Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Rhyss, the bearer of good tidings

Anak, your ninang is getting married already.

Really? Why, they like to stay together forever na?

Yes. How did you know that?

Because I know it.

I will go but you stay here at home, ok?

Why, I will not (hums the wedding march and acts out as ring bearer)?

No baby, because ninang has nephews like you.

Why, she doesn't like to get me?

No anak, but ninang has nephews who will

do the part.


The Heart of Parenting

This, I've got to attend.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

God's goodness

I have so often experienced lack for the past few years but not as much as I did for the past few weeks. But I thank God for the experience, for without it, I could not have seen His abundance. I learned to count my blessings instead of wishing I have this and that. I learned to keep still. To trust in Him. I learned what to be in faith means.

Despite the lack, God taught me and Carlo to give generously. I believe, as He has prepared and is preparing people to bless us, He will also prepare us to bless others.

Oh Rhyss!

Things I will never forget about my baby:

In Nursery, they were asked to do some chores in school. Holding a broom, he called for Anie who was waiting for him. "Anie, can you help me?" Then Teacher Flamcy saw him calling for Anie and immediately went back inside the classroom.


There was a spare 3310 at home. We told him it's his, so we can call him. One afternoon, when Anie was fixing his beret before going to school, the cellphone fell down from his head. He literally hid the cellphone in his beret! "What's this Rhys?" asked Anie. Then he said, "Oh its there? I forgot to remove it!"


It was 9:30 in the evening. "I'm hungry again!" "Don't eat anymore," I said. "You're going to bed already. Just drink your milk." "I don't like milk." "Then drink water." "But I can't chew the water!"


"Rianne, you call me when you have a problem, ok? But not in my cellphone. Call me in Caba. "


Rhyss, you did not give your offering?

No, because if I give it, I don't have money anymore.

You have! That's your offering, you should have given it. Anak, if you give to God, it will be given back to you a hundred fold.

But I don't have money.

You have anak.

(Then I showed him his bankbook where he has his name on it.)

Uh! That's my name! I thought don't have. Ok ma, I give it next Sunday.