Happy 4th Birthday Jared!

Four years ago I fell in love with a chinky-eyed little charmer and I have never been the same…

I had no idea what was in store for me when I became a mum four years ago and nothing have prepared me for my most profound experience ever. Being a mother to my little man was the happiest day of my life. He was my most beautiful blessing from heaven and he gave me the gift of joy, of life, of knowing how wonderful it is to have an all-access pass to the unfolding of another beautiful creation.

Jared is my most precious gift from God and he taught me what pure unconditional love is all about. He continue to teach me a little something about myself each day and he taught me invaluable lessons about life and living. He has touched my heart in more ways than I have ever expected and I will be eternally grateful. Thank you for coming into my life son. Thank you for giving me the privilege to be your mum.

It has been four glorious years. Sure the trip was never easy and I assure you that we will encounter a lot of challenges and problems along the way, but let me tell you that I am glad that I am taking this journey with you. I cannot imagine it any other way. It was worth everything that I have been through and everything that I have suffered. Know that  I will go through all of it over again because I will get to be with you in the end.

I love you son and I will always do. Know that I will always be here for you as long as you need me and if that fateful day comes when you can be on your own and will no longer need me, I will make sure to find ways to stick around! :)

On your birthday, I wish you happiness. I wish for you to grow up to be a kind, gentle, generous and loving man. But most importantly, I wish for you to enjoy life to the fullest and do not forget to smile and laugh! :heart:

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Hoorah For A Long Weekend!

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I do not want to let the day pass without greeting everyone who observed it, Eid Mubarak! To my Muslim friends and to their families and friends everywhere! It was, after all, because of this occasion that everyone will be enjoy a very long weekend in our part of the globe. 

Yeah, I know that my post is a tad late since most of today is gone but I was rather busy early this day that I left most of the blogs untouched until I have the time to gather my thoughts and update each of them {well, for most of the blogs, they are gonna have to wait a few more hours until the little man is fast asleep, I just sneaked in here while he’s taking his nap to make this post. Ssshh, don’t tell him! :)}.

Yes, I’m going to say it again! Hoorah for long weekends. I know I am not a part of any regular workforce that observes all the nation’s regular holidays, but our playschool just declared a holiday tomorrow so that everyone will have a long and uninterrupted weekend. So that leaves us with a free Saturday for the first time in awhile and I am know pondering on what things to do tomorrow. Visiting my parents’ grave is at the top of that list since we have not been able to go there the past few weeks. Going to the yoga center {since it has been eons ago since we did} sounds like a very appealing idea, too. Hopefully Jared will agree to visit Teacher Val and the rest of the lovely people at the center and let me have a proper yoga class for once!

Oh well, whatever we decide to do tomorrow, I will just make sure that the little man gets enough physical activity and enjoy his day! Maybe we can go down to the local McDonald’s to grab a few more Smurfs toys, too! :)

So what are your plans for the uber long weekend? Whatever it is, I hope you have a wonderful time with your family! :laugh:

image is from Facebook

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Happy Mother’s Day To Us!

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All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother. ~ Abraham Lincoln 

For all the wonderful mums who wake up early to prepare their children and family’s meal

For the mothers who sacrifice everything in the name of love and for the sake of their children

For the Mama’s who generously gave their time and love  to their families

For the mums who work doubly hard to become both their child’s mother and father

For the Mommies who have to work a hundred miles away to provide for their families’ needs

For the mothers who put their life on hold in favor of a new life that’s blossoming in their womb

For the handicap mothers who set aside their physical limitation to raise their family.

For my Mama who gave us her time, her love, her compassion without expecting anything in return and who continuously shine down on us

For all the wonderful mums out there who are the driving force in their son’s or daughter’s life

For all the the wonderful mums out there

For all the beautiful mothers that I have the privilege to meet both online and off

Here’s a simple wish that you have a wonderful day celebrating OUR day!  :heart:

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Today, The First of January, 2013

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How is 2013 treating you so far? I spent New Year’s Eve at my parents’ house and me and my siblings Bel, Cel and Ken, together with my little man had a simple yet special celebration in the house where we all grew up in. It would’ve been grander if my parents and my other brother, PJ, was around together with my niece and nephew, but nevertheless, I really enjoyed the time we spent at home. It has been awhile since we’ve been there last and no matter how abandoned and deteriorated the place looks like, I really miss the refuge and the warmth it gives me. I really miss living there. One day I hope we’d be able to have it renovated and live there for good.

I guess the little man shared the same sentiments. It has been, after all, more than a year since we left to rent a little place of our own and he probably miss our old house, too. It was evident on the way his eyes lit up when he saw the place. He instantly have a bigger space to roam around and a big backyard to play in! True enough, even when we stayed up a little past midnight last night to celebrate the coming of 2013 by sharing a simple meal and lighting some fireworks, he was up earlier than all the grown ups the next day and was wandering around the yard in no time. He spent the entire day doing just that.

When we visited my parents at the memorial park, he was also up on his toes running here and there, playing with children who were also accompanying their grown up relatives to visit their dearly departed on New Year’s Day. I know my little man had a grand time, too bad I was busy running after him and carrying him when he gets tired, and having a picnic with my siblings on the side,  that I wasn’t able to snap some shots of him in action.

The only photo I managed to take today is this photo of him sleeping soundly like an angel. Oh well, after all the physical activities he did today, it was only fitting that he capped the day with a sound sleep and turn in early.  He was fast asleep right after I washed him up and fed him with a bottle of milk :)

Sharing this with Blog Photo Challenge and with #fmsphotoaday. Nothing like a good challenge to jumpstart the new year and I really hope I can follow through and finish this. Wish me luck! ;)

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