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...

Monday, March 21, 2016

world Down syndrome day

My dear friend Joyce posted this on facebook today...

today is world down syndrome day. you know our story. yet you may not realize that without another beautiful family, sarah would likely not have learned to sew, we would not have a quilt shop, nor would we have delivered 4,552 pillowcases to-date to sick kiddos in area hospitals. Polly Kirton and her family have lived through the unimaginable, saying their final goodbyes to their beloved Kristen, yet we know she is walking beside our sarah every step of the way. on this day when we celebrate that one tiny little extra chromosome that makes our children who they are, please stop and pause to think how someone with down syndrome could make a difference in your life. 
see them for what they can be, not for what they aren't.


We love Sarah and Joyce.
They do so much for so many.

Sarah made 2 special pillowcases for Kristen.
These pillowcases are seen in many pictures of Kristen.
Kristen took her last breath as her sweet little head rested on the
beautiful pink princess pillowcase that Sarah made.
I now sleep with that same pillowcase.



We have also made and shared pillowcases with many sick children because of the
example of Sarah and Joyce.




Children with Down syndrome are more alike than different.
They bring light and love to the world.
This world is a better place because of them.


Happy World Down Syndrome Day!
We love you Kristen!

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