This week’s post I thought I’d share a few shots of my own mother. I was asked to take a couple pictures of her for someone else. They were making a video of the women in their own congregation that goes along with this video by Hillary Weeks called Beautiful Heartbreak.

Go watch it and shed a few tears. It’s beautiful.

These are the still shots of my mom for their version of the video.


I am so grateful for my mom. She does not see how strong she is. Instead she sees herself as a weak person who was changed by my sisters death. But I don’t see her that way. I see her as strong and faithful and so humble and loving. It’s true she became a different person after Kelly died. She’s not the same mother I grew up with. She was a mother that was constantly accomplishing things. The woman knows how to do everything. I really mean it. But Kelly’s death changed her physically and emotionally. She lost her baby in a car accident when she was 17. How could that NOT change you?!

Still my mother is the same in so many ways too. She has always put others first in her life and is such an example of kindness. I often will call and ask her what the right thing to do is. She is a pillar of faith and love. So many things about her that I admire and love. And how grateful I am that she is in my life.


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