And it’s full moon tonight. I looked up and saw this view in the sky. What a beautiful sight!
I’m always been a dreamer and tonight this part of me is even stronger. I always believe in dreams and I like wishing on a star or upon a rainbow and oH on a full moon too! It may sound illogical to some but don’t get me wrong, it’s just that somehow I believe that wishing while looking up there at something increases the chances to having a dream come true.
Yes, I pray and I do it a lot but I also take the chance of wishing upon a falling star or on a full moon (while you can hardly find one these days with all the tall houses and buildings) if I get the opportunity to.
My childhood days are full of dreams and wishes. Some came true, some didn’t. The truth is I don’t totally rely it all on a falling star. But I still do it, (the wishing) because, it’s comforting and in some way it helps when you verbalize your dream, stare at something magnificent like a full moon, and let Him know of what truly your heart desires. (If He can create something that wondrous, He can grant one’s wishes too, even at that very moment, in an instant!)
Truly, what I believe in – is wishing, then planning and rolling my sleeve up to get that dream come true. And funny that I pretty accomplished most of the things I desired this way.
Wishing upon a star or on a full moon probably may not make one’s dream come true but you can still wish! I take the chance anyway, who knows it may be a sign that my wish will be granted. Who knows?!
Gillian is 2 years and 5 months old now. Anyone could clearly see where she got most of her looks. She’s got her papa’s beautiful eyes. And I think the smiles too. How I love staring at the same features of faces. Everywhere I look there’s that face!
I love looking at those pair of eyes! The same eyes I’ve gotten so in love with.
“They say she’s got her daddy’s eyes.
She hides’em well behind her momma’s smile.
They say she knows she’s beautiful….“
I’m hoping too well that she’ll get her papa’s charm too!
Having a flexible job enables me to spend priceless time with her. It may not buy us all the best material things in the world but it sure buys me more time to enjoy the most and the best moments of life with her. I just love watching her grow and learn everyday and being there every step of the way. Loving the simple life and enjoying family life!
Today my baby girl just turned 2 years and 2 months old. She’s getting bigger and bigger each day. Sometimes she’s so lovely then the next she’s throwing tantrums. At times, she cries all out if she doesn’t get her way. Also, there are times when she is too difficult to console. It may be frustrating and irritating when she does this but along the way I have learned to understand her more. I learned that when she’s upset she may cry but she can also be easily distracted. When she wants something that can’t be and cried, I just make her laugh and most of the time it stops her crying. I encourage her more to say her feelings rather than express it through crying.
By encouraging her to talk and acknowledging her feelings, I noticed that now she understands more why there are things that can’t be done and said. We still may be having some struggles but at least she knows how to obey some rules now.
My baby, at her age, really loves singing, when she hears any music on the radio or on TV that’s familiar to her; she’ll sing-a-long with it. She likes dancing too, perhaps had learnt some moves from her mom. LoL Yes, I love dancing to the music though my moves are offbeat.
Baby girl and I are learning together everyday. Her to be a good girl and I to be a responsible mom. Though we have some challenges, I love every moment of the time that I am spending with her.
Here’s a cheer to my lovely daughter!
I am always excited during Holiday season, most especially about the New Year. There is just something on it that I feel so enthusiastic and hopeful about. Perhaps because another year would start and the old year be gone. I have a lot of things to be thankful during this year.
My family has received so many blessings this year and also had experienced a handful of tribulations. Hubby had lost his job, we moved to another city, built a new small house, met new friends and relatives, and switched jobs again. It’s all like a trial and error in every step we took. It had no guarantee if any would work out fine. But it did, we had overcome the problems and tests of life together, as family. I’m glad that our decisions worked out okay (nothing in this world is perfect anyway).
I am indeed grateful for everything that had happened this year. Our daughter is two years old now. She is the most precious blessing we’ve ever received. All those decisions were made with careful considerations of her welfare. She is healthier in the new place and more cheerful too with her new little friends and our families.
Hmmm, the smell of fresh hope, more blessings and more fulfilled dreams are in the air. And I really like smelling it.
Two more days to go and I’ll officially survive the year 2012. Yay!
Let’s All Celebrate The New Year!
On December 7th was my daughter’s 2nd birthday. The family celebrated it on December 9th because it was Sunday. No work, no school and everybody is available. It was a special day especially for us (hubby and I). It was fun, exciting and tiring at the same time. Hubby and I did the shopping and mom helped in preparing the food. I am thankful for relatives and friends who came to celebrate. I am also grateful to our families across other cities and abroad which in one way or another have extended their blessings and greetings.
I was overwhelmed because last year Gillian was so young and now she’s impossibly two and had gotten so big. She was so amazing this entire year. She had learned a lot of things and made us also realized and learned so much about responsibilities. We made small and big decisions which greatly consider her welfare. We moved to a new place, built a home, switched jobs and started a fresh life. I am so proud of her for being simply amiable and I can’t ever imagine being apart from her for even a moment anymore.
We did a small party where neighbors and families enjoy the party foods and the chats. I believe that Gillian was aware that it’s her party but she was awed by different and new faces. I just realized when I looked at the pictures that she hasn’t really smiled on any of it. But I knew she really enjoyed all the colorful balloons and had loved playing with other little kids.
Surely, will be counting and cherishing the days and months ’till her next birthday!
We love you baby Gillian! ♥ ❤ ♥
Finally, we have our own place and I’m taking photos of every corner of the house with our silly poses!
You know what we are really proud of? We are not renting anymore nor living in with our parents. This home though tiny is our very own. We built it with our own sweat and funds. With some help from my family and a couple of contractors, we were able to build it in three weeks, in time to move in our stuff. Hubby and I did most of the painting work. I picked out the colors; I especially like the room to be bright and lively. It’s like a one bedroom apartment with living room, a relatively small space. Yes, it’s not much but it’s comfortable and we call it “our home”.
Who knows, someday we may build a mansion for our family!? – a big enough space for our growing household accessories and appliances. Perhaps for a growing family too! LoL! You know, I’m always holding on to HOPE, even just for a tiny possibility.
For some, it may be bragging, for us “it’s inspiring“!
Gillian got her first haircut and with bangs. She has fine thin hair that’s getting longer and I thought it needed a cut, so that next time, it would grow a little thicker. I think she looks older with bangs, wouldn’t you agree? My baby seems a lady now. Hahaha She’s turning 2 years old in three months. How time seems to fly by so fast. I’ve been hugging and kissing her a lot lately, tripling it actually, telling her how cute she is and that I’ll always love her. I know that someday when she’s big enough, she won’t let me kiss and hug her the way we do it today. There are times though that she wants to get her own way and throws tantrums if she can’t. At times, I don’t know how to handle her temper. She may want something but both of us can’t figure out what it is. I’m encouraging her to say it in words now that she knows a few phrases.
She’s in fact good in words now. I think it’d helped all those educational videos for children which I brought home, it includes learning letters and numbers and nursery rhymes. I had downloaded several more from the internet too. As a child I also love nursery rhymes, even today. I love singing the songs with her. Hahaha She’s quite good at following the songs and has learned how to mimic the animal sounds too. When I count from one to ten, she will count with me, even getting ahead of the counting. If I say one, she’ll count two, then I state 3, she’ll count 4. It’s a great feeling to know that your child is learning something new every time. It’s like an assurance that she’s growing up, that she’s grasping the things around her and that someday she’ll be best at something.
I’m counting the days ‘til her next birthday and the next and the next. I should not forget to cherish every moment that she’s still a child. These days – that she is still allowing me to carry her, hug and kiss her in public.
“I love you baby Gillian.” – Mama