A Hallway of Praise

thumbnail“Until God opens the next door, praise him in the hallway.” I can’t count how many times in the past I’ve seen this Pinterest quote but today it truly hit home.

As I close the one familiar door I’ve known my entire life and turn ahead to see the numerous doors before me; I slightly get filled with uncertainty. Here I am in the hallway. As I’m walking, I see doors in all shapes and sizes and begin to wonder when one will open.

Are you currently in the hallway? Are you making big changes in your life right now? Or are you currently waiting for an answer to your prayers?

All I can say is trust God in the uncertainties.

How often we forget to give thanks to him during the transitional seasons in our lives. Its in these particular moments that we truly experience his goodness. Like wow he really did THAT. God really came through with it. My dreams and desires are no longer just that; they are visible. He’s shifting my life in various ways and I’m trying my best to be patient enough to see the beautiful outcome he has for me.

So as I continue down the hallway, I praise him for all the smaller yet significant moments that led to this huge transitional period in my life. THANK YOU GOD. You’re a good good father. It’s who you are. 😉 (*inserts Good Good Father lyrics by Chris Tomlin)

“I’ve seen many searching for answers far and wide/ But I know we’re all searching/ For  answers only you provide/ ‘Cause you know just what we need/ Before we say a word/

You’re a good good father/ It’s who you are, it’s who you are, its who you are/ And I’m loved by you…”

So whoever else is in the same transitional season as me, will you join me?

I’ll be here in the hallway singing songs of praise for what has been and what will be.

On another note, I hope to share with everyone my good news when I’m ready. 🙂

Love,

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Women’s History Month

Reflecting on where I came from helps me to appreciate and balance what I have now. -Meghan Markle

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Hi there!

This month happens to be Women’s History Month and it got me reflecting on my life as a woman and all the important women that have helped shape me into who I am today. Whether these women be internationally known or my close family members, they have all impacted my life tremendously and I couldn’t help but to express my gratitude towards them.

My mom

I love and admire my mom so much. From being the oldest of her 9 siblings to raising 6 kids to also caring for her 15+ grandkids. I honestly don’t know how she does it! She really is a SuperMujer in my books. 😉 Pun intended! I hope to  be like her with the patience to raise my own kids one day. LOL. On top of that she is an amazing cook! She really does it all and without ever complaining. Overall, all I can say is I hope to make her proud and be half the woman she is.

My grandma

I am incredibly thankful for my paternal grandmother because she is one of the reasons I got closer to God. It has been a tough journey each and every day but my faith is something I wouldn’t change for anything.  I’ve learned from her when life throws curveballs at you, just act with grace and keep moving forward. Growing up is tough but if you leave it to God, everything will turn out just fine.

Sandra Cisneros
When I started my freshman year in high school my English teacher asked me if I was related to the Latina author Sandra Cisneros. I told him there was no relation. LOL. Shortly after reading The House on Mango Street I immediately related to her also being a Mexican-American growing up in the United States. I didn’t know it then but my love of writing grew throughout my high school years and well into college. She truly has inspired me to continue writing. I mean, here I am! Just now with a blog! 🙂

J.K. Rowling

Another author that has inspired me to dream big is the amazing J.K. Rowling. I fell in love with the whole magical world she created and the muggle world as well. LOL. I dreamed of traveling to England and exploring the castles in the countryside as well as the city life in London. I’m thankful I got to experience it all two years ago. I even toured the Harry Potter Studio and it was all amazing to see the sets and costumes involved in all the movies. There’s so much more of the world to see, and I look forward to it! P.S. I wouldn’t trade the books for the movies. :p

The list could go on and on and there’s so many extraordinary women out there that I could probably write a book! 😉 So I dedicate this post to all my latinas and all of my girls out there and especially to you who are currently reading this! Thank you for being amazing women. Now get out there and celebrate Women’s History Month.

Love,

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Charlotte Restaurant Week @ Del Frisco’s

 

This is my third year going to Charlotte Restaurant Week. The first year I made reservations to the chain restaurant Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse and last year I went to Charlotte’s #1 rooftop restaurant Fahrenheit. This year I opted yet again for another steakhouse. After researching the entire Restaurant week list, I opted for Del Frisco’s largely because their dessert menu had chocolate mousse. Why you say? My brother is a huge chocolate lover.

Del Frisco’s has a relaxing atmosphere with amazing low lighting. Entering the lobby, there’s a bar and a staircase leading up to the second floor seating area. We ended up seating on the ground floor. The bread topped with their smooth butter made for a great starter. For the appetizers, my boyfriend got the Caesar salad, I got the spring mix salad and my brother got the Lobster Bisque, which is just a fancy word for a creamy soup made with shellfish. 🙂 As we moved on to our Entrees, my boyfriend had the Filet Duo, which by far the most eye-catching plate out of plates. It was composed of two small 4 oz. filets topped with Béarnaise and mushroom sauce and a side of Chateau potatoes.  Which by the way I forgot to snap a photo of! Ugh! My plate and my brother’s on the other hand were a more basic looking version compared to my boyfriend’s. We both got the 8 oz Filet Mignon with a side of Chateau potatoes. Our server Sacha was great and asked us if we both wanted our filet’s topped with mushroom sauce which added just the right flavor.

Last but not least, I chose to get a complimentary cappuccino because after eating so much good food I was really in need of a quick pick me up. My boyfriend and I individually ordered the cheesecake with strawberry sauce while my brother opted for the Belgian Chocolate Mousse. Their cheesecake was by far my most to date, and I’ve had quite a few in the past. I fell in love with the  smooth and melt in your mouth sensation. CAN I SAY WOW!  Overall, our experience was just as great as ever and believe it or not it was just a total of $35 each not including tip of course! It’s not often I go dine in the finest restaurants in Charlotte, but I couldn’t miss the bi-annual Charlotte Restaurant Week! So if you missed January, the next one is in July! 🙂

Love,

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