They say a pictures worth a thousand words, well this picture is worth 9 years... 9 years of marriage that is.
9 years ago today Jason made me Mrs. Taylor and it was one of the happiest days of my life, as it should be.
When I reflect back on our 9 years together this morning it amazes me at just how much we've been though together, I'd venture to say it's far more than most couples deal with in a lifetime.
We've unfortunately said goodbye to far far to many loved ones, infact we've said goodbye to someone almost every year of our marriage. But through it all we stood together.
You shared my disappointment with every failed pregnancy test, and my hope when we finally went to see the first fertility doctor; Then the second, the third and even the fourth.
You stood by me thought all the blood tests, fertility drugs and hormone mood swings (which might put you up for sainthood I'm not sure but we can look into that.) And you held me when I cried everytime a doctor told me they couldn't help us.
You held me when I cried everytime someone we loved got pregnant and you supported me as I insisted on throwing baby showers as I cried into cupcake icing or hot glue projects.
And when I said let's adopt you never thought twice you just said okay. Even though I knew you had no idea how we would afford it, especially with fertility bills still floating in on a weekly basis.
You would take over filling out paperwork when my hand cramped. You stayed up late with me before our first homestudy because I was a nervous wreck and the house needed to be perfect and you delt with more tears than I could possibly count. Billions I would venture to guess.
But they were all worth it! Being your wife is the honor of my life; Being their mom is the joy of my life and watching you be their dad is the greatest blessing of my life.
So thank you for these 9 crazy years.
I love you!
Again Charlie asked for pet donations instead of birthday gifts. His heart is so very full and continually pours kindness and giving. We love our little old soul. @ocanimalcare and @localpetmarket thank you for the inspiration and love you offered with Charlie's passion with animal care@.
#Adoption by @katie_k_l
"My son, Elijah Giovanni Kirkpatrick is now 4 weeks old. My husband and I are in the process of adopting him. His biological parents are my brother and my sister in law. He was planned for about 2 years ago. His actual timing was quite early because they conceived almost 2 years earlier than we were expecting!
My husband and I had been trying to conceive ourselves for about 3 years but due a health issue it was decided it wasn't safe for me to carry a child and my offspring wouldn't be well if they came full term.
My brother and his wife have two other children. The first is going to 4 in October and the second will be 2 in October. The oldest is a boy and he wasn't breastfed. She had postpartum depression and 3 months after he was born she went to continue her college degree and spent a year at a school 3 hours away. 2 years later she had a little girl who was breastfed the entire time. Now Elijah is here so my sister in law tried pumping and, at first, he was doing well. We'd supplement if we couldn't get her supply but eventually he stopped eating what she pumped and we made the hard decision to just feed him formula.
None of my friends have adopted and they all breastfeed. I worry sometimes my baby won't bond the same with me.
I feel a sense of guilt as a mom. I know he's adopted and most mums in our situation can't provide breastmilk or breastfeed, but when I see my friends and they talk about crying over their liquid gold being spilt; I feel a ping of guilt. Especially when they tell me I can't possibly understand...
I do understand the importance of breastfeeding, but I also know it's not always possible and it's not the end of the world. My babies formula is important too. Breastfeeding is sometimes described as liquid gold because of health benefits, but for my little guy, his formula is liquid gold too. But it is expensive!".... story continued in comments.... 🍼
// day 28 //
3 more days friends! Y'all are blowing my mind💃🏼😆💃🏼it's not too late to place an order and it's certainly not too late to pay your invoice😉😉
Order your HOME t-shirt/onesie at the LINK IN BIO! every penny will go towards bringing Baby Basham #3 HOME!
$30/shirt, $5 shipping. Shirts will be printed and shipped at the conclusion of our 30-day fundraiser. We have Adult (XS-3X), Youth XS-XL, Toddler 2T-5/6T, Onesies NB-24M. (Our family is pictured in Adult L and XS, and Youth XS)
👛🌸🛍SNEAK PEEK WEDNESDAY!!👛🌸🛍 I've been working on these cute zipper pouches! Y'all I'm kinda obsessed with zipper pouches. I use them all the time! My caligraphy pens has a pouch. Finn has a diaper and wipe pouch as well as a snack pouch. They are so handy! I love that they fit in my purse and I don't have to worry about stuff spilling out!
Pouches vary in size and have a coordinating fabric lining. I love these little easy Pom Poms for a zipper pull! Inventory will be posted Sunday! Remember, 5% of all profits go towards the Gary family for their adoptions costs! Let's get their bundle home!! #smallsewingbusiness#smallbusiness#adoption#infertilityawareness#adoptionfundraiser#nonniesnotions#zipperpouches#pompoms
Adopted this sweet girl yesterday from the Fayette County Animal Shelter ❤️ We love her SO much already.. and she's warming up to me faster than I thought 😍 our hearts are full, and are so happy we brought her home! Meet Miss Abbey Rose ❤️❤️❤️❤️ #adoption#pitbullmom#love#doglover
I built a customized support aid from a plastic sheet. I resized and drilled holes, then attached to his feet by plastic cable ties. His back finger is in correct position now.
Plastik levhadan ayağına uygun bir destek hazırladım. Ölçülendirdim, deldim ve kablo bağları ile ayağına tutturdum. Şu anda arka parmağı doğru pozisyonda. #baby#crow#walking#heal#support#aid#adoption#yavru#karga#destek#atel#protez#yuruyor
3 weeks ago we found out our second round of IVF failed. our suspicions were confirmed yesterday that my egg quality is indeed bad after thinking the first cycle was just a fluke. on top of male factor infertility I'm also the issue too! It's such a strange feeling considering every female on both sides of my family all have children and I'm the anomaly? I'm only 27 and my RE thinks I have low ovarian reserve and wants to test my next cycle for it but I just don't think I want to keep fighting the inevitable. I can say that we fought hard and we won't have any regrets not ever knowing we tried for biological babies. I was so against adoption but now I'm starting to feel like God has been placing it on my heart. that blood doesn't make a family, only love can! thank you to everyone who has supported me during this time and answered questions and sent us prayers! We are so thankful! We are taking the rest of the year off to travel and enjoy our marriage AND DRINK BEER 😂. at the start of the new year we will decide if domestic adoption or embryo adoption is what God has called us to do. ❤❤
Cherish Kids was beyond blessed by the generosity of Pasta Express! We were thankful to provide lunch for some of the most amazing people in the world...Greene County and Christian County Children's Division Workers!
Thank you to all of the workers for all you do to take care of children in need in our community!
Matt Krupa thank you for providing that awesome meal!
Hugs from Cherish Kids!!! #cherishkids#fostercare#adoption#appreciation#ozarks
Meet our Pup of the Week Scooby! He's a 7 year old, 98 pound Lab Mix who is full of life and energy. He's considered special needs due to some knee problems but don't let that stop you from adopting this wonderful boy (Nelson has 3-legs and you would never know it by his zest for life). You can find Scooby at @foothillsanimalshelter in Lakewood, CO. Pet ID #186744
Hopefully this loving guy finds his furever home soon! P.S Our Pup of the Week, Oreo, from last week was ADOPTED 🎈🎈🎈
@Regrann from @romeo_and_brix - How does a 16-year-old #GermanShepherd wander away to roam the streets scavenging for food? Senior dogs are notoriously lazy and enjoy soft beds, delicious foods and a bit of pampering from those he has pledged his loyalty? If only that could have been the retirement for #Tommy ; now hidden in the back kennels of #CarsonAnimalCare . Tragically, the latest news states that Tommy’s owner has been #deported and the dog just left behind. How difficult the separation must have been for both of them? According to Saving Carson Shelter Dogs, Tommy was found on June 22 and is available for #adoption .
“My name is Tommy and I am described as a #neutered male, black #GermanShepherdDog and #LabradorRetriever . The shelter thinks I am about 16 years old. I have been at the shelter since Jun 22, 2017.
For more information about this animal, call Los Angeles County Animal Control – Carson at (310) 523-9566. Ask for information about animal ID number #A4516456 ."
A Facebook page can be followed here. Please share this #sweet dog’s plight with approved #rescue organizations, friends, family and #socialmedia contacts. Sharing saves lives. Tommy has no one else; he is depending on us – whether he has a few weeks, a few months or perhaps a few years.
When it's your first day back from vacation and you have to get back to dreadful, real-life activities like summer learning worksheets that you absolutely hate but you want your kids to succeed at life so they will eventually move out of your house, you do what you can to cope.....like drinking Crystal Light out of a wine glass.
You're not an alcoholic. But you can pretend to be.