September 2006 I lay in bed next to my husband. Tears streamed quietly down my face, until choking them back became unbearable, and I began to sob. Startled, he muted the game and turned to me. “Babe, what’s wrong?” And I didn't know until the words started coming out. “I don’t know why I’m crying. … Continue reading Pink or The Blues?
Most nights are pretty predictable at my house. I get home after the gym. Eat a quick meal while the kids do some last minute running around, screaming and playing hide and seek with their baby brother. Get the bottles of milk ready for baby David, or Toddler David, I don't know really it sounds … Continue reading Routine Prayer
We've all heard the tired cliché, "Wait until you have kids of your own; then you'll understand." Usually, we get this from our parents with whom we've had some disagreement or misunderstanding, or yes, even a full-fledged screaming match (e.g. with Mom...again). ::rolls eyes:: But how often do we think about when we are old and … Continue reading Adult Kid
Being a Good Human is Hard Enough
Each morning I wake up easy enough. Then again, I suppose I shouldn't say "easy". I toss and turn and SNOOZE 3,4,5 times? And like quicksand, the more I resist the deeper I sink. I mean "easy" in that for the most part we don't have to think much about your actions. MORNING ROUTINE 1: … Continue reading Being a Good Human is Hard Enough
God’s Mercy: The Shrimp Boat
5 de Junio 1980 Port of Mariel, Cuba ---------- Many waited in the large room. Among them, my parents and sister—only 10 months old at the time—my aunt, uncle and cousin. Like pupils, they listened intently for their names, not just to indicate that they were present, but because it meant they were a few … Continue reading God’s Mercy: The Shrimp Boat
How to get away with Mur…MARRIAGE!
How to get away with Mur...RIAGE! Ha! Marriage! Yes, I almost said Murder; but both go hand in hand if you ask 40-50% of the population. MARRIAGE: It's supposed to be a "Merry-Age"? But for a lot of people it's more like a slow torturous death. The plus side is you can always just pull the … Continue reading How to get away with Mur…MARRIAGE!
A Happy Meal?
Several months ago, I took my daughter to Mcdonald's after a doctor's visit. (Probably NOT the healthiest option, but it made her smile after getting some routine bloodwork.) It's not called a Happy Meal for nothing. She unpacked her happy meal, chicken nuggets, fries, and a cheeseburger with no pickles. Using the fries as teeth, … Continue reading A Happy Meal?
Recently my daughter's teacher asked me if we go to church? My son and daughter attend a private Christian School, and I wondered hesitantly if she was asking because one of them had done something wrong. But then I thought, I do go to church everday. Every morning when I wake up and thank God … Continue reading Church
No saber es no entender.
Hoy participe en un evento para la comunidad-El Poder de Saber. Un evento desarollado por Telemundo y apoyado en parte por la cadena de tiendas Valsan. Se repartieron mas de 1,100 mochilas llenas de materiales escolares para niños de sexto a doceavo grado. El evento enfocaba en estudiantes de estas edades, en particular, porque a … Continue reading No saber es no entender.
If you utilize any form of social media, then it's very likely you have encountered the Grumpy Cat meme. But...I bet you've never seen the Pity Cat meme... Ok. That is a really cute, sad kitty, but we all KNOW a Pity Cat. They thrive off your pity and NEED your attention. Yet, rather than … Continue reading Pity Cat