If you know me, you have heard stories of my son Jack. He is the greatest gift I have ever been given. He is my best friend and the reason I get out of bed in the morning. He is the reason I am a warrior. I am a fighter, I never give up. Even when days are hard and I feel weak, he is my reason for pulling myself up and working harder. Jack is just graduating from high school (mindblowing) and will be heading off to boot camp soon to serve in the US Army (mindblowing). My baby is off to be a soldier! I will miss him more than I can ever express but I know he is making his way in the world.

These photos are the last days this summer we had together. Jumping, splashing, swimming in the lake. Being silly and ridiculous. Just us. Messy and covered in lake grasses and mud. Thank you to our dear friend Heidi Finn for capturing these moments.