Oct 14, 2008


The fam!! (Minus Jojo and Logan, who is serving a mission)

A couple weekends ago we had the opportunity to go to Lake Powell for a family vacation. It was sooo much fun!! We had a really good time together, I'm so glad we were able to go.

At Lake Powell, while I watched Livie playing on the beach, laughing and building sand castles, it was hard for me to believe that one year ago Livie was in the hospital having the fight of her life. This last month has definitely brought back a mix of emotions.... Last September finding the brain tumor, then having complications from brain surgery and then watching Livie get as sick as she got. As long as I live I will never, ever forget the moment the Dr's told me they had done everything in their power to help my little girl, but she was just too sick and she was most likely not going to make it through the night. I think that's every mother's worst night mare. I just remember holding onto my very sick, sweet baby's hand and pouring my heart out to God. I would have done ANYTHING for her to get better. I would have traded places with her in a heart beat. I think that's what being a mother does to you, it teaches you true, unconditional love.

A year ago today, as I was staying at the hosptital with Alyvia not knowing what the future was going to hold for us. It was a very emotional, hard time. One of the hardest things I've ever been through, but I was also able to witness some really incredible things. I was able to meet some truly incredible people and we had some of the most incredible support being poured out from family, friends, and even strangers. I was able to witness miracles that I know came straight from God.

One year ago today, Livie was one of the sickest kids in the PICU at Primary's.

Looking at her now, you would never know.

Looking back at this past year helped me remember that I definitely have a lot to be grateful for!!

(So, maybe I took a LOT of pics at Powell, I had so many pictures I decided to make a slide show.)