• marriage

    THE STORY OF US

    Happy Anniversary Paolo! You have made so much difference in my life! Given the choice, I would marry you all over again! Can’t imagine living without you! I am looking forward to growing old with you! And to my God, I sing to you Lord, a hymn of love For your faithfulness to me. I’m carried in everlasting arms You never let me go through it all.

  • parenting

    THE HARD FACTS OF CHILD TRAFFICKING

    Imagine for one minute how it would feel if your child was taken from you, brought to a faraway province or even to another country and repeatedly used in horrible ways. I cannot even begin to describe how I would feel. My husband and I, along with our kids, attended an awareness training class conducted by the organization Called to Rescue, which aims to stop child trafficking and rescue kids from slavery. Every year around 1.2 million children are sex-trafficked all over the world. That’s 2 children every minute. The shocking fact is 1 out of every 10 children that is child trafficked is a Filipino. 70% of the children…

  • parenting

    Oh Time, Would You Please Slow Down?

    As I write this, my 3 older kids are out of the house. Nathan just left for Macau for a mission trip, Janina is in Caliraya for the summer boot camp and Ryan is at his best friend, David’s house. (While Joaquin is in the room with me chanting Miska, Muska Mickey Mouse 🙂 ) This brings me back to the nights when our kids didn’t want to sleep in their own room, always wanting to be with us even at night. And even when they were already tucked in their beds, they would constantly find reasons to get up and come to our room, like being thirsty or getting…

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    LOOKING FOR A JOB?

    I was preparing for a parenting seminar when I came across this interesting, funny article. LOL! Job Description for a Parent by Annette Clifford JOB DESCRIPTION: Long-term player needed for challenging, permanent work in chaotic environment. Candidates must possess excellent communication and organizational skills and be willing to work evenings and weekends and frequent 24-hour shifts. There is some overnight travel required, including trips to primitive camping sites on rainy weekends and endless sports tournaments in faraway cities. Travel expenses not reimbursed. RESPONSIBILITIES: Must keep this job for the rest of your life. Must be willing to be hated, at least temporarily. Must be willing to bite tongue repeatedly. Must…