Saturday, January 15, 2011

the journey's end...

Three days ago, an uncle of mine passed away. He finally lost his battle with the big C. During the last few months of his life, I wasn't able to visit him, eventhough we lived in the same compound. I was a coward. I couldn't bear to see him with his body slowly deteriorating. I would just peek outside from his house, and I could see that he was really getting thinner to the bones. We were not that close, but nevertheless, I have much respect for him, same with all my other aunts and uncles.

That early morning when he died, all of us, his relatives in the compound, were there waiting for the service of Loyola to pick him up. We were outside his house, and I saw my cousin, my uncle's youngest son, crying beside his lifeless body. I couldn't help but cry, too, feeling sorry for my cousin and remembering all those memories my uncle left us. A vivid memory that I had of him was that he was very fond of my daughter Maggie.

We all know that our lives on this earth is just a journey. And soon, it will end. When? Only God knows. Death is an inevitable event. But it still hurts even if we're prepared for it. For us who were left behind by our loved ones who passed away, I guess, it's all about acceptance. Yes, we hurt, we grieved, but in the end, we really need to move on and continue our own journey. With a goal that we would be able to leave a good legacy behind.

To my uncle, may you rest in peace and be happier with the companion of Our Creator and Savior...

Monday, January 3, 2011

2011...A new year

Happy new year to everyone! Wow, time really flies so fast. A new decade has already started. New beginnings. I could say that 2010 was a good year for me and my family. And hopefully, this year of the Metal Rabbit would be, too. I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

This year, there would be an addition to our family. Although, it's not confirmed yet, but I'm pretty sure that there would be. I'll keep you posted after I've done my check-up. This will surely be a blessing to us. A new year, a new life... May God bless me with added strength and wisdom to this new "old journey" to motherhood.

What a great way to start the year, huh? I believe that God has His purpose for everything. We just need to have FAITH. For now, because it's rabbit's year, I need to eat more carrots. Ha ha ha, corny! But it's good for the health, right?! Peace!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Namamasko po!

Now, it's official. Today is Christmas day! Allow me to greet our Celebrant who's the one who always give the gifts even if it's not His birthday. Happy birthday, Jesus!

I can say that this season is really for the kids. Do you see their faces lit up every time you give them gifts? Their smiles are contagious. But, the kids today are different from the kids during my time. Before, kids would only want new toys or clothes as presents. Now, kids request for iPod, cellphone, MP3 or PSP. Wow, the grandparents must be rich to be able to give those stuffs! I wonder what would be the trend 5 or 10 years from now...

For now, we must realize the true meaning of Christmas. Let us acknowledge the Person behind this season. Even if I wasn't able to get all the material things I wanted this Christmas, I can say that as days go by, I am happier knowing that God won't let us down. In return, we must give back everything by glorifying Him.

To all my Ninongs and Ninangs, where are you now? Hehehe... Hope all of you are doing fine just like me.

A Very Merry Christmas to everyone!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

The start...

At last, I've finally made a decision to start a blog of my own. I've realized, sayang naman ang DSL namin kung hindi ko ma-maximize ang paggamit. Hehehe... I'm also a frustrated writer, so I hope in this way I could improve my writing skills (i wish!). A few more hours and it's Christmas! A big deal for every human being on earth... Why? It's a reminder of Jesus Christ's birth! The "One" who saves us as always...

Well, that's all for now. More entries to come in the future... I'll try to visit my blog as often as possible. Maybe, this will be a good way to becoming a published writer someday... 'Till next blog, ciao!