Thursday, October 20, 2011

Opulent October 20,2011

Today, I have been a witness again to how sociable and gregarious my first born is. By the way, the younger one is showing similar signs as well.
They both bask in social situations.
They both love to talk.
Marina has new playmates.
They have been practicing the Hawaiian dance we presented in last years UN DAY celebration with CFA.
This year, she is a guest student in the nearby school from Oct. 10- Nov.10.
The teachers are asking that it be extended till December so she can be part of the Christmas festivities.
I am most likely to oblige.
My neighbor asked me if Marina will go to regular/traditional school next year. I am hoping not yet. Maybe when she gets into high school. Besides, I do not like her credentials to come from several schools.
I just need the extra hand now with the new baby taking much of my time and energy.
I am still dead set on providing her with homeschooling.
Anyway, I was so amused to find out that her Rafia grass skirt is quite short now. It is like 3 inches above her ankles..when last year, you could barely glimpse her ankles.
My goodness, she shooting up so much.
She has outgrown most of her clothes now.
Getting ready to keep them for her baby sis.
Thus, today, I am so spent and yet so satisfied, that I have provided Marina with what she requires, enough social interaction and play time.
Seeing her happy makes me so content.
And as for the little one...she lavishes me with so much love and heart overflows with joy.
Thank you Lord for the gift of their presence in my life.
I cannot imagine a different lifestyle altogether without them.

Monday, October 17, 2011


Opulent October 17,2011

I had the wonderful grace of checking out my Kerygma Bible guide and reflections for today. It reminds me of where I put my faith and trust in.
Do I put my future in stock investments?
Do I entrust it in insurance companies that tout to be stable one moment and fold up the next?
Who ever thought AIG would belly up?
I am still not sure whether my educational plan for my daughter will still be redeemable by the time she enters college. You see, PHILAM is no longer existing in it’s original name. Who guarantees payment when the time comes?
I was quite perplexed for a time.
Quite anxious to say the least.
But, today, my Lord and my Saviour reminds me to trust HIM, To have FAITH in him.
Thank you Lord.
You are the way, the truth and the LIFE.
I surrender everything to you. My plans, my hopes and my wishes...the future belongs to you. My life is in your hands. Guide me and guard me and all my family and friends.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Opulent October 16,2011

Oh wow!
I cannot seem to find a positive adjective for this month starting with the letter O.
Spending time with my hubby on YAHOO MESSENGER.
Little LILLI just turned over her tummy.
She is trying to catch my attention while I pretend I do not notice her.
She is trying to make several sounds. Keeps looking at me. One more heart will surely melt...and will leave this for a while.
She has rested her head temporarily. shall be my theme for October?
Octoberfest 2011??
Sounds like beer festival.
maybe nah...never enjoyed beer and never will perhaps.
Hmmm...not in the same vicinity.
Not at all...
Would I want to be opulent?
Lemme think more about that.
It is almost half of the month and I have been so lacking in PEACE, HARMONY AND JOY.
Maybe I have allowed myself to be overwhelmed with the things I need to do. Forgetting the most basic...and that is myself. To rest when the baby sleeps. To do the first priorities and that is my two girls.
Unfortunately, these days, my first born has been acting up.
She has demanded a lot of time and attention.
Maybe perhaps, I have been too remiss in this aspect. Oh yes, we have our 2 hour homeschooling...but, we need to laugh more...I need to comb her hair calms her.
She at times, brings the comb to me when I forget.
Now, I really know how siblings can start to have animosity for one another...If the parent is not careful enough to provide the one on one time each child requires.
But, what to do, when the energy department is closed for replenishment.
I believe, I claim, my writing will lead me to my center once again.
I just need to keep at it.
Never to park my pen.
Or, should I say, click on my keyboards more.
I just checked the thesaurus.
I initially had a negative impression of the word opulent...since it may mean excesses...extravagance...or lavishness...
But, it can also mean, abundance, richness, fullness, prosperous, exhuberance...plentiful.
So, yes, I want my October Opulent...and so it shall be.
Not, pretentious...just positive reinforcement.
Not imaginary...envisioning.
And this it shall be.