A huge hello and Big Hug to all our readers who continue to support our LFTV Blog! It really has been a while since my last blog, so I want to say I am sorry.. It has been pretty busy and I can’t believe March is almost gone.
I want to say” Happy Birthday” to all those who are celebrating a birthday in March. I recently celebrated mine with my beautiful family that I love so much.
The moments that we spend with our family can become and should always be very memorable. My siblings and I are very close and I am very Blessed with my beautiful children. One thing I can say is: Dad and I did something right! And to have two sets of wonderful parents that are always smiling. Just to see the excitement on their face when we walk through the front door of their home you immediately feel the warming welcome.
I am not saying that we are perfect lets be realistic who is? Other than one man and his name is Jesus Christ.
We spoil and pamper each other in a loving and caring way,we laugh, we cry together, we pray for each other when we are facing tough times. There are those who think my mom has the Red phone to reach God when we need answered prayers.
I share this with you because, to me, everyday is a Birthday of celebration, especially when it comes to your family and those that you love; we always include and never exclude.
We recently had two family members that we had not seen in over twenty years come back into our lives. To have them back in our lives was like they were never apart from us. Even from a distance, the closeness that one has, and the love that we hold in our hearts, will always make up for the lost time.
As I celebrate this moment in time I ask myself why am I so Blessed to have a family as Beautiful as mine.
So when it comes to celebrating your birthday remember this, Everyday that you wake up you should give thanks and celebrate another day of life and another day to say how Blessed you are to have a Family that loves you so.
It’s not the gifts and the parties that you will cherish; but The Love of your Family that you will keep close to your heart till eternity.
This was the best gift God could have blessed me with and I wouldn’t have asked for anything else.
So if you are celebrating your birthday remember this, Family and Friends and the one that you Love is the best Gift of All that anyone could possibly have.
I do not know if this describes you, but just know this, that no matter how small or big your family may be, or even if there is no family at all: Say Thank You to God for your special day and celebrate today just like you would tomorrow.
Happy Birthday to you! may the Blessings Shower upon you and give you a life of Abundance.
Till next time keep smiling. Brandy Lopez
“We walk by Faith and not by Sight”
It’s always exciting when someone gets nominated to receive an award of some sort. It is more exciting when they win!
Well, this past weekend, we were a part of a three day event that started with the Tejano Music National Convention (TMNC) and the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) weekend exhibits. The evenings had their own Gran Bailes that featured several Tejano Artist performing for all of the guests that were here in San Antonio to celebrate this Huge Pachanga.
The weekend culminated for us with the 30th Annual Tejano Music Awards and the 6th Annual Tejano Academy Awards, combined and produced by LatinPointe out of Lenexa, Kansas.
As I prepared for the Tejano Music Awards on Sunday, I wondered what goes through the minds of those that were nominated. I then asked myself how I would feel.
Well, I know I would be excited and happy and, of course, nervous. And to know that it was the fans that nominated is a bigger reward.
I respect all people in the music industry. Those who work so many hours on their music and dedicate themselves to a gift that was given to them by God. Because it is God who gives the voice to sing and the ability to play an instrument.
That, to me, is the best Award anyone could possibly receive. I congratulate all the nominees and all of the Winners for using God’s gifts in such a manner to be nominated in the first place.
To this weekends nominees and winners: Thank you for keeping La Onda Tejana alive and moving. I thank all the Artist, those that were there and those that couldn’t make it. My hat goes off to all of you for such a great job in bringing us beautiful music.
I enjoy listening to the music and meeting new artists and I truly applaud you. You are the future and we are here to support you. I look forward to the day you receive your award.
But for now I want to say: And the Award goes to…….. You!!
I award you for giving us what we love to hear. Here are some tips for you:
- Keep up the great work and God will shower you with Abundance;
- Stay Humble and focused;
- Persevere and don’t give up on your dream – more people appreciate it than you know;
- Don’t forget what it took to get you there; and
- Pass it on!
Now I want to thank a few people: Thank You to David and Sarah Chavez who brought the awards under one Umbrella; Texas Talent Musician Association’s (TTMA) Robert Arellano & Frank Salazar for their continued service; thirty years, Tejano Academy for your great support, The 30 years of the Tejano Music Awards; our good friend, Abby Chavarilla, who always remembers us, and all of the volunteers that help make this event successful. All of this could not have happened without your help and support.
Special thanks to Jesse Mascorro of Best Buy Musical Instruments and Best Buy for letting us share the spotlight and host their stage at the exhibit. It was fun, fun fun!
So now I present the award and this Award goes to…..You! All of you!!!
We had a wonderful time and look forward to next year!
Be Blessed and remember that the Biggest and Greatest Award that we all receive is the gift that God gives us….whatever it may be.
Amor Y Paz
“We walk by Faith and not by Sight”