Did You Remember His Birthday?

I was asked to speak at the Hispanic Heritage dinner last night and talk about what it was like growing up a Latino woman.  I ended up speaking about my father because he molded who I am and taught me three important lessons in life.  I won’t type out the entire speech, but will highlight the three important one’s.

  1. Education opens doors: My father taught himself English while working in the fields under the Bracero Program started by President Roosevelt in the 40’s.  He knew that in order to support his family he needed to educate himself.  Not only did education opened doors for him… and windows too.
  2. Persistence pays off: After learning plumbing he showed up at a water plant in Los Angeles County at 7:00 a.m. every morning and as the owner drove in he would ask, “Sir, are you hiring?”  The answer was always, “No, sorry.”  Lets just say that after two weeks of his persistence the owner created a job for him.
  3. Give back to those that gave to you: I did. I now give back to the country that afforded my dad the opportunity to give us the American Dream through hard work and sacrifices.

Thank you dad, for molding me. I owe everything I am and everything I am still to be to my dad (and my mom who stands next to him).

I didn’t forget my dad’s birthday either… LoL  I’m on a roll with masculine cards and I absolutely love the Textured Impression Embossing Folder.  It adds a lot of masculine characteristic to any color card stock.


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Paper: Pacific Point, Sahara Sand, Marina Mist
Inks/Color:  Pacific Point Marker
Tools/Punches/Dies: Brights & Neutrals Candy Dots Hung Up Cute Clips

A Birthday Wish on a Mojo Monday Challenge

I'm in love with the new Remembering Your Birthday stamp set!  There is no excuse to forget another birthday when you've got this stamp set–complete with eight different birthday greetings!  But if you do forget, it's okay, there's a stamp in there for that too… LoL.


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