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!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

angel moms and festival sneak peek

I met this cute lady at work today.
She was wearing a necklace with an angel wing.
I often wear a similar necklace. 
I commented on her necklace and she immediately told me about her son.
He drowned when he was 17 years old.
I told her about Kristen.
As she was leaving she turned and said,
"We'll never get over it will we? We just learn to live with it."
This lady was probably in her 70's, which means her son may have been gone for 50 years.
It doesn't matter if it has been 4 years or 50 years.
We will NEVER get over the loss of our child.

On a lighter note...
there are only 75 days until The Festival of Trees!
We are donating several trees this year.
We are doing a "Frozen" themed tree for Kristen.
We have been gathering things to go under the tree.

I received a generous donation of 9 new Madame Alexander fashion dolls.
We are also donating a tree that will include these dolls.
It's going to be fabulous!

We are also donating a Cinderella tree
and a Belle tree which will include these porcelain dolls

We have several other trees in the works.
I can't wait to share.

"Please know that grief is the natural by-product of love. One cannot selflessly love another person and not grieve at his suffering or eventual death. The only way to avoid the grief would be to not experience the love; and it is love that gives life its richness and meaning. Hence, what a grieving parent can expect to receive from the Lord in response to earnest supplication may not necessarily be an elimination of grief so much as a sweet reassurance that, whatever his or her circumstances, one’s child is in the tender care of a loving Heavenly Father.'

~Lance B. Wickman

We march on...

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