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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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Saturday, July 25, 2009
When I was in Denver, I had an experience I’ll never forget. A man I had never met heard our story of loss and illness and the road we’ve been on to recovery, and he was so touched by all we’d been through that he just shook his head and said, “Oh Chris…” It felt like he took several pounds from me. I gave him Andrea’s number and he called her the next day and related some of the things he told me.

“God is honoring you by giving you this trial,” he said.

It doesn’t feel like an honor, but I know he is right. His words rang true.

When we parted, he put his hand on my shoulder and prayed. With passion he asked God to give us a larger house for our needs. He asked God to give us laughter. Those are the two things I remember most.

Yesterday, we signed a lease on a house that has never been lived in. We met the builder on the day we walked through it. If he sold it now, he would lose about 50K. We’re going to rent it for a year while the court proceedings continue for our house in Colorado.

This new home is gorgeous and sits on about an acre of land. Four bedrooms—but as we count bedrooms, it has six. All electric. No pesticides have been sprayed outside on the landscaping. There is carpet in the home, but since it’s never been lived in, we’re not as concerned about reacting to it. Our lease is up at the present house on August 16, so this is perfect timing.

Last night we had some friends over. They played games with us. Scattergories and “Signs,” an acting game Ryan taught us. We laughed a lot. We laughed about eight of us sleeping in one bedroom. We laughed about the silly answers Andrea gave during the game. We laughed about how competitive men are and how agonizingly smart women are. The point is, we laughed.

For everything there is a season. A time to laugh and a time to cry. A time to pray and a time to wait. A time to move and a time to cancel the electricity. A time to escape to the desert and a time to give thanks. We are grateful for those who have put their hands on our shoulders and prayed, near and from a distance.

We’re not there yet. We have not arrived. But we’re still putting one foot in front of the other. We’re still trying. And sometimes amidst the tears and heartache, there is laughter.


Randall said...

I've always found it interesting that we don't recognize the season we're walking in until we've already gone through it. At the time, it feels like a dark season but afterward, we see that God really was working.....well, that's the way it seems to happen with me, anyway...

Rusty said...

Chris, I don't get the opportunity to listen to your show every day. My loss. I wish I did. But, just from I do hear I feel like we are friends. I'm amazed at how you have kept your show uplifting during this trial. It is truly a gift from God to be able to do that. Thank you for all you do.

jsmith101 said...

This posting brought tears to my eyes. I consider you and your family friends, even tho we have never met. Whenever I open my computer I say to myself "well let's see what Chris and Andrea are doing". One day you will come through this testing and the positive is look at how many people you are helping become aware of mold, etc. God WILL bless this time. Jsmith

Anonymous said...

MIRACLES happen everyday!!! WOW!! I am so speechless. . . and so happy for all of you. May the blessings keep flowing your way!

Wendy White

Mary Beth Magee said...

So true, so true. The message this morning in worship was about Joseph. How hard it must have been for him in those years between his dream of his brothers bowing down and the time it came true. And what must have crossed his mind in prison about where God was?

Yet God is always there and always caring for us. He uses humans in all sorts of ways to fulfill His plans. There is a season to be the tool He uses and a season to be the recipient of His goodness. How beautiful of you to share your seasons with us.


Donnamo said...

Great......I am so thrilled about the house.....I have been praying and I rejoice with you over the house and the laughter.

Ain't God Good, and Amazing???

joyce said...

Praise the Lord!