Raising Little Men

     Yesterday I finally made a decision. I chose to keep only one job because such a decision will allow me to spend more time with my kids. I think I could never trade waking up to see them smiling at me as they leave the house for school with material wealth. Their soft kisses and "I love you moms" as they would tease each other down the path to our wooden gate with promises to come home at once is a bliss that I treasure most. As I type now, the younger one is playing with penguins on their computer, a privilege he earned when he did good in a school presentation the hubby and I attended amid a chaotic work schedule. Parenthood, its tests and joys is beyond compare.

A video clip of our son Roel's poem recitation during the "Buwan ng Wika" celebration in their school
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     The hubby and I were freaking out  before his turn to speak because we knew him too well, or so we thought and were imagining the worst case scenario, him forgetting what to say and probably walking out hahaha, turned out we did a good job rehearsing his piece at home to our great relief. And like every parent who watches his child onstage we were proud as proud can be of his achievement and made sure our child realized how we felt. 

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     Our teenage son just came home from camping yesterday and had to rush a project in social studies. A scrap book on family, dreams and hopes. We had some sort of an argument about the materials he would be using because as always he was late in telling me he needed them and wanted me to produce those items in the blink of an eye. I told him in an irritated tone I am not a magician. I must admit at times I do lose my temper dealing with the teenage boy but in a flash when I remember reading somewhere that the adolescent stage is a stage where parents and children almost always fail to understand each other; I  regain my composure and all the love I have for my child come flooding back making me once more that mother who cares and understands her child no matter what. The hubby was quick to intervene and the house was filled with laughter the moment he opened his mouth making a huge joke about the piggy teenage boy and the piggy mom debate. 

what I want to be when I grow up

     This morning I found his finished product on the computer and had a beaming smile as I read on his  dream. "In the future I would love to become a doctor like my mom so I could heal the sick especially the poor who do not have the resources to seek medical consult." You bet, I was teary eyed. I took the time to gaze at the sky, look at the clouds and say to myself, "you certainly made the right choice Zen"...:-)


"May every child's noble dream come true for it will change the world into a better place."

kids raising hands at sunset

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from my humble world to yours
                                                         
                                                          Kulasa
                               

11 comments

  1. RawThoughtsandFeelings.comSeptember 3, 2012 at 2:48 AM

    Your sons are accomplished, and it is a great joy to see. We all have moment of madness in this rushing life, but as love has it, it will be all right at the end!

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  2. They are growing beautifully, Zen, and I am touched, too, with your oldest son wanted to become a healing doctor like you! Wish you all the best!

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  3. Beautiful dream. And they can reach their dream with our support in prayers and guidance. ^_^ Happy Monday! Thanks for the visit I do appreciate it.

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  4. Paghanga sa isang magaling na blogista, manunulat, nanay, asawa, kaibigan at doktora. You made me smile while holding my tears with post sis Doc Zen. Nakaka-relate ako...sobra!

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  5. oh Zen, teary eyed here too, thanks for sharing how human you can be also sometimes, but also regaining your composure right away, both Francis and Roel are such joys in your lives, and so proud of your choices and how you admirably raise them to be rooted in their faith and to serve, i am glad you will have more time now to spend time with them and to see their smiles. :)

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  6. Lisa (In My Wild Eden)September 3, 2012 at 9:52 AM

    Such a beautiful post. Our children are so precious. We made sacrifices to be with our kids too. They didn't always like not being able to buy what they wanted growing up but now they have let us know that time with us was worth much more. I wouldn't have wanted to miss out on that time with them.

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  7. could relate to everything particularly "producing the things they need in the blink of an eye" and losing temper. ahhh, the joys of motherhood will always be priceless. i share your pride and joy with your two fine little men. here's a toast to motherhood, friendship, and sisterhood! *tink* well done Roel and Kuya Francis!!! love and kisses fr Tita Che.

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  8. It's really important that parents try to spend some time with their children... you'll never know when it's going to be too late... this is a good piece...

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  9. So inspiring and touching. Our children can move us like no one can. Blessings!!

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  10. wow... well you did make the right choice. your kids and their future are something you cannot trade for money or fortune. happy for you sis.

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