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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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Friday, March 6, 2009
Yesterday was our first round of reports on critters that live in the desert. Kaitlyn gave an excellent presentation on Scorpions and the dangers they pose. Brandon focused on tarantulas and all the fascinating aspects of this big, hairy spider. Colin tackled Wolf Spiders, Black Widows, the Brown Recluse, and various others that made those in the audience nervous. Everyone looked around their chairs and in the corners.

We have yet to hear about the rattlesnake and javelinas, but we should be getting to those next week. The reports weren't due until Monday, but the little kids couldn't wait. A neighbor even came over with her coffee to watch.

When Colin headed for his tent at the end of the day he was crying. I called him over and asked what was wrong. He said one word.

"Pippen."

I gathered him in and patted his back and listened. Pippen was with us for ten good years. Colin called him his "diabetic buddy." He told me how he would come home from school and take Pippen to his room and talk to him because he felt Pippen was the only one who could understand.

"I want him back and he's not coming back," Colin said, the tears streaming. "I just want him back."

On the day that I took Pippen and Frodo for their final car ride, I knew this would come. Probably in waves. There have been hard times with the older kids dealing with this loss, among all of the other losses, but there's something about a little boy talking to his dog that gets me.
And there's something pure about an animal lending help at a vulnerable moment.

There are many things I would change about my life if I could rewind the clock. Some big decisions, some small. Pippen and Frodo would be close to the top of that list. Colin and I both want him back.

1 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dear Fabry Family, I read your blog(s) and cry.being a mom and trying to put myself where you have been and where you are going, giving up all the comforts and securtiy and saying goodbye to dear things (dog) and then i praise God for your family, what a powerful testimony you give to Jesus in the midst of such terrible circumstances. I am aware also that as I read your blog it is words on the computer but it is your life that you are enduring day in and day out. Chris - to hear you on the radio everyday admitting your heavy burden and yet proclaiming that GOd is good and that he will redeem all that has been lost - i want you to know that God is using you HUGELY, in my life and so many others, praising God in the storm - now that can only point to Jesus. I pray for your family for the "SPirit of endurance and encouragment" Romans15. thanks for allowing the public to be part of this journey - somehow may we carry part of this with you and your family. Richest blessings