08/25/1953 — 07/23/2010
Kris battled melanoma for 8 years. Not once in those 8 years did she complain or ask “why me?” Instead she prayed to the Lord to help her and her family through this.
I was able to visit her every single Saturday for the last six months of her life. Those days were special as we reminisced and just spent time togehter.
Her husband is an amazing man. He took care of her every need without complaint and often without sleep. He always stated he was honored to take care of her. Theirs was truly a love story.
Kris will be missed by her husband of 37 years, her 3 children, and her 9 grandchildren.
I miss my Saturday visits with her. She is my hero, and truly the most generous, sweet person I have ever known. I love you Sis!
My mom was an amazing person. For 8 years she fought a long, hard, and courageous battle with melanoma cancer.
We first found out about it when it was just a lump on her leg. She had it removed and we honestly thought that was the end of it. Then, December of 2009, we learned that she only had a few months left to live.
For the first two months of her last six, she spent it in Texas at MD Anderson hoping and trusting the Lord that a cure would be found.
She returned home in February, where, until she left to go home to the Lord, she lived and I took care of her every day with my dad. Those are special, special times for me. I got to sit with her on her good days and we laughed, watched silly judge shows, game shows, and talked about days gone by. On her bad days, I sat and held her hands, rubbed feet, prayed, and just watched her. It was the hardest and specialist days of my life.
She lost her battle to this horrible disease in July, but she is whole again in
Heaven with my son, her mom, her dad, father-in-law, and many other loved ones. I can’t wait to see her again some day soon.
While my life here will never be the same, and my heart will always forever be partly gone, I hold on to the fact that she is whole again and not sick and in pain and is rejoicing in heaven.
I love you so much mom, and not a day goes by where i don’t miss you like crazy. I am learning to live without you, but it’s not easy and I will NEVER forget you. I LOVE YOU more than you could have ever known.