“Mamam, I don’t want to keep all the money I get anymore. I want to give some to the poor. How do I do that, mamam? Can you help me?” Emma#8yrs #herheart
The girls’ picture day outfits! This is Zi’s first picture day, and she handled it like a pro. Emma 3rd Grade Target Shirt, Ebay Denim Jumper, Target Ankle Slouch Boots, Anthro Owl Necklace, BCBG Sweet Bracelet, Philippines-made bracelet Zienne PreK Zara Sparrow Sweater, Zara Shorts, Zara Moto Mid Boots, Marc Jacobs Necklace, Love Bracelet
Emma and Zienne’s first day of school was so successful. No tears. No fuss. No fatigue. This was Zienne’s first day of PreK! She was already excited for it since Emma has been building it up for her, telling her how lucky she was that all they do is play, sans homework! So Zienne was ready to put on her big girl zebra leggings and pop off on PreK, that’s just fancy talk for she was good to go. They both prepared their new owl school bookbags, presents from their Tita Steph, and walked to the bus stop with the whole family. Zienne was so proud when she boarded her bus all by herself. Since the driver was still waiting for one more passenger, he allowed us to take pictures of Zi inside the bus. The night before, the girls were teasing me about crying about Zienne leaving me for school, but that morning, with Perze by my side, I didn’t cry. Maybe it was because I saw how big her smile was, emitting this excitement that surrounded her, conveying to me that she’d be ok and she wouldn’t need me to run to her aid. Perze […]
While putting the girls to bed, Emma decided to give Zienne some wisdom she learned in the 3 years she’s been in school. She said, “Remember, Zi, if you get scared, just think of all the verses we learned that will help you know the ways of righteousness.” I don’t remember being that wise at eight. Emma is such a great older sister. God really knew who needed to go first. 🙂
In Emma’s heart is a gigantic room for Zienne. She took time, on her own volition, to teach her little sister how to tie shoe laces. As the little sister, zi always welcomes new knowledge from her older sister. If it was me trying to teach Zienne, she’d already lose patience and tell me she knows how to tie the laces, but with her Ate Emma, she’ll sit and observe. I love capturing moments like this, stealing them from time before they vanish.
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