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!

Friday, October 26, 2012


Freedom has its price.
Dave, Kim, Nora and I woke up early this morning and headed to
the airport. I'm sure Kim has been dreading this day for a while.
Dave is in the National Guard. He is headed to the east coast for
a selection process for the special forces. 
Usually this wouldn't be such a big deal for them,
but you see this isn't just about them anymore,
little Nora is just 11 days old.
Her daddy had to say goodbye to her today,
By the times he returns she will be over 1 month old. 

Dave could hardly stand it and had to take Nora out of her seat for one more hug,

Please say a little prayer for their family.


The VW's said...

Such sweet, touching pictues! I'll be thinking about them...and you...and praying for them too! Hugs!

JEllen said...

Oh my goodness. The tears are rolling down my face. Sending lots of hugs for comfort and prayers for strength to your sweet family. I'm so glad Kim has you to walk beside her on this bittersweet day. And may we all never forget the sacrifices that are made for our freedom.

Heather said...

Look at that sweet little family of three. Such sacrifices for the rest of it, and I promise to spend a bit more time to remind myself of that while I say a prayer for them.

Love to you all. so glad Kim has you all. Will always make the road a bit easier. Most likely a lot easier.

Cindy said...

Heartwarming, yet sad pictures. We'll definitely be praying.