All that it takes for us to come up with something beautiful out of any mess is that heart that appreciates.
You can always BECOME THE BEST YOU as a Mom!
Here’s hoping my story would create an inspiration in you!
Dear God, Thank you so much for the Gift of Time! You gave us great hope just when we thought that we could no longer make it. Those simple notes saying “Mommy, sana hindi ka mawawala sa akin!” and “Mommy, sana po paglaki ko, nandito ka pa din ah!” has been my BIG WHY. Not that Breast […]
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Hi, do you sometimes feel that God seem not to listen when you are in need?
Do you sometimes feel hopeless when you have nothing to give?
Let this link inspire us…and later on realize that…God would always give what we’re asking for if we have good relationship within the family whom we expect to also be with us while we’re hanging on what’s yet to come.
Afterall, it is how parents submit to God’s will while mending their child’s future and how children LISTEN and allow their parents to guide them to the “grace” awaiting them … just because they were humble enough to submit to their parents’ wisdom 🙂
“What God has joined together,
no human being must separate.”
– this, according to our Gospel Mark 10:2-16, is what Marriage should keep holding on to, according to God’s plan.
However, “that’s the way you are, this is the way I am” – such a world of indifference!
Sometimes, we would have the feeling that our partner is there, but he/she seems so far away just because “certain reasons” are keeping us apart. Yong tipong “nandyan nga sya, pero parang feeling mo mag-isa ka lang”; that feeling na may kasama ka nga, wala ka namang kausap; may kausap ka nga, kaaway mo naman! Hehe, parang wala ka nang choice kundi umiyak na lang kasi yon na lang ang natitira mong choice for the sake of the kids!”
We would at times quarrel over MONEY matters: hindi nagkakasya ang kulang, lalo pang lumalaki ang deficit kasi hindi lang bulsa mo ang butas, pati puso mo nagkakalamat na din; nasi-stress ka kasi maikli ang pang-unawa na magpupuno sa kulang na budget. We would at times not fulfil each other’s expectations in our SEXual life: minsan hinahanap natin ang di naman natin kinakayang ibigay sa partner natin kaya it’s a common tendency that the opponent wins in tempting us na mas makita natin ang effort ng iba kesa sa ni hindi natin ma-appreciate na effort ng kung sino ang nandyan lang para sa atin for life. And lastly, we would also at times battle over POWER: “who is who” most of the time matters!—yong tipong “ikaw na! ikaw na ang boss, ikaw na ang magaling, ikaw na ang pagod, ikaw na ang di pwedeng makarinig ng nagri-reason out na partner kasi di mo ma-gets ang gustong ipa-gets sayo ng partner mo; na kung minsan pa ay ikaw na ‘yong parent na laging tama against your kids kasi magulang ka – hehe, ikaw na nga!
CHOICE … meron pa ba?
Hmmm, tama bang sabihin na unfair naman if we would say na “no choice” na kundi daanin mo na lang sa kanta:
“I won’t give up on us
Even if the skies get rough
I’m giving you all my love
I’m still looking up, still looking up.”
=by JASON MRAZ=
Human as we are, we could always justify that when we are pained, it’s natural for us to “let go of that pain” — without us realizing that we are actually sacrificing a good future for our innocent children; for we make them suffer the consequences of our ”self-centeredness”.
Sometimes, it pays to listen to the silent tunes of a certain song. We wouldn’t know if its lyrics is that same message that God wants to tell us, COUPLES through this gospel … not only for children’s sake, but for the sake that we, allowed VOWS to put us together.
“I don’t wanna be someone
who walks away so easily.
I’m here to stay and make
the difference that I can make
Our differences they do a lot to teach us
how to use the tools and gifts we got,
yeah, we got a lot at stake…”
Oh, I suggest COUPLES should love this song and live out its lyrics! God wants us to HOLD-ON when all that we cry for is “let go”. — sunset
#‘need some time ALONE?!??
Have you tried dining in an EAT-ALL-YOU-CAN Restaurant all by your self? Heheh…feeling food-trip lang!? why not? ‘go dare?
…that feeling na, gusto mo pero di mo magawa! …those times when you need to reward yourself after some hard-days work pero nanghihinayang ka! …those chances when you can rest naman sana, but you just can’t grab! … ‘yong time na dapat para sa sarili mo na, pero di mo naman matiis na mang-dedma kapag parang may kailangan kang gawin para sa iba.
We were told that for us to function well in our responsibilities, we need to take time out for a break; some time for solitude, some time to relax so that we can refresh and gain some more energy in fulfilling our commitments to our family and to others as well.
So true indeed! Tired & stressed as we usually are, we want as much to enjoy a whole-day rest to equate the toxic days that has been.
However, just as Jesus was not able to refuse the sheep without shepherds, how much more that us, parents can bear the sight of just allowing our kids do their thing so unconsciously, letting them mess-up, to the point that they would no longer know how to mend and put things back to its place. ‘yong tipong you’ll even be guilty for taking time out while your family needed you to be there for them.
Ganito pala, with the gospel of Mark 6: 30-34, yong time na akala mong di mo naibigay sa sarili mo, yon yong time na mai-enjoy ng family mo habang magkakasama nyong ginagawa ang mga bagay na minsan ay ginugusto mong gawin mag-isa.
“If children live with sharing, they learn generosity. If children live with kindness and consideration, they learn respect. If children live with security, they learn to have faith in themselves and in those about them. If children live with friendliness, they learn the world is a nice place in which to live.” Dorothy Law Nolte, Ph.D.
For the world to raise a shepherd like Jesus, each one of us has to experience it within the family through us, parents as leaders. Children learn what they live even if we don’t directly tell them that they should learn the kind of experience that we provide for them.
Eventually, “children live what they learn” … they would be the ones to prove na mas masarap kumain sa eat-all-you-can restaurant if you’re not alone! 🙂 sunset
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“There are times when we have to leave, let them on their own so that they may see for themselves if they can manage to apply the things that we’ve taught them.”
This is my usual justification everytime I would spend the whole day of Saturdays for a part-time job in Makati. The kids would have to mend things on their own and have to make sure that things are well just before I go back at night. Of course what made me confident leaving them so early in the morning at such, is the condition that I have already taught them “the how’s of mending” things. Plus, just as I drive away from home, what would relieve my worries “if they can turn the day well” is when I whisper a prayer for them.
Yes, at times, I would also have apprehensions while at work, but the gospel of John 17:11b-19 is so assuring, as it gave me the realization that this is what Jesus also did: Resurrection-after, He spent rigid time training His disciples; but off to His Ascension — end of His 40 days when He already had to leave. Yet, such long prayer to His Father just before he went, assured Him of the strength which should be founded in His disciples as they carry out the work which He begun.
For decades, Jesus has been OUT OF SIGHT, YET PRESENT in many ways. And so today, the present where we’re in, proves that His disciples won a legacy for Him; and I personally feel that up to this day, Jesus is still profound in inviting us to be His disciples in today’s time. Just like Him, Jesus wants us to raise our own legacy.
Where else to begin?
“A man cannot leave a better legacy to the world than a well-educated family.” — Thomas Scott.
No matter what we’ve done for ourselves or for humanity, the best place to begin raising our legacy is within our own family.
Kids may seem to find it a far-fetched idea that we want them to make the difference by living out the values which we’ve made them experience at home because they will always tend to compare themselves with their peers who do not get the same training from their busy parents.
But – if we will be as persevering as Jesus did to His disciples our family will also win a legacy for us.
There would be no easy way to road less travelled in our today’s time where we are faced to a lot of media pressures, but if the good news which Jesus wants us to spread will linger in every child’s mind, moreso in their hearts, Jesus’ legacy would never die – all because us, parents also strive to win a legacy for Jesus in our time. #
“Would we know someone, ever done something intense out of love?”
Somewhere, we would search for an answer, but in the Gospel of John 15:9-17, Jesus yearns to make us understand that such LOVE which others say they haven’t experienced is just within reach –- yet, we hardly recognize.
“Once, a baby asked God, “They tell me you are sending me to earth tomorrow, but how am I going to live there being so small and helpless?… who will protect me?” God answered: “Your angel will be waiting for you and will take care of you. Your angel will LOVE YOU AS I DO & defend you even if it means risking her life.”
Such God’s answer eased the baby’s worry and for the last time asked: “God, if I am to leave now, please tell me my angel’s name.” Then God said, “You will simply call her, ‘Mom’.”
Wow, such God’s line: “Your angel will LOVE YOU AS I DO & defend you even if it means risking her life”. MOMs pala are angels in disguise. They are tasked to do everything for the child to feel loved.
It has been that LOVE which made them train their kids to live the values that would make them dignified persons. It has been that love which made them correct and even reprimand each time a child disobeys and does things under peer pressure & other not so good influences. It has been such love which made them still reach out even when kids do not appreciate their every effort; and the more, it is such love which made them bear every sort of pain until their physical health suffers.
God could have been so happy if every child would recognize how His assigned angel has done her task so well. But sad, that sometimes, it would take a story like this for a child to realize:
“Hello Operator, does Heaven have a phone number? Mommy went to Heaven, but I need her here today,
my tummy hurts and I fell down, I need her right away. Operator, can you tell me how to find her in this book?
Is heaven in the yellow pages, I don’t know where to look.
I think my daddy needs her too, at night I hear him cry.
I hear him call her name sometimes, but I really don’t know why.
Maybe if I call her, she will hurry home to me. Is Heaven very far away, is it across the sea?
She’s been gone a long, long time she needs to come home now!
I really need to reach her, but I simply don’t know how.
Help me find the number please, is it listed under “Heaven”?
I can’t read these big big words, I am only seven.
I’m sorry operator, I didn’t mean to make you cry,
Is your tummy hurting too, or is there something in your eye?
If I call my church maybe they will know Mommy said when we need help that’s where we should go.
I found the number to my church tacked up on the wall. Thank you operator, I’ll give them a call.”
Whew!!….be worried if this short story didn’t make you cry. I read it twice and I shed tears thrice. Only to realize that a Mom’s task does not end. She missions out not only to “bridge every child’s needs” but also to the father of their kids.
If we will only read between these lines and allow the message dig deep within our hearts, we would never have to search elsewhere for an answer. In gratitude, we’d rather do something that would make her feel how much we hope not to give a heaven’s operator a call. Instead, we would give HER the warmest HUG and whisper our heart out:
“THANK YOU, MY ANGEL IN DISGUISE!
I THANK GOD, HE GAVE ME YOU!”
…and so, since Mother’s Day is near,
can we not honor every STRIVING MOM we know, specially ours whom Heaven-sent?
If you’re a “child” who came across this, have you been blessed with this post?
If yes, let’s make the world know thru your comment here, how much we feel for our Angel in Disguise 🙂
Credits to http://www.boardofwisdom.com for the short stories.