A Mother’s Day Legacy

May 11, 2023

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A Mother's Day Legacy
Mark and I with his Mom and Dad

A Mother’s Day Legacy of Love

I wanted to give a little Mother’s Day Legacy tribute to a special woman in my life that has shaped me. Some of you know that I was raised mostly by my Daddy {Bless his heart}. Truly, he did such an amazing job of being a present, caring and patient Dad. And he still is! We have such a special bond that I wouldn’t trade for anything in the world. He taught me so much about life and love!

Me & Mr. Mom (aka my Dad)

My “Mother in Love”

Mark and I met when we were just teenagers (little babies.) Even though we are in our 30’s we have been together 17 years (!) While I certainly believe I hit the jackpot with Mark, his family is just as incredible. They welcomed me into their family from the start and have been instrumental in my life and our marriage as well. I thank God all the time for the blessing of wonderful in-laws!

Mark’s Mom has always been one of the strongest, most kind women I have ever known. I’ve truly never known another woman liker her. She’s always been such a go-getter and has taught me so many things. Even now she has been jumping in to help us with the Carolina Cottage! She helped my Dad and I pull the old fireplace off and so much more. Her support of Mark and I’s dreams has made all the difference in my life.

The Family Business

One of the reasons why we are able to do so much renovating our personal home, rental, Caroline Cottage and the RV Property is due to Mark’s previous skills as a plumber. He is actually a 4th Generation Plumber! His Grandma on his Dad’s side, Anna Ruth, was the first licensed female plumber in the state of South Carolina.

Mark’s Mom also ran a very successful plumbing business for many years. One of the many reasons why I find her so inspiring is how she ran her business while loving her family so well. The plumbing industry doesn’t typically have a lot of females so I feel like they both deserve so much extra credit for succeeding where it may have seemed impossible.

Mark Plumbing in the Carolina Cottage - A Mother's Day Legacy
Mark fixing the Carolina Cottage Bathroom

Mother’s Day Legacy Continued

For many years, Mark was a plumber until he felt a nudge and decided it was time to try something new. It’s nice to know he has a skill not to just to help us, but also in case we ever need a fall back plan. {Here’s a sweet video of him trying to teach me some plumbing skills.}

Mark has been slowly teaching Jackson the “family business” as well. No matter what Jackson decides to do in life, he will have an amazing skill set already.


I’m thankful for a husband that takes time to invest in his children and their futures. His Mom set the tone by modeling this to him not just with plumbing, but in so many other wonderful ways. One of my greatest hopes and prayers is that we are building up children who will grow up to be wonderful spouses and eventually parents. {Sevi will be the most fun mom and Jackson will be the sweetest Dad.}

Jackson and Sweet Sevi

Ok, let me go sit in a corner and cry now just thinking about my babies being grown and having their own families one day!

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  1. Joan Owings says:

    Sweetest story ever! Thanks for sharing . I enjoy watching your Instagram feeds and stories . Sevi cracks me up with her quick wit and Jackson has the best and sweetest county voice . You guys make my day !
    Happy Mothers Day , Brittany! 🌸

  2. Lisa says:

    You have such a sweet family and amazing support from Mark’s mom and your dad! I wish my children had grown up close to my family (they are in CA and I’m in NC).
    I hope you have a blessed Mother’s Day!!

  3. Cindy Hancock says:

    That is such a sweet tribute to all of your family! You are so very blessed and it shows by your daily life you share with us! I love your IG and look forward to it every day! Have a wonderful Mother’s Day! 🌼

  4. Shela says:

    What a beautiful tribute. ❤️

  5. Kathy Austin says:

    Happy Mother’s Day to all of you!!!!💕 your Dad deserves an amazing reward!!! Love your funny family and your everyday reality💕💕💕

  6. Robin Drewes says:

    Beautiful !!!! Loving words .I love following along with you beautiful family . Thanks for sharing more of your family’s background !! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  7. Robin Drewes says:

    Beautiful !!!! Loving words .I love following along with you beautiful family . Thanks for sharing more of your family’s background !! ❤️❤️❤️❤️ Happy Mothers Day your love for your children , hubby and family is so precious .

  8. Laurie says:

    Beautiful story! I love reading this and following your sweet family adventures.

  9. Anita says:

    Nothing beats having a close knit family💙 Such a sweet story!

  10. Shannon Greer says:

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful legacy 💕Your IG feeds and stories are something I look forward to daily. You and your precious family ALWAYS put a smile on my face. You are real-that’s what makes your account extra special to me. AND your faith and love for Jesus shines through….you are a blessing! Have a blessed and special Mother’s Day Brittany, you deserve it 💕

  11. Jill Thomas says:

    I’ll sit in the corner with you and 😭 as we just moved our middle son into his first apartment! (Did i mention on Mother’s Day weekend)! He “earned” (hard work pays off) a position as a Computer Engineer for the government. Our youngest son is following in a couple of years and I’m doing my best to be graceful. It’s a bittersweet for sure.

  12. Anita says:

    It’s wonderful to have a mother in law you love because so many people do not. I loved mine and I think my dil’s love me! lol How about Mark’s dad? Is he in the picture? Just curious…..