Happy Heaven Birthday Lala!

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Today marks 365 days that you left us here on earth and went to be with our Heavenly Father.

My Lala was someone that I loved so much. She was so special to me. And until the moment that she took her last breathe, I never imagined life without her. I may have been a grown woman but I honestly thought she would live forever.  And until that very day, I have never experienced pain the way I did that very day.  She was the first person that I have lost that was so close to me.  Sometimes I still don’t understand it.

However, there is going to come a day when we leave this life and enter into eternity.  And that day shall be a much better day.

“To me the only important thing about living is Christ, and dying would be profit for me…to leave this life and be with Christ, which is much better.” Philippians 1:21,23

Jesus called Heaven, paradise. Paradise is a place of extreme beauty, delight or happiness.  Not to mention, we will be in pure perfection in His presence. There is no sadness, no sickness, no cancer, no suffering, no disease, no addictions, no depression, no anxiety, no heartache, no aging, just pure perfection.

This past year was a year of sorrow because we physically lost someone who was so dear to us. But we can rejoice in knowing that she is more alive today than she was here on earth.  What a bitter but sweet moment to lose someone that you love so much but to rejoice knowing that they are completely healed and made whole.  I find peace in knowing that one day I will get to see her sweet face again and feel her soft touch.

But until then, I will always carry you in my heart and will love you forever.

Happy Heaven Birthday Lala!

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Welcome 2016!

“There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” – C.S. Lewis

I can’t believe it. It’s January 1, 2016. Where has the time flown by. Why does it seem that every year seems to pass by faster and faster? Or it that our lives get busier and busier? And we lose sight of the little things or things that matter the most.

Going into the new year, my prayer is that I will live my life with purpose and intention. Here are just a few thoughts I wrote down…

Pray – Always.

Dream Big.

Trust God.

Make family a priority.

Don’t forget to make that phone call or send out that text message, it may be your last opportunity.

Make yourself a priority.

Set goals.

Celebrate small wins.

Be intentional.

Be kind to others.

Say, “I love you.”

Give to others.

Travel.

Learn something new.

Laugh.

Hold onto your children.

Embrace the moments.

Dance with the music in your head, it’s ok if people stare.

Light the candles.

Use the fancy dishes.

Embrace the waiting.

Be creative.

Don’t compare yourself to others. God made you, you.

Enjoy Gods creativity (outdoors).

Eat dinner at the table with your family.

Extend grace to others.

Be adventurous.

Love, love hard.

Happy New Year my friends! Be blessed abundantly this year!!

xoxo – Jaton