Honesty in sobriety isn’t always easy. Sure, I’d love to close the door on the past, but motherhood makes that a little tricky. 3 daughters and a son, my precious little humans, unwillingly got caught up in the madness of an alcoholic mom, but now they’re getting caught up in their own recovery. . . Most days are... beautifully normal. Other days I find myself having to say things like “I hear you, thank you for being brave enough to talk about this.” Or “I was a really crappy mom there for awhile and I’m so sorry you felt that way about ______. I would change it if I could, and whatever you feel is ok. I’m so glad I’m not like that anymore.” . . I’m sad over such conversations, and I’m sad they sometimes heal at a slower pace than what wish for them. I don’t like looking at what I’ve done, but the miracle is I’m doing it. I even feel sadness for the woman I used to be. AND YET I overflow with gratitude I’m not still lying to myself- in or out of recovery. Grateful AF I worked my shit out so I can be a listener who looks for the solution instead of drinking at the problem. Grateful I’m free from shame so when conversations pop up with my kids, I can lovingly engage. This is what makes parts of my painful healing worth it. ♥️ . . . . . . . #sobermom#soberparenting#acoa#ownyourshit#winemom#gratitude#honesty#wedorecover#livingsober#soberwomen#emotionalsobriety#alcoholism#nobooze#selflove#imperfectparenting#alanon#alateen#trustgod#odaat#sobrietyrocks#soberisbetter#alcoholfree#sillykids#recoveryispossible
Everyone, meet Delta. She is my mom’s (@evelynthorogood) Galactic Aqua 2018 Toyota Corolla XLE and she is my ride while I’m here visiting Texas! 🤠 My lucky mom is in Ireland at the moment so I am here cat-sitting. First time in Texas and so far I’m really loving it! (I flew in last night.) Although, it’s a little cold. I’m here for a week; so, I will try to be posting some pics of Delta during my stay! #toyota#toyotacorolla#corolla#xle#corollaxle#galacticaqua#texas#lexus#scion
What is October without a trip to the pumpkin patch? 🎃 Everyone loves the photo ops, the hayrides, picking the perfect pumpkin & just good ol’ family fun! Here are some of DFW’s favorite patches! Go enjoy the beautiful weather & take your pumpkin for some fun! Do you have a favorite? #jcarealtors#teamjca#texasrealestate#texasrealtor#dfwrealestate#dfwrealtor#collincounty#planotx#mckinneytx#friscotx#allentx#prospertx#pumpkinpatch#pumpkinpatchphotoshoot#familyfun#weekendplans#sundayfunday#dfwevents#fallfun#fallfun🍁
"Toni Told Me..." My latest series dedicated to Toni Morrison. I so wish I could've presented this to her while she was still here and let her know just how much she and her literary works meant to me. But I can only believe her spirit was with me while creating these pieces and she knows my heart is full of gratefulness and love. Thank you Ms. Morrison. (See my previous post if you haven't already for a short video). Each piece is available today for purchase. (If you reference the first image of "the wall," all pieces except for the two in the middle are 20x20).
‼️🧩A piece of our #mckinneytx team!🧩‼️ ⭐️ Meet Leslie Barrett! :: Leslie really enjoys people and getting to know her clients while listening to their needs. Her number one goal is to find that perfect home for the family's needs and to make sure everything is right when they move in. Leslie feels a home is not a home because of its room dimensions or the color of the walls. It is about how you feel when you walk through the front door, and the way you can instantly envision your life unfolding there. It is about more than real estate. It is about your life and your dreams. Whether you're buying a new home or listing your old home, she wants to make sure she can help fulfill your needs so that you can move on with the next chapter in your life. ▫️ 📲 214.215.8051 📧 [email protected]
My life started the day you were born. I truly believe I was placed on this earth to be your mother. No matter what decisions you make, no matter who you decide to become I will always support you, I will always remind you that YOU CAN AND YOU WILL! I can’t believe you’re 4, I love the little person you are becoming. Happy birthday mi gorda linda de mami 😘 You will always be my baby 👧🏻🎂🎉💕
Joe our former J-Life Zambia country leader now regional director because he trained and discipled another to take his place. He is speaking to our First McKinney youth about being leaders and doing what God calls all of us to do. SHARE AND BUILD #makingdiscipleswhomakedisciples #jlife#zambia @firstmckinney @grantbyrd
🔥CLOSING (YESTER)DAY🔥 Jess ranks as one of our all time favorites for many reasons, but we especially admire her determination and positive outlook. Just awesome. We also can’t say enough good things about @nattyimhoffhome and Astra Realty- true professionals. Appreciate them holding it down at closing for us while the bros attempt to get healthy... nothing like being sick during a 3-closing week!
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I am Zolafit... ❤️ I started this journey in September of 2018... and partnered with my Best Friend and favorite person Achraf Zolati in June of 2019 to create Zolafit an international company based in Texas, USA 🇺🇸 and Tetouan, Morocco 🇲🇦 Our goals are to inspire, train, motivate and create an atmosphere of safety and support for all who desire self improvement. My personal goal has been to help and inspire others that have gone through or are going through transitions or are overcoming a traumatic event. “Sometimes we all need help to grow in strength and mental wellbeing.” My desire as President of Zolafit is to see many people come to a place of joy, peace and wellness. When I met my partner CEO of Zolafit Achraf Zolati I was in the middle of a major transition in life after divorce... We have a similar desire to help others based on kindness and respect. Our values and goals lined up and I immediately knew he would be the right person to help me develop and manifest the Dream I had for Zolafit. I pray that as we move forward that we continue to bless countless lives with strength and support! It is time to focus and grow together! Love you tons! - We are Zolafit ❤️ ❤️☀️🌴🌊🤙🏼😎🙌🏼💯🔥💪🏼💥 @achraf_zolati #a2zolafit #a2z.zolafit #fitnessmotivation#fitlife#singlemomsrock#lifeafterdivorce#loveyourself#keepgoing#goals#strength @oussamaidrissi8 @othman_amarire @yussef.qlf @marouaneaberka @as_sonder @cestlechawlen @louay.atarmachen
I think about this quote often- sometimes, it comes up day after day. As photographers, it’s our job to freeze a moment in time: a groom as he first lays eyes on his bride; a toddler as she giggles at her older brother making funny faces at her; an 11 year old terrier, a faithful member of the family, face grayed from age. As we grow up and away from those moments, it’s so lovely to look back at the memories that we didn’t let run away.
At this point of the year there are only two types of people: TYPE 1: There’s less than 3 months till the end of this decade. Time to get shit ✅ done. Time to take that step! Do more! Travel more! Go! Go! Go! Get fit! Be positive! Be a million other things. TYPE 2. Well, it’s already October...might as well relax and have fun. Enjoy the beautiful fall and pumpkin lattes with pastries. Sit still and see the life flow. Drink mulled wine and enjoooooooy it. Wine and life that is. . I wake up as type 1 and transform into type 2 by the evening. Balance, people ☯️ . 📸by my beloved sis who said “you look beautiful in this light, let me take a [email protected] @guzi28 💟 . #kamifayz#blogorwhatever#texas#light#travel#grow#explore#tbt#throwback
Baker is ONE! I can't BELIEVE it! It has been such a joy documenting his first year of life! He has changed SO much! Enjoy the last sneak peek of this sweet boy for a while! Can't wait to share his blog post soon!
A sweet delivery going out this morning 💕 Salted Chocolate Chunk Shortbread Cookies🍪🍪🍪. #treatsomeonespecial#payitforward#makesomeonesday . I’ll eat one cookie, not a whole box of cookies. But I’ll still eat the one cookie... sometimes too, or even three. But not the whole box. —Kate Winslet . . . — For orders go to redvelvetcookiesandbakingco.com or send email 📧 Link in bio. . . . 📷 @redvelvetcookiesandbakingco
I lift my eyes to You, O God, enthroned in heaven. Psalm 123:1 . I know I just sort of disappeared recently. But I’m off with the Lord doing things with Him. This is a faith account, and I can only pour out when I’m filled up. So I’m doing my best to sit and be poured into over and over with Jesus. This year, my word is trust, and God is challenging me to deepen my relationship with Him. That takes time. Time with Him with no agenda. With no pressure to post. So I’m obeying. If you need me, you can find me on @barberbabbles, my personal account.