Sunday, April 29, 2012

{Where life may lead....}

Our little family will follow. {No doubt....}

God has been very good to us....Very good to us! Life is what it is, never perfect just LIFE. 

"So then, let us rid ourselves of everything that gets in the way, and of the sin which holds on to us so tightly, and let us run with determination the race that lies before us." (Hebrews 12:1b TEV)

Focused. On life. Is where I am.

These days my government job keeps me out of my house and off the computer. Busy. It's good for you, every once in a while. I don't mind it. At all. It's just that with life and work; I have no Blog time. Ha.

But, I wanted to give you all some updates and just pure joy and excitement!

A journey or stage of our lives is soon to come to an end and we will enter a new journey and new life, I pray.

It's been an amazing journey.. yes... the countdown to that day begins. Ricardo will be graduating in 13 DAYS!{GO COOGS!!} I have been speaking of this day for years.... YEARS. Now that it's here, it's bittersweet. What will become of us, where will this lead us {Where will He lead us?}, what new adventures can we embark on.... Only God knows where He wants us to go from here.... Only Him. And, I trust Him. Everyday. All the time.

Another little adventure that I have entered is the weight loss adventure. Don't get me wrong. I am not on a diet, or anything of that fashion. I am simply making changes that will better my chances of number one; staying healthy and number two being fit and energy filled. For one; I have stopped drinking sodas of any kind and cut out bread and sweets; in a weekly time frame. The first week I stopped the sodas and increased the water, the second week I stopped the bread and kept on with the water and this is my third week I have added the no sweets mostly junk food sweets.  Any who we shall see. I have already been close to calling it quits because I haven't seen change..but patience is what I need. 

I have been crafting. Lots. I love it.

I went to an amazing, AMAZING! Life changing conference with one of my Bestie's, Yvonne! I have to tell you all what that's about, IT REALLY WAS...GREAT!

The kids have been a little sick; fever, cough, the I want to bug Momma until she falls asleep of exhaustion bug! Ha.

We are hooked on Despicable Me. I LOVE THAT MOVIE!

We have been going to the park to walk, run and play with the kids almost every day for about 2 weeks now. We LOVE it. THE KIDS LOVE IT.

As you can see, we are moving along in this little place called LIFE. And we are loving it. Lots.

Hope you have a great week...a new month will be here soon and I have lots of fun plans for us, stay tuned!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

{When I am M.I.A....}

Not sure if most know this but I work outside the home... sometimes 8, sometimes 10 and on days like today over 12 hours a day...

Yep aside from being a Momma of Dos and a Wifey..I belong to the government for a period of time during my day, it's no biggie only my time here is less... that makes my mind and heart sad.

When I am M.I.A. I usually come home after 8pm or so...

My Hubby will cook dinner...tonight... pasta, a salad and red wine...perfect. Yes. It is.

I have no time for phone, Internet or meet ups. Tonight, I texted with two people and then forgot what I was doing...

I try to get it all done before midnight and then head to bed.

Bath-time and bedtime are usually pushed from 8 or 9 to 10  or 11. Crazy I know. But, I love every minute of it....

I don't get much done and end up being BLAH all over the house. Ha.

When I am M.I.A I sleep very little, eat less and seek MORE.

When I am M.I.A. I feel like I am missing..from my own life.. weird huh?

My mornings are filled with prayers about strength, wisdom, and afternoons are filled with thankful-ness and gratitude for several reasons.... 

Goodnight Bloggy readers...until I find the time again... soon I hope...

Friday, April 6, 2012

{Momma of Dos} ♥ ♥

I know I have said this before, but I didn't picture my life here. As a Momma and Wife. I knew maybe, one day God would Bless me with children, but I didn't know He would BLESS me with children. Becoming a Momma has been one of the most amazing, most rewarding, most beautiful Blessings that God has given me in this life. I don't think I have ever felt this way about any other "accomplishment" in my life.

I was an ambitious one. It runs through my veins I guess. I knew I wanted success and I was set out to get there. Until I started gaining "real world" success and I thought, this is nothing. There has to be more. Something better has to come. OH.BOY. Did it ever! The "MORE" was an almost 9 month "ordeal"{really ALMOST 9 months, but technically 8 months and 2 weeks.}. I mean I was creating life, it had to be grand right? I didn't feel grand, I was huge, in pain, swollen, I was on a diet for my Gestational Diabetes, I was, yep, PREGNANT!

I thought;"this will be good."

Then, September 16th came in 2009 and I was ready. Ready to meet this new little person, that by the grace of God I had grown in my belly. This new little man in my life. What would he look like? Who would he look like? What would he be like? ::and the tears build as I type:: The feelings build up as I think about it. What would he become? How big of a Blessing would he be?

Then he arrived.

His entrance. A memorable one. His first glance. Heart piercing. His first embrace. Like nothing I had ever, EVER felt before. Life. It was complete. It was an awe inspiring one. I didn't know what to do with myself. I knew I wanted to spend every waking moment with him. I knew I didn't want to sleep so I could watch him sleep. I knew. That the "MORE", was being a Momma.

God gave me many failed opportunities at being of this world. At becoming a "supervisor" in my worldly jobs. Every time, I was so disappointed. I was so devastated. I was a failure.

Then, I become a Momma and NOTHING. ELSE. MATTERED. EVER. AGAIN. My success, my accomplishment was living.

Then came 2011. The success was magnified even more. Not only would God have allowed me (had trusted me, had specifically chosen me) to live through one amazing moment, but DOS. Her pregnancy was so much easier. I knew what to except and planned for it. It wasn't so bad. I gained less weight, was not so sick and was used to the meal plan. Her birth. Just like her, dramatic but sweet. {Oh you haven't met Cami? That girl is some drama! Ha. But she is also my sweet little feisty one.}

These days I share giggles and prayers with them. And that Supervisor job..I have it... times TEN. I don't mind it. God knows I can handle it. Is it perfect? Never. Is it awesome? Absolutely. Am I accomplished? I am Blessed beyond my wildest dreams.

Being this Momma of Dos is molding me into the Momma that my Dos will need as they grow through this world and attempt at their own failed accomplishments until they too find their way.....

Just because I am happy doesn't mean I am perfect. God didn't create this life to be easy but to be lived. With peace. Happy and in Love. With Faith and hope. Above all with Jesus as the center of our families. I pray that God is in our home and that He will guide this Momma into the Blessing that my children need as they mature into the people that God has them planned to be.

I didn't plan this path but I chose to follow it with all my heart no matter what or where it leads me for Him and for them....

And, life has NEVER been the same.... or better than where I am now... ever....

{This post is part of my Identity Series with the previous posts ::HERE::. Inspired by one beautiful Momma named Vanessa over at DE SU MAMA. By the way; Huge CONGRATS to her and her beautiful family!!! She just had a handsome little gentleman named, Sebastian Richard!!!!}