Angels Are Never Too Small…

Today begins the difficult task of laying the tiny victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School to rest.  It’s hard to look at the smiling faces of young children and know that they were taken from this world far too soon and far too brutally.  This morning, mourners laid to rest 6 year old Jack Pinto and 6 year old Noah Pozner.  May they forever rest in peace and may their families learn to cope with their sudden loss.

Source: ABC News, Noah Pozner

Source: ABC News, Noah Pozner

 

 

Source: ABC News, Jack Pinto

Source: ABC News, Jack Pinto

 

I’d like to say that I can do a special post for each and every child/teacher/staff member that was lost last week, but I think that would be way too painful for myself and for my readers.  I pray that we can all learn from this horrific event that life is too short and too precious, especially when it’s barely been lived.

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Birthdays and Hip-Hop!

Sorry for the delay in getting on here, but as you all know, life happens!  I had an amazing weekend and got to experience some wonderful things…just thought I’d share the highlights!  First off, it was my beautiful mother’s birthday (say, “Happy Birthday Mommy!”) and I got to spend lots of time with her and the rest of my family and friends.  She loved every second of her party (so did I)!

I also forgot to mention that a few weeks ago my mom received an award from the National Conference of Puerto Rican Women (NACOPRW) at the 2012 ODESSA Awards ceremony.  She was recognized for her public and civil work within the community!  YES! She takes care of her own on a daily basis.

My mom is on the end (left)

Love you, Mommy!

The next exciting thing about my weekend was attending the Life is Good tour with Nas and Lauryn Hill.  YES! She is back!  If you don’t know, now you know…she is my all-time favorite female artist!  I had such a great time!

Nas

Lauryn Hill

What have you been up to?  Anything fun and exciting?!

A Prom Dream Come True!

No matter what path anyone takes in life, it’s so important to give back.  Give back to family, to friends, to strangers…to your community!  That feeling of making someone happy can’t be replaced with anything else and sometimes it only takes a small gesture to make someone’s world a little better.  With that said, it’s no surprise that I was more than happy to volunteer for the Uplifting Sisters “Prom Dreams” event!

I’ve always worked with youth of all ages while living in Philadelphia, so this was right up my alley and something I knew would make a big difference in the lives of young ladies!  I’m open to helping any and everyone, but there’s something about helping young girls that has always been close to my heart and for that I commend Sheena Brown, founder of Uplifting Sisters, because there aren’t enough professional women GIVING BACK to our country’s future.  Attendees were able to shop for dresses, jewelry, shoes, shawls and handbags at NO CHARGE!  Everything was free to them and their families and it was all with a goal of doing something great!

No matter how tired any of us were, seeing the look on their faces was something that even I can’t describe!  If you aren’t seeking to help others, you need to start because it will truly be inspiring for not only them, but for you as well.  Teamwork makes the dream work!