Jar Entry #108 – Happy Birthday, Mom!

Happy birthday, Mom!

71 years ago, Dr. Leonor T. Rosero, my mom, was born. She passed away due to cancer a few months after her 65th birthday on Sept 14, 2011. But she will forever be remembered for her humility, her achievements, her wisdom, her patience, and her love.

Baby BabyI see a lot of her in Nixi, especially when I look at her cheeks, arms, and legs. Maybe someday we’ll see more of her when she starts to talk, study, and achieve.

Maybe Nixi will be as studious as her grandma and her mom, both Cum Laudes in their respective fields. Perhaps the image below will inspire Nixi as well (look for Leonor N. Tripon, “N.” is supposed to be “M.”).Exam listing

I’m glad I was able to hear mass today so I could pray for her. It’s a small gesture but it greatly resonates with me.

We truly miss you, Mom. Thanks for visiting me in my dreams once in a while. We love you!

Jar Entry #31 – Nixi Broke My Heart Today

Besides the usual day, I had a bit of difficulty trying to make Nixi¬†take a nap this morning. She was fussing for quite a while but wouldn’t sleep on the bed, the bouncer, the couch, in my arms, or on the play mat. I washed her carrier last night and it was still wet so I didn’t want to wear her with it. But alas, I had no choice but to use the slightly damp carrier just so she would sleep, which she promptly did. Looks like weaning her from the carrier will be more difficult than it seems.

But in the evening, when I was about to set off for the gym and with Nixi in her mom’s arms, she broke my heart. It was the first time she started to complain that I was leaving! She would usually do that with Hazel only but now she started to do that with me! So yes, my heart broke because I had to leave for a couple of hours, but it also leapt for joy because my little daughter loves me and was going to miss me.

I couldn’t wipe the smile off my face for quite a while.