The Tyree Posse

 

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 – Convictions

Man List I was twelve years old when I decided to rededicate my life to Jesus. I had attended a seminar that talked about growing in character and living a life that was pleasing to God. So I chose to do just that. While I was "in the moment" of changing my course of...

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Chapter 2 – Waiting For Mr. Tyree

Goodbye Texas My mom and brothers attended the graduation ceremony for the Excel program. I was so excited to see all there loving faces. Having my family around me empowered me. When all was said and done, I was glad I went to Dallas, TX and even more glad to go...

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Chapter 3 – God Is Everywhere

I Had To Know Throughout the time of our dating, I started asking Daniel all the big questions in my mind. Here are some of the things that weighed heavy on my heart. 1. Have you ever kissed a girl? 2. Do you want to have kids? 3. Are you going to discipline your...

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Chapter 4 – I Give Up

3 Months, 6 Months Or 12 Months? All the wedding plans faced us now. To start with, my dad said, “Your mom and I discussed with the pastor that y’all should wait to get married for at least a year.” I lost it! I said, “A year?! You can’t be serious! Dad, I’m not gonna...

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Chapter 5 – Becoming One Body

Focus On The Groom Our wedding day finally came and my parents looked amazing. My brothers looked awesome. I was so proud of my family and grateful that September 25th finally came. I was still alive and still getting married. I had a dress. Yeah!! My hair was up with...

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Chapter 6 – Where To Have Our Baby

One Too Many Tests We started going to a birthing center in Orlando. I had heard about the wonderful alternative of attending a birthing center, as opposed to a hospital. We decided to check it out. When we got there I was overwhelmed by the busyness of the birthing...

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Chapter 7 – Boy Or Girl

Barefoot And Pregnant We left our rental home and moved into our new home. We started getting it ready for our new baby that was arriving soon. I was so huge. I was going crazy with this new gigantic body that never stopped sweating. Fat, was my new name and Fat was...

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Chapter 8 – The Perfect Family

We were on the road to having another home birth. I had lost fifty-five pounds after Kathleen was born and I was determined to stay away from getting that big again. Dan and I continued walking together through my pregnancy. It helped some, but I wound up being in the...

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Chapter 9 – Greener Grass

  We decided to sell our first home. We had lived there for three years. We wanted to take the money we made to buy a bigger home that needed to be remodeled. We put our house on the market and within a few months we sold it to a very sweet couple who had two...

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Chapter 10 – Perfect Baptist Family

Deven was born on his sister's birthday at our home. He was a strong seven pounds, twelve ounces, and as pink as he could be. He was absolutely gorgeous, and he was such a wonderful baby. You couldn’t help but to fall in love with his fat little face. Life was more...

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Chapter 11 – Fixing The Wrong Thing

Six months after Deven was born, we got pregnant with our fourth baby. I was stressed out! I started worrying about all the good grief attitudes and looks that were going to come our way Deven was only six months old. I didn't want to have another baby at this point,...

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Chapter 12 – Heart Broken

I woke up March 16, 2007 with joy in my heart because I had gotten through the first three months of my fifth pregnancy. I was curling my hair and putting on my makeup. Kathleen was taking a shower in our bathroom and Dan went to go get the boys up. We were getting...

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Chapter 13 – The Strength Of Love

As God would have it, new life was on her way and wouldn't know who Deven was. It was a strange thing to be carrying a baby and grieving. I felt like God was telling me, “You have to continue on, Kari. Life does not stop for those I choose to leave here on My earth.”...

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Chapter 14 – Oklahoma

My parents were furious with our decision to move away. We weren’t just moving to a different county. No... We were moving to Oklahoma. I wasn’t really excited about this either, but I knew it had to be done for the sake of my marriage. I needed to do what I didn't...

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Chapter 15 – Tennessee

I had high expectations on myself with home schooling Kathleen and Darien. I made up my mind and decided that with a toddler, baby and baby on the way, I would put Kathleen and Darien in public school. Dan thought it might be a good idea too. So, in January, we...

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Chapter 16 – Georgia

We couldn't find a place to rent in Oklahoma and I was so upset. I didn't want to pay $1800 for rent again but there wasn’t much available for under that. If we did rent a decent home, we wouldn’t be able to save enough money to buy a house for a long time. We needed...

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Chapter 17 – Back Again

We packed up our Suburban and made our way out to Oklahoma for the third time. We started looking for homes and contacted a realtor who showed us around. We found the house we are in now and within a month we were out in Oklahoma living again. What a round about way...

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Chapter 18 – One Or Two

A few months later, my mom called me and told me that my cousin had passed on. She said we didn’t need to come because no one expected us to make the trip. I said that we would be there. We headed to Florida to give our love to my aunt and uncle during their time of...

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Chapter 19 – Tossing And Turning

All my vanity went right out the window and all I could think of was the day I would see my precious boys. It got harder and harder to sleep at night and moving during the day was not something I desired. One night Dan got out of bed and said, “I’ve had enough! I love...

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Chapter 20 – Overwhelmed

O my God, I cry in the daytime, but thou hearest not; and in the night season, and am not silent. But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel. Our fathers trusted in thee: they trusted, and thou didst deliver them. They cried unto thee, and were...

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Chapter 21 – A Piece Of Prairie

Buying land was our next focus. We had to do something to distract us from the pain that was so overwhelming. Each day and night we kept checking Duke to see if he was breathing, and looking at him in awe. Our Lord let him live and Duke became our little comfort. Duke...

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Chapter 22 – Spitting

Life only stops for those who have died. For those who are still here, it requires attention and love.  Dan and I were in the mood for something comical to watch and distract us from mourning for our little baby. One of my friends had mentioned Duck Dynasty and how...

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Chapter 23 – Playing In The dirt

As the days were passing by, we decided to figure out a way we could travel affordably, because now we had six children. Getting two hotel rooms every time we traveled was going to financially slow down our trips. We started looking at travel trailers and found a...

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Chapter 24 – At The River

Autumn was approaching and our family was ready for another camping trip. We picked up our travel trailer from our land and headed out to Bull Shoals to fish for trout. The last time we went trout fishing, we spent most of the time untangling fishing line. It wasn’t...

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