Monday, January 22, 2007

My Mom

Moms are great!

That day was fun. I enjoyed it. I realize that I have things in common with her. I drive like her--the slow lane on the freeway :-). We both like to browse at the stores -- we like to take our time. When we're together, I like when she talks Spanish with me -- this is my mom. I have the time now to spend with her and I don't want to waste it. I realize time goes along too fast and we don't know what tomorrow will bring. I need to make the most of it by calling her regularly and hopefully, God willing, get to see her more often.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

To Forgive

To forgive is to forgive from the heart with love with the help of the Holy Spirit.

I learned this at our Woman's Bible Study yesterday. It seems simple enough, but it gave me lots to think about. We can say, "Yes, we forgive," but do we really? Does the pain caused by the hurt go so deep that we can not forget? So is forgiveness really there. This can be a problem and it has been mine.

The Lord's Prayer which is the best prayer we can say has the verse "And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors," How can we ask God to forgive us for our sins if we can not forgive. He loves us so much that we need to extend that love to everyone and pray for those who have possibly offended us and forgive them with love. We need to pray in faith and realize that the battle is not ours, but God's, and we need to seek Him first.

When I heard this I was amazed. I was elated. A door had been opened to me and I thought, Wow! Is that what I have to do? I can do this with God's help, I can pray with my heart and in love and with the help of the Holy Spirit. I can give my battle to God. My complacency is gone. I am excited for what lays ahead because I feel all will be good in His Name.

Friday, January 19, 2007

Dear Friend

IWe just heard that our dear friend made it through an angioplasty and he's doing well. We are so happy. Thank you, Lord.

I hope we will be able to go see him soon. God willing he will get well and continue his fight against the cancer.

I don't understand this cancer business. What has become of our environment to cause so much harm to us? Sometimes I think we need to go completely organic in order to keep our bodies healthy. Do we not eat meat anymore? How about sodas -- diet? Then on the other hand, how about our minds? As we get older do we begin to become more forgetful? But that would mean that I've been old for a long time. :-) Who knows. I'm just so happy that he's came through his procedure good. More prayers.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Our Friend

Last night we learned that a dear friend of ours has cancer. I cried. My husband and I held each other. Today I felt helpless. What can I do to help? I cried again. They are our best friends and we love them so much. I look at my little ones in my class and I feel a lot of love for them, too. And they make me smile and appreciate all I have. Still, I don't understand. I have to have faith that God will see them through this, too. We need to pray for them.

Monday, January 15, 2007

My Mother

Today I went shopping with my mother. We had a great time just walking around and looking at every little thing. I tend to be a quicker shopper, but it was nice to slow down and enjoy the afternoon with her.

Sunday, January 7, 2007


Yesterday I began my first blog. I had to leave because my father-in-law was rushed to the hospital, but he is ok. My little sister-in-law, God bless her soul, had become worried because he had woken from a dream screaming and slurring his words. He is diabetic and we worry about him. Also he had been in a traffic accident not too long ago and I'm sure this has caused him lots of stress. He is ok now. The doctor thinks he didn't eat right and the stress. My sister-in-law diagnosed it just right. She should be the doctor.

It wasn't too hard to write all that. I used to write a lot in high school. I even got the award in English-Writing my Senior year which was quite an accomplishment for me seeing that Spanish is my first language. Through the years, tho, raising a family has taken precedence over anything else. My writing extends to a few e-mails to a favorite brother and best friend in New Mexico and that's it. Oh, also Christmas cards :-). I'll send Christmas cards.

I was raised to keep my thoughts to myself. Family business stayed as family business. So this should be quite an endeavor. I will write about the weather! Ha!

Tomorrow I go back to work after being on vacation for 6 weeks. It will be great to see my little ones. I teach 1st grade.

Saturday, January 6, 2007

Papitas and Fish

Today I made Papitas and Fish. You might wonder why this is important. It is because Papitas are my youngest son's favorite food and Fish is everyone's favorite food, especially trout from Idaho. Now you might wonder why trout is so special to us and that's because I grew up with trout on the dinner table often. I will go more into this with time. This is my first post and I feel so new to all this technology... I read my daughter's blog almost daily and I enjoy it -- She's very creative.. Family emergency --I'll write more later.

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