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!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Day -1 A Surprise!

Kristen received a surprise in the mail yesterday. She loves surprises!

It was wrapped in bright yellow paper

She's almost got it.

Most of you will recognize these beautiful pillowcases that Sarah has been working on!

 Sweet Dreams
Thank You Sarah!

Most of you have been following Sarah along as she went shopping and chose the fabric for these pillow cases. She then takes us on a step by step tour as she makes this special gift. We are honored to receive such a gift. Sarah and her mother, Joyce have become role models for all of us. Joyce has allowed Sarah to become independent and reach her highest potential. Joyce is a fabulous mother and has provided opportunities for Sarah to grow and learn. It is apparent that Sarah loves life and learning new things. Both Sarah and Joyce work hard, serve others and stand up for what they believe in. They live, love and laugh. There is much for us to learn from these 2 special girls and I am honored to call them friends.

Today is a good day. Kristen's chemo is now finished.
Tomorrow she will receive her brothers bone marrow.
And then we wait...


19 comments:

Kristin said...

They're beautiful!!! I had been dying to know what Sarah was sewing.

JennyH said...

It looks great. I know Sarah worked hard on it. Looks like Kristen will really enjoy it. Glad she has it for her big day!

Heather said...

Both girls are simply amazing.

And tomorrow,a new day,a new beginning.Filled with great hope.Walking beside you with each sunrise and sunset,sending you love and blessings as another chapter of miracles begins.

Anne and Whitney: Up, Down and All Around said...

I love the pillow case and blanket! Joyce and Sarah are so sweet! So happy to hear Kristen is finished with her chemo!!! I hope all goes well with the bone marrow transplant!!!!!!!!

Lacey said...

Ah pillowcases! So cute! Way to go Sarah!

The VW's said...

What a sweet gift!!!

Praying for you Kristen! Love and Hugs!!!

jjpsmommy07 said...

What a wonderfully awesome present from Sarah! Well done. Good luck Kristen, we will keep you in our prayers.

Michelle said...

continued prayers Kristen; praying everything goes smoothly with the bone marrow transplant!

ABandCsMom said...

Wow! Two amazing girls. Both treasures to the blogging community.

We're praying for all to go well.

stefanie said...

I just know this is going to work...just look at that face!!!! she surely deserves a miracle!!!!

Cammie Heflin said...

They are gorgeous! Sarah is so proud!

stephanie said...

Sarah is amazing!
Kristen you are too. You're a beautiful Princess but, you fight like a warrior! Go Gettem tomorrow, NO MERCY!!!
Prayers and hugs!!

My name is Sarah said...

Hi Kristen, This is Sarah. I am so happy you got my surprise. I knew you would like it. You look so beautiful with your head on the pink one. I have been thinking of you everyday.

Suzie said...

Beautiful pollowcases!

Jessica said...

I found my way here from Sarah's blog. Those pillowcases really perk up that hospital bed. Good luck with your transplant tomorrow. I will be praying for you.

Cindy said...

Those are beautiful pillow cases! I was wondering what Sarah was making. A great gift for your big day Kristen! We are praying for skill for the doctors hands and for peace in all of your hearts.

Runningmama said...

So glad chemo is over and the pillowcase that Sarah made is so great! Two amazing girls with DS...so inspiring to me whose daughter is only 9 months old.

amy flege said...

that is sooo cool!! sarah did a great job. amazing girls!

Carrie said...

Love it!

I hope everything is going well with the transplant. We're praying for you all!