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Stars from Heaven, Dandelions on Earth

Today is Mother’s Day and its that special day when we are reminded of the joy, fruit and celebration of motherhood. It is a day when our children lets us know we are loved and appreciated in their own special way. But not all moms have this luxury and privilege. To some of us, it may be one of the darkest days of the year because it is an even heavier reminder that there is a big hole in our…

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Angel Winks and Heaven Signs

Two years ago, I had the privilege of visiting this extraordinary little poet, humanitarian, peace activist and remarkable little boy, Mattie J. Stepanek’s Memorial Park in Maryland with my earth daughter and my Aunt.. Before I continue, I should first share that the color purple and 11:11 are among the angel signs I receive from my baby angel, Raquel whom I lost to SIDS in 2009. Coincidentally, purple also happened to be Mattie’s favorite color while he was still on earth.…

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The Turning Point: A Life Changing Easter PT3

When I opened my eyes, Pastor Keith was down on one knee with a bible in his hands. He said, "I want to read a passage to you, its Psalm 16 and its the last verse. I want to make sure I'm telling this to you right," then he closed his eyes for a moment. When he opened them again he said, "This is from Raquel. She is here with us. Although she wasn't on this earth for that long,…

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The Turning Point: A Life Changing Easter PT2

Part 2 of 3 Finally, Easter Sunday came the next day. My bestfriend is part of the Lighthouse Christian Family Church in Bellevue and she asked us to join her for their Easter Service. Touching is an understatement of what the service delivered. We felt the strong presence of God’s Spirit in that gymnasium. From beginning until the end, everything about it pierced right through the core of my being. The first part of the service was a video about…

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The Turning Point: A Life Changing Easter PT1

Part 1 of 3 If you’re visiting my blog for the first time, welcome! To those who have been here before, hello again and thanks for joining me in my blogging journey! I appreciate your visit and am always grateful for the chance to share my story with you. Here’s a little background of what this post is about. I have a baby daughter in heaven who left this earth when she was three months old. The post entitled, “An…

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Adventure, mommyhood

Googly Eyes for Google: A Tour of Googleplex

We live fairly close to Silicon Valley – the Technology Capital of the World and home of Facebook, Youtube, Instagram, Google and more. Although we’re only less than 2 hours away from this dot com valley, we haven’t gotten a chance to explore it yet. Until a few weeks ago when my daughter had a long weekend from school, and we decided to take advantage of it and take a little staycation to venture out to Silicon Valley for a…

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I Wish

I often sit and wonder About that glorious day When I finally get to see her The STAR who lights my way   She twinkles oh, so brightly! The most brilliant in the sky Oh, how her love glows endlessly Burns warm inside my heart   This star I often wonder Will she still be the same That baby I kissed gently The day she went away   Dear God, if you would grant me One wish that could come…

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Blessings in the Dark

If you’re going through tough times, this is a a good read. It was written and shared by one of the strongest people I know, while fighting the fight of her life! Selena was a warrior princess who battled breast cancer 3x in her lifetime. She may have lost her third battle, but by no means did she lose the war, not by a long shot. Her Faith was victorious over cancer and ‘til this day her valiant spirit continues…

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Uncanny Connections. His Mysterious Ways.

  My Random Encounter with Selena, the Warrior Princess.  Over a year after I lost my daughter and a few weeks after my Easter Sunday experience (see “The Turning Point: A Life Changing Easter”), I was back in Seattle and had one of those beautiful “I know that was you God,” encounters. Some people call it coincidence, others say it’s a ‘God-incident’. And I had one with a very special soul named, Selena Seymour, who I fondly remember as the…

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An Awakening: The Day She Went Away

Hi there! Thanks for reading my very first post. I do want to forewarn you that this may not be for the faint of heart. I’m about to share some painful events on the day of my daughter’s passing along with pictures from a scrapbook I made after her demise. As I was working on this article, one of my favorite quotes from Oprah Winfrey came to mind. It goes, “When you live with an open heart, unexpected, joyful things…

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