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Shelbss  {University of Michigan '15 // MSU Law '19 }

Thanks for holding my hand through 1L ❤ #barristers2017 #msubarristers2017 #msugreatgatsby

Three years ago (yesterday) I met this guy. Two days ago we ended up leaving urgent care with Eddie having a newly cauterized thumb wound. One day ago he still insisted on going to Pure Barre with me because he knew that's all I wanted for Valentine's Day (this is the "after" pic from that adventure!) You the best @eddielipsey23 ❤ ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #purebarre #bringonthemen @pbokemos

Today is hard.
One year ago today I sat with the rest of my family in a Grand Rapids hospital waiting room as my grandfather underwent the several hour Whipple procedure. About a month before we had received the devastating news that Grandpa had pancreatic cancer. Always a fighter, Grandpa jumped at the chance to have this surgery, hopeful that it would buy him some more time with us on this Earth. 9 months later the cancer took Grandpa from us.
One year ago today I was with you. One year ago today I told you I loved you and gave you a hug.
Two and a half months ago I was with you again. I hugged you as tight as I dared and told you I loved you, the last time I would get to say those words to you in this lifetime.
Not a day goes by where I don't think about you. Not a day goes by where I don't long for floats down the Muskegon river or the sound of your voice over the phone. I wish I could have had more time with you. I wish I would have appreciated the time I did have with you more.
But above all my selfish wishes and sadness, I am so happy that the pain of this world is behind you. I know you wanted more time with us, but I would be kidding myself not to know that where you are now is so much better. I know you're still with me everyday, and as long as you promise to keep listening, I promise to keep talking.
I'll always miss you. I'll always love you.

About 6 months ago I walked into my first @pbokemos class and walked (read: crawled) out exhausted, but so excited! Here's to 100 (and some change) classes of lifting my ledge, pulsing just a liiiitle deeper, a love-hate relationship with planks, my highest heels and straightest legs, and a healthier, stronger me!
#club100 #tuckyeah #purebarre #LTB #lifttoneburn

Sunday stroll through the Walmart parking lot feat. bomb sunset and @faithjoy2017's photography skills 🌄

Back for one night only: Megabus and Bubbles... the Towel Song Reprise: Midland Edition.
#thatsmydad #iliketheflavorofkerrytown #battleshipandbeerflights #seeyousoon

2017 is my year to be present, positive, and passionate! Present in all that I say and do. Positive in my thoughts, words, and feelings. Passionate in my pursuit of education and commitments to self and others. Bring it 2017! {And of course I couldn't do it without a little seat kicking and ledge lifting from #purebarreokemos!} #purebarre #PBlove #LTB #tuckyeah #barrefitness #setthebarre

If you need us, we'll be at Grandma's kitchen table eating all the desserts// 23 Christmases with my girl ❤️
#carpenterclanchristmas #wholefamdamily

Walking out of my last final of my first semester of law school like.... 🙌🏻
#onedown #fivetogo #lawstudent #lawschool (Accidental photo creds @iancmbeck)

Happy birthday to this dancing queen!!! (Please don't hate me for this video 😂). I can't say enough good things about you @meganb1216. Thanks for being my friend even after the infamous bus snub of 2011 and most importantly, for staying an awesome, loyal, best friend all the years since! You are as beautiful on the inside as you are on the outside, and you bless everyone who knows you. Can't wait to grow old together in our side by side town homes with our dogs and children, eating pizza and drinking $5 CVS wine!! Here's to 24 and many more!! ❤️🎉

Just Santa and his favorite rein{dear}
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