Wednesday, July 29, 2015

This week is an exciting week for our family. My third child, second son, is getting married on Friday. He is marrying a sweet young lady. Family is such a great thing to me! I love my family and I am excited to welcome another member to our Loya Family.
    It is a time for reflection for me...family. It holds a deep place of love in my heart. I had a great childhood. I knew I was loved. My parents were great! I admire them for their strength, their courage in facing difficult times, and for the patience they had for life. They taught me the importance of service--to give of yourself to others in time and talents. It was a great privilege to be a part of easing another's burden.
    They taught me about tradition, about being there for your family. To love them unconditionally. They always showed me great care and consideration, and I will be forever grateful for the loving parents my life was blessed with.
     I learned how family was the only true and ever lasting friendship a person would have. They will always be there--go through a lot for you. They are the ones who know the worst about you and still love you anyway. They are the ultimate best friends in my life. I am so blessed with the friendship of my family. Thank you and a big hug to my parents and my siblings.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

This summer has been full of change and fun for me. When I was younger I felt like life would always be the same...how wrong I was. Change comes from all directions, at all ages. Some change is welcome...other times we have no choice. Sometimes our live's get tilted by the choices of others around us and because they are linked to us, our lives change with theirs. So remember...Your choices do matter and affect other people. How many times have I heard a young teen say, " But it is my choice! It's nobody's business what I do." 
      First of all, that is the most selfish way of thinking. Our life is surround by family and friends. Our choices do matter to others. Maybe it won't affect them immediately or directly, but your choice will always touch someone else...even if it is a small reaction.
     My personal change has come in the way of how I think. Other changes has come as a reaction from someone else's choice--can't say those were wanted changes, but now I have to adjust and make changes in my own life. Some  good and some not expected. But that is life!! Always surprising you with the unexpected.
     Change can be good...and sometimes we don't see the benefit of that change until we make it through the shift. So embrace life's changes and make it into something good!

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