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The latest Spencer Hastings family update
  • Alex is her twin sister
  • Melissa is her half sister
  • Charlotte was also her half sister and was her half brother before transition
  • Jason is her half brother/cousin
  • Ali is her first cousin
  • Ali’s twins are her first cousins once removed
  • Peter is her father
  • Mary is her birth mom
  • Veronica is adoptative mother/step mother
  • Ian was her brother-in-law
  • Taylor was her niece
  • Jessica was her aunt

Daily Doodle! 6/27/17

Based on @imaginashon and @spatziline Pirates AU! FUN Story! My friend has been throwing Murder Mystery Dinner parties every year, and this year’s theme is PIRATES!! so of course I asked if I can bring my accordion and play some sea shanties, and he said yes! So I drew this for that.. cause pirates, accordion, fun.

When the universe blesses you with the opportunity to prosper, rejection is not the answer. Everything must be aligning for you, your hard work and dreams are coming together for you. The universe is acknowledging every little thing you have achieved. Don’t fear opportunities, accept every single one with a smile on your face and twinkle in your eye. You are greatness.
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Greatness by Amy Kennedy

28/06/17

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28 june 2017
i’m on vacation and for the rest of it I decided that I will study some topics of criminal law as this last semester was the last one with this class and next semester I have criminal procedure and it is very important to know some topics of criminal law, so basically I will have no vacation, but I know that will be worth it

#WednesdayWisdom

How To Heal Your Shame

 You didn’t begin life with this burden of shame - it came from an external judgement of your actions. When we are children we are only concerned with being - until we are conditioned by society through schooling & parenting to make sure we fit into the system.

This is done by authority figures imposing their judgements on our actions such as when our parents tell us “you shouldn’t do that”. Recognise that this is a vital part of understanding where your shame is coming from - which is an important step in the healing process.

Healing your shame is all about loving yourself - when you love yourself for who you are the shame you feel subsides. When what you say, think and do are in harmony - then you will know peace. This can only be achieved when you are 100% authentic and honest with yourself and who you are.

Being honest about who you are doesn’t mean you have to justify yourself to anyone else - it’s all about living a way of life that serves and fulfils you. Make sure you are the number 1 priority in your life, nothing and no one else can be above you when you are on the healing journey.

See that the world is full of unique individuals - many of these individuals have chosen to abandon that which makes them different so that they can “fit in” with society and feel accepted. Part of this process means that they will herd together and project their insecurities and judgements at those who still choose to express who they truly are.

You are not “weird”, “evil” or “subhuman” because of your lifestyle choices - you are a unique human being that has chosen not to blend in with the rest of society in favour of being accepted. This takes much courage - recognise that you are a powerful being because you are not choosing society’s acceptance over your own individuality.

Shame cannot thrive where there is self-love.

Peace & positive vibes.

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Drabble number 47- it's not coming off. RafaelxReader he spills something on their baby and gets super frustrated. Congrats on 900❤!

bahahaha I love this… This’ll be the last one for today :). Three more to come tomorrow!! And THANK YOU so very much- you and everyone else!! <3.

Originally posted by all-things-raul-esparza


“Rafael?” You tapped lightly against the glass of his door, moderately curious about why it would be locked. “Rafael, what’s going on in there, you said you’d meet me downstairs about ten minutes ago…”

He jumped, surprised so much time had already passed. Sincerely, he planned on this little jaunt being quick- all he had to do was grab his briefcase from behind his desk.

But, of course, the phone had rang.
So, naturally, he had placed Lillian in the middle of the tabletop, so she could sit up amidst the desk accessories and he could keep an eye on her.
Which, he had done, at least until he needed to dig some information out from his desk drawer for the District Attorney…

It had only been a few seconds, long enough for him to open the bottom drawer and flip through a couple papers- but he heard it all. The clink of glass, the toppling of a bottle, the coo of sweet Lillian, then your knocking at his door…

When he glanced up, however, he was horrified to find his adorable little white-lace-and-ribbon-clad princess… covered in blue ink.

Why the Hell did he have an inkwell? When did he get that?
How long had it been there, just waiting for the prime opportunity to ruin his day? 

Oh… Oh God… Oh God no…

“Shh, shh, Lillian- it’s okay…” It was, right? He was just trying to (so very delicately) wipe ink off of her feet- good Lord, it looked like the tiny appendage was suffering from a smurf-virus. And her little dress, the one you, his darling doting wife, had so carefully chosen for her to wear this evening…

Well; it was no longer an ivory dress.
And your daughter was no longer entirely pink and clean, as she had been when you brought her to his office.

The baby cried, Rafael thought he’d be doing the same soon, and you started knocking louder against the window. “Rafi, what’s going on? We’re going to be late.”

From the safety of his solitude, he rolled his eyes- he was actually very well aware the three of you may not make it in time for the gala to begin. Why had he agreed to bring the baby to a gala? Somewhere between Olivia’s insistence and your never-wavering confidence, he’d been convinced it was a grand idea…

But, now, he had a beautiful little ink-blot of a daughter, crying and only spreading the damning ink all over her skirt, staining more ruffles and skin.

New question- who the Hell dressed babies in white?
That’d be something you two would have to discuss in marriage counselling…

“Rafael,” your voice had lowered, both he and the baby froze when the Motherly tone signified trouble- “Rafael, if you don’t open this door by the count of three, I’m getting the key from Carmen’s desk… and you don’t want me to get to three.”

No, he considered when exchanging nervous glances with Lillian, he certainly did not want to know what would happen if you made it to three.

“… One.”

Shit- Rafael quickly snatched Lillian up from the desk, leaving the mess she’d made for tomorrow-Barba to worry about. He spun in a tight circle, trying to think- think- think- think… what his defense for this?

“… Two, Rafael…”

You were going to kill him, he knew it. This was the first ‘real’ gala he’d suggested you attend with him since the birth of Lillian; you had gone out and gotten your hair done earlier, had both your AND her dresses dry cleaned (again, he questioned the purpose of dry cleaning a baby dress, but he didn’t care enough to argue), and here he was… making you late and dealing with an easily avoidable mess.

When he heard your shoes coming back for the door, he snatched an old blazer from the bureau- thankfully, he kept extra clothes for emergencies such as this, but usually he was only making a mess of himself… For now, though, it would have to do.

“Three.”

Before he managed to even take another breath, you shouldered your way through the door, glaring and obviously annoyed… however, you hadn’t expected this sight…

There, your husband stood, holding beautiful Lillian out at arm’s length- with an oversized blazer wrapped around her. 

His prosecutor’s face was on, stoic and blank, as if there was absolutely nothing odd about a tiny girl wearing a multiple-hundred dollar suit jacket. “Are you ready to go?” Rafael simply cocked his head to the side, tried his best to keep her hidden as much as he could within his embrace. “We’re going to be late if we don’t hurry-”

If you had any less restraint, you would have likely began to shout or scream: thankfully, you could maintain your cool demeanor, even though you couldn’t help but notice an itsy-bitsy blue toe poking out beneath the cloth.

“Rafael… why is she,” before he had the opportunity to twist away, you lunged for them, gave the camouflage a sharp tug so it would open up… and reveal your beautiful little cerulean princess.

Your hands flew to cover your mouth, Rafael winced and bit hard on his bottom lip. “It… uh… it’s not coming off…” 

Tears sparked in your eyes, and your shoulders bounced- no, no, no; your poor husband crossed the room to you, left multiple apologetic kisses on your reddening cheeks. “Mi amor, I’m so sorry, it was seconds- I didn’t even know I had an inkwell, and it’s staining, and… I’m so so sorry…”

Instead of bursting into a crying fit, as he expected, he was assaulted with a royal roar of laughter… 

Oh God’, he thought to himself while clutching poor Lillian to his chest, ‘She’s finally lost it…

“Rafael, you’re horrible,” while still laughing, you brushed away the uncontainable tears of humor, and diligently left the room long enough to pluck new clothes from the diaper bag. “Do you really think I’d put our daughter in a white dress and not bring a backup outfit?”

… Okay, one less for the marriage counselor you two may not need anyway.

“You… You brought another dress?” Rafael let the blazer drop to the floor, unblushingly took another look at her chubby, blued legs. “But her feet, mi amor, she got it all over her legs-”

You paused, hiding your face behind the tiny crimson dress you had brought along in case a change would be needed. “Sweetheart, that’s why they make tights,” while he held her in the air, you slipped black leggings over her otherwise bare feet, left kisses on her forehead before taking her from him so you could unbutton the dirtied gown. “Nobody will ever know, we’ll just change her real quick and hurry there- nothing to worry about.”

… Nothing to worry about. Of course. Not like he had been worrying for the last five minutes, already…

Finally, Rafael let out a sigh of relief, and shamelessly lay his forehead against your shoulder. He should have known you’d be better prepared, would have been able to fix his mess-ups, just as you always were able to do. 

“I love you,” he whispered, like an apologetic child, with wide-eyes and a plumped bottom lip. “You’re a Miracle Mami, you know that?”

Now dressed and ready to be the belle of the ball, Lillian squealed, pat lovingly at his tired face with her palms. 

“Oh trust me,” you confirmed before gifting him a final kiss, “I’m well aware…”

Of course you were.