Sunday, June 22, 2008

Imagine me Without You

We have just been hit by a typhoon called “Frank”. So many lives were lost. So many people are now mourning for their lost love ones. Because of Flash floods, sinked ship, overflowed rivers, vehicular accidents to name a few.

It’s time for us to start again. Probably a new life without your mom, your dad, your sister, brother or your friend.

Through all of this, let us be thankful because we know God is still in control. We might have lost our love ones but as long as we have God in our lives it is still worth living.

Please take time to listen to this song.

Listen here

As long as stars shine down from heaven
And the rivers run into the sea
Til the end of time forever
You’re the only love I’ll need

In my life You’re all that matters
In my eyes the only truth I see
When my hopes and dreams have shattered
You’re the one that’s there for me

When I found You I was blessed
And I will never leave You, I need You

Imagine me without You
I’d be lost and so confused
I wouldn’t last a day, I’d be afraid
Without You there to see me through

Imagine me without You
Lord, You know it’s just impossible
Because of You, it’s all brand new
My life is now worthwhile
I can’t imagine me without You

When You caught me I was falling
You’re love lifted me back on my feet
It was like You heard me calling
And You rush to set me free

When I found You I was blessed
And I will never leave You, I need You


When I found You I was blessed
And I will never leave You, I need You oh


I can’t imagine me without You

Friday, June 20, 2008

My Life is in Your Hands

Kathy Troccoli

(To listen click here)

Life can be so good
Life can be so hard
Never knowing what each day
Will bring to where you are
Sometimes I forget
And sometimes I can’t see
That whatever comes my way
You’ll be with me

My life is in your hands
My heart is in your keeping
I’m never without hope
Not when my future is with you

My life is in your hands
And though I may not see clearly
I will lift my voice and sing
Cause your love does amazing things
Lord, I know, my life is in your hands

Nothing is for sure
Nothing is for keeps
All I know is that your love
Will live eternally
So I will find my rest,
And I will find my peace
Knowing that you’ll meet my every need

My life is in your hands
My heart is in your keeping
I’m never without hope
Not when my future is with you

My life is in your hands
And though I may not see clearly
I will lift my voice and sing
Cause your love does amazing things
Lord, I know, my life is in your hands

When I’m at my weakest Lord
You carry me
Then I become my strongest Lord
In your hands

My life is in your hands
And though I may not see clearly
I will lift my voice and sing
Cause your love does amazing things
Lord, I know, my life is in your hands
I trust you Lord
My life is in your hands

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Drunken Master

I was on my way to work yesterday, Saturday around 8:00 PM. I was in a jeepney and one of the passengers was drunk. He was so drunk I think he thought he was already home. He started removing his shoes and socks, took his cell phone from his pocket and put in the seat. He really wanted to lie down. One lady took cell phone and put it back inside the guy’s bag.

He was really pathetic and I know other people could take advantage of him. I took the cell phone from his bag again, look at its phonebook and stored the first number that was there. The number was just labeled A. I texted that number and said that there was this person who is so drunk and can’t take of himself anymore. I also said that someone might take advantage of him. And gave the location of where the person is suppose to get off the jeep.

Around 12 AM, I received a text message from that number; it was the wife of the drunk guy. She asked me who am I and how did I get that number. She also said that her husband was beaten up and was sent to the police station and was accused of something. She also mentioned that I have texted the guy’s own number. The guy just arrived home and that was when the wife read the text message that I sent. I apologized because I really don’t know who to text that time. She just thanked me anyways. Good thing the guy still managed to get home.

I was on my way home from work, I rode the jeepney and another drunk guy was there, can’t carry himself well and wanted to lie down inside the jeep again.

I don’t drink. Well, I have tried drinking before but I never really liked it. I pity those people who drink and can no longer control themselves afterwards. I guess the next time they do that they should be reminded of this quote first:

Proverbs 20:1, “Wine is a mocker, strong drink is a brawler, and whoever is led astray by it is not wise.


This morning the drunk guy texted and thanked me. He said his name is Alex. (Sunday, June 16, 2008 )

Friday, June 13, 2008

Happy Father’s Day, Pap!

Happy father’s day to my wonderful dad. I thank God for allowing me to be your daughter. I have made a lot of mistakes in the past and I know I have disappointed you and hurt you. But through it all your love is still there for me.

Thank you for being so cool. For bringing laughter to us. There was never a dull moment with you, Papa. You always sees an opportunity to crack your funny and at times not so funny jokes for us.

Thank you for loving my Mama. For taking care of her. Thank you for singing to us your songs. Thank you for being a great dad!

I love you so so much!!!

(Click here to listen to this song)

Sing me a song again, Daddy
Sing me a happy verse.
Teach me those clever lines you sang
As you carried me on your shoulders.
Sing me that hymn that you so loudly
Sang in church with mom.
Sing it again to me and fill me
With all your words of wisdom.

Comforting words of love when I
Would get home from school in tears.
Somehow your songs have stayed within me
Down through all the years.
Once when my younger heart was broken
Your shoulder was there to cry on.
Sing me those songs I know will linger
Long after you have gone.

I am standing at the threshold
Of a chapter in my life
I am asking for your blessing
As I’m about to be the wife
Of a man I know who loves me
And I’m proud to be his bride.
Dad the time has come for me to leave your side.

So, sing me a song again, Daddy.
Sing me a lullaby.
Wrap me inside your arms, Daddy,
‘Though this is not goodbye.
Your songs will live forever
In my heart. When times get rough
The ones I’ll most remember
Are your songs of love.

Your songs will live forever
In my heart. When times get rough

The ones I’ll most remember
Are your songs of love.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Happy Independence Day!!!!

I have done something wonderfully weird when I was a freshman in college.

I was in my room studying for my History class quiz. I read about the time when Emilio Aguinaldo declared our Independence last June 12, 1898. I read about the battle in Intramuros. It was stated that after the “mock battle” in Manila, the Spanish surrendered to the Americans, but no Filipinos were allowed to enter the city! Ouch! We can’t enter our own territory?!

Then I came to read about the time when our Flag was first raised and the Philippine’s National Anthem was first played in public. It was then that I felt the Nationalism inside of me. I stood up and sang our National Anthem, placed my right palm over my chest, and tears were falling on my cheeks. I realized I love my country so much. Our country has already suffered a lot!

June 12, 2008 marks the 110th anniversary of the declaration of the Independence of the Philippines from Spain. I still remember that weird thing I did 10 years ago.

Happy Independence Day to my beloved country – the Philippines. No matter what happens, I will always love my country. And I will always be proud to be a Filipino.


I thought it was weird because I have never cried before while singing the National Anthem.

For You....

Few things I love about my husband:

1. His eyes

2. He is a great cook.

3. His honesty.

4. His humility.

5. His sweetness.

6. The way he delivers his corny jokes. ( I love it though)

7. The way he makes me laugh whenever I get mad.

8. His kindness.

9. The way he takes care of my kids.

10. Whenever he carries Seandy and let him pee while he is asleep.

11. His adobo.

12. The way he sings his favorite song “Can’t take my eyes off you”.

13. He is very emotional and cries everytime! (hehehe)

14. His family.

15. He is a jack of all trade.

16. His being madiskarte!

17. His smile.

18. His hands.

19. His simplicity.

20. He is very willing to sacrifice for his family.

I love you, Sean. Happy father’s day to you!!!!

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Before I was a mom

Someone sent me this poem. I do not know who wrote this. But this is such a great poem.:

Before I was a Mom

I never tripped over toys or forgot words to a lullaby.

I didn’t worry whether or not my plants were poisonous.

I never thought about immunizations.

Before I was a Mom -

I had never been puked on.

Pooped on.

Chewed on.

Peed on.

I had complete control of my mind and my thoughts.

I slept all night.

Before I was a Mom

I never held down a screaming child so doctors could do tests.

Or give shots.

I never looked into teary eyes and cried.

I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin.

I never sat up late hours at night watching a baby sleep.

Before I was a Mom

I never held a sleeping baby just because I didn’t want to put him down.

I never felt my heart break into a million pieces when I couldn’t stop the

I never knew that something so small could affect my life so much.

I never knew that I could love someone so much.

I never knew I would love being a Mom.

Before I was a Mom -

I didn’t know the feeling of having my heart outside my body.

I didn’t know how special it could feel to feed a hungry baby.

I didn’t know that bond between a mother and her child.

I didn’t know that something so small could make me feel so important and

Before I was a Mom -

I had never gotten up in the middle of the night every 10 minutes to make
sure all was okay.

I had never known the warmth, the joy, the love, the heartache,

the wonderment or the satisfaction of being a Mom.

I didn’t know I was capable of feeling so much, before I was a Mom.

Friday, June 6, 2008

So sweet, Seandy.

What I love most about my son, Seandy is his sweetness and his loving heart. He is fond of saying I love you to all of us.

I took a day off work yesterday so I was just home taking care of my kids. We were inside the room - me taking care of my 2 month old baby and Seandy playing with his lego. Out of nowhere Seandy asked me, “Mommy, do you love me?” I said, “Of course, Adie, I do love you.” Then he came to me and kissed me. He smiled and then asked “Can I watch DVD Cartoons?” and then walked out.

It made me smile. I am so thankful because I know my son is being loved by all the people around him. I believe that is the reason why he shows compassion and love to other people as well. You just can’t give what you do not have!

I am so proud of my son. When I first found out I was pregnant with my second child, I was kind of nervous about Seandy. I thought it would be hard for him. I remembered some kids who bullied their younger siblings, thinking they are no longer loved. I thought of sibling rivalry.

But good thing when we told Seandy about it, he was so excited. He even baby talks with his sister inside my womb. Now whenever he hears our baby Andie cry he would go inside the room and say: “Do not cry, baby Andie. I am here.” And he’s fond of kissing her.

I remember some years ago, before I even had kids, I told my friends that I will have kids that the world will love. Thank God for giving me these two lovable kids.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

I have a a little princess

My husband and I went to a mall the other day to buy some stuff. We were strolling around when we came across the infant’s wear department. I checked the baby dresses and I got so excited. I have always wanted to have a baby girl. No offense to my kuya Adie, you know I love you both so much!!!

It’s just that I’m excited to have a girl because I am eager to dress her up, to comb her hair, to braid her hair, to talk to her about girl stuff. Can’t wait to see my little princess grow.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

My new Daughter - Mathea Deanne

I was born March 26, 2008. I was kinda heavy - I weigh 8.4 lbs.

I was the second child. Here is my super cutie big brother Sean Deanniel

Our parents are so proud of us.

Here are my pictures with my family:

with my mom