I am SO crazy excited to announce my Facebook launch today. I feel totally unstoppable in my mission to break the chains of perfection that all of us moms find ourselves shackled in.
Creating a space to find some grace is exactly what I’m striving for. A place where you can know that you are not the only mom who’s house gets messy, kids get crazy, you lose your cool, that you AREN’T the perfect mom.
If this sounds like the place for you, hit the link in my bio, and give my page a like so you can become a member of this perfectly imperfect community. 💛 #normalizingimperfection
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Although Anne Sheafe Miller died in 1999 at the age of 90, she nearly passed away in 1942 after developing septicemia following a miscarriage and all treatments proved to be unsuccessful. When a patient at the same hospital mentioned his connection to a scientist who’d been working on a new wonder drug, Anne’s doctor pressed the government to release a tiny amount for Anne. Within a day, her temperature was back to normal! Penicillin had saved Anne’s life.
Since the fall, all human beings have experienced a devastating spiritual condition brought about by sin (Romans 5:12). Only the death and resurrection of Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit has made it possible for us to be healed (8:1–2). The Holy Spirit enables us to enjoy abundant life on earth and for eternity in the presence of God (vv. 3–10). “And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you” (v. 11). When your sinful nature threatens to drain the life out of you, look to the source of your salvation, Jesus, and be strengthened by the power of His Spirit (vv. 11–17). “The Spirit helps us in our weakness” and “intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God” (vv. 26–27). From odb.org 📷 @jannikobenhoff
Ever wonder why some people can contact you and you just feel down? Toxic energy!! It’s real!! Sis, continue to protect your life. Let them call you whatever they like. It’s worth it to make sure you’re inviting in healthy connections and not those that suck every good thing you have out of you. Be encouraged! 💕
You are beautiful!
I was born with 2 very rare syndromes - GoldenHar Syndrome and VATER Syndromes, and over the course of my life I have had 103 surgeries… I know 😊 it’s a lot! Well, growing up with such a rare condition, I didn’t see much of anyone who looked like me or who had gone through what I had endured. And this was really tough because I constantly felt like I didn’t fit in. I began to compare myself to other people I saw in the magazines and on TV because my beauty didn’t look like theirs. For a long time, I felt ashamed of my difference. Matter of fact I hated being different, I just wanted to be normal. And I did everything in my power to hide it.
Nevertheless, I came to a point in my life where I grew tired of hiding as It was stopping me from living my life to the max. I got tied of having low-self-esteem, zero confidence and feeling alone and isolated and not feeling like I was needed in this world. But I wanted to LIVE and I knew deep down that order for me to start enjoying my life I needed to find purpose in my Difference. Even though I didn’t have a face like everyone else there was something beautiful about me. I just needed to figure out a way to find it, and that is exactly what I did. I began to stop seeing myself as the girl with no ear or with a crooked face. I began to refer to myself as “A Beauty with a Twist” I came to the realization that although my face isn’t’ typical, it is beautiful and my Difference is worth sharing with the world.
So now I’m a speaker and advocate for people just like (People with Facial Differences and Disabilities) I travel near and far speaking to patients and families letting them know that there is Beauty in their Difference in power in their voice! - Rasheera Dopson. @rasheeradopson