Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in GOD's sight.

1 Peter 3:3-4

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Gerard Joseph Schuchard Jr

The reason I haven't wrote lately is because I've been a little busy. Wednesday night after driving school my dad had txt me telling me to call me after I was done. Okay, no problem! So I call him, we talk the usual and then he says something within the lines of Gerard is gone. I don't think I have cried as hard as I did when I hear the news than I have in a very, very long time.

If you haven't followed Gerard's journey with me, here is his story. On Saturday November 20th 2010 he went to the doctor in Carrington, ND after he found a bulge in his abdomen. After a CT Scan they discovered he had cancer. He was very young, 19 to be exact, and this all came as a shock to everyone. He was strong threw this entire thing, but God called him home Wednesday because he felt Gerard had fulfilled his purpose in life.

Because Gerard lived in North Dakota, we didn't get to see him a lot except when they made trips to Mayo. We made so many memories together, and I will cherish them all for the rest of my life. You see, Gerard had this effect on people, you met Gerard once, you'd remember him for a life time.

One thing I would like to talk about it how Gerard would talk to you about ANYTHING! You name it, he'd talk. One thing he was very open about was his battle with cancer. If you had a question, ask him and he'd give you the best answer he could give.

*didn't realize how much I said "like" until I read over our messages*

Another thing that ONLY Gerard did was mess up your hair. It was just something that he did and it didn't matter how mad you were that your hair looked like a rats nest, you just couldn't get mad at him! :)

He also always made you feel good about yourself. If you thought you weren't doing something right, he'd tell you were the best at it. He'd also always make you feel important.

But, if you really knew Gerard, you knew how big his funny bone was.

Same conversation..

<-- And he thought I was the goofy one.. ;)

One last thing about Gerard is that he would NEVER let his problems get in the way of helping others.

Pictured above is Gerard with a mask on due to health at his brothers graduation.

Staying strong for Christmas, pictured with his siblings.

Although his death is so horrible, it has made me realize how important every day, every minute, and every second of your life is. I've noticed lately that I can have quiet the attitude, yes I'll admit. In the end, that attitude or argument, could be used to change someones life. Towards the top you can see that NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon, Gerard's all star, wrote to Gerard on Facebook after him and his dad had took a vacation to watch a race. Isn't that crazy how Gerard's story even touched someone who people would die to be for one day.. I think that says something abut how special Gerard was how what he meant to every one he met.

I'm going to miss you terribly (she writes as if she doesn't already miss you). You were the person I could ALWAYS come to with anything, and you'd be ready and willing to help, no matter how you were feeling. I know this after journey is going to be SO hard for myself and everyone else who knew you. In the end, we really just have to focus on the fact that you are in a pain free place and messing up other girls' hair. I can't wait to see you in the future and meet all your new friends you've already made within just a short period of time. Love ya man,

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

March 21st? Excuse me!

Hey guys!! How's it going? So this technically shouldn't be labeled a blog post because it's only going to be a couple sentences but I need help! In less than a month it will be my birthday and I already have family asking what I want for my birthday. What are some ideas do you guys have? I like almost anything! It can be something that you have gotten recently or something you wish you had, anything! All ideas welcome and very much appreciated :) If you need some help, I am into anything pink or black, love under armour, and of course Target. I also have a Canon Rebel so if you have a Canon and own accessories that you defiantly would recommend please note that too! What do you guys have for me? I'm excited to see all of the neat things! Ask your friends if you need ideas too! I want the comment box to be in overload mode guys!

None of your ideas are stupid!

Comment it up please! :)


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Stop; 2012

So lately I haven't been posting until I have at least one comment on the previous post but this is urgent and needed a post right away.

KONY 2012

Have you guys watched this video (linked above)? I've seen it a few times via facebook but didn't watch it because I thought it was just another one of those stupid video's that every one's going to post. I'm glad I watched it. If you just flew right over the video to start reading this, stop reading right this second and go watch. This post will still be here when you come back, but the children may not.

Isn't that so powerful! I don't really know what to say but I really had this thing getting at me to post this for everyone to see. Right after you finish reading this post go to your blog, twitter, facebook, pinterest, ANYTHING you have and spread the word about Kony. If you want to find me on pinterest and re-pin the pin I pinned (holy "pin"!) please do! If your some one who has wanted to take a stand for something but thought you were to small or to young to do anything, this is your chance!! I have added a picture with a link on my sidebar and feel free to take it and post it every where you can think of! Please link up and spread the word about this horrible man and what he is doing!

I'll leave you with one last thought... What if those children that are being abducted and forced to kill there own family, was your child and you couldn't do anything. Wouldn't you want help?

Don't forget to link to your blog, facebook, twitter, and pinterest.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Coming back & one year

Coming back:
Hey everyone!! Yes, I am still here :) I literally just got home from a quick but very fun trip to North Dakota to see some family! I'm so proud of myself, I actually took some pictures! Ill post those soon... But just to keep you coming back, I'll share one.

This is one of my many cousin's and I. :) Love him!

One year:
One year ago my lovely aunt died of cancer. She was a wonderful young lady and is greatly missed. Love you Mona and think about you TONS!

What's new with you guys? Sorry I haven't blogged a lot lately. I meant to before we left for ND but didn't have enough time. 😢