Todays post is dedicated to @liblo21 for #MarriageMonday! I was asked to answer this question... “What have you overcome as a couple?” Our ability to RESOLVE conflict. After a couple years into marriage, we became pros at spotting our issues, arguing about it until we had nothing left to say, and from our exhaustion deciding to just forgive one another. However, the issue remain unresolved and kept coming up over and over again. Do you and your partner ever fight about the same thing over and over again? Welp, this behavior is what our therapist calls “Tabling.” You serve up an issue, talk about it, but never actually consume it. Consuming that issue might be painful, might show your own flaws, so you leave it there. However, with enough unsolved issues, eventually that table till break. Thankfully we never reached that point. We chose to put our pride aside and seek help. Through reaching out, we found one of the most amazing therapists. With her help, we learned how to effectively communicate our side of the story, how to really listen to our spouse’s perspective, and how to properly digest those emotions. It took SO. MUCH. WORK. But I wouldn’t trade it for anything. We learned the presence of pain indicates opportunity for growth. And through that growth you find a deeper understanding of grace, of humility, and of love.
I never wanted to raise girls. I used to believe they’d be too difficult, too many emotions, too many opinions, screamed too loud. I was so afraid of who they would be because of the shame of who I was. I had too many emotions I couldn’t control. I had too many opinions I couldn’t share. I was told…be quiet.
God gives you, not only what you can handle, but very much what you NEED. Mothering these daughters has been my greatest honor. They have pushed me towards healing, towards growth, into wholeness.
To be woman is to be wild, to be loud, to love and be loved without restraint. Happy #internationalwomensday
If you like talking about birth, reading about birth, watch a lot of Netflix, especially the guys from Queer Eye, then you’ll want to read this.
New words up on the blog today! Link in profile. #yaaassss 📷 by @amyanddarrenphoto
@amyanddarrenphoto causing this post-vacation depression to linger on for way too long.
There’s probably going to be a lot of these photos. So just bare with me. Cheers to @amyanddarrenphoto making us look like goobers in love bc that’s what they do & that’s what Mexico does.
Setting the standard for a life well lived.
All the heart feels after a night like last night. Feeling pretty thankful tho for the two individuals that brought us all together. @johnnyswim & @amandasudanoramirez you kids are something above the rest + it's moments like these that remind me of how great our God is, how good our food tastes, and how beautiful our kids weddings will be.
My Sweet & Sour 💕
Tough stuff 🤘🏽
Always say YES to events specifically crafted for Mamas. I experienced that wonderful magic of motherhood this morning at the @drivebygrace event with some of my favorite mamas. (Special Thanks to @bigbirthjunkie for being my favorite and inviting us to this event! 😘)
Future Super Star ⭐️
MY STRONG-WILLED CHILD...New post on the blog! It's a freakin miracle. Link in profile.
#truemotherhood #motherhood #strongwilled #strongwilledchild
Her hair was placed too high.
#eyeroll #getoverit #childhoodruined #motherhoodruined
Spent all weekend dreaming of a future where my daughters get to experience true freedom. Freedom to be who she is, be respected for the choices she makes, & be equally compensated for way she contributes to society. Thank you to all the women who marched, the men who supported us, & those who were there in spirit. THE FUTURE IS FEMALE. ✊🏽
We call her Pennywise.
NYC I love you but you're cold.
I truly loved you 2017. We endured more trials than ever before, but hope + happiness prevails.
It's was the best Christmas ever until Noah didn't nap. Then it was just a lot of screaming. 🎄 M E R R Y 🎄C H R I S T M A S 🎄
May this season bring you an overflow of Joy + Peace + unconditional Love. From our family to yours... Happy Holidays🎄