December 22, 2011

The cool table

    Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and although we could eat our meal on the family dinning room table, we rather eat at the coolest table on the house...the kids table. The kids table there are no rules, who cares if we eat our banana nut pancake with our finger and eat bacon with our hands....its fun... and we have fun topics like, when are we going to color, when are we going to play with Thomas the train....when are we going outside to play.  While on the dinning room table we talk about bills that needs to be pay, economy, politics..etc...BORING....the kids table is the fun table......


1 Corinthians 10:31

So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

Proverbs 15:17

Better is a dinner of herbs where love is than a fattened ox and hatred with it.

Matthew 6:11

Give us this day our daily bread

December 17, 2011

Thank You Sundance

     Oh Sundance so many great and sad memories were made when I lived here. Thank you for welcoming me and my family into your community a place where I felt a sense of independence because for 32 year I lived with my parents. After I got married I lived above my parent's house in New York. They needed me I was there, I needed them they were there, so moving thousands of miles away from them and into this new life as Floridians was not easy...walking into apartment 722 I felt a rush of happiness, family helped with the movement including my dad that was the co-pilot, while my husband was driving the U-HAUL truck from Brooklyn New York.... The furniture was set up on their destine spot and I was feeling good, until my father said goodbye, he was going to stay at my aunts house in Orlando to catch his flight back to New York the next day. His goodbye was not the usual goodbye as when I lived in New York..this goodbye had a meaning to it....I was not going to see him everyday and that is when I sat on the rug of my bedroom and just cried...I cried like a child who lost his/her parents at the mall. I felt so vulnerable and so childlike, I told myself, "this too shall pass....."
                     In this kitchen, I was able to prepare delicious food, bake cake and prepare my first thanksgiving meal as a family of three. In this apartment my son learned how to crawl, took his first steps, bumped his head. 

                  In this living room is where we watched movies, played games, entertained guests and took naps...

In the master bedroom is where diapers where changed, good night sleeps happened, and where sick children with fever were taken care of. In the kids room, this is where guest stayed over and kids played.

The balcony, where a good cup of coffee or a wine glass went well. I did most of my praying in this balcony and sure did my many cries and asked many "why's". 

   In this apartment is where my daughter was welcomed home too. It is also the home where the hardest news was heard about Amalia's condition, where we found out through a phone call, " Yes, she tested positive for Trisomy twenty-one." This was the home that heard my many cries, heard many laughter and heard many silence. It was a place that I called "home." In this community called Sundance is where we celebrated my son's and daughter's baptism. It is the place where if we did not want to go to the beach, the community pool was the perfect place for a nice swim. Although we are moving forward in life, I say thank you Sundance for allowing the two bedroom, pet friendly apartment be called "HOME. " 

 Thank You for the great memories!


Ecclesiastes 11:9-10

Rejoice, O young man, in your youth, and let your heart cheer you in the days of your youth. Walk in the ways of your heart and the sight of your eyes. But know that for all these things God will bring you into judgment. Remove vexation from your heart, and put away pain from your body, for youth and the dawn of life are vanity.