My favorite Christmas as a child

This is one of my first memories of Christmas as a child. I can’t remember exactly the year; however, it could be 1968 when we moved back to Puerto Rico. I was 8 and my siblings were 5, 2, and three months old.

My bedroom wasn’t the biggest of the house and I didn’t have to share my bedroom with my siblings. There was a baby crib in my room, except I didn’t saw any of my younger siblings sleeping in there. After Thanksgiving, my mother would begin decorating for Christmas. One day I came from school and I saw a large object cover with blankets in the baby crib. It was as big as the crib. I stood in front of it and I call my mother. I ask her if she knew what it was. She looks at me and didn’t know what I was talking about because she didn’t see nothing at all. My brother who was 5 also saw a large object cover with blankets. We didn’t understand what was going on.

This is the story told by my mother about why my brother and I can see something in the crib and not her. First of all, The Three Kings choose homes of children well behaved for this special job, they’re respectful to their parents, and they show kindness to others. The chosen children would let whatever was under those blankets doing their job. There were a few conditions we have to follow, it can’t get touched by anyone, no peeking, do not tell anyone, especially other children or it will disappear forever. She gave us a hug and since she was the parent, she can’t see it. At our age, we didn’t question anything she told us contrary we felt special. We made a promise to respect the conditions no matter, I was anxious to tell my friends. However, I did keep my promise of not telling, besides no one would believe us.

My brother and I would imagine all different kinds of things hiding under those blankets. My brother always saw movements under the covers. We wrote a letter to the Three Kings thanking them for choosing us and for whatever it was under the covers.

The large object in the baby crib stays in my bedroom for a week. One day, I came home from school and it was gone. Looking at the empty crib, we begin to cry thinking that one us broke the rules. My mother saw a letter in the crib and it was from The Three Kings. The letter was a thank you note for being good and for keeping the promise. They told us they sent one of their camels to check the children and they choose our home. The camel loves the crib and he didn’t want to leave. The Three Kings were grateful to us for letting the camel does his job and they promised they would be back on Jan 6th. And the following year they would choose another family. We were the happiest kids in the neighborhood and we kept the secret.

The Three Kings came as they promised. A few years passed and we never mentioned it again. Also, with time pass the memories began to fade. However, when I was a teenager the memory of that day came back. I ask my mother for the truth about what was under those blankets. She would tell me if I promise I will never tell my siblings unless they asked her. And Yes, I keep my promise.

Therefore, here is the real story. My parents went shopping and they bought our presents. One of them was a big toy tractor for one of my brothers. When they got home, I was coming from school. They didn’t have the chance to hide the presents. In a quick second they decide to put the presents it in the crib and covered with a bunch of blankets until my father made the space in their closet. I can’t believe for an entire week our presents were hiding in my bedroom.

After my mother finish, I began to remember my brother getting a toy tractor from The Three Kings. What can I say? something that simple. My mother story makes us feel the magic of Christmas. She had the talent to create amazing stories full of magic. And that’s the reason is one of my favorite memories.

Veteran’s Day!

To all servicemen and women presently serving and all that served in the past. Thank you for keeping us, safe and for all your sacrifice.  May God bless you all, protect you, and keep you safe.

To all my family members who have served in the Armed Forces, especially to my husband Josue I Thank You and I love you all.

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Everyone who has been reading my post from my blog knows the depression I have been suffering has taken over my life. It’s terrible, because no matter how much I fight it to take control of my mind it’s getting harder and harder. It’s making my life miserable and I don’t want to do anything at all. I’m struggling to smile.

So, when I have those small times where I feel a little better I take advantage and do some of my stuff. Yesterday I went shopping with my husband who’s always trying to please me and he suggested to begin looking for Halloween decorations, however yesterday wasn’t a good day. I wasn’t motivated to do anything at all.

A friend of mine who is going through also with severe depression mentioned she’s using CBD oils and it’s working for her. I’m more afraid on those types of medicine, however if I can’t find anything that helps me, maybe I should try it, too. Meanwhile, this afternoon I will be going to church sometimes listening to the priest it gives an inner peace. All I want is to be happy and I want to feel in control, again.

 

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A great weekend

Yesterday (Saturday) it was my first day by myself. My husband took his parents back home to Puerto Rico. He will be there until Tuesday. The trip went terrific and he’s already enjoying family time at the beach. Meanwhile, my day has been acceptable. I’ve been watching shark-cheesy movies on SyFy channel.

It has been a relaxing Sunday. Took care of some paper works and spending the rest of the day watching my shark movies. I just finished watching the premiere of the last Sharknado #6. It was entertaining and full of fun parts. If this is the last movie like they’re announcing it was a great end to the series. Maybe for next year they’ll decide to create a different another type of cheesy movies. Those movies are great when you feel down.

To the ones who’s still up this late enjoy the rest of the night and for me it’s time to finish a book I already begin reading a few days ago.

 

Sharknado #6
Sharknado #6

A quiet Sunday

A quiet Sunday morning. Everyone is sleeping, meanwhile I’m up too early because I can’t sleep. I’m enjoying a cup of coffee, sitting in my chair with Bruno sleeping close to me. Also, I’m thinking too much and that’s a problem.

This will be the last week my in laws will be here in North Dakota. They would be going back to Puerto Rico after spending two months with us and my husband is making this trip with them. Also, it will be my last week of vacation the new school year would begin on the 23rd.

My summer has been a fun one. I made a few trips, drink a few spritzers, and ate too much ice cream. I work in my flower garden, made a few changes outside in my backyard, and around the house. I did enjoy having all the grandkids together during the week of the wedding, and the weather has been great for BBQ’s, lake, and walking. However, my depression has been awful. I’m not taking any MEDs (doctor orders) and it’s harder to stay focused. When the depression takes over, I can’t stop crying, and I don’t feel safe.

I always thought at this stage of my life, it would be easier. My home is free of children, the house looks cleaner, it’s quiet, and I can do whatever I want. However, I feel lonely, and more depressed than when I’ve a full house and running around. At this point in my life I’ve to figure out what should I do next and how I can battle this depression.

 

 

Million-Dollar Question

Why do you blog?

I begin blogging in Aug. 2013 as an assignment for one of my online classes. I thought I would do it just until the class was done, however the idea of writing and expressing my thoughts won over me. In the beginning I didn’t know what to write, what kind of theme I would use, and how many times I should write. I was afraid that I wasn’t good enough and no one would read it.

I don’t blog daily I wish I had the time, but at least three times a week I would write a post. I’ve found inspiration in other blogs.

I blog:

  1. to improve my writing
  2. to keep my mind focus
  3. to connect with others
  4. to have fun

 

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Remember me

Your blog just became a viral sensation. What’s the one post you’d like new readers to see and remember you by? Write that post.

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I don’t think my blog will become viral one day. Isn’t that I don’t believe in myself is just I’ve written that post yet.

Every post that I have written has been a journey and they have been a chance to improve my writings. Also going on this journey it makes me realize how much I’ve learned and grow. However, if for any reason will turn into a viral sensation I hope my blog has made a difference to every person who read it.

Do I want to be remembered just for one specific post? To be honest, I want to be remembered for every post I have published. Or maybe I don’t want my blog to go viral. I’m not sure if I will like that type of spotlight.