The last couple days have been sad for our Hotmess family. We lost a Hotmess sister. Kylee was a 29 year old wife and mother to two little ones. She was carrying their third, a little boy. After her father dieing unexpectedly she became sick and was admitted to the hospital. She lost their baby and soon after lost her life. She was a fun loving, happy, strong, brave, loving, and confident woman. We watched her grow and claim her power. She conquered fears (like dancing on stage for a cause) and found joy in serving. Our thoughts and prayers are with her sweet family.

We talk all the time at Hotmess about how tomorrow is never guaranteed. We never know what will happen. Any one of us could lose our lives at any time. We don’t know God’s plan. We also talk about how important it is to never let things go unsaid. If you love someone you need to tell them! If you appreciate someone, tell them! If you miss having someone in your life, tell them! If you think someone is amazing, yep, tell them! Don’t wait til something happens to think about how much you loved someone. Share it with them while they are here!!

Nothing is ever lost when we take a moment to share love with someone.

Pictures. We take a lot of pictures. Why? Because when those we love are gone the memories those pictures hold are the only things we have left. So mamas, I know it is usually you taking the pictures, but you need to be in them too. I don’t care if you don’t think you look good enough or fit enough. Your kids won’t be thinking about that. They’ll be thinking that there is a picture of the mother that loved them and sacrificed so much for them. Don’t let your insecurities keep you from preserving memories!!

Please don’t wait til tragedy strikes to express love for each other, make it a part of every day!! Tomorrow isn’t a guarantee.

Jen “Hotmess Hottie”