Thursday, March 20, 2008

Have you heard?

Tonight this neighbor of mine comes to my door holding a bunch of daffodils. Sweet! Then she tells me about Daffodil Days. It is sponsored by the American Cancer Society.



She told me that these daffodils are to provide a ray of hope for those living with cancer.

I sure wish we didn't have to have cancer at our house but we do and that was so thoughtful and definitely brought some sunshine in on this first day of spring.

So, had I known about Daffodil Days, I would have purchased some daffodils and passed them out because cancer or not - we all know people with it and could use a little ray of hope. Consider these your daffodils.

A side note - I have been working on a lesson for Sunday about Pres. Eyring's talk called O, Remember, Remember. (October 2007 General Conference) He suggests that we keep a record of how we have seen the hand of the Lord in our daily lives. He tells us to do this for our children so that someday they will know.

After I got these flowers it occurred to me that I want my children to know how thoughtful and good people are. I want them to know how blessed we have been through this cancer. We have seen the hand of the Lord often through other people's kindness. The kids don't understand that Kenyon has cancer but someday they will and they will need or want to know what this experience is to us and what it means to have seen the hand of the Lord in our lives.

5 comments:

Holliann said...

Annie - you inspire me every day. I am so glad I called :)

Kristine said...

How totally sweet! I love that story. Flowers are the best. I wish I were that thoughtful.

PS i love the quotes from the kids that you have on the side. they crack me up.

Holly C M said...

People are good and kind and thoughtful--including you. We keep you and Kenyon in our daily prayers.

Julianne said...

Your perspective amazes me... you are an example to so many. And I love that Eyring talk about remembering! That "hand of God" journal changes my attitude/heart every time I take the time to do it.

Angie said...

thanks for the daffodils! ;) I loved this post!