Sunday, April 24, 2011

Everything to Me

Listen to song - Everything to Me- HERE!

I knew the stories. Christmas time was about His birth and Easter was about His resurection. They were neat stories... I believed them. I knew He, without a doubt, existed.

 I prayed, sometimes, OK, so it was "Our Father" during an occassional church service.

 I DID talk to Him though... OK, OK... I yelled at Him when things felt wrong, when things went wrong. But when things were going MY way... He never had a place in my thoughts.
Wow. I just typed that out and admitted it.
 And that lasted for quite a long time. In fact, I can honestly say it wasn't until recently that I truly started talking to him. Like, real, one on one converstations.

 It wasn't until recently that I started listening to Him.

 It wasn't until recently that I knew He had BIG plans for me... LIKE REAL big plans... I am talking about "wow, Lord, really, you think *I* can do that?" type of plans.

It wasn't until recently that I realized I was meant to have cancer, I was meant to walk with a limp, I was meant to be Jayda's mommy, I was meant to be a teacher...

But, it wasn't until today that I realized EXACTLY what HE did for me...

it wasn't until today that I realized the pain, the hurt, the discomfort, the ridicule, the anguish that He went through for ME... yes, ME.

It wasn't until today, that I realized that He is everything to Me... because I am everything to Him... and, yes, REALLY, He KNOWS I can do what He has been talking to me about these past couple of months. He knows I can, and when I get startled, scared, or nervous... He will be right there... He will remind me that I can do it... because HE already saw the end result... He knows what I am capable of. Thank you Lord, thank you.


My Easter was wonderful today.
We first went to church and got to see a very touching drama on the Crucifixion... very powerful.
Then we went and spent some time with My brother Jaime and sister-in-law Jessica... where we ate a lot!! Everything was so good! I am extremely blessed to have an amazing family. After that celebration we went over to see my grandparents. It was a quick visit, but I am glad I got to see them and wish them a Happy Easter. My grandma is one of the women in my life that I look up to. She is loving, giving and so, so strong! I love both of them very much... and I thank them for being in my life and teaching me what true, unconditional love is.
Here I am with them...

And of course no Easter is complete without JAYDA pictures ;-)...

Have a blessed week!

Friday, April 22, 2011

There Had to Be a Last Time...

There had to be a last time...

I told Juan to take a break from studying... in high school that is.

There had to be a last time...

Jazmine spent her lunch period with me.

There had to be a last time...

Sam and Benny helped me with something.

There had to be a last time...

Benny realized just how well I knew him.

There had to be a last time...

Yoli got "shhhhsed" during lunch.

There had to be a last time...

I read Ale's facebook status during school... or I should say, status(es).

There had to be a last time...

We laughed the entire lunch period.

There had to be a last time...

I hurt with them.

There had to be a last time...

I did what I could for them.

There had to be a last time...

I cried with them.

There had to be a last time...

I celebrated with them.

There had to be a last time...

They hurt for ME.

There had to be a last time...

They came to my defense.

There had to be a last time...

I called them MY seniors.

Why did there have to be a last time?

So we could begin our next time's...

Love you guys! And for all the times I've helped you all... you all helped me in return. Thank you for the memories.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Things My Mother Taught Me

My mother taught me...
The importance of persistence. Through her persistence, my cancer was found and I was healed.

My mother taught me...
The importance of faith. Through her faith she accepted God's plan for our journey in life. And because of her faith, my faith grew.

My mother taught me...

The importance of strength.
The importance of forgiveness.
The importance of loving unconditionally.
The importance of strength during heart-ache.
The importance of family and family values.
The importance of rules - because nothing good is happening after midnight- so be home!
The importance of being honest... nothing ever gets by her-- EVER.

My mother taught me how to...


But, most importantly, my mother taught me...
how to be a mother.

Thank you mom for being my prayer warrior through it all...

the battle with cancer.
the battle with living with a disability.
the tears, the heartache, the fears, the joys, the successes, my marriage, and
my journey as a mommy. 

Thank you for the unconditional love.
Thank you for the forgiveness.
Thank you for the support.
Thank you for the guidance.
Thank you for being my best friend through the times that I felt all alone. 
Simply, Thank You Mom, for EVERYTHING. 

You are truly my angel sent from heaven.  God knew what He was doing when he paired us up- he knew your strength.  He knew we needed each other.
  He just knew.

All I am, I owe to YOU. 

Loving you always & forever. 

Happy Birthday Mom!! 


Monday, April 4, 2011

My "Why"...

I had already read the book, So Long, Insecurity by Beth Moore, but something got me to re-read it. And I am learning so much more this second time around… the following caught my attention because it seems to be an answer to my question of “why did you make me this way God?” All the ideas that have started floating in my head recently are God’s callings for me… my purpose… my “why”…

Here is the excerpt from the book that truly spoke to me… or rather… here is the message that God spoke to me…

Personal Limitations:

Attitude is everything when it comes to limitations, and the way you view yourself will acutley shape how others view you. Nothing is more impressinve than a person who is secure in the unique way God made her.

Here Beth Moore speaks about a man she met who produced ove a hundred biblical video series and traveled ALL over- up Mount of Olives and down the streets of Old Jerusalem and across a boat ramp to Greece, Turkey… all from his wheelchair.

She says “his mind and vision went as far and wide as they did because his body was trapped in that chair. His disability was his freedom…. His wheelchair took him somewhere the strongest legs never could have carried him."

God can bring freedom and vision to your life because of those limitations that you would have never discovered without them. You can let your limitations make you either insecure or unstoppable.

I'm hoping to accomplish BIG things... If it is His will... they WILL happen! 

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Let's Party


Welcome to the party!!
This is my blog Dancing with Cinderella. Here I share all about me and my family-- mainly about the journey I am on as being Jayda's Mommy. Jayda is my 5 year old daughter who is my world! Look around! I hope you like it...

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