Thursday, March 17, 2011


I had a bad case of sinusitis that lasted 5 days in pure pain and agony. Hubby had to take me to the doctor two times in four days. I made an appointment with EN&T specialist this month; I am praying and hoping that this will take care of the problem. Last Wednesday we decided to visit family in Pennsylvania. We stayed in Lancaster for two nights and enjoyed meals at Yoders and Shady Maple restaurants, both all-you-can-eat buffets. It was really a big treat for me because, of course, I did not have to prepare a meal for my boys, and I just enjoyed our time with family. I noticed that the Amish Country is more and more becoming like a city. We always enjoy driving around and admiring their farms. Businesses and buildings are rising, and I can see that the country is becoming more populated. I wonder what they think about it. They are so different from us, and I am sure that they wanted to remain separated from the worldly living(as they put it). I never once have seen an Amish person smile, and that is something I don't understand. For me, I always see God's glory in a person's face when he/shes smiles.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Why not?

I decided to wear my jewelries one Sunday while preparing to go to church. Since having kids, I avoided wearing them, but now that they are older I thought it was about time for me to enjoy them again. I was looking at the mirror when my son came into the bedroom and saw me. He stared at me for a couple of seconds. I was expecting him to say something. I was surprised when he commented that I did not look pretty with jewelry and said to take them off. He was joking, right? But he was dead serious. Hm, I was not sure, but a minute later he said to take them off again with an angry look in his face this time. I said, "I like them on." Then he started to cry. Both his daddy and me looked at him and asked, "What's wrong?" His answer was the funniest thing I've ever heard. " I am afraid that someone would marry Mommy; then I don't have Mommy anymore." Tears were flowing down his cheeks. Both my hubby and I smiled. I did not know what to say at that point, I saw Hubby look at Matt and say in a very soft, smiling voice, " Matt, Mommy is not going to marry anyone, because she is already married to me." It took a minute or two before he settled down, and Hubby had to convince him that Mommy would never ever marry anyone and that she would not leave us. He sees me wearing jewelry now, and he is okay with it .

Sunday, March 13, 2011

He is a Teacher

My hubby is a teacher, and as a teacher's wife, I find his job a very difficult one, very challenging and stressful. Not to mention policing a lot of kids, he would be bringing paper work home too and be spending a quarter of his night grading. I would always ask how his day has been, and these are his famous answers: "the kids are terrible today, very hyper," and " I gave a lot of correctives today." I sometimes wish that he is working in different field, but he loves his job and is enjoying it. For him it's his ministry, a calling; and it's good for his brain. Yeah right! But the nice side of his job is that he has two weeks vacation during December, a weeks break at Thanksgiving and another week off in Spring. He is a wonderful teacher, a great hubby and a good daddy to our boys. I can't complain.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

A dreamer and a builder

I had only a few dreams when I was a young girl. I was 8 years old when I wanted to see snow. I was 14 years old when I wanted to see at least 5 continents of the world. I was 18 years old when I got a big crush on a Caucasian man, and I dreamed that when I grew up, I wanted to marry someone like him. He was an exchange student at the school where I went to college. I kept these dreams to myself. After all, a girl like me didn't have the right to share it with anyone. I was not a bright kid, and I didn't have money to take me to where I wanted to go. The only thing that I have got is the Lord, my best and closest friend, who knew the desire of my heart. I always had a very close relationship with HIM growing up. I absolutely fear HIM and love Him at the same time. I would rather seek peace with the Lord than suffer guilt and consequences. Probably a lot of people would call me a coward, but I did not care. My parents sent me to the University in Cebu, Philippines, where temptations are great. I could do anything foolish; after all I was away from home, but the Lord gave me wonderful and responsible friends. I was still surrounded with true Christian people, and my curfew was still 6 o' clock pm until I finished my degree. I was 31 years old when I finally got to see snow, and I love it and always will. After a month of our marriage, Hubby gave me the list of nations that we could go for mission trips. Some of them were London, South America, Guatemala, Asia, Africa and United States. Then and there I remember my ambitions when I was a girl, to visit 5 continents of the world. I realized then that dreaming is not a bad thing. One doesn't have to be bright or intelligent to fulfill one's dreams nor having money to fulfill them. Yes those things can be a big help, but one thing I am sure, serving GOD is the ultimate secret of making your dreams come to pass. Many people were in debt just to be able to come and see the snow, but I did not spend a penny for that. Then there are thousands of intelligent people who ended up wasting their life and live a life you can not believe. And yes, I married a Caucasian man and I have so much fun loving him. Life is beautiful!
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