A picture of love & support

I was recently looking through some old photos and I stumbled upon this one. The feelings it brought up were incredibly emotional. The familiar feelings of sadness, grief, pain and mourning were strong but admist the anguish this picture also shows love and compassion. Everything to me that is beautiful about life. A few days after Averie passed we were forced to deal with the inevitable funeral planning. On that bitter cold February day we were joined by family to make the necessary arraignments. With my mother-in-law to my right and my mother to my left these two strong women held on to me while we walked into the funeral home. I know they were in fear of me slipping and falling on the ice since I was still fragile from my c-section, but this picture symbolizes so much more to me then just the physical support. Having both traveled about 1900 miles to be by our sides, this picture represents to me the emotional support that they gave us and still give us to this day. I absolutely love and appreciate these two women so much. Averie is so lucky to have such amazing grandmothers ❤️



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  1. Jeremiah Robker

    August 16, 2016 at 11:00 am

    Sis, your stories always make me so proud of you and how amazing of a person you are. Every time I read them, I have to fight off the emotions that i’m sure are a mere fraction of what you’ve experienced. You are a very talented writer and your expressions in words are humbling to read. I love you very much!

    1. Crystal S

      August 16, 2016 at 7:16 pm

      Thanks so much Miah. Love you so much ❤️❤️

  2. steriledaryl

    August 17, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    Wow, this is such an emotionally heavy image. I am so amazed by your strength and grace.

    1. Crystal S

      August 17, 2016 at 7:55 pm

      You are so sweet thank you so much ❤️❤️

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