All the “Firsts”

We made it through Christmas, as you can imagine…it was very different this year. I know in my heart it will never truly be the same again, but this one, this one was rough. Our family is definitely an extended one, but we sure do know what’s important. Hate that it was learned the hard way, but proud of where this broken road has taken us. I watch my husband handle the most difficult of circumstance with such grace, he struggles EVERY day but he moves forward, and when he stumbles, he stands up stronger. He is an amazing man, father, son and even ex-husband. I am grateful that I get to spend the rest of my life by his side. For better or for worse, I would want to stand no where else.

God, for whatever reason, picked our family to survive the unthinkable…but, in the same aspect he has placed amazing people in our path to help us through. Sometimes the words “blessed” and “grateful” are the furthest things from my mind, but then He sends us an angel in disguise to remind us we are, in fact, both. We are lifted in prayer each day by family, friends and strangers. We receive sweet notes left on our doorstep, texts and FB Messages. When negativity is brought to the forefront, it is crushed quickly by positive, kind people. We are surrounded by family and friends who understand we do not know how to do this and we are doing the best we can, they wait patiently while we try to figure out what is next for us, for all of this, we are grateful. As the New Year approaches, I know it will be the last “first” for a while and although each day is a first without her, the milestones do make it more difficult. So many of you help make that difficulty bearable…for that we are grateful.

We are looking forward to what 2017 will bring to Seaglass Salvage Market and we are excited about some changes that will come with the New Year and we are of course, grateful for all of you!

Brad and I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and we wish for you a Happy and Healthy New Year, filled with peace and love.

See you next year 🙂



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  1. Don’t forget all the wonderful charities you are introducing to your Seaglass Salvage Market customers…Gary and I stopped at a thrift store today on the way home from a doctor’s visit only to discover that they support the teenagers who have aged out of foster homes…the same group you introduced us to last market…..we talked to the people there and realized we knew them from other places as well…we bought a few items and made a small donation…I would never have made the connection if not for you Kelli…thanks….


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