Happy 44th Wedding Anniversary, Papa & Mama!

My family and friends all know that my Papa and Mama are mission volunteers for our lay Catholic community, Couples for Christ (Global).  They have had a lot of mission assignments the past years, and the most recent mission assignment given required my Papa to be based in Larantuka, Indonesia for the past 3 months without his darling, Mama.

Mama only flew out to Jakarta last night and it will be tomorrow, October 19th, the day of their 44th wedding anniversary, that Papa and Mama will be reunited after 3 long months of online texts and video calls.  And when I chatted with Papa earlier today, they had planned this schedule all along so that they would be able to be together as husband and wife on their wedding anniversary – so sweet and so romantic, right??!!

And that just shows to me that in spite of all the uncertain things in this world, true love still exists because I am a witness to it every day through the wedded bliss of my Papa and Mama.

Photo collage I did for Papa & Mama’s 43rd wedding anniversary last year, 2016

Papa and Mama, here’s wishing you both a very happy and blessed 44th wedding anniversary po!

Thank you for the great example you have shown us, not just as husband and wife, but as a man and woman of God who always seeks to do the will of the Lord in their lives. May the Lord continue to bless you with more years full of love, joy and peace! We love you both very much!

Rhenee, Lisa & Pia

A Birthday Post for my Mama!

Today, my Mama is celebrating her 66th birthday. I would love to be with her on (all) her birthdays but I am based in Brunei while she is in Philippines.

And so I dedicate this post for her today – I love you very much, Ma!

A Birthday Prayer for Mama

Dear Heavenly Father,

I thank You for the wonderful and precious gift of my Mama. I thank You for giving her to me as my mother, for all the things she has done and given to me.

I pray today and everyday that You will always bless her and surround her with your love and protection.  Lord, continue to bless her with good health and strength so that she may enjoy her family, friends and the many blessings that You have in store for her.

Thank You for always being there for her, as her Rock and Shield, her Fortress and Strength.  Thank You for molding her into the wonderful woman of God that she is today, and for always using her to remind us of Your Great Love for all of us in every little or big thing she does.

Mama Mary, thank You too for being an inspiration and example to her and for always being there to listen to her prayers, especially her prayers for her children.

My dearest Mama,

God rejoices and delights in You!


May you have a wonderful and memorable birthday!

Thank you for always being my constant source of strength, hope and love; for always supporting me, believing in my dreams and aspirations, for always praying for me and loving me despite my many imperfections.

Love you always and forever,

Your firstborn: Ma. Eliza Magnolia