this was a labor of love

Meeting his child for the first time

Jin

Jin was there every step of the way. He had taken off two dates before your due date to be with you in case something happened. When your water broke he was in the car with 3 emergency bags and held your hand during the entire birth. He was full of nervous laughter as you squeezed his hand hard. “He’s so handsome, like me.” Were his first words about your son and you laughed.

Yoongi

He wasn’t able to make it to your daughters birth due to his schedule and you having her prematurely. However, once he found out you were in labor he was on the first plane home. “She’s so sweet.” Were his first words when he held her. His face was bright and he couldn’t take his eyes off of her. 

J-Hope

J-Hope wasn’t able to make it there for your daughters birth and he was absolutely heartbroken over it. He couldn’t stop kissing your daughter. He was so in love with your little sunshine and he couldn’t stop saying it. You left the two alone for a little bit and when you came back, she had fallen asleep on him. He looked so happy. You were so happy.

Namjoon

He made it in for the tail end of delivery. Namjoon was shocked for the first few seconds, but quickly ran to your side to hold your hand with the biggest smile on his face. “It’s a boy!” he yelled, moving over next to the doctors holding your son. “We have a boy and he has your nose!” he was ecstatic. Within seconds, you were in each others arms. “We have a baby…” 

Jimin

Even though you were the one having the baby, Jimin was more nervous than you. All he had done the entire due date was worry and when your water broke he screamed louder than he had in a haunted house a few weeks ago. He was by your side through it all and when you gave birth to your son, he walked him over to you. “We made this, angel. Our own baby…”

Taehyung

Taehyung hadn’t been able to make it there for the birth of your daughter, but the moment he heard you were in labor he was on a plane from wherever he was. He showed up out of breath, with a stuffed lion for your baby. “I’m so sorry I wasn’t here-” Before you could interrupt him, he took your daughter into his arms. “I got you this, my sweet girl. I hope you’ll forgive me…” She simply giggled and then went back to crying. “I think she forgave me.”

Jungkook

He was there for the first half of the delivery and then Jungkook had fainted. You were in too much pain to laugh at the time, but when he came back into the room after he woke up, you laughed. “Oh, I’m so sorry-” He spotted the two of yours son in your arms. “That’s him? He’s so cute, he looks like us. Like you.” He reached his arms out and you passed him his son. “Hello there.” he coed, “I’m your daddy.”

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My hands are small but they’re toughened and blocky from ~✨art💫~ truthfully I’m a little self-conscious about them because they can sometimes look a little masculine, but it’s all a labor of love. Also sleeveless hoodies now belong to us lesbians, no boys allowed

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Every day magic for the everyday witch. by WolfsbaneWitch


Hey there, I’m Carlos. Just an everyday guy who reads books like crazy, loves baking and antiques and been a witch for about 12 years.

I think there’s magic in everyone and everything. The items I make for the shop are a labor of love. Whether you’re a beginner, seasoned witch, or just someone who just wants some thoughtfully crafted goods, I hope you’ll find something here.

If you have any special requests, custom spells or ingredients or just want some more info, feel free to drop me a line.

*any items listed are for decorative or entertainment purposes only. Not a replacement for medical advice or medicines*

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So, Ally’s kids, Melanie and Lyndsey aged up.

Amy’s kids, Evan and Emma are now children

And Lillie’s son, Boston, who aged up on his own (I secretly love him shhh).

Now Ima follow Willow around until she either goes into labor or into the next trimester.

Empathy isn’t just something that happens to us—a meteor shower of synapses firing across the brain—it’s also a choice we make: to pay attention, to extend ourselves. It’s made of exertion, that dowdier cousin of impulse. Sometimes we care for another because we know we should, or because it’s asked for, but this doesn’t make our caring hollow. The act of choosing simply means we’ve committed ourselves to a set of behaviors greater than the sum of our individual inclinations: I will listen to his sadness, even when I’m deep in my own. To say “going through the motions”—this isn’t reduction so much as acknowledgment of the effort—the labor, the motions, the dance—of getting inside another person’s state of heart or mind. This confession of effort chafes against the notion that empathy should always arise unbidden, that genuine means the same thing as unwilled, that intentionality is the enemy of love. But I believe in intention and I believe in work. I believe in waking up in the middle of the night and packing our bags and leaving our worst selves for our better ones.
—  Leslie Jamison, The Empathy Exams
This week, in Fandometrics...

Welcome to earth, babies

  • (Anime & Manga) Owari No Seraph makes its debut into this Fandometrics world as a healthy, bouncing No. 18.
  • (Ships) Yoonseok (Bangtan Boys’ Min Yoongi and Jung Hoseok) was dropped off by the stork at No. 19.
  • (Movies) The Dark Tower, the cinematic interpretation of Stephen King’s labor of love, dropped a trailer and came out at No. 18.
  • (TV) In the beginning….American Gods debuted at No. 18.
  • (Web Stuff) danisnotonfire has been knocked off his throne at No. 1 by…Daniel Howell. It’s true, folks. He’s all grown up and no longer on fire.

Originally posted by theanomex

On the rise

  • (K-Pop) VIXX leaps five spots to No. 8. Twice jumps an appropriate two spots to No. 9. New music is just around the corner. But don’t call it a comeback, they’ve been here for years.
  • (TV) A steaming hot Steven Bomb was dropped on Cartoon Network’s app, catapulting Steven Universe up to No. 3
  • (Music) Niall Horan gains a stunning thirteen spot lead over last week thanks to Slow Hands (his song, not Eric Clapton). Bad girl RiRi basically won this year’s Met Gala, which is why you can catch her at No. 3.

Originally posted by rihconda

We all fall down

Originally posted by dellrey

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Opal in 18k Gold Bracelet

This is an original labor-intensive piece made from 78 carefully placed and unusually well-matched opal cabochons, of 52 cts total weight, in yellow 18 karat gold. Small sapphire and diamond provide a few accents.

Locality: Welo Ethiopia

I’m at the stage in life where I’m just appreciative of everything thus far. I’m beginning to see the fruits of my labor, and I’m still manifesting for more. Patience and self-love has taught me so much over the last 5 months and has introduced me to some beautiful people along the way too. Well-being has become a daily routine and changes are slowly being recognized. Your body regenerates itself every 7 years.. In this cycle I’m going to become the woman that I used to daydream about when I was a little girl. I owe that to myself.

Everything is in great condition:

  • My Mind because I meditate every morning for 40 minutes. I’ve gained closure on all things that were left unresolved. My thoughts are positive and my inner voice is still my cheerleader. I’m trying to learn how to vibrate higher and stay away from people who dim my light, reduce my energy or have me acting out of character. I read everyday. I’ve stayed clear from those who constantly complain, gossip and have drama. My circle is just calm, pure and light. I make sure, that whoever I interact with, has a positive impact on my energy, otherwise I’m out.
  • My body because I train daily with my PT and I’m cautious of what I eat. This plant based lifestyle is fun because I’m able to cook everyday. I only drink water and I can infuse it with fruits if I’m craving a flavor. My friends and I have a 10k step target everyday. My hair, my skin, my teeth, everything is just glowing and rewarding me. A bitch is in the sauna every morning. 
  • My soul because I’m no longer harboring any pain from the past. I’m writing and creating. I’ve been blessed with a collective of great people for years and I’m content with that. My surroundings are peaceful and my environment is calm; overall tranquility is still something I’m aiming for. Over the last 4 months, I’ve been focusing more on the things that nourish my soul instead of material bullshit. It’s quite liberating. Plus, I save money and fly out instead of consuming. The same £200 I would spend over the weekend - is a short stay and flight to a city I’ve never been to before.

It’s taken a while to get here. 5 months ago I was living like zombie. It dawned on me, that I’m approaching a new cycle. The next 7 years are really going to shape the rest of my life. I immediately changed and released everything that was jeopardizing my growth. I had to create a daily schedule, change my eating habits and release some people too. I had to spend more time alone, read and self educate and learn how to meditate properly. I had to do all of these things, because I felt like I was losing myself.

I’m slowly getting back to me.

anonymous asked:

prompt: magnus calling alec 'pretty boy' again

it was mid-afternoon, somewhere far enough past lunch that sleepiness was starting to settle in. alec’s limbs felt heavy as he sat on the couch and he knew he had been paying attention to reading his book at some point, but at some point the even lines of text had gone blurry and unfocused. the maple syrup light wasn’t helping, neither was the slow tick of the clock, but worse of all was the way magnus was lit up by the sun.

his left side was all alight, the sun cutting up his sharp jaw and his cheekbone, burning up the tips of his spiked up hair. he had been working on a potion for the past hour, his face set in tense concentration, every single movement he made so particular. he measured ingredients with studied focus, his brows furrowed and amidst it all the sunlight kept glinting on his rings and the chain hanging from his fitted waistcoat.

alec found himself mesmerized, lips pursed and his gaze a little out of focus as magnus tapped on vials and sifted through ingredients. he was so handsome like this, the planes of his face set in determination, but it really wasn’t just how he looked. it was his focus, a palpable thing settled next to him in the room. it was his knowledge, the fact that he did all of this freehand and knew exactly what he was doing. it left alec wondering so many things. but he knew better than to interrupt magnus when he was working. which was why he didn’t say anything when he closed his book and pushed himself up off of the couch, starting towards the kitchen.

he was idly adjusting his shirt when magnus’s voice echoed in the stillness of the loft and brought him to a halt near one of the brick pillars.

“where are you going, pretty boy?” magnus’s voice was deep and warm, like it always was, but that wasn’t what made alec break into a big smile, his cheeks warming. it was those two words, catching him off guard as they always did.

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  • Aries ~ I am God when: I open a new world every day like a Storybook
  • Taurus - I am God when: I sink into the temple of the body, moisturize it with gel and self love, create and materialize
  • Gemini - I am God when: I fall into a trance during learning, I write and use my divine voice to inform
  • Cancer - I am God when: I have a baby fall asleep on my chest, I hold an animal, I hear my spirit guide as thought
  • Leo - I am God when: I believe I am God and create
  • Virgo - I am God when: I polish my mind and skills to apply these so to provide a service to others, to perceive the invisible mechanics of nature
  • Libra - I am God when: I am feeling connected and validated, I am radiating love to all people
  • Scorpio - I am God when: I face obliteration and destruction to arise new and emanating gold with divine wisdom
  • Sagittarius - I am God when: I breathe and let nature envelope me
  • Capricorn - I am God when: I stare up at the stars and dream of reaching my aspirations, when I recognise the labor of love
  • Aquarius - I am God when: I explore every avenue of idea and utopia, when I saturate humanity with wisdom from higher dimensions
  • Pisces - I am God when: I create, I think, I pray, I heal, I bring others home

Shoot for the stars!
It’ll make it more fun when I kick you back into the dirt.

As a proud member of the Lupita Army we will drag you.
This shriveled up bitter black man who hasn’t had anyone check for him since 1992 needs sit his Rogaine needing ass down.
Who says you are even in Lupita’s peripheral vision, you a desperate thirsty fly on her wall.
Gilbert Arenas who? Who is this nigga using Lupita name as a come up.

Lupita Nyong'o is an Oscar Winning Actress. She is high paid movie star. Your not even in her level to speak her name.

Black men be loving them some light skin ambiguous black women until they find them a perky blonde white women.

Black women been done with y'alls no loyalty white women loving asses, and needing black women to do your emotional and physical labor.

Bye bitch, good luck protecting yours from white folks when they pull a “get out” on you.

As if Dark Skin Black Women weren’t in the streets fighting for your lives. Who the fuck created BLM? Who the fuck created the Civil Rights Movement? Who the fuck was freeing black people from slavery? Who the fuck were fighting white colonizers?

I done y'all, I’m done with these fucking niggas. #BlackMenBeenTrash

#ProtectDarkSkinBlackWomen
#ProtectDarkSkinBlackWomen
#ProtectDarkSkinBlackWomen
#LupitaArmy 🥊

Some More Irish Music Genres

So there’s about half a dozen posts floating around about how WEIRD Irish music is, but I thought I’d add my own, based pretty much on my Pandora list this evening:

  • “Being on a Boat sucks, I wish I was getting laid on land.”
  • “Being on land is boring and expensive, I wish I was on a boat”
  • “I robbed a military officer but my girlfriend snitched on me and Now maybe my military brother will leave his job and we can be terrorists together”
  • “Badly Injured Man Not Done Partying Yet”
  • “Being poor sucks but at least sex sells?”
  • INTENSE VIOLIN MOMENT
  • “Is grandpa dead or drunk?  Who cares, lets solve all the family issues with a fistfight”
  • “Oh God Why Did I Ever Move To Nova Scotia”
  • “Oh no, this woman I was planning on knocking up and abandoning has tricked me out of my wealth and reputation”
  • INTENSE PENNY WHISTLE MOMENT
  • “My crush doesn’t love me back so I’m going to go die in India”
  • “I LIED, INDIA IS AWESOME”
  • “My most Memorable Barfights”
  • “I left everyone I loved to go to America for a better life but apparently this is where Britain sent all their assholes”
  • “Ireland is so beautiful, shame about those assholes next door.”
  • “Alas I did not trick that handsome asshole out of his wealth before he left me pregnant”
  • LISTEN TO HOW FAST I CAN FIDDLE
  • “Hey let’s all grab various sharp objects and overthrow the British”
  • “Whaling was a poor career choice”
  • “Poaching was also a poor career choice”
  • “Lets get wasted and try to sing tongue twisters”
  • “Let’s all get drunk in general”
  • let’s have a slow flute number about sunsets or butterflies I LIED IT’S ANOTHER JIG
  • “Love song for a specific beach”
  • “Paddy Fucks Up”
  • “Hard labor sucks, I wish I was unemployed”
  • “Being unemployed is AWESOME exceptforthepartwhereyoudieofstarvationbutthat’snotimportantrightnow”
  • “Don’t worry!  It’s only me Sexy Stranger and Possible escaped Lunatic lurking in your barn! We should bone!”
  • FIDDLIN’ LIKE A MOTHERFUCKER UP IN THIS BITCH
  • “…But will she bone me if I dress like a hobo?”