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Chris Fabry
Married to Andrea since 1982. We have 9 children together and none apart. Our dog's name is Tebow.
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After finding and remediating mold twice in our Colorado home, we abandoned ship in October 2008. Because of the high levels of exposure, our entire family was affected. After months of seeing different specialists for all of the problems, we came to Arizona to begin comprehensive treatment to rid our bodies of the toxic buildup. In August 2009 we moved into a larger home, four bedrooms, south of Tucson, north of Mexico. I am doing my daily radio program/ writing from that location. Thanks for praying for us. We really feel it.

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Tuesday, October 21, 2008
I now have more dress shirts than I've ever had in my life. It happened like this. I received an e-mail from someone at Focus on the Family. It began something like this, "My husband recently lost a lot of weight." You know you're in trouble when you receive that as the beginning of the message.

So, after a voice session, I met one of the engineers at Focus. Engineers in radio are like the Mother Theresa's of the world. They're kind. They don't have lots of words because they're working with tiny things all day. And they are compassionate. I've never met an engineer who wasn't friendly and helpful.

We walked out to his car and he grabbed what must have been 20 dress shirts, freshly dry cleaned, and two pairs of dress pants. The size was perfect. We talked a little about how he had dropped the pounds and I'm secretly hoping this will be a new weight loss program for me.

My son, Brandon, had a surprise yesterday as well. His 2nd grade teacher had heard what was going on and that all of his "stuff" was gone. So she and the kids got together and provided a basket of games and toys and "stuff" they thought he'd like. Uno cards and Chutes and Ladders and a Batman or two. He came out of school yesterday looking like the King of England.

"What did you say when they showed you the box?" I said.

"I just about screamed!" he said, pawing through it and finding more things.

These are the types of people we have met over the past couple of weeks. So giving and caring. I was flagged down near our home by a neighbor who asked if it was true we were out of the house. In the conversation, I discovered that her family had also moved out of the home they were trying to sell because of financial problems.

"But there's a desk and a couch we'd like to give you guys if you can use them."

Again, people in need who reach out anyway. This is why I refuse to give up on America. With all of the negativity about the future, the election, wars, financial fallout, etc., this is still the land of such giving and caring people, and as long as we remain that way, we have a good future and a hope ahead.

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1 comments:

FreeCellPenguin said...

I love all these stories of people surprising your kids. Sounds like you have a lot of sneaky people in Colorado!

It's great how God is using so many different people to bless your life during this difficult time. If I lived a little closer, I'd probably be dropping off a case of homemade applesauce (but 1,600 miles is a bit much...)

Elaine