When I attended a wedding in Ayala Alabang Country Club a few weeks ago, the ballroom next to our venue was holding a really big birthday party for a girl in her tweens. The ballroom was all dressed up in a Popstar theme and I told Paolo that this was the sort of party our daughter will enjoy. This sort of party must have cost a lot! How I wished at that moment that I could afford that kind of extravagance.


To be honest, there are so many things i want to give my children that I really can’t afford right now. But it helps to always keep things in perspective. The most important things that our kids really need are not bought with money. They are not expensive. In fact, they’re free! They need our love, our time, our affirmation, our comfort, our encouragement and most of all they need us to lead them to God. You don’t need money to give these to your children. Sure, iPads and Playstations are great, and if I could afford them, I’d buy them :D, but I don’t think these will really make a diffrence many years from now if you haven’t given your kids what matters the most.

Acts 3: 6 6 But Peter said, “I don’t have any silver or gold for you. But I’ll give you what I have. In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, get up and walk!”

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4 Replies to “WHAT MATTERS MOST”

  1. Jen, I’m so proud of you. Even though I’m not a parent (yet. naks! you never know…hehe) I’m blessed by reading your parenting blogs. You’re a sensitive and sensible mom. Paolo is a richer man because he has you for his wife and mom of his kids! More of the Lord’s power to you, my friend! Heart. Heart. Heart. 🙂

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