On Substance This Matriarch in her early 20s, who worked in the US Embassy in Saigon, following in her father’s legacy as an ambassador, to wake up one day to find her city in war, to mortars exploding, to soldiers running, to gunfire everywhere, to people dying, to calamity. To getting her family out on a plane while the airfield was bombed. To leaving her mother and the siblings she couldn’t find behind not knowing if she would ever know them again. To a refugee camp in foreign land with no money, no home, no friends, no- things. To Annihilation. To adapt, to stand alone, To brutally persist, To rebuild her life, her family. To bringing those she had to leave to her new home, to 40 years of service for the welfare of her new community through social work, to caring for the lives of strangers every day, all the time. To raising us and many others through it all, to understand we come from somewhere special,To demanding we be someone special, to be bold but to never brag. To be good, to do good, to cherish peace, to appreciate violence, to always help who you can when you can, to understand sacrifice, to embrace it, to act as if this moment is your last, to be truly American, to remember your culture, to wear our ancestors like a shirt on our backs, to live and learn every lesson, to value pain, to prevail, to succeed, to be better than you think, to respect failure, to keep moving forward, to remember your family, to know who you are, to live to earn your death, to be of substance. We love you so muc Má. You are the special we come from. The things people forget about us we remember every day. tôi là người Việt Nam #happybirthday#mom#saigon
Currently getting organized! One goal I set this year, was to dress more like an "adult." Whatever that means, right? Needless to say, over the last year and a half, I've let the hustle and bustle of life take over! Taking a back seat? My health, both mental and physical, as well as passions like fashion and writing. Now, after ditching all remnants of clothing resembling that of a middle school student (no shade), I'm happy to say, I'm feeling pretty good and excited to once again explore my personal style. After all, if motherhood changes your world a 180-degrees in general, why on Earth can't my style? Who knows, maybe next I'll get a haircut! Mom bob? #fashion#style#life#lifestyle#momlife#mom#motherhood#parenting#motivation#inspiration#goals#writersofinstagram#writing#blogger#phoenix#scottsdale
My baby lost confidence in gymnastics because there is a girl who is better than her. So last night I had to explain to her that in life there will always be people better than her. But that doesn’t mean she has to give up, some learn fast, some learn slow. But that doesn’t mean you arent good. The world we live in now a days is an ugly one. People will always try to bring u down. But you have to be strong and know that YOU ARE MORE THAN GOOD ENOUGH. and if you put your heart into it. You can accomplish anything you want. 💗. I will always root for her and I will always have her back. #gymnasticsmom#gymnast#gymnastics#girlpower#mom#momtalks
I’m freakin exhausted. My poor little one threw up 5 times last night starting at 1 am. Phew. I had to work a full day after too (luckily from home) so it was a longggg day. While I’m quite exhausted, I also feel a sense of pride for having been there for my daughter. She was in rough shape but slept on my should in between each round of throw up. Anyway, want to keep it real here on my Instagram feed. Some days are the bday photos and dresses where everything looks cute, other days are long nights of no sleep and sickness that test you to the core. #momlife#tiredmom#tiredmommy
De los mejores T🔙T que existen 😍 una de nuestras primeras fotos juntas! Tengo muchos seguidores! Quería darles las gracias por seguirme! Y presentarme a los que todavía que no me conocen. Me llamo Denise, tengo 30 años, tengo 7 años de casada con mi amor platónico que conocí a mis 10 años, tengo una hija de 3 años que se llama Dae y gemelas de 1 año que fueron prematuras. Soy una mamá Descomplicada porque no tengo tiempo de complicarme la vida y me gusta ser relajada en mi manera de ser, tengo la filosofía entre menos te estresas siendo mamá, más lo disfrutas! #mamabloguera#mama_descomplicada #mom#twinmom#toddlermom
I wanna say happy birthday my my mom, Before I go in drowsy and messed up from my medicine I have to take night before and hour before my procedure so messed up from the meds I wanna say this cause once I'm done with my procedure at the outpatient office I know I'll be messed up for the rest of the day since last night omg happy birthday mommy I love you with all my heart kaao and I will take you out the boys wanted to go drive inn aquaman cause we smart and didnt wanna wait for long lines and we dont do indoor we prefer drive inns you all know that so we do that and dindin love you mommy #mom#happybirthdaymom#worldsgreatestmom#bestmom#beautifulmom#momanddaughte#momdaughter
Siblings: your only enemy you can’t live without.👫 . Fights, arguing, crying, laughing, playing, games, and more. They don’t always get along, but I have no doubt they’ll grow up to be friends. They’ve been through a lot together and my hope for them is to form an unbreakable bond that will last a lifetime.
2019.01.15 #992d#151d 내 새꾸들👧🏾👶🏾 눈떠보니 애가 둘 임신과 출산, 육아를 반복하다보니 벌써 20대 끝자락 근 4년 동안의 세월이 순삭✂️ 내 20대를 아빠를 포함해서 너희들에게 오롯이 바쳤다 이제 더 잘 키울 일만 남았네
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If it’s true that “we steer where we stare” (@lysaterkeurst) we better be pretty confident about what we’re staring at 🤷🏼♀️. 2019 will be a year of FOCUS for me. Last year I learned so much about being present in each moment and multitasking less. This year I’m drilling in even more. Hold me accountable y’all! What’s your word or focus this year???