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.

Just Thinking

I don't really have a clever way to begin this post....my mind is going in a thousand different directions today, it seems. So, I'll just share a few of my thoughts from the week. Is that okay?

1. Picking new paint trim and a new front door color is hard but so much more fun with the help of amazing blogging friends. I'm liking this look below, I think....well for now....do you have an opinion about it? (That's the cool thing about paintshop pro/photoshop it's not permanent yet!

2. It's hard to watch your oldest daughter continue to have daily headaches....since December 25th....which is way too long. Rachel still has not had a day without a headache. We've tried several medications and dosages and we are anxiously waiting for more brain scans and appointments in the coming weeks.

Please, pray with us that we will find the answer to headache free days very soon. School is only 4 1/2 weeks away and I thought she would be so much better by now. It's hard to be patient. I'm thankful for Leslie, the pediatric neurologist's nurse who is always so quick to return phone calls.

We know that the Lord is working in this and that He is showing Himself so faithful to Rachel and to us. We are still praying that this will somehow only be a short season and that she will come out of this more like Jesus and able to share the amazing work that God did in her life through this diagnosis and treatment. He is doing a mighty work in her life, I just know it!

3. Standing up for what is true and right isn't always easy, especially when it happens in a youth committee meeting. The easiest thing would have been to just sit there and be silent but when the Holy Spirit stirs your heart, your best choice is to obey even if what you feel led to say isn't well received and personal attacks seem to follow. It was still the right thing to do and the Lord has been so gracious to minister that to me.

{sigh, my heart is still a bit broken over this one}

4. A trip to the garden does wonders for the soul. There is beauty in squash blooms, even the ones that have bugs in them. Is that how we look to the Father? He sees it all, doesn't He...and yet He loves us...what a thought!

5. I am greatly anticipating seeing these sunflowers in full bloom. There seems to be a competition to see which one can reach the sky first. As a Kansas girl, I love glorious sunflowers.

6. I use to be an above-ground pool snob....until we priced an in ground, custom pool. Do you know the easiest way to overcome being an above-ground-pool snob? Yes, it's buying one and putting it in your backyard. We've joined the countless ranks of pool owners ...and we love it.

Our little bichon, Tinkerbell, loves it too. She enjoys floating on my raft with me. The chihuahua, Lizzie, not so much.

7. Summer rains in July are absolutely a blessing. Rachel and Hannah delighted in seeing little birds looking at us through our windows. This little one was so wet!

8. Last one, I think! Basketball camp can wear a girl out and make one very sore. Rubbing icy-hot on Hannah's legs can bring out the funniest giggles.
I better get to mowing. The sun is shining and it is a beautiful new day.
Have a blessed day in the Lord today.


Sheryl said...

Kristi, I am praying for Rachel. I had so hoped her headaches were better. It's got to be so hard as a mother to watch your child be in pain. I, too, am finding as many joys as I can this summer. It's my favorite time of year! Once again, your post has touched me.


Brenda said...

Love the door color and sending best wishes for Rachel and the upcoming school year!

Karyn said...

You are obviously a genius to use photoshop to try out a door color. I love a black door! I also like super dark green doors like Farrow & Ball Carriage Green 94 or Sherwin Williams Vogue Green.

I am so sorry Rachel is not getting any releif from the pain. Headaches stink! I know this sounds crazy, but have you tried pressure points? Take four wooden clothes pins (not too tight) and put them firmly between the fingers on one hand. As the pain lessens, take one off and wait, then try another. Sometimes you have to add them back on and let the pressure go a little longer. Blessings!

Beth in NC said...

I love the door color too and I've been wondering about Rachel lately. I haven't been visiting as much because I've been so busy, but I wondered if she was still having headaches. Poor baby. I know you want this to be over for her forever.

I'll pray for her again.

Enjoy your pool!