Danae was watching tv one day, waiting for the next show on Playhouse Disney. She looked at me and said, “I hope it’s Chloe’s Closet.” It just amazed me to hear Danae use that word. She uses “wish” a lot, saying she wishes she could ride a tricycle, or have some toy or whatever, but not “hope.” She wasn’t hoping for anything deep like world peace or justice either, but as little as she is, she already knows how to hope. Her first written sentence is also about hope. “I HOP I COD WISH FOR MI SCOTR.” What about us? As old as we are, do we still know how to hope? Or have we lost all of it? Who do we put our hope in?

May your unfailing love rest upon us, O LORD, even as we put our hope in you. Psalm 39:7

A few weeks ago, Danae didn’t want to read her Bible before going to bed. When we asked her if she didn’t want to know God more, she said, “I already know God.” Hahaha. Sound familiar? Do we think we already know everything there is to know about God? More importantly, do we think we’re so close to God that we can’t get any closer? Do we already know God’s next move, His plan?

Seek the LORD and his strength; seek his presence continually! 1 Chronicles 16:11

Danae is a lot like me in terms of personality, where she can make a big deal out ofsomething so small. She doesn’t know yet how to pick her battles, while I am still learning hehehe. Noelle is the one more like King, who is easy going and is fine with almost anything. They get into arguments (well, Noelle expresses herself physically, while Danae does it verbally and physically), and Danae is the one who easily gets upset. When Noelle grabs from Danae, you’re sure to hear a protest from Danae. When Danae grabs from Noelle, unless it’s something that she really really likes, Noelle doesn’t complain and finds another thing to play with or use. Danae is an active kid (probably an understatement), and can be rough many-a-time. She gets excited and “gigil” with Noelle, and we’re the ones fearful that they both might get hurt. Noelle most often just giggles away. When Noelle hurts Danae, whether deliberately or accidentally, Danae pretty much gets annoyed easily. We often remind her to take a look at her sister. Even though Noelle is younger, she could learn a thing or two from her.

Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity. 1 Timothy 4:12

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About Phoebe Torres-Lucero

I am Phoebe Torres-Lucero, wife of a loving husband & dedicated pastor, King, and mother to three wonderful, smart, active little girls, Danae, Noelle and Gianna. Phoebe means bright and radiant. Torres means towers. Lucero means light. Put together, my name speaks of a tower of bright, radiant light. And that is what I hope to be as I write and share with you some of my experiences, especially on being a mom.

12 responses »

  1. PM says:

    ako naman i was taken aback to hear danae say “i love justin bieber”

  2. Ria says:

    Nice one Phoebz! 😀 really love your kiddos!!!! 😀 hehehe si danae lagi ako may “amazing story “every time Im with her….always make sense. 😀

  3. Maan says:

    It’s always a delight to talk to kids. They can be brutally honest and painfully straightforward hehe. One particular kid I enjoy talking to is …tententenen… Danae! 🙂 I love her eagerness, she’s feisty! haha mana kay Mommy! And Noelle is oh so adorable!

    We do learn a lot from Kids. Things we’ve forgotten and things we’ve missed out on while growing up. When they ask questions you failed to ask or you know nothing about, you are forced to come up with answers…ergo both of you learn.

    Kids are blessings! I’m excited cos my sister is 6 months pregnant. May baby na ulet. Yahoo! I can’t imagine a house without kids. Cos we always have at least one at home. ha ha!

  4. Mommy Che says:

    hey, welcome to the wordpress family! nice blog phoebe! 🙂

  5. Chamé says:

    Phoebe, I enjoyed reading your post and your insights. This template also suits you, very warm, a bit playful, and inviting. Keep it up!

  6. David says:

    Wow, a lot of wisdom there 🙂

  7. phoebelucero says:

    hey thanks guys! i really appreciate your comments. 🙂

  8. ShirleyM says:

    A very inspiring blog, Phoebe! I’m impressed you have this site already. So proud of you. Keep it up!

  9. thine says:

    great blog phoebe!!!!!

  10. Mark Kevin Venegas says:

    They teach us, yes, even those who don’t have kids yet, what it is what God calls “Child-like”. I love this. =]

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