In order to be able to meet a need the right way, you have to know the need. And in order to know the need, you have to listen very carefully with your ears and with your heart. If you pay close attention to your spouse, you’ll be able to learn their verbal and non-verbal cues for “I need help”, “I’m sad”, “I need connection”, “I feel unloved”, “I’m stressed / overwhelmed”, “...etc”. Even if they don’t say a word, their eyes and their body language will communicate to you, too. To love your spouse well... you need to listen well.... with every single part of yourself. ❤️. #marriage365#ichooselove 📸: @becahalephoto
Here is a really, really hard truth: 👉🏻In the same way that the people most in need of life often act the most unlovable... if you truly believe you’re worth nothing, you’re more inclined to act that way. Thankfully, the hopeful truth is that you ARE worthy of love and you DO truly have so much to invest in the world around you. You are unique and special and you have gifts that make a difference. So, if you’re not putting those gifts and talents and passions to use... it’s time to start. When you don’t spend time doing what you love, it’s really hard to love what you do or who you are as a whole. So, do things that ignite confidence in you and start acting (humbly 😜) like the amazing person you are! #marriage365#ichooselove
These two ladies have been through it all with me. Some of the best memories of my life were created with them (and 6 kids between us) by my side. I respect the hell out of both of them beyond words. Friends like you guys are forever. 💗 #bestfriends
This picture is from a couple months ago, but I would just like to say how incredibly thankful I am to have these ladies in my life. We all grew up in church together, and even though we are hundreds of miles apart now, they still make an effort to be my best friends. My knee was really hurting during this race, so I had to walk most of, it and it put me in a really bad mood. And then these two jumped in the race with me and helped me get to the finish line with a smile. I love that this picture describes our friendship. There I am just trying to act natural, Berri is so excited that she forgot to look at the camera, and Rachel is jumping for no reason 😂 I love these two so much and look forward to seeing them again. 💕🤗 • #bestfriends#threemusketeers#threeamigos#churchfamily#longdistancebesties#runvero#frightening4k
It takes a lot of courage to move every 4 years and start over, especially for the kids
To make friends, bests friends, knowing full well it's going to hurt like hell saying goodbye only to do it all over again next time we move
Perspective is a powerful tool, yes it hurts and I know come tomorrow morning the smallest things will have me in tears all week till we finally lock up for the last time
We while we say goodbye for now it's not goodbye forever, that's one of the beautiful things about army life!!!
We have friends all over the country and eventually we come back and pick up right where we left off ❤
Celebrating Riley's birthday with his beautiful friends today doubled as the best farewell and cemented friendships I know will last a lifetime
I know this
Because mine have ❤❤❤
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ONE OF MY BESTEST FRIENDS!!! @mettepeleikis@mettepeleikisprivate 🎈🎉🎁🥳🦋✨ It’s your #BIRTHDAY — #gift coming around Christmastime! But as a token for today, I drew this #art during my hospital night shift... to commemorate a special moment celebrating special woman on her special day when she married her special #soulmate 🥺 Thank you again for inviting me to be a part of it in a big way 🤧
The photo that inspired this art is in the video in my next post 🥰 I promise my lack of posting art will change in 2020 when my life as a #doctor gets more balance, but it seems I only post here on Mette’s birthday as of late 😬😂🙈
Mette: what a YEAR 🤧😭 Ups and downs, and we’ve been through it all with each other even with an ocean separating us. You asked me to be your #bridesmaid early this year and I can finally say in this post I got to hug you in person and it was every bit as magical as I always dreamed. Staying with you in your beautiful house remains one of my fondest memories. It felt like home cooking with my sister.
I join 100s of others touched by your #beautiful soul who are grateful for the day you were born! I’m so #blessed to call you among my #bestfriends — I’ve said this before but the extent to which your thread has written into the fabric of my life is beyond anything I ever imagined when we first started talking. Circumstances brought us together and now I can’t imagine my life without you ♥️ You are so important to me, like family. It’s beautiful to think about how much our #friendship and soul-sisterhood has grown. Definitely one of the most #magical things about the #internet and #episodeinteractive . I hope to cherish our friendship lifelong. In the meantime, enjoy all the beautiful things you are blessed with: above all Nana and Daniel, your precious family. Here’s to an amazing year ahead where you achieve all your dreams, inner and external peace, and fulfillment! #LOVEYOU SO MUCH! Happy happy birthday 🥳🦋🎈
Screaming HAPPY 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY TO MY HUSBAND THE BEST DECISION I EVER MADE IN MY LIFE WHEN I DECIDED TO PUT MY LIFE IN YOUR HANDS, ITS BEEN AN AWESOME JOURNEY IN ONE YEAR OF BEING YOUR MRS. WITH MANY MORE TO COME. I APPRECIATE YOU AND I LOVE YOU TO THE MOON AND ABOVE THE STARS✨ GOD HAS REAAAALLY BEEN BLESSING THIS MARRIAGE AND I PRAY HE CONTINUES TO KEEP US IN HIS GOOD GRACES.. Love Always Your Beautiful Wife 👰🏽 #swirllife#mixedcouples#betterlovers#wifelife 💍 #marriedtomedicine#bestfriends
It’s finally December which means I can finally share these photos from @frankjrjrsays' photo shoot for the 2019 @PetcoFoundation calendar! Swipe ⬅️ to see Frank’s final photo in the calendar and more photos from this shoot. Then go to petcofoundation.org/frank to read Molly’s story that won a #HolidayWishes grant for @muddypawsrescuenyc in 2017. People’s Choice voting just opened for the 2019 Holiday Wishes Grant Campaign and there are so many great NYC-area rescues represented there! Which story are you voting for??
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Reminder: DOG MODEL CALL closes tomorrow! If you’re available on December 18th and think your dog has star quality, please submit a Dog Model Application (link in bio) by 5:00pm tomorrow, Sunday 12/8. All applications will be forwarded to my client for final selection. Selected models will be contacted during the week. I will also keep all submissions on file for future model calls. For more details about this photo shoot and requirements for models, please see my previous post (look for the smiling corgi). Thanks!