Month: June 2015

Changes

Like many women, when I feel that change is needed, I start with my appearance.

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Who and Why

Who am I and why am I here? I think it’s about time that I answer those questions again. The number of hats that I have to wear seem to be getting bigger, yet not one of them could ever really define who I am. I am a child of God and my deepest desire is to become a Proverbs 31 Woman. I am a wife, mother, daughter, sister, mentor and friend. I’m a freelance professional, volunteer worker, and perpetual learner, too. I’m also a storyteller and I want to be able to write stories that are engaging, relatable, insightful and thought-provoking (more than entertaining) all the time. I hope that eventually, I could make writing a habit and keep this site updated, offering a respite to women like myself, who have to contend with a long-distance relationship with their husbands while raising a family and still have to juggle other roles in life (without even a household helper). This is primarily my electronic journal, although over the years, I have envisioned it to be more …

Praying in the rain

The past few weeks (even months) had been very challenging for my family and me. I have been taking care of my 82-year old father who has become very moody because of his age and illness. Last Wednesday, my brothers finally brought him to the hospital, where he had a surgery performed on him to remove both the air and water that weren’t supposed to be in specific areas of his lungs. Yesterday was my first time to visit him, since I do not have a household help and I still have two very young daughters to take care of (as well as pets and plants). I was having lunch at the outdoor cafeteria of the hospital (Philippine Lung Center), at the same time tallying the hospital expenses based on the receipts we have, when I received an overseas call from my husband in Singapore. Apparently, he had already been to a clinic because of severe stomach pain, but was sent to a hospital since the clinic could not handle his case. He was at …