Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Cloud of Peace at Hospice

Norma here (Milton's sister):

Kristy and Milton have mentioned many times about the "cloud of peace" that has surrounded Kristy since this journey began. It is still with her in the hospice room...

I too am a pastor's wife and have been with many as they have faced the most difficult times of their lives. I have witnessed the tangible presence of God as some drew near to heaven. Again, I am witnessing the awesome truth and promise that He is with us no matter if we ascend to the highest heavens or descend to the depths of the sea. No matter what we face He is with us.

Kristy is always planning, coordinating, arranging and making sure everything is just right...she is still doing that! Amazing how one so weak can keep us all straight!

Last night I mentioned that my son, Bryan, was sick and Kristy immediately raised her hands and began praying for him! So very much the way she has lived her life...caring for the needs of others.

Thank you all for your prayers for Kristy, Milton, Julie, Jennifer and our family.

Norma McGee


At 10:25 AM, Blogger Mary Connealy said...

The only think harder than holding onto faith in terrible situations is NOT holding on.

At 10:42 AM, Anonymous Lucy Neeley Adams said...

Dear Norma, I am sure that you have a precious sister in law. Kristy has been a part of my heart since I heard this in Nov. God's blessings of peace and healing to all of your wonderful family. Your brother, Milton, is a true man of God. The world is blessed with these faith blogs and I thank you. My love in our Jesus ,
Lucy Neeley Adams

At 11:55 AM, Anonymous Caroline Denham said...

Hi Aunt Norma! It's Caroline! I hope that y'all are doing well considering the circumstances. I miss you and Uncle Ronnie, and hope that I can see you again soon. I am praying for all of you, and Mom and Dad should be down there tomorrow to join the gang. Love you guys. Give Aunt Kristy a hug for me, and tell her I love her.

At 12:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you and your family for so openly and generously sharing of yourselves on this blog. Christ has touched me through Kristy, as I'm sure He has touched others. You are all in my prayers.

A Friend

At 1:20 PM, Blogger DayleShockley said...


I've never met your wonderful sister-in-law and brother, but all of us in cyberspace feel as if we know them. They have been quite courageous to carry us on this difficult journey with them, but I'm grateful they did. It has strengthened me in many, many ways.

Thanks for blogging.

At 1:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing about the "cloud of peace"

I was thinking this morning that when we call, God doesn't have to come running because He is the God who is with us "before" we even call.

At 6:21 PM, Blogger Ane Mulligan said...

Kristy and I have been blog buddies, reading each other's blogs and commenting for 2-3 years. We'll all miss her a lot, but praise God we'll have eternity together. This separation will be only for a time.

While she's still here, please tell her that her redheaded blog buddy loves her.

At 9:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My love and hugs and prayers go to all of you. Thank you, Norma, for keeping us updated.
Love, Kathy

At 10:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying for comfort and peace for each of you.
Many of us are with you via cyberspace.

At 11:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Life has taken on a new perspective since Kristy's diagnosis. Your loving messages have encouraged and uplifted many. What a servant's heart you both have, to share your personal crisis and minister so freely. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Prayers are flowing from our house to yours...

At 11:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've never commented on a blog before, but just felt the need to say, "you both amaze me!" With all you both are going through- and I mean both as in many ways the journey is just as difficult (only in other ways) for the caregiver as it is for the one living with the illness- you are still sharing the love of Christ on line. Being vulnerable and open touching so many, some of which you may not meet till we see Jesus. You know you are in many prayers, including mine. God love and bless you both!
A Friend

At 11:53 PM, Blogger Shana said...

praying! shana in seattle

At 3:08 AM, Anonymous Linore Rose Burkard said...

I've visited here before to see how Kristy is, but this time I was compelled to go back and start at an earlier point in the journey--In fact, I've stayed up for hours when I should have gone to sleep, but found Kristy and Milton so appealing and such a blessing that I had to continue reading.
Thank you, thank you, for doing this blog, a labor of love that speaks so eloquently of your lives lived in love.
Your family of course is in my prayers. Know that you have made a difference in one more person's life tonight--mine.
God bless you,
Linore Rose Burkard
(Also from ACFW)


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