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    Saturday, June 28, 2008

    Quick, Speedily, Rapid

    There are few things in this world that I sincerely love. My family, of course, is number one. The other thing I honestly cannot live without (ha ha) is food. I love food. I love to eat. I love sitting and chatting and laughing and eating. Seriously, it's one of my favorite activities.

    But that brings me to tomorrow. Tomorrow I am giving up one of my true loves. Tomorrow we are beginning a fast for my Mom. At 6:00 PM we will open our fast surrounded by friends and loved ones, and of course with a pleading prayer to our Heavenly Father. We all have our own beliefs when it comes to spirituality, and whatever your beliefs are, I ask you to please join us in our fast. Please, do whatever you feel you can, and please do so with a sincere prayer of comfort in your heart. I understand that fasting may be a new concept for you, for whatever reason. You can read a story about it here. Mostly we are just fasting as a way to enhance our receptiveness to the Spirit, and to more fully understand our roles pertaining to my Mom's illness. There may not come a cure, there may not come a vision from Heaven, but there may come the still small voice reassuring us that we are doing what we need to. And that's enough for me.

    We will close our fast on Sunday night at 6:00 PM with a prayer of thanks. Feel free to fast the entire 24 hours if you can. If you cannot, just do what you feel you can do, and if you cannot or choose not to fast, please just keep a prayer in your heart. If you'd like to read more about our gospel, and our law of fasting, you can read it here.

    7 Response(s):

    Larissa said...

    Hopefully I will see you tonight. Thanks for posting that story. I think it helps all of us. Take care.

    Kelli said...

    Keli, you are awesome!

    Meg said...

    Ok, where did all this spirituality come from? First winning Pray-ican Idol, and no this? I'm impressed!

    Mmmm...Doesn't a big chocolate doughnut sound so good right now!

    Darci & Devin Buhl said...

    You are turning into quite the missionary:) I hope that you guys are all doing okay...

    Kalli Ko said...

    think about you guys all the time...

    your mom raised some good girls!!

    Anonymous said...

    Ran across your letter to your body on blogher last month. It matched my letter to mine, ha ha. I thought it was interesting that we are both Mormon and have the same opinion of our bodies. But more on that later, maybe.

    Anyway I'm sorry to hear about your mom. I had cancer a couple of years ago (not as serious as your mom's) and it was terrifying. Never want to do that again. While I was undergoing treatment I kept up with a Mormon woman who had brain cancer via her blog. It's called onkristasmind.blogspot.com. Check it out - it's very faith-promoting.

    My blog is on my.opera.com, and is called myfamilyinindia, if you're in the mood for some weird adventures.

    Take care - good luck to your mom,

    Teresa

    Doney Days said...

    Keli, I was sad when I read this post last night and noticed it was from last week. So this morning when Dan and I began our fast, we included your mom. She was such a sweet landlady to us in our first little basement apartment 8 years ago. Our prayers are with all of you!