How did I send my 7yr old son to school this morning? With a super tight hug, a very meaningful kiss and my trust in God that no matter what happens HE will always be by his side.
Monday, December 17, 2012
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
A recent study by
is showing that teens who spend more time with fathers benefit from such relationship in terns of self-esteem and social confidence. The study is encouraging private father-child encounters on a regular basis as it’s proven to increase positive results in the lives of their kids. I love the conclusion of this study because it’s so tiring to hear that fathers are not as important as mothers. Fathers are totally needed, extremely important and have been equipped by God to fulfill such role! Pennsylvania State University
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. John 10:10
Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’ Jeremiah 33:3
Friday, August 17, 2012
This past Monday we witnessed our little one going into the world and it was pretty hard. For months, hubby and I have been talking about our baby girl’s first day of pre-school and yet, we were so emotionally unprepared. It was a messy sentimental turmoil. From joy and pride to sadness and emptiness, we were just so fragile and helpless. Walking away from my little one as she followed me trying to hold unto my leg was so heartbreaking. Then, having to say good-bye as her silent tears rolled down her cheeks was very distressing. We’ve been through this before (with our first-born) and we know that she’ll be perfectly o.k. But how do you make your heart understand that concept? Letting go of your most precious treasure is truly hard to do. Silent was the best way to deal with our emotions. We hardly spoke a word as my hubby drove me to work afterwards. Now that both our kids are off to school we were having a taste of what the empty nest may feel like. Too dramatic? You may think so, but as one of the P&G commercials during the 2012 Olympics said: “you’ll have to excuse me but I’m a mom”
For now, those 3 hours that our baby girl is at school seem pretty long. But to see her go and comeback happy and excited is priceless. Yes, letting go is hard to do, but we believe that it’s also the best thing to do in order to raise independent and self-reliant people. So, how do we cope with it? We “Let Go and Let God.” We’ve leaned to entrust our kids in God’s hand as we firmly believe that He’s with them wherever they go.
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Deuteronomy 31:6
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Friday, June 15, 2012
I’m mixed with sadness and joy after hearing the most compelling story of a mother of 3yr old girl who recorded her daughter’s final sounds. The little girl had to have a tracheotomy as a life-saving surgery which disabled her ability to speak or make any sounds. Though this family has been blessed with the gift of time, it breaks my heart to listen to the mother explain how she misses her little girl’s laughter and cry.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
I’m a working mom always on the go! I try to disregard the guilt of not being a stay home mom thinking that with our current economy that’s not a possibility for now. But I really enjoy motherhood; I always have. I was so born to do this. So, to compensate the guilt of not being able to absorb every second of my kid’s life, I call in sick now and then or just get off work early to spend extra time with them. But, kids don’t always need us around. I’m learning that as they grow they start handling their own agenda. I know is the most natural thing in the circle of life: detaching from our parents. I mean, I did it too. I will continue to find extra time here and there and to be as involved as possible in my kids’ life. That was my goal even before they were born. But I will learn to set boundaries and encourage their independence. I’m sure there will always be opportunities in which they’ll run to my arms. And I plan to soak in those moments for my love for them is an everlasting love.
I have loved you, my people, with an everlasting love. With unfailing love I have drawn you to myself. Jeremiah 31:3
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Are your children anything like you? I know mine are in so many dimensions. Physically, though more daddy-like, there are features here and there or grins and gestures that are just so me. But what amazes me the most is their personalities. Scientists have shown through DNA testing “that half of our personality traits are hard-wired into our genes.” I’m not a scientist, but as a mom, I totally agree with this statement.
Monday, May 7, 2012
What is the secret of Motherhood? Why are we so emotionally attached to our mothers? I truly believe that God intended this way. After all, He chose us to carry the most precious of all his creation in our wombs! The 40 weeks of gestation are not just growth and development of a new being but also the building up of a relationship that should nurture our inner need of unconditional love an acceptance. And with that in mind, I must admit that cultivating and strengthening this bond is hard work which should never be taken lightly. Research from the
published in 2008 showed that “children who have a strong attachment to their mothers go on to form stronger relationships as they grow older.” This is a win-win situation if you ask me. In other words, our willingness to dedicate ourselves to our children will pay off in the form of confident, positive, strong well rounded individuals. Of course, there are other pieces to the puzzle and most importantly “limits.” But for today, all I wan to say is let’s cuddle, chitchat, eat together, play, watch movies, use every opportunity as educational moment and spend the most time possible with our children. Don’t forget that they do, indeed, grow TOO fast. University of Illinois
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
My firstborn, Jesse, has been such a mellow kid from the day he was born. The first three months he’d wake up to have some milk and go back to sleep right away. In no time we were sleeping through the night. At five months, I would leave him in his highchair, his swing or even on the floor and he would just sit there and calmly play with whatever toy I had given him. He started walking at 11 months and to our surprise, he never wanted to climb anywhere or bring down anything or jump around. He was simply a passive, super chunky, super handsome, extremely cautious mellow baby. Oh, how we enjoyed his infant and toddler stages!