Fearless, worthy, beautiful, resilient, valuable, and strong is every woman. What's one word you would use to define yourself? Remember, your definition of yourself, is all that matters. #DefineAndDesign#SelfCareSunday
Yes, we're pregnant :-)
Not just pregnant with hope. But pregnant for real. And naturally conceived.
So we've been trying to be pregnant since we get married four years ago. Miriam and I had tried IVF two years ago, but it didn't work for us. In her heart, she was still praying for a natural pregnancy. Holding on to God's promise to her years ago when she was single and contemplating to freeze her eggs on the eve of her 36th birthday.
But now as she approached 43 last May, we decided that we'd try IVF or adoption again if she wasn't pregnant by her birthday.
Her birthday passed by and so that perfect beautiful morning when Miriam was about to proceed with the IVF prep meds, I asked her to take a pregnancy test, just in case.
She came out of the toilet giggling and beaming. There were two lines.
We both giggled like little kids and hopped around, thanking Jesus for this miracle.
I woke up Joshua and told him he was going to be a kuya.
And now @miriamq888 is 9 weeks pregnant.
I'm also pregnant. Pregnant with hope for the future, pregnant with gratefulness to God, and pregnant with love for the baby that's growing in my beautiful wife's tummy.
We hadn't planned to make this public yet but at an interview at the media launch last friday of the Home School Global conference, Miriam mentioned that she was pregnant. The next morning it was online on ABS CBN. So we decided to announce it on her IG this morning.
By mid day the good news was on GMA as well.
Thanks for all your messages of encouragement and love.
Thanks to all 99 of you who prayed specifically for this to happen. Thanks to those who even inspired me to ask for the moon!
God heard our prayers!
Keep the faith and keep on hoping and praying. God's timing is always perfect.
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.
James 1:17 NKJV
Vielen lieben Dank an all die tollen Menschen, die gestern und heute meinen Tag versüßt und an mich gedacht haben. Ich hatte wirklich einen wunderschönen Abend und einen tollen Tag! Unfassbar auch, wieviel Mühe und Kreativität jeder Einzelne in seine Geschenke gesteckt hat - das schätze ich sehr und hat mich wirklich berührt! Ihr seid TOLL! Mädels!? Euch auch nochmal vielen Dank für die ganze Unterstützung vorab. - Sophia? Du hast dich mal wieder selbst übertroffen und machst meinen Geburtstag jedes Jahr zu einem der schönsten Tage - du bist die beste Schwester, die man sich nur wünschen kann. Und das Beste natürlich zum Schluss...Schatz? - Du bist verrückt und das weißt du und du hast mal wieder vollkommen übertrieben! Ich liebe dich mehr als ich es in Worte fassen kann und bin so dankbar, dich an meiner Seite zu haben. Du bist für mich ALLES und noch MEHR...Danke für deine große Mühe und diese wunderbaren Überraschungen! ❤ #dankefüralles#birthday#thankful#bestday#celebrations#awesomefriends#bestfamily#danke#geburtstag#party#familienfrühstück#presents#surprise#grateful#love
"So i took the road less travelled by and i barely made it out alive, through the darkness somehow i survived". Having a thankful moment. Here in 2018, at age 27 i finally feel complete in life and truly myself. I have the most wonderful family and friends, the most loving and loyal fiancè and all my life long dreams coming together. When i look back at how life was even 3 years ago its insane to think i could be this happy now. Im beyond thankful. ❤ #thankful#lifeisgood#imhappy#trulyme#fiance#family#friends#dreamscometrue #2018 #finallycomplete#imsolucky#grateful
Boo to sickness! Something hit me like a Mack truck on Friday and I've been in the bed ever since. Talk about #netflixandchill! I was looking through my phone when I came across all of our beach pictures from earlier this summer. They made me smile because it was a relaxing and refreshing as my 7 year-old likes to say. I'm grateful for memories and for the ability to remember them. I may be sick, but I'm still here. Definitely can't complain about that!💪🏽
This is the smile of a woman who has been both abased and abound, and I’ve learned how to be content in either circumstance. I work hard, and I vacation hard....because when you truly care about this work and all that it entails, self-care is a non-negotiable. Perfection is never the goal. Self - actualization, on the other hand, is what I strive for on a daily basis. Enjoy the journey. Embrace the challenges. And know that it’s all working together for your good. Take it from a survivor who knows. With love, from Rome. ❤️ #grateful#selfcare#selflove#picoftheday#eatpraylove#RomeChronicles
Some people dread going to work on mondays or period....I dread NOT being at work!!!!! Love what you love and chose. I’m grateful every single night I get to sit behind this blessing from the creator and share my gift with world through other icons or amazing artists. Don’t dread keep working to move ahead🙏🏾 Setup and pic by @davidjeremiahwilliams#OTR2#BootsGreene#Grateful
All Possibility Bags Restocked!! Thank you for your patience. See link in Bio
This is also reminiscent of what they tell you on a plane before you take off.
If there were an emergency, they say to put your own oxygen mask on first before you help even your own child with theirs.
Because how useful would you be if you passed out before you were able to secure the mask on to someone who doesn’t understand how to use them at all?
Now that wouldn’t be very helpful, would it?
LOOK AT LIFE THIS WAY!
I was taught that sometimes you have to put yourself on the back burner for people that you love.
And in a perfect world without mental illness, a lack of self-esteem, a lack of self-love, and any other obstacle we face as human beings, WOULD BE AMAZING!! And we would be SO GOOD at not only taking care of ourselves like rockstars, but then by extension, everyone else too!
But sadly this isn’t our reality.
Sadly, our reality is filled with plagued people with SO many different reasons.
We barely understand how to properly take care of ourselves, but then we overextend ourselves to help others inadequately. We aren’t loving as wholly as we could be.
Instead of searching for wholeness in other people, it could already exist in ourselves.
Instead of putting so much weight on what others’ opinions of your life and choices are and feeling guilt and shame because of it, we could feel SO STRONG in what we believe and where we decide to go, that it won’t matter what anyone says to you.
You would be able to look in the mirror, love yourself unconditionally at ANY stage in life, and know you are living in your truth EVERY. SINGLE. DAMN. DAY.
You would know how to take care of your own body properly and holistically if you’re feeling bad either in mind, body, OR soul.
Yet, most of us don’t know a fraction of these things and then we share that inability to take care of ourselves fully and just pass it on to the generations after us.
How does this serve us in the long run?
As people perpetuating our future generations and inadvertently influencing our society, shouldn’t we take the quality at which we are taking care of ourselves SO MUCH MORE SERIOUSLY?!
Yall follow my baby bro @gunmangunnison MMA specialist. he got the HAAANNNDDDSSS. trust me. 😏
SWIPE! This totally candid shot has some beautiful inspiration behind it. SWIPE. —> you can thank @aprilfrancie for that. 😂 📷 @deshoots
#grateful for the good things in life, my kids, my family, my health, my friends.
🙏🏼PARA ESTA HORA HA LLEGADO🙏🏼
El tiempo de Dios es MÁS QUE PERFECTO y solo él sabe a quien pone y a quien quita. GLORIA A DIOS por todo lo que está sucediendo y de la manera que está obrando en cada una de nuestras vidas. Tenía un súper post escrito pero Dios es tan maravilloso que te re-orienta de la manera menos esperada.
Todos tenemos un propósito en la vida y no es simplemente vivirla. Te invito a que busques cuál es el tuyo y que hagas hasta lo imposible por cumplirlo🙏🏼 ESTOY FELIIIIIZZZZ y AGRADECIDA con mi nueva familia de TLC, mis líderes, hermanos y mi maravilloso equipo #TLCAmbassadors “el juego no termina hasta que TODOS ganemos”. No se ha hecho nada todavía pero con el favor de Dios lo que viene es grande 🦅🏆 #MasComprometidaQueNunca
GRACIAS DE TODO CORAZÓN a cada persona que oró y se mantuvo firme aún cuando creíamos que no lo íbamos a lograr.
No puedo dejar de mencionarte Teuriss🙏🏼
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