Words of encouregement

I have been going through a rough time and I needed some kind words, today in my e-mail box I had this waiting for me from my Mom,

Do not lose hope
Realmente se nesesita coraje para tener Animo y salir adelante cuando la vida parece un zoologico o una telenovela…
Strength is needed to have hope and come out ahead when life seems like a zoo or a soap opera.
cuando sientas que todo se hunde y las cosas salen mal, piensa que paso a paso podras salir del atolladero.
When you feel that you are sinking and that everything is going wrong, think that step by step you can come out of the jam.
Toma cada Dia como venga.
Take it one day at a time and deal with it.
Las nuves negras y tormentas no permaneceran eternamente.
The dark clouds and the storms will not be there forever.
El sol brillara de nuevo y las alejaraPero si los conflitos se acumulan y solo quieres huir….
The sun will shine again and will drive them away, if the conflicts pile up and you just want to run…
Entonces empaca tus problemas y has algo divertido..
Then pack up your problems and do something fun..
Y no importa lo monotona o turbulenta que paresca la vida…
And it does not matter how monotonous or turbulent life might seem…
NUNCA abandones tus esperanzas o tus suenos.
NEVER leave your hopes or dream.
Cuandolos problemas parencen enormes pueden verse mas pequenos… Si confias que pueden transformarse en una sorpresa inesperada.
When the problems seem huge, they can be made to seem smaller… if you trust that they can be transformed by an unexpected surprise.
No te juzgues duramente, hagas lo que hagas Tu eres especial, Tu vales…
Do not judge yourself so hard, no matter what you are still special, you have worth…
Entoces quierete mucho.
Then love yourself a lot
No dejes de sonreir, sigue adelante Ten fe, No te desesperes tus problemas tambienpasaran…
Never stop smiling, keep going forward have faith, Don’t get hopeless your problems will eventually come to pass…

siempre contigo te adora tu mami. vicky.
Always with you, your Mom adores you. vicky

Visit to another Den

Cielo, Ty and I got to visit another scout Den last night. I was actually invited as a speaker. The kids are trying to earn their citizenship badge and one of the requirements was to talk to someone that was born in another country. It was an awesome experience for me, and the kids got to learn about Colombia. I was surprised by their questions and their knowledge. It was a good time and I got to be proud of the Yellow, Blue and Red.

We talked about growing up and how are the countries different. It was an excellent exercise in my humble opinion. I centered the talk on soccer and how it is the number one sport in my country. Soccer is growing in popularity in the US, but compared to the rest of the world where soccer is second to none there are tons of things to learn. The super bowl is still king here in the US. I might be doing a culture write up on how American Football compares to Football (soccer) around the rest of the world.

You are the air I breathe

Life has a new meaning
When you find love
It marks a new beginning
To live more and more

Now I have a quest
To make you happy every day
To fulfill your every dream
Your love a never-ending stream
Will be the that ray
That shines brighter than the rest

You are my lighthouse
You are my compass
Soon to be my spouse
Already my goddess

Without you I will fail
You are everything to me
Our love will always prevail
You are the air that I breathe

Happy Valentines Day

I would like to start by saying, Happy Valentines Day Mi Cielo! I had an excellent Valentine’s weekend that started with a romantic dinner and got better as it kept on going. I got my love a Monchhichi doll but not for Valentine’s day just as a gift that arrived just in time 😉

Today we are experiencing just crazy weather, there was a sheet of ice about 1/4 inch thick on my car this morning. I took a picture and that is actually my hand pushing the sheet off ice of after rolling down the window. That is even after warming it up for over 15 minutes. But at least it is warming up and the ice seems to be melting. A pleasant surprise was that I did not see any accidents on the road so I think people drove carefully for once.

I leave you with some history about this day, and why it is celebrated besides the love of chocolate and spreading love. Have an awesome Valentines Day!