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WHAT I AM TRULY THAKFUL FOR

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Yesterday, was one of the best days I enjoyed. Great food with family and friends.There is just nothing else that can replace these times and as always, We miss the ones who were not able to make it or where having their own celebration holiday at their own homes.
It’s also great to share stories, past and present, meet new people,who have or may become family down the road. Just to be able to go over to your mom’s, grandmas,sisters,brothers house and able to celebrate a nice holiday,seeing all the kids run around, and how they have grown, or us adults who have grown older,or have gained or lost weight since the last time we seen each other,etc, but most of all able to share new family moments together. We make video’s or take picutures, send them to family who were not able to share these great times, or maybe just add them to our family pictures or albums of collections of ” family moments”. Anyways isn’t all this what  the holidays are all ablout?

Yesterday, my brother manuel and sister in law, liz, besides making great food, and having us all over their beautiful home, with a very nice set upr for everyone, they handed out out cards and had everyone write down what they were thankful for and after they had them put in a container, handed them out to everyone, and we all took turns reading the card we had, and tried to guess who wrote it.I thought that was very nice, at the time, I really didnt focuse on what I was truly thanful for, so I just wrote down, I was thanful for each and every day, My sister in law- liz, when she heard my card, told me, “no this is not you, your the writer, I figured you were going to write a poem or something,” well honestly, I was just not in the writing mood, but now that I have rested,eaten and thought about it, I feel I am ready and want to do it again, my way. So Liz,Manuel and everyone else was there I will make my statement now, on what I am truly thankful for the most:

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First and formost, I am truly thankful to God, for another day of life.

I am thankful to my Mom and Dad, for all the years, you both have struggled but found a way to keep food on our table,clothes on our backs and a roof over our heads. For raising brats like us, (lol), who have caused you some pain, headaches and worries, thru the years. Thank you for letting us have our friends over and the great B.B. Q’S, we had on weekends, but most of all for loving us,and for all your sacrafices you make and still continue to do for all the family, I am not only speaking for me, but for my brothers also, I am sure they agree.

I am thankful to my ex wife, Linda who took care of me in many ways, and for all the good times we shared together while we were married, may you truly find happiness wherever you are living.

I am thankful to my ex wife Nancy, for raising my 2 daughters we had together, for all the sacrafice and stuggle  you encountered thru the years, but through it all found a way to make ends meet. For keeping them safe, and mostly for keeping a roof over their heads and food on the table, for all that you have done, there will always be a special place in my heart for you.

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I am thankful for my daughters, Nancy and Amanda,for being part of my life, and the best thing that ever happened to me. you both make me proud. thank you for helping me see life diffently,changing my ways, if it wasn’t for you 2, I would have went down the wrong road I was heading for years back, but the love that I have in my heart for the both of you changed my direction and me, so thank you my precious angles for making your dad a better man. I will love you both now and forever, even in my next life, after death.

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I am thankful for my oldest brother Manuel, who was the first to kick my ass, when I was a pain in his as we were growing up, for the example he has shown and continues to show with his actions as a brother,father,grandfather and leader of us “bonanza kids” thank you for all the times you took care of us when mom and dad were on their vacation for them, all parents we know need their own alone time, so thank you for giving them that  time, and being in charge of the us brats. You have shown me, what being a marine is all about. even though I never served, myself.

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I am thankful for my brother David, for being so tough also, and along with my brother manuel, showing me how to fight, not to back down from any man, and how to always back up your family in any time of need or whatever situation they may be in at the time. Thank you david, for showing me how to dance,dress and how to meet chicks. to me you were ” joe cool”, always having a good time and enjoying spending time with your friends, cruising and enjoying great music, I only wished you were still here with us today, to see how you have been a great part of our lives, I miss you alot, think and dream of you always, and always try to be like you, in some ways, God took part of all our hearts when you were taken from us so young in your life, may you rest in peace brother, we all love and miss you dearly.

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I am thankful to my brother Bobby,who has helped me many times when I needed help not only mentally, but financially. I  thank you brother,for not giving a second thought for all  the times I needed your help, and for always being there not only for me, but for all your family, you have a heart of gold, and I am so blessed to have a brother like you.

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I am thankful for my brother Gilbert, “gibby jay” who has always had my back, took care of me,stepped in and  fought togher guys than me when we were growing up, and showing me also how to handle myself, and for when the time came for me to fight my own fights, even though he knew I could handle myself, was there to step in and take my place. thank you brother, for also changing your ways, seeing life different, and for especially helping mom and dad, cleaning the house all the time, giving them money when they needed it, for giving me things, and lending me money when I asked and  just being the kind of brother that you are, your all heart bro..love you forever.

I am thankful for all those special friends of mine, ( too many to mention, but they know who they are), who have not only had my back when trouble came our way in certain situations, but for being a true friend in times of need. and to me they are not friends, they are Familia. thank you all, for all you have done and continue to do.

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Last but not least, I am truly thankful to God,for giving me the opportunity to have been blessed with eveyone in my life, for blessing me when I didn’t or don’t deserve it, for also guarding  my family, friends with his angles, againts all the wickedness of the devil,and his demons, spiritually, that attack us daily.For blessing this nation of ours even when they have turned their backs on him. Thank you lord, for the pastors, who struggle  daily to keep all your children on the right paths, and for all the prayer warriors out there praying for us all also. thank you lord for everything.

HERE IS MY QUESTION  TO YOU: WHAT ARE YOU MOST THANKFUL FOR?

TAKE CARE AND GOD BLESS

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LOUIE

 

 

 

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I want to tell u story, about a man who grew up with my uncle vinnie,
I remember him, years back, when he was young and skinny,
With his curly black hair, and tough looking hands,
He was never ever scared. of any type of man.

Jessie was his name,but most folks called him ” Louie”
Loved hanging with his friends, sometimes cooked “chop suey”
He had many women, for he was a ladies man,
Was always there for family, to lend a helping hand.

He loved his mom and kids most , that I knew for sure,
Would visit when he could, and help out with the chores,
Sometimes he like to drink, and really liked to dance,
Could really make you laugh,if given half a chance.

Louie and my uncle vincent, were best friends till the end,
Their friendship was for reals,not like some who pretend.
Louie was the muscle, vinnie was the “cool cat in town”
Vinnie you could play with, Louie didn’t mess around.

I knew all his family, his brother Henry was my best friend,
Like Louie and my uncle vinnie, we were friends till the end.
I really didn’t get know Louie, only until his later years,
Every time I think of them,my eyes fill with tears.

You see, all of them are gone now, but live strong in my heart
So no matter where I go, their memories will never part.
I will always remember Louie, looking cool and mean,
Black hair, pendelton shirt, brown boots, and wearing his blue jeans.

CHARISHED MEMORIES

Today as I was down, visiting family and friends,
My mind took me back, of things of yesteryear,
Remembering the good times, and bad times,again.
Laughing and crying, and thinking, so glad I am here.

I thank you so much Lord, to you I make a toast,
Giving me this opportunity, for those I charish most,
I have to count my blessings, each and every day,
Every time I close my eyes, As I start to pray.

Dads, are the ones, who fix things when they break,
Moms, are very special, they are our heart and soul,
Sisters are the ones, who help mom cook and bake,
While brothers are the ones, who says ” for goodness sakes.”

We Laugh and cry, as we remember family we have lost,
Making new memories with the family we have now,
Helping each other, in times of need, no matter the cost,
Never giving up on them, or throwing in the towel.

Smelling mama’s cooking, as we walk into the kitchen,
Slapping our hands, as we dip our fingers for a licken,
Dad outside, cleaning the yard around the house,
Our kids running all over, who love to scream and shout.

Taking pictures and videos of all our family and friends,
Cherishing the memories, hoping they would never end.
The sad part is when we kiss and say our goodby’s,
Holding mom the most, as she blesses us and cry’s.

These are the best times, we should truly cherish most,
Hoping that God would allow us to see each other again,
To God, family and friends to you I make a toast
These memories forever in my heart, until the very end.

how close are you to God?

 

  The other day I was thinking, about a man who I seen years back, walking the streets
with a cross on his back, and I don’t know why that thought came to me at that time.
But as I kept thinking, this thought came to me., when jesus said, pick up your cross And follow me, in this mans mind, he must have truly believed that God meant to literally make a wooden cross and do as he did when he died for our sins.

    Now I don’t believe that’s what that interpretation meant, if so..the apostles wouldl have been the first to do it, after all, jesus reavealed the truth and interpretations to them first right?. Now, We all have our own interpretations to scriptures in the bible,and many have argued and still debate over some of them today. I believe, that there is truly only one interpretation to every verse written in the bible.. but also that got me thinking, How close am I to God..I think I am so far from God myself, that I am like one of those people that heard Jesus sermons and gathered around, but was way in the back trying to make his way to the front row, just to get a glimpse of him and not like the woman that held the hem of his garment, to me, that is pretty close, and why was she the only one to have had such a great experience like that, imagine, here is the man, who heald the sick, raised the dead, walked on water, preached his word, with true interpretations before it was ever written on scrolls or paper.

  What I do believe, is that when we as born again believers in Crist, first felt the spirit of God in our hearts..We at that time,,were right there as the woman was..at the hem of his garment. And when Jesus said “ pick up your cross and follow me”, he wanted us to know we are going to do what he commands,and follow his word, and live for him, because he introduced himself to us, in spirit.

    Many things get in the way with our walk with God,and we slip away from the front row and start to fall back in the crowd. And before we know it, we are way in the back. This is my interpretation of “ Backsliding”, we let the love we had at that moment get swallowed up by the weary darts of the devil himself,. I do know that I feel his spirit all the time and sometimes when I get down on my knees and humble myself, I am right there at the hem of his garment..and he assures me that everthing is going to be allright,. I get up. And feel so liberated and free and all my pain, heartache, depression, and every other feeling I felt before I came to him..was taken.

   Thank You Jesus,,for that..so this is my way..to let u know that no matter what u go thru just humble yourself, get down on your knees..because when we kneel before God, that is showing respect, and humbleness, I am not saying u can’t pray standing up, or in the car, or wherever your at..what I am saying is if u pray this way..by yourself ..and talk with him this way..U will get up from that encounter and be a ready for the day..and if u have bad knees.do it in a wheelchair whatever it takes..just get in tune with him..and u will be glad u did,…THIS IS HOW WE PRAY..PEOPLE..have a great day..

 

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