by Lauren on June 23, 2014




















after a long internal debate, i decided to participate in the #RealBloggerBeauty campaign. #RealBloggerBeauty is about sharing your REAL story because often times blogs can be about all the good in someone’s world. often times we post the best moments, the best picture and the best thoughts on our blogs. although this can be fun to read about, it isn’t the complete picture. everyone has a deeper story than what people see on blogs. this campaign is about sharing your story and the struggles that make up life. here goes my story:

we all often have moments or pieces of our life that impact us and change us forever. April of last year is the moment that forever changed me, it’s when my mother passed away, unexpectedly. i cannot describe that moment when I found out that my mother, my best friend, my role model was gone. forever. i felt completely numb, i felt like the world was spinning out of control around me. i felt like the world had turned its back on me and i was lost.

as a young woman who loses her mother 2 months before her wedding, you feel completely lost and upset and angry and hurt. losing a parent is one of the hardest things you will ever go through! it rocks you to your core. but what i realized months after is that, i was okay. I was still breathing, i was still living. i didn’t have to crumble and just stop, i could pick up the broken pieces and live forward, for the one i lost. the one who is always with me in my heart. going through something like this has taught me that i am a lot stronger than i ever thought i was. it has taught me to cherish life and the loved ones in it because it can be taken so fast. i now stop and smell the roses every once in awhile. losing my mom will be something i struggle with every single day but the fact is, that life will throw you some curveballs that rock your world and seem like the worst thing in the world. except, you can get through it. you will survive it and continue living forward. you will not get over it and will not forget it but you will live forward. life is tough but so are you!

love, lo

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