before the injury, we used to write notes to each other when we were apart during the day. you always started your notes with “hi my sun”. .
now we wake up and tackle every day together, we’re together 90% of every day. the way you care for and love me is sometimes hard to believe it’s real, and i get to love you back. we have our off days, we have our sad days. .
but, i think every day in just simple moments like this video caught— these are moments you’re writing letters to me through your actions.
and these little moments, speak love more clear to me than words on a page ever could.
Today is the birthday of the big boy in my life. ⠀
As you can tell, we share a love for the outdoors and photography.⠀
Always by my side, ready for an adventure.⠀
Happy Birthday my Superman.⠀
Vandag verjaar my Superman. ⠀
Altyd aan my sy, reg vir avontuur.⠀
Sonder jou sou ek lankal my kamera in 'n boks gebêre het.⠀
Veels Geluk met jou verjaarsdag!⠀
1102 hours ago
Our kids will tell the tale long after we are gone of how it felt to be in this family in this house growing up under this roof with US... I pray with every dinner made every chore given every disagreement they witness resolved every bed time prayer said...that the story will be of how they witnessed through both the good and challenging times the ups and the downs that they learned how to be respectful how to work together and how to Love well!
Then we will have done a good job!
Stories...we all have them. And when we began to share them, we realize while no two stories are alike, no story is unmarked by both joy & pain. That is what we find in this life & although life is messy, it is still SO beautiful & often most beautiful in the simplest of joys. I continue to learn that in new ways through my sweet Brett.
I am so excited to share a new custom print with you guys tomorrow that will be an opportunity to create a physical reminder of your own beautiful story to display in your home. The original copy I will share was created for a dear newlywed couple, but this new custom design will serve as great reminder of your story no matter what it may be. 🌿
In honor of our fourth anniversary, I read Joseph excerpts from my journal during the time we first dated. We both laughed and laughed (until I told him that he wasn’t allowed to laugh anymore because I became too insecure). But then I got over that and wanted him to laugh again. He was quite confused. #thestoryofus#happyanniversary#wehavetime
Album: Speak Now
By Taylor Swift
Outfit 1: Speak Now
Outfit 2: The Story of Us
Outfit 3: Never Grow Up
Outfit 4: Enchanted
Outfit 5: Innocent
Outfit 6: Long Live
Outfit 7: Ours
Outfit 8: If This Was A Movie
These are my outfit sets I created on Polyvore- PLEASE do not repost them.
Here are more sets I made on Polyvore- I had a lot of inspiration from Taylor & loved creating outfits. I remember having a lot of fun making these outfits and I’m so glad I can post them here for you guys to enjoy as well! Again, none of the sets/collections I will be posting are going to be related to Reputation because I made these before the album came out. I might post a collection later with sets I already made but link them with songs (from Rep) that remind me of the outfits/style. Please let me know what you think of these! I’m thinking I’ll probably have 2 more rows for this theme and then move onto something else. I also might archive these posts later or if you like them I’ll keep them up :)
#qotd -What’s your favorite outfit/set in the Speak Now collection and which one would you most likely wear!?
#aotd - I’d probably be seen wearing the Innocent outfit but my favorite set is either Long Live or If This Was A Movie 💖 •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
#taylorswift#gorgeous#wanegbt#music#dearjohn#thestoryofus#longlive#enchanted#red#speaknow#fearless #1989 #reputation#netflix#reputationstadiumtour#country#lwymmd#readyforit#polyvore#aesthetic#edits#outfits#fashion#style#blankspace#dress#sweater#shakeitoff
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** Love Letters to a Princess - 3
** Sarah, coming soon
** from @Amazon ************************************
3: Step 1; Gratitude
When I start each day, I find something to be grateful for. This is always extremely simple, because the fact that my eyes opened at all is the first foundation of my gratitude.
I went for a walk late (very very late) last night. When I made it back home I was still restless, so I perused the feeds on instagram for inspiration... and I found it.
I stumbled across a discussion hosted by a young lady named Gigi Hadid. She had been confronted by a group of people who were very legitimately concerned about the state of the Fur (in apparel) industry. Her responses were so respectful, so compassionate, and in fact so graceful, that even in the face of true personal threat, there was no conflict left.
It was amazing, and inspired me to use her example as a canvas upon which to paint my gratitude for the amazing women that have inspired me my whole life. As Ms. Hadid currently has 3.9m followers, I doubt very much that my additional (under) 200 will cause her any undue traffic. Hopefully if she notices at all, she will see this as a compliment.
I have my very own amazing daughter. She has struggled with social (and every other kind of) anxiety her whole life. I’ve never known how to help. This is me trying.
True strength, real grace, can only be seen in words and deeds. It has nothing to do with what anyone else thinks of you, and everything to do with what you believe about yourself. True grace never needs to tolerate conflict. True grace, power, respect, compassion, can just state its case, and let the conflict belong to someone else... In my opinion.
Elkin's Volunteer Firefighters serve our community in all kinds of ways. Sending out a special thanks to Volunteer Firefighters Misty Matthews, Tommy Bauguess, and Bill Clark for representing our department at a community event this past weekend! #thestoryofus#firesafety#servingelkinproud#elkinfire
Ageing Challenge! 2007-2018
Then and now for Marty and I :) I have loved aging... I wouldn't want to go back. Yes, we have a few more wrinkles, a few less hours of sleep daily, a little more stress and some dark days along the way. I wouldn't change the journey, it's been fun, full of adventure, 3 beautiful babies and amazing memories!
8062 days ago
TEN YEARS💎 #TheStoryOfUs - HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to the man of my prayers!!!💓 UUYYYYYY!!! SAMPUNG TAON NA TAYO!😍🤗🙌 I've always prayed about us since day 1. Praying for our growth in our relationship. Prayed for us to be restored. It takes a looot of time to wait until God grant my prayers. He is so faithful to me😭🙏It wasn’t easy for the both of us (hindi pa din madali 😂), we faced challenges, fights, and misunderstandings. But that's what made me realize that being in a relationship is not just about the good times(kiligs), it's commitment in every moment. I cant imagine our relationship without God at the center, kung wala si God DEFINITELY WALA DIN TAYO. Happy Anniversary baby! Im forever grateful to be with you. Thank you for everything for pursuing me with God, for understanding my tantrums🤭😂, for being my prayer partner, for being with me with my kaartehans sa cosmetics section😂 and thank you for staying. A lot has happened for the past 10 years. Tears, laughters, fights, misunderstandings, struggles even trials. Still God is always with us forever! No matter what happens, just keep on surrendering our lives to Him🙌 Keep seeking Him. Know Him more. I know God is preparing something exciting in our seasons. I believe that God will grant our breakthroughs for our Gods calling, provisions, financial breakthroughs and even our Salvation! Lets grow more deeper with the Lord. Continuously seeking Him, serving Him and knowing Him more in our lives. You are my answered prayer, Elmer. Sorry for everything, lalo na nung isang gabi. Sobrang nadala lang ako ng emotions. Let's travel together and start new adventures this year🙌 I love you more than beaches, ramen and samgyups. I love you with the Love of the Lord! Happy happy Anniversary! May the Lord bless the work of our hands and May He grant our heart desires!💓 See you later after work!
God is rejoicing in our season. God is still writing our story. Excited on what God will in store in our season this year 2019!!!🙌 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,
Ephesians 3:20 NIV
Because of how long we dated before we got married, Dave and I actually have two anniversaries. There is our wedding anniversary, on which we got these lovely rings, but before that there was our dating anniversary. The two dates are nearly 9 years apart and today happens to be our dating anniversary as we have been together for 15 years!⠀
It was 15 years ago that Chris made me tell Dave that I liked him over that now extinct messaging service. And it was 15 years ago when I returned home from my physics lab to find Dave waiting for me in my dorm suite to say he also liked me. And later on tonight, it will be 15 years from when we spent literally the entire night talking. ⠀
We were so young then, and couldn't possibly have known where our lives would take us, but right from the very beginning we both knew that we would be spending it together. Happy Anniversary Sweety! ⠀
And as an extra special treat for all of you - I have put together an array of photos of us over the last 15 years. Everything from our very first photo together (taken at East Side Mario's by Dave's dad - and yes, Dave's hair really was that enormous!), to when we finished school and got our engineering rings, to our travels together over the years, right up to last year when our wedding career together got an Ottawa Wedding Award. Enjoy!!⠀
6762 days ago
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** Love Letters to a Princess - 2
** For my friend Sarah, @Amazon ************************************
Some facts about me to inform anyone listening why this story is important to me, personally...
1) I am legally and functionally blind in my right eye. The “disease” is called Central Serous Chorioretinopathy, and neither my doctor, nor anyone I’ve read knows specifically what causes it. There are signs that a blister is beginning in my left eye. This is exceedingly rare (to have in more than one eye).
This troubles me not one bit. Cars can drive themselves, all my tech can read to me right out loud. I can still see the color, and the shape. That will work out just fine.
2) I have had the great fortune of being raised and educated by extremely kind and intelligent women, and men. Today’s story is for all of the amazing, intelligent, generous, versatile, strong and independent women who have been integral forces in making me into something better than I was...
Starting with my Nana (Mary), and my Grandma (Edna).
My Nana was the equivalent of an RN, who loved, supported, respected, and outlived her three husbands. She was never divorced, just had a talent for longevity. Her marriage to my Papa Jack is the one I remember most. That relationship has been very inspirational to me.
My Grandma (Edna), had enough self respect and dignity to allow my amazing GrandPa (Art) to take care of her. A woman who raises six (yes 6) boys while her husband is at work requires no taking care of. That woman has to decide to let a man take care of her. That is an often overlooked quality. She never had a drivers license, and my GrandPa made sure she never needed one.
Who is so lucky to have personally witnessed two such great loves?
Me, I guess...