On the twenty-third day of my birth month, my thoughtful life brought to me: the most perfect spring day. So perfect that I was able to hit the trails and just absorb nature.
This is the area I feel closest to my mother at. I’m pretty sure it’s because I was raised by a tree hugger that was hugging those trees before it was an optional societal norm. I love all my memories of us doing an array of things outside.
Nine years since she left earth. I can only hope and pray her and my father are reunited riding a Harley in heaven and that she welcomed my grandfather at the gates with open arms. Today was one of those rocky grief days. What I’d give for my daughter to have another grandma. Amidst the hurt, I am reminded, that we are one day closer to reuniting. Until then, from time to time you’ll find me wandering around in nature any chance I get.
Thank you 🙏 to my Priceless Family and Beautiful Friends. Your thoughtful Birthday Wishes are Simply a reminder of how wonderful blessed I am. It was a perfect unexpected Day of my celebration 🥳 #marchbaby#hbd#happybirthdaytome#mybirthdaymonth
On the twenty-second day of my birth month, my crazy life brought to me: a blended family. And that is not a concept that is understood by many. But, when Lance and I transitioned into coparents, I remember making a promise to my daughter that I’d never keep her father out of her life unless that’s where he wanted to be.
I work in environments where some of my families have to swaps at police stations to avoid getting physical with each other... it’s so heartbreaking. Loving each other is not a requirement, but loving her certainly is. And in order to do that successfully, blended is best... for us, at least.
Lance & I FaceTime one another every night so whoever doesn’t have her can talk to her, she knows she can grab the phone and ask for one of us and that is completely acceptable; I FaceTime Lance’s gf when she has her while he works; my fiancé FaceTimes Lance when I’m not with him because he wants to see her; MJ & Maddy join us for swaps; I picked Remi up from Maddy today to hang out because I did a late day and she picked her up from me; Lance and I do photo shoots together... the list is endless.
It’s unconventional, which is kind of sad in and of itself. And, frankly, we couldn’t care less how others view that. You see that pure happiness on her face? That, folks, is a daily gift. She’s been blessed with a bonus parents and while that hasn’t always been easy to accept, that joy is hard to steal from her.
The way I see it... one day she’ll look back and realize we’ve just always been this happily blended family. As crazy as it is, is a rare gift that I am glad to be able to provide for her. I'm thankful I have a partner that is on board with that and treats her like his own.
Have a blessed Friday, y'all❣️
On the twentieth day of my birth month, my marvelous life brought to me: a new book! I have recently gotten back into winding down with reading each night instead of aimlessly scrolling. It has been so calming to me! I'm actually reading four different books right now, it's fascinating.
Sooo... Drop me some book recommendations for me to indulge in after my birth month books are finished. I'm envisioning a library in MJ & my new place! 🤓
These 3 faces even though they are growing up so fast and I don’t get to spend as much time with them as I used to they bring so much to my life. I am so proud of these 3 kids of mine. As I prepare to enter another decade all I can think about is how excited I am to see what amazing things I get to experience with them. #40thbirthday#40isthenew20#lovemykids#proudmama#cantbelieveit#mybirthdaymonth
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Once bitten and twice shy...
I keep my distance...
But you still catch my eye... Coz last Christmas, I gave him my heart...
But the very next day he gave it away...
This year, to save me from tears...
I'll give it to someone special... #mybirthdaymonth#turning41ston31st
On the nineteenth day of my birth month, my beautiful life brought to me: the best day ever with the family. My official birthday. I got a massage, fixed my windshield, put new wipers on said windshield, was showered with gifts, and ended the night with delicious food for the last three hours.
It’s my last birthday as a Duncan... so crazy to think about. Well, this year is going to be hard to top, especially because there’s 12 days left in my birth month 😂
But seriously, I’m not sure what I did to get to this spot of being so blessed but I sure am grateful for my people. Thank you all for the sweet wishes and a huge thank you to the two pieces of my heart for making today so amazing 💝 [naturally, Rem’s got her mind on her food and her food on her mind. A for effort]
ALHAMDULILLAHIRABBIL 'ALAMIN HAMDAN YUWAAFI NI'MAHUU WA YUKAAFI MAZIIDAH.
YA RABBANA LAKAL HAMDU KAMA YANBAGHI LI JALAALI WAJHIKAL KARIIMI WA ADZHIIMI SULTHONIK.
ALLAHUMMA SHOLLI 'ALAA SAYYIDINA MUHAMMADDIN WA 'ALAA SAYYIDINA MUHAMMAD. .
Ya Allah sesungguhnya hambaMu ini memohon dengan penuh pengharapan kepadaMu Ya Allah ..sempena ulangtahun kelahiran ku ini,Kau Panjangkanlah umurku dan kurniakan kepada ku kehidupan yang lebih bahagia dan berjaya dari tahun2 sudah.Kurniakanlah kepada ku rezeki yang murah,banyak,berkat dan direstuimu Ya Allah.Jauhkanlah diriku ini dari belenggu kesusahan,kemiskinan dan kebuluran darinya dan keluarga. .
Ya Allah Ya Tuhanku...Bukakanlah kepada ku pintu kebajikan,pintu berkat,pintu nikmat,pintu rezeki,pintu kesihatan,pintu keselamatan,pintu syurga dan segala pintu kebaikan di dunia dan akhirat.Dan aku jua memohon kepadaMu Ya Allah ...jauhkanlah segala pintu kejahatan dan keburukan dari ku dan keluarga ku.
A new month brings with it new possibilities.
A new chapter to build on.
A new month to turn the page on things that didn’t go according to plan •when you find yourself doubting how far you can go just remember how far you have come. •Build your self esteem and happiness by listening to your inner voice and follow it for its wisdom. •Talk health happiness and wellness to yourself and everyone else. •Think only the best. Work on yourself to your best ability you deserve nothing less. •Care about the happiness and success of others. You will benefit from this as well. •Forget about your past mistakes and focus on the here and now. •Encouragement is what helps you achieve greater things in the future. •Always give something your best shot so you know you tried. •We never know success if we don’t fail. •Be yourself, the hardest thing to do in a world where everyone is trying to make you be somebody else •Finally everything you need to achieve your goals is already in you.
Hey guys! We sure hope you all had a very Merry Christmas Feliz Navidad! Now it’s time to start preparing ourselves for our New Years Eve party! We like to dance and sing and celebrate! Our girls love dancing and I love singing even though I don’t have a good voice! I pretend like I’m so amazing 🎤Trust me, give me a microphone and I’m one fire 🔥 lol. Any how I just wanted to say thank you everyone for wishing us a Merry Christmas! We love you all! Cheers to a Peaceful New Year🍻 .
LAUGHTER IS THE FIREWORKS OF THE SOUL💕