S: The Baez Family Complete
BC: The End T | The End...till 2011
FC: THE BAEZ FAMILY COMPLETE 2010
1: Nothing Better than Being Together
2: This year has been wonderful because we were together. Nothing is more important then having your family next to you during the great times and the difficulties. It is always easy to complain about one thing or the other but everyday was a blessing because everyone was healthy and safe.
3: Believe it or not parenting is a lesson and all four of you have something to teach us. We have learned about love, patience and most of all, God's provision.
4: The Ladies of The House
5: Rachel, you have been such a wonderful daughter this year and even in your 1st grade class your teacher Mrs. Cowan gave you the Citizenship award, Friendship Award. She had nothing but good things to say. | Maria,powerful, confidence, influencial, strong, focused, ambitious...these are the strengths that you have. You are amazing and I am honored to have you in my life.
6: Sisters For Life
7: What I loved about your relationship with each other this year was its real. You guys are just a model of friendship and companionship. You look out for each other and you need each other. Maria looks up to you Rachel and she wants to be just like you. Maria is so strong and she can come out of herself at times and I think that she looks at you as her example. If she doesn't know what to do, she looks to you. I know at times it can be a lot of responsibility but you have taken on your role so well and no one does it better than you. Maria you have such a love for Rachel and in the beginning you were a lot for her but you started to need her and she grew to need you. I see the difference in Rachel's attitude when you're not around and she has no one to play with. I've always wanted a sister and you guys just make me feel like if I had a sister things would have been different. The dress ups, the nail polish and the fake make-up and the doll houses. I love your relationship and I want to encourage you to continue to love one another and continue to be there for each other through the growth and adventures that life will bring.
9: Caring, loving, compassionate, faithful,,,these are some of the amazing qualities that overshadow your outer beauty showing the inner beauty.
10: From Dad...My heart has always been softened by you and I don't know how our family would be complete if you were not in it. You are the embodiment of love, compassion and self sacrifice. | One reason why I love you is because you played the part in my life that showed me how it is that God can love so many, each in different ways. Each time I see you, a strong joy falls on me, and a great need to be all that you need me to be comes out...
11: ...My hopes and dreams for you is that you will stay as passionate as you are now and not allow others to use you. You will see a future that will be full of blessings and your heart will reach many for Christ. I will always have my "PRINCESS", and you will always have me as your "DADDY". I love you for forever and a day...Daddy From Mom...You are one of the jewels in our crown. You are the walking definition of love, compassion, and innocence. There are times I see the awesomeness of God by your character. You are the mother hen and the nurturer in our family. We are so proud of you not because of your grades in school or any achievement that can be measured by worldly standards. You care so much for Emmanuel and Maria. I look forward to waking up every morning and seeing your beautiful face. I love you.
12: BOO BOO
13: God created you as my double.
14: To Maria from Dad...The one and only thorn in my side that I would never ever part with. You show us all that God works in different ways because you are so different than anyone we know. Your drive to be heard and seen is one that rivals any other. But your desire and passion is so great...
15: ...and abundant. When you say "I love you", I know that it is sincere. You really understand what it means. To hear your laugh is a great pleasure and to have your hugs is an awesome relief. There is no doubt in my mind you will become a woman of purpose, driven by your need to know and desire to do right. What I hope for is that you keep your center in God and in us. I will always be here for you and I will always be ready to make you your "chocolate chip", because I will always, always, love you my Mariposa!! From Mom...You have been such an amazing part of this family. You have a heart and a character that no human could take credit for. You are a delivery from God. You are so strong and so powerful in your presence. You can be hard to handle at times but only because there is so much that God is going to do in you that I have to train and direct you on the right path. You will always be a child that loves life. You'll always believe in seizing the moments. Please never let that change. Don't allow anything to take your joy. Don't let anyone stop you from living life.
16: Real men love hard,
19: From a father to his sons... My boys, I don't know what to do in teaching you two how to be the best that you can be. All I know to do is pray and live my life in a way that I believe to be right. From there, I just show you what was shown to me and what I've picked up along the way. No matter what it is you guys do, my love will always remain. I still find it hard to believe that I've been so blessed with the family that I have. One day you two will be dads, making me into a grand-dad. All I ask from you two is that you love them and become what you need to become for them, because good dads are becoming harder to find. You guys make me proud and I know that the best is yet to come for you two. I Love You Daddy
20: Your relationship puts so many smiles on my face. Joey you have stepped up to your role as big brother and can teach some classes on it, All we can say to you is Thank you. Thank you for putting yourself last when it comes to walking in your role at such a young age. Please know that we love you. | Friends for life
21: Brotherhood is something that will be non existent when you guys get older. In 2010 it is unheard of to see the love of two brothers as adults in this world today. If there is one thing I want to tell you, please don't forsake each other. One of my favorite moments with you guys was when church was over and Joey got on the drums and started fooling around on them. Emmanuel came up behind Joey and started playing the drums too. Most older brothers would have pushed them away and get frustrated. Instead Joey pulled him close and started instructing him. It made my heart melt. Always pull each other close.
23: What did we do to deserve you? We are humbled everyday as we watch what God is doing in all of our kids lives and you are no different. You are more than what we ever expected. God has so much for each child in the Baez home and you are just going to be the forerunner for them. Don't feel like you have to be perfect but know that we expect your best and you have been successful in doing that everyday of you 9 yr old life.
25: From Dad... Joey, If I don't say it enough...I love you and am so proud of you!!! You have the hardest job in the family next to your parents and that is being the oldest child. There are a lot of eyes on you and a lot of pressure and responsibility. You are the foundation of what began a new life for Mommy and me. I didn't know what future I had but I knew I had to make one when you were born. I had to become someone that you could be proud of. I was lost for words when I first held you in my hands, and I still am every time you use your gifts that you have been blessed with. "Bud", don't try so hard to please people, just do what you can when you can so it. Give your best, fight for what's right and hold on to what is true. You will be your worst enemy if you allow yourself to give up. so don't. I know you are powerful because it oozes out from you. I love you because you are my boy and my conscience. Love Dad. | th
28: You are the best surprise that God could have ever given this family. You were not expected but you were definately needed. You are fun and loving. You are the missing piece to our family and we love you.
29: From Dad...Emmanuel, what can I say about the one who makes us all smile and at the same time makes us want to knock you in the head. E.J., you came into our lives causing us all to wonder, "What is God doing", we weren't ready for you, but God knew that we needed you. And so we were made complete with a strong young boy that helped define us even more as a family. God has shown me hope in your eyes every time you come to me and hug me or ask me to pick you up. I will always remember you as the one who made it hard for us to be angry. More than anything though I want you to know that I will be there for you when you doubt and that I will help you when you've you get older, focus your fallen. But the best thing that I can ever offer you is an introduction to God. He will love you and care for you like no other. As you get older, focus your thought and decisions on Him and you won't ever go wrong. I love you "Bubba"...Daddy Every parent thinks that their child is special and adorable but you really are. You warm everyone's heart that cones in contact with you. You are such a loving little boy. You are the most caring effectionate child I have ever had and at times I have to fight to discipling you because you break my heart each time. You are so loved in this family and we don't know what we would do without you...Mom
32: BIG DADDY
33: Psalms 127:3-5 Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of warrior are children born in one's youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their opponents in court.
34: QUEEN BEE
37: Proverbs 31:29-31 Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all. Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.
38: Real love that can't be bought
39: Married with children
40: All things grow better with love.
47: See you next year