My exact thoughts as I contemplate becoming a year older tomorrow.
My exact thoughts as I contemplate becoming a year older tomorrow.
This sassy lil chica was my surprise date for a friend's birthday party last night. Let me explain how this date worked. She stole my phone out of my wallet. She took a lot of pictures of random things (I mean who wouldn't want a picture of the table top or the dirty napkin as a memory?! 🤷🏽♀️😂). She kept locking me out of my phone and taunting, "Kaweena, I got your phooone!" She texted some friends of mine some of her special "jokes" (random letter combinations) and laughed after she sent them. I mean this girl had me rolling. @nicolyawilliams #mysassyhomeslice #bestdateever #whenfriendsbecomefamily #bestneighborsever #thankfulforcommunity
We're so thankful that so many of our friends made it out to the park to play with us and celebrate Collin's birthday! Thank you all so much!
Thanks to everyone in our community who voted for Island Fitness. We wouldn't be the Best Athletic Club, Best Place to Work out, and Best Place to Meet People without each one of you! #islandfitnessbainbridge #BestGymonBainbridge #BestPlacetoWorkoutBainbridgeIsland #GymLoveBainbridgeIsland #thankfulForCommunity
We feel a bit in limbo. Hearts in Myanmar, but still seeking to be fully present here. Love our family and community on both sides of the ocean. Thinking especially of these beautiful women today... @winma_thet and @altebester . Looking forward to sharing a time zone with you soon! - #myanmarlove #coloradolove #heartinbetween #mingalabarmyanmar #chitthu #bepresent #livinginthekingdom #longingforeternity #thankfulforcommunity
Early morning unload of the soda kiln. It looks amazing!! This kiln is more than just pots and surfaces, it represents a how clay continues to teach me, it represent how lucky I am to have such generous friends who lend their helpful advice when things didn't go quite right, a listening ear and just checking in on me!! Clay is such a connecting force and I'm so grateful for all the support. Thank you so much. I am so excited to be heading up to the NH league of craftsmen fair in just about 10 days away!! Tent 7 booth 723!! #sodafiredpottery #nhcraftsmensfair #clayart #sweetfernpottery #mtsunapee #leagueofnhcraftsmen #dowhatyoulove #thankfulforcommunity ❤️
I had the most unexpectedly, pleasant Fourth of July.... I moved to the Bay Area about a year ago, which meant a lot of holidays on my own. However, this holiday was different. While at the Danville Parade, I stumbled upon a man whose family took me in and invited me to celebrate with them. I was a complete stranger. While at their home, I felt like family and had the most wonderful conversations. It'll be a Fourth I never forget. @carltoncards #homeiswheretheheartis #thankfulforcommunity
Thank the Lord I have brave neighborhood boys who will come and rid me of any snakes. This guy was up in a tree after a nest of babies and all the adult birds were hysterical trying to chase it off. #snakeproblems #snakes #snakesintrees #snakegoaway #canthandle #braveboy #thankfulforcommunity #snakeissues
Joy is a gift from the Lord- and it's different from happiness. I've been discovering that since I painted this slogan 2 years ago. I was going through a hard time- adjusting to a new country, new work, community, friends, getting ready for marriage in the midst of my parents' broken marriage. So many blessings but still I was struggling. I felt dark. I felt like hurting myself at times because I was so mad at myself for not "having it altogether." And sometimes I was self destructive. 😢I felt alone. I needed help. I started to see a psychiatrist and it became clear what was going on - I was diagnosed with Depression and Anxiety. I started taking antidepressants and getting good therapy. What a day and night difference these 2 things have made! These past 2 years have been a rollercoaster. I'm gradually feeling more free to accept and talk about the reality of my depression. There is such a stigma around mental health- but there shouldn't be! Depression makes you feel alone and misunderstood, so you keep quiet, which is the opposite of what you need. When friends and family talk to me now about how it's going- vulnerability opens up healing. God is about a healing work in me! I am precious to him, I am loved. He wants me to learn kindness to myself instead of harshness, surrender instead of control, mercy instead of condemnation, peace in place of anxiety. We can all feel sad and down sometimes- but depression is different and it's not your fault. You are not a bad Christian woman if you are struggling with your mental health. You don't just need to fake a smile and get over it- you need to get the help you need and care for yourself- because God cares deeply for you, and so do the people around you. He has the power to heal! I'm praying for any of you who are struggling in this way- please pray for me! Xx Anna #choosejoy #thelovelycommission #tlctakeover #mentalhealthawareness #bekindtoyourself #depression #Godheals #lettinggo #mercytriumphsoverjudgement #thankfulforcommunity #psychiatristsarethebest #antidepressantsworkforme #thankyougodforhealingme
Adventures of #memphisstorm2017 👉🏼how we made the most of NO POWER for 3 days... water parks, swimming, golf cart rides, & chopping down trees. Crazy time but super thankful for all of the people/places/Memphis community we are surrounded by, love you all ❤️ but let's not do this again okay?
What most of our day has looked like! Because #bodybebroke For those wondering about my crazy story with the ER yesterday: My final diagnosis was S-I joint dysfunction (you can google it 😬) It felt like my lower back was out of joint from the rest of my spine. I spent 8 hrs at riverside and the only treatment I got was a fruit cup and an ice pack. I put in a formal complaint with the patient advocate and asked for my discharge papers. They said on my paperwork I had been there for chronic migraine, which was not the case at all. They offered me Tylenol on my way out to which I laughed at. Even if that would have worked I wasn't there to get pain medicine. I was there to figure out what was really wrong with my back because something was not right at all. @denisem9282 then met me and took me to Belle Harbour. The doctor at that ER was very thorough and did X-rays and was willing to do a CAT scan and push through an MRI as well even though he didn't think the hospital would be happy about the MRI during non bankers hours. I brought my brain MRI but couldn't find the CD's for my lumbar and mid back/neck MRI's. I didn't want to do that scan again and pay a huge bill as well so I asked to wait on that. I was able to get an IV for fluids along with a combination of several other medicines to bring relief. I hadn't taken any pain medicine that whole day because I wanted to give them an accurate read of how I was feeling and how intense my pain level was so by the time I got the IV in I was exhausted in every sense of the word. It was almost 3 AM when he offered to do further testing so I just asked if I could go ahead and go home. I was sent home with several other medicines to get me through to June 13th when I have my first appt with a great neurosurgeon at VCU. I am very glad to be going to a teaching hospital and I'm eager to move forward. I am "unreasonably optimistic" that God has other plans for me that don't include a brain and spine surgery so you can be praying for that as well. I will likely need to get shots in the meantime to help with the joint pain in my lower back. Jesus take the wheel... #fromriverside #whataday #thankfulforcommunity #chiari
Thank you to everyone who was apart of our Winter CSA. It was truly a success! This was the last weekend for the Winter pick up. Next weekend we have off (Mother's Day weekend) then the 2017 season kicks off. If you are signed up for the 2017 CSA season please check your email! Thank you! Have a fantastic Sunday! #chattanooga #chattanoogacsa #thankyou #thankfulforcommunity
What a gift to sit with a group of women and have one show huge love by being vulnerable and letting us in to her real need. #ATCfamilyhour finished for the school year today. There was care, kindness, and love. I am so #thankfulforcommunity . Quote from @dannylovingonpurpose.com