Please do yourself this favor. We have so many views on what relationships should look like instead of just going with the flow. We have the tendency to not think out of the box and get upset with the failed expectations.
I know we use the model that we saw growing up or we decide to rebel against it. Either way, what we saw or read about in the fairy tales does not equal the LAWS of how a committed relationship should look like. Get to KNOW and GROW with your person and have fun.
What are your thoughts? Have to you decided to model after your family views? Have you rebelled against it? Or have you said, I create my own? Let me know, let’s chat about it ☺️
The country has experienced chaos due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Life as we know it has changed. Masks wearing, social distancing, working from home etc. However, during this time, I had the joy and honor of watching my youngest son grow.
Vaughn Nicolas turned 1 on 4/23 (yesterday) and it indeed was a joyous moment yet an emotional one too. V, has brought so much happiness and laughter to our family, and we truly are complete. However, with any milestone, I think about the members of our family who are not physically here to view these moments. I also get emotional because it means he will grow into his OWN independence and not need me as much and he’s the last one for the team. So no more little babies 🥺.
Either way, I’m beyond blessed to have his presence, to smell him, hold him and Love him! I’m thankful to be chosen to be his mama, and will do my best to nurture him and his big brother until my last breath.
I’m glad to blog again and why not start back with a post about our little Prince?! 🥰
Hi all!! Today is my 8th wedding anniversary. I’m extremely blessed and thankful to continue this journey with my bestfriend 😁♥️😁.
When I was first diagnosed with MS (4/13/2010) and learned about the debilitating disease, we were 24 years old. In my head, I thought the chance of having a fulfilled relationship was no more. Who would want to marry me when I’m sick? With the progression of the disease, my body would never be the same, who has the patience for that? I was preparing myself to no longer be with my high school sweetheart because I didn’t want to hold him back. As I shared the news it was devastating to us all, a lot of anger, tears, frustration but one thing stuck out. My then boyfriend said “I’m going to take care of you, I got you”. At the end of that year he asked me to marry him (12/25/2010) and we married 8/9/2012.
To all my dear friends and loved ones who battle illnesses, love and support goes a long way. Please don’t give up on the hope that you can have a meaningful relationship or marriage. Don’t let the disease take that away from you. You are worth MORE than these doctor reports. Thanks for reading! Have a great day!
Let’s keep this as a reminder. Kids have their OWN identity. They learn different, move at their own pace and have interest they may differ from yours. Encourage them, concentrate on their gifts vs their shortcomings. Thanks! From a fellow parent 😁
I’m so guilty of this 🤦🏾♀️ but I’m a Work In Progress! And I’m sure I’m not alone with this. I have a big heart and would have the expectation that others should do what I do.. False! Friends, we can’t do this because not only is it draining, but it’s also not fair to others in our circle. Not everyone expresses the issues that they are battling, some need that isolation because they are trying to heal. Let’s continue to keep them in prayer during this season. Try not to think they are shading you or no longer love you. They do but they have to love themselves more.
On the journey of healing, I recognize the importance of loving yourself without the validation or attention from others.
It’s unhealthy to behave in this manner and to believe that if someone isn’t giving you praise, it’s a bad reflection of yourself. My dear friends, WE have to be our OWN best friend, and love ourselves first. It’s ok to have help as a secondary tool but it can’t be the ONLY tool.
It not easy to stop the codependency process but it WILL be worth it in the long run. Let’s continue to uplift one another, continue to do daily affirmations and grow. I’m here for anyone who needs help in their journeys.
I know it’s been a while since I’ve blogged, but please know that I have missed being present and your presence!
One of the last videos that I did was in reference to our Story not being finished yet and that it’s only a chapter. To piggyback off of that, we NEED to focus on creating our OWN Story.
In Romantic relationships, many of us watch romantic movies or hear love songs and we think about wanting that happily ever after. We view our family dynamics, judge our friends’ relationships and are eager for all those great experiences to become ours.
We are taught during High school to attend college for a better future and then feel defeated when life doesn’t play out that way. So much pressure of what “success” is suppose to look like in our lives doesn’t always equal how we are living.
We need to create our Own love stories and our Own Success stories. What worked for some may not work for you. Be patient, go at your own pace. The work that you put into a relationship or your work is what the universe will bring back out. Find Peace and Happiness within yourselves and go from there.
I hope this post helps and I hope we all can have peace and happiness in our own personal journeys. Thanks for reading!