Tuesday, December 22, 2009

We're finally ready...

We just finished our Christmas shopping yesterday and now we are ready to relax through the holiday. Aaron is off work until after Christmas and it has been nice having him home. Wednesday night was Kaden's school program and it was so cute and entertaining. Unfortunately Kaden was on the floor and we couldn't see him the entire program. Oh well, I guess the important thing is that he knew we were there to support him. Friday night we went out with our friends Jeff and Leigh. We went to dinner and saw the movie "Avatar" which was sooooooo good!! Yesterday we went and put some decorations up on Lucas' stone and it looks so cute. The boys each picked a Christmas song and we all sang to him. It was sweet. I'm so glad that we now have something to look at when we go visit his burial site. I had an emotional day today because I was going through all of our pictures on the computer and even some video. It was flashback after flashback and even though I know there is a reason for all of this, I found myself asking the question,"Why him? Why us? It's just not fair!!!" Then I had to remind myself of all that has transpired from this. How many lives he has touched because he was willing to come down to earth and suffer so that others could learn. I truly believe this was a decision he made in the preexistence and he signed up to go through this in order to help others. I am so proud to be his mother and I'm grateful for the things our family has learned. This is my favorite time of year and we are so blessed to have a Savior who was willing to come to earth to suffer and die for us all for a greater purpose. So that we could return and live with Him again someday. May you all have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We might go sledding tomorrow with the boys since we received a bunch of snow today. I love snow for the Holidays!!!


  1. I also asked myself that question tonight. My husband (age 56) had a stroke last summer. It left him with vision impairment. It wasn't even caused by a medical condition. He had a migraine and the pain of it made a blood vessel go into a spasm at the back of his head. It cut off oxygen to his brain. Anyway, as I was driving to the bus stop to pick him up in the icy weather tonight I asked myself the same question...why him? why us? There is no answer, only to strive to find something positive in the experience. There is much that some of us have to learn while we are on the earth. Your Lucas apparently didn't have to learn those life lessons. He must have been a super special spirit. Merry Christmas to you and I hope you will all do well in 2010.

  2. Merry Christmas to you and your sweet family!