Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Ten Months Today

Hello faithful readers!

I really don’t have a good excuse for not writing sooner.  One thing I’m really good at is procrastination! ( Those of you who know me well probably are not surprised.  

It has been 10 months today since our accident.  Isn’t that amazing?  I’m so thankful to God for holding us and sustaining us through this time.

Everyday I feel better and stronger.  I preached my second sermon this past Sunday.  By the way, the message I preached in March was not recorded.  But this past Sunday it was recorded; so I will try to figure out this technological obstacle and get a recording of it on our website.

Since our last update a few things have happened.  I did go to San Diego for the Women’s Clergy Conference in April.  It was a challenge.  The first thing that happened…Sarah, Daleasha and I got stuck in a glass elevator.  Because of my 600 lb. wheelchair, we were over the weight limit!  We were only trapped for about 15 minutes. (  There also was a well-meaning welcome at our Free Methodist gathering.  Unfortunately I was very unprepared and had to leave until I regained my composure.  I was very overwhelmed.  We did take a few hours to visit the Wild Animal Park.  That was really neat!  We even bought season passes.  We also had plans to go whale-watching, but our time limit prevented us from going.

Aaron and I went exploring a couple of weeks ago to find some hiking trails around Riverside.  We weren’t very successful, but we still had fun.  We have some more ideas, but we need a little more time.

We are traveling to Craig in August for a week long re-evaluation.  A few days after that we will go to Illinois.  Aaron’s best friend is getting married, so Aaron will be his best man.  And the couple asked me to perform the wedding. (  I’m very honored that they asked me to do this for them.  We are looking forward to seeing many many friends and our family!!

Thanks so much AGAIN for your amazing, unfailing support.  We love you all.

Love,
Kari and Aaron

6 comments:

Kathy Timmers said...

Hi dear Kari and Aaron,
What a joy to check your site this morning and find an update- thank you for all the time and effort it takes to write and let us know what you are up to. And don't worry about being a procrastinator-you sure have lots of company there :-)

It was wonderful to hear about your adventures in going out and about and the good spirits and humor you keep regardless of the complications. And we "flatlanders" are greatly looking forward to seeing you in August!
Love, peace and joy,
KT

Charlie + said...

Dear Kari + Aaron,

I told myself before I even went to the site tonight, as Kathy told me you had written, I am not going to comment, as I am not at my best. We had our Kari in town Sunday late until she left early this morning, when I was up at 4am. Now, I have slept twice through the day...

Still, where you said you were "overwhelmed..." Even being "old and crispy", as I say, we know that is something I have had to live with far longer than we have been together. And, you have seen it many times. It happened to me today when I read the email that Donielle is "cured" of diabetes. Myself, old and crispy, I don't really retreat much, if at all anymore. To me, it is a "privilege" to feel things so deeply...

Love/Peace/Strength,

Charlie +

Anonymous said...

Kari~
It's so good to hear from you. I'm glad to hear that you are doing so many fun things. You know, being stuck on an elevator sounds so adventurous. They always do that in the movies so I think it's something everyone should do once in their life - not intentionally though!
I would love to see you when you come to Illinois for that wedding. Is there any way I could come see you???
Thanks for the update. I still send some emails to your weloveyoukari@msn address. Do you get them?
Thanks again for the update. I'm happy to hear how well you and Aaron are doing!!!!
LOVE YOU!!!
Heather

TMG said...

Kari,
I would love to grab Erin and Joy and come see you when you are in Chicago, too. When in August will you be there and would that be possible?
Love you,
Tonya

DesertPastor said...

Kari, what a blessing to see you and get a chance to talk with you at Annual Conference last week. I'm really glad you're going to finish up your M.Div. (keep me posted, okay?).

I'm also thrilled to see you continuing at Brookside. I think the world of your pastor... and of you as well!

Blessings.

Mary DeLacey said...

Kari,

I am a teacher at a school in Glen Ellyn, IL and I am also a friend of Kathy Guy, one of Aaron's old neighbors. I just wanted you to know that 60 7th graders at my school have been and are praying for you and Aaron. I always give them your updates. Your faith has been an amazing journey to them and to me. Thank you for that. You have touched many lives forever. We all pray for your continued strength.