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Posted on January 1st, 2012 by & filed under Everything Miz Meliz

I am setting the timer for ten minutes.  Everything we do these days seems to be fast.  I can do this.  I just want to take a moment and get started anyways.

I love to write, I love to share and I love my life.  I plan to keep working on this blog until it is what I first intended it to be.  A place to share my creativity with my family and friends.  A place to write and a place to read.  It’s just as much for me as it is for everyone else who dares to enter!  I enjoy looking at my pictures and re-reading the posts.  I place prayers and quotes here for my own purposes.  Of course I hope that others gain strength and hope from them.

This is the place that holds my collections.  It is important to have collections.  Something of value. Some people collect stamps or coins.  Many people have art collections or value designer clothing.  I love words and photos.  I love making things and giving things away.  I love recipes and cooking.  I want a place to keep all of my collections.  So here it is.  I give it freely to all who would like to visit and share.  I welcome input and additions to the collection.  Please leave comments, add pictures and submit your own poems, prayers, notes and quotes.

I was recently challenged to think of a word in place of a resolution for the new year.  What word would I chose to focus on, to guide me in the direction of my hopes and dreams?  Lately, living in the moment and making every moment count has been of utmost importance to me.  Since my mom passed away many years ago, Lito and I have wished for trouble-free years, healthy years, years without death, more prosperous years, more secure years.  What do I want now?  I gave it some serious thought.  I am still deciding.  Time is up for today!

Peace!

The Reyes Family Christmas 2011 Newsletter

Posted on December 13th, 2011 by & filed under Everything Miz Meliz

MR Christmas News 2011

MizMeliz Christmas News 2011

Well, I took a quick Facebook poll and I only received positive responses for a Christmas Newsletter. . . I am glad because I love doing them!  I hope you enjoy it.  Just click on the link above and hopefully you will see the document.

Here are some pictures of my family in 2011:

Craft Time!

Posted on November 21st, 2011 by & filed under Everything Miz Meliz

When the holidays begin around Halloween I start making things!  Since Thanksgiving, I have made 29 beaded key chains.  Then I started on barrettes, combs, and book marks.  If you are interested in seeing/purchasing any, please comment. 

This Christmas I made all of the gifts for my family.  I crocheted scarfs for each person.  I baked cookies and hand dipped chocolate pretzels for gift baskets.  I made caramel apples for all the kids’ teachers.  I made beaded jewelry, key chains and book marks for friends.  I gave a book from my own personal collection (or that I had inherited from my Mom’s) to each of my nieces and nephews with a book mark.

I was incredibly busy from Thanksgiving to Christmas with all of my projects!  I enjoyed every minute of it!  Then my creativity turned to writing.  I love writing and creating my blog.  I joined a few blogging groups and I hope to keep it up and make it something special.  It recently dawned on me that I can combine my love of making things and my love of writing. . . a craft corner, perhaps?

This should be fun!

Saving the Children

Posted on October 4th, 2011 by & filed under Be Inspired, Everything Miz Meliz

I feel compelled to share with you what is in my heart. I am sure by now you know that I have taken on a new project, fundraising for a special need of a priest at my parish who is from Nigeria. I was asked to help out with coordinating an event called Nativity Sunday. I had no idea when I started how closely this project would be related to the efforts my sister had taken on over ten years ago in Mexico. I am glad that I had an opportunity to tell Karen about my goals for this project before she passed and I know that she is leading the way for me.

This has become a family project and I am grateful for the support that everyone has given so far! Jonathan, Jennifer, and Julia, have come to meetings and have volunteered to help out in so many ways. Jennifer has met with Fr. Ken and is working on getting medical equipment donated from Kaiser, where she works. Julia has spoken to the teen group at church asking for help and has given her testimony about helping others. Jonathan is working on a video as well as signing up exhibitors for the event. I am so happy to tell you that Joe Garcia is performing at the event and Lito is as well. The boys are signed up to help on the day of the event. Everyone is lending their talents.

It is so exciting for me. And quite frightening as well! What if after all this work we don’t raise enough to make a difference? I wish I had my parents and my sister here to tell me if I am on the right track. I ask for nothing more from you at this time but your prayers. . . please pray for the efforts of this ministry.

These children are at risk of being sold into slavery. . . it breaks my heart to think about that reality. I hope it gets easier to spread this message. I will be asking everyone in all of my networks to consider sponsoring a family. . . for less than $2 a day, $50 a month, $600 a year, each child can have an education fund set up that will prevent their guardians from giving them up and will provide a goat which will help the family sustain itself. Every little bit helps.

It’s strange, I have done a lot of fundraising over the past 20 years. In most cases, I was raising funds for schools here that my own children attended. It was much easier asking for help and raising money for our own needs. It has been very rewarding to see computers and smart boards, a library and a science lab become a reality right before my eyes with help from the tens of thousands of dollars that I helped raise each year. I may never see first hand the rewards of helping this village. But I know in my heart that I must try to help them.

Indigent Children

Gratitude

Posted on August 5th, 2011 by & filed under Be Inspired, Prayers

SAY THIS PRAYER

Heavenly Father;

I Come to you As Humble As I Know How. I Confess My Sins,
Those Known & Unknown. Lord, you Know I’m Not Perfect & I Fall Short Every
day Of My Life. I Just Want to Take Time Out to Say Thank you. Thank you for
your Mercy. Thank you for My Home, Car, Food, Life, and Everything I Do
Have. I Realize That this Life I’m Living Is Full Of Trials & Tribulations
But Thank you for Not Putting More On Me Than I Can Bear.

Amen

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