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...

Sunday, September 7, 2014

baby blessing and room with a view

Today at church the newest baby boy in our family was blessed.
In our religion we believe that every member of the church of Christ
having children is to bring them unto the elders before the church, 
who are to lay their hands upon them in the name of Jesus Christ,
 and bless them in his name.

He is such a sweet little guy.
We love him.

He had a little sharp fingernail and scratched himself, poor thing.
We are loving those cheeks and those chubby little rolls on his legs.

After church we all gathered for food and fun.



 This boy finally got the brother he's been hoping for.


Room with a view...

My cute mom had been feeling sick for the past few days.
I took her into the doctors office this past Thursday.
He couldn't find anything that would cause the symptoms she'd been having.
Saturday morning I stopped in to check on her and she was still feeling dizzy.
I think we both knew that she needed to be seen again.
I took her to the ER and we discovered that she had had a stroke.
One of the main arteries leading to  her brain still appeared to be narrowing and
possibly clogged. We were transferred by ambulance to another hospital.
She does have a room with a view, which all of the kids have loved .




These little ones stood beside her bed and sang and danced.


I stopped at the cemetery just as night was setting in.
The geese were everywhere.
It was peaceful.

Kristen taught me that you truly never know what tomorrow will bring.
Tell those you love that you love them, better yet, show them.
Be happy today.


2 comments:

Amy Lucas said...

You have beautiful grandchildren Polly.
Lots of love to you and your family. :)

Rochelle said...

Oh no, I am so sorry to hear about your mom. Praying her back to full strength!