To my niece, with all my love.

I think ya’ll can resonate with this in your life. My sister, Jody wrote this amazing letter to my daughter (her niece) and I had to share. I love my sister. I love the relationship that they have. -Rachel 

Dear Cameron,

I still can’t imagine how grown up you have become. You are turning out to be
such an exquisite, lovely, strong, caring, smart young lady. Every time I see you, I feel more proud to be your aunt. We may not live near each other but I feel that no distance can separate that special bond we share. I always feel that you are Maddison and Jacks older sister, my very own daughter. Last night, I was watching my daughter play and she kept talking about YOU. She was expressing how wonderful you are, and I started to get teary eyed. I wanted to express my gratitude to you for being a great role model in their life.

You are an unrepeatable miracle. You are unique. There is no one in the world like you. “You are fearfully and wonderfully made.” (Psalm 139:14)

Be who you are. Never be embarrassed or scared of who you are. Celebrate your uniqueness. Never conform to anyone. Never follow the herd. Lead them. You are a powerful and strong little soul and you have been since the day you were born. You are determined, it shows in your all aspects of your life.

Keep reaching, the world is your oyster. You are beyond talented, and have created such a wonderful business with Smooch, you excel in soccer, and you are such a great example of a kind and loving daughter.  You always take your cousins under your wing and are constantly teaching them. You may not know it, but we see it. You leave an impression with Maddison and Jack, they look up to you, and for that, I am thankful.

Just be who you are. Life puts a lot of pressure on everyone; I know, because I’ve been there.  Just know I will be there, your mom, dad, cousins, aunts, uncles and your grandparents — they’ll be there to remind you that we love you for who you are. And we always will.

Your family is  your number one fan, your strongest support. We will always be behind you.

I pray that you will always remember that we love you no matter what. We will always be here for you…

With all my love,

Aunt Jody

My name is Jody! When I began writing my for my blog, Story of this Mom, I thought it would last a week and eventually fall into the category of things I have started and not finished.  Now, here I am three years later still writing for my sanity. This is about me trying to live life with some grace and dignity while finding plenty of time to binge watch shows on Netflix, online shop, and run the household. I am thirty-four years old, I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have two beautiful spirited kids. Over the last fifteen years we have lived in seven states, I like to consider myself a gypsy at heart. We have been in Colorado for four years, where we are raising our family in a small mountain town. We travel to Wisconsin quite frequently to give our children the opportunity to make memories with their cousins and family. If I am not blogging, I am a DIY enthusiast, lover of all vintage and farm decor, coffee addict, traveling, and most importantly spending time with my family and friends. That’s who I am. Feel free to stick around. / Story of this Mom on Instagram /  Story of this Mom blog.


Note: Jody is part of The Lake Country Mom contributor/blogging team. The Lake Country Mom is growing every single day! We are about to celebrate 5 years of blogging in lake country! The Lake Country Mom was started by a girl with a dream and a vision! Never did we ever think we would be so successful! So now here we are with a team! xo!  Each contributor expresses their own thoughts views/stories with support as The Lake Country Mom as a whole. 

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