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, July 5, 2015

God bless the USA

The Fourth of July is one of my most favorite days of the year.
We celebrated just as John Adams hoped we would over 200 years ago.

" I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as 
the great anniversary festival.
 It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance,
by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. 
It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, 
guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, 
from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more."
~John Adams


















Because grandma didn't put enough sprinkles on the cookies.


Watching fireworks from the cemetery





1 comment:

Cindy said...

Why have I never seen that quote before?! I love it! Your cookies and fruit and everything looks so good! Glad you and your family had a wonderful holiday! And it's so sweet how you share it with Kristen!