I kept my baby.
Even though I was sixteen,
even though I didn’t know how I would,
I kept my baby.
Even when everyone told me “kids shouldn’t have kids”
or that I’d “ruin my life”,
I kept my baby.
I knew some would think I slept around,
that I was promiscuous.
I knew that girls would talk
and boys would listen,
but I still kept my baby.
I knew there was a pill that could ‘take it all away’.
“My ‘problems’ could be gone tomorrow if I just took it today.”
But I knew that was a lie anyway
so I kept my baby.
And because I kept my baby,
it’s assumed I hate everyone who made a different choice.
I love them.
And I know how scared they were
because I was, too.
I know how these girls (and myself) were misinformed
when we were told it’s impossible.
I knew it would take a lot of trust
and big faith
when I kept my baby.
But when I did, this crazy thing happened.
It didn’t even ruin my life.
Not in any way.
Now I have a baby and a family.
I have a baby and a college degree.
I have a husband and even more babies.
I’ve raised a baby and still chased my own dreams.
So yes, I’ve done some things the hard way and I’ve grown up faster than I *had* to and I’ve struggled along the way
but when I look at my sweet “baby” boy,
I’m so glad that
I kept my baby.
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What nobody tells you about working for yourself is that it’s a huge risk. It’s about not wanting an ordinary life, it’s about testing yourself to see if you can do it. My biggest inspiration to why I work for myself is my Momma. 👸🏽 Because as an immigrant from El Salvador she came here all by herself and had 2 businesses. If someone who didn’t speak the language or know anything about business can do it....YEAH!! 🙌🏽💥
PS: I just look like momma in this pic that’s why the mom reference. 😃
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Last night Julian was rushed to the hospital by ambulance for a severe allergic reaction. I had decided earlier this week that I was ready to start weaning him from #breastfeeding ... so yesterday at about 6:30pm we gave him a bottle of half breast milk and half formula. Within two minutes he threw up the entire thing. It didn’t seem serious, but over the next hour he started to break out in extreme hives (swipe right) all over his body. I have a pretty bad nut allergy and have been hospitalized many times for it so I know the drill. We gave him his dose of Benadryl but it did absolutely nothing. My pediatrician and I decided it was best to rush him to hospital so off we went. They gave him epinephrine and steroids and monitored him for hours then we finally went home.
It’s different when it happens to your kid. Especially a little baby. They don’t even sell epi pens with the correct dosage for his weight. And what do we do now? I’m told nutramigen and alimentum could still give him a reaction. We are headed to the allergist for more answers tomorrow, but dairy allergies freak me out more than anything. Please DM me if you have any suggestions or experience with this!
Três meses sem a sua alegria diária.
Não se supera o insuperável.
Não se cura o incurável.
Mas existe sobrevivência com a força de Deus, nosso Pai.
Tem dias que o cansaço toma conta, mas não é o cansaço físico, é o cansaço da rotina diária de tristeza, de fingir que está melhorando, de ter que explicar o porquê ainda chora.
Tem dias que dói e tem dias que dói muuuito, e parece um pesadelo que nunca vai acabar.
Enfim, tem dias que são intermináveis, mas também tem dias que a esperança se renova, que o coração está cheio de amor e boas lembranças que dão um suspiro na alma.
Assim é vivido o luto na perda, tem dias que sim, tem dias que não.
A vida vai seguindo seu curso, um dia de cada vez.
Porém nunca mais será a mesma sem você... ohhh quanta falta você faz, minha mãezinha.
Eu te amo mais do que as palavras possam descrever.
Agradeço a Deus por ter vivido 25 anos ao seu lado, os melhores🖤
A nice night out celebrating my mom’s first half century on planet earth. I love you more than words can say, always supporting everything I wanted to do with the biggest of the smiles shining on your face. I can easily say I am very very lucky. Here’s to you mom, here’s to many more. 🙏🏻🎊🥳 #mom#me#picture#night#out#dinner#summer#love
Happy Birthday Mami 💕🎉🎊🎈🎁🍾
Das geht an die Weltbeste Mami,
21 Jahre liegen zwischen den Fotos und meine Bewunderung und Liebe zu dir haben sich vervielfacht! Du bist so eine starke Frau und mein großes Vorbild in allen Lebenslagen. Ich liebe dich von ganzem Herzen ♥️ und bin so stolz auf dich und deine 🦸♀️ Superheldenkünste! Und ich möchte dir einfach DANKE sagen! Danke für deine bedingungslose Liebe, aufopferungsvolle Ader und deine Gabe, mich immer aufheitern zu können. Auf noch so viele weitere Jahre gefüllt mit unglaublich tollen und unvergesslichen Erinnerungen. Ich liebe dich für immer 😘❤️ dein Töchterchen ———————————————————
To the woman I admire and love more than anything else - happy Birthday mom!
21 years have passed in between those pictures and my love for you has grown a thousand times bigger! You’re my highest inspiration and my greatest role model in life. I am so eternally grateful for having you as my mom. And I just want to say thank you for always being there for me, for cheering me up when I’m at my worst and for giving me your unconditional love. There’s no one in my life i could ever look up more to than you. May there be many more years filled with unforgettable memories and love ❤️ In deep Love,
Nimm dir Zeit für einen Blick in den Sternenhimmel 🌟🌟 Die Sommerabende laden dazu ein in den Sternenhimmel zu schauen ...
🌟einfach mal wieder träumen 🌟Sternschnuppen zählen 🌟frische Luft atmen 🌟Kraft tanken
Ich liebe es in der warmen Sommernacht meine Gedanken schweifen zu lassen ..nun sitze ich hier mit meinem Erkenntnis und Dankbarkeitsbuch um meine heutigen Erlebnisse und Gefühle niederzuschreiben 🖊
Es gibt soviel Energie das zu tun . Energie die wir brauchen um positiv ,hoffnungsvoll und Zuversichtig in den neuen wundervollen nächsten Tag zu starten 🍀
Gute Nacht 🌛
Deine Kerstin Alexandra
Many of you already know that I use and love essential oils and essential oil-infused supplements on a daily basis. Today I’ve got a blog post up that tells a bit more about why the quality of your essential oils matters. Honestly, it’s crucial! Within this post you’ll also find a link to an upcoming class where you can learn even more about each essential oil in the premium starter kit, a bit more of my story, and exactly why quality is so important. Blog post link in bio!
Yep 👍🏻 Were all just trying to survive !! Stayed up till 5am last night editing photos. So this morning was a little rough and I might have cuddled with my 6 year old & watched cartoons till 1pm haha 😂
Just a lazy summer day ❤️