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The little things… day 14

PROMISES

 Promise little and do much. ~Hebrew Proverb 

I’m grateful for…
The hope a promise can bring, the good ones that were fulfilled, the bad ones that failed, the life  that emerges from well-intended ones.

I’m letting go of…
Making too many promises that I feel is “fixing” the situation at hand.  Promises are like little packages of dynamite, that if not handled properly – it can explode and hurt you and everyone else around it.

My daughter’s getting married next week!  It’s bitter-sweet, but I am so blessed she found a wonderful man who is her best friend and he simply adores her.  In one week, they will be promising their lives to each other and my child will now add “Wife” to the list of who she is. 

One day, she will add “Mom” and I am eager to be “Lola” (This is what Filipinos call their grand mothers).  She promised to have one within four years and I promised to spoil them as soon as they arrive.  So many promises! 

With all the preparation for the festivities and family coming into town, I will not be posting for the remainder of the month.  We Filipinos like to celebrate before, during and after weddings, then I will need to recover for a few days.  I will miss you all but I will be back in August.  I hope you’re all having a great summer so far, take care!

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12 responses

  1. What wonderful things you have to look forward to. Enjoy the next few weeks, bask in this happiness. Have fun. See you in August.

    July 14, 2012 at 12:10 pm

  2. gamaraca

    Congratulations and hope all goes well!

    July 14, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    • Thank you, I am hoping the same. Take care.

      July 16, 2012 at 8:04 am

  3. I hope that the rest of this month with all of the happy and stressful times is a nice break for you, and that you come back recharged. (Although it would be understandable if you came back wiped out!) I am loving poking around all the different areas of your blog. It will take a while to read all the posts that look interesting, but that is part of the fun of finding a new blog!!

    I was planning on including you in next week’s “My New Favorite Blogs ” Sunday feature. Since you are taking a break, I will wait until you are back to regular posting, and then will include you in the next week or two after that.

    If you want to see my blog, and how I do the “My New Favorite Blogs ” posts, to make sure my bog is someplace you are interested in having part of your community, you can go here: http://poetrysansonions.blogspot.com/2012/07/my-new-favorite-blogs-sunday-july-15th.html

    My general blog address is poetrysansonions.blogspot.com and if you want to enter this month’s contest, it is not too late. 9 days left!

    July 15, 2012 at 2:38 am

    • I should be back to regular posting in August. If you check in on the first, I should be back in the swing of things by then. Happy blogging!

      July 16, 2012 at 8:01 am

  4. How exciting! Congratulations!!!

    July 15, 2012 at 7:59 am

  5. Hi Christine – how exciting! Congratulations to your daughter. What a wonderful time. Enjoy all of the special moments to come over the next few weeks. I’ll be thinking of you. Kristy

    July 15, 2012 at 12:21 pm

  6. Congratulations on your daughter’s wedding. What a wonderful time in your lives! It is bittersweet, but so satisfying to see your children begin their own families.

    July 18, 2012 at 1:37 pm

  7. Wow! Congratulations to your daughter! I’ll be seeing you in August then! Have fun!

    July 19, 2012 at 8:09 am

  8. I had not gotten a notice of a post from you for a while, so I came out to your site to check if you were still writing. Love this post! I am happy for you and your family! Hugs to all, and congrats to the newlyweds! I look forward to your next post!

    July 29, 2012 at 7:22 am

    • I’m still here, thanks for checking in. I used to schedule posts whenever I went away for a while, but that meant I would not be able to interact with you guys when you send a comment. So I decided, when I take time off, that meant no blogging. I know it’s one of the deadly blogger sins, but I want to be present at the present… you know? Anywhoooo, I am back and ready to blog!!!!

      August 1, 2012 at 1:47 pm

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