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eml_88  Wife. Mom. Daughter. Sister. Friend. πŸ’—

F O U R

This lovey turned 4 yesterday. Oh my heart. She's a ball of fire. And a complete sweetheart. A feeler of ALL the things. A free spirit. An unfiltered (loud) voice. She's as strong as she is beautiful. A lover of all animals. And my snuggle bunny.

Bravery Lawson, you're everything I could have dreamed of in a daughter, and SO much more! I love your bones, my blenny. πŸ’—πŸ˜˜

Such a fun morning celebrating my girl. πŸ’—πŸŒΈπŸŒΊ

β€’Lately, I've been wondering if life is less about becoming the person we thought we'd be. Maybe even the person we wanted to be.
And more about an unbecoming.
A letting go of the person we expected ourselves to be. Maybe even a letting go of the person we wanted to be, the person we hoped we would become. Grieving the perceived loss. And then just, being.
Instead of wrestling against who we are, accepting it. Loving it. Seeing the value in who we are today, not who we could be tomorrow. β€’ β€’I read a book a while ago where Brene Brown said "When we spend a lifetime trying to distance ourselves from the parts of our lives that don't fit with who we think we are supposed to be, we stand outside of our story and hustle for our worthiness by constantly performing, perfecting, pleasing, and proving. Our sense of worthiness---that critically important piece that gives us access to love and belonging---lives inside of our story. The greatest challenge for most of us is believing that we are worthy now, right this minute." β€’I will be the first to admit that I don't naturally function that way. But, I love the concept. It's feels lighter, and more free than its alternative πŸ™ŒπŸ»

I'm not going to talk about the amount of ugly crying that has taken place in my house this week. Or the amount of phone calls my sweet mom has answered where I can't speak because I'm SOBBING.
Today, I'm celebrating this guy!!! He woke up, got dressed, came downstairs and GELLED HIS HAIR. And told me he was ready. And boy, I know he is! (Umm, I'm not. I'm 100% not)
I'm so proud of this boy. And as much as I want to keep him with me, I'm sooo happy the world gets to know him too! πŸ’™πŸ˜πŸ˜­

When the activity fits the child. πŸ˜‚πŸ’—

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Last hoorah before school! Six flags! πŸ™ŒπŸ»

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Lunch with our sweetest Mrs. Connie. πŸ’—πŸ˜πŸ˜­

Raising my glass (of kombucha πŸ™„πŸ˜‚) tonight to the ONE clean room in my house. To my children, who thankfully do NOT have hand foot mouth. And to that flickering volcano candle that, lets face it, is probably FULL of toxins, but that makes a stress zone feel like a spa. πŸ˜‚πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ‘ŠπŸ»πŸ·

You guys, if you like super dark (unsweetened) chocolate...
@thewholefooddiary has an amazingly easy chocolate bark recipe! I added chia seeds and organic dried cranberries to mine! So. Easy. So. Yum. πŸ«πŸ™ŒπŸ»

Make fresh squeezed lemonade βœ”οΈβœ”οΈβœ”οΈ

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