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

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An Open Letter To the Tired Moms Everywhere
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An Open Letter To the Tired Moms Everywhere

Dear Tired Mom Like Me,

You are incredibly amazing and you’re doing a great job!

You may be sitting in front of your computer scanning through photos of friends posting about their latest vacays and parties. Ah! Sounds so good and yet there you are just like me, wishing and hoping to visit places and be alone even for just a day. Your hands may be full, it doesn’t matter whether you have clingy toddlers, shy preschoolers or rebellious teenagers. We’ve been there once but having children will make you go through it all over again. I guarantee you that crying helps sometimes, oh wait! Maybe most of the time, it is the answer to ease the tough times you are going through and have to go through every single day. It is okay to cry lady; it’s not a sign of weakness. I always thank my tears for washing out my mind clouded with doubts and negative thoughts, they stir my creative juices again making me braver to face the day ahead.

I know you’re tired; maybe you don’t even have time to finish this letter. Let me tell you that I am tired too; in fact I don’t know how to start or end this letter for you. I just wanted to say that I understand where you are coming from and that we are on the same page, (for the most part). You may be down and feeling blue, you may get to a point where you don’t know what to do; you have no one to turn to, no one to talk to or listen to you. I get it everyone’s busy living their own lives and there you are staring blankly at the wall, tired and overwhelmed.

On most days, your schedule probably look like this: prepare breakfast, wash dishes, take care of the baby, do the laundry, do groceries, clean the house, take care of the baby, work, take care of the baby, cook lunch, do errands, take care of the baby, cook dinner and the cycle continues…

What do you have there for yourself? Your coffee gets cold all the time, you never finish a movie, you missed the latest episode of The Walking Dead, wait did you just say it already ended? You look at yourself in the mirror and saw strands of your hair in all the wrong places. You held the same book for months now, your normal sleep pattern is down to 4 hours each day or worse they are usually I-N-T-E-R-R-U-P-T-E-D sleep. At the end of the day, you’re exhausted and just want to crawl up in bed and get a good massage.

Losing your patience and showing your anger doesn’t make you less of a mom. Kids will love you for being you just as you love them for being them.

Don’t worry tired mom, you’ll soon get your life back but you’ll surely miss the days when you have to deal with tantrums, pukes and scattered toys. Children grow up fast with just a blink of an eye; I know that deep inside that tired, weary soul is a tender loving mother who would willingly and undyingly do anything and everything just to keep them safe and secure. You may be the type of mom who just like me would rather miss a concert, skip social events, lack sleep and nurse an aching body at home just to be with your kids.

To me nothing is more special than watching cartoons with my son, play with toys and make learning fun for him, going to coffee shops together even if it means calling his attention from time to time, chasing him around and dragging him to our travels.

After all that’s been said and done, one thing’s for sure—we are tired but happy and fulfilled being a mother and it’s all worth it.

Thank you Lord for the strength you give the mothers everywhere. Proverbs 31.

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Happy 2nd Birthday Paul!

Terrific Two!

I can’t believe you’re already 2! It took me months to gather the courage in writing this letter about how it feels like to be your mom and you being my son. I’m torn between wanting you to grow up or not. You’ve grown so much in the past few months and though I would love for you to stay as my baby forever, there’s no way I can do that–you have to grow up! Paul, know that you are loved and cherished… Tatty and mommy loves you so much that we are willing to give you the world but can’t. However, we are putting our trust in the Lord knowing He can give you all the desires of your heart and more and yes he can possibly give you the world because you are Christ’s inheritor, an heir to God’s kingdom!

It’s hard for me to believe that in a few more years you’ll be going to school and we would be apart for longer periods of time. Since you were born, we’ve been inseparable and I haven’t tried being away from you overnight (yet). I know that someday I will have to let go of you not only coz you’re growing up but to train you to rise up as a godly man this generation so badly needs. Right now I just want to spend more time with you and be with you for as long as I can.

Tatty and mommy loves taking care of you and no matter how exhausting it may get we will still choose to get tired than have somebody else do it for you and miss out on a lot of things while you’re growing up.

I could write all day long to let you know how much I love you but I hope that my hugs and kisses are enough to let you feel that I really do and that I am willing to lay down my life for you.

It’s cute when you follow every word we say, like when your tatty calls me babe and you’d call me babe too. I’m amazed how fast you can recall places and repeat words the first time you hear them. Like mommy, you are family oriented and it melts my heart when I hear you looking for your grandparents, cousins and other family members. I am pretty sure you’ll grow up to be a loving man someday and you’re future wife and kids will be so lucky to have you.

I don’t mind watching minions movie again and again coz I know they’re your favorite cartoon characters. I would even memorize the script by heart (only if I could) but can only remember a few lines to make you smile everytime we watch it. I would never get tired letting you ride on the train, small cars and visit Timezone whenever we go to the mall. It makes me feel like a young kid again, you make us so alive!

You remind me and your tatty to sit down, relax and enjoy life with you. I could tell you want to spend time with us and play always whenever mommy is doing something and you’d say “sit” so we can watch a movie together. You’re definitely a keeper my son! I am proud of what you are becoming… so sweet and gentle. I still want to do things for you but now you insist on doing it on your own, where’s my little baby who used to wait and cry whenever he needs something? How time flies…

Your grace before meals sounds too cute it makes me whisper a secret prayer of gratefulness to God for giving you to us! You are really an angel from above, a great blessing from heaven. Know that you are a joy to us and to so many people. You are our little comedian and you always make mommy smile. I love watching you dance together with your tatty and I hope you will never change! Please don’t forget our family hugs and family kisses, they’re so special to me and I pray it would be special to you too.

Don’t mind mommy whenever I cry, I get tired sometimes and have to let it out in order to feel better. You may throw tantrums and get moody but it doesn’t make us love you less, in fact we are taught to love you more. To assure you that our love for you is unconditional.

I love being your mom and your tatty loves being your dad. In short, we love being your parents! I am so proud to have you Paul. You always make us smile and even go crazy if it needs to but you keep us grounded and sane at the same time. I don’t know if we’re doing it right as your parents but since day 1 everything came naturally as it should and now that you’re all grown up I can sense that your tatty and I did a great job raising you up by the grace of God.

Happy 2nd Birthday Paul! I love you so much!

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Playtime all the time!

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Playtime all the time!

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Playtime all the time!

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Playtime all the time!

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Discovering and learning

 

What I Learned from Being a Mum

Mummy Learnings…

I stumbled upon a parenting article that struck me to the core and I immediately had a mumma meltdown all because I have been too exhausted for the past few weeks.
I’ve been tempted to yell and roll over the floor to express my frustrations but looking at my son the thought of it made me feel so embarassed to myself.

Being a mum is overwhelming but rewarding at the same time. Time is fleeting indeed and though I am looking forward to the day that I can have uninterrupted sleep, coffee time, work and me time, I still have no plans of trading my duties being Paul’s mother.

All too soon there will be no more cartoon sounds on the background, toys rumbling and a child shouting “mommy”. He is fast growing up and will do things on his own without my help, all these stuff I will surely miss.

I may wish for my life back when it was just me and my husband but someday soon I will also wish for that time when we used to have a crying baby, diaper changing, breastfeeding moments, unbearable wake up calls, messy house and playtimes in our bedroom and on the floor.

I am making every moment count, giving more value to time and loving my family the best way I could. ME TIME? Nah! I can get plenty of those in the years to come. Right now all I want are little hugs, sweet smooches, wrestling matches and climbing sessions to save in our memory bank of love.

What I learned from being a mum:

1. Never get tired of capturing moments.
2. Spend time with your kids.

3. Play all day if you must.

4. Make memories.

5. Love more than you could.

6. Serve your family happily.

7. Don’t try to be perfect. They love you for who you are.

8. Hug and kiss a lot.

9. Cover them in prayer.

10. Put down the phone and talk.


If I Marry…

My Prayer…

When I was in highschool, I remembered reading a book entitled Footprints of a Pilgrim by Ruth Bell Graham. A particular quote caught my attention, from that time on I always included it in my prayers and God answered my plea and gave me Rocky.

“If I marry: He must be so tall that when he is on his knees, as one has said he reaches all the way to heaven. His shoulders must be broad enough to bear the burden of a family. His lips must be strong enough to smile, firm enough to say no, and tender enough to kiss. Love must be so deep that it takes its stand in Christ and so wide that it takes the whole lost world in. He must be active enough to save souls. He must be big enough to be gentle and great enough to be thoughtful. His arms must be strong enough to carry a little child.” ~Ruth Bell 📝

Ladies, your future mate should look like and be like this!

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Home Sweet Home

Our First Month…

With a handful of things to do (work and home) and a toddler in tow, blogging is almost impossible for me to do. I am aiming to write at least one blog every month and because I really do love writing or journaling, I don’t want it to become an obligation. I am wondering how other mums with a large brood of children juggle their mommy duties as I have been so busy with only one for the past 2 years!

While writing this, I am pausing from my laundry task to keep my thoughts intact. It’s almost a month since we settled in to our new place and we are liking our new home so much! There’s always a lot of things to do, visitors to entertain, friends and family sleeping over, groceries getting bigger and tons of stuff to get busy with.

It’s nice that we can finally accommodate people, have a barbecue party and let Paul play outside because the area is bigger and better. Though we shed out a hefty amount of money to fill it with furnitures and appliances, at the end of the day my husband and I always say that it’s worth it! Totally!

When you have a family, your priority changes and you always want the best for them. Most of all I’d like to thank my husband for being a good provider!

Thank you Lord for our new home. 🙂


  
  

The One

God’s Best…

Ladies stop looking for Mr. Right or Mr. Perfect! Believe you will receive God’s best, he may not be your ideal guy, not the one you see on the magazine, not a Justin Bieber look a like, not the crush ng bayan and definitely not prince charming! Don’t run after the one who has a nice car, rich, good looking, athletic or musician. Pray for someone who loves God more than anything and anyone else and that means more than you! Pray for someone who will bring you closer to God and while waiting, make yourself a beautiful woman serving the Lord and all else will follow. STOP WISHING AND START PRAYING and God will give you someone better than any of your hopes and wishes! Thank God I found mine.

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