Friday, March 22, 2013


yeah, yeah, I know it's Friday but whatever...I am ALWAYS a day late and a dollar short.

So here is my picture for this week....

This picture was July 4, 2004. Emma had just turned 2 in April and I was just about to be legally divorced.

This summer was a summer of ups and downs. On one hand I felt free and the other I felt my life was spiraling downward.

I lost a lot of friends and family that summer. I lost a husband. I lost a family.

Since then I have grown and learned from my mistakes. Eight years later I am in a totally new place. I have a new husband. I have new kids that I added. I have new friends. I have new family.

But, still, some days I get little pangs of hurt and sadness. My husband, Matt, knows about these. I mourn the life I "thought" I was going to have. I mourn the life Emma could of had with a mom and dad.

Those days continue to get farther in between. I watch Emma grow and I know she is ok. This girl has a heart of gold. I know parents say all the time how great their kids are but Emma is truly my gift.

I could go on and on about all the things my Emma is pretty great for but all of you who know us in real life already know how amazing this kid is.

She is going to change the world some day. Trust me.