Monday, March 31, 2008

From Tracy

I know I don't have to say this BUT...I could never be where I am without all of you. God has taught me so much about His beautiful body and how the tiniest thing can be so meaningful. I'll never be able to repay you all, but I do understand about paying it forward now. Thank you for teaching me about love. Thank you for being Jesus' hands and feet and laughter and tears.

Miracle of miracles, I may be home tomorrow, but it is April Fool's. Can you trust me?

I love you all with overwhelming love.


P.S. My bandage is off. The cut is a perfect "C". Christopher is claiming all the glory. Sandie M., I am one ahead of you in the body art department. haha. beat that.

I love you guys.

Tracy. :0>


Anonymous said...

SO AMAZING!!!! It has been so awesome to witness this, Tracy. Remember what you said about dancing on the table? Better get your dancing shoes dusted off :)
I love you and am SO grateful for answered prayer,

Anonymous said...

How totally awesome!! Shall I call Grannie Annie and tell her to put a few more supports under her table for the dance?

Ms. Ladonna

Anonymous said...

Tracy-You have been the center of our conversations these past few days. My mom just called to direct me to your blog. It's the second time we've talked about you today. What great news!! We do love you and your family. Know I continue to offer praise and prayers for you.

Anonymous said...

You don't know how good it is to hear from you. I was just thinking earlier today that I knew it wouldn't be long before we would. This is wonderful news. You look beautiful in the pictures! I can hardly contain myself thinking of the blessings and miracles of our great God. I'm reminded of your last post before surgery -- You're waiting for the miracles of God to bowl you over----We have been bowled over!! Josh won't get a chance to eat any of that hospital food. You'll be cooking for him by the time he gets home!!Ha! BLESSED BE HIS NAME! Every blessing He pours out we'll turn back to praise! (words from a great song)!! Everyone is ready for some dancing! Get ready. I love you!


Anonymous said...

Girl - not even brain surgery can quench your spirit! You are a true inspiration in your faith! I Love You and pray for you daily. When I read that you were talking the day after your surgery I just cried! I can't even think about how good God is without feeling completely overwhelemed. Love you bunches and come home soon!

Anonymous said...

Kamperth lady:
hi my name is kyle armstrong i hope this name rigalings a bell. i saw the picture of you and thought to my self i wish that i could look that good!!!!! hope you feel better soon im thinking of some jokes about your opperation you are going down in history like rudolph. say hi to Mr. Coach Kamprath and get better soon. wait wait here is one of the jokes who is the person that heels so fast after brain surgey that it is not even funny Mrs. Kamprath HAHAHAHAH get better kyle armstrong

Anonymous said...


Okay, okay, enough about the recovery and you-- how about some more pictures of that hospital food!!??

Like what was dinner like? Do you think you'll get another banana for breakfast tomorrow?

Is Cletus the night guy with the shoulder problem back tonight? He's a real piece of work. Although I hear shoulder pain is right up there next to brain surgery. It's a wonder the man makes it through his shift, that and having to deal with husbands that won't go to the bathroom cause they're afraid the doctor will come in, while they're out.
Little advice on that one, Jeff--you have a cell phone, you have a laptop--take one with you and leave one with Tracy--she can text you to hurry up--if you know what I mean.

Okay get well real soon and heal up nice.


Anonymous said...

Hi my name is Bryce and I am Kyle's little brouther. I am very happy for the surgery that went well and hope you get better.{I am praying as hard as I can,a little something I can do for you}!!!! I am happy that you are walking after the day of you surgery. I wish I could be there for you. I am very happy that you are talking and can have a good conversation with someone. You look good in your picture and hope you can come home soon and feel beture. I would like to say "GOD CAN DO EVEYTHING THOUGHT HIM AND NEVER STOP TRUSTING IN HIM!"I have to go so I will be praying for you and get better:>
Bryce Armstrong:>

Anonymous said...

Tracy,you are amazing!I am so proud of you.I have sat here many times reading about you and cried like a baby.You just keep coming back stronger and stronger.Matt was over today and had the biggest grin on his face.He and I talked about what a miracle you are.Thanks be to God!
Karen Dahmann

Anonymous said...

What an awesome miracle we have been so blessed to see! I am amazed with how well you look! Are you sure you didn't get a makeover while you have been there? I did see a salon downstairs across the way:). Just want you to know how much we love you. See you soon!

Hi this is Tori. i've been praying for u and so has my dad's family. i love u a lot. can't wait to see u soon. TTYL.

Anonymous said...


I can't believe you are going home!

I guess I'll have to bring La Madeline to Chappell Hill on Friday!

I love you so much!

Your FAVORITE everything :oP

ernest said...

tracy, be strong through god he gives you strengh. your pictures are wonder and this was a wonderful idea. im glad your doing better than exspected. hope to see you soon and tell jef to stay strong. your strengh gives me strengh. love ya ernest

Anonymous said...

Tracy---When are you going to let up on the acclerator recovery button? Your post-op recovery is amazing. What can I do to help when you get back to Chappell Hill? Except for helping Bethany with her math, I am open to anything you need. Love Barbara McNeil

Anonymous said...

Okay Tracy, here is yet another 2nd attempt. Hmmm, even Darrin did the blog with me standing over her telling her how!!!! My earlier blog may be out there somewhere on this website. Just ignore it if you find it.

Okay, I am a little bit upset that I can't come to see you yet. I guess I have to follow the rules like everybody else!!! However, when you're ready to divulge every little detail - let me know - I WILL be there! If they tell you its time to exercise your vocal chords - I WILL be there! I know your saying about now , "no, no, I can't go deep - not now!

Really, I love you precious friend so much. I am so proud of you. God just keeps pouring out those miracles!!! Praise be to His Holy Name!! I was so glad to get to see your entire self in the picture. I knew for sure everything was intact when you told us you were going home tomorrow!! You pulled a terrible prank on some very sweet person that wrote on this blog!!!! Someone believed your April Fools Joke!!! If you remembered to exercise your April Fools "right" right after brain surgery - yep back to normal! I love you sweet friend. Can't wait until your home. Tell Jeff I'm so proud of him.

Love you, Carol

Anonymous said...

I think you ought to keep that eye-patch thing. It could be the start of a new look for you. I am so inspired by how you and Jeff have faced this trial with hope and faith. You have blessed me with your example. I have a feeling many others, including those who have attended you at the hospital, have been blessed and witnessed to as well.

The Sunday School class I teach has been praying for you, and a few weeks ago, Mike Chapman came up to me and told me that he was your friend back in college days. He has had you in his prayers.

Take care, and get strong. Love to you and Jeff and your family.

Mark McBrayer

Anonymous said...

Just sitting back watching God work is soooooo awesome!
It seems like you can feel the rumbling of an earthquake that is about to explode in our community.
God is showing his hands at work more and more.
Its makes you want to get off that back row and stop worrying about what other people think about you and shout from the rooftops that Christ is risen!!!
(one last thought, bring a banana back for me)

David R.

Anonymous said...

Good Morning!! WOW!!! WOW!!! It is so good to hear from Tracy. What a wonderful miracle that you are recovering so quickly!! Today is April Fool's and you are a character. WE will all keep the faith and praying for you to come home soon!!! Have another miraculous and blessed day!!!

Kim J

Anonymous said...

YEA GOD!!! Isn't He awesom? I have been praying for a speedy recovery for you and WOW is HE answering! Can't wait to see you! Love you! Tonya