The view from our window.

When we arrived at Le Bonheur this sign said BELIEVE

Notice the pink and purple bow.  Thank you to Hometown Flowers and Gifts and Drew Glass.

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  1. Oh I love this! Praying right now

  2. Continuing to Pray and trust.

    I remember when I was waiting to adopt Hannah from China. The original anticipated wait was 9-18 months. In the end it was almost 5 years and although it was hard to wait at times, one thing a friend said to me helped get me through the rough days.

    'God's timing is perfect. None of this wait is a surprise to Him.'

    Continuing to pray with you that Lucy's spine will heal so that she can be moved to St. Jude's. Trusting....and praying.

  3. Still praying in Columbus, OH! Goo, LUCY, GO!

  4. Go Lucy Go! Go Kate Go! We are praying for you all! Keep up the fight Lucy! In Jesus Name!
    Tina Anne - Eads, TN

  5. I loved your It Is Well With my Soul post! The story of the writer of that Hymn is marvelous at how he was still able to bless the Lord even in his darkest hours! We are praying! Keep it up Lucy!!!!!

  6. Your family has touched my heart. Praying for you all, especially that precious baby girl LUCY!

    Ann - Huntsvill AR

  7. You can be sure that all of us are praying for Lucy and all of you!

    Go Lucy!!


  8. Hi Kate and Erik...Still praying...still trusting...and still believing your sweet little Lucy will one day give you precious grandbabies!! (:
    Hold on tight to Jesus!

    Judy Ridings

  9. Kate,
    This is Summer Britton, a good friend of Laura Dawson's. I have been following your blog on a daily, sometimes hourly, basis. I am so thankful that Lucy had somewhat of a good day, a true blessing. I want you to know that my heart aches for you as a mother. It has taken me until now to post and Laura text me shortly after you all found out Lucy was sick. I'm not sure if Laura has shared with you, I think she has, that I was in a similar situation just last summer with my youngest daughter, Colette. This is all too familiar, different circumstances, but the same in that we are both mothers with aching hearts for our sick child and struggling with the pain of being away from the others. I have 3 children as well and words cannot express how emotional it is to be where you are... I have been there and it SUCKS! I want you to know you, Lucy as well of course, but especially you, Kate, are continuously on my mind and in my constant prayers. I pray for times of peace in your heart and comfort in your soul as you all go through this time. I have posted Lucy's story and pic on my blog and have shared her story with as many as I can. I know how comforting is to know that thousands are praying for your child... I was there once and that truly gave me peace. I wish I had some magical advice to give you that would make this struggling time in the hospital easier, but I don't. I can only say that my faith, friends, and family are what helped me out and I know that you have that great support system as we did as well. Please know that prayers are being lifted up for Lucy in Knoxville. I'm so sorry I haven't posted sooner but as you can imagine this is so emotional for me. I find myself driving down the road sobbing for Lucy because I have been there and it wasn't that long ago. I was in the hospital with Lettie for 7 weeks and missed all summer with Jack and Cooper, but I was exactly where I was supposed to be..just as you are Kate. Keep your faith strong and do not let fear overcome you. God chose this situation for you all, for some crazy reason, just as He chose Colette for us. It is so hard not be bitter, but just know that Lucy has become a vessel, just like Lettie was, for God's love and glory. You will be amazed what our precious children can and will do for God's kingdom! Much love to you all, Summer

  10. Lucy has been so heavy on my heart here lately, many-many prayers are being sent your way each minute! -Kelly F.:)

  11. Sending lots of prayers for Lucy!!!!!

  12. I am praying for your daughter. I also have cancer, although I am not a precious child. I read about her reactions to the steroids. I was the same way. I gained so much weight...I didn't look the same, and I could not stand any noise, no TV....it was like nails on a chalk board. I don't know why... but steroids are horrible...but necessary. When she is off the steroids....it will be better. Those side effects fade. I am so sorry she is having to go through this. Horrible. But I know you are holding on to Jesus to get you through. And He will.

  13. Kate,

    I don't know what to say other than I am praying HARD for Lucy! (and so is my church) I am a SAHM of 3 girls 4 and under and I can't even begin to imagine what this must be like for you. Thank you for your honesty, openness, and for giving God the glory through all this. My day to day struggles fade in comparrison to yours and Lucy's. I gain strength through your courage and positivity. Thank you for the wonderful christian example that you set! I hope you both rest well tonight and that tomorrow is full of hope and promise!

    Love in Him,
    Valli Kelly

  14. I am praying for her right now....God said " I am the Lord who heals you", when He is your Lord, leave the situation is His mighty hands and Lucy will do just fine....praying for you too for strength to go thro the days ahead!!! Always remember that God is your strength and He will never ever let you down !!!

  15. Dear Krull Family,
    You don't know me, but I feel as if I know you. I have followed your journey on this amazingly-composed sincere blog and seen you each bear your struggles with your head high. while enduring faith in family, love and Christ. I read in absolute admiration of your strength. I just wanted you to know this. In the name of Lucy, I donated to St. Baldrick's, (www.stbaldricks.org) a local charity dedicated to the research and cure of childhood cancer, and they are sending a card to you in the mail. At least it won't come from a total stranger now ;)
    With great respect,
    Jessica (and Husband Ian too) Downes
    Philadelphia, PA