Today Is Independence Day

Don’t Take It For Granted

Hello World 🌻 Happy Day My Friends πŸ’–πŸ™πŸ’–

The month of July is a very hard month for me…

Although the beginning of the month should bring me happy memories, knowing what happened at the end of the month makes it very hard for me to smile today 😒

July 4th, 2015 my son and I decided to get out of town and we went camping at one of our favorite places, Roosevelt Lake in the Tonto National Forest…

We explored Indian ruins, went swimming in the lake and saw 5 different fireworks shows from different cities because we hiked to a mountain top..

We had a wonderful 5 days, days that should make me happy, yet then I remember that on July 30th my son went on a different journey up in heaven.. 😒

I’m trying to learn how to carry this pain in a different way, where I can smile at the beautiful time we had on the 4th, yet it’s still very hard for me 😒

Yet even though my pain, today always reminds me of how many people don’t have the freedom that we do and I get so so grateful for what I do have..

2 other incredible children, friends that are amazing and a life where I can do whatever I please and that fills my heart with gratitude and love πŸ’–πŸ€—..

My point in all this is:

So many in our world don’t have the freedom that we do.. they cannot live a life where they can do whatever they want too…

Today is Independence Day and every day should be..a day that you are grateful to be alive and to be free! πŸ™πŸ™

Happy 4th of July πŸ’–

Ricci πŸ’•

It’s Your Emotions and Your Feelings

That Make Or Break Your Day


Hello World, 

 πŸ€— BUS UPDATE πŸ€—

First and foremost I want to say thank you to all that sent love and support for me on my sons birthday. It is still a very difficult time for me and you all helped get me through a difficult day and I am forever grateful to you all πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€— πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—

I spent the day crying and laughing working on the bus and focused on what Michael would have been doing and today while getting frustrated over the little things this poem popped into my headπŸ™„ Go figure huh ..Needless to say I changed my mindset, tackled some little things and before I stopped I actually remembered to take some photos for YOU πŸ˜€πŸ˜„πŸ˜€.

The foam flooring my daughter bought me is in (except for one piece in front of the fridge that’s driving me insane) The extension of the countertop is complete and now encloses the fridge (that’s where the white sheer curtain is hanging) I took that lazyboy recliner out because it was too big and I have a surprise for you next week… That space is now where my two doggie beds are and they love it. I put a six and a half foot shelf up above the counter and sink that I still have to put a lip on so stuff doesn’t slide off and I still have to paint/seal the wood on both the countertop and shelf.. I took out the boxspring of the bed and my son made me a platform for the mattress so now I have 18 inches of storage under the bed. I have to hook up the water and faucet and the inverter and solar system which will all be done next week along with the really cool surprise for you that I am so excited about.. πŸ˜„πŸ™ƒ. I still have a bunch to do yet omg I’m loving it and of course I keep changing my mind on stuff like the window privacy panels third times a charmπŸ™„ still need more color cause it’s so blue and yellow (Michael’s favorite colors) yet I gotta brighten it up cause I LOVE colors πŸ’—

So my friends here’s some pics because if it wasn’t for all of you, all of your love, support, donations and belief in me I would not be where I am and I know without a doubt that Michael is smiling at us all!!!  WOO HOO MY FRIENDS IT’S HAPPENING… Much love to you all and thank you thank you thank you.. I AM GRATEFUL 

Ricci πŸ’•

Life Smiles Back At You

When You Live A Positive Life


Hello World,

As Children are Taught The Golden Rules.. Do Onto Others, As You would have them do into you… I haven’t lived that way all my life but now I truly do… And I can actually truly say I’ve lived most of my life like that too πŸ€—β€

Today was an incredible day, a heartwarming and productive day on the bus too…. Yet tonight a very special friend that has turned into my Family said something in a response to one of my posts on Instagram that made me stop and think… πŸ€”

After my son passed away I became a very bitter, angry and very depressed soul, I lost me for over 18 months and when I made the decision to change my life and get me back it wasn’t an easy task… I was always a happy happy made everyone smile type of person and when I a started being me again life surrounded me with the most incredible souls and I wrote this because I’m so grateful for all of you and because it’s really true too……..πŸ€”πŸ™„

That saying what comes around goes around  is really very true… Cause when you live your life in a positive way, life smiles right back at you 😁❀

I’m now only needing help to get the 2000 watt inverter and the 200 watt solar panel kit for me to have electricity inside without using the engine batteries while stopped at night. The active link is below for anyone that can help or share the link if you can and Please click on β€œRead More” under the picture of me and my son to read all about me and my journey πŸ˜˜πŸ˜

Thank you all for sharing you… I am πŸ™πŸ€—

https://www.gofundme.com/riccis-healing-journey

Goodnight Universe β€πŸ€—

Ricci πŸ’•

Spiritually Letting Go Is Freedom

For Your Mind, Body and Soul


Hello World,

Working in the bus today was very fun yet going through the things I want to take was a tad difficult… 

It amazes me how much “stuff” we accumulate and when you start to go through it, you realize how little we really truly need  and how much we hold on to that we really don’t need at all πŸ€—πŸ’•

It’s not always easy letting go of material things that we’ve collected over the years yet today helped me see that some things I’ve been holding on to forever, I really don’t need at all πŸ€”πŸ™„  A roof, some clothes, food and the basis are really all I need… 

Do I really need my mom’s China that I’ve been holding onto for years or am I just afraid to let them go because they bring memories from so many years? πŸ€”πŸ™„

It’s not the things that make you happy it’s the memories they give to you .. Yet Things don’t last forever, it’s love and memories that do 😍❀😍❀

Free yourself from material things cause they eventually go away… It’s all the love within your heart and the memories that always stay πŸ’•β€πŸ’•

A beautiful soul that saw my gofundme messaged me on my blog and sent me a gift card to purchase the little fridge I needed for the bus WOO HOO πŸ˜ I’M SO VERY GRATEFUL… so now I’m down to only needing help to get the 2000 watt inverter and the 200 watt solar panel kit for me to have electricity inside without using the engine batteries while stopped at night. The active link is below for anyone that can help… Please click on β€œRead More” under the picture of me and my son to read about my journey β€πŸ™β€
https://www.gofundme.com/riccis-healing-journey 

Thank you all so very much for all your love and support… I truly am grateful

Goodnight Universe πŸŒ“β€

Ricci πŸ’•

Don’t Allow Your Feelings Make You Forget

What You Deserve

Hello World,

Hello my friends… Today I was up bright and early and got started on the bus right away…. It wasn’t until I went into town to pick up a few drill bits and L-brackets at 1pm that I realized I hadn’t posted my hello world good morning post and I actually started feeling guilty in the hardware store πŸ™„πŸ€”

On our way back I was actually fighting with myself because I wanted to post something yet my mind was totally focused and set on getting more done in the bus and I totally went blank.. I couldn’t think of anything to write about and that’s never happened before which made me know that I wasn’t meant to post this morning, I was meant to keep doing what I was doing and that it was ok to do so… So I did… And as soon as I got back in the bus the guilt was gone 😁❀😁

When I finished for the day and sat looking at the progress and the feeling I had was unexplainable.. this writing immediately came to me and after writing it, I took more pictures to share my progress with you.πŸ™β€

Don’t ever quit my friends, cause the best feeling in the world is watching your dreams fall into place after watching your whole world fall apart…πŸ™β€πŸ™β€πŸ™β€πŸ™β€πŸ™β€

Still need help with a couple things to complete it…a 2000 watt inverter, an electric cooler or small fridge, and a 200 watt solar panel kit. The gofundme link in my bio is still active and those are really the only things left that I’m needing help with to complete the bus and begin my journey to sprinkle my son’s ashes and heal… The full story is under the picture of me and my son in the campaign just click on β€œRead More” to read it all. Much love my friends and thank you for all your love, support, kindness and light 

https://www.gofundme.com/riccis-healing-journey