#263of365... So I missed a day yesterday as I literally have been dying of the flu all week. But today my wills has shown me how grown up he is. Whilst I was laying down waiting for his nanny to come and get him, he just sat on the sofa watching his favourites shows and letting me semi nap, Not saying a word. He literally is my world 🌍 #babyboy#blueeyes#septemberbaby
This from @chaninicholas! Even as a person of color, I’ve also had to come to head with some of my privileges and ignorance. It’s been a painful few weeks as I work through some of the times I could have been an ally - for others and for myself. This all spurred on by an incident that really opened my eyes and is cracking open my heart.
I’ll tell you what comes up - shame, guilt, grief, anger and disgust to name a few. Why? How am I going to champion others when I can’t even champion myself and those in my immediate proximity?! .
For mental, emotional and spiritual self care, I pulled in my support tighter - even though that goes against my usual coping skills (of hiding away & pushing people away even further)and I’ve reached out for more insight. I also went to my therapist after so many years to work through the complex stuff coming up, slowly working to find out which was my trauma, which were others and what could I do for us as a collective on my end and to the best of my current abilities/knowledge. All this with compassion, understanding, love, forgiveness and grace. I’m not going to be enlightened overnight and I know that it will be a hard mirror to work with for awhile - if not for the rest of my life, but I’m starting. A great instagram to follow on info is @rachel.cargle , her posts are drops of ‘whoa’. .
If you have any books, podcasts, feeds you follow regarding this topic, please share and thank you! 💕 original post and comment to image above posted in comment below. Not enough room! .
Happy birthday my sweet angel 💙 you mean the world to me 🌎 mommy loves you from the stars ⭐️ deep in galaxy and back. Your such a beautiful, smart, funny and all around amazing little girl. You make us all proud #6 #septemberbaby#dragon #2012 #virgo#dramaticface
My 4year old fashionista Granddaughter said that I needed a "cute hair style" for my birthday. And that she too would be getting colored rubberbands for her hair.
In years past, I would be deep into party planning. This year, not so much, and I had been more than alright with the low key recognition.
What I heard from her was that I needed to adorn myself in celebration of my entering into this plain. That she too would be rejoicing with me. That the celebration was NOT just mine.
We impact others in our being.
Here I am readying to represent 52 as my best Self. How do you mark your birthday?
So today is the day that my father Mr. Henry Beasley was born...My Dad and I have had our ups and downs like anybody else...no relationship is ever perfect but the power of prayer, forgiveness and love has made our relationship solid! I love this dude...the conversations we have are priceless...I’m laughing about the conversation we had at my sisters wedding after we took this picture...My Dad is crazy, but he’s my dad and I accept his craziness. Dad I pray that you have a wonderful birthday and be blessed with many more! Thanks for being my Dad!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD!!!! 💖☀️❤️😊🎉🎁 I love you😘 #birthday#dadsbirthday#birthdaycake#septemberbaby#virgo#dad#iloveyou#allsmiles #🎉
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Wow! I can’t believe it’s been O N E year 😱 Time has went so fast 💨 As I sit and reminisce on this past year two words come to mind GRATEFUL and WARRIOR! Alexandria Kaylynn, being pregnant with you was an emotional roller coaster. From not knowing if you were going to make it, be disable and/or have developmental delays. You my daughter taught me beauty is more than what meets the eye and to trust God that you were going to be how he intended you to be. Although, you are SASSY and RUDE Lol I wouldn’t have it any other way. You have definitely changed the dynamic in our household and Daddy adores having his “Daddy’s Girl & Princess”. You were born at 4 pounds 11 ounces and diagnosed with IUGR but we survived your first year and beat all the odds through Christ. Even your doctor was surprised at your growth and said your advanced. Your my Miracle Baby💕 #FirstBirthday#Milestones#AlexandriaKaylynn#TinyButMighty#IUGRbaby#FirstYear#Virgo#SeptemberBaby White Unicorn Outfit Made by: @csmith_designz Tiered Unicorn Skirt Brought by Godmommy: @dollface_clo
Notes on turning 32 •-
Journaling is necessary •-
Quality time with yourself should be valued and respected •-Wisdom is accepting you can shine in mediocracy. •-
Comparing yourself to others never makes sense •-
The point of creating happy moments is to offset the fact that life just isn’t fair. •-
Never mistake attention for love in these internet and networking streets. •-
Recognize your anxieties and what they are saying to you. Then send them off with gratitude. •-
DOING is a process. •-
When designing your life it’s ok to make edits •-
Always look forward to the boring parts of every moment •-
Long term healthy relationships are about understanding the young child in your loved one and extending them grace •-
Regret is important because life’s errors are inevitable •-
A healthy dose of envy helps build self acceptance bc you’re always going to lack something someone else has. •-
It’s perfectly fine to always find beauty and something to trust in others •-
When you can’t find something to trust in someone create distance •-
Gratitude builds security •-
Continue to fall in love with yourself and touch your own heart by your deeds. •-
Always be your favorite love story •-
Continue to take nudes of yourself for yo’self. •-
Always allow Motherhood to teach you the significance of psychological survival •-
Don’t let the culture of over-communication pressure you into misspeaking •-
Being assertive and polite are qualities of a godis •-
Continue to praise Jesus, and yo’ country black family that introduced him to you, for they provided the foundation of your queerness. •-
Honor death and birth in the same way •-
Get to bed by 9pm •-
Happy Birthday to my first born!!! I can not believe you are 3 years old today!!!! I’m so lucky to be your mommy! You are the sweetest, funniest, smartest and cutest little boy! Everyday you put a smile on my face! Even though you say Daddy is your best friend and not Momma, you’re still my best friend 😄 We love you so much Owen!!!!! #owenbarrett#happy3rdbirthday#septemberbaby#firstborn#alwaysbemybabyboy
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The beautiful @mrslaurenestes and sweet baby girl! Excited for Miss Landry Kate to make her debut! 💕