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This memorial day is different than most. Stores are closed, barbecues are cancelled and large celebrations are not allowed. Even though plans may have been cancelled, there is still an opportunity to take a moment to honor and remember those who have sacrificed their lives for our freedom. Maybe plant a flower, go for a walk with your child or sit outside and take in the peace and beauty around you. If it wasn’t for the men and women who selflessly sacrificed their lives for our freedom, we may not have enjoyed these simple, yet beautiful luxuries. Eddie, I’m remembering and honoring you not just today but every single day. Thank you to all the brave men and women who have allowed me to live this beautiful life. A life where nothing is taken for granted and everything is greatly appreciated.



April 25th will always be a date that brings me joy and cause for celebration. Eddie would have been 35 today and I can picture him dancing around with his big, beautiful smile. He appreciated the little things in life and took nothing for granted. I wondered how he would handle this social distancing period and quickly knew what his quarantine life would look like. Eddie was selfless and always helping others. I imagine he would be the same during this time. He would be delivering groceries to the elderly and helping out anywhere he could. That’s just who he was. I’m sure he would also enjoy his Jack Daniels and have fun making hilarious Tick Tok videos. There would be moments of helping, laughter and probably eating most of the quarantine snacks. Today I would like you to raise your glass and take a moment to remember and celebrate a true, selfless hero. A man with a heart that was bursting with love and compassion. A man who lived life to the fullest in his short 25 years on this earth. His memory will live on forever. Happy birthday Eddie. Slainte!

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I’m sure people are overwhelmed hearing about the Covid 19 virus. People are scared, lost and trying to figure out this new virtual world we are currently living in. In the midst of all the craziness I see a lot more than the virus. I see family time you would have never had and making new enjoyable memories. I see finding new creative ways to hide from your kids and being able to spend the day with or without pants on. Unless you have a virtual meeting and find yourself in one of those hilariously embarrassing youtube videos where you actually went to work with no pants on. I see people reaching out to help others, from a safe 6 foot distance of course. I see educators going above and beyond to support their students and their families and all of these incredible essential workers who are out on the front line. They’re risking their health, while we are safely in our homes creating new tik tok videos or quickly depleting our liquor stash. Unfortunately the pregnant women, such as myself, can only sip on mocktails while pretending it’s giving us super powers and patience with our children. Maybe it’s time to learn more about yourself. Like rediscovering what your natural hair color really is. I don’t just see the virus. I see people lifting each other up, giving hope, spreading humor, feeling love and enjoying very entertaining videos.


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