O Captain!

O Captain! my Captain! our fearful trip is done,
The ship has weather’d every rack, the prize we sought is won,
The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting,
While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring;
                         But O heart! heart! heart!
                            O the bleeding drops of red,
                               Where on the deck my Captain lies,
                                  Fallen cold and dead.
O Captain! my Captain! rise up and hear the bells;
Rise up—for you the flag is flung—for you the bugle trills,
For you bouquets and ribbon’d wreaths—for you the shores a-crowding,
For you they call, the swaying mass, their eager faces turning;
                         Here Captain! dear father!
                            The arm beneath your head!
                               It is some dream that on the deck,
                                 You’ve fallen cold and dead.
My Captain does not answer, his lips are pale and still,
My father does not feel my arm, he has no pulse nor will,
The ship is anchor’d safe and sound, its voyage closed and done,
From fearful trip the victor ship comes in with object won;
                         Exult O shores, and ring O bells!
                            But I with mournful tread,
                               Walk the deck my Captain lies,
                                  Fallen cold and dead.
 
RIP Robin Williams. You’ll be missed.
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My Forever Favorite

It’s been a while since the last time a posted here. I’ve had two busy, but really amazing weeks.

Anyways, I was catching up on The Daily Prompts and this one caught my attention, “My Favorite”, it says: “What’s the most time you’ve ever spent apart from your favorite person? Tell us about it.”…

My favorite person was always my father, He’s name was Jorge, but my mom used to call him “George” – guess that’s why I kind of like most of Georges.

My dad is now with God, and I’ve spent a year and almost two months without my favorite person. I miss him every day, and I know time won’t change that fact. I try not to feel sad about him not being here with me anymore, though. I’m thankful for the years I got to spend with such an amazing man. I’ve learned so many things from him and have the happiest and bestest of memories thanks to him, my dad.

Sometimes I think about what I would tell my kids about their grandpa, there are so many things I would like to share with them and to tell them about him, but the most important are that he was a loving father and husband; a smart, handsome and brave man; a fighter, a champion and our hero.

Cancer didn’t beat daddy because to die is to win when you have God.

Philippians 1:21

Quote Me: Strong in my weakness

It’s already “tomorrow”, but I couldn’t pass by yesterday’s Daily Prompt. When I read it, I knew I had to write about it and here it is.

This is the one quote I always go to.

“…For when I am weak, then I am strong.”

2 Corinthians 12:10

There are so many Bible verses that are just beautiful and I love, but this is the one it always comes to my mind whenever I feel like giving up or I’m going through a really hard time.

I guess that as I’ve always felt so weak and coward, the first time I read this verse, stroke deep into my soul and since then, every time I’ve had to make a hard decision, that I’ve felt I just can’t go on or overcome a situation; I remember these words and it’s like I know it’s not me, I can´t do anything by myself, I need Him. I need God.

He has always been there, and always will be. That certainty keeps me going.

Didn’t want to miss sharing this, so…

Kicking It (Better later than Never)

Early this morning I read today’s Daily Prompt and realized I don’t have a “Bucket List”, not a recently one at least, so, I didn’t give it much thought and decided not to post today. But as I was tiding up my messy room, I began thinking about it and found on my closet an old notebook I carried in high school. I hadn’t opened it in over a year or so. I was reading this old notebook, knowing exactly what I was looking for and there it was, my “bucket list”. I used to make one of those lists every year, so I knew I had to have one somewhere there. I went directly to the 11th item; it was something I had kind of forgotten about, it reads: “11. I want to study abroad (USA), literature.” It makes me laugh now because by that time I was probably sixteen years-old and my number one on the list was “have a boyfriend”, I’m not sure if I had set my priorities right back then, I just know I definitely forgot about number 11 when number 1 arrived, years later.

I don´t know what would be my number 11 today, maybe an iPad or iPhone, a blue guitar, a rocking chair, a fireplace, a pool or a car, I don’t know.  Now my priorities are set right, I hope. My number 11 then was related to my number 10: “Travel around the world”. And from this point I’ll go and say that, that one hasn’t changed, the only change is probably that now it would be on my top five of the list.

Travel around the world has been my dream since I can remember. I haven’t traveled much. I only know a few places here and have never ever ever ever ever gotten on an airplane – now I’m singing “we’re never ever getting back together” – thanks for that Taylor Swift – that poor is my travel experience. Ok, now I feel blue…

Whatever, even if I had traveled almost nothing at all, those few trips I made, were the “bestest” of life and I really enjoyed them this much *opens arms hugely*, yeah, that much, see?

I haven’t given up on that dream, and actually, haven’t either on number 11.

Today I was on Skype with my older sister, who lives in New Jersey, she always tells me to go, to get a visa and just go there. A few years ago, I went through a really bad time and wanted desperately to just get out of here, but because of some difficulties at home, like my dad’s health at the time, I just couldn’t even give it a thought to that matter; couldn’t consider it at all. But now I can, I mean, why not?

Thinking about it again, I’d love to. But don’t know what the plan is. I’m sure that whatever it is, it’ll be okay with me. There’s someone bigger and definitely more powerful than me.

I planned my life once, and I learned that, “People can plan what they want to do, but it’s God who guides their steps”.

There are bigger things than what I can see or imagine.

I can only raise my hands in surrender and let him guide my steps.

Resolution #2

The  past year, I started to read a bunch of books, which I never really finished reading. Because of that another Resolution I made for this year is to finish reading them.

So here are the titles I chose for the first three months of the year:

  1. Warm Bodies By Isaac Marion  
  2. The Hunger Games By Suzanne Collins
  3. Extravagant Worship By Darlene Zschech
  4. Linger By Maggie Stiefvater
  5. The Host By Stephenie Meyer
  6. Outlive Your Life By Max Lucado
  7. The Lonely Hearts Club By Elizabeth Eulberg
  8. Game Of Thrones By George R.R. Martin
  9. Finding Peace For Your Heart By Stormie Omartian
  10. The Truth About Forever By Sarah Dessen
  11. Anne Of The Island By Lucy Maud Montgomery
  12. Me And My Big Mouth By Joyce Meyer

I’ve never done this before, I mean, try to read one book per week. There are books that really catch me and I can’t stop reading them, but there are other books that are more difficult to keep me interested.

Four books a month means I’ll have to carry my Kindle everywhere and probably one of the books mentioned.

I’ll be possitive and say, “I’ll make it!”