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, December 7, 2009

I woke up to this...


Bright and early at 5am I hear the chirping of a l ittle bird and then a laugh. Seems Kristen couldn't  sleep and was going to make dang sure I couldn't sleep either.  She was persistant and I finally gave in. Who had the great idea of a chirping bird anyway? I was hoping Kristen would sleep in today as she has a spinal tap at 1pm which means nothing to eat or drink. No such luck. She is getting platelets now and this afternoon 2 units of blood.  I keep hoping some of her numbers will start holding steady but as of now NOTHING! I was also thinking maybe by this weekend we would be on our way home but now I wonder. Kristen had a good weekend as she was feeling
 much better and being her happy  teasing self.

12 comments:

Brandi said...

Hang in there! We are all thinking about you and praying for you.

Lacey said...

that is a dang cute birdie. I'm so glad she is feeling better. Hopefully you can get home soon!

Heather said...

Praying for an upswing of numbers and that home is around the corner.Love to you all.

stefanie said...

i am praying you will get to go home, and your right...a chiping bird?

Nicki Swilor said...

That's pretty funny. Not the 5 am part, but the part that she thought she was so funny.

Wearing my new pink bracelet today!

The VW's said...

Glad to hear that she is feeling more like herself! Hope you guys make it home soon!

Peter Olson said...

I wish I would have thought of that as a gift for her! Ha! Ha! Just kidding.
I pray Kristen gets feeling much better very soon.

Sasha said...

Glad to hear that she is feeling better and had a good weekend. The bird is so cute( I am sure not so cute if you want to get sleep though). Sending Hugs. Good luck with the spinal tap and hoping that things keep getting better.

Nef Family said...

funny what one comes up with after a month of being cooped up. That was pretty cute. Thanks for posting pics of your trees. couldn't make it down and was excited to see how you honored her.

ABandCsMom said...

Getting a package around for Miss Kristen. Wondering if it should be mailed to your home??? Email me and let me know.
I like the fact that she was being a stinker and waking you up with the chirping bird. Her spirits must be up!

ABandCsMom said...

Oops. forgot to give you my email address. joanygeorge@hotmail.com

adventureswithbeth said...

Hi,
You commented on my blog and asked how old Beth was, she is 25. I am sorry about Kristen's diagnosis. I will be praying for her.