My Left Eye

My left eye has been bothering me for some time now. Last year, I went to get a pair of glasses hoping that it would improve my vision. Sadly, my vision became worse. I went to an ophthalmologist early May this year and was diagnosed as having posterior capsular cataract on my left eye.  I was stunned since I knew cataracts usually develop in the 60s but it is what it is. I went for a second opinion and the next ophthalmologist gave me the same diagnosis. So I scheduled the procedure and prayed that the Lord will be with me through out the procedure. Financially, I was relieved that our medical insurance will cover the expenses except for the lens. Grateful also that Philhealth approved and gave a certain amount as well.

During the entire procedure, I was awake. The doctor instructed me where to look and I just followed his instructions. While the procedure was on-going, sometimes, I get nervous and a bit hazy but I just kept repeating my favorite memory verses in my head. I was still nervous but knowing that the Lord was with me helped me calm down until the procedure was finished. 

It has been a week since my eye procedure and I can now see clearly with my left eye. I never realized that my eyesight was that bad until it was fixed. I remember telling my children that it’s like I’m looking at them through HD now when I was so used to looking at them through low definition images.

This experience has allowed me to understand what it means to look at things clearly – both literally and figuratively. Grateful that I went through the ordeal with the presence of the Lord in my life and my family’s support all the way.

International Museum Day @ Yuchengco Museum

May 18 is International Museum Day. For the past couple of years, we haven’t been able to visit any museums on this day but this year, we took advantage of the free entrance in celebration to this day.

We went to Yuchengco Museum in Makati City. We have been to Yuchengco a few years back but the children were quite young and don’t remember much from that trip.

From our recent trip, I learned that it is important to take our children to museums from time to time, even if it is the same museum. Here are some reasons:

  1. The perception of the children changes through the years. The way they think and appreciate art and history differs depending on their age.
  2. Museums give our children a glimpse of the past and give them opportunities to reflect on the past and the present and how the future could look like.
  3. Museum trips present an opportunity for our children to know that there is more to life than themselves. In our self-absorbed world, it is crucial to let our children know that they are a part of a big world and all that is happening around us.

    Here are some photos of our favorite paintings from the gallery.

There are many more museums that we should visit as a family and I am looking forward to more field trips with the family!

Mother’s Day Thoughts

This year marks my 14th year as a mom and it has been a journey filled with ups and downs but overall, I wouldn’t want it any other way. My heart is full and blessed with so many memories of my kids growing up right in front of me.

As I celebrate another mother’s day with my family, I would like to share with you these 2 important words about motherhood that has brought meaning and helped me navigate through this journey.

SURRENDER. Only when we surrender our children to God, will we ever mother them the best possible way. Our children are not ours and we are just assigned to nurture, love and guide them to become the person that God has created them to be.

SEASONS. Our journey as a mother will vary in the different seasons in life. Each season is as special as the other. Let us enjoy each one and make the most out of it. While the children are young, it might be physically tiring but as they grow, the challenges will differ and we might realize that it can become more emotionally draining. Each stage has its own beauty and difficulties – we need to have a perspective that embraces each season.

Praying for us all. May we continue to be the moms our children needs us to be.

My Artist

It has been awhile since I last posted art works of my daughter here. Kyla has been attending art classes under Teacher Lerma Julian of Life n Arts for the past 6 weeks. This is not new to her as she underwent training last year with her also for 6 sessions. But this time, she is receiving one on one instruction. She started with oil pastels, did self portrait using acrylic and now, she is doing oil painting.

I am blessed to see my daughter develop her passion for the arts, and also to have a mentor who believes in her talent. I pray that she will continue to use God’s gift in her life all for His glory!

photo source: Teacher Lerma Julian from Life n Arts

Justice League, Movie Review

Blogpost written by Toby

We went to Vista Mall Cinemas last Thursday to watch Justice League. There was a lot of people watching. The Cinema was full of peeps! Boys, girls, women, men, young, and old were excitedly waiting for the movie to start.

The movie started off with the reality that Superman was dead the rising dirt at Batman v Superman was nothing. Batman formed a team to fight the evil alien invasion called Parademons with their leader Steppenwolf. Wonder Woman, Flash, Aquaman, and Cyborg were all recruited by Batman. Superman completed the team.

I like the movie because it was action oriented. I’m a big fan of the DC universe. The movie was quite similar to the Justice League War. The actors fit their roles good. I just thought that the enemy was kinda boring. He was no match to the Justice League especially against Superman. I recommend you watch the movie and judge it for your self 🙂