1 Year. 1 Bond.

On 8/29/2016, one year ago today, my mom passed away....

But I'm convinced she's still here. 

I feel her spirit daily. I see her in my son's smile. I hear her in my voice. I feel her when my brothers are around me.... the list goes on and on.

On days like today you never really know what to expect. The greatest feeling I've felt today is thankfulness... I'm so thankful that this year has brought me and my brothers closer than we've ever been. One thing my mom always expressed is that she wanted her kids to get along and love each other. Well mom, that's what we've been doing. 

When my mom passed away, I was 8 months pregnant and my brothers were so concerned about me. My brothers and their beautiful loves, have traveled thousands of miles, on several occasions to see me, check on me and love on my little family. I know my mom is proud of us. We've had to grow up a lot over the past year. Not being able to call our mom three times a day for every little thing has been hard, but we've been leaning on each other through the grief and the growing pains and our bond is unbreakable. 

We miss our mom more than we could ever express but we are doing our best to take things one moment, one step at a time...

We love you Ma! When we shine, you shine.