Saturday 11 May 2013


There are things that you have to work for before you acquire. You study hard, you get good grades. You work hard, you get good pays. Yet, there are things that we get only by grace. We don't do anything to deserve it, but GOD gives it to you free of charge.

One of the amazing graces I have since I was born is by the name of Mommy Vho. She's the best-est friend anyone can ever have. With her, I feel invincible!

I know we all feel the same about our moms. We don't deserve such good women in our lives, yet they have been bestowed to us by the LORD. I'd like to be specific about the things I am grateful for this Mom's Day 2013.


CMK from way back :)

I get a lot of remarks like this: "Did your parents ever force you to study hard, etc.?" The answer is always the same. A big, fat NO. ☺ I am forever thankful to God because He gave me the opportunity to graduate as a Cum Laude and pass the CPA Board Exam - but never in my life have I felt that mommy ever imposed any standards on me. I never felt any pressure to 'perform'. This is one of the things I like to imitate when it's my turn to be a mom. She perfectly conveys that whether I'm a winner or otherwise, she loves me just the same. Mom has always been my #1 fan (together with dad and lolo) * Tears are starting to roll, FYI * 


Crazy times. Crazy faces.

Here's the part where I'm not good at! I'm such a fool for love. And I think, we all are at some point. Let's skip the nitty gritty details but I recall one Christmas Eve, when we prayed as a family, and I was like crying so much (tulo lahat - luha, sipon, laway ☺)... Dad asked mom, "Anong nangyari kay Tin? Sobrang umiyak sa prayer?" And mom remarked - "Nakaka-touch kasi ang prayer mo." Haha. Up to this point we're laughing about that! (facepalm)

There was that moment in my life when 'kill me now' was not merely an expression. That the pain was so heavy, it feels like the end of the world came earlier. Not so recently, I meditated how good GOD is in my life talaga, without that seemingly loss, I wouldn't experience Europe, a job that I love so much, more friends and this blog would've never been existed. I believe that all things work together for good because our GOD IS SO GOOD.


Many people think that traveling with moms is such a hassle. For me, the opposite is true. I've been with mom in and out of the country and while there are tantrum moments (my fault, most of the time) - I enjoyed all of those adventures! I guess setting correct expectation is the key! Like when we went at Bangkok, I asked her to prepare for a massive walkathon specially on shopping malls. She said Yes.

I noticed that she's such a prayerful woman. Whether we're at home or at any vacation spot, she spends her morning praying. She's the first person who helped me understand this verse: Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, But a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised. -Proverbs 31:30

I am convinced 100% that we all have 
amazing stories to tell about our moms, 
with that... let me greet you moms and moms-to-be: -CMK



  1. I even believe that I'll be a good mom someday because I've been learning from the best all my life. :D By the way, Happy Mother's Day to your mom. ;)

  2. Happy Mother's Day to your mom and to all Mom's out there :)))

    1. Christine! Thanks dear ♥ Happy Mom's Day to your Mom too :)

  3. Thanks! I wish we could take our mom out of the country too :))) well for now it's gonna be on my bucket list

  4. Mothers really are a gift sent from above! Belated happy Mom's day! :)


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