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Day 10 – the Trip Of My Life

This task made me put together the videos we have from Palawan. If there is one trip I would consider a trip of my life, it would be our honeymoon. When my husband and I decided to get married we agreed to make it simple and intimate. If we are going to spend a lot of money, it would not be on the wedding but on our travel. We wanted to go to as many places as we can with the money that we have and we’re very happy of how it turned out. I treasure those memories and I’m excited for the coming years of traveling together.

I will write about our honeymoon in details in the coming days, but for now here’s the video.

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Day 9 – My Favorite Love Quote

Okay, I should have written this yesterday because today is Day 10. I might failed yesterday but hey, it’s not the end for me. I still have 20 more days to go!

My favorite love quote is

“There’s no substitute for a great love who says, ‘No matter what’s wrong with you, you’re welcome at this table.'”

— Tom Hanks

It’s easy for us to love anyone who is nice and easy to go along with. But what if as the time passes by we discover more and more weaknesses from the person we love? What if we discover bad habits? What if the person you love become depressed that it affects every aspect of his/her life including your relationship? What if his/her attitude changed which is different from the person you have loved from the start. What if he/she cheated on you? What if he/she becomes ill? Will you continue to love? Will you stay?

The songs say “Love yourself” and “Learning to love yourself is the greatest love of all”. It makes me think, is it love? What is love really? Does love has condition?

I am an emotional person and it’s easy for me to get upset when my husband say something that hurts me. I say to myself, “how can he say that? He doesn’t think of what I feel”. Sometimes I think of not talking to him for a week, but it doesn’t happen because I ask myself “Is this how I suppose to love?.” When I tell him how I feel it always ends up in drama, which I will write about some other time.

Loving is not easy. If you just honestly ask yourself, maybe you will find it out for  yourself if you really have the capacity to love. In relationships, sometimes we look for things that are missing, we think we would find it from another person, it could be attitude, wealth, it could be anything. When we find  a new relationship, we will again realize that something is missing.

I realized as I’m writing this blog, that we have to accept that people are different. And I guess that’s the importance of knowing a person first before jumping in a relationship. It’s always smooth sailing in the beginning, but the water will always get rough eventually and your love will be tested.

I believe love is sticking out for the person even if it’s difficult and inconvenient. For me love is more than loving yourself, ever forgiving and sacrificing, for me love always bear hardship and never gives up.

I don’t know if there is anyone who can love like this aside from God. When I ask myself if I really know how to love. It’s hard to answer.  Honestly, I feel like I can’t love that unselfishly. If my husband cheats on me, I would probably walk awayand not give him any chance. I have the tendency to be self-centered, but when I think of what really love is, it changes my heart.

How about you? What do you think about this quote? What is great love for you?

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Day 8 – My Five Bucket List

Day 8! Whew. Here are my 5 Bucket List.

#1 Aurora Borealis

Seeing a shooting is already fascinating for me, what more if I see Aurora Borealis. How romantic it would be to gaze upon this magnificent lights with my husband. Definitely, the number 1 in my bucket list

#2 Hot-air balloon

I like the feeling of flying in the air, it’s always magical for me.

#3 Japan vendo machine

This first thing I want to do when I go to Japan is buying a hot meal from a vendo machine.

#4 Pottery

I really wanna try this even when I was a kid.

#5 Leap of Faith (Atlantis Paradise Island, Bahamas)

It’s a 60 feet open-air slide that’s surrounded by a shark-filled lagoon. I’m sure the sharks there don’t bite so I’m gonna go for it!

How about you? What’s your 5 bucket list?

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Day 7 – My Favorite Song

Today is Day 7. Yey!

I had a wonderful time participating in this 30-day blogging challenge, 23 more days to go. Today’s writing task is about your favorite songs. I have two favorite songs. The first one is “God bless the broken road.” It’s a song for my husband. I believe that our past relationships made us what we are now. We learn from the past and it makes us better. We wouldn’t love each other as much as we do now if we didn’t go through what we went through. I am just thankful that the roads we took led us to each other.

My other favorite song is “Great is thy faithfulness.” This is the song I always sing to God. God’s faithfulness to me never ends. In times of pain and difficult times, I talk to God, cry to Him, and just pour out my heart and he always comforts me. I don’t think God has forgotten me even in those times that I have turned my back on Him. He has always been forgiving and gracious to me.

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Day 6 – What Am I Afraid Of?

I’m on Day 6, yey! I don’t feel like writing all the time and this blogging challenge makes me sit on my chair and face my laptop. It’s a good practice. It’s not hard for me to come up of what will I write about because when I’m not writing, ideas just flow in my head and I keep it there until I finally sit and type on my computer. It’s just hard to make myself go to my working desk and start writing.

Anyways, today’s writing task is to write about what you are afraid of. I didn’t grow up close to my dad because he went abroad when I was 9, he came back when I was 19. When he came back, I felt like he wanted to control my life and my initial reaction was to rebel. And I thought my dad didn’t mean anything to me, but when we were about to lose him and eventually lost him, it shook me really hard. And now I believe what other people saying is true, it is when someone is already gone you will truly realize how he/she means to you.

I’m afraid of losing someone that I love. I always brush it off when I think of it. I don’t think I will ever be ready of losing anyone that I love. We will all die someday and when I think of that moment of dying, it also scares me. I always want to think that God’s grace will get me through and give me peace when I reach that moment. I love this verse from Psalm 23:4.

“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,

I will fear no evil: for thou art with me;

thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.”

It’s comforting to know that Jesus is like a shepherd and I am like a sheep. He takes care of me and I feel secure when he is with me. I believe when that moment comes, Jesus will comfort me and give me peace until my last breath.

How about you? What are you afraid of?

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Day 5 – My Proudest Moment

I always feel proud when I see my students apply what they have learned from me. I feel proud when my husband gets better in speaking Tagalog. When he went here in the Philippines, people assumed that he had been here for years and always surprised to hear that he had just arrived weeks ago. I always feel proud of him because he’s so extraordinary.

But if there is one moment that I really felt proud of myself, it is when I passed the Licensure Examination For Teachers. It’s definitely one of my big achievements. To be able to teach professionally is fulfilling. If in the future I will take another path, I think I will always find a way to share people what I know and what I have learned in life. It is always a noble thing to do and I don’t think I will ever stop doing that. It’s something I will always be proud of.

How about you? What is your proudest moment?

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Day 4 – My Dream Job

When I was younger, I had so many dream jobs. One of them was to be a teacher and that one I achieved but I was always dreaming of being a singer or a musician.

I think it’s in my genes. My family is very musical. I guess the church played a big role in my love for music. My brother and sister, they also sing in church. I have many cousins who play the instruments and sing well too.

If you will go in one of our family gatherings, singing will always be there. Well, maybe that part is already cultural. Filipinos love Karaoke. A party is not complete without Karaoke.

Music and singing is a big part of me, it’s deep in my soul. It would be nice to sing and play the instruments at the same time earning money from doing it.

How about you? What’s your dream job?

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Day 3 – My Favorite Quote

I have a lot favourite quotes but this is what I try to practice and apply in my life now.

“Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.”

–Charles Swindoll

What I’ve discovered not good about myself is that I’m impulsive. There were many reactions and decisions that I regret because of my impulsiveness and how I wish I could turn back time and change the way I reacted and decided.

I’m an emotional person and most of the time being emotional leads me to pain, bitterness, and sadness. It takes a lot of prayer and practice to control my emotions and react positively to every hurtful word or stressful situation. I’m still working on it and have to remind myself everytime to react calmly and positively.

We react and act by how we think and I believe if we can learn how to captive and control our thoughts, we would be able to react rationally.

I am thankful for having such a wonderful family who always choose to understand. I’m also blessed to have such a patient husband. My life can never be perfect but I’m lucky to have such amazing people around me.

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Day 2 – Five Interesting Facts About Me

I admit, to think of something interesting facts about yourself is not as easy as day 1 but I had a fun time thinking about it. My husband also accepted the challenge but he does his challenge on FB and I enjoy what he’s writing. It’s a nice feeling that we got to do the same thing. Anyways, here are the five facts about me.

Fact # 1 I was born at home and my grandma delivered me.

Yes, you heard it right, my grandma was the one who delivered me and I love it when my mom tells me the story. My grandma was a faith healer and when my mom said her water broke, my grandma told her to sit on the bed. Granny bent towards her head and whispered something in Latin. My mom felt like she was going to urinate and when she did, I came out with it. She didn’t have to push me at all. It was an amazing story.

Fact # 2 I got in trouble in school when I was 11 years old for slapping my classmate’s face.

When I was in grade-school I was an easy target for bullying because I was shy and quiet. Back then I was a fan of one of the Tele Novelas (TV Soap Opera) entitled Mara Clara. I watched a scene in one of the episodes where Mara (the nice girl) fought back and slapped Clara (the bad girl) because she was fed up with the bullying. When Clara was about to slap back, Mara stopped her by holding her hand so she was not hit. And guess what, I did the same thing to the girl in school who was trying to bully me. I was sent to the principal’s office.

Fact # 3 I don’t watch horror movies.

No one can convince me to watch horror movies even my husband. The last time I watched a horror movie I was terrified for a couple of weeks and couldn’t go to the bathroom without being paranoid. I swore to myself, it will be the last horror movie for me.

Fact # 4 I am a musical person.

I always love singing even when I was little. I can play the guitar, keyboards, and ukelele.

Fact # 5 I love everything Japanese.

I am amazed by Japanese people and their culture. I even tried to learn Nihongo before but forgot what I’ve learned eventually. Going to Japan and teaching there is always on my bucket list.

There you are, I hope I didn’t bore you! Can’t wait to read what my husband’s five facts are.

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Day 1 – Name my Blog

How did I come up with my blog’s name? I already had an existing WordPress blog before I created this one, but since I just got married, I thought I would set up another blog to share my journey as a wife. I had listed a number of names and checked if they were already taken. When I have already sorted them out, I asked my siblings to pick out what they liked the most. In the end, I have come up with happywifeyheart. My brother loved it and my husband liked it too! I wrote about what this blog is all about in the About section.

I chose the happywifeyheart as the name for my blog because being a wife is a lot of work and there will be times when we will feel that it’s too much and the problems can drag us down stealing our joy and happiness. By admitting that we are facing a problem and by assessing our situations with honesty, a resolution could not be far. We have the choice to walk away but we also have the choice to deal with the situation and be willing to look at our shortcomings or weaknesses. I always believe that the truth sets us free, and when we always search for truth in our marriage, it leads to a resolution that makes our relationship with our spouses stronger, better, and happier.

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