Tuesday, July 01, 2008


Milton, here for Kristy:

"I want to go to Krystal's," Kristy said.

It was lunch time and Terry was getting more of his favorite hamburgers and Kristy overheard him.

I said, "Terry will be right back. He'll bring you one."

She smiled big.

Simple things count now. Nothing that will move the world, but the little things that are special to her.

Throughout the day Kristy was very weak and spoke very softly. The nurse came and her report wasn't good. We'll keep trusting and praying.

This is one great lady who loves her Lord, husband, family, and those her life has touched.

We have always welcomed the Holy Spirit in our lives from this first night we were married. He has guided us and strengthened us. He is abiding with us. Our Comforter, the Holy One is in our home helping, holding, reaching out, whispering softly. Every move, every word, each look, every touch is sweet, sacred, soothing.


(Double click on the link to watch video.)

Sweet Holy Spirit, Sweet Heavenly Dove,

Stay Right Here with Us, Filling with Your Love,

And for these Blessings, We lift our hands in Praise,

Without a doubt We'll know that We have Been Revived

When We Shall Leave this Place.


How is Kristy?

She slept most of yesterday. Some of her body functions are slowing down. The Hospice nurse didn't offer her good news, but we are trusting in One who will never fail.

Sandra had to leave. She watched over Kristy and our family with such loving care. Now Tricia, my middle sister, is here with Miss. Sunshine, her daughter Stephanie.

Thank you everyone for walking this journey with us. We feel your presence. We are not alone.


At 9:19 AM, Blogger Russ Jones said...

Betty, Anneka and I continue to pray for you and Kristy. Our church prays for you guys everyday. May God keep you and bless you!

Russ, Betty and Anneka Jones

At 9:25 AM, Blogger Robin Bayne said...

Still praying here. You are definitely not alone!

At 9:37 AM, Blogger Karen Eve said...

Still praying here - through tears and joy... Blessings

At 9:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bro.and Sister Dykes,
Pray for you and your family daily. Have since I visited my father in law last Thanksgiving in St Augustine (Calvin Lowe) and attended services that weekend at your church. May God pour out His sweet Spirit and Peace upon you and you family and that your feel the power of His Spirit lifting you up is our prayers.
Love your Brother and Sister in Christ in Bristol Va
Richard and Vickie Oliver

At 10:00 AM, Blogger Carrie Turansky said...

Dear Friends,
What a beautiful song. What love so sweetly expressed. I am sure being surrounded by such caring friends and family is a great comfort to Kristy and to you. I am so glad they can be there with you. Our prayers are with you too. But most of all I am glad The Great Comforter is there with you to sustain you and carry you through today. May you feel His touch and sense His love today.

Sending love and prayers from,
Carrie in NJ

At 10:01 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Through this blog the entire Dykes family has become part of many families, including mine.

I have followed Kristy's journey since November.

With all my heart and soul, I am praying.

Christ is with you.


At 10:10 AM, Blogger nanatrish said...

That was a beautiful song and it must be so comforting to Kristy to have so many people that love her. She is in His hands and they are always so solid. Thank you Lord for such peace!

At 10:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with you and for you and your family. We are so thankful that you have Our Comforter right beside you all, to help you through each minute of each day.
Our love and prayer are with you.
The Bartons/Adams

At 10:27 AM, Blogger Patricia W. said...

I haven't heard that song in years! No, you are not alone. My thoughts and prayers are with you daily. I thank God for the sweet spirit in you, as expressed in the blog posts. I imagine it difficult to do this every day and to be so transparent with us. But just know that you and Kristy continue to inspire myself and so many others.

At 10:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I type this through tears, such a beautiful presence is felt watching this video. Such love, such devotion, Kristy looks so beautiful. The song is perfect, I could feel the presence of the Lord just watching this video.

I couldn't sleep most of last night thinking of Kristy and my cousin David who is at the Mayo Clinic there in Jacksonville, who is just went through a bone marrow transplant. They were so heavy on my mind and heart, I just prayed for them both. Praying for a miracle for you and your family.

Thank you for continuing to share this journey, I know it must be hard.

Teresa from AL

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

We're with you on this journey Milton & family. We love you in Jesus. We thank the Lord for the presence of His sweet Holy Spirit. I watched the video twice with tears in my eyes. What a lovely, Godly family you have. May His great waves of love continue to wash over beautiful Kristy and all of you.

At 12:14 PM, Blogger One Mother with Cancer said...

Reading your blog over the last several months you can tell that you and Kristy have touched many peoples lives. Just the flow of people that are continually coming in to help out, when one leaves another is ready to step in. That must be such a wonderful feeling. I know just reading your words have touched me more than you could ever know.

At 1:11 PM, Blogger DayleShockley said...

When it comes my time to face death, I can only hope to be surrounded by so many people of faith and strength.

Praying for you all.

At 1:11 PM, Blogger Ann Closs said...

i heard this song today and the story behind it. it is absolutely fantastic and i wanted to share it with you all. look under
we are all praying for you!
howard, ann and adam

At 1:17 PM, Blogger Blissful said...

I was looking over the past videos, esp Kristy and her whimsies, it was so cute! The videos are so precious, and you all are precious in God's sight. He loves you more than any of us can really know. And He is smiling big with open arms, ready to receive a precious saint in a place He has been preparing for so many years. Oh how absolutely beautiful it must be.
Love you all.

Lauralee Bliss
Heartsong Author

At 1:35 PM, Blogger B. J. Brooks said...

My prayers join with all the others. "God is so Good."

This time is so precious. Going home to God is as precious as coming from Him when we are born. Ever with us, always close at hand, His Angels, the Holy Spirit, and the beloved family he has given us on Earth.

May God shower you with His Love and presence during this precious time.

Many Blessings
B.J. Brooks

At 1:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is way it should be when someone is ill.

The comfort of God and the presence of a loving, giving, family.

I am so glad Kristy has people who love her so tenderly and dearly around her to support her and care for her and to love her.

May God continue to strengthen you who love her so as you watch, and wait, and pray and love her.

At 2:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


I am so sorry.

At 3:50 PM, Anonymous Kay Daniels said...

Do you remember this song:
Some thro' the waters...some thro' the flood..some thro' the fire..but all thro' the blood. Some thro' great sorrow, but God gives a song;in the night season and all the day long.
God leads His dear children along.
He is doing this for you, Milton, and for Kristy and your daughters and grandchildren and all of your wonderful family & friends.
You are daily in our prayers & thoughts...Your lives are a testimony to the glory of God. David & Kay NC

At 3:55 PM, Blogger Pam Meyers said...

My heart is with you in spirit and prayer.

At 4:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kristy looks so at peace and beautiful........
Praying for His arms to be wrapped tightly around you, and your family.

At 5:15 PM, Blogger Richard Mabry said...

Thank you for being such a faithful, supporting, loving presence at Kristy's side during this time. I've walked that walk as well, and know the toll it takes. May God give you strength and Kristy peace. You all remain in our prayers.

At 5:17 PM, Blogger Gina Holmes said...

Thank you Milton for sharing this journey. Your love for Kristy and hers for you is beautiful. The peace that seems to surround you both is profound and encouraging. God bless you all.

At 6:30 PM, Anonymous Patti Moore said...

Continuing to pray for you all here in Georgia. Thank you for sharing your journey with so many - - I'm sure you are touching many lives that you don't even realize. May our Lord continue to guide and comfort you. With prayers and hugs, Patti Moore

At 6:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Milton, I wept when I witnessed this beautiful display of family affection. Kristy's earthly family has ministered to her in so many ways--and to you. It's a picture of how God intended families to function.

I have no words to tell you what's on my heart. I pray for all of you in the days ahead. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord--but oh, how we long to keep our precious ones. God loves her best of all, and we can trust His faithfulness and his timing.

Praying for strength, comfort, and peace to surround you.

At 8:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been reading some of Kristy's blog posts from back in 2005, and this jumped out at me. So very true, and so very from the heart of God:

It's nice when you don't have to impress each other anymore. Love for a lifetime is a comforting love and a comfortable love.

Milton, you are blessed with a wife who loves you completely. What a wonderful life you have shared!

Praying you'll rest in our Father's comforting arms.

At 8:16 PM, Blogger Grammy/Grandpa said...

What an incredible journey this has been. Thank you for sharing it with us. I feel like I know your family and you have touched my heart. What a beautiful song and I could feel the Holy Spirit ministering from the video. I look forward to your update each day.
JoJo Bracco

At 8:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

May God bless you and your family at this time. The song was beautiful and very touching, May God cradle you in his gentle hands and have a peaceful place to rest your spirit tonight, Love Richard and Joyce Nix

At 10:20 PM, Blogger Barbara said...

My heart is so full. You are so blessed and are such a blessing to all of us who are following this journey. You both are our heros.

At 12:16 AM, Blogger Ken Horn said...

Peggy and I are still praying.

At 1:39 AM, Anonymous Rachel said...

This is amazing! I could literally fill the presence of the Lord as I was watching the youtube video. It's amazing to see a family walk through such an incredibly hard time and maintain that kind of faith. My faith is encouraged through seeing yours, and knowing that it is real. What a difference she is making even in her weak state. "Thank you." For sharing the journey with us.

At 3:46 PM, Anonymous Deborah Anderson said...

You are definitely not alone, brother.

((((((((((Milton & Kristy))))))))))

God bless you both.



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