Changes in Life

These past few months have been filled with changes,Β life changes.Β 

We moved house from Cebu City to Lapu-lapu City. My parents moved to Ilo-ilo City. Rocky resigned from his job of 9 years and pursued a work at home job just like me. Our little Paul have grown up fast and big from a calm little boy now to an active one! The list goes on…

I laughed and cried in between these changes but at the end of it all I know that changes in life are bound to happen. Too often these changes push us out of our comfort zone and it hurts, it can be painful, it’s not nice, it can be uncomfortable, agree? That’s the purpose of going out of your comfort zone, it’s meant to change things for the better, for your own good but what happens is we don’t like to go through the setbacks, we don’t want failures, we just want to get to our goal right away. Unfortunately, life is not like that. Life is now always easy. We don’t always get to the top just like that. There are no shortcuts.

Life is a series of unknown challenges and it’s funny how life can be such a big clown sometimes like the time when my nephew ran away with his girlfriend and my mom got admitted to the hospital. The moment you thought life is on your side, you take advantage of it and then BOOM! There are new set of surprises coming your way and it never ends, it doesn’t stop.Β  If only living life is easy but if it was easy, would I still call on to God? Would I still need his strength in me? Would I still hold on to his promises? It would have been easy but not fulfilling. I’m grateful for the challenges I face in my life everyday, it makes me draw strength from the ultimate source. I am nothing without God.

Through it all, I am just grateful that I have a wonderful and loving family and my God is bigger than all these challenges. Where would I be without you Lord? You are always good. πŸ™‚

The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.

Psalm 145: 18

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Business Goal Unlocked

It’s been a while…

Hello blog! I’m back! It’s been a looong while (I know) but thanks to today’s turn around of events I decided to visit my blog site and BLOG! I don’t even have a title for this entry yet but we’ll see at the end of this blog if I could come up with something nice and catchy. πŸ™‚

At the start of this year, we wrote in our journals as part of our yearly goals that we will start a small business. It was just 10 months ago but those months of waiting seemed like forever (I’ve become impatient! Shame on me.) We thought that we’d be able to start last August and then September but nothing happened and then finally in October it happened.Β Never thought it was possible but then “it happened”. God reminded me not to rush on anything, when the time is right, it will happen in His perfect time. God can open doors no man can shut.

I laughed at myself for wanting things to happen in an instant (there goes my millennial mentality!) God really knows when the right time is, his most perfect time. In waiting, our attitude is being changed.

  • Patience for one (I improved on this one big time!)
  • Humility (giving back the glory to God)
  • Trust (God is at work – BTS!)
  • Proactive waiting (being productive while waiting for it to happen)

Waiting changed me as a person. It wasn’t fun waiting but it was worth it and so today we started our small business at Ayala Center Cebu. It’s a food booth filled with yummy snacks that the whole family can enjoy. This is something I don’t want to miss on writing about, it’s an answered prayer and surely I will not keep silent about the goodness of God to me and my family.

This marks another milestone, a new season, a new beginning for me, Rocky and Paul. God can answer prayers, He is the dream giver and He makes all things possible in His time. Our achievements doesn’t come from the north, south, east or west; it comes from God. If God wants to set us somewhere at a specific time and place, He’ll do it. God knows where to find us when He wants to elevate and put his people in a specific place. Keep on trusting his ultimate plans.

Deuteronomy 8:18a β€œBut remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth.”

ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED: BUSINESS GOAL THIS YEAR

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Three-mendous JOY!

Now Three…

Be gentle, be kind, be good, be nice, be generous and be wise. Words would not suffice for all the things I want to teach you. Time is not enough for me to teach you values that I want to impart to you. Parenthood comes naturally and it amazes me how your tatty and I can teach you things one at a time or sometimes at the spur of the moment. I am always reminded to be a better, kinder and loving person towards other people because of you.

Although I don’t want to admit this, I hate seeing you grow up so fast… (sigh…) but you have to and while you’re growing up I need to learn how to let go of you so you can go and fulfill your God given destiny. That you may do great things in life because you are a planet shaker and a world changer!

I always tell you I love you ever since you were still an infant, now that you’ve grown older it’s your small voice that I can hear whispering to my ears I love you too mommy. You’d plant kisses all over my face, hug me and ask me to play with you like there’s no tomorrow.

I have these memories kept in my heart forever, if only I could hold on to you forever my little one, my Paul! That’s why mommy likes to take lots of pictures to capture every milestone, every smile, every move, every laugh you make and every single thing that we do together. There’s nothing like the love a mother has for her child!

Now that you’re three, we will have more funny moments, do lots of adventures together with tatty (Legoland here we come!), we will spend more quality time and just do spontaneous things that we all can enjoy and remember for the rest of our lives. I can’t wait to see what God has in store for you in the future!

I love you Paul. Your tatty loves you and so many other people because you all make us happy. You’re a joy giver! Three-mendous joy. Jesus loves you so much!

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Reasons Why I Love Working at Home

β˜‘οΈQuality time all the time with my two boys πŸ’Ž
β˜‘οΈI get to be with #PaulParcs 24/7 😘
β˜‘οΈI do what I love for a living πŸ’Έ
β˜‘οΈI can wear pj’s all day long while working and my boss doesn’t mind πŸ˜‚
β˜‘οΈI don’t need to commute (I don’t worry about being late or getting caught in traffic jam) πŸ’ƒπŸΌ
β˜‘οΈWork-Life balance πŸ’πŸΌ
β˜‘οΈI can work anywhere (in a cafe or while on vacay) and I love being called a digital nomad πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»
β˜‘οΈFlexitime ⏱
β˜‘οΈHaving #PaulParcs gives me the perf excuse to work at home (it’s all about having a purpose!) πŸ‘ŒπŸ»
β˜‘οΈI get to work with International clients and they’re like family! πŸ‘πŸΌ
β˜‘οΈI can share my online experiences to other moms who has the desire to work at home just like me (it’s a privilege to help) 🀝

Thanks to this quote: “You have a lifetime to work but children are only young once.” Above all, THANK YOU LORD!

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Toddler to Pre Schooler

All Grown Up…

A few more months and my little lad’s going to school! It was only like yesterday when I first held him in my arms… Sob… My little boy is growing up fast, a pre schooler soon… I noticed changes in his size (height and weight) early January this year but what surprised us all was his sudden weight gain from 13kgs to 20kgs!

OMG #PaulParcs no wonder I’m having back pains!😱 Your BMI is 22.6. That puts you above the 95th percentile, which indicates you are OBESE.πŸ˜… 44.1lbs.(20kgs.), 37in. (94cm.) @32months πŸ€” #BMI #toddlertales #heavyweight #myfatkid #fatsoPaul #porkyPaul

I still want to carry him like a baby but the problem is, I get all kinds of body aches whenever I do! I still can’t believe my son is no longer a small baby but a little boy expressing his desire to go to school!

He eats a lot, likes the company of kids who are older than him, he enjoys watching videos, plays with Nerf guns, runs around, he can memorize the 9 planets in the solar system, he’s a walking encyclopedia in training, polite, well behave, obedient though at times can go a little bit out of control, he shouts and punches or kick when provoked, throws things when in tantrums especially when he’s tired and sleepy, he likes animals and loves nature and most of all he likes being surrounded by people he loves and who loves him. He is in fact a darling of the crowd and my boy amazes me so much, he makes me proud as a mom!

His bright and happy personality is enough to make one smile, his curly hair and chubby cheeks make the ladies scream. His charisma, charm and wit makes people turn their heads to him but despite all the attention he gets, it’s our love and attention (his parents) that he is longing most. He likes to cuddle with me and his tatty, he always ask us to play with him, pray and eat together.

His love language is TIME and his love tank is always full! What a blessed boy he is!😊

You are Worth It!

14 years ago I was a teeny bopper who signed on my TRUE LOVE WAITS commitment card to be sexually abstinent until I get married. I even wrote a love letter for my future mate, intended only for him to read after we got married and a love letter for our future baby too!

By God’s grace I kept my word and the love letter was for Rocky’s eyes only on our first night together as married couple. He was deeply moved and we’re both teary eyed as we read it.

If you ask me how the road to purity was when I was still single? It was not smooth sailing and…

Was it easy? NO.
Was it worth it? YES!

Understanding the word purity never dawned on me until I grew older. I have always equated purity with virginity but the difference between the two is quite big. One can be a virgin and stay committed to being sexually abstinent but purity in itself is something we need to fight for everyday, be it in the words that we speak, our actions or even in our thoughts.

Purity is not a thing of the past, it is here in the now where struggles and temptations are real but we have a choice and we must choose to protect it no matter what it takes. It is a gift from God. To pursue purity means we need to trust God and admit that we are in need of a loving Savior. Purity is all about what Jesus has already done at the cross.

Have a surrendered heart to God, renewed mind and begin to reflect on the purity of the Father.

Trust THE ONE to give you the one! Your worth is in Jesus Christ!❀️❀️❀️16830791_10210020348319446_2176892143491298269_n