Category Archives: Personal

Sacrifices for Loved Ones

It’s hard to recall personal “sacrifices” that I have made for my family because I don’t consider them sacrifices but part of my responsibility as a mother and wife. 

I can share with you were the occasions when I was assigned provincial assignments and did not see my kids for several days. Even when there was someone to watch over my kids, it’s different when you see them daily and monitor if they have eaten, took their vitamins, or completed their homework. I’m sure there are other moms out there who can relate to my experience. 

There was another instance when I was on assignment and got stalled in the area for days. A typhoon hit the province, and no available flights were going back to Manila. I wish I can voice out my complaint to my bosses for giving me the assignment then. But they can’t do anything about it as they too were following orders from the top.

I quit my job not because I don’t love the things that I do for more than a decade, but I thought there are more important things than earning money. I wish I’d stay, but there was a part of me that says I’d had enough. I’m still a working mom at present, but my home serves as my office for online opportunities. I’m happy that I’m no longer an absentee mom but a mom at their beck and call.

How about you what sacrifices you’ve made for your family lately?

Flowers from a Long Time Friend

An appreciation post for my college friend and Ninang to my firstborn. We’ve known each other for 34 years now. She always remembers special occasions and would surprise me with gifts.

These roses and a heart balloon were delivered to our doorsteps on my birthday.

Thank you, mare! I appreciate your thoughtfulness and kindness. I should not be surprised if you have been blessed for the things that you do to other people. Congratulations, too, on your recent promotion. You have come a long way from your early years as a young Congress employee. You deserved it, Lanie!

I will see you, friend, when it is safe to travel and gather with friends. 🙂

I’ll be 50-something

It is my birthday month.

Thank you, Lord, for the 50 plus years.

The cake I bought on my 40-something birthday. 🙂

Thankful for the life I choose to live, for the ups and downs, and most of all, for the happiness of being with people I love, who will be by my side, no matter where the tide of life will take me.

One friend asked me if I have plans for my birthday. I told her none because I’m filling up my enrolment fund box, so any expenses will have to wait for the meantime.

Thank you, Lord for another year and continuous blessings. God is good all the time!