To My Handsome Papi

So we are here again. . . 17 birthdays down, 100 left to celebrate. I can't begin to tell you how much you mean to me or how proud I am to be your wife. You have literally had my back from sitting by the bungalows to helping me #BeastMode it up while having the most beautiful baby girl in the world! Seeing you grow from a boy to a man then adding on Husband and now Daddy *you just keep getting sexier. You lead me with more strength, heart, grace and mercy each day. You are not a perfect man but I am not a perfect woman either so together with God what can't we do, overcome, set fire and water too?! It's crazy to think that this is just the beginning of the next wave of journeies to come. You make me a better person, you ease the load (even when I dump more things in). I enjoy your craziness, randomness, Kingdom heartness. Your love for Jesus Christ makes me fall harder for you each day you walk in your purpose. The enemy tried but God prevailed. 

HAPPY DAY OF BIRTH TO THE MVP OF MY LIFE, MY BEST FRIEND FOREVER AND A DAY, MR. Ya JaKetted AKA Papi, Daddy, Handsome, MY favorite Husband.   

Today is literally Day 1 of our new beginning - let's get it you fine like wine, man of mine. *oh no your cheese ball stuff is rubbing off on me. 

♡your love bug   

   

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To My Beautiful Wife (Happy Birthday)

God has blessed me with an amazing woman of God (you), i am so proud to be your husband protector, lover and best friend. You are my biggest inspiration in life seeing you grow from child to a young lady now as an adult makes me push towards greatness daily. Watching you as a mother makes me so proud, the way you take care of our cub brings a smile not only to my face but to my heart. My love always remember that greatness lives in you and you can do all things, don't allow nothing to hold you back from the vision God put in you when you was a little girl. I can't wait to see where God takes us 5,10,15 years from now on this beautiful journey. Continue to be bold and courages, fearless and all you do. Know that i love you and i have since the first moment i laid eyes on you in 7th grade and every moment with you is priceless. I will always be here for you to help conquer every battle you face in life to be your go to partner and your stability when you feel off balance. I will push you to give birth to your wildest dreams just like the birth of our lioness. 

 

IF MY LIFE SHALL END BEFORE YOU MY LOVE ALWAYS KNOW I AM IN HEAVEN BY THE GATES WAITNG FOR YOU. TO DEATH TEMPORARY DUE US PART I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU FOREVER AND A DAY:)

 

Happy Birthday My Bride

Always yours Super Onee

365 Day of Thanks

Each day I do my best to remember that I woke up with life and breathe in my lungs, while some are not as fortunate as I am. I don’t just use “Thanksgiving” to show my appreciation. I do my best to live a life in the state of gratefulness. This allows me to forgive, listen, love harder than before, be joyful and have faith to carry on through whatever comes my way. It sparks a light of hope when everything seems to be spiraling out of control.    

 Here are 5 things I do daily to keep my heart thankful

 ·      Find details in the tiniest of things that are going on in my world that are positive.

When I am having an off day or I have to check my attitude, I find beauty in the details around me.

·      Journal, snap a photo, or your Notepad in your phone to jot down your thoughts daily.

This for me has been a lifesaver, especially when I need to encourage myself. I am able to go back to journal entries and pictures and get the boost that I am not where I once was.

·      If someone feeds you negativity don’t eat it or pass it back out to someone else.

I have had this happen to me in the parking lot, with a family member, my spouse, at the grocery store, work, church, etc. You don’t have to take everything that people dish out.

·      Humble yourself and know that you are not perfect and also that, others around will not be either.

Pretty self-explanatory, we all don’t have it together.

·      Give compliments to people, smile and walk in love.

If I like your shirt, or hairstyle I am going to tell you. Not just give you that funny awkward stare. I will smile at you, even though I get funny stares back. I will forgive and love you even if you wrong me. On a side note *Walking in love is more that just something you do at church or after payday. It to me is a direct reflection of your heart.

So, what can you do to find what fuels thankfulness in your life? This year is about to be up, don’t let another day pass without realizing how blessed you truly are. 

See you in two weeks

♡jes

 

Y i e l d

Okay let us be honest. Most of us see a yield sign and stop completely or hurry up to get in front of the car that is coming your way because Jesus knows your time is precious right?

Today when I speak of yield I am actually talking about a yielding that produces or provides. We all know that our world is full of craziness along with the everyday hustle and bustle but how do we actually start our day? This is a very vital part in living a fulfilled life at least for me.

Matthew 6:21 NLT says, “Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be”.

This past weekend our Pastor talked about what does your calendar and check book look like? What he was stating is, are you yielding to God faithfully and are you being a faithful steward of your finances. While we were driving away from church my husband said, “Sometimes I think my checks are be lower than they were when we were in Seattle because I don’t work Sundays anymore but I give God my 10 percent differential pay when I honor Him and you every Sunday”.

I never really thought of it in that sense. We have to honor God in a way that is precise and we have to yield to the smallest of things He asks of us. God is such a massive being but His voice is so light and gentle it can be missed if we are not mapping out our time with Him daily.

Look, I have my days that I have gotten carried away doing me that by the time my head hits the pillow I didn’t even honor God the way I should. This takes time and grace to spend intentional alone time with God. Create a schedule that works for you. Yield one small place in your life to God (it doesn’t matter what it is, there is one thing you can think of). Maybe it is making coffee at home instead of waiting in the coffee drive through, waking up 20 minutes earlier or not getting on social media first thing in the morning- just so that you can spend time with God before you walk out the door.

Jesus speaks to the heart of His people and the only way to know Jesus is to spend quality time with Him. He will always pick up when you call Him. He isn’t mad if you haven’t called in awhile, He just wants to hear His very owns voice (YOU).

Luke 12: 31 NLT says, “Seek the Kingdom of God above all else and he will give you everything you need”.

So wouldn’t it make the most sense to yield to Him before you get out and get your daily hustle started?

When you yield, you are allowing the cars of the world to pass you by so that you will know without a doubt everything you touch will have sprout a harvest and there is nothing that He won't provide for you.

Psalm 61:1-8 NLT kept coming back on my heart so I will end this journal entry with it.

O God, you are my God; I earnestly search for you.
My soul thirsts for you; my whole body longs for you in the parched and weary land where there is no water.
I have seen you in your sanctuary and gazes upon your power and glory.
Your unfailing love is better than life itself; how I praise you!
I will praise you as long as I love, lifting my hands to you in prayer.
You satisfy me more than the richest feast. I will praise you with songs of joy.
I lie awake think of you, meditating on you through the night.
Because you are my helper, I sing for your joy in the shadow of your wings.
I cling to you; your strong right hand holds me securely.

Yielding is being aware of what is going on, it is not a stop dead in your tracks all the time, or let the car go ahead. It is being intentional to what you observe and to what your heart is fixating on.  

I will see you every 2 weeks on Wednesday

♡jes

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