October 27, 2011

We're breaking up for today.

Well, well, well...what are YOU doing here???!! 

You didn't actually think I was going to blog today, did you?!

Ok - I did. 

But you won't find it here...

...because today I'm taking a break from my usual
and gettin' real deep over at Stiletto's & A Fishing Pole!

Tell me she isn't GOR-GEOUS!!!!
And that hair....siiiigh.

So pack a tissue (or two), a hot cup-a-jo .
and head on over! (I'll beat-cha there!)

Kisses for ma misses! 


  1. Loved your post on sweet Jessica's blog and I just think your blog is adorable! What a wonderful message... Geez that was very hard to read but I loved it! You have a new follower here ;)

  2. Wow! I absolutely loved your blog post! It was so touching and it made me choke up!

    I too lost my dad, but I was 7. You're so lucky and fortunate to have had all those years with him. It was just a blessing to read that post and hear those optomistic words.

    I struggle a lot sometimes trying to remember that it was God's plan and there is a reason why he took my dad to be home with him. It's just really hard sometimes to not ask "why?"

    So thanks for posting that. Everytime I feel like I want to be upset about it I will re-read that post.


  3. wow...i just commented over there but had to send you some extreme love and express how amazing and strong you are steph! very hard to read but i liked the deeper message about it being God's plan. LOVE YOU SO MUCH


  4. Loved your blog post! You are an amazing, strong woman! Your whole family is amazing! I am sure your Dad is so proud of y'all.

    Definately needed the tissues.

    New follower :D

  5. I commented over there - but wanted to comment here too. It was beautiful. Your post was absolutely wonderful. Thank you for making the tears flow and making me think this morning. : )

  6. Thank you for sharing your story. I went through the exact. same. thing. last year (1 year next week). Its been awful, but you have to keep going on, even if I just want to be a crying mess! Thanks again!

  7. THANK YOU for sharing such an intimate story with us. You are a strong woman, as is your mother. I am inspired by your positive attitude, and it always helps us remember to not take things or people for granted. Thank you again.

  8. I'm a new reader, so when I saw the guest post today I hopped on over & read it. It was so touching & I sat here at work bawling! Thank you so much for sharing that story! I love your blog, you're so down to earth & funny!

  9. Hi there! New reader here and I have to say I was expecting to cry today over a post, but your post just wasn't any post...it was so heartfelt, touching and truly beautiful! sometimes, you just never know what your gonna read on blogger...i am now a follower of your blog! i truly enjoyed reading your beautiful story. you truly have inspired me today. thank you so much for putting yourself out there and sharing your heart with us! so nice to "meet" you :)

  10. just read your beautifully written post. you're such a strong woman and should be super duper proud of yourself, i know your dad is!

    whew good thing i wore waterproof eyeliner today.
    thanks for sharing :)

  11. What an amazing post. I just want to reach through the computer and hug you and then high five you for reminding all of us what REALLY is important. So well said. Your Dad must be so proud.

  12. Amazing post. You're such a strong person, I'm so sorry for the loss of your dad.

  13. Stephanie: Oh my goodness. I bawled. I mean outright bawled myself into the ugly cry reading your guest post ... you (and your family) seem like the strongest group of people! Thanks for sharing this story and I am your newest follower <3

  14. Definitely heading over to check out your post! :)

  15. I just read your post from Stilleto's & a Fishing Pole. It was written so beautifully and touched me deeply as I felt I was reading my own story. I went through a somewhat similar experience and you are so brave to speak so elegantly about such a devastating day in your life. I am sure your father is extremely proud of you for everything you have done and continue to do!

  16. OMG. That was the sweetest post EVER! For real! So cute!! Tugged at my heartstrings. :)

  17. Steph, your post has touched so many hearts! Thank you VERY much for opening up and sharing a difficult moment and experience in your life! When I read your wedding post that showed youand your brother dancing, I cried when I saw the emotion, NOW that I know what that moment really meant, wow! I cried harder. It gets me everytime!
    BEAUtiful post! Thank you!

    & thank you for your sweet compliment. :)

  18. I just read your guest post as I sit in the DC airport. I held back my tears as best I could. I am flying back home to Florida to see my dad. I'm lucky I get to see him. After reading your story, I realize how lucky I am. I don't get to see my dad often, as I am a military wife stationed away from my hometown. But I will hug him hard when I see him. I appreciate your strength and your willingness to share such a great life lesson!


  19. Just read your post on her blog. You so just made me bawl my eyes out. I could not stop crying. I couldn't imagine going through something like that. I dont know what I would have done if my daddy wouldn't have been their to walk down the aisle.


  20. Wow....just wow! You are incredible strong woman and my heart goes out to you and your family. Thank you for shareing, I know that couldn't have been easy.

    Know that people you've never met pray for you!


  21. Hey my name is Tara. I am your newest follower on your blog site would you be so kind & follow me back it would mean so much to me. Thanks :) Feel free to Like or Follow me on my facebook fan page & my Twitter!!!


  22. Katie (Keep Calm & Carry On) encouraged me to come visit your blog! She sent me the link to your vlog about children. I laughed so much. Freakishly, you remind me a lot of myself. I'm sure you now think I am a freak for saying that. I assure you I am not ... really.

    So long story short, work blocked writing comments at work because apparently they actually want me to work. Anyway, I couldn't comment, but wanted to comment.

    I visited my friend Jessica's blog today and there you were {again}...your very humbling and vulnerable story about your father. I cried. Cried because I don't know how you wrote that. How I admire you for your strength. It was a great reminder for me. I tend to get so caught up in work, life, friends and I don't take those few minutes to call the people that brought me into this world. So today, I stopped and called my Mom and Dad. My Mom started to cry because I just called to tell her I loved her. And my Dad? He told me my call made his day.

    So thank you. Thank you for reminding me. Your inspiration and story will forever hold a special place in my heart.

    Much love from the greastest fly over state, ever, Indiana ... xo, Aly

  23. Thank you for writing such an inspirational blog. My boyfriend just lost his Mom this past July. It was something sudden and shocking. Reading what you went through and how you processed and dealt with things is helpful to me. I always try to remind myself that everything happens for a reason...no matter how confusing it is and how heartbreaking it is.


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