Welcome to “Little Penny Blog” a personal blog where I’ll be sharing my love of travel, motherhood, and lifestyle.
My name is Cinthia, and I wanted to introduce myself on my first post, and I’m looking forward to meeting you!
I was born in Honduras, and I moved to Florida at the age of fifteen after my single mother moved us here to provide a better future for my siblings and me. Adjusting to a new life, in a very different country, and not speaking an ounce of English, was extremely difficult. It was a culture shock that affected me for a long time. Slowly I adjusted, learned the language and made new friends. Now as an adult, I can appreciate and understand my mother's decision. Her sacrifice enabled me to live the American Dream.
Becoming a mother at the age of eighteen was terrifying! When my water broke, I was only 28 weeks pregnant, and it was a life-changing experience. After three days in labor, my baby boy was born. Two years later Princess Jazmine was born. Being her mother made life magical, she was the light that I needed, and her brother was my strength.
I made the difficult decision to end an unhealthy relationship I had with my children's father when my son was three, and my daughter was one. I had a great job which allowed me to provide a better life for us. We had our struggles and life wasn't perfect, but I was finally free! Being a single mother and having a dating life was complicated, I didn't always make the right decisions, but I always made sure my children were first.
When I met my husband eight years ago, I knew he was the one when he asked my son permission to date me. No one had ever done something like that before! For him to love and respect my children as much as he loved and respected me, meant the world.
We've been married now for five beautiful years. After years of trying to conceive we were finally blessed with a beautiful little girl! She is now two years old and full of life. She was the missing piece to our perfectly, unperfect family. Before my daughter was born, I was a Property Manager for seventeen years, but now I’ve been fortunate and blessed to be a stay at home mom. It's a luxury that unfortunately I didn't have with my two older children. so of course, I value and cherish every minute of it!
There is so much more about my story that you will learn as we go, so I hope you stick around for the journey.
Dream Big, Work Hard, Make it Happen!