Friday, May 28, 2010
I taught I knew a lot about motherhood, but now I cannot seem to collect my thoughts. Instead, I would like to share with you this poem that I've read from an unknown author:
WHAT IS A MOTHER
A heart that can hear
every unspoken need,
Wisdom to know
when to quietly lead,
Hands that reach out,
always helping and sharing -
A mother is caring!
Eyes that reflect
every joy that you find,
Arms to encircle,
but never to bind,
A talent for making
the most out of living -
A mother is giving!
A voice that can soothe
or inspire or delight,
A smile that keeps shining
when things don't go right,
An angel God sends us
from Heaven above -
A mother is caring, giving and love.
Motherhood is a decision and responsibility that is born out of love. Love for your family, for your kids and love for God. I taught I wanted to be the perfect mother my kids could ever have but I learned now that all I wanted was to be a good mother for them.
All I ask our dear Lord is to continue to guide me and bless me as I do my role and responsibility as a mother day by day.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
May 16, after celebrating my mother-in-laws birthday on may 13, we headed to my mom's place to celebrate my eldest sister's birthday!
It was just a small celebration. We just had 2 kinds of pancit: bihon and sotanghon, barbecue, cakes and paksiw na pata. We ate, we drank and we talk, talk and talk about anything under the sun. Lying in our mom's bed, just talking and watching TV at the same time is what makes it more memorable. We have never done that for sometime. We were all grown ups but we still feel that we were the little girls in my mom's room.
I would to thank Ate for showing us the directions to live our lives. She really is the Ate one would love to have.
Happy Birthday, Ate! I love you!
Friday, May 21, 2010
I have 12 mother's day celebrations already and every year we celebrated it differently.
This year, I got hugs and kisses from my boys (my 3 kids & husband) at the start of the day. My husband and my kids prepared nothing extra-ordinary but they made sure that I don't do much household chores at home. It's my day-off! They took care of doing the dishes, cleaning the house, and the like. They let me sit and rest all day. I just watch TV, read books, lie in bed and not think of all the things I have left undone. I had a good rest!
The next day, for me, is the start of the real "mother's day". I'm in-charge again! In-charge of the house, in-charge of taking care of my family, in-charge of every little things, in-charge of worrying (LOL).
Good luck to me again! Can't wait for my next day-off. . . . . . (next year, i hope).
Love you, guys!
Friday, May 14, 2010
Mama, I know I may not tell you these, but I really appreciate you and I love you so much!
When I was young, I remember doing the things you want me to do. Help you clean the house, help you cook, help you do the laundry, and I should do it the way you like me to - your way. I also remember you telling me what to wear when I was in grade 4. I was really disappointed to wear that dress during our christmas party because I don't like it! I cannot do anything but do as I was told. We were taught to follow what the old ones tell us.
I remember you talk a lot at the top of your voice! I just wonder how you sounded when you are not angry. You see, I wonder about a lot of things about you when I was growing up.
Now, that I have a family of my own and also a mom like you. I begin to understand why. Why you help me clean, cook, do the laundry, and many more. Its because you are molding me and preparing me for these things. I begin to APPRECIATE IT NOW!
Now, I'm "mothering" my kids the way you "mother" me. But kids now are different. They are outspoken. Ask them to discribe what kind of mother I am. They tell me, You're an "always angry mom", mama. Only then that I realized I'm beginning to sound like you!
I don't regret it because I know I might raise my kids the way you raise me. But problem now is that they have their "LOLA" at their side and I my "mother" might not be on mine!
LOVE YOU, MA!
About that dress you let me wear in grade 4, thanks, Ma! I was chosen to be one of the best dress!
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Yesterday, I was reminded to "believe in the Lord Jesus, and you and your housedhold will be saved." (Acts 16:31) I was so much protective of my family that I was so concern of their safety, their health and well-being. Just like any other mother, it is my constant prayer to keep them safe from harm. Unnoticeably, I realized now that I hunger for God's words, the truth that will make me free. Free from any worries! I remember that believing alone is not all that matters for faith needs actions too. I needed God's words to keep me going!
I also got a video (http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=WUQYJ77qa50) from a friend which says to "Give your life to God while there's still time."
Today's reflection reminded me that the Spirit of Jesus is within me so I need not worry! Isn't it great!
I was looking at the pile of boxes I needed to sort out because we have transferred to a new place of our own. I was already exhausted just by looking at it and I began to worry, to panic because school year is about to begin and here I am still got a lot of work to unload. When I read today's reflection, I began to calm down. I began to set my priority. And even while I'm writing this blog, I have unpacked two (2) boxes already! I don't know what you call it, but I call it MIRACLE.
Try also to go to www.BoSanchez.ph to get a free eBook from him. You'll get a soulfood letter each week. I did!
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Vacation is almost over!
I can almost smell it.
The moment I step in my son's school (Caritas Don Bosco School in Binan, Laguna) today, I knew vacation is almost over. I enrolled the three of them this afternoon. Though I know there is a 3% increase this school year, still it didn't get into my system until I wrote the amount in the check. Boy, was it huge!
I cannot help but thank God for giving us the capacity to send our three kids to a private school. Now, I think I'm more excited of the upcoming school year than my sons! New lessons, new classmates and of course new mommy friends! That's what I like best! Having to reunite with the old friends and getting to meet new ones!
Well, vacation is almost over and another school year to about to begin! GOOD LUCK!
Sunday, May 9, 2010
I received a message from a friend, and allow me to quote, "MOTHER symbolizes gold and children are diamonds. Diamonds are more precious than gold, but only a gold can hold a diamond! Just like a mother who holds her child so dearly."
I believe this is really how a mother treats her child - - preciously!
My name is Divine (as what my blog says) :-).
I was born in the year of the Dragon. I am happily married to Romy and we are blessed with three (3) wonderful sons.
It was our mutual decision that I became a "stay-at-home-mom" since 2000 for the benefit of our children. It was also at that point that I discovered a lot more about myself. From then on, I'm still discovering more of me.
This blog is about me and my family, about me as a mother and a wife, and my discoveries as I live my life day by day...