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Welcome to my online journal. I love to document my travels as well as express myself through analog photography, short films, and encaustic medium.

Sweet Rejoicing

Sweet Rejoicing

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Something that's been on my heart is the current state of my grandma. She has been very ill and just slipped into a coma. Two days ago, I drove to Idaho to be with her one last time in this life. Sleeping 80% of the time and barely able to speak, I'm still so grateful for getting to hold her hand and see her smile. Though her memory is weak, she seemed to recognize me and said "pretty, pretty girl". She also unexpectedly sang along when we were singing over her (click link to watch ).

As her granddaughter, this experience was very rewarding. And I'm definitely going to miss her in the coming years. However, I am so excited for her to get to be with Jesus very soon. For years and years, she would talk of finally going home to be with her savior. All we can do now is surround her with love and help her have the most peaceful passing possible. I'm filled with joy, not sorrow, because we'll get to see each other again not too long from now! And oh, what a joyous day that will be. 

Truthfully, my heart does ache and my eyes do tear because of Grandma's sweet spirit and beautiful life. 6 children, 17 grands, and 24 great grands... sharing God's love in Africa, the US, and the Philippines... making happy memories for everyone to remember... I love her and will miss her. 

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Taken Wed. March 26, 2014. Her last full day of consciousness.  

Taken Wed. March 26, 2014. Her last full day of consciousness.  

Pre- Spring // Post- Winter

Pre- Spring // Post- Winter

Spring has sprung

Spring has sprung

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