Here With Jesus

She still likes her tennis shoes :-)

Kevin had his tennis shoes on Thursday morning when I arrived at the hospital. *smile*

He was ready to be Out. Of. There.

Thursday we made great strides….strides across the corridor to the Hotel to be exact! It was a beautiful site as they disconnected his IV’s.

I am finding quite a bit of similarities in Kevin and my experiences from ten years ago when I was discharged from Shands after having Pancreatitis.

Slow mobility
nutritional changes
medication given by injection…

Yep – you read the last one right…I am giving shots!

We practiced Wednesday all day with the nurse and with a silicon blob. I passed the “practice test” so they allowed me to go ahead and administer the shot while the nurse was looking on. {Let me tell you about pressure!} I did well. I also did well tonight (Thursday night) as we were by ourselves. I think it has quite surprised Kevin how gentle I am.

The ironic-ness of all of this is 10 years ago, Kevin was giving me the same shots for many weeks after I returned home from Shands.

Nutrition…I was all the sudden on the Diabetic Diet and the Heart Diet. Kevin…well…we are going to take things slowly. I am not one to immerse myself in total changes all at once. Small steps.

I can’t wait to tell you the best part of the last two days…

It all started when I got a text from a friend that Miracle number 6 was on its way. I smiled and believed God was on my side.

We had spent the day trying to decide when my Dad would travel back to Georgia, deciding on rental cars and even apartments to rent. My head was swirling around 4pm. I just wanted to sit and be quiet for just a bit. So…I began reading the comments that you guys leave on this blog. POWERFUL ENCOURAGEMENT! It is like floods of a river flowing all over me when I read them. Seeing the Body of Christ minister to us is just unbelievable.

I got a message from a friend from my childhood. She and her husband were counselors in our youth group. (You know, the saints that take you all bowling, and all the crazy stuff you do while in Middle school!). They moved away to Texas before I began high school. Houston to be exact.

She wanted to connect so I called her and figured it might be good to think outside of the hospital room walls for just a minute. Before I knew it, she was offering to loan us a car while we were here for the next month.

I became a puddle again.

God said, “I told you that Miracle #6 was coming.”

I began to breathe again. Just knowing that Jesus was still really holding my hand.

Today (Thursday), we were able to get Kevin all settled into our hotel room without too many hiccups. I felt God’s hand the whole time as medicines were discussed again along with all the other precautions that they want you to know.

Kevin rested most of the day. We had to realize that he had not gotten much sleep while in the hospital, I mean, who does?!

I got another call from a local pastor that had gotten our names from another couple that used to live in Valdosta. They immediately put Kevin and our family on their prayer list.

Are you following this pattern?

This pastor asked if I could meet her in the lobby of the hotel, she had something that she wanted to give me.

When I came around the corner looking for the woman in red pants and a white shirt, I almost crumbled. She was holding 2 prayer blankets that had been crotched for us. Mine is pink and purple and Kevin’s is blue and white.

Miracle #7!

She explained that these prayer shawls were made with prayer covering them. The purpose of the ministry is to allow those that are hurting to know that they are enveloped in the Love of God.

When I got back to the room, I enveloped Kevin in his blue one and shared with him the story. We both wept.

Tears, are apart of processing. It is not because I am sad…It is because I feel the incredible unexplainable love of Christ. It can be overwhelming. That is a good thing. It is revelation.

At night I have gone back to a practice I did while at Shands. Allowing my thoughts to be transformed by praise music with my headphones. There is such healing that takes place.

Here is a song that has played quite a few times after 11pm. I hope it ministers to you with the depth that it did for me.

Keep the prayers coming. God still has this! I believe it! Walking it out is alot harder than we sometimes think!

Blessings my Prayer Warriors!

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  1. Kevin,

    How are you big guy? Please know that we are praying for you daily. God’s maricles will continue to appear until you are heal. Somehow God chose you to be a walking testament to His love and His powers of restoration. Just continue to Trust in Him. Proverbs 3:5, Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. God bless you my brother in Christ and may the Lord bestow a peace upon you that defy all understanding. Amy, you are truly a Prayer Warrior and Kevin is blessed to have you in his life!


  2. Amy,
    I have followed your journey daily. I have kept you and Kevin in my prayers. I am so glad to hear the wonderful progress and miricles that are happening daily. I know you are in the best of situations and the hands of God. He always cares for us and guides us on this journey of life. Please take care of yourself as well. The caregiver is not only improtant but under great stress as well. Love to the both of you and you family.

  3. Amy, my family and I attend CrossPointe, but I am sorry to say that I do not know you or Kevin. But please know that I lift you guys up in prayer every morning. Praying that God will wrap His arms around you both as you go through this journey. I am touched as I read your blogs; thank you for sharing. Oh, and I am a cancer survivor!!
    Love and blessings,
    Anna Smith

  4. Amy, thank you so much for the updates. So many miracles happening, our God is so good!
    You, Kevin and your family are being lifted up in prayer. Gods Blessing to you both today as you, Amy, continue being your Kevin’s beautiful nurse.

  5. Wow, it is just amazing to hear the miracles God keeps sending and such a blessing to know that you are already building a support team right there in TX. You are both blessed that God was prepaying you for this walk when you had under gone your illness years ago. And how precious is the prayer blankets that were brought to you! When I am having a dark time, I imagine sitting in the lap of Jesus like a small child, knowing he is holding me and comforting me. Those blankets are such a special reminder of his love for us I’m sure you will cherish. We are sending you guys many prayers of healing and comfort!

  6. Amy and Kevin, After several “electronically challenged” attempts, your mother and I connected with your blog. Thank you so much for keeping us up to date as you walk through this faith-builder together. Each past trial has shown you glimpses of a mighty and loving God who will never leave you or forsake you—and Who will surprise and encourage you beyond your utmost expectations. A favorite verse of mine that has brought so much comfort in times past, and in times present, is Psalm 119:165 which says: “:Great peace have they who love My law, and nothing can make them stumble”. I know that the days ahead will give you many opportunities to sit at the Master’s feet and drink in His Word and experience the peace that He alone can promise and give. We love you and are praying for you both.” Mr. and Mrs. A”

  7. Amy,
    I cry every time I read your posts! God is so faithful, and loving, and reassuring, and provides our EVERY need! As I was praying for you and Kevin last night, I was thinking how you both must be missing your girls–even HOME and “normal”. It’s so comforting to know that our Father God is holding you close and reminding you over and over that He’s got this! I’m so happy to hear that Kevin is able to leave the hospital–hopefully you both can rest and regain physical and spiritual strength. Do you have a mailing address yet? If so, or when you do, please share! Love you and continually praying for you two, the physicians, your girls and extended family. Praising God for all he is doing and will do to bring healing.

  8. Amy, I just started reading your blog, I’m not even sure how I got directed here. As I read this mornings, I am crying for you and with you. God is speaking to me thru you. I won’t bore you with the details but I pray for you and your husband.
    Gina McCann

  9. You are an inspiration. You are facing this journey with your eyes on Jesus; we would all like to say we would do the same, but it’s beautiful to have your Godly example. I know that each step you have to decide to set your focus, and I know sometimes, you might stumble along the way. I am blessed to know you, Amy King. Continued prayers and love, my friend.

  10. Hey Guys….Lots of prayers going before the throne of grace…….Those prayers are the ones that move God to intervene and we SHOULD expect miracles…..

  11. “The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” Deut. 31:8 This is the verse I am praying over you. He goes before you and never leaves you. Be encouraged.

  12. Tennis shoes. My personal favorite as well. I suppose anything that smells, acts and looks like normal is especially encouraging.
    What a testimony you and Kevin are with your faith. I keep thinking of Romans 8:28:”And we know that in ALL things God works for the good of those who love him . . . ” You love him, and God’s word promises that he’s working for good.
    I posted earlier this week, but I can’t find it. I hope you got it. I pray for you, Kevin, the girls, Jamie and both sets of parents daily. I pray God will shower you with peace that passes understanding. Keep on keeping on, friends. Love you both!

    • Thank you Kimberly! We are getting you messages. Keep praying that his side effects will be none or at least minimal. We serve an incredible God!

  13. Your faith and trust in God and miracles is such a blessing to all of us who are keeping up. I have asked God to send his anglels to wrap their wings around you and flutter when you need the lift. God bless Kevin’s healing.

    Emelynn Odom

  14. My Dear New Friend! You have captured our hearts and our prayers! I am keeping the ladies at House of Hope updated and we are lifting you up in corporate prayer daily!


    Sandy Wiersma

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