the metroplex and be able to see both doctors this weekend.

We are still asking God to heal Rachel and we believe that He will. There is nothing too difficult for Him! We continue to place our trust, hope, and faith in Him. He is over it all. We take great comfort in knowing that our Redeemer is Faithful and True and that He has shown Himself faithful to us time and time again.

Even in the midst of Rachel's pain and the helplessness that we feel, we will trust in the Lord, our Strong Tower, the Healer, the Provider, the Lover of our Souls, the Great I Am, our Shield and Defender, Immanuel, the Rock, Sustainer, Life Giver, Great Physician, and so much more!

I learned a new name for God this week: He is Jehovah Shammah which means "The Lord is there." Even in His silence He is there...in the middle of her pain...He is there....in the middle of the night when my heart is so burdened and broken for my daughter...He is there. No matter what...He is there!
And I am so thankful.


Homesteader in Training said...

Oh my dear friend I am so sorry that you all are going through this. I am praying so hard for Rachel and you all as well. You are keeping grounded in the word and that's so good.
Big hugs my friend.

Tracy said...

Oh Kristi, HE IS there. My heart just aches for you and Rachel.

For the LORD will not cast off for ever: But though he cause grief, yet will he have compassion according to the multitude of his mercies. For he doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men. Lamentations 3:31-33

Praying, praying my friend.

Angela said...

Father, I praise You and thank You for Your favor and opening up the door so this precious child can be seen by the specialist on Friday. I praise You Lord for my Fearless Friday Meme so that I can lift her up at my blog, asking other's to stand in the gap for this precious one.
Father, I praise You for this mother's courage. Courage and strength that is in YOU ALONE. I thank You Father. With tears running down my face, I thank You that You will comfort them during this storm, that You give them the strength to fight the good fight of faith, and even though You have called them to the front lines of this battle, YOU WILL NOT LEAVE THEM THERE ALONE..You are there in their midst, You are there. Even though Satan is using this to harm them, we praise You Father God because You have intended it for good, for the saving of many lives. When people read about this, when people hear about this, when people are in their presence, they WILL KNOW that the power and glory of God reigns, REIGNS in this family...You are for them and not against them and we thank You...We will not fear, nor dread no evil, for You are here!! Alleluia...amen amen amen

((((((((((((hugs))) I wish I could hold your hand and we could cry out together to our Father...and just sob...sigh....

Anonymous said...

Prayers ascending Kristi...for Rachel, for the new doctor, for you, and for your family.

Father, have mercy on Rachel and be her helper today, tomorrow, and always.

ilovemy5kids said...

Thinking of you...

bp said...

Oh Kristi, I read your post earlier today and you've been in my prayers since. I am lifting up Rachel and the doctors. I'm praying for victory. I'm praying for the Lord to be with you as a mom and to give you the strength in Him that you need.

sister sheri said...

When you pass through the waters,
I will be with you, and

When you pass through the rivers,
they will not sweep over you.

When you walk through the fire,
you will not be burned
the flames will not set you ablaze.

Isaiah 43:2 NIV

God... thank you for being there...

I am so praying for you and Rachel and the family...

Sheryl said...

Kristi, I am only now reading your message, as I worked tonight. I am so sorry that Rachel is in so much pain. From one mom to another, I am thinking of you every moment.


Brenda said...

Kristi, I am so sorry that Rachel is in so much pain. Keep faith! You are all in my thoughts & prayers.

Erica said...

Precious friend,
My heart is breaking for you right at this very moment. I cannot imagine my child being in so much pain and feeling helpless to alleviate the hurt. I am so moved by your faithfulness to place this completely in the hands of the Great Physician. I will be praying that she will be able to see both doctors this weekend. Please know that you are not alone!