Saturday, July 16, 2011

My Sweet Mother

I'm not intending to start this blog off on a sad note, but I thought who better to dedicate this new adventure of mine to than my sweet mother? As most of you know she passed away on June 3rd, just two days before Mitchell and I planned on getting married. As we were packing up to head to the hotel in Atlanta, she had a sudden heart attack and was gone from us almost instantly. I cannot even begin to describe what that day was like. We all had gone from being elated that Mitchell and I were getting married so soon, to being devastated by her lose in a matter of seconds. 

My mother was one of the most beautiful, sweetest, kindest, faithful, and God loving people I have ever known. Her love for the lord was overwhelming and she lived everyday to serve him! Although she is no longer with me on Earth, I know she is constantly keeping watch over me and with me every step of this new journey I am about to embark on as a AF wife! 

I would also like to give a HUGE thank you to all the men and women who made our wedding happen! We decided to have a small ceremony in the back yard of my father's house the day after my mother passed away. It was perfect in every way! Without these amazing women and men who pulled our wedding together within 24 hours, I don't know what we would have done! The Lord has blessed both Mitchell and I with such amazing friends and family! Thank you all so much again.

I miss you so much mamma, but I know you are in a peaceful place and always with me...

My wonderful mother

The day I left for my freshman year of college

I am so thankful that she got to see Mitchell graduate

I love you mamma, always


  1. So beautiful and sweet - I love you!

  2. Incredible words and beautiful photos.

  3. This is incredibly touching and inspiring. You are such an amazing woman, I can only imagine how many lives she touched in beautiful ways.

  4. Beautiful post about Brenda! I was watching the movie Rabbit Hole, and there was a quote that put into words exactly how I feel 22 months after losing my sweet Mim.

    When asked if the pain ever goes away after losing a loved one, Dianne Wiest’s character says:

    “No, I don't think it does. Not for me, it hasn't… But it changes though…the weight of it, I guess. At some point, it becomes bearable. It turns into something that you can crawl out from under and carry around like a brick in your pocket. And you even forget it, for a while. But then you reach in for whatever reason and—there it is. It's…not that you like it exactly, but it's what you've got instead of your [loved one]. So, you carry it around. And it doesn't go away. Which is…fine, actually.”

    You were so strong and beautiful on your wedding day. I know Brenda was watching over you that day, and she will always be with you.

  5. Thanks so much for that sweet quote Ashley. I know you have already been through what Mitchell and I are going through right now and can sympathize with us more than most. I think about Aunt Emily often. Love you!