At my Mom’s memorial service, I remember thinking how much she would have being there! My cheeks hurt from smiling that night as much as they did on our wedding day. There were so many great stories and memories shared about her. She would have loved to hear them!

So since I won’t be at my own memorial service whenever that is, can I ask a favor? Would you share your favorite memory you have of us together? It doesn’t have to be long, just a quick sentence or two. And if you have a photo, that would be fun to see as well!

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I would love to hear them and right now, and could use some cheering up! I’ll probably compile them all into a post or some sort of document, so if you don’t want it shared publicly, please let me know!

Thanks friends and family.

I have way too many favorite memories to share about this man – so I’ll pick one from our wedding day. What a beautiful day it was to get married on the Queen Mary on July 15, 1995. (Happy 26th anniversary to us on Thursday!!) We got married early in the day and had gone back to our room for a few hours to do things you do after just getting married. Later that night, we went out to go grab something to eat and ran into Tom’s dad on the stairs. I remember being so embarrassed and saying to Tom, “Tom, he knows what we just did!” I wish I could go back to that time and see my face. Hahahaha! Oh to be 20 years old and newly married again. 🙂

Also, we are just 5 short days away from the #BeTheHopeWalk and just $1,382 away from our fundraising goal of $5,000. WOW!!!! Thank you to everyone who has donated so far!

Would you consider walking with us on Saturday, or making a donation? More details can be found in this blog post. Thanks for your support! It means a lot to our family!