Friday, September 30, 2005
the birthday bash
Wednesday, September 21, 2005
F A M I L Y
|~ a nice article ~|
I ran into a stranger as he passed by,
"Oh excuse me please" was my reply.
He said, "Please excuse me too;
I wasn't watching for you."
We were very polite, this stranger and I.
We went on our way and we said goodbye.
But at home a different story is told,
How we treat our loved ones, young and old.
Later that day, cooking the evening meal,
My son stood beside me very still.
When I turned, I nearly knocked him down.
"Move out of the way," I said with a frown.
He walked away, his little heart broken.
I didn't realize how harshly I'd spoken.
While I lay awake in bed,
God's still small voice came to me and said,
"While dealing with a stranger,
common courtesy you use,
but the family you love, you seem to abuse.
Go and look on the kitchen floor,
You'll find some flowers there by the door.
Those are the flowers he brought for you.
He picked them himself: pink, yellow and blue.
He stood very quietly not to spoil the surprise,
you never saw the tears that filled his little eyes."
By this time, I felt very small,
And now my tears began to fall.
I quietly went and knelt by his bed;
"Wake up, little one, wake up," I said.
"Are these the flowers you picked for me?"
He smiled, "I found 'em, out by the tree.
I picked 'em because they're pretty like you.
I knew you'd like 'em, especially the blue."
I said, "Son, I'm very sorry for the way I acted today;
I shouldn't have yelled at you that way."
He said, "Oh, Mom, that's okay.
I love you anyway."
I said, "Son, I love you too,
and I do like the flowers, especially the blue."
Are you aware that if we died tomorrow, the company
that we are working for could easily replace us in
a matter of days.
But the family we left behind will feel the loss
for the rest of their lives.
And come to think of it, we pour ourselves more
into work than into our own family,
an unwise investment indeed,
don't you think?
So what is behind the story?
Do you know what the word FAMILY means?
FAMILY = (F)ATHER (A)ND (M)OTHER (I) (L)OVE (Y)OU
Sunday, September 18, 2005
|my little athlete has been sun-burned! oh, no!!! |
next week is his birthday party and i do hope the burns will be gone by that time. he's complaining about it and it does look bad.
and oh, we still need to look for a camera, our not-even-one-year-old pentax compact camera got busted, repairer said the lens cracked. so now we don't have plans of having it repaired anymore, coz the cost of repair is about as expensive as buying a new camera! grrr!!!! so, it's back to the film for us, i guess. :)
Friday, September 9, 2005
|franco had his first poo in the toilet today! ;)|
nice intro, huh? well, for moms like me, it is quite an achievement worth boasting about! :)
we never really started toilet training franco, but we taught him to call his poo "u-u", and he knows that. there was a time that he says "u-u" when he was about to do it, or when he's already done it. and he has regular movement, every morning around 8am and every night, around 6pm. but i didn't have the potty trainer yet that time, was wanting to get a hand-me-down from a friend but never got the chance to pick it up from their house. but eventually, we were able to buy the toilet seat adaptor, those kinds that you place on your toilets and makes the hold smaller, so their little bums won't fall in. ;)
so the story... this morning, just like any other, we were having breakfast, franco just finished his milk. while i was finishing my 2nd bread roll. i saw his face.... that very familiar expression, umiiri na sya... hindi na sya nagsabi ng "u-u". sabi nya siguro la din naman ginagawa. so, to the toilet kami dumiretso! nung una di ko pa nalagay yung adaptor, eh baba na sya, kaya ayun, nag-ala-flash ako at habang nakababa ang nappy nya, nilagay ko na ang adaptor nya.
at first ayaw nya talaga ituloy, talagang gustong bumaba. what i did eh niyakap ko na lang sya habang bumubwelo.... e siguro hindi na mapigilan kaya ayun, something dropped! :) success!!!!!
sana lang, ganon lagi.. tipid din yon sa nappy! hehehe..
Saturday, September 3, 2005
|my dad died on aug 6th of this year. we never knew the exact cause, but his doctor who signed his death certificate indicated cardiac arrest, multiple organ failure and diabetes milletus type II. if we wanted to find out, we would need to have his remains undergo autopy. we didn't want to do that, because when he was alive, he never wanted have his body touched. kaya nung na-amputate sya, katakot-takot na pag-convince and pagdadasal ang inabot bago sya pumayag. and thank God he survived that operation.|
but i guess it is really my dad's time already. although he kept saying, sana makatapos muna yung bunso namin, i know he knows that he left us well provided and secure.
we miss him badly and love him dearly. he's a man of strength, a good provider, an inspiration, a diciplinarian, a role model. he strived hard to keep all of us six children in good schools, sinigurado nyang makatapos kami. he never asked for anything in return.
it's been a month now, but i still feel the emptiness, the loss. i know he's in a better place, with our creator, with lolo, lola and uncle teng and aunti ning-ning. the family is now complete. we now have another angel in heaven.
we miss you, daddy! you're the greatest dad anyone can ask for. we're so blessed to have you.
we love you so much!!!
Friday, September 2, 2005
|now, how did i get into this thing called blogging??? :0)|
reason: i wanted to comment on a friend's blogsite but blogspot wants me to register first, thus my account... so what the heck, it's the "in" thing these days and i enjoy reading my friends' blogs so i'm giving it a shot!
it's now 9:42pm and my little tyke's been asleep since 6:30pm. we missed playing tonight. the babysitter said he didn't sleep all day today, hence the flat-out little pumpkin. :)
i'm in need of a few extra hours of sleep myself, will be having a busy day tomorrow, deadlines in the office and the ever hectic mornings. need to recharge for tomorrow's work, making weekends more sweeter! finally, friday! :)
hey, i think i'll be enjoying this! i'm excited, actually! now i'll be bugging my expert blogger friends for some tips. till my next post.