“Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought.When freedom does not have a purpose, when it does not wish to know anything about the rule of law engraved in the hearts of men and women, when it does not listen to the voice of conscience, it turns against humanity and society.”
THE Legal Wife, My Husband’s Lover, No Other Woman, The Mistress… They all deal with infidelity. It’s often a hot topic among men and women struggling in their married life. It’s trending on social media and garnering high ratings on TV and in the box office. Generally, it’s an over-used plot in novels, movies, and TV programs.
Looking back at how I first started my life as a career woman, I realized, I was extremely focused on myself. It was all about my ambitions, my success, my yearnings… I was beginning to progress in my career when God suddenly changed the course of my journey. A new and totally different path was ahead of me. This would entail sacrificing my dreams and giving up my worldly desires.
August 6, 2008…
It was the day motherhood became a reality for me…I gave birth to my first-born son.
Itong nakaraang Oktubre 22 ay ating ipinaggunita ang kapistahan ni Blessed John Paul II. Marahil, karamihan sa atin ay lubos na nalungkot sa kanyang pagpanaw, subalit, ang kanyang mga inspirasyon ay buhay na buhay sa ating mga puso.
Many times, we think finding true love will guarantee us a fairy-tale ending. But this is only the beginning of a long and winding, even sometimes, difficult road to happiness and fulfillment. Falling in love is a moment in our lives which can suddenly make our world a beautiful place to live in. Having someone to love and someone who will love us back will give our life more meaning and essence — reason enough to believe that life is indeed worth living!
In light of the recent happenings all over the world – conflicts in Syria and in Zamboanga, Philippines, attacks in Nairobi, Kenya and in Pakistan – we are once again witnessing senseless violence and the sacrifice of many innocent lives.
As a mom, my heart goes out most especially to the young ones who lost a parent, victims whose lives were cut short, and families tragically left behind. I may not know exactly what the bereaved families are going through right now, but I believe, nothing can quite compare to the emotional pain of losing a loved one.
As cliché as it may sound, we grow more in loving when we learn to give love until it hurts. Pain is inevitable in any relationship. In fact, oftentimes we get hurt more by the very people closest to our hearts.
I was a college student when I was first diagnosed with Hypothyroidism. I will never forget how my doctor told me, this condition would cause certain hormonal changes in my body, especially affecting chances of pregnancy. Depending on how my body would react to these changes, I could end up either too fertile (which is what I was hoping for, of course) or worse, it would be difficult for me to get pregnant. I just hoped for the best. Like most women, I dream of having my own children and experience that wonderful gift of motherhood.
I was struck by Blessed John Paul II’s words about the sacredness of sex: “To give your body to another person symbolizes the total gift of yourself to that person.”