Thursday, June 27, 2013

Love a little more when you Travel :D!

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in LOVE.
1 John 4:18 NKJV

So this month I am so thank God because...
  1. I turned 23 :) yey!! , Thank You Lord!
  2. I survived my TESOL course I can now teach ESL jejeje!!
  3. The Convention is coming up YEY!!!!!!!!! 
  4. & After 4 years of not being able to go to El Salvador, my Grandma made it come true for me she took me in May :) (& that's what this post is about TODAY!!)

Like I said before, I had not been able to go to El Salvador for 4 years it was a lot believe me, for someone who would go every year or every two years, it was far too long. So I thank God for this privilege and for my lovely grama that made it possible.
I have to tell you this trip was unlike my other trips, before I would go to El Salvador and it would be solemnly a vacation. I would see family and friends, I would eat yummy food, I would go to the beach, I would stay at my great grandparent’s hacienda in the country side (my fave place), etc.

However, this time even though I did want to do all the things I normally do in El Salvador, I got this feeling/thought that I just had to add to my prayers because it felt very right to do so. I started asking God to please make this trip different from my other trips, that I could bless those in need with the blessings He has given me. Let me tell you that is exactly what this trip became!
I got the opportunity to visit an orphanage :D!!
Now I had never been to one and I was a little nervous because I didn't know what to expect... However, let me tell you, it was one of the best experiences I have ever lived.
The children were so friendly, the moment we got there we were all friends :) the boys you see in the picture.. they took my cousin and I and gave us a tour of where they live. It was honestly wonderful, I wanted to just permanently pack my bags and stay there.

The thing I learned most from them and cherish is; that no matter what is missing in your life be happy with what you have & love without limits. These children gave us their friendship and love instantly. They would hug us tell us their stories, it was amazing!! They all considered each other family and they all watched out for each other, it was lovely.

See I am a crier but I was so happy that I just couldn't be sad... Until I met Eddie Sanchez ohhhh when I met him I held back my tears, it took some effort. See Eddie was left at the orphange when he was 6 days old, he was left at the enterance. His story was sad, but when I saw him smile that is when almost began to cry this precious child was happy and so beautiful, life cirumstances had nothing on him :D!!

I did cry when I left though in the truck as we were driving away I just let the tears pour I couldn't hold them because when it was time to go the boys would tell us"don't leave stay here and play with us". It tore my heart to leave! They are constantly in my heart and prayers. Though I didn't know them long I love them,none-the-less, they stole my heart.

You learn many beautiful things on trips if you ask God for the opportunity and you actually let opportunites teach you of life.

I am so greatful, blessed and happy :D & I cannot wait until next year!! I promised them I would take them more coca-cola, some chicken (Pollo Campero), cake and Horchata (a salvadorian drink). So I am gonna keep my promise.

I end off by saying... TRAVEL, but not just for the sake of travelling, go TOUCH someones life because believe me in doing so,YOURS will be REVOLUTIONIZED :D

I Thank God for everything because He has given it all to me, The Love of My Life!
~ I wish you a wonderful day!!
and happy long weekend to my fellow Canadians :D

God Bless You Tons!!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Getting Poetic Here :)

Sometimes I just get poetic :) dunno why?!?!?!

Alguna vez pensé que no podría vivir sin ti, me alma se hacia pedazos por tu ausencia. Soñaba del momento en que te volvería a ver. Una escena de llanto de alegría, sonrisas y abrazos.

Mas el tiempo a extinguido la esperanza que alguna vez tuve. El reencuentro que pintaba en mi mente ni la sobra de mi presente. Lo único que ha quedado es la memoria de ti, que hoy deseo que tal vez no hubiese ocurrido. Tu memoria se ha convertido en mi diaria carga. Y hoy en vez de lagrimas esta  el deseo de no volver a verte para poner en descanso las memorias que un día eran mi mejor compañía y mi cubertura de consuelo.

Btw here is the not sooo good translation of it:...

The Reunion
Once I thought that I could not live without you, your absence tore my soul into pieces. I dreamt of the moment when I’d get to see you once again. A scene full of tears of joy, smiles and plenty of hugs.
But Time passed and took with it all hope that one day I held on to.  The reunion that I once imagined in my mind becoming not even the shadow of my present desire. The only thing left of your memory is the strong urgency I have to forget you. Your memory has become a daily burden. In place of tears is only the desire to never see you again, so that only then may the memories of you which were my greatest companion and consolation can be put to rest.
God Bless You Tons!!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

March Music Madness

I wanted to share both Spanish and English songs which I am currently IN LOVE with :)!!


Hide Your Love Away - By: Anthem Lights

Trust in Me Now - Anthony Evans

Stronger - Mandisa
Promesas - Felsy Jones
Mi Pensamiento Eres Tu - Roberto Orellana

(an oldie but a goodie!)
Let me know what you think,
God Bless You :)!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

THESE ARE NOT MY WORDS... I am not really sure whos... but whoever wrote it did great :D...

This is the thing: When you hit 28 or 30, everything begins to divide. You can see very clearly two kinds of people. On one side, people who have used their 20s to learn and grow, to find … themselves and their dreams, people who know what works and what doesn’t, who have pushed through to become real live adults. Then there’s the other kind, who are hanging onto college, or high school even, with all their might. They’ve stayed in jobs they hate, because they’re too scared to get another one. They’ve stayed with men or women who are good but not great, because they don’t want to be lonely. … they mean to develop intimate friendships, they mean to stop drinking like life is one big frat party. But they don’t do those things, so they live in an extended adolescence, no closer to adulthood than when they graduated. Don’t be like that. Don’t get stuck. Move, travel, take a class, take a risk. There is a season for wildness and a season for settledness, and this is neither. This season is about becoming. Don’t lose yourself at happy hour, but don’t lose yourself on the corporate ladder either. Stop every once in a while and go out to coffee or climb in bed with your journal. Ask yourself some good questions like: “Am I proud of the life I’m living? What have I tried this month? … Do the people I’m spending time with give me life, or make me feel small? Is there any brokenness in my life that’s keeping me from moving forward?” Now is your time. Walk closely with people you love, and with people who believe … life is a grand adventure. Don’t get stuck in the past, and don’t try to fast-forward yourself into a future you haven’t yet earned. Give today all the love and intensity and courage you can, and keep traveling honestly along life’s path. Pinterest

Food for thought huh :)!!

God Bless You!!

Have a wonderful day!!


Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Getting Poetic Here :P

So today I got insipred by the beautiful weather outside :D 'tis looking like spring... however here in Canada we are having some crazy weather and apparently tonight we are supposed to get this huge snow storm with 15 to 20cm of snow... ooooh yiiippppeee :P... but back on topic, I also got inspired by l'amour do to pinterest quotes of course ;) and well my family who is wishing us youngings (or oldies, depending on your view - jejeje) married.
So Seasons and Love combined make for good poetic inspiration :D
Here 'tis, my little poem:

Love is like SPRING - it makes you come alive,
Love is like SUMMER - it warms your heart,
Love is like FALL - it colours your world,
Love is like WINTER - it numbs your senses!
LOVE THIS PAINTING: If I had time i'd attempt this, if i had money i'd just buy it!
Have a wonderful blessed day!!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

*Cold Days - Book Nook

When the colder days are in full force, it usually means some good ol' sick days come forth & you stay in much more, the window becomes your best friend and that means more time at home. So what do I do? Well... I read! I catch up on all the books I have neglected, I find new books which I know we're just waiting for me and I note down books that friends and family members recommend. I stalk up!

There is something great and beautiful about a book, it transports you to a new world. I guess that's why I love to read in the winter days, because for a few minutes of my day, I get to be in a different world, time and place. I guess that's also why you need to be mindful of what you read because not all books take you to good places. Go to good places!! Don't waste your time on things that will not edify you in any way.

So what categorizes a good book for me? ...Something that makes you think, that tests your word pool and enhances your knowledge (if you need to search up a word in the dictionary while reading voila! You learned something nouveau), that has a realistic story line or if not... well relatable, something enticing and that at the end you wish it had not ended or that you just most definately will re-read!

So here is some of my fave books :D!


1. The Shelf of Life by Ruth Harvey - Let me tell you it really does edify and teaches you a lot about Christian life and overcoming the negative!

2. Cheated by Jerry Jones- Oh have you ever heard the story of Jacob, Rachel & Leah? Well this books breaks it down in an unforgettable way!! It WILL make you cry!

3. Kisses for Katie by Katie Davis- Its an inspiring book about how one young girl has fullfiled and is living her dream by going across the world to help those in need.


4. Unlocked by Karen Kingsbury - This is one of my top favourite books. ITS A MUST READ!! It walks you through the life of a young man who has Autism, his journey through life. A definate tear jerker!!

5. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen - All I can say is I love Mr. Darcy!! Jeje! But really I love this story because its about how a man can change for love and how he can love a girl who is herself, not exactly perfect but beautiful for whom she is.

6. Anahita's Woven Riddle by Meghan Nuttall Sayres - Is about a young lady who is going to get an arrange marriage but she refuses to do so. Instead she comes up with a woven riddle, she promises that whomever guesses the riddle she will marry. She gets amazing suitors and the story is just enticing!!

7. Chronicles of the Kings Vol. 1 -5 by Lynn Austin - Adventurous, Romantic & Dramatic

8. A Thousand Tomorrows & Just Beyond the Clouds by Karen Kingsbury - Drama & Heart Felt

9. Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins - Adventure, Drama & Thriller

Well thats the end of this list.
I hope you can read some or any of these books and enjoy them as I did. If you do let me know how you like them... & If you already have read any, let me know what you thought...

Blessings! Have a Wonderful Day!

Julie :D

P.s. Stay Warm!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Sorry for the ongoing construction!!
Its just I love to update!
Its just that I wanted a happier vibe for my blog!!
Check Out the New Look,
Hope you like it :D

Love this picture!!

Have a Wonderful day!!