Shan Fernandes

7 months ago

Fun fact...or not so fun fact:
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When Kitana turned 1, we were going through such rough financial times that we couldn’t buy her a birthday cake.
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Another fact: I was dealing with Post-Partum Depression #ppd and my husband was juggling all financial, household and kid duties, while trying to understand this seemingly crazy person that inhabited his wife. At the time, none of our friends knew this.
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We somehow managed to weather through those struggles. Fast forward to today. What grew from those trying times continues to evolve into something more beautiful each day. Disclaimer: do not read “beautiful” as “perfect”.
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Our circumstances today are different but this is not to paint a picture of a now perfect family.  We’re far from that and we have a lifetime of lessons to go.
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What I want to share is that our struggles forced us to evolve together into better beings. It also magnified all the things worth celebrating.
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I will never forget that missed 1st birthday cake, the cake that had taught us to celebrate even the simplest shared milkshake. 🙏🏽 #grateful
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Fun fact...or not so fun fact: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ When Kitana turned 1, we were going through such rough financial times that we couldn’t buy her a birthday cake. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Another fact: I was dealing with Post-Partum Depression #ppd and my husband was juggling all financial, household and kid duties, while trying to understand this seemingly crazy person that inhabited his wife. At the time, none of our friends knew this. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We somehow managed to weather through those struggles. Fast forward to today. What grew from those trying times continues to evolve into something more beautiful each day. Disclaimer: do not read “beautiful” as “perfect”. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Our circumstances today are different but this is not to paint a picture of a now perfect family. We’re far from that and we have a lifetime of lessons to go. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What I want to share is that our struggles forced us to evolve together into better beings. It also magnified all the things worth celebrating. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I will never forget that missed 1st birthday cake, the cake that had taught us to celebrate even the simplest shared milkshake. 🙏🏽 #grateful • • • • • #gratitude #thanksgiving #familyfirst #familygoals #familylife #familybond #marriageworks #marriagequotes #marriagegoals #relationshipgoals #momgoals #momlife #motherhoodrising #motherof3 #motherdaughtergoals #fitmom #momstrong #jiujiteira #bjjmom #jiujitsumom #orangecounty #ocbloggers #momblogger #irvinecalifornia #irvinespectrum #socalbloggerbabes #socalbloggers #lagunabeach

43 Comments

thebookofnoah

thebookofnoah

That’s what happens when you learn to fight for each other instead of one another. So happy for you, your family and esp, Kitana.

7 months ago

usmc_lar

usmc_lar

It’s always better to work your way up from nothing then having everything and working your down! As a team (marriage) you appreciate the little things in life and each other. Through hard work, dedication, love and understanding anything is possible. The journey never ends! OSS

7 months ago

yaz_cxx

yaz_cxx

Thank you for sharing. It’s a beautiful story. We always gotta be thankful for what we have and not take life for granted. The struggles teach us to fight for each other instead of one another.

7 months ago

kaitkread

kaitkread

Sometimes ************* can make things so special. I'm sure you'll always remember when you have milkshakes the hard times that you struggled with and that you made it through as a family. Those struggles really do develop you into a stronger family unit.

7 months ago

itswendyjb

itswendyjb

Life gives us lessons that we never expect or want to receive. I’m happy that you and your family were able to overcome this time in your lives. It’s a great example of figuring life out together❤️

7 months ago

ananthropologyof

ananthropologyof

Amazing how life changes and we grow over time. And when we look back at those hard times, we can see and celebrate how far we’ve come. Cheers to you all!

7 months ago

everydayissonday

everydayissonday

Life experiences make us so much stronger and value what’s important—family. The sacrifices you’ve made for the memories you’re creating are ********** 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾

7 months ago

carlaesparza1

carlaesparza1

Love your outlook and love you!❤️🙌🏽😊

7 months ago

urbanmomspot

urbanmomspot

I bet she still thought you were the best mom ever. Parenting may be hard sometimes but totally worth it

7 months ago

askachampion

askachampion

🙏🏻🙏🏻😍

7 months ago

breeganjane

breeganjane

This is such a beautiful and inspiring story. Our valleys teach us to appreciate our mountaintops. You’re both beautiful! 😍

7 months ago

reejaderichmond

reejaderichmond

Aw you can only do so much sis ! I’m glad you are in a better place now and your little one looks so happy

7 months ago

moministadiaries

moministadiaries

We learn so much from moments like these! Hubby and I have also had this issue and it’s really helped me to focus more on what’s important. I think I may have lost my way then.

7 months ago

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7 months ago

maria.l.fernandes.965

maria.l.fernandes.965

Que lindas minha nora e netinha Deus Abençoe vocês kisses Love you ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

7 months ago

iampetronajoseph

iampetronajoseph

Awwwn Love! Thank you for sharing your struggle and triumph! Thank you 🙏🏽

7 months ago

josineidesouzalima

josineidesouzalima

Ai que delicia Quitana eu quero kkkkk

7 months ago

sociallychrissy

sociallychrissy

Omg I can so relate. I went through PPD even tried suicide and I know the life [email protected] I’m glad your family got through the trenches of the bottom now your on top

7 months ago

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