Saturday, May 14, 2011

Love Each Other and Share Common Goals

Ray & Florence Borquez

Married: November 23, 1946
Los Angeles, CA

Ray and Florence remains active in church activities. Although he's technically retired, Ray still enjoys the occasional odd job. Florence considers herself lucky to have a spouse who shares her active outlook on life.


What Better partnership is there than that of a loving husband and wife striving together to achieve common objectives? And who better to join forces with than the on you love, the person with whom you've chosen to share your deepest hopes, your fondest dreams, your very life?

One of the biggest problems marriages face today is that spouses cling to their own individuality rather than fully entering into their new identity as a couple. They hold on to independence at the expense of the unity God intended, maintaining separate checkbooks, separate pursuits, separate vacations, separate friends. Oftentimes they unknowingly have different vvisions for their marriage and their future.

They Bible says, "Two people can accomplish more than twice as much as one; they get a better return for their labor...A triple-braided cord is not easily broken" (Ecclesiastes 4:9, 12, NLT). Look closely at a length of a rope; there is individuality still present in the strands, but it disappears into the oneness of the cord. What you hold in your hand is a single, strong rope powerful enough to move heavy loads.

God has designed marriage to make the two of you stronger together than you ever were when you were single. As a result, you don't need to be afraid to set big goals. Why don't you and your spouse talk today about what your life together was meant to accomplish?

This explains why man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.

Genesis 2:24 NLT



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So, we've had an amazing weekend. Friday Q had to work late so I took B over to visit Mimi and Pappaw, which he always loves!! Saturday, B had not one, but TWO birthday parties to attend. I love that we are growing up with such fabulous families. B is probably one of the youngest, but boy does he try to hang like he's the oldest.

The last time I wrote I was extremely sad, it's been incredibly hard following Ronan's blog but I don't ever want to forget this sweet soul that I never met. His family is having a service Sunday, low key, Ronan never liked to be the center or attention, so they have invited the public to attend a balloon releasing service at 7:15 Arizona time (8:15 Dallas time) I am planning on picking up a nice Star Wars Balloon to release in his honor. I've never met this boy, but feel so connected through his mothers words. They are such a couragous family to share their journey and can't even imagine nor want to imagine the pain they are going through. Please send a pray out. Sweet Ronan went to Heaven Monday, but he turned 4 here Earth Thursday. Again, the services are Sunday, please keep this family in your prayers and lift a balloon up 8:15 Dallas time if you can.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Grief Stricken

I honestly couldn't tell you the last time I've blogged. Today I blog just to get out emotion. This is a friend of a friend story so I hope not to confuse. A friend of mine a while back changed her Facebook picture to a boy that was not her son and introduced me to her friend's blog, Her friend's son, Ronan, was diagnosed with neurblastoma a rare cancer in children. He was diagnosed last August and since then the family and Ronan fought hard to beat this cancer. Today, this gorgeous blue-eyed 3 year old little boy lost his battle and I can't stop crying. A friend mentioned how they never knew how much you could come to love someone by following them on a blog and I couldn't have put it better myself. I've never met this courageous boy nor his family, but was drawn in to hearing about his life. Yes, I cried with each blog post, but couldn't stop praying and hoping this power of pray would give the miracle this family so desperately wanted. Parent's should NEVER see their children die, God apparently turned away when Jesus was dying on the cross because I suspect it was too hard for him to see and not stop, with this I just don't understand how he could let this happen. I just don't understand, and I don't even know this family, imagine how they are feeling. I've been crying now two hours and I didn't even know him. Trying to console me Quinton said, "we just need to be thankful for what we have and that Brendan is healthy" to which I angrily shot back "what, you don't think these people were thankful for their son and what they had?" He of course said no that's not what he meant by it and I know it, I just feel selfish being thankful for a healthy child and them losing theirs. He was only 3!! Brendan is only 18 months!! I can't even imagine life without him. It's just so scary. Life truly is so fragile and short. I pray that this family can be consoled in their grief always and find some way to carry on. There just are no words....