WPC: Wish

Weekly Photo Challenge: Wish

Like any other loving mothers, my greatest wish for my two sons is that they’d be genuinely happy in everything they do and in whatever situation they are in.

If I could, I would have them be free of life’s bruises and problems. If possible, no tear may fall upon their eyes and no questions may hunt their young minds. If I could just spare them from the harsh realities of life, that I would certainly do.

However, if that would come true, I’d be the most unfair mother of all. For I cannot teach my children to be strong when they are not faced with their own weaknesses. I cannot teach them trust when they are not confronted with doubts. And I could not give them the right answers when they fail to see the nuances of things.

I may be the most hurt when they are hurt, or in pain. But I also have to endure the pains of a mother that never stop even after childbirth. My two hands are ever ready to embrace them in every fall or victory that may come their way.

And I could only pray, like any mother out there, that my Maker would always cast His loving guidance upon my two beautiful sons.

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It’s Not This Time of Year Without…

Christmas Decorations!

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Where would you find the most Christmas spirit in the world? It’s hard to say for certain, but if a global competition were to be held, the Philippines would have an excellent shot at winning….(Sarah Brown, CNN)

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The Philippines celebrates Christmas the longest. As early as September first, streets are lined up with Christmas lights and parol (Christmas lantern). Gigantic Christmas trees start to emerge too. Christmas carols are heard everywhere: on radio, in houses, in malls. This is how excited are we to celebrate Christmas.

Come September and Christmas is in the air.

WP Weekly Photo Challenge: It’s not this time of year without…