Proud Mom

As mothers, we all have times where we feel like our families and our children are not doing well enough. Often as moms, we can also feel like we are failing. Then something happens out of nowhere or someone tells us something that becomes our mom’s proudest moment.

I always remind myself as a mom, to appreciate little things. I always make sure that I teach my children that if they put their minds to it, their dreams will come true.

Two of my proud moments today

My oldest son had his photography featured in Washington DC. This picure was taken on his Iphone 6s. His passion has always been photography. This image was taken at random as we were walking in the park. His teacher was really interested in his work at his High School photography class and told him he had potential for his work. At the end of the year he submitted his photo to the Congressional Art Competition by Congressman Ed Case. He didn’t expect anything but the teacher congratulated him when he got to school and told him that he had won. My oldest son was always a good student and was on the roll of honors, but he was shy, so I was shocked that he could break out of his shell. I am so proud of him. We got him his own DSLR camera this Christmas, and he will be able to focus more on his photography after this pandemic ends.

On the other hand, my second to the older son has hit Platinum Record on his song called “Before I die” you can listen to it here https://soundcloud.com/larcope/before-i-die. I’m so proud of this young man, even after people made fun of him and told him he would never make it far he didn’t give up and kept trying. With his determination, I know he will go far. Maybe someday his name will be known like Tupac, Eminem. We will just have to wait and see..

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

The Christmas tree and the christmas decorations are finally up up. Yeah, it is starting to look a lot like Christmas, but it just doesn’t feel the same this year. I’m sad that my baby is missing out on all his first. He didn’t get to see Fourth of July fireworks, didn’t get to trick or treat on Halloween, and didn’t get to experience Christmas gift shopping at the mall and getting his photo taken with Santa. I wasn’t able to take holiday pictures this year as I normally do every year. My seven year old keeps asking me when the coronavirus will stop. I would like to pray for the virus to go away this year so that we can continue to live a normal life.

This year, I’m done with all my Christmas shopping and it’s all done online. I am so proud of myself because, during Cyber Monday, I was able to find good deals. At first, I was worried that my presents weren’t going to make it on time here in Hawaii, but now all I have to do is wrap them and put them under my Christmas tree. I still haven’t had the time to do it because lately I’ve been so tired. Having a new baby in the house has put a toll on me. My baby wants attention all the time and all he wants is to always be with me. Most of the time I baby wear so I can do some things in the house but even that is hard. He needs me to lie beside him when he takes a nap, and that’s the only way he can sleep. He likes snuggling next to me and I end up falling asleep most of the time, too. I’m just going to treasure these moments.

I know I haven’t blogged a lot, but that’ll change. I want to capture all my memories, write about my children and see them grow up. Thanks for visiting my blog until next time!