A Brief Update

I lost my Mom unexpectedly and suddenly last week.  She was my biggest fan.  She always knew what I was working on (I sent her in process shots over text), excited about the newest brand I was working with, and insisted on seeing everything I made/was in process of making when she would come over for a visit.  She bought me every pineapple and flamingo thing she saw.  Even if said pineapple/flamingo object was ridiculously ugly- she insisted I make it over.

The thought of creating something my Mom will never see is just heart breaking.   I will be taking a brief hiatus.  I pushed back my commitments for two weeks to give me some time.

I only listed the amazing things my Mom did as a supporter of my career.  But, she supported me in everything I did, I talked to her every single day, multiple times.  We chatted while I worked every night. We skyped so she could see the girls even if she saw them that very day.  She loved my girls with every fiber of her being.  She (and my Dad) spoiled them rotten.

I feel way too young to be without her, navigating the world, parenting without her advice and with no one nagging me to go see a doctor because I hate going.  I miss her so much and always will.  I love you, Mom.  Thank you for loving me so much.

Thank you for reading, xo Laurel

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  1. So sorry for your loss. What an amazing relationship to have with your Mom. So many fond memories. Love is being sent your way. xo

  2. So sorry for your loss. What an amazing relationship to have with your Mom. So many fond memories. Love is being sent your way. xo

  3. Jessica says:

    Oh sweet friend. This loss is incredibly unfair and I'm so sorry you have to be without your beautiful mother. So much love to you. ��

  4. I am so sorry for how you must be feeling – surround yourself with love as much as possible, and continue to talk to her and feel her presence when you do – that helped me when my grandpa passed.

    -Clarissa @ The View From Here

  5. Thinking of you friend! I'm so sorry for the loss and I wish I could take that hurt out of your heart.

  6. john Hartil says:

    So sorry to hear the sad news. I lost both my parents suddenly at a young age and it stuns you. Fortunately like yourself I had a young family and also a caring wife who helped me through

  7. I'm so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. I lost both my parents on the same day when I was 24 years old. I had no children at the time but a wonderful, loving husband who helped me through it. Hold fast to your family…they will help you through this trying time. Know that you will be together again. You're in my prayers.

  8. This is just so terrible Laurel. I am so so sorry friend.

  9. i love you laurel. i am so so sorry. you've been in my thoughts everyday, sending so many hugs xxxx

  10. I feel like I got a really good sense of how amazing your mom is just from reading this post. I'm heartbroken and so sorry that you are without her. Love you <3

  11. Amy Anderson says:

    I'll be thinking of you Laurel – sending out positive, healing thoughts. She sounds like an amazing person.

  12. Laurel I've been thinking of you often… I'm so sorry you have to endure this. Your mom sounds so lovely. Hugs and love to you friend. ❤️

  13. My heart hurts for you, Laurel. Sending you lots of hugs. xo

  14. Oh, Laurel. I am so sorry. What a blessing your mother has been in your life. She sounds like just a wonderful woman. Sending love.

  15. Sarah says:

    Laurel, my heart hurts for you. Thank you for sharing this post, we all learned a little bit of just how amazing your mom was. Sending prayers your way. <3

  16. Manda says:

    Oh Laurel, my heart aches for you. So, so sorry for your loss. Know that you are loved and prayed for! xoxo

  17. nancy says:

    Wow, this is so recent. My mom passed away in October 2015, she was nearly 89 and I was nearly 63. I Love Jesus I hope more than anything but! I would be SO angry if my Mom passed away so early as yours, with young grandchildren. I would really have to deal with that.
    I am so very sorry for your loss. I will pray for you, and her grandchildren to know her and love her memory as well as you wish for them to remember her. Anyway, children will find joy in what they know, not in what you know.
    I live in an area with tons of flowers most of the year and I always texted her pictures. Now, I just send them to my husband, he's so nice about it. Maybe I will send some to you!

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