The Longest Five Days of Our Lives

Rule #216: It’s okay to go to the dark place until the light shines through.

The past five days were the longest of our lives up until this point. If you know our family, you know that’s saying something. We have been on a roller coaster of emotions all surrounding our sweet Brooke. We are happy to say we are full of joy and not grief as we received good news about her health yesterday!

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Chicago

Rule #215: “Love is how you stay alive, even after you are gone.” – Mitch Albom We recently went to Chicago to celebrate the life of the matriarch of my family, my Great Aunt Joann.…

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Life Lately

Rule #167: Sometimes, it’s best to just buy a new one. We’ve been busy, busy but making some pretty great memories around here. I got to run away for a girls’ weekend with my best…

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God Winks

Rule #22: Flossie knows what’s up.

My Great Grandma, Flossie, used to say, “Whether the sky is blue or grey, there is always something to love or laugh at or smile at each and every day.” I think she was onto the secret of happiness in this sometimes crazy, difficult, painful, and confusing life.

God Winks are those love drops we need to remind us that we’re not alone and that there is truly good and beauty in every day.

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Brooke’s Baptism

Rule #90: Sometimes in order to make lemonade, you’ve gotta make your own sugar first.

Our sweet Brookie was baptized this past Sunday surrounded by wonderful friends and family. Now, January 20th holds a special place in our hearts for two very, very different reasons. One is this pretty girl’s baptism, and the other is the anniversary of my sweet Daddy’s death.

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