My Mom, Lydia M. Garza

Today’s post is similar to the ones that I have posted for the last 10 years. But I still feel the same exact way.

January 10, 2010… it’s been 10 years since my mom, Lydia M. Garza died. It’s hard to believe that it has already been that long. Sometimes it feel longer and other times it feels like it just happened.

Until we meet again mom, I miss you and I love you more than I can say! ❤️

If Roses Grow In Heaven

If roses grow in Heaven Lord

Please pick a bunch for me.

Place them in my Mother’s arms

and tell her they’re from me.

Tell her I love her and miss her,

and when she turns to smile,

Place a kiss upon her cheek

and hold her for a while.

Because remembering her is easy,

I do it everyday,

But there is an ache within my heart

That will never go away.

#blessed #imissyoumom #ifrosesgrowinheaven

Happy New Year

To all my Family and Friends,

Happy New Year!

Let’s see what 2020 has in store for us. Let’s move forward and remember what is important.

I saw this and it pretty much says what I want to do in 2020.

May this year bring new happiness, new goals, new achievements and a lot of new inspirations on your life. Wishing you a year fully loaded with happiness.


2019 — End of a Decade

Well, I’m sitting here thinking about all that has happened in the past decade and there have been some major things that happened, as well as many, many other things.

Here are some:

2010 — my mom, Lydia M. Garza died

2014 — my brother, Joe M. Garza died

My nephew, Brad and niece, Pam, both got married

I turned 50 in 2016

I had some surgeries: gall bladder, gastric sleeve, hysterectomy

I lost over 200 lbs

I’ve traveled to South Carolina, Kentucky, Mexico and Florida

I got a new car, GMC Terrian, on my own

I have some great friends in my life

I met some great people

I’ve been on two cruises

I met a fabulous man, who I love

I’m a cancer survivor and still fighting that battle right now

Those are just a few things that I’ve gone through this past decade. All of it has made me into the person I am today. I am stronger and hopefully a little wiser with all I’ve been through. I’m looking forward to what the next decade has in store for me.

So, let’s remember this past decade and move forward to What’s Next.

New Friendships

For past six months I have been participating in a walking challenge. It is a challenge on the Samsung Health app.

The goal is to have over 200,000 steps a month. It’s been fun doing the challenges. But an unexpected surprise is the new friends that I have meet on there.

We all have the same goals and when we challenge each other, we encourage each other to do our best.

I have chatted with these new friends on the app and some I have even chatted on our cell phones.

It amazes me how you can meet someone online and create a friendship. i feel so blessed that our paths crossed.

So this is a shout out to Tom. Thanks for being a friend. I’m looking forward to our challenges and conversations.

Random Screenshots/Downloads

Haven’t posted in a while. Too many things spinning in my head.

So I thought I would post a few random screenshots/downloaded I have. You never know when you might have to use them.

Do You Remember… TV Dinners

Do you remember having frozen TV dinners when you were growing up?

I remember going to the grocery store with my mom while I was growing up and she would let my brother and I pick out 4 or 5 of a our favorite frozen TV dinners. We thought we were cool that we got to pick different ones and they were ours to eat.

I remember waiting forever for it to bake in the oven. And then once it was done, I would burn my fingers taking the foil off the tray. It would never fail, some of the vegetables would be in the main meal and the mashed potatoes would be in the dessert. Oh, the fond memories of those wonderful frozen meals!

Here are some of my favorites:

  • Salisbury Steak
  • Cheesy Macaroni & Beef
  • Fried Chicken
  • Turkey Dinner
  • Veal Parmagian


I decided that I will post random selfies here to remind me of what I looked like and where I was when I took the selfie.

This self was taken at Mission San José in San Antonio, Texas. I have been going to the church service there for the past couple of weeks. I have enjoyed going there and walking the grounds afterwards.

Happy Mother’s Day in Heaven

Happy Mother’s Day on Heaven

If I can be half the woman she was, then I would be happy. I miss her more than I can ever say.

I love you Mom and miss you so much. ❤

If Roses Grow in Heaven

If Roses grow in Heaven

Lord, please pick a bunch for me.
Place them in my Mother’s arms
and tell her they’re from me.

Tell her that I love her and miss her,
and when she turns to smile,
place a kiss upon her cheek
and hold her for a while.

Because remembering her is easy,
I do it every day,
but there’s an ache within my heart
that will never go away.

– Unknown Author

My mom loved Simon & Garfunkel.

Love this song and I’m playing it for her.

Samsung Health

This past November 2018, an old friend from high school introduced me the the Samsung Health Challenge.

Samsung Health provides core features to keep up your body fit and healthy. It will record and analyze your daily activities and habits to help maintain successful diet and lead healthy lifestyle.

The Challenge is to get 200,000 steps a month.

This was something that I thought I could never do. But with losing almost 200 pounds, having a friend push me and motivate me, I’ve beat the goal each month since.

Here is my record step count since I started.

I have see where I rank out of the over 1.3 million people who signed up for the challenge. But I’m pretty happy at my numbers for April.

Now for May. My goal is 450,000 steps. And I’m going to do it!

Special thanks to Rob C, you motivated me to give my best.

Make it a great day.

May 2019

Hard to believe it’s already May? Why is the year going by so quickly?

I saw this and thought it was a great way to start the month off.

Make it a great day… month.

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