“If I tried to paint any other picture (externally) to placate society's discomfort with imperfection, I may not have arrived at this place (internally), this peace I found following my own heart/soul/voice + painting my own “picture” of what I want life to look like. This open canvas is mine to decide what brush strokes to fill it with...”
“I hope you celebrate this weekend and bask in the life + love that are our two children and know how much you are loved + appreciated today, and every day. Happy Father’s Day, B, and thank you.”
“Happy FOURTH birthday my little “super-hero/ warrior-girl,” you are a dream come true and I have never been more proud of anything in this world than I am of you. I'm sorry you're so much like me-- but I hope one day those trait(s) I passed down to you, including your sensitivity, serve you well. After all, you ARE stronger than a thousand warriors.”
“The best gifts I can give you is me prioritizing my own health, heart and soul, which means taking the time I need to re-nourish and heal, whether from the daily grind or a huge life transition, like the one we’re all currently in...”
"You didn’t wear a wedding ring and you were kind. Kindness confuses me and I always question peoples’ motive(s). I questioned yours. I wish you knew I’m not good at “this.”"
"To these women, these survivors, real-world warriors, the ones that are lucky enough to see another day, despite the internal scarring they carry with them for the rest of their lives: I see you. I believe you. I hold you. I cry with you..."
"Love—that’s it, that’s the end game. It really is that simple..."