The lyrics to this song sum up a lot with the mess my mother left in my life. I would like to say thank you, thank you for making me the strong person I am today. Thank you for not poisoning me with your venom, thank you for allowing me to be the parent you never were, thank you for allowing me to grow into who I want to be - long may your absence continue. I have done it, don't it all WITHOUT YOU! #absentparent#mother#mum#strongwomen#strongwoman#strongereveryday#poison
Right after waking up this morning I get a message from one of my besties who lives in another country on another continent and is 6 hours ahead. 3:15am here and 9:15 am for her. She says Good Morning and to have a great workout. She knows me all too well! ❤️ This is when I am eternally grateful for technology. ☺️
@kasinclancy high fivers my beautiful friend! 🖐🏻🖐🏻 workout done and I’m drenched! 😂💦 I look forward to the next time we get to workout together!!! Although oceans apart it’s only distance.
Did you even train legs if you're not a complete and utter sweaty rotter afterwards 💦🙃 I'm never really that motivated or excited to get up and train legs because I don't overly enjoy squats but after sitting in all day yesterday I was springing out of the bed with joy this morning 😅😂 happy second Monday everyone 🤗 #legday
T U E S D AY ~ my big boy isn’t well. He’s headed back to his bed poor chap. He’s even missing a school trip he was looking forward to. I always find this Term the trickiest for coughs and colds. The combination of the sudden change in temperature and the long school days seem to take their toll. ✨
Normally we’d curl up on the sofa but with two little ones in the house it’s not so easy. ✨
I think next year we may head somewhere warm for Half Term ! 📷 @sarahloufrancis
Infusion - J-La
Fortuitously created, imperfectly beautiful.
No! How could I believe that it was by chance.
The essence of I Am, more spiritual than physical.
Love. Strength. Virtue. Molded by the Potters hand.
No not by chance, the personification of grace.
Beautiful circumvoluted shell, melanin infused passion fruit.
How you walk, how you talk, how you sway the wind.
No. I'm not misinformed, the winds may at its slightest bend branches,
at its mightiest toss seas, but just as I am wooed so the winds are moved
by the switch of your hips, gazelle like stride, as you say; slay. Me. Huntress.
You inherited the entire color spectrum.
From bold dark hues to modest fair tones.
Assorted, delectable creations. carmel covered, butter pecan
Dark and milk chocolate, lightly toasted marshmallow cream filled.
Umm! What would a King be without his Queen
The way I rule over my castle the way you rule over me.
Strong on your own, have raised boys into men
Has turned men into babies, sinners to repent
Your ways are similar to the days, ever-changing yet consistent
I'm proud to call you mother, sister, daughter, friend, lover, wife.
From the plains of Ethiopia, to the Compton hoods
No matter if Mexico, yes even China, Brazil, India or France
All of the Americas and back to Afrika again.
You have been mother to the earth, but somehow cast aside.
Cast all over the earth yet somehow you survived.
Your warmth embrace, your forgiving love.
Your continuous endurance, just the smile on your face.
Though you deserve the world in many ways.
I'd simply like to say.
Thank You. #poetry#poetrycommunity#poem#poems#poetrycommunityofinstagram#igpoetry#igpoetrycommunity#poet#poets#instagrampoetry#words#love#writer#writing#writingcommunity#musician#philosopher#blogger#JLaConnected#words#women#melanin#strongwomen#thankyou
It’s funny I often have said I make such little progress in my arms, they have always been an area where I have struggled to gain any sort of shape/muscle but sometimes it’s not until you actually compare pictures & look back do you realise how far you’ve come. So just giving myself some credit 😂 it’s so easy to be hard on ourselves.
#metoo I thought since other women are doing it, I may tell my part, even tho I don't have many followers, every woman's input counts right? I won't go into too much detail but when I was 18 it happened to me, not the 'typical get beaten up dragged into the bushes' that everyone thinks is the only way it makes it rape, nope mine was more 'behind closed doors -she's in here so obv she wants it and am not taking no for an answer style' and to him he did nothing wrong. You don't have to be bashed or drugged to be raped, you can be completely sober and with someone whom you think you can trust, and guys need to learn that it's not ok, it's fucking not. #metoo#sexualassult#strongwomen#womenpower#nomeansno#men#feminism#feminist
You know all those stories you tell yourself about why you can't, why it's not happening for you, why you're keeping yourself stuck where you are? It's because you LOVE the drama! I know right, think about it for a sec. Everyone loves a good struggle to triumph story. It makes some people feel worthy, like "see where I've come from!" What if you could drop the drama and step into bliss, flow and fabulousness, NOW? How much quicker will you elevate? And how much more FUN would you have? 💕✨ #loveyourself#nodrama#wildwoman