Sa darating na Linggo, 07 December, ang first year anniversary ng aming kasal. Natatandaan ko pa lahat ng detalye, pangyayari, taranta, kapalpakan, mga ngiti at luha at kung anu-ano pa, noong nagpa-plano kami ng aming kasal. Ngayon, nagre-reminisce na lang kami, sabi nga sa isang kasabihan:
Reminiscing is a funny thing: we laugh at the things that made us cry, and cry at the things that made us laugh.
Pero totoo diba? Ang sarap balikan ng aming mga pictures, although sablay lang talaga ang aming video, buti na lang madami talagang camera noong araw na iyon at na-capture ng husto ang mga moments kahit papaano.
Sa darating na Linggo, bukod sa celebration ng aming anniversary, pabibinyagan na din namin ang aming anak. Exciting, ang daming biyaya ni Lord sa amin, kaya sobrang-sobrang thankful talaga ako. Ang daming dahilan para mag-celebrate. At kahit na naghihikahos na ang bulsa ko, tuloy pa din ang celebration, dahil I believe that the children are the future, I mean, I believe that we should rejoice moments like these and share our happiness with other people. Translated: Tuloy ang PARTY at INOM! Hahaha!
Naka-adjust na din ako sa gising ng anak ko, kahit na puyat ako araw-araw, hindi na ako masyadong pangit at cranky. Napagisip talaga ako, ano nga ba ang nagbago sa buhay namin ni misis magsimula ng dumating si jr ko?
I came across this article from Babycenter.com that summarized more or less our sentiments of being newbie parents. (Sa mga first-time parents, would-be-parents, or trip lang maging magulang, babycenter.com is the way kapag medyo windang! Try niyo!)
Let me share this article written by Rebecca Woolf with you at sana magustuhan niyo din ito. Makaka-relate din ang mga parents dito I’m sure.
1. You finally stop to smell the roses, because your baby is in your arms.
2. Where you once believed you were fearless, you now find yourself afraid.
3. The sacrifices you thought you made to have a child no longer seem like sacrifices.
4. You respect your body … finally.
5. You respect your parents and love them in a new way.
6. You find that your baby’s pain feels much worse than your own.
7. You believe once again in the things you believed in as a child.
8. You lose touch with the people in your life whom you should have banished years ago.
9. Your heart breaks much more easily.
10. You think of someone else 234,836,178,976 times a day.
11. Every day is a surprise.
12. Bodily functions are no longer repulsive. In fact, they please you. (Hooray for poop!)
13. You look at your baby in the mirror instead of yourself.
14. You become a morning person.
15. Your love becomes limitless, a superhuman power.
And from our readers…
1. “You discover how much there is to say about one tooth.” — Ashley’s mom
2. “You finally realize that true joy doesn’t come from material wealth.” — Anonymous
3. “You now know where the sun comes from.” — Charlotte
4. “You’d rather buy a plastic tricycle than those shoes that you’ve been dying to have.” — Sophie’s mom
5. “You realize that although sticky, lollipops have magical powers.” — Roxanne
6. “You don’t mind going to bed at 9 p.m. on Friday night.” — Kellye
7. “Silence? What’s that?” — Anonymous
8. “You realize that the 15 pounds you can’t seem to get rid of are totally worth having.” — Brenda
9. “You discover an inner strength you never thought you had.” — Ronin and Brookie’s mom
10. “You no longer rely on a clock — your baby now sets your schedule.” — Thomas’ mom
11. “You give parents with a screaming child an ‘I-know-the-feeling’ look instead of a ‘Can’t-they-shut-him-up?’ one.” — Jaidyn’s mom
12. “Your dog — who used to be your ‘baby’ — becomes just a dog.” — Kara
13. “You take the time for one more hug and kiss even if it means you’ll be late.” — Tracey
14. “You learn that taking a shower is a luxury.” — Jayden’s mom
15. “You realize that you can love a complete stranger.” — Dezarae’s mom
16. You find yourself wanting to make this world a better place. — Arizona
17. If you didn’t believe in love at first sight before, now you do! — Ciara