✨Battlefield Of Scars✨
|Written by Jennifer Fisher|
Jennifer’s story embodies and exceeds my intentions for The Mother’s Voice; to create a safe space for women to share stories of motherhood where empathy, laughter, tears, and healing can take place. She writes with honesty and grace in a way that causes a physical ache in your heart and openly shares some of the darkest and most sorrowful moments of her life. If there was ever a more deserving woman to become a mother, it is Jennifer and thankfully, her story does have a happy ending.
Thank you “times infinity” (as kids love to say) for sharing this story🙏🏻
“...I am at ever odds with this blinking cursor because I am trying to write about the biggest heartbreak I have experienced thus far. This heartbreak almost caused the dissolution of my marriage, and ultimately the loss of faith in myself.  For you see, I am a mommy to four and only one of those precious babies I have successfully brought into the world...”

“...My abdomen is a battlefield of scars and, in the attempt to start our small family, I became the embodiment of the Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein…I gave and gave until (at that time) there was nothing left for me to give...”
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I am the man that I am BECAUSE of all the real women in my life . I celebrate you daily! #mama #sisters #daughter #nieces #gg #aunts #friends #mothernature #lessonsoflove

"She will either be the best thing that ever happened to you, or the hardest lesson you ever learn" - L. Figaro #bestthingforsomeone #hardestlesson #lessonlearned #bestthing #learnsomethingfromher #lessonsoflove #lifelessons #brunette #girlsinglasses #curlyhair #brunettes #relationshipgoals #relationships

Someday, we must all learn to swim in the sea of grief.

🌸Lessons Of Love🌸
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Translation: 💙Yaoi Sekai 2💙
#lessonsoflove #yaoiseme #yaoiuke #yaoiislife #yaoisweet

Do you remember the last time your spouse or kid felt frustrated, annoyed, or irritated by your response?
How did he/she respond?
Did he withdraw his heart? Did you find yourself reacting instead of responding?
Creating safe spaces where those we love want to talk often starts with the environment we create. When our spouse and children feel that they are in a relational safe space, they are more likely to talk about their emotions, hopes and fears.
Read more about it on the blog today👇🏼
#midweekthree #midweekmotivation #healthyfamily #healthycommunication #speakwell #wednesdaywisdom #childhoodunplugged

This picture was taken a few years ago and to this day it’s probably my favorite picture not just of @kenstetzer and I together, but my favorite picture of myself. Now before you go thinking I have an ego let me explain why. At the time that this picture was taken, it had only been a few months since I had come out to my immediate family members. And through it all this man was by my side teaching me how to accept myself. Now in any picture involving me I could spend hours pointing at things I don’t like. I could say things like: “My hairline is awful,” “Look how big my nose is,” or “Do I even own a jawbone?” And believe me this photo is definitely cropped strategically. But as much as I hear those little voices tearing me down, the loudest voice says, “Look at your smile. Through one of the hardest times in your life the man in front of you made you smile so genuinely. And look at his smile pointing right back at you. He thinks you’re handsome. He thinks you’re beautiful. Even if you can’t believe in yourself, you believe in him. Isn’t that enough?” So to this day this is my favorite picture of myself, because in it you can only see how happy I am. For this moment the world is gone the voices stop and all that matters is us. I do know one thing for sure. Someday a picture will replace this one as my favorite. In that picture we will look a lot like this, but surrounded by friends and family. With a ring for him and a ring for me.
Photo Credit 📷- @kenziesue06
#love #happyness #relationships #family #favoritepicture #friends #gay #boyfriend #futurehusband #comingout #tothefuture #oldpic #instagays #selflove #lessonsoflove #guyswithearrings #smile #smiling #smiles #brightfuture #happywithyou #mylove #acceptance #acceptyourself

When love beckons to you, follow him,
Though his ways are hard and steep.
And when his wings enfold you yield to him,
Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you.
And when he speaks to you believe in him,
Though his voice may shatter your dreams
as the north wind lays waste the garden.
For even as love crowns you so shall he crucify you. Even as he is for your growth so is he for your pruning.
Even as he ascends to your height and caresses your tenderest branches that quiver in the sun,
So shall he descend to your roots and shake them in their clinging to the earth.
Like sheaves of corn he gathers you unto himself.
He threshes you to make you naked.
He sifts you to free you from your husks.
He grinds you to whiteness.
He kneads you until you are pliant
And then he assigns you to his sacred fire, that you may become sacred bread for God's sacred feast.
All these things shall love do unto you that you may know the secrets of your heart, and in that knowledge become a fragment of Life's heart.
But if in your fear you would seek only love's peace and love's pleasure,
Then it is better for you that you cover your nakedness and pass out of love's threshing-floor,
Into the seasonless world where you shall laugh, but not all of your laughter, and weep, but not all of your tears.
Love gives naught but itself and takes naught but from itself.
Love possesses not nor would it be possessed
For love is sufficient unto love. 
When you love you should not say "God is in my heart," but rather "I am in the heart of God." And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course. 
Love has no other desire but to fulfill itself.
But if you love and must needs have desires, let these be your desires:
To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night.
To know the pain of too much tenderness.
To be wounded by your own understanding of love;
And to bleed willingly and joyfully.
To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving;
To rest at the noon hour and meditate love's ecstasy;
To return home at eventide with gratitude;
And then to sleep with a prayer for the beloved.

"Non si può predicare la nonviolenza senza al tempo stesso riconoscere il rancore provocato dall'ineguaglianza".

This is my friend @joeydnyc228 with his BFF, Moose. I was going to post a #tbt pic of joe and me but thought 💭 nothing beats this portrait of love & friendship! ✨💜✨ Joe has been my friend and client for decades.😳😩🤣During that time, we have supported each other during our terrible lows and celebrated our amazing highs together. We have been honest with each other, which at times has put distance between us but we always return to our love & friendship. Joe has taught me that no one can be your everything so when a friend comes up short in one area don’t dwell on it. Instead, 💁🏻‍♀️turn to the friend that excels in that area. This will allow you to try and love all your friends unconditionally. (I am still working on this but must admit it is most liberating to all involved.) We had breakfast 🍳 together on Monday and we discussed my GoFundMe campaign for @amywardrobe. We laughed about how those with the big bucks turn the other way🙈 not even “liking” my posts and those struggling donate their $10 and $20 contributions freely even though that may be their food allowance for the day! Again, this is an observation and not a judgement.🧐 Yesterday, Joe donated to my fund instead of having a fab meal and cocktail @fredsatbarneys !! Thanks, Joseph!! I know Hassan missed your smiling face at his bar but the good you have done is tremendous!! Kisses to you and Moose!!! 💋🐶💋🐶💜#Moknows #nowyouknow #thisislove #americanbulldog #moose #love #stylist #friendship #ilovemyfriends #ilovemyclients #gofundme #cancersucks #lessonsoflove #bff #bekind #think #help PLeaSe donate to the link in my bio. Thank you🤗

#melodicmovements #itsmelodic #musicinmotion #dance #love #atl #dancers #doitforaja #lessonsoflove #musicbyrihanna #skin we do not own the rights to any of this music. Dance is what we are showcasing.

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