Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Tonight's dinner 12-23-08

Deron and I were in the east valley this afternoon and decided to stop at Olive Garden on Elliot Rd. in Tempe for an early dinner before heading into rush hour traffic. We had the neatest waiter! He could tell that I was having issues with my hands but didn't say anything about it but was very attentive to us and did such an amazing job. Towards the end of dinner we talked about coffee. I asked about their different drinks and he mentioned one that had Tequila in it. I told him that I have cancer in my liver and I'm afraid to put anything in my body that will harm my liver. He looked in my eyes and said "I have no doubt in my mind you will be healed and will be just fine." His sister has ovarian cancer right now and is the first in their family to be faced with cancer. She is a single mother of three children. He told me to keep my faith in God and all will be okay. He wrote down my name and told me he would start praying for me tonight and I will be added to his churches prayer chain. I know God put us in that restaurant with him as our waiter for a reason. His name is JC. He and his wife also clean homes in the mornings before he goes to work at Olive Garden and he gave us his card and told us to call him when I was ready and he and his wife would be coming over to clean my home for free. He said the Lord would repay him. He also brought me vegetable soup for tomorrow's lunch because I need my veggies. I just can't say enough about this guy. We all hugged before we left and we made sure to take care of him. If anyone is in the area and eats at Olive Garden on Elliot, you have to ask for JC and make sure to take good care of him. He works Wednesday-Saturday.
God works in amazing ways! He shows himself in so many different ways and at so many different times. God is good!!
Kim

6 comments:

Miss JRenae said...

Kim...it's an emotional day for me today anyways...but wow! This really made my tears flow. YES!!! God did put you and Deron at "OG" at the right time!!!...Everything happens for a reason!!! Thanks be to God for people like JC...he will pay it forward, and hopefully if he were to ever need anything then someone will be there for him. I will have to share Jeff's stories with you right after I was diagnosed. God is awsome!!! love ya!!!

Josh said...

Hello, Kim. I found out about about your cancer only last week, because Janet Reiman's e-mail never reached me (Yahoo's fault). I'm terribly sorry to hear it, but I expect that you'll heal. I'll pray and try to help financially when I'm able.

Sincerely,
Josh Knape

Billando said...

Hi Kim!

Colleen made a post a while ago on Facebook informing me of your battle. I've been reading the blog from time-to-time to check on your progress. Know that while you and I have not seen or spoken in something like 14 years (I think), you have been in my thoughts and prayers throughout your fight. You are truly blessed with a wonderful family and God continues to bless you even through these hard times. You've been such a great reminder to me about how we should all approach life. Please know the profound affect you've had on me through your battle. May God continue to bless you and yours.

Happy Holidays!
Mike Billar
mbillar@gmail.com

lindie said...

Hey Kim- I don't know if you remember me. I was friends with Randi in high school and Kellie Bennett was/is my best friend. I have been following your story and blog ever since Randi mentioned you on her blog. I just want you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers!! you are so so so strong and your positive attitude is such an example and inspiration to me. Hope you start feeling better!!

your daughter kiki gave me a big laugh. I too have a 5 year old daughter and she would totally make me eat "just one more bite" if she had the chance. Its total payback for all the times we make them eat more bites. You have a beautiful family!!!

Love, Lindie Hibbard (Warren)

DeAnna said...

Hi baby girl,

Hope you guys had a great time at the cabin! I just sent you "The Healing Word" by Jesse Duplantis(awesome pastor)I want you to speak it over yourself everyday! Keep your faith and that beautiful spirit we all love so much!! Looking forward to seeing you guys this week!

Love,
DeAnna

MissD said...

Hi Love! I hope that you had a great time at the cabin! I have been thinking and praying for you alot this holiday season! keep on being the strong amazing woman you are!!! I love you sista!!!

Hugs and Kisses
Erin