Today I realized something meaningful about myself. Actually, I’ve been understanding this about myself over the course of the last few months. But specifically today, when I was at a store and saw an old friend who recently and with good intentions for someone else, did something that kind of hurt me. I realized I no longer keep what is bothering to myself, I have found my voice. The voice that…
I almost forgot what it felt like to wrap up a summer by going back to school and doing it this year surprisingly gives me a great sense of pleasure. I now get to reminisce on an odd but fun summer; bittersweet and all but it’s definitely one for the books.
From swimming every week at least once, I got to see my little Angel conquer his fear of jumping in a pool without a life vest, and evolve…
A year ago when I moved to Virginia, I had not imagined that a year later I would simply be a guest there. Yes, more often than we want, there is a turn of events and some times those turns are more dramatic than others. But it is OKAY. Things really are what you make of it. And this is what we made out of my visit to Virginia…
Kayaking with dolphins
Washington, D.C exploring
Don’t let this…
My friends and I went tubing over the weekend, none of us had gone tubing before and therefore we showed up unprepared and here are a few things we learned about tubing:
1. They are looking out for you when they say to leave all your personal belongings behind.
2. If you’re going with a group, you should bring something to tie on to your friends with. Otherwise you will be holding on to…
Marcos is living out my dreams of traveling, his first stop was Greece. Being so far away from him is the hardest part but seeing him out there doing what most dream of doing makes me so happy and proud of him. I am lucky that Marcos does everything he can to make me feel so close to him although we’re miles apart. Through videos, pictures, FaceTime, Phone calls and souvenirs I almost feel like I am there with him.
"He would take all these pictures of himself and the dog at varies places. So, I sent photos of me and we got all them together and they were all the moment and time being separate, but yet we were together on these photographs." -Like Crazy
P.S. With the currency I asked him to bring back from each country I might just go back to these places and spend it.
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Thank you to everyone who was able to be a part of and share our beautiful day. I made this video from the pictures our guests and relatives took so thank you all for capturing beautiful moments that allowed me to make this video.
Since I will face change, I feel really blessed with some of my favorite people, places, things, and moments I’ve had the chance to enjoy. I’m excited for new everything now. ☺
Never in a million years had I ever imagined that at age 18 I would take an adventure and move thousands of miles away from the only place I have ever known as home. Yes I am excited and happy but I will not lie and say that I am not nervous and very scared. However I feel very blessed, because as much as I may be judged for the decisions I have been making I feel that I am immensely lucky to be young, and have already found one person that makes me feel like the luckiest girl in the world, I feel lucky that I am young and like many of my peers who wish for adventure and to travel I am actually doing just that. I am taking an adventure, I will be able to call someplace else my home. I will meet new people and become part of a different community. The getting ready for change and to move has occasionally caused me to forget to realize all these wonderful things, and then a few days ago my sister came home from school to tell me that someone in her class said, “I feel that Jackie has a perfect life.” It brought such delight to my heart to hear that someone else believes that and through the days of anxiety I am reminded to thank God for that. Because “Perfect” may be an overstatement but it is truly almost just that. I have everything I could ask for. I will surprise people who think that just because I am leaving I will no longer study or accomplish what I have always wanted. I have had such great support from close loved ones. I will miss everyone and I am not sure I am emotionally ready for that. I know that there are several people I will leave wishing I saw one more time, other people who I wish I would leave in better terms with and I know they will know who they are, but I have also realized that just because I am leaving never makes anything too late. I will make my effort to reach out as well as keep close those who wish to always stay in touch. I have the best memories with all the people that I have met and spent a great amount of time with here in Tucson. Whether it was an acquaintance, a good old friend, someone I no longer talk with, or a current friend, I appreciate everything and will always keep you close to my heart. I wish I could fit every moment and everyone in a 15 second video, but these are just some of the most recent.
I don’t know how parents can bear to see their children grow up. I am an oldest sister of two and I tend to forget to think back to my childhood and how I managed to cope so by forgetting I worry more than I should for my siblings. Most for this incredible little guy who started kindergarten a few days ago. I get so scared and anxious in thinking of his tender and such innocent heart going out into a world that is becoming more corrupted as the days pass. I worry more than my mother and it must be because she has been through it two times before little Angel already. From watching this marvelous kid grow from an infant to a small boy, and teaching him to take his first steps, and how to talk, and from teaching him all the things I have been able to at home, to then have to let him go and apply everything he knows to a life outside of our home, has been one of the hardest things I have had to go through in my life. However I trust that my family and I have helped him walk down a righteous path that he will begin to walk on his own; I pray and hope that my little Angel will grow to be just as or more marvelous than he is now.
1 Corinthians 13:4-8 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.8 Love never fails
I will take a moment to virtuously write about some of the choices that brought us to the happiest day of my life. Our relationship has been a crazed but also blissful one. We choose to forgive, and to learn, and to love. In this relationship I have been given the chance to feel what it means to not know what you have until it is gone and what it truly means to not take someone for granted when we went through his Boot camp. One of the hardest times of our lives and especially for him. I tested my strength and I thank him for helping me become the strong person I am now. I have chosen to do all that I can if God’s will to remind myself every day and practice my promise and my responsibility of being patient and kind, to not envy, or boast or to be proud, to not dishonor or be self-seeking, to not be easily angered, or keep records of wrong, to rejoice in truth, to protect, and trust, hope, and preserve, and ultimately never fail US. I know Marcos does not expect me to be perfect and I couldn’t be as much as I try, but I have committed myself to do everything I can to be a better than good wife to my wonderful other half. And not to mention, I married the most wonderful, kindest, strongest, and most loving young man I know.