I could still remember when I was just a kid; I was able to look after this boy, when he wants to take a nap I would sing for him until he dropped off to sleep on her blanket hammock.
I could not believe that my cousin who is younger than me will pass away. Last Saturday, I learned from my sister that he died of kidney shock on Friday. His best friend and cousin as well informed us that he died and that we are invited to see his remains at Angel Funeral. I was so shocked, I could not believe it, we even thought he got an accident but nope, he was already sick on January and was admitted to the hospital 3x. His siblings could not believe it as well, when we visited the funeral yesterday, his youngest sister said that they don’t have a 2nd father anymore because they treat him as their father next to their father. They are not intact, their father and mother who is my cousin got separated years and years ago, after having 7 kids. Their father re-married again or should I say had lived in after he and his wife got separated. My Aunt went away from their house and went to Manila; she left the kids with their Dad. Sooner the eldest, got so disappointed that she married early. The second who is a boy tried to get hold of the family and never was he give up, he didn’t even felt hatred to his Mom. Whenever his siblings need some help, he would always lend a hand for them. He got married too but he didn’t forget his responsibility to his younger siblings. Kidney shock at 29 is hard to believe, I mean what happen to the world now, last year our friend who is only 17 years old died of heart failure and now our cousin who just started to have a family. Only GOD know until when we will be here on earth and one must be ready for our ending, but with kids so young yet how can they cope up. I can only offer prayers and hope my cousin would still guide them even he is already in heaven.
I still consider myself lucky even how cruel my life was during college, because I have friends I can always talk to whenever I feel like down. But time flies so fast and different because I no longer see them now, I always wonder what their activities are today because even though one of them is my friend in Facebook, I still could not reach her. That friend was my best friend before but I guess the time change because even a Hi or Hello from her could never be heard. But I always cherished our memories together during college, even she does not remember them at all, I do and I always care.
My friends today are just around yet it is sad to say one has to go out of the country, maybe the picture below would be our last picture for this year. Our friendship lasted already for 7 years and thanks to FB because we can still update and talked with our whereabouts. And since my eldest daughter is no longer busy with her training, I can stay in the computer the whole day if I want to but of course, a stay at home Mom like me still have so many things to do inside the house or even outside to pay the bills. Nevertheless, I love my life now, no pressure at all and I can live with it smoothly without those mouths and eyes that follow me whenever my kid would compete.
We have this thought that we have all the rights to spend money whenever we have, like when we just receive our salary we ought to spend them to shopping because we feel like we own it so we have the rights but we didn’t know that this would lead to indiscriminate spending. You must remember that there are numbers of famous people who made a lot of money but because they spent more and more each day, they end up bankruptcy. We can always start to teach our children at an early age how to be careful and responsible with what they received, remind your children that those things that given to them are merely entrusted to them and encourage them to be always grateful of what they have. And when they have toys given to them, you always remind them that there’s no such thing as they are mine but it is to be shared to the siblings, they should also take good care of it when and after play, meaning they should not depend on the mothers or the yayas to keep and fix all the toys.
Thank God that when my eldest had her first period this morning, I didn’t have to explain it to her elaborately. I mean her and her classmates who already got her period from last months talked about this before. And their Science teacher is discussing about it from time to time. On the other hand, some of you may be like me, who am a bit nervous and scared of explaining in details. Here are some tips I found online for Menstruation and the First Period. It could help you to explain to your girls as they are entering the world of teenagers.
You can start talking about period in general in early age but don’t get too elaborate. You can tell your kids that when they grow old enough and be like Mama, their body will change for preparation to be a grown up woman. And when your daughter is getting older to understand a little you can be more specifics like you can tell her what a period is like and being able to get pregnant if she will ever have sex. Do not just hand your daughter a book or hand her a CD that discussing menstruation so on and so forth, you should watch or read with her and talk about it after you read with her the book because if there are some questions that your daughter might have about periods and puberty, you are there immediately to attend her.
If you have a girl this tips could help you, just copy and paste the url to your browser, http://teens.webmd.com/girls-puberty-10/girls-first-period?page=2