Dear Taziana, (3 years old)

Dear Taziana, Today you turned 3. Which means, it is also my third year of living with more joy, meaning, and purpose in life. Happy birthday, darling! Your life means so much more to me than my words can ever express. I’m sick today (as I was the past 4 days) but that’s okay. At…

We Are Your Best Friends, Baby

As you know, Mark and I have been great friends since we were 11 years old. Our marriage is really friendship set on fire. We get to enjoy being lovers and best friends. Having Taziana is like having a new member to this friendship. It used to be just me and Mark rolling the streets…

What We Did To Deserve This | His Love and Our Faith & Obedience

My disobedience led me having to face responsibilities and hardships in my life a lot earlier and harder than expected (paraphrase). But despite that, God’s love led me here. To this beautiful family. For a while during my walk with the Lord, I have learned that obedience brings blessings. And it does. But I have…

The Calling of a Young Dad

Mark was only 19 when he became a dad. In all honesty, I expected a lot of adjustments that would come his way and I thought I had to suffer the pain of that adjustment. I have always prayed, “Lord, thank you for giving me a man who is willing to learn so much and…

My Testimony: The Story of My Pregnancy

The first part of this post has been copied and pasted from my previous personal blog. It was pusblished back in September 6 2015, just 6 days before Taziana was born. I am re uploading it here and making a second part which is 2 years from when the first part was written. I want…

Our Parenting Guidelines as Young Parents

Parenting is definitely a big challenge is for us. I think it is for most parents. Even the most “prepared” ones experience the unexpected. That’s one of the most beautiful parts of parenting, it  feels like opening a gift; a surprise. We receive a charming present but it’s up to us to discover what is…

This Isn’t Me; A Very Sad Mom

“This isn’t me” I told myself a couple of times as I stared into the mirror. This isn’t me. How did I get this bad? What happened to me? From the fifth month of pregnancy until our daughter turned a year & two months old, I have been a house mom. I personally would say…

Life Update: The Blog is Back!

Heyyy, guys! It has been a while! Or it hasn’t. We’ve probably stayed connected through facebook. Last week I have asked many of you for your opinion on bringing the blog back because it comes with both pro’s and con’s. The opinions were almost split in half, which gave way for us to see both…

PUMPED UP KICKS

Taziana’s wardrobe is about 80% gifts and hand me downs. Elders have always advised us not to over spend on baby’s clothing. They told us to use the money on more important things or savings instead of splurging on clothes that they will quickly grow out of. She owns more cute dresses than pants and…