Archive for December 2nd, 2012

Time sometimes passes like a whirlwind and before you know it, it’s history. I used to blog about month-ends and greet the new month with a bang, this time though, I want to greet you all HAPPY NEW YEAR!  It’s the beginning of the Church’s Liturgical New Year. Advent, the beginning of the Christmas season, another year of hope and faith.

November was a lovely month actually, it was Nissa and Obet’s 1st wedding anniversary, Lovell was ordained into priesthood and I finally became a certified grandma with baby Nate’s coming.  So many blessings Lord, I could cry with gratitude and happiness, tears of joy for a blessed year despite all the setbacks. I could not ask for more except that you keep my family always healthy and well.

The trying times were just mere reminders of how strong one could be amidst the pressures of daily living. They make one realize that he is still lucky and blessed with God’s love. How are you preparing for this season of advent? Are you just as excited too with Jesus’ coming?  Sometimes, in the frenzy of the season, we forget why we are celebrating Christmas. I remember a year ago, I posted this message on my wall: Happy Birthday Jesus! Then one of  my contacts, a mere child of nine asked, “why happy birthday?” So I asked him if he forgot that it’s the reason why we celebrate Christmas.

Mom and I attended the 9am  concelebrated mass at St. Jude Thaddeus Parish near our place and it’s lovely. Here’s a picture of  the first Sunday of Advent wreath at our Catholic  page,  Apostles Filipino Catholic Community.



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I got so used to blogging everyday that I actually missed it for a few days. So focused on our little Nate and the gift of being a Nonna finally. I set up a blog for him last November 12 called Our Precious Bundle of Joy and what a nice surprise that after almost three weeks, I received this note from WordPress.

“Congratulations on getting 100 total likes on Our Precious Bundle of Joy. Your current tally is 107″

likeable-blog-100-1xIt also gained 13 followers as of this writing. I remember the time I started this blog three years ago. It took me sometime to have some followers 😦 . Blogging has really become a way of life for me. I still keep a journal of course, some precious meanderings of  a sometimes restless soul.  Today I also received a blogging nomination from a fellow blogger  named Chellet for my Gardens and Empty Spaces blog. It’s my fourth actually but I only got to pass the first two a year ago. When I have time, I will return the favor to other blog posts that I truly find beautiful and lovely.


What a lovely day for surprises!

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