Monday, July 14, 2014

Why This Is Worth It



      Two little but sweet things happened to me yesterday.


     It's been quite a hectic past few weeks. As in full of activity. Which is why I couldn't post regularly on this blog. I've been busy being a mommy as always- but I've been doing more than the usual stuff (as if that was possible, but yes it is :o). Adding to my job as mom and caregiver to my girls, is the job of chauffeur. I take Audrey to school everyday and pick her up too. I'm also a more active cook and baker nowadays, thanks to my obsessive compulsiveness with Audrey's lunch and our shifting to an even healthier lifestyle. As we all know, it's always been better to prepare your meals from scratch because you know exactly what's getting into it and where it's from. I've been experimenting with some new recipes and it's been great but really time consuming.
    I can confidently say though that I'm truly enjoying this :). However, I think I need to replenish my concealer soon as I've had to use it more often now because I wake up even earlier nowadays. I still have my other job- being an architect, and projects do demand a lot of time. The wee hours of the morning are perfect for working. It's quiet and I can concentrate. Unfortunately, it's the cause of the dreaded raccoon eyes which I sport almost every day! Sigh. Oh well.
    Besides all this, I still get to do what I truly love and what I think I was really made for. Mothering. I just enjoy the time that I get to spend with the girls and doing those big and little things for them. And I actually miss home schooling Audrey, but I'm very happy that she's enjoying preschool. Would really love to post about it and how Natalie took it all - I hope I'll have the time very soon!
    Yesterday I was just happy about some little sweet things that the girls did for me. While we were at my in laws' place, I was with Audrey and Natalie in the den. We had some snacks and when i started to breastfeed Natalie, "I thought out loud, I'm thirsty. I think I need some water." Little did I know that Audrey was up to something when she went out and left me with Natalie. A few minutes later she was back with Inday, who gave me a glass of water, courtesy of Audrey. She said that Audrey asked for it for me. So sweet! She's always been caring and dependable (especially when dada or mama isn't feeling well), and this was proof once again. I was so amused and happy. I didn't even have to ask.
    And last night, while Natalie refused to sleep right away and opted to play with some blocks, I left the room to eat dinner quickly. (In case you're wondering where dad was, he was taking a shower and Audrey was already asleep). I kept checking on her until it seemed as though she would be busy with the blocks for a while. A little later I heard something fall- followed by a loud cry. Naturally I ran towards the room, opened the door gently and found her standing beside her mini wooden stool wearing her slippers. She was trying to reach for the door knob so she could open it and go out to me in the dining area. She cried again and pointed to her owee. It was so sweet of her to try and make an effort to get to me. I didn't hesitate to carry her and hug her tight while she squeezed me with her little arms (oh the bliss!).
    These are just a few of the wonderful and sweet moments when I see rewards that are beyond the ordinary (and if you're a mom I'm sure you know what I mean). They come in different forms and ways but the reason for it is the same - it is an expression of love. And when it comes from little hearts who have innocent motives, it can bring such a delight to one's soul. I am just so happy and thankful that I get to experience this kind of love. So in the midst of all this busyness and activity, I can stop and smile because I know I am truly blessed :)


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