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Thank you for all the love about my post in regards to our family issues we are dealing with. In the end the damage is done, and it’s so unfair we can’t even make sure GG and Lolo Pete‘s care or well-being are taken care of properly, and that should be top priority. Lolo Pete called my mom and GG even talked with her. Man I so wish we had been at her house so I could hear their voices and have the kid’s chat with them too.
How crazy ironic that the picture of GG above popped up on my On This Day app. Insert all the ugly tears. I can’t believe that was 2 years ago! I remember how scared Maggie and Mia were with all the blood, but they were so brave “for GG”. I remember Nate staying to calm down Lolo Pete and him bringing him and all the kids to the ER while I rode in the ambulance with GG. She was a hoot telling the paramedics that she got in a fight with her garden hose and it won.
GG I pray you know we love you. I pray you remember how we cared for you unconditionally and it breaks my heart that someone, especially other family members would intentionally lie to you and cause you unnecessary pain and heartache all for greed. How you must’ve felt thinking my mom betrayed you… My heart aches for you.
I dream about you often. How I wish my kids could see you. They talk of you often. So unfair you are here in the US, and we can’t even see you. So close.
I pray one day we can sit and talk. Not about money. Not about the lies. Not about the bitterness I can’t help but feel towards people who are a part of our bloodline. I want to reminisce with you about the kid’s watering your plants in your backyard. How Maggie and Mia would use up your whole tube of bright red lipstick and you would just laugh as they attempted to put it on you. It always ended up all over the place, but you ate up their attention and they ate up yours. How Zeno and you had long talks, like you spoke your own language only you two could understand. How Lolo Pete would play hide and seek with the kid’s and literally scare them so bad they’d cry sometimes lol, but in the end everyone would always end up laughing. How we celebrated holidays and birthdays together. How we would take selfie after selfie after selfie laughing the whole time. How we would Skype when you were in the Philippines and the kid’s would be so excited and talking so fast you couldn’t understand but would just say “Oh ok. That’s good.” and smile and that was good enough for the kids. How we would come visit on weekends and I’d just lay down next to you in your bed with the kid’s at our feet and you rubbing my pregnant belly with Zeno growing inside it. You were convinced he was a boy too, even after they told us it was a girl multiple times. Oh how I cherish those times and oh how we miss you everyday. We’ve written you letters, sent pictures and had a photo book made. I hope they make their way to you when you go back home to the Philippines, so you remember how much you are loved.
Friends that’s all I’ve got today as I sit here and write this at 3 in the morning. I’m a freaking mess. I like to believe things happen for a reason. With all the good, trials are also a part of life… I know this, but it doesn’t make it any easier. Making myself sick asking why this all happened and why must good people be put in such bad situations isn’t helping anyone. For now we will continue to talk about GG and Lolo Pete and share stories and laughs with the kids so they don’t forget and that one day they will know the truth even as ugly as it is. I want them to grow up and know the importance of honesty and family values, because they matter.
I’m blessed for this space on happy days, but especially for days like today that keep me humbled and remind me what’s really important in this life. Take a second to tell the people who mean the most to you how much you love them. Thanks for being a part of our story as well. This community is such a blessing to me. I’d love it if you shared a post of yours below that I could check out. xoxo
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