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  • Have you ever been on a Gondola 🚠?
Im afraid of heights but love the change of scenery and how your perspective changes the further up you get! •
When comparing this perspective from up there to life, I sometimes wish that I could just go up and look down whenever I need to make decisions or have no clue on what steps to take next. 
There’s not always going to be times where you know 100% for certain what to do, where to go, your next steps or how your choices will affect you. 
Taking risks, taking a leap of faith, going out of one’s comfort zone - these things are scary, yet they do help one grow, learn and improve. No matter if you made a “wrong choice” or went down a path you choose to stop following- whatever it is, it’s necessary since making mistakes or falling down are the only things that help us become wiser and more knowledgeable.

What do you do when facing big decisions? How do you overcome the fear and enable yourself to take that step into the dark and unforeseen?

#decisions #leapoffaith #wanderlust #lifechoices #perspectives #change #notalone #mindset #facingfears
  • Have you ever been on a Gondola 🚠?
    Im afraid of heights but love the change of scenery and how your perspective changes the further up you get! •
    When comparing this perspective from up there to life, I sometimes wish that I could just go up and look down whenever I need to make decisions or have no clue on what steps to take next.
    There’s not always going to be times where you know 100% for certain what to do, where to go, your next steps or how your choices will affect you.
    Taking risks, taking a leap of faith, going out of one’s comfort zone - these things are scary, yet they do help one grow, learn and improve. No matter if you made a “wrong choice” or went down a path you choose to stop following- whatever it is, it’s necessary since making mistakes or falling down are the only things that help us become wiser and more knowledgeable.

    What do you do when facing big decisions? How do you overcome the fear and enable yourself to take that step into the dark and unforeseen?

    #decisions #leapoffaith #wanderlust #lifechoices #perspectives #change #notalone #mindset #facingfears
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  • It's Chromosome Disorder Awareness Week!  For #motivationmonday , I thought it would be perfect to post this photo of G’s last day of kindergarten...which was something we didn’t think he would be able to do with typically developing kids when we got his diagnosis.  It’s incredible that he powered through, worked really hard and could have gone to 1st grade next year!  We decided to hold him back for speech and social development (the hardest decision we’ve made so far) but guys... HE DID IT. ****************** George has 8q 22.3-ter duplication.  His rare chromosome disorder causes developmental delays, so he is in and out of therapies and specialist visits every day while still doing all of the things a typical 6 year old would do.  He works really hard and smiles and laughs through it all!  Without @unique_charity and their information on 8q duplication, We would not have known where to begin to understand his disorder and how it may impact his life.  #shinebrighttogether
#chromosomedisorderawarenessweek #rarechromo #awareness #uniquecharity #notalone
  • It's Chromosome Disorder Awareness Week! For #motivationmonday , I thought it would be perfect to post this photo of G’s last day of kindergarten...which was something we didn’t think he would be able to do with typically developing kids when we got his diagnosis. It’s incredible that he powered through, worked really hard and could have gone to 1st grade next year! We decided to hold him back for speech and social development (the hardest decision we’ve made so far) but guys... HE DID IT. ****************** George has 8q 22.3-ter duplication. His rare chromosome disorder causes developmental delays, so he is in and out of therapies and specialist visits every day while still doing all of the things a typical 6 year old would do. He works really hard and smiles and laughs through it all! Without @unique_charity and their information on 8q duplication, We would not have known where to begin to understand his disorder and how it may impact his life. #shinebrighttogether
    #chromosomedisorderawarenessweek #rarechromo #awareness #uniquecharity #notalone
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  • Me and mister coma. Why❓ because today this little guy @airbaliukas has decided to sacrifice his lungs and quads, and his stomach stuff in my bike session just to keep me the company. And you know what❓do you know that food called "cheburek“❓ he decided to take those just before our session (okay, we didn't planned that we will train together, but I didn't know, that he had eaten LIKE A LOT👈🏿👧🏿) .. So he ate something like more than one or two... And I almost saw those chebureks on the bike. Anyway, I was really really happy, that he was together with me in @girstuciobaseinas , because if it wasn't him today, the training wouldn't be just perfect: I wasn't alone there and I realised, that I have a very incredible, supporting and almost vommiting like me teammate  E V E R❤️ proud of you, @airbaliukas ❗
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O, wow, kokia treniruotė... Aš neišsiplėsiu, nes belenkiek angliškai stengiausi, ale, gražiai parašyt. Bet pasigirsiu - šiandien aš sportavau kone naktį ir ne viena ant to nejudančio dviračio❗ Ir tai buvo taip faina, kad negaliu. Aišku, šis ponas vos neparodė man viso savo apvirškinto čiaburiekinio turinio, tačiau puikiai nupasakojo, kaip jis įsivaizdavo visą tą šliauką.... Bet kokiu atveju, to beveik neįvyko, o treniruotė buvo tokia, kuria negaliu nepasigirti: ji buvo T O B U L A✌️🤘✌️Rimtas minimas, užsikalantys keturgalviai raumeniukai, pamirštas namie vanduo, todėl džiūstanti gerklė, pablūdimas ir šokiai pokiai pagal Beyonce's vienišas damas... Ir tai tik dėl to, kad po treniruotinės iškrovos endorfinų srautas pasidarė toks didelis, kad tiesiog linksmai su tuo užtaisu visai gale pavažiavo stogas ir jį nusirovėm, šokdami sumedėjusiom kojom Girstučio baseino salytėj. Žavu 🌋🥳 #team #goals #be1 #together #notalone #one #doit #bike #session #sport #athlete #trackandfield #gym #mirror #selfie #blog #day #friendship #flex #muscle
  • Me and mister coma. Why❓ because today this little guy @airbaliukas has decided to sacrifice his lungs and quads, and his stomach stuff in my bike session just to keep me the company. And you know what❓do you know that food called "cheburek“❓ he decided to take those just before our session (okay, we didn't planned that we will train together, but I didn't know, that he had eaten LIKE A LOT👈🏿👧🏿) .. So he ate something like more than one or two... And I almost saw those chebureks on the bike. Anyway, I was really really happy, that he was together with me in @girstuciobaseinas , because if it wasn't him today, the training wouldn't be just perfect: I wasn't alone there and I realised, that I have a very incredible, supporting and almost vommiting like me teammate E V E R❤️ proud of you, @airbaliukas
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    O, wow, kokia treniruotė... Aš neišsiplėsiu, nes belenkiek angliškai stengiausi, ale, gražiai parašyt. Bet pasigirsiu - šiandien aš sportavau kone naktį ir ne viena ant to nejudančio dviračio❗ Ir tai buvo taip faina, kad negaliu. Aišku, šis ponas vos neparodė man viso savo apvirškinto čiaburiekinio turinio, tačiau puikiai nupasakojo, kaip jis įsivaizdavo visą tą šliauką.... Bet kokiu atveju, to beveik neįvyko, o treniruotė buvo tokia, kuria negaliu nepasigirti: ji buvo T O B U L A✌️🤘✌️Rimtas minimas, užsikalantys keturgalviai raumeniukai, pamirštas namie vanduo, todėl džiūstanti gerklė, pablūdimas ir šokiai pokiai pagal Beyonce's vienišas damas... Ir tai tik dėl to, kad po treniruotinės iškrovos endorfinų srautas pasidarė toks didelis, kad tiesiog linksmai su tuo užtaisu visai gale pavažiavo stogas ir jį nusirovėm, šokdami sumedėjusiom kojom Girstučio baseino salytėj. Žavu 🌋🥳 #team #goals #be1 #together #notalone #one #doit #bike #session #sport #athlete #trackandfield #gym #mirror #selfie #blog #day #friendship #flex #muscle
  •  80  2  40 minutes ago
  • In honor of National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month, the American Migraine Foundation is hosting an AMA on Reddit with Dr. Umer Najib. He’ll be answering any and all questions about migraine and headache, so tune in at r/AMA or r/Migraine this Wednesday, June 19 at 12 p.m. ET to get in on the fun! 
  • In honor of National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month, the American Migraine Foundation is hosting an AMA on Reddit with Dr. Umer Najib. He’ll be answering any and all questions about migraine and headache, so tune in at r/AMA or r/Migraine this Wednesday, June 19 at 12 p.m. ET to get in on the fun! 
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  • It’s funny...their love always starts to shine back through when I’ve finally reached the point of going freaking nuts with all their fighting. I know they love each other, but here’s something that isn’t talked about as much...there are periods of time (sometimes LONG periods) where they non stop fight. And like many of us know, it can make you feel so alienated and unsuccessful as a parent because you get on the gram and see the highlight reel for everyone you follow. Where other people’s kids are hugging and snuggling. They laugh and play so nice. Then you sit back and are like ok this is on me...I’m screwing them up, I failed them, because my kids used to act like that 😭
But then just as you think that, your kids start getting along! They start loving on each other, and playing together again. Suddenly you’re the one getting the cute pictures, capturing their bonding moments. Then I’m like well shit, that was a close one, they almost hated each other for life😅 PHEW!
But the last thing I would ever want to do is contribute to another mom or parents “I’m not good enough” feelings. 
So please as you look at my posts and read my stories, keep it in your mind that this is not a daily occurrence. Nothing is. Nobody’s life is perfect. Children are constantly changing, and growing. They are always in a phase of life, and sometimes those phases don’t match their siblings phase...and that’s ok, they will match up again eventually. 
The point to all of this was that the sunshine was good to us, and I’m feeling a lot of anxiety relief 😅 
#happymonday #momlife #mylifebelike #anxiety #momlifeisthebestlife #sunshinetherapy #siblings #lovetheirlove #brotherandsister #myloves #mylife #motivation #notalone #boise #parkdays
  • It’s funny...their love always starts to shine back through when I’ve finally reached the point of going freaking nuts with all their fighting. I know they love each other, but here’s something that isn’t talked about as much...there are periods of time (sometimes LONG periods) where they non stop fight. And like many of us know, it can make you feel so alienated and unsuccessful as a parent because you get on the gram and see the highlight reel for everyone you follow. Where other people’s kids are hugging and snuggling. They laugh and play so nice. Then you sit back and are like ok this is on me...I’m screwing them up, I failed them, because my kids used to act like that 😭
    But then just as you think that, your kids start getting along! They start loving on each other, and playing together again. Suddenly you’re the one getting the cute pictures, capturing their bonding moments. Then I’m like well shit, that was a close one, they almost hated each other for life😅 PHEW!
    But the last thing I would ever want to do is contribute to another mom or parents “I’m not good enough” feelings.
    So please as you look at my posts and read my stories, keep it in your mind that this is not a daily occurrence. Nothing is. Nobody’s life is perfect. Children are constantly changing, and growing. They are always in a phase of life, and sometimes those phases don’t match their siblings phase...and that’s ok, they will match up again eventually.
    The point to all of this was that the sunshine was good to us, and I’m feeling a lot of anxiety relief 😅
    #happymonday #momlife #mylifebelike #anxiety #momlifeisthebestlife #sunshinetherapy #siblings #lovetheirlove #brotherandsister #myloves #mylife #motivation #notalone #boise #parkdays
  •  9  6  1 hour ago
  • Мои посты в последнее время довольно эгоцентричны 😅 и я понимаю что вы уже устали от лицезрения меня любимой 😅🤣🤣 поэтому листайте карусель 👌 там я не одна 🤗
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@xavier.rmm ⠀
#friends #notalone #night #aquarius #nifilter
  • Мои посты в последнее время довольно эгоцентричны 😅 и я понимаю что вы уже устали от лицезрения меня любимой 😅🤣🤣 поэтому листайте карусель 👌 там я не одна 🤗

    @xavier.rmm
    #friends #notalone #night #aquarius #nifilter
  •  22  1  1 hour ago
  • Depression is like some toxic relationship we can’t get out of because we’re used to it.
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Depression is trying to leave and being held against your will.
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Depression is playing failed scenarios out and holding yourself accountable for them all.
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Depression is a person who is inconsiderate and holds you hostage because they’re miserable.
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Depression is when it’s sunny outside and yet still, there is a dark cloud over you blocking the warmth you should be feeling.
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You don’t know what you want? 
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Depression doesn’t know what it wants!!
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Try and Remember that hopeful child in you that had their dreams of becoming something spectacular✨
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Depression my be hard to deal with, but God is with you!
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Believe it or not, Jesus removed the voices in the head of a woman. He knew she was in need of healing. She didn’t need to beg or be condemned for it. Healing was hers. 😌
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Ask God to heal those voices that tell you anything other than the truth!
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You are loved ♥️
#JRollers #JRollersproductions #Productions #TheLukeMovement #Notalone #Youareloved #Growth #Purpose #Loveyourself #Keepgoing #Awareness #Strength #Depression #Healing #MentalHealth  #Health #Change #Resources #Validation #Seek
  • Depression is like some toxic relationship we can’t get out of because we’re used to it.
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    Depression is trying to leave and being held against your will.
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    Depression is playing failed scenarios out and holding yourself accountable for them all.
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    Depression is a person who is inconsiderate and holds you hostage because they’re miserable.
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    Depression is when it’s sunny outside and yet still, there is a dark cloud over you blocking the warmth you should be feeling.
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    You don’t know what you want?
    NO.
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    Depression doesn’t know what it wants!!
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    Try and Remember that hopeful child in you that had their dreams of becoming something spectacular✨
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    Depression my be hard to deal with, but God is with you!
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    Believe it or not, Jesus removed the voices in the head of a woman. He knew she was in need of healing. She didn’t need to beg or be condemned for it. Healing was hers. 😌
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    Ask God to heal those voices that tell you anything other than the truth!
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    You are loved ♥️
    #JRollers #JRollersproductions #Productions #TheLukeMovement #Notalone #Youareloved #Growth #Purpose #Loveyourself #Keepgoing #Awareness #Strength #Depression #Healing #MentalHealth #Health #Change #Resources #Validation #Seek
  •  5  1  1 hour ago
  • Anyone looking for some fun mental health-related volunteer experience? The Kelowna branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association @cmhakelowna is looking for volunteers for their annual Ride Don't Hide mental health fundraiser event this Sunday! See Margo's contact information below to learn how you can get involved! 
#Repost @cmhakelowna
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Calling all Volunteers!
We are just less than 2 weeks away from The Payton and Dillon Budd Memorial Ride presented by the Thomas Alan Budd Foundation. The key to any successful event is volunteers! We have a bunch of fun opportunities available, helping to make the day easy breasy for everyone attending. In giving your time to support this year’s ride, you are helping to bring mental health out into the open. 🚴‍♂️🚴‍♀️ Please contact Margo Buckley at margo.buckley@cmha.bc.ca to find out how you can help!
#volunteerkelowna #notalone #community #dosomegood #ridedonthide #kelowna #wellness #GetLoud #mentalhealth #suicideprevention #mentalhealthmatters
  • Anyone looking for some fun mental health-related volunteer experience? The Kelowna branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association @cmhakelowna is looking for volunteers for their annual Ride Don't Hide mental health fundraiser event this Sunday! See Margo's contact information below to learn how you can get involved!
    #Repost @cmhakelowna
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    Calling all Volunteers!
    We are just less than 2 weeks away from The Payton and Dillon Budd Memorial Ride presented by the Thomas Alan Budd Foundation. The key to any successful event is volunteers! We have a bunch of fun opportunities available, helping to make the day easy breasy for everyone attending. In giving your time to support this year’s ride, you are helping to bring mental health out into the open. 🚴‍♂️🚴‍♀️ Please contact Margo Buckley at margo.buckley@cmha.bc.ca to find out how you can help!
    #volunteerkelowna #notalone #community #dosomegood #ridedonthide #kelowna #wellness #GetLoud #mentalhealth #suicideprevention #mentalhealthmatters
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  • Romans 8:17
Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in His sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.
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If you’re God’s child, and you’re struggling right now, know that it’s not over. You’re not alone. You may question, “Why is God allowing this to happen?” Because He wants to grow you. As children of God, we should always be growing. There’s always something new to learn! Always strive to be more like Jesus; even though it’s tough. Have joy in the middle of this soldier! Cling to the promise that you’re not alone! 
#notalone
  • Romans 8:17
    Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in His sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.


    If you’re God’s child, and you’re struggling right now, know that it’s not over. You’re not alone. You may question, “Why is God allowing this to happen?” Because He wants to grow you. As children of God, we should always be growing. There’s always something new to learn! Always strive to be more like Jesus; even though it’s tough. Have joy in the middle of this soldier! Cling to the promise that you’re not alone!
    #notalone
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  • Join us on Thursday, June 20, at 8 p.m. ET for a Facebook Live to learn more about building your support community. The event is hosted by Eileen Brewer, a #MoveAgainstMigraine Moderator and Patient Advocate. Learn more at the link in bio.
  • Join us on Thursday, June 20, at 8 p.m. ET for a Facebook Live to learn more about building your support community. The event is hosted by Eileen Brewer, a #MoveAgainstMigraine Moderator and Patient Advocate. Learn more at the link in bio.
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  • I don’t know who needs this but, I’m sorry you went through hell. I’m not the one who hurt you, but I’ll be the one to apologize for everything that you went through. I’m sorry for everything that has happened to you. Just know that if you ever need to talk I’m here for you. You aren’t gonna walk through the darkness alone. I’ll hold the light and we’ll walk through it together. #notalone #thatswhatfamilyisfor #friendships
  • I don’t know who needs this but, I’m sorry you went through hell. I’m not the one who hurt you, but I’ll be the one to apologize for everything that you went through. I’m sorry for everything that has happened to you. Just know that if you ever need to talk I’m here for you. You aren’t gonna walk through the darkness alone. I’ll hold the light and we’ll walk through it together. #notalone #thatswhatfamilyisfor #friendships
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Top #notalone Posts

  • Start to a colourful Monday on the streets of Mykonos town! 🌺🌼💙💚
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Traveling solo #notalone . Often a fuddled concept vis-a-vis the underlined perks of diminishing boundaries of meeting people across the 🌍 and liberty of schedule. Umm, having done a bit of both, clearly know where my heart rests 😍💓 .
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What is your favourite?
  • Start to a colourful Monday on the streets of Mykonos town! 🌺🌼💙💚
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    Traveling solo #notalone . Often a fuddled concept vis-a-vis the underlined perks of diminishing boundaries of meeting people across the 🌍 and liberty of schedule. Umm, having done a bit of both, clearly know where my heart rests 😍💓 .
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    What is your favourite?
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  • Infertiity is a word that made me feel broken and ashamed! If anyone asked the infamous question "when are y'all gonna have a baby" I would say we are working on it! I often hid behind smiles and laughter about the subject of expanding our family, behind nice clothes, and behind other people. Why was I so ashamed of my flawed body? Were we not commanded to be fruitful and multiply the earth🤔
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It wasn't until I was diagnosed with infertility, that I realized how many women were suffering through the same thing for many different reasons! Even knowing this I remained silent and told noone. After all, in my mind telling people would change their view of me and I certainly didn't want any pathetic sympathy or to hear "everything happens for a reason" or "it will happen when it's suppose to". Some women would proclaim, "we tried for 6 months before we finally got pregnant" and internally I was saying WTF. How are you comparing 6 months to years? Selfish of me right?
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Only someone going through the same can understand why I felt that way. I know now that everyone's story starts out differently, but we are all striving for the same final chapter. I refuse to let anyone who comes across my page feel like she has to fight alone against infertility. I suffered and I conquered! How? My husband loved me, faith carried me, and my God kept me🙏🏽 It takes full commitment and a strong support system, because infertility can make or break you. What a better place to start, then amongst a community of women ready to support each other. You don't have to be ashamed and you certainly are not alone
  • Infertiity is a word that made me feel broken and ashamed! If anyone asked the infamous question "when are y'all gonna have a baby" I would say we are working on it! I often hid behind smiles and laughter about the subject of expanding our family, behind nice clothes, and behind other people. Why was I so ashamed of my flawed body? Were we not commanded to be fruitful and multiply the earth🤔
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    It wasn't until I was diagnosed with infertility, that I realized how many women were suffering through the same thing for many different reasons! Even knowing this I remained silent and told noone. After all, in my mind telling people would change their view of me and I certainly didn't want any pathetic sympathy or to hear "everything happens for a reason" or "it will happen when it's suppose to". Some women would proclaim, "we tried for 6 months before we finally got pregnant" and internally I was saying WTF. How are you comparing 6 months to years? Selfish of me right?
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    Only someone going through the same can understand why I felt that way. I know now that everyone's story starts out differently, but we are all striving for the same final chapter. I refuse to let anyone who comes across my page feel like she has to fight alone against infertility. I suffered and I conquered! How? My husband loved me, faith carried me, and my God kept me🙏🏽 It takes full commitment and a strong support system, because infertility can make or break you. What a better place to start, then amongst a community of women ready to support each other. You don't have to be ashamed and you certainly are not alone
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  • You are not alone. Believe women. Believe survivors. Everyone knows at the very least one of us. #believewomen #youarenotalone #believesurvivors #endwhitesupremacy  #hexthepatriarchy From the original post by @upsettingrapeculture:  This weekend, the Monument Quilt blanketed the National Mall with 3,000 stories from survivors of sexual and intimate partner violence. Thousands of people attended to bear witness to our stories. Our community joined together in learning, healing, communing, connecting, to end rape culture and white supremacy. 
We mourned, we celebrated our resilience, we planted seeds of hope for our future resistance. This weekend, we truly experienced that we are not alone.

The Quilt is still on display today into the afternoon. Join us for the closing ceremony at noon (the time has been changed due to predicted rain). With so much gratitude.
FORCE Upsetting Rape Culture 📷 Pic by: Nate Gregorio ❤️ #NotAlone #NoEstásSolx
  • You are not alone. Believe women. Believe survivors. Everyone knows at the very least one of us. #believewomen #youarenotalone #believesurvivors #endwhitesupremacy #hexthepatriarchy From the original post by @upsettingrapeculture: This weekend, the Monument Quilt blanketed the National Mall with 3,000 stories from survivors of sexual and intimate partner violence. Thousands of people attended to bear witness to our stories. Our community joined together in learning, healing, communing, connecting, to end rape culture and white supremacy.
    We mourned, we celebrated our resilience, we planted seeds of hope for our future resistance. This weekend, we truly experienced that we are not alone.

    The Quilt is still on display today into the afternoon. Join us for the closing ceremony at noon (the time has been changed due to predicted rain). With so much gratitude.
    FORCE Upsetting Rape Culture 📷 Pic by: Nate Gregorio ❤️ #NotAlone #NoEstásSolx
  •  449  11  2 June, 2019
  • If Father’s Day is hard
I’m not going to convince you to look on the bright side, 
But I will sit beside you in the darkness. .
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If Father’s Day is hard
I’m not going to tell you I understand, 
But if you want to talk about it, I’ll listen and try. .
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If Father’s Day is hard 
I’m not going to tell you to see hope that isn’t there, 
But I will point out the strength you may not be able to see in yourself. .
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If Father’s Day is hard
I’m not going to make it more complicated,
But I will reach for your hand and simply remind you to breathe. .
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If Father’s Day is hard 
I’m not going to force you to conform so others are more comfortable, 
But I will ask others to be aware of your pain. .
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If Father’s Day is hard 
I’m not going to question you, 
But I will remind you that we don’t have to have any answers today. .
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If Father’s Day is hard 
I’m not going to tell you I know how it feels, 
But I will tell you that you are not alone, 
And I’ll stay close, reminding you to hold on, 
Until we can see the light of a new day. .
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© Rachel Macy Stafford 2019 .
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Sometimes a line will pop into my head, and even though I am in the middle of something, I know I must stop—I must stop and write it down. I was unpacking a bag yesterday when the line, “if Father’s Day is hard,” surfaced. I didn't know what would become of it, but I stopped to give it a chance to become something more. .
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Today I hope that line reaches the person it wanted reach when it stopped me cold on a warm summer day, the 15th of June, as I was unpacking my bag… and my heart. 
#fathersday #harddates #iseeyou #notalone #holdon #myhandinyours #onlylovetoday #feelwhatyoufeel
  • If Father’s Day is hard
    I’m not going to convince you to look on the bright side,
    But I will sit beside you in the darkness. .
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    If Father’s Day is hard
    I’m not going to tell you I understand,
    But if you want to talk about it, I’ll listen and try. .
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    If Father’s Day is hard
    I’m not going to tell you to see hope that isn’t there,
    But I will point out the strength you may not be able to see in yourself. .
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    If Father’s Day is hard
    I’m not going to make it more complicated,
    But I will reach for your hand and simply remind you to breathe. .
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    If Father’s Day is hard
    I’m not going to force you to conform so others are more comfortable,
    But I will ask others to be aware of your pain. .
    .
    If Father’s Day is hard
    I’m not going to question you,
    But I will remind you that we don’t have to have any answers today. .
    .
    If Father’s Day is hard
    I’m not going to tell you I know how it feels,
    But I will tell you that you are not alone,
    And I’ll stay close, reminding you to hold on,
    Until we can see the light of a new day. .
    .
    © Rachel Macy Stafford 2019 .
    .
    Sometimes a line will pop into my head, and even though I am in the middle of something, I know I must stop—I must stop and write it down. I was unpacking a bag yesterday when the line, “if Father’s Day is hard,” surfaced. I didn't know what would become of it, but I stopped to give it a chance to become something more. .
    .
    Today I hope that line reaches the person it wanted reach when it stopped me cold on a warm summer day, the 15th of June, as I was unpacking my bag… and my heart.
    #fathersday #harddates #iseeyou #notalone #holdon #myhandinyours #onlylovetoday #feelwhatyoufeel
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  • We can make a difference. Please stand with our community and consider starting a Facebook fundraiser to help us elevate the patient voice. Learn how you can start one through the link in bio.
  • We can make a difference. Please stand with our community and consider starting a Facebook fundraiser to help us elevate the patient voice. Learn how you can start one through the link in bio.
  •  606  11  16 June, 2019
  • Como sou grata por vocês estarem aqui comigo!🥰Esse tempinho longe foi muito valioso pois me permiti respirar pra colocar a vida em ordem e, mais importante, sem pressão! Principalmente depois que postei a foto anterior pois tive tanto apoio e empatia de vocês que me deixou extremamente tranquila para, de fato, fazer o que eu precisava! Fora tantas mensagens que recebi contando que vocês também estão passando por situações semelhantes e, tudo o que precisamos é de empatia e saber que podemos contar uns com os outros! Isso conforta demais nosso coração, né? 
Sempre que eu mostro ou comentou algo que está acontecendo na minha vida pessoal, vocês SEMPRE estão aqui para me dar força! Esse é um dos motivos que mesmo nesse período em que estive dando um tempo meio longe das redes, eu não via a hora de voltar! Eu tenho orgulho da nossa comunidade aqui e lá no YouTube ser tão unida, positiva e cuidadosa! Esse post é realmente de agradecimento à vocês, do fundo do meu coração! Vocês me fazem mais bem do que imaginam e são o motivo de eu continuar aqui!  Obrigada e, bora continuar esse trabalho que eu amo tanto!  A partir de amanhã voltaremos a ter conteúdo aqui e quarta-feira entra vídeo novo no canal! Amo vocês! 💕 #maydancini #gratidao #grateful #empatia #amor #notalone
  • Como sou grata por vocês estarem aqui comigo!🥰Esse tempinho longe foi muito valioso pois me permiti respirar pra colocar a vida em ordem e, mais importante, sem pressão! Principalmente depois que postei a foto anterior pois tive tanto apoio e empatia de vocês que me deixou extremamente tranquila para, de fato, fazer o que eu precisava! Fora tantas mensagens que recebi contando que vocês também estão passando por situações semelhantes e, tudo o que precisamos é de empatia e saber que podemos contar uns com os outros! Isso conforta demais nosso coração, né?
    Sempre que eu mostro ou comentou algo que está acontecendo na minha vida pessoal, vocês SEMPRE estão aqui para me dar força! Esse é um dos motivos que mesmo nesse período em que estive dando um tempo meio longe das redes, eu não via a hora de voltar! Eu tenho orgulho da nossa comunidade aqui e lá no YouTube ser tão unida, positiva e cuidadosa! Esse post é realmente de agradecimento à vocês, do fundo do meu coração! Vocês me fazem mais bem do que imaginam e são o motivo de eu continuar aqui! Obrigada e, bora continuar esse trabalho que eu amo tanto! A partir de amanhã voltaremos a ter conteúdo aqui e quarta-feira entra vídeo novo no canal! Amo vocês! 💕 #maydancini #gratidao #grateful #empatia #amor #notalone
  •  265  21  16 June, 2019
  • This weekend, the Monument Quilt blanketed the National Mall with 3,000 stories from survivors of sexual and intimate partner violence. Thousands of people attended to bear witness to our stories. Our community joined together in learning, healing, communing, connecting, to end rape culture and white supremacy.

We mourned, we celebrated our resilience, we planted seeds of hope for our future resistance. This weekend, we truly experienced that we are not alone.

With so much gratitude.
FORCE Upsetting Rape Culture 📷 Pic by @nate.gregorio ❤️
#MonumentQuilt
#NotAlone
#MonumentoDeHistorias  #NoEstásSolx
  • This weekend, the Monument Quilt blanketed the National Mall with 3,000 stories from survivors of sexual and intimate partner violence. Thousands of people attended to bear witness to our stories. Our community joined together in learning, healing, communing, connecting, to end rape culture and white supremacy.

    We mourned, we celebrated our resilience, we planted seeds of hope for our future resistance. This weekend, we truly experienced that we are not alone.

    With so much gratitude.
    FORCE Upsetting Rape Culture 📷 Pic by @nate.gregorio ❤️
    #MonumentQuilt
    #NotAlone
    #MonumentoDeHistorias #NoEstásSolx
  •  2,458  37  2 June, 2019
  • Those who leave everything in God's hands will eventually see God's hands in everything. ✨
I see God so clearly when I hold my baby girl in my arms. It took us a year and half to get pregnant with her and when we did it was so clear she was a gift and one that came in His perfect timing. The roads we all take to grow our families are different. Many are not easy for differing reasons (infertility, health issues, miscarriage). We know that not every pregnancy results in a healthy baby being born and though miscarriage may be “common” there is nothing common about the depth of heart break that can accompany such a loss. From time to time I love to open my blog up for others to share their experiences with their own pregnancies. Today on the blog, one of my very best friends for the last 20 years of my life, @annieburdinenutrition is sharing her experience with her miscarriage. It’s one of honesty and hope and I truly believe it will bless you if you take the time to read it (regardless of if you have experienced a miscarriage or not). ✨
My dress is from @lamadeclothing and all the outfits are linked in my @liketoknow.it app! Also doing a full #lamadeclothing try on in stories today! http://liketk.it/2CwH3 #liketkit
  • Those who leave everything in God's hands will eventually see God's hands in everything. ✨
    I see God so clearly when I hold my baby girl in my arms. It took us a year and half to get pregnant with her and when we did it was so clear she was a gift and one that came in His perfect timing. The roads we all take to grow our families are different. Many are not easy for differing reasons (infertility, health issues, miscarriage). We know that not every pregnancy results in a healthy baby being born and though miscarriage may be “common” there is nothing common about the depth of heart break that can accompany such a loss. From time to time I love to open my blog up for others to share their experiences with their own pregnancies. Today on the blog, one of my very best friends for the last 20 years of my life, @annieburdinenutrition is sharing her experience with her miscarriage. It’s one of honesty and hope and I truly believe it will bless you if you take the time to read it (regardless of if you have experienced a miscarriage or not). ✨
    My dress is from @lamadeclothing and all the outfits are linked in my @liketoknow.it app! Also doing a full #lamadeclothing try on in stories today! http://liketk.it/2CwH3 #liketkit
  •  1,623  57  13 June, 2019