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  • Jan 17, 2007 1:39pm

    Hello Krista and Messing family -

    We got your postcard, the blue sky and puffy clouds with your picture in the center show the promise of better things to come your way. 2007 will be a great year!

    Have fun at your party this Saturday, I'm in Seattle with my sister this week so I won't be able to attend. Tom and Devon should be there - she's very excited for another Kelly/Schantz/Messing event. I hope I get another chance to hear the Messing Link before too long, what a group! With all those peeps, it's gotta be a riot! Sing and dance, enjoy your time - and take good care of yourself.



    Shannon West

  • Dec 16, 2006 7:35pm


    It's great to hear that you're home for the holidays! My whole family was so excited to hear that you're doing better, and I'm sure your family wanted nothing more than for you to be home with them. Keep pushing, you are so amazing, I truly look up to you. Hope you and the family have a wonderful Christmas and happy new year!


    Lindsay Hulbert

  • Dec 15, 2006 9:02am

    For all of you who do not know...Krista, Martin & Kathy are coming back to Juneau this afternoon.

    Dana Flansaas
    Juneau, AK

  • Dec 12, 2006 8:59pm


    Glad to hear that your out of the hospital. Whew!!! I bet you are GLAD to be outta there!!..ok. Now let's see what's next??? I know from all my years in the medical field; that the real tough work is in the next couple of weeks and months ahead of you. Getting stonger, getting a new schedule, routine, outlook on life...it's all very tiring and alot of work. Chin up...you can do it!! God has blessed you with the gift of life, You are not alone. Some days may be good and some days bad, just hold onto HIM and know He is right there with you kiddo! And so is your family. We all are still thinkin of you and praying everyday. I know your going to make it through this next stage with flying colors. Be strong,but remember that it is ok to have those weak moments too. It's okay to cry on Mom and Dad's shoulders, okey? Martin and Kathy...so glad to hear that Krista is one step closer to coming home. You all Hang in there, after a few more visits....it won't be long and you'll be coming home! We are all looking forward to seeing you all soon. May the Lord Continue to Bless You and keep you close by His side. Love, Aunt Jenny

    Jennifer Rodriguez

  • Dec 7, 2006 10:00pm

    Hi Krista,

    I pray daily that you are feeling better; getting stronger each day.

    I work with the school district. Do you know, there isn't a better worker than your dad? He has the best attitude ever!


    Audrey Diebels

    Audrey Diebels
    Juneau, AK

  • Dec 6, 2006 8:55pm

    hey krista, hooray!!! you are out of that hospital, that is so exciting I bet it feels good. I haven't seen a update lately so I guess I will take that as a good thing and think that things are going awesome and you are on your road to recovery. Well I better go I am at work because I don't have a computer (maybe Santa will see this and get me a computer for x-mas!!!! just joking) Take care and get home soon.

    Love Celeste

    celeste messing
    juneau, AK

  • Dec 6, 2006 12:34pm

    Krista - glad to hear you are out of the hospital - hopefully it's all down hill from here - we are always thinking about you and you are in our prayers - get better - Kathy and Martin - you are wonderful parents and I can't even imagine how you have held up so well - things will be better soon - take care - Mary

    Mary Pegues

  • Dec 4, 2006 5:21pm


    Hi to you all -

    Just thinking about you all today and wondering how you are doing? Congratulations on your graduation Krista :) Mike and I will try to give you all a call this evening - from reading Helens note I see the trip must have been a bit hard on you Krista. You just don't realize all the work your muscles are doing all the time in regular daily activity. I hope you are feeling better - I know that you will be feeling better before you know it and get back to all the fun stuff you did before.

    Sophie is getting bigger - she is probably a whole 2#s now and 11 weeks old - she will make you laugh when you get to see her again. She is settling into our family life pretty well.

    Martin and Kathy I hope you are doing ok too. It is hard to be the support people and I think of you all the time - I hope the change of scenery is good for you and you have some time soon to fit in fun for all of you - even if it is only going to get ice cream.

    We will talk to you later.
    Love to you all
    Shelley and Mike

    Shelley Messing
    Bellingham, WA

  • Dec 4, 2006 12:32pm

    Monday December 4, 2006

    Good Morning Krista,

    Do you get to sleep in now that you aren't in the hospital? It always was a puzzle to me why people said, "rest while you're in the hospital because you'll soon be home and have to get back to work". You just get to sleep good and here comes a nurse to take blood pressure, temp, pulse, or give a shot so you can sleep, etc. But those dear people were just doing their job. Now days all this is done automatically (except the shots) with machines that keep ticking away or send a warning beep if it doesn't like what it reads. Now you have to get use to the quiet -- AIN'T IT GRAND?

    I felt so bad to hear how you hurt yesterday. Do you suppose it was from the car ride? Two hours of that same motion sort of over worked the muscles compared to the few minutes of PT you were use to getting. I would take the pain for you if I could.

    It is about 30 degrees this morning. It rained last evening and there wasn't a drop of snow left on my car, it had to feel so good. But let me tell you it was treacherous driving & walking. And will be the same today.

    I will be talking to you soon. I love you Krista. Hugs & kisses from G Ma

    Helen Schanz
    Juneau, AK

  • Dec 3, 2006 10:43pm

    Hey Krista,

    I see Cassie found ya! She asked what was goin on, and I tried to explain .. so I sent her here.

    Anyway, I see you're doing better. That's great! Now chances for you being in Juneau during Christmas are looking up, eh? Neat. I'm counting down the days until I get to go home. 12 left!

    Mom is still in Seattle. She got her surgery a day early and it turns out they didn't get enough of the cancer. So, she's got to stay another week and get additional surgery this Wednesday. She's got to choose between another lumpectomy (more severe this time) or a partial masectomy. She's still undecided though.

    This week is 'dead week'. It's what colleges call the week before finals week .. because everyone is busy/tired from studying. So I have quite a bit of work ahead of me. Anyway, I should finish my Chemistry homework.

    Love and miss you!


    Kimberly Idone

  • Dec 3, 2006 6:43pm

    Krista my dear,
    It was so good to hear your voice today when we talked (mostly me talking as you tire so fast). I am going to pray really hard the next few weeks for you to gain strength. I hurt with you as your muscles have to adjust to being used again after so long of no use. I think about the times I use muscles I haven't used for a while & how just those few muscles can hurt sooo much. Then I think about how your WHOLE body aches because you are now using EVERY muscle. Keep strong Krista & know that everytime you get up & work those muscles is that much closer to coming home to Juneau.

    I'm glad you have GMa Cleonne to help you heal. She is a great person to have around when you could use extra special care as she is always ready to take care of all her loved ones & that includes you! Hopefully your mom & dad can get some extra rest too. They have been there every step of the way for you and of course your number one help has been God. Keep going to him while you have to work so hard to get better as he answers our prayers (he answered your families prayers or you wouldn't be reading this today). He is the strength in our lives.

    I have the house decorated for Christmas & need to start thinking of Christmas gifts now. As I told you, I think this year will bring a few gifts for the kids & our biggest gift will be having you home for Christmas (how are all of us up here going to be able to hold your hand & touch you & hug you all at once when we will just want to be beside you all the time? We will have to learn to share again!). You are soooooo loved.

    Keep working hard & pray for strength. I am sending my love your way (be ready for it to caress your cheeks!).

    Love you tons,
    Aunt Keela

    Keela Kelly

  • Dec 3, 2006 12:53am

    Dear Krista,

    You've made it to the next step. Keep climbing. You are truly an inspiration to me. You are greatly loved.

    Grace to you. Love, Uncle Brian

    Brian Messing
    Juneau, AK

  • Dec 2, 2006 11:46pm


    I am so excited to hear that you are getting released from the hospital today. I know its been a long journey so far but you have made such progress. Not too much longer and you will get to come home and sleep in your own bed. :) Please know that not a day goes by that I don't think about you and pray for your recovery. And a day doesn't go by without people asking me how your doing. You are a strong and beautiful woman. You mean so much to this family. Keep up the good work and we will see you soon.
    Cousin Shayla

    Shayla Lewis
    Juneau, AK

  • Dec 2, 2006 9:50am


    Just thought I would say hello. Sounds like you are doing better each and every day. Keep up the improvement every day. Love you lots.

    Tennia and family

    Tennia Schanz
    Belgrade, MT

  • Dec 1, 2006 9:56pm

    hey krista, how's it going? I hope you are doing better it sure does sound like it. well gosh i am finding that I don't know what to say that hasn't already been said you got a lot of people rooting for you. I look forward to seeing you sometime SOON!!!! I check the updates everyday and I am glad to hear you are doing great!! well gotta go love you Auntie Celeste

    celeste messing
    juneau, AK

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