Woke up thinking about today and what a special day it has always been for the past years. December 7th marks el Día de las Velitas or the Day of the Little Candles in Colombia. In the early hours of sunrise, and before we all go to bed, we all light candles and paper lanterns all around the house to honor the Virgin Mary and her Immaculate Conception. It’s a day where families get together, with abundant food and drinks, and we stay up all night to celebrate that the Christmas season is here.
I’ve always had wonderful memories of this day except for the past two years; last year brought the passing of my wonderful uncle and this year of my beloved grandpa.
Facebook memories reminded me of all the happy times we shared in the past and how I miss them immensely. I am thankful for those memories, but my heart aches today thinking of my grandpa, my uncle, and my family. And how Christmas will never be the same without them and how far I am from them today.
But we rise and go on, making new memories and thankful for the opportunity to do so. —————————— Hoy me levante pensando en el día de hoy y que especial el día de hoy ha sido en el pasado. El 7 de diciembre es el día de las velitas en Colombia. En la madruga de este día, antes de ir a dormir, la familia se reúne y celebran la Virgen Maria y su Inmaculada Concepción. Celebramos en familia y prendemos velas y farolitos al frente de la casa para simbolizar que las navidades ya llegaron.
Siempre he tenido lindas memorias de este día, menos el año pasado que mi querido tío murió y este año que mi abuelito amado ya no está aquí con nosotros.
Facebook me recordó de todas las lindas memorias que he tenido y la dicha de compartir con mi familia amada este día. Le doy gracias ha Dios por esas memorias. Mi corazón duele hoy pensado que no estoy con mis abuelitos, mi tío, y mi familia, y que las navidades no serán iguales.
Pero seguimos, y nos levantamos con el deseo de hacer nuevas memorias y le damos gracias a dios por la oportunidad de vivir un nuevo día.
Can’t let the day finish without wishing my mother in law, Evita and my stepdad Fernando Gomez a happy birthday! So blessed to have you both in my life and I love you so much! I am blessed to always have your love and support! To my mother in law, thank you for being the best in the world! I know you love me as a daughter and I cannot wait to see how much you will shower our babies with love. I learn from you each and everyday, and I love you! To my stepdad, Fernando, thank you for always putting my mom, my sisters and myself first. You love us unconditionally and we are so thankful for you! Here’s to continued happiness, health, love and tons of success for years to come! #happybirthdaytoyou#karencitaishappy#happyhome#karencitaindisney#disneydressshop#holidaysarehere#disneyholidays
It’s FRIDAY! And it’s the MOST BEAUTIFUL DAY IN MIAMI TODAY! Time to be happy and feel blessed!
And to listen to @shakira all day! I LOVE THIS SONG AND the #eldorado ALBUM! I can’t wait for the #eldoradoworldtour in January!
Here’s a happy selfie before I drop off social media for the rest of the day and go into my office aka the cave 😜
HAPPY FRIDAY, my friends! MAKE IT THE BEST DAY EVER!
The legal services family had a great holiday meal and so happy that a percentage went back directly to LSGMI! Thanks to the best partners and YP leaders Freddi Mack and Kristen Corpion for the amazing leadership and sisterhood that we have established! Extremely proud to follow in the example of these two amazing ladies that I love and look up to! Excited about being the incoming chair of #LSGMIYP and a big thank you to CPK for their support of our community! #givingback#legalservicesofgreatermiami#youngmiamiprofessionals thanks @eyebrowsbyg for my eyebrows .. love you!
Most beautiful mommy to be @1nonlystephanie ! So happy to be here and to be able to share this special day with you, all your loved ones, and especially #BABYZABLO ! Can’t wait to meet your little blessing ❤️
“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend” -Melody Beattie
Today is Mickey’s Birthday and I can’t let the day finish without wishing my favorite mouse a Happy Birthday! Happy Birthday Mickey Mouse!!! You always seem to bring a smile to each and every one of us and you made our Disney wedding more magical than it could have ever been! Thank you for always making me feel like a kid no matter how old I get! You always remind me that there is magic out there and always bring a smile to my face! Love, your biggest fan.
As always, thank you to @nathanroot and @jenseyroot from @disneyroots for capturing the best day ever!
#happybirthdaymickey#happilydiazrubio#mickeyandme#disneywedding#rootweddings#rootlifers#disneywedding @disneyweddings @disney
With everything that has been going on, I forgot to share a moment that I was really proud of and thankful for this week ❤️ So happy that pro bono is taking a hold nationwide and becoming a key driving initiative in a firm's strategy vs. an afterthought.
@americanbarassociation President Hilarie Bass and President-Elect Bob Carlson joined @caba_probono and Legal Services of Greater Miami this past Tuesday at our Little Havana free legal clinic to bring awareness to Pro Bono week nationwide! So very happy that the ABA and its leadership is focused on pro bono and especially proud and inspired by Hilarie Bass's continued focus on pro bono, homeless youth, and legal education!
As a CABA Pro Bono Director, I am committed to increasing equal access to legal representation and I'm ecstatic that the ABA is highlighting pro bono and urging the legal community to plan and participate in events assisting homeless youth.
Responding to a growing need for pro bono services, we here at Esquire launched a program to help law firms make the most of pro bono budgets by providing significant discounts on deposition services, and encourage law firms to take on and grow their pro bono case loads and increase community access to fair and free legal representation.
So happy to partner with the @americanbarassociation , @fl_bar_found , and Legal Services of Greater Miami to host these series of events throughout Florida. The need for pro bono services is great during these harsh economic times and it is up to us to meet this demand.
@caba_probono @fl_bar_found @americanbarassociation @gt_law