6.28.2012

36 hours

I drove for 5.5 hours today and will do the same again in about 36 hours. But this might be the best 36 hours I've ever had!

I surprised my family tonight. More details to come but right now I'm rocking a little boy who has really missed his momma.

64 comments:

  1. enjoy every minute!!!!

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  2. Jamie Ft, Lee VAJune 28, 2012 at 8:58 PM

    How sweet!! I bet they loved seeing you. You are an amazing mother!!

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  3. There's nothing like getting your arms around them babies!!!!!!!! I've been praying for all of you by name. Enjoy Kate!!

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  4. Glad you get to spend a little time with Ella and Jack!

    Blessings,

    Amy

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  5. That looks like Destin...no? Enjoy those sweet kiddos..continuing to pray for your sweet family!

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  6. That is great! What a blessing for you and your 2 kids! Hope these 36 hours are filled with great memories for you to carry you thru the next days and weeks. Praying in Florida!

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  7. Ahhh this made me teary! Enjoy your time with Ella and Jack!

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  8. Love those smiles!!! So happy to see them!!!!! No joke, it makes me giddy all over!!!!

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  9. Great pic, enjoy your time together,

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  10. What a blessing. You can just see it on your face and on theirs. You all need that time to be together. I am hopeful the children can come and stay somewhere closer to you all in Atlanta so you can see them regularly. Maybe that is too much to wish for, but no request is too great for God. So, I will pray that you can spend as much time with them as is possible. and, always praying for Lucy as well!

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  11. Juaacklyn CunninghamJune 28, 2012 at 9:36 PM

    I see two kids who loved their surprise.

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  12. Awww..it must be SOO hard to be pulled into two separate directions! I'm happy that you got to see Ella and Jack. Still praying for you all..

    Deb

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  13. sweet...lol hi ella and jack i'm so happy for you kate..woohoo

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  14. Oh the strength you must have - all of you. I greatly admire your drive to carry on - powered by a mother's love and your strong Faith!
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  15. You are such a special family. I pray for all of you every day. I have Lucy's picture of her on my refrig. The one of her deep loving smile. She has a GREAT smile. It gives me hope. GOD BLESS

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  16. This is a fantastic picture! How wonderful you were able to see your two precious babes.

    Hope your stay will be filled with love and joy.
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  17. Anna Prasinou Atl, Ga.June 28, 2012 at 10:05 PM

    Happy smiles!! Beautiful picture!!!!

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  18. From the look on Ella's face, he's not the only one who missed you! Glad Lucy is well enough for you to slip away!

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  19. It could be construed as odd that a total stranger would feel such intense joy for a family they do not know. Who knows, maybe it is. But it is exactly what I feel. What I have prayed for without end. That your burden would be lifted. That Lucy would have another chance. That Ella and Jack would know without question, that despite how much time Lucy needs right now, you love them deeply and profoundly. That amidst all the darkness there would be moments of light, happiness, normalcy. Your joy, your family's joy and triumphs make me feel joyful and triumphant. I am downright giddy looking at this mama who, though road weary (quite literally) has the most relief and relaxation I have seen on her face in many, many weeks. I am so very, very happy for you all.

    It could be construed as odd that a total stranger would feel such intense joy for a family they do not know. Or it could be exactly as God intended when he commanded "Love Thy Neighbor"!

    With so much love and joy for the Krull Family...may God continue to bless you and keep you!

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  20. Reading this was the highlight of my day. Love you friend. Prayers abound.

    Jenn W Thompson

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  21. What a fabulous picture!! So happy for you.

    AuntieMip summed up my feelings exactly. How odd to rejoice so much for a complete stranger or cry endless tears as they struggle but that's exactly what hundreds, no probably thousands of us do as we anxiously check your blog.

    Enjoy your time - all 2,160 minutes of it!!

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  22. I am total stranger and am with "auntie Mip". I have followed only for a few weeks. I was given your blog address on a note because I follow lots of children with cancer on caringbridge, etc. I love going to ronald mcd house in memphis and meeting all the children and families and continue to pray for them and mail them things. I want to mail Lucy something. I love your family and have never met you!! I think that looks like Destin!!??? Hope you are loving every minute with those precious babies. You are a wonderful mother!

    The works of our hands reap rewards. proverbs

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  23. Go, Ella! Go, Jack! Keep smiling!

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  24. So awesome and so happy you were able to do that! SO happy Lucy is well enough that you could do that. Love yall!
    Trish

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  25. That little Ella just looks like such a sweetheart!!! So glad you got to see them!!

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  26. There is so much joy in this photo! So thankful you got to visit your family.

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  27. Good for you! A little love can go a long way!

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  28. SO SPECIAL!!! LOVE the pictures!
    By the way, I KNOW every situation is different, but when we were away from home (with our son) we were over 4 hours away. What we did is have my mom come and stay at a local (nearby) hotel with our then 2 yr. old other son. This way my husband or I would be able to spend some time with him, put him to bed most nights and some times my mom would spend the night with our other son that was in the hospital, so we could get a little sleep ourselves :) It WAS pricey, but we felt like this was a good way for us... Maybe not the whole time you are there, but since it's summer time, maybe a few days here and there? I REALLY hope you guys can be together SOON, it breaks my heart to see that little boy missing you ( I have a 1 yr. old), and I'm sure it does yours :(
    Thinking of you and your family DAILY! Your posts encourage me, and how honest and open you are touch me deeply!

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  29. Awesome......just awesome!!!! I'm so happy your could spend some time with them!!!

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  30. Kate, This is a picture that speaks volumes. I see three people that needed each others hugs and kisses. I am glad you get to ENJOY your short 36 hours with your two precious babies.

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  31. I am with AuntieMip on this... I loved opening your blog this morning and seeing the smile on all three of your faces!!!! May God Bless this time that you do have!

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  32. Awww, what a sweet picture - two babies hugging their momma!!

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  33. What a beautiful picture. What beautiful smiles. So much joy shared. God bless all of you. Enjoy your time together.

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  34. I couldn't say it any better than you did, so I won't. ;-)

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  35. You are super mom! I don't know how you do it, but the love you and your children share is so evident in this picture. I can't imagine their surprise and joy at seeing you! Continuing to pray for you all.

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  36. Oh Kate,
    What a wonderful way to start my day! Seeing you, with a big smile, with your other babies. I know that they, and you, needed that sooo much!!
    Enjoy them and know that we will be praying extra for Lucy while you are away!

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  37. I couldn't be happier! YAY!!! God is good!

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  38. YAY, I am SO happy for you and your kids who have been amazing on your journey - they deserve some mommy time! :) Have fun!

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  39. I think it's about time you got a cape and a shiny spandex super-mom suit! I'm sure the visit with Ella and Jack will do your soul a world of good! I can only hope to be as dedicated and in tune to the needs of my children as you are. I agree with AuntieMip's remarks. How odd and yet how wonderful to feel joy for a family I do not know. I will go the "Love Thy Neighbor" road and continue to pray and rejoice!

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  40. AuntieMip nailed this one! No other words needed! What a great way to start the morning! So happy for you all!!!!!!

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  41. This picture gave me chills!!! Kate -- you are so amazing, and your strength and selflessness is beautiful. Look at those very happy kiddos! Enjoy your 36 hours!!! And I ditto what AuntiMip said, too :)

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  42. Wow! I know you and your children are enjoying seeing one another. God bless your family! I pray Lucy gets better very soon so you all can enjoy each other together at home.

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  43. Moms always know the exact right thing to do!

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  44. Enjoy that beautiful Gulf Coast with those 2 precious souls. Praying for all of you.

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  45. I am amazed every time i read about you all. your daughter is amazing. You are both amazing. Im amazed at your strength that people see that are on the outside looking in. I am by all accounts a stranger, just have a friend that knows you all. I am a mama to one little boy and can only imagine what you guys have lived. Truly amazed to know your story. Praying for you all and I hope you enjoy your 36 hours. I am sure you all need it!

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  46. Get that lovin momma, you need it and so do they, try to relax a bit if you can, Lucy is in good hands with her daddy. Drive carefully.

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  47. You are the best Mom ever!! I fell in love with Lucy and your entire family and have learned so much from YOU!! It is amazing what God has done for Lucy and your entire family, and everyone that has been following your story! God Bless all of you!

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  48. You are one strong mama. It is amazing how much confidence has in you and your family to allow all that has happened to y'all in less than 2 years.

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  49. Wherever you are...it looks GREAT!!! Hope you're having a great, relaxing time with your babies!!! xo

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  50. Wow- hope you have a blast and may God bless every second with the kids.
    Heather

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  51. What a great picture! I'm glad everyone could get their happy on.

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  52. Well said, AuntieMip!

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  53. Happy for you, Kate, and praying for you and your family.

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  54. I pray that you enjoy your time with Ella and Jack! I can the joy on your face and I know that you need some time of refreshing with them and the Lord!

    Continuing to believe that God is doing a MIGHTY HUGE work in Lucy!

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  55. Big smiles here! Sending lots of love and many prayers! :)

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  56. SO happy for this wonderful picture!

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  57. YEAH KATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YEAH AUNTIEMIP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Well said AuntieMip! I know them & love them, but I couldn't have expressed my elation of the three of them together in this picture, obviously in Alabama, cause I know TN does NOT have a coast, much less like that!!!!!!! GO KATE GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE YOU PRECIOUS LUCY, KATE, ELLA, JACK & ERIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  58. Hello Kate, I have been following your blog/life shortly after Lucy's diagnosis. You have an amazing faith and an amazing family! I've been praying for Lucy regularly and I think it is totally awesome to see God's work through healing in her life. I know you have said that she still has scans coming up to determine if the cancer has definitely returned. The reason I am writing this email is to bring mention to a man named Bill Johnson of Bethel Church (in California, I believe). My husband and I have recently been watching videos and sermons through youtube. He and his church have been filled with the empowerment of the Holy Spirit and they have seen amazing things done in lives around them. You would have to listen to and read more about him to understand. I can't explain it well enough. Anyways, if you have some time (which I know you are busy), I would encourage you to start by watching this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpYkptDWpzM on Bill's testimony about the power of the Holy Spirit. It's about 25 minutes long. Pray about what you hear. Every time I hear about the healings occurring in the people who attend a healing service, Lucy always comes to my mind. That is why I wanted to pass this along.
    Hope you enjoy the time with Jack and Ella! Praying for continued and complete healing for Lucy!

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  59. SO glad you got to see that sweet Ella and Jack!!! I'm sure they were beyond excited!!! Praying for all of you -
    Kelley

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  60. You can feel the love! I can imagine you haven't let them go since you got your hands on them.

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  61. AuntieMip, you always seem to find the perfect words to express what so many of us feel. Thank you...and God bless you all, Kate!

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  62. Have fun and take care on the ride home. You guys look so beautiful.

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