On the #dayofthegirl let’s celebrate the strength of our girl’s spirit and commit to educating all girls! Thank you @michelleobama for helping us to do that! #Repost@michelleobama ・・・ Right now, more than 98 million adolescent girls around the world are not in school. I see myself in these girls. I see my daughters in these girls. I know a lot of you see yourselves and your families in them, too. That’s why today on the International #DayoftheGirl, the @ObamaFoundation is launching the @GlobalGirlsAlliance—a program to empower adolescent girls around the world through education. We believe that change happens from the ground up, so we’re working to support grassroots leaders and to spur action from people like you, all around the world. We can accomplish more together than we can on our own, so I hope you’ll join our alliance—because the future of our world is only as bright as our girls. #GlobalGirlsAlliance
I happened upon the IG of @amandaauer when i couldn’t sleep. This is her daughter Rowen , who is a mighty and adorable 3 year old. Matched only by her parent’s impressive faith and miraculous strength. I don’t usually post stories of people i don’t know. But this family believes in the power of prayer , so i ‘ve been sending prayers for the miracle that this mom is calling for. And i want to tell you that it has helped me put things in perspective, and feel so much gratitude. So i want to thank Amanda for sharing Rowen’s situation. And i wanted to share this family’s faith and hope. I know so many people who are currently struggling with things. Let’s show up for them! 💛✨🙏🏼✨ Repost @amandaauer ・・・ The pictures are old at this point // They have continued to tell us that she is the sickest kid in the ICU right now. And I’ve allowed myself to be unaffected by that - trusting fully in God and whatever His plan is. But intubation is real in a new way. It looks and feels like a new level of helpless. They did this to benefit her. To make it easier on her body. But she’s been so consistently agitated while they figure out the proper sedation levels that her heart rate has shot higher and higher all through the evening and well into the darkness of night. Whenever we think this cannot go deeper - it does. . Josh is enduring for her sake in a way that feels heroic. He comforts, sings, strokes hair and waits patiently by her side. Even when it’s to no avail. Even when tears stream from his eyes without help of holding back. . It looks different than we thought. And that’s ok. Does it make Him any less Author? Any less Creator of the mountains, oceans, deserts.... her heart? Does it show He is not good or not here or not listening? N O. . His ways are not our ways. I can’t claim to know them. I know yesterday morning He went before me. He’d seen it all play out - He grieved and mourned and then He followed behind me while I did the hard things here in between. And He is still here now conducting His orchestra of angels. They’re signing praise in this place. They’re fighting the already won battle for her heart - in whatever way He sees fit.
Have you all seen Quincy on @Netflix ?? It is so great ! @rashidajones did a tremendous job helping us appreciate the genius human , who happens to be her father. Thank you @quincydjones for all you have given us through our whole lives! You are a treasure 🖤 ・・・ Great advice, Dad ❤️ What’s the best advice your dad’s given you? QUINCY now streaming on @netflix
I had the most amazing dinner date last night. @mister_todd_ enjoyed melting the hearts of all of hipsters we encountered . And his mom @rebeccacorry was the perfect antidote to a very challenging week! 💋💋to you both and one for Sally 😘
It’s the first ever #worldgorilladay and I am so lucky that i have been able to go visit these absolutely magical animals in the mountains of Rwanda. We climbed up to see the Susa group , the original group studied by Dian Fossey. And it was so thrilling! I hope yo go back someday. As the survival of gorillas is one of the success stories of people working together in the 3 countries that the Virunga Mountain range go into. If we all work together we CAN make a difference . But we can’t ever take these magnificent animals for granted. Go to worldgorilladay.org to see how you can help. #gorilla#weneedgorillas 📷 @amevipix + me 🦍🦍🦍
On #worldrhinoday i ‘d like to express my gratitude to @dswt and all of the other organizations working to save rhinos from extinction. This is Solio, when she was still living at the #DSWT nursery. Her mother had been fatally wounded ( possibly from poaching)on Solio Ranch in Kenya. And the care and planning involved in saving and raising Solio is a testament to the the deep commitment of everyone at @DSWT . And well worth it because Solio is now living wild in Nairobi National Park . Every single rhino life that is saved is a part of this magnificent species surviving. So that children don’t have read about rhinoceros in the same way that they read about dinosaurs. #worthmorealive
Hi everyone- i just looked at the comments from yesterday and wow! Um, I really didn’t think too hard about posting that pick, it was one i had easily accessible. Not intended to throw shade or exclude or anything really... .... i guess it would be better to just post my pretty flowers i am growing in my garden. Hope you all have a great day 🌸 Thanks for the love and encouragement today everyone! It’s made me feel so much better 💗