No one can take away from you what you are, what you like, how you feel, your purpose, your thoughts, what brings you joy, your faith and beliefs... NO ONE!
So focus on those.
Focus on being happy with less, focus on finding beauty in the ordinary, on being grateful. Focus on being happy from the inside out. On having a pure heart. On being kind. On your family, friends and loved ones.
Smile. Show kindness to someone who’s not expecting it. Stop and breathe. Soak it all in. Live your season. Stop dwelling in the past and thinking so much about the future. Enjoy today. You are right here, right now 🖤
Hoping you guys have a beautiful day filled with little ordinary things that take your breath away 💕
Love you all!
I’ve got a lot to be smiling about. I have a great music team and a great support system. My parents are angels and my friends are literally like siblings to me. I’m very blessed and I try not to take any moments of my life for granted. I’d love to see what everyone loves about their life so please #comment below 📸 by @worldwideavenue
We are actually in the midst of a tiny spotting scare, but it's funny how God works. Last night I received a book from a friend (😘@fit_ful_filled) literally right as I was headed up to bed. I NEVER read at night but figured since the book was in my hand, I might as well open it, which led to me reading half the book (also NEVER happens, hello, adhd). The book is called Supernatural Childbirth and it's basically all about trusting God throughout your pregnancy and leaving fear in the dust. It was exactly what I needed to hear. Then I fell asleep and woke in the middle of the night to find some spotting, repeated by more spotting this morning. Had I not read that book, I'd be flipping sh🤪t right now, like legit losing my mind. But, I'm honestly overwhelmed with a sense of peace and trust right now. We called the doctor to keep them informed and they aren't too worried either. It seems spotting isn't super uncommon in the first trimester. Either way, we'll go in for an ultrasound on Monday just to scope things out. God's got this, team, so when you pray for us pray in gratitude for all the good things come. 🙏🙏 I'm more worried about my bad brows today than I am about my lil' blueberry (that's apparently how big the kid is in my belly). 🤣
Raise your hand if you would like to lose 10 pounds by January and earn a little cash doing it? > > > O M G!!! < < <
$$500.00 is now up for grabs in our Holiday Hu$tle!
What are you LITERALLY WAITING FOR?!? ✋✋✋✋✋✋✋✋✋✋✋✋✋ #watchmeorjoinme#heckyess#holidayhustle
😆😆😆I am sooo excited and I’ve been waiting to do this for a long time now. But during the past few weeks, I was deeply inspired by the social media generosity of @mstswalters and @courtneyadeleye . Although I may not be a multi-millionaire YET... that doesn’t mean I can’t participate and do my part no matter how small it may be (I’m working out my philanthropy muscles 💪🏾 💵). So without further ado, it’s giving time!!! Drop your CashApp in the comments below, and I’ll be picking random people to give to. It could be any amount ranging from $1 to whatever God lays on my heart.
And I declare and decree that this is only the beginning of my #giving and that this will be the start of the generational blessing of cheerful givers, sowers, and #philanthropists in my bloodline.
My KIDS! My God, I never imagined 10 years ago I would be a mother of TWO! I was never around babies growing up - I never really cared for kids younger than me (only-child-syndrome) - and I really never thought about having kids but when God blessed me with Aubrey, I couldn’t have been any more than exactly that, BLESSED! It was HARD! I struggled, had to leave my job, had to get creative in finding ways to make a few bucks here and there, moved to the mainland to start over, only to move home to be closer to my family, and then finding steady work. Now that Destin has come into mine and Aubrey’s lives, life has changed yet again and especially now with the arrival of my son, Kayne! My life is complete. No matter the place we live, money we have, struggle we may go through, I have my family and I will be forever grateful to God for filling my heart! #amen#Godisgood#grateful#blessed#faithful
You might look at this picture and feel uncomfortable. You might think to yourself, I could never "share" my child like that. I know because before I experienced open adoption for myself, it used to make me uncomfortable too.
But now I look at a picture like this and I see a confidence and a belonging in my son's eyes that was not there before. I see confusion being replaced with clarity and loss fading in intensity. I feel the weight of the world lifting off his heart from being grounded in the love and support of his two mothers.
Because of an open adoption he learned her laugh this week and the story of her life. He got to hear her tell him the life she wants him to have and the successful black man she knows he will grow to be because she refused to let any child she gave birth to be cheated out of life, just because hers wasn't together at the time.
I guess what I want you to know about open adoption is that allowing my children to grow to love their biological mother does not take anything away from me. I know very well that to the extent that I've bonded with my boys, they have also bonded with me in return. Showing them the trust and confidence I have in that love only serves to strengthen it more.
So please don't look at a picture like this and think "I could never." Because you could. And you would.
And you would discover like I did, that your love and appreciation for the woman who made you a mother would swallow every other uncomfortable feeling whole.
Is it hard? Yes friends. So hard. Watching them with their biological family leaves my heart in agony over wishing they could have had this family all along and understanding that would mean never knowing a life with them in it.
I think we all know that the best thing to do for our children is usually the very hardest thing for us and no one. Just no one, knows this better than a birth mother.
The greatest gift I can give my child is the freedom to love his birth mother. To let him travel straight into her resembling eyes at all of the “might have beens” for as long as he needs, knowing I’ll still be right here when he returns.
Please ask me any questions. Especially the uncomfortable ones.
How happy you are depends upon your response to the ministry of Jesus. Your relationship to God determines your well-being. 💜 "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:3
The poor in spirit know they are in need of the Physician. Only God can heal sinful, broken hearts. There’s nothing we can do to earn our worthiness. Christ has done that for us when He made Himself the perfect sacrifice.
We are worthy because He makes us worthy. We must seek to know Him rightly, and we can only know Him rightly when we are seeking Him in His Word.
Being a Jesus-of-the-Bible follower is the best kind of happy!