Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Sleeping Beauty

I couldn't sleep last night because I was not comfortable sleeping in between Katy and Totskie. Not wanting to let time become wasted, I looked at Katy and marvelled at her pretty face. Suddenly she grabbed my shirt and embraced me. Time stood still and I was lost in that beautiful moment. 

I love you too baby. You are my greatest gift.

Friday, May 16, 2014

God is present*

Today is our last day of stay is Cebu. I just can't help but feel attached to this place where so many firsts have happened.

Over a decade ago, I attended my first ILC here in Cebu. It was a life changing experience. I spent most of my time then reflecting and praying. And until now I could still recall my learnings from the talks I've heard in the conference.

Two years ago, I came back to Cebu for our honeymoon. We attended the mass at the Basilica and prayer for a baby. And soon enough, that prayer was granted.

And this week, we came back to Cebu together with the answer to our prayer-Kaitlin. It's her first time to ride the plane! Surely she won't remember a thing but Totskie and I will never forget. This afternoon we came back to the Basilica and said our thanksgiving prayers.

So what's next for us, Cebu?:) 


*Jerusalem will be told: “Don’t be afraid. Dear Zion, don’t despair. Your GOD IS PRESENT among you, a strong Warrior there to save you. Happy to have you back, he’ll calm you with his love and delight you with his songs. Zephaniah 3:17 MSG

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Thank You pa din

We went to Cebu because I would compete for a Best Paper competition. And I lost. I admit that I was sad about it. I prayed an honest prayer to God about it and ended it with an offering of sacrifice for somebody I love so much. I felt peace right there and then. God is never blind to our sacrifices. God is always answering us with a "yes" in various forms. Come on God!

my default sources of joy

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Team Tome in Cebu

Super saya lang ng pakiramdam na wala akong iiwan sa byahe ko ngayon. Thank you Lord for my job and opportunity to travel and bring my family. 

Sunday, May 4, 2014


By this time next week, Kaitlin will have her first plane ride. :D We are just so grateful that at her young age, she would be able to travel with us. And we'll be going back to where Mommy and Daddy had their honeymoon. I know she will not remember our trip but somehow, the experience will plant seeds of love, joy, and security in her heart.

See next week Cebu!!! Thank You Lord in advance!!!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Point to Jesus

Kaitlin just woke up from her morning nap. I carried her in my arms and we faced the mirror. She is usually fond of looking at her reflection in the mirror. However, she pointed her finger towards the image of Jesus hanging above the mirror. She kept on doing that several times. When she saw the angel figurine near the image, she also pointed at her blabbering syllables I could not comprehend. Or did I? Because I suddenly thought, she was dreaming about Jesus and angels. And so I told her, she's so blessed to have such dreams. Because I too had a vivid dream about Jesus when I was a child. In the dream, Jesus and I were running after each other in the fields. We were laughing and running under sunshine. Thanks to Kaitlin, who pointed Jesus' image, I was reminded of the best dream I have ever had.

Then this morning, when she woke up, she pointed to Jesus again. And we started our day with a prayer.

Thank You Lord that at Katy's young age, she can effortlessly remind us of Your love.