Jordan 🌸🌿Jordan 🌸🌿2017-11-24Today is the day. We started our foster journey way back in Spring 2016. It’s been a long ol’ journey. I can’t quite believe that this is really it. We’re as ready as we’ll ever be, and not ready at all. We’re excited and terrified. This is huge. All I know is that we have cared for this boy since he was just words on a page and we are certainly going to try our best for him. What more can we do? 💛 https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/p640x640/23735617_403590180060208_2656263678587830272_n.jpg2017-11-24
K A Y L AK A Y L A2017-11-23Thankful thankful for a sweet + slow day of home. Celebrating + giving thanks together ✨ simplejoyshttps://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/23824422_128260134534357_5226214822516883456_n.jpg2017-11-23
The Cardio DiariesThe Cardio Diaries2017-11-23Here’s a Throwback Thursday for you...
I started in my first accountability group in January of this year with my own coach! .
Here are some of the things that went through my head:
✖️I’m afraid of failing
✖️I’m afraid of missing out
✖️I’m afraid of letting someone else down
✖️I’m afraid I won’t be able to do the workouts
✖️I’m afraid I will quit
I LEGIT had an anxiety attack on day one, you guys. Ask my sister (who started with me)...I was a wreck. .
And 11 months later? I’m so freaking glad that I didn’t listen to all of the limiting beliefs I had created for myself. .
I never in a million years pictured myself where I am now! And don’t get me wrong, my journey is nowhere near done...and technically it never will be...but I’m well on my way. .
Guess how many regrets I have? .
WHY DIDN’T I START SOONER?!? 😜
Does any of this speak to you? Are you wanting to make a change, but having serious doubts? If so, I wish you could have seen me on day 1. 😌
There is one spot left in my fun Holiday Hustle Accountability Group...pm me for your spot! ❤️ https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/p640x640/23824018_614133308710398_5907043104019447808_n.jpg2017-11-23
Kortni • Nick • Eli • OllieKortni • Nick • Eli • Ollie2017-11-23It's funny how we all carry that human trait of knowing when something is right and good for us, but we don't always do it.
Gratitude is one of those elusive things in my life that I believe in with all my heart, but don't always DO wholeheartedly. When I'm feeling discontent, gratitude is the very last thing I can muster and I'm here to challenge that in myself.
Because on days like today when I am looking for it, here's what gratitude helps me see: ✔️My children get to fill their bellies with nourishing food three to five times a day because of the opportunites and labor and time that my husband pours into making sure our fridge is full. And I get to wake up to an amazing life of filling their hearts at home because of all he does. ✔️I get to tuck my babies in a warm and comfortable bed and kiss their fresh soapy heads every night. ✔️I get to watch them run and play and make friends and I know when they disappear around the corner they are followed by the caring eyes of neighbors as they pass. ✔️I get to pray and attend church and love God in the way that brings me the most joy while so many others have to flee their home and country in order to worship how they choose. ✔️We have clean water that comes out of our faucet at the lift of a lever anytime we need, while mother's everywhere spend an entire day walking to wells to get a few buckets of it. ✔️We have a cabinet full of vitamins and oils and while I put a little star shaped gummy vitamin on their plates each morning it is not lost on me that there are other mama's out there opening prescription bottles or injecting needles or pumping insulin into their babies just to keep them alive. ✔️This list is endless.
Friends, sometimes it seems that our entire economy is based on distracting people from their blessings. So tomorrow when the world wants me to feel like I need more stuff and tells me what sales to hit and gifts to buy, I will remember this feeling of being insanely grateful instead of lacking. And I will look at my home and my people and my life and say: Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Because this is all more than good enough. All of it.
What did gratitude help you see today? https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/23823624_516534008705207_8561008425348104192_n.jpg2017-11-23
https://instatbt.com/Place/costa-rica/412301973Costa RicaI am not being humble when I say that I don’t have much figured out. But I have had six weeks with my daughter and I have been constantly reminded of the validity of this truth: When it’s hard, give thanks. When it’s easy, give thanks. When the intensity of life becomes too blinding for me to comprehend, give thanks anyway. It’s all a gift. And right now, I’m thankful for it all. The perfection and imperfection.
Renee LawRenee Law2017-11-23God is good all of the time. He is no better when things are good than He is when things are not so good. I love all of my people with every fiber of my being. But I am no more blessed because of the addition of the 4 year old or the grandkid into our family than I was before them. I am blessed because Jesus loves me NO MATTER what! I am thankful for Jesus and His patience and faithfulness with me. I am thankful for my people and every second that I get to spend with them! HAPPY THANKSGIVING! familythanksgivingnashvilleshineonadoptionrocksanestnotmeanttobeemptynewlawlyhttps://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/23966812_1188567321287520_3445902804755939328_n.jpg2017-11-23
Brittany MillerBrittany Miller2017-11-23I am so grateful for my little family! Happy thanksgiving!!! https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/23825028_385334635234074_115594419092062208_n.jpg2017-11-23
Audrey Elena BrownAudrey Elena Brown2017-11-23Incredibly thankful for this family. And for the health and happiness and love my boy has. 💙☺ thank you so much Molly & Jason & cute little Maisie. Love you guys! Happy Thanksgiving. ❤ JulianDeebsAdoptionRockshttps://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/23825213_747348268809026_7475467995473510400_n.jpg2017-11-23
Mary TanisMary Tanis2017-11-23We didn’t take a single picture for ourselves today, but a thankful to spend our Thanksgiving at home with a healthy boy this year with family, and looking forward to two sleeping boys next year. adoptionrocksjordanezekieljudahlevhttps://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/23825368_1130315990433316_1545903736516247552_n.jpg2017-11-23
Louisa & StevenLouisa & Steven2017-11-232 years ago we were just starting the adoption process. Last year, we celebrated with this nugget. This year she was too busy planning with family and friends to take a picture! adoptionrocksadoptionjourneyopenadoptioncoloradoadoptionhttps://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/23823853_172740906656713_1482474426833305600_n.jpg2017-11-23
https://instatbt.com/Place/new-york-metropolitan-area/237041158New York metropolitan areaAte a little too much on Thanksgiving 😄 thanksgivingfeast •
I’m an adorable little chihuahua girl who LOVES belly rubs! I am house and pee pad trained perfect for those freezing days when all we want to do is stay warm and cozy at home. I love squeaky toys and can entertain myself for hours when given one. I was rescued from Hurricane Harvey which is why get a little startled from sudden noises(such as my humans turning on the shower). When this happens I crawl back into my crate and stay there until the noise is gone. I am shy when other dogs approach me but I love pets from all kinds of humans, big and small! I am currently in foster care in Jersey City. Come visit me if you’re interested in giving me a furrr-ever home!
Please message me for details if you’re interested🐶 or click on the link in my Bio!
Kaitlyn Braza - EmbroidererKaitlyn Braza - Embroiderer2017-11-23Surviving all the extended family time this weekend? 😜 I’m lucky and actually really enjoy visiting my in laws, but I know not everyone can say the same! 😬
Tell me your best mother in law story! I love hearing these things, good, bad, or just hilarious! https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/23825017_804847876364236_4414425991657553920_n.jpg2017-11-23
Much Ado About AdoptionMuch Ado About Adoption2017-11-23tbt to my Dad today during adoptionawarenessmonth. Not the most sensitive guy, and not at all into holidays. But I called five years ago after an ultrasound the day before Thanksgiving and said, Dad, we lost the babies, and I can’t bear to be around the extended family, the cousins upon cousins and babies upon babies. And just like that, he changed his plans and went out and bought a ham and some green bean casserole ingredients and battled the dreaded drive and Houston traffic to come over the next day and use his minimal entertaining skills to make our Thanksgiving as nice as possible, just the three of us. No doubt any of our parents or dear friends would have done the same. We are blessed with amazing people in our lives, and I am so grateful for all of them today. thanksgivinginfertilityinfertilitysucksadoptionawarenessadoptionrockslovemakesafamilyadoptionawarenessmonthhttps://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/23970030_1897954990521281_1755368973714587648_n.jpg2017-11-23
World Adoption Day | Nov. 9thWorld Adoption Day | Nov. 9th2017-11-23Sharing from adopttogether 💚 HappyThanksgiving
The feelings of today are thankful and grateful, may we never lose sight of the gifts we've been given. https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/23735596_1481447651950892_337864671786696704_n.jpg2017-11-23
Andrea SawtelleAndrea Sawtelle2017-11-23This thanksgiving we’ve been blown away by Gods graciousness and faithfulness. Thanks to all of you who chose to walk this journey with us. Your notes of encouragement, generous gifts, timely texts, never ending puzzle piece buying, meal making, and airport homecoming festivities...have totally left us speechless. God is so good and he’s used so many of you to remind us that he’s faithful. Happy Thanksgiving!!! adoptionrockssawtellepartyof4thanksgivingfaithfulnesshttps://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/23825324_2000916080164302_6077270310275514368_n.jpg2017-11-23
ashley byerley ezellashley byerley ezell2017-11-23EzellEveryDay2017 day 327/365: basically my face when grammer pulls the dressing out of the oven. 😋 two years ago today, we got the call that changed our lives forever. “they picked you” - it was the best, scariest, craziest phone call of our lives. and on this thanksgiving day, we are so thankful for this little turkey and all the fun he’s brought to our lives. BringHomeBabyEadoptionadoptionrocksmightymamasbyadoptionhttps://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/p640x640/23825331_139318620059018_1471913570403876864_n.jpg2017-11-23
https://instatbt.com/Place/wheatfield-indiana/243483321Wheatfield, IndianaHappy thanksgiving from my little crew to yours. We are so so grateful for this platform and this mission we have to stand for orphan care, to advocate with hope that next year less children will be without a forever home than this year, that in the coming months justice would be served and more of us would come alongside those in need. For this is the call for each of us, whatever platform it may look like. Thank you for allowing us to hopefully be of some encouragement to you in this space, and thank you for forever breathing life and love into our hearts. We are so thankful for you. You are not unnoticed and we could not walk this journey without you. ❤️ -The entire Duggleby Family- Laura, Josh, Shiloh and Thomas
Shauna ( Upp ) MullinsShauna ( Upp ) Mullins2017-11-23Together again!!! My heart is full! https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/23824463_1784084521890149_1840012557096583168_n.jpg2017-11-23