Psalms 32:8 – “I will instruct you and show you the way to go; with My eye on you, I will give counsel.”
Summer days, slowly dwindling to a stop. I’m not ready for the busyness of fall & multiple schedules. Also not ready for Zi to go into PreK. This morning, as I crawled into their twin sized bed, sandwiched between their two sinuous still half asleep little bodies, I asked Zi if she was ready to go to PreK in a couple of weeks. She said, “yes.” Emma chimed, “even without Ate in your bus?” “Even without Ate in my bus.” I was afraid to ask her, “even without Mamam next to you?” I knew she’d brush it away and pretend to put her big girl pants on and console me that she would be fine, but then end up pondering over that reality that for a few hours every day, she had no choice but to mingle with strangers, without her mom. I always feel like I have had the least time with Zienne. Middle child syndrome. Having had Elleonai, Zi was always entrusted to Emma’s company. She had to grow up faster, graduating to sleeping in their room at an earlier age. When I had Zienne, I always promised Emma we would have quality time to spend together, talking, […]
Me: Emma, why are you crying?Emma: because Zi hurt my feelings.Me: Zienne, is there something you want to say to your Ate?*Zienne starts crying*Zi: Ate, I’m sorry. I’m really sorry!!Me: for what?Zi: for saying I’m going to leave!Me: where are you going to go? Zi: to a black hole! *cries even more* Zi: I’m really sorry, Ate!!!!! #truestory
“For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.” [Galatians 3:27] “A man who knows that he is saved by believing in Christ does not, when he is baptized, lift his baptism into a saving ordinance. In fact, he is the very best protester against that mistake, because he holds that he has no right to be baptized until he is saved.” ~ Charles Spurgeon (I’m gonna have to blog later on this…just wanted to start it a bit…I don’t have that much time in one moment to compose a thoughful blog worthy of the baptism of my oldest daughter, so this is going to result in parts *high 5* ) 1. Emma’s Decision 2. When And Where 3. The Meaning
This is a bit overdue, but happy 11 months to our beloved Elleonai. So here’s a recap of what she was like at 10 months. Vocal For those who get to see her weekly, they know how chattersome she can be and very vocal in what she wants. So far, she knows how to say “tatay, mamam, ate, de-de, hi (haa), uh-oh, and this (dis). Sometimes we’ll hear her try to say some other words, but she won’t use it everyday. Music She loves to dance to music and sometimes tries to sing along when she hears her sisters sing. Also, while in the car, if she hears a familiar song, she’ll try to sing along by singing “aaaaah”…She can understand the word “sing” so if you ask her while in a good mood, she’ll usually try to sing you a tiny melody. Social Skills Apart from family, esp. her sisters, she’s very fond of her Lola Ruth who she will always extend her arms to. She responds very well to play. She even tries to socialize and approach other babies her age, although her idea of playing consists of batting at them. So she’s a little rough in […]
Zi: Mamam, you’d be so proud of me.Me: really? What happened?Zi: I parcipitated.Me: oh! You participated? What did you say?Zi: that Ate was bapatized.Me: baptized? Zi: ya! I parcipitated in DVDS.