What Do You Love About Mom?

The girls gave me cards for mother’s day, and in the evening, during dinner, King asked the girls what they love about me. ❤️ So what do they love about me? Danae said that I was patient with them even though they give me gray hair. Hahaha. They always say I’m patient but I reallyContinue reading “What Do You Love About Mom?”

Radical Change

Motherhood. A beautiful gift from the Lord. But a gift that takes work and many times, lots and lots of tears. I remember the time, well one of my big moments of great frustration (believe me, there have been quite a few), I was crying out to God because I was at my wit’s end.Continue reading “Radical Change”

Actions and Words

Actions and words. They must go together For what good is one Without the other? By all accounts You are wonderful and good. But you make mistakes Like any human being would. Without your gentle words How do you start to mend? Without your humble words How do you help them understand? Or a giftedContinue reading “Actions and Words”

Raising PKs

One evening, both of our older girls told me that they were exempted from their Christian Living final exam. They said that CL is easy for them. I asked why it was easy, one of them replied with…. “Because our dad is a pastor and our parents (you) teach us the Bible.” I cringe whenContinue reading “Raising PKs”

Four Sisters

Four sisters — My mom and the elder three. Four sisters, Two of whom we lost just recently. Pre-war sisters The two were regarded. Long lives of 88 and 85, By the Lord, they were rewarded. Tita Ninay We called them both fondly. Ninay Doris and Ninay Gena From Iloilo and San Carlos, respectively. IContinue reading “Four Sisters”

CHANGE

Change. Inevitable, you surmise. But some are just so unexpected. They catch you by surprise. The reason eludes you, Leaves you scratching your head. At night, it keeps you awake, Away from the comfort of your bed. Memories surface Of shared good times and bad. You wonder what happened. You can’t help but feel sad.Continue reading “CHANGE”

Happy Anniversary to us!

One year since lockdown. One year since our movements became limited. One year since our whole world changed. What have I learned? A few things, actually. We can endure. I saw pictures I posted on social media exactly a year ago, saying that I would miss our couples group for a month because (I don’tContinue reading “Happy Anniversary to us!”

It’s Been A Year

It’s the end of September. It’s been a year since I experienced my last major health scare. I’m not a worry wart. I get panicked and stressed at times but I don’t think I’m the type who obsesses about the what-ifs and the oh-nos. It might be my personality, yes, but it’s also because IContinue reading “It’s Been A Year”

At the end of each day….

I appreciate the devotions that our church puts out daily, and though I don’t get to join them regularly, there’s so much to gain from it. There’s the Word, the encouraging stories, the sense of community, the prayer time. Then there are also gems from the sharers. Yesterday the focus was Psalm 90:12 —Teach usContinue reading “At the end of each day….”

Tito Panser, the beloved!

Tito Panser. I dont know anyone else named Panser, or Fruspambliser for that matter. So when people say his name, I automatically know who they mean. He was someone everyone knew and someone everybody was fond of. Maybe it was his charisma, maybe his consistent smile. Maybe it was his gusto, or his singing, orContinue reading “Tito Panser, the beloved!”