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!

Monday, November 11, 2013

we are family

My mother asked that each of us gather our families together and get a quick family picture.
I didn't want a family picture because someone will always be missing in our photo.
I put it off and put if off. 
I finally decided that it probably wasn't fair to my other children
 so we quickly gathered everyone and took a few pictures.
 I chose the place, a place that had special meaning to me.
I am betting that no one would ever guess where we are in these pictures. 
The 3rd picture will give it away.

Yup, we met at the cemetery. The place that was chosen as a final resting place 
for Kristen's little body. One of the place I love. A place I visit almost daily.
 To me the cemetery is sacred ground.
It is one of the most peaceful places on earth. It makes me think of heaven.
I also put a strand of Kristen's beads on each of my granddaughters.
In the second picture, the sun is bursting through the branches of the tree.
It makes me think of Kristen and her light as it continues to shine on all of us.
Kristen might be missing from these pictures, but she is NEVER missing
from our hearts. 

We are family 
I got all my sisters with me 
We are family 
Get up ev'rybody and sing 

Ev'ryone can see we're together 
As we walk on by 
 and we fly just like birds of a feather 
I won't tell no lie 
 all of the people around us they say 
Can they be that close 
Just let me state for the record 
We're giving love in a family dose 

Living life is fun and we've just begun 
To get our share of the world's delights 
 high hopes we have for the future 
And our goal's in sight 
 no we don't get depressed 
Here's what we call our golden rule 
Have faith in you and the things you do 
You won't go wrong 

This is our family Jewel 

And Kristen, You are our Family Jewel.


Amy L said...

I love your beautiful family! Kristen is there in your hearts. And one day she will once again be in all of your family pictures. Love you Polly!

Cindy said...

Beautiful family photos! Kristen will always be a part of them.

JEllen said...

You look gorgeous in all these photos Polly. Kristen is glowing from your heart right to your beautiful face.