Wednesday, June 8, 2011

My Choices

I got hooked up with my new-found site, Family Friend Poems, where I can showcase my hidden desire to write poems.

I cannot resist sharing with you a poem of a 17-year old girl which hit me straight in my heart. It goes this way...

I am

Let me make a few things absolutely, perfectly, crystal clear.
I am not a writer.
I am not a poet.
I am not a singer.
I am not a musician.
I am not a sister.
I am not a daughter.
I am not a friend.
I am not an outsider.
I am not a stranger.
I am not a reader.
I am not a sinner.
I am not a teacher.
I am not a student.

I am not all of these things either collectively, or separately.
But what I am, what I know for sure I am, is alive
I am human, and I am alive.
I am wrong at times
I am failure itself
I am determination itself
I am the apple that fell from the tree
I am the drop that fell from the cloud
I am the thought you let slip away.
I am human, and I am alive.
I am everything I need to be, but not everything I want

I am a woman.
I am a girl.
And I am, and will be, whatever I choose.

This poem made me think back of the choices I made with my life and why I made those choices ... Why did I choose to be a wife? Why did I choose to be a mother? Why did I choose to quit my job and be a full-time mom? Why? Because I am human and a woman who choose to be alive. And all these choices keeps me alive! With God's grace, I'm alive! And happy!

I thank the author of this poem, Nicole, for lending me her poem. For making me understand that I made the right choice - "I am everything I need to be, but not everything I want"!

God bless our choices.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Mommy and Me Monday # 7

It's monday once again.

Here's a photo of me with my youngest son when we attended a birthday party at Jollibee. He is showing off one of his toy car collection, a red nissan x-trail.

Our mommy and me monday entry.

Mommy and Me Monday at Really, Are You Serious?
Hosted by Krystyn

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Harvest Time

We have a garden at the side of our house and we decide to plant some vegetables and herbs and fruit-bearing plants.

Here are some of our harvests:

tomatoes (we already harvested around 20kilos)

eggplants (harvested more than 10pcs already!)

My husband takes care of our plant saying he's talking to them while watering them every morning before he goes to work.

My husband and my kids are now enjoying our garden so much.

There's a lot more to do with our garden but as for now, we are so happy with what it's given us!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Mommy Moments - I am a Daddy

mommy moments

My husband and I planned to have a baby as soon as we're married so our firstborn is a "honeymoon-baby"!

My husband, as he looks on our first child at the nursery

My husband was supportive during my pregnancies. I have three. Excited on what food I would crave on and won't buy anything with dark color! He was so funny! I remember when I ask for "dinugan" he wouldn't let me eat any but when I asked for a "turnip", he buys it at once!

After my pregnancies, he was even more supportive. From naming our babies up to having the registered! He made sure that our babies were registered before I left the hospital!

my husband,carrying our second child

He was just too scary holding our newborn babies. We would place our baby on a pillow before he could carry them. He said they're too fragile.

my husband, on our youngest's baptism

After that phase and our babies started growing, he would make a chant on our babies name (all three of them) when he calls them. Like, "shua-migul" for our eldest, "binbirinbin" for our second, and "phoebo-bo-bo-bo" for our youngest. You will hear him do these chant when he comes home from the office. Even now that our eldest 12yo., he still do these chants.

And I think he will never get tired singing those chants to our kids as long as we're here...
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