This trip was a blast! Video 1 of 2 on my YouTube now! Link in bio. Go watch me shred with @socal_legend @morgan20justin @ottoinsured @slick_art_ailianart @boardbuzzed @shredlights plus more, I put over 300 miles on @evolveskateboardsusa and more!!Thanks again everyone for showing me such an amazing time!
I have the best partner in the world.
No, no! Don’t try to argue with me. It’s true. I have THE best partner in the entire world.
She is not only so incredibly smart and kind and beautiful, she’s *real*. She makes mistakes, she has emotions, she feels and flounders and sometimes forgets how to do maths 😉. But that makes her everything I could have asked for, and so much more.
I, Elizabeth, can admit to having been an ass lately. Wedding planning is not easy, it can be tough. And even more so when you’re doing it away from your partner. It’s stressful and overwhelming, and - occasionally, on the good day or two - it can actually be fun and exciting. But it’s been something I haven’t responded to well as of recent. So I, Elizabeth, can admit again, that I have been a royal pain in the ass.
But do you know what she did?
She didn’t chide me or shun me for it. She didn’t get angry back or participate in a cross-continent screaming match. She did none of those things, or any others that would have been completely justified.
She gave me more. She loved me harder, listened to me vent my anger and frustrations, soothed my frazzled nerves, and let me have my outbursts, even when they were unjustly spouted at her. She let it happen, took a deep breath, and always told me she loved me, that she misses me, that she wishes she was with me through this so we could take the brunt together, offer me comfort to ease the tensions that come with wedding planning. She didn’t judge me for being a human being, and - again - an ass, or being someone far from perfect in many moments of late, and only gave me more love when I truly needed it most.
Sheryl is amazing. She isn’t just my my best friend, she’s the one who tells me when I need to consider things in a different perspective, while still offering me the comfort only she can provide. She makes me remember why it was I fell in love with her in the first place, because she loves me for all of my imperfections and eccentricities, just as I do for her...
...and so much more ❤️.
» Guess I can start posting more about my love now that we announced it publicly 😜 don’t worry, I won’t spam your feed with sappy posts (all the time)! Thanks to everyone for your encouraging notes and happiness for us - we’re honestly blown away by your support. Thankful for a community that takes the time celebrate our joys and walk with us through challenges. It means a lot to be surrounded by people who love well.
Ketahuilah...... Air matamu, Kerinduanmu, Pengorbananmu... Itu semua akan menyakitkan jika kau lalui tanpa bertambahnya ilmu dan ketaqwaanmu....... Ketika pengorbananmu.... Sebagai pupuk tumbuhnya kesadaran dan ketaqwaanmu.. Dan menumpuknya ilmu di dadamu.. Maka kau kan menjadi hamba Allah yang beruntung..... Ingatlah... Pahitnya hari ini... Untuk kau raih manisnya kehidupan kelak... Ketika kau menjadi anak-anak Soleh solehah.. Ketika kau berumah tangga dan bermasyarakat... Ketika kau menjadi tamu-tamu di rumah Allah.... Dan jangan kau lupakan kedua orang tuamu..... Mereka banyak meneteskan air mata ketika kau di ponpes.. Meneteskan keringat dan banting tulang tuk biayamu....
Mereka banyak menelan pil pahit kehidupan... Menahan kerinduan buah hati... Memeras otak untuk kelangsunganmu menuntut ilmu... Maka doakanlah kedua orang tuamu... Jadilah kamu.. Wasilah tuk tingginya posisi mereka di Surga... Juga banyak-banyaklah kau berdoa dan membantu para gurumu.... Jangan kau bakhil pada mereka yang telah berjasa padamu...
Kunjungilah kelak... Ketika mereka telah tua renta... Jadilah kamu hamba yang brsyukur pada Allah Ta'ala... Mudah-mudahan nasihat ini,
menjadi cemeti tuk bangkit dari lamunanmu... Tuk bangun asa yang bermanfaat.. Tuk menata masa depan yang kian berat dan kian tak bersahaja... Terutama panasnya kesabaran dalam berpegang dengan agama yang lurus ini..... Ya Allah kuatkanlah kami dan anak-anak kami tuk meraih kebaikan dunia dan akhirat
Aamiin yaa robbal'aalamiin