Wednesday, January 21, 2009


Today is the last post I will enter until Monday, January 26 when I will begin my new blog. I will enter a link on this blog address on Monday to connect you to the new site.

I look forward to your visiting the new site on Monday. Remember, check this site for the link to the new blog.

This post is the video of Kristy's final time to attend church when she shared her last words to our church we pastor and where she also grew up. She was so sick that morning before church that she couldn't remember how to put her makeup on or how to put on her jewelry. It was miraculous that she was able to attend church and even more amazing that she spoke.

Her words to the church will never be forgotten by those present. They were challenging, inspiring, and encouraging. I don't believe I have ever witnessed faith in anyone more than what I saw and heard that morning as Kristy spoke.

Double click above to watch video.


At 7:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a legacy your sweet Kristy has become. She has literally become a household name in our home. Today, as I sat with my husband in his hospital room, we were talking about Kristy (whom we never had the opportunity to meet). Our daughters who both live in other cities asked, "who is Kristy Dykes?" I then shared your and Kristy's story with them, specifically your letter to Kristy yesterday and her sweet homegoing service. They were both so moved. As I awoke this morning I thought about just how many people Kristy's life has inspired. It reminded me of the scripture referring to "every ear shall hear." I then wondered just how many ears have heard the name "Kristy Dykes" through this blog. Her memory lives on and her life continues to bless. Milton, thank you for sharing the your journey with us. I will miss this blog, as it has become a daily ritual, but I truly look forward to the new one. You, your daughters and grands will remain in our prayers. GODS BLESSINGS

At 9:46 AM, Blogger A Romantic Porch said...

May God bless you richly. Thank you for sharing your inspiring faith with us through this blog.

At 10:48 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Milton, this video is a beautiful tribute to a life well lived and a couple who ministered to others. It also reminds me how precious it is to make videos like this. I can't imagine a more precious gift to your daughters and grandchildren. To hear their mother's and grandmother's voice again is priceless. I "hear" my mother's voice in my head when I remember her, but I would love to have videos of her, too.

Looking forward to your new blog. This has been such a gift, and Kristy's ministry lives on in messages like this today. God bless you and Wanda, and may He watch over your family as a tender Father and Lord, drawing them close and growing them in Jesus.

Thank you for being willing to share such a personal walk of faith. Many would pull in and now want to share such precious, hard times. I will never forget this. Whenever I face hard times, I will remember Kristy's faith and courage. Whenever I lose another loved one, I will remember your reliance on God, and your honesty with people. Bless you for that.

At 11:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Milton, this was so special this morning, to see you and Kristy there singing together with your hands uplifted t'ward heaven. What an inspiration and blessing you've been to my family through your journey. The depth of your sharing has been strength to so many as they've faced similar situations in their own lives. I can only praise God for your caring and sharing. I still "miss" Kristy so very much, and this video has brought her "back to life" this morning. I'll truly miss this blog, but look forward to your new blog. I thank you from the depths of my heart, for your life and the lives of your children and grandchildren who've so inspired me and others' to keep on keepin' on!

Bless you as you enter a new realm of God's blessings, Milton. You are very precious to me.

Because of Him & for His Glory...
Cathy (TN)

At 1:56 PM, Blogger Carrie Turansky said...

Dear Milton,
Thanks for sharing this video with us again. I have watched it several times, and each time I am blessed by you and Kristy singing together, and the words she shared with your church and with me. I am so thankful she left such a legacy of faith and love for her church family and for her dear earthly family.

I am looking forward to your new blog and what you will share with us and this part of your journey. God bless you Milton for your faithfulness and dependence on the Lord. This is a powerful life message that I know has touched many.

Blessings and prayers from,
Carrie in NJ

At 10:25 PM, Blogger nanatrish said...

Milton, I also look forward to the new blog. I have enjoyed this blog, but like so many things in life it is time to move on. It will still be there and I'm grateful for that. I will never forget Kristy. But she is so much better off than us. Praise the Lord for our Blessed Hope! I'll be back on Monday.

At 11:07 PM, Blogger Margo Carmichael said...

This is so precious. This is a gift to us. Thank you. God bless.

At 6:18 PM, Blogger Robin Bayne said...

Wishing you all the best with Wanda and with your new blog. Thank you for letting us take the journey with you.

At 10:08 PM, Blogger Rambling On said...

I remember the first time you posted this. I cried then... and now.

At 5:09 PM, Blogger Kim said...

What an amazing testimony! This is still such an encouragement and such a blessing! God is walking before you and making a way. I eagerly look forward to your new blog and the exciting things God is going to do in your life.

My dear aunt was diagnosed with this same illness this past September. God has given us almost 5 months with her, and has blessed us with such a sweet spirit! Please pray for her as we walk this journey together.

At 9:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Goodbye, Kristy.
It feels like a final goodbye.

See you in heaven!

At 1:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Makes me sad. Moving on is hard.
Am I the only one?

What a beautiful blog this has been. I hate to see it close. Wish I could turn time back two years.


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