My Story

…My story is far from over and I still have a lot I want to do and want to contribute to the world. I’m getting use to being “retired”. I love my family and friends. I am immensely proud of my children, deeply in love with my husband and over the moon enamored with my grandchildren. God has blessed me. Life can be challenging. It can also be sweet. I shed a tear here and there like everyone else. But I also now have a mission to smile at everyone who looks at my oxygen wearing face. I figure if I can put a smile on one person’s face each day then it’s a good day. God is good.


A note from Taryn.

The past year marks significant joyful highs and painful lows for our family. Sometimes it felt like the end of the world, or my world as I know it. But despite all the chaos the sun continued to rise and set, the waves of emotion came and went. We got through it all together, surrounded by family and friends near and thousands of miles away. I saw the power of community, how much love and support can carry you through the darkness, how one person as special as Mom could have impacted so many people. I hope her story, our story, can continue to bring our family closer and continue to inspire our friends to be kind and smile often.

“But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord”

Joshua 24:15

Karine & Craig

Nicole, Taylor, Taryn & Jordan