Saturday, February 16, 2008


Milton, here:

Hard journeys are made harder when you have to travel alone.


When we got home from our Valentine date Thursday evening, Kristy pulled all of the beautiful cards she has received these last three months and spread the on the kitchen table. She looked long and hard and with tears.

The dearest kindness words have come from far and wide and have comforted us. Every card represents loving care and intense prayer. We have felt the presence and support of dear friends, old friends. Did I say "old" friends? Erase that, I'm not old. Kristy doen't like me to use that "old" word.

We have found so many new friends as people have read Kristy's blog and reached out to us through gracious, loving comments. What comfort. What blessing. What encouragement. Words cannot describe.

It has been so touching to read the comments of Kristy's writing buddies who have stuck right in here with us. Over and over they have written. Daily they have found new wonderful ways to write the right words of incredible kindness—words that make you feel like going one more step.

Some of Kristy's writing friends I have never had the opportunity to meet, but I feel I know them up close and personal as we have traveled together these last weeks.

Our dear relatives and our precious church family have hung close and hard. They have proven their faith by their works. I guess they have all read what Brother James had to say about that. Their loving acts could fill a dozen blogs or more.

All of you have prayed, prayed, and prayed some more. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

You are helping bear our burdens so we don't have to walk alone. God bless you for being there even at a distance—we feel your love and it helps.

There is much more to write as we move forward in this journey to victory. Thanks again for going with us. Your incredible kindness makes the travel easier.

How is Kristy?

She has had a great week. This has been a major turn around for her. She is weak and it is so hard for her to be unable to move at her ususal breakneck speed. She wants to write. She wants to live. She wants to love. This is one amazing woman.

Keep praying for her and for us.


At 12:22 AM, Blogger susie said...

Milton and Kristy,

You are on an incredible journey. I am a writer and found this blog in November. I wrote to you around the holidays to encourage you thru my own recent journey in faith. My husband took a fall last year and suffered a traumatic brain injury, broken neck and heart attack. I waited by his side for 5 weeks in a coma and 6 months in the hospital. You are right, the love and prayers of friends family, church and many, many kind people across the world helped sustain me in the darkest of times. But Jesus walked ahead and made a way to bear it and find hope and even joy in the moments.

It's the best of times and the worst of times. We were given a miracle of life but have many challenges to meet in the days ahead.

I pray for strength, hope love and healing for you and stand with you as a testimony of Gods faithfulness, whatever the outcome. I hope to have the privalege of meeting you someday.
God continue to bless and keep you
Sue Maley

At 12:28 AM, Blogger susie said...

Oh, I meant to share my husbans blog with you so you could see all the prayers and blessing and how far God has brought us. I hope it is encouraging.

At 12:35 AM, Blogger Janet Spaeth said...

Kristy and Milton, how could we NOT pray for you? Yours is truly a love story, and it's touched the hearts of everyone who knows you.

You inspire us all.

I blogged about a video we saw in church on Ash Wednesday. It's from NOOMA and it's called "Rain." You can watch it on NOOMA's website ( It's about God's love for us and suffering, and it's beautiful.

We love you both!

At 1:35 AM, Blogger DayleShockley said...

What a treat to see the Florida love birds having a date on Valentine's Day. Kristy looks radiant... you both do. Love has a way of making it so, doesn't it? May you have many more dates in the months and years ahead.

Praying for you all.

At 2:18 AM, Blogger Julie Carobini said...

I will, and I am! (praying)


At 7:03 AM, Blogger Pam Meyers said...

Seeing Kristy's cards and notes filling the table warmed my heart. What a visible showing of the love of Christ to her.
Praise God for your good week, Kristy. I'm praying for many more to come!

At 12:14 PM, Blogger Robin Bayne said...

Grateful for good days! Praying : )

At 2:24 PM, Blogger Blissful said...

What a wonderful blessing this week! I think it was definitely a sign from God, a touch of His love and grace, with more to come. Praying also, Kristy, that you will be able to complete your precious novel.

Lauralee Bliss
Fellow Heartsong Author

At 6:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Kristy & Milton,

What an example you are of married love the way Jesus meant it to be. Yes, we'll all leave this earth some day--that's a given. But what matters most is what we've done while we were here. I know you don't take for granted what it means to find your forever mate the first time around. That hasn't happened for many of us, hard as we tried. Thank you for sharing your love through good times and bad, and giving hope to all who pass this way.


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