Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Inspiration

God asked me to do something today and I got so excited! Thank You Lord for giving me such task. When I'm done, I'll blog long about it promise.:)) Thank You Lord in advance for the success of this project. Bwahaha!

Really, mom?!? -Katy

Monday, April 28, 2014

Transform

And He did transform the situation. Thank You Lord. :,)

Sunday, April 27, 2014

What to thank for today?

I don't know if it's writer's block or my bad headache. I had to dig deep to think of something to write about today. Well, everything is normal and nothing spectacular happened today.

And yes, gratitude must be our default emotion. Whenever I tell myself that, Katy's face fill my mind. She is soooo adorable. Every night, I stare at her face and thank the Lord for such beautiful gift. She's indeed my default gratefulness reminder. I thank God for her kisses, for our embraces, our nursing moments, our church date this afternoon, our exchange of giggles, and our common love for Totskie. Haaaay, motherhood is sooo awesome. I know that I'm not a perfect mom, and I will never be, but I'll do my best to be the best mom for Kaitlin. I know I'm made for this. God made me to be loving mom, and so I am. I'll be.

Thank You Lord for making me a mom everyday.


Saturday, April 26, 2014

Psalm 143:8

Google this: Psalms constant love. It's overwhelming. The psalms sing about His constant love. And this verse is my favorite:

Remind me each morning of your constant love,
    for I put my trust in you.
My prayers go up to you;
    show me the way I should go.

That's from chapter 143 (i love you), verse 8 (infinity/constant). Wow.

Thank You Lord for Your constant love.

and this is my constant blessing <3

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Transform

1. God's msg: In impossible situations, don't despair. Just have faith and call on the Holy Spirit to transform the situation.  

2. God's guidance. I did the task of four persons in one day. Whew!

3. Katy is clingy to me today.:D


4. Answered prayer: Totskie got an invitation for a job interview.

5. God's providence.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Only I can fill your days


Empty Space
Featuring Josh Imperial with John Paulo Reyes, Alberto Antonio, Jr., Angelo Ampil
lyrics by: Johnny Go, SJ
music by: Manoling Francisco, SJ


There's an empty space in your distant gaze,
and you may look away, the void still stays.
There's a hollow part in your weary heart,
and though you try again, no smile can hide your pain.
Fear not the night within. That's where My light begins,
so you may one day see My face. Only I can fill your days.

There's a raging storm in your broken soul,
and how you wish away your troubled days.
There's an open door at your deepest core,
and though you lose your way you'll still come home someday.

Fear not the noise within, that's where My voice begins,
so you may one day hear My song. Only I can still your storms.

There's an empty room, there's a hidden wound:
this heart that burns for you, if only you knew.
You're the missing part in My yearning heart,
and I will stay around until the day you're found

May this, My whispered song,
lead you to come back home
till we're no longer far apart.
Then will your laughter fill My heart.

Mama

Kaitlin has been saying "Papa" for so many months now and I admit I'm so jealous about that. I've been teaching her to say "Mama" but she only mumble "Mmmm" in between cries when she's sleepy or hungry.

Until this evening. She saw me after my long evening bath and she cried "MAMA!!!!" with full drama effects (slowmo, aboutocryface, backgroundmusic?). My heart stopped and I ran towards her. This made her happy (or I just looked funny being so OA) and so she giggled when I hugged her.

Hay happy Easter. Thank You Lord!!!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Sisterhood

friendship to the nth power=sisterhood

Focus

on love. on loving. on being loved. because that was His focus when He did the hardest part of it all. 

Monday, April 14, 2014

heart on Your heart and my eyes on Yours


Stay and Wait
Hillsong

Who spoke the Earth and sky to form
Who sets the sun and calls the dawn
Who breathed me out of dust to life
The will to trust or run and hide

I will stay should the world by me fold
Lift up your name as the darkness falls
I will wait and hold fast to your word
Heart on Your heart and my eyes on You

Who loved me through my rebel way
Who chose to carry all my shame
Who breaths in me with endless life
The king of glory Jesus Christ

I will stay should the world by me fold
Lift up your name as the darkness falls
I will wait and hold fast to your word
Heart on Your heart and my eyes on You

God of wonder and God of grace
Let my soul stand always to praise You
Fix my eyes on Your perfect way
And I'll never look back

I will stay should the world by me fold
Lift up your name as the darkness falls
I will wait and hold fast to your word
Heart on Your heart and my eyes on You


Who lifts the poor and heals the blind
Who trampled death for all mankind
Who stands for all with arms stretched wide
My King forever Jesus Christ

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Fasting

It's Holy Monday and I just started my Facebook fast. So don't expect Katy pics from my Fb account today until Saturday. :p

And living like there's no Facebook is quite fun! hehe. I think I would be able to finish a book or two during the break. 

I just thank God for Totskie who initiated that we fast something for the holy week. He advised me not to fast food because I'm breastfeeding. 

Thank you Lord for this time of the year that we are reminded to tune out the noises around us and focus on Him alone.  


selfie with Katy before going to Palm Sunday mass

Saturday, April 12, 2014

it's a happy day

april 12. i've been in ISAAA for exactly 4 years. wow. kung high school lang yun, graduate na ako!;) i thank God for my job. because He placed me here, i was able to visit 3 countries in SE asia for free! i also had the opportunity to hone my writing skills, spend only 5mins of travel to work daily, free load for communication monthly, form valuable relationships with my workmates, have an iPad, and the list goes on. just like my previous jobs, i know that this is where God wants me to be for the last 4 years of my life. 

livin' the life in ha long bay, vietnam

for this same date 2 years ago, totskie asked me to marry him under the moon and stars. insert hearts here. 

love love love

and this year, everything was just plain and simple. but still my heart overflows with gratitude. 

spent the afternoon with this cutie kiddos. priceless.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Friendships

I thank God for my high school friends and the unique bond that we share. We've been together for more or less 16 years and that is just so awesome! Whenever I go home after meeting them, I feel full. With food. With kabag. And with so much love.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Thanks for the thankfulness

I just want to say thank You to God because I am grateful for the things happening around me. Not all things are perfect, but I can still find reasons to be thankful for. He never never leaves us empty handed. We are always blessed.

My top 5 for today:
1. New yaya for Kaitlin. She will be our 6th nanny! I really pray she's the one. hihi.
2. MU with Totskie. ;p
3. Ching's email
4. Book: Starting Your Marriage Right (must-read!!!)
5. Kaitlin's smiles