Brandy Day241: Rinse Cycle

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Everything in life can be a vicious cycle and if we are not careful getting caught in it can ruin us.
In the beginning everything starts fresh, grows, changes & dies. Once it dies its gone forever. Whatever it is. God willing it comes back, it will never be the same. Be sure to enjoy life at first sight, because YOU will eventually grow, change & die.
Take too many photos, enjoy every moment no matter how small & know nothing is really ours.

Brandy Day197: Fresh Green

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As a child I was often ‘required’ to help in the garden. Somehow I always got stuck in the green bean row. Weeding and picking the beans. It was unreal how many beans could grow in a number of rows. Then, snapping them, at each end. However, fresh green beans are so crisp and delicious!!!! Mom was kind enough to bring me a bag of pre snapped fresh green beans! <3!

Brandy Day160: Boston Ellie

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Today we celebrated Boston’s 3rd birthday, as well as the departure of the Olvey family onto a new journey.
I met Ethan as a co worker 3 years ago. Boston, his niece, was just a baby fighting infancy and cystic fibrosis. Cystic fibrosis is a disease passed down that causes a thick mucus that builds up in the lungs, digestive tract, and other areas of the body. It is one of the most common chronic lung diseases in children and young adults.  Nearly 30,000 Americans suffer from this disease. 
I’ve had the pleasure of watching her grow and fight. I remember holding her when she was just months old. Hiding her enzymes in her Mac and cheese as she grew. Watching her take them like a big girl before requesting a frosty and Papo (Grandpa Olvey). If you’ve met Boston your life has been changed. Josh & Ashley (her parents) have raised a God loving, strong willed, inspirational, beautiful young girl.
Research shows that salty mist from the water can help break up thick mucus in the lungs and makes breathing easier. It helps draw fluid out of the lung tissue and create a surface lining that kids would not have.
Good luck Olveys on the East coast. Your Midwest family & friends support you and love you.