Kim And Kayla Woodhouse, Stories Of Faith, Perserverance And Joy.

Archive for September, 2008

That Infamous Bus…

One year ago today, September 30, 2007, I will never forget.

The bus pulled up in front of our rental home, and Ty Pennington yelled into his megaphone. The collective gasp from our family will always echo in my ears.

I’ve had such an influx of email and contact about the anniversary that I thought I’d post :)

Everyone wants to celebrate with us, and know how we are! Thank you for supporting us and loving us.

It has been an incredible year. And I’m praising God for all that He has done. Kayla’s health has skyrocketed, and the house is amazing. Every day, I’m amazed and look around in awe – praising God for this community and EMHE and all that He has blessed us with.

The year has flown by – with airings of our EMHE episode, other TV appearances, and sharing of our story. We’ve met some amazing …

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Two Years Ago Today…

…our beautiful daughter, Kayla, underwent brain decompression surgery.

She is doing so incredibly well. I praise God for what He has done in her life and what He will continue to do.

I remember those days so clearly. As a mom, it about broke my heart in two. Kayla asked me to go into the OR with her, she was already almost out from the first round of medication, but WOW – that was so hard. I cried as I left her in there, and the poor man who accompanied me in and out probably saw this a lot from parents. I had been fine until I had to leave her in there. I remember the scrubs feeling itchy, the air being oh-so-cold, and antiseptics leaving a burning sensation in my nose. No, I will never forget that.

BUT – I will also never forget – the look on the …

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Road Trips, Famous Authors, and Lots of Luggage

This past week, I had the awesome privilege of traveling to and attending the National ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers) Conference.

We drove 1,100 miles (one way – and that means we drove 1,100 miles the other way too). We being – myself, Holly, Josh, Kayla, the amazing Donita K. Paul, her daughter and my friend – the Queen of Denmark (a.k.a. Evangeline Denmark).
We had a blast.

Arriving in Minneapolis in the wee hours of the morning, a wonderful gentleman from the hotel came to help us unload. Does anyone remember the post when I stated that we do not travel light? Well, this young man’s gaze fully took in my giant Expedition loaded with passengers, luggage, and topped with two car-top carriers – and he knew the truth of that statement. His expression was a little overwhelmed, but he didn’t say a word. I walked up and …

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MYSTERY ER on Discovery Health Channel!!!

Our family will be featured in an episode of MYSTERY ER – entitled, “Painful Truth” – which will premier tomorrow, September 8,2008 on Discovery Health Channel. It will re-air I believe later in the week and other times as well.

I’m sorry I’m a little behind in updating the info about it – but we are hoping that it will bless people and hopefully help others.

Be watching later this week for continuing info on our “READING CONTEST” – and bios of authors who donated the prizes! I had to ask for lots of donations, since we have SO many people entered. You all are awesome – so KEEP READING!!

Would love to hear your thoughts on the show! Have a great week!…

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Contact Info and Discovery Health Airing

If you’d like to contact me – go to www.kimberleywoodhouse.com and there are two different contact forms.

My blog is also posted there. :)

The Mystery ER episode, “Painful Truth” – about our family – airs tomorrow night, September 8th on Discovery Health Channel.

Have a blessed day!…

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My Fire Department Guys

Ever since Kayla was about three years old, we have always done an alert with our local fire department and/or police department when we move. Why you ask? Well, let’s just say we had an incident where we needed to evacuate our house, but couldn’t evacuate the house because of the heat outside. Long story – but a lesson learned.

Anyway, our fire department here is about the best I’ve seen. They really care. They have educated themselves on my kiddos’ needs, and check on us periodically.

Today was one of those days. Bob and Darin were in the neighborhood checking on something else, and stopped to chat with us. I can’t adequately explain what it feels like to have a daughter with a rare condition that most people don’t understand — but even more so, I can’t explain how amazing it is to feel safe and secure, because someone …

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