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Monica, Palo's mama

  • 29.03.2017 23:16
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All of those moments, gone too soon... I truly believe no matter what age your child dies, there will never be enough time to be with them. But the one thing, in fact for me, just about the only thing that keeps me going is my limitless love for Palo. It's the thread that continues to weave throughout his story, my story, and through all of the heartaching stories I've learned of babies, children and loved ones gone much too soon. ________ Death may have taken my baby, but it didn't take away my love. And never will.

Monica, Palo's mama

  • 28.03.2017 21:43
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Grief brain is something I still struggle with. In fact, since I lost Palo, the way my thought processes & brain functions are completely different. I manage all of the moving parts to my life by keeping multiple journals. It's the only way for me to compartmentalize & organize what I need to focus on. _______ For the longest time I felt so stupid. Why couldn't I just remember things?? In my life prior to Palo, I had an incredible memory & could manage multiple projects without skipping a beat. It took a lot of self-love, acceptance & compassion for me to come to terms with an old part of me that I lost along with my baby. ________ How do you manage your grief brain? I'd love to know! 😘Please share your ideas in the comments! 📝

Laura Smith

  • 28.03.2017 17:40
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I can relate. I have a whole new respect for all working moms, past and present. It's hard. Sometimes I feel like I'm rocking this whole working mom thing, and other days I feel like I did good to put my shoes on the right feet and get out the door. I'm thankful for great examples of strong, working moms in my life, for a husband that helps with everything and wants to, and for my Heavenly Father for giving me strength and peace every day to get things done. #workingmom #mynewnormal #Igotthis

Renee Lockhart

  • 28.03.2017 16:43
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#Breakfast/Lunch#Brunch#Mynewnormal

Sanna Karlsson

  • 28.03.2017 15:53
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Det är mycket som behöver börjas om från början i Myanmar. Misstron mot myndigheter är stor. #ruleoflaw #ruleoflawcenter #yangon #myanmar #burma #kehitysakatemia #kehitysyhteistyö #bistånd #nyvardag #uusiarki #mynewnormal #undpmyanmar

Latasha Brown

  • 27.03.2017 19:29
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Only 17 hour fast, broke it with some almonds. Felt ugh this morning. Went to Zoe's Kitchen for lunch and stayed focused had a kids meal with grilled chicken tenders and a side Greek salad only cucumbers and olives. I have the power within to make a change, and I am staying focus #ketoapproved #lowcarblife #lchflifestyle #focused #determinedtosucceed #mylifestylechange #mynewnormal #changingthewayieat #feelinggreat

Monica, Palo's mama

  • 27.03.2017 19:00
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Life; all the responsibilities, moments both good and bad, tragic and amazing, can either weigh me down or lift me up. In learning how to live again, a new life that doesn't include my son, life in general can be all the more challenging. ________ Simple responsibilities, like going to get my car fixed become overloaded with emotions. So, what I do is, whatever I possibly can to mitigate my angst, and my heartache. One of the most helpful things I've done for myself is to create structure in my life. My structure involves a daily routine which in turn provides a sense of certainty. This certainty helps me to break the daily load of life's responsibilities into smaller pieces. Pieces that were once monolithic boulders become movable by myself. Thriving and learning to live with loss means I have to be an active participant in how I create my life. Lord knows, it ain't easy. But in order to have a life worth living without Palo, it's necessary.

Carlene Taylor

  • 27.03.2017 17:04
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The look on Caleb's face: "What saucery is this?" 😂 😂 poor thing woke up to his mommy 'different'.... Took a while before he stretched his arms to reach for me #MommyMask#Facial #RaisingBaby #Bear#🐻 #MommyChronicles #CalebCaughtOnCamera #CarleneCalebMoments #GummyBear #Stud#FirstTimeMom #MyNewNormal #MommyMatters #MomSquad #Smile #8MonthsOld #NewYork #NewYorker #NYC #nyLife #Jamaican #Caribbean #Island #girl #BabyBoy #Baby #Boy #BlackBabiesOfInstagram #Smile #Kiss #Besos

lesliannguthrie

  • 27.03.2017 04:39
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My favoritest creatures getting their Mickey Mouse Clubhouse on 🐀 😍👨👦👧🐶🐶 #mynewnormal #guthriepartyof6 #parenthood #fatherhood #myfamily #myloves #littleguthries

Carrie-Photographer-Spoonie🥄💚🌺

  • 27.03.2017 03:33
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3 days..... 3 days till surgery. I may not look it but I'm nervous. I'm nervous and yes I'm scared. This is a very rare illness and this is not a common procedure but sometimes you have to remind yourself that it's gonna be okay, maybe not now, maybe not today, maybe not even tomorrow but one day it will. If you've said it as many times as I have then you would begin to believe it like I have. I have to remind myself that things and people have changed and they have changed for a reason. I have to just let go and move on and accept my new normal. It's gonna be hard and it's gonna get lonely but I will hold on and I will hold on tight because who's to say that this won't be one of the best days of my life or one of the best things to happen to me. Who's to say this isn't a blessing in disguise. So yes I will remind myself that it will all be okay. . . . #myjourney #mystory #myreality #mynewnormal #bebold #trustyourstruggle #truelife #walkyourtruepath #followyourbliss #unforgettable #trustinginhim #instagood #instatrue #bringingawarenesstoinvisibleillnesses #chronicillnesswarrior #invisibleillness #surgerywednesday #gastroparesisfighter💚

Monica, Palo's mama

  • 26.03.2017 21:47
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Coping with my grief is a daily event. Some days it's easy. Other days, not so much. I have found ways to cope that help me ride those waves of grief. I have learned that what I choose to focus on also greatly impacts how I navigate it. It's been awhile, but I finally wrote a new blog post. It's me sharing, 'My healthy way of grieving'. Grief is as individual as a fingerprint. I don't claim to have all the answers but if what I have learned can help someone else, then for that alone, it's worth it. Link to blog in my bio. Happy Mothers Day to all the mamas without their children in the UK. My heart is with yours. 😘✨💖

Latasha Brown

  • 26.03.2017 21:01
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24 hour fast and now I'm cooking my dinner. Thank God I made it and feel right energized #intermittentfasting #mylifestylechange #mynewnormal #ketomom #lowcarblife #lchf

Latasha Brown

  • 26.03.2017 19:11
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Tagged by the beautiful @keto_mamas_journey 😊 to do #sds up close and personal flaws and all I love them, to all my lovely ladies stop drop and take your beautiful selfies 😘and to all my fellow keto life and low carb peeps new week new goals let's smash them 🤗 #sds #loveyourselfie #positivevibesonly #ketomode #lowcarblife #mynewnormal #mylifestylechange

Latasha Brown

  • 25.03.2017 16:36
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Hello Saturday!!20 hour fast 🤗wasn't hungry but grilled up some shrimp and a salad, and dressing (sour cream and a pack of ranch seasoning) #intermittentfasting #healthylife #lowcarblife #ketostyle #lifestylechange #mynewnormal #ketomode #healthebody

Monica, Palo's mama

  • 24.03.2017 22:43
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Learning to live again after the loss of Palo has challenged me in every way I could possibly imagine. No matter how much I cry, resist, get angry, fall into despair or hurt - there is nothing in this world that will physically bring my boy back. It's a bitter realization to have to accept. And it sucks. _________ I realize I have two choices - to continue as I am or to take the road less traveled and carve out a life for myself that is rich with beauty and love. Losing my Palo is still one of the most hardest things I've ever had to endure. For the sake of his precious life, I have to make mine count. And so change I must. One moment, one day, one step at a time.

Latasha Brown

  • 24.03.2017 16:59
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19.5 fast break with some sausage, cream cheese, and shredded cheese cooked it together and made a little casserole didn't add eggs been a busy morning. Ate and forgot to take a picture.... stay focus!! #intermittentfasting #mylifestylechange #mynewnormal #lchf #positivevibesonly #lowcarblifestyle #nobreadplease #nosugarplease #nostarches #givememyfats #burningfat #weightloss

Sanna Karlsson

  • 23.03.2017 15:12
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Roligt med arbetsdagar på andra ställen än kontoret. #vikingline #gabriella #nyvardag #uusiarki #mynewnormal

Jennifer Stogiera

  • 22.03.2017 18:02
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Oh my heart ❤️I still don't know why I was blessed with such a precious gift, but every day I am blown away and thankful beyond words. As I sit here after my workout, with just a few moments left to myself before this princely one wakes up from his nap, I am thinking of my life, my story...so much that I want to share and give and teach (assuming I may have *some knowledge or wisdom to share after 40some years of life). I think what I would like to express, specifically today, is that it's NEVER too late to start over! This coming from a woman who was a smoker for nearly 20 years and has now been an ex-smoker for close to 7 ❤ Or, a woman who raised a child basically as a single mother from the age of 19, and then at the age of 39 received the gift of a second child after all but giving up on the dream of having a baby with my husband 🙏🏼❤❤❤ And, how about the woman who had gained over 50 lbs. from the point of quitting smoking and over the next 6 years, who has now LOST 22 lbs. and feels lighter than ever!?!?!! What's my point? It's NEVER too late to start over and reach for the stars ✨ When I turned 40 I was so disappointed that I was not in the best shape of my life - well guess what? I started over.....and today I AM in the best shape of my life, because I know this is my new normal, it's my forever journey and I am just simply grateful and humbled and oh so happy! 🙏🏼❤️🙏🏼❤️ #imchangingmylife #mynewnormal #happyandgrateful #healthybodyandmind #blessed #mymiraclebaby #dontwatchmejoinme

Latasha Brown

  • 22.03.2017 16:46
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Broke my 18.5 fast with a simple treat cut some fresh jalapeños in my tuna it was so good, over some provolone it hit the spot, and turkey pepperoni, of course avocados 🤗 #intermittentfasting #lchf #lowcarblife #lovethiswoe #mylifestylechange #mynewnormal

Moses

  • 22.03.2017 16:06
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Plotting her sneak attack kisses... #youareridiculous #mynewnormal #srsly #greatdanesofinstagram

TheSassyCupcake

  • 22.03.2017 13:46
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Just another propane delivery here... what what?!?! #cambodianadventure #sothatjusthappened #mynewnormal

Latasha Brown

  • 22.03.2017 01:13
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I love this journey, just to feel good is an amazing benefit, and the weight loss is a plus, but the overall feeling of staying focused and committed is amazing. I thank God for sustaining me!! I couldn't do this with out Him being by my side. Today I just threw on a pair of jeans to run around in. These are a size 4 and literally falling off I couldn't find my belt. I went from a 12/14 (beautiful curves) to a 2/4 (slim curvy chic). I am so grateful. I don't do diets because they are not for long term. I have made a life style change. Finally I get it, I know how to control emotional eating, I know what to do during stressful situations. Putting yourself, your health, spiritual, mental, physical health first is what it takes #TGBTG #faithwalk #healthylife #mynewnormal #mylifestylechange #weightloss #transformationtuesday #maintenance #spiritualawakening #Godsgirl

Latasha Brown

  • 21.03.2017 23:02
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Broke my 18.5 fast with some left over cauli mac and cheese and a breakfast bake. Tonight is a lazy one good old skillet cheese pizza with turkey pepperoni and preparing my cheesecake fat bombs 🤗 swipe to see it in the works so yummy #stayingfocused #lowcarblife #lchf #mynewnormal #mylifestylechange #ketomode #positivevibesonly

Leona Mitchell

  • 21.03.2017 17:56
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Lunch: Veggie Omelette ... and it's DELICIOUS 😉 HEALTHY MEALS and daily WORK OUTS .....💗 #MyNEWNormal 👍

Carlene Taylor

  • 20.03.2017 19:52
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That moment when your 2 first teeth are FINALLY outside/above the gum and you can't stop chewing on everything..... Teether never tasted so good #Bear#🐻 #MommyChronicles #CalebCaughtOnCamera #CarleneCalebMoments #GummyBear #Stud#FirstTimeMom #MyNewNormal #MommyMatters #MomSquad #Smile #7MonthsOld #NewYork #NewYorker #NYC #nyLife #Jamaican #Caribbean #Island #girl #BabyBoy #Baby #Boy #BlackBabiesOfInstagram #Smile #Kiss #Besos#Snapbacks #TeethingBaby #CoolKid

🌻Caŋɖɩcҽ Maɾɩҽ 🌻

  • 20.03.2017 17:17
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Crazy what a few inches and layers will do for ya!! #newhaircut #bigbrowns #embracetheunknown #mynewnormal

Natasha Williams

  • 20.03.2017 16:40
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I never know when it will happen but there are times I am living life normally and then something will trigger my emotions and it hits me like a ton of bricks that I miss my mom so deeply...I miss you... #missher #LearningtoLiveWithThisVoid #ItsnotEasy #SheLeftAMarkonMyHeart #MyNewNormal

Carlene Taylor

  • 20.03.2017 15:16
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When you're trying to look as cool as your kid....we're both sick🤒 🤒 🤒 but refuse to be "Debbie Downers" so today we're sporting Snapbacks and sunglasses 😎 #Bear#🐻 #MommyChronicles #CalebCaughtOnCamera #CarleneCalebMoments #GummyBear #Stud#FirstTimeMom #MyNewNormal #MommyMatters #MomSquad #Smile #7MonthsOld #NewYork #NewYorker #NYC #nyLife #Jamaican #Caribbean #Island #girl #BabyBoy #Baby #Boy #BlackBabiesOfInstagram #Smile #Kiss #Besos#Snapbacks #sunglasses #CoolKid

Foust Family Fitness

  • 19.03.2017 22:03
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Finished Product! Paul ate three before I could even take this pic! Thanks to @ambitiouskitchen for the recipe! #paleocookie #glutenfree #dairyfree #mynewnormal #ambitiouskitchen

Monica, Palo's mama

  • 19.03.2017 19:07
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How beautiful is this poem? I cried when I read it. I came across this right after I reached out to some women in a loss group I'm a part of. I immediately thought of Palo. Turns out the woman who wrote the poem, wrote it the year I was born. According to her website, her family read it to her as she was dying. Little moments likes these fill my heart with sadness but at the same time with hope. Hope that I can still hold on to the beauty of life while still carrying the love and ache I have in my heart for Palo at the same time. This grief is all such a kaleidoscope of emotions isn't it?