Express

I express my love to my kids and grandkids in different ways and my favorite is texting emojis with hearts. Yesterday, I went to pick up my grandkids from school. As soon they enter the car I ask how was their day, if they have homework, and “I love you”. However, when I went to pick up my oldest she’s in middle school, her reaction a typical teen. Like any girl of her age, she grumbles, looks tired, and rolls her eyes. So, when I ask regarding her day, this is her response “same as every day grandma and I know you love me. Don’t need to tell me”.

I kept quiet and turn on the radio. My other two grandkids who remain in the back of the car immediately say “we love you, grandma”. I smile and we switch the conversation to something else.

My oldest since she turns 13 she’s quieter, grumpy, and her only concern her best friends. We use to talk and now our long conversations are quick and I missed it. I’m aware is a typical teen and it will pass. However, I want her to understand she can count on me for anything.

After we got to the house, she gave me a hug and whisper in my ear “I love you grandma”.

 

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Finally, great news!

After eight long days watching the news and waiting to communicate with my family, finally I got to talk to them. The communication is very limited and the only connection is a phone land. Any other cellular company like T-Mobile, Verizon, or AT&T they don’t work. It’s incredible how much people pay for expenses cellular phones and the only ones working it’s the land lines or the local company.

My in-laws lost everything they have and when I spoke to them I can feel their sadness. They were prepared for the hurricane because their home is close to the coast, still it’s difficult to see the damages. My brother and my sister live in two different areas and they didn’t lost as much. The people in Puerto Rico doesn’t have electric power, water is running out, short on food, and unable to go back to work. A few stores are beginning to open but it’s difficult to get there. Besides they have a curfew from 6pm to 5am for safety and the wait for help it’s moving slowly.

I’m happy to have the chance to hear from them and knowing they are safe. For now, I’m waiting for the postal service to begin working so I can send a few packages and money.
Thank you to everyone who are keeping Puerto Rico in their prayers. I know my people from Puerto Rico are strong and they will get the help they need.

 

the island with no electric power

One-Liner Wednesday~Happy Birthday to me!

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“Live your life and forget your Age.”  

I love this quote. This is the way I feel today is my birthday. Oh my God, I turn 57 and I never thought I would survive. When I was 48 and diagnosed with breast cancer I felt I would die. I was afraid for my kids accomplish and my husband. My mother passed away at the young age of 48. Today looking in the mirror, I feel grateful for my life. I’m cancer free and enjoying my babies. My mother didn’t have the chance to meet and adore her 13 grandkids and 14 great grandkids.
My plans for today a trip to the Zoo and have a fantastic time with my four grandkids. I’m sure we will have fun. My husband would be taking me to dinner and we picked Thai food.
I am grateful for having a wonderful life and I hope to keep it this way.

 

One-Liner Wednesday is hosted by Linda G. Hill. Visit her amazing blog.

Merry Christmas!

 I flew from North Dakota to Arizona on Thursday night to surprise my granddaughters. The flight got delayed and by the time I arrived the girls were asleep not knowing I was coming. I gave my daughter a hug and I told her how much I’ve missed her. My daughter sits me at the dining table and went to get the girls. The girls thought they were in trouble. They came down and walk close to where I was sitting without noticing me. The girls keep looking at their mom when finally, they saw me smiling at them. They began to jump of excitement and run to give me a hug. We all have tears of joy. The oldest thought I will spend Christmas with them. My daughter has to explain I was part of the surprise and they would be spending Christmas in North Dakota with the rest of the family. Their faces were pure joy until they realized that mommy wasn’t coming with us. She told them it will be fine because she has to work and can’t get the time off also she will pick them up on New Year’s. At least I’ve the chance to spend a day with her and we have a mini Christmas and open a few gifts. We flew back on Friday and the girls already play in the snow.  We have a white Christmas and according to the weather expect 17 to 24 inches of snow. My daughter gave us the best Christmas gift letting the girls come and visit us for Christmas. I wish everyone who celebrates the holidays a wonderful, beautiful, and magical Christmas. We all need to remember the holidays isn’t about material gifts it’s all about the gift of family and their love. I wish the spirit of Christmas stay forever in everyone’s heart.

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One- Liner Wednesday-Christmas

family“The best gift around the Christmas Tree is the presence of Family wrapped in Love“.

 

It’s true because tomorrow I’ll be flying to Arizona to pick up my two granddaughters and bring them to North Dakota for Christmas. It’s a surprise for them. I’m already pack and ready to bring happiness to my home.

This post is part of One-Liner Wednesday hosted by Linda G. Hill

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