Thursday, October 22, 2009

The Cast

In checking out the little counter thing at the bottom, I noticed that there have been more "first-time visitors" than usual. I wonder why that is?

Anyway, it dawned on me that, for someone just stopping by to check things out, it's like starting a novel in the middle of the 20th chapter.

Personally, I hate it when people pepper their conversation with unfamiliar names, assuming that the listener is clairvoyant. "I was talking to Henry the other day, and he said......" (Henry Who? What does Henry have to do with me or this conversation???) I realize that I was guilty of that offense in the "Split Second" post.

Because it is a little pet peeve of mine, I thought it might be a good idea to list the major cast members for any interested new-comers. Literally thousands of people have played a part in this story. Doctors, nurses, pastors, friends, relatives, strangers, and prayer warriors have all had vital roles.

But these are some of the primary players I might (rudely) reference without identification:


(Not necessarily in order of appearance)

Katherine Arnold Wolf--the heroine

Jay(aka Jason)--her husband

James--their adorable son

Brooks (“BigB”)--Katherine’s father

Kim (“Mimi”)--Katherine’s mother

Amie--the “Middle Sister”

Grace--the youngest Arnold sister

Dr. Jay (aka “Big J” and “Poppy”)--Jay III’s dad

Mary Ruth (“Honey”)--Jay III’s mother

Sarah--the oldest Wolf daughter

Jeremiah--her husband

Mary Austin--middle Wolf daughter

Alex--youngest Wolf daughter

Johnny--Jay’s 1st cousin who lives in LA

I do welcome those new to our family's story, and invite you to skim through some of the early posts from 2008 to learn more about how it all started, and how very far we've come since then. It has been an agonizing, but miraculous, journey so far.

And it is very far from over.


"Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Mizpah and Shen. He named it Ebenezer, saying, "Thus far has the Lord helped us." (I Samuel 7:12)


Donna Hawkins said...

Hi Kim,
I have only posted a comment one time before and that was to ask you to never stop posting your blog. We have never met but I have been following Katherine's journey from day one and I pray daily for Katherine and everyone in her family. Both yours and Katherine's posts have been so uplifting and inspirational and I never in my wildest dreams thought what it was preparing me for......3 weeks ago my little 3 1/2 year old grandson was diagnosed with leukemia. Yes the bottom fell out from underneath me. But, I went back to your blogs from the earliest days of Katherine's journey and started reading again. And I know, that I know, that I know, that God has His hand on my little guy and will see us through this. Kim, I thank you from the bottom of my heart that you were, and are, there for me, and you will never know the impact that you have shown to all of us who read your blog. God Bless You!

Kim Arnold said...

Oh, Donna,

Please know that we will be praying for your precious little one.

And I pray that you and all of your family will be CARRIED through this storm. I am so glad that you have that (blessed) assurance that God is with you. You never 'know it like you know it' until the test comes.

Miracles still happen!

May you feel the peace of His presence in a powerful way today, and in the days to come. He will not leave you or abandon you.

I will pray for your little boy when I look at ours.

Love, Kim