Against all odds relationship

To have someone with us to share feelings and love is the wonderful experience.  Everybody dreamed to have someone with them aside from their family to share everything in life.  This is what my cousin found to someone she is with right now.  They are in the relationship for almost a year.  It is her first boyfriend and I am happy for her.  The only issue is that her family is against of their relationship.  It is not new to us because it happens in movies and in real life.  The most important is that you fight for your love and happiness.

Their relationship was criticized by her family because the guy is younger than her.  Who cares, age doesn’t matter at all if you love each other and happy with that person.  My cousin and I are very close and we share things when we are together.  But lately, we seldom see each other because she is busy with work and I am busy babysitting my nephews and niece.  However, we do communicate through exchanging message on the phone and in Facebook.   I pity her because her relationship is not supported by her family.  Feels like she is all alone and the only refuge she has is her boyfriend who is always with her when she feels down.  It will be a long battle to win her family’s support to their relationship, but I am pretty sure that if she will not give up, she will get what she wanted.  I wish and pray for my cousin’s happiness and love.  I hope that the against all odds relationship will end so they will be fully happy and that her family will accept the decision she makes in choosing the one she loves.

Top one in their class for first grading

The niece is very competitive in their class.  She sees to it that she will be included in the top ten.  She also wishes to be in top one but according to her, it is very difficult to achieve because most of her classmates are achievers.  She is always included in top ten and finished with honors since grade school.  I am encouraging her to get the top one position, but she always told me that it is very hard.  She is competitive but she lacks confidence in getting the top one position in their class.

When she was in grade 7, she finished in 3rd.  She almost made it to the top 1.  She is disappointed then, but I have told her that she did very well, just that her classmate did better.  I challenge her to study harder, set a goal and enjoy life at school.  I do not want to stress her out because it is not good.  Grade 8 she is one of the top 20 when the school year ended.  The niece now is in grade 9, and she is doing well.  Another battle to make it to the top I must say.  They are 70 in the class.  Yesterday, was their reading of honors.  And she is surprised when the teacher called her name as the top 1.  She was so happy and told me when she arrived from school.  I congratulate her and so happy for her.  Good job niece and keep up the good work.  Hopefully, she will maintain the top spot when the school year ends.

Discussing about their wedding

I have mentioned in my previous post about the wedding of my older brother.  The supposed to be July wedding was canceled because the Sil has the miscarriage.  It was one sad moment for my brother and his wife because they supposed to be the first born was not given to them.  They decided to cancel the wedding on July because the bride must recover emotionally and mentally.  She is having a hard time moving on because they have been waiting for that blessing to come to their life and suddenly it was not given to them.  I must say that the SIL (bride) is emotionally stressed.  Also, their budget was ruined because of the unexpected incident.

Last Sunday, I went to visit the brother and SIL.  It was an abrupt decision after I got home from church.  I just felt lonely and wanted to visit the older brother.  It was a good decision though because we are able to discuss their wedding.  I guess the SIL is fine now and has recovered from the miscarriage she opens about their wedding plan to me.  We discuss their upcoming wedding when I visit them last Sunday.  Nothing much changes though, just that the venue is changed.  The SIL does not want to have the wedding in their province.  They have some issues with her family and does not want to ruin her wedding.  It is the happiest day of their lives and she wants it perfectly, peacefully and smoothly.  The wedding will be in the city where we live.  As the wedding planner (haha), I proceed with the listing of the things to be done and needed for their wedding.

Kab Scout Investiture

August 17, 2017, Thursday, was the investiture of my nephew at school.  He is now member of the Kab Scout.  One of the most important event of the nephew’s in Grade one.  As usual, his parents will not be able to see this event because they are both busy at work.  I am the one accompanying the nephew on his Kab Scout Investiture.  It is not new to me because I was the one attending with him during his Kids Scout investiture.  The nephew is excited because of the new shorts, shirt, cap, new sock and kab scout scarf.  Truly, new stuffs will make the kids excited of the event.

There was a short lecture during the event.  The teacher gave short information about the responsibilities of the Kab Scout, and the meaning of the scarf.  The highlights of the event were the investiture rights.  We lighted the candle, put the scarf on their shoulder and the kids recited the kab scout promise.  The program lasted for two hours.  It was tiring because of the hot weather, but memorable to the kids, the parents, teachers, guardians and all the guest and visitors who are witnessing the investiture rights of the Kab Scout, Kids Scout and Boy Scouts.  Some parents gave presents to their kids after putting the scarf on their shoulder.  Memorable event indeed.