It's past midnight EST so I can officially say Happy 22nd Birthday to my favourite human. Life just changed in a big way for you and I hope that this year is full of growth, exciting discoveries and amazing opportunities. Love you 1000x times over, Happiest of birthdays lil sister ❤️
9 years ago today I said goodbye to my Mom for the last time and yesterday I said goodbye to our family home for the last time. Spending this past week sorting through our lives, all of our memories and getting the house ready to sell was extremely difficult and draining. I honestly never thought the day would come when 159 Ottawa St S would be someone else's. My Mom was so overwhelmed and humbled to be a home owner, I remember her crying saying she didn't deserve it. The biggest blessing of the week was reading her prayer journals. The way she loved Jesus and loved people is so incredibly inspiring. The way she prayed for the people she loved, the people she worked with, the people she encountered was so intentional and earnest. You could see her faith jump off the pages in her petitions to God, claiming scripture over people and standing on Biblical promises. She was a beautiful mother, wife, friend and I miss her so incredibly much. I would give almost anything for a moment with her. As I left the house yesterday I relived my first moment there as a family. In 16 years so much has changed, Christian isn't a little girl anymore, family has come and gone and now the house will be too. The chapter is closing but I'll keep the memories buried in my heart forever.