Sunday, July 27, 2014

I love to see the temple

I'm one of those who updates occasionally (but when I do it's often a few updates at a time!!)
This summer has been busy, and much different than planned. Thankfully we got a much needed temple trip last week! We usually leave the kids with someone so we can go in together but this time we took the kids up and then took turns.  I like the kids to get to see the temple and develop a love for it (even though I do usually prefer for Cody and I to  go in together! I think these trips are important too :)
We have spent much of the past month in the hospital with my sweet Mom who was diagnosed with advanced endometrial cancer. She had a pretty major surgery to remove the main part of the tumor( as well as places where it had spread) but life has been pretty much day to day as this all is getting figured out.  She remains positive about things and that is good, though I know she is beyond wanting to get out of a hospital already! They have not yet begun chemo but that is in the very near future.  It has  been an adjustment for the kids as well, all the back and forth and staying with others. I'm grateful I have other sisters too who have been a great help with all of this. With Eli's surgery and recovery now it's been a few days since we've been back to see her. Taking a day to go to the temple though was a good day for all of us. I'm so grateful for the peace we find there and to be renewed with strength to go forward with our lives.  We're so lucky to have a temple much closer these days (just a couple of hours to KC!) I also saw several family friends that day (from different areas and times in our lives, two families of whom I had actually had thought of that morning and had thought it would be great to run into them.  Heavenly Father really is involved in the details of our lives and has a plan for each of us. 


Tiff said...

So sorry to hear about you mom. I hope that the treatment goes well and that you will be able to spend time with her. Prayers coming your way!

Kerri and Cody said...

Thank you Tiffany!