Mommy Writes

Mommy’s turn! The first time I encountered “it” was when Danae was around 2 years old. She wasn’t in any pain. She was actually just singing her heart out in the shower. I immediately called my aunt, who is a pediatrician, and she confirmed my fears. “It” was a hernia. I instantaneously cried over theContinue reading “Mommy Writes”

Undeserved 2

Last night, a discussion suddenly became an argument. The intention was to motivate and hopefully produce obedience, but the result unfortunately was the opposite. Noelle: Mom, I’ll just give Ate (big sister) my prize. Me: But love, do you think she deserves your prize? Noelle: (with a smile on her face) Then grace mom. Grace.Continue reading “Undeserved 2”

Lessons Learned from Yesterday

There are a few lessons to be learned from our experience yesterday. (Click link for the full story) >King was calm when he got out of the car. I heard him gently ask the girl if she was okay. He was gentle in speaking with each person concerned, from the witnesses, the neighbor, to theContinue reading “Lessons Learned from Yesterday”

good news and bad news

Danae has had fever since Sunday last week. Thinking it was just a common virus, we treated the fever and we were somewhat confident it would be gone by the 3rd day. To make the long story short, she was diagnosed by a pediatrician with acute bronchitis on the 4th day. But because she hadContinue reading “good news and bad news”

SMALL FAVORS & TINY MIRACLES

That Monday, August 15, began as usual, although King had been complaining of lower back pain for a few days. Danae and I were even discussing where we wanted to go since it was (and is for every week) King’s only day off. After breakfast, he bent down to plug in the electric fan inContinue reading “SMALL FAVORS & TINY MIRACLES”

HOMEBOUND!

Here’s my take-home as we go home after ten days in the hospital…. COURAGE is not the absence of fear, but STRENGTH IN THE MIDST OF FEAR. I saw this in my husband despite his pain, his fear of feeling the pain, and his fear of what his condition will mean in the future. AlthoughContinue reading “HOMEBOUND!”

TOUGH but GREAT!

Before King left, I didn’t have much expectations or anticipations about what it was going to be like. I anticipated that I’d have some difficult days, but that’s typical of every week. I didn’t psyche myself out by already expecting to be overwhelmed and tired. I guess you could say I took it a dayContinue reading “TOUGH but GREAT!”

We Love You, Hern Family!

We went to Maileen Hern’s memorial service last night and once again I had no words to say to Ptr Robert. When he thanked us for coming, all I could say was “Of course.” All I knew, going there, was I wanted to support him and his family. We wanted to be there because we loveContinue reading “We Love You, Hern Family!”