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He also sent me this one, taken inside, before the ceremony. Just moments before this was taken, I told him what I was told on my wedding day, and that which I tell every to-be-wed I come across: to take a moment in it all and stop, purposely, to take in the friends and family who have come to celebrate you. It may be the only chance you’ll ever have to have all of the people you love inside the same space for joyous reasons, and because everything flies by so quickly in a blur that if you don’t take a moment to commit it to memory, you won’t actually remember much.

But as this photo was taken, I was choking up, whispering in his ear.

"Do better. Do better than us."

And we both released a sob, told each other we loved each other, and broke apart in opposite directions, to our lives on opposite ends of the same spectrum. 

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He also sent me this one, taken inside, before the ceremony. Just moments before this was taken, I told him what I was told on my wedding day, and that which I tell every to-be-wed I come across: to take a moment in it all and stop, purposely, to take in the friends and family who have come to celebrate you. It may be the only chance you’ll ever have to have all of the people you love inside the same space for joyous reasons, and because everything flies by so quickly in a blur that if you don’t take a moment to commit it to memory, you won’t actually remember much.

But as this photo was taken, I was choking up, whispering in his ear.

"Do better. Do better than us."

And we both released a sob, told each other we loved each other, and broke apart in opposite directions, to our lives on opposite ends of the same spectrum.

#nofilter #noedit #latergram #purplehair #alternativehair #reimerwharton #siblings

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241/365: My brother sent this snap-of-a-photo-on-a-monitor from his wedding a couple of weeks ago to me earlier today. That’s him, holding my kids (and I’m in 5” heels to boot). I think Tova looks like she belongs to him…but she’s always reminded me of him, the two of them the fairer, milder younger children of their respective sibling pairings.

Our relationship has never been easy. But as adults, despite our vast and numerous differences, he is the singular tie I have to our shared childhood, the only other person in the world with 100% the same genetics and family as me. And we have learned to be able to count on each other regardless because of that — he is the truest definition of what family should be and can be. I’m proud of my little brother, of the man and the friend and the uncle he has become.

I will treasure this photo for the rest of my days.

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241/365: My brother sent this snap-of-a-photo-on-a-monitor from his wedding a couple of weeks ago to me earlier today. That’s him, holding my kids (and I’m in 5” heels to boot). I think Tova looks like she belongs to him…but she’s always reminded me of him, the two of them the fairer, milder younger children of their respective sibling pairings.

Our relationship has never been easy. But as adults, despite our vast and numerous differences, he is the singular tie I have to our shared childhood, the only other person in the world with 100% the same genetics and family as me. And we have learned to be able to count on each other regardless because of that — he is the truest definition of what family should be and can be. I’m proud of my little brother, of the man and the friend and the uncle he has become.

I will treasure this photo for the rest of my days.

#365feministselfie #nofilter #noedit #latergram

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There was a school party today, too. Strawberry cupcakes in flower wrappers with star sprinkles, as requested. #tovaturnsfour

There was a school party today, too. Strawberry cupcakes in flower wrappers with star sprinkles, as requested. #tovaturnsfour

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239/365: And, here we were at lunch today (me oddly in the same dress) when she asked to see my sunglasses and asked to take a picture. We did several poses because Miss Tova knows how to work that camera, lol. Soon she’ll be starting ballet and learning new things and breaking away from me slowly, as her brother has done, to become her own person (though independence is no issue wit her). I work hard to give them both the space they need to grow with the knowledge of my constant support. Even if that means letting her take selfies in my sunglasses while sitting in my lap, ha.

#365feministselfie #vscocam #vsco #vscogram #latergram #vscokids #purplehair #alternativehair #tovaturnsfour #TBT #yesonawednesday #birthday #minime #myheart

239/365: And, here we were at lunch today (me oddly in the same dress) when she asked to see my sunglasses and asked to take a picture. We did several poses because Miss Tova knows how to work that camera, lol. Soon she’ll be starting ballet and learning new things and breaking away from me slowly, as her brother has done, to become her own person (though independence is no issue wit her). I work hard to give them both the space they need to grow with the knowledge of my constant support. Even if that means letting her take selfies in my sunglasses while sitting in my lap, ha.

#365feministselfie #vscocam #vsco #vscogram #latergram #vscokids #purplehair #alternativehair #tovaturnsfour #TBT #yesonawednesday #birthday #minime #myheart

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238/365: A day late, but whatever. Tova at two, and me. Having a healthy baby after a not-so one was an experience in itself. But this child, she lights up everyone with a warmth and happiness that matches her soft orange hair and I continue to be in awe of the little person she’s becoming. Here, you can see both that gentle warmth and that spitfire in her tiny face. #365feministselfie #tovaturnsfour #TBT #yesonawednesday #birthday

238/365: A day late, but whatever. Tova at two, and me. Having a healthy baby after a not-so one was an experience in itself. But this child, she lights up everyone with a warmth and happiness that matches her soft orange hair and I continue to be in awe of the little person she’s becoming. Here, you can see both that gentle warmth and that spitfire in her tiny face. #365feministselfie #tovaturnsfour #TBT #yesonawednesday #birthday

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Four years ago today, this chubby little bundle of goodness came into our lives. She was everything I ever hoped for and more, plus quite a few surprises. She is the brightness of my life and I am so lucky to be her mom and to guide her through these years. Tova Regina Gabrielle, Happy Birthday. #birthday #TBT #yesonawednesday

Four years ago today, this chubby little bundle of goodness came into our lives. She was everything I ever hoped for and more, plus quite a few surprises. She is the brightness of my life and I am so lucky to be her mom and to guide her through these years. Tova Regina Gabrielle, Happy Birthday. #birthday #TBT #yesonawednesday

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