Tuesday , 29 July 2014

The Reason For Being

Last weekend had me driving up and down I-75 in search of information at Bloggy Bootcamp. It did not disappoint! Bloggy Bootcamp was awesome. My head is still spinning from all the information shared!

This week I blogged about..stuff ;-).  I wrote a couple of blogs about the conference, I poured my heart out (that was a tough one on Wednesday), I shared a picture book review and finally, my fears on febrile seizures as my frog princess is under the weather since yesterday afternoon.

The BIGGEST highlight of the week was my guest post on SITS (check out my post about papi’s pernil. If you need incentive, I totally posted a pic of him in some adorable short shorts).

Well, that was until tonight.  When the frog princess’s dad came by to help put her to bed and I asked her to say a prayer.  Normally, it goes something like: gibberish, gibberish, gibberish. Pause. Amen.  Today, though she began with the gibberish and mentioned dadda, mama, Chico, uncle Pete and on and on and on. I’m not sure who else she mentioned because I was busy not trying to bawl.

You see, every night, I keep it short with her because I wanted her to learn the “now I lay me down to sleep” prayer before we got into the long prayers.  Earlier today I noticed that I started praying  as I usually do (just talking to God) but somehow, even though my hands weren’t together and my eyes weren’t closed, the frog princess knew it was a prayer because she put her hands together and said Amen when I was done.  And then her prayer tonight brought me to tears, plain and simple.

This week I’ve been reading a lot about what I learned at the conference.  I purchased the DYI Blog Critique e-book from MomComm.  It’s awesome! If you’re ready to do more with your blog, you should check out this great blog resource.  I’m not going to give you any of the great nuggets in there because you really need to read it in its entirety but the first question it asks is: what’s your blog about?  That’s a hard question!

But I think I know the answer: I am here to tell my story.  To remind people that even in the midst of turmoil, crisis and what might seem like interminable suffering, there is still beauty in this life.  That there are still things to be grateful for.  There is still laughter and joy.  I hope I can encourage others and provide them with some words of comfort through the stories of my life.  The good and the bad.

Today, my almost 2 year-old frog princess gave me a most beautiful gift and I was so grateful for it.  She reminded me that she is absorbing everything I say or do even when I don’t think she’s looking.  I was comforted in knowing that she instinctually knew to pray for others and in that way, she reminded me of her abuela.  My life can be turned into a book with all of the downs that I’ve experienced.  But I believe that what would make it worth reading is all of the beauty and joy that I experience and live with in spite of it all.

If you write a blog: what is your blog about? If you don’t: what is your life about?

About Sili

Sili is the owner and Chief Executive Mami of Mamihood Media and My Mamihood. Selected as one of Latina Magazine’s top Blogger to Know in 2014 and Latina Magazine’s top 10 Mommy bloggersin 2013, My Mamihood was described as “a haven for fashion inspiration, baby concerns, must read books and even tech musings! This blog will keep you reading for hours…” When not appearing on top 10 lists or speaking passionately about those things she holds near and dear to hear heart, this Afro Latina loves hanging out with her frog princess, helping others, trash talking in her setting up all-girl Fantasy football leagues, reading and finding new gadgets to play with. She is currently punishing herself by pursuing an MBA with a concentration in social media from Southern New Hampshire University on hiatus from school much to the chagrin of her Type A personality.

6 comments

  1. Happy SITS day! I blog about personal finance with a recent emphasis on earning more money. I can’t wait to read about that roast!
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  2. I love, love, love the story of your little princess and your prayer. TFS!
    Mary recently posted..Small changes make big bucks!My Profile

  3. The prayer of a child is a beautiful thing.

    I blog about my life, my world, my family, my faith. (Although as my daughters are older they now heavily censor which photos I use of them, and how I mention them)

  4. Sili, I didn’t know! Love and prayers sent your way.

    I understand how you feel, Sili. As you may know, my youngest, Joe, was diagnosed with Absence Seizures from Generalized Epilepsy the summer before starting 9th grade. He was able to finally get his driver’s license and is doing well in college now at 18, but still takes medication to control the seizures.

    (He wasn’t diagnosed until after a near-drowning accident when he had a seizure while swimming underwater, but even now his neurologist says there’s hope he will outgrow the seizures, or staring spells, someday. You may read about it at http://www.writewaydesigns.com/charities.php)

    Be patient, and never give up hope.

    Love,
    Susana

  5. I miss when my kids were little and said their prayers..the time went so fast…..my blog is my story my journey..i hope along he way I touch someone..and someone will know they are not alone…..As always,,,,XOXOXOXOXO
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  6. So, so sweet, little Frog Princess and her prayers! Thank you for sharing such a touching family moment.

    Blessings!
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