Kjrsten Madsen Photography




VAL (part 2)(testing)

Home for 24 hours. Moral support at the hospital in the morning. The Twins show up just in-time for laughs! Lunch with my siblings- Duffy, Anna, Marion (+Rhett+Macrae) Pizza is the life. The beach with Marion in the afternoon to cleanse our minds, chat, and pick *flowers for our mother. Happy Hanna Take-Out for a Happy Birthday to Valerie-Anne. 56 years young. Dinner- served up on fine china with silver-spoons. What a birthday. Val=everythingiwanttobe.
It was a lovely weekend... And even so... considering the situation.

(*her kitchen never looked cuter!)

Thank you so much to those of you who have reached out and shared your thoughts, prayers, kindness with us (me). Where do I start about this. If you want a real update you will have to read my dad's blog which is more like love letters to my mom. It is really something special. I am not very good with words, written or spoken. Instead I offer the above to express my deep love, sadness, joy, struggle, quiet reflection, (all of it). And hopefully these images will convey to you, to my family, my future self (when I look back someday) what my heart yearns to say.


alexismdyer said...

now im homesick. beautiful.

The Bode Family said...

thinking of you.
your work is such a gift.

Jess Youngsma said...

Beautiful photos of your family... The one with your mom in bed laughing with you by her side is tearing me up!
So much love and prayer being sent your way.

Bonnie said...

Gorgeous photos! I'm so sorry you are having to go through this. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Molly W. said...

Everything about this post is beautiful. Val looks beautiful. Wishing I could reach my arms from Texas to UP and hug all of you Dyers. love. xo

Natalie said...

that shot of the two of you in the hospital bed is absolutely gorgeous. really breathtaking. bless your heart, i'm thinking of you a lot these days. hang in there, sister.

Unknown said...

a great weekend indeed! Even when me n Mom were tied down to our respctive couches. Can't wait to see whatever fun we have in the future you capture on FILM.

Jen said...

Hi Kjrst,
I've been reading your Dad's blog since I learned about your Mom via HACD posts and it's been more uplifting than anything. That he (and all of you) maintain a sense of humor, support each other and value your time together is beautiful. You're blessed to have such a wonderful Mom. Makes me value and appreciate my family that much more - especially considering none of us really knows how much time we have. I'm praying for you guys.

Christina said...

My heart is breaking for you and your family. In my thoughts...

barret said...

all of my favorite things in one post!

1. happy twins.
2. happy gannah.
3. happy hannah.

Lucy Lybbert said...

Thanks for bringing a little bit of Washington to me in Provo. I makes it easier when I get to see the joy you captured in these photos. I needed to see these joyful faces of family today!
Dyer family is the best! Miss you guys when I'm down here.

Kia Gregory said...

Thanks for sharing this part of your life.

Amie said...

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I wish I knew something powerful and inspiring to say that would ease your pain. I love you and am thinking of you.


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