Sunday, January 21, 2007

WOW ... doesn't start to cover it.

Back when BooMama contacted us to do the "For Kelli" fundraiser, her goal was to cover at least the first months COBRA payment.

As the date approached and hit, several of you emailed her that you were hoping to raise at least the first year's COBRA payments.

Well, the numbers are in and ..... we didn't hit the one year mark .....


What y'all DID do, was raise THE FULL 18 MONTHS worth o'payments.

We cannot even BEGIN to express our sincere thank you for the chance at life that you have given me.

There are no words.


Blogger Edith said...

Wow...Praise God. Praying that all goes well and you get your kidney soon. Thanks for being open and sharing.


7:35 PM  
Blogger Lundie said...

God is so good, isn't He?

Please rest well!

8:05 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

We all know whose hand is in all of this and Boomama was His messenger! I'm so glad you can rest a little easier. I won't stop praying for a donor and a full recovery. You'll be all better soon if it's up to us internets. :o)

8:05 PM  
Blogger Mommy Dearest said...

Fantastic! A lady, Allison, commented on my blog and asked how to contact you with helpful information. She said she had emailed you. I hope there's something there that can help, too.

8:24 PM  
Blogger momrn2 said...

Grinning ear to ear and Praising God!!

8:32 PM  
Anonymous Karly said...

I am so, so happy for you and your family. So happy.

8:53 PM  
Blogger BooMama said...




I don't even know what to say.

But I think "Go, God!" is a pretty good place to start.

9:02 PM  
Blogger Toni said...

Totally awesome! I am so happy the "blogging" cummunity was able to do this! Best wishes!

9:11 PM  
Blogger Janice (5 Minutes for Mom) said...

I am just sooooooooo thrilled for you!!!!! Praise God!! Woohoo!!!!

10:00 PM  
Anonymous Barbara H. said...

Wow! I'm so glad!!!

5:41 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

Awesome. :)

5:46 AM  
Blogger Fiddledeedee (It Coulda' Been Worse) said...

Now that's a paise report if ever I've heard one! I know that must be one worry lifted from your shoulders. God bless you and your family.

6:15 AM  
Blogger Just Another Day In Paradise said...

God is so good- I just love how He works!! I'm so happy for you and I'm praying you get a donor soon and this can be behind you!
God bless you!

6:20 AM  
Blogger Big Mama said...

I don't know when I'm going to quit being surprised when God shows up so big. He is truly awesome.

Great news Kelli!

6:27 AM  
Blogger JenMom said...

Crying tears of sweet joy! YIPPEE!

6:30 AM  
Blogger Barb said...

THIS is what I wanted to see happen. Cobra payments covered for 18 months! Let the search begin!

The thing I wanted more than anything was to know that you and J could set this huge worry aside and know that there is hope now. I'm beyond happy for all four of you. What a wondrous thing this is.

God Bless You, Kelli.

6:45 AM  
Blogger lrlwreath said...

Praise God, going to do my happy dance.

6:47 AM  
Anonymous becky said...

OH WOW!!! God bless you and your family!

6:55 AM  
Anonymous Elisa said...

So very, very cool. God is Jehovah-Jireh, Our Provider, for a reason!

How are you feeling these days, aside from dancing on the cloud created by God's love?


6:57 AM  
Blogger Liz said...

that is wonderful!

7:04 AM  
Blogger Sarah's In the Midst of It said...

Wow! What a great way to start off my week, reading this--nothing is impossible for Him :)


7:10 AM  
Blogger Katrina said...

How wonderful! God IS Good!!

7:16 AM  
Blogger Mama Duck said...

That is wonderful and truly amazing.

7:42 AM  
Blogger gail said...

So awesome! Praise God

8:00 AM  
Blogger Melanie said...

It's an honor to share God's Love with you. I can't wait to hear what else He is going to do in your life.
SINCERELY, Your Sister in Christ

8:30 AM  
Blogger Lindsey @ Enjoythejourney said...

You are more than deserving. Thank you Lord! :)

Now, let's pray this whole thing out and have you back and healthy ASAP. Keep us posted please.

8:31 AM  
Blogger Clemntine said...

More than amazing,

More than marvellous,

More than miraculous could ever be

He's more than wonderful

That's what Jesus is...

Thanks for posting this day-brightener.

Praying for you.

9:07 AM  
Blogger Blessed Beyond Measure said...

Sitting here teary-eyed, just soaking it in. Fabulous! Absolutely fabulous! xoxoxo

9:18 AM  
Blogger theresa said...

In awe of it all!! Go God! ((Hugs))

9:46 AM  
Anonymous MarillaAnne said...

Ok ... I was one of the ones who said a year ... then I wrote booMama again and said "No, I'm getting the distinct impression we should be asking for 18 months." ... but then I started "hedging me bets" ... and just asking for a year ...

I am sooo thrilled for you Kelli, and I am sooo glad God is a merciful God and doesn't listen to my doubts ...

And I have to admit I'm so brokenhearted that I doubted ...

so I keep bouncing back and forth between sobbing and hard laughter. My landlord probably thinks I'm losing it!

I'd just love to know ... did anybody else hear God laugh? I mean right from the first time I found out about booMama's big brave doings ... I felt like God laughed in pure joy and said ... "just you watch this!"

And Kelli, when you said you thought you heard "will you please get out of my way and let me bless you," I did laugh because it was so inline with "just you watch this."

So yeah ... Anybody else setting up a remembrance stone for this event? After this last year, I'm ready to start collecting real stones and having them engraved!

Ok so ... next up? What are we praying over? A live donor? Airfare for the donor?


Pam << Gone for a walk cause there ain't no concentrating now! And I think I'd like to go find some place quiet to apologize to God. And then I'm going to come home and shout and play praise music and ... i think I'll find a really great stone while I'm out walking ...

9:55 AM  
Anonymous Paige said...

People, they are amazing. Now you can concentrate on getting that operation, getting better and getting back to your life. Bless you, and good luck in the future.

9:56 AM  
Blogger Ashleigh said...

I'm speechless with tears in my eyes. God is so good. What an amazing faith-builder. Praise Him!

10:07 AM  
Blogger PEZmama said...

That's. Good. Stuff.

Go, God!

10:10 AM  
Blogger Kountry Mama said...

Isn't God AWESOME?!?!?

11:09 AM  
Blogger Tara Barthel said...

Hooray! Hooray! Hooray!

Now, if Sophie and I just get to have the joy of running errands for you (west-end costco run? albertson's?) or helping with laundry or WHATEVER ...

We're praying for you, Kelli!

Love in Christ,
Tara Barthel (& Sophia Grace too!)

11:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What an awesome testimony to God's goodness. You are a role model in so many ways. Me in my "taught from birth to be humble" roots would likely have said - don't worry about me - I don't want to put anyone out etc. etc. But your gratitude and acceptance of this gift has reminded me that we all need to love ourselves because God created us and loves us. He desires to bless us and show His love for us and I'm sure it gives him great pleasure when we smile like our children in thankfulness of his gifts. Had you not accepted these gifts others would not have recieved the joy of giving and blessing another sister. Its amazing how good God is and how he works all things together. God sees the whole picture laid out without the confines of time and I KNOW he looks at your future with joy and knows that it is good.

May you rest in the confidence God has in His good plans for you.

12:14 PM  
Blogger Theresa said...

Wow! What God does when we do what little we can never ceases to amaze me! ***GREAT BIG HUGE GRIN***

1:41 PM  
Blogger Tricia said...

Praise God!!! What wonderful news!

1:41 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

Wow!!! Praise God!!! He always does more than we could possibly think or ask. I am so happy Kelli.

2:08 PM  
Blogger sjdecorates said...

What wondrous love is this, oh, my soul, oh my soul, what wondrous love is this O MY SOUL.....praising God right along with you all!!!

2:29 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Truly miraculous as it should be :)

3:31 PM  
Blogger Rocks In My Dryer said...

I am thrilled beyond words for you. Just thrilled.

3:33 PM  
Blogger Cool Mama said...

Kelli...this is so awesome! I'm so happy for you, and believing it's just the beginning of God's extravagant provision!

3:45 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

oh wow, wow, wow!! I'm amazed you were blessed with 18 months of payments! That is so awsome!

4:01 PM  
Blogger Susanne said...

Praise God, praise God, praise God! I am beyond excited for you and for what God has done!!!

4:30 PM  
Blogger Tammy said...

this is such great news!!
God is Good!!
All the Time!!!

6:36 PM  
Anonymous Gayle said...

Now that is just COOL!


6:44 PM  
Anonymous Kim said...

Rock on, God!

I'm wiping away a little tear. And feeling so much love.

Go git' 'em, Kelli. We got your back!

6:54 PM  
Blogger Brenda said...

Glory to God!! I LOVE it when He makes good things happen to good people.

9:59 PM  
Blogger Jane said...

You deserve it! Lots of people deserve it but I don't get the opportunity to help lots of people. Thanks to Boo Mama I got the opportunity (with a tiny token) to help you and for that I am thankful! May this year bless you with continued luck and love!

7:01 AM  
Blogger Overwhelmed! said...

Alleluia! I'm so happy to hear that! :)

9:09 AM  
Blogger Susie said...

Praise God! That is amazing!

9:13 AM  
Blogger Overwhelmed! said...

Kelli, I understand, from Barb, that you're in having surgery. Please know I'm offering up more prayers for you!

9:17 AM  
Blogger Ribbon Rock Star said...

I am praying for you Kelli !


9:35 AM  
Blogger Shalee said...

God is sooo good! Yay God for wowing ALL our socks off!

I'm praying for you and your surgery Kelli. God's brought you thus far; He's not going to drop you now!

10:33 AM  
Blogger Terri said...

Praise God! That is so cool!

11:59 AM  
Blogger Mishel said...

Awesome!! Praise the Lord!!!

11:02 PM  
Anonymous Kim said...

I'm so happy for you! Though I don't know you peronally, I learned about your plight through MarillaAnne's blog and quickly added you to my site.
Every blessing to you!

8:45 PM  

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