Here’s to all the Daddy’s out there that are courageous and unwavering in their love for their children. I see you and I celebrate you. ✨
Special shoutout to the two dads that have touched my heart beyond measure. 🥰
Mark, my husband and best daddy in the world to our baby girl. Your dedication and reverence for family and for nurturing Skyrah is breathtaking and we are so blessed for all you contribute to our family. I am honored to walk alongside this wild ride of parenting with you. ❤️
There is no way this could compete without acknowledging my dad who has loved me fearlessly and boundlessly my whole life. Your generous heart, strength, eagerness to help others, and dedication to family have inspired me to live into those qualities in my own life and I am so grateful for the gifts and lessons I continue to receive from being blessed to be your daughter. ❤️
I am so grateful to love and be loved by such powerful, strong, heart centered men.
When Instagram doesn’t take your whole picture, when I was trying to take it whole because apparently the BIO is not showing ALL up :/
So, I made yet another sketch, of another OC, Her name is Nadia and she is a female Neko, a freshmen in high school! Tell me what do you think of her, I am still practicing sketching, and animation. I also wanna do acting, Singing, and play the violin in the future. Because I know I have those talents that I can work towards to, just need support, and private lessons to help me gain more better and skilled at that hobby. Also, if you not aware, My goal is 100 or more followers, if I get to that number that is, lll do a good animation! Just get us to 100 followers, then I’ll do that for you guys! Love ya’ll! :3
(🌈ALSO: This picture was inspired from PRIDE month 🏳️🌈)
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Growing up, I could count on two fingers the number of men in my life who believed in me, showed up for me, treated me with respect and dignity, protected me and kept me safe.
One was my grandfather and the other was my high school track coach, Mr. Gilbertson.
All the cool upperclassmen called this teenager whisperer of an educator and coach, "G." But I heard it as Gene, which was his first name. So that's what I called him. One of them called me on it at one point, snarking, "Um, are you calling him Gene?" Um, yeah. Just like you do. Why? "Ha-ha. No, we call him, G." Cue embarrassment. Thing is, G never corrected me. Not once. He was easy like that. He was acceptance and calm in the middle of the rough seas of adolescence.
G had a quiet way of letting you know for certain that no matter what, you mattered. You were unbridled potential. You were appreciated and valued. You were going places. Even though your sad story. Even though your setbacks. Even though everything and everyone to ever tell you differently.
G was a sanctuary in the melee of mean girls and rough boys. He was a rest stop along the arduous journey from childhood to adulthood. Because of him, I found myself in China at the tender age of 16—competing for our country and exploring a foreign one. Because of him, I found myself applying to college. Because of him, I felt emboldened to unfurl and become.
Because of G, I began to understand my inherent worth and that while much of my story to date had been tragedy imposed upon me, I had the power to write a new one—an odyssey about overcoming.
Because of G, I learned there are men who have no desire to harm women or children but instead, endeavor to lift them up and help them fly. Or run. Fast and far from what was and toward the beauty of what can be.
My dear friend—and the reason I passed chemistry and physics—Ryan messaged me this week to let me know Mr. Gilbertson just passed away. I've spent the last few days in full-bloom nostalgia over the man and coach he was and I can’t help but reflect on the father figure he cut.
To all the men who pick up the slack for the men who should be doing the work of ⬇️👇🏼