Great Expectations

Once you’re back in the corporate world, a lot of people begin to have expectations from you. Not only that, you begin to have more expectations from yourself.

In a world where office politics rule, guidelines of black and white becomes gray, it is tough to get your head above the water, to keep yourself from drowning.

This is exactly what I feel on my new job. I’m drowning.

There’s a lot to take in and I need to absorb everything all at once. I’m just grateful that despite my blunders and my attempts to redeem my performance, my new employers are definitely understanding and are also not blind to my efforts to fit in with the staff and into their lives.

Sacrifices had to be made and my one loss and ultimate sorrow is everytime I leave my baby Heaven. I now realize that as a working mom, this is my greatest sacrifice, to be away from her.

I am hopeful that all I’m doing will be beneficial for our future.

Knowing I have my family’s full support and God’s unfailing love, I know those expectations will be met.

Family Party

Dear Lav,

It was your Lolo Nick’s birthday last weekend and to celebrate, we had a party. We sang and danced and you played hard with all your cousins. It was also a sort of despedida party for your Tita Enya, who left for Saudi Arabia again the following day.

Here are some picture perfect moments with the birthday celebrant:

Lolo Nick and sons with adopted children, G-Mo and Heavenie!

Singing “Araw Gabi” by Regine Velasquez…weird song choice but what do I know…
Lolo Nick with grand-nephew and grand-nieces

And here’s you with Lola Wink…hehehe funny…my fault.


Moments at Forest View

Dearest Beb,

Do you know that we have such a large family? Do you also know how beloved you are? Anyways, here’s a video of just how much you enjoy their company.

Dancing with your cousins:

And there’s even more to come… We were at Forest View, Tita Enya’s new home where you can hang out with your Ate Lyanne, Ryanne and Ate Angel.

Love you, always!


Q and A

Forgive the crappy video resolution but it was fun asking Heaven some questions. Here’s a transcription:

Mommy: What’s your name? What’s your name?
Heaven: He men.
Mommy: How old are you?
Heaven: Two!
Mommy: What’s your favorite color?
Heaven: Red.