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...

Thursday, March 15, 2012

32 years & orphan spotlight day 15

Today we celebrate 32 years.
32 years ago today I married my best friend,
he's still my best friend.
Thanks Rich for 32 amazing years.


You have to remember the year was 1980.
Big hair and baby blue tuxes 
must have been cool back then.



Our family
30 years later.
This was taken 13 days before Kristen passed away.
We have since added 2 granddaughters to the crowd
and are expecting another baby to arrive sometime in late September.



On to the spotlight of the day...
today I bring you

Danila

You can tell she is an orphanage favorite by the
2 large bows in her hair.

6 comments:

stephanie said...

Happy Anniversary!!!! I love that photo! All that hair!! Bet everyone had there own can Aqua Net for the special day!! I loved Aqua Net!

And I love Danila!!! I love her smile!! And I can't believe people are not fighting over her!!!

Carolyn said...

Happy Happy Happy Anniversary!!!! You had a beautiful wedding party!!! I hope you have a wonderful Anniversary with lots of magic in it!!!

The VW's said...

Happy Anniversary! Those are some great pics of your family! You can see the love radiating from them!

I love Danila! What a precious child!

Rochelle said...

Happy anniversary to you both! That family picture is beautiful, what blessings.
Hope you enjoyed your day!
Love Danila too, I am with Stephanie not sure why there isn't a fight going on for her yet.

Joyce said...

Happy Anniversary Polly and Rich!! I love the pictures.

Cindy said...

Great pictures! You had a huge wedding! And I agree, blue tuxs were popular in the 80's. We had them at our wedding too!

Happy Anniversary!