Sunday, February 3, 2013

I'm Home!!!!!

Dear Family and Friends,

    Hooray! i'm home from the hospital and am so excited to be here!  i'm not healed all of the way yet, but I can certainly recognize the hand of the Lord in my progress.  I still have to go back to Physical Therapy for 3 x a week until I get it all together.   My eyes are doing better and I can almost walk by myself all the way through our house with my walker without ending up in a heap in some corner.  I'm so grateful for my family who watches out for me.  Jared and Brittany were here for a couple of weeks and Mike has been here for the past couple of weeks.  They have both been so awesome in supporting me.  Also, did I mention I have the greatest husband in the world?  

Thank you for all the warm and loving letters we have received from you all.  You certainly know how to give encouragement and love!  !!! Today the family is heading to church, I wish I were going too, but hopefully by next week I will be able to go for the full time.  


We certainly love you'all and miss you a ton.  And we are  certainly grateful for your  love and support
Please keep praying for me and I will continue to pray for each of you!   Last week we received  22 more missionaries and next transfer we are getting 25. This mission is growing and the work is continuing on just as it should be, Pray to have our own missionary experiences---it will change you life!!!  This is my first post in 78 days.  It's good to be home!!!!



    Our prayers have been answered, our hearts are overflowing with joy and our eyes are filled with tears!

    Sister McKee, we have prayed and prayed and prayed for you since December 12th when our daughter opened her call to the TNM and then we found the blog and learned the heartbreaking news of your condition. We've been reading every day since then and following along with your progress. We've fallen in love with you and President and your family and the mission and we sort of feel like you are our own extended family now.

    OK, we have to admit we've had a bit of a selfish "extra request" tacked on to all of our prayers these past weeks that you would be out of the hospital by the time Sister A arrives to the mission this month. :-)

    Request Granted = Happy Dance!

    Now, don't worry, we certainly will not stop praying for you & President and your children / family and the entire mission. This is just a new beginning. But, oh how thrilled we are that you are GRADUATED from hospital and moving on to your next big step!!

    Sending love and hugs,
    The Abel Family
    Bountiful, UT

  2. Oh, RaNae, there truly is "No place like home". Many thousands of prayers have been answered to get you home:) Your beautiful smile is a testament of the great love Heavenly Father has for you. Once again you are an example to me of purity, and endurance. May I share something with you that President Finn counselled me with when John passed away. He told my not to ask Heavenly Father why, but to ask Him to see the path He has laid before me. To be honest, RaNae, I have not seen that path, BUT, every time I lay a foot down, a brick is laid. I take another step and another brick is laid. You see, He is creating the path brick my brick from my faith and the prayers of others. Your path is being built brick by brick from the love, prayers, tender mercies and miracles that are just for you. Your path is glorious and filled with diamonds of trust and love. I pray that I may add a brick to your path with my love for you and the prayers I offer for your healing. I love you and send you soft warm hugs.

  3. Happiest day ever! So many people have been praying and fasting for you!!! WELCOME HOME! RaNae, you have blessed countless lives and the world is truly a better place because you have been here!!! I sure love you and will keep praying for your recovery, your family and your missionaries!!!

  4. RaNae! We are so excited for you and your family. What a miracle! Your attitudes have been so inspiring and testimony building. You and your family have been and will continue to be in our prayers. We love you!

    Dave & Julie Johnson & family

  5. Thank you for your willingness to share your experiences with us. It has been inspiring to hear of your daily trials and miracles. The missionary work you have been able to do while in the hospital is amazing. We love the stories of those who have been touched by your life. You have been through so much and have such a wonderful attitude and a desire to work hard to get better. We know that having such a strong and loving spouse and family has made your trial a bit easier and your determination greater. May the Lord continue to bless you as you continue to recover. Our prayers are with you!
    Wayne and Julie Hardinger

  6. Sister McKee,
    My name is Martha Garvin; my Collier cousins know you from Pocatello. I have been following your progress and just wanted to say "Congratulations!" on coming home. I've had my own family homecomings similar to yours; I know this is a wonderful day for you and your family.

    I will keep praying for you over the next months as you continue your recovery. I am amazed to see how well you are doing now, and although there is still work to be done I am sure it is wonderful for you and your family to think of the progress you have made.

    You and your family have touched our hearts. I have felt the Spirit as I have read your husband's posts about how he has cared for the missionaries during the day and cared for you during the night. I know the Lord has strengthened him during this time.

    I am sure you both know, but your missionary work continued during your hospital stay. Our Stake President (Wally Booth here in Asheville, NC) told us of one of these success stories: One of the families in our stake has a child that was one of your first nurses. That nurse has decided to come back to church because of the experiences they had caring for you and being with your family. The Lord works in mysterious ways.

    Congratulations, we love you, and Welcome Home!

  7. We are so happy that you are home! The Lord is certainly watching over you! Your faith and perseverance and your families dedication to you are an example to all of us. Thank you all for your wonderful example. We love you all and are so happy for your sweet spirits and your wonderful progress. Love you guys! The Healey Family

    1. Dear President and Sister RaNae,
      Such wonderful news. I have loved reading your posts over the last several months and following the progress of Sister McKee. Truly it is a marvelous miracle. The posts are like listening to a great conference talk every time I read. The story of your experiences and progress have surely been an inspiration to me and my little family as we have prayed for your recovery daily. We are HUGE fans back in Pocatello. We love you!
      The MaryLynn Graham Family

  8. It is so good to hear from you personally, your wonderful husband and family have kept us well informed, thank you for sharing your experience. We love you so much, and are so glad that you are home. Our prayers for you continue, we love you so much. You are a hero!!

  9. Dear McKee Family,
    What a marvelous miracle! You have been so inspiring to my little family as we pray for you daily. I have so enjoyed the many inspirational posts. It is like a great conference talk every week. We are big fans in Pocatello. Thank you for you example of faith.
    Love, The MaryLynn Graham Family

  10. Ooo how happy I was to read this! I don't know you personaly, but I have followed your husbands posts. God has blessed you and your family in to many ways to count. I am so happy for you

  11. RaNae,
    I am so thrilled to read your message, and so grateful to our father In Heaven for you, Bill, and your family, and the faith which has come through in each update. I will continue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Since the death of Randy, I have felt the love from your family for my family (even before Randy's death), and know that there is a plan for all of us. Please let the family know that my testimony has been strengthened by each and every update and miracle which has occurred throughout your ordeal. I love all of you, and this note includes warm and gentle hugs.
    Love you my sweet friend and birthday partner.

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  13. Welcome home Sister McKee,

    We didn't doubt for a moment that this was possible... Thanks for your faith!!!

    We are still praying for you every day and thank you for sticking around to be there as the mom for our son's and daughters, when we cannot.

    We love you and thank God everyday for the Miracle in you.

    Micki Sannar
    Elder Sannar's mom

  14. Dear Sister McKee and wonderful McKee family....
    As I read your post today, my heart feels so full of joy for you all!! I'm sure to be back home and also to receive your precious wife and mother back home is a heavenly gift worth shouting from the rooftop about!! I'm so happy for you all. Sister McKee...we have prayed for you and what a beautiful miracle and answer to prayer you are!! I have thought and thought about you and your fight to return home. Your determined spirit has shone through!! I'm so thankful for the blessing of recovery that is being bestowed on you.
    President and McKee family...what incredible examples of faith, patience, support, encouragement, kindness and love you are! You are true ministering angels! I know such difficult times and clenched hearts, laced with blessings and miracles, have been your lives for the last few months. Continue relying on our Savior for the peace He gives and His healing hand in our lives.
    With love and continued prayers,
    The Birch Family

  15. Sister Mckee:
    You are home! What a blessing and answer to so many prayers. I kept thinking over the past 78 days that you're just like George Bailey, with so many people praying for you, good things HAD to happen. And your "Clarence" (guardian angel) was certainly your sweet husband! We love you, and can't wait to see you and (gently) hug you!
    Lynette Harris