June 5 (UPI) -- Bachelorette alum Trista Sutter enjoyed some quality time with her family Monday in the wake of her recent seizure.
The 44-year-old Season 1 star shared a photo with husband Ryan Sutter and their children, 9-year-old son Maxwell and 8-year-old daughter Blakesley, from their vacation in Croatia after having a seizure last week.
"They make everything better. #family #lovethesehumans #grateful #lifeisshort #lifeissweet #lifeiswhatyoumakeit #croatia2017 #adventure #oldtowndubrovnik," she captioned the picture.
Sutter followed up by posting a collage of photos from their walking tour in Dubrovnik.
"A little family in a big town. Thank you Old Town Dubrovnik & @tripadvisor for a day we won't soon forget!! #walkingtour #citywalls #tripadvisormadeiteasy #lovinglife #livinglife #gratefulforlife," she wrote.
Sutter and her family are visiting Croatia to celebrate Ryan's mom's 70th birthday. The star said in a post Friday that she "ended up in a Croatian hospital" Thursday after having a seizure in front of her family.
"This was me yesterday. ...two hours after I had a seizure. ...two hours after I fell on my daughter's chest & she watched, along with her brother & grandparents, in confusion & horror as her mommy stared blankly off into the distance & started turning blue," she captioned a photo of herself in a hospital bed.
"I've never been perfect and I never will be, but from here on out, I vow to try my best to live this life to the fullest," the mom-of-two vowed.
This was me yesterday. ...two hours after I had a seizure. ...two hours after I fell on my daughter's chest & she watched, along with her brother & grandparents, in confusion & horror as her mommy stared blankly off into the distance & started turning blue. ...two hours after we were supposed to have an adventure. An adventure to one of the most beautiful National Parks in Europe. Instead, I ended up in a euphoric white dream that the voices of my husband and daughter pulled me from and I ended up in a Croatian hospital being poked and prodded and wondering "why me?" But today, I had to ask, "why not me"? I'm human. I have an expiration date. I've always envisioned that date being sometime after my kids have graduated college, met the loves of their lives and created families of their own, but I was reminded yesterday that it could come anytime, in any country, whether I'm surrounded by strangers or people I love, or neither, or both. I've never been perfect and I never will be, but from here on out, I vow to try my best to live this life to the fullest. To embrace gratitude and the lessons I wrote about over 3 years ago with a newly acquired perspective. To stress less. To love more. To listen. Be kind. Spread joy. To be a better version of myself as a wife, mother, sister, cousin, niece, aunt, neighbor, daughter, and friend. Thank you to those back in the states, whom I hold dear. You know who you are. Thank you to those I've never met who lift me up and have my back. Thank you to those from my #bachelornation family who've shown this OG kindness & respect when I know I'm old news. Thank you to the kind tourists & Croatians who held my hand, wiped my tears, and hugged my kids. You will forever be remembered. And lastly, thank you to my family, especially @ryansutter. Without you, I don't know that I would be here today. You are my everything and I love you forevermore. If you've gotten this far, know that I don't share these words for your pity, but to inspire you to take them and be thankful for your life and blessings. Tell the people you love how you feel and live with grateful enthusiasm. I plan to.
Sutter competed on The Bachelor Season 1 before becoming the original Bachelorette. She married Ryan in 2003 after choosing him on the Season 1 finale, and has since appeared on Dancing with the Stars and Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars.