Thursday, May 10, 2012


A handful of memories from Jordan's life that his friend, Jared Sprague, put together for a class reunion a couple of years ago. Thank you Jared. And Jordan, we send our love to you forever.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

One, Two, Three

By this time of the morning three years ago, we were already without you beside us in this world. Our memories of you and our love for you have not diminished at all throughout these past three years, nor will they ever. You're part of everything we do, everything we are, or hope to become. Your like a magnet, drawing us nearer and nearer our God, and to thee, er, I mean to you. And so, sweet son, here is another song I want to dedicate to you on this day. I just noticed that the two previous songs have disappeared from the blog. I'll try to get them posted again, but I'm not super confident I'll be able to do it. Just for memory's sake, the songs are Walking in the Air by Declan Galbraith, and The Morning Trumpet by the BYU men's choir or maybe it was a chorus. With all my heart, I love you. I pray you feel it abundantly!

Monday, May 10, 2010

The Morning Trumpet

It's been two very long years since our Jordan left us. But then, we are two years closer to the day that will reunite us with him, the one we love and miss so very much.. We mark this rainy day of May, with flowers, with a visit to his sacred resting place, and with a powerful song filled with the hope of glorious things to come.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Walking in the Air

It's been 365 days since Jordan departed this mortal sphere. The earth has made one full revolution around the sun, and many of our days have revolved around thoughts of him, the son, brother, husband and friend we cherish. He was here one minute, and gone the next. There wasn't time to say a lot to each other. Our scant words seemed inadequate. But in those last moments, I knew like I've never known before, the strength and power of eternal love. I believe now that the words that carried the very strongest message, were said years before in a temple of God. That is where the covenants were made that sealed us into an eternal family unit, dependent upon our faithfulness.

During this year, my mind has been filled with wonderings about what it's like for Jordan. If only I could have a dream, an email, a message, something to let me know how he's doing! Twelve days ago, I chanced upon a message that could be from Jordan. When I heard it, I recognized it immediately and thought of him. Long ago, our boys watched The Snoweman around Christmastime on PBS together. I'd forgotten all about it until I heard the mysteriously enchanting song again. We'd been drawn to that melody, often humming it absent-mindedly. But here it was again. Could this be what Jordan did after his spirit was loosed from the confines of earth? Could this be a hint of future adventures we might have together? I remember when Jordan and I went to the Grant County Fair together when he was 10 years old. For that evening, it was almost as if he became older, and I became younger, so that we wandered the fairgrounds like peers, eating Spaceburgers and letting ourselves be spun silly by the carnival rides. I imagine that Jordan has taken at least one spin around the world since he left us, and I am picturing that he and I, and anyone else who wants to come along, will do a world tour together ourselves someday. It may just be something like this!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

A Second Blog

Really, our journey here is complete. But another leg of it does continue and is highlighted elsewhere. Here, we're in waiting mode. I think God grants us knowledge, to some extent, on a need-to-know basis. So, we wait, patiently submitting our will to His matter how long He takes.

If you'd like to check in on us in the meantime, just send an e-mail request, and I will send you the link to our active blog.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

The Missing Peace

Good tidings of great joy! The missing peace is found. I will have super weeks again. I am no longer lost and unsure of what I'm supposed to be doing. I couldn't, in good conscience, keep this unexpected blessing to myself any longer!

We had wonderful news this week when Brianna had the interview we've waited so long for,, and was granted lawful permanet residency in the United States. Other blessings: My friend, Karen, helped me find and decorate a cheerful little Christmas tree for our home, and shop for gifts, which she then wrapped for me, for I am a notoriously bad wrapper. A few Christmas cards have begun trickling in, and we're preparing to mail out a few of our own. Colin received his letter of acceptance from Boise State University and will begin his studies in Jan. Brianna will most likely begin working toward a nursing degree in May. Shane is doing wellin school, wrestling, and life, and he achieved the Eagle rank this fall. Dan and Colin and I attended Shane's choir concert and were touched by the festive and the sacred music alike. The Hallelujah Chorus was positively stirring! Colin sang a hauntingly beautiful duet with our friend, Evan Darrington, tonight at the churchChristmas party, O Come, O Come, Immanuel, and as always, hearing one of my sons sing, put a glow in my heart. We're anticipating a visit from Ethan, Missy, and family for Christmas, and all our sons and their families are well. In short, the peace I thought I might never find is here in abundance.

Merry Christmas, my friends.Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Till We Meet

Thank you for the support you've given us throughout the past months. Your comments, contact of all kinds, faith and prayers were a great source of encouragement to us.By keeping us connected and united in Jordan's behalf, this blog fulfilled its purpose well, and is now complete.

Jordan lives on in another sphere, the spirit world, a place we'll each inhabit after this life while we await our final judgment and resurrection, and assignment to one of the three degrees of heavenly glory, the celestial, terrestrial, or telestial kingdom. Brianna is working as a CNA, and spending most of her spare time studying and practicing yoga, with a view toward teaching it at some point. As for me, I'm presently a little lost, not certain of what I'm supposed to be doing, seeking answers, but determined to keep the faith.

I'll continue to check this last post for comments or questions periodically, and reply as needed. People we've never met happen by once in awhile, and I'd like you to know that you're also welcome to leave quesstions or comments. May God be with us always, and may we be with Him.
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heav'nly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.