Life is a world of challenges

We do encounter lots of difficulties and trials in life.  It makes life more challenging. Though it makes it wants to give up especially when the trials are too heavy for us to take.  We sometimes asking why it happens to us?  But we must know that those difficulties won’t be given to us if we cannot handle it well.  Burdens makes us wiser and stronger.  We just must believe in ourselves that we will get back and surpass whatever trials and difficulties we are facing. And most importantly, we should keep the faith, continue praying and call God’s guidance always.

My brother is facing another trial now.  His second daughter was admitted in the hospital last Monday.  I feel his pain and feel so sorry for him.  He even said that he is the unluckiest person on earth.  It is not good to say it, but I understand that he said it out of desperation and frustration.  I know that my brother is a strong person.  He can handle whatever trials comes in his way.  But just recently, he just felt it is too much.  As a family, we extend our arms for him.  Give him comfort and encouraging words for him to not lost faith and believe in God.  Everything happens for a reason.  Maybe it is God’s way of testing him on how long the brother will be able to handle it and his faith to Him.  To my brother, do not give up and continue moving on.  We are here for you.  And will help you as much and we could.

The nephew has just finished his summer class of speech therapy.  He got four smileys from his teacher and we are so proud of him.  We are glad that the nephew shows development in speaking.  He can slowly communicate with us now and we are so happy for him.  He will continue his therapy for six months for him to develop more.  We were advice by the teacher to enroll the nephew in regular class for him to interact with other kids.  The decision of the sister to have home schooling for the nephew is cancelled.  Because we will enroll him in regular class because he is normal just that his development is slow.

The sister is seeking advices from friends and co-teacher about her son’s condition.  And home schooling is their advices, and then go to developmental pediatrician for evaluation.  However, the nephew’s teacher at speech therapy class told us to have him enrolled in regular class. And told us that the nephew is now ready to go to school and be with other kids, provided that the student in his class should be at most 15 students.  More than 15 students are not good for him.  It would be more crowded for him and he will not be able to concentrate.  The nephew is now enrolled and their classes will start on June 13, 2017.  The nephew will continue his therapy for six months, and it will be once a week since he will attend regular class on weekdays.  Good luck to the nephew.  Long way to go and we are sure that you will go well and will make us all proud of you!

Enrolled and not ready to go to school yet

The classes for the school year 2017-2018 will start in two weeks.  The kids are already enrolled and we are glad but the kids are not.  Why?  Because they are not yet ready to go to school.  They said that their vacation is too short and they want to play more than going to school.  However, they do not have any choice but to go to school.  Tomorrow their parents will buy some of their school requirements and uniforms.  My niece and nephew will go to a new school. It will be a new environment, new people, and new classmates to make but I am pretty sure that they will do well in their new school and can adopt easily.

Aside from the kids, I am not ready yet for this school year.  I haven’t rested well I guess.  I haven’t had my me time for the entire school vacation because the sister is too busy attending seminars here and there.  I just have to breathe in and breath out and pray that God will give me more strength to do all my jobs with the kids.  It will be more tiring for me because I have my seven months old niece.  I just crossed my fingers.  Sleeping late and waking up early is coming up.  I need more vitamins and energizer.LOL

Are you or your kids ready to go to school?  Or still, have vacation hangover?

Everything happens for a reason

Two months ago, my future sister-in-law was announcing that she is pregnant.  The brother and her was the happiest person on earth.  They have been waiting for this wonderful gift from Above for two years.  The prayers has been answered and we are so happy for them.  This is indeed a wonderful blessing for them and now we are planning for their wedding.  This year would be a great year for the family because of these two big events, the wedding of my brother and future SIL and the coming of their baby.  Indeed a good reason to celebrate for these very nice gifts.

Everything went well, until an unexpected thing happened.  The sister-in-law had miscarriage a week ago.  It was very unfortunate.  I am so sad when messaged me telling this sad news.  I felt so sorry for them.  I felt the pain she had at that moment.  I wish we were there to comfort her and the brother.  We just new about the sad news few days ago.  She already discharged from the hospital.  I still comforted her through facebook because they live far from us.  I really felt her pain and sadness.  I just told the SIL that everything happens for a reason.  Maybe it is not time yet.  They will soon be blessed with another one in God’s perfect time.  Always have faith and pray to God.