Wife, mother, animal lover, picture taker, wannabe movie star, celebrity obsessed, goofy, shop’-o-holic, working, student.
My name is Kendra Webster.
I like sunny beaches, cherry limeades from sonic, weekends, vacations, new adventures, new shoes, getting pedicures, camping, 4wheeling, rolling in the mud, crafting, snowboarding, sledding, swimming, laughing and loving. I have been married almost 4 years to my amazing husband Ryan. We meet long ago when I was almost 14 and he was entering his senior year of high school. Our first few encounters included him making fun of my clothes. (isn’t he charming) _ _ _ well only a few emails, phone calls, dates and almost 6 years later we were married. I tell ya- love at first sight (NOT)… But we have since fallen deeply, romantically, love story, fairy tale, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes IN LOVE! We added 2 adorable furry animals to our family- Harley and Milo. Our crazy dogs keep us on our toes- from chewing up our entire house to the potty training puppy stages we are never bored with them.
In July 2009 we were blessed with one amazing, beautiful, inspiring baby girl- Makenzie Rye. Since the day all our dreams came true our life has been put on a bit of a roller coaster and we are just trying to hold on. It started out like any fairy tale- full of laughter, loves, smiles, endless kisses and mass amounts of pure joy. But our fairy tale didn't last as long as we wished. Our daughter Makenzie Rye passed away in December 2009 of a rare neuromuscular disease called SMARD. It’s a genetic disease that wasn’t detected until she was 4 months old. Makenzie is our world. She changed every way we look at life. She changed everything we are. She has taught us more about unconditional love than we could have ever imagined. Not only love for her but love for each other.
She was definitely a perfect baby. AND i'm not being biased- everyone told us! She had these amazing bright blue eyes, gorgeous face and this infectious smile. She would stop a crowd. Our life was heaven on earth for 4 months 3 weeks and 4 days. We adored every inch of our daughter and savored every second with her. Since our baby has returned to heaven we have been dedicating our lives to keeping our daughter’s legacy alive. We want to make a difference in this world like she already has.
what is your guilty pleasure?
Gelato! I don’t know what it is about this Italian frozen treat but I could eat it all day everyday.
Besides food, my guilty pleasure would have to be dumb TV shows. I’m addicted! All the Real Housewives, Secret Life of the American teenager, Drop Dead Diva, The Hills, Deadliest Catch, the Kardashians, Real World — and I could go on- I (heart) DVR!
where do you see yourself in 10 years?
I always have a plan. My whole life I have had a plan. I have yet to follow my plan… so where do I see myself in 10 years is different than what will happen-but-since I can’t predict the future, I'll guess!
I think in 10 years my husband and I will both have graduated college, have moved out of state and started our own business. We will have collected a few more dogs, live on a large land of property. Buy a few horses and maybe a pig or cow or goat. We will both be working long hours but enjoying every second of our nights with each other. We will have continued our tradition of taking at least 1 trip a year so we will hopefully have been to quite a few new places.
who was your first love?
The one and only- David Bowie. Hello love doctor. Isn’t he amazing! Okay well now that I have aged a bit more - I guess David Bowie isn’t on the tip top of my sexiest men alive charts BUT he was my first love. I would watch Labyrinth over and over and make out with the TV screen. Oh how I loved his super revealing tights and wild unmanageable hair. He was sure my dream come true!
what would you change about yourself?
If we are talking physical changes- this list could go on and on. If we are talking about something a bit less superficial, I would have to say I would like to change my ability to live. Yes it sounds weird but I have a very hard time living. I have my whole life. I think about yesterday and tomorrow and forget about today. Since I lost Makenzie it’s only become worse. I am only living for what used to be and what isn’t. I wish I could know how to think different. I work at it everyday and someday I hope to succeed in that area. I hope to look at myself and pat myself on the back and say- "hey kid, good job, you are actually living!"
what inspires you?
Without a doubt, my daughter. Everyday. She did so much in her short life and I will live the rest of my life striving to be as amazing as her. We all take so much for granted. The ability to move, breathe, run, live. She did everything she could to just live. Every time I feel life is hurting to much and I just don’t know if I can take another breath, I think of her. I think about how hard she worked to breathe. I think about all those times she was suffocating and would wiggled her little body around in order to gasp for air. Then I take a breathe and breath for her. I feel my lungs move, I imagine the air going in and out and I dream of her. I thank her for giving me her life. I thank her for letting me be her mom. My life isn’t about me, it’s not about a career, a job, school or making more money. My life is now about showing the world who Makenzie is. Giving to others like my daughter gave to me. My life is now about making a change.