I love to write.
Even thou Im not the best writer, I still love writing. I use written words much better than spoken ones; and sometimes I even make them up. I’d be able to have notes, verses and quotes all over my house. I’m always scribbling. Because I talk so much and yeah – so fast – writing gives me a certain sense of “slow motion” and a time to stop every day and be myself, to talk about my journey, family and friends to remember it all. Also, to talk about Jesus because I want you to know about His love. Finally, to post some pictures and talk about my work and the incredible stories attached to it.
Blogging is not a new thing for me, I did it before. I wrote often and I cherished it so much. Although I say I do it for myself, it was always good to see sweet comments, people visiting and liking it. Then I had a baby girl and blogged less and less until the break between posts was so long that I was ashamed to just come back. I still enjoy reading it. So many memories. Amazing how it brings me back in time.
Writing became even more important for me after an event last year. It literally healed me.
I was home and the next minute woke up in a hospital bed. The doctor asked if I could talk to him. I understood but didn’t answer. My pastor prayed and asked if I could say Amen with him. I wanted but to I could not. No sound coming out of my mouth. I was in shock. That moment Jesus gave me the strength to point to a piece of paper in which I wrote “Of course I can talk!” For almost a week that was how I did it. The hospital ran out of yellow note pads, but I learned the value of communication, and started the habit of writing notes to my loved ones. I still do it to my husband every night as I could not talk and had to tell him how I was doing. No matter what, where, if he didn’t lower the toilet seat or forgot our anniversary. But God restored my voice. He knew my 2 year old could not read.
I was then hungry to be blogging. Such a challenge. And the thought of having two different blogs – a personal and a professional one – still held me up for a couple months. Not only would I go crazy, but it was impossible to separate. Then I took a deep breath, figured out that I’m blessed to do a work that is a reflection of me, and the wise thing to do was to just have one. That’s why Im so excited to be back.
What I put on “paper” are notes to myself. I read it all back and it’s a reminder of Joy, growth and blessings. Reminder that “Life is Good”, that a smile changes lives, hugs are free; a picture is worth a thousand words, and that after every storm the sky is blue. These are notes that reminds me the glory of the Lord, how He saved me and loves me. Reminds me that all my inspiration are whispers of my “Deus Designer”. To Him be the glory.
This first post is long, I know. But if you a reading this and never met me – “Hi!” – I want to give you an idea of the person behind the words. A girl that is a mommy and a wife. A Designer who is also a Photographer. A brazilian that thinks in english. A person that cannot be any of this without Jesus.
“Since ancient times no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides you, who acts on behalf of those who wait for him.” (Isaiah 64:4)
Oh Happy Day.