Happy Birthday to my soul sister / very best friend. I can say with all seriousness and sincerity that I have no idea what I would do without this woman. She has been there for me through SO much shit. A lot of good, and quite a bit of bad, too. She is wildly intelligent, determined, resilient, hilarious, beautiful and caring. Her ability to power through and continue bettering herself throughout the hardest trials one can go through astonish and inspire me. She's one of the best people I've ever met, and I hope she has such an amazing birthday. She deserves it. I love you, I love you, I LOVE YOU! @jessocushing Get your party on girlfriend. 🥰😚😚
N I N E years ago, this incredible man asked me to be his girlfriend. We proceeded to date long-distance for 9 months before we ever even got to be together. We got married 11 months after we started dating. We lived in Germany, then Hawaii, then moved home to Montana. We went through a 7 month deployment, multiple TDY's, adopting a dog, 5 years straight of graveyard shifts, 4 job changes for me, disability diagnoses, losing our sweet dog, and so many little trials and triumphs in-between. And now here we are. Nine years together, eight years married, still no kids 🤣, and I have no god damn idea what I'd do without you. You are my rock. You make me laugh even when I don't feel like it. You're caring and consistent. Loyal and intelligent. Brave and handsome. Your smile lights up a room, and you are loved by anyone that meets you. How did I get so lucky? I'm beyond grateful to be doing this life with you. You make it so, so good.
On February 3rd we lost our Nana girl very suddenly and unexpectedly. I honestly haven't been able to bring myself to post about because it's still just really hard. Nothing can prepare you for the immense pain that comes when you lose your furry babies. Nana was our constant. Our rock. Our ray of sunshine throughout all the hardships we've been through. I let myself feel all my feelings, and the grief still comes in waves.. But it felt wrong to not talk and think about the most important thing: how much joy she brought to us for 7.5 years. Because that's a dog's purpose, don't you think? To bring us absolute joy and unconditional love for the short time they're here. 💕 She is so missed. Everything is quieter now, and a lot less fuzzy. But damn I am so wildly grateful to have had the honor of calling her ours. There's so much more I want to say to honor her exquisite life... She was truly the best dog, in every aspect. I know she would want us to celebrate her every day, to laugh, and romp, and go for car rides.. And eventually, when we're ready, to rescue another dog from a shelter, just like we did for her. Goodbyes are never, ever easy. But the beautiful memories will always be more important and more present than the pain. Love you baby girl. We miss you so much. ♥️ @paulponder