This is Lake George in Mammoth Lakes, CA. That is Crystal Craig mountain that you are looking at. This picture was taken from our cabin at Wood's Lodge. We have been vacationing in Mammoth Lakes for over 18 years now.
It is a huge ski resort in the Winter but there are so many awesome things to see in the summer! We had a great time this year.
We also visited Bodie State Historic Park. We have visited here years ago when our children were younger and decided it was time to go back. What a great day we had. This became a state park back in 1962 and is maintained in a state of "arrested decay." Only 5% of the original building still exist. I just love this photo that I captured.
When we were fishing on Lake Mary we had these delightful butterflies who joined us. There were at least a dozen of them hanging around the whole time we were there. I knew they were your babies. These little guys are super tiny and very beautiful.
This is one of my new obsessions. I love Pinterest and seem to be drawn to the quotes that are posted. I am always in the mood for inspiration. So I've been printing them out on matte photo paper and hopefully one day I will get a chance to frame them. I would love a wall of inspiration that I could look at and feel inspired.
Now on a more personal note I wanted to share some feelings with you. I have not lost a child and I pray to God that I never do. In saying that it doesn't mean that I don't hurt inside and have pain in my life. My daughter suffers with extreme OCD which can turn into BDD (body dimorphic disease) and it breaks my heart into a million pieces everyday.
Yes my daughter is here but she really isn't here. She is unhappy and suffers daily with horrible thoughts about herself. She is 32 and has suffered with these diseases for over 15 years now. She doesn't see what we see. She can't see her beauty which is truly there and wants to end her life. I believe the fear of not going to Heaven is the only thing that has saved her so far.
We have been to see many doctors over the years and nothing seems to help. She is always under a doctors care but she doesn't want to be medicated. She is on medication but it only takes a very slight edge off of her feelings. Watching her in so much personal pain each day has me broken. I see her and I can hug her but I can't heal her.
I am sharing this here today because I would like prayer for her and our family. I cry all the time now and I think about running away from my life. It is just too hard to watch.
If you are here to request a handkerchief for yourself or someone you love please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org .
I will need a full name, address and a brief description of who passed away. If you have a blog link I would appreciate that also.
Please know that I care. ((HUGS))