Teaching her how to iron her school uniforms

My niece is growing so fast.  I can’t believe that she is turning 13 next month.  And this means one thing, I am getting older and older.LOL!  Anyways, now that she is growing older I always reminded her to be a responsible human being.  I never forget to tell to be a good role model to her younger siblings.  As much as possible I want her to be a good example.  That is why I am giving her chores at home.  Also told her to reduce playing outside because she is now a teenager.  She should stay at home and help her parents in doing household chores.  It is not easy to teach her because she likes to play and stay outside to be with her friends.

Our latest lesson this week is teaching her how to iron her school uniforms.  At first she did not like it but I told her that no one will do it for her.  She has to know how to iron her uniforms.  And she can’t be dependent to her parents all the time.  She has to learn doing her stuffs so that when her parents is not around, she can do it on her own.  My way of convincing her is telling her our life back then.  I told her that I learn doing these stuffs because my mother (her grandmother) died when I was nine (9).  Telling my experiences in the past does help me convincing her.  Hopefully my niece will grow up a very responsible person.

Thank you Lord

After six (6) days in the hospital the niece is finally discharged.  We are happy that she is fine now and in recovery stage after the operation.  What had happened to her scares us like heal.  She suffered of severe stomach pain for three days.  A wrong diagnose is really scary.  If only the first laboratory is right.  We are not blaming the first doctor we went to though because her pediatrician told us that the appendicitis symptoms are same with the UTI (Urinary Tract Infection) symptoms.   Now, that she is fine, we are thankful to God for we surpassed the trial.

I would like to extend my gratitude and thanks to those who helped us.  To those who visited the niece in the hospital, those who bring foods, those who give financial support and to those who prayed for her successful operation and fast recovery.  We know that thank you is not enough but still we want to say thank you to all of you.  Special thanks to God for giving us all the strength to overcome every trials that the family is facing and fighting.  Also, thank you Lord for sending those people who have helped us.  May God bless you always and praying for more blessings to come to your life.

Her 11th Birthday

My niece Ella turns 11 yesterday.  The family did have a simple celebration at home.  We did not invite friends and relatives because it is only dinner with the family, but the celebrant invites her best friend, our neighbor.  We allowed her since it is her day, and celebrating her day with her close friends makes her day extra special.  My father bought the birthday cake for his granddaughter as his gift, my sister gift some too to cook her favorite viand, and I since I do not have money I just rendered my cooking skills.  Well, they still love my cooking.  I am glad I have this kind of talent.

Even if the celebration is so simple, still it is memorable if you celebrate it with your family.  That is what I see on my niece face yesterday.  Anyways, on her special day I wish the niece the best of life, good health, grow up a better and responsible person, excel in her studies, and happiness in life.  I hope that she will be prayerful and always a good and respectful daughter to her parents.   I thank the Lord God for her life and for always guide her.  Lastly, I pray that the niece will have an awesome and wonderful in her life’s journey.

Thanks for the recognition

Every time my nieces and nephews has projects and assignments at school, I always help them if they asked me.  This is because I see myself in them back when I was still studying.  I do not have anyone to help me do my assignments, homework and projects.  My father is busy at work, my mother passed away when I was nine (9), and my brothers and sister are busy with their own issues.  There are times that I cry because no one is helping me.  But I do not have regrets then because it made me stronger and better person.  I learned to be independent at early age.

My experiences back then isn’t easy, that is why I always there to lend a hand to my nieces and nephews.  My niece who is 12 years old always shares to me her life at school and what they do.  I am always updated to be exact.  Just recently, she told me that their teacher asked them to make an essay and the them is, “the person they are thankful for”.  The niece told me that her essay is all about me.  I am speechless and so touch.  I didn’t know that the niece is always thankful for every thing that I did to her.  Well, she is not vocal so I am surprised.  Anyways, thank you niece for the recognition.  I am not expecting it.  I am really touch!

Her 12th Birthday

 My niece Nana turns 12 yesterday.  I still can’t believe that she is getting older and taller.  Her 12th birthday celebration is a simple one.  We just had simple dinner at home with two invited family friends.  Her father cooked her favorite foods.  It was her first ever birthday celebration without care and ice cream.  It is because she is still taking medicines.  The doctor said that she is not allowed to eat cakes, chocolates, ice cream and many more while she is in medication.  Of course she does not like it, but it is her fault.  We rushed her to the hospital last Sunday due to severe stomach pain and vomiting.

The celebration is still memorable because she got a surprised present from her mommy (her aunt, my older sister).  We wish her well, good health, happy life, and be a responsible human being.  I told her that she is not getting any younger.  It is the time to be responsible at home as well.  No more playing outside, instead do some household chores at home.  I got a frowning face from her and I am not affected because I am used to it.  Whether she like it or not, I will still teach her to do household chores and act like a lady.  Hopefully she will cooperate because if she will not, she will get what she deserves. haha!

Again, Happy Birthday to my niece I pray for more birthdays to come.  Love you!