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...

Monday, September 24, 2012

"In the night of death, hope sees a star, 
and listening love can 
hear the rustle of a wing."
~R. Ingersoll


Today I attended yet another funeral. 
Today, on what would have been her 17th Birthday,
the life story of a sweet little girl was told.
This girl was born with Down syndrome and was 
truly a gift to her family.
She, like so many of our children, also 
fought leukemia. She also had a bone marrow transplant.
She was doing so well. It had been over 2 years since her transplant
when she relapsed. 
Her and Kristen shared many similarities.
She was truly an angel to many.
Her smile reflected true radiance wherever she went.
She loved her family and they loved and adored her.
She loved life.
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Love your children and your family.
Spend time making memories that will last forever. 
Life is precious and can change so quickly.
Live so you have no regrets.

As heaven received another angel this past week,
I'd like to share a picture of my angel...





4 comments:

Amy L said...

Oh God, my heart aches for this family! I can't imagine the absolute despair that they feel. They will be in my prayers just as you are Polly. Always, until the day comes when you can be reunited with your precious Kristen.

Kristin said...

Heartbreaking.

Rochelle said...

I hate cancer. So sorry, thankful that you are able to be there with this family. I am sure it helps them navigate that long and lonely road much easier!

Heather said...

I love you and your girl.

I was just driving in the car and a song came on that one of my cancer moms sang to to her fighter son, up until the end. My tears just came and the faces of all the children that we have loved and lost, flashed before my eyes.

I hate this disease.