Always believe that something wonderful is about to happen. London always does better focusing when he can hold onto a "prop" when taking pictures. This sign's home is right next to their playroom, and when I read it this morning- like I do every. single. day.- I felt that it was very apropos for this Mother's Day. Being a Mama is the most life changing, rewarding, beautiful and proudest name I have ever held (of course, aside from the name Guerra ). Being a Mama has also brought with it many challenges I never anticipated we as a family would face. But the two things that never change between the moments of test and rest, is the deepest love I have ever known and the living Hope who is constantly speaking over me that "something wonderful is about to happen". That promise keeps me comforted, keeps me seeking what it is I need to learn in each trial and triumph, keeps me yearning to be better and better and better for these adored Gifts that God has entrusted me to nurture and love; and keeps me humbly on my knees. Yes, the sign is almost bigger than all 3 of us, and I asked London if he wanted to be in charge of holding up our special reminder for this Mama's Day, he emphatically jumped up and held that true word proudly. Whether today was celebratory or tough, whether tomorrow is going to peaceful or rough, I pray that you are gently reminded that what we can control is our belief that... Something wonderful is about to happen.
•May 14, 2017• #happymothersday#thelondonandeverlyshow#myheart#mamassuperhero#movingmountains#londonstyle#happyeverlyafter#ourprincess#everlystyle#bestfriends#blessed#onceuponaguerrajourney#romans831#ourHope#ourAnchor#praiseHim#loveyoumore
Mama, for the countless gifts of love you've given me...the big ones, the little ones, and the in-between ones. I really can't thank you enough for all of those, but I do love you for them. More than I could ever say. Happy Mothers Day to the absolute most wonderful person in my life. #mothersday#blessed#ouranchor
Happy Mother's Day to all of our fearless leaders out there! We so appreciate everything you do for us, and can't wait to spoil you today #ouranchor#mizdg
He is my favorite person ever. He is my very best friend. He loves more fiercely than I ever thought was possible. He is strong. He is a leader who lovingly guides his wife and babies to fall deeper in love with The One who created our family. Happy Birthday to the Man who I am humbled and blessed chose me to do this life- this crazy, wonderful, unpredictable, perfectly chaotic life- with. He is a 4 year old's, a 1 year old's, and a very thankful wife's EVERYTHING. Andrew James, you are loved and adored more than any words could come close to expressing. I thank God for you- and all that you are, and all that you do- many times in a day. Thank you for being the arms that we get to run into everyday, with the most sincere and healing hug guaranteed to wrap around us every time. You are this family's rock. Through the good, the bad and all those adventures in between; you keep us anchored to our Anchor. Here's to an incredibly blessed year ahead Baby. I pray that you feel just how fiercely you are loved in turn Andrew Guerra. Happy Birthday Roo!
•Apr. 28, 2017• #happybirthday#myheart#bestdaddyever#mybestfriend#loveofmylife#forever#andever#rooanddai#blessedwiththebest#onceuponaguerrajourney#romans831#ourAnchor#ourHope#praiseHim#LOVEYOUMORE
A boy and his milkshake. London has a lot of hesitation when it comes to trying new foods and drinks (yes, even if they are yummy treats), that are outside of his everyday diet; and has a difficult time reintroducing foods/drinks that he began dropping out of his diet about 2 years ago. To add new foods means that London does not know what the texture is going to be or what the taste will be like; and these kinds of unknowns cause enough anxiety, that trying different foods is not very fun- at this time- for Snoopy. The familiarity of texture and taste is comforting. A couple of days ago I invited London to try my chocolate treat. At first he turned it down immediately and rather emphatically. After watching Mama and Sis share for a few minutes, London wanted to touch the straw to his mouth (awesome step in and of itself!)... After the third time of doing this I saw that the chocolate shake was very slowly making its way up the straw. I was trying to be very nonchalant about it all (as to not inadvertently cause any sort of chaos or distraction in the curiosity), but my eyes kept racing between the straw and London's face, straw and London's face; until that wonderful chocolate goodness of a drink was tasted by Mr. Joe Cool!!! Hot diggity dog, he LVED it! He would then take a drink (or two), and then say "Sissy's turn." When Sis had it a second too long he would then say, "London's turn." Needless to say, we cheerfully shared a Coffee Bean's Pure Chocolate, while celebrating London, and yet another fear that was faced and that was so sweetly overcome. Cheers! #celebrateeverything#themanyadventuresoflondonjames#mamassuperhero#autismwarrior#thecoffeebean#mamasfav#londonsfav#bestfriends#autismawareness#movingmountains#londonstyle#blessed#onceuponaguerrajourney#romans831#ourAnchor#ourHope#praiseHim#loveyoumore
In this case my anchor this week becomes driving almost 2hrs outside of Atlanta to one of my favorite hard core gyms in the world.. MetroFlex aka The Dungeon. The gym owners turn the heat way up so it becomes a fun sweat box and the gym members just watch from afar and leave me alone.
I happily drive myself long distances to find MY ANCHOR. Our anchor allows us to have balance, focus and be as productive as possible.
And if you're in the middle of a heavy set and your headphones start to fall off your head, like mine did here.. well.. f*ck the headphones. Let em break and fall. You can always get a new pair, but the iron ain't ever gonna lift itself. #OurAnchor#FindIt#ProtectIt#AndFuckThoseHeadphones