Kim’s Story

Welcome to Kim's Caring Bridge website. We've created it to keep friends and family updated about Kim, and to share with others our hope in Christ.

Thank you for taking the time to visit, and thank you for your prayers.  Your notes of love and encouragement are greatly appreciated.

On Tuesday, April 14, 2009, Kim discovered a lump in her left breast that a biopsy would later reveal as cancerous.  After six months of chemo, a lumpectomy was performed in October 2009 at M. D. Anderson in Houston, Texas.  Six weeks of radiation followed that procedure.

On December 21, 2010, Kim went to Round Rock Medical Center for her quarterly mammogram.  Three spots were discovered and her radiologist recommended a biopsy.  Pathology results indicated that Kim's cancer had returned and she underwent several surgeries, reconstructions, and another 6 months of chemo in 2011.  On April 18, 2012 another round of scans revealed that the cancer had moved to Kim's lungs, and she underwent three years of clinical trials at the START Center for Cancer Care in San Antonio, Texas.  On May 15, 2015 an MRI confirmed that a tumor was located in her brain.  Cyberknife surgeries were used to treat that tumor (and two subsequent lesions).  In November 2015, chemotherapy treatments failed to stem the growth of Kim's tumors and she is again receiving a trial drug at the START Center in San Antonio.  For the fourth time in 6 years, Kim is staring down a cancer diagnosis as our family seeks shelter at the Cross.  But even in this valley, we know the Lord will provide everything we need, whether sweet or bitter, and we trust He will withhold nothing that will ultimately be for our good and His glory.

God is good and He is enough.  He will carry us--and we will treasure Him above all things.

My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.--Psalm 73:26

Latest Journal Update


Our family has been blessed to be invited to attend a 4 day retreat in New York City by the organization "Inheritance of Hope," a non-profit group that inspires hope in families with a parent fighting a life-threatening illness.

The itinerary has us flying out of Austin tomorrow at 7am, and we will be staying in Times Square in downtown New York. We will visit Rockefeller Center and will also attend the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. We will stay for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday morning and will fly home Thursday evening.

I want to thank Hutto ISD and my administrators for letting me take a few days away from school. I also want to thank all my teachers for covering for me while "Coach Jones" is away. Lastly, to my dear flock at Brushy Creek Baptist Church--thank you for allowing your pastor to have these precious few days to make memories with my family. As I've always tried to preach and live--your ministry begins at home.

The Lord continues to bless us more than we deserve, and we are so very grateful that He has given us the greatest inheritance of hope in Jesus.


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Tracy Looney
By Tracy Looney
That's wonderful - ENJOY!!!
Katherine  Stolle
By Katherine & Jack Stolle
Janet Hees
By Janet & Kenneth Hees
Wonderful blessing, enjoy every moment!!!
Patsy Wilson
Enjoy this blessed opportunity! We love y'all.
Christie Volek-Mouton
By Christie Volek-Mouton
Have a wonderful time!!
Chris Smyth
By The Smyth Family
Hope you guys have a FABULOUS time!!! Very much deserved. Thank you Jones family for always reminding us of what's most important. Love you all and safe travels.