Monday, August 21, 2006


Good afternoon! I had a restful morning until the Home Health Care nurse showed up to suck my blood. In all seriousness, it has been a pleasant morning and I am feeling a little stronger today. I have such wonderful memories of yesterday’s Birthday party for Grandaddy. A week ago, I would never have imagined that I would feel good enough to celebrate anything.

We have a lot of musical talent in our family. One thing Grandmom and Grandaddy always love hearing is their children and grandchildren playing their instruments and singing. So, the house was filled with music for a good part of the afternoon.

I had nothing to do with choosing my family. Really, no one does. I’m just so grateful that God knew my need and supplied it even before I realized what it meant to live in a home built on the strongest foundation, Christ the Lord. I am relying on that foundation now more than ever.


  1. Carrie Thompson Says:

    God supplies our every need, doesn’t He? Psalm 78:20: “Behold, he smote the rock, that the waters gushed out, and the streams overflowed; can he give bread also? can he provide flesh for his people?”

    I love you, Katy! :-)


  2. Carrie Thompson Says:

    Just wanted to say something else. :-)

    I am sitting here at the computer & outside I can hear the little boys unsuccessfully trying to play thier trumpet! It sounds like a cow mooing the way they are playing it. I am wondering, how far does the sound carry?! Well, I guess they will learn.

    Praying & Loving You,
    Your Sister,

  3. Candice & Crystal Sipe Says:

    Hi Katy!

    We were so happy to hear that you had a wonderful time at your grandfathers 80th birthday celebration. Your story is identical to ours. We were adopted from India at the age of one and were placed into a loving, Christian family. God has a plan for each and every one of us. I look back at my life and it just amazes me to see all the wonderful things he has done for us. I agree he always supplies our needs. Thanks for keeping us posted.

    We’re praying for you,

    Candice & Crystal

  4. Karen Tillman Says:

    I often wonder if it is a southern thing or not. But I remember as a kid growing up all of us sitting around pickin’ and a grinnin’ so to speak. (You probably don’t remember Hee Haw so that probably wasn’t as funny as I would like for it to have been GRIN) One time I really remember is when my dad and I sang Amazing Grace, he sang the harmony and I sang lead. I am so happy that we taped it, as it will be something to cherish always. I really miss my grandpa, we used to go to his house and he would make up songs, and play the guitar. I can remember begging him, play the geetar Grandpa, you really don’t know how much those things mean to you until they are gone. So, do cherish everyone of them. Memories last a lifetime!!! But then again Grandpa lived to the ripe old age of 98, and he was ready to go home to be with the Lord, so it was bittersweet. Even in rough times, music always seems to soothe the soul, especially the old hymns. I cannot imagine my life without a God, or the parents he put me with. And I am truly thankful for the things He has done and the needs He has met. Anyway, I’m rambling, so I’d better hush for now. Glad you are doing so much better, and I am still keeping you in my prayers.
    Love in Him
    Karen Tillman
    Regional Coordinator Mid Atlantic USA
    Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome Network Inc
    NC phone:336 954 3604
    NY office 1.800.789.9477
    My email:

  5. Grandma & Granddad Says:

    Katy, I cherished the opportunity to be with you last Sunday. It was especially good to have you able to enjoy the music and the warm interaction of all of your aunts,uncles, and cousins. I am so pleased that you are feeling better. I love you.


  6. Melinda Pruett Says:

    I finally got an email from your mom, I hope to be meeting all of you soon, Dakota has HPS, his sister does not but they both are my shining light and I sometimes need all that I can get………. My god comfort you until you are feeling well… do not hesitate to call.

    God Bless
    Melinda Pruett

  7. Mr. Randysr Says:

    I am so thankful for the blessed day you had. God is good all the time, and to give you that comfort on Sunday is so great. We pray for your comfort, but you already have the greatest comfort, our LORD . May Jesus bless you this day. Randy Sr.

  8. Aunt Doris Says:

    Katy, I loved the pictures! It has been a couple or so years since I saw your granddad and grandma.

    And to Karen Tillman - the Campbells may live in the south now, but Granddad & Grandma are from further north. And we grew up - not always with instruments to play - but we often sang on the back porch. And my mother (and Granddad’s) used to play the old reed organ and have us kids “march” around the “good room” as she played.

  9. Linda Kochendarfer Says:

    I loved the pictures of the birthday party! Mr. K left today to go visit his mom and sister in Maryland. Evelyn is in a nursing home but even in her weakened state professes that God is with her. It really is true that when we are weak we see the strength of Christ. The comments others have placed on your blog are also encouraging to the rest of us who read them. It is good to know you are surrounded by so many people who care and pray for you. Give our best to your dear family and realize you are never far from our thoughts and always in our prayers.
    Mr. and Mrs. K

  10. Linda Kochendarfer Says:


    I’m waiting for the rain to fall! Just thinking about moisture makes me smile (I’ll get Carrie to make me a smiley face)It reminds me that you and your family have been able to speak of “showers of blessing” even during this “dry” period in your lives. Remembering your smiling face and your amazing sense of humor make my day. Mr. K and I will be going to Arizona and Utah next week. We’ll try and send pictures of Bryce Canyon any other interesting sights. Who would Mr. K be without his camera?

    Love and joy to you today,
    Mrs. K

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