This past week I have been forced to face the brutal reality of what lies before me. I have not let a moment pass without thinking about the fragility of life. We are doing everything we can to make every moment count. My husband asked Kristen if she wanted to go anywhere. He mentioned Disneyland, to the ocean, camping on a lake, or even just to Salt Lake to stay in a hotel. Her reply was rather simple,
"I want to stay HOME!"
Home is where we'll stay.
Others have asked what they can do or buy for Kristen. Kristen has everything she has ever wanted. She doesn't need a thing because Her wishes and needs are simple, a ream of paper, a pack of new markers, a pair of scissors, and a box of Better Cheddars at her side. She also likes plenty of cold caffeine free coke, apple juice, orange juice and small cartons of milk in the fridge. She likes her drawers full of clean neatly stacked clothes. Each morning she carefully chooses her outfit for the day. She chooses her socks first and the chooses an outfit to match her socks. If her hamper is looking full she doesn't waste any time telling me that it is time to do her laundry. She does enjoy looking at the cards and letters that so many have sent her. There are many lessons to be learned from this Princess of mine.
Simple is Good.
She is everything good in the world. She is lovely, she is gentle and she is meek.
As for me, I find myself having to step outside for a minute and wait for the tears to pass. I just seem to get my feet on the ground and the the flood of emotions take over once again. I am thankful for family and friends who continue to support and carry me.
Each night as I go to bed I offer up prayers of gratitude for another lovely day with my girl. I awake in the morning with an eye doing good and enjoy the profound and never ending blessings of a new day.
What we do today matters.
These pictures were taken at midnight. As you can see Kristen loves her sisters
and they love her.
and they love her.
I love that she is laughing her guts out.