Wedding Wishes

I’d like to dedicate this blog post to my very special friend Christina.

Christina is the type of friend that had I not known her I am one hundred percent certain I would not be the person I am today.

How many of us are so lucky?

Christina is marrying the one. I am thrilled for them both as these days it is not as common to witness a couple getting married for simply the following reason:



So with this awesomeness are some wishes that have been sitting with me,

that I would like to share with you.

~wedding wishes~

I wish you both the kind of marriage that continues to refresh itself as you continue to work on it.

I hope that when you feel like “I love you” you always say it.

When you feel like “I need you” you always ask.

And when you feel like “I appreciate you” you show it.

I hope that you both continue to have separate Facebook accounts and never mesh one together. Please don’t be about that life.

I wish for you to have fat healthy babies. Or baby. Your choice!

I hope you don’t start always referring to each other as “my husband” and “my wife.” We know who you are and will still manage to remember you’re married even if you refer to each other with your birth-given names.

I sincerely wish for you to become that super old couple everyone admires and younger people ask “How do you sustain a happy healthy marriage?”


As I think about all the things I want to wish for your union it dawns on me.

The same wishes I have for you, I have for me. Even the silly ones.

And as I send much love with all these wishes to you I know in my heart if I stay true to my own self as you both have,

the day will come you will be wishing me the same.

I’m dead serious about the Facebook one. Please. I beg of you.

Magdelena xo

I saw your eyes
And you touched my mind
Though it took a while
I was falling in love…



Well well well…
I am sitting in the mall typing this out as it seems this lovely site did not save the final product of my blog!
So the email you received was my first baby draft. Now you caught a glimpse of my process…I end then start!
This is one of those times I don’t feel as much blessed as stressed, but it will pass…
Retail therapy!

Maggie xo



I would like to say *Happy Mother’s Day* to all the mothers out there!

You come from all walks of life and diverse backgrounds. ALL of you are appreciated today. From the bottom of my heart I wish for you to feel the love vibrating around the world in 84528-Happy-Mothers-Dayappreciation of your existence.

I am incredibly fortunate to have a mother who has been actively involved in my life since the day I was born, and would like to dedicate this piece to her.

Her name is Maria, but because of the many lives she has touched over the years working with families she was given the nickname “Mamaria (Mama-riah).”

My sisters and I would like to share our thoughts on our wonderful mom as part of our gift to her.

Why will you enjoy this?

Because for those of you who are mothers, partners, stepmothers, and “second moms” you will read firsthand how your work matters. How what you do everyday, and every moment is so important it changes lives.

For everyone else my wish is for this touch you in some way. To reflect on a female role model or caregiver in your own life, or at the very least find appreciation for what a woman’s hard work and love can instill in her loved ones.

From the Middle Sis: The-Moment-He-Realized-He-Was-Now-The-Middle-Child-Funny-Kids-Siblings

“My Mom is the strongest woman I know. As a parent now, I have a better understanding of what a Mom truly does and goes through for her children. And because of this new understanding I have even MORE love and respect for her. A mother’s love cannot be described into words and is forever truly unconditional. I am lucky to have the best Mom in the world. Thank you for always being there for me, forgiving me, and loving me for me!  Happy Mother’s Day, Mom!”

From the Baby:

cookies-of-life“God truly gave me sisters and the mom I need. She is a beautiful example of serving others with joy and loving each other in our own way. I can’t put in enough words what she means to me. I love her so very much, and it’s a bonus to be working with her at the same school!”


From the Oldest (Me):

My mother is the epitome of strength and heart. She is always able to move with the changes she sees in her daughters with a *love* that never changes. She has carried the weight of many struggles for this family, and over the years learned to move through her own to find happiness within herself. As I find myself starting over again we share a common bond to haul up our next mountains of change to become even better versions of ourselves; striving for that beautiful view along the way, and on the top.

And what I take away from her that now eternally swirls in core of who I am is

It is never to late to have a beautiful life, but it is up to ME to create it. 

Love you Mama

Magdelena xo