Friday, May 21, 2010


Happy Birthday, Cade! He turned 8 today and was so happy to get his words, "I've wanted these my whole life!"

Rick had a great day. He had a visitor this morning that was a God send. I was out buying Cade's b-day present and got a phone call from TLC. Kris said, "Crystal, there's a guy here that wants to see Rick, but says y'all don't know him." So I he gets on the phone and his name is Toby Clark and he's been following Rick's blog and praying for him, and wanted to come see him today. So, I told Kris it was fine to let him in and come to find out, Rick knows Toby's dad, Buck who used to work for Bill Flowers. And, they had several other friends in common. Toby prayed with Rick before he left and I know Rick appreciated the visit. Judy Miller Helm also stopped by today, on her way to Vernon for graduation. She was kind enough to get some info on summer camps and summer programs in Lubbock for the kids and of course invited them to her house. The outting today was to the Silent Wings Museum. This museum pays tribute to the glider pilots that supplied troops and supplies during WWII. Rick loves history and loves WWII stuff, so this was right up his alley. They took his walker and he walked through the whole museum. Before he got tired, he was really pickin' 'em up and puttin' 'em down. Good posture and great steps! He loved it.

So, plans for tomorrow are to leave TLC by 8:30 and head to Tongue River. Rick is happy and the kids are thrilled...maybe we'll do some back porch sittin'. I'm really glad that he will get to see the house one more time before I have to pack it up.

This is such a milestone and we are so blessed to be here...thanks for continuing the journey with us.



  1. One year and a visit home, Praise the Lord, wish I was there to see it. Love each of you.

  2. Great, great, great!! I pray that you all will have a fabulous day. God Bless and keep you all safe, hope today is one of those of a lifetime. later, Rick

  3. p.s., sorry I wasn't thinking fast enough,
    Cade, happy birthday, God Bless You, and remember, next year will be better, later, Rick

  4. Hey Kieschnicks!! Been thinking about yall a lot here lately. Went to the track meet at Rule the other day and it took me back to last year when we had a little party for Cade. I was thinking about him and trying to remember his exact bday. Tell him i said happy birthday. He
    (all of our kiddos are just growing up way to fast!!)Hope yall have a wonderful day today at Tongue River!! We are headed to the playday at Guthrie!! Tell Rick hi for us! I know he will enjoy being at Tongue River all day today!! Hang in there Rick won't be long and you'll be coming home for good! We are so proud of all the progress you have made! You are a stong man! Since Justin doesn't even know how to turn the computer on, i have to read him your blog everyday!! He acts like he doesn't know how to read either!! LOL! love yall! Happy Birthday Cade! God Bless, Justin, Kelly, Riggin and Journey

  5. Hey Crystal,

    Can't wait to hear all the details of the big outing today !! I thought about yall all day!! Tell the Little Rugrat that I said, "Happy Belated Bday!" I will call you tomorrow for all info!!! Love ya, Sherry