Wednesday, March 31, 2010


The past few months have been quite the blur to me, it seems like one thing after another has happened and at times it felt that I would not be able to catch my breath. We got the phone call that one of our nephews had attempted suicide and that he was not going to make it. The family had decided that they were going to donate his organs, so we told the boys about it and started to prepare them for what would happen and told them that we needed to pray for the family. Brock took it right to heart and quickly said a prayer, he went to school and asked me to call him if his cousin passed away while he was at school I told him that I would. He called me as soon as he got home from school and asked if he had passed away, I told him that he was still hanging in there and Brock's reply was "I knew he would not die, I prayed that he would live" when I got home I was talking to Brock about what he "needed" to be praying for, and that he should be praying for the family and that he would be able to pass peacefully. Brock's reply was I prayed that he would live and I know that he will live, and that is what I am going to pray for. I talked to Colby about how we could help Brock to understand the process of what was happening, because I did not want him to be mad when his cousin passed away. I did not want Brock to question weather or not Heavenly Father answers prayers. Colby just said he needs to keep doing what he is doing and praying the prayer that he wants and we will help him understand when that time comes. Brock continued to say his prayers, we went to the hospital to say our goodbye's and knew that the next day they would be doing the organ donation. That was about 7 weeks ago, right before they were going to get him ready for the organ donation he opened his eyes.....He is alive and does have a long recovery ahead of him, but he is alive and able to talk and we hope will be able to have a full recovery.
Here I was so worried that Brock was praying the wrong prayer, he showed me the faith of a child is so strong and real. Brock had the right prayer all along and I needed to just have the faith and know that Heavenly Father would allow my son to see such a MIRACLE.
Our next miracle involves my mom, she had found a lump in her breast and went to the doctor. She had the biopsy and was told that she had stage 2 breast cancer. This would be her 3rd cancer. She was devastated and was told to come into the doctors office that following Monday to schedule surgery and talk all of the options and chemo schedule. We had a fast for her that weekend, she was going into the doctors on Monday. Right before she went in she said a prayer and asked Heavenly Father to please allow all of the people that she and my dad had helped with indexing (on the other side) to add her to their prayers. She went to the doctors and they scheduled her for surgery that Friday, she asked the doctor a question about the stage and he said just a second I don't have that right here he left and after about 25 minutes he came back. He said I don't know who you have been talking too (he pointed towards heaven) BUT you don't have cancer.
We took her for a second opinion and they all conquer, she DOES NOT have cancer. What a blessing, and a true testament to those who live worthily and do what the Lord asks them to do. And that there are miracles that happen each and every day. We just have to have FAITH, and in my case I need to be more like my kids, and be able to not question what HIS will is.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Get comfy...

The other night I was folding laundry and had done what seemed like 15 loads. I had piles all over in my room and I called all of the boys to come in and get their clothes to put them away. I then got side tracked and when I came back in my room this is what i found.....Brock was sound asleep with all of his clothes still in the piles that needed to be put away. I had to laugh because when I was a little girl my parents said that I would sleep in funny positions that did not look comfortable and they had a Garfield cartoon on the fridge. Here is my own little Garfield, he didn't even have a pillow under his head, they were all under his feet.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Grandpa Park

This past week Colby's Grandpa Park passed away. He was such a great man, he taught us all so much. I have many memories of Grandpa, he reminded me so much of my Grandpa Larsen. Grandpa Park was a very smart and hardworking man. He was always on the go, or working on something in his shop. He was a great example and will be truly missed.This was his casket, perfect black, strong, simple just like Grandpa Park. Adrienne and Alesha did all of the flowers, they did an amazing job. The pallbearers where the grandsons, Colby, Tyler (Colby's youngest brother) Nic, Eric (Colby's brother)

Here is a better picture of all of them: Andrew, James, Jeff, Aaron, Colby, Chris, Eric, Nic, and Tyler

This is Suzanne (Colby's mom) Granny, and Terri Ann.

Grandpa Park had a thing about socks and his feet :) he totally took care of them and ALWAYS wore white socks, it did not matter if it was a black tie event or going to the store. Grandpa had on white socks! So in tribute to him they had all of the grandsons, and great grandsons wear white socks rather than "church" socks. So once they set down his casket granny had them all lift up their pants to show their socks.

It was a very special day and tribute to a great man. I hope he knows how much we all loved him and how great it was to have him in our lives. We miss you.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Grandpa Park

Lyle H. Park
1927 ~ 2010
Lyle Harper Park, age 82, passed away February 25, 2010 at his home in Spanish Fork, Utah.
He was born June 30, 1927 in Nephi, Utah to Edgar Dowain and Emily Ireta Harper Park. He married Betty Lou Backus December 18, 1947 in Spanish Fork, Utah. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Manti Temple.
Survived by his wife Betty; daughters, Terrie Ann (Greg) Kretchmer; Suzanne (DeLoy) Davis; son-in-law, Clyde Roach; 15 grandchildren, and 30 great grand children. Preceded in death by his daughter, Denise Roach; brother, Marvin Park; sisters, Maxine Anderson and Florence Kendall.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 1, 2010 in the Spanish Fort 4th Ward, 381 East 400 North. Family and friends may call Sunday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the church and from 9:30-10:30 p.m. prior to the services at the church. Interment will be in the Spanish Fork City Cemetery. Funeral Directors, Anderson Funeral Home, 801-580-3366.