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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, February 10, 2009
This experience feels like a movie. From the depths of despair in putting down our dogs to swimming in the pool last night while snow fell on the mountain behind us. We were in a hotel in Sierra Vista Saturday night, Andrea wasn't feeling well, and I was trying to cheer her up as we were about to fall asleep.

"Who do you want to play you in the movie?" I said.

She turned over and her face was drawn and quartered. She's been living in Arizona since before Christmas, giving the kids their meds, trying to get them healthy again, and seeing some progress. Now, with all the moving around and living out of Target bags, they can't do the same routine.

"I don't think I'll make it," she said. Meaning, she won't survive long enough for the movie to be made, so she doesn't care who plays her. It showed me the despair she's under.

I'm holding out for Brad Pitt, by the way. When I was a kid, some of my classmates thought I looked like Donny Osmond. A really plump Donny Osmond. I could have been the 12th Osmond, Orson. Or maybe the movie won't be made for years and someone who isn't even known yet will play my part. Maybe my son will be old enough to play me then.

Sometimes it's helpful to think of your life as a movie because you can hear the soundtrack playing in the background and know the dialog is not pointless. There's an end to the story you can count on because the writer and director and producer are working together to bring this seemingly pointless, endless story to fruition. That's what I believe in my heart, even if my head is shaking as we roll down what seems like another dead end road of this film.

Andrea woke up Sunday morning and looked at me. She said two words. Julia Roberts.

I nodded. "Yeah, I can see that."

"And you'd be played by Tom Hanks."

Yes. Orson Donny Brad Hanks. I like it.

3 comments:

FreeCellPenguin said...

Now, if she'd said you'd be played by Mr. Bean, then you'd really be in trouble!

She She said...

And I think the mold would be played by some vampire group hiding within the confines of houses. Biting us in the night. It's The Sound of Music meets Van Helsing! Hoorah!

Anonymous said...

Good message. Thank you for encouraging men to be Godly men and the Christ figure of the family.

I hope that a woman who hopes for such a thing will be willing to accept the "entire" mesage of the Gosple. But make a false teacher of a man.