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Season’s Change

12 Sep

Can you believe that we are a week and a half away from the first day of Fall? 12 days to be exact, but who’s counting, right?! 🙂 Who else is as excited as I am? I have to be honest here, I love everything about Fall. The cool weather, the leaves falling, the football games, Pumpkin Spice Latte’s, scarves, beanies, boots, and bulky sweater’s.

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Okay, okay, I’ll stop!  

Anyways, my whole point is that we’re already entering into that season,  and i can’t wait!

During the summer, we had a number of changes that happened.

First, early on in the summer the 3 boys that we had been taking care for the past year, moved back with their mom. That was quite an adjustment for all of us. We dealt with all kinds of different emotions and had a plethora of questions, but we placed our trust and the boy’s lives, in the hands of God.

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Another milestone that snuck up on us, was that my baby girl turned 13! I know, I know, I can hardly believe it myself. All she wanted for her birthday was to go to a Boomin by the Bay Concert in Houston to see KB and Blanca perform. Even though money was tight, we made a way to take her and 3 of her friends to the concert. We planned for it to be our family of 5 and 2 of her friends. But we had a change of plans and before you know it, 3 of her friends joined us, plus 2 of the 3 boys we were caring for. Yeah, I know we’re crazy! But let me show you how much fun we had!

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Getting ready for the show!

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Autograph and picture with Blanca!

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Autograph and picture with KB!

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Waiting in line to ride the Carousel!

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Roller skating with dad!

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Group picture at the Roller Rink!

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I still can’t believe she’s 13… She’s changing and growing so much… Sigh.

Another cool summer memory was going swimming at a lake some where outside of San Antonio. We went with some family & friends and had WAY too much fun!

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The bridge doesn’t look that high to jump off, right? Well, it looks and feels a whole lot higher when your actually standing on it ready to jump! Let’s just say, it took a certain someone a VERY long time to finally jump and when she did, she got a standing ovation and an award for being an over comer!  Not really, but everyone was cheering and probably were happy that I finally jumped so they can get on with their lives! Lol

During all this, I have a cousin who had a baby boy in June with a very rare heart defect.  We had already agreed that I would be secondary care giver to him once they got released, and that they would move in with us, but until then she & I both had to get trained on how to care for him outside of the hospital. At first, I was scared out of my mind, because this is way out of my comfort zone. But I have to always remember that God would help us through this season of our lives. The baby stayed in the hospital until a few days before he turned 2 months old.  Then they moved in. Life has consisted of calculating how many ML’s he drank by mouth and then by ng tube, Dr’s appointment’s, many nurse calls, daily checks of his oxygen levels and weight, giving his meds on time & correctly etc. 

With his heart condition being so rare, he’s been hanging out at the Children’s Hospital this past week until they see some more growth in his weight. Please keep my Little Peanut and his mama in your prayers.

This is definitely one of those season’s in life that we’d rather not be in, but we know there’s no other way around it but to go through it. And we hold on tight to our Father in Heaven, who we lean on for strength and comfort when we’re feeling like we can’t take any more change.

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All this to say, the season’s of our lives change continuously.  Just like I’m so ready for Summer to end and preparing for Fall to be here, we have to be ready and be prepared for when life changes from one season to another.

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One Stubborn Tear

7 Mar

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Look who turned 14 on Monday!! You have no idea (maybe you do?!) how crazy it feels to have a teenager in the house.

I was only married for 4 months when I found out I was pregnant with him.

I had gotten all 4 of my wisdom teeth taken out and I remember the lady who checked me in asking me if I could be pregnant. I assured her that there was no possible way that I could be, since I was on birth control.

So we went on with it. They hooked me up to the IV, knocked me out, and before you know it, they’re wheeling me out in a wheelchair so my friend can drive me home and be on the road to recovery.  Simple as that, Right?

WRONG!

I threw up the whole drive home AND for the next few weeks! My body was trying to tell me something, but I wasn’t hearing it. People all around me kept asking me if I could be pregnant, and my response was always, “No, there was No way!” I kind of started to get annoyed after awhile.

Some time went on and we went on an outreach to Corpus Christi and you’ll never guess what I did the whole way there and back???

Yup, you guessed it… Ummm… for the sake of being too descriptive, let’s just say, I had “morning sickness” that whole entire trip! (and for the next 6 months!)

That’s when it dawned on me, ” Maybe I AM pregnant!?!?!?” (It takes me a while to get things sometimes!)

The next 8 months fly by and before you know it, I’m holding a 5 pound 11 ounce brown hair, brown eyed baby boy, screaming for food. (I should’ve known then that he was gonna be my big eater!!) Lol Till this day, he is ALWAYS hungry… no starving…no joke!

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So here we are 14 years from that day celebrating the life of my first child, my son. And my heart couldn’t be more full.

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Yes, we’ve tasted our first official “teenage year,” where I thought alien’s abducted my precious obedient son, who trusted my every word and never questioned my authority and replaced him with a stubborn, hard headed child!

But miraculously, after lots of prayer and long, frequent father-son talks with dad, and a few bumps & bruises…we survived it! Yay!

He’s changed in so many ways. A few days before his birthday, I had a heart to heart talk with him about guarding his testimony & purity. As we were talking, it dawned on me that my baby is growing up, and yes, i got a little emotional. I tried so hard to hold the tears back, but 1 stubborn tear didn’t listen, and as it rolled down my cheek, i locked eyes with my son, and he just smiled and hugged me.

That is a moment I will forever hold in my heart.

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Happy birthday, Son! You may drive me crazy sometimes. You may eat all of our food. And I may not laugh at all of your jokes, but we love you so much and are proud of the young Godly man you’re becoming!