Unfortunately we live in a world that, as beautiful as it may be, also harbours much negativity and many of our past experiences, our upbringing, etc.. can be part of us and yet not be positive. These are things, which if we want to we can control.
· Harmful influences – pornography, drugs, alcohol, etc.. things that not only harm you but also in turn have a direct influence on how you view and interact with your family and your spouse. Even TV or the internet can seem like a slight and meaningless intruder, but in truth stealing away valuable time from growing children.
· Unhealthy relationships are another area you need to guard against – friends or “otherwise” …. Remove anything that is hindering your relationship, any addiction or influence that’s stealing your affections and turning your heart away from your spouse.
Once we allow ourselves to be entertained by something “unhealthy” it will not only take us “away” from our family, but will also begin to inhabit our mind and our thinking – and this then has the ability to “steal” us away from them – our time and our dedication / commitment becomes torn between our family and our addiction – in severe cases like drug and alcohol this can also lead to severe impairment and financial issues. Do not take this lightly – any addiction which inhabits your mind needs to be dealt with and eradicated – either through counselling or through appropriate support channels - however it came about, and however deeply it may be inculcated, you need to deal with it – unfortunately in most of these situations its YOU that needs to deal with it – with God, you need to be convicted of what it is you are up to – no number of counselling sessions, etc.. will help if you’re not firstly willing to acknowledge and want to deal with the issue …..
See? All smiles. All of them. Nine years and a day ago, I had the best time as I experienced an actual dream come true. I smiled so big and so hard my face hurt the next day. (Remind me to share the pics when my beam is so bright my nostrils are flaring. Otherwise I won't 'cause they are comically bad.) My joy was immense, and my smile was that of the Cheshire Cat, or the cat that caught the canary.😸Dique offered up equal amounts of goofy and distinguished grins. ❤️ I have maybe 3 pics as a somber, pensive, dramatic bride. Looking in a mirror, out a window - you know the ones. Many of the rare pictures captured, out of literally thousands, that don't include a smile, do still showcase us in our adorkable element, dancing like no one except 200 of our closest friends and family were watching. Because joy. So there's that. ❤️ I'm no expert, but my advice is to marry the person who makes you smile crazy big. So big your face hurts and nostrils flare. And who will back you up on the dance floor every single time. Thanks for being my person, Dique. #tbt
It’s Friday night time to put on a nice shirt and hit the town! This little shirt from @aztec.clothing.shop is super cute and so comfy to wear. Your little dude will be rocking this one all night! Happy Friday night mummas xo