• My surgery while pregnant
  • Being with family
  • Overcoming My Fear of Surgery During Pregnancy
  • Involving My Child in Planning His Birthday Party at School
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My surgery while pregnant

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I WAS already dressed in hospital gown ready for my surgery at around 9:30 in the morning of October 14th. I was then on the 16th week of my pregnancy and my OB-GYN said it was the optimum time to have the surgical procedure to remove my bilateral ovarian tumor. My husband held my hand and in a very gentle voice he said, "Don't let your fear defeat you. Just surrender everything to the Lord and everything is going to be fine. You and our baby are going to be safe... I'll see you later." Then he ... [ Read More ]

Why I Miss Being a Teacher

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Last Saturday was the celebration of World Teachers' Day. I haven't checked my messages on Facebook for more than a week, and when I did just now, I've seen some notes from my former colleagues and students, sending their warm greetings on the special day. Reflecting, I've realized it's only this year ever since I graduated from college, that I am not in the classroom teaching.   My being a teacher certainly had its ups and downs, struggles and highlights but I could proudly say ... [ Read More ]

Being with family

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I haven’t blogged again for a couple of days because as you may already know, my scheduled surgery is nearing (it’s going to happen next week), hence I did some preparations before the day comes. Aside from my hospital visits, I spent most of my time with my family—showering them with my love because I know I would be in physical pain in the coming days, because I might not be able to caress them as much as I would want to. So my days have been filled with love-giving (and love-receiving), ... [ Read More ]

Overcoming My Fear of Surgery During Pregnancy

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These Days. It's only these days that I am feeling strong again, both physically and emotionally. I have long wanted to share my deepest fear but I would burst into tears each time I attempt to blog about it. This very moment is different however. I want to pour my heart out with someone, with you. It's wee hour of the morning, my husband is out of the country and our first-born is asleep; and as I write this post, I feel the enormous strength of a mom rushing in. I also see my cup ... [ Read More ]

Involving My Child in Planning His Birthday Party at School

Mommy and Kyle. Thanks Josef for this photo! We love it!

Exactly a month from now, the boy is turning 5 and he has been counting down for weeks already! I can't blame him, almost every month, a classmate hosts a birthday party in his class and he said that together with other kids in his train (they are grouped in trains), they talk about their birthday plans during break time. Indeed, kids who are coming up on their 5th are showing a big interest in party planning! "I want a LEGO party, mommy!" The boy requested. "And let's we make it fun!" The ... [ Read More ]

The Safety Zone Event

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Last week,  an informative event for moms and dads was organized: The Safety Zone Event. It was the first of its kind as it brought together trusted experts to talk about ways to help keep children safe. I'm happy to know that parents flocked to Babyland Shaw Blvd to participate. The event was organized by Halo SleepSack Philippines, together with Babyland Baby Stores. It was also a charity event, as 100% of the ticket sales were donated to Children’s Hour. Thanks to Ms. Ives Lim-Esteban for ... [ Read More ]