6.15.2012

Scenes from a Hospital



I don't know what to say.  There are no words that could begin to describe the state of awe that we continue to live in.  One week ago today I held my dying child, planning her funeral.  I had picked out the white dress she would be buried in.  I had arranged for Jack and Ella to have a nice outfit to wear.  I had begun to make a list of the songs that would be sung and the special things about Lucy that would be mentioned in her eulogy.  I had ordered a portrait of Lucy to be displayed by her closed casket.  Erik and I had called to arrange for 3 plots at the local cemetery.  I know this is a bit morbid, but I need to remember just how serious this situation was.

Lucy when her eyes were still not focusing

Please don't get me wrong, the situation is still serious here.  But oh my!  God continues to bless sweet Lucy with improved health, brain function and unbridled determination.  There are no words.

Doing a little fishing in PT

What's happening in Lucy's life is miraculous.  I am grateful for the amazing team of doctors, nurses and therapists we have been blessed with, but I know where the true glory is to be given.  It's the same place I was willing to give glory even if the tables had turned the other way.  The reality is, the tables can still turn at any time.  But right now we are full throttle to recovery from this horrible virus/bacteria that tried with all its might to take my daughter's life.
Would you look at these cheeks?  High dose steroids are good for something!

Have I mentioned that I am walking on sunshine right now?  God is good.  He really is so very merciful to those of us who are so unworthy.  I have no idea what the next few weeks/months will bring.  Actually, I have no idea what tomorrow will bring. What I do know is that our family has been given a gift.  We have been given another shot at life with our family.  I'm not sure what God has in store for us, but I pray that this time I am willing to listen and obey.
Lucy and Miss Cissy, our friend and Lucy's tutor

Lucy and her Aunt Ro (my sister)

 I am uploading the videos of Lucy's recent PT sessions to You Tube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKvzaszW4_A&feature=youtu.be

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEqenWUS68U&feature=youtu.be

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olDstmiQ2CM&feature=youtu.be

We are once again trying to juggle long days in the hospital with making sure Ella and Jack feel safe and loved.  Erik's parents have picked up and "moved" to town once again.  My mom has stepped into the role of hospital coordinator again.  My sweet Dad is working so that our family business doesn't fall apart.  This is not the life that I ever wanted to live again.  This is not the summer I had been planning for.  I guess if there is one thing I've learned its that WE are not in control of anything.  Whether you believe in the God I pray to or not, we can all probably agree that as hard as we try we have no real control over our lives.  There is a greater plan in play that shapes us into who we are meant to become.  One trial and one triumph at a time.

Here are a few pictures of us trying to make life work.  I did go home last night to watch Ella at VBS parent's night.  It was agonizing leaving Lucy and Erik at the hospital and I didn't sleep a wink, but both Ella and Jack were thrilled that I was home.





I will never, ever be able to say thank you for all the prayers that have been sent above for Lucy and our family.  Please continue to pray for understanding for Ella, peace for Jack and most of all HEALING for Lucy.

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222 comments:

  1. Continuing to pray for your family. Your faith and strength is truly amazing!!! To read your post is encouragement. Go Lucy Go!!! Praise God! He is Good!!!

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  2. Leslie in drummondsJune 15, 2012 at 10:42 PM

    Wonderful news Kate. The prayers continue!!

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  3. God is SO VERY good!! Praying praying
    Praying for you all!!

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  4. Keep up the good work Lucy! We all love and support you! Keep getting stronger!
    Kylee
    Ontario, Canada

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  5. I'm so grateful for your week of miracles!! It's been such a blessing to me just reading your posts and seeing Lucy's eyes brighten more each day! You're family has touched me in a great way this week. At the rate she is improving you'll be home before you know it! Still praying for you all! If there is anything a stranger that is near could help with please let me know. I'd be glad to help if any way possible. Kelly in Munford

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  6. God is so great!!! we are still praying for sweet Lucy. So happy she's doing so well.

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  7. Praise God from whom all blessings flow! Warmed my heart to read how God is showing up and showing out! Will continue to pray from mew mercies every morning and ultimate HEALING for Lucy!

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  8. Kate I am praying and believing Lucy is gonna live and tell her OWN story. It was the word God gave me that night brother Chuck opened FBC and we prayed! Lucy will talk, she will testify that OUR God reached down and said, NOT yet, her work is NOT done! Love you all. Tons of prayers!

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  9. Wow! Kate there simply are no words. Just a happy heart. For Lucy, for your family, for everyone who's life has been touched and can see that miracles do still happen-all because of your faith,Lucy's determination, God's grace and mercy, and the outpouring of love and prayers by so many people. Our family has prayed for all of you everyday since this journey began, and we won't stop because we know God hears those prayers. I am a 32 year old mother of 3 who is battling breast cancer right now and when the chemo is rough and I feel like quitting, I think of Lucy. I remind myself that if precious Lucy can endure everything she's been through then I have no right to give up. My new motto is one I heard from Robin Roberts on GMAmonday when she announced her most recent diagnosis. "It's about focusing on the FIGHT, not the FRIGHT." May God continue to bless you and your family and wrap his arms of healing around Lucy.

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  10. Amazing! What a mighty God we serve! Praying unceasingly for Lucy, her healing and Gods provision for your family! Love the smile on Lucys face and the sunshine in her eyes!
    Danielle

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  11. My heart is filled with so much joy at this very moment! What a beautiful reminder of God's faithfulness and love!

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  12. I am so amazed! And so thankful for mercy from
    God! Lucy is such a strong little girl! Go Lucy go! Continuing to pray for your family!

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  13. Wow:) so nice to see this post!!! Checking the blog 10 times a day. Praying for you guys.
    Deanna

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  14. What a miracle! Lucy looks fantastic, she looks like the Lucy from last May, a strong, healthier Lucy! God is so Good. Continued prayers for you, Erik, Ella, Lucy and Jack. Again, I cannot get over God's miracle work.

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  15. Kate, I'm in awe of what the Lord is doing in your family's life! Multiple times a day I pray for your family and I'm over joyed to see blessings being poured out. I continue to pray and believe.

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  16. I am SO overjoyed to hear this news!!! Sweet Lucy you are in our prayers and thoughts EVERY day. I pray that you tell your testimony for years and years to come! You have already touched all of our lives so deeply, but I can only imagine how many more lives Jesus will touch through you! Kate, Eric, Lucy, Ella, and Jack, you have all become a part of my family and I feel so priveledged that God has chosen me and my family to carry a small, small portion of your burden and to be a prayer warrior for you.
    We Love You,
    Melanie, Kayla, Lydia, and Dalton

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  17. amandah@xipline.comJune 15, 2012 at 11:43 PM

    Thank you Jesus for showing up and showing out for sweet Lucy. You are an amazing God. You say in your word if two or more just call on your name you are in the midst of them and you have proven once again You are an all time God! Thank you Jesus for keeping your hands of Healing on this precious child and her family :-)

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  18. Will never stop praying! :) I am so happy that your family's experience is starting to turn around some! I have been following your blog for awhile now but could never think of anything that I could say that could possibly help in anyway. So I've just been praying everyday. But i just wanted you to know you and your husband are doing a fantastic job and never ever lose faith. Lucy, you are an absolutely gorgeous young lady and stronger than anyone I know. Keep up the fight baby girl! And as for your other two beautiful babies, there are no better siblings in the world! You guys have done an amazing job taking care of your sister and mommy and daddy! :) keep it up! yall are a wonderful family!

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  19. Praise the Lord! Glory to God!!

    What an awesome testimony this precious child is and will to continue to be to all who hear her story!!

    Praying for absolute and complete healing!

    God bless you all!!

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  20. Amazing. Truly amazing. If this doesn't not impact readers life, I'm not sure what will. Your little princess is such a fighter and inspiration. I will continue to pray for the miracle of no more cancer.

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  21. Wow!!! I just got in bed and Lucy was on my heart so I decided to check to see if there was an update and I'm sooo glad I did. That sweet girl started my day by making me smile and ending it in the same way. I have so much praise on my lips to our Saviour. My cup runneth over with an overwhelming joy. Thank you for sharing her with all of us and know the praying only gets stronger.

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  22. Lucy has so much of God's radiance shining from her sweet little face. What an inspiration to others about God's love! Thank you so much for sharing the details of your lives with us. I'm still praying for your family.
    ~Gina B.

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  23. In awe of this miracle. Still praying for more to come. Go Lucy go! All over this earth people are cheering for you.

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  24. Praying for Sweet Ella, and for Jack, and most if all: Lucy. Ella was in my group in Encore. And then the day came that poor Lucy got cancer again. She came to camp sad and lost. I tried to provide as much comfort as I could. But poor Ella was devastated. Praying for your entire family. And I pray that Lucy Hannah Krull won't suffer anymore than she already has.

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  25. AMEN!!! This is fantastic!! We will continue prayers and gratitude to God for all of the Blessings he is pouring onto your Family. Tomorrow I am hiding a Zumba Fitness Class and one of our dances is Shackles by MaryMary---- my entire class will be dedicated to Lucy but Shackles Specifibally!! I will dance my heart out tomorrow for your baby!! All of our sincere Love and Adoration-- The Gleason Family

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  26. god bless you all

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  27. Lucy is a very determined little girl. Im beyond amazed at how He is working in your lives. Your blog is the first thing I check in the morning and the last thing I check at night. Glory to God! Glory to God! Prayers from Texas<3

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  28. This is who our God is...."to him who is able to do immeasurably more than we can ask or imagine." Ive never stopped praying for total healing for lucy bc of this verse. God is able and praying for Lucy and all of you and praising him for who He is...Healer, Father, Friend. Total and complete healing in His name. God loves you all so.

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  29. Yay God! We praise You for your faithful, loving, mercy and grace! Continuing to pray for complete Healing for Lucy, and strength and peace for you all! XO Annie in California.

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  30. Thank you Jesus! Continuing to pray for all of you, and praising Jesus for this miracle.

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  31. To God be the glory...how amazing he is!!! I rejoice with you....oh, God how we thank you! The power of prayer I amazing and taught us all something! I am in awe and my heart is over joyed!

    Maya
    Clover, SC

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  32. Oh Stranger! We have never met, but the Lord has heard my prayer!! And to be able to share that with my husband, family, and more strangers,...WOW! We are not in control, but our Almighty Lord is!! Blessed be his name on high! Go sweet Lucy Go! You rock God's will girl!!

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  33. Thank you once again for sharing with all of us. I am so happy that Lucy is recovering. May God continue to bless all of you with his miracles. He has shown his control over this bacteria/virus and he can show it over the cancer. Love the pics of little Jack, he is the most precious little boy. Never doubt your faith and obedience to Him, as you are walking the road of faith better thanany of us ever could! You are all in my continued thoughts and prayers...and thank you for te you tube clips it sure brings not only Lucy's fight and spirit to us but truly her personality! What a fighter!

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  34. She looks amazing! Praise God! I continue to pray for you all.

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  35. Praying for your sweet girl! Each post brings me to tears. Praise God she is doing better! I heard a song yesterday and immediately felt like God wanted me to share it with you! It's by Avalon and called "You were there". No matter the enormity of the situation that we all face, He is always there. God bless and many prayers for all of you!

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  36. What a turnaround! Lucy looks fantastic - so, so thrilled she is feeling better. Thoughts and prayers still coming your way. Go Lucy, Go!! xxx

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  37. I have and will continue to PRAY for Lucy to heal, Ella to have wisdom and safety, Jack to know his mothers love, Erik to be able to grieve yet stand firm as head of house hold, and you, Kate, you, to continue to be the wonderful mother, wife, and daughter you are and are meant to be. I PRAY with tears rolling down my cheeks and a heart so heavy that GOD will reward you with so many crowns in Heaven for the witness you are leading on this earth. Kate, you don't know me but I have kept up with your blog relentlessly and I have no idea what God has in store for your life, but I do know this: you are my modern day female Job, my modern day Esther, and I love you. I will continue to PRAY for Lucy, Ella, Jack, and Erik by name each and every day for all your needs to be met.
    Sara Kee

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  38. Beautiful pictures! Lucy looks great. I am so happy for your family. I will continue to pray for more miracles for each of you. God bless!

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  39. I am so pleased that things are improving for Lucy and that because of that you got to have some family time at home. Lucy looks so much stronger.

    Love to you all. We all think about your whole (extended) family throughout every day.

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  40. Praise God! I pray for many more miracles that God is providiing to Lucy.

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  41. This is truly a miracle! As a mommy, I can only imagine the joy you are feeling! We are continuing to pray for your specific requests daily! Praying & praising!!

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  42. Just amazing. So glad she is recovering from whatever that was! I hope you continue to see miracles unfold everyday. Much love and many prayers to you all!

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  43. What a wonderful post! Go Lucy Go! Praying hard all the way from PR. Hugs to you all.

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  44. Thank you for the update! We continue to pray and praise God for all he does. Hugs and love! Marcia

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  45. Made my day to read this post this morning!!! Go Lucy Go! Thanks for sharing your journey with us. Continued prayers for peace, comfort, and healing!

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  46. GOD IS SO GOOD! I AM PRAYING DAILY AND I AM LOVING THIS POST!!!!

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  47. I'm so happy for all of the good things happening with your family now! We continue to send tons of good energy your way

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  48. That beautiful smile on Lucy's face says it all! As mother's that is the BEST feeling in the world - seeing your child happy and smiling. I can't wait to show the pictures to my 9 and 6 y/o's when they wake up. They are going to be jumping with joy :) We pray each night & we pray hard...we all pray for Lucy and I pray a special Mother's prayer for you. Whether you know it or not YOU are a hero and do wonders for Lucy with your countless hrs of rocking, nurturing, hugs and kisses. That's the best medicine any child could receive. Stay strong & we'll continue to pray :)

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  49. What a amazing GOD we serve!! Still praying for Lucy and your family

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  50. Praise God! Continuously praying for a miracle that can only give credit to God. Also praying for your precious family.

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  51. I have never been so completely full of hope. Your family has touched my life forever. Thank you for letting us all be part of your beautiful, strong and loving family. I will continue to pray and have every positive thought and hope for your precious Lucy. She is without a doubt a fighter and an inspiration to all!

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  52. Kate, you are an amazing MOTHER , and an inspiration to me . May God continue to bless you and your family . *Go Lucy Go!*

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  53. God's light is shining through Lucy!!! Praise God!!! We will continue to surround your family and friends in prayer. Much love

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  54. Wendy Bell -Huntingdon, TnJune 16, 2012 at 11:37 AM

    This is amazing...Love the pictures!...GOD is So Good! Continuing to Pray for comfort, healing & blessings w/miracles in the midst.
    Your family is SO loved~ thanks again for sharing LUCY & your amazing story~ love & hugs!!!

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  55. What a blessing to see these! Praying for you all!

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  56. Praising God for this awesome recovery!! Im just so excited for you guys! What a blessing! And I'm continuing to pray for even more miracles for your family!!

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  57. Loved watching her pelt those balls! What a beauty and what a fighter!!

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  58. Kate...God is in the business of making miracles...there is strength in the power of prayer...Lucy is not physically strong but her prayer warriors continue to fight for her with prayers.

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  59. Absolutely amazing! God is so good! Continued prayers for your amazing family! - Sarah in MT

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  60. Absolutely AMAZING:)) GO LUCY GO!!!!!!!

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  61. Wow! God is truly awesome. I am praying for your sweet girl and for your family. Thanks for sharing your testimony.

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  62. Brings happiness to my heart to see this update....continuing to pray:) Kristina in covington

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  63. So amazing to see the power of prayer and God's healing at work in your sweet Lucy! What an awesome God we serve! Will continue praying for Lucy and your family!!

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  64. God is good! Love seeing the pictures of Lucy and seeing her Beautiful smile!! Continuing to pray for Lucy, you, Erik, Ella, and Jack. She is such a strong girl! Go Lucy Go!!!

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  65. My exact words when I saw this "Now if that's not a miracle sent straight from heaven I don't know what is" so good to see her smiling face!!

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  66. Oh Kate! This was a wonderful post to find! Lucy looks like she feels so much better! I love the pic in the ball pit...she's got that million watt smile all lit up! Still praying for total healing of your sweet baby girl. Stay strong Lucy!

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  67. God is great. What a miracle. A miracle. My heart is so happy for you and your family. Lucy is beautiful! Her PT just looks amazed!

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  68. God is good! So many prayers have been sent your way, and Lucy is proof that each one of them have worked! Will continue to keep her and all of your family in my thoughts<3

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  69. These pictures speak volumes. They are amazing! I am rejoicing in Virginia with you, sweet Kate, a mama I've never met. That doesn't matter at all. What matters is that God has granted great mercy and for that I am so very, very thankful!! I will keep praying!

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  70. Decided to check the blog before going to bed and I am so glad I did. How wonderful. I am so happy you all have had a better day and sweet Lucy is coming back into her own a bit. I will continue to pray for all of you and hoping you can go home soon. She looks beautiful....Just stunning

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  71. God is so good! I don't know you, but I am rejoicing with you. Lucy is living proof that God does miracles every single day. Blessings to your family. You are an amazing mother and your family is a true testament of faith.

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  72. I'm so happy about this! still praying in mexico :)

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  73. That first picture... Wow. What a smile! You have one very very brave and strong little girl. Our God is so GOOD!

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  74. Oh Lucy I cry tears of joy, you truly are a little fighter! My prayers will never cease....to see such life in your eyes is a true miracle! Keep up the fight gorgeous, I believe in miracles :)

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  75. It truly IS a miracle....a well deserved one I might add!!! God Bless Lucy and your whole family too Kate!!! I am in awe of your AMAZING family!!! Thank you for all of the updates!!! xo

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  76. Juaacklyn CunninghamJune 18, 2012 at 3:34 AM

    Praise the Lord! Lucy is beaming. Prayers continued for you all.

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  77. It's great that Lucy is getting better. I pray for Lucy every night before I go to sleep. Love from Jaiden.
    Year 4
    Australia

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  78. So wonderful to see! As always, thank you Kate, for updating and sharing with all of us. Will continue to pray for healing for Lucy and will keep your whole family in my prayers!

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  79. I am totally bursting with JOY!! Praise God! Thank You Jesus!! Continuing to pray and pressing in for complete health!

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  80. How wonderful! Lucy is so strong - she is an inspiration to everyone. What a beautiful set of pictures to brighten up the rainy and freezing day that Sydney is experiencing. Miracles can and do happen xxxxx

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  81. That first picture of Lucy is amazing! She is a beautiful little girl! I will continue to pray for Lucy and the family. God is good! It is so wonderful to see so much life in Lucy's eyes.

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  82. Wonderful update...

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  83. Lucy looks terrific! It's hard to believe how quickly things have changed around for the better. Thank you so much for sharing the updates. As you share each new photo, the picture of Lucy in my mind as I pray for her changes! Is her eyesight back to normal now? As I look into her eyes it seems like it must be. Will continue to pray... for ALL of you!

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  84. I can't even say how happy I am!! Of course prayers will still be headed your way for your sweet family and for continued healing. It's a beautiful miracle!!!!!

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  85. You're right, Kate. I see the spirit, fight, determination, and joy in Lucy's eyes! Come to think of it, I see light and determination in all of your eyes! What wonderful images. I - along with all of the others - have not stopped praying for a miracle, and I think we're seeing it now! What an incredible blessing to hear from you and see all of these pictures! Thank you so much for taking time out of your incredibly packed schedule to show us Lucy's amazing progress and how you're all doing. To God be the glory! I will continue to blanket you all in prayer....

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  86. caitlinpainter22June 18, 2012 at 3:35 AM

    Look at that smile! God is so good! What power there is in prayer. Continued prayers for Lucy and your family.

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  87. estesfamilyof3.blogspot.comJune 18, 2012 at 3:43 AM

    I am completely in awe and have goosebumps. I am THRILLED she is doing better. PRAISE GOD!

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  88. Anna Prasinou Atl. GaJune 18, 2012 at 3:45 AM

    Beautiful pictures!!!!!!! That sweet happy smile on Lucy's face, she is a miracle a beautiful miracle. I am so happy for your family. We will continue to pray for Lucy and the whole family. Hugs,kisses and big smiles to you all from Atlanta!!!

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  89. Once again, made my day :) :) :) So glad to see that Lucy is improving!!! Prayers continue!!!! <3

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  90. It is so fantastic to see Lucy so alert and bright-eyed! I will not stop praying for Lucy and your precious family. I love the picture of Erik sweetly gazing at Lucy. So glad you got to spend time with Ella and Jack. Thank you for taking time to update everyone. This turn of events is truly a miracle. Just amazing!

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  91. Overjoyed with happiness at God's amazing work. Your family remains in my prayers and thoughts. Thank you for taking the time to update!

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  92. I cannot even describe the joys that I feel in seeing what God is continuing to do in Lucy life along with the family. I pray that he continues to give her the strength and courage to continue to fight. We serve an AWESOME God! Kate, you and Erik along with the rest of the family continue to be in my prayers as well. Thank you so much for continuing to share the updates with us. I pray that things continue to improve!! In Christian Love, Heather B. Smith

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  93. What a beautiful post and what a beautiful girl. I'm sure enormous portions of the globe are rejoicing at this news. We'll all carry on praying in all our different ways. Healing for Lucy!

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  94. I am reminded of the song "My God is SO BIG, so MIGHTY and POWERFUL there is NOTHING my God CANNOT DO! This is beautiful! GO LUCY GO!

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  95. Woohoo! Go Lucy Go!!!

    We are in awe of God and can't thank Him enough for the miracle that's taking place in Lucy's life.

    We serve a mighty God indeed. We are so very thankful for answered prayers. Lucy looks great! What a tremendous blessing Lucy is to us all!

    I love our God!!! He is so awesome!!!

    GOD BLESS you Kate, Erik, Ella, Lucy, and Jack!

    Loads of Love from the Crowther Clan.
    Australia.

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  96. ReJOYcing with you in Jesus Christ tonight! I am so happy for little Lucy and your sweet family. What a story of faith you are. Keep holding on to the hand of our sweet Jesus, Who always goes before, but most importantly, Who walks WITH, understanding and helping us and interceding for us without ceasing. And keep believing in our Jehova Jira, our God WHO PROVIDES! Lots of love from Alabama and your sister in Christ. We are family, girl, in the blood of our Savior and I am PRAYING FOR Y'ALL!

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  97. God is so Good! God is so Good! God is SOOO Good!!!! I am in complete AWE of "our" sweet Lucy Krull! I say "our" because she truly is loved and adored by so many. I'm sitting here with tears in my eyes & a thrilled and happy heart for the little girl who never ceases to amaze me. I am so proud of you Lucy...keep fighting! Go Lucy Go!!!!

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  98. Thank you thank you thank you for sharing your life with us. My eyes are full of tears of joy. Seeing the power of God working through so many people is so meaningful to me as I struggle with my own faith. Thank you for all you, Lucy, and your family continues to teach me.
    Sending love from Oregon, from my family to yours

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  99. This brings my heart so much Joy! :) Still continuing to pray. Lucy is a miracle. She is such a beautiful blessing! As is Ella, and Jack! --Jess

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  100. Praise the Lord. Praise His Holy Name. Praise the Holy Spirit for raising up such a great cloud of witnesses who have been willing to kneel before the throne and lift up Lucy and the rest of your family. Praise Him for all of the plans He has for your future. Praise Him for He is good and loving and working out His perfect plan for Lucy. Soli Deo Gloria!

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  101. I like so many others here check in each day to get a hopeful update, and the last few posts have exceeded all my wildest hopes and dreams for Lucy. Thank you for taking time out of the precious moments of each day to help us to understand your troubles and triumphs.
    Continuing in prayer <3

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  102. So very happy to read tonight's update. Keeping you all in my thoughts.

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  103. God Bless Lucy, God bless the Krull's...


    “Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
    Life is beauty, admire it.
    Life is a dream, realize it.
    Life is a challenge, meet it.
    Life is a duty, complete it.
    Life is a game, play it.
    Life is a promise, fulfill it.
    Life is sorrow, overcome it.
    Life is a song, sing it.
    Life is a struggle, accept it.
    Life is a tragedy, confront it.
    Life is an adventure, dare it.
    Life is luck, make it.
    Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
    Life is life, fight for it.”
    ― Mother Teresa

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  104. It seems as if i have a love for your family as do most strangers that have been following Lucy's story. I have cried with you all and smiled with you as you have been on this faith journey. I have been pleading with the Lord to save your sweet Lucy's life. What a kind father that He can give us such hope. My family and I have been going through the toughest trial in our lives for the past 3+ years and today we have found out that it is over. We are free from it. The only words I know to say at this moment is "the Lord is so faithful." Whatever the circumstances, that remains. A chapter the Lord had "given" to us and confirmed multiple times throughout our journey was 2 Chronicles 20. When you have time, read it. That is the mighty God we serve and pray to. Our Abba. Continuing to pray!

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  105. BTW, Happy Father's Day Erik!!!!!!!!!!!

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  106. WOW! What an amazing God! The pictures tell so much - there is such a spark and sunshine in Lucy's smiles. She looks incredible. I am blown away at how she is alert, smiling, moving about and doing her therapies! Praising God with you....for the gift of each moment. As you said, none of us knows what tomorrow brings, but for today, for now, Lucy is smiling. Continuing to pray for you all here in Wisconsin.

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  107. tante preghiere dall'italia! lucy ti vogliamo bene!!!!

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  108. Something wonderful is going on here, and Lucy and all your family are changing the lives of many people. God does His work, shares His mercies and strength through you. We are watching His love in real time and real life, and it just blesses our corner of the world.

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  109. Praise God! What a miracle that we all just witnessed! Lucy looks wonderful & her big smile brings a smile to my face! I will continue to pray for your sweet family, but for now, you enjoy every precious moment with Lucy. And I pray that she can go home soon so you can all be together again.

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  110. My Dearest, Kate, You don't know me, but I pray for your Lucy EVERY night. I pray that it is God's will that Lucy live her life here on earth as a testament of God's ability to perform miracles. My heart soared when I saw your "Good Morning" post. I know all is His hands and I pray that Lucy's continued improvement is in His plan. May God bless you and your family beyond your comprehension. My prayers will not cease!

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  111. We will continue to talk with the Lord for prayers for Lucy, your family friends and all of the caregivers...

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  112. He is the ultimate healer! What a great post! Iam so happy to see that Lucy is on the mend from her virus! Still praying for all of you!!

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  113. Thank you for taking the time to post on your blog. You are so busy and all of us know that every post takes precious time but WOW...what wonderful news you have given us today. Prayers of thanksgiving for her progress continue along with prayers for healing.

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  114. amazing testimony. thanks for taking time out of your incredibly precious day to update us... we rejoice with you and we continue in prayer for strength for all!

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  115. Kate! I'm so, so happy to see these pictures! What a miracle indeed. Thank you for continuing to update us and sharing such amazing pictures and videos. Lucy's PT videos showed what a fighter she is. Continuing to pray!

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  116. Praise God !!!!!!! She looks so good Kate, and my goodness, SHE LOOKS JUST LIKE HER DADDY !!! I am glad you got to go home and spend time with your other babies !!!! I can only imagine how hard that is for you to do but its a good thing for you and daddy to go back home some time !!! Yall have raised one heck of a fighter and a precious child of GOD !!!! Go Lucy Go !!!!

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  117. Always remember the good things in life, don't dwell on the things that are sad. For life is a diary of memories, some good, some bad. But just remember there's purpose in all, whether joyful or peppered with pain, and though storm clouds for now may have darkened your skies soon the sun will break through once again. So just rest in the thought that God cares for us all, holding each of us in His great hand, as He guides us and comforts us, both great and small, till we all reach that promised land.
    Praise God for His wonderful miracle for Lucy, and the comfort and hope that her testimony will bring to others.
    God bless you Kate and all your family

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  118. Kristen FriedlandJune 18, 2012 at 3:48 AM

    Thank you so much for the update! Lucy is just precious, and it's so great to see her smile! I will keep praying! And I am so glad that you were able to see Ella and Jack. My prayers will continue to be with Lucy and your entire family.

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  119. Lucys smile says a million things.. She looks happy. Prayers sent your way. Hugs.

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  120. It's amazing to see how good Lucy is doing! To God be the glory! Continuing to pray for Lucy and your family.

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  121. This is the most uplifting and amazing post!

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  122. Spectacular!! Praising God for your testimony and Lucy's turn! Praying for healing, understanding, and peace that surpasses understanding.

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  123. There are no words; the pictures say it all! OUR GOD can NOT be restrained; HE is in control. I rejoice with you every day at the miracles he is performing in precious Lucy's life! ALL praise and glory be to GOD! Still praying for MORE MIRACLES...

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  124. Tears of joy for you and your family. I will go back to the alter tomorrow and thank God for his amazing miracles that are unfolding and continue to pray for healing for Lucy. What wonderful grandparents Lucy has and I bet they are overjoyed to be able to help you. Go Lucy Go!!!!

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  125. Isn't it just like our wonderful Savior to bring all of us together in such a powerful love for your sweet family and then work a wonderous miracle so that we can all witness how much He loves us?? I will continue praying for Lucy and for your family, Kate, that God will just keep right on working His miracles for you. How blessed we are that we get to participate! Thank you for sharing your journey with us!

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  126. So happy for you all for good days!

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  127. I am in COMPLETE AWE! I am soooooo happy for all of you! Lucy is a totally different child from the other day. I cannot imagine how happy you are right now. She is on the mend now and hopefully can go home very soon to spend time with all of you! We (your blog family) will NEVER stop praying for the ultimate miracle for Lucy! GO LUCY GO!

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  128. These pictures made my morning!!! Praying the healing continues...

    Annie

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  129. good morning! rejoicing with you and continuing to pray for miracles for Lucy and your family!!!

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  130. WOW!!! Lucy has come so far within the week. The power of pray is truly amazing! We will continue to keep you all in our prayers and pray for more advances so that you all can live as a family together once again. Stay Strong! Go Lucy Go!

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  131. I am so happy to hear of this wonderful update!
    God is wonderful and He will continue to bless your family.

    Continued prayers on my end always!
    PRAISE God!!!!
    I am beyond words to describe how speechless I feel about God's power. It is such a wonderful thing to see. I will pray that God helps you listen and obey, just as you requested! PRAYING! :)

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  132. To all the Krull family, Amazing is all I can think of for a word to say.. I am so happy for you all that your wish for Lucy to come home and enjoy the summer with you all. Keep on keeping on Lucy you are one strong amazing little girl. We are sending you our thoughts and good wishes from Vermont. Tammie

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  133. I perceive that there has been and is a great battle going on in Heavenly places regarding Lucy and your family. But the forces of God are winning. God is shwing that all is in His timing...which we do not understand. However, we do know that He is the most powerful of the forces and He is still in control.

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  134. That smile of Lucy's . . . it's everything! I admit I wasn't sure if we'd see it shine again so brightly. Such an incredible gift to see her sparkle once more! I'm reminded about how little we know, the power of prayer, and the ultimate goodness of God. Hoping for more peace for Jack, understanding for Ella, and big healing for your little light.

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  135. Praying for Lucy and your family. That you may get through this difficult time, for healing for Lucy and that she may be free from pain. My heart goes out to a family that I've never met, but whose hearts I pray for.

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  136. God's mercies are new everyday. The gifts may not be the ones that we asked for, but blessing never the less. Lucy looks so good. Hug her for all of us. We serve a mightly and awesome God, and it is so good to catch a little glimpse of his handy work. Go Lucy Go!

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  137. Kate I wanted to share with you something that someone said to me once. God is always steps and steps ahead of us. Even though you just found out 18 months ago that Lucy had tumors, God already knew. Not just that be he knew before he created Lucy, you or even your Mama. I take great comfort in knowing that he already knows ALL.

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  138. Wow! That top picture of Lucy is just amazing! As you said before, this week truly has been a Lazarus moment. To go from burial plans to a bright and shining eyes, grinning in a ball pit, is absolutely the hand of God. It's great to see your smile too, Kate, after those haunting, heartbreaking photos of you holding Lucy infront of the hospital. Will be praying always!

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  139. Continuing to be amazed by God's mercy, healing, and grace! Praying, praying, praying!

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  140. What a difference a day makes!!!(and a few million prayers :) God is good all the time!!!! Still praying!!!!

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  141. Praise God! Prayers continue and so much love is being sent from one family to another....
    Love from OH
    Heather

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  142. Our God is amazing!!!! We will continue to pray for Lucy as well as you and your other family members. Go Lucy GO!!!

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  143. Thank you once again for sharing your Lucy with us. Fervent prayers are being said for the Krull family.

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  144. Amazing! We serve an awesome God!!! It is with such awe to watch how He is working in this situation...prayers for Lucy, you and your family...

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  145. WOW,WOW, WOW! Lucy just keeps amazing us! I seriosuly can't shake the goosebumps after seeing the pictures of her looking so happy and vibrant! I'm sure it was very hard leaving the hospital but it probabaly meant the world to your other children to have you home. Being a mom can be tough but you are doing a GREAT job Kate!

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  146. Praise the Lord!!! Your faith is beautiful and amazing! Praying for you and your precious family!

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  147. Rejoicing with you!! I cried tears of joy for you and your sweet family this morning as soon as I saw that first picture of Lucy! You are in my daily/hourly prayers and will continue to be throughout your journey. Much love to your precious Lucy and family!

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  148. Praise God.He's good.Aleluia.

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  149. What wonderful pictures. May God continue to bless your entire family.

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  150. What awesome and inspirational photos of your precious girl. I continue to pray for you and your husband....I also keep in my prayers your 2 other precious children...and of course, Lucy. May our loving Father keep you at peace, heal your daughter from this horrible disease and continue to show that life is full of miracles big and small. Praying for all of you.

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  151. If anyone ever doubted that prayer really works, all they would have to do is take one look at Lucy and they would see the truth! So thankful for the progress Lucy is making!

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  152. Kate....I have no words to express how happy these last few posts have made me so I can't imagine how high your Cloud 9 is right now. May God continue to work in his mysterious ways to cure Lucy and bless your family. Your blog family is SOOO happy for you!

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  153. Beautiful Lucy! Beautiful, extraordinary family! I'm awestruck and covered with chills bumps! ...... Praying, praying, praying ...... I've never actually witnessed a miracle such as this! <3

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  154. Lucy looks so full of life in that 1st picture!!! She is a true fighter!!! I pray God continues to heal Lucy and comfort your family through this!! Thanks again Kate for taking the time to update us on Lucy! GO LUCY GO!!!!

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  155. the joy that this post gives me is unbelievable and i have never ever even met your family. I have been praying for your sweet lucy. I am also a St Jude mom. It is miraculous what our God has done. I couldnt help but cry. I will not stop praying for Lucy and your family. AMAZING and thank you for sharing

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  156. I am crying happy tears for your family. Will continue to pray for your sweet little girl. I believe it will all work out and a year from now, you will have the best summer in a very long time.

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  157. So awesome to see these pictures. You are in our prayers. Go Lucy Go

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  158. Praising God with you! And continuing to pray that you will always feel His arms wrapped around you, and His love and power.

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  159. I am a new reader....and THIS has made my Saturday....and its only 7:45am!!! Just know you have one more intercessor to stand in the gap for precious Lucy and her entire family!! God is GOOD, and He answers our prayers!!! Blessings!!!!

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  160. So happy Lucy is doing better. Will continue to pray for your family.

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  161. God is great and we keep you in our prayers daily. I will once again put Lucy and your family up for prayers in church today. These pictures are a testament to the strength of prayer and God's love for you and your family. We are so happy for you.

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  162. Lucy's story has moved me! Although this wasn't the summer you had planned, how lucky that it is summer and there is no worry about getting homework done, getting to bed early for school, etc. for Ella! I am so glad Lucy is doing better and she is never far from my thoughts! ...Spartanburg, SC follower

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  163. Kate,
    What a beautiful blessing! For this we have prayed!!!

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  164. Blessings on your entire Family. I have not commented on your blog before, but have followed it for about a year. Happy Fathers Day to Eric! Go Lucy Go!

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  165. Lucy looks amazing in these pictures! Her eyes are so bright, and her color so vibrant! So happy for these good times for your family :). Glad you got to spend some time with Ella & Jack, too. Continued prayers for healing, strength, and peace... Love to all!

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  166. Susan CouringtonJune 18, 2012 at 3:52 AM

    That girl has some more determination! While we know she has a long road ahead we know she is a warrior and we also know that Jesus loves the little children!

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  167. those sweet, sweet smiles!! God is so very good!! Praying continually for your precious family!

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  168. Our God is an AWESOME God, will continue to pray for your beautiful family.

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  169. Oh my goodness!!! This is amazing....I can hardly control the excitement! The Lord has shown His power once again in sweet Lucy's life! I'm still praying for all of y'all! One question...since Lucy has more strength now and is doing some better are they going to try any more treatment or maybe a trial or something?

    Love y'all!!!
    Allison
    www.caringbridge.org/visit/allisonworkman

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  170. He is exalted the King is exalted on High
    I will praise You
    He is exalted forever exalted
    And I will praise His name

    He is exalted the King is exalted on High
    I will praise Him
    He is exalted forever exalted
    And I will praise His name

    He is the Lord
    Forever His truth shall reign
    Heaven and Earth
    Rejoice in His holy name
    He is exalted the King is exalted on high

    He is exalted the King is exalted on high


    PRAISE BE TO GOD!!! How utterly amazing is it to be apart of a miracle in the making?!! My faith alone has been renewed and I am in awe of the wonder of His works. I will continue to pray for Lucy's healing and for Ella & Jack and all your family.

    Melanie
    Abbotsford, BC, Canada

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  171. That first picture is amazing. I have read through some of the posts this morning and I am truly seeing a miracle unfold. Lucy has brought so many believers to our knees praying for one common goal, total healing for Lucy now and forever. Praise be to the one true God, the Great Physician.

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  172. PRAISE GOD FROM WHOM ALL BLESSINGS FLOW!!!

    HaPpY dAnCe!!!

    Go Lucy Go

    XOXOXOXO
    Kristi
    WA State

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  173. Believing from Denver, COJune 18, 2012 at 3:53 AM

    Praising God for hearing our prayers and for the bright shining light that is Lucy!
    Go, God, Go!!!
    Go, Lucy, Go!!!
    He's not done yet with the unfolding of Lucy's miracle for all to see!
    Hallelujah and Glory to God Most High!

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  174. I've never posted before, but I am continually amazed at how awesome our God is! Lucy is such a strong little girl, but I have also been humbled at your strength. You and your family are amazing! I will continue to pray for healing for little Lucy and that God continues to instill the strength He has so far for the rest of the family. God be with you, as I know He is!

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  175. all of those pictures are WONDERFUL! so good to see everyone smiling. praise God and his loving arms that protected Lucy while her defenses were down. all of your kids are too cute. Lucy already is a miracle! hugs and prayers for all of you and all your family. sounds like you have quite a team.

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  176. From her big green bow to her even bigger smile, this is truly one of the most incredible photos I have ever seen! I am overjoyed for you and your family and in awe of what God and the power of prayer can do. Lucy is such a special little girl and it is obvious that God has a beautiful plan for her life. We will continue to pray for all of you! Praise the Lord!

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  177. I can't tell you how thrilled this post makes me. I had spinal surgery on Wednesday and got home yesterday. I offered my pain for Lucy and prayed for her. Every blessing to all of you!

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  178. I also share in your joy and the answered prayers of many, me included. One medical question (if you care to share the answer): has the cancer indeed returned, or was that part of the whole "body reverting back to previous scenarios" hypothesis the doctors suggested earlier in the week? Regardless, I am so grateful that you have this additional victory and time with Lucy! I will continue to pray.

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  179. Kate...I have been following since I came across Lucy's story via "Finding Hope in Times of Grief" on Facebook. WOW. These photos of her are amazing! God is so good! I have to tell you that what you said about God really being in control totally touched my heart. You said, "There is a greater plan in play that shapes us into who we are meant to become. One trial and one triumph at a time." I really needed to read that since tomorrow is the first Father's Day I will spend without my sweet Daddy here on Earth. He left for Heaven very suddenly last September. How amazing our God is in that all you are facing and going through, He has used YOU to minister to ME! I am lifting Lucy and your family up in prayer. Love and prayers from North Carolina...Regina

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  180. Just so, so overwhelming thankful for God giving you all more sweet and precious time. I know your situation is still very fragile, but I can't help but praise Him for these past few days of seeing Lucy's smiles and you all just getting to love on her. Thanks for keeping us updated!

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  181. Jennifer ChristensenJune 18, 2012 at 3:53 AM

    I don't know your family, but I graduated from Union University in 1994, and I happened to see the post about your sweet daughter on Union's facebook page during this most recent health battle. My heart was broken for your family as I read your post just a week ago. I uttered a wordless prayer on your little one's behalf, and I have been compelled to check back every few days to see how she is doing. Thank you for posting these thoughts and reminding all of us that we will see, as Psalms 27 reminds us, "the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living." I pray this for you and your entire family in the days and weeks to come. My His peace be accessible at all times.

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  182. The best smiles were yours and Eric's. Something in your eyes spoke of great joy, peace and trust.

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  183. Look at you, Lucy....so happy and so beautiful! Praise God for wonderful miracles. And you are a miracle! Keep smiling, kiddo. Celebrating these triumphs with you and your family and praying endlessly for more! Keep fighting...I, and many others, will keep praying alongside you. Love and hugs to all! Thanking God for hearing our pleas and responding in this way! SO happy to have you back with your family.

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  184. Deborah, well asked. I have wondered the same thing, never to take away from this miraculous recovery over the last week.. and I know we can't understand or know God's plan for us or the Krull family and I am praying for them every day.. but I also wondered about the cancer reoccurance .. I know we want to live each day to It's fullest and it seems your family, Kate, is doing that. Your faith is something to be shared with the world and I think people will truly come to know Christ through you.. I know in time you will have more answers but as I said in my other posts, I did not ask it as well as Deborah.. thinking and praying for your family always

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  185. I was at LeBonheur last Tuesday. My 7 year old nephew had open heart surgery. I was told that Lucy was in the room next door. I wanted to see her but I knew that was not possible, so I prayed.............

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  186. So Amazing! I pray that Lucy continues to get stronger and healthier with each day, and that you will soon be able to take her home and be the family you so desperately want to be again. Her smile is breathtaking, but so is the rest of the family's!

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  187. What can be said except...Praise be to God! He is SOOO amazing! Obviously there is a plan for your sweet Lucy! The peaks and valleys that you are going through as a mother are also going to be used in so many ways to minister to others! Stay strong sweet sister! I am praying for healing, comfort and peace!

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  188. What a fantastic sight seeing lucy smiling and playing. I hope with all my heart that she can go home soon and you can have your family all together again. lily. xxx

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  189. Sharon Phillips EarleyJune 18, 2012 at 3:54 AM

    Little did I know when I took my daughter to volunteer today in maryville at Comm. Food Connection, I would see Lucy"s picture on a bulletin board and I got to share today's good news with a lady about Lucy who knows your father-in-law! SO MANY people are praying for Lucy and we rejoice with you today Kate in God's power and blessings! Love from Maryville! Sharon Phillips Earley :)

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  190. What a wonderful Father's Day blessing, knowing that our Heavenly Father loves and watches over us just as our earthly fathers do for their families every day.

    Josuha 1:9

    Our prayers continue for your family and Lucy's complete healing.

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  191. Eleanor Bryan (Nashville)June 18, 2012 at 3:54 AM

    Hi Kate. I have been reading your blog ever since Auburn Kizer put it on Rodney's caring bridge. I have been praying a ton for Lucy and the whole family. We just had VBS at our church a week ago and it was about Jesus, the King. I am so glad that is who you are clinging to because there is really nowhere else to find hope. I was so heartbroken from your posts last week and could not stop thinking about ya'll. What a miracle! I couldn't believe the pictures from Friday. We certainly never know what God's plans are but so grateful to have Him to cling to in this fallen world! Keep writing, I love to see the updates. My womens Bible study this past year was the book of Isaiah. I learned so much about God's provision for His people and His great love and mercy. May you continue to be loved and supported by those around you and may He continue to show you more and more miracles.

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  192. I am so thrilled how well Lucy is doing! I love looking at all the pictures and reading your post. My family and I are continuing to pray for healing! My little boy and your Jack are almost the same age! :)

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  193. Oh I have chills!!! I can't believe the improvements in Lucy in such a short time. Just proves how powerful our God is! Your entire family remains in my prayers. Thank you for sharing your life and your miracle with the rest of us!

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  194. In complete awe! Lucy ... amazing! Praising our Heavently Father and praying that she will be healed!!!

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  195. So glad that Lucy is doing well. And she looks so happy! Blessings to all of you.

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  196. Krull Family-it is so uplifting to see Lucy's smile again. My family and I are praying for your family at all times. I keep hoping that God will show you even more miracles in th coming days, weeks, months and years. Lucy has touched so many people and I will keep praying for her.

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  197. I am so very happy for all of you, but especially for your sweet Lucy! God is just reminding us all that His plan can't be second-guessed. So happy, so many prayers still being said. :) :) :)

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  198. God is so amazing! I am in awe right now. She is such a fighter. No matter what the future holds, this time with Lucy is so amazing. It is so wonderful to see the change in her. I will continue to keep you in my prayers.

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  199. When we are obedient and willing to fully surrender not just ourselves but our children as well, God is fully in control then. This is truly a God given miracle...Rest in His arms and enjoy. Prayers going up constantly for Lucy and all of the family. I am reminded of a song by Christ Tabernacle Choir This is the Rest.

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