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“Life is what happens while we are making other plans.”

If someone were to ask me three, even five, years ago where I saw myself being today and compared my response to where I actually am, they would equate many of my life achievements thus far, with those same plans, thoughts I’d said years ago. At 21 years of age, I can truly say I’ve lived my life to the fullest. I am very grateful for the opportunities God has blessed me with; beginning first and foremost with a mother who never gave up on her children or the hope of giving us a better life. In this year alone, I have overcome barriers, created new life, and embarked on a series of new journeys. Now more than ever the old folks saying rings ever more true–“if you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.” As this year ends, and another inevitably approaches, I remain reverent of God’s presence and power. In regards to my plans for the future, I will continue on with the “five-year plan” and the “ten-year” plan, while also recognizing that life will conspicuously and inconspicuously alter them.

T-5 weeks! (Im)Patiently waiting…

The days are long but the weeks are SHORT! Baby Boy Ayala is soon to be here:) I can’t wait to experience the joy of bringing new life onto this Earth. A journey that has taken nearly ten months to complete, is only just beginning. With the holiday season near, I am eternally grateful for my loving partner, this wonderful baby boy, and all of our loving family and friends. It is amazing how God continues to put life into perspective for us. Situations in life that we, at first, may consider challenging, bring results that we love and cherish for a lifetime. The opportunity to be a mother and a wife is one that many women may never experience. It is a blessing that I do not take for granted and a duty that I intend to fulfill happily and righteously, by the grace of God.

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