April 28, 2011


After a long weekend of being sick and the days to follow being full of recuperation I think I'm back.
I have been sick for quite a while but this past weekend blew these past few weeks out of the water. I have had plenty of sick days in my life but none of them compare with being a sick mother.
I had to hand over all responsibilities to my husband and even had to call my mom in the middle of the night to come watch Joaquin while we went on a search for a night clinic. Plus, I couldn't just take any meds from the pharmacy. So I had to suffer until finding a doctor.
I found out the hard way that the night clinics are really only evening clinics and should probably change their names. No one is open after ten or open before nine. So in those eleven hours of the night when only the ER is open, you're out of luck [unless of course, you end up going to the ER].
I did finally go to a doctor. After the Easter weekend was over. [Oh yeah. Even places open on weekends were closed for Easter. Yay!] 
And now I'm starting to feel better.
You have no idea how happy I have been today. I can rock and dance around with my son without doubling over in pain. I can eat when I'm hungry without being too afraid that I'll be sick afterwards.
I know that I'm doing what the doctor told me but I know that God is the true healer in all this. I wouldn't be feeling like this without him.
All I know is that when I put all my faith and trust in Him, He works his magic. Even in something as small as my sickness. Now I'm just praying that the rest of my family can do the same. We just found out that my grandma has a tumor on her kidney after being cancer free for a year. Her surgery to remove it was today. With all my heart I have been praying that my loved ones can love, whole heartedly, the one who heals. If He can raise the dead, He can heal cancer.
Yes, there are doctors. But it is only through God that they have their knowledge and skill. So if you or someone you love is suffering or sick put your trust in God and then the doctor. All it takes is faith.

April 17, 2011


It's cloudy today! I can't believe it!!
The sun makes it still bright out but I can live with that.
I'm not burning up by just sitting here. Thankfully.
Praise the Lord.

April 12, 2011

What's Important?

My son is finally in bed and to be honest, I should be getting into bed as I type this.
I just wanted to reassure you all that I haven't forgotten you all and that I have been trying to type something up. Life has just been calling me, or should I say crying for me. (aka my son).
So with that said, a question. Or two.
What in your life is important? And, how do you live your life to make it known that those things are important? Do you talk about it? Do you display it somehow?
Is this thing material or immaterial?

I ask these questions because I have been trying to simplify our life as a family. One day I will have it mastered but until then I'm taking baby steps. I have gotten rid of boxes of stuff. Clothes. Blankets. Dishes.
We just seem to have so many things that we don't need and don't use. So many unnecessary things.
I don't want to get wrapped up in the things of life. The unimportant crap that we keep buying to fill some kind of void. That is not going to be me. That's not going to be my family. And it is definitely not going to be my children. I don't want my son (and any other future children we may have) to ever think that object can be important in life.
The meaningful things in life cannot be bought and sold. Yes, they can be given, received, and taken away. Things like friends. Family. Peace and love.
But there is one thing I want to make sure that he will never ever forget. God. Jesus. Christ.
His love is something that can never be taken away. He is something, or should I say some one, that we just can't live without.

There you have it. One of just a few things that has been weighing on my heart.
Goodnight all.

April 6, 2011

Growing Like A Weed

Today is April 6th.
Which means that my little Joaquin is three months old.
Like I have said before, it seems ages ago that I was in the hospital with him. But then I look at him and wonder how he has gotten so big.
It's like Bill was saying the other day about his chickens. He said that he doesn't really see the growth that much because he sees them every day.
I am with Joaquin every single day, all day long. So I can't really miss seeing how much he's grown. And then suddenly I'm standing there, shocked when I watching him in his swing or playing on my yoga mat.

I also see it with the clothes I've already started to pack away. Zero-three month clothing stopped fitting him over a month ago and only some three month clothes fit him.
Even with all the clothes we have for him [thanks to so many gifts] I had to go to the store to buy onesies that were long and not just short and fat. My baby is NOT fat. He has a little chub which is adorable. I just hate putting him in clothes that are SO extremely huge at the waist. So thanks to Gerber and Circo, we have six new "outfits" to put him in. I say "outfits" because he's usually just in a onesie with a possible pair of socks. No pants. It's just way to hot here.

He's just growing like a weed. [A really cute weed!]

April 1, 2011

April Showers, Please

I tried to sneak up on him and take his picture. I failed. He saw me!

April first.
The beginning of a month that for most shows us the signs of Spring.
Trees and flowers begin to come back after hiding out all winter. Baby animals seem to pop up everywhere. Those April showers come to bring on the May flowers.
Oh, how I hope that we down here are blessed with a month filled to the max with those showers.
My rain boots are sitting here, calling out to be used!

This is a very special month. We will be celebrating our second anniversary. I am so excited that I will actually get to spend time with my husband on our anniversary this year!! Last year, as some of you may remember, I didn't even get to see my hubby. I was stuck here in the states while he was on the other side of the border.
I'm not sure if we're buying gifts for each other or if we're going to buy something we both have been wanting. Or, maybe we'll just save the money and not get anything!
One thing I do know is I am so in love with my husband and just being blessed to be with him here is plenty for me. Not to get all mushy gushy on you or anything, I just want to get that across.
I will admit that it hasn't been easy.
A lot of people say that the first few years are the hardest. And well... Hm. I don't know that I agree. We've had some huge trials in our marriage between living in a war zone to having to live apart from each other for months to living with family. It has been far from easy. But something tells me that if we were to have gone without all those hard times, we still wouldn't agree with those people [who think marriage is difficult in those first years].

I am so blessed. God couldn't have created a more perfect husband for me.
Thank you Jesus, for answering my prayers with such an amazing man! Now, please just bring on those April showers!