Good to see her smiling again

Every day my life becomes lighter because of my four months old niece.  Seeing her smile brings more life to me always.  I do not feel tired after doing the household chores because of my bubbly niece.  I am her temporary nanny while her parents are still looking for a nanny.  While I am her nanny, I spend more time with her, kissing and hugging her.  Savor every moment with my niece and taking lots of pictures.  I always miss the niece’s contagious smile.  Last week, the niece is not feeling well.  I so missed her smile I must say.

She has a fever for four days.  We almost brought her to her pediatrician to check her up because we are so worried that it is dengue fever.  I am glad that her fever subsides after five days.  But sad because the niece’s body is full or rashes.  She keeps on crying maybe because she felt very itchy.  The rashes give the niece a hard time.  Her mother (my sister) give her antihistamine.  The niece feels better now.  The rashes are gone and she is back to being a bubbly kid.  I can see her pretty smile now.  I really missed it.  Thank God that the niece is okay now.  It is really good to see her smiling again.

The family’s new angel

The long wait is over for the family because today the sister gave birth to a healthy baby girl.  The family’s new angel and new bundle of joy.  For the 7th time, I am the happiest aunt in the world.  I really missed carrying baby in my arms and seeing a baby growing under my care.  Yes, you heard it right I will be the nanny of this new angel in the family.  My sister is looking for a babysitter though, but it is really difficult to find a good one nowadays.  For the mean time I will be the babysitter/nanny.  I do hope I have enough strengths to watch three kids at once.

This angel is an answered prayer.  The sister has been praying to God to give her a baby girl and now she has a baby girl.  Her little princess.  I can’t help but to smile after seeing Lianne for the first time in the nursery room.  I have been waiting for her arrival and really excited to see how she looks like.  And now I am seeing her and will be carrying her soon.  Indeed she is an angel.  Pretty little Lianne in the family.  Welcome baby Lianne!  We love you very much.  Your mommy can’t wait to carry you too.


Wanted to become a teacher

I remember when she was in grade school my niece says that she wanted to become a nurse.  She wants to help treating people in the hospital.  Also, told me that she wants to work abroad to help the family financially.  I am amazed because at early age she thinks of the future of her family.  And that is a good sign that the niece is being responsible and loving to her parents.  As the time, days, months, years passed by the niece’s dreams to become nurse is fading away.  She has no interest at all.  She told us that she wants to become a teacher like her mommy (her aunt).  She idolized her mommy (her aunt) that much.

Yesterday, was their career guidance program at school.  They were told to wear the prescribed clothes for the career they want to pursue and become.  And the niece chooses to become a teacher.  She said she wants to be like mommy.  Instead of treating sick people in the hospital, she likes to teach the future generation.  She wants to be part of their journey to success.  The niece has a point on that.  She thought of helping the future generation to become a better person and successful individual.  And that left me speechless.  Indeed the niece is growing so fast.  Her thoughts of the future and the dreams she wants to become someday makes me so proud of her.  I do hope that she will be able to reach her dreams, pursue the career she wants and become a successful person someday.  Way to go niece.  Don’t stop reaching your dreams, aim high and reach your goal in life.

Get well soon niece

One thing that I do not want to see is any member of the family get sick or hospitalized especially the kids.  That is why I always reminded the kids to watch what they eat, take extra careful when going/playing outside, eat on time, not to eat too much junk foods, and the things that will make them sick.  I have seen two of them hospitalized before and it breaks my heart seeing them so weak and not in good condition.  However, as the niece grows older, she is a bit stubborn.  I have to warn them many times or even get mad at them.  And no matter how I tried to make them understand, kids are kids. They will do the things they want when older aren’t looking. arghs!

Because of the stubbornness, the niece is now sick and admitted in the hospital.  She has been suffering from abdominal pain for two days.  We went to the doctor to have her checked and took the prescribed medicines but still she is in pain.  Seeing the niece suffering from pain tears my heart, I wish to take the pain and have it instead.  This afternoon we decided to bring her to the hospital.  The pediatrician told us that she needs to be admitted.  I am so sad, but it is best for her to get right treatment and get better soon.  I pray to God that the niece will get better soon so we can see the smiles we used to see on her face every day.