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!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

don't stop believing

A quick update on 2 girls we have been praying for.

Joany had this report on her daughter Ashleigh,
"We received a letter from Ashleigh today. 
 She asked that we thank all who have sent cards or letters. 
She said, "Those letters and cards of encouragement coming from so many
 people have really helped me cope with this tragic loss."  
She seems to be doing o.k., but is worried about us. 
Please keep those cards and letters flowing.
 She needs all the encouragement she can get!"

Ashleigh's Grandmother has also asked that we keep the cards coming.
Ashleigh is scheduled to be home November 18th,
so hurry and send a card today!  
send me an e-mail and I will get you the address.

An update on Anna
Monday morning, after a weekend of many prayers, Anna's mom reported...
"Anna has had the best day in about 3 weeks!!!! 
She was up, laughing, playing with the nurses, and EATING!!! 
Of all things she was craving Queso and chips, a hot dog, and donuts. 
Eye sight is improving. Still some neurological issues but those will reverse in time!!!! 
THANKS for all your prayers!!!!

I think Anna says it all.


Zoey's mom, Heather said...

We just can't stop, can we?

You are such a good friend and such a wonderful support to those around you as you continue to find your way through your own grief and loss of precious Kristen. Blessed to know you Polly.

stephanie said...

Ever since you posted about Anna, I cannot get her out of my miond, So happy that you have good news to report!
And I will get a card to Ashleigh today!! Joanie also has the address in her Notes on FB.
Thanks Polly!

Amy L said...

Please pray for the Wingerd family in Clinton, Michigan. Kassie, their daughter and one of my student's died late Monday evening. Her funeral is tomorrow. She was such a cute little bug. Always smiling! She had just gone through chemo and went into remission for a second time. She was getting ready to receive a bone marrow transplant from her older brother when she contracted pnemonia. Her little body just couldn't take any more. Our school district is small and everyone is heartbroken.
Thank you Polly.....Love to you and your beautiful family!

Cindy said...

Praise God! Good news for both girls. Thanks for the update Polly!

I'm sorry to hear about Kassie though. (Above comment) I'll be praying for that family too.