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I rejoice in the joy of knowing that I am on my 11th year in remission. Thank You Lord for all Your graces and blessings. I celebrate this month with pain in remembering what I went through and with such happiness that I feel okay now. I pray for those who are battling with their health, may they have enough faith that they will get well. I pray for a cure for cancer.

And may we always be safe from COVID 19. To all my friends, relatives and family members, STAY HEALTHY.

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We had our twice-a-month marketing today. Timely preparation for the coming media noche. Costs of everything has gone up again. While almost every Filipino is struggling with high costs of commodities including basic goods, our rich politicians continue to amass wealth through corruption. Sorry, this is not what I want to blog about.

There is something wonderful about the giving qualities of my favorite vendors/sellers at the wet market. Every Christmas, they would give different gifts. Some gave me sturdy shopping bags, one gave me a recyclable grocery bag with zipper so you can fold into a wallet-sized one when you go out. I also received a hand towel from one of them. They may not be much for some people but it’s the thought that counts, right?

Cost of fruits have gone up again. I just bought two kilos of black seedless grapes and two pieces of honey dew. Come December 31, expect more mark-up on those different round fruits in the market. Filipinos have this tradition of serving twelve kinds of fruits during the new year. It is the only time in the year where you’ll find those fruits which are not necessarily sold during ordinary days.

I just hope 2020 will be a good year for all of us. HAPPY NEW YEAR in advance 🎉🎊💕🌷🍇🍎🍒

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Sunday. 3:30 am and here I am, wide awake. I slept early though.

Uneventful September. It is slowly inching its way out and October is showing its face again.  October, my birth month, something to look forward to.

The stormy days are almost over and in a few days, “hanging amihan”  (trade winds) would be here.  It is the weather I like best  when the cool northeast winds take over the harsh and rainy months. This usually lasts until February of the following year. Shorter days, longer nights, what bliss!

October is the month of Mama Mary. It’s the rosary month. The celebration of La Naval de Manila is getting near. October is when the Siberian winds bring those cold mornings.  You anticipate, you get excited. After all,it’s only about 86 days more to go for that special day you’ve been waiting for.

Time  flies!

We’re now in the fourth quarter of the year and before you know it 2018 is gone. I do hope 2019 would be a better year for us all.

 

 

 

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It’s one of those days when one becomes a little nostalgic, it’s just but natural I guess. Giving  in to the reminiscing 🙂 For a mother like me, celebrating birthdays of my kids is celebrating life itself, the perfect gift that one could have in a lifetime.

I wonder if you have associated the gift of motherhood on your kids’ birthdays. I do. Every time a birthday comes, I remember the moment I heard my baby cry and the elation I felt knowing that here’s someone I will truly and dearly love. There is that pleasant ache of remembrance, the years in between, the blessed days of enjoying life at their side.

Today is Josef’s 32nd birthday. Time flies and with it comes those pockets of events and things that make life worthwhile and worth-living. You remember when they were small and you were just teaching them how to clap their hands, smile before a camera, draw those abstract figures that their little hands could do, never mind if you’ll never know how they got the ideas. You were proud of them all.

I am a hoarder of memories. Until now, I still keep those notes and love letters written by small hands and painstakingly pasted or taped at the bedroom door so I can see them when I get home from work.  Until now, I still keep those recognition awards which they get every quarter term and at the end of school year. Until now, I still keep those medals which they have earned through good performance in their studies.

There is this app at Facebook where they show every memory you have posted on your timeline every day. It makes me glad that since I opened an account there back in 2010, those birthday photos and how we celebrated the day are still intact. I remember those days when he was a little younger and he used to say (usually during Christmas) that he does not want gifts that he needs but something that he wants to have…haha! Now he is too busy with work to buy something for himself so he appreciate my gifts 🙂

I took some shots  after breakfast and I am sharing one here.

Josef at 32!

Josef at 32!

Time flies!  Never mind if you get a year older too being a mom.  And my wish for you?

May this year brings with it all the success and fulfillment your heart desires. May God bless you every day of your life. HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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thnaks

Sometimes, you  walk through life full of anguish and pain but those are same moments when you realize that you are stronger than most, that you could face life and all its challenges because you are one blessed soul.

I do remember and I feel grateful and blessed today. Thank You for making me realize that the past four years of being in remission is  Your way of making me closer to You. I bow my head in thanksgiving for all the wonderful graces, for the gift of family and friends who were there during my journey, sharing my pain and making me feel loved.

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