My Family

My Family

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Love is..

Love isn't about looks, or money, status, popularity, other or things.
It's most certainly not about bitterness, jealousy and hatred either.

Love is a feeling.
It is wanting what's best for someone no matter how it effects oneself.
Love is strong and good

One can love so hard it hurts. It's not necessarily a bad hurt.. maybe more like an ache. Loving so strong that you never want that person to hurt. Loving so deep that you actually feel a loved ones pain. Loving so freely that you are happy when they are happy - even if they aren't with you (if that's what you desire)

Love is giving of your time even when you're "busy"
Love is not an obligation.
Love is not a game
Love is not a contract

1 Corinthians 13:4–8a
(English Standard Version)
Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends.

Love is forgiveness
Love is healing
Love is warm and comforting

Wrap yourself up in love and feel good.

Love you all.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Love with no regrets

Live each day with love in your heart. Treat everyone around you with kindness and compassion. Pour positive over the negative like a soft warm blanket.   Bite your tongue if anger wants to spill out. Forgive.  Love. Embrace.  Tell your family and friends how much you love them. Don't leave in anger. Don't say things that you could possibly regret or can't take back. Anger is a poison that quickly swarms and eats away at us.

Bruce was my best friend. We talked every day for months and months. We talked about everything. He loved his children and family. He actually cried when he spoke of his kids. He cared so very deep for them. He wanted harmony. He wanted happiness. Bruce was the least selfish man I knew. Rarely did I ever hear anything negative come from his lips. He wished happiness on all those around him and would help anyone he knew that was in need.  Never did he ask for anything. He could have asked for the world and I would have tried to make that happen. He lived to see others happy. He lived to make sure his kids could have whatever they needed.  He lived for his best friend and cousin and for his mom who he adored. Never a day went by when he wouldn't speak of a family or friend of his. His soul was pure love.

Bruce was the strongest man I knew. He will live forever in my heart. I don't think there is a man out there who is near the same as him. Anyone who knew him was blessed. That is a fact.  Cherish your memories of him. Hold them tight. He is looking down on us and will watch us and care for us.

I love you Bruce.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013


One needs not only the physical touch, but an emotional one. Both are equally necessary in love.


Monday, June 10, 2013

Ramona Martial Arts Demo 6/9/13

Allison is a red belt in Tang soo do and she is on the demonstration team for her karate school. This is a 10 min video of their demo performance they did at a local church event. 

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Born to love..

I was born to love. It was stitched into my very soul. Loving can be warm and fulfilling; overwhelming and achy.  I am grateful. Loving is beautiful.

I was born to feel. My entire being feels so deeply it is as though I'm in a constant whirlwind of emotion. Feeling can be as soft as feather stroking ones skin or as sharp as a knife in ones heart. I am grateful. Feeling is wondrous.

I was taught to be thankful. My parents and family around me showed me how remarkable it is to be thankful. Thankfulness is being happy with what one has as well as what one has given your soul. I am grateful.  Thankfulness is humbling.

I was taught to give. To give without thought of one's self.  To give without wanting or needing anything in return. Giving is like a present and should never hurt.  I am grateful. Giving is a gift.

I am tempted to hate. All around me there is hatred, mean spirited talk and actions. Hatred sucks the happiness out of a body and replaces it with evil. I try and avoid all hate. Hate is cold in ones heart and like smoke in ones eyes.  I am grateful for the challenge to show others how to avoid hate. Hating is monstrous.

I am tempted to lie. White lies to make someone feel better. Big lies to try and better ones personal situation. Lying is everywhere. There is no benefit to a lie. If one must spit a lie instead of spilling the truth they are filled with shame. Lying may make one feel better for a short while, but will rip you apart over time.  I am grateful for the opportunity to tell the truth. Lying is disrespectful.

All in all I am surrounded by each of these and it's up to me how to use them. Filling my soul with the good and casting out the bad.

John 13:34-35

34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.


Monday, June 3, 2013

A lifetime ago..

A lifetime ago

It was a lifetime ago that I wished of having a wedding and spending my life with one person.

It was a lifetime ago that I imagined carrying my first child, giving birth and holding her sweet body in my arms.

It was a lifetime ago I thought all my dreams were coming true.

It was a lifetime ago one person stole my innocence from me and I still struggle for understanding.

It was a lifetime ago I felt the warmth of Gods love in my heart.

It was a lifetime ago that I felt total security

It was a lifetime ago when I felt strong and able.

It was a lifetime ago when I knew nothing would get to me.

It was just yesterday I wished of having another wedding and spending the rest of my life with one person.

It was just yesterday I wished of carrying a child and holding her sweet body in my arms.

It was just yesterday my dreams changed

It was just yesterday I thought of the one person who stole my innocence and innocence of others and I struggle for understanding. Why me? Why her? Are there others?

It was just yesterday I yearned for the warmth of Gods love in my heart

It was just yesterday I begged for security.

I was just yesterday I dreamed of a day when I would be strong and able.

It was just yesterday when it got to me.

Now it's today...

A Little Humor...