Wisdomist Wednesday : Family

I try my best to be as thankful as possible daily … but today, I’m a little bit more thankful.

Thankful for my family.

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Last week, we had a death in the family overseas … my mom flew out literally as soon as she could. But it was too late. Before boarding she knew she was walking into a disaster zone, she was prepared. She was aware.

Literally an hour before she landed, my uncle passed away. I wish I was there with my mom, I know I couldn’t have changed the situation, but just to hold her; and hold her hand for the entire week. I know this hasn’t been easy for her; to be honest, she was sad that her brother passed away, but before leaving home, she had began preparing herself.

It was the details to follow, the situation at hand, circumstances and pain. It truly is sad. Gathered together, was as much family that could make the trip; prayers have been flowing from all over the world; my uncle’s immediate family is well supported and the prayers will continue for a long time.

I’m terribly worried about my grandpa and how he’s coping with this. How do you come to terms with loosing your eldest child? I’m terribly worried about my other uncles, aunts & cousins. There are truly only a couple things we can do, speak of the good times and pray.

I’m SO HAPPY my mom be home tonight. While we live just about an hour apart, knowing she’s back gives me a sense of peace, she’s back in an arena that I can help support her. I can hold her, comfort her, make her laugh.

Hug your loved ones a little tighter today, tell them you love them as much as you can, appreciate the time you have together.

Wisdomist Wednesday : Best Friend

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My best friend is getting married this year. I tell you this, because this weekend we’re going away for her bachelorette. I CAN’T WAIT!

SUN, SAND, SEA from Sun rise to Sun Set … this is one of those vacations, that I’ll probably need a vacation post vacation.

For the  of us traveling, I hope this is a chance to do nothing but relax, forget about the worlds worries and live in complete bliss.

Truth be told, there’s no one I know who deserves a happily ever after more than this woman!! It’s her heart … it’s how pure it is, and how badly she wants to see the world in a happy state. It’s how giving she is, it’s how deep she cares for people and how far she will go to make you laugh. It’s her tough advice, it’s her spicy nature and her nonstop dancing.

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For the most selfish reasons ever, I get crazy anxiety attacks when I think about the fact that she’s getting married. I couldn’t be happier for her, I know she will be happy, but I also couldn’t be more scared. She’s precious to me, her love and all that she stands for – I’m scared any of it ever gets taken for granted.

Dear Soon-to-be Mr. Best Friend’s Husband, if you hurt her … you have no idea what you have coming. Seriously. I will destroy you. Be a cool dude; make her laugh; be patient with her; grow with her. You’re getting a piece of me, come august. You guys will lead an amazing life, go on tons of adventures; enjoy every second of it.

Dear Soon-to-be Mrs. Best Friend … I love you dude. I’ll love you forever and not just me, but I know there are many out there that are standing to protect you, support you, laugh at you and with you. I can’t believe in a little over 2 months you’re going to be a wife…. Ewww you’re going to live with a boy!! They’re not so bad. Love him … allow yourself to love him and for him to love you. Laugh together, grow together, be patient with him … guys can be dumb, help him.

This weekend is FOR YOU. It’s time to DANCE! It’s time to LAUGH! It’s time to RELAX. Let’s dooo this  BESTIE ❤

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