Monday, November 9, 2015

TENDER DAYS AHEAD...


HALLOWEEN was truly a special day for us.
We gathered as a family to celebrate... lots of yummy treats, taco soup, cookies and it was a fun day. I count my blessings every day that I have kids that are so much fun to be around. They make life so much fun. They are happy and enjoy the simple things.














I have literally felt so OUT of time lately. I am preparing for my TC Cruise that is next week. I just did the PINNERS CONFERENCE event this past weekend. 


Gentry was there and I helped promote her new ETSY shop- BLUSH BOULEVARD. We sold a TON of her artwork.

I adore these girls. I love WHIPPY CAKE. 
This girl is the sweetest girl. I got a lot of time to talk to her and I am a FAN forever. I loved meeting Camille too. I want to do a girls retreat with both of them.


My mother in law Pat is the BEST. She worked the show for me. I have to talk about her. She came into my life (package deal with Brian) and OH how I love her and his family. She is full of love and support. She loves all of her children so much and supports them and their spouses. She has cried with me and been a huge support to me and to us (Brian and I). I am truly grateful. I am blessed to have a great father in law too. He is a kind dear man and I feel very welcomed. It is true... LOVE expands.


This is my friend Lisa Bearnson. I adore her.
ADORE. She is kind, giving and a SWEETHEART.
I support her and her new endeavors. I love seeing her shine and love that she will be at my VEGAS event in 2016.  I am blessed to know her.



Oh the TWINS are TWO months old now. I'm in LOVE... serious LOVE!!!!


My girls came to show to support me. Plus, the three grand babies. I am BLESSED beyond words. I adore these sweet babies.
Cooper is almost 6 months old now.




My booth was JAMMED packed. You could not get into the booth and everyone loved my wrapping papers, notecards, stationery and books. It was a huge success!!!! Brian was the superstar. He worked the show, set up the show with Bridget and I and then tore the booth down with Devan for me. He works very hard to support me. I adore him!!!! Next year, go to Pinner's Conference...


It really is amazing. EVERY day.
I also spoke in church yesterday. Brian and I talked about having PATIENCE during our TRIALS.
I have so much I want to share and express.

My heart is really tender. 
This is the year anniversary of Ty's death.
I have to be completely honest.
It's still so HARD. 
TODAY is HARD.
Every day is a gift and our family changed forever.
I know that my heart has been very tender and thinking about the last week of his life. I could write a book on the experience.
I know GOD is real. I know DEATH is not the end. 
I know that TRIALS are so very hard but there is GOOD in the BAD. I know that Tyler FOUGHT so hard to live. 
I know he would want this for his children and me.
I have a strong and unwavering faith in God's plan.




I know that I hate CANCER and I wish no one ever had to suffer and die. I do know this is God's plan for us. WE are here to be tested and through our HARD TIMES and TRIALS...yes, we can grow closer to God. I know I personally have. I know that 
Tyler is still very much with us and I have felt very strongly that he somehow had a part of BRIAN coming into my heart and our family.

I want to be REAL and HONEST. I know that I had to share with how hard this time is. Ty's sister came to Pinner's Conference and we talked about how it's still hard to believe that he is gone. I know that sounds crazy but it's true. Ty was so strong willed. He was determined until the very last day he was going to live. I shared in my talk... that he NEVER once questioned God. He knew God and never questioned, WHY ME? He would always tell me, "Why NOT me?" He felt so blessed in life. 

The reality is WE are blessed. Even though he died, we KNOW that this was God's plan. We don't know WHY but we know it's all going to be okay. WE are so thankful for the memories, the lessons and for the time we did have. My boys are STILL and always will struggle. I know that they were both very much best friend with their dad. How can I replace this bond? I simple can't.  I understand this... but I did not loss my mother at such a hard and early age as my boys. I understand in a way. I know I can't completely. HIS presence will never been forgotten. 

The secret is this-
KEEP GOING.
BE THANKFUL.
APPRECIATE YOUR PARENTS.
APPRECIATE YOUR SPOUSE.
TELL THOSE AROUND YOU THAT YOU LOVE THEM.
COUNT YOUR BLESSING EVERY SINGLE DAY.


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