Thursday, August 14, 2008

My Gabriel turns three!!!

I wake up to pee and find something pinkish in my underwear. I go back to sit on our bed, I close my eyes and say a short prayer of abandonment. This is it. I'm giving birth. I wake hubby up who in an instant gets up and panick a little bit. I am calm though nervous with anticipation.

At the clinic, the contraction becomes more and more intense but still gives me time to breathe, smile and joke around. Until I am brought to delivery room. Forty-five minutes later, Gabriel comes out and cries his first, announcing the great joy that he brings along. It is a miracle. He is a miracle...


Today, my son turns three!!! Like I always do, I wear the very dress I wore when I had him. I bring out the home pregnancy kit that we used when we found out we're pregnant. (and show it to Abe who, in turn asks me curious questions about it) I bring my son with me to work just to make sure I spend the whole 24 hours with him, savoring the joy of being a mother and thanking God for making me deserving to be one. Just how I wish hubby was around to share this day with us.



















5:30 am, November 30, 2004. We're pregnant!!



















In between contractions...
Because of hubby I was brave more than I had ever thought...




















Mother and son in action...



Tonight, as I put him to sleep, his prayer was a song that hushed all the stress of my busy life away. "Papa Jesus tenk yu gid kay gin gaan mo ko laptop (Nanay Dit's bday gift, a toy laptop), gin gaan mo kami higligdaan, tenk yu gid kay may nanay ko kag tatay, kag yaya.Tenk yu kay may kamot kami kg tiil kag may head. Tenk yu gid kay gin gaan mo kami food kag milk. Ay lab yu Papa Jesus.Happy birtday to me." (Papa Jesus, thank you so much for giving me laptop, you gave us bed to sleep on, thank you so much for giving me Mom and Dad and nanny. thank you because we have hands and feet and head.Thank you so much for giving us food and milk. I love you Papa Jesus. Happy birthday to me.)



Three years of being a parent. I'm praying for many more years to be blessed by it.


PS: We celebrated Abe's birthday last weekend to give his tatay a chance to be there, whose work schedule allow him to be home every other day. I share Abe's birthday photos only to friends in my multiply and friendster account.

9 comments:

meowiefotografie said...

BELATED HAPPY 3RD BIRTHDAY ABE!!! wooww this is such a beautiful writing...i'm praying i'm able to get through all of these and surpass everything...thank you for sharing us your family anne! salamat gid!

bebang said...

haaay wala ko masabi... sempre gid lang ya eh daw gina itik ako sg iya prayer.. haaay so proud gid kay abe... da best ... pa artistahon ta sya bala an.. hehe btw, wi bing2 hambal ya se abe kag uji daw twins hehehehe

My name is Anne said...

meow, last year ikaw pa to naghimo sang iya lootbags noh?hehehe simple lang iya bday party this time. sa balay lang with a few intimate friends...ti kamusta ang pag bunbuntis?pila na ka months?

inday, si benjo man sagay hambal nga pareho tsura abe kg uji.hehehe buot silingon look alike man ta.buot silingon gwapa man ko nyahahahahahahahah

Dohn.Nalumen said...

cute cute...

pa adopt kay abe soon ha... lolz

cathyne said...

syempre ato kami to naki birthday...hahahahahaa enjoy gid si mabe anne, enjoy sya pulot sg candies sa pabitin nga wala ga dali kag ga inagaway...hahaha kag enjoy sya pagpuli namun kay first time ya gali nag ride sa trisikad...hahahaha..me especially nalipay kay isa kami sa napili an mu nga imbitahon...

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Abe!!

This is beautiful post, Anne as always!

IA. said...

Happy birthday, Abe! And happy 3rd birthday as mommy, Anne!

My name is Anne said...

dohn, puli na di para ikaw ma yayo ha. heheheh kon wala lang si tatay ya hahahaha

cat, mayo no kay tungod sang bday ni abe naka first time experience sya sa trisikad hahaha of course, when i say a few intimate friends, you're sure to be there. indi complete ang party kn wala kamo ni mabe.

mapz, thanks for dropping by!!! miss reading your posts.

IA, thanks a heap!! tubo lang gale si Roo kag si Abe noh? hehehe glad to know...

Anonymous said...

Belated happy bday to Abe! Such a nice post. Thanks for sharing.