Today marks the week anniversary of the tragedy that happened at Santa Fe High-school.
Too many lives were changed and sadly taken. The sad truths of how our world has become un-safe in ways we never dreamt of, is now our true reality.
Having two little girls now and knowing that one day they too will be in school, means that we have to see changes made. We want to be secure and sure in knowing that when that time does come, there has been new structures set in place for the sake of our children's safety. Every night before putting Emma to bed, we say a prayers with her.
...Lord we also pray for all of our cousins who are going back to school. We pray for protection over them, and for the teachers and staff who are with them. We pray that no harm comes to them or anyone else who is at school..
It's our job to find ways to make change, and I'm so grateful to Gabi from, Texas-Chingona who came to me with this idea. In a collaborative effort we have designed a t-shirt that 100% of the profits will go directly to Texas Gun Sense. "Texas Gun Sense advocates for common sense, evidence-based policies to reduce gun injuries and deaths."- (Texas Gun Sense Website)
We hope to share our mission and see fellow Latina's also make that step in doing their part.
Lunch time has become huge milestone tracker for us recently. We are introducing new products to both girls and are far from perfect use; but it's all about staying consistent and watching them learn! I decided to throw out Emma's sporks and introduce some actual stainless steel utensils from Nûby. They have various colors with an animal or insect on it to choose from. So being devoted Queen B lovers, we chose to go with the cute bumble bees! (#Beyhive) They are so cute and come in a three piece set which includes: fork, knife and spoon.
They are for 12+ months, and have an easy grip handle for these cute little hands to hold! They are BPA free, and wash so easy! Emma is still figuring out the best way to hold and deciding if she wants to be left or right handed while eating.
Our story is one that is hard to tell over and over. For those who know about the loss we suffered, it was one that no parent imagines to ever go through. For those who don't know, our son, Mark Anthony II passed away at 16 days old in the NICU.
I was blessed to come in contact with Connie Gomez who runs Houston Latina Bloggers. We were able to connect and I instantly put myself in this amazing group of women. They support, and share with one another. I love that! Being able to be apart of something and share my blog and talents is a great way for me to feel reconnected. Especially through this time of being confined for our preemies health.
Through Houston Latina Bloggers I was connected to an amazing photographer, Anel. She owns Tender Nest Portraits, and captures beautiful moments. Anel reached out to me because of how touched she was by our story. She offered to capture moments of our family but also honor our son who passed away last year in July.
Anel...I want to personally thank you for that. The pictures you captured are beautiful and I love that his tiny bear was present with us. Some may not know the sentiment behind that particular bear but for us, it holds a key value. A memory. A moment in time where we never want to re-live but we will always remember.
I wanted to share all of the beautiful pictures with everyone, and also share the true story we were capturing..LIFE. Our son may not be with us anymore but we live on, and we make sure to never forget him. We are thankful for the love we share as a family and the strength that has grown between my husband and I. We aren't perfect but we love each other more than anything..Mark is my soulmate and I'm so blessed to see him be an amazing father to our children. Our girls are growing daily and Selena has proven her strength and amazes us with her progress. Emma is the most rambunctious child and has a playful spirit that I hope never fades.
When you think of the future, you think of how your kids will fit and who they will be. I know for Emma and Selena I try to be as active and silly as I can be. I want to enable these little girls to feel confident in being who they are. By showing them these fun characteristics it will make them feel free and build them to be outgoing and daring.
Mark and I have found Emma's passions, and we incorporate it daily to give her that freedom to express herself. We must interact with our children to learn who they are and who they will want to be in the future.
Future People is a brand that was designed to bring parents to interact with their kids! By using fun tees and onesies this brand gives OPPORTUNITY. The opportunity is for us to teach and interact with our little ones! The designs on the shirts compose of different ways to quiz our kids. With different shapes, animal sounds, colors, and MORE.
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