this post is going to reflect on how my oldest brother @evox_brian helped me tremendously in becoming the man I am today.
If his love, support, care and the wishing of success upon me isn’t enough; as a younger brother you would never think you can have an impact or be an inspiration to an older sibling.... but the day he let me know that he’s doing something because of me, I cried. I felt so accomplished at that moment in time than I have in 3 years.
me, myself and I didn’t believe the words when he told me, reading a message such as “you inspire me” is surreal. If I never change anyone else’s life or inspire anybody else I’ll be ok, because the feeling of just knowing one person, especially someone you grew up with believes in themselves because of you.... is absolutely insane, that’s all I can truly ask for.
Thank you for being the person you are, always helping me whenever I need it & always making sure I am okay emotionally and physically. You are and forever will be my favorite person on this earth, you mean a lot to me big bro. There’s nothing I wouldn’t do for you. 💪🏼❤️
So here is the story about my little experience with the UK just last night: First and foremost, I am FINE everybody. It didn't mean it to be as alarming as it sounded, but I am fine. 👍🏼 What happened was the three sport bands I ordered from eBay: Vintage Rose, Mint, & Antique White, I purchased from a seller based in the UK. I've done business with the seller as I bought my 42mm Lavender Sport Band from him a while back, so I went ahead and bought those bands. When I went to the Purchase History to track the package, noted in the shipping details was "There was an issue with the delivery." So I'm confused because the items are still in transit, how can they be out for delivery already? I then noticed a tracking number from Royal Mail (aside from the global tracking number) and I decided to use that to find out what's going on with the package. When I entered it in their website, the items showed as delivered? Then the signature for the package was a smiley face? So I panicked because I was thinking like who took the package? I did some research about Royal Mail and tried to call them directly. Dialing the number was weird in itself, let alone how the facility looked when I saw it on Google Earth. It seemed so sketchy, I was like "Who took my bands?!" I couldn't reach anyone at that location, only just the automated system, then I was being charged by Verizon for the call, it was just too overwhelming. 😭 I ended up contacting the seller who said that it goes to eBay's center out there and then after it reaches that, it heads out to the U.S. so it still is ok the way. #apple#applewatchseries3#applewatchhermes#hermes#singletour#doubletour#eperondor#marine#gala#steel#style#tech#techwear#smartwatch#fashion#luxury#watchband#watchesofinstagram#ios12#watchos5#beta#developer#summer2018#developer#macbookpro#fashion#fitness#activity#activewear#watchband#applewatchedition#software#design
Giovanni Bellini, "La Madone grecque", tempera sur panneau, vers 1460-1470. Giovanni Bellini dit Giambellino est un peintre italien de la Renaissance, considéré comme le précurseur de l'école vénitienne, dont l'œuvre marque la rupture définitive avec le style gothique.Des examens infrarouges lors de la restauration ont révélé la préparation du panneau avec de la colle et du plâtre ainsi que le clair-obscur du dessin sous-jacent, tous deux typiques de Bellini et également mentionnés dans l'ouvrage de Paolo Pino de 1548, Dialogo di pittura.
Lorsque les troupes françaises envahirent Venise lors de la campagne d'Italie , la peinture se trouvait dans les bureaux de la Regulatori di Scrittura au Palais des Doges. L'oeuvre a été confisquée et, en 1808, attribuée à la nouvelle Pinacothèque de Brera à Milan, où elle se trouve toujours.
🔊 listen to how loud the reef is! There is a background boat noise but every pop, scrape and crackle is an animal going about it’s daily life! I always emphasise to students to listen on their dives, it can indicate what may be around to see 👀 Feeling pretty mellow watchin’ the reef this morning 🐟🐠
I feel so emotional watching this. J pod were filmed here 5 days ago. You’ll remember that Tahlequah (aka J35) carried her dead calf for 17 days. Her baby passed away just minutes after being born.
J pod are literally fighting for their lives as individuals and as a pod because their main food source, salmon is nowhere to be found. Humans are fishing salmon (and other species) to the extent that animals who eat them such as orcas are being deprived. We are stealing their food.
As a result of this and other manmade problems, J pod have been struggling reproduce for the past few years.
Tahlequah seems to be in good condition despite her ordeal. There is, however concern for Scarlet (J50), a 4 year old orca who is very skinny and at times, falls behind the pod. Marine biologists are working hard to help her.
The pod has now swum out to deeper waters so the scientists can’t monitor them properly but they won’t give up.
No matter where you are in the world, you can help J pod. Stop eating fish and other marine animals. Switch to reusable items rather than single use plastics. Check out @_justmarley and @jocelyn.cole profiles for the numbers of senators to call and urge them to help J pod.
A year ago today I was supporting two of my (now) best friends while they laid their husbands, Joe and Talon, to rest. Gayle and Sara, I will love you always and I’m honored to call you my family 💕
Today is also the day that I received Billy’s body from Dover. The kids stayed at the hotel with my parents while Christopher and I went to the funeral and then straight to the funeral home. I look back and everything feels like a blur. Days endlessly run together and I still don’t believe it’s real some days. I look at these pictures and it seems as if I’m watching some kind of twisted yet beautiful movie. That’s exactly how it plays in my head too. And my first thought is always, ‘This is so messed up. Billy won’t believe it when I tell him!’ And then immediately I remember that I can’t tell him. That’s the constant struggle I have. Remembering the guys pulling up to the funeral home. It was raining and we rushed into the garage as the hearse backed in. I watched as the guys pulled his casket out and they let me have a few minutes with him before they took him in to the funeral home. When I was able to go in to see the casket I opened it so that I was able to make sure everything was perfect. (We weren’t supposed to open it but if you knew Billy you know his uniform was always perfect so it was my job to take care of him and make sure he looked good one last time!!) I turned all the EGA buttons so that they were lined up and his ribbons were correct. I gave him a kiss and put a few things that the kids and I had gotten together in with him. And then they handed me a large red bag. I wasn’t sure what was in it at the time but later when I looked inside it had his truck keys, his wedding ring, and his wallet. I feel blessed to have had Billy choose me as his forever... I love you Billy now and forever! I will live for both of us until the day we are together again! #marsocraider7#yanky72#kundrat#americanhero#everydayhero#fallen16#spiritusinvictus#unconquerablespirit#family#love#truelove#goldstarfamily#neveraboveyou#neverbelowyou#alwaysbesideyou#arlington#marine#usmc#marinecorps#dressblues#forever