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We got cards out - barely. I have a book that I keep with our cards in it from the first year David and ...
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We got cards out - barely. I have a book that I keep with our cards in it from the first year David and I were married. This year has been crazy but I wasn’t going to blow it. Thank goodness for self timers, a tripod, and overnight shipping. Merry Christmas Eve! We love you ALL so very much. We got cards out - barely. I have a book that I keep with our cards in it from the first year David and I were married. This year has been crazy but I wasn’t going to blow it. Thank goodness for self timers, a tripod, and overnight shipping. Merry Christmas Eve! We love you ALL so very much. ❤️🎄
My mom’s burial was beautiful. A funny word to use when describing a burial but that is how I felt about ...
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My mom’s burial was beautiful. A funny word to use when describing a burial but that is how I felt about it. It was amazing to be in a place filled with so much love. Everyone that was there was there because they loved my mom... their grandma, their mom, their step mom, their sister, their cousin, ... My mom’s burial was beautiful. A funny word to use when describing a burial but that is how I felt about it. It was amazing to be in a place filled with so much love. Everyone that was there was there because they loved my mom... their grandma, their mom, their step mom, their sister, their cousin, their close friend. I was so happy to have my David and kids with me. I was worried that they would be scared when they saw the casket, but I explained in detail everything about today before we arrived. It was actually a great experience for them. The day was filled with so much love. I told Summer and Forrest to look all around them. I then told them that they were related to everyone. Their eyes got big and they both smiled. My sweet niece Brooke offered a prayer and then my Dad was able to say his last good-bye before they lowered the casket. That part had everyone in tears. Each of us got daisies which was my mom’s favorite flower to put on the casket. It was really a special day. I have a renewed love for my mom. Her whole life revolved around the importance of family. I miss her so much already but am grateful for the knowledge that families really are forever and that I will see her again.
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My sweet mom who we have always called, Grams, passed away early this morning. I miss her already. ...
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My sweet mom who we have always called, Grams, passed away early this morning. I miss her already. Last April I got a text from my dad that she had been diagnosed with cancer. It was very unexpected. Last month I drove up to Asheville and spent the weekend with my mom. The moment I walked in the house, ... My sweet mom who we have always called, Grams, passed away early this morning. I miss her already. Last April I got a text from my dad that she had been diagnosed with cancer. It was very unexpected. Last month I drove up to Asheville and spent the weekend with my mom. The moment I walked in the house, I stayed by her side and we talked about memories and laughed about how stubborn I was as a little girl but growing up how much alike she and I were. When my dad and I put my mom to bed, my dad was holding her and softly reciting prayers. I laid next to her in bed holding her like she used to do to me when I was a child. It was the sweetest thing. He kissed her on her forehead and whispered to her how much he loved her. I hugged him, and he cried on my shoulder. He reminded me that they had been married for 44 years. All I could do was hug him right back and cry right along with him. I then kissed her on her forehead and told her how much I loved her and how grateful I was to have been her daughter. I am so happy that I was able to see her one last time. I know I will be able to see her again someday but I miss her so much already. I love you, Mom.
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Forrest Gump and his Jenny {I told David to get his hair cut shorter than usual so he could be more in ...
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Forrest Gump and his Jenny {I told David to get his hair cut shorter than usual so he could be more in character} : @summerschultz4 Forrest Gump and his Jenny {I told David to get his hair cut shorter than usual so he could be more in character}
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Here’s the truth: her costume got lost in the mail. Target came to the rescue late last night. It was ...
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Here’s the truth: her costume got lost in the mail. Target came to the rescue late last night. It was the fastest Halloween costume shopping on record. Here’s the truth: her costume got lost in the mail. Target came to the rescue late last night. It was the fastest Halloween costume shopping on record.
This year for Halloween I told the kids they can be WHATEVER they wanted to be without my approval ...
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This year for Halloween I told the kids they can be WHATEVER they wanted to be without my approval 😬 For many years Forrest begged to be the Grim Reaper and Summer really wanted to wear one of those silly onesies (I will never understand why they’re so popular). The end? Two very happy trick’n’treaters. ... This year for Halloween I told the kids they can be WHATEVER they wanted to be without my approval 😬 For many years Forrest begged to be the Grim Reaper and Summer really wanted to wear one of those silly onesies (I will never understand why they’re so popular). The end? Two very happy trick’n’treaters. Happy Halloween!
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Today marks one year since Forrest’s freak bike accident. When the ER doctor at the hospital told ...
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Today marks one year since Forrest’s freak bike accident. When the ER doctor at the hospital told us that Forrest’s helmet saved his life I was shocked. The back of his helmet cracked when he fell backwards on the street pavement. Several x-rays revealed no broken bones. Wow. How is that even ... Today marks one year since Forrest’s freak bike accident. When the ER doctor at the hospital told us that Forrest’s helmet saved his life I was shocked. The back of his helmet cracked when he fell backwards on the street pavement. Several x-rays revealed no broken bones. Wow. How is that even possible? When I gave Forrest a bath the night of the accident I could see each bruise and patch of road rash as clues to the physics of the impact which my mind used to produce the most vivid slow-mo videos. It was played on repeat non stop. Three weeks after the accident Forrest asked to get back on his bike and ride to the scene where he fell. He explained every little detail of what happened. I see so much strength and fearlessness in such a little body. He wanted a new bike and keep on riding. The scar on his face will be a good story for him to tell some day. I think of parents who have lost a child. I get to watch Forrest do perfectly normal things like eat cereal, read a book, and brush his teeth. I am forever grateful.
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We're home. I can't tell you how nice it was to walk into our house with my children and David by my side. ...
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We're home. I can't tell you how nice it was to walk into our house with my children and David by my side. For eight long, agonizing days I worried about our town, neighborhood and home. I also worried about those brave people who stayed. Being removed from our daily routine gave us a new perspective ... We're home. I can't tell you how nice it was to walk into our house with my children and David by my side. For eight long, agonizing days I worried about our town, neighborhood and home. I also worried about those brave people who stayed. Being removed from our daily routine gave us a new perspective on life. We had no access to get back to Wilmington for several days. All the main roads were flooded. David and I talked last night about how grateful we are... for everything. Our perspective on life has shifted. One of my dear friends sent me a quote from an essay she had been reading. It truly has touched me. I can't stop going over it in my mind. It reads: “We sleepwalk through most of our lives... and... every once in a while something happens... outside of ourselves that forces us to pay attention in a new way, or something happens inside of us that enables us to pay attention in a new way. And we suddenly realize that the world is so much richer, and more magnificent, and more wonderful than we had felt for a long time. Not to sentimentalize but I think children live much more consciously in a state of awareness of the miraculousness of existence." Scott Russell Sanders

This experience has touched our whole family. It has made us better as individuals. Interesting how the hardest periods of our lives end up being the experiences that enable us to be or at least be on the road to becoming the kind of person that we want to be. This experience has done that for me. As hard as it was, I have learned so much and now have a new heightened awareness of how truly blessed we are. #wilmingtonstrong
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We did it. They’re off! This year felt like a big transitional year for us. Both kids are on the same ...
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We did it. They’re off! This year felt like a big transitional year for us. Both kids are on the same campus. Summer started 8th grade and Forrest headed to middle school as a 6th grader! We didn’t walk in to neither one of the kids’ classrooms for the first time in 9 years. We drove to the front of ... We did it. They’re off! This year felt like a big transitional year for us. Both kids are on the same campus. Summer started 8th grade and Forrest headed to middle school as a 6th grader! We didn’t walk in to neither one of the kids’ classrooms for the first time in 9 years. We drove to the front of the school and dropped them off like it was no big deal. Change is good, change is good (that’s what I keep telling myself). I love these kids, forever! I think it’s going to be a great year. ❤️
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I’m 41 today! I love getting older. I tell my kids that too because that means I get one more year with ...
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I’m 41 today! I love getting older. I tell my kids that too because that means I get one more year with them and their sweet Dad. Our tradition is that on my birthday we go to the beach right after I get home from work. Forrest snuck into my bed this morning with his cute pjs on and said his favorite ... I’m 41 today! I love getting older. I tell my kids that too because that means I get one more year with them and their sweet Dad. Our tradition is that on my birthday we go to the beach right after I get home from work. Forrest snuck into my bed this morning with his cute pjs on and said his favorite thing about me is that he loves my baking ❤️ and Summer wrote me the most thoughtful note that had me in tears. I really do have everything I ever dreamed of right here - the kids and the one that holds us all together - my David the photographer. So here’s to another year and getting older 🙌🏻❤️
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Happy 13th birthday to my Summer! I don’t know what she was more excited about, her new Polaroid camera ...
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Happy 13th birthday to my Summer! I don’t know what she was more excited about, her new Polaroid camera or going to jungle rapids. It was a good day. I love this girl SO much!! Happy 13th birthday to my Summer! I don’t know what she was more excited about, her new Polaroid camera or going to jungle rapids. It was a good day. I love this girl SO much!!
My school family. I spend as much time with them as I do with my own family. They’ve worked so hard the ...
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My school family. I spend as much time with them as I do with my own family. They’ve worked so hard the past two years {lots of tears and laughter included - two of them failed - and repeated the 2nd year and passed!} Tomorrow they will graduate from the CFCC’s interpreter ed program. To say that ... My school family. I spend as much time with them as I do with my own family. They’ve worked so hard the past two years {lots of tears and laughter included - two of them failed - and repeated the 2nd year and passed!} Tomorrow they will graduate from the CFCC’s interpreter ed program. To say that I’m proud of them would be an understatement 🙌🏻
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