Sunday, October 23, 2011

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62 comments:

ronda thompson said...

Praying and believing for your miraculous healing Kerri. You and your family are so loved. We are walking by faith and not by sight. Jesus loves you and so do we. HUGS, Ronda

Kelly Thompson said...

"For I know the plans I have fun you," declares the Lord, "plans to PROSPER you and not to harm you, plans to give you HOPE and a FUTURE." Jeremiah 29:11. We are standing on this promise with you and lifting you up in our prayers. We love you Kerri! Todd, Kelly, Chace, Tori, Tyson and Kreece

Kelly Thompson said...

I know the teacher in you would want me to correct the "fun" to "for" you!:) God IS in control and still performs miracles daily. Love, Kelly

Karen said...

Kerri,
You probably don’t have any idea how much you are loved by this whole town. Like your Uncle Charles, your life is woven though the fabric of the entire community. Your anonymous, tireless, self-less acts have not gone unnoticed over the years. We have witnessed your dedicated service to your family, your church, the library, Keep Munday Beautiful, the school, and your leadership as a booster for every school activity and sport. Whenever something needs to be done, someone will say, “Call Kerri.” And you have answered with an endless amount of energy, talent, and purpose. God bless you for all you have done for so many people. Your handprint is on the flowers you’ve tended to and the improvements you’ve made in Centennial Park. They’re on the walls and shelves of the City County library, and they will be on the loving gifts of bounty on Jeffrey’s table. But most importantly, your handprints are on the hearts of every small child who has ever had the privilege of having you as a teacher. You have raised three fine sons whom we all love and Aaryn Jae is blessed to have you as her grandmother. God holds you in the palm of His hand and He loves you even more than we do. We will continue to think of you and pray for you daily. Love, Karen

The Movement Space said...

Kerri,
You have impacted so many lives here in Munday, including my family's. You have been our dear friend and we thank you for your continual friendship. We love you and are praying for you and your family. We all have complete faith that God is in control and loves you so very much. Many hugs and lots of love to you,
Cori, Coach Corcoran, Campbell and Carter

Joann said...

Words are hard to come by when a family is going through tough times, but it is even more difficult when it's Kerri and Mike's family. He is able to do and heal all pain from our lives and we pray His will be done in your lives. I have seen him do the impossible, I have seen Him do all things well, but I've never seen Him fail!! Love Joann and Taylor!!

kandis said...

Kerri,
You truly are the heart of this community. We love you, appreciate you, and we know that even the most seemingly impossible situations are possible MIRACLES. Our Jesus IS bigger than this! We pray for you without ceasing. Love and great big hugs to you and all of your family,
Kandis, Cory and Hudson

Cindy said...

Kerri, there are no words to express what you mean to this community. You have truly exhibited a servant's heart for as long as I have known you....what an example to all those who are so blessed to know you. You and your family are continually being lifted up in prayer. Always remember....Jesus himself said, Humanly speaking it is impossible. But with God, all things are possible! Matthew 19:26 Cindy

5da95bbc-fe4b-11e0-8da2-000bcdcb2996 said...

Kerri,
You have always been and continue to be an inspiration to all around you. Your strength has lead me to do more and to be more simply by the things that you do every day. May the Lord's strength and power bring you the miracles that are needed. Our heartfelt prayers will not cease for you and your family. Love Shawn, Keila, Geoffrey, Calder, & Callie.

Kent and Tammie said...

Trust in Him at all times, you people; pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. Psalm 62:8

Lord, I pray that these precious people will trust in You at all times, we pour out our hearts before You on their behalf; may they take refuge in You.

Nancy B said...

Our God is a God of miracles! Praying for you without ceasing and giving God thanks for you Kerri! Tonight while exercising I kept thinking of you and how you encouraged everyone at the 5:30 cardio class! You are an inspiration to everyone! Love, Nancy Birkeneld

Teresa said...

Kerri, my prayers have not ceased for you & your family. I believe that all things are possible with God.

Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD you God will be with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9

Teresa and Dale

Bettye Moore said...

Kerri, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I am praying for complete healing for you, and believing that it is taking place, as I write this note to you. God is good, and he holds each of his children in his hand. Hold tight to him as you heal.

Kerri, you are indeed a servant, and have been a servant to the entire town of Munday. I remember so well that you were the first one at my door when we took Doug to the hospital, and you stayed and closed my house for me. Thank you for your kindness.

Kerri, you will continue to be in my prayers, as your body continues to get stronger and heal.

In Christian love,


Bettye Moore

Angela_From_Texas said...

Praying for you Kerri. The child said it best. My God is Bigger! Love in Him. Love, Angela Snyder (Kayton's Aunt)

Heather Stovall said...

I just wanted your whole family to know i am praying for them. My husband Chad Tolson was diagnosed with nmda receptor encephalitis in september after two months of test after test. The outcome according to the doctors didnt look good but we never gave up hope. We are now in the mending process of this and i wont say it is an easy one or very fast but we are moving forward. So when times are tough and you feel like it is too hard remember doctors are not GOD. We are praying for a recovery and for the doctors to have the knowledge to figure this out for ya'll.
Heather Stovall

Penny Patton Puetz said...

My family and I are praying to our merciful God for you and your family. May He wrap His loving arms around all of you and carry you through this difficult journey.

Kent and Tammie said...

"Judge nothing before the time, until the Lord comes, who will both bring to light the hidden things of darkness and reveal the counsels of the hearts. Then each one's praise will come from God." 1 Corinthians 4:5

Father, bring light to this darkness that surrounds our friend and her family. We praise You even though it is very dark right now. Give her a sweet delight today, please Father. Amen.

Kelly Bland said...

Praying for you and your family.

Anonymous said...

By the way, I just changed the settings so that you don't have to set up a google account to comment. It was a default setting I forgot to check. My apologies:)

Elma Gray said...

Kerri,
Ever since I moved back to Munday I have witnessed all you have done for our church, community, school and for others. One of the I things I appreciate is the Mogul shirts you have provided me to wear with pride. I just wanted you to know that the many things you have done for me and others have not gone unnoticed.
You are a blessing to me,
Elma Gray

Carlene said...

I will listen closely to God's words. I will not let them out of my sight--I will keep them within my heart, for they are life to all who find them and health for the whole body--Proverbs 4:20-22 (NIV)Kerri, Praying and believing and continously lifting you to the Throne.....Our God is a "big" God and I know He is bigger than this. You have touched so many children's hearts. You made it so easy for them on their first experience with school....Kobe was so anxious about starting Pre-K. He had not ever been around many people other than Jimmy and I. ... I didn't even realize until now, and Kobe just told me yesterday when we were talking about you. By the way he loves you so much. He said Momma you know how scared I was when I started to school.....Well Mrs. Urbanczyk made me not be scared anymore, I love her. God "is" in control and He loves you very much, and so do I....God bless you sweet friend...Hugs, Carlene

Laura said...

Karen said it so well, I feel so inept at trying to say anything else, Kerri...My whole family is praying for you and your family...May his goodness and mercy shine upon you, hon...we all love you...Laura, William, and family

Kent and Tammie said...

You, O God, do see trouble and grief; you consider it to take it in hand.
Psalm 10:14

I thank You, Lord, that her hairs are numbered and that she is in Your hands. Give her a reason to smile this day.

Bill & Barbara Fitz said...

Barbara and I are speechless and torn over what you and Mike and family must be going thru.

When we got my news, we claimed a scripture we've claimed over the years stateside and in Nigeria--Proverbs 3: 5-6, 'Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not to your own understanding; in all thy ways trust in Him and He will direct thy paths.'

When our way has looked the worst, and when it's been the worst, Jesus has been there for us, even if the results were not what we had wished. None of our diseases are from the Lord, we know that. We may live in a fallen world, but the world we really know and sense is not fallen; like Jesus, it is risen, and no matter what comes at us, Jesus will prevail and you will be an overcomer. Like Moses told his people, in Ex. 14: 13, 'Don't be afraid, stand firm, and see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today.' Today may be a 'baby step', but it'll have 'My Deliverer' stamped on the step. Such words as these are the only encouragement that has sustained us in these days of battle. May they sustain you, too! B&B

Cat said...

Kerri,
You are the most amazing woman and I just want you to know that you and Mike, and all of your family, are constantly in our thoughts and prayers. We love you all! Mike, Catherine, Mallory and Eric

Kacy said...

Kerri,
My first thought of each day, and my last thought each night is of you and your family. Never mind the countless moments I stop and pray. I know they tell you how this thing goes... I am praying that you do not fit the description of this disease. I am praying for clarity, strength, and hope. I am praying that you get little miracles here and there throughout the day.

Other people have already said what I want you to know. I feel the same about how amazing you are. I think you know that.

I guess, I wish I could make you laugh...

Kyson said: "Mrs. Urbanczyk is sick. Is she going to be sick forever and ever?"

I said "No, she's not going to be sick forever."

He said, "God can make her better cause He makes everything in the whole-world, except Legos... I think they are made in China."

Love and hugs,
Kacy

Anonymous said...

Kerri, you have always been there for anyone & anything that Munday needed. Everything in this town & school has your fingerprints on it. You are such an insperation to all of us. I am praying for you & your family. Our God is an awesome God & there is nothing He can not do. Thinking & praying for you, Angela Herricks

Anonymous said...

Kerri and Family, we have already shared a sad experience in our families, and here we are in God's Waiting Room again.We will not stop asking God for a miracle in your life and for God's will to be done in all of our lives. Much admiration and Love Gene & Dorothy

Kent and Tammie said...

Psl 56:8 You number KERRI'S wanderings; Put HER tears into Your bottle; Are they not in Your book?

9 When I cry out to You, Then HER enemies will turn back; This I know, because God is for HER.

10 In God (I will praise His word), In the LORD (I will praise His Lord),

11 In God WE have put OUR trust; SHE will not be afraid. What can man do to HER?

12 Vows made to You are binding upon HER, O God; WE will render praises to You,

13 ... deliver HER soul from death. Have You not kept HER feet from falling, That SHE may walk before you, God. In the light of the living?

Psalm 57

1 Be merciful to HER, O God, be merciful to THEM! For THEIR soulS trusts in You; And in the shadow of Your wings THEY will make THEIR refuge, Until these calamities have passed by.

2 I will cry out to God Most High, To God who performs all things for HER.

God shall send forth His mercy and His truth.

AMEN

Kelly Thompson said...

Kerri, Tyson lifted you up in prayer last night before we ate our dinner together with my parents for my mom's birthday. Nobody reminded him to pray for you...I just think you are on the hearts and minds of ALL your former students and this is a testament of what an amazing teacher and mentor you have been to so many. You are truly loved and we are all blessed to call you our friend. I love you, Kelly

Kent and Tammie said...

"My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience." James 1:2-3

JOY! Okay, Lord...we rejoice. We accept and offer sacrifices of praise. I pray that Ms. Kerri has joy in You and You alone, today!

Jackie said...

Kerri,

We have been back home in Munday for 13 years. Homer and I found it difficult to wait until we got back here. So much had changed which wasn't surprising after being away for 43 years. But there are certain elements in the life of a small town that should never change...loyalty, integrity, pride in yourself and your town, being trustworthy. You have been the epitome of all these plus more. We've probably never expressed our admiration of you but we've watched you being the model that we all need. We believe in miracles and pray for you and your family. We thank God that He is in control!!

Cindy and Kent Josselet said...

Kerri,
I can't picture you sitting still much less sick. You have been such a blessing to so many of us that are Moguls and Mogulettes. As a former M.O.M- mom of a mogul- I know firsthand how much you did for the teams, kids, and fellow teachers as they passed through those halls of the school.I also know how much you meant to my kids- Justin and Kalee- when we were living back home. You blessed them so much and now to repay you, we will pray daily for your healing and for your family's strength. Take care and keep the faith.
Kent, Cindy, Kalee (Josselet) Garza, Justin and Shelbye Josselet

Michele Haskin said...

Kerri - you are an inspiration to us all. You are loved and cherished by all. God loves you more!! You and your entire family are in my prayers! You are special....We believe in miracles......

Anonymous said...

Sending love,prayers,and support from the Melton family. May god bless you and your family.
Love Mary,Johnny,Presley,and Paytlyn.

Debbie Archer said...

Kerri - When Jaci and I moved back to Munday, you welcomed us, included us and made us both a part of everything. I will never forget how good you were to my daughter!! I have wonderful pictures of all
the things our kids were included in, thanks to you!!! THANK YOU for all you did for both of us!! You are a wonderful person who has touched so many lives!!! You are in my constant prayers! Love, Debbie

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Anonymous said...

Kerri, what a rock you have been to our church and to our town both as a Baker and as an Urbanzyck. Kerri, watching you be involved in so many things to make Munday better has been an inspiration. You quietly moved from one project to another, doing so many things for so many. There are people you touched that many of us will never know about. It is not your wait to speak your own praises, so may we do it for you! You are loved more than you know and we pray for you and your family from morning to night that God's comforting touch will be with you. We love you, Kerri! Jamie and Debbie Welborn

Anonymous said...

Kerri,

Every time I listen to this song, the chorus reminds me of you.

"And there will come a time, you'll see, with no more tears.
And love will not break your heart, but dismiss your fears.
Get over your hill and see what you find there,
With grace in your heart and flowers in your hair."

Even in this, there is HOPE.

Hugs from one of your biggest fans,
Kacy

Kent and Tammie said...

Dear Lord, we praise You today and give thanks to You for Your great mercy to Kerri. Thank You that You see the places where she struggles and have given her the presence of Your Holy Spirit to comfort and guide her at all times. I pray for a greater sense of Your comfort and a deeper understanding of the ways You provide Your guidance to her. In the difficult things she faces, I pray she doesn't make a move without knowing You are leading her. Help her to not miss Your delights to her heart today.

Sing, O heavens! Be joyful, O earth! And break out in singing, O mountains! For the Lord has comforted His people, and will have mercy on His afflicted.

Isaiah 49:13

You are DEEPLY loved. I wish I could hit the 'like' button on every post and comment. Praying.

Amber said...

Kerri,

I hope you're starting to see how incredibly special you are and how many lives you've touched by just being you. I can't tell you how much I've always admired your can-do, will-do attitude and the way you dealt with all those boys (Mike included). Just want you to know that we're thinking of and praying for you and your family. Much love, Amber and Logan

Anonymous said...

Sending a bundle of love and prayers to Kerri and all of the Baker family. I think of you every day and love you all very much. Marilu McCauley Farnham

Anonymous said...

Your birthday is a very special day and you are special to so many! I pray today may be a good day that you can enjoy with friends and family.

Donna Sue Cypert

Kent and Tammie said...

Happy Birthday!

I've admired your life from afar for years now. We don't really 'know' one another, but in a small town everyone knows everyone right?

Funny how I don't feel comfortable paying you a visit at your home, but I'm daily visiting this page and praying for you.

I feel a closeness to your through the kids. You have impacted so many. And I want you to know that I'm asking God for words, strength and incite as I minister to their blank stares, probing questions and thoughtful comments at Hiz Kiz each week.

I've explained to them that I'm praying for your complete healing THIS side of Heaven.(Jas 1:6, Jas 4:3 and Mk 11:22-24) I've even been bold enough to tell them that because of JESUS in your life that you are not scared of death. That it is a WIN/WIN situation.

Please know that the children had so much fun visiting you while trick or treating. They told me ALL their stories. One even told me that you are going to Heaven, 'yes she is and so am I...are you?' was my reply.

I'm especially fond of Steven and our time we shared at Youth. He's on my mind a lot. Anna and Aleeya are, too. They are so brave. And so are you!

Have a beautiful day! You are treasured by many, but most importantly HIM.

June Moss said...

Kerri, you probably don't remember me but I was the director at the HeadStart and worked with the children and you. I just want you to know that you and your family are in my daily prayers and I pray God's blessings will fall on you and your family. June Moss

Sit-N-Chat said...

Kerri, Know that we re praying for you. God understands every emotion and thought you are having and His arms are open wide. He is so big. So able. You are blessed with lots of folks who will continue to ask Him to work on your behalf. Jennifer and Brian

Teresa said...

Kerri, I always remember your birthday because it is 3 weeks before mine. I have many memories of our times together in Munday-from making & eating Incredible Ettables to preparing and singing "Leaving on a Jet Plane" at the MHS talent show. You went on to be a great member of the Munday community.
I continue to keep you in my prayers.
Teresa

Sammye Leflar-Bohnstehn said...

Love, prayers and lots of white healing light sent your way.....
you are a very special girl, always was, always will be...
Sammye Leflar

Misti said...

Happy Birthday Kerri! You are in my prayers! I miss you! Misti

Raquel said...

Happy Birthday Kerri...our family is praying for you.
Stan, Raquel, Tess, & Addison

Melinda Quattlebaum said...

"The cutest girl, I ever saw, was sippin cider through a straw. The cutest girl I ever saw...was sippin cider through a straw."
When I think of you, I am always reminded of the summers our parents spent at Lake Kemp with all us kids. And, how many times we sang that song at the top of our lungs.
My prayers to you and your family. You are so loved.

Kent and Tammie said...

Dear Lord, thank You for Your comfort in our lives. I draw near to You and seek Your comfort for Kerri today. Thank You that Your love and comfort is so great that it surrounds her completely, and there is no part of her life that is beyond the reach of Your loving care and healing touch. I ask that You would reach down and touch her with Your healing power and take away any pain she feels, both physically and emotionally. Free her from discomfort and enable her to have a productive day for Your glory.

"You shall increase my greatness, and comfort me on every side."

Psalm 71:21

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Kent and Tammie said...

Psalm 31:24
Be brave. Be strong. Don't give up.

Kent and Tammie said...

"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God."

2 Corinthians 1:3-4

Lord, even though many of us haven't been through a trial like this...please, give us words to pray and hearts to understand.

Anonymous said...

Kerri You are in our thoughts and prayers as well as the whole family

Kent and Tammie said...

Lord, we look to You for counsel and guidance. Help us, as a community of people, to know what to do and when to do it. When we need specific knowledge about what to do/say that we can only get from You...show us.

Guide Kerri every step of the way on her journey through life, and please be there to guide her and all of us especially on the day we step into eternity with You.

"You will guide me with Your counsel, and afterward receive me to glory."

Psalm 73:24

Anonymous said...

I may not be your Best friend, nor your Last friend and just maybe I'm there somewhere in between and even if we never shared a secret I want you to know that I have always admired your wholeness and integrity for what you have done for this community without ever being asked. Kerri, as I sat by your side and kept watch over you last night I couldn't help but look up to Him and ask why. Even though we may never find the answer we are looking for I realize that your work here on Earth has been done like none other. The many lives you have touched is the very purpose why the Lord chose you to perform all your countless acts of kindness and giving. Aaryn Jae may never remember you or know you physically except through pictures but there will be plenty of memories that others will share with her. Kerri from the bottom of my heart I want to Thank you for just being you. May you be surrounded in comfort. I pray for Brian, Steven, & Mike that they will have peace and understanding as difficult as this may be. I love you my friend.

Anonymous said...

Time is too slow for those that wait,
Too swift for those that fear,
Too long for those that grieve,
Too short for those who rejoice,
But for those who love, time is Eternity.

Henry Van Dyke

Anonymous said...

Kerri, you and I have been friends for many years, teaching together in two schools. We watched our sons grow up together, sharing many great experiences throughout it all. You helped make school life an amazing experience for so many and none of us will ever forget you and all you have done. God is holding you in His Hand and we are holding you in our prayers.
Mary Murphy

Melisa Farr said...

Kerri....My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May you feel God's loving arms around you all. We love you. Melisa, Mark, Macy and Mac

Andrea said...

Kerri, I hope you're starting to see how incredibly special you are and how many lives you've touched by just being you. I can't tell you how much I've always admired your can-do, will-do attitude and the way you dealt with all those boys (Mike included). Just want you to know that we're thinking of and praying for you and your family. Much love, Amber and Logan