Happy 92nd Birthday (A young 92) to my Grandad whom alongside my Grandma helped raise me (when my dad passed away at 40...his son). A man of strong faith, wisdom, a Veteran, a husband, great grandad aka Papa to my daughter, a friend to many, a man of integrity and honor. This man has lived a wonderful life and it's an hinor to call him my grandad. My daughter knows him as her grandad/papa as well. Cheers to longevity. Be blessed on this day and the days to come. We love you #happybirthday#92years#young#love#family#faith#wisdom#encourager#friend#veteran#husband
We need more people whom build people up, whom are accepting of each other, who embrace all differences. I have personally experienced MAJOR losses in life. My daughter, sadly, experienced that also 3 days before her 2nd Birthday, her father passed away unexpectedly. Life is short be a light to others.
GREAT reminder, to love ourselves exactly as we are.....sounds so easy and yet SO many of us women struggle to do exactly just that.
Here is one of my favorite pictures of my daughter and I in Fall 2015 (she's a true beauty raw and defined with beauty on the inside...the most important) I feel beautiful in this pic. However, I was not happy with my weight due to "swelly belly" and such from Endometriosis. I made a change and it was good for chronic pain relief and the weight loss was a plus. In May of 2016, I began "eating clean" the weight melted and pain reduced significantly. I also recently opened up my IG feed to share our Joy and "tidbits" of our life with others.
In 2017, I will continue the battle of self love! I will continue to embrace myself and all my flaws. I will continue to accept compliments (that's one I worked hard on last year). I will continue to lift up others. I will continue to accept others as they are. You never know someone's journey. (All my life's chapters have not been completed nor have yours) Shine on and be an encourager. Please join me in this journey and EMBRACE yourself for exactly who you are and the uniqueness of others.
Photo credit : my talented friend @casualglamour#selflove#kindness#beauty#children#embrace#kidsofinstagram#igkids#heartsofgold#love#mom#daughter#bond#change#memories#reminder#rise#shine#radiance#liftothersup#donttearthemdown#humble#kind#instagood#momlife#moments#singlemom