Friday, April 14, 2017

My 19th Letter To Freedom

Hello Son,

Writing to you another letter just so you know how I feel about being your mother at this time of the year.


So we celebrated your birthday more than two months ago and right now, you're just enjoying summer vacation. Nowadays, you love saying no to showers but once you're in, you don't wanna get out of it! You just learned how to follow on to my singing and you like Moonriver the most. Old school, yeah I know.

You love helping Mommy cut some dried flowers as well as trimming grass in our little flower garden. Did you know that you cut all my fresh flowers at one side of our garden the other week? I was sad at first but couldn't get mad at you, lol

Since I like engaging you to household chores, you love helping me in the kitchen and we usually cook together albeit the frying; that would have been scary.

In the recent year, I've been shedding tears and praying hard since following the story of Courageous Caitie who was a 3-year-old girl, died of leukemia like your Tita Kate. Tita Kate is like a sister to Mommy and I lost her to leukemia when we were just 20 years old. How I miss her. Just so you know, Anak. Mommy can get mental, crazy or whatever you call it every time Mommy reads something bad or sad or awful in the news, media or anywhere else.

As a mother, my heart goes out to those parents whose children suffer especially in the face of sickness. But as part of life, sickness and death and all other awful things happen. Embracing the fact that God has put us here on Earth temporarily, He is actually preparing us to an eternal life in heaven if we only believe and be obedient to Him.

As I am a mother to you and Jesus like a father to all of us, Jesus only wants the best for us. And I only want the best for you.

In the recent days, I've been so worried and fearful what's gonna be like when something bad and unexpected happens to one of us. But I've done all the thinking and talked to myself that there's only one thing I could do -- and that is to pray. Prayer is my weapon.

Almost every morning, I keep on putting my hand on to your forehead and bless you with words like "In Jesus' mighty name, I bless you to be a God-loving person, grow up to live a full, long healthy and peaceful life under God's grace and love."

Worries and fears will always be there, Anak. Even after five years of having you, I am still in this learning phase of how parenthood is all about. One thing I am certain though, no matter what life throws at you, God's hand is always at work and we need to learn on how to just be still and trust him.



I may be fearful of a lot of things, but I pray and pray and pray and put all my hope to God. My goal is to live every day under God's light and enjoy life with you and our family, make happy memories as long as we're here. Love you so much, Anak.

Love,
Mommy

 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7


Our Home Last Christmas 2016

Super late post and thought of sharing these decor photos of our home last Christmas. All decors were DIY and hope you enjoy and get inspired. Having a lovely, simple home doesn’t really have to be expensive! Using twigs, cheap paper and your imagination can do the trick.









Saturday, April 8, 2017

Best Fish Ever!

UPDATE! This product will be awarded by the Global Brand Award Ph Home Made category in September :-) It is that good, I told you!


I am currently obsessed with my dear friend’s home made product -- Tyang Keelet Tinapa Flakes in oil!


As you know, it has been a long time since I had been away from blogging but this product has got me coming back because as a fish lover that I am, I love eating tinapa so much.


I even wish I would be eating right now while writing this post! 

I have tried it on pasta, fried rice, hot rice topping or even bahaw! lol

It is so good on lazy days, popping one bottle open on hot rice as I always stock my pantry with this savory, golden beauty.


It is available in plain, mild spicy and hot. You can even customize your orders and have olive oil in it with a higher retail price of course.

Mel and Ronald are one of my couple friends who started to sell this product through friends and relatives. It is this good it is always sold out upon delivery in the office!

You can contact me as the official reseller at the number below or PM me on Facebook, Instagram or here as well. We deliver orders anywhere in Marikina, Eastwood, Makati, BGC, Las Pinas, Alabang, and Cavite area! Retail price is available for bulk orders. Php125 per bottle.

Go, tinapa!

Reseller’s number 09067272713

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Flower Garden

Sharing to you my lovely flower garden. Love spending time here relaxing my mind, meditating, praying, having coffee and just enjoying sun, wind and seeing butterflies and bees who visit from time to time.





These flowers are called Zinnia. They are so easy to grow and very low to maintain. You can easily look for these in Tagaytay flower vendors in the market or along the road. Flowers just make the world so, so beautiful!

Friday, March 4, 2016

Jesus, I Am Grateful of Your Love

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Jesus, I am grateful of my life
I am grateful of Your love
Your mercy
Your forgiveness

Jesus, I am grateful of my Freedom
I am grateful of my Mama
I am grateful of my Papa
Grateful of my husband
Grateful of my siblings
Grateful of my friends

Jesus, I am grateful of Your Greatness
I am grateful of all these wonderful things in my life

Sometimes I wonder
How You could ever love us
When so many of us are not worthy
So many of us are annoyingly not good
And all of us are sinners

But, Oh, I am so grateful
Because You are a God of mercy
A God of love
A God of greatness

I will forever be grateful of my life
Grateful of my family
Grateful that I have a loving God
Grateful that I have a forgiving God

Dear Lord Jesus,

My heart swells with so much gratefulness because I realize each day how much I am so blessed by You. I will  continue to be grateful each second of my life. I will continue to praise and serve and love you.  I will continue to teach Freedom of your greatness. I love you, Jesus.


Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Freedom Turns Four

Dearest Son,

Two days ago marked your fourth birthday! Your special day began with you waking up to Mommy and Tatay singing a "happy birthday" song. You were all smiles! You knew this day would be so great. We made sure your day would be something really special!

At your fantastic age of four, you get to help Mommy sprinkled some colored chocolate discs to your chocolate birthday cake for some added color!

Mommy drew the small robot, the car and the shark. Tatay took care of Ironman drawing, helicopter and three balloons. We all laughed when Tatay tried to draw that helicopter because it was at first a plane and you said, it doesn't even look like an airplane! So Tatay insisted he's better at drawing helicopter. Well, you said helicopter would do. LOL

That killer smile, Anak! 
  
Before we went to your school to celebrate a Jollibee party, we let you blow your birthday candle first.

Your schoolmates were so happy to sing you a birthday song after we played some games.

 
 
Tatay and I are so happy you enjoyed this day. Every single day, we pray that you grow as a God-loving person. I always pray that God sends His angels to protect you. I want more days and years with you, Anak. Mommy loves you to the moon and back.
 
Mommy


Wednesday, February 3, 2016

On Forgiveness

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The blessings in my life are overflowing. I've had my fair share of challenges in my workplace lately. It consumed me to the point I was so vulnerable I already garnered hatred and resentment which was not very healthy. I thank God He gave me a wonderful support system in my mother, husband, son, closest friends, and colleagues.

The end is in sight and I thanked everyone who helped me through -- you know who you are. This experience has taught me many things. First, I learned that during tough times, you'd know who your real friends are. Second, it is always worth the fight telling the truth. Third, you'd be surprised to meet new people who will affect your life forever. Fourth, it taught me to learn how to forgive. Lastly, God works in my favour, EVERY TIME if I commit everything to Him.

Below are words of God shared by my ops manager whom I look up to and consider a great blessing amidst all the trials I faced. I can't help but feel it is only righteous to spread these wonderful words.


Who forgives whom first?

“Forgive us our sins, for we ourselves forgive everyone who is indebted to us.” (Luke 11:4)

“As the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.” (Colossians 3:13)

When Jesus teaches us to pray that God forgive us “for we ourselves forgive,” He is not saying that the first move in forgiveness was our move. Rather it goes like this: God forgave us when we believed in Christ (Acts 10:43). Then, from this broken, joyful, grateful, hopeful, experience of being forgiven, we offer forgiveness to others. This signifies that we have been savingly forgiven. That is, our forgiving others shows that we have faith; we are united to Christ; we are indwelt by the Spirit.

But we still sin (1 John 1:8, 10). So we still turn to God for fresh applications of the work of Christ on our behalf—fresh applications of forgiveness. We cannot do this with any confidence, if we are harboring an unforgiving spirit (Matthew 18:23–35). That’s why Jesus says we ask for forgiveness because we are forgiving. This is like saying: “Father, continue to extend to me the mercies purchased by Christ because by these mercies I forsake vengeance and extend to others what you have extended to me.”

O, how sweet is the word of God! I looked out my window into the bright morning and said: I love you, God. I love you, Lord Jesus. I love your word. O what a privilege to know you and to have your word. Please keep me faithful to it. In Jesus’ name. Amen


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