Saying goodbye to say hello!

I know I haven’t been posting and it’s sad that I am updating today to say goodbye…

Goodbye to the past and being grateful for the wisdom it has brought me.

Goodbye to things that no longer hold topmost in my priority list.

Goodbye to empty and selfish posts.

Goodbye to moments that already served its purpose.

As a new page turns in my life, so should my blog be. Albeit my inconsistent posts, this blog has served me well. This blog have seen me through pain, finding love again, and finally achieving that dream of sharing this lifetime with someone God prepared for me. Thank you for enjoying each day with me here.

Now that I’m facing a new chapter of being a wife and a soon-to-be mother, I believe it’s about time to chase a new dream with this little family that we’ll be starting. And without missing out on the valuable moments, this space right here will do just fine. You’ll soon find me writing nonstop about this amazing new adventure I’m embarking on.

And because you’ve been a wonderful companion, I’d like to invite you to journey with me again as I leave imprints of being a Mrs. and other things. See you there! :D

Random thoughts on a Tuesday afternoon

  • I sometimes wonder where have all my good friends gone.
  • I realized that I needed to start writing again.
  • Gusto kong mag-blog ng purong Tagalog.
  • Eating healthy during this pregnancy phase is really hard, especially when you’re a very busy employee.
  • While I love what I’m doing now, I think it has come to this point when I have to go.
  • I miss a lot of people and moments… and my eyes mist up when I think about those.
  • I love my husband and every day I find new things to love about him.
  • What a beautiful experience pregnancy is!
  • Goal after giving birth: start training for triathlon with the husband.
  • How funny that I already have a goal after giving birth when I’ve just entered my second trimester.
  • I have to wash this saucer in front of me.
  • Thank God for cartoons and Sesame Street. They make me sane.
  • I’m excited for this season in my life!
All I need is a little inspiration to keep me blogging again. I miss this.
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Mourning the death of a stranger

Steve Jobs 1955-2011

The creator of Apple meets the Creator of apple.

May you rest in peace, Mr. Steve Jobs. We are never the same again.

We all mourn because even if you are a stranger to many of us, you have touched our lives in one way or another through your creations.

Thank you.

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This is me according to a Flickr meme

For the sake of update and because I know how lazy I could become if I start to do a 30-day photo challenge like these women did, this flickr meme will suffice for now. :D Wanna do it too?

The concept:

a. Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search.

b. Using only the first page, pick an image.

c. Copy and paste the html into your blog or Flickr stream. Or use the Mosaic Maker at fd’s Flickr Toys.

The Questions:

1. What is your first name?

2. What is your favorite food?

3. What high school did you go to?

4. What is your favorite color?

5. Who is your celebrity crush?

6. Favorite drink?

7. Dream vacation?

8. Favorite dessert?

9. What you want to be when you grow up?

10. What do you love most in life?

11. One Word to describe you.

12. Looked up your flickr name and see what pops up.

Well, obviously you need to have a flickr account to do this. Great marketing Flickr!

Ta!

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Married! :D

There are far too many happy thoughts that make my day. Each one a favorite in a particular day. And to ward off any gloominess this rainy weather brings, here is what my mind produces and my sunlight begins…

Married :) 05.28.2011

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My morning prayer

This was my prayer back in 2007… and it still is applicable to me today.

Dear Father, guide me this day.
May your hand be upon me.
Just thinking about the things I am going to do today, already stresses me out.
Still my heart, O Lord.
Give me peace and calmness.
Be my rest, Jesus.
Take all my burdens, frustrations, expectations, doubts, fears and everything else that slows me down.
Grant me Your strength, instill willingness and enthusiasm in my heart for everything that I do.
I love you Lord and I just want to please you.
I commit everything to You — my words, my thoughts, my actions.
May I bring you glory today.
In Jesus’ holy name, I pray.
Amen.

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God’s promise for me today

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in EVERYTHING, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which TRANSCENDS ALL understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds IN CHRIST JESUS.”

Philippians 4:6-7 NIV


In the midst of all my wedding preparations and transitions in basically all areas, I tend to be obsessive-compulsive. The choleric that I am wants to make sure that all bases are covered–and if mistakes may happen, I need to foresee them now so that I would know how to resolve it ahead of time.

Tama ba yun? Wala pang problema, prinoblema ko na?

I still feel uneasy over certain responsibilities and how I have to meet each and every one of them. This makes me all the more anxious. If only I can press “pause” on some details so that I can attend to them one at a time.

I strongly believe though that this morning, God pressed “pause” for me and reminded me His word in Philippians 4:6-7.

Three words lept from out of the pages, in blinking boldface: EVERYTHING, TRANSCENDS ALL, IN CHRIST JESUS. Wow. How amazing is that eh?

  • EVERYTHING – this includes things and details I haven’t yet worried but it’s already been taken care of. (Everything, Normi. Everything!)
  • TRANSCENDS ALL – God’s peace is all encompassing! Even things not related to my wedding preparations; events that has happened, is happening and will happen; things I really can’t quite put a finger on nor comprehend–I can calmly yet confidently say, “It is well with my soul.”
  • IN CHRIST JESUS – The clincher. The climax. The punch line. The concluding remark. The answer. IN. CHRIST JESUS. Made me reflect: why am I feeling this way? Am I in Christ Jesus? Because there’s no way that these matters could have made me anxious had I been in Christ Jesus all along.

Now there’s the pause I needed–I had to remember that it is in Christ Jesus that I have all things. I had to remember what Jesus did for those people who trusted and believed in him and what he said:

  1. Mary in John 2:1-11 – trusted Jesus to turn the water into wine; Jesus, though it was not yet his time to do such things, he still did. Mary trusted and believed and she witnessed a miracle. And it all happened in a wedding! A wedding that everyone will remember, forever.
  2. The father of the boy possessed by the evil spirit in Mark 9:14-29 – his sincere response “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!” is something I can relate to. He trusted and believed and Jesus healed his son.
  3. The criminal at the cross in Luke 23:39-43 – He has been a crook most of his life, but he believed that Jesus is the Messiah (I personally think he’s the first ever Messianic Jew; or was it John the Baptist?). He trusted and believed and he received the sweet promise of Jesus assuring him, “Truly I say to you, today you shall be with me in paradise.

And I can go on and on and on.

In Christ Jesus. Trancends All. Everything.

What a powerful assurance! Thank you Lord!

Prayer:

Abba Father, sorry that I have allowed myself to be caught up with matters that shouldn’t worry me. Forgive me for the momentary lapse in memory of who you are–that you are the Creator of All, Sustainer of All. Let not the things of this world ever sway me again. Thank you Jesus that in you I can have peace that transcends all understanding. I am eternally grateful for what you have done for me that gives me the privilege to have everything that I ask in your will. Thank you Holy Spirit for the assurance that I can claim this promise and expect favorable answers. Drown out the worries and fill me with peace. Help me to always pray with praise and thanksgiving, trusting and believing that I have received all that I have asked. This I pray, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

 Note to self: Kaya Normi, chill ka lang. God has everything in his control.
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Love, Love. Love!

Counting the weeks until I’m a Mrs.

I feel so blessed to be marrying this man. <3

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Dizizit boys and girls!

Illustrated by Daniel Herrera Jr.

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The sanguine has left the building

And I’m sad to see her go. :(

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