Friday, January 29, 2010

Questions in Mind before I Got Married

Is he my Mr. Right? Is he worth fighting for? Would he love me the way I want him to? Would we be together for a lifetime? Is he the one GOD wants me to spend the rest of my life with? So many questions, so many worries and fears, so many what ifs…

These are some of the many questions I had in mind before I got engaged with my hubby. I used to believe that in marriage, it isn’t enough that you just love each other; it’s best if there would also be trust, understanding, respect and communication – by all means and at all times.

Before we planned the wedding, I had to find the answers to my questions. It took me three years before saying “yes” to engagement, three long years to look for (may be) some assurance and try to find for some good answers.

Well, thanked God I did. May be I failed to answer all of them but I was so glad I had one clear and definite answer: I know that Rainier is God’s precious gift to me. And that I need to nurture, cherish and celebrate for a lifetime. I’m gonna grow old with him and raise a family of our own together.

Now that we both have our precious and sweet little bundle of joy, our unico hijo, Eieo, we never worry for tomorrow. We always have faith and trust in the Lord. We enjoy whatever we have right now – believing that whatever we do and we have are all His will. Yes, we are thankful that we are blessed; and most of all, we are overwhelmed that we are celebrating life’s beauty, wonders and blessings together.

(In the photo: The newly-wed couple with our spiritual “fathers and mentors” Msgr. Eppie Castro and Rev. Fr. Chiqui Placibe.)

Saturday, January 23, 2010

I Wish You'd Find Time to Read My Posts

I watched Kerygma TV this morning and got hit by the words of Brother Bo Sanchez.

Here’s a few of my realizations:

We are not called for the vow of poverty; we are called for the vow of generosity.

We are not called to be successful; we are called to be faithful.

We have to get rich and richer so we can be generous and more generous each day.

We need to clear our thoughts as these can be realities; our fears are not just feelings for these can greatly affect our reality.

We have to believe in great things so these can amazingly happen to us. Have faith in the things that we wish to happen so they materialize in our lives.

Live a fantastic life. Forget about our nightmares and fears; love and believe in our dreams instead.

Speak your clear mind, share your good thoughts and be heard!

Hearing these realizations makes me discern over a lot of things. As my hubby, Rainier, would always remind me: Doubts will only make our lives miserable. Let’s be happy and live happiness.

So, if you wish to live a longer, healthier and happier life, (just like me) engage in some “generous” activities to reach out to God and to others, watch Kerygma TV and be a part of the “family”

It pays to know that you are blessed and chosen by GOD to be a blessing to everyone. Yes, we are a blessing to mankind. So, let’s spread the Good News and celebrate God’s blessings today and tomorrow. Experience the joy of living life to the fullest!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Parenting 101

This is how we make our sweet little EIEO, next and closer to perfection.

Parenting is a tough job and raising our kids is really challenging. With this, hubby and I believe that it is indeed a very noble profession, a lifetime commitment… and of course, a continuous learning process. Our “first-time” experiences are our teachers. And with this, I keep on reading lots of books and posts on responsible and effective parenting. In this post, I would share some nice quotes and even some practical tips that Rainier and I religiously do to our little prince, Eieo. Hope you’ll enjoy and learn from these, too. Happy reading!

Always kiss your children goodnight - even if they're already asleep. ~H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Your children need your presence more than your presents. ~Jesse Jackson

Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you. ~Robert Fulghum

It kills you to see them grow up. But I guess it would kill you quicker if they didn't. ~Barbara Kingsolver

If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders. ~Abigail Van Buren

The quickest way for a parent to get a child's attention is to sit down and look comfortable. ~Lane Olinghouse

Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children. ~Charles R. Swindoll

What a child doesn't receive he can seldom give later. ~P.D. James

If you want your children to improve, let them overhear the nice things you say about them to others. ~Haim Ginott

There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it. ~Chinese Proverb

When you teach your son, you teach your son's son. ~The Talmud

What's done to children, they will do to society. ~Karl Menninger

In bringing up children, spend on them half as much money and twice as much time. ~Author Unknown

Ma-ma does everything for the baby, who responds by saying Da-da first. ~Mignon McLaughlin (This is very true. Hubby laughs…)

You have a lifetime to work, but children are only young once. ~Polish Proverb

Friday, January 8, 2010

A Song for Hubby from Wifey!

A Love to Last a Lifetime

”SEVEN” years is worth a hundred and two.
It's really what we can do in our lifetime.
All my love I would give for as long as I may live...
With a love, true love, to last a lifetime…

I am overwhelmed and thankful to HIM that WE have...
A decade of friendship, seven years of commitment, and more than three years of happy marriage...

This is indeed a lifetime commitment,
my dearest husband, Rainier.
You are and will always be my
one and only LOVE of a lifetime.
I love you.
And that’s worth a million of words and meanings!

Listen to this and sing with us. Together, let us celebrate this lifetime commitment to the fullest...

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Welcome 2010! Celebrate Life at Its Best

My family, my inspiration and my Life!

As always, my hubby and I together with our families, loved ones and fiends do live LIFE to the fullest as we also celebrate each blessing, experience and adventure at the fullest. Thanking OUR dearest Creator and Savior with all the graces and blessings we have had, we always try our best to be those “people” GOD designs US to be – making ourselves worthy of the Life HE unconditionally gives and entrusts to all of us.

We live, experience and celebrate life to the fullest. We count and share our blessings. We laugh, have fun and enjoy together. Therefore, we can always make it through. With God’s grace, mercy and Love, we will survive this bumpy and challenging road called Life.

On my personal Facebook account, I just posted and shouted out loud that I am truly blessed as I live a very happy and fulfilling life with my loving hubby, smart, sweet and cute little son, Eieo and the rest of our families, loved ones and friends.

Truly, Myraine Carluen – Policarpio simply loves what she has, sees, touches, feels and experiences right now.

May this year, 2010, be OUR year! Indeed. God bless everyone.

Ad majorem Dei gloriam!