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, July 12, 2013

the good old summer time

Summer is moving along too fast. I can hardly believe that July is almost half over.
We are enjoying every minute of summer. 
July brings a lot of mixed feeling to our family.
It seems every time I close my eyes I whisper her name.
Tonight I am really missing her laugh.
Every night I turn off her lamp and give her Pooh bear a hug.
The tree in her room burns brightly through the night.
In the morning I'll turn her lamp on, just as she always did.
My angel, my child,
you're always on my mind.

A summer picnic at Kristen's grave

A trip to the zoo with the kiddies...
the lego polar bear

Yes, that is Ryan! He is home for about 8 weeks as he is having surgery next week.
Updates are on his blog.

Nora's first trip to the zoo

Let us relish life as we live it, find joy in the journey, and share our love with friends and family.
~Thomas S. Monson

That's what Kristen did.


Amy L said...

Always thinking of Kristen but especially this month. We love her and your family. Hugs to all of you!

Rochelle said...

Love you my friend. I love that your family is so close to you and that you are so tight knit. What a blessing.
We are following Kristen's modeling to enjoy the journey no matter where it takes us.

Heather said...

Love to you my friend You are never ever far from my heart as I gather my large family together and think of your large and ever growing crew, and know, how desperately you are missing you girl.

JEllen said...

Hugs my friend.

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