Friday, February 25, 2011

He brings people into your life

In this Picture is two very special people, the first one is Holly she came into my life when I need someone to Share My struggles with,Someone to help me grow into a great person,A sister I never had.
When I was not even 18 My mom decided she had enough of me and Kicked me out,I moved from several Friends House's but never felt welcomed,then one night I met Holly, I believe she was brought to my life when I needed her the most, she is the most understanding person who helped me become the person I am today,she taught me that no matter what to just live life the best you could and be happy with what you where given. Even though there was several Years where we had not talked when we did meet up with each other we just started where we left off, I swear sometimes we share the same brain. I truly love her and could not be the person I am without the guidance she gave me when I had no one there for me. The next person Is my wonderful Husband Dave,he truly is my rock my knight and shinning Armour I know we where meant to be and I could not imagine life without him. I know Heavily father brings people into your life when you need them the most,he only gives you things that he knows you can handle,And if you need someone to be there by your side he sends them to you, Just like my great friend Holly!!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Maybe He has ADHD

So a few weeks ago we had Parent teacher conference for the Elementary school kid's Fabrice is doing great his teacher says from where he came from and all that he had to get use to he is doing great and she is amazed at how good he is in math!
Nerlange is picking things up and the last few weeks she has really begin to understand  about sounding stuff out and picking up reading!!
Yonelson's teacher well she says Yonelson can not sit still has a hard time paying attention, and is really struggling,she wants him checked for ADHD well me Dave just believe he is Happy to be alive and come on he went 5 years with no structure he almost died from Starvation, and now he is living the American dream! I think we will wait awhile until we have him diagnosed for ADHD.

Sunday, February 13, 2011


 Pictures can do a lot I remember looking at pictures of the waiting kids on Wasatch's site and instantly seeing Nerlnage and knowing she was meant to come and be with our family! The same thing happened when Dave seen sweet Yonelson's picture and he could not stop thinking about him and knowing he was meant to come home with us also. The pictures of Nerlange and Yonelson are the ones we saw and loved.  The eyes of fabrice we just love and we still do . He is such a sweet and very good kid, The next picture is of the site that the great groups like Bel Haiti and Haitian roots are trying to get ready to build the new orphanage and school that will help so many kids! I think of how many kids are over in Haiti that are just like my three the ones that just need somewhere to be taken care of somewhere to have the opportunity to learn. I look at the site and I am so excited to see the great Building that will be on this land that they are getting ready for, But first we need to help with raising funds to make this happen. I know there are not pictures on the news to show us and remind us How bad Haiti is. This reminds me of a quote  that I found when i was preparing for the talk i gave in church a couple of weeks ago.
" I do not worry about the members of the church being unresponsive when they learn of the needy as much as I worry about our being Unaware of such needs." President Spencer W Kimball.
So please if you can donate a little to help us Build the Orphanage so the kids will have somewhere safe to sleep and learn. You might think that the little bit you could donate will not help much but it will! Please do not forget about Haiti they still need so much over there even thought the media has left and we do not see pictures every day showing us the devastation it still is very real for them in Haiti.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Love and Family

I have been thinking lately what this means and how do people learn all about it. I came from a very dysfunctional family, my mother I believe has Bipolar or something like this, Me and my brother do not talk to each other and I know my father has RAD he was raised in a Orphanage. But the plus side of this I had great Grandparents and great Aunts and Uncles,they truly taught me what a normal family should be. I remember and still have days where I am very sad that I never had those Mom and daughter Lunch's or dates,what did i I have, well anytime My mom was home she was to busy telling me How fat and how bad my hair looked and How sucky my friends where. Then I had my Brother who called me Chunk all time, then my Dad who pretty much never talked to us he was to busy trying to keep my Mom Happy so she would not freak out. The only good days where on Saturdays when we went to visit my Grandma and had lunch with the big family,or when we traveled to Disneyland once every summer because for one week we where a normal family that loved each other. so Then I wonder How did I learn how to love like a Mom should love her kids,well I just keep thinking how I do not want to be like my mom I want to support my kids I want them to know I think they are perfect even if  they have days that they are not.I want them to remember the little things, not that for one week in the summer there mom loved them, I want them to be sad when they get married or Move out when they grow up not count down the days when they can legally move out.  Well that was how I felt from age 12 yrs and on. It has been 1 year since me and my mom and my family has talked to each other, there are some sad parts but mainly it is because I do not have the fairytale of lunch's like I said and I never will, she will not come around like some people say she will it is just that way and  she will Die that way but I just remind myself that when she stands before him she will not be able to say like I will that I tried to have a good relationship I tried to be the perfect little girl she wanted me to be but for some reason I couldn't. so on Valentines make sure your kids know that you really do love them,Maybe they have had moments that they let you down but hey that's  how we learn and that is why we where put on earth was to learn and to have choices.I am very Happy that on this valentines I have all my kids Home I have a very supportive Husband who I could not imagine living with out. I do have Aunts and Uncle's and cousin's that try to keep in touch so I have some sort of connection to my bigger family. I know up in Heaven I have a  grandma who is Happy with my choices. so I guess please make sure you have those fairy tale lunch's with your kids and be there when they need you that is what Love and family is.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Your 2nd Bday

 Today Yoneslon turns 6!! Wow Yonelson has turned into such a great little boy,his sweet personality is such a joy to have around he is such a character he is one very flexible athletic kid and does not understand why his kindergarten teacher will not let him do his cartwheels when ever he wants to in class.
He is not the little boy i was worried about in Haiti, i really thought he would be a shy sad, But Nope we filled him with love and Hope and wow you have turned into a great kid. we love you Yonelson and we could not imagine our family without you. We are so glad to have you Home and teaching you how fun Birthdays can be!!

Yonelson in Haiti October 2009

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Fabrice is coming Home!!

 So Today is the Gotcha Day for Fabrice, we had been on the phone everyday since January 30 2010 trying to figure out what we needed to do.we decide we would stay in Florida until they could get fabrice Home. Nerlange and yonelson where getting a little bored of the Hotel room so we decided to take them to the beach since I am sure they never saw it or went to it when they where in Haiti. Dave got the call from Chareyl saying Fabrice was coming Home and he was on the plane!! What a great moment,we hurried and packed the kids up from the beach and headed to His House so we would be there when Fabrice got there and we pretty much told them we where Taking Fabrice Home that Night. He did not need to sleep at His House we already had his paper work done!
What a great day we where all finally together and we could Now head Home to Utah and be a complete family!