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!

Sunday, July 2, 2017

1000 paper cranes

An ancient Japanese legend promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish by the gods. Some stories believe you are granted happiness and eternal good luck, instead of just one wish, such as long life or recovery from illness or injury.

A few weeks ago my sons wife, Lisa, showed up to sunday dinner with a large stack of square paper. She patiently sat at the dining room table folding the paper and soon she was holding a paper crane. I had seen these cranes several times but never knew what they were for of what they meant. 

She told us that her cute Aunt Liz, who we all know, 
had received some bad news. Her cancer had returned with vengeance. 
Lisa wanted to something for her aunt but wasn't sure what to do. 

She decided to fold cranes, 1000 of them! 

She enlisted help from others in her family and was soon teaching all of the children and a few adults how to fold a crane as well. 

Finally...They are finished

The cranes were delivered and now hang in remembrance of
all those who are thinking of and praying for Aunt Liz.

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