Trista posted a couple of beautiful family photos on Monday, June 5, several days after the former Bachelorette revealed she had suffered a seizure during her family's vacation to Croatia.
"They make everything better," Trista -- who changed her last name from Rehn to Sutter when she married her husband Ryan Sutter in December 2003 -- captioned a photo of her herself, Ryan and their two children, Max, 9, and Blakesley, 8.
Trista, 44, added the following hashtags to her post: "#Family #lovethesehumans #grateful #lifeisshort #lifeissweet #lifeiswhatyoumakeit #croatia2017 #adventure #oldtowndubrovnik."
Trista also shared a collage of pictures taken during her family getaway, writing, "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."
Trista was hospitalized on Thursday, June 1 due to the seizure. After leaving the hospital, the mom of two explained to fans what happened through a length Friday Instagram caption posted alongside a photo of herself lying in a hospital bed.
"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," Trista revealed.
"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."
Trista continued, "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."
Trista went on to thank her loved ones in the United States and more.
"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," she wrote.
"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."
Trista and Ryan, 42, met and fell in love on Season 1 of The Bachelorette, which premiered in January 2003. Their wedding later aired as a TV special entitled Trista & Ryan's Wedding.
Trista, a former Dancing with the Stars and Fear Factor contestant, first appeared on a reality TV show when she competed for Alex Michal on The Bachelor's first edition in 2002. She finished as the runner-up.