I Kept Quiet About My Pregnancy

When you’re pregnant, you’re dying to tell the world, but you want to wait till you pass the 12-week milestone. Waiting till the end of the first trimester is increasingly common, as this period is normally the highest risk period for any pregnancy complications. But for someone like me who found out that I wasContinue reading “I Kept Quiet About My Pregnancy”

Lola’s Girl

I always cherish the fond memories I have for grandma, I called her Mamá Pedeng. I have always been her little helper – in the kitchen, in her mini-grocery store (sari-sari store), in household chores and every time she went to supermarkets every Thursday afternoon and Sunday to attend the 6AM mass as well. NoContinue reading “Lola’s Girl”

Mama’s Embrace

Every birth story is unique. It was on Thursday dawn, during Simbang Gabi in 1982 when a healthy little one was brought into this world. The number six and youngest in the family. She was 39 when she gave birth to this child. Her family and neighbors were excited of her birth and so sheContinue reading “Mama’s Embrace”

A Letter to my Mamas

“It is not how much you do, but how much love you put into the doing that matters” – Mother Teresa Indeed, what Mother Teresa said is exactly the best way to describe our mothers. Being a mother isn’t easy, it’s the hardest job in the world that comes with no instructions or manual onContinue reading “A Letter to my Mamas”

A letter to an Angel

Dear Angel, Today is supposedly the day that you will be born. You were taken straight into the presence of your Father God, and until I reach you in that beautiful place where you now dwell, and will for all eternity, I will not have the privilege of being formally introduced to you. I’m goingContinue reading “A letter to an Angel”