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Name:
Kelly
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Kelly is the mother of 5 adorable kids--4 boys and a girl. The girl came in a package with a boy (twins). Kelly is married to a charming young man who lives and breathes computers. They are also guardians for three nieces and a nephew.

She is active in the community having served as PTA President of a local elementary school, on the board of the Salt Lake Mothers of Twins, as a district round-table trainer with the Cub Scouts, as a volunteer for Sidelines (a support network for Women on bed rest during pregnancy) and she and her husband are active in the LDS Church.

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"And now, my sons, remember, remember that it is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, the Son of God, that ye must build your foundation; that when the devil shall send forth his mighty winds, yea, his shafts in the whirlwind, yea, when all his hail and his mighty storm shall beat upon you, it shall have no power over you to drag you down to the gulf of misery and endless wo, because of the rock upon which ye are built, which is a sure foundation, a foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall."

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Friday, August 17, 2007

Life moments

Earlier this week I had just climbed into bed. As I lay there looking at the ceiling the tears fell. These tears were a mix of happiness and sorrow.

At about 2 pm that day I had just arrived on the 6th floor of a local hospital when I learned of the passing of a family friend. I had been asked, by the daughter of this good man, to come and sit with her mom as she sat in vigil at the side of her dying husband.

Rather than sit with her mom, as I had planned, I was now there to help console other family members as they arrived at his bedside. I was available with my cell phone to contact others who were needed at that time.

I was also able to witness some very tender moments with the family as they said their preliminary goodbyes to their husband, brother and father.

As I lay in my bed that night I was overcome by gratitude for the opportunity to be there with them.

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On Sunday, August 19, 2007 2:19:00 PM, Blogger Phelonius wrote...

Unto the death goeth all estatis
Princes, Prelates et Potestatis
Baithe riche and poor of all degree
Timor Mortis Conturbat Me

Donne

I am glad you were there for that family. They must have a great deal of love and trust for you; allowing you into their inner-most and most painful moments. They will likely never forget your service to them.

The greatest among us are those that serve all of us. May God allow your own wounds to heal in the fullness of time.

 
On Sunday, August 19, 2007 7:14:00 PM, Blogger Phelonius wrote...

Look for my email, Kelly.

Pax Dominus Vobiscum.

 
On Sunday, August 19, 2007 10:18:00 PM, Blogger nanc wrote...

oh kelly - i know just how you feel as i sat near family of a friend 15 years ago this coming december - my friend was dying of a brain aneurism (sp) and i had to leave that hospital to take my own daughter to the hospital to deliver her daughter who was born several minutes after my friend hanne died.

at her funeral, it was comforting to her family that a child was born at nearly the same moment my granddaughter was born.

 
On Monday, August 20, 2007 8:31:00 AM, Blogger Kelly wrote...

"And behold, I tell you these things that ye may learn wisdom; that ye may learn that when ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God.*"

Also, our own wounds are healed when we focus on others rather than ourselves.

 
On Tuesday, August 21, 2007 12:57:00 AM, Blogger mimiscraps wrote...

HUGS!!!
I am sorry you are sad/happy /peaceful whatever it may be at the time!! I haven't chatted with you forever! I was up there last week but I didn't have much time to see everyone! I have some down time this next week with surgery on Wed. I'm soooo excited. But a little nervous!
Give me a buzz when you get a minute!

 
On Wednesday, August 22, 2007 12:08:00 AM, Blogger Kelly wrote...

Amy!! I am looking for you on msn...hope to see you on there soon.

Mikki is in town and staying with us.

I will pop over to your blog soon.

 

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