My daughter Emmanuelle has already started showing her Marchesa-isms. After she has refined her fine motor skills, she’s really found a love for crafts. Every piece of item she sees, she tries to find some sort of creative function for it, having it become a piece of something greater. There’s so much symbolism in that, isn’t there? There are people in the kingdom who sees something to become a part of something bigger. And it can come in the form of a simple ministry, or seeing some grand potential in someone who gets left in the wayside without an obvious gift. There are people who entertain visions, no matter how difficult the journey and discouraging the criticisms. I hope she becomes a builder. I hope she has a keen eye to spot potential. I hope she has the wisdom to realize that she herself is a work in progress and all those little things she puts into herself are also for the kingdom, esp. her talents, her knowledge, intellect, wisdom, and yes- her love and generosity. I was thinking about it today while on my sporadic visits to the craft store. I can spend so much time there, not because […]
Grand. Grand. Do people say that these days; life is grand. Because it is. Some seasons are bad, some are extremely challenging, but I have to be honest, I cannot remember the last time I could really complain about life. I mean, sure, teenage years, early teenage years, late teenage years, early adult life…but once you mature and see there’s too much beauty around you, you really can’t complain. Once you realize what’s most important in life, you really can’t complain. What I learned when I was in my college days was right. Everything is given by grace. We do not deserve them so why is it that sometimes we feel we have the right to demand them? And by grace, I’ve seen a garden spring up in my life, surrounding me with too much to appreciate, and it is my garden. My family, my friends, church, needs met, education, love of learning, love of serving, love of giving, my children, my health, my in laws, my hobbies, my future…etc. Our family is entering a new milestone in our lives and Perze and I, last night, were briefly discussing how much God has been the main benefactor. We are amazed […]
Today, our dearest little 9 month old Zienne took her 1st step! Perze and I were in the living room when she was standing up. Being in front of us, we had a good view of her taking a brave step forward and successfully remaining her balance. Knowing she had accomplished a new trick, she turned back to us and gave a very proud smile, then clapped her hands. Hhahahah. So proud of you, Zi. Soon you’ll be walking everywhere.
The great thing about after holidays are the sales. Am I right, people? Sales gurus and discount fans? I always look at what Target is selling, so I can then visit after the holidays for the half off/clearance sales. This year, this valentines, I spent less than $15 for a whole set of these Typography dining ware. For those who have young children, these plastic dining ware are great. They’re easy to clean, shatterproof, microwavable, dishwasher safe, and trendy. And, let’s not quickly forget they were under $15.
I admit it. I like dressing my daughters in things I’d wear. So I went to GAP for their presidents’ sale and saw something I had already owned. I never knew they made harem romper for kids! I instantly bought the last one, being on sale and totaling $11 from $25. Now, come spring, I’ll match my daughter :). The tapered leg hits right at the knees. Now the question is, should I get one for Zi?
Perze got his bonus figure today! wow. We weren’t really expecting it, but at the perfect time, God had allowed it. He has answered our prayers about the rest of the money for the downpayment/closing costs/fees. Thank you Lord. Thank you for looking in our hearts, hearing our prayers. There’s still a long way to closing so we ask that you fulfill the rest of the process. In Jesus name, amen.
Valentine’s weekend was great, although I was still getting over my cough. SJBCI had their annual semi-formal, with this year’s theme as Masquerade Ball. We entered Paris Caterers wearing our matching masks, seeing everyone else masked. It was almost mysterious, trying to figure out who was who while walking to our table. I got to emcee the games, which turned out more fun than I had imagined. We switched the men on their female counterparts and asked the women to choose who their husbands were while being blindfolded. Everyone enjoyed it. Of course there was dancing, chatting, and a message. Unfortunately, we couldn’t bring Zi because she would just fuss with being held the whole time, and wanting to sleep early. But Emma loved it, loving any party where dancing is involved. Saturday, we continued Valentine’s weekend at church where we showed ‘Fireproof’ for some youth and come couples. We set the downstairs like a concession stand, offering dinner and snacks, bagging popcorn for everyone and distributing them to everyone watching upstairs. Despite not too many people showing, it ended up to be an extremely fun night, setting up, laughing, and watching the movie with people you know. It […]