To the superwoman of my life

Well, this day actually belongs to my Mom, May 7 not even May 3. LOL! (There is a story behind that date.)

 

My Mom is seriously just the sweetest and most compassionate woman that I know.  Mama, as I still call her, has changed diapers, rocked me when I was sick, wiped my head when I had fevers, washed clothes, made countless breakfasts, lunches, dinners, gave up things that she may have wanted to be able to give to her family, gave endless amounts of advice, taught me what was right and wrong, supported me all the way. She is always able to help me see the good in the midst of a bad day, circumstance, or even one of those not so good seasons of life. I cannot even describe how much I love my incredible Mom, she is truly one of a kind.

 

I definitely would not be where I am today without her constant encouragement and support as I have ventured through all of the ups and downs of my life. I have told her all my dreams and when I have crashed and burned she was always the one to pull me off the ground and give me that extra push. She knows the good, the bad, and the ugly about me and still loves me unconditionally.

 

Let me give you some reasons why Mama is so great for me:

  1.  Loving

From the first day I can remember you have always said you love me and you are proud of me. “Nak, proud ako sayo!” No matter what I did, how well I did it, or even if I did anything at all, you were there to tell me that you loved me and that you were proud of me.

  1.  Caring

You have always been more concerned about us even if it cost you sleep lalo na pag may sakit ako. From late night adventures to early morning lunch packing, you always made sure that we were taken care of even if you had to stay up late at night or get up early. I always knew that no matter what time I came home at night you would wake up to make sure that I was safe and alive.

  1.  Teaching

You taught us how to speak, to walk and to count. More than that, you never forgetting that you were a Mom, you would come home from long 8 or 10 hour days at work to just plain listen to us complain. But you always were there to teach us how to live, and that was best done by the example you showed us each and every day.

  1.  Parenting

I have always told you that if I am 30 and not married, I am adopting. Why? Because I want to be a Mom like you. I think some are afraid of being a parent, not me. I know it is not easy, but your example has shown me what it means to be a parent. You’ve been our mother and became father when Papa was gone. You have taught me about patience, about discipline, and about how to unconditionally love. I cannot wait to be a parent and try to be half as good of a parent as you.

5.

Number 5 leaving it blank. Not because I ran out of things to say about you, but because I am excited for another 51 years to celebrate your life and the many things that you have shown all of us.

Mom, you have always been doing, acting, living a life that does not sit down and expect things to happen but makes them happen. You have been an active participant in my life and our family and for that, you are the greatest Mom in the World!

I will be forever thankful that God chose me to be your daughter. I thank God for giving us a super woman like you. You have taught me to love others and find the good in everyone even when it’s really hard. I know how to work hard for what I want because you taught me value and importance perseverance. How could I ever thank you enough for all of your support ?! You have never once gave up on me and that means more to me than you’ll ever know. You are my heart and soul.

 

Sorry for giving you every one of those beautiful strands of gray hair. Happy birthday, Mama! I love you forever and ever. Happy 51! 🙂 ❤

 

Mama and I during my graduation day.

Mama and I during my graduation day.

 

 

A throwback for us! During my high school graduation.

A throwback for us! During my high school graduation.

 

 

Date with her. <3

Date with her. ❤

 

Mother like daughter.

Like mother like daughter.

 

Your sweetest Melody, ❤

The Big TWO THREE!

“Happy birthday to me! Happy birthday to me! Happy birthday Melodeeeeeeeeeee!!!!… happy birthday to me.”

 

TWO THREE DAY

TWO THREE DAY!

 

YES! It is my birthday! The big TWO THREE! :).

I can’t tell you how overjoyed I am today. It feels SO GOOD. I feel so blessed!

 

This day God reminded me of Psalms 23: “The Lord is my shepherd…” No matter where I go or come, no matter what situation I am in, the Lord will be by my side. Adding another year, another birthday in my life and blessing me with all treasures a life can hold. Lord Jesus Christ alone is my Shepherd and my Protector. 🙂

 

Ayan! Since it is my birthday today, really, I think I should be able to write about whatever I want to. I decided to share to you the 23 random things about me. HAHAHA!

 

  1. May 2, 1991 is my birthday, 2 is my favorite number.
  2. My Mom wanted to gave me a name after my birth month (na unahan lang siya ng kapitbahay namin. HAHAHA!)
  3. I do not know how to cook but hey, I can fry egg, fry fish, fry sausage and many more!
  4. I tried ironing my clothes when I was in high school but unfortunately, my uniform was fried up also so my Mom never allows me to use iron again.
  5. I was a coffee addict for almost a year but around February this year the doctor advised me to stop due to my health issue.
  6. I am also a yogurt addict! I love Greek yogurt, plain yogurt, flavored yogurt and of course frozen yogurt.
  7. I can live even if the only food in the world is BREAD! I am a bread lover. My mom would always bring me a LARGE BAGUETTE!
  8. I never used any other perfume (mabilis kasi ako mahilo sa ibang scent) except for the two that I really like the most, the atlas Mountain Rose and B/Bare Body spray. I love sniffing them!
  9. I am a classic, vintage and an oldies girl. I thank God ‘coz my Powerpuff bestfriends understands my weird characteristic.
  10. I love watching 70’s and 80’s movies! They have a great and sensible cinematography.
  11. When I was in grade school, I dreamed of becoming an astronaut.
  12. I am extremely bad at giving directions, ( nalilito po ako sa left and right). I am particularly bad figuring them out. Suffice to say that I always get a panic attack when someone is asking me a place.
  13. I am a minimalist at heart. I don’t want to add to the clutter by having too much stuff around me. Too much stuff means too much time cleaning, organizing and just keeping track of it all. I’d rather be spending that time reading, learning, blogging and having fun with friends and family.
  14. I love kids very much. When I was 12, I dreamed to have a charity to help those less fortunate children.
  15. I prefer to write most of the time than to talk.
  16. I have a lot of friends but at times I choose to be with myself and myself alone.
  17. As much as possible I do not want to wear clothes repeatedly.
  18. Because of number #17, my room is huge and full of tons of clothes that I can even have an ‘ukay-ukay’ garage.
  19. I am wearing braces because of my Temporomandibular Disorder. It’s a jaw problem.
  20. I love messages and letters so much. It’s a treasured and precious thing for me rather than any expensive and luxuries stuffs.
  21. I have an acrophobia or fear of heights since I was 8 years old.
  22. I’m an adventurous person. I don’t want a boring life and travelling to any places is what I consider.
  23. I accepted Jesus Christ as my personal Lord and Savior last 2011.

 

Those are just a not so many trivia regarding me and myself.  Generally, I would like to express thanks to God Almighty for giving me these wonderful years and surrounding me with awesome family and friends.  Thank You for the good health (as good as I’ve got really) and thanks for my inner peace.  Thank you to every person in my past, present and future, you guys truly mean the world to me and I appreciate every one of you!

 

A classic girl.

A classic girl.

 

Happy birthday to me!

Happy birthday to me!

 

Your sweetest Melody, ❤