Sunday, May 15, 2016
I am strong because I am a woman. Women hold such a special roll, even though we are constantly shown otherwise as a sex symbol, inferior, just a "stay at home mom". I hate all those things. We are strong. We are fighters. I am a fighter. I am strong willed. I fight the temptation to completely sluff my kids off to the side all the time and make time for only "me". I find that the adversary has gotten a little hold of my way of mommyhood. Everyday is a struggle for me. I know what works in MY mothering and what doesn't. I appreciate those of you who mother differently than me. It reminds me that I can always strive for things I want to change. Kids are all sorts of different, we can't change that, but we can change how we react to them. That is something I struggle with, but the fact I try says something. I have a hard time prioritizing them first most days. But progress is progress. I find myself making time for cleaning, or organizing, work, other things that need tending to but them...its tough but I know I am strong enough to overcome.
I am strong enough to get over physical hurdles in my health. I have suffered major hairloss that has to be covered up. Dear friends help me by giving me hugs, showing words of encouragement, making me a special hair piece. ( feel like a rockstar in it BTW). On one hand it is just hair, maybe I could totally rock a bald head, on the other hand I would have to deal with looks, questions, people I know looking at me differently trying to not stare, or ask, or trying to find the words TO say without being distracted by my bald head. I am aware of all the things. But I know that whatever happens, I can be strong.
I am strong because I help people. I pride myself in knowing the right words to say, better yet, the words the Lord would have me say to someone in need or is hurting. I have always found a special place in my heart for those who need attention and love and a shoulder to cry on. I can be strong for them when they can't be for themselves.
I am strong. I am a woman.
Friday, February 12, 2016
Oh my goodness you guys! I am so relieved to have this day finally here. The launch of the BellapiaSWIM Spring 2016 collection is here and on fire! I wanted to show you some new things we have to offer in our collection this year.
1. Upgrade your Sedona Top with some amazing adjustable customizable straps! For a small charge extra, you can now have over the shoulder support in three ways. -over the shoulder and straight down through the loops, or over the shoulders and criss cross in the back then through the loops, or a simple halter around the neck. And if you want to hide the straps and go strap free, simply tuck the straps inside the suit.
2. We are teaming up with the amazing Juniper Girgis from Daisy Chains Workshop and designed an exclusive hand stamped necklace to go along with our collection. A beautiful Stamped sterling silver bar with chains for the days your craving "salt & sand".
3. We have some awesome hats and tees with our new Swim logo. These new tees are awesome over your new suit and long enough to tie in a knot in the front. Then pair it up with our new trucker hat. Show your love of swim!
We are thrilled to have these new items in our shop. So be sure to snag one before they are gone!!