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, January 8, 2017

a little bit of christmas

"Time flies on wings of lightning,"
 is a phrase we sing in a popular hymn. 
Never before has this seemed more true.
The Christmas season seems to come so quickly.
We were very blessed to have such a wonderful season.
We find ourselves enjoying abundance everywhere, and we are grateful.
As a new year approaches we continue to pray for
peace, joy, good health and many other things.
We know as we live with the Spirit of Christ in our lives 
we will have goodwill and love toward all mankind 
all through the year.

I made my mother's divinity and my grandmother's fudge.
I placed it on a plate that my grandmother painted over 30 years ago.

Sugar cookies at Christmas are a must.

A couple of years ago Kim painted each family a peg people nativity.
Aren't they adorable.

This is the scene before...

and after....

For some reason all of the little boys were not Santa Fans

This little love, only wanted his beard

Santa spoiler...

There is a beautiful tree at the cemetery where my parents and Kristen are buried.
We miss Kristen and my parents so very much.
However, we feel their presence often. 
There continues to be hole in all of our hearts since their passing.
The only thing that will ever fill that hole is 
when we again have them in our arms.
Thankfully, we know that day will come.

1 comment:

Cindy said...

A beautiful Christmas and beautiful memories.