Raising A Sisterhood
the beauty and chaos in raising our cord of three
Tuberous Sclerosis Complex
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“Is something coming? I'm not sure I want things to change at all These days are precious, can't let them slip away I can't freeze this moment, but I can still go out and seize this day.” -Elsa #raisingasisterhood #mylittlewomen
There is no doubt that this look came after she taunted “I’m going to beat you” or something similar. Girl got my competitiveness, but she’s a good loser too. #leniloumellon #qualitytime #gamesfordays
Ummmm cutest chiefs fan of all time. #gochiefs
One of my greatest gifts in life is these women. They have taught me about friendship. About community and have been there for some of the sweetest and hardest moments of my life. I am beyond grateful that we had the time to hang our this weekend- and for our husbands that cared for the 29 children that are between us. We are all SO different but we have a common thread in Christ that connects us all deep roots as we have grown up together. Cheers to 20 years of Christmas parties!
Hi! Just me here. I wanted to take a second to remind you what you see in these squares isn’t necessarily reality. My caption easily could have been “headed out with the ladies” and my picture suggests I am full of sass and confidence and have it all together. And you could scroll by thinking whatever thoughts you assumed. When truly I was in tears figuring out what to wear because my clothes don’t fit. I as easily as anyone else can fall into the trap at looking at the people around me and feeling like I fall short. In body shape, in ability, in what I have accomplished. And this year for me has been a really challenging one with my health and body. Because after years of trauma, stress and poor care my body is all sorts of confused. And it takes time to heal EVEN WITH good diet and exercise. (Which is discouraging as hell) So I took a minute to reset. To remind myself of WHOSE I AM. And WHO I AM. To be thankful for a body that is strong. For great friends around to gently encourage me. To see me and know me in my vulnerability and for them to stand firmly WITH ME. So just remember- EVERYONE IS HUMAN. And no one has it all. #honestmothering #enneagram8 #bereal #adrenalfatigue Also @sellingtulsa I accidentally stole your earrings #sorrynotsorry
I could have a perfectly curated feed. And then this wouldn’t be a part of it. And I want to remember this my whole life. I feel these little years slipping like sand through my fingers. It breaks me, and it’s okay all at once. I’m determined to soak it all in, and enjoy it deeply. For soon I will wake and they will be grown and that will be beautiful too. But damn- these are the days. #leniloumellon #raisingasisterhood #motherhoodmusings
Speaking makes me feel alive. Getting to share a piece of the lessons learned, the hard work done, and the healing and hope that this journey has brought me. Grief and Hope are universal values that affect every single one of us. Last night was so fun with such an engaging audience I felt at home. I never would have chosen this path for my life, but man these are the sweet spots of it. A huge thanks to Embraced ministry for having me. #publicspeaker #truthteller #specialneedsmom #honestmothering
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