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My Birthday with Janis

5 Jul

So here we are … post 35 of 35. *exhale*

I wondered what I would share with you on my last post of this series. Would I have some great epiphany over the last 35 days? Hmmm, for now, I just keep going back to what I said to the first person I talked with on the phone this morning. My uncle Brian called (Facebook birthday wishes are awesome but phone calls rock!). In our conversation I said, “Thirty didn’t bother me but I kinda feel like I should be all grown up at thirty-five.”

Let me share with you a little about my uncle. He is important to me for many reasons. He has offered me sound advice, he listens to me when I talk and has just always been there for me. One reason I am indebted to him forever is because he introduced me to Janis … yes, Janis Joplin.

ahhhh … my absolute favorite song from her!

Here’s where I’m going with this …

Janis Joplin was not cool with the kids in my school when I was listening to her. What was this little Mexican girl doing listening to a gringa sing oldies rock-n-roll anyway? I didn’t care. I connected with her soulful voice and heart wrenching songs. For me, she resembled a unique identity through story telling that anyone can relate to. Nadie cantó como Janis when Janis was singing.

I have made new friends and bonded with great friends over Janis Joplin’s songs. I remember singing “Me and Bobby McGee” at the top of our lungs at parties with a dear college friend. Her Greatest Hits CD was playing full blast on my six-hour drive home from college – on repeat. Introducing others to Janis … yeah, that’s the best. A sweet friend of mine recently sent me a message because she was listening to Janis and she thought of me. She said she actually thinks of me every time she hears a song by Janis.

So today, a new friend shared that Me and Bobby McGee YouTube video. I sat in my home office, clicked play and turned up the volume on my laptop. And when it was over, I clicked play again. Memories came back, I sang the tune with all my heart … I realized that I am grown up. Because when I wasn’t a grown up, it was always the grown ups that would listen to the oldies over and over again saying things like “yeah, that was a good year!”

¡Salud to a ‘Good Year’! Rock on Janis!

Me and my Pearl: The Obessions and passions of Janis Joplin, a biography by Ellis Amburn

Thanks for being a part of my 35 in 35 posts series! 

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Faith and Family Night with Silver Stars

17 Jun

Last week, the WNBA San Antonio Silver Stars hosted their annual Faith and Family Night.

The Christian Women’s Small Business Association was invited to hold the American flag on the court during the National Anthem. Our leader Anna brought us sashes and crowns to wear as we are the daughters of a King. Thanks Anna! You know how to make us feel special.

My new friend Coach Liz and I are excited before we walk on the court.

After much practice we made it on the court to proudly hold the flag during the National Anthem. What an honor!

I really wanted a photo holding the Stars Squad pom-poms but they were generous enough to have the whole squad take the photo with me! Thanks Jessica for not letting me leave until we got this shot 🙂

We watched the game and the STARS won 80 – 67. Way to go Silver Stars!

What a great way to celebrate our founder’s birthday. Happy Birthday Anna!

After the game Mark B. Spencer and the Greater Love Praise Team led worship in an intimate setting.  Sophia Young, #33 on Silver Stars player shared a little bit about what it is like to be a Christian in the WNBA.

It doesn’t matter if I have a great game or a terrible game. He is always gonna be there for me. That’s the great thing about a relationship with Christ. -Sophia Young

Sophia then introduced former University of Texas quarterback, current Cleveland Browns quarterback and self-professed Christian, Colt McCoy.  His message was about finding contentment as believers. He asked the audience if everything was taken away, would Jesus be enough?

The most important thing in our life is our relationship with Christ. … So I pray tonight for all of us in our walks in our everyday life that we would be able to find that place that we could operate in contentment knowing Jesus is in control. -Colt McCoy

You can see the After Game Worship and Testimonials on the Silver Stars website.

The whole night was full of friends and FUN! Thanks Silver Stars for keeping this tradition and thanks Anna for organizing this event for CWSBA !

Photo courtesy of CWSBA

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Funny Father’s Day Ecards

16 Jun

Happy Father’s Day for all the dads out there! And all the people that lovingly fill the role as dad.

Here are some ecards from http://www.someecards.com

I found this one and would send this to my dad if he had email … or Facebook … or was online at. all.

I love this website because you can say exactly what you want to! This is exactly what my boys would say to my husband on Father’s Day.

And finally, to my wonderful husband who supports me in all my ventures.

Have a wonderful Father’s Day!


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