I have some exciting news for you. I’ve finally started The Lisa Michelle Memorial Fund in honor of my mom who passed away on September 20, 2008.
The LMM Fund has been a dream of mine for a long time and I’m in a place where I can finally make my dream a reality. The primary purpose of the fund is to provide scholarships to students who have lost a parent to drug, alcohol, or prescription drug addiction, but I also plan on working with organizations who help families cope with this type of loss and provide ways to prevent it.
Many of you might know that my mom was a prescription drug addict. For as long as I can remember she had this problem and it’s the reason she passed away at such a young age. I’ve written about her and my experiences with this for some time and none of that has helped me cope as much as starting this fund has. Just in the last few weeks I feel like I’m able to channel my grief and anger into something worth while.
My hope is that, in some way, we can help students cope with their loss. So, I need your help to spread the word so that I can offer at least one scholarship next year. Please share on FB, Twitter, Instagram and anywhere else to help me make an impact in the lives of students who lost a parent to substance abuse.
Our website is www.theLMMFund.org and all donations are tax deductible.
Check out some of my past posts about my mom and my family:
Thank you in advance for you support.
Hello my lovely followers,
It seems like I’ve been gone for so long, but I’m happy to say that I’m finally a married woman now. Our wedding was beautiful even with the surprise California rain that lasted for 5 minutes. We danced. We cried (ok I cried). We laughed. At the end of the day I married the most wonderful man I’ve ever known.
Now to share some pictures provided by our wonderful, amazing, and talented photographer Sean King of Sean King Photography.
So sorry I’ve been MIA for the last couple of weeks. It’s been pretty hectic because in 6 days I will be getting married! Now I understand why they say the last few weeks are the most stressful. My fiancé and I have been running around finalizing details and making sure everything is in order. Thursday and Friday are going to be busy days since my dress, wedding favors, and flower girl shoes need to be picked up and I have to get my nails done. Hopefully I still have hair by Saturday and please cross your fingers that it doesn’t rain. It’s supposed to rain Thursday and Friday I guess.
I’ve also been trying to get everything wrapped up at work since I’ll be gone for a few weeks for our honeymoon to St. Thomas. I can’t wait to lay out with my husband enjoying each other’s company, eating food, and drinking cocktails…and of course I’ll be catching up on my reading. Right now I’m reading The Beautiful Daughters by Nichole Baart and will end up finishing the book on a nice beach.
I’ll have a few scheduled posts ready during the honeymoon, but will be pretty much off the grid. I just want to spend my honeymoon thinking only of my husband and the fact that we are newlyweds.
I’m so looking forward to this Saturday when I finally get to marry the man of my dreams. He’s so amazing and I can’t imagine my life without him.
Considering how excited I am, I wanted so share some more engagement photos. (I’ve said this a million times, but our photographer is AMAZING!)
It’s been quite a while since I shared a Life Update post. I thought my bridal shower would be the perfect thing to share today.
My wonderful aunt hosted by bridal shower on Saturday. It was sprinkling outside, but inside there was an awesome party going on!
I absolutely loved sharing this day with many of the woman in my life. I had moms, sisters, cousins, aunts, and even a sweet old dog in attendance.
We played several games, but my favorite part was having everyone write down their favorite memory they have with me. There was a great mixture of all kinds of memories from funny to sweet.
Now to share a few photos from my AWESOME bridal shower!
I absolutely loved my balloons!
My fiancé and me.
With my little sisters.
Got one of my favorite bottles of wine!