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.

Rejoicing in God's Amazing Grace!

I am so behind in my blogging.  Life has been happening at warped speed.  So many things in our first three weeks of summer break...left me a bit exhausted.  I am happy to say, that I am feeling more like me again, although Oscar the Grouch (see previous post) is still trying to rear her ugly head occasionally. 

I thought I would get caught up documenting all that we have done these past three weeks.

Our family headed to Grapevine, Texas for a wedding on June 11th.  We left our part of Texas a few days before so that we could do a little shopping and to visit Cook Children's Hospital for the last time!  Glory!

But, before we left, the girls got a little "feathered."  Have you seen the feather look?  Yes, I know it's totally from the 70's, but it is retro cool again.  We found a sweet girl who came right over with feathers in tow.  There were so many to choose from but this is what the girls chose:

Hannah liked the green ones and Rachel liked the pink ones:
After they were properly feather-fied, thank you Alayna, we hit the road.  Road trip, baby!
We met Mr. Incredible's family for dinner at Pappadeaux's where yummy seafood awaited, checked into the hotel, and slept for a bit.  The next morning it was time to do a little shopping.  Charming Charlie's anyone?  Yes, please!  I adore this store.  They have the best accessories...and they are not very expensive, unless you are Mr. Incredible.  Ha!

I wanted to snap a picture of my girls in between shopping for the perfect accessories.  Apparently, I was still shopping when I took this photo because I focused my camera on the jewelry behind my girls instead of on my girls.  OiY!
After doing a little shopping, it was time to drive to Ft. Worth for Rachel's last appointment with her pediatric neurosurgeon.

Look at the sweet smile on her face as she waited:

Hannah got caught up on a little reading:

And then Dr. Roberts arrived.  We were so glad to see him!  He doesn't know this, but we count him as part of our family now.  We are so thankful for him and for how God used him.  He did a thorough neurological check up and confirmed what we already knew...she is perfectly fine...no complications!  Glory!  Rachel had a few questions for him before she goes off to college {sob!} in August and he answered every one.  He was so gracious to remind her all that had happened and encouraging too.  Since our daughter is now 18, this was our last visit and naturally, I had to have a picture:
Words will never be able to describe our absolute joy and thankfulness for this wonderful doctor that the Lord blessed us with.  Dr. Roberts is careful to not take any credit for Rachel's miracle, we know it was the Lord, but we are thankful for his part too.  God used him in a mighty way! 

Rachel and I cried in the parking lot, tears of joy, as our minds recalled all that has taken place in her life and all that took place at Cook Children's Hospital.  As we made our way to the car, we saw families who are in the beginning stages of diagnosis and treatment, and our hearts ached for them.  We wanted to tell them to keep praying and believing because God can do anything....Rachel's precious life is proof of that! 

After calling my parents to tell them Rachel's wonderful news, it was time to celebrate!  Pei Wei's sounded like the perfect spot!
After lunch, it was time to go back to the hotel, change clothes, and attend a wedding rehearsal and dinner, but I'll tell you about that tomorrow.  Ya'll have a blessed day!

1 comment:

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

Rejoicing with you!!! What a great report. God is truly so faithful!!