Finally, my favorite post of the week! Every Sunday morning I take some of the photos that you have uploaded to the Facebook wall, and I post them here. I love This is Beautiful You because it gives me (and everybody else) an incredible glimpse of who we all are. It puts a face on the awesome people coming here. It gives us a beautiful idea of the uniqueness and diversity of the followers here at SDL. More than anything, it shows all of us just how beautiful we each can be.
Jenetta J Hettrick because she is one of the most inspirational people in my life and a true role model to her kids!!! I love her dearly
That black and white shot of the fellow and his little boy warms my heart...that is my son and grandson. My son has had issues and I have custody of my grandson but I have this picture in my grandson's room to let him know that his dad loves him! Through all of the trials and issues and separations, love is louder!
Megan Auvil: who is the most amazing best friend, gracious person, exceptional mother and role model, and tower of strength despite all that life hands her. She is strong and loving and wise and giving. I am thankful to know her.
I loved them all but my favorite was great-great grandma holding the baby..reminded me of my grandmother (99yrs) who got to hold her last great-grandbaby a couple of weeks before she passed away..
Heather Houston, for adopting me on here, for being an incredible mother, and for not having a man and being okay with it, thus saving me from crying binges after I would hear of her man, when I am living my life of 'What Men Prefer...Is Not Me'.
My husband Thane Dusek is the most beautiful person I know. He is my rock!!! He loves me more than I have ever been loved before and I feel like I love him more than I have loved anyone besides my children. 3rd Xs a charm. I finally found someone with whom I want to grow old with.
Pamela Graham, because she is such a wonderful person who gives so much more than she gets in return.
Crystal for being one amazing and beautiful kick ass mama!!! As one of my dearest friends....she has helped me say...screw what others think....and be who you want to be! Thank you....for helping me smile more each day!!! I'm always here for ya girl! Love you Mama!!!
These always make me smile, but my favourite today was the couple dancing at their wedding - you can see all the people watching but you just know that to them, there's no one else in the world in that moment :)
@Arynn Thank you very much! This is a picture of myself and my husband at our October 2012 wedding. Four of the people you can see in the background are our parents watching our first dance. Needless to say, we had a great photographer :).
Karna for being the beautiful, loving, strong and dedicated wife, mother, aunt and sister that you are. You inspire others to believe in themselves and to be comfortable in their own skin. You have been one of my biggest supporters in helping me believe in myself, be happy with my true beauty and to stay true to who I am. I love you more than you'll ever know! I love you SISTER!!!
Katie, because you are my heartsister no matter how much time or how many miles lie between us. You have overcome so much and continue to amaze me with what you have accomplished. I love your guts!!
Kyla for raising two amazing children (who continue to show their own beauty day after day with their kind words and actions) and showing so much love to all those that surround you. Even when you don't feel beautiful, know we see your beauty shining through every single day! I've always got your back Sister! Love ya....ALWAYS!
The dog in the snow with her guardian....as well as the mom outside on the blanket, with the little one - touching.
Michaela Heille, my beautiful best friend of 15 years. A great mother and someone I can go to for anything! I love you besty!!
I always love the babies with their Grandparents, but today my very favorite....the girl huggin her dog in the snow.
This little boy is my beautiful, precious nephew, Christopher, who is fighting for his life right now https://www.facebook.com/oOSusanOo/posts/547156958636314 we just found out only Wednesday that he has an aggressive form of cancer that is very advanced. He has been so happy despite everything going on, he's such a bright and beautiful soul in my family's lives. I hope and pray every moment we get to enjoy him for years to come.
Lea Simoni Reed you're beautiful, my friend...inside and out! Your mom will continue to watch over you with love and pride! Bee strong. Bee happy. Bee YOU!
My beautiful son and daughter used as the front picture, but second photo down on actual page. Oh the feels!!!! :0) Made my day xxx
DawnMarie McCarthy Ardelt is beautiful because she is a beacon of strength in heartbreaking situations. She can be tough as nails and one of the kindest people you know. She continues to be a great role model as a wife, mother, and leader. Amanda Carter is beautiful because she is a wonderful friend and mother. She is a constant reminder that you are not the product of your circumstances. I proudly call her my friend.
Jennifer Dutrizac is a great mom, and my best friend. No matter how many miles and years come between us, we are strong and steady.
Lauren Groves.....she makes my son smile and laugh more than he has in a long time. She's beautiful inside and out and I'm blessed that he found her!!
Cathy Diane Smith is, and has always been, beautiful to me. She raised my brother and I by herself, with more unconditional love and patience than I've ever seen anyone else display. She continues to be both of her kids' best friends, though we're 36 and 40. There is no better grandma on earth, just ask her 8 grandchildren. The past 2 years, I have watched her handle unemployment, and a chronic illness diagnosis with grace and optimism. She found love again, despite the trials she was going through, and found herself again in the process. The self that she put away when she decided that a mother's job was to give everything up for your kids. She's happy, and radiant, and every time I look at her these days, I'm struck by how beautiful she is, and how very much I hope to be living a life that makes her grandkids look at me that way one day.
Betsy Owen, my sister and best friend! She inspires me to be a better person and I know I can count on her when needed!
Beth Lince because she's the strongest woman I've ever met! She's the most amazing wife and mother, and her kids are the most polite well behaved children I know! Not to mention, she's one hell of a MILF! ;-) I'm so glad I can call you my friend!
Amanda De Jong because she is so inspiring not only to me, but to others. She has flipped her life so much to be a positive person and I consider her one of the brightest lights I know! Oh and did I mention she's a hell of a mother?
My husband, Bob Lowry because he is the most loving, caring, giving and forgiving man, husband, daddy, son, brother and soldier I have ever met. He has shown me support beyond words. He stands for everything I believe family and country should be about. He prays with me, plays with me and is the world to our children.
To the young woman on page 3: your freckles are gorgeous and I would die for your hair. You have a very natural beauty that I found to be lovely; it drew me to your picture. I hope that you were thinking happy thoughts when this photo was snapped! ;)
Krista Whitley Castellarin cause you are the mother of 2 incredible children. An incredible entrepeneur. Just a great person. Just needed to say that.
Veronica Larson, again! She's one of my best friends that truly values the friendship we have, as well as the other things in life. Joe LeRoy, he's honest to a fault, and understands who he is and doesn't let others compromise that. As we get older, he does not hesitate to change his point of views on life because he knows that is the definition of maturing.
Pam Norris Sullivan, Kim Blythe, Alicia Sallee are three of the most beautiful I know. They are full of love, acceptance, and open arms for someone who needs a little help. I'm honored to know these women and treasure their presence in my life!! Love and miss you ladies so much!!!!!!
My friend, Erin Garrigan Bauersachs, is beautiful, because she inspires me and motivates me, everyday. She's smart, creative and artistic and tons of fun to be around!
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