Day Nine…

Day 09 – A picture of the person who has gotten you through the most:


I used this picture, because Trace is not a laugh-out-loud kind of guy. If something’s funny, you might get him to crack a smile. This picture is one of my favorites, because it captures him in a full belly laugh, and those are few and far between. It always makes me smile. (Hey, maybe I should have used this one for a later day…) Using my husband for this day was kind of a given, since he’s my “closest longest” guy. The irony is that he’s also the person that’s put me through the most. That being said, I couldn’t have gotten through or past some of those things with anyone else on the planet. Of this, I am sure. He is my rock, my voice of reason, my constant. He’s amazing. Love this guy.

And his smile makes me melt.

My most treasured item…

Day 7 of the Challenge of Doomie-Doom: A picture of your most treasured item


My grandmother's wedding ring

As I’ve expressed before, I was very close to my grandparents. When my grandpa passed away, my grandmother gave me her wedding ring. I’ve been wearing it ever since. Of course,  I have my own wedding ring, and I love it, but I choose to wear my grandmother’s as a symbol of love and perseverance. It’s a very simple and unassuming gold band, and most people would not even notice it; I notice it at least once a day. My grandparents went through some of the same struggles my husband and I have faced, and the fact they were able to work through it is an inspiration to me. They had 56 years together, and I can only hope that my husband and I can enjoy that much time with each other.