Monday, February 2, 2009

So much has happened in the last little while, I don't even know where to begin. We've had a whirlwind couple of months. Some of these things are going to be hard to put down so bear with me at I try to make sense of everything in my head.

This year we were very excited to be able to spend Christmas with Dave's family. We had such a wonderful time and made memories that we will cherish forever. We were able to be there for 2 weeks and enjoyed every minute of it. My kids loved playing with cousins and getting to know their Aunts and Uncles. We had lots of fun going to the park, Old Sacramento, playing with nerf guns and laser tag. Sorry for the lack of picture-they are in California-I'll have to post them later.
As some of you know Dave's mom had been battling brain cancer for the past 4+ years and a week after we returned from Christmas she passed away. It is amazing how our loving Heavenly Father continues to bless you even amidst trials. His continual "tender mercies" and comfort through the spirit have carried us through this difficult time and I am so grateful for the knowledge of the gospel. We know we will be able to see mom again one day. My kids helped us put everything into perspective. Kalei kept saying "Mom, I'm not sad." She knows Grandma is with Jesus and in her eyes isn't that the best place to be? I must agree but we still miss her. She was an amazing women! She put her whole heart into her family and the gospel and showed us what really matters!

6 comments:

Kahilau said...

That is a beautiful picture of your family. What amazing memories you must have made. Your kids are so good at reminding us all what really matters. Thank you for sharing that precious time with us. Love you and miss you guys

Pua said...

Like Kahi, I think your family picture is GORGEOUS, what a gift, a tender mercy, all on its own. I love you and am so proud of you, your testimony strengthens me every day.

Jana and BJ said...

Wow! I am so sorry for you and your family. Dave's mom was such a kind, charitable person. A good example for all of us!

Calidore said...

My condolences to you and the family. I think Dave is a great reflection of his parents, so I have no doubt that his mom was a wonderful and caring woman.
I send my love and prayers to all of you!

Daily Drama Mama said...

You guys have such awesome spirits! I love how even this period was hard you still bear your testimony. I hope to see you soon. Maybe for Julie's B-day?

Malie said...

I'm so sorry about Dave's mom. Judging by how much we know Dave, she was an awesome lady I'm sure.