My Summer


Dan, Christie, Brad and Diane 
Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare's Birthplace

What to Say?

The good, the sad, the amazing, the bad, and the glorious.

This has been an unforgettable summer in so many ways. Here I am, writing about it. Finally.

Fresh of a trip to Orlando in April, I starting traveling again in late May. I traveled all over…California, Montana, Wyoming, Utah and then off to EUROPE!

In July, I was lucky enough to travel and cruise through the British Isles and parts of France for three weeks with my husband, mother and father. The four of us had an amazing time and enjoyed every second learning, exploring, and growing even closer.

I was preparing a post with projects that I completed earlier in the summer along with some amazing shots of my travels.  Then, on August 7th, 2013, one week after we arrived home from Europe, my mother passed away. It was sudden, unexpected and heart breaking. My mother was only 59.

It’s been one month since she left us and I’m still trying to comprehend that she is actually gone.

My mother was part of my every day. My very best friend. We talked, laughed, shopped, crafted, vented and just plain spent time together. Everyday. I miss our daily phone calls. I miss the lunches and movies, I miss our trips to Utah to visit Grandma. I miss her voice, her smile, and her hugs.

I miss her.

My mother was such a huge part of my crafting experience. She was the first person I would want to share my projects with. Mom was always so proud of my creations. And she was always the first person to pin everything I created on Pinterest. My mom has over 9,300 followers!

30 Strangers mother daughter portraits

Mom and I - photo by Justin Hackworth

I know that I will see my mother again someday, and we will both rejoice. I know that the day she died was the farthest away I will ever be from her and each day that I live here on Earth will bring me closer to our reunion. I know that she is in a better place, free from worldly pain or sorrow. She is happy, beautiful, and glorious. She is my angel. I know all of this, I just still wish she was here. She left too soon.

E. Diane Wolfe
May 1954 - August 2013


Mom and Dad in Normandy,2012

I’m sure that you understand why I have not posted in awhile. And when I am ready, I will share my creations here again.

I love you my sweet, sweet friends!

XOXO, Christie




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