Mormon Guitar: Dad records musical tribute for daughter with cancer in remission

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  • Diary of a Brown Eyed Girl Chandler, AZ
    Jan. 7, 2014 7:33 a.m.

    This video touched me so much and I could relate a little bit to it. My Husband and I had to take my Dad into our home to care for him a few months ago. He is in the process of trying to get put on a lung transplant list. It's hard. It's really hard to deal with not knowing how much longer he might have to live. I feel like he's slipping right through my fingertips day by day. But I know that Heavenly Father, the author and creator of life does. He knows. He knows how I feel and what my Dad is going through and what I am feeling and everything happens in His time and He has a plan for everything. To be honest that gives me so much comfort knowing that and knowing without a shadow of a doubt that families can be together forever. How grateful I am for this knowledge I know have. I don't know what I would be feeling now if I hadn't of joined the church a few years ago. I would be so incredible lost. Thank you. What a great start to my day!

  • islandboy Honolulu, HI
    Jan. 6, 2014 11:17 a.m.

    Being a fellow guitarist and member, I truly felt a special spirit from your music. I'm happy to see the miracle that is your daughter. May His choicest blessings continue to attend your family and especially your precious Lila. Thank-you for sharing.

  • 2ruthckr Puyallup, WA
    Jan. 4, 2014 12:49 p.m.

    Your beautiful music certainly touched my heart as does your tender story. We rejoice with you at your daughter's gift of life and love to your family. It is a small world indeed as we are currently in NC as our daughter recovers from brain surgery that removed a large, low grade tumor here at Duke. We have had many of the similar feelings that the Lord had a hand in guiding them here for graduate school as He knew long before that the tumor was growing there. She was pregnant at the time and has since safely delivered their little daughter, born just before the surgery was done. Recovery is going well. We pray that these precious experiences will continue to strengthen faith and trust in the Lord. We acknowledge His hand in the many details!! God bless you and your family and thank you for sharing your beautiful music!!

  • Bob Pomeroy Bisbee, AZ
    Jan. 4, 2014 11:13 a.m.

    Seems like true religion before God and man.

  • Carolina K RALEIGH, NC
    Jan. 4, 2014 7:51 a.m.

    Ben, you play the guitar beautifully. Loved the pictures. She has grown so much. And she is a happy child!! She is a great example. Your family is beautiful. And I bet that 5 years seemed an eternity.

  • gpa68 St. George, UT
    Jan. 4, 2014 7:48 a.m.

    What a beautiful way to begin my day. This article makes my troubles and pressures seem so small. To see how Lila and her parents faced every obstacle with faith and happiness, in spite of all the pain and never knowing what each day would bring filled my heart with love and admiration for them. The music was so fitting and the photos priceless. I am a better person for having read this inspiring article. May the Lord ever bless you.

  • PLM Kaysville, UT
    Jan. 4, 2014 6:38 a.m.

    What a lovely and inspirational family. Congratulations on Lila's healthy outcome and best wishes to you all. I love the photos of her sweet little face!

  • zooks Ukiah, CA
    Jan. 3, 2014 4:50 p.m.

    Wow, the music just evokes the most precious of feelings. Thank you for posting this and God bless you, the Howington family and expecially you Lila.