Thursday, September 3, 2009


Last night a little after 11pm I received a very scary text. Someone very close to me is in desperate need of prayers. I am not going to mention names or the specific details because it is not my place, but I know that God knows and he will know exactly who and why we are praying for this person. Once I received the text, I immediately headed out the door and took this person to the hospital where I sat with her until 5 this morning. I had to come home to get the kids ready for school and take them, so another close friend stayed with this person until 8 this morning when she was finally admitted into the hospital. It is just a very scary time for many people I know right now, and has been for a while. This is a medical condition that is extremely common and must be treated. This is something I might be more open about later with their approval in hopes to help others because there are so many. But it is just not the right time. So please pray for this special person.. I love her dearly and couldn't imagine life without her.

Also my friend Angie is still in need of prayers. She has been thrown a curve ball in life and she has many life changing decisions she is left with. Not to mention, with a broken heart. So please continue to lift Angie up.

Both above really open my eyes and makes me appreciate the friendships I have with others even more. I have to admit, I have some pretty amazing friends that are there for me no matter what and understand me completely. And that I love! There is nothing like having them there on days like this when you are just plain flat cranky, but they just hug you and say "Crystal, it's okay. It's going to be okay" There is nothing like having a bad day and they understand this and instead of judging you for being cranky they are supporting you because they know you need to be lifted. What I have described are some amazing friends of mine that have proved just that once again, and not only them but you too. I have some pretty amazing blog friends and readers, honestly I couldn't ask for a better group of you to share my journey with.

On another note... I am very excited to share that I am down 25 pounds. I am still riding my bike and going strong, in fact.. I ride even longer now and still eating healthy. WOW, amazing how much better it makes you feel. Although I have had a rough few days (first paragraph), I have truly been happier than ever. Between becoming healthier (like I use to be), such a loving & helpful husband, 3 amazing kids that blow me away each and every day with their knowledge and talent, awesome family, beautiful group of Christian blog friends & readers, and such rockin real life friends that love me for me I could not ask for more. And for that... I am so grateful.. just don't have the words to express how much I mean that. So thanks to all of you that have been there for me during the good and the bad. Which has been more times than I can count this past year with our heart journey.

And for those of you wondering about Bentley and how she's doing.. amazing. She gets funnier with every passing day, she has such a huge personality just like her brother and sister.

I am going to end this here. I hear thunder and we have not had rain in so long, and we need it so bad. I love thunder storms... I just hope it last long enough to enjoy tonight. usually it teases us here in Texas.

Oh, question for you... do you ever feel the urge to cry because you are so happy? I sure do.. all the time. I don't know if it's because I'm just a super emotional person or what. I guess it's just my way of speaking to God thanking him for the blessings he has placed in my life. I think I am going to go sit outside watch the storm pass and praise Him in this storm. (and probably cry too)

And if you have a minute please say a prayer for the above two people. Y'all are the best!!!

Oh (last thing), I really hate to post this all in one post.. because I hurt so bad for the 2 people above, if you only knew. But certain situations make you open your eyes and that is what this post is about. Please do not be confused.. my life is in no way perfect. Far from.


  1. I will be praying for your friends.
    I am so happy Bentley is doing great, I am sure she will be walking soon...what a miracle! I always cry with happiness! Enjoy your thunder storm. XOXO

  2. I will pray for your friend and continue to pray for Angie. Good for you on becoming so healthy.....although I don't see how you had 25 to lose. I know I sure do though! Ha! Oh, and I cry tears of joy all the time, like on a daily basis. I am super emotional I guess. LOL!

    Glad Bentley is doing so well!

  3. I will pray for your friends. Good for you on the exercising and the weight loss.
    Yes, I cry tears of joy alot more than tears of sadness.

  4. I'll be sure to keep your friends in my prayers, Crystal. That is just awesome about you losing the weight. I'm with Kristin...not sure how you even needed to lose the weight in the first place! Maybe you can post a pic of the new you?!?

  5. I most def. will keep them in my prayers...

  6. Many prayers for your friends. Yes... I feel the urge to cry all the time. Kyleigh will do something that just amazes me and poof... tears. We were driving to pick up some flooring and on the highway passed the Kentucky Children's Hospital transport ambulance. Its all kidified (is that a word?) so you can see it from a mile away! I just lost it. Not only did I know that SOMEONE's baby was in that ambulance but it just hit me that three years ago, that was MY baby in there. Wow...

  7. def praying for your friends! wow! i cry all the time thinking happy thoughts and how things could be way worse. so thankful every day! Woot Woot on your -25 lbs!

  8. Praying for your friends!!!!!!!

    I'm so happy for you and your weight loss!!! I honestly don't see where you could lose it from but it's awesome that you're accomplishing your goals :)

  9. I'm one of the BlogFrog Community Leaders but have been MIA in cyberspace thanks to computer woes. I'm glad I waited for this post to welcome you to BlogFrog, though, because it fits in with our blog!

    I've seen Bentley's button on several blogs and have clicked on it in the past. I'm glad she's doing well!

    And congratulations on your weight loss! That's terrific!

    I'm sure we'll be seeing much more of you :)


  10. I will pray, sweetie.

    Oh, and congrats on the 25 pounds!


  11. I will pray for your friend. I am so glad Bentley is doing well!

  12. Praying for all!! Thanks for the updates!


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