just wanna say that whether you’ve been counting down the seconds until school started back or crying over it, you’re a really good mom. whether you’ve bought and labeled matching school supplies and planned out all the lunches or are going on a late night target run the night before to buy the necessities (hi, it’s me), you’re a really good mom. if you work full time or don’t work at all or work from home, you’re a really good mom. there’s so much pressure and comparison this time of year, but if you love your kid, and your kid knows it? that’s all. the end. you’re a really freakin’ good mom.
over here squeezing every bit of summer out of august. pumpkin spice, I see you and I’ll be there in a little bit. just wanna hold on to this a little bit longer ☀️
yesterday is heavy. put it down. anyone else struggle to let go of the past? some reminders that help me: moving on without an explanation or apology doesn’t mean someone else is right, it means you value your life too much to spend it hung up on yesterday • your arms can’t be open to all the good tomorrow has to offer if they’re too busy holding onto yesterday • your inner peace is so freakin’ important. if yesterday is getting in the way (it probably is) set that mess down 💛
“sometimes I feel like giving up, but I just can’t - it isn’t in my blood.” today’s my dad’s birthday. he’s my hero, plain and simple. and in a year that seemed to bring tragedy after heartbreak after loss, a year where it would have been really freaking easy to give up, I’ve had to look no further than him to know that giving up isn’t an option. I just can’t - it isn’t in my blood. I’m beyond proud to be his daughter. happy birthday, dad. love you forever. S W I P E. 👉🏼👉🏼👉🏼 I’m a big believer in signs, and when I found out my best friend and dad share the same birthday, it felt like a sign. I can tell you this: the best people in the whole wide world were born on August 7th. @kwhitephotography, there aren’t enough words to say how thankful I am for you. you joined my life when it was at its messiest, you’ve suited up for battle and fought for me, and you’ve pushed me to be the best version of myself I’ve ever been. plain and simple, one of the best gifts God has ever given me is you. love you more than words 💛💛