Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Pray for Katherine Arnold Wolf

Katherine Arnold Wolf (a girl I went to Samford University with and had many classes together in Christian Women’s Leadership) is in need of our prayers. You might of seen her on "Smarter than a 5th Grader" a few weeks ago; it was taped when she was 8 months pregnant.

On Monday Katherine was rushed to the hospital after collapsing and underwent emergency brain surgery which lasted about 13 hours.

"It ends up that Katherine had a congenital condition called Arteriovenous Malformation, which as we understand it essentially means that she had a huge tangle of veins and arteries at the base of her brain, some of which began to rupture. It was the brain’s exposure to blood from this massive rupture which has potentially caused much of the long term damage. The surgeons would not speculate as to her potential for recovery, coma or time in Intensive Care.
Praise God! Katherine has started to respond. Last night a nurse was able to get Katherine to wiggle her toes and hold up two fingers from each hand. Later she repeated this for her husband and also squeezed his hand. When her husband told her his cousin was there, she turned slightly and opened her eyes briefly. We are all bursting with gratitude to God at this wonderful glimmer of hope. Katherine is not in a coma and in fact is not under any sedation any more. She's not awake yet, but things are moving in the right direction. Keep praying! That said, we want to emphasize that her situation is still VERY CRITICAL, and prayer is needed even more than ever today as swelling and complications are always the most serious on the 3rd day. The Lord is all we have to hold on to right now!”

Katherine lives in LA with her husband who is in law school at Pepperdine. She is the mother of a 6-month old baby. Please pray for her recovery and check the caring bridge site for updates and prayer requests.

Thank you for praying!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Fun Times

Here are a few pictures from this past weekend! It was so wonderful spending time with our good friends! It went by too quickly! I am hoping Avril will come in September when Kurtis is out of town and help me do a faux finish in our bedroom!

The tortoises at Kurtis' parents house

GQ Models

Avril is so funny!

A bobcat! What a rare sighting!

Playing golf at Starpass

Saturday, April 12, 2008

They Made It!

After hours in the Dallas airport and many flights cancelled, our good friends from St. Louis made it to Tucson! They arrrived on Friday at 2 in the morning. I just can't believe they are here. I will blog more about our time with them, but for now we are having an amazing time catching up and just enjoying one another. After a few overwhelming weeks I was looking forward to refreshing conversations with Avril and Kevin! Sure enough I got what I hoped for!
Below are some pictures from Avril's Birthday Celebration at McClintock's!

Monday, April 7, 2008


I am interested in knowing about some events in your life!

What is a recent blessing you have received?

What has challenged you recently?

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

A Miracle Story

My heart has been touched by a family I have never met! One of my college friends had a link to their blog on their facebook page. I have been following their blog for many months and have been encouraged and inspired by this family's journey! I have wept many tears.
This amazing story can be found here!

The blog is written mostly from the husband's perspective! The wife has cystic fibrosis and has been waiting for a double lung transplant. They dreamed of having a family, but doctors told them it would be too risky. But God blessed them with a miracle baby! She was born 15+ weeks early! The baby remains in NICU and doing well. Today, they got a call that there is a donor for Tricia! She is in surgery! The match appears to be good. Tricia will wake up with new lungs tomorrow! God is so good!

Please visit their blog and pray for this family! It is amazing to see how God is using their story to touch millions of lives!