Thursday, August 30, 2012

Driving Pet Peeves!!!

Sooooooo a group of us single gals were hanging out about a month or so ago and we were just playing this game were you ask everyone in the room a question about something and then everyone goes around and says their answer....sooooooooooo the question WAS...
Sooooo ALL the girls were going around and naming all the things that other drivers do that DRIVE THEM cRaZy...THEN IT WAS MY TURN...
I was like ummmmm....ACTUALLY...I'm pretty sure its safe to say THAT...
♥Mary Frances :)

Wednesday, August 29, 2012


Soooo this past was just one of those days, that at the end of the night I was feelin a little like... OMW I seriousley think that I am going to be SINGLE FOREVERRR!!! I know, I know, I wrote all those singles posts...buuuuut heeeeey i'm still HUMAN...and sometimes I can't help but feel like its NEVERRRR gonna happen!!! LOLOL!!!
Then I get a TEXT from my friend Anali that says to LISTEN to something that she has sent me...She sent me an audio clip of her singing and playing on the piano...HERE I'll just let you read the text messages!!! :) 

Its a kinda a love song....buuuuut MORE!!! Sooooo I got special permission from THE AUTHOR to post this...I mean...I had to do a lil beggin and stuff buuuuut yeah...I got my way!!! ;) Here are the words of the song she wrote for me...
Jacob and Rachel
There she was, at that well
Jacob knew she was for him.
Seven years, seemed like days,
for love was running through his veins
She was the one that he was praying for,
the one that he would forever adore.
I want a love like that, a love that waits, a love that won't fade away.
It may take seven years, or just seven days,
but God I'll wait for the day,
to say I do, to the one that you chose
Rachel was on her way, 
serving the Lord everyday.
She didn't know that at that place,
her life would forever change
God knew exactly the time and the place,
where His children would meet face to face
I want a love like that, a love that waits, a love that won't fade away.
It may take seven years, or just seven days,
but God I'll wait for the day,
to say I do, to the one that you chose
It may take a day, it may take a year, Lord just guard my heart.
What you bring together stays together forever.
I'll wait for your word Lord.
Isn't that like the prettiest song EVERRRR!?!?! I promise you all...THIS SONG is GOING TO BE IN SOOOOOO MANY WEDDINGS!!!! Good job Anali!!! Annnd soooo yeah...I kinda-sorta...DID START CRYING!!!
Then when I did talk to Anali on Sunday, she told me that she had started writing it ANNNND then she was out and about doing her stuff and her car broke down and in the middle of all this cRaZiNeSs that was going on, the rest of the words to the song were coming to her!!! I'm like YUP, thats the way INSPIRATION always comes!!! AHAHAHA!!!Really, NO ONE HAS EVERRRR written something like that for me before...I am soooo touched!!!
THANK YOU ANALI for writing this for me ANNNND for letting God use you!!! This song WILL be in my wedding ANNNND YOU WILL BE SINGING IT!!! Sooooo GET READY!!! (Altho you may still have a WHILE to practice!!! HAHA!!!;)
♪♫It may take seven years ♫or just seven days♪♪♪
♫♫but God I'll wait♫

♥Mary Frances :)

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Soooo cool!!!

I felt soooooooooo INCREDIBLY cool this past Sunday!!! I mean, I ALWAYZ feel COOL, buuuuuut THIS SUNDAY MAN, I felt SUPER COOL!!! 
Because for the FIRST TIME EVERRRR...I Picked kids up for church, ALL BY MYSELF AND IN MY OWN VEHICLE THAT I PAID WITH MY OWN MONEY TO BUT GAS IN!!! It felt sooooo AWESOME to be able to do that!!! Yup its been ALMOST 7 years now that I've been working with the African kids...BUT this is the FIRST TIME i didn't have to make anyone do it FOR ME!!! Yesturday was a dream come true!!! Do  you all know how cool it feels to bring people to church??!?!?! AWESOMELY COOL!!! :)
I did have some advice for the kids tho...Okaaaaaay listen up kiddos...
DO NOT TALK TO ME WHILE I'M DRIVING!!! Do NOT TATTLE!!! I DO NOT CARE WHAT ANYONE IS DOING TO YOU!!! I CAN NOT TALK AND DRIVE AT THE SAME TIME!!! Mary+Driving+Talking=ACCIDENT!!! Annnnnnnnd since none of ya all have the Holy Ghost yet, i do NOT think this would be a good time for any of YOU ALL TO BE DYIN!!! Ya know, YA KNOW?! Jus' sayin! :)
♥Mary Frances :)

Monday, August 27, 2012


Yup!!!! This pretty much sums up the way my mind works!!! ;)
I like how Anali described me when we were together...SHE SAID...
"Mary! You are the most CONCEITED-UNCONCEITED person I have everrrr met!!!"
The statement SEEMS like it would make absolutely NO SENSE...UNLESS you KNOW ME!!! Then it makes PERFECT SENSE!!!

♥Mary Frances :)

Sunday, August 26, 2012


Due to the fact that my sis-in-law is having another baby, (YAY!) my brother has decided to postpone going back to the Philippines for a little while! Him and my pastor have decided to start a Filipino church service at our church!!! Next Sunday will be the VERY FIRST ONE!!! Soooo if you know any Filipinos in the US that need Jesus, send em their way!!!
For MORE info go HERE!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Oh LOOK...ITS...

(Aka: Miss Orgeonized!!!!;)
Luv ya mucho girrrrrrl!!!! :D

♥Mary Frances :)

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Classic Mary Driving Moment #1284756

I just wanna start this post by saying,
Sooooooooo TODAY...I'm driving to Starbucks to get drinks for me and my sis ANNNNNND I do NOT know WHAT I did wrong buuuuuut I totally got myself STUCK!!! I was pulling IN but I turned to sharply I GUESS and whatever I did to try and fix myself I just kept getting closer and closer to the car next to me!!! Finally I was in such and awkward position that if  i backed up MORE I was going to hit the car next to me, buuuut if I pulled in any further I would ALSO hit the car next to me. THE PROBLEM WAS that I was ALSO kinda like HALF WAY out in the middle of the street!!!! EEEEEEEEEEKS!!!
Weeeeeeelllll THIS just put me into total FREAK OUT MODE!!! I didn't know what to do and was seriousley just ready to BURST INTO TEARS!!! I was like praying and EVERYTHING!!! JESUS PLEASE HELP ME!!! (God was SILENT!) Soooo I'm sitting there with NO IDEA of what to do sooooooo I call my big sis and I'm like THERESA!!! I NEED HELP!!!! I'm stuck annnnnd I don't know what to do cuz no matter WHAT I do i'm going to hit the car next to me!!! Sooooooo my sis is like, OKAAAAAAAAAY WHATEVER YOU DO... DO NOOOOOOOOOT MOVE THE VEHICLE!!! 
Sooooo THEN my sis is like, Okaaaaaaay SEE if you can find a MAN that will help you buuuuut IF NOT call me back and I'll come back out the car...buuuuuuuuut WHATEVER YOU DO, DO NOT MOVE THE VAN WITHOUT HELP!!! Weeeeelll I was SOOOOOO CLOSE to the car next to me I couldn't even open my door a pinch...I have to like CLIMB OUT FROM THE PASSENGERS SIDE!!! AHAHAHAHA!!!
Sooooo I walk up to Starbucks and see a table full of Mexican men and I was like Ooooo Mexican men are ALWAYS really helpful. Soooo I'm like,, I just recently started driving(Thank God I don't look like i'm ALMOST 30...bahaha)and I got myself into a bad situation parking and i was wondering if one of you all could help me back out my van. Soooo they all look up at my SPECIAL parking job, kinda laugh AND then the youngest AND best looking guy says he will help me. Sooooo we're walking over ANNNND I hand him the keys and he is like...
OH NO, YOU CAN DO IT!!!(He believed in me...awwww)I'll just guide you and show you how to fix it!!! Sooooooooo I CLIMB BACK IN through the passengers side, start up the van annnnd this goodlooking, kind-hearted, Mexican man shows me how to turn the wheel and to sloooooowly back up and like the WHOLE time he was like standing between the van and the car next to me...TO MAKE SURE I DIDN'T HIT THE CAR NEXT TO ME!!! I was like WOW, what a REAL GENTLEMAN!!!! I Thanked him like a million-kajillion times!!!
Then my sis annnnnd mom call me and I'm like ITS OKAAAAAAAY!!! This really nice Mexican man helped me!!! They were like where are you headin now??? I'm like A DIFFERENT STARBUCKS!!! AHAHAHA!!! I'm waaaaaaaay to embarrassed to go anywhere near that one!!! My mom was like, Ummm MAYBE  you should try a Starbucks with a DRIVE THRU this time!!!! AHAHAHA!!! Then she was like, WELL i'm just glad there was a decent man there that was willing to help you!!! I'm like YES...ME TOO!!! Cuz it coulda been REALLY BAD!!! LOLOLOL!!!
cRaZy thing is that I was recently at a conference this past summer and I got myself into pretty much THE SAME exact situation after the youth night. I started backing out and turned the wheel the WRONG way and then NO MATTER what I did I could NOT figure out how to fix it!!! Soooo I saw a young man that I thought was the kind of person that would help me...BUUUUUT when I asked, he just adamantly refused to help me...told me to just back it out myself!!! THEN...
him and his buddy heartlessly, got into his sports car, proceeded to roll down the convertible roof, and cruised off into the night...leaving me stranded ...STUCK IN MY PARKIN SPOT!!! I was completely SHOCKED... like  WOW... TALK ABOUT...
I just stood there about to burst into tears...CUZ I honestly did NOT know how to fix my mistake AND NONE of the girls I asked thought they could fix it!!! Sooooo FINALLY, I found ANOTHER Apostolic young man, that was POLITE ENOUGH, to pause talking to his friends, and come and help me!!!
ONCE AGAIN SAVED FROM A HUGE DISASTER!!! Thankfully, there are STILL SOME Apostolic guys that know of something called CHIVALRY!!! ANNNND most of all...after TODAYS EVENTS...
. ♥Mary Frances :)

Friday, August 24, 2012

Jay walkin!!!

Have you ever been jay walking? I'm NOT gonna lie...SOMETIMES I jay walk!!! Yeah, I know its ILLEGAL buuuuuuuut sometimes it seems like its JUST EASIER to run as fast as you can across the street instead of WALKIN to the crosswalk!!! LOL Buuuuuuuuuuut WHENEVER I do happen to jay walk...I RUN!!!
The other day I was driving and this lady is just taking a stroll through the middle of the intersection! NOT EVEN RUNNING!!! Just taking a leisurely stroll through all the cars and was ACTUALLY like glaring at some of the cars like THEY were in the wrong for driving to closely to her during her walk!!! Her casualness about it really astounded me!!! I was like ummmm... HELLOOOOOOOO!!! I mean yeah i'm NOT perfect, I jay walk sometimes SISTA...RUN!!!!
It got to thinking about how sometimes in life, we SPIRITUALLY JAY WALK!!! We live our lives on the edge, knowing that we're not really on track, buuuuut HOPING that we'll make it  without getting hurt. There has been a few times in my life that I have been spiritually jay walking. I struggled for a while with watching television and other things...I wasn't backslidden...JUST STRUGGLING to overcome stuff.
Buuuuuuut i've noticed a lot recently that there are people that are spiritually jay walking...buuuuut they're SOOOOOOOOOOO CASUAL about it!!! Its like their just strolling through life, living on the edge, living sooooo close to the world and saying, WHAT are you gonna do about it??? I DARE YOU TO SAY I'M WRONG!!! People that I grew up with, doing things that we were TAUGHT WERE WRONG!!! And people say, weeeeellll the church I go to NOW allows it!!! So your WHOLE LIFE, you NEVER really got it in your heart??? DO YOU NOT HAVE ANY PERSONAL CONVICTIONS??? If the WHOLE church jumps off a gonna jump???
People watching TV shows and NOT EVEN CARING that anyone knows!!! The Gilmore girls...I saw a "good girl" posting about watching THAT show...right after talking about praise singing at church that night! I'm like, I DON'T GET IT!!!! I know THAT SHOW!!! ITS NOT A GOOD SHOW!!! Your saying, OH MARY, soooo YOU WATCHED IT??? YES I DID!!! Buuuuut you know what??? I felt guilt about it!!! I was ASHAMED!!! I couldn't quite lift my hands the way I wanted to in heart was heavy...I knew that what I was doing was WRONG and I didn't try and condone it and say it was OK!!! EVEN IN MY WRONG...I STILL HAD A CONVICTION!!! I HAD SOME FEAR IN MY HEART!!!
HOW IN THE WORLD, CAN AN APOSTOLIC, PENTECOSTAL, HOLY GHOST FILLED saint of God, feel like it is OK to watch VAMPIRE DIARIES??? To write about ZOMBIES??? To idolize MARYLYN MONROE??? The Bible says to HATE EVIL!!!
"You that love the LORD, hate evil..."(Psalm 97:10) 
"...Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good."(Romans 12:9) 
"The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogance, and the evil way, and the perverse mouth, do I hate." (Proverbs 8:1)
We NEED to have the FEAR of THE LORD IN US!!! Ya know, when I jay walk, I feel a little nervous, I gotta run...I don't want NO CARS TO HIT ME!!! You know, if your jay walking, you may make it to the other side without getting hurt, BUUUUT there is a CHANCE that your gonna get hit...buuuuut IF your CASUALLY strolling across the street when you jay walk, there is a REALLY, REALLY, REALLY GOOD CHANCE THAT YOU WILL GET HIT!!!  When we see ourselves slipping, we need to have some FEAR IN US!!! Don't push away that conviction. Don't be casual about your wrong-doing!!! The Bible says, "...the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance..." (Romans 2:4)
Let God CONVICT YOUR HEART!!! Don't become immuned to conviction!!! When your doing wrong, don't casually, PET YOUR SIN and say awwww its OK!!! Its NOT OK!!! We're NOT gonna get to heaven taking a leasurley stroll through carnality!!! Have some FEAR IN YOUR HEART!!!
"The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge...
 but fools despise wisdom and instruction."
 (Proverbs 1:7)
♥Mary Frances :)

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Oh THAT Boy!!!

Soooooooo I LOOOOOVE my nephew!!! I mean he is just like the CUTEST thing every and I am CONTINUALLY doing stuff to try and gain his attention!!! Some how he KNOWS THIS...and feels like it is his PERSONAL duty to make sure I DON'T GET IT!!! LOLOLOL!!!
Soooo the other day on the way to church I TAKE this picture of myself and show it to him!!! I'm like LOOK JOSE...Its Aunt Mary!!! Do you like it??? He briefly glances at it and without missing a beat or mentioning that he even sees me in the photo he says...
OH LOOK!!! There's MOMMY!!!
See how she is in the background??? AHAHAHA!!! I'm like JOSE!!! What about me??? Don't you see me?!?! He doesn't respond just turns away in total disinterest!!!
Soooooooo THEN I take another picture of myself and MAKE SURE his mommy isn't in it and show it to him!!! I'm like SEE, LOOK, its AUNT MARY!!! Once again he breifly glances at it then says,
OH LOOK!!! There's Mary Jo!!!
I WAS LIKE!!! JOSE!!!! I was like OMW!!! That boy is gonna be a HEART BREAKER one day...Ooooo WATCH OUT GIRLS!!! I need to take some Hard-to-get lessons from him!!! AHAHAHA!!! 
Ooooo THIS BOY...
♥Mary Frances :)

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

My ride!!!

Check out my ride people!!!
Ain't he ruggedly handsome?!?! Yes, I decided its a man cuz when I save up and get a nicer Vehicle, it's going to be a girl so that she can get car lashes!!!
 Lol Soooo this is what happened, my sis decided that it was time for her to get a NEW VAN!!! Sooo I Inherited this awesome hunk of junk!!! Totally excited!!! LOL! ANNNNNND I just want everyone to know that the dent in the back is FROM MY SIS!!! She did that!!! HAHAHA!!! okaaaaay soooo now that I have my own ride can the churches around here start having some youth rallies and stuff??? 
Cuz THE OLDEST young person going

 can officially, ACTUALLY drive herself!!! :)))

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Why I NEVER tire of Chocolate!!!

Soooooooooooo on the cruise they had like some of the most amazingly decadent and delicious desserts EVERRR!!! Annnnnd I always ordered chocolate, chocolate, CHOCOLATE!!! Mmmmmm!!! You all know THIS GIRL LOOOOOOVES CHOCOLATE!!!
 Annnnnnnnd I was like adding CHOCOLATE onto my chocolate!!! Chocolate brownie, with chocolate mousse and HOT FUDGE ON TOP!!! Wooooooo!!! That was good!!!
Mint chocolate cake, with layers of chocolate fudge in between...
This is some kind of amazing chocolate dessert from the Bahamas was PURE AWESOMENESS trust me!!! :)))

THEN this is the cruise's chocolate melting cake...I GOT IT EVERY NIGHT!!! Then the last night I told my waiter, instead of VANILLA Ice Cream on the side can I get CHOCOLATE ice cream on the side??? Sooooo I had cholcolate melting cake with chocolate Icecream on the side!!! HAHA!!!
The girls were like MAN Mary!!! Do you EVERRRR GET TIRED OF CHOCOLATE?!?!?!?
I was like ummm...NOOOOO!!!! NEVERRRR!!!! ANNNND the reason WHY I never get tired of CHOCOLATE is that I get my share of VANILLA!!! LIKE...
Which when you think about it and the frequency...
♥Mary Frances :)

Monday, August 20, 2012

Dirty Eyelids!!!

Soooo one day, a long, long, LONG time ago, I can't remember exactly what happened, buuuuut...this guy I was talking to told me that he had shown a picture of me to his aunt and his aunt said, Oh I always knew that you would think dark around the eyes was beautiful, then he told me like as a child he had been scared of his aunt cuz she had dark eyelids. Weeeeeelllll this was like THE ODDEST thing that ANYONE had EVER said about me and I really didn't know what he was talking about!!! I wasn't sure if it was supposed to be a compliment a critique of just a random statement!!! I had NEVER in all my life paid attention to my eyelids before!!!
So OF COURSE, I got off the phone and FIRST THING I went to do was check out my eyelids!!! I was lookin and examining them and OMW, THEY WERE DARK!!! I was like what in the world is wrong with me!!! WHY are my eye lids darker than the rest of me??? The guy had only made ONE comment and he hadn't really said weather having dark eyelids was good or bad...just made a comment that he had obviously noticed them!! 
Weeeeelllll I kind of became a little paranoid about it!!! I thought maybe my eyelids were dirty!!! i tried to wash them but they stayed the same!!! i thought maybe I wasn't getting enough nutrients or maybe I wasn't get enough sleep, BUUUUUT no matter what, my eyelids remained "Dirty"
Sooooo one day I decided to research dark eye lids online and find out WHY I had dirty eye lids!!! Turns out its simply cuz for some reason, I have more pigment in my eye lids then I do in the rest of me!!! cRaZy right?!?! I still wasn't really sure what to think of this, so I kept reading more about it and come to find out THAT...
Some people HATE having darker eye lids SOOOO MUCH, that they ACTUALLY have surgery to have it removed!!! I'm like WOW thats pretty intense!!! THEN I read THAT... some people think that darker eye lids are soooo beautiful they actually have SURGERY to darken their eyelids!!! Annnnnnd this is WHY woman actually wear EYE SHADOW MAKE UP!!! I'm like Whoaaaaa!!!!
Soooo i'm sitting there, reading all this stuff about dirty eyelids and i'm like, OKAY, soooo basically, I have a choice, I can either love my eye lids, or HATE THEM!!! Hmmmm...HATE OR LOVE???

BECAUSE, that's the way GOD MADE ME!!! He made me with darker eyelids!!! I don't need to get hung up on them being a different color than the rest of me!!! When God was designing me, he decided to give me light skin, blue eyes and dark eyelids!!! I am HIS HANDIWORK, annnnnd WHO AM I, to argue with my creator on how I should look!?!?!
"Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? ..." (Jeremiah 13:23)
I LOOOOOOOOOOVE my dirty little eye lids...
they are soooooo CUTE!!
Here I am attempting to kiss them...Not workin out to well either!!! LOL!!! cute lil eye lids...
There are some things about ourselves that we can continually work on to make ourselves better. Such as the way we dress, do our hair, lose weight, excercise...those are ALL THINGS that God allows for us to work on ourselves!!! BUT there are some things that God did, that are PERMANENT!!! Who cares if its different or NOT like everyone else, 
P.S. If you are in anyway struggling with Self Esteem, I highly recommend that you read THIS series of testimonials on my friend Anali's blog!!! Girls from a variety of different ethnicity's share their struggles and triumphs through God's word!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Writing for SINGLES!!!

Heeeeeeeeeeeey EVERYONE!!! After I got such a HUGE response from the singles posts a couple of weeks ago I decided to start a new writing project ALL for single-Apostolic-young-or-NOT-so-young-people!!! Buuuuuuuuuuut I NEED YOUR HELP!!! 
What I need is for YOU ALL to come up with some ORIGINAL jokes for singles...ANNNNND they have to be a specific kind....You ALL KNOW the Yo momma's so fat jokes??? You know, yo Momma's so fat she sat on a rainbow and made skittles??? AHAHA...i still love that one!!! LOLOL 
Weeeeeeelllll I need some He/She's soooooooo SINGLE Jokes!!! For example, Joe Velez was helping me out the other day and right away he just started spewing them out!!!This is my FAVORITE thus far...He's sooooo SINGLE...McDonald's refused to sell him a McDouble when he ordered!!! BAHAHA!!! (I think guys are better at this then girls...Me And Anlie were like ummmmm...finally after two hours Anali comes up with a good one!!!)
 Okaaaaaaay so do you guys get it???  Email them to me at OR leave a comment on here and I'm not going to post it...ALL the jokes will be saved FOR THE PROJECT!!! Okaaaaaaaaaay send me your BEST Sooooooo SINGLE JOKE!!! ME ME LAUGH!!! :))))
On your marks, get set, GOOOOOOO!!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Friday, August 17, 2012

No Refunds! No Exchanges!!!

I recently was out and about CHAPERONING and while chaperoning...I got seemed like a brilliant idea to go SHOPPING!!! Lets just say it got a lil wild... I kept findin the CUTEST things for the most amazing prices and I just kept sliding my debit card!!! (Yes, I had sufficient funds for EVERYTHING I was buying...LOL) Buuuuut yeah, they weren't neccesary purchases, I was just BORED!!! (This was before I got an iPhone, I'll NEVERRR be bored now!!! HAHA!!!) 
Sooooo after I made my purchases, i'm sitting at Starbucks chaperoning still and I look at my pile of bags and just crack up laughing!!! Then I send a text message out to all my friends, I say something like, "HEY! I'm out chaperoning tonight buuuut I think the real ONES that need a chaperone is ME and my DEBIT CARD!!! We are having waaaaaaaaaaay to much fun together!!! HAHA!!!"
Well about two days later, I realized that I did NOT need most of the stuff that I had just bought and since I STILL had my receipts, I went BACK to all the stores that I had just been too, returned my purchases and got all my money back!!! I was like, NIIIIIICE!!! Ah...its NICE to be able to return things that we bought on a whim buuuuuuuut...I HATE those stores with the NO REFUNDS policy!!!
 I NEVER buy anything from them unless I absolutely, beyond a shadow of a doubt KNOW, that it is EXACTLEY what I want and need.
Then  i got to thinking about it and I was like you know, those stores are kind of like relationships...
There are NO refunds in relationships.
Whatever you give, you can't get back!!!
Thats why it is SOOOOO important for us to be careful and guard our hearts. We have to make barriers to protect ourselves, because WHATEVER we purchase, its FOREVER!!!
Someone recently asked me about kissing before marriage. Just asking my opinion, thinking about what they were going to do. Then they were like, WELL MARY, I KNOW where you stand on that. I was like, WAIT, YES!!! I have a very STRONG opinion on kissing before marriage, (You can read about that HERE) buuuuuut for a reason. Let me explain myself!!!
I said, I don't think that kissing before marriage is particularly a sin, buuuuuut whatever you give you can't get back!!! There are NO guarantees of marriage, UNTIL you actually make the vow, that it is REALLY going to happen.You can say you know,  I thought I knew, BUT I didn't!!! I thought it was a done deal, but it wasn't!!! And when it was all said and done, you don't know how many times I have thanked God, that I made a commitment to Him to save my first kiss for marriage!!! OH HOW I THANK GOD FOR THAT!!!
I can't imagine how I would have felt. I'm not saying I was perfect. I'm ashamed to say this, but its the truth, I held hands/hugged without my pastor's permission, ANNNND I remember after the break up, after getting over the broken heart, I remember the sadness I felt. I remember just laying in my bed at night crying. I remember burying my face in the bed, beneath the covers, telling God I'm sorry. I'm soooo sorry for holding hands with a man I didn't end up marrying. I never thought it would end up this way!!!
 Even though I was over him, there was a part of me that still wanted it to work out, JUST BECAUSE, I had given a part of my heart to him that I knew I could NEVER get back. It wasn't really him, that I wanted back, it was that part of ME that I really wanted...what I had given away. BUT I couldn't get it back, BECAUSE there are NO REFUNDS in relationships!!!
You may be thinking, Its just a hug! Whats a little hand holding? Thats good, thats safe! Thats not a sin! Thats NOT a big deal, but for me IT IS!!! I don't take those things lightly. I worked through it, God helped and I got over it, buuuut I can't even imagine how I would have felt if I had kissed him. I thank God I made a vow when I was in my teens. I learned a lesson that I'll NEVER FORGET!!!
I wrote this post at the beginning of this week, and honestly, I thought twice about even posting it, because addmitting this stuff...its some what...ummm... HUMILIATING!!! Yet I felt compelled, perhaps there is ONE PERSON that needs to read this!!! So I pour my heart out here today, sharing an embarrassing and humbling part of my life in hopes to encourage other young people. BE CAREFUL!!! You may think you know, BUT YOU DON'T!!! (Your NOT God!!!) Guard your heart in relationships, because whatever you give, YOU CAN NOT GET BACK!!! When it comes to relationships, there is a NO REFUND!!! NO EXCHANGES POLICY!!!
Just how I said concerning the NO REFUND STORES,  I NEVER buy anything from them unless I absolutely, beyond a shadow of a doubt KNOW, that it is EXACTLEY what I want and need. I want to take that same perspective into relationships. I will give my first kiss, WHEN I absolutely know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, at the alter, AFTER THE VOW!!!
"Keep your heart with all diligence;
 for out of it are the issues of life."
(Proverbs 4:23)

♥Mary Frances :)

Thursday, August 16, 2012

If you tell yo momma...

Soooo another really cool thing in the Bahamas is when we went into all of the lil shops good, gospel music was playing!!! Like the brooklyn tabernacle choir...UH huh!!! Thats what I'm talking about!!! I was like tellin this one lady in one of the shops...(yeah I just pretty much go and talk to ALL the shop owners)...LOL...I was like tellin this one lady this is SOOOO AWESOME that you are playing brooklyn tab in here!!! She was like, OH YOU KNOW about them??? I was like, YES!!! And then she was like OH, are YOU part of their choir??? AHAHAHAHA!!! That made me laugh REALLY HARD!!!! OH YES!!! They fly my right into NYC everytime they makin a CD!!! Their like, its JUST NOT the same without YOU MARY!!! AHAHAHAHA!!!
Buuuuut it was sooooo AWESOME to see these people sooooo EXCITED about worshipping God!!! This man in the above picture, when I was talking to him about the gospel music he was like, You just GOTTA LIFT HIM UP!!!
Another lady I walked into her shop and Ooooooo she was IN THE CORNER...sweepin that floor...AND JUST DANCING in the spirit!!! Mmmmmm JESUS!!! She was gettin her shout on!!! It was soooooo AWESOME TO SEE!!!
Buuuuuuut I'm saving the best story for LAST!!! I was just soooooo excited about this gospel music playing in ALL the shops!!! I was tellin this one Bahemian lady, YOU WOULD NEVER just hear good gospel music like this playing in the stores in the U.S.!!
 She was like YOU SEE, the difference is that IN YOUR COUNTRY, you all have a choice to believe in Jesus, IN THIS COUNTRY, YOU DON'T HAVE A CHOICE!!! I was like, waaaaaaiiiit...I thought they were a free nation like us...THEN SHE GOES ON...
Your parent's GIVE YOU A CHOICE!!! In THIS COUNTRY, IF you tell yo momma, that you don't believe in Jesus, YOUR GONNA GET A BEATING!!! ANNNNNNND before that beatin is even over, yo NOT just gonna be believing in Jesus... 
AHAHAHAHA!!! I was like, OH THATS AWESOME!!! ALL the other American tourists were just LOOKIN AT ME IN HORROR!!! I was like, YEAH!!! Thats what I'm talkin about!!! The heart of a child is bound to foolishness...buuuuuuuuut the ROD OF CORRECTION....shall drive it FAR FROM HIM!!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

The Bahamas!!!

Okaaaaaaaay sooooooo for those of you that don't know this, the country of the Bahama's all chocolate people...I had NOOOOOOOO IDEA!!! What a wonderful, pleasent surprise for me!!! MJ looks out the window when we get there and she is like, Mary! Its a BLACK WORLD!!! I was like OMW...

Imagine ME...Mary...on a BEAUTIFUL, TROPICAL ISLAND...filled with NOTHING BUT CHOCOLATE PEOPLE!!! (I had to pinch myself to make sure I wasn't DREAMING!!!) This ONE Bahemian man said I looked like a big, bright, orange, BEAUTIFUL hibiscus flower...I was like, WOW!!! Thank you!!! Bahaha!!!
The BAHEMIAN men ... I really felt a short-term burden...I'm just sayin like, 1 out of every 5 men was like soooooo HANDSOME!!! (NOT even lyin!) Heeeey there are LOTS OF Apostolic churches there...ANYONE WANNA GO???

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

My NOTES!!! :)

Sooooo I was HOUSESITTIN last week for my old boss that I used to be a nanny for her kids. Now let me tell you something about my old boss. She is a very, very, VERY ORGANIZED person!!! She has lists, files, her favorite store is like, The Container Store!!! She is a very accomplished business woman that has won many awards for her wedding and event planning business. I'm talkin about a woman who regularly plans 100,000 dollar budget events and often even the ones that have NO BUDGET!!!  She has it ALL TOGETHER!!! 
ANNNNND then there is ME!!! :))))
The, NOT-SO-ALL-TOGETHER, fun loving wave of cRaZiNeSs!!! I mean, im scatterbrained and airheaded!!! I used to drive her INSANE when she would be going over the schedule with me...sometimes she would be talking to me and would just be like, sooo are you available to work______???? And I would be like Ummmmmmm....and she would be like, MARY!!! WHERE ARE YOU RIGHT NOW!??!
 I would be like, OH SORRY!!! Buuuut in my mind I'm thinkin okaaaaaaay, where was i??? You were talkin sooooo long I got bored and started daydreaming!!! WHERE WAS I??? I was gettin Married!!! I was JUST ABOUT to walk down the I was hearing the wedding march, like Dunt-dunt-ta-duh...LIKE HELLLLOOOO....don't you know its RUDE to interrupt a weddin ceromony...I mean like SHE SHOULD KNOW THIS...After all SHE IS A WEDDIN PLANNER!!!! Right??? HAHAHA!!! Sooooo yeah...somehow we still managed to survive five and a half years together...cuz despite my Maryness...I'm a WONDERFUL, adoring, nurturing person that takes excellent care of babies!!! :)))) ANNNND Plus, no matter what... EVERYONE LOVES ME!!! :)))
Sooooooooo she calls me up every year to housesit while they are on vacation annnnnd I know that I am pretty much HER LAST RESORT CALL!!! Like she ONLY calls me if she can get NO ONE ELSE!!! Cuz SHE LOVES ME, BUUUUUUUT I know I drive her cRaZy! I told my friend, I don't know how to explain this BUUUUUUT, Classic Mary Moments just HAPPEN when i'm housesitting...ONLY she doesn't seem to find the humor in them!!! (I would say the top one would be the time i ummmm accidentally left with the cat locked in the kids room and yeah it peed all over the $200 dollar bedspread annnnnd yeah...Why would you buy your kid a $200 dollar bedspread ANYWAYZ??? I mean, thats whaaaat I'm sayin!!!)
Soooo yeah...EVERY YEAR SOMETHING HAPPENS, no matter HOW HARD I TRY to NOT have any Mary Moments!!! Sooooo she texts me a couple of weeks ago and asks if I can house sit and I was like SURE cuz its EASY money and they have a reallly, niiiiice house!!! Soooo she has me come over earlier in the week to go over EVERYTHING!!!
Annnnnd she is like, okay do you want to take notes??? So i'm like ummm okaaaay!!! Sooooo i'm scrounging around in my purse for like a recipt or SOMETHING to take notes down on annnnnd she kinda laughs like, Of course I wouldn't have paper and says, Do you want me to get you a peice of paper? So I'm like ummmm yeah!!! Annnnnnnd she is getting the paper and while she is gone i'm like WELLL at least I can whip out a pen like i'm SOMEWHAT ORGANIZED RIGHT??? Sooooo i'm scrounging through my purse and would you all believe that I had NO PENS IN THERE???? (i just had an over abundance at Heritage!!! Right Hanna??? Didn't i let you choose WHICH cute pen you wanted to use??? two weeks later...GONE!!! ALL OF THEM!!)  Soooo I yell out...ANNNNNNND A PEN!!! 
Soooo she comes back with the pen and paper and starts going over the house stuff...she is like and the TV...OH wait you STILL don't watch t.v. RIGHT?!?!?! I'm like NOPE!!! She is like, "NOT EVEN THE OLYMPICS??? You know like, GO USA!!!" I'm like weeeelll I actually had like NO IDEA that they were even going on!!! She is like Okaaaay i'm just NOT going to say anything!!!! AHAHAHAHA!!! Seriousley,  like I would really care about THE OLYMPICS!!!!! (except I AM enjoyin all the lil games on GOOGLE!!!;) 
Soooo we're FINALLY done going over everything annnnd I drive home!!! When I get home I look at my "NOTES" and just bust up laughing!!! I get in the house and I'm like to my sis, she made me take "NOTES" this time to make sure I don't forget anything!!! Wanna see EVERYTHING I wrote down??? Soooo my sis takes one look at my "NOTES" and just busts up laughing!!! She is like WOW!!!
These were my NOTES!!!
I had ONE THING written down!!!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Discovering God's will...

Sooooo now that your out of SCHOOL...
 WHAT are you gonna do with your life?
Do you remember graduating from high school annnnd EVERYONE would ask you that question!!! I sure do!!! It was always, SO NOW WHAT??? Now what? Now what? And you come up with these lines that sound good but the truth is that you HONESTLY have NO least it was that way  for me!!!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Being COOL!!!

If you can't read the sign below it says, ONLY FOR  12 AND UNDER!!! (Then it says it again in Spanish) Weeeeeeeeellllll take a WILD GUESS at WHO was 12-years-old at the MOMENT???

YEEEESSSS ME!!! I just couldn't help myself!!! The whole place was like EMPTY and weeeeellll it just seemed like a good FUN idea!!! :))) Weeeeeeeelllll Mary Jo and Jose just went WILD with excitement when they saw me going in!!! Here comes Mary!!! HERE COMES MARY!!!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Please USE...

I was grocery shopping the other day at Sprouts and just busted up laughing...
 when I read this sign
Cuz YOU KNOW, if its up there...its up FOR A REASON!!!! I just wanna meet the person THAT MADE THIS SIGN GO UP!!! Ok on second thought...maybe NOT!!! AHAHAHAHA!!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Friday, August 10, 2012

When I get married...

Sooo my friend Alyssa (Weddin site HERE)  is engaged to a guy from my church and soooo last week she came to youth service with this cutesy lil wedding planner/organizer book!!! I was like AWWWWW!!!!
THEN I was trying to imagine in my mind ME...with a wedding planner/organizer!!! Annnnd I turned to Alyssa and was like, WHEN I GET MARRIED, my FINANCE will be carrying that!!! AHAHA!!! Seriousley, I would NOT even care if they guy planned the WHOLE wedding!!!  im just gonna be like, okaaaay figure out HOWEVER you want to organize rainbow colors!!!! HAHAHAHA!!! Don't worry PEOPLE, i'll make sure his organizer is BLUE or something!!!! I really feel it...Im gonna marry a SUPER organized know...some to ORGANIZE my cRaZiNeSs!!!  AHAHAHA!!! Thats soooo perfect!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Here Mary!!!

Sooooooo MJ comes out of her room the other day and is like HERE Mary!!! These are WAAAAAAY to big for me so YOU can have them!!! I LOOK at WHAT she is giving me and just BUST UP LAUGHING!!!
A pair of HOT PINK...
I was laughing sooooooo HARD!!! Aparently my sis had gotten them on clearance a few sizes to big and was SAVING them for her to fit into them!!! I'm like do you REALLLLLY think those are going to fit ME girrrl??? She is like, YES!!! They're REALLLLY BIG ON ME MARY ANNNNNND YOUR BIG!!! AHAHAHAHA!!!
♥Mary Frances :)