My last year with this little one at home before he starts Kindergarten next year 😢I love his love for Santa, Christmas and all the beauty of the festive season. #Nicholas#christmas#love. @claremontquarter always the best Santa!!
“Don't be ashamed to weep; 'tis right to grieve. Tears are only water, and flowers, trees, and fruit cannot grow without water. But there must be sunlight also. A wounded heart will heal in time, and when it does, the memory and love of our lost ones is sealed inside to comfort us.” ― Brian Jacques, Taggerung
Two months ago today I awoke in the dark hours of the morning to learn that Nicholas had left this earth to be with God. Not a day has gone by that I don't think of him, weep for him, pray for him, light a candle for him or wish he was still here with us. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Several years after my father died, God gave my sister, me and my mom three angles; my three nephews Kristopher, Nicholas and Chanse. I truly feel a piece of my soul is gone without you here Nicholas. I will forever cherish the years I was blessed to have with you, the memories we made, the moments that shaped my life. I love you, I miss you, I wish I could have said goodbye.
I dedicate my practice today and everyday to my nephew. I feel the void of his absence but I want to celebrate his memory and I ask for everyone reading this today say a prayer or dedicate your practice to him. He was my angel for 21 years, and now he is an angel to us all.
Bugün Noel Baba olarak bilinen Aziz Nikolaos Patara’da doğup Demre (Myra)’de rahip olarak yaşamıştır. Söylenceye göre, çeyizleri olmadığı için evlenemeyen bu yüzden de kötü yola düşmek üzere olan fakir bir adamın kızlarına çeyiz temin etmek amacıyla, içinde para olan keseyi gizlice pencereden/bacadan içeri atmıştır. Bu olay, Aziz Nikolaos bayramının akşamında hediye verme geleneğine yol açmıştır, bu gelenek de daha sonradan #Noel Gecesi’ne kaydırılmıştır.
Saint Nicholas was born in Patara and became the bishop of the #Christian church of Myra, in Lycia, about whom little is known with certainty. His reputation for generosity and compassion is best exemplified in the legend that relates how #Nicholas saved a poor man from a life of prostituting his three daughters. The bishop is said to have tossed a bag of #gold through the family’s window, thus providing a dowry to procure for each daughter an honorable marriage. The #story provides the foundation for the custom, still practiced in many countries, of giving gifts in #celebration of the saint’s day, which was December 6
#noel#nikolaos#santaclaus#noelbaba#christmas#christmasday#yeniyıl #2019 #saintnicholas#december#aralık#winter
I don’t think that I will ever forget the first thing that @traynorland said to me when he turned around to meet me at his Walker Stalker London 2018 booth... (although I’ve already forgotten it and am just paraphrasing right now. I mean come on, I’m not a human voice memo) “Look, I’m really sorry, but I really, REALLY need to go the toilet, because I’ve had to go for so long, and I just can’t hold it anymore. Will you just give me one second?” I was like “Okay. No problem! Have 2!”. So he walked a few steps, turned around dramatically like a runaway model or something, and went “Okay, I’ll have 3 then!”. So I replied: “sure, 4 or 5 even!!” and then he continued to walk towards the bathrooms. Everyone in line laughed and his manager(?) looked half amused and half hopeless.
And after a few minutes there he was, walking back towards us, proudly holding his head up high amongst the crowd, with the opening tunes of “The Final Countdown” playing in the background, if there was any music playing in the background, the happiest, most relieved person I’ve seen in my whole entire life - Michael Traynor was back from the toilet.
This was one of the most hilarious moments at any convention ever and it still makes me laugh. He’s so outgoing and relaxed and therefore easy to talk to, and it comes from me, a very awkward person, especially around new people. I could really use a talk (or a beer) with this guy on days like this and I’m still mad at myself that I didn’t attend the Saturday after party that he hosted with another great man @rossmarquand. (Please @walkrstalkrcon, let me make up for this next year!!) Once you meet @traynorland, there is no way back - you have to meet him again. This kind of applies to everyone who goes to these conventions but some in particular! So yeah, long story short, I want him back at #WSCLondon and I’m sure there’ll be maaaaany people who agree with me because he’s definitely got lots and lots of friend here.😉
📸: Michael Traynor, Walker Stalker London 2018
Ghent, Belgium, 08/12/2018.
From the top of the Belfort tower, the amazing views of #Ghent. The Belfort Tower is an icon of the city where the military victories were celebrated. On the top, there is a 400 kg golden dragon (which name's the typical Ghent beer), symbol of the victories against #Brugge. In front, the Church of Saint #Nicholas and the christmas market sorrounded by hundreds of houses with the typical architechture of northern europe: Pointed, Tiered and narrow buildings.
Choosing to embrace my final days pregnant! Tyler and I are positivity DONE so if you’re secretly hoping I will keep trying for a girl..HELL NO! But I am going to love this bump and if he decides to come tonight, I won’t be mad! Lol! # #Nicholas conrad 41weekspregnant
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Letošní nadílka se velice povedla,měli jsme skvělou sestavu a děti jsme víc potěšili než rozplakali. Udělali jsme radost a dodržujeme tradici ❤
A to mě baví ❤
Moc děkují za pomoc @danielakrupova a @dom_dihel .
Tak zase za rok 😇