#moving forward



This was an inevitable thing to write about. Just a few days ago was 3 years since Mackenzy was stillborn. I don’t mean to keep bringing her up but I was taught something different on this day that was so dreaded….

 I am #movingforward.

 I have shared the details of finding out my little girl no longer had a heartbeat while she was still in my womb and the details of 16 hours of labor. I have shared the pain of what a stillbirth does to a woman. I have shared my story many times.

I have not shared what happened on Oct 29, 2013.

I have been so convicted lately to remember that I am the hands and feet of Jesus. Quit judging, Kristy. Share, Kristy. Give, Kristy. If I am asked to give up everything then do it without a doubt in my mind. We represent Christ. We are HIS body. People are watching us. People don’t want to know about our Jesus when we are arguing or when we seem so heartless. People want to know our Jesus when we love.

On this day, I was built up. “Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ.” Eph 4:12

I was blown away on Tuesday……….I MEAN BLOWN TO SMITHERINS AND BACK.

My beautiful small FB group (wooo hoooo 28) changed their cover photos to my “in remembrance of Mackenzy’s” cover photo and then other leaders did it and then other OBS participants did it. My timeline was completely flooded. God’s Presence was all over it. Love, support, encouragement, and prayers came from every direction. It was for me and my family.  Ya’ll did it for little ole me who really has not had to endure many hardships. Ya’ll did it for little ole me who has never gone without. Ya’ll did for little ole me who should be giving more and not receiving. I mean another stillbirth out of so many and I thought it was insignificant to others. Truly, only the love of Jesus shone through on that day. It was seen by so many people. 915 people saw Jesus oozers reaching out to another Jesus oozer in LOVE and it made an IMPACT! It made an impact.

I did not realize how much I needed this……….but God knew.

I received PM’s from many people just amazed at what was going on. The body of Christ just absolutely REPRESENTED ON TUESDAY. The Body of Christ loved me! Don’t ever underestimate what you can do. Don’t ever underestimate how God can use you.

Paul tells us that we are all heirs of the Kingdom T-O-G-E-T-H-E-R! We are of the same body and WE ALL share together in the promise of Christ Jesus.

“And this is God’s plan: Both Gentiles and Jews who believe the Good News share equally in the riches inherited by God’s children. Both are part of the same body, and both enjoy the promise of blessings because they belong to Christ Jesus.” Eph 3:6

We need each other ya’ll. Thank you for lifting me up. Thank you for being the hands and feet of Jesus…I was overwhelmed by His power and love.

At His Feet,




19 thoughts on “#moving forward

  1. Love you Kristy! I’m sure I can speak for all of the OBS community (and especially Group 28) when I say that we were all so happy to support you in this way!!! You’ve been Jesus’ hands and feet on Earth to all of us so many times and we’re happy to send a little bit of that love right back at ya. Thankful for you, your courage in sharing your story and your friendship!

  2. You are definitely doing God’s work by taking the risk and being vulnerable. Your vulnerability and your strength is so evident in your writing and the amount of people you are inspiring is endless. Thank you for being you!

  3. Kristy, you have suffered a pain that I’ve not suffered and I have no idea if I could. Yet, we are learning that whatever the pains in our past, Jesus will take it all and make a beautiful tapestry for the whole world to see. The beauty of Christ shines through you, my sister!
    Love you,

  4. Love how you open up and share from your heart and how doing that you reach and touch many lives you will not even realize this side of eternity. Thank you for touching mine. Love and prayers
    Marilyn (OBS Small Group Leader)

  5. Oh Kristy, how beautiful! I am so sorry for the loss of your precious Mackenzy. I can’t even imagine. How wonderful for the Lord to shower you with blessings and love this week! xxoo Love, Sue Molitor (OBS Group Leader)

  6. Kristy, you are an amazing person and an amazing group leader. God used those people to show you how much you are loved. To show others that disappointments in our lives can be over come.
    Thank you.

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