A Lesson on Father’s Day

By: Gabriela Yareliz Father’s Day and Mother’s Day are often avoided by people who have experienced childhood trauma. Some people have experienced pain caused by one or both parents, so they distance themselves from the holiday and deeper yet, from the person it celebrates. Father’s Day isn’t a holiday I like to embrace. Sometimes, itContinue reading “A Lesson on Father’s Day”

This Past Season

“And after you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself restore, support, strengthen and establish you.” 1 Peter 5:10 By: Gabriela Yareliz I always do enjoy putting my thoughts out into letters. It sort of shifts things in timeContinue reading “This Past Season”

Liberation

By: Gabriela Yareliz Sometimes, life feels like some weird social experiment. Have you noticed? People seem to get less caring and crazier, by the minute. And by crazy, I don’t mean funny-cute-wild, but reckless-not appreciating-consequences-and-mental-health-issue crazy. Life on this sinful planet can make us a bit crazy. Life’s pain and unpredictability can leave us likeContinue reading “Liberation”

This is what life is like

By: Gabriela Yareliz This isn’t a profound discourse, today. In fact, I was going to do my whole spiel on fertility, biological clocks (our damnation), and the OB-GYN, but I figured that could wait (you’re welcome). We can talk about that after a fun pelvic exam. The emotions will be a lot more raw, then.Continue reading “This is what life is like”

Sunday Girl: October 23, 2016

By: Gabriela Yareliz Friday came to a close as I sat down to eat a stale piece of leftover pizza after making my apartment look like Monica Geller had come to visit. As I chewed on the pizza, I perused an article about the shelf life of pizza in a refrigerator, on BuzzFeed. Halfway throughContinue reading “Sunday Girl: October 23, 2016”

Scars

“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” Khalil Gibran By: Gabriela Yareliz Have you ever had a dream where everything you fear may never come true becomes reality? When we sit back and look at the things we are afraid of, or the things we hardenContinue reading “Scars”

Squeaky Clean

By: Gabriela Yareliz Cleaning up is not always fun. It can be relaxing (bubble bath) or hurt it can hurt (paper cut and hand sanitizer–anyone?). Those of us blessed with showers have it a lot easier, but cleaning can be complicated and require heavy buckets, a well or an unpleasant cold experience. Whatever the caseContinue reading “Squeaky Clean”

Lego House

By: Gabriela Yareliz Sometimes, we go through times in our life where we feel like we are running on Legos. I remember when I was young, we went to a church member’s house. He was a funny Sabbath School teacher. Me and another guest we were running out of a room (playing some sort ofContinue reading “Lego House”

Viviendo [living]: Adamari Lopez

By: Gabriela Yareliz Today, I finished Viviendo, by Puerto Rican actress Adamari Lopez (one of my favorite actresses from childhood). It was a masterful story-telling of her life so far; from when she was born to her meeting and being pursued by Luis Fonsi, her engagement to Fonsi, her telenovela success, her being diagnosed withContinue reading “Viviendo [living]: Adamari Lopez”