A Beautiful Miracle
Posted on: 4th of November 2012
| Under: Baby Tales
, Life & Love
**This will be my attempt to look back and share our whirlwind experience giving birth to a premature baby. Zoë’s NICU time, which lasted two and a half months(!), was a series of ups and downs. Most of it was really scary, but in the end, Zoë proved to be a great fighter. She is now a happy one-year-old, so loud and active, it’s hard to believe she came into the world so tiny and fragile.**
We are blessed. So very blessed, because God gave us a beautiful miracle in the form of a baby girl.
Our precious gift.
No one can ever be prepared to give birth two and a half months too early. She wasn’t meant to arrive until November 2011. Eleven-elven-eleven, the day that we were looking forward to. I had pictured myself making that drive with my husband to the emergency room, armed with our hospital bag essentials. I had even planned on bringing my camera to the delivery room, hoping that one of the nurses could document her arrival. But all that went down the drain when our little girl decided that she wanted to come out early.
Ang Galing ng Pinoy!
Posted on: 22nd of November 2009
| Under: Thoughts & Emotions
My Sunday afternoon was greeted with another bout of Filipino Pride upon hearing the news that Efren Peñaflorida was officially named the 2009 CNN Hero of the Year.
What an inspiration, not only to Filipinos, but to other nationalities all over the world too. In a world full violence, terrorism, corruption and greed, it is uplifting to know that there are still selfless people out there who truly care about helping others.
I reckon we all have hidden desires to be heroes ourselves. Most of the time, we’re all just afraid to take that first step. Peñaflorida’s speech was a great reminder that the desire and will to see change and do good is in our very own selves.
“Our planet is filled with heroes, young and old, rich and poor, man, woman of different colors, shapes and sizes. We are one great tapestry. Each person has a hidden hero within, you just have to look inside you and search it in your heart, and be the hero to the next one in need.
So to each and every person inside in this theater and for those who are watching at home, the hero in you is waiting to be unleashed. Serve, serve well, serve others above yourself and be happy to serve. As I always tell to my co-volunteers … you are the change that you dream as I am the change that I dream and collectively we are the change that this world needs to be.”
– Efren Peñaflorida,
Filipino pushcart educator named 2009 CNN Hero of the Year.
Mabuhay ang Pinoy! :)