Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day

It's such a wonderful day! It's Memorial Day. A day to remember our military and all our country's fallen soldiers. For almost my entire life, I lived in a military city. One with a large Army base. There are 3 large military bases around our hometown.

So I've really come to have lots of respect for our military. I've had family members and friends who were in the military. And to be honest, we've lost some. As they were fighting for our freedom.

Today is a day to remember all those people that have fought for our freedom. What amazing men and women they are! So selfless to fight for our freedoms and security. I for one, am very grateful. And I'm very honored to be an American. ~C

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

May Flowers

I think I might just be dreaming about being outside. But when I saw this picture, I almost cried! Look at how beautiful those flowers are! What's that saying, "April Showers bring May Flowers."

Well, after the floods earlier this month, does that mean we'll have "June Flowers" instead? I just want to see some pretty flowers. That's one of those things I miss about being back home. I used to plant so many flowers! Juan would joke with me that I would spend all of my extra money on flowers. No lie, I think I did. Every time I went to Wal-Mart or Home Depot, I would buy some. Just because they made me smile. :)

Now, we can't have flowers or plants in Sarita's room. Because of her treatments. But we look outside her window every morning. We have a nice view here. And sometime, I just wish I had a little flower garden here. But we live in an apartment. Until our little one is well, and we are back home, I better find some fun garden blogs. ~C

Saturday, May 8, 2010

2 Floods, 4 years

Juan and I were just talking about this. We have survived 2 floods in less than 4 years. It's crazy! But I'm happy that my family is safe.

This week it flooded here. We've been at the hospital. On the top floor. So we've had a view of this thing unfolding. very scary. And we've heard from our neighbor, our apartment is safe. See, I knew waiting for a 3rd floor apartment was smart. Even if those stairs are killer at times! But we're safe and healthy.

I can't say that for the rest of the city. And it's so sad to sit and watch the news coverage. The National Media seems to be ignoring this disaster. Reminds me a lot of the Katrina situation. These people need help!

The 1st flood we survived was in August 2006. We pretty much lost everything. Along with so many other people. Many being our friends. That's when we all moved East. Because literally, we lost almost everything. It was so scary trying to get my baby daughter to a safe and dry land. At times, I didn't think we were going to make it. But we survived.

It's scary. Floods are terrifying. Because you can't control the water. But I'm so glad and grateful to my Dear Lord, that he has kept my family safe. I'll be saying many, many more prayers today. Just asking for some help. Because this city embraced and welcomed us when we needed the help for our daughter. And now, they need help. ~C

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

I just had to post this picture. It reminds me so much of Juan! :) But I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Cinco de Mayo.

This is when we really miss home. And our family and friends. Because Cinco de Mayo is a big deal back home. And my husband usually has days and days packed with gigs. And we managed to have a Matanza at someone's house. Generally, it's just a good excuse to hangout with family and friends. Eat lots of good food! And listen to lots of good music.

Instead, Juan made a big dish of enchiladas, guacamole, and beans. He brought it all to the hospital for the doctors. And even brought his guitar to play and sing a little. See we're still enjoying our culture! ~C