I created this blog when my sweet little girl, Kristen, was diagnosed with cancer, for the third time. After fighting for almost 3 years Kristen was called home to that same God who gave her life. One of my favorite quotes comes from Neal A. Maxwell- "Those who "plow in hope" not only understand the law of the harvest but they also understand what growing seasons are all about. True, those with genuine hope may see their proximate circumstances shaken like a kaleidoscope at times, yet with the "Eye of faith" they still see divine design." Kristen blessed lives and continues to do so. Her light continues to shine. As for me, I continue to "plow in hope" knowing well that Kristen is mine for eternity. Families can be together forever!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Kim is on her way...

Kristen's little sister, Kim, left for college today. It was pretty sad to see her packing up her things. She spent this past year at the community college and we all decided that was the best thing as Kristen was diagnosed with leukemia just a week or two after school started. It was an enormous help to have Kim living at home, plus Kristen loves Kim and she was able to come visit us in the hospital almost every day. Kim got her certification as an EMT and also a CNA in High School. She always thought she wanted to be a nurse but things have changed a little and now she is thinking about a History Major and a Masters in administration. She would love to teach high school history and then work into administration as a principal. Kim is only about 100 miles away so we plan on seeing her often. She already has plans to come home this weekend to run a half marathon with her other 2 sisters. She got a job at this cute old fashion Malt Shop on main street thanks to my childhood friend who owns it. Kristen and I can't wait to go visit her.



5 comments:

Heather said...

Have a similar thing going on here.Taylor is off next week and her boyfriend left today.Sad to see them go but how magical that they have this opportunity to be doing it.They need to use their wings,it's just hard to let them fly.

KimLaVon said...

nice picture mom....thanks. Kristen looks cute, as always.

Nicki Christensen Swilor said...

Kim and Jana are going to have fun. Ashley will take care of them. Actually, she'll probably leave them alone completely. I will be visiting when I go down there. I saw Jana's room on Saturday! Fun Fun!

Peter Olson said...

Children are a blessing from God. It is tough to let them go, watch them finish growing up and becoming independant adults. Kim will continue to make you proud of her accomplishments and the person she is becoming. You have done well raising her too!
Kristen is going to miss her.

My name is Sarah said...

This is Joyce. That picture of Kim and Kristen is priceless. Just beautiful. It sure is a bittersweet time. I so remember the first quarter that Sarah's big brother was off to college. She would go stand in his bedroom and stare at his things with tears running down her face. After a while she figured out he would be coming back and it got a little easier. Hugs to all of you during this transition.