June 25, 2023


"What would Chrissy do?" has become a very useful focusing tool for me. For any number of unfamiliar situations I have found myself in this week, this tool has helped me center myself, halt the spiral, and take perspective. 

It's been helpful when there have been hard choices to make. It's been helpful when I have needed to find a solution to complex logistical problems. And, in between the chaos and slogging through the lists of very-much-not-fun tasks that have to be completed, it's been helpful when there are quiet moments.

Today has been a day of crossing off lists, hurried packing, and travel. It has been a hell of a week. The adrenaline and cortisol have finally eased the throttle down to only about 75%. I am wounded. I am raw. I am weary. 


Well, first of all, on a week like this one, she would still write. But it would be a short post. 

She would express gratitude for all the acts of love and grace we experienced this week. 

And she would wander out in the pasture, braving mudholes, chiggers and fire ants, to get a good photo of tonight's incredible sunset.

And then she would close her laptop and enjoy the quiet.

Check, check, check, and check. 


  1. I didn’t ever get to meet her in person, but I am absolutely heartbroken for you all! Still, life here goes on until we get to enjoy the next!

  2. You are such an inspiration. Chrissy must be so proud of you because she is looking down and smiling with love. Thank you, Robert, for being you!

  3. Thank you for posting the Captain’s log. It is certainly helping those of us who are still trying to take this all in and we hope it helps you too. Know our prayers continue for the Captain and the crew

  4. I hope you writing this is as soul healing as it is for us reading it. ❤️

  5. You are correct, Robert. She would write! Writing is such a powerful and healing tool. And she would don her camera and take a photo of something as beautiful and restorative as one of the many, many masterpieces of God. You know her so well! Press on with a WWCD mentality - it served her beautifully and it will help guide you, Clara, and Eloise forward too! Sweet assurance there are so many of us praying and cheering your sweet trio onward!

  6. Robert, your posts are inspiring & full of your love for God, Crissy & your beautiful girls. Life won't be the way you expected it to be, but with God's help, you'll get through all this.

  7. Continuing to pray for you and the girls.

  8. Your strength has been inspiring 🙏❤️Continued prayers and love being sent ❣️❣️🙏🙏

  9. Robert you do not know me but I am Debbie Linville mother and I have been so inspired with all the posts that have been out there about Chrissy I have prayed for her for a very long time and certainly will continue to praying for you the girls and her mother and other loved ones. She sounds like a remarkable Christian lady. A wonderful wife mother and daughter and friends to many just know I will be continuing to pray everyday trusting God's provision for you as you embark on yet another Journey so so thankful all of you know Jesus so well

  10. This is beautiful Robert. Continuing to pray for you and the girls. 🙏🙏
    Phyllis Brooks

  11. Robert, I am sending you my love and prayers ❤️.
    Holding you and your girls in my prayers.


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