Saturday, February 13, 2010

My Sweet Valentine

My sweet friend Sandy shared a post about how her and her husband met and in honor of Valentine's Day I wanted to share how my husband and I met.

It all started one Wednesday evening on Feb. 2004 when I got home from church and started working on my Nutrition homework. I was living with my parents at the time in Orlando, Florida and was really focused on finishing up my required classes to get into the nursing program. Before I continue though I must share that a few months back I wanted to find pen pals since I love to write and learn about other culture. Well, the first website that popped up was a website for Christian singles. Little did I know that minutes after navigating through this foreign site..I would have a full profile picture and all. Not what I had in mind at all. God was definitely up to something. After about a few months of pretty much meeting people and going absolutely nowhere, I was determined to cancel my subscription and using the money wiser. But every time I tried something came up. Which brings us back to that famous Wednesday:D

As I tried to do homework..two different guys messaged me...I needed a break so decided to respond. Oh boy...that was quite an was all into his hair..I mean not one sentence from him without the phrase "my hair" lol...yes girls...there are guys very into themselves lol. The other guy was what you would call a gangsta...the type of of guy I had had grown out of. Hat to the side, pants held up with a belt and the language...ooooh boy the language lol. HUGE turnoff. I was beginning to think that maybe I logged into the wrong site. Right before I logged off though...this I noticed I got another message and said "now what?" As I look up at the screen, I see the sweetest smile I've ever seen in my entire was captivating. He said a simple "hello" and that was enough for me. Not hair convos, no baggy pants lol...boy was I relieved. To make a long story short...we talked online for 2 hrs about everything. We shared our testimonies and quickly realized that we were both coming from he same path and were truly ready to do things right and to finally find "the one". We wanted something real! We felt very comfortable with each other very quickly and even gave each other pet names...Lollipop (he dedicated the 50's lollipop song to me so that was to be my nickname..he would sing this song to me all the time.) I nicknamed him Mr. Bubble Gum and he loved it. From there are we talked almost every day online until we moved on to phone calls. We maintained a strong long distance friendship. He was stationed in TN and I was living in FL. I can honestly tell you though that aside from his sweet smile...what truly got my heart was that he was in the military and was a strong Christian! I loved hearing about his awesome relationship with the Lord! It was very refreshing and it's what I was looking for in that special guy!
We remained friends for 4 months and finally met in person in May 2004...we've been inseparable since then:D

We laugh every time we share our love story because we never know what kind of reaction we're going to get since some people are either old-school or are afraid/hesitant with the whole meeting online thing. BUT this goes to show that God does work in mysterious ways and wanted it to happen this way! Funny is I say that God has a sense of humor cause my husband's from San Diego and I was raised in Orlando....completely opposites on the can actually draw a straight line across..nothing is impossible for our Lord! He is the one I longed to meet for so long..that faceless shadow I saw in my mind as I envisioned my wedding day. This love story has in existence for 5 yrs and 3 months and it's been an amazing journey. Manuel changed my life the day we met online. I can't remember my life before him and don't want to...he makes me laugh every day! It hasn't always been easy but the Lord's hand has been upon us guiding our every step. Together we've accomplished our dreams, our goals, experienced many firsts, battled many trials, enjoyed our many blessings and most important..have grown closer to the Lord! And now....we are about to embark in a whole new journey...the amazing journey of parenting which we are so excited and eager to begin! I pray we remain together until the Lord calls us home. We hope to go home together and walk through the gates of Heaven holding each other's hand!


Tuesday, February 2, 2010

God's Pharmacy

I came accross this article and thought it was so neat......

It's been said that God first separated the salt water from the fresh, made dry land, planted a garden, made animals and fish... all before making a human. He made and provided what we'd need before we were born. These are best & more powerful when eaten raw. We're such slow learners...

God left us a great clue as to what foods help what part of our body!
God's Pharmacy! Amazing!

A sliced Carrot looks like the human eye. The pupil, iris and radiating lines look just like the human eye... and YES, science now shows carrots greatly enhance blood flow to and function of the eyes.

A Tomato has four chambers and is red. The heart has four chambers and is red. All of the research shows tomatoes are loaded with lycopine and are indeed pure heart and blood food..

Grapes hang in a cluster that has the shape of the heart. Each grape looks like a blood cell and all of the research today shows grapes are also profound heart and blood vitalizing food.

A Walnut looks like a little brain, a left and right hemisphere, upper cerebrums and lower cerebellums. Even the wrinkles or folds on the nut are just like the neo-cortex. We now know walnuts help develop more than three (3) dozen neuron-transmitters for brain function.

Kidney Beans actually heal and help maintain kidney function and yes, they look exactly like the human kidneys.

Celery, Bok Choy, Rhubarb and many more look just like bones. These foods specifically target bone strength. Bones are 23% sodium and these foods are 23% sodium. If you don't have enough sodium in your diet, the body pulls it from the bones, thus making them weak. These foods replenish the skeletal needs of the body.
Avocados, Eggplant and Pears target the health and function of the womb and cervix of the female - they look just like these organs. Today's research shows that when a woman eats one avocado a week, it balances hormones, sheds unwanted birth weight, and prevents cervical cancers. And how profound is this? It takes exactly nine (9) months to grow an avocado from blossom to ripened fruit. There are over 14,000 photolytic chemical constituents of nutrition in each one of these foods (modern science has only studied and named about 141 of them).

Figs are full of seeds and hang in twos when they grow. Figs increase the mobility of male sperm and increase the numbers of Sperm as well to overcome male sterility.
Sweet Potatoes look like the pancreas and actually balance the glycemic index of diabetics.

Olives assist the health and function of the ovaries
Oranges, Grapefruits, and other Citrus fruits look just like the mammary glands of the female and actually assist the health of the breasts and the movement of lymph in and out of the breasts.

Onions look like the body's cells. Today's research shows onions help clear waste materials from all of the body cells. They even produce tears which wash the epithelial layers of the eyes. A working companion, Garlic, also helps eliminate waste materials and dangerous free radicals from the body.