Warrior LifeStyle: Small Biz Saturday, Creative Ways to Host, 10 Little Things, 2016 Family Photos, Red Rice Recipe & The Exceptional Warrior Women

Small Business Saturday – Shop With Purpose On this Small Business Saturday I like to suggest to shop with purpose. As a socially cautious consumer I want to promote companies that are bringing awareness and change. My family, parents, sister, grandmother were small business owners and it’s in my D.N.A. as this is what I grew up with. I spent many days while my sister ran … Continue reading Warrior LifeStyle: Small Biz Saturday, Creative Ways to Host, 10 Little Things, 2016 Family Photos, Red Rice Recipe & The Exceptional Warrior Women

Warriors Not Worriers

Planning for tomorrow is time well spent; worrying about tomorrow is time wasted. Sometimes it’s difficult to tell the difference. Careful planning is thinking ahead about goals, steps, and schedules, and trusting in God’s guidance. When done well, planning can help alleviate worry. Worriers, by contrast, are consumed by fear and find it difficult to trust God. They let their plans interfere with their relationship … Continue reading Warriors Not Worriers

Being a Patient Means Being Patient

This is basically how I felt yesterday after my dialysis treatment. It started as a good morning and even came in ten minutes early. It was the first time in a while that they weren’t ready for me. The only times I’ve waited was because a patient needed medical attention or they had a new patient orientation. We waited 40 minutes before I started my treatment. I let … Continue reading Being a Patient Means Being Patient

Waiting In Long Lines

As I sat in the pharmacy while my hubby waited in line for me. I couldn’t help but think this is how life is for me. It feels like I’m still waiting my turn. I’m constantly waiting… Waiting to heal… Waiting on dialysis… Waiting for an appointment… Waiting to feel better… Waiting for the good days… Waiting for the next miracle… In the meantime I’m … Continue reading Waiting In Long Lines

Family Over Everything (in this world)

This past month was all about family. Between the end of the year school stuff with my boys, graduations, baseball and family visits. Thankfully I’m starting to have more good days than bad. The good days allows me to have a little fun, quality family time and attend some important events. This is huge milestones for me after a season of healing, mainly being home. Family … Continue reading Family Over Everything (in this world)

The Best Friendships

 “I was excited to be asked to be a bridesmaid for my best friend this October. She is my oldest friend; we’ve been friends since kindergarten. The question was posed if I was gonna be healthy enough to be in the wedding. We decided to switch my role so I can still be a part of my best friend’s wedding: instead of being a bridesmaid, … Continue reading The Best Friendships

Throwback Transplant Stories – (1)

“‪#maribelskidneystory‬ ‪#‎tbt‬ // “I waited five years for THE CALL. Those first couple months ‪#‎posttransplant‬ was really like being in a dream. Because of an organ donor, I got to enjoy my friend’s wedding with the glow of new health, from harmonious functioning organs. No pain, skin discoloration, or puffiness. I remember dancing the night away. It was a beautiful day when I was able … Continue reading Throwback Transplant Stories – (1)