Last night, while I was tucking the girl in, Emma said, “Mamam, did you know that I try to do things to make you happy?” Then Zienne added, “Ya, we want you to be really happy. Even when I’m sad, I still love you.” I love how honest my children are with me about their feelings. I love that my love for them isn’t in vain. I love how they love me, at the end of the day, they tell me what’s most important in their hearts, and one of them is their love. Man…I wish I could keep them this age, with their hearts in tact.
Always need proof w/ Zi. I had to show a YouTube vid of someone milking a cow because she adamantly believed milk comes from the cow’s vagina. She’s such a skeptic most of the time and needs to see some type of credible reference…and by this generation’s standard, YouTube is as credible as it gets. I’m guessing Zienne is going to be the apologist in the family. For the fellow skeptics:
Happy Birthday Beloved Zienne! You’re four. Many days leading to today, we persisted to ask you to hold off on turning four, but you adamantly told us that nothing can stop you from being four. I even told you that I would personally ask God to stunt your age to which you replied, “Mamam, even though God loves 3 year old Zienne, He wants me to be four. He’s not going to stop it for you.” Then I pleaded while using logic and told her that if she remained 3, Emma would stay 7 and never get married. She replied, “Mamam, if I turn 4, Elle will turn one and will walk and make things easier for you.” Checkmate. S o t o d a y , y o u a r e f o u r. C H E C K M A T E . I cannot begin to recall and tell you what a force you were at 3. What I wrote about is just a sample of your humor, your thoughts, how you argue, how you think…Sometimes, you really are sneaky, but in the cutest of ways, never malicious. You are definitely one to […]
Last night, I was feeling weak and tired due to compounding nights of losing sleep from Elle’s recent schedule. Elle has been waking up from sleep around 10pm and stays awake until around 2am, sometimes 3am. This is impossible for me since i still nurse her in the middle of the night then wake up at 8am to ready Emma for school. Then Elle’s daytime naps only take about an hour these days, so even when I try to nap with her, an hour just doesn’t suffice. Anyway, last night before bedtime, I shared my conundrum with the girls. After I thought they both had fallen asleep, I decided to listen to some music. A particular song clutched the weakness of my heart with the lyrics: “I look to you I see the scars upon your hands And hold the truth That when I can’t you always can I’m standing here beneath the shadow of the cross, I’m overwhelmed that I keep finding open arms And I confess, you’re always enough for me You’re all I need” Uncontrollably, I wept as the song played on, putting my humanity at the feet of Jesus as it kept reminding me He’s always […]
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Emma: Mamam, I think God was pushing me today on the swings during recess.Me: How do you know?Emma: Because I was going so high and I was singing songs to Him about nature. I was looking around me and saw all the things He made and wanted to sing.Me: Why didn’t you want to play with your friends?Emma: Because I want to talk with my Father.Me: That’s sweet Emma.Zienne: Ate. Are you sure it wasn’t Pastor Ding ??
Zi: I dreamt of the kids last night, mamam.Me: what kids?Zi: you remember, last night? You told us about the kids. ***flashback the night before when I told them that our family’s new year’s resolution would be to help out people more who have no homes, no food, no beds even in the winter…***Me: Oh! What was your dream about the kids?Zi: I gave them blankets, and coats. I gave them food so they were happy. And when they got sleepy, I gave them a nice pillow.