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Sunday Prayer: Sacifice

Sunday Prayer: Sacifice

  Dear Lord, Why didn’t any one say that being a parent is about sacrifice?  I did understand my parents growing up, but now they makes perfect sense. Like them, I will give the shirt off my back just to keep my daughter warm while we walk three blocks to get home. I will carry her while her sleeping body can continue to rest and grow while I face the elements for us both. Regardless of what I will do for and how far I will go (to the ends of the earth to protect my girl), no one ever mentioned that it is something that I will WANT to do verses HAVE  to do. I can’t imagine the love you had for us when you sent down your only Son. So Lord, I want to thank you for always being the inspiring parent for us.  To teach us and show us leadership when we have doubt or question our methods. Thank you for showing us that there is more than one way to get our point across, and with different people, it will take different methods. Thank you for being the leader of patience, and showing us how we need to just give things time before we react. Just thank you....
Sunday Prayer: Taking Care of Yourself

Sunday Prayer: Taking Care of Yourself

Dear Lord, Thank you for opening my eyes.  I forgot who I was, and what my purpose was, but I have found me again. Under all the mommy shirts, jeans, and all day slippers, I have found my own look.  I not only take pride in taking care of myself, but I know Lord that taking care of myself is showing me that I care about Our relationship. It’s impossible to save others, if you cannot help yourself.  So Lord, January, I will be focused on me. Not to be selfish, but me in relation to my family, and basic needs. I cannot do the job you entrusted to me (motherhood, being a wife), if I do not take care of my personal well-being or happiness. Just this week alone, I noticed that my happiness is contagious. While I focus on health, style, and self-love, I know in the process I’m teaching my daughter how a woman and a mother takes care of her self and her basic needs. After all, she is my sheep, and I am her shepherd; I’m supposed to gently guide her to adulthood. Thank you....
Sunday Prayer: Change

Sunday Prayer: Change

Dear Lord, Thank you for allowing me to wake up to a New Year.  You have given me a the most wonderful start for what is hopefully for the rest of the year. In order to make it through another wonderful year, I want to always count my blessings. Every December some of us make grand promises to make changes for the new year, to make things different; however, sometimes we forget that in order to make changes, we must actively seek it. If there is a limitation in my thoughts about any changes I wish to make Lord, help me find it so that I can adjust it. All my success will depend on my faith, and my willingness to adjust. Just as you are a Lord of forgiveness, I need to remember that if I stumble one day, that I too must forgive myself. Please grant me your guidance to keep me on my path....
Moving Forward into the New Year

Moving Forward into the New Year

I can’t believe this is the last post of the year.  Amazing isn’t it?  How time files, and months go by?  Soon it will be Christmas all over again.  But before I start thinking about next year’s holiday season, I’m going to reflect and think about this year. This year was far from easy for me.  I have had my fair share of loss of family, and a personal loss, and plenty of ups and downs.  I’m so glad that this year is over so I can get off this crazy ride we call 2011! But even if everything didn’t go my way, and according to my plans, I’m still very thankful. I was allowed to live through another whole year. I was able to reconnect with my father’s family after a long time of being apart. So many life’s lessons was taught to me in 2011, that if I didn’t experience them, I would not be the person who I am today. Regardless of how this year has gone–good or bad, happy or sad–2011 was a gift, all of it.  If you made it through to make it to 2012, then you should look forward to future, and be thankful that there is a future for you to shape and mold. Let go of the past and go for the future. Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you imagined. – Henry David Thoreau For that, I’m happy that there was 2011, I’m happy for all the trials and tribulations that I have been through, because they are now behind me.  They have taught...
And I’m Back…Finally!

And I’m Back…Finally!

What I thought would take just a few days, turned out longer than expected, but now that it’s done, I’m very happy with my new layout. There only is a few things that have to be done with my blog, but of course those things will be done over time, nothing should take me offline again. Getting through the holidays without blogging was hard, but honestly a nice break now that I think about it.  For the past couple of days, things have been laid back (aside from going out almost everyday). Christmas dinner was great.  Aside from the main course, I made a Apple Honey Bundt cake which was awesome! I should have taken pictures of it, but by the time I finished the whole meal, I was ready to go to sleep. The only bad thing that happened during Christmas was the remote control car, that I bought for my husband, broke.  He only had it for 2 hours, and then it started smoking so I knew the motor blew.  Such a shame though.  The good news is that we got all the money back (we better have), and we can get other things for him during the sale season. This post is sort of all over the place, but that is where my mind is at today. So what did you do for Christmas?  Also, how do you like my new layout? {Thumbnail Image Source:...

Until Christmas…

This is the last post before my update. I’m going to make it short and sweet. Kita from Say What You Wanna had me thinking about a theme song for my life when she mentioned it in her post about New Beginnings. While I can’t say it’s my life’s theme song, this is one of the many songs that resonates with me. I have a caring personality, and will usually go out my way to help someone. I can’t read minds, so if they make it known, I’ll do what ever it is that I could. Even on days when I feel different, this song is really one of my [many] favorites. (Also, if you haven’t looked at the movie with Morgan Freeman, you should really check it out.) So from my family to yours, we want to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas. Don’t worry, I’ll be on Facebook posting about my progress and other interesting things, as well as Twitter and can’t forget my new friend Google Plus. See you all on the other...

Reaching A Conclusion: Fictional Characters

Back in June, I wrote a post about telling the truth about fictional characters: Santa, Tooth Fairy, Easter Bunny, and if I was seriously deciding to encourage the fictional characters. I think now I’ve come to a conclusion (which is subject to change as Zee gets older). I am not going to discourage her imagination. In this world, we choose to believe in something: actual justice, pursuit of happiness, trickle down effect, so who am I to take that away from her? Zee will have plenty of time in the future to learn how this wold really is. She’ll learn the great joy that this world can produce, and great sorrow that we inflict on others. I don’t feel that lesson has to start now. When I originally wrote about this, I didn’t know how much she’ll understand of Christmas. I didn’t want her to walk away with grand ideas that someone who she doesn’t know, will never disappoint her. That’s a tall order to live up to. I try to teach her that everyone is capable of mistakes and getting mad. No one is immune to getting hurt, and our actions will affect others (whether we realize it or not). But instead of looking back on my childhood and the many stories I was told about St. Nicholas (from he’ll sit on you if you wake up in the middle of night on Christmas all the way to when you get really hot at night, Santa’s mad). Harmless little lies that parents tell just to get their way for now may seem like you’re winning, but those are...
Sunday Prayer: Just Me

Sunday Prayer: Just Me

Dear Lord, Thank you for making me. It doesn’t matter if my lips are too full, or the curves of my thighs. Not even my dress size. I am who I am because you made me unique. There are times when I fall prey to thoughts of wishing for things that I do not have, but I need to remind myself that everything I have now is a gift. When I look into that mirror Lord, not one word of disdain will leave my mouth. I will praise what I see, because what you made was good. I just want to say thank you Lord for making me just as I am....
Sunday Prayer: Life

Sunday Prayer: Life

Dear Lord, I thank you every day for the gift of life. Every morning when I wake up, I know it is a gift. I wake up knowing that you have bestowed upon me another day. The day is not guaranteed, but you have given me something to look forward to. When I close my eyes to sleep at night, I am thankful that was able to live through another day. Each and every day is a gift from You, and I know that it is something that I cannot take for granted. Regardless of good or bad days, hot or cold, I am going to appreciate the different turns in my life–because I am able to experience it. This holiday season, I will pray for the families who lost someone close and dear to them. I will pray that you will help and guide them through their grief. Also Lord, I will pray that you will continue to remind us of our goals–Your goals for us on this earth....

Are We Really A Society That Hates Children?

This is a touchy subject, one that I am going to try to approach with care. I’ve read in the news and else where that there has been a trend to ban children from places, or charge families extra for bringing their children along to a restaurant. In the most part, the reason is babies (and little kids) makes a lot of messes (and noise)–I get that, but the underlying result seems to be: ostracize the next generation when they are young. In the parenting section in the book store, there are tons of books on how to control kids–in short, how to make them act like us. Something that we approve of. There has also been a misconception that children are getting away with things that they shouldn’t (okay some are, but really not all). Are hating on the little ones who are really just carving out their place in the world really worth it? Nope, so the attack on parents begin. “Parents should know better than to take their child here.” I think I’ve read it all. What about that single mother who has literally no one to watch their kids? They work, they go to school, and they need to buy groceries, people actually expect her to walk out of the store and wait until a next time to get food? Really, is there an actual next time? I understand that people don’t like other people’s children, BUT what about a sense of, “Ah, I know what that person’s going though.” Or, “They seem to have their hands full, let’s just move away.” Every day, I...
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