Saturday, April 24, 2010
The last couple of weeks have been "the worst of times" follow by "the best of times"! I think I had one of the hardest weeks of my entire life, but suffice it to say, life keeps on going and after a storm, the sun shines again. My sunshine came in the form of a wonderful visit from Raquelita and her baby - my daughter and one of my grandsons - Gabe! I was surprised to realize how much healing they brought to me. They had no idea of what was going on or what their presence did. But oh, how sweet it was to have them and enjoy the blessing of holding Gabe and see his beautiful smile. He's a very happy little boy. We were so sad when they left, but we were most happy and grateful they came. I will post pictures of their visit as soon as I get them. Surely, our greatest joys come from our family!
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
I LOVE SPRING TIME! Nature seems to wake up and I can almost hear it singing! We have a favorite tree in our back yard. I can see it from the kitchen and it makes me sad when it looses all its leaves and I'm always afraid it has died. But as soon as Spring arrives, it comes back to life, with beautiful dark green leaves! We planted roses by the front door, and I think they produce more flower this time of the year. Almost every time a new rose appears, Oscar picks it up and brings it inside to me, always singing me the Spanish song: "Te llegara una rosa cada dia..." I love it! Another thing I enjoy this time of the year is that for some unknown reason I get the cleaning bug. It feels so good to have a very clean house! I have been working on uncluttering our home for a few months now. It's taking a long time, not because it was too bad, but because I don't seem to find the time to do it! But it feels so good to give away or just get rid of "stuff". Little by little I have been getting my new office/work area organized. I am so excited about getting it all finished! One big reason I want to finish it is because I want to start doing more family history, which includes organizing all the pictures, journals and spiritual notes I have been collecting for the last 27 years! I went shopping today and bought a couple of things that make the little room look so much nicer for just a few dollars. My grandma - Abuelita Juanita - went shopping with me. She has so much pain in her knees caused by arthritis but she has always insisted in walking and staying active, bless her heart! I was finally able to convinced her to use a wheelchair when we go out, that is the only way she is not in pain. We had such a good time!
Friday, April 2, 2010
We had a great time at camp. Weather was great! Life is similar to the weather this week: beautiful days follow stormy ones. It was good to be outdoors. I enjoyed having a few moments to sit and enjoy nature. The evenings were specially good, the skies were clear, we could see the stars and even Mars. The young women are so wonderful. It is good to remember the things I lived when I was their age, and realized how similar our lives are. I am thankful to be able to remember! We had many good experiences. Oscar has been such a big help! He help me with preparations, to load the Yukon, and with everything he could before camp. Then he actually drove to the campsite to help us put together the slide show of all the pictures I took. It's such a big blessing to have all the support and help from him!! I would love to write a lot more, but I am falling asleep after every sentence I write. What a blessing to have hot showers and a good bed!