Her name is Jocelyn 😍

It was a dark and stormy night, the rain drops were falling hard outside and there was no one in sight….No, I’m not writing a novel, but these words were exactly what I was experiencing that night. I found myself so alone, desperate, scared and wanting no more to be “normal”. Normal in the sense where I had a job and a place to live. I found myself with nothing, and no one to help and sleeping in my car. I remember having to drive around looking for areas that were not bright, so that I can park and fall asleep so that I can continue my job hunt the following morning. It was a scary feeling every night, thinking that I may get questioned by the manager of the apartment complex, or worst, someone would see me and call the police. I remember I would have to go into public bathrooms and “wash up” because I had nowhere to go to take a nice hot shower. ( I can write about this another time).

In my moment of desperation, I receive a message by someone whom I have no idea who she is. The message read as follows:

“Hello I know it might seem strange to you that I am writing to you because you don’t know me. It seems strange to me also; I only saw you one time in “Luz En El Camino” My aunt is Yolanda, she is my dad’s sister.  I was there when Maria was there that Friday; I remember that you “lit up the fire” that’s what I remember about you and that you seemed very humble. I accepted the Lord in July, I don’t know too much about these things and I have no idea why the Lord asked me to do this, He wants you to know that although its been a long journey and a hard one he is with you and he has great things for you. You are in the right place right now , you are going to do wonderful things . You are never alone; I’m so sorry if I sound crazy but I had to deliver that message for you.

God bless you”   10/31/2010 3:45 PM

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That’s where it all began…we became the best of friends and we have been inseparable since then. She is now my wife, my rock, my inspiration, the love of my life, the mother of my children.  We will be married five years on November 5 and not a day passes by that I regret making her my eternal partner in crime.

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But it hasn’t been easy for her either. She came from a broken home, she was abused physically, mentally and even sexually and still remained strong despite all the hardships. No kid should ever have to experience any of that, but it wasn’t over for her. She got older and married a man who was everything she had experienced as a child. Trapped for 18+ years, and feeling like there was never going to be a solution. But, then she met another man who showed her a love beyond comparison.  No, I’m not talking about me….yet. I was talking about God! She was rescued, saved and restored and He led her to me.

It was that first day when she attended the church I went to and that’s where our love story began.

From the very beginning she would always push me to do better. She would always “see the light”  even when I wasn’t able to.  She said she knew that one day I would get married and have a family of my own…she wasn’t kidding!!!

Being with her, is truly an answered prayer. A God-fearing woman who loves me unconditionally…a survivor, a fighter, a friend. Every quality I prayed for my wife to have, she has. No wonder I am head over heels for her.

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” 

Lao Tzu 

I love you Hun, you have truly been an inspiration to my life and have completed my love story.

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Who am I?

The question at times can still confuse me; Is there a specific time of your life where you know the answer to this?  I’m not even sure anyone knows who they really are.

I am a 34 year old daddy of two amazing kids, 6 and 3 (a little more about them later). I am married to their amazing mom, who believe it or not is my biggest inspiration (she needs a separate post all on her own, that’s how special she is). kids

I am currently working on my bachelor’s degree to be a teacher and it’s taking me a lot longer than anticipated…but I know it’ll all be worthwhile. My passion has always been to be a teacher and make a difference, even if it’s just one kid at a time. I’ve worked in the education department for nearly over 17 years and have had moments where I have wanted to change courses, but I’ve stuck to it. One day I will see my dream come true, and be a teacher that students will look up to and be inspired by not only my words, but my actions as well. (plenty of scary and not so scary stories to share while working in the school system to come.)

I have 3 amazing stepchildren whom I absolutely adore. The two oldest are closer in age to me, so our relationship can seem like we are disrespecting each other but in reality we love each other. We were really good friends, before that awkward moment their mom and I began to date each other. They seemed weird about it at first, but after almost 5 years of marriage, I think they are coming along nicely….at least I’d like to think so.

Well enough about me, for now. I have wanted to try out this whole blogging craze, so let’s see if can see this through.

See you soon!!

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