"Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs in my field, since the payment is pure love." ~Mildred B. Vermont~

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

My Moment, My Little Time

Being a Mom is not an easy job, but it is rewarding, fulfilling, and priceless. I love it even though it took my whole time like I work 24/7 a day, 365 days a year. I am a babysitter, driver, shopper, all around maid, teacher, reader and story teller, playmate, a photographer and etc...You can hardy see me in our family album. But the other day, I had my moment. Hubby and son took a lot of pictures of me when we were out having fun time together. here are the few of them, lol.

This was taken when we were out of the aquarium after we see fun things inside the place.

Inside the DWA, on the tunnel I posed :-)

Husband had fun taking a photo of me.

And this one was taken by my son outside the Harbor place in Rockwall where we have pizza for dinner. We had a blast!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Pink Friday: Personalized Valentines Card from Hubby

I am joining this meme again after my long absence blogging :-); I miss joining memes and hopefully, I can join every week. Anyway, here is a photo of the Valentines cars my husband gave to me last week. He made it himself that is why it is my favorite card he had given me so far. The one on the left with red heart was the one I got for him. I gave him a box of chocolates, too.

Valentines cards we have given to each other this year.

Things I Learned As a SAHM

Back in the country where I was borne and raised, I don't remember learning to do some arts and crafts at school. That is why I'm no good at it. I can draw, but that's about it! After high school, I started working a part time job....and been very busy...no time to discover or even develop any talents that God given me. I don't even know how to cook till I started to live on my own. Now, that I am married with a child and living in a foreign country, I don't have any choice but to live the way people live here. I became even more independent, crafty, cook, driver, painter, and accountant. I am grateful to live in this free land where I have the potential to become what God wanted me to be.

Butterfly Lollipop
Bee Mine cards

One of the many things I learned living here in United States is arts and crafts. I can make afghan (crochet), decorate my house, and make cards for my son to bring to school every Valentines Day party. So, here are some of the few items I have made for him.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Missing My Home Country

My mind has been busy lately thinking about my life here in United States. Frankly speaking, I was very happy for the past seven years living here with my own little family (of three). With my very supportive, responsible, hardworking, caring, loving and thoughtful husband, I can never ask for more. The birth of our second child, Jacob has made our life more meaningful and eventful. We love him so much and he is our pride and joy! He is now seven year old, turning eight this July. I am still happy when I think about how God has blessed me with such a wonderful family (of my own). But lately, I feel very unhappy and incomplete. Something is missing and I couldn't figure out what it is that would make me the happiest person alive. I realized now, that I am just missing my family overseas. I am missing my relatives, friends, and the country where I was born and raised. Believe it or not, but I still feel homesick, longing to spend my life in the Philippines. Yes, I have all the things that I need, except my parents, siblings and their families and the country and its culture. I am active at church, magnifying my callings as a teacher in Sunday school, trying to live the gospel, but no real friends in there. I don't feel like belong there anymore. But I have no choice, but be active and keep God's commandments. Then today, I was reminded that I don't need many friends to be happy. The quote below made me realized that I have few friends that I can call "real friends". I love them and they make me happy. They don't belong to the church I go to, but they are my real friends, who appreciate me for who I am; and I am so grateful for that.

"Surround yourself with people who know your worth. You don't need too many people to be happy, just few real ones who appreciate you for exactly who you are." ~Unknown~

I know this is the way how God is telling me that I am of worth. I am important to Him and His plan. Now, the thought of not going to church anymore diminished. I realized that it is Satan who is there trying to discourage me to keep doing what I am doing. I am so glad with the Holy Ghost who always help me make right choices....thus guiding me through good and bad times of my life.