I think this is a lesson ive had to learn over and over since becoming a mother. To be honest I didn’t think it would be an area i’d have trouble in.
We are in the process of trying to get Luke dual citizenship. Because I am American and my husband is Filipino, we are qualified for it. That doesn’t mean they are required to hand it over to us. We’ve spent alot of time praying and asking God to allow us to get it. The process is we fill out forms, send in papers and wait for them to contact us from Manila letting us know when our appointment is. After that we have to book tickets RIGHT AWAY once we know the appointment date and you know how it is when you book tickets on the spot..you usually don’t get good prices. Plus once we get up there we have to pay for hotel, food and transportation. It cost ALOT.
My baby boy is ONE! It feels so unreal. I honestly couldn’t even write about it till now because I have a few words but really i’m just in awe of how fast time went by.
Sunday Luke and I went with Ryan to hear him preach at a church. It was like an hour away but thankfully Luke slept the whole way!! As soo. As we got there some boys were playing basketball he went right over and started “trying” to talk to all of them. They all were so cute cause they shared their ball with Luke. This kid loves basketballs!Ryan and I woke up yesterday and realized that we only had 4 days left before he turns one so we decided we wanted to make sure we made these last 4 days really special!! I can’t believe my baby boy turns ONE. He’s walking everywhere!! Which is nice cause he’s so heavy and my little body can’t carry him too long anymore! I’m so sad yet so excited at the same time!!! I love watching this kid grow!! Plus i finally figured out a theme for his birthday!!🙌🏻 Yesterday we got up early and went down near the market to get decorations for his birthday-cause they’re way cheaper down there than the mall. He has no idea whats coming😀 he loved the party shop though!!
Then we took him to the mall to see Jollibee cause I mean it doesn’t get more special than that for him ha!🙈 he loves JOLLIBEE so much. Everyone says he’s definitely filipino cause he walks right past Ronald McDonald and straight to Jollibee. It was so cute cause he was in his stroller and whenever we would walk by people he’d wave and smile like he knew them💙
This year has been the BEST!!
Before Luke was born I did alot of praying, reading and seeking counsel. I wanted to know about natural health in raising my child. I did not want to raise him on medicine, and doctors visits.
I read this quote the other day that has stuck with me since I read it.
“I don’t believe there are devils enough
in Hell to pull a child out of the arms of a GODLY MOTHER”
My hearts deepest desire is to raise my son for the Lord. I want Him to grow up and be exactly and do exactly what GOD wants him to do. I want to have a part in him growing up to love the Lord.
I thought it was so good I wanted to make it into something I could print out and hang on my wall to remind me of this HUGE AMAZING RESPONSIBILITY I’ve been given.
Every year we celebrate Thanksgiving together as a family and every year my Mom prepares the most amazing food. This year though us girls decided to surprise my parents and prepare Thanksgiving for them!! Every year my mom goes all out so we thought it would be fun this year to go all out and let her not worry about it.
For as long as I can remember the following has been my favorite bedtime story.
Ryan and I were talking the other day how we’d be content if Luke was the only child God ever decided to give us. It’s true!!! I mean obviously if we have other kids..it’ll be different in a good way!:) i had a dream the other night that we were having another kid and I woke up crying cause I kept thinking “Nooo! I still have so much I want to do just us 3!”haha
When I started this new blog, one of the main desires I had was to bring more attention to Christ and what He is doing in my life and in the lives of others. I wanted to bring more attention to His name. One way he showed me I could do that was by sharing other peoples stories of His hand in their lives. So I began to ask God to bring to mind people that I could have write for my blog that HE KNOWS their stories would be an encouragement to others who read them.