Oh Motherhood!

Oh motherhood! “Mooooooommmm?”  “Heeeeeeelllpppp!” “Can I have rice please?” When the bowl of rice is an arm’s reach away. “I can’t find it.” And IT (whatever IT is) is right there in front of her. “Mommy, look!” “Mom mom, look!” “Mommy, look at me!” All at once. “Mommy o!” “Mom, she (insert verb) me!” “Carry!” Continue reading “Oh Motherhood!”

Happy birthday Gianna (and me too?)

Facebook reminded me this week of something I said two years ago. Actually, King was the first one to remind me. He wished me a happy birthday on Gianna’s birthday, and said he remembers everything. I just smiled. I honestly did not think of it. But as I was watching a show the other day,Continue reading “Happy birthday Gianna (and me too?)”

Motherhood

Motherhood. It’s probably one (out of 3, I think) of the craziest things I got myself mixed up in. Fulfilling and life-altering, but crazy nonetheless. 🙂 From painful labor and difficult, scary, and potentially life-threatening deliveries, from bringing the breastfeeding baby wherever I had/have to go, breastfeeding while driving, playing, eating or homeschooling, drinking hotContinue reading “Motherhood”

Grateful for 2014: Gianna

It’s 2015! And before I can think about what I’m looking forward to this year, I need to share what I am grateful for the past year. God, family, friends, church, ministry are constants, but there are 3 specific things that stand out about my 2014. I want to begin with the obvious – Gianna.Continue reading “Grateful for 2014: Gianna”

Mothers’ Day 2014

Dearest Danae and Noelle, You are two of the greatest gifts God has given me. I became a mom because you came into my life. It is my honor and privilege to be with you nearly 24 hours of every single day, loving you, teaching you, disciplining you, playing with you, goofing around with you,Continue reading “Mothers’ Day 2014”

The Surrender

It took me a month of trying to fight my puking urges before I finally accepted that I should just LET IT GO. Yes, Frozen’s song meant something different to me then, haha. I hated throwing up, but it somehow relieved my painful tummy. So I conceded. I tried some food from time to time,Continue reading “The Surrender”

The Roller Coaster

When I started experiencing constant acidity and gas in my tummy daily, I badly wanted to eat to relieve it. But believe it or not, I could not take anything but crackers and bananas. Relief would come but it was always short-lived. My water intake was also terrible. With the little I ate and drank,Continue reading “The Roller Coaster”

Rules Rules Rules

Rules. What are they there for anyway? To keep us from doing what we want to do? To limit us? To contain us? To make us into robots? To make it hard for us? I remember hating that policy required me to hand the guard my driver’s license to allow me passage into a village.Continue reading “Rules Rules Rules”

IS IT WORTH IT?

Our in-house helper is out on her regular day off, and our stay-out helper could not come today because her husband is in the hospital. So my first mission was to clean the vinyl table cloth on our dining table. I got a sponge and put some liquid detergent to lightly wipe it. Oh theContinue reading “IS IT WORTH IT?”