Yesterday as my husband and I were driving to a wedding going over the Rickenbacker Causeway’s bridge I could see a glorious sunset . There were joggers, cyclists, people enjoying the beautiful afternoon and my thoughts drifted to a friend who I met many years ago while we worked at Fowler White who had passed away that same day. She was a young woman who ran a marathon weeks after being diagnosed with cancer a couple of years ago and yesterday she was called home. The same Saturday as our neighbor’s little girl celebrated her first communion; the same Saturday my brother’s oldest son graduated from high school; the same Saturday the children of several friends and clients graduated from college; the same Saturday I had the privilege of spending time with my granddaughter and visiting my parents. The beautiful sunset made me think of Isa and how precious and short life is. The biggest mistake people make is not realizing that every sunrise is a new beginning and we should never take the time we are on earth for granted. God has a purpose for each of us and clearly it is not about making money, having power or collecting toys. As the priest quoted 1 Corinthians 13:13 “And now three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love” so I wish love to all. Start by loving yourselves. God wants us to love our neighbors as we love ourselves . Yesterday I saw Isa smiling in the sunset and one day I hope to see her in heaven and thank her for inspiring me to be a better person.
On Monday March 3, 2014, my father received a lifetime achievement award from the National Ready Mix Concrete Association in Las Vegas. My mother and sister Patricia were with him. I missed the occasion because I was in Tallahassee attending the Florida Federation of Republican Women’s Conference. However my sister taped the acceptance speech where my Dad explained how he came to his country with the clothes on his back and made $14 selling soft drinks at the Orange Bowl and ended by saying he was a Republican and how we must save this country. I wish I had been there but I was where my father raised me to be, fighting for the principles that made our country great: private enterprise, liberty, love of the constitution and religious liberty. Yes, he ended by blessing this great country.
May God bless my Dad and Mom – specially as they celebrate their 50th anniversary this year.
Join us as we welcome RNC’s vice-chair Sharon day to our holiday party on Monday December 16, 2013. The event will take place at Crave Restaurant, Merrick Park, Coral Gables, Florida from 7-9 pm. Sponsors include Senator Anitere Flores, Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, State Representative Jose Felix Dias and School Board Member Carlos Curbelo. For more information go to wrcmf.org
This morning I had the honor of being selected Chair of the Blue Ribbon Commission created by the CFC to evaluate and to prepare a report with findings and recommendations on proposed public funding of Sun Life Stadium.
Although we are waiting for the finalization of a bill in Tallahassee and of an agreement between the Dolphins and Miami-Dade County, we will start by meeting with many of the parties involved in both sides of the issue.