Friday, December 28, 2007


Photo: My real hair.
In the Comments Section under "No Wigs At Wal-Mart," below, Ane Mulligan said this to Milton: tell Kristy's friends at church to pull out their hats. Every time I've had a friend at church who lost her hair and she wore a hat, so did I. A couple of other friends committed to this, too, so she never felt alone or the center of attention for the hat.

Kristy, here: excellent idea, Ane!

A church lady just called and said she didn't think I would go half bald, that that's what THEY (radiation technicians) said. She's an effervescent lady of faith, and I latched onto that encouraging word.

I had asked the techs if I would just have a Mohawk swath of hair to fall out (at the radiation site--the whole left side of my head), and that's when one of them said, "No, you'll be half bald, straight down the middle and all the way over to the side."

Whatever happens, I shall deal with it, with God's help, just as I have everything that's happened to me.

He is Adonai, "The Lord, Master."

He El Roi, "The One Who Sees Me."

He is Jehovah Jireh, "The Lord Will Provide."

He is Jehovah-Shammah, "The Lord Is There, My Companion."


Thanks, Ane, for sending this list of the names of God. Man, when you think of all the aspects of God, it just blows you away!


When I told our congregation about my GMB brain cancer, I said, "If I have to get a wig, maybe I'll get two or three in different shades of red," and then with a twinkle in my eye, I said, "Maybe I'll get a blonde one. Milton might like that." He was standing beside me, and he said, loudly, "No, I love red!" and the congregation roared.

After that service, a man in our church told me will buy my wig. Isn't God good?


At 12:47 PM, Blogger Miralee said...

I've been praying for total healing and will continue to do so...but now I'm going to stand in agreement with the lady from your church that you WON'T lose all or even half of your hair. God cares about what we care about. Hugging you via cyberspace, because I care, too.

At 1:42 PM, Blogger Ann Closs said...

whatever happens, you will still be beautiful, kristy. your beauty comes from deep within and your face shines with beauty. God is in control and He loves you sooo much. we love you too! we're still praying for you everyday!
love, howard and ann

At 4:27 PM, Blogger DJ said...

Ann beat me too it, God made "You" beautiful inside as well as outside. You are so loved, no one would even notice if you did have less hair. I stand with many others,praying it will be Gods Will that you not lose any of your lovely hair.

At 4:45 PM, Anonymous Carrie Turansky said...

Hi Kristy,
You've got me thinking about wigs...I even looked them up on-line, trying to imagine what you might choose. There are some really beautiful styles and they are available in a lot of great colors. I am sure you would look wonderful as a blonde...but I love your red hair. : )

Whatever happens with your hair, your beauty is the unfading kind that comes from your heart and shines out through your eyes and smile. You will always be beautiful to those of us who love you.

I am praying for you today, asking God to hold you close, comfort you, and affirm your true beauty

Carrie T.

At 5:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kristy, God made a few "perfect " heads, the rest he covered in hair!! With or without hair you are a beautiful lady that has unending talents and gifts. We are continuing to pray for a total healing. God Bless,
Rick and Peggy Peterson

At 7:26 PM, Blogger DShockley said...

You have gorgeous hair, Kristy, but what makes you beautiful is your sweet spirit, and that cannot be taken from you.


At 8:12 PM, Blogger Katy McKenna said...

About Milton loving red: My hubby is the same way. I've colored my hair red from the age of 16. So he's only known me as a redhead. When I had brain surgery 8 years ago, I got a bit paranoid about the dye somehow seeping through the incision, so I went au natural for a few years. I'm telling you, that man could not WAIT till the red came back! You are a darling lady, Kristy, and will be beautiful no matter what.

I want to add something I think about every day when I visit your site: You couldn't have given your blog a more God-ordained name. "Christian Love Stories." The story of your ongoing love affair with Milton is perhaps the best Christian love story I've ever read. Thank you for writing it!!

At 8:37 PM, Blogger Ane Mulligan said...

I'm so glad you're praying God's names and thinking about them. It really does blow you away, huh? He truly is all that we need.

And get red, Kristy! There's nothing better. :o)

At 7:48 AM, Blogger Kristy Dykes said...

Thanks, Miralee!

Thank you, Ann Closs, sweet thang from our church. What an encourager you are. BTW, I'm going to answer your email. I scrolled and saw it and plan to answer you.

Thanks for ALL these wonderful comments. The thing is, if I lose it, it WILL grow back!

Katy, I don't color my hair mother was redheaded and had four redheaded children. ALL of our red hair started darkening in our 40's. So, about three times A YEAR I put a little L'Oreal on mine, and it's a lighter red for awhile, and then it goes back to its natural shade and there's no transition. It just blends in. Don't know how.

At 8:42 AM, Blogger Katy McKenna said...

Kristy, I was a redheaded little girl, and have always had red highlights. So the way I see it, good old L'Oreal is just helping the rest of my hair match the highlights! Bless you this Saturday....

At 9:43 PM, Blogger Elaine Millender said...

Dear Kristy,
Larry and I have been keeping up with you via your blog. Please know that we are praying for you and Milton often as well as having you on our prayer team's prayer list.
As you are aware, my mom has been battling metasticized breast cancer in the bones for the last 7 1/2 years. She was given 6 - 12 months of quality life, per the doctors. Since then she has been to Norway, Hawaii, Los Angeles (twice for the Price is Right), Las Vegas (she loves the slot machines:)), on several cruises and has lived to hold 7 new great-grandchildren! In 2000, she attended one of our campmeetings and received a word from one of the speakers, "Lady, God said to tell you it is not over until HE says it's over!" This speaker did not know anything about my Mom. She has held onto that word. That, along with her great attitude toward life is what has kept her all this time. She is a real fighter and refuses to just lay down and die!
Sometimes we have to fight for what is ours! Fight the fight of faith!! You have many people around the world lifting you and Milton up in prayer. When you get weary, we will help carry you in the Spirit until you are stengthened again!!
As for the wig, which is why I started this post in the first place:), when my mom's hair fell out for the first time 7 years ago, I went with her to help pick out a wig. I told her it was the perfect opportunity to be whatever hair color she wanted to be. And that she could even have a different haircolor every day if she wanted! Just remember that you will be beautiful no matter your haircolor and that your beautiful spirit will even outshine a bald head!!!
Larry and I love you and Milton so much. You both hold a special place in our hearts.

In Christ, Our Healer,
Elaine Millender

At 9:51 PM, Blogger Kristy Dykes said...

Elaine, you have touched my heart and given me a new spurt of courage, faith, and hope. We love you and Larry, too. Thanks for your prayers. So glad your mom is doing so well. Tell her we said hi.


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