reminder that i am super blessed

Last night I discovered Lisa King's blog - NieNie posted a link to it here, saying that it made her heart ache.
I clicked, not thinking much of it.

Dear people, the Kings' story is one of the saddest that I have ever heard.
I spent an hour and a half last night reading Lisa's posts and crying.

Her son, Noah, was born with hydranencephaly, meaning that parts of his brain were replaced by fluid, possibly from having a stroke in the womb.
The doctors gave him two to four years to live, as well as telling Lisa and her husband, Aaron, that Noah would never be able to walk or talk, was probably deaf and blind, and would never be able to do most things on his own. 
Against all odds, Noah lived until last October. He was 10 years and 3 months old when he passed. Doctors told the Kings that he lived so long due to the love and care that he had been shown - that his family had kept him alive.
Noah King - via
Losing Noah was horrendously difficult for his family, as is to be expected. I am sure that they will always miss him, until they are reunited with him after this life.
To make matters even more tragic, however, Aaron King passed away last week, on the 26th of January, from suspected heart problems. He was only 39.
Aaron King and his youngest son, Kobe - via
His death was completely unexpected, and I am sure that, especially with the recent passing of Noah, losing him was heartbreaking and awful for all who knew him, but especially for Lisa.
Even with the hardship that they are going through, Lisa is being strong. It is incredible.
She is an inspiration to me.
Lisa still has three young sons, Jalen (12), Harrison (7), and Kobe (3).
I am so glad that they know about forever families.

I am so blessed to have my family.
I am blessed to be so close to them, both emotionally and physically. I love that I can call them up anytime and talk to them. I love that I can get home basically any week that I want to see them.
An old picture (2008), but the only one I have on my computer of all of us

Most of all,  I am grateful for the knowledge I have of forever families.
Nothing fills me with more joy than remembering that I will get to live with my family for eternity, and that, though some of them may leave for a while, it's only temporary.
I can't imagine how people go throughout their lives believing that death is the end.
I can't imagine how I would bear losing any of my family members without what I know about the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

I am so thankful to know what I know.

If you don't know what I'm talking about, click here to learn about my beliefs.
To help the Kings, go here.


  1. Thank you for this reminder, Kira. I love my family as well and am SO grateful for forever families. :)

  2. Very nice young lady.  Thanks for helping me remember what really matters.  Love you.  Dad.

  3. Thanks dad! I felt that I really needed to share it. Love you too!


Blogging tips