Sunday, May 25, 2008


Milton, here for Kristy:

"Look there is a yellow one, and a white one, and a purple one, and a red one. Oh, the colors are sooo beautiful," Kristy whispered.

"This is a wonderful day, it's gorgeous out here," she continued.

We held hands and looked out through the back porch onto the deck which I had lined Friday afternoon with fresh potted flowers. She looked down into the yard where there were more flowers just planted.

We basked in the moments sitting together thanking God for His goodness and grace, for each other, for love yet growing and blessed.

After twenty or so minutes in her wheel chair she needed to move inside to a more comfortable place. Those moments are etched into my mind never to be forgotten regardless of the future.
I planted these flowers and put them on the deck where she can look out from the bedroom sliding doors onto the screen porch to the deck. She asked to go out to the porch which is something she hadn't done. I guess she could feel the beauty of the day and wanted to enjoy.

These are cherished memories enjoying beautiful flowers with the love of my life.

How Is Kristy?

She rested well Saturday night after a very rough evening. The confusion and physical weakness are more and more difficult, but we work with her to get her up as much as possible.

She keeps praising God for His goodness.

Oh, what marvelous faith and trust she has in her Lord Jesus Christ.


At 9:32 AM, Blogger Karen Eve said...

The flowers are absolutely beautiful. I also noticed that the umbrella is also turquoise. I share the love of turquoise with Kristy, but never had the guts to decorate with it. I do like to wear it though.
I'm still believing in full healing for Kristy and pray daily. May the peace that passes understanding continue to blanket your home and family.
Karen Wevick (an ACFW 'friend')

At 12:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I awoke this morning with a prayer of healing for Kristy on my lips. I continue to pray for God's peace to constantly surround Kristy, Milton, Julie, Jennifer, and beautiful grands. Now I've added Superwoman...I mean, Claudia.:-)

Beautiful home. Beautiful flowers. And I'm grateful beyond words that you continue to share your beautiful love story on this blog.

Please give Kristy a hug and kiss from me.


At 12:17 PM, Blogger Ane Mulligan said...

And that's only a foretaste of what we'll all see one day when we get Home. Praise God that Kristy is still seeing these beautiful things. God is so merciful.

As always, I'm praying for all of you.

At 2:47 PM, Anonymous Lucy said...

Dear family,
As one of your sisters in our Lord Jesus, I cherish each word that is written from the Dykes family. How can we ever be thankful enough for your words of inspiration and honesty?
I heard a song once from a hospice center, "Teach Me To Die" and the beauty of it teaches us how to live in preparation for that time. Since we are all dying a little each day, we are learning from your loving and faith filled family, how to live eternally - there is no death in Jesus our Lord.
I wish I was there to hug you in thanksgiving for allowing all of us to be a part of your Godly family love.
We all have temporary stays on earth as we prepare to step into that glorious Home with God. Thank you for helping us prepare.
My love and healing prayers of thanksgiving.
In Jesus' love,
Lucy Neeley Adams

At 3:41 PM, Blogger Carrie Turansky said...

Dear Milton and Kristy,
What a beautiful yard and lovely view! Milton, that is so sweet of you to plant all those flowers for Kristy to enjoy. I know she appreciates the thoughtfulness you have shown in so many ways.

Scott and I love to work together in our yard, too. We find a lot of peace digging in the dirty and making our flower gardens reflect the beauty of the creator.We enjoyed eating lunch out on our patio today after church. The sun is shining here in NJ and it is a truly beautiful weekend.

You and Kristy are on my mind today, and I asked the Lord to show you signs of His goodness that will remind you of His love and care today.

Love and prayers from Carrie in NJ

At 6:16 PM, Blogger THOMBU1 said...

When I think of you all, I see time after time, relationship, and not religion. I rejoice in Kristys faith as I know it was born out of a right relationship with her Lord Jesus. To know Him is to Love Him, to love Him is to serve Him, to serve Him is to be like Him, to be like is to let His Spirit guide your ways and to let Him guard your heart and keep you in His peace, for He is, after all, the Prince of Peace and where He rules there is beauty everywhere like in those flowers that grace your porch. Love to all, Tom
p.s. Tell Sandra we missed her this morning at Trinity.

At 9:23 PM, Anonymous Eva Marie Everson said...


Thank you for sharing your garden with us and these moments with Kristy as well. I think of you two often and pray for you more.


Eva Marie Everson

At 9:57 PM, Blogger Lelia Chealey said...

How true the love between the two of you is.
I love that despite the mindset of confusion she has that she is not confused to the point that she doesn't know WHO to offer her praises to. God is still her everything...WOW!
I just returned from a worship concert singing hymnals..."Great is Thy Faithfulness" is one we sung tonight & reminds me of your beautiful wife. I just wonder if it's one God sings over her as she sleeps.

At 10:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Milton and Kristy,
My heart and thoughts are there with you tonight. The beauty of your flowers and being able to share them with each other is so wonderful. They are absolutely gorgeous - what a precious, dear thing for you to do for your beloved "Americana Rose", Milton!

God so often ministers to me through thoughts of special songs, from deep within my memory, from years spent in the A/G church. This song, "All in the Name of Jesus" has been so vivid upon my mind tonight.

"Truth and beauty and happiness, It's all in the name of Jesus. Health and heaven, peace and rest, it's all in the name of Jesus.------Joy and gladness, forgiveness too, Life everlasting and free, All that I've longed for and all I need - It's all in the name of Jesus.--------JESUS, JESUS, He's here and He will show you the way. JESUS, JESUS, He's all that you need today."

Julie and Jennifer, you're on my mind and in my prayers. What precious, sweet daughters you are!

God's blessings to all,


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