Thank You 2012, Welcome 2013

I came back from my trip in The Dominican Republic three days ago.  I had an amazing time.  This was my first Christmas/holiday season in my homeland in about 10 years.  Words cannot describe how I felt being in my beautiful country during this time.  This was a very special trip in so many ways.  It was quality time with the people I love the most on earth.  I spent time with all my four nieces, Querin, Mia, Maiya and Miranda, with one of my nephews, Ronny, with my brother and sister-in- law, and with the one woman I love the most on this planet–my mother.  Two of my nephews weren’t present, Christian and Jonathan —we did not forget about you two and knew in our hearts that you being there would have made this holiday season even more special. I am so grateful to God for the opportunity to spend time with my habuelito (grandfather) who is over 90 years old and is sick.  I also spent time with my childhood friends in the town I lived in as a child, Mata De Palma (Palm Tree).  This town means a lot to me as most of my precious childhood memories are from events that occurred in this town.   My favorite aunt, also spent New Year’s eve and New Year with us.  She is so much fun and made us all laugh really loud.  What else could I ask for?  I would have loved for my brother Kelvin and my two best friends Luz and Marcela to be there as well.  Surrounded by the people I love the most, I could not ask for anymore joy then the one I felt.  To my surprise and to top it off, my mother and my aunt planned a surprise dinner for me the night before I came back to the states, hence I enjoyed my stay there up until the last minute.

This new year is very special to me. I am humbly grateful to God for everything.   From the bottom of my heart I wish you all a very happy and successful New Year.  I feel so much gratitude for all of God’s blessings, for caring for me, for loving me the way He does.

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