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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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Sunday, February 8, 2009
This is a difficult but beautiful blog to write. The traveling road show that is the Fabrys life continues in Oro Valley, Arizona. We spent the last 3 nights in Sierra Vista. Friday was Kaitlyn's 11th birthday and we tried to make it special. We've been calling realtors and talking with people to try and find a "replacement" place to stay, but tonight we will sleep in another hotel room.In the midst of all this change and moving around, I was tagged by my 18 year old son on Facebook.

I want you to read what he had to say, if you have time. Ryan is in Colorado finishing out his senior year of high school and getting ready to go to school in New York. He may need to join us here for treatment soon, but we'll see. Here's what he said on his Facebook page:

I'm not the kind of guy to comlain...most of the time. I'm also the kind of guy that doesn't care what people think...Most of the time. This note is just because these feelings have been bulding up inside me for the past month.I spent my seventh consecutive night in a dear, dear friend's house last night. Seven nights without a family member being seven steps away has been tough for me. Before this week, i was staying in an amazing, beautiful rental home. This was made possible by the same friends i am staying with now.

It had been a couple of weeks that it was only my father and I. At least that's how long it felt. It didn't feel long because of my dad, but because we are so used to our enormous, loving family being around. I felt horrible every time i walked out that door and left him alone. We had gotten to watch a lot of movies together, which is one of our favorite things to do. We watched Sling Blade, a little bit of raging bull, Michael Clayton, In Bruges, and Iron Man. It was a good week and a half. Yes that's how long it was.

Then we moved all of the furmiture donated to us into my friend's family's new house. They are a missionary family. This furniture was PERFECT for their new home. We were nothing but happy to help.

I said goodbye to my father one week ago yesterday. I've talked with him once since he left. That time when i talked with him he asked what i was doing the next day. I told him. He said, "Well have, man!" Now understand that my dad says "man" to his friends. He says, "Talk to you later, man. Thanks man, I'll see ya!" He only says that to his friends that are his age. I wil say it right now. As stupid and cliche as some may think it is, something happened at that very moment.

The brightest glow covered my face. Satisfaction was mine. I became a man. Well, i miss my family. I just wrote a paper about how inportant family is. I miss Megan's sophistication and insight. I miss Kristen's smile and maturity. I miss Reagan's giggle, his admiration, and his wonderful sense of humor. I miss Kaitlyn's scream haha no i miss her grace and charm. I miss Colin's dedication and the way he chews (i don't know he just chews funny). I miss brandon's laughter. If i even begin to list what i miss about my mother i will not only keep crying, but start doing it uncontrollably. I miss my father's incredible wisdom. I miss my parent's strength and guidance.

Don't take your family for granted. Please, please don't. They're all you need.Thanks for reading.


FreeCellPenguin said...

When I am going to learn? Grab a tissue BEFORE going to Chris's blog!

Having two girls away at college halfway across the country, I know what it's like to miss somebody. I'm so glad we live in an age of Instant Messages, e-mail, blogs and facebook.

We're praying for your family, for your recovery and for your house search.


Mary Beth Magee said...

Chris, I just wanted to let you know I submitted a link to this touching chapter to the Good News Now blog -

You and the family are in my prayers.

Mary Beth

Susie said...

Chris...Wow. This just touched me so much. What a monumental moment, to pass the mantel of manhood to your son. Thank you for sharing such a special moment with us through Ryan's words.

Lord Jesus, You are certainly not unaware of all that has gone on in the lives of the Fabry family. You love each one of them so tenderly and You placed each family member INTO that family for a purpose. I pray that You would continue to hold them all so close to You during this incredibly difficult season of their lives. It IS just a season. And seasons change. Give them the hope and faith that "SPRING" is coming, that this long "winter" season of life isn't forever. Be especially close to Andrea and Ryan at this time. My heart as a mother weeps for them; to have to be prematurely separated during any period of time as mother and son is more than we can bear apart from Your help, Lord. Be nearer and dearer to them all every moment of every day. Continue to give them insight and wisdom. In Your precious and holy Name, Jesus, I ask these things. Amen.

Major Bloodnok said...

Kipling had nothing on your man.

John Edwards said...

Praying for you

Shannon said...

Hey dad, heard your show today. Loved it, as usual. I really can't wait to see if this next step is just that much easier to share with others. I hope this new one has an office to use!! There's so much more for us, I can feel it. Thank you for your support, I hope I can make you proud.

Donnamo said...

Dear Chris,

I've been listening to your program for the past week and finally got to read your blog to understand what you've been alluding to in your program. (mold and moves)

I sure don't understand where God is in all this, but like you I somehow believe he is and wish He would show up with his "magic wand" and fix every thing for you guys!

So that is what I am praying,"Heavenly Father, please fix everything for the Fabrys; Lord, they've had enough.....I know Job had it worse but please don't put them through anything else....please Jesus weigh in on this giving them all the GRACE you have got to give!" Amen
ONe last least you Mansion in Heaven will be mold and pesticide free!For Sure :)