No, I’m not giving up Social Media for Lent. My 2013 Lenten discipline is to give thanks to God for those who have helped me to grow into who God intends for me to be and become. See all of my 2013 Lenten Thanks here.
Despite the family drama that is woven throughout the Reyes side of my family, when I think of each of my aunts and uncles (pictured here with my grandfather and mom) as they helped to raise me, I remember a moment or two or three where they each helped me see the world differently. From the many hour of babysitting me, to the laughter shared in the midst of deep grief to all of the boisterous family gatherings — today, wherever you are and whatever you are doing, for your lives, your laughter and your presence I am grateful.
Today I give thanks for my Auntie Lina and my Uncles: Nano, Gigi, Dave and Mike.