Saturday, August 14, 2010

Love Analogy

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 states that...
"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails."

In the bible it is also said that God is Love. (1 John 4:16) So, it also means that God, without an iota of a doubt, is everything written below...

"God is patient, God is kind. He does not envy, He does not boast, He is not proud. He is not rude, He is not self-seeking, He is not easily angered, He keeps no record of wrongs. He does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. He always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. He never fails."

In Genesis 1:27, we are told that man is made in the image and likeness of God. I am a "man". Thus, I must try my very best to be God-like.
"I am patient, I am kind. I do not envy, I do not boast, I am not proud. I am not rude, I am not self-seeking, I am not easily angered, I keeps no record of wrongs. I do not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. I always protect, I always trust, I always hope, I always persevere. I never fail."

A simple analogy, when truly thought about and lived-by by every man, can make the world a better place =)

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Happy 2nd and Happy 4th Birthday!

I guess they will always be little kids to me even when I'm old and gray already =P

Awwwwwwwww, tomorrow Arkin will be turning two already. By next week, it's Kuya AJ's turn to be a four-year-old. My little boys are getting not-so-little anymore.

I don't want to sound melodramatic but there are times when I want them to stay as kids forever, specially during those times when they are in their behave-mode hehe. On the otherhand, I wish they'd just grow up and outgrow their tantrums, the sibling spats and their hardcore hard-headedness. But hey, come to think of it, who says that there won't be more spats between them, or they won't be as hard-headed or much more when they grow up. And so, just like what I always hear from one of their favorite characters as of the moment, Special Agent Oso...."It's all part of the plan, more or less." Everything is indeed part of the plan, God's plan that is, part of their childhood, part of hubby and I's parenthood, part of life itself. =)

To my two AJs, Aldric Jarett and Arkin Jayden, a happy birthday to you both. Always remember that papa and mama loves you. Even when you two grow up, in my heart of hearts, you'll always be my little boys.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The Gift Called Motherhood

My AJs

My husband and I waited for almost three-seems-like-forever-long-years to be parents after getting married. We almost gave up due to my miscarriages and ALWAYS high-risk pregnancies. But everything was worth the wait when we were blessed with our AJs...Aldric Jarett and Arkin Jayden. Two inviduals that truly and oficially made me a certified mother.

Reality smacked me into my senses that i am really a mother while talking to a friend over the phone. I was telling her about my kids and stuff, when suddenly she said "Mommy ka na talaga!". It made me realize that indeed I really am a mother now. True, that being married had me used to the "we" or "us" principle already, but motherhood is a different story. It made me look within me and see myself in a new light.

I've realized that my time is not mine alone anymore. There are times that i'd delay and forget my own needs for their sake. I even have mastered the art of taking a less-than-5-minute bath. I willingly and whole-heartedly gave-up my career so as to fully devote my time to them most especially now that they are in their formative years.

I've realized that money in my hands are not mine alone. When in the mall and I see a pretty dress or a really hot stiletto or a good book, I think about a hundred times before purchasing them (and more often than not, I end up going home empty-handed hehe). I think more of my kids' future, what they need, what will look good on them or what's the newest "it" thing for kids their ages. The following will have to wait at bay for now: my pocketbook collection, fashion sense, food cravings, my "dream" to study again and other personal wants and needs.

I've realized that my life is not my life alone anymore. As kids, their lives depend on me. That's why i have to take care of my self better than ever, most especially after being being diagnosed with hyperthyroid and hypokalemia (I'll make a different story about that later hehe). I have be a SuperWoman to protect my boys from anything that might hurt them, to be able to enjoy playing with them and watch them grow up.

I must admit that at times it all seems like all I do is to sacrifice, but really, it is no sacrifice on my part because as cliche as it may sound I love being a mother. But honestly, i don't love every single minute of it (especially when the kids get hysterical or gaga over something and the disciplining part), but as a whole I'm thankful to God that He entrusted me with this gift. A gift that I will forever treasure.