Monday, August 19, 2013

Kris update! From Carol Kline

Dearest friends and loved ones!
Tonight I skyped with Kris and her diligence and determination constantly amazes me.  She said “I love you” again and “Mom” ever more clearer than she has said so far.  She pointed to her mouth then to her throat several times, and I asked the direct care staff with her what she was trying to say.  The young lady explained Kris has been working hard today on some of the words she has learned.  She’s telling me (by pointing to her mouth and then to her throat) she is trying to “get the words out.”
The young lady also told me that the girls working with her yesterday were trying to get her to go to the gym.  Evidently Kris wasn’t up to it, and she said, “No, I want to go to bed.”  And, evidently, they heard it clearly enough, they said, “Okay!”  Kris was tired and I gather she was ready for a nap.  They definitely took the hint!  I said, “Hooray for Kris!” 
I asked her if she went to church this morning, and she shook her head yes.  I asked if she had said a little prayer for her brother, John, and she shook her head yes.  Then she said “John”... and waved her hand and pointed and waved her hand again.  The DCS person said she’s telling me he’s going to be all right.  Attached is a photo of Kris with John and his wife, Robin, when they came to visit her in San Antonio in 2011.
These are some of the special gifts from our little fighter, Kris!  These are what give us the hope and constantly reinforces our strength.  So, now, I ask for your special prayers for John as he undergoes surgery tomorrow (Monday) for lung cancer.  We are here in Pennsylvania to be with him and help in any we can.  He always said Kris has been his inspiration through all that he has endured these past few years.  I believe, tonight, she was telling me he is her inspiration, too.  With hope and courage and love like that, how can we not be encouraged and strengthened and believe God is in control!
Thank you all for your prayers!
Good night... God bless!
Carol and George 

We are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ's behalf, be reconciled to God. For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him (2 Corinthians 5:20-21).