Family, Parenting

card #7: “You’re 23 and a mom to be!” …. plus preggy photos & what I think birthdays are about!!!

Wow, it’s day 7! (If you have no clue about what I’m talking about…just scroll down and you’ll get the picture!) πŸ™‚

The card I’m sharing today is the last card I received from dad. They sent this card to me when I was in Washington… Less than a year later, dad passed away. So this card is very very very special to me…

card7frontcard7insideMy favorite line here is… “I find it hard to believe you are already twenty three and a mom to be….” I guess at this point it was all sinking in. His little girl was gonna be a mommy… Before I left for the states I taught dad how to email so that we could keep in touch. So every week, he would go to an internet shop and write me lengthy emails that would leave me in tears. Being away from dad was one of the toughest things to deal with while I was pregnant….but writing to each other every week was one of the things that kept me going… Reading his emails and talking to him on the phone every now and then felt like we were hugging…. like this…

dad-hugging-preggy-me
this was right before i left for the states. around 3 months preggy.

Oh, I just remembered what my cousin Dan and I were up to the evening of august 19, 2004! Dan and I went to a beach that had like lots of bonfire spots. We walked along the beach and talked all night as we sat around a bonfire. Then at midnight, we went to Denny’s — one of my favorite places on the planet!!! (I grew up going from one Denny’s resto to another when dad would take us to the states!) Dan said that they usually have birthday meals if you could present an ID proving that it really was your birthday….but when we got there, they told us that they didn’t do those treats anymore 😦 …but since I loooooove Denny’s..we ate there anyways — and that’s when the clock struck 12…. Owie at Denny’s, 23, and a mom to be!

Speaking of being a mom to be… here are some of preggy photos I found last week. πŸ™‚

Photo by Jennifer Loomis
Photo by Jennifer Loomis

I loved being pregnant!!!!!

Photo by Jennifer Loomis
Photo by Jennifer Loomis

I think I really learned to appreciate birthdays more when I gave birth to my son. I’ve come to a point where I believe birthdays are about celebrating Β love and of course, the day we came into this world — and changed the lives of the people around us FOREVER!!! hahaha πŸ™‚

And now…just like how I featured my last card for this series, here’s my last kiddie photo for this series too…

5th-bday

Another birthday cake for my 5th birthday, this time in manila. And yes, my cake has mu full name, Josephine Burns!! haha πŸ™‚

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Wow! That’s about it! Thank you for following this series and taking this nostalgic trip with me, to celebrate life, love and birthdays!!!! πŸ™‚

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4 thoughts on “card #7: “You’re 23 and a mom to be!” …. plus preggy photos & what I think birthdays are about!!!”

  1. hey owie, just wanted to let you know i was so moved by your blogs here. im truly more inspired because of you. i am so lucky to have known. cheers to you! you’re doing a good job. all the best πŸ™‚

  2. Hey Marian!!

    thank you for reading my blogs and for your kind words!!! πŸ™‚ It’s so encouraging!!! i wish you blessing upon blessing!!! πŸ™‚

  3. Hello owie!! πŸ™‚

    great blog!! πŸ™‚ I love the photos!! grbe you were able to keep all the cards and the bday photos πŸ™‚ galing..heheh.. dami palang mga major events nangyayari pag bday mo..heheh.. hmmmm.. I wonder what will happen tomorrow? Bday mo na bukas!! Happy Happy Birthday!!! Mmmmuah!!!
    See you on Saturday πŸ™‚
    I love you!!! stay pretty and sweet as always!!

    love,

    acel

  4. Hi! Miss Owie, I admired you since I saw back in elementary days in Malate. Seeing you was an amazement because you are so beautiful. I am also studied in Malate Catholic School. I’m glad that you are inspiring many people. Good luck and God bless

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