Tuesday, September 30, 2014

OMG

My boss talked to me privately. She asked me how long I can stay away from my baby for an official trip. I didn't know the answer because I was thinking why was she asking me such question. And she answered what's on my mind. It's not yet official but she's cooking up an opportunity for me. And I know God is behind all these. THANK YOU LORD!!!!

Monday, September 29, 2014

In Two Years, I Loved You

It's been two years since we said "I do!" Time flies and I can't believe that a lot of things happened in those two years. Of course the best part of it is having Kaitlin as part/product of our marriage. I thank God that even if we know more about each other now and we fought like cat and mouse, at the end of the day, we still chose to love and be loved. Again, all through God's grace. We couldn't have made this far without God. Totskie was not easy to love and so was I. But God made sure that we continue to stand by each other. 


And yes, Totskie is still my number 1 baby and forever will be. 

Prayer and talk time

Almost every night, Totskie and I pray and talk before we sleep. Most of the time, he leads the prayer and I lead the chikahan. Hehe. Last weekend, I told Totskie about a person that irritates me lately. He comforted me and gave me a very honest advice. Then, he prayed for me to overcome my struggle.

The following night, we talked about our relationship with God and how we both miss serving Him. 

La lang. I just want to thank God for my husband, my best friend, and my prayer partner. May He continue make us grow together in His love. 


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

New Home

This is what I've been praying for about a year-to have a home of our own. God answered that prayer exactly on September 20, 2014, our 2nd year wedding anniversary. One thing I learned about this journey is that some prayers need effort from God and from us as well.  Yes, I've been asking this from God but I did not really decide that I will embrace the answer to this prayer. The moment I asked it again with full conviction that I wanted it, God instantly said a resounding "Yes!" 

This was true up to the moment I selected the right house for us. We've been waiting for another house but it seemed that God did not want us there. After we have seen this one, I could not stop imagining living inside it. We took our sweet time and searched for another house until the day I finally chose this. By God's leading, the house was still available even if it has been 2 weeks since we viewed it. 

Now we are really living on our own. All of these happenings are God's grace. And so I thank Him with all my heart. You the best, Our Father! 

Welcome to our receiving room 😄

We can’t round up enough containers to hold everything God generously pours into our lives through the Holy Spirit! Romans 5:5

PS I also thank God for the book Starting Your Marriage Right. It spoke wonders to my wifely heart. 

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Shhhhhh


Kaitlin was shouting during the mass so we told her to keep quiet using the "Shhh" gesture. After a few minutes, a family with a baby sat next to us. The baby got fond of the silence as well and started shouting. Kaitlin faced the baby and said "Shhhh!" Lols.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Mama Mary

I rescheduled my Tuesdate today to celebrate Mama Mary's birthday. When I said my greetings to her, it was as if I was talking to a loved one, whom I have lived with in flesh. I can close my eyes and see her embracing me or stroking my hair as I fall asleep. 

Mama Mary has been a mother to me especially in the darkest times of my journey towards God. Our latest adventure was when I was in labor for Kaitlin. I knew she was holding my hand and praying for me. And the best part of it was that I felt comforted because I knew she knows how it all felt.

Thank You Lord for giving us Mary as our perpetual help, our mother, our intercesor.


PS I named Kaitlin after Mama Mary. Mikayla, Kaitlin's second name, is a variant of Mary. :) I love you Mama Mary!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

God in control

I was about to sleep when Mae (Katy's nanny) told me that Mama's BP was high and that she might need to go to the hospital. I was not surprised because it would be the second time this week that she had high BP at this time of the night. I went to Mama's room to check on her. She seems ok yet fearful. I asked her what happened and she said she just watched a drama. Oh. So I told her to calm herself, watch a good show or play Candy Crush. I went back to our room to nurse Katy and pray. 

I asked God to take control of thw situation. I have no control over Mama's BP so I lay it all on Him. 

After about 20 minutes, I checked her BP again and it's beginning to decrease. I attended to her other calming needs and gave her a reassurance that she'll be ok in a while.

I went back to our room and prayed again. Then Mae sent me a text message that Mama's BP was high again. 

I let another 15 minutes pass while praying and checked Mama's BP again. It's back to normal. 

Prayers never fail. God is always in control. He knows what He's doing.