It’s been almost two months since I’ve blogged. Very bad, I know. But I’m back….with a HUGE story!
BUT before that, I’d like to honor a few moms (just as I always do), first because they’re awesome and because it’s our day, Mother’s Day!!!! Wooohoooo! (well ok, as I write and post this it’s still a few days before Mom’s day, but hey, who says we can’t start celebrating now?!)
My gorgeous mom, Fe, who has inspired me so much, specially since I became a mom. She has given us such a beautiful picture of what a mother is: someone who is selfless and loves unconditionally. I could probably give you over a million reasons why our mom is awesome and why I love her..but today I’d like to highlight one of the reasons why she rocks: She raised us well by NOT giving us everything we ever wanted and always making sure that we have what we need…“because not everything you want is what you need and you can’t have everything you want”…this is something I’m passing on to Kristo and my future kids *wink*
I am thankful that we have wonderful women in our family. To my sisters and sister-in-law, to my cousins-in-law and to my aunts, thank you for showing me that being a mother (and wife) requires hard work. I have seen how you have raised your kids (both biological and the “kids” you married! hehe), how sometimes you just wanna pull all your hair out — but quickly recover to doing what you have to do — NOT pull all your hair out!!! But seriously, you guys have shown me what “for better or worse, in sickness and health, for richer or for poorer” means — both when it comes to marriage and being parents.
Well, now that I’ve mentioned “marriage”…allow me to smoothly segue to the BIG NEWS I was talking about earlier. If you’ve been reading my blogs throughout the past year, you know that I always talk about being a single mom. You know my story and I’ve been as transparent as I can possibly be in my posts. I’ve expressed several times that being a single mom is extremely challenging but I have also learned a lot of course. It has been tough, yes, but obviously from my posts I’ve told you how much I have grown to love the “set-up” that Kristo is my constant date to reunions, movie nights, birthday parties and more.
BUT as much as I’ve enjoyed having a little man for a constant date, I have also been very open about the fact that I’ve been hoping and praying that one day, someday, “the one” God has prepared for me and Kristo would come along and that I would finally live my dream of Kristo walking me down that aisle, handing me over to “the one” we’ve both been praying for…That I’ve also been very excited about strolling thru a mall with my little man in one hand and my man holding my other hand…Oh there are loads more scenarios I can tell you about and I can go on forever, so I’m gonna cut the the long story short and just say it. I’ve been praying for my husband, someone whom God specifically wired and created for me. I never lost faith that he was out there, somewhere. It was all a matter of God’s perfect timing `til we’d meet…..
Little did I know that I’ve known him for 6 years already and it is highly probable that I’ve seen him even way before we actually met! Little did I know that he was someone who’d casually say hello when we’d bump into each other at gigs. Little did I know that we’ve been sharing sooooo many common friends for the longest time! Little did WE know what God had planned!
Fine. Fine. enough with the intro, right?! Details of THE STORY to follow soon, but for now, the BIG NEWS. Let’s put it this way. THIS IS THE LAST MOTHER’S DAY I’LL BE CELEBRATING AS A SINGLE MOM BECAUSE….Before the year ends, I won’t say the line “I’m a single mom” anymore! YES!!! I’m getting married!!!!
And because Rommel and I are getting married….I don’t only have 2 boys but I also get to honor TWO MOMS!!! Earlier I told you about my mom, Fe, now I’d like to honor my mother-in-law to be!!! 🙂
Mommy Lulu and I hugged the first time we met and that was when I felt how warm and beautiful her heart is… That was when I said to myself, “no wonder Rommel’s heart is so beautiful!! He got it from their mom!” It’s always a joy to be around her because she’s just so jolly and positive and always so warm and welcoming! (actually, all of Rommel’s sisters are so warm too! thank you!!!!) I’m excited to spend more time with you Mommy and learn from you and…eat more of the super yummy menudo you cook!!! Thank you for raising Rommel the way you did, he is such an admirable and respectable man and I am extremely blessed that I am marrying someone like him! 🙂 Thank you for being the mom that you are! Rommel always talks so fondly of you. Because of what you went thru, he respects me so much as a single mom! thank you po!
On that note, I’d like to greet all the mothers reading this blog right now….
Happy Mother’s Day!!!!!
You rock and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise!!!
Now let’s all get pampered and enjoy our..um..weekend!!!