A Retelling of Life


I haven’t blogged in a long time.  I just want to say that this is truly a wonderful world. ;D  Life has been full of surprises lately.  There is still one major surprise hubby and I are waiting for but we can wait.  The Lord has the most wonderful plans.

Surprise #1  –  I’ve mastered the art of “pabati-bati”.  The dictionary would say that the English term for that is hinting or innuendo.  However, I don’t quite agree that the English terms conveys the same subtlety and ease that a woman directs on her love when she wants something without asking for it directly.  Now, that, my friends, is an art.

In any case, after hinting that I missed the days when he used to bring me flowers or the little surprises he had in store for me, hubby finally succumbed to my pabati-bati.  We were in Iloilo the weekend before Valentine’s Day for a pre-valentine celebration.  When I got home to Bacolod, I found a Valentine’s card in my backpack.  There he wrote that he was looking forward to the day when we would be spending Valentine’s day together and that he was sorry that we wouldn’t be together this time.  (We both had to work on Heart’s Day).  I sent him a quick thank you text for the card.  After all, there’s nothing like the joy of reading your love’s handwritten notes.  🙂 In this day and age, I still insist on receiving the handwritten notes, the personal gestures that no amount of digital card and emails can replace.

The following day, Tuesday was Valentine’s Day.  I had a very big trial coming up.  I would be presenting my first witness in a reverse trial and my mind was on overdrive.  I was up very early going over the questions I would be asking, praying hard that the Holy Spirit would be direct me all through out the day.  My hearing started at 8:00 am and lasted until 11:00 am.  I was feeling a little exhausted and exhilarated at the same time.  I am truly glad to be practicing again.

One of the court staff, called me aside and told me that there was someone who was looking for me.   I entered the staff room and received a hug from who else but hubby.  Apparently, he had taken my hints to heart and had successfully executed the perfect surprise.  I really had no idea he would be coming–with a bouquet of flowers, no less.

We had a quick lunch at Chika-an, one of the restos in Rob’s Central City Walk.  Hubby had to report to the hospital at 7pm but we made the most the time we had before his 2:45pm trip back to Iloilo.

Surprise # 2 – I’ll have a nephew soon! My sister is finally out of the hospital and in two months I’ll be an aunt then.  We pray for her and her baby Lord.  Bless them.

Surprise #3 –  Life just keeps getting better.  I had another hearing this morning.  I can’t disclose what happened but I must say that I feel like I’ve found my new home.  I think this is where I should be. Thank you Lord.



3 responses

  1. I like your pabati-bati style. I have to do that to my husband. 🙂

    Congrats to KK. 🙂 🙂 I am sure you will have a very cute nephew.

    i am glad you are writing again.

    March 8, 2012 at 7:12 am

    • Thanks Eunice. In social media time, a week or 2 feels of being away feels like a month no. Yup, we write to survive. =) Have a wonderful day!

      March 8, 2012 at 7:33 am

      • i hope you had a wonderful day too Val. 🙂

        March 8, 2012 at 1:53 pm

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