Wednesday, May 21, 2008

WHAT ARE YOU THINKING?

Milton, here for Kristy:

Tuesday I had to be away to the church for the morning. When I returned home, I went into the bedroom and sat by Kristy's hospital bed. We kissed and shared our love for each other.

As I sat by her bed some time passed with us just looking at each other. The room was quiet with very soft worship music in the background. Kristy is having increased difficulty communicating clearly and gets confused easily. We try to minimize asking lots of questions, but I had to asked her, "What are you thinking, not sure if she could answer?"

As she lay in the hospital bed moments passed and she turned to me said, "About all the fun we have had."


Sweet wonderful memories filled the room. Oh, the fun things we have done together.

***

Late Tuesday night after the lights were out, Kristy struggled with attacks against her mind. She thought someone was in the room to hurt her. I held her hands and assure her I would protect her and we sang, "Peace, peace, wonderful peace, coming down from the Father above. Sweep over my spirit for ever I pray in fathomless billows of love."

We sang it over several times. She would pause and tell me how much she loved me. I whispered my love back to her.

She said, "God is sooo good to me."

We drifted into sleep.

23 Comments:

At 9:11 AM, Blogger Robin Bayne said...

Still praying, Kristy, for all of you.

 
At 9:22 AM, Blogger One Mother with Cancer said...

Every day I visit your site to see how Kristy is doing, and every day with tear filled eyes I go away from your site with a blessed heart. Thank you for sharing your story with us.

 
At 9:39 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Milton, Kristy, Jennifer, Julie, Terry and Rebecca,
The loving experiences you all have so openly share with us are incredibly touching. They make us aware of the "Grestest Love Story" of all time, the love of Jesus. The love that is extended to all those who put their complete trust in Him.
You have shown us how He will walk with us along the path of life, alway with us wherever the path leads.
"I will never leave thee of foresake thee." Gods promise to all His children who put their complet trust in Him.
Gods continued comfort to all of you is our prayer.

 
At 10:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The world needs to see the love of Jesus in action. Your family is walking it out daily. Thank you for journaling this process so that others can see what it is to remain faithful to the end.

I am praying for the fearful thoughts that seem to plague those who have brain tumors. May God sustain each of you this day. You are loved!

He will call upon me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble,
I will deliver him and honor him.
Psalm 91:15

 
At 10:33 AM, Blogger Mary Connealy said...

I've seen the news about Ted Kennedy have a brain tumor and I hope he has the support and deep faith he'll need to get through this however it goes.

Thank God you can turn to Him to search for peace.

 
At 10:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless You All, The love you all have is so amazing.
mimi

 
At 10:54 AM, Blogger Anna Dynowski said...

Daily, I keep you all in prayer before the throne of God.

 
At 10:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have sung this song to many people over the years, in times of trial when they needed an extra touch of peace, and the Holy Spirit always responds. One morning in our small group of ladies we sang it several times just soaking in the peace and one lady had a healing touch in her body; isn't it amazing how His presence just touches us in so many ways when we reach out for Him!

Whenever our 2 year old granddaughter spends the night I lie down next to her and sing this song to her and gently rub her face as she relaxes and drifts off to sleep. Sometimes we will sing other songs ahead of time, but she always says, "Grandma, sing the peace song."

May Kristy feel the peace of Jesus as He gently rubs her face to sleep!

In Jesus,
Evonne
Chico CA

 
At 11:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dearest Kristy & Milton, family,

Thank you for sharing your journey on this blog.

Yes, I agree with sweet Kristy singing, "This is the day that the Lord has made." Kristy and you choose to rejoice and be glad regardless of what comes your way.

What an inspiration both you and family members are during this time in your lives.

Words can't describe....what an impact you are making.

Love your friends,
Keith & LaDonna

 
At 12:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The same as many others here, I read your latest post with tear-filled eyes.

We pray against the deceiver, and plead the blood of Jesus Christ over Kristy's mind. We ask the warring angels to intercede in the spirit realm, and for the Lion of Judah to come against all demonic voices and activity, in the name of Christ Jesus.

Pator Milton, how comforting it must be for you to know that Kristy was thinking about all the good times you two have had, even when she cannot express all of it in words. You and Kristy have taught so many how to love their spouse "as Christ loves the church and gave His life for her." I sure wish I could've attended one of your marriage seminars. But I thank God that this blog is here to teach so much to so many.

You and Kristy are a blessing!
Our love and continued prayers.

 
At 12:26 PM, Blogger Arlene said...

With tears in my eyes, I am praying for Kristy and all of you.

Your love for each other is mesmerizing.

The angels are in the room watching over Kristy.

 
At 1:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is the most amazing woman!!! Everyone needs a Kristy in their life; and to be blessed with one such as she as a pastor's wife is such a blessing for your congregation. It is one thing to be pastors and preach and minister to people but it is another to really live it and be true!! Your family is the real deal. I have seen pastors/wives talk about people call people nuts, loons, and even suggest that certain people not attend church because the church would be better off without them. Never in a million years could I see you/Kristy act in such a way. In fact I could see her loving hands reaching out to these people and loving them and praying for them while helping them. The word says in the last days many will deceive and for the people to be careful,
but praise God there are still people such as yourselves who can help a dark and dying world and show them the way to Jesus. I can't express my graitude enough for sharing this journey and giving many hope. Thank you !!!!!

 
At 4:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Milton, this is your buddy sending you prayers and encouragement. I try to write daily just to stay in touch. Want you to remember that "He will keep you in perfect peace!"

My brother used to sing that old song of Peace, Peace wonderful Peace. It is so true that the only real peace we have is in Jesus.

Would love to see you. You have plenty to take care of though. We pray for Kristy, you and the girls. Please know that we include Southside A/G in our prayers as they walk along this path with you.

"Trust ye in the Lord for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength." Isa. 26:4

KEEP THE FAITH!!

 
At 5:04 PM, Blogger DayleShockley said...

Milton, I have tried to imagine the ache that must be in your heart during the last few weeks. It must be so hard to watching the love of your life struggle, after knowing the vibrant woman she's always been. I honestly don't know how you are able to bear it.

I guess the most amazing thing about your and Kristy's blog is that all of your readers--those who've been privileged to walk this journey with you two--always hope and pray that in some small way their comments left here encourage you both, and yet, whenever we visit this blog, it is we who come away encouraged.

May the eternal grace of God surround you today. You are both amazing people. Thanks for sharing these intimate moments with us.

 
At 5:33 PM, Anonymous Milton and Kristy said...

Oh, we check the comments to receive renewing and strength. Your words and support, even at a distance, are felt in very dear and personal ways.

Please know that your time and effort in writing to us is such a help.

May God bless all of you.

Milton and Kristy

 
At 6:05 PM, Blogger Karen Eve said...

Daddy God, it's time for a miracle. We pray that you will lift this foul cancer off of Kristy's body in the name of Jesus, restore her from all of the effects of this disease, extend her life, and like Peter's MIL, have her rise up out of her bed and continue her life. We pray for continued buckets of peace and the oil of joy to be poured out over this family. We will not cease to pray. Thank you for loving your precious daughter and her family. Amen.

No where in the Bible does it say to give up praying for the sick, so I'm not giving up. Kristy and Milton, you are a wonderful inspiration and testimony.

Blessings

 
At 6:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Heavenly Father, We praise you! You are a mighty God! We worship you Lord! We thank You for all the good that you have done throught this journey that Kristy & her loved ones have gone through. We ask now for you to do as you have said in your word. When two or more of us ask in Your name it will be given. We ask that you bind the cancer that is in her body Dear Lord, remove it God & show us & those that are lost how mighty you are. We rebuke it in the Name of Your Son Jesus Christ, Father. This is not a sickness for one of your warriors Lord. We plead the Blood of Jesus over her body and rebuke this sickness again, in the name of JESUS!!!. There is none like you Father. Please show us your Power by Healing our Dear Sweet Kristy! We pray and We thank You for all you have done & will continue to do with this wonderful Godly Family Lord. In the Name of Your Son JESUS CHRIST Amen And Amen.

 
At 6:45 PM, Blogger Steve said...

Dear Milton, Kristy and family, Ruth and I are praying for you. You guys are a wonderful family and gift to all who know you and all who are sharing this journey through your blog. We love you. Your postings have brought tears and laughter. May that cloud of peace and joy continue to cover each of you. Jesus,be our friends today and bring healing. Amen.We love you, Steve and Ruth

 
At 9:16 PM, Anonymous Patti said...

Continued prayers are being sent to you from Georgia. I pray the Lord's peace and comfort on each of you. In Him, Patti
Psalms 61:2

 
At 9:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember that wonderful hymn, PRECIOUS LORD, TAKE MY HAND?

Precious Lord, take my hand,
Lead me on, let me stand,
I am tired, I am weak, I am worn;
Through the storm, through the night,
Lead me on to the light:

Refrain

Take my hand, precious Lord,
Lead me home.

When my way grows drear,
Precious Lord, linger near,
When my life is almost gone,
Hear my cry, hear my call,
Hold my hand lest I fall:

Refrain

When the darkness appears
And the night draws near,
And the day is past and gone,
At the river I stand,
Guide my feet, hold my hand:

Refrain

Sleep well, knowing that our precious Lord is watching over your family, meeting every need both spoken and unspoken. He is our Intercessor. What would we do without Jesus in our lives?

 
At 10:46 PM, Blogger Pam Meyers said...

I've checked in here off and on all day and have been reading the comments. Before turning in, I just wanted to say my heart is with all of you, and I continue to pray for God's comfort to be on you tonight.

 
At 11:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My dear, precious Milton and Kristy, Julie and Jennifer, Terry, Norma and Rebecca ~

God love you all! Your family is so sweet and dear. I feel as though you're part of my very own family, with your support of each other. "When the going gets tough, the TOUGH get going!" Your dedication and devotion touches me so deeply. I love all of you for your sharing openly and allowing us into your home for such a time as this.

Raised all my life in the Assemblies of God church, I never was able to understand why "some were healed while here at home, then others' were healed in their heavenly home." It always baffled me, because it seemed the most dedicated soldiers of Christ who'd spent their life in adoration of Him, would be called home far before we were ready to let them go. Yet, I praised Him and thanked Him because He saw the big picture - I did not.

The Sunday that Kristy stood before the congregation and gave her testimony of the goodness of the Lord, even in the midst of the storm, and declared, "God is sooooo good" was absolutely awe inspiring. You, Milton - standing there so handsomely and Kristy, attired in her delicate radiance and beauty ministering to the world, via Southside A/G made me weep. She was determined to get ready and go that day, allowing nothing to hold her back.

Each one of you have opened your hearts to each of us, and we've been able to bring all of you before God. I know it's not easy. I know it does feel like a knife piercing your heart, at times. I've walked where you've walked and I can say with assurance, "It's gonna' be okay. God will continue to walk with you, and see you through."

May the Lord of Peace cover you with a blanket of PERFECT PEACE, I pray.

 
At 12:22 AM, Blogger Peggy said...

Ken and I are continuing to pray for you, Milton and your family. We can sense the sweet Spirit of Jesus that you are feeling. May He keep you strong and give you peace. He is still the great physician.

Peggy

 

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