A Letter to My Son

5 01 2012

“May the LORD bless you and take care of you; May the LORD be kind and gracious to you; May the LORD look on you with favor and give you peace.” Numbers 6:24-26

Dear Baby H,

Happy 1st Birthday, baby boy!  Mommy and Daddy love you very much.  This day is such a blessed day because it is the day you arrived in our lives.  This day may be a cold wintery day but you warmed our hearts with your presence.  We cannot get enough of your smiles, giggles and laughter.  You amaze us more and more with each passing day.

The Lord is great.  He blessed us with you.  He trusted us enough to raise a tiny child and to be the ones to help shape you into what you may become.  We know that we will make mistakes along the way but we hope that it will never be too late to correct ourselves.  We know that we don’t always have the right answer but we hope we can make the best decision for you.

Our wish for you is a happy, simple life.  We want to give you the world and support you in all you do.  We wish for a life filled with happiness, joy and love.  We may not always be able to shield you with the downsides of life but we will be there to help pick up the pieces and we will be there offer a shoulder for you to cry on.

May you always trust the path God has put before you.  May He always shower you with His love and blessings.

WE LOVE YOU, BABY H.  You are our greatest blessing.

Love always, with endless hugs and kisses,

Mommy and Daddy


Proud Parent Moment

15 12 2011

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

Tonight was a proud and happy moment for DH and I.

Baby H took his FIRST steps!!  He was standing right by my sister’s Christmas tree and then he moved forward about 2-3 steps.  Soon after, he tumbled to the ground.  He attempted to walk a couple of times later on in the night with a few successes and a number of fails to follow after.  DH and I were so happy to see him experience this milestone.

I love watching Baby H grow but at the same time, it melts my heart.  He is no longer this tiny baby that would sleep in our arms.  I remember just staring at him for hours.  Now, I cannot get him to sit still for a few minutes.  He is so curious and active that I knew this day would come soon.

The best thing we can do is to encourage him when he falls and trust that he will gain the confidence he needs to walk on his own.

I guess the three of us are just going to take it “one step at a time”.

My Year Off

30 11 2011

Learn to get in touch with silence within yourself, and know that everything in this life has purpose.  There are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings given to us to learn from. — Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

Our lives can change in an instant.  Tomorrow may be a new day and we can find ourselves in a different place than where we stand today.

Rewind to January 2010:  When I first started to blog, I challenged myself to NO SHOPPING.  I had rules and I followed them as best as I could.  I did this to help fulfill a dream my Darling Husband (DH) and I had.   Our goal was to sell our tiny condo and save for a home where we could raise a family.  When my challenge was done, we began to build our future.  March 2010, we purchased a new home and would be moving in the fall of 2010.   In April 2010, we found out that we would be expecting a new bundle of joy in the winter – my due date was December 31, 2010 to be exact.  That day came and went.  We welcomed 2011 with open arms and knew that our bundle of joy would arrive in the very near future.

My contractions started in the afternoon on Tuesday January 4th.  I remember thinking, “Oh my goodness!  It’s starting.  My life is about to change.”  We actually went to the hospital in the wee morning hours on Wednesday.  I was in labor for 8 hours.  I still recall the moment the doctor said, “Next contraction, you will need to push.”  I immediately thought, I’m not ready.  I wanted to tell him that but I knew I wanted to meet my baby.

On Wednesday January 5, 2011 at 2:26 pm, Baby H finally arrived.  HE was here!  In the blink of an eye, I went from being a wife a pregnant wife to becoming a mommy.  A new chapter in our lives was about to begin.

I decided to take the full year off for maternity leave.  I left work just before the holidays in 2010 and soon (but not too soon), I will be joining the work force again.  My year off was a blessed year.  I have waited for this blessing for a very long time and I am truly enjoying EVERY minute of it.

The first couple of months was an adjustment period for DH and I.  We were getting to know Baby H and learning how to become parents.  This new role of ours was challenging but so rewarding.  I accepted that no matter how many articles I could read about raising a child, parenting is definitely more an “on-the-job-training” kind of role.  We had to listen to our instincts and hope that it was for the best.

Watching Baby H grow is amazing.  He went from this tiny bundle of joy that would just eat, sleep and poop to this bigger bundle of joy that can now smile, laugh, kiss and walk when you hold his hand.

Baby H will soon be 11 months old… and the countdown to ONE will begin.  I HOPE that next month doesn’t go by too quickly.  I’m dreading the thought of going back to work but I know I have to go back.  There are bills to pay, food needs to be bought, things to buy… blah blah blah.

In the meantime, I get to plan his birthday celebration!  Watch out for upcoming posts on that soon…

Far From Perfect

30 11 2011

I am a wife to my Darling Husband (DH), who I hope sees me as his loving wife.  I am a mother to an almost 11 month old baby boy, Baby H… and I hope for now, DH and I are his world.

DH and I have arguments and we don’t always see eye to eye.  Baby H has tearful moments and I cannot always make the tears stop.  I strive to do my best but sometimes, I know I am defeated.

I am far from perfect… and you know what, I’m okay with that.