Siempre Pensando En Usted Ama

Siempre Pensando

This card is dedicated to my momma.  She's been there for me my entire life, she showed me tough love, gentle love, and hard love while at the same time loving me unconditionally.  What is unconditional love?  Ask a momma and she will explain it to you like a five year old.

I have always been a daddy's girl, but a daddy is as good as a fabulous momma standing behind him (to holdh im up).  =)  My parents are the best any kid could have ever asked for.  They are Mexican immigrants who left their homeland in search for a better life for their children, there are six of us, plus cousins and friends they helped along the way.

They came here as migrant workers with working Visas… my dad worked six days a week from sunrise to sunset.  He taught himself English and worked his way to becoming a certified plumber.  He believes in giving back to our communities and taking nothing for granted.

My dad never believed in the give-me give-me attitude, he has always said, "you work for what you get… so get yourself educated, so you don't have to depend on anyone to feed your family."  RIGHT ON DAD!

I started at the lowest ranks in the United States Air Force as an Airmen First Class and now I am a Major because of the values they in instilled in me as a young child.  I am giving back to the country that gave my dad an opportunity to raise his family and provide a better future.  For that, I am truly GRATEFUL!

Leave a comment and tell me what are YOU grateful for?

Siempre Pensando

Translation:  Always thinking of you.  Although for a parent or as a sign of respect we use the word usted instead of tu.  It still means "you", but it is disrespectful to say "ti" to an elder.  But it still didn't stop me from using the sentiment for my mom.  Thank you Stampin' Up! for thinking of the Latino community. 

Siempre Pensando

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Happy Day, Hostess (Spanish) Exprésate
Paper: Marina Mist, Real Red, Whisper White, White Tealace Doily
Tools: 1" Square Punch, Circle Collection Framelits (to cut out middle of Tealace Doily)
Ink: Marina Mist, Real Read
Thank you so much for visiting me today.  May today be the start of an awesome weekend.  Don't forget to leave a comment and tell me what you are grateful for. =)  Oh and please don't be shy to share me on your social network.


About Maggie

I'm a Graphic Art Designer and Greeting Card Maker. It's a form of therapy and I love what I do, so I never have to work a day in my life. It's my win-win situation after a 25-year Air Force career as a hospital administrator.


  1. Thanks Maggie for your story and most importantly for your service. I too am the daughter of immigrants and can totally relate. I’m thankful for having the opportunity to live in this country and for finding Stampin’ Up! “sisters” like you.

  2. i really enjoyed reading about your story and admire the way you write about your parents and upbringing. Thank you for your service to our country.

  3. What a wonderful post! God bless you!

  4. I loved hearing your story. I am grateful for you and your parents for all that you and they do to instill the values that you have. The world is a better place because of it. Thank you for your service.

  5. So pretty!

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