The best part of being a mother is when your child says, “Mum, I love you the best!” Is that not sweet to hear? Will you not be inspired to live life knowing that you are loved back? My daughter is sweet in her own way. Yes, she has tantrums that people do not see. People always say that she is well behaved. The most well mannered girl in the whole congregation. Of course, they got to compare her with a few little girls (boys) in the church, sometimes in school.
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My daughter watched an advert about Mother’s Day last night and she said, ‘Mum, it is Mothers Day soon”. Then I asked, ‘What is Mother’s Day for?’ For you Mum, because you are my Mum. Hmm, am waiting what she has for me from school. They are always into something during special occasions.
When is too late for someone to stop from achieving his goal? What age actually is overage?
There are many things going on and I think I got to do something before it is too late. I feel helpless and I know that there is something I could do. My husband always says that I should just live life as it is. But I do have a goal that I know will make us all happy and that everybody will benefit in the future. We are not lucky with regards to fulfilling our own careers. I would have loved to be in the workforce, where my presence is needed. Sure motherhood cannot be compared to anything. Especially when you dedicate your time for the family. And we want nothing but for them to be happy.
But the fact is I still have many siblings to look after. For five years of living abroad, I still haven’t achieved something. My parents do have a house to live in, but not long for now, that house where I also grew up will soon be rotten. We could not carry out repairs for it is useless. My parents do not own the land and so whatever is done there will be gone to waste. I also want my siblings a bright future. I know we are blessed despite of our poverty. We are blessed that we still have food to eat. We are blessed that our parents look after us very well. We thank you Lord for the good health and guidance.
What I’ve watched the other night about unfortunate children in Africa was disturbing. I cannot complain life here. I honestly felt disgusted of myself complaining of small things. And I shed tear for those kids who were sent home from their local schools because they could not afford even a cent for their school fees. Where as those back home who have free education hence; public (government funded school) still complain. Those in Africa didn’t even have roofs and chairs in their classroom.
As my husband always says (again), we should just live life as it is.
It’s t-shirt time! Yep, that is how wonderful the weather is today. I surely feel the warmth of the sun on my skin and so others whom I said actually are wearing summer clothing. I cannot show my big arms, ouch! I should have taken vital step prior to spring. I could hardly wear light jackets because I am comfortable with the winter coats for they hid my actual size. Have I known that my attitude will make me suffer (I weigh at least 57.4kgs now), I would not have bothered pampering myself with what my husband calls “posh” foods.
Just imagine how ugly I look like. I am just less than 5’ and with this staggering weight, I am so depressed! Is it time to consider apidextra? I think so!
No noise is allowed in our house. That is according to me anyway. I hate being disturbed by loud noise as my ears hurt. The husband on the other hand is the complete opposite. He can stay in a room with a sound from the loudest music I ever heard in my life. Actually, I have been into discos but the house[appartment] is different. With 4 walls and neighbors up and down, I don’t want to have trouble because of nuisance. But I do love dancing. The house is steamed up when my husband is off work. He loves dancing and so are my daughters. I guess it is better this way than imposing a strict routine. It is like my father whom once was so annoyed seeing me dancing in front of the mirror. It was inappropriate and that I should be mindful with my actions.
We also have been into parties (hubby’s community and mine) and music is always been part of it. There is also a karaoke as every Filipino’s trademark. But I don’t have it at home. I should have bought it when we visited home. One more thing that we have in mind is to get home audio speakers. We love watching movies and home theater with extra speakers will definitely add something special so as to feel that ambience that only cinemas have. I’ve only been there twice and will take a long time before I can go there again.
Having sleepless nights is part of being a mother. There are nights were we are unable to sleep when the kids are sick and when there is too much to worry about. I have been unable to sleep soundly since I became a mother. I guess that is already attached to every mother that even a single turn of a child is felt. The thing is I am lucky that I chose to breastfed and that getting up each time the child asks milk from the bottle wasn’t there. Instead, whenever the child needs it, I just have to open the shirt and give milk straight away. One more is that I co sleep with my baby since birth. Of course, I should not have been too giving, for until now the little girl sleeps with me in my room, though she has her own bed. I couldn’t afford to let her sleep in her own room alone anyway so that is another bonus.
I know that time will come that she will become independent in anyway. There are a few things that she doesn’t need help anymore and that is just a sign that she is growing and will not continue to being a baby that is clingy and that will depend everything on me. I know one day I will be able to put my legs up and sleep whenever I want. I sometimes feel that it is the right choice having a child at a very young age is better than having them late for we don’t remain strong for ever!
I grew up not having electricity until I was 8. We used to lit up lanterns every night and sleep early for there was nothing to do. The local authorities then decided to put up a small generator that will enable those who subscribe to put up lights at least 3 hours a night for a good value of a peso. The only way to watch television is through a battery which only 2 have had. It was only my grandparents who were fortunate enough to afford it and their Uncle. So when there was an interesting program on TV, the whole village gathered to watch. The house will then be full-packed and sometimes they will put the TV outside so for everybody to watch.
The generator that the local authorities used wasn’t that big and reliable. But we didn’t expect it anyway. We are just so happy that we were able to use a fluorescent light each time it works. It would have been great if they used honda generator, a superb one; so the entire village will be bright. Well, as the time went and the way of living changed, the city officials ordered that we should have our own meter every house and up to 12 hours of electricity. That with the help of the parent electricity supplier from the city. There and then, we bought our own television and others followed. After the provision period of 12 hours, it was then lifted to 24 hours and glad that it is working until now.
The crude transport is not easy for those affected hence; we live in an island. Everything has to be transported from the city through a barge or a small boat. Whoever planned for the improvement of the island is clever!
You are excited when you see the sun brightly shining outside. Believe me, I am energized once I peeped at the window early every morning. Not only because it is a nice day to walk to school, dear husband also has a nice day cycling to work. But when it is sunny but chilly, and there is a threat to rain, you will sometime ask yourself “why is this country’s weather so unpredictable?”, if you are from a tropic you cannot stop wondering why you prefer to stay here and suffer from cold weather when back home is so nice?.
Anyway, as usual, we started our day great by going to church first. Our Dad is always busy every weekend as the job demands it but we are happy that every days off is well spent with us here. Though most of the time he spends his days off cleaning the house. Well, that is better than doing nothing, aint it?
We do want to keep the things that we love and those that remind us of great memories. However as time goes, the appearance and beauty might fade. It is like our sewing machine back home that was handed to us by my Grandparents. It was still working but the looks of it is like not worth having. My father knows a bit of tailoring so thus is my Mom. That was gave me the interest to buy my own portable sewing machine here is case I need light repairs on trousers and shirts. In fact, it has been useful. I am short and it helped me reduce the sizes of the trousers that I wear for social gatherings. I am lucky it doesn’t show a flaw.
Well, the sewing machine is a 40 year old Singer; it might need a bit of rejuvenation. My daughter’s great grandmother will surely be happy to introduce it to her. It is something that we all have loved to get. It is my father as the eldest so he gets to keep it. Unless he doesn’t want it anymore. And I suppose he is the only one of the children who knows how to use it anyway.
Yeah, we fought the odds. I wasn’t feeling well last night but since today is extra especial for us at the church, we have to get up early and have the energy. It is our minister’s 25th year of service and we prepared a little surprise as our gratitude. I am only 5 years in this church but I made great connection with them. I am Catholic but I do have to adhere to husband’s wish that his children follow his faith.
It is such a nice feeling to spend a little of our time a week to listen to the sermon. I am not always there as my daughter goes to the Sunday school where she has some readings that are simplified and colouring pages that keep them entertain. I am so glad that I did get up and witnessed the celebration. We are home now and it is like nothing happen. Laziness is always in our minds.