Written on June 29, 2008
One of the things I pray for is for Alvin and I to have the privilege to grow old with our kids - to see them graduate in college, to see them work, to meet their God’s best and to see them serving the Lord.
Someday, I want them to read my journal. I want them to read the struggles and challenges we have encountered as a family. I pray that they will treasure God’s faithfulness and lovingkindness to us. I want them to remember all our thoughts and prayers for them when they were kids. I want them to know how they brought so much happiness to our life.
I have listed below some of the “funny moments” we had. Riel and Aethan never fail to make mommy and daddy laugh that sometimes, they make us wish that they will forever be kids…
One morning, Riel and Aethan were fighting and arguing over their Batman toy. I asked them to go out of the room and patch things up. When I went outside to peek, I saw riel punching Aethan lightly. And I asked him why…He said, “Look mommy, I’m punching things up.”
Riel: Mommy, why don’t I have hair on my armpit
Mommy: Because you are not yet an adult, baby. When you are an adult you will have hair on your armpit
Riel: Why don’t you have hair on your armpit mommy?
Riel saw daddy removing mommy’s white hair.
Riel: Mommy, are you a grandma now?
Alvin scolded Riel. Riel said, “Daddy, I’m sorry, please forgive me. I will not do it again”. Then he continued quoting a verse in the Bible, “Daddy, Don’t be angry, I give you good news of great joy that will be for all the people”.
Aethan: Mommy, why do girls wee-wee (pee) using their buttocks?
While I was teaching Aethan, he said “Mommy, I am Murdock” (referring to the ‘Daredevil’, a blind superhero).
And I said, “Okay, Murdock, continue writing …”
Aethan close his eyes and wrote on the paper.
Mommy: “Aethan, open your eyes so that you can see what you are writing”
Aethan: “But mommy, remember, I’m blind…”
Riel: Happy Mother’s day Mommy! I have a gift for you!
Me: What’s that?
Riel: ahhh…I’ll give it when we are at Jollibee…
Me: Why, Do you have money to buy me something from Jollibee?
Riel: Mommy, can you buy me money so that I can buy something from Jollibee for you?
June 2008 - On Father’s day
Riel: Daddy, I have a gift for you.
Daddy: What is it?
Riel: Secret … You’ll like it.
Daddy: Really? What is it, baby?
Riel: A toy, daddy!
Daddy: But I don’t play with toys now baby, I’m big now.
Riel: Daddy, I’ll give you a big toy!