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comment 2 star 162 4 hours ago

Resharing this image of my daughter, maddie. it was my favorite image that i created last year, and i was overjoyed to learn that it placed 19th out of 25,034 images in the people portraits category of this year’s @shootandshare worldwide competition. thank you to everyone who voted for my messy-haired beach babe.

comment 150 star 1,506 3 days ago

Holly’s work is always so stunning! her edits are always clean and beautiful and her tones are to die for!! we are constantly inspired by our friends and secretly hoping we can recreate their shots. this is our chance. this week we are inspired by and celebrating holly of @holly.grams . follow along #youinspiremeloop2019!
up next is @brandimarkham
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comment 26 star 248 2 hours ago

In honor of down syndrome awareness day, which was yesterday, i really wanted to share this. my nephew is such a joy in our family and i’m thankful that we get to know a little bit more about holland, too. ⠀

a trip to holland, written by emily perl kingsley to describe the experience of raising a child with a disability.⠀

when you’re going to have a baby, it’s like planning a fabulous vacation trip- to italy. you buy a bunch of guidebooks and make wonderful plans. the coliseum. the michelangelo david. the gondolas in venice. you may learn some handy phrases in italian. it’s all very exciting.⠀

after months of eager anticipation, the day finally arrives. you pack your bags and off you go. several hours later, the plane lands. the stewardess comes in and says, “welcome to holland.” “holland?!?” you say. “what do you mean holland?! i signed up for italy! i’m supposed to be in italy. all my life i’ve dreamed of going to italy.”⠀

but there’s been a change in the flight plan. they’ve landed in holland and there you must stay. the important thing is they haven’t taken you to a horrible, disgusting, filthy place full of pestilence, famine and disease. it’s just a different place.⠀

so you must go out and buy new guidebooks. and you must learn a whole new language. and you will meet a whole new group of people you never would have met. it’s just a different place. it’s slower-paced than italy, less flashy than italy. but after you’ve been there for a while and you catch your breath, you look around...and you begin to notice holland has windmills...and holland has tulips. holland even has rembrandts.⠀

but everyone you know is busy coming and going from italy... and they’re all bragging about what a wonderful time they had there. and for the rest of your life, you will say, “ yes, that’s where i was supposed to go. that’s what i had planned.”⠀

and the pain of that will never, ever, ever, ever go away... because the loss of that dream is a very, very significant loss.⠀

but... if you spend your life mourning the fact that you didn’t get to go to italy, you may never be free to enjoy the very special, the very lovely things... about holland.

comment 20 star 346 7 hours ago

And just like that, my maternity leave draws to a close. i’ve appreciated every single minute of the good days, bad days, and can’t be arsed getting dressed days #newchapter

comment 10 star 106 6 hours ago