Thursday, December 31, 2009

Delays are Not Denials

A good friend of mine always says, "God's delays are not His denials," and she is right. I believe I was delayed today in order to usher in God's blessings. We have a phrase in Spanish that says, "uno propone pero Dios dispone." Meaning that we make our plans but in essence God orders our steps. It is so true. I had a ticket in hand. My plans were all set, but by a click of a wrong button, what I thought were well thought out plans, were not. And there I was at the airport being told I didn't have a seat on the plane, and that I had to return to my niece's house and not my expected destination. Funny how that word destination, has the word destiny in it. I very well think and believe, some One else other than me really holds the keys to my destination. So for now, I will be enjoying a beautiful day in paradise. I know PR isn't perfect but to me it is a beautiful place, a place with my beloved family, and mi gente and I am so glad I'm here.

A post note: A lot of lovely and other necessary things have happened that confirm that I needed to be here. I am very grateful for the delay.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Palm Fronds Bookmark

 


This is one in a series of four but I was only able to upload one. When I get back to Orlando, I will put up the rest.
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Christmas Greetings

 
Latin style.
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El Yunque Dec 2009

 
 
 
 
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A rainy day in the Rain Forest. Here are some of the pictures I took and liked the most. First the heavenly fragranced White Ginger which is actually more of a yellowish gold, than its name would imply. Next a Panoramic view of El Yunque towards the ocean with Yagrumo and Sierra Palm trees as a backdrop. Then the Huge Mountain with the open rock area with hides an Indian Face. To find the face, click on the picture look at the larger rock area and the last two thirds of the rock shows an Indian face. It's amazing. I wonder if the Taino Indians actually carved it. Finally, the last picture is facing inland perhaps towards Mt. Britton, covered with a misty cloud. It had been a long time since I had the opportunity to take pictures leisurely as a tourist and not have to drive to El Yunque myself. I am so grateful for the friends that took me there and helped me have a good time.
The day was wonderfully cool and full of people while the riverfalls and streams were full of gushing water. I am so thankful.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Cell phone Cameras

Thank goodness for cell phone cameras, old friends, God's forgiveness, and tostones.

I left my camera in Orlando. I almost live and breathe with my camera, and I left it. It's a good camera too, and you just can't spend a couple of hundred dollars for a camera for a couple of days, so I am doing with out in a sense. I do have my cellphone camera, but it is never as good as the other one, besides it is so small my finger always gets in the way and it's awkward when driving. But it will have to do. The picture of the old balcony was taken with my LG. Perhaps today I can get more. I really wanted to take a picture of a balcony a day, and I am so sorry, but I haven't been able to. Actually, one of the draw backs is that I have difficulty downloading the pictures with out an adapter, so I text them to my email but sometimes they just won't go through. But I am still thankful I got them.

Old friends, well I ran into some at church this morning. They took me out to eat at a nice restaurant in Los Paseos, called Bebo's. That's the nice part. We talked and talked and I lost track of time, and before I knew it, I didn't make it to a place I needed to go. I'm conflicted, I mean I feel conflicted but I know I was where I needed to be. Things happen. People judge. God forgives. I don't know about certain people forgiving, but God forgives me.

And well tostones. Tostones speak for themselves. I had some.