Today ten years ago this little sun-kissed angel was brought to life in a snowstorm. There has not been one day since that I have not loved her, cherished her warm heart, danced with her wild spirit, laughed at her funny character nor kissed her lovely freckles. She has made me a better mother and a happier human being, she has grounded me and showered me with the love us parents keenly need. She exasperates me in a comical way and delights me in a delicious way. I could not imagine she wasn’t always destined to be born and give thanks every day at how lucky I was that she was born to me. #happybirthday#doubledigits#daughter#beautiful#girl#amotherslove#portrait#photography#sunkissed#luckymom
I'm thankful for love, because of it I have life. I'm thankful for discomfort, because of it I've grown. I'm thankful for failure, because of it I have focus. I'm thankful for disappointment, because of it I have discernment. I'm thankful for loss, because of it I know the value of #time . .
FN: I was 18yrs old when I had her. She saved my life in many respects. Grew me up and made me work hard to ensure she was well cared for no matter what. I had no idea how to be a mom, let alone a mom to such a precious soul. I got it wrong many times during her lifetime, but that never mattered to her. She was my biggest fan, whether I was living my truth or not. She always saw through the many masks I wore to "make it look good" and she knew my true heart ... my true authentic self, even when I didn't know it myself. The connection we had remains even today while she's in Heaven. .
So when I'm really missing her physical presence, I'm reminded to take it day by day ... step by step ... and moment by moment. On particularly rough days, her presence is felt much stronger with me. That's when she reaches back from Heaven to hold my hand through those rough moments. I'm comforted that she's always with me. .
The love between a mom and her child NEVER dies. There simply is no greater love. 💞 #angelMom#journeythroughgrief#healingjourney#griefsupport#amotherslove#neverfades
Trust the journey. Everything is as it should be. #GOT#GiftOfTime#GOTFoundationInc
My mother always says that when she looks in the mirror she sees her mother’s face staring back at her. I can say the same. It’s a comfort to me in my loneliest moments. Yet, my mother’s influence is more than skin deep. She is the greatest influence on my work ethic, my ability to cope with chronic illness and my passion for creative writing. She’s showed me how to find joy and hope in the worst situations that life throws at you. And, she’s the driving force behind my interest in maintaining strong family ties and helping those who are less fortunate. No matter what she has been through, including now two bouts with Cancer, my mother finds a reason to sing, even if it’s quietly to herself.
One of my mother’s favorite songs is “If This World We’re Mine” by Luther Vandross and Cheryl Lynn. Today, on her birthday, I wish I could do more to make her life as enjoyable and comfortable as she’s made mine. Or, as the lyrics say, “If this world were mine
I would place at your feet
All that I own
You've been so good to me”
Next week, she will be at my side again as I recover from two medical procedures. She’s living proof that a mother’s love knows no bounds.
Happy Birthday Mom!!! #amotherslove#happybirthday#spoonies#igg4#autoimmunedisease#invisibleillness#chronicillness#chronicpain#disability#joythroughthepain
My big, beautiful baby boy 💙
Those big round eyes, those kissable cheeks and them chubby arms 😍 You are the perfect Christmas present under our tree 🎁🎄 Cutest romper from @cheekychickadeestore
It’s been 35 years since my younger brother David life was taken. He was only 21 years old. Yesterday, he would’ve been 57. Today I took my mom to my brothers grave site. She hasn’t been there in years. It was so emotional & heartbreaking. She and I have both lost a child, so has one of my sisters. Losing a child is heart wrenching! You give them birth it hurts then the pain goes away! The death of a child, the pain never goes away. Loss of a loved one hurts deeply. A mothers love is endless & unconditional. ....
❤️Nine years ago today, I was released from the OB specialist. Lj was born 11 days later! This ultrasound is what started Lj’s first miraculous journey. ❤️At 16 weeks in utero, I was told that Lj had ventriculomegaly and hydrocephalus. I was advised to terminate Lj as the specialist said he would be a vegetable and have no quality of life. ❤️My pregnancy was a lonely one. I relied solely on God and the comfort of knowing that I would not have carried Lj this far if God did not have a plan for him. ❤️How wrong the doctors were. This was my first true test of faith and I’m so thankful I chose to trust God. ❤️My second test of faith was not easy but I know that God continues to keep His promise through Lj’s second miraculous journey!
❤️No matter what storm you may go through, trust that God has you anchored ❤️
Wanna know what feels good??
Getting to come home early to see my babies ❤️❤️❤️...
Christmas pjs 😍...
And hearing all 3 say that today, they are most grateful for me and that I was able to come home early 💞
Now, if they would just go to sleep so I could go to sleep, life would be grand. #youwinsomeyoulosesome#daymade
Light of My Life ✨
As the year is coming to an end, it’s a reminder how fast time is going and how precious my time with you is before you’re out the door exploring the world ♥️
Winter wonderland ❄️ You can find this photo of @erintessa and her sweet little Tait in the new issue of @kootenaylivmag , alongside a collection of stunning winter shots from other Kootenay Photographers! Stoked to be in the mix. 🤩
My entire WORLD.... My Boys Y’all have no idea the love i have for you 3... i love the different personalities i love the different smiles ... i love the different laughs .. i love the different love y’all give me... mommy will love you guys FOREVER 🥰 #TBT#MyBoys#KalmonKubs#AMothersLove#MyGuys
Im so excited to announce that Im dropping my “From Pain to Purpose Journal” tomorrow. This Journal means so much to me because its another way I am able to share my experience and help provide a guide for others. I stand as an example of turning pain into purpose. No matter what caused your pain this Journal will help you navigate through your feelings while building a plan. Look for the information tomorrow!!! Thank everyone in advance for your support! #amotherslove#amotherspain#frompaintopurpose#journal#release#book#author#publishedauthor