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, January 23, 2012

Angels and such

Yesterday in church, Brooke was sitting next to me. She was excited to see that I had  
both a new box of crayons and a notebook in my bag. She quickly drew this picture for me,
she then leaned over and whispered, "It's Kristen"
I thought to myself,
"I'm the mother of an angel."
And then another thought came into my mind,
"The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away."
A few quiet tears began to stream down my face
and then
I felt peace.



Last week Cody had a space derby at Cub Scouts.
His rocket took first place!
Way to go Cody!


I know it's a bit early for Valentines stuff, but I couldn't help myself.
I had to purchase this sparkly pink heart for Kristen,
and the bright red one for my dad. 
As I drove away from the cemetery, they were both sparking in the sun.



"They say that time in heaven is compared to 'the blink of an eye'.
 Sometimes it helps me to think of my child running ahead of me through 
a beautiful field of wildflowers and butterflies; 
so happy and completely caught up in what she is doing 
that when she looks behind her, 
I'll already be there."
~Author Unknown

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