Me and Rudy

Me and Rudy

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Something Special

A woman once fretted over the usefulness of her life.
She feared she was wasting her potential being a devoted wife and mother.
She wondered if the time and energy she invested in her husband
and children would make a difference.
At times she got discouraged because so much of what she did seemed to go
unnoticed  and unappreciated.
"Is is worth it?" she often wondered.  "Is there something better that 
that I could be doing with my time?"

It was during one of these moments of questioning that she heard the still
small voice of her heavenly Father speak to her heart

"You are a wife and mother because
that is what I have called you to be."
Much of what you do is hidden from the public eye.
But I notice.  Most of what you give is done without renumeration.
But I am your reward.

Your husband cannot be the man I have called him to be without
your support.  Your influence upon him is greater that you think and more
powerful than you will ever know.  I bless him through your service 
and honor him through your love.

Your children are precious to Me.
Even more precious that they are to you.
I have entrusted them to your care to raise for me.
What you invest in them is an offering to Me.
You may never be in the public spotlight.  But your obedience shines as a 
bright light before Me.  Continue on.  Remember, you are my servant
Do all to please Me.
                                                  -Roy Lessin

Friday, February 11, 2011

too cute!

Just couldn't help myself!  Just had to take Sophia's picture and wanted to share.  She has decided to start taking a pacifier.  None of my other children did this and so this is new territory for me.  Hopefully we don't regret it later.

Birthday Girl!

It's so hard to believe that 14 years ago, our first born daughter was born.  Makayla was such an easy baby!  (she slept through the night at 1 week old)  She always made us smile, and is very much a Daddy's girls. 
She keeps us very busy these days, between basketball, teen activities with church, and school.  She still makes us smile and we love her sense of humor!  Makayla always tries to please us and never wants to disappoint us.  What a beautiful girl she has become on the inside and the outside.  We are very proud of the young lady she is becoming.  Happy 14th Birthday Makayla!!!!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Thanks Uncle Carlos!

Due to circumstances beyond control, 2 heart attacks, major surgery, and a lot of rehab lifestyles have drastically changed.   You see, some of the Manriquez's have really bad genes and their bodies do not process cholesterol,  so this is what caused our favorite uncle to go through a really tough time.  I am so sorry that he and his precious wife had to take this journey, but we are thankful that our journey has changed as well.  Since December Rudy and I have determined to change our eating habits and exercise at least 5 days a week.  So far, Rudy says he feels better than he ever has, and well I'm just thankful to have lost a few extra pounds!  Thanks Uncle Carlos, we are praying for you everyday!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Who knew that 6 people could:
  • have so much laundry
  • eat so much food
  • get up so early
  • make such a mess
  • bring so much joy
  • make me laugh so much
Who knew that someone so simple as me, being an only child would end up with four children and a great husband.  I sure love the family God has blessed me to care for.  This is why I have decided to begin blogging.  Life can be very simple sometimes, but it is always interesting!  Who knew!