I always tell my daughters behind Perze’s back that they are so blessed to have him as their dad. It is often said in whispers, in the quiet of serious thoughtful conversations when it will linger in their minds and curl into their hearts. I hope as they get older, they will really learn to see this in their eyes, because he continues to show his devotion, sacrifice, nurturing, and love. Happy Father’s Day, Perze ! You are loved. Happy Father’s Day to my papa, who continues to be a source of love that branches out to his grandchildren who dotes on them, makes them laugh, and serves them to make sure they are happy and feel loved. Happy Father’s Day to all my friends and family, esp. to my brother Fred, who will soon fill some big shoes of his own in a couple of weeks, my brother in law Mike, who is enjoying his first Father’s Day, and my other brother in law Sam who is loved by my sweet nephews and niece. I’m pretty proud of them and continue to lift them up in prayer today. It’s not easy. Also, to my father in law- Tatay, […]
Last night, during bedtime, Elle took my hands and said, “let’s pray for Ate.” Heart quickly melting, I waited to hear what she would pray. It went like this: “Jesus, please take care of Ate in school. I go to school when I’m 4 or 5. I’m going to have a birthday. All my friends are coming. Lord. Amen.” I LOVE learning what is in that 2 year old brain of hers. Often times, I’m surprised, impressed. Then there is all the things I learn about what is in that 2 year old heart of hers, and I’m moved beyond words. She can be a very opinionated little 2 year old, knowing exactly how she feels and verbalizing it accurately, but she can also show how complicated her little heart is, loving those that have been showing her love.
I should update on my little nut, Elle. I guess after her first year, the milestones have become expected, so I haven’t been as excited writing about them. I mean, having had two kids before her, it seems redundant, but I know many years down the road, she’ll click on her link and want to read how much I love her, how proud I am of her, how impressed, how tickled, how bewildered, how blessed my life is because of her. So, it’s no surprise that her language has surpassed all her sisters’ milestones, having started to talk in phrases at 1.5 years, so by around 2, she started speaking in sentences. But now, the sentences have turned into conversations, dialogues, interviews, hilarious thoughts, fights, monologues, complaints. She speaks like a 3-4 year old, with the most impressive sense of humor, sarcasm, and even wit. She will conjure up something smart to say just to get out of doing something. For example, last weekend, her lola wanted her to change out of her church clothes. She has a penchant for dresses so she told her lola, “that used to my my shirt when I was smaller. It doesn’t fit me […]