Some stills I took on my iPhone. I hardly took pictures because I was a part of the wedding. I wish I took more pictures of Perze’s and my families…but truth be told, my 3.5 inch heels were killing me. Here are just some from my IG. My little flower ? girls. This is their 5th wedding they’ve had the honor of being in, and they love it EVERY time because of the poofy dresses, picture taking, hair dids, and the make up. Every 5 minutes, Elle kept asking if her lipstick was still on. Really honored that her Tito Joshua and Tita Rose Ann trusted Emma to play the violin during the bridal march, a piece entitled “The Bride Wore White”. This was her first time playing at a wedding, and the violin had to be borrowed a few days before the wedding. Nevertheless, she took directions professionally. Really proud of her. My parents’ first time in Davao. ? We couldn’t tour too much to see what Davao had to offer because of dire circumstances, but I’m thankful they were able to attend Joshua’s wedding and accompany us for a week. I’m thankful of their generosity, their care for […]
Mr. And Mrs. Joshua Ababa. What a whirlwind of circumstances in just a couple of days, but what I love is how his family will cling together and cling to God’s sovereignty and goodness, despite and amidst everything. Weddings are a perfect reminder that one day, God will come for his bride, and there we will find rest, love, and abounding home. As Joshua and Rose Ann made their promises together, their smiles reaching to their future, I couldn’t help but pray for the years that will follow this day, the harder days that will come to test their hearts and mettle to hold each other and trust God. They’ve had a foretaste yesterday as Nanay and Tatay were not able to be present. Under the circumstances, we praise God for their happy union, with a beautiful day and blessed wedding. To God be the glory for the end of their dating story and the start of their life as one.
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Happy birthday to my beloved Emma. Honestly, I’m so thankful for this girl’s heart. She has one of the biggest hearts I know, so ready to give to those around her, and so easy to forgive those that hurt her. I’ve seen this many times this year, with how she tries to help her friends in school by tutoring them in subjects they have a hard time with. She’s a constant encouragement to friends, the usual peacemaker between people, and even when people have said mean things to her, she has always had an open heart to forgive them. I also see this in our family, how she tends to her younger sisters; I even catch her teaching Zi ways to get better in playing her violin or reading to Elle, or playing with Elle even though the game might seem juvenile for her age. Emma is also so determined for her age, trying out for solos in her school choir, being 1st violin in her orchestra, getting on principal’s list, writing a song to sing to her teachers, getting to green belt in PAMA, getting into the science fair and advanced math, being in the children’s church choir, & […]