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!

Sunday, May 4, 2014

28 candles

28 candles
That's how many there should have been. 
Kristen loved her Birthday!
She would patiently wait as our family would sing Happy Birthday.
She would then smile, laugh and blow out the candles.

Yesterday there were only 3 candles that lit up her spot.
We were short on candles, but definitely not short on memories.
The kitchen table was decorated, cupcakes were made and a party was planned.
Actually we partied pretty much the entire day.
28 Windmills
28 Yellow Balloons
and lots of flowers and beads.

Although we miss Kristen so very much, we feel her presence often.
We are reminded that life is ever so precious.

Make the most of today
Enjoy Life 
Embrace it
Be Nice
Use you fancy china
Be Responsible
Smile more
Do Good and Be Good
Notice the Flowers, the Birds, the Sky and the Sun
Be Forgiving
Celebrate life every single day

 Kristen's last Birthday here on earth. 
She couldn't decide between chicken strips and  hamburger,
so we ordered both. She only took a few bites of each, 
the important thing...she was happy.

After celebrating her little heart out, 
she was happy to get home and into her pajamas.

Happy Birthday
precious little girl of mine


Amy Lucas said...

Happy Birthday Beautiful Kristen! Missing you and looking forward with hope to the day, that I get to meet you in Heaven.

Michele Risner said...

What a beautiful birthday celebration!

JEllen said...

Happy Birthday Beautiful!