Friday, July 20, 2007

Through Another Valley

I debated whether or not to take a picture of Katy early in the week. She was so sick. I tried to imagine her back on her feet and prayed for that. I know many of you did, too. I think it is good to remember where we’ve been, so that we can fully appreciate all our God does for us. Therefore, I am including pictures taken on a day that God was at work even if it didn’t look like it to my human eyes.


Our faith is strengthened through every valley Katy goes through. She is never alone at those times. Her faith and trust in her Savior is beautiful. Even when it seemed like things would never turn around, we had the promise in our hearts that God was going to see her through this. Her medical team is different now. Their approach has become much more intense. We watched them work diligently on her behalf and commit to her that they will continue to seek treatments that will help stabilize her system. Her blood work this coming Monday will be sent to the Mayo Clinic for further analysis. For now, we will keep careful watch over her if the signs of adrenal insufficiency recur. We know how blessed we are to be bringing her home today. When we walked in the door, Katy wanted most of all to see her room. She loves being home. Thank you for praying her home.

“For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer.” -1 Peter 3:12a




  1. andrea Says:

    What a beatiful post of showing your deep faith to us!
    I pray always for Katy and will continue to do so. I love you all


  2. Tiffany Allen Says:


    I am so glad that you were able to go home today. How good that must feel!! You are in my prayers always.


  3. Sandy Says:

    I’m just catching up on all your news from this week. It sounds like such a hard week *hugs*, but I’m glad things have turned around again and I hope the weekend is wonderful! You’re in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Lillian Oliveira Says:

    Katy, may this mountain-top be a wide ridge that carries you on for many days improving every day - going ever forward and NOT around in circles as you’ve been doing - and as I did one memorable day in the Zaire mountains - that’s a story I must tell you some day! Your faith and forgivness and endurance are a lesson to us all and a “Light to our path”. May the Father of Glory bless you and give you sweet rest! Love, Aunt Lil

  5. Jennifer S. :-) Says:

    There are few things as sweet to the tired body as one’s own home and bed. I praise God for providing a way for you to enjoy that, Katy!! I pray for God’s continued blessings upon you and your family. :-)
    Love and prayers,
    Jen :-)

  6. Kristin Dunker Says:

    I can see on your face in that last picture what you must be feeling: HOME!!! Woohoo!!! Don’t you just want to put your arms around your whole house sometimes?! I’m delighted to hear you’re doing better, we’ve been praying. Keep resting up (and scrapbooking!). We reworked our song yesterday, and are so looking forward to sharing it with others tonight. Hope you can be a part of it in the future…
    Love and a hug,

  7. Angie Edwards Says:


    We’ve never met, but we go to church with Colin and Jen. I have been reading all the entries on this site and am completely blown away every time by God’s goodness toward you and your family and the way you are walking in HIS way. Thank you SO much for sharing and allowing us to see His work in your lives. Take care and I will be praying for you. I hope some day soon to be able to meet you! :)

    God Bless!

  8. Karen Tillman Says:


    I am so glad that you have finally arrived home, as the saying goes, “There’s no place like home” I truly hope the docs can find some answers to the questions of all the issues you’ve been having. Take care and know that you are being prayed for daily.
    Karen Tillman

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