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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, May 1, 2009
I thought I was going to die last night. Scenes from my uncle’s last moments flashed through my mind. He died in his early 60s. Heart attack. I heard he was sitting in a lawn chair out by the pump house. The paramedics couldn’t save him. I can still see his gnarled hands, the smashed fingernails from years of working construction and carpentry. He was a gentle soul that no animal could resist. The meanest dog in the world would run to him with tail wagging.

The pain in my chest was so great I couldn’t do much but think about it. Standing didn’t help. Sitting made it worse. We drove to a park and watched the kids whiz by on their scooters. I know the symptoms of a heart attack and though this seemed close, I could tell it was more a stomach issue. I was in charge of the main course for dinner last night.

Enough said.

I woke up at four this morning with the strange sensation of my rear on the tile floor and my head above me on a hill. I thought I was dreaming, then realized something was amiss with the air mattress. I had used the pump to raise it to a comfortable level before we collapsed, but something happened in the night. It was tipped up like the Titanic's last moments.

Andrea rolled over and looked at me in the dark. It’s cold at night and she wraps herself in the covers like a corn dog in batter. I don’t have a chance at the top sheet or the cover, but I don’t mind. I like the night chill.

“What happened?”

“Air leak,” I said.

“It feels like I’m sleeping on concrete,” she whispered, trying not to wake the others.

“Wait till you see what it feels like when I get up,” I said.

My girth had given her at least a little buoyancy.

It’s like that in life. Even when the air has gone out of your life’s mattress, it’s helpful to have somebody with more mass. Someone who’s bigger than you are.

3 comments:

Sherry said...

Can't imagine what it'd be like to go through something like this without our Triune God. So thankful.

David S. said...

ROFL at the air mattress part.
Classic memory moment.

'Someone who’s bigger than you are.'
and who can fix the leak and pump it up for free for you just because He loves you unconditionally.
"Give, and it will be given to you. They will pour into your lap a good measure-- pressed down, shaken together, and running over. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return." Luke 6:38 (NASB) Amazing God.

Thank you, Chris & MBN, for your show and for following the Lord's leading on topics. I've noticed that the topics are so timely. Just wished it was a two hr show.

BTW, I eagerly anticipate and listen on WMBW just in time for start of work shift @ 3pm. An excellent start with you, IMHO.

Donnamo said...

Chris, please tell your listeners they can go the any public library to use the internet usually without charge.

This is related to the loan forgiveness caller and just info you need to have.

You can also check out DVD's for free just like library books. The general public doesn't seem to know this either.