Today, in testimony meeting, Kelly walked up to the pulpit. Five months ago, we did not know whether she would ever walk on her own again.
Today, in testimony meeting, Kelly bore her testimony. Five months ago, we did not know if Kelly would speak again.
On Christmas Eve, Kelly and her five year old daughter Elise were skiing with family and friends. A snowboarder slammed into both of them. He was going at a very high rate off speed.
Elise died on Casper Mountain.
Kelly was in a coma for weeks. Later she spent months in rehabilitation in Denver. We all asked, “Would she fully recover?” She appears to be making great strides.
Today she mentioned that a fellow patient in the hospital did not have memories of her children. Kelly expressed gratitude for the memories she still had. Many struggles remain, but she still has memories of Elise.
Kelly expressed her love for her Heavenly Mother.
Kelly expressed her love for her Heavenly Father.
I am glad I was there this morning. I now have a desire to be less cynical.
Happy Mother’s Day.
Note: This post originally appeared here at Approaching Justice on May 8, 2011