Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mothers Day

As I looked at the blog this morning and started reading the entry Lora posted, tears started streaming down my face. How lucky I am to to have her as "my daughter". Then as I started reading some of the comments, my tears continued to flow. What a wonderful tribute to all mother's. Thank you for making my Mothers Day special. Britten had a very rough day today. I dont want to go into detail yet, but new concerns have arised. His day was filled with more tests and he has had a very exhausting day. He did have a couple of good hours though, where he enjoyed a visit from his brothers. Oh how he loves his brothers! My heart is filled with joy as I see the special bond my 4 boys have with each other. 21 years ago, Britten Steven Schenk was born on Sunday morning. What a special Mother's Day gift God had given to me and our family. You see, Steven and I (and especially a big brother, named Logan) had waited 7 long years for Britten to come into our home. He has brought so much joy and happiness into our family, along with his 3 brothers. Yes, it took a long time to get our beautiful family, but each one of them was worth the wait. On this Mother's Day, I want to express my gratitude to my Heavenly Father and Mother, for my dear family, for the Plan of Salvation, for our Savior Jesus Christ, and that we can be with our families for the eternities. Sending my love, Karla


  1. And as I read your post the tears start flowing. We love you guys and think of you constantly. How blessed we are to be a part of your family. I can't believe britt is 21 I remember babysitting him when he was a baby while you did hair Aunt Karla. Britten we love you and have a prayer in our hearts all day everyday that you will all find comfort, and that things continue to progress forward. We love you and hope for a good day tomorrow. Love, Heather and family

  2. Karla, Your family has always been such an example to me. I have loved you all from the first time I met you.

    1. Hang in there Karla....this blog has taught us all so much about what is truly important in this life. We are praying for your family and especially for Britten.
      Connie Albrechtsen

  3. Hermana Schenk, a lo largo de estos meses hemos aprendido tanto de Usted, es una mujer admirable,llena de fe y amor por nuestro Padre Celestial y Su hijo Jesucristo. Mi familia ora día a día por Elder Schenk y por ustedes. Aunque no nos hemos visto nunca, nuestro amor y gratitud por el ejemplo que nos dan, acompañan día a día nuestras vidas. Que Dios permita se mejore Elder Schenk, que ustedes, sus padres, sigan fortaleciendo su fe a traves de esta prueba tan difícil y les una cada vez más como familia. Por favor, exprese a Elder Schenk nuestro amor y deseos de que pronto se recupere.
    Muchas gracias por el ejemplo de madre que usted está dándonos a todas las madres, miembros o no de la Iglesia...
    La amamos Hna. Schenk.

    Fam. Jave.
    Cajamarca - Perú.

  4. Dearest Karla, Britt and family,
    Thank you for sharing your trials and testimony with us. We are all strengthened by your spirit. We are immeasurable grateful for the influence you are in our lives.
    Britt, hang in there. I cannot even imagine how difficult this trial is for you, but I am awed by your strength and faith. Thank you for your example.
    Karla, you are such an amazing woman, and I look up to you more than ever before. I hope you can feel my prayers in behalf of you and your family. Every time I go to the temple, I put your sweet family on the prayer role. I don't know if I ever told you, but the morning we heard about Britt, the first thing I did was call the Logan temple to put your names on the prayer role, and the sweet sister said, "Oh, their names have been put on several times already this morning." If Father wasn't aware of you before--and of course he was--He certainly couldn't help but notice all the people who love you and know our only Help is in the Lord.
    Our prayers are constantly ascending in your behalf, we pray for strength and comfort and healing for Britt.
    We love you so much. Keep hanging in there.
    Remember D&C 98:3
    Therefore, he giveth this promise unto you, with an immutable covenant that they shall be fulfilled; and all things wherewith you have been afflicted shall work together for your good, and to my name’s glory, saith the Lord.
    with love,
    Jeri Kay

  5. The spirit we feel when we read your posts is amazing. You are constantly in our thoughts and prayers Britt! Happy Mother's Day to Karla and Lora, you are so loved!!
    Love, Ty and Jen

  6. I know we don't know each other however I am a mother as well so I know your heart and soul. I pray for your family, your beautiful boy...continually. I thought you might enjoy this link I found on KSL news today.

    Cindy Winward

  7. And you are one amazing mother!!! There is a reason those four boys were sent to you..... missing seeing you.... praying always for you..... May it be another day of miracles for you.

    Krysta McClure

  8. Karla, your actions and life speak so load that your words just work as flowers adorning all the beauty there is in your family. Thank you. Happy Mother's Day. May the Lord continue blessing you all for the eternity! Love, your sister in faith, Tatiana.

  9. Greetings to the Schenk Family from the land of Nibley. Thank you for strengthening our family through your sore trial. We are praying for you and Elder Britten. Your testimonies increase each of ours infinitely. Thank you for your optimism and words of comfort for all of us. We love you.
    Jaimie Rounds' family