Weekly Photo Challenge: Journey

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This journey is one of the highlights of my life’s existence.MARRIAGE. My hubs and I have been on this journey for 3 years and hopefully thirty folds more. These three years have not been short on the experiences, happy, memorable ones, as well as the not-so pleasant ones that leave life lessons along the way. I have known Mindy 5+ years into our courtship before we decided to become Mr. & Mrs.,   and to say that our togetherness for almost a decade now is an awesome one, is an understatement. I like the flow of our daily routines, although it is a crazy one, but it is something we built and brought to heart that makes our family unique.

I am thankful that I am journeying on this path with Mindy. Whether it is a work of fate, or an answered prayer that we ended up destined with each other, the fact remains that we must not be contented of just having each other. Marriage, among all other things, also needs a regular check-up. Courtship efforts does not end right after saying “I do”. Things that we normally do during our boyfriend/girlfriend days  are still in order, albeit sparingly already but one has to think of the quality, not quantity right? In the early days into marriage, what mattered was just the two of us; but as things and events unfolded we found ourselves in the midst of thickening distractions; our baby, respective demanding careers, finances and what else around. Its getting in the way of our healthy marriage.

Hubs and I have this two words that we vowed to uphold: C and L. Communication and Listening ( well, listening is also part of the communication process, but we had to highlight it).  It is the way in which we approach daily struggles and dilemmas. We all know that communication plays a vital role in every human relationship. I am thankful that we have this C and L. Need I say more?

On this three years of married life, we are blessed to have each other,a very wonderful son, a modest house we call our own, our families combined, great friends, and most of all, God’s grace to sustain us in our everyday journey. I look forward to what awaits us in the coming more years.

“Think of the dreams you have weathered together. They are intimate accomplishments.”

Thank you hubby dear for giving me this journey with you.

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A Lenten Reflection

Jesus Christ on the cross

“Look at His adorable face.
Look at His glazed and sunken eyes.
Look at His wounds.
Look Jesus in the Face.
There, you will see how He loves us.”
~ St. Therese of Lisieux

No other love can surpass the love that God gave to us His children, more so that we are all sinners. His death on the cross is itself a symbol of selfless sacrifice. We are given eternal salvation, and in return we are all called to emulate His example of humility, selflessness, and love. He tells us through His example that  we must opt to do things which will please Him and spread more the love He gave us.