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...

Saturday, March 30, 2013


Of all the tests we face, none hurts more than the death of a loved one. Through the resurrection of Jesus Christ all are delivered from death, and all will rise in the Resurrection. And by the Atonement of Jesus Christ, all may gain peace in this life washed clean from the sorrows of sin and have hope of a glorious resurrection with the just.
~The First Presidency

What does Easter mean to me?
It means that Kristen and my dad will live again. 
The day will come when we will once again hold them in my arms. 

  Easter 2009 
My dad's last Easter on this earth. He is leading Kristen in the
Easter egg hunt.

 A few days before Easter in 2009. We were hoping Kristen would be released
from the hospital so she could spend Easter at home.
She made it!

 Easter 2009
Kristen colored Easter eggs in bed as she had just been 
released from the hospital.

Easter 2010
Kristen's last Easter on this earth.
Kamie and Kristen had just found her Easter basket.

Happy Easter to all!

“No words in Christendom mean more to me than those spoken by the angel to the weeping Mary Magdalene and the other Mary when, on the first day of the week, they approached the tomb to care for the body of their Lord. 
Spoke the angel:
 ‘Why seek ye the living among the dead? 
He is not here, but is risen.’ ”


Cindy said...

Such beautiful pictures! We don't grieve the way the world grieves. We know we will see our loved ones again one day! What hope! What a glorious day that will be! From our family to yours, have a very blessed Easter!

Amy L said...

Happy Easter Kirton family! I love the picture of Kristen and her Grandpa holding hands. I'm sure they are holding hands, and on an Easter egg hunt today in Heaven too. Love you Polly!

Rochelle said...

Happy Easter! Love all the pictures!