Being Thankful

25 11 2009

On this Thanksgiving Day we all pause and reflect what to give thanks for and I know that for many of us the last few years has been difficult. Let’s not forget that ultimately it is blessing that we are still here and even more if we are with our families. Let’s be thankful for simple things and moments in our life, for the love we feel or felt along the way and most of all for our life. May it be a good and lasting one and may we enjoy the gifts that life gives us even though they may not last forever.

Happy Thanksgiving Day!!

A Mother’s Prayer

8 05 2009

This songs says it all, it is my prayer as a mother and I am sure for any mother on this earth. Times fly by and before I knew it my babies grew up, I can’t hold them as often in my arms but in my heart I am always longing to embrace them and to tell them how much I love them.

Happy Mother’s Days to all of you who in one way or another have raised children and did your best to show them what love is all about. The day I had mine it was the day that I knew what unconditional love was all about.

Happy Easter

12 04 2009

Happy Easter to all my Christians friends. Last night I went to Easter Vigil Mass and it was an experience. For one it was a trilingual Mass (English, Spanish, Creole) and we received seven more members into the fullness of our faith. The rituals brings all of this to life (Baptism, Confirmation and First Holy Communion), it is a reminder of our own commitments. It is a joy to emerge from Lent into the Joy of Jesus Resurrection.

Today I will be cooking a special meal which was blessed at the church yesterday and with it enjoy the richness of gifts the Lord has bestowed upon us. It is hard for me to not have Josh with us but it is the way things are and will continue to be for a while. My son Erek served last night and it might be his last service during an Easter celebration since he also will be beginning on a new path in his life. I can not help but to feel a little sad as I see my work done but at the same time I feel proud that I have survived this stage of my life. There will be many more stages I need to experience and with it new joys and new challenges. Sometimes I feel I want to hang on to each moment like it is the last, and it is. But just like Jesus died, was buried and now is risen from the dead so are we to die to so many things that don’t let us be transformed into a new life in him.

May you have a blessed Easter with your family and friends. May we one day be united to him.

Resolutions 2009

31 12 2008


It is that time of the year again and I usually start thinking about my resolutions towards the end of the year. This year though it has been so full of drama that I haven’t got time to really think about what I had on my list for 2008 and what I did not accomplish in order to start making plans for 2009. I usually approach resolutions in a practical manner; a clear and definite list of goals and results. This coming year I will still have some of those but for business purposes only, on my personal life I will go a different route.

Another thing I would like to do this year is to list what I learned on 2008. So here we go.

In 2008 I learned:

Dreams do come true, if you put your heart right behind it.
Anything worth having contains a big risk.
I am me, I can’t pretend to be anyone else in order to please anyone.
Words can only go so far, I need actions to back up words.
It is a shame but the one I trusted the most was the one who hurt me the most.
I would never measure myself with someone’s else standards.
Opening my heart was the best thing I have done in a very long time.
I’m listening more and more to my innate intuition, so far it hasn’t failed me.
I used to live in the past and think of the future, right now I’m learning to live in the present moment.
Nobody is perfect.
There is good in each and every individual.
Love transforms everything.
I have way more friends than I realized.

My 2009 Personal Resolutions:

With God’s help I will rise above the struggles.
I will rescue myself from the abyss.
I will continue to dream and act.
I will keep a big smile.
I will continue to build friendships.
I will live in the present, learn from the past and hope for the future.
I will never push aside my intuition.
I won’t settle.
I will be loved just the way I am, God does.

What are some of your resolutions? And how about what you learned on 2008?

Wishing you the very best on 2009, many blessings and health during the New Year. Cheers!!!!

All I Want for Christmas

24 12 2008

A happy song for Christmas, hope you like it.

All I want for Christmas is for you to share it with the ones you love.

Merry Christmas!!!