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I love capturing the innocence of childhood!  This adorable little girl loved showing off her matching converse shoes that looked just like mommy and daddy’s.  She was excited to show me the different things she could do in her shoes.  Her favorite (and mine too) was jumping just for the fun of it.

The joys of being 2 🙂

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This weekend was wonderful!  I had the opportunity to watch LDS General Conference with Craig.  Conference is spring cleaning for my mind, heart and soul.   It encourages and reminds me to be a kinder and more thoughtful person, bringing perspective of what really matters in life. General Conference isn’t just for members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  The messages shared provide joy for anyone!

One of the most humbling things I saw was this video, Dayton’s legs, between sessions of Conference on Sunday.  I was humbled by the love and selflessness of a 13 year old boy.  After I watched this video I asked myself, ‘Have I done any good in the world today?’

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  • Melissa Rodemack - I enjoyed that video too! After it was over Kyle even said, “That made me almost want to cry.”ReplyCancel

I really admire my husband.   That’s part of why I married him 🙂  One extremely challenging thing my husband and his family went through was losing his mom to ALS at the age of 9.   Part of this difficult disease was watching her body deteriorate for nearly five years prior to her passing.  I cannot imagine what this was like for anyone involved.

One day I was speaking to Craig and my sister in law, Wendy.  We were talking about the difference between loss and tragic loss.  All loss is difficult.  No one is disregarding that.  They went on to tell me that nothing can compare to the loss of a parent, sibling or child at such a young age.  This really settled when we went to my mother in laws grave and I saw my husbands name listed as one of her children.  No one can prepare a child to lose their parent as such a young age.
my husbandPINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEAs you leave the cemetery you pass through a gate and see this tree.  This tree isn’t really that beautiful.  This picture isn’t going to make millions or be loved by anyone but me.  However, at this moment I swear my mother in law was there with me.  Just a calm, peaceful, loving being.  Even though I’ve never met you, I love you Carolyn!the view outside from the gatePINIMAGE

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  • Wendy - We love you, these pictures say more than a million words.ReplyCancel

  • AngryGardner - I have always loved that tree as well. Glad you are part of the Olsen clan.ReplyCancel

  • Tara Siddoway - These pictures are beautiful, and I’m glad you shared them along with your personal experience.ReplyCancel

Last weekend I had the opportunity to guest write for another blog, Writing with Shelly and Chad.  It was fun 🙂  Shelly & Chad have been friends of mine for many, many years.  They are a blast to be around and always find the positive in any situation. I love to read their blog, it is very reflective of their personalities: fun and uplifting.

One really powerful read was when Shelly & her amazing extended family was raising money for St. Baldrick’s. The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a childhood cancer charity funding, doing research to help find cures for kids with cancer. If they reached their goal donation of over $10,000 they would shave their heads.  It was touching to read stories of how other people donated, their young cousin Tyson and his battle with cancer as a child, Chad’s beautiful Ode to Shelly’s Hair and the images of everyone shaving their heads.  I love to stay updated on how Tyson is doing through his mother’s perspective.


Thank you to my friends, Shelly & Chad! If you’d like to read my blog post about finding inspiration, you can find it HERE.Guest Writer for Writing With Shelly and ChadPINIMAGE

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  • Shelly Brown - You did a great job. Your photography is always inspiring and your constant smile makes you a friend to everybody. Thanks B for coming over and sharing with our readers.ReplyCancel