Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Welcome Back!

We are home!!! So much has happened since then...I don't know where to start...Rob and I have moved back home on September 2009 and we are so much more comfortable living closer to our loved ones. I cannot stress how much family relationships are important. They provide so much support that money cannot buy. Although we were much more financially stable living in the military, we were not emotionally...until we have finally came home! It just brings such a sense of relief to be close to those who love you. Its amazing how we take for granite the close relationships in our lives. It literally felt as though a huge chunk of my life was gone while living in Nebraska. I would always hear last minute updates on my family...and would hear how my family was changing without me being there...Oh that really got under my skin... but now, its wonderful to be apart of families lives and see as they change as individuals as I have. I can finally be apart of my adorable 2 year-old niece, Channel's life and watch her grow...that is priceless!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Bird Heaven

On our front porch we have two high beams and in the corner a bird made a nest out of twigs from last year. Well, a new bird came by this season and claimed it. Rob and I started noticing how long she would stay in that nest. We would see her every morning before and returning after work. Then to my surprise Rob and I began to hear little birdies chirping all so quietly as soft as can be. Why she hatched babychickies! As I rose on tip toe I could see their bald heads and beadie eyes. It was such an amazing sight! I would look out side my window pane just admiring God's beautiful creations as the mother feed her babies. I even begged Rob if he could pick me up so that I could reach out and grab one. But I knew Birds can easily detect and sense if someone has touched them...and then they would abandon them so I didn't do it. After a couple of days I noticed the chicks getting bigger and furrier with their momma bird no longer coming by to feed her young ones. So I figured oh..they are probably old enough to fly.....no they were'nt. One day Rob and I had just came back to the park only to see a birdie lying on the ground! She looked as though she was grasping for air...but Rob and I thought the poor thing was hungry...so we cut up small pieces of worm and feed her with tooth picks.....After feeding her second itty bity piece of worm...she took a big grasp of air....her last breath of air and pasted away.....I wanted to cry.....there she was breathless in this plastic bowl of grass Rob made her. Rob felt so guilty since he fed her the worms...I told him we did not know her condition it was not our fault....we tried to revive her....but she was gone....later we realized the poor thing was struggling to breathe...but even so....she fell from a great distance that may have damaged her under developed internal organs which lead her to bird heaven.....her destination (if their is ever such a place)....Later, we saw another bird that landed from the nest...fully developedwhat seemed to have a contorted neck...as she stood on her hind legs her head would lie upside down as she walked.....later that evening she dieda long with two other birdies that were stuck to the bottom nest...which we would of never known due to the strong winds that night. From then on I told Rob to take that nest down...he agreed saying "Its nothing but a death trap for these poor birds".... I wonder at times why the momma bird left them at such an early stage of their lives....it was quit easyto see how helpless these chicks were with out the care of their mother....Which brings out quit an analogy about mothers on Mother'sDay.....we need our mothers care for the uttmost survival of this world!!I luv you guys!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

First Rock Concert

Yep, it was a typical Rock Concert....Last Sunday 4/20/08 I attended a rock concert played by "Chevelle". This was my firstlive rock concert I've ever attended, and well it was exactly what I hadpictured it from the movies. Rob and I were on the second floor on the balcony and had the view of everything since it was a small auditoriumof about 700 people. You have your crazy mosh pit in the corner and the people crawling over the audience as they jump into the crowed. It was real fun. I enjoyed myself. The only thing I resented was the ringingin my ears after the concert....The band was bursting with shouts from the audience plus the soloist screaming and then you have the lovely stringing electric guitars all togther creating deafness into my ears....other than that I would go again. I just love the energy that people have in there. So eventually Rob and decided to go to the main floor and just joined the jolly jumping crowd till the rest of the concert.

Friday, April 11, 2008

A Poem

I write this poem for my Husband Rob. I've been thinking of all the trials his Family are facing...and well, no one can change the ways of life...but only be there for the ones you love to go through it. I miss you Angela and Charlie and I love you and we wish we were there. Your in our prayers.

In His Hands

By Vanessa Hilton

Gentle, Soft, and Sweet
Eyes Blue as the Ocean
with a Hint of Brown
as Natures Sweet Retreat.

I Gaze into His Eyes
See Sorrow, Worry, & Grief.

But Why Such Emotions?
Why Fear?
Why such Feelings of Despair?
Don't Listen to the Lies.
Stop Listening to such Voices...
For Its Striving to Eat
and soon Defeat You.
Summer's Sunshine is almost here,
with the joy
the Splendorof Life's Endeavors.
Just be Patient my Love.
His hands are already there to hold you.

Live One Day at a Time.
Let each Day have its Worries.
Hold on Tight,
For Tomorrow's a Day Closer
to the Wonders
of Life's Delight.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Psalm 25

May this passage give comfort.

To you, O LORD, I lift up my soul;

in you I trust, O my God.

Do not let me be put to shame,

nor let my enemies triumph over me.

No one whose hope is in you

will ever be put to shame,

but they will be put to shame

who are treacherous without excuse.

Show me your ways, O LORD,

teach me your paths;

guide me in your truth and teach me,

for you are God my Savior,

and my hope is in you all day long.

Written by King David

Thursday, March 27, 2008

What an Encounter!!

Before Rob and I moved into a home on base in Ne we promised to quickly find a church to attend weekly and boy was that a challenge. We visited as many as 7 or 8 churchs' before finally finding that "one" church. Well it just so happened on a snow-cold night Rob and I had just came back from a store and decided to take another route back home (keep in mind this was our first time driving in Nebraska cold weather). Rob was driving down this single-road that had did not allow you to switch off the lane because of the concrete surrounding the road. It was a pretty busy road-hill and before you knew it the car in front of us slammed on their brakes. Rob's immediate reaction was to push on the brakes as we were coming down the hill, but it did not keep us from sliding down the icy road, so we ended up sliding into the rear of the car in front (Oh how we learned our lesson driving in such weather). Luckily no one was hurt, but it was such a coincidence of how a nice big Church called Bellevue Christian Center was just directly across from the accident. After visiting the church for the first time, we were in "Ahww"...the church was perfect! We officially became regular attendants. I told Rob, "God was certainly directing us this time!" lol!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

March 2006 catched up, December 2007 married.

This month has to be the most precious time of the year for Rob and I.....This is the month that Rob had looked for me. We had lost track of eachother after November of 2005 since he was joining the Military and I was going to college. Well, he just so happened to find me online while he was stationed here in Nebraska and from then on we just wrote to each other like crazy, trying to catch up with eachothers stories....we litterally wrote pages after pages when finally he came to CA to visit on Mothers Day 2007 that day too was amazing....to finally see eachother after so long just made us fall in love even more. Rob and I actually met in High School I sat right in front of him in math class neither one of us knew we had crushes on eachother until that Mothers day of 2007 when he came down and expressed his feelings for me....let me tell you he melted my heart into his arms.....It didn't take long to find out this man was made just for me. December of 2007 we married and that was the best day of my life.....of our lives. It wasn't long till Rob and I had just finished celebrating our 1st year anniversary here in Nebraska in the "Classical Old Market" and earlier at Orlando Florida at Walt Disney World.