It’s called CPV It has a name Never in a million years did I ever think I would utter these words. I am a victim of Child/Parent Violence.  It falls under the definition of domestic violence from a child towards a parent. That’s what happened to me, to our family.  I do not share this... Continue Reading →

Hold him…

There I was sitting across from my son getting ready to be as vulnerable as possible, not truly knowing how he would receive my heart.  And so, I leaped! I was nervous, but I needed him to know of my inner sorrow so that I could heal our brokenness.  And then it happened...healing and wholeness. We... Continue Reading →

Dear God…forgive us!

Forgive our indifference Forgive our selfishness Forgive our hatred Forgive our anger Forgive our racism Forgive our bigotry Forgive our unbelief Forgive our lack of empathy Forgive our lack of tolerance Forgive our lack of compassion Forgive our violence Forgive our fighting Forgive our division Forgive our ruthlessness Forgive our lack of love Forgive our... Continue Reading →

Saying I do…..

I said yes.  I moved across the country, and I gave up my identity.  I became a wife, his partner.  I became the homemaker, housekeeper (well not for long), I became the accountant and soon after I became the mother of his children. During the past 24 years, I juggled my identity, our lives, the... Continue Reading →

Do I call?

The call came in. My father had a heart attack and is intensive care. I sit still and wait. I sit still and process what is before me. Do I love or do I walk away Do I choose to remember how he protected me or do I remember how he treated my mom? Do... Continue Reading →

Being Latina !!

I have always felt proud of being a Latina. Never once was I embarrassed by my heritage. Until... Growing up in the projects among low-income Hispanics, African Americans, Irish, and Jewish families we really didn’t see or feel different. We were one community. We celebrated our color, hair (well on some days), our food, our... Continue Reading →

“You’ve changed…”

I enjoy compliments...really who doesn't? Yet the ones that make my heart swell are the ones that speak to my character. "You've changed"... When I hear someone say those words to me, it acknowledges that I've grown. Everyone should grow, learn, always be teachable. If we don't change, we will live angry, frustrated, full of... Continue Reading →

“51……”

"The only time she looked back was to see how far she came." YES!!! The cover of this journal confirmed why I journal and how I choose to live my life! It was an AHA moment, an epiphany, the sweet whisper of God into my spirit letting me know the following... "The unhealthy relationships of... Continue Reading →

Eat. Love. Pray…..and just show up!

As the youngest of seven siblings, I often wonder what could I offer my oldest in times of trouble. Well...this past year has put that to the test. David battling Leukemia and Angel battling End Stage heart disease in need of both a kidney and heart transplant has required me to... Eat, Love, Pray, and... Continue Reading →

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