Monday, October 24, 2016


I am such a blend of these two people
"See mom selfie sticks DO come in handy!"

And just so y'all know, I bought the selfie stick in Europe and in really did come in handy. Just sayin'

A little overexposed, but I love this family of mine

This weekend I had a funeral to go to. One of my dearest friend's mom went to be with Jesus almost 2 weeks ago. I sat in the service and tried my hardest to keep it together as I had forgotten to stick a few tissues in my purse. Regardless my emotions didn't care that I had nothing to wipe the tears away with. I watched the slide show of Shauna's mom's life and I couldn't help but place myself in her shoes. In fact, Shaun's mom died of breast cancer and my mom's mom died of breast cancer when she was just a few years younger than Shauna. 

I sat in the pew on Saturday, and cried. I cried for my dear friend who bravely stood up in front of us all and shared why she will miss her mom and why her mom Shelly was such a wonderful selfless woman. I cried for Shauna's dad who now has an empty house to himself, and I cried for Shauna's siblings. 

I cried for myself knowing my biggest fear in life is losing my mom. She is the heart and soul of our family. She is the truest form of love I have ever known on this earth. She is selfless and positive. She is the hardest working person I know, but still makes time for us kids, and my dad and puts our needs ahead of hers. She is my best friend, but still knows when I need to just be hugged and loved on as a mom. She is the best Grandma, and the one who fills our home with laughter and music. She is always singing and ALWAYS praising God for the good and the bad that life brings. She is the rock of our family and the most beautiful woman I know. 

We spent Sunday in Hood River for our annual Moon Hood River trip. I think I was even more grateful this year for the family I have, and the togetherness we fight for. The Moon family loves one another and laughs together and defends one another and we act like children alot... 

I am so thankful for every one of them, and so proud that they belong to me. I love you Moon's, ya bunch of weirdos! 

Love and Appreciating What I Have


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