Tuesday, July 26, 2016

A birthday & a graduation.

I’m so behind on this post (one month to be exact) and I really don’t know why I’ve dragged myself on posting it. But that saying, better late than never is what I’m going to be using for my excuse today.

June 26 is my mom’s birthday. And it was a tough day. Sean did the sweetest thing and the Friday before her birthday he surprised me at work with flowers. My mom’s favorite color was purple so the vase and the flowers were shades of purple and I was just so surprised and in awe. This man I married continues to surprise me every day. The way he loves me is just so good and in this world filled with so much hate and sadness it is so welcomed to be able to have him. Here are a couple of pictures I took of the flowers.

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I knew the day would start out tough. Just like all the holidays before it. But this time it was just a little tougher because she should have been 65. She should have made it. The only thing that made it easier was the fact that my little sister’s (Priscilla) graduation actually fell on that day as well. I’ve never been to a Sunday graduation. In fact, I did not even think they did Sunday graduations but for some reason my sister’s graduation fell on a Sunday. My mom wanted more than anything for my little sister to go back to school and when she did I remember my mom being so proud of her. I feel like it falling on my mom’s birthday was as though she was telling us that she was with her in spirit and celebrating her on a big day. A day that began with much tears ended with much laughter. It was a pretty special day. Excuse the crap load of pictures because I apparently have no self-control.

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After Priscilla’s graduation ceremony we went to Antonios in the Bronx. It was our first time there but certainly not our last. The service and food was outstanding. As soon as we entered they made us feel right at home and every single one of us had a smile on our face the entire time. They tell you that you’re their family and they make you feel like it’s true. It’s no wonder that their reviews are outstanding. I didn’t take pictures of all the food but every single thing I tasted was delicious! And that bread, let’s just say we kept on asking for more, so incredibly good.

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My dad's birthday falls on June 18 so we surprised him with cake and he was just the cutest. Look at how happy he looks!
It was not an easy day for him so we needed him to know just how loved he is.

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I just love my family :).

P we are so, so proud of you and know that you are going to do big things in life. We love you. Go get em’!

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Tomes Edition said...

Such a beautiful family. Faith you look stunning. 1st time not seeing your hair in a pinned up or twist out.

Desiree Macke said...

Sean is the sweetest. Those flowers were so gorgeous.
And, so fitting that your sister's graduation fell on your mom's birthday. She was surely watching from above.

Pegster said...

Sean is so sweet, so happy that he made that day special for you. I seriously loved all the happy smiles in this post particularly your dad's when you surprised him for his birthday.

Your family post are seriously my favorite. I am glad that it ended up being such a great week for you guys

Highly Favored said...

Beautiful capture of your flowers. Sean is such a special gift to you. Your sister's graduation falling on your Mom's birthday seems like such a special gift to her. Enjoyed seeing your family again, just so beautiful!!

Emily Jane said...

Your dad might be the cutest thing on the planet! Congratulations to your younger sister, what did she major in? I loved all the photographs. And big props to Sean for the beautiful bouquet of flowers in honor of your mothers birthday.

Joy B. E. said...

Sean is just so awesome but of course you already know that! That was a very thoughtful thing to do. I can only imagine your pain and pray that each passing day makes the loss a little less painful.
So happy to see the smile on all your faces. Congratulations to your sister. That is quite and accomplishment!
And Happy Birthday to your dad! Being surrounded by family makes a HUGE difference.

I hope you're having a great week!

Nylse Esahc said...

You wear the most beautiful shoes. Wear them while you can.

I love the joy in this post.

The Pink Growl said...

My mom's birthday was a difficult for me too. It's a strange "milestone". But I'm glad you had your sister's graduation to make the day brighter! XOXO

Law_Fal said...

Birthdays are rough. Sean is awesome! And congrats to your sister. I'm glad you guys are so close. That closeness will make things a lot easier to bear! And the graduation falling on her birthday was definitely no coincidence!!!! That was a heaven sent.

Christelle said...

So glad a hard day like that could be celebrated with family and your sister's graduation. Congrats to her! And you did win the lotto with such a sweet and thoughtful husband! Your dad is the cutest, you all have such a warm and beautiful smile! Sending you hugs (sorry so late in commenting) sweet friend!

Laura Darling said...

Congratulations to your sister! You all look so proud of her! :) And those flowers are beautiful. You married a good one.

Kacie Ellis said...

Awe! This brings a tear to my eye. Your mom was definitely their with you and your family celebrating your sister's big achievement. Congrats to your sister!


Mrs. Pancakes said...

Faith..it feels good to be back sharing in your family events. Congrats to your sister and your mom would be so proud of her family. My heart is full!