Saturday, July 28, 2012

Pomp & Circumstance # 2

On June 16 2012 my family attended our son's college graduation from University California Santa Cruz when I first started the journey of blogging my son was graduating from high school and making the decision of which college he would attend and now here it is time doesn't really stand still it moves and seems to go by quickly.
Kiel (pronounced kyle) graduated with honors! and he graduated a bit early as well. he plans to stay in Santa Cruz to earn his master degree in education and teach and he also plans to earn his PhD.

amazes me how much tears of pride came to me as I sat in the front row watching my little baby boy all grown up at the age of 22. Kiel has always loved school and I know he will be a wonderful inspirational teacher. that weekend was surely a filled busy weekend not only did he graduate he had just moved into a new apartment with three other of his friends which is a block from the beach! he also started a new job a week before graduating with Target and with the experience he had from working at the our local target while home he is already being considered in a supervisory position. in the photo below here is our little family Jeff(my hubby) Kaitlyn (daughter) Kiel and me. next graduation will be Kaitlyn's!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

These three are the three loves of my life they are my heart and soul.This photo was taken at the beach a block from my son's new apt the day of his college  graduation. when I think back to 30 years when I first laid eyes on my husband I just knew instantly I would be spending my life with him so we married and  I was told at a point in my life that we were not going to be able to have children after trying and so many losses and finally resigning to accept that children were not in the cards for us we were blessed and I ended up pregnant with our son and again after his birth was kind of told that he would be our only child. we felt blessed and accepted that but two years later our second blessing came to us with the news we were expecting again and it was a girl. I believe God listens to prayers and I believe in destiny. I believe that the day I met Jeff we were truly destined and we were each others true life soul-mates.

Jeff and I are so blessed with our son and daughter they are best friends with each other and they have grown into wonderful, caring adults. we are glad that they are family oriented and that they enjoy hanging out with mom and dad from time to time. and we all have such a unique closeness with each other that I know will last a life time. when I was forty I got my first tattoo ( I always just wanted one and so I did ) what I got was a sun with a heart in the middle and the significance being that sun in Spanish is Sol and well the heart is the heart so for me this is the significance that my family Jeff, Kiel and Kaitlyn are my heart and my soul.

I feel very blessed to have the three loves of my life in my life each and everyday.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Primary Purpose

I came across this quote that really resonated with me so I thought I would share

The primary purpose of prayer is not to make requests, The primary purpose of prayer is to praise, to sing, to chant because the essence of prayer is a song and man cannot live without a song

                                                                                                                    Abraham Joshua Heschel