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...

Friday, July 17, 2015

birthday fun

~Dr. Seuss 

This week has been loaded with birthday fun,
and we aren't finished yet.
I don't think it is a coincidence that 3 of my grandchildren
have arrived this week, the week Kristen returned to heaven.
I believe it is a tender mercy.
As we approach the day of Kristen's passing we 
celebrate life. 
Her life and the life of these precious children.
We continue to feel the influence of Kristen daily.
We know she is close and at times enjoying the same
celebrations as us. 
With the recent passing of my mother, we still find ourselves
reaching for the phone to call her. 
She was such a huge part of our lives.
We know that she too is near.

This little one turned 4.
She loves Minnie Mouse and dresses and purses.
She is a little sweetheart!

 Yes, that's a Betsey Johnson handbag.


Photobomb courtesy of Jordan







The very next day this little guy celebrated his first birthday.
We took him to lunch, really we took ourselves to lunch.
He's been walking for about a month and has two cute teeth.
He is a complete joy!
















more to come...


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