So, what the heck do we do on a day that highlights the loss in our lives? To start, I want you to know that Mother’s Day was created by Anna Jarvis in the early 1900s after she lost her mother. She wanted to honor the sacrifices her mother had made for her and Mother’s Day was born. It’s interesting that Mother’s Day originated from a grieving daughter, and yet, those that have experienced the loss feel like they can’t participate on the holiday.Read More
My mother unexpectedly passed away two months before my 19th birthday, two days after Christmas. Ugh. Have you ever felt numbness? It seems paradoxical to feel numbness, but I swear I felt every inch of it crawling through my veins for weeks. And that was just the beginning.
I knew I needed to balance the heartache of the past few years and pair it with the anticipation and happiness of my future with Tyler. It was then that it hit me: a wedding day is a micro-version of life. We celebrate, we love, we mourn, we cry, we laugh and we reflect.Read More