Monday, June 30, 2008

Dreaming of success.



"Some people dream of success, others stay awake and make it happen."

-Anonymous

xoxo,

Niss

Thursday, June 26, 2008

turning a quarter of a century.

As I lay here at 12:26 am on june 26, there are many things floating in my head...Memories swirling, good and not so good ones. Ones that have made me happy, ones that have made weep, ones that have made me stronger, and ones that have molded me into the person I am today... I thank the Lord almighty because He has granted me another year of life and 25 of them at that.

Last night (june 25) my hubby and I went to church and for those of you who know me I'm very shy to speak in public (especially in espanol), but I could not stay quiet. When the time came to give testimonies, I knew I had to testify of what the Lord has done. So, I stood up and thanked God for giving me 25 years of life.

You know, many people complain that they are getting too old and so forth, but life is short my friends and ever year the Lord grants us with another year of life it is truly a miracle and blessing. When I hear people complain, "oh...i'm so old...blah, blah...," I get a little saddened because God is so good in giving us life...there have been very close friends who have lost their lives at very young ages (RIP Alisha & Candice) and that is why every year the Lord gives my family, friends, and me I praise Him! Waking up in the morning seems so normal to us, but it's a miracle in itself!

Looking back on my 25 years, there have been many people that have gone in and out of my life and vice versa...but there are those friends who I will never, ever forget. The Lord is so good for creating friends and family. I would like to take this moment to thank YOU for being a blessing in my life and making me a better person. Without you, my friends, I would not be complete. Some of you I have known for all of my 25 years of life and some of you I have known for only 25 months, but you being a part of my life has been awesome. I look forward to continue on my road to 30+ years alongside you, my family and husband, until Jesus comes again in the clouds of glory. May the Lord continue to be with you all and with me too as I turn a quarter of century.

*my 25th birthday prayer*
Dear Lord, thank you for allowing me to see my 25th year of life.
You are so marvelous, so awesome, so magnificent!
As you know this is a big year for me...
it's a year that i've heard that where the quarter life crisis occurs, but i know with you...
NOTHING is a crisis because YOU are in control. Thank you for being so reliable.
Thank you for being such a true and loving Father.
Thank you for being someone I can always fall back on and look up to.
Thank you for being my fortress and my strength...my light in this darkness.
Thank you for being my best friend through the good, bad, and the ugly.
Thank you for wiping my tears and hugging me when I have felt at my lowest.
You are the apple of my eye, the most caring father, and the best listener ever.
Please forgive me of all the sins I have committed during my 25 years of existence.
I am not worthy of your forgiveness or love, but you still love me unconditionally and eternally.
Thank you.
Please continue to be with my friend reading this right now, the ones who are not,
and my beautiful family and husband. Continue to hug them and sustain them through all.
Please continue to be with me as well as I keep living.
I love you dear Heavenly Father...today, tomorrow, and always.
Thank you once again for loving us and for giving me 25 years of life and happiness.

xoxo,

Nissy

Friday, June 20, 2008

happy 1st day of summer.


it's that time of year again! yay! it's officially begun! flip flops, beaches, snowcones, long indian summer nights, mosquitos, picnics, veggie BBQs (lol), and the list goes on and on.
hope you have an awesome, fun filled summer with lots of wonderful memories!
happy 1st day of summer! :)

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

angel of mine.


have you ever seen an angel? have you ever touched one? have you ever been called an angel?

last friday i was entering my building and there was an elderly lady carrying many shopping bags and i just simply held the door open and smiled...she was sooo happy and told me something that resonated within me. she said, "you are the 2nd angel i came across today and i'm so thankful for that." it was such a simple act of kindness but made someone's day! how much more can we really do to be kind and be someone's angel? we can do so much more... make someone smile today and be someone's angel.

xoxo,

nissy

Friday, June 13, 2008

happy that the Sabbath (and summer) are almost here.


*sighs* is it 5:00 PM yet? i'm so looking forward to resting at home and drinking some cold cranberry juice (lol, i know that's random)... God is good and i'm happy it's about to be Sabbath... :) any second now. tick.tock.tick.tock...
can't believe next week is summer. time for more fond memories and tans. :) can't wait to make memories with the people i love. those memories are the ones engraved on my heart. it's more refreshing than an ice cold glass full of cranberry juice on a hot, stuffy spring day.
have a Happy Sabbath and great weekend.
XoXo,
Niss