Wednesday, October 3, 2012

From the heart.



I promise this is the last post this year about my birthday! :P I just wanted to make sure to thank you all who come to my blog and read my entries. Also a big thanks to everyone who wished me a happy birthday on here, through e-mail, facebook, through a phone call, and in person. It means SO much to me and it made me feel very special.



The day of my birthday I promised myself to sleep in, but around 6:00 a.m. I get a call from my dad's house. No matter how sleepy I was and how late I had fell asleep the day before eating birthday cake, I had to pick up right away. I didn't only have to but I wanted to. I knew that the call was for his yearly tradition of playing his favorite version of Las MaƱanitas by Pedro Infante. *FYI, he taught me since I was a baby that he is THE best Spanish singer to have ever lived.* Sure enough, as soon as I said hello, I hear the song start to play. I wish I could explain how happy and blessed I felt at that moment. I literally closed my eyes and let my blessings sink in. I feel thankful to be a year older and to share it with my loved ones. At that moment, as I had my eyes closed and heard that old school song, everything felt so right. It's a small gesture but it means so much to me. I can count on it every year and it never fails. I truly feel blessed to have my dad at that moment and I give thanks for him. He never fails to make my heart happy. He always brings a smile to my face and comfort to my life.



Another thing that never fails? My dad pushing my face into a cake after chanting "que lo muerda!"(Take a bite). He always thinks he caught me slipping, but I'll be honest on here, I always let it happen just for him :P Every single time he has a hearty laugh because he thinks he got me good and it always makes me smile because I do it just for him :P



Maybe this was a random blog entry, but I felt I had to put this down in words and not just leave it in my thoughts. This is my photography blog but through the years a lot of moments and meaningful events have been documented on here through my posts...it's almost a type of diary. This is one of those moments in life I don't want to forget. I want to always remember how loved I feel and am by those I love the most. I want to remember the moments that make life special and the way I feel at this time in my life. I don't want to forget all those small gestures in life that mean more than anything in the world. It's those moments that make my life so sweet. I hope your lives are also filled with lots of love and gestures that make your heart happy, too!



Okay, now that my birthday posts and celebrations are officially done with...time for Art's birthday next week! Woo hoo!



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3 comments:

Hope at Disneyland said...

I love that your Dad keeps up the birthday traditions with you. "Las Mananitas" makes me teary eyed and sentimental, but I think it's sweet of him to play that for you every year. :)

Can't wait to see what you have cooked up for Art's big day!

P.S. I also had "??" on my cake this year! hahahaha

Nataly Lemus said...

I told Art that in a few years all I will want on my cake will be ??? :P Especially once I get to 30!

Elena said...

I love when you post blogs like this! So sweet to read how your dad makes your day special! He must be so proud of his beautiful, kind, talented daughter! I would be too!
xoxoxo

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