Tuesday, July 22, 2008

In Memory of Kristy Dykes



On November 7 of last year, Kristy Dykes learned she had a malignant brain tumor. Not only did she immediately share her illness with the world, she took us with her on her journey into the valley of the shadow of death--and she feared no evil. Yesterday, Kristy left this world to be with her Heavenly Father, but not without touching countless lives.

As a pastor's wife, mother, grandmother, author, and friend, she let God's light shine through her words and deeds, right to the very end. What an amazing example of what a believer should be. Of what I pray I can be.

Early on after learning of her disease, Kristy made her husband, Milton, promise to blog for her when she wasn't able. He faithfully kept that promise, boldly sharing his adoration of his wife, his hopes, fears, and disappointments. If you've not been to Kristy's blog, I encourage you to do so.

Though I've only met this woman through words on a computer screen, she's touched my life. Kristy's faith was not shaken. Today she's rejoicing with Jesus. Maybe someday I will meet her, in heaven, and then I can share with her just what an impact she had on me.

Please keep Kristy's family--Milton, their daughters, and grandchildren--in your prayers, for they will miss her deeply.

4 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing about Kristy, Mindy. A fitting tribute.

    I've known Kristy through FHL for years. And I've had the priviledge of meeting her in person a couple of times at conferences. She was an amazing, energetic woman. She was very close to her mother, who died a few years ago. That's what I've thought of today--that she's finally visiting with her mom again.

    Missy

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  2. Thanks for the post, Mindy. I've been reading her blog since November. It's amazing the faith that family has.

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  3. That blog has made me cry more times than I can count. I too have been inspired by Kristy and her whole family. My prayers are with them. Milton should be a writer.

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  4. I waited to read this post. I've met Kristy too at conferences. I just wasn't quite ready to say goodbye. Her smile is infectious.

    Thank you, Lord, for Kristy and her mark on this world.

    Angie

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