Thursday, May 11, 2017


In the last few months, I have often been absent from the blog. I know you have noticed I have been posting less, 
but there are times in our lives where priorities take over.

When our son got sick back in February, everything else came to a halt and my days have been filled with nursing him back to health, because I think you agree when I say it doesn't matter if your child is two years old or twenty, when they are sick, nothing else matters much.

We have been travelling back and forth to MD Anderson hospital in Houston where he has been a patient since he was 12 years old when he became terminally ill. 
This hospital was for over a year our second home and the doctors and nurses became our family.
We owe them everything, we owe them our son's life.

In the last two months, we have many doctor visits, numerous test done and we are finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. As of now, all results are coming back normal and he is feeling like his old shelf again.
We are finally starting to release that breath we didn't realized we were holding.

He and I have been spending a lot of time together and just the other day, while we were at home getting some chores done, the doorbell rings and the UPS guy dropped this box at my front door. My son tells me there was a package for me and my first first thought after seeing that large box was "I haven't ordered anything from Macy's".

And that is when he told me it was a gift from him.
What! Why? I told him it wasn't my birthday or Mother's Day. LOL And that is when he told me he saw me a few days before looking at this item online and he wanted to buy it for me to say thank you for everything I had done for him while he was sick and always. You want to talk about unexpected!
Oh boy, did I cry! I haven't stopped yet! LOL

And he was right, I have been eyeing this beauty for a while now, actually since we bought our new dining room furniture like over a year ago. 

I love everything about it, it is very sturdy and the serving plates are real crystal. Just gorgeous in person!
I wanted it to use it all year long to display seasonal plates and it will come very handy when we have company over. 
I think it will be beautiful to serve dessert during the holidays. You can find it here.

And now is displayed on our buffet table holding some pretty white dishes.

I will treasure this gift forever and every time I see it, it will remind me that everything I do as a mom 
will always be appreciated.

I want to take the time now to thank you all for all the prayers, get well wishes and emails 
you have sent me concerning our son. 
You are all such amazing and caring people!
Now, as we wait for the final test results, I just pray it will all be behind him soon.

As for me, I thank God every day for giving me the chance to be a mom to my wonderful boy.

Have a wonderful week!


  1. This indeed is a beautiful piece, but the thought behind it is even more so. Praying for a positive answer to the test results.

  2. I'm so happy to hear your son is doing well, Maria! I hope your good results continue, and you both enjoy family dinners served from your beautiful silver and crystal gift for years and years to come. xo

  3. Maria that is an awesome gift from a truly wonderful son. I am so glad it's all coming back normal. :)

  4. hello maria elena...thank you for keeping us updated on your son's progress...a lovely gift from a wonderful young man...lots of positive thoughts and love sent to you and yours...happy mother's day...take care...sally

  5. That is beautiful, Maria Elena, and so sweet of your son to buy that for you. I am so thankful you had MD Anderson close by to provide care for your son. You know how I feel about that hospital! I, too, got an unexpected gift from our son today. I say unexpected because we laid down the law to our children years ago not to spend their money on us, but sometimes they just don't listen. Mom's and their boys....just something extra special there.

    Have a lovely Mother's Day!

  6. What a beautiful gift and wonderful son! I'm praying for complete recovery.

  7. That is such a sweet thing your son did for you! It's a beautiful piece and you'll always have a special place in your heart for it. I didn't know there was ongoing health issues with your son. Prayers that everything will turn out well and the poisitive good news will keep coming.
    Best wishes for you for a Happy Mother's Day!

  8. Congratulations it is a beautiful gift. Its wonderful that your son is improving and you have the time to be with him. Blessing to all of you and Happy Mom Day.

  9. What a thoughtful, wonderful son! I'm so glad you're getting good news with his health. Continuing to pray for you all and I know he'll be back to normal very soon. Happy Mother's Day! xoxo

  10. Wishing the best Maria! This is a beautiful and useful gift. It's Mother's Day weekend here so Happy Mother's Day to you!

  11. I'm sorry to hear about your son's illness. I hope he is on the road to recovery now.

  12. You have such a wonderful son! Continue prayers that his health improves.

  13. What a beautiful piece and how sweet of your son to think of you. I know you'll enjoy the server for years to come.


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