Monday, November 2, 2009

DAY 135

TLC came this morning and accepted Rick...high five to God! Now we just need insurance to come through for us and we'll be west Texas bound! Today was Rick's first full day of rehab since surgery and he did almost feels like starting over with the tone gone. He was a little tired and took another 2 hour nap today when we got back to the house. His incisions are healing well and he has not complained of any pain. Most of the patients in the house loaded up on the bus this afternoon and went to Allen to eat at Golden Corral. We opted out and had bbq sandwiches. There is nothing appealing to me about getting on that rickety bus and travelling down 75 especially if the destination is Golden Corral!

Praise God for Michelle Striplings successful surgery today. I pray for Michelle to have a speedy recovery so that she and MW can get back home ASAP! The Lord hears our prayers and he will not forsake us.



  1. Crystal,
    Praise the Lord, when God be for us, who can be against us? Thank you Jesus! now for several things, Sharyn and I are fixing to be grandparents, son called a little while ago and the Dr. wants to induce labor so we will probably be a little older tomorrow, please pray that all goes well with Kimberly, Shane, and little Cody Mance. Thanks to everyone who will take time to say a little prayer on their behalf! well, let's pray and agree, Father in heaven, we come before you with praise and thanksgiving. Father we thank you for the good news for Rick and Crystal and we thank you that you give us favor with with man. Father we thank you for the right answer from the ins., that they will continue to do what is right and advantageous for Rick. Father we thank you for Michelle's successful surgery today. Father we thank you for healing Kelly C. and Kelly P, and Kyler and Johnathon, and we thank you for being with each of their families and makeing provision for them, for meeting their needs in the Name of Jesus. Father we thank you in advance for an easy birth for Kim, Father take the pain of childbirth and comfort Kim and Shane. Father we thank you for a healthy baby in the name of Jesus. Father guide each Dr., Nurse, and everyone who has anything to do with the birth of this baby. and we praise you and thank you for it, in the name of Jesus we pray, and all of God's children said Amen and Amen
    later, Rick
    P.S. Crystal, there are worse places to eat than GC, now the trip and 75 are something else. God Bless

  2. oh crap, I'm getting older too quickly, I goofed it's Casey Mance, (it may be different tomorrow, that's his dad's idea) anyway,
    God Bless America and all of us Americans

  3. Praise the Lord! Thank you Father for your constant support of Rick & Crystal.

    Rick Vandiver, Congratulations! I feel like I know you just from reading your encouraging posts here. I am praying for your family as well as the Kieschnicks tonight!

    Ann & Cliff

  4. Crystal we love you and all of you are constantly in our prayers!!
    Love, John Paul Wendy and the boys.

  5. Crystal,
    Great news about moving back to west Texas where you belong!! I'm so excited for y'all. We will pray specifically about the insurance making it all okay. Can't wait for it all to happen. Things get better each day and prayers are answered. We love you!
    Kelly, Reno, ALyssa and Morgan