Wenn’s manchmal aussichtslos erscheint,
dann rat’ ich Dir, mein lieber Freund
Gib niemals Deine Hoffnung auf,
wie es auch kommt im Lebenslauf!
Denn – wenn Du denkst es geht nicht mehr –
kommt irgendwo ein Licht daher,
und gibt Dir Mut, Kraft und Vertrauen,
dem Schicksal was auf’s Maul zu hauen.
Und wenn Dich ein Bock mal schlucken will,
Hälst Du zunächst ein Weilchen still.
Doch eh’ er Dich dann gänzlich frißt,
Zeigst Du ihm, wer Du wirklich bist:
...Daß David gegen Goliath
auch nicht aufgegeben hat!
Man sollte nie aufgeben....!
© Willy Meurer .
Chapeau und ich haben auch nie aufgegeben
zu hoffen, dass unser Leben besser wird und schaut.... tadaaaa... hier sind wir 😍 Eigens in unsere Familie gekommen, um euch durchs Leben zu begleiten und den Alltag zu versüßen. 😊
Wir wünschen Euch einen ganz tollen Mittwoch und senden liebe Grüße,
Elvis von Šar Planina mit Chapeau und Cash🐾
.#gutenmorgenwelt #gutenmorgeninstagram #gutenmorgen #lebensfreude #lebensmotto #lebenmithund #leben #glaubeliebehoffnung #glaubandich #glaube #tierschutzhund #tierfotografie #hundeshooting #hundefotografie #hundefoto #dogphotography #dogphoto #chapeau_bucovinashepherdog #cashvonbadeleben #kaffeezeit
☕️ #kaffee #mittwoch #wednesday #bucovinashepherddog #tornjak #alltag #einherzfürstreuner #adoptionislove #nature #naturliebhaber
As I was getting the little ones ready for sleep tonight, Cedar was in bed and Scout was brushing his teeth. I called to the other room, “Hey Little Love, when you are done you can leave your toothbrush on the counter and I’ll put it away. Cedar is all set and ready to start reading.” He replied back, “Since it’s pick-up time I’m going to put my toothbrush and the, 'up-and-down,' (the step stool) away.” A few minutes later I peeked into the hallway to see what kind of progress Scout was making and found him walking toward me in a darkened house. “Thanks for also turning out all the lights Sweet Pea.” I said as we walked into the bedroom together. “Yeah, I am doing my best to take care of global warming.” he replied. And as he climbed onto the bed he explained, “ Annnnnd, I didn’t get on the table to turn out the kitchen light, I used the switch instead. The house was so dark I had to walk slowly because I didn’t want to bump anything, that wouldn’t be good.” He spontaneously hugged me, placed his hands on my cheeks and said, I love you Mama.” and then, “Look at me,” as he often does gazing into my or David’s eyes before going to sleep. This gentlest of beings turned 4 a few weeks ago and I am still struggling to find the words. I don’t know how he will someday feel about me being chosen to be his mom, but I do know I feel certain every path I have taken was leading me to him; and yet, I still question if I am enough, if I create a space safe enough for his tender heart. Most days, the responsibility I feel to both protect and nurture his compassionate self weighs heavily on me. He both thinks and feels so deeply. I want so much for him to remain courageous so he will continue to stand cloaked in his vulnerability and not ever think he must hide in the shadow of his own light. Scout has given me is the courage to delve deeper into my own vulnerability and learn not to dilute my own deeply-feeling heart because I realized I can’t cultivate in him what I am not willing to let grow within me. Happy 4th Birthday sweet, soulful Scout.
💓 A little background on my family history....here we go, long and straight forward talk! So often being a member of The Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints we are judged as not being accepting of others.."that we live in a bubble that no one else can come in, that we are racist and self righteous, that we act like we are better than everyone else. That we can't associate with those of other Faith's", the list goes on....heck people still think our families consist of 12 wives and that we grow horns..! But judgement aside I want you to KNOW us... My family was not active in the LDS church much of my earlier years. My mom drank coffee everyday and still to this day has to walk down the coffee isle to get her smell craving😂 my dad was an occasional drinker and still meets his friends for "drinks" but he pushes back a mt. Dew instead!😂 I am the youngest of 3, so my older brother and sister remember the most of being "none church goers". Each one of us have all made the choice to be members of this faith, using our own free agency! During our youth our parents encouraged us to gain our own belief...I remember wanting to go to other churches and my mother encouraging me "to find out the truth on my own". We have many family members who don't share our faith, we have friends who don't share our faith and we are still FAMILY and still FRIENDS! Aethist, Catholic, none denominational you name it... We have friends who are of all sorts of ethnicities (we had the privilege of studying at a cultural diverse University, that being white was the minority) I have friends from Fiji, Tonga, Africa, the Philippines, Mexico, Australia you name it! We just appreciate the beauty of #DIFFERENCES
that come from this amazing world! If anything we want you to see we #LOVE
and appreciate differences and welcome them! And if we can ask, please be accepting of us....religion, love of food, corkiness and all! Heck, If we we're all the same what a boring world we'd live in....it would seriously be SOOO boring!!!!!!🤪😘😘😉😵
#justlove #antijudger #family #beyou #adoptionislove #whoarewetojudgeanother #adoptionjourney #hope
This is a screenshot of the opening to a 1992 short documentary produced by NHK, Japan’s public broadcaster, focusing on international adoption of Japanese babies to the U.S.
The beginning focuses on a doctor, Nakajima, who worked with an adoption agency in the U.S. to help Japanese women who wouldn’t able to care for their baby after birth.
The documentary next follows a woman’s journey through this process under Nakajima’s care from her pregnancy to her giving birth (her voice and name changed in the documentary for her protection). The woman they followed was my birth mother. ❤️❤️❤️
Follow me along as I share, "My Adoption Story."
Meet Victor! Victor just turned one and is a happy boy who is a Labrador mix who can live with other dogs! This big puppy would love an active home where he can run and be happy. Adopt victorious Victor today!
And just like that, in the blink of an eye, we have a 3 month old!!! I can’t even wrap my brain around it, 3 months!!!!!! We love this little girl more then words can ever say, all of the years, treatments, heartache, tears, sleepless nights, worrying and all of the doubts was so very worth it and she is very much “worth the wait” #lovemakesafamily #oneblessedmama #adoption #openadoption #adoptionislove #firsttimemama
Sophie started sparring today in Taekwondo so of course I had to document the occasion! She may be small but she is mighty! Love this awesome kiddo. ❤️
How to make your toddler look two years older: put him in jeans 😭
My sweet boy, you are such a blessing.
Happy National Daughter Day to our princess. You were definitely an unexpected blessing when you entered our life, but we couldn't imagine our life without you. #blessedmommy #adoptionislove
Six years ago today we became a family of three. Live. Love. Forever. ❤️❤️❤️
Could there be a better picture to document our first day of parenthood? I think not. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Today is #NationalDaughtersDay
and I can’t help but to look back at the day this girl made us parents, the day she became our daughter. It was a whirlwind and unconventional in every way, yet perfect. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I love the way she laughs, smirks, and runs. I love how brave she is. I love her tenacity. I love that she’s my daughter, I’m proud to be her Mama. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Anybody else celebrating their daughter today? What’s your favorite thing about her? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
PS- Yes, I’m wearing pajamas in this pic. Like I said, it was a whirlwind.
The meatball at 3 months 💗 always kicking, drooling, talking, farting, squelching, has lashes for days, and getting rolly polly. We love Jude the dude!
I missed a personal goal. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Last year this daggone hat was up for grabs for helping 3️⃣women make a small change in their lives, to get healthier....and I freaking missed it! 😳⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
As cheesy as it sounds, I was bound + determined to NEVER let that happen again. So, this time around...I helped 19, when 3 was all we needed for this silly hat. I worked hard for this hat...🤪⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Please tell me I am not alone when it comes to some friendly good hearted challenges? Have you ever gone the extra mile for something silly? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
One time I signed up for a credit card, just to get the shirt that came with it. 🙊#drivenbyprizes
#momsofinstagram #adoptionrocks #adoptionislove #momsbelike #momofone #momlife #blackleggings #policefamily #westvirginia #wvu #wildandwonderfulwv #ballcap
Her face after ataata (dad in Inuktitut) kisses her 😍❤️😘
We are in Fort Worth this week for TBRI Practitioner Training through the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development. We are learning a lot and excited to train others with this valuable information!
Day 32 of 60: In My Fridge.... You will find lots of protein shakes because I am trying to lose weight. It is working! 12 pounds down, lots more to go! Pray for my soul 😂 Jokes. To find something that is working is very rewarding. I have tried lots of things with barely any results for the past 3 years, so this has been good for me 😊 What is in your fridge? #hopingtoadopt60days #hopingtoadopt60days2018
Little "A" is overjoyed with her baby brother "C." She's going to be the best, big sister ever! Both angels were adopted through Adoption Network. Congrats to the "P" family on the newest addition to their family! #AdoptionIsLove
First pair of shoes (slippers really) so he can something non-slippery when he’s pulling up. Kid has the fattest feet...
Today is Peter’s fourth birthday 💙 I will be honest this day is an emotional day for me but I choose to focus on the joy. I get to appreciate everything that makes him who he is and reflect on the overwhelming amount of love that surrounds his adoption. There are moments I feel sad (not sure if there even is a word to describe the feeling) and that’s okay. It’s okay to be not okay. But the important thing is to remember not to dwell in the sadness but simply acknowledge it and continue forward.
Goodness I can’t believe you’re four years old!! (I’ll probably say that every birthday of yours) I love you so very much. There is no one quite like you, how special is that? I’m so thankful that God saw the world as incomplete without you and led me straight to your parents. Truly. I would say that I hope you had a good birthday but I already know that you did because you have the best parents ever!! Love you, love you. #adoptionislove