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. I've contemplated on many occasions rather I should quit this blog or not. Each time I am inspired that I should not. 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! This I know. Our family continues to live and to love and this is our story...

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

a little more Christmas

Christmas sure came and went in a hurry.
I am thankful that we were able to carry out many
traditions that are so meaningful to our family.

I was tired of Richard getting stung every time he went out to the bee hive.
I thought it was time for a bee suit.
He looks a little scary, but I think he really likes his new outfit.

"There is no better time than now, this very Christmas season, for all of us to rededicate ourselves to the principles taught by Jesus Christ.
Because He came to earth, we have a perfect example to follow. As we strive to become more like Him, we will have joy and happiness in our lives and peace each day of the year. It is His example which, if followed, stirs within us more kindness and love, more respect and concern for others.

Because He came, there is meaning to our mortal existence.

Because He came, we know how to reach out to those in trouble or distress, 
wherever they may be.

Because He came, death has lost its sting, the grave its victory. 
We will live again because He came.

Because He came and paid for our sins, we have the opportunity to gain eternal life."
~Thomas S. Monson


Kristin said...

updated my blog post with the santa handprint ornament link :) - http://homemadegrits.blogspot.com/2009/12/handmade-christmas-homemade-ornaments.html

Karol said...

Thankful that you all are able to find much joy this holiday season. Yet fully aware that there is an aching void where Kristin should be. Blessings to you as we close one year and begin another.