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, February 2, 2015

my mom



Our beloved mother and grandmother, Marion Darlene Christensen, passed away Sunday, February 1, 2015 following a stroke. Darlene was born October 26, 1938 in Sterling, Utah to Kenneth and Dora Dennison. In November of 1957 she married Charles R. Christensen. Together they shared a wonderful life. There was a beautiful reunion in heaven when she was reunited with her husband, whom she had greatly missed for the past 5 years.

 Darlene’s greatest joy was her family, she developed a close relationship with her children and grandchildren. She was always asking about the details of their lives and shared with them their challenges and their joys. She will forever be remembered for her kindness and tender demeanor.

 She saw the beauty in the world around her. She never thought of herself, but instead filled her days in the service of others. Darlene was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She was a dedicated visiting teacher; she loved and cared for each lady she visited. She took hundreds of meals to the sick and the needy. Recently she served a church service mission at the Church Office Building. She lived a Christ-like life and will be greatly missed by all those who knew her.
She is survived by 3 children, 9 grandchildren and 
15 great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband and granddaughter.