That time that I was so determined to get our fire going @kellysawyer & @brigetteromanek for our campfire glamping xxxx
I love you SO much NYC! I save my baseball ticket stubs from the 90's and diaries full of you, you are such a part of my heart and soul, one of the most important characters in my life. City of friends, family and strangers that holds my ❤️ & that I #neverforget Living in TriBeCa with @mattboren Youth that was not wasted on the young. We loved every minute of it.
When the world is feeling so fragile it was great to spend the morning and afternoon with @asenseofhomeorg They help make aged-out foster youth’s first permanent living space feel like HOME. Thanks to my daughters for joining me, the awesome volunteers @asenseofhomeorg & @anne_simonds for including us. What a wonderful experience.
With my babies. Feeling such gratitude for every moment with them. 💙💙💙💙
Brotherly love ❤️ When we were young. Flashing back to this incredible time in our lives. Full of youth and big dreams. A little sister always feeling so much love and protection from her big brothers... Kimo, I miss you so much. Cant believe you were taken away from us two weeks ago. Will carry on those big dreams & you in my heart always and forever. I still have knots in my tummy and waves of sadness thinking of you and that smile that could light up the whole sky. I feel devastated that we live in a world where gun violence could rob us of our time with you. So much more to do. So many more trips and family feasts that I looked forward to. I wanted to see you as a grumpy old man.... Then I think of your incredible boys and the beautiful young men they are becoming, I look at my children and see so much hope in their eyes, I hear Mema's voice and it makes me feel safe and closer to you. I share stories and even some laughs with close friends and family. I tell my mother an extra I love you before we hang up and give my husband another hug before he leaves for work. I look at your pictures often and I imagine you looking over us. I try to listen for answers in the magic of the universe and have faith in humanity. You are so threaded into the weaving of my life and I love you and this beautiful, messy tapestry. Your baby sis forever Xxxx
Celebrating @rachelzoe with @rebeccagayheartdane @therealselmablair @aninebing SO much fun.
Checking each other out. 💙
Loved sweating with you ladies. @rebeccagayheartdane @kellysawyer @ambredahan So much love for you. #malibuchilicookoff
My 6th and 4th grade girls. 💖 Can't believe these little ladies. They give me such love and hope. Holding on to the moments tighter than ever.
We put one foot in front of the other because that is what we do to survive. We share stories and keep the memories alive because they are what we have to hold on to, we love each other and hold on tighter today than yesterday, we cherish every moment a little longer because we know it could be our last. We try and smile because that is what he would have wanted, to be celebrated. Big brother, we miss you so much, a huge hole is in our hearts where you once were. Your laugh, your voice, your enormous smile that could light up the sky... I will search for you in the stars... I love you forever
I cant begin to piece together what has happened the past few days. We lost my god brother (raised just as close as if he were biological) my daughters lost their uncle, my nephews lost their loving father, his love lost the love of her life, my god mother (my mema) lost her only son that she adored with all her heart... No way to make sense of it, I just cant. A hundred memories rush through my mind & pound through my heart. Every big bear hug, every time he would pick me up and spin me around as a little girl, the way he would play wrestle me to the ground, his endless tickles, the courage he inspired in me, the way he looked out for all of us. Our road trips, turning me on to good music as a young lady, Miles Davis, the Police, we could listen to blues forever, always giving me a home to run to as a teen, the streets of SF that we would explore together, the way he walked down the aisle with that long hair and that gigantic smile at our wedding, the way he lifted me up in our chair dance during the Hora and danced the night away with me. The first time I met his babies, the first time he met mine, the endless laughs, the way I always wanted to make him proud, the way that he considered me his sister and that we were always as thick as blood... and then bullets just took him away. One of the strongest guys I know shot. I just cant make sense of it, I don't know how one even tries. All I know is that I hope that you are with Bapu big brother. I am gutted & will love you forever... RIP my Kimo...
Happy happy birthday beautiful girl. I am so blessed to be your mother. 12 years old. I want to bottle it all up and hold on forever. So proud of the young lady you have become!
And in this moment the world felt alright...
I had a total eclipse of the heart.... ❤️ you @jphro
I am going to miss these beautiful faces so much. I love you @jphro & all the work you continue to do. Xx
Taking it all in. The progress is staggering. So blown away by our @jphro team #haititakesroot #reforestation.
So much fun with @donnakaranthewoman at @dot.haiti So inspired by the incredible work they are doing. Amazing day with our @jphro team
These kids made my week. They fill me with hope and joy for tomorrow. I first came to Haiti with @jphro over six years ago. Our camp had 60,000 people living in it. I followed in our teams footsteps as they led the way. They immediately set up emergency relief, medical clinics, community centers and more. In that time since I first stepped foot into the tent city, We have moved 60,000 residents into sustainable housing. We see 9,000 patients every month with an entirely Haitian staff of medical professionals, have removed 500,000 cubic meters of rubble, deliver 38 babies a month with a zero mortality rate. We have community centers and medical clinics in growing neighborhoods. Music programs, reforestation efforts and more, I am not saying that it is without its challenges but I am brought to tears by the work and dedication that the volunteers, and team members do each and every day. I only wish that more people knew the positive stories of the Haiti I know and love. You ask if we have seen progress and I can tell you with every bit of my heart that I have. We have so much more work to do but today I got to see it on the faces of these beautiful children and my heart is bursting with gratitude & love.... S
I hit the ground running with our amazing @jphro team in Haiti! Feels like coming home. Visiting @papillonmarketplace