😘 We started the day off with zero plans and endjng up bruncing to end the bachelorette weekend 🍳, a quick stop at another Fredericksburg winery 🍷 and a #pitstop to visit #luckenbachtexas 🐓 This day has me leaving #Texas with lots of memories and a face that hurts from laughing all weekend 😂 (and I think this is the only way a “kissy” face is appropriate 😘) #TexasForever
It’s a pretty weird thing... watching someone find their “thing”. Monica practically fell into BJJ but it’s never been more clear that it’s what she’s meant to do. Congrats on another well deserved gold love, don’t stop fighting 🥇🥋
"Ingjerd Jepsen Vegge (right) helped start the #AbbasiStays campaign. Her best friend, Taibeh Abbassi (left) and her family are facing possible deportation to Afghanistan from Norway, where they live. Taibeh and her family moved to Norway from Iran, where they were living after they fled Afghanistan and where Taibeh was born. At that time, the Norwegian government granted them residency as they deemed Afghanistan unsafe, and the family had been facing discrimination in Iran. Now, the government has reversed their decision, even though Afghanistan remains unsafe.
“Our friendship isn’t the only reason I want Taibeh to stay in Norway. Yes, she’s my friend, who’s positive, funny and always has a smile on her face, no matter what she’s going through, but she’s also a great citizen, who brings so much to Norway,” Jespen Vegge said. (photo courtesy of Amnesty International)"
Thank you to my wonderful friends for giving me a memorable Disney experience! It was so nice catching up with you after these years apart. I hope we get to spend some more time with each other soon. ❤️
Chapter 4- Rocky Tops: The Closet Begins to Open
This is the most poignant chapter in my book up to now. I hope these words help those struggling w/ anything, including your sexuality and religious experiences. For those not struggling or have not struggled with these things- I hope this brings some clarity and understanding. There is healing for all whether it's in the church or not.
The wind blows a certain way in Tennessee. It’s mountain wind. It is wind that is free and clear. Today is Texas, and I feel that special breeze swirling around. Spring is slowly awakening and unfurling its leaves. I was a kid away at college when I began my unfurling. There is something about the people I met at Lee University. Never anywhere else have I met the amount of amazing and incredible people in one place. In a small mountain town in TN. I had some of the best days of my life.
There’s a kind of plant. It only grows in the rockiest places. I thought I was in the craggy places because of judgment & worthlessness. I was too precious to be planted in a garden, but my heart would not be content alone in the alpines. Hearts have a way of wandering around until they find each other. Brave hearts are not made for fences.
I was a late-bloomer. I remember my hand soaring outside of the car winding its way down the Ocoee River Highway. A girl and I listening to Copeland; finding myself wanting to be so in love with this beautiful woman. I am coming round to realize that love is love. The love I had for Amber* w/ Amber was real. She made me want to be a better man. She saw the man I was and would become. (check out my blog to keep reading 😊) http://joshovaswitness.wordpress.com/
No time like sister time. Where one song can take us back, one word can cause a belly laugh or a glance can start a big fight. There’s nothing like that bond or familiarity except with siblings. Where i can be 💯% me without fear. ❤️❤️❤️ #sisters#trust#bffs