Who am I?
Who is Made It Through Mum?
Why Made It Through Mum? are some of the questions I know some of you are asking.
Where do I begin? Why is it easy for me to write about anything but so hard when it's about me? Perhaps because I'm afraid that I might be judged, pitied (oh no don't! pls?!) and some might feel sorry for me. But hey! I wanted and needed to do this to share my story, what I've been through and the purpose of my life to inspire and encourage other people. I hope so...
Let me give you some of my pertinent deets :
- I am a mother of 3
-I am a partner
-I am a daughter ( a very clingy daughter)
- I am a sister
- I am a friend
- I am a villain in somebody else's life (insert laughing witch here)
- I love to eat (like 5-7cups of rice per meal especially if it's paired with tinapa or seafood! Beat that! )
- I love veggies and fruits the more
- I don't have any vices at all! (so, does that make me a good girl?! Nah..hehe)
How did I come up with MITM?
All of us have different struggles in life and it all depends on how we face or overcome them. I'll tell you first the meaning of my logo.
- dark shaded woman, because I am a woman with a dark past (won't elaborate on this)
- I've been a victim of domestic violence (not anymore!)
- I used to work for my family for 10 years, but because of Yaya problems, I became a full-time mom. Which is a blessing also coz I was able to be with my kids every day from morning till night w/o worries that they might be beaten or maltreated again by their yayas.
Colorful Heart Puzzle piece
- I have 3 kids whom I love so dearly that I would do anything and everything for them no matter what. They will always be etched in my heart. The puzzle piece symbolizes persons with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) I got 1 out of 68! Yes. My 2nd child has it. He's different but he is not less. At first, we were in denial ( me and Mr. MITD) - there's a sad and funny story behind this after we learned that our son has mild autism. Just pm me if you wanna know. But as parents, we have to accept. Acceptance is the key to move forward. For me, I'm still fortunate to be a special mom to a special kid. I was tasked by God to help and nurture this precious gift. I am not and will never ever be ashamed of him. Now, can you imagine how colorful my everyday life is? Those everyday tantrums/ meltdowns and with my present condition... Again, I thank the Lord for giving me strength and I'm praying to have more patience and a healthy body to perform my duties well to my family.
These are the reasons why I named myself Made It Through Mum. 'Coz despite of these all, I still carry on.
I strongly believe everything happens for a reason. Had Meningioma not happened to me, I would not have been able to inspire my friends and family to appreciate the beauty of life. At first, I thought that life is unfair, me having meningioma, having a son with ASD, from a corporate woman to a Stay-At-Home mom abruptly. I also realized that had I not been through all that I have been through in the past years, I would have never come face to face with death and had to reflect and rethink about my priorities, the purpose of my life, and life in general.
What am I doing here, blogging?!
I really don't know! Lol. Blogging is really far from my course, I finished AB Psychology at Philippine Normal University. My previous jobs were not also interconnected to blogging. From airlines to telco to writing?! I have to admit, I'm really "makuwento" in real life and I love to write. I don't know if this is really my calling, but I'll give it a try. There's no harm in trying. Actually, this is an unexpected blog. As an idle mom(which I am not used to), honestly, my current situation is threatening my sanity. I wanted to divert my attention and make the most out of my second life so I started joining various online contests. I thought of sharing my winning experiences with others who are also 'inip' and are having a feeling of self-worthlessness because of the hardships and trials life is showering upon them. To encourage them to get through all that and be more appreciative of life instead of just sitting in one corner, idle. Stop whining over the little problems. See the beauty of life and know that the world is a wonderful place to live in.
Don't be discouraged if what you are going through...Fight! Death is inevitable. Break the rules! Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love truly, laugh uncontrollably, and NEVER REGRET anything that made you smile! ;)
Here are some of the inspirational quotes that help me, hope it will help you as well. If you will read each of my posts, you will notice that there's always a quote at the end...
1 John 2:15
15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
John 9:2-3 (for the less fortunate, PWDs)
2 And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind? 3 Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.
God will not look over for your medals, degrees, or diplomas, but for scars - Elbert Hubbard
My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style. - Maya Angelou
I will always be thankful to God for giving me a second life. For giving me such wonderful parents and especially my SUPERMOM, for raising me to be a fighter (a sweet fighter), to inculcate in me to have a strong faith in God.
|The SUPERMOM and the clingy daughter ♥♥♥|
I will now stop blabbing about my life. More or less you know me. Just continue life and embrace everything about it. I hope my story somehow inspired you not to lose hope and keep going...
You Only Live Once make the most out of it!
Don't dwell on the past's regrets and mistakes... Move forward and just simply learn from them.
WE WILL ALL GET BY, JUST TRUST IN THE LORD!
God bless us all! ♥♥♥
Thank you for visiting my blog! I would love to hear your thoughts. Your comments are always welcome and appreciated!
Very promising prologue ! I look forward to the upcoming chapters of this interesting soliloquy.ReplyDelete
sis, such a wonderful story ! Thanks for sharing it to me! God bless and I'm sure with your Good Heart, the Lord will bless you and your family more! :)ReplyDelete
Truly an inspiring story... and life as well. God bless you more and more. Keep fighting and keep writing!ReplyDelete
Truly an inspiring story... and life as well. God bless you more and more. Keep fighting and keep writing!ReplyDelete
You're one strong woman. :) Kat here, visiting from Mommy Bloggers PH group. Keep writing and inspiring others!ReplyDelete
thank god it was benign! keep writing and inspiring! :)ReplyDelete
Different, but not less. Beautifully said. I so understand this part.ReplyDelete
You are a strong woman, I admire your faith in all of what you have gone through.:)
What an inspiring story! :) Welcome to blogging, it does really keep moms like us sane haha! :) Looking forward to reading more from you.ReplyDelete
Hugs! God bless you always... You'll be an inspiration!ReplyDelete
May you continue inspring other through your writing. God bless.ReplyDelete
Wow you really have a story to tell! You are so strong. Many of us don't know why we're blogging, too, but I guess it's enough to know we are able to provide inspiration and companionship to at least one person out there. :)ReplyDelete
You are such an inspiring woman. May you always have the strength and never lose faith in God.ReplyDelete
I'm so happy that you are now part of MBP community! A true definition of a true strong woman! Keep sharing your stories...ReplyDelete
Very inspring Reylen. I know deep inside you is a strong woman with a BIG heart. God bless u and your family :)ReplyDelete
Thanking God for your story. It is ao encouraging to read. Then we know it must be God at work. Continue to use your blog to share this story.ReplyDelete
Such an inspiring read.. I know how hard it is to bare your very persona in the blog and not just the surface, but kudos! I'm sure you'll be inspiring more and more moms and women out there, God Bless :)ReplyDelete
You are so brave and inspiring. Have faith and live life to the fullest :)ReplyDelete
Life really gets tough. But as an old saying goes like, God gives the hardest battles to His strongest followers. Be strong and keep on fighting, mum! You are such an inspiration! :)ReplyDelete
This is my first time to drop by your blog.Thanks for opening and sharing your life to us, your readers. Keep on writing from the heart.ReplyDelete
I salute you for being a very brave woman! I look forward for more posts. :)ReplyDelete
You are such an inspiring and brave woman. Looking forward to your posts. May God bless you more :)ReplyDelete
I'm super glad I have met you. This is truly inspiring. Talagang binasa ko until the end. :) Thanks for sharing your story. Super strong. :)ReplyDelete
Thank God for your second life. You are meant for greater things and this is not yet the end. I pray for you and others just like you. Thank you for writing from the heart. You have touched a lot of lives with your story. =)ReplyDelete
You are indeed a blessing to all! Keep that spirit burning and may God continue to bring color (and hair =)) to your life.ReplyDelete
You are an inspiration!ReplyDelete
You have very inspiring story and a great blessing to other. God Bless Mamy Reylen. :)Sana ma meet kita soon. Take care.ReplyDelete
You are an epitome of hope and God's blessing because you have a second chance in life and you are appreciating every minute of it. I am really happy to read stories like yours because it's really inspiring. Thank you also for the quotes you posted. They're really beautiful. Enjoy life and God bless!ReplyDelete
You Only Live Once make the most out of it!ReplyDelete
-- Indeed! thank you for sharing your inspiring story!
Me and my wife are your followers. We were really inspired with your story and really you made it through. Salute to your braveness and optimism also to MITD, you both need each other and you will be more stronger and can face every battle together. God bless your whole family with good health, long life, and abudance in every aspect! More power!ReplyDelete
I think it's a great and catchy name for a blog because it's a story pf thriving in the midst of life's struggles. Hope to read a lot more posts :)ReplyDelete
salute for you! a great mother!ReplyDelete
Wahhh! :) Ate sobrang nakakainspire naman ang story mo. :) This experience must have really strengthened your bond with God! It is also nice to see your blog! Naks! hahaha galing ah! :)ReplyDelete
Sis. I was really inspired by you. Grabe! Iloveyou at super stay strong saatin :*ReplyDelete
Hi momshie dahil may wifi n kmi binasa ko na po yung blog mo na the story of my life.mjo teary eyed ang lola mo..now i know na po at sobra po ako humanga sa lakas ng inyong loob at tibay pra malagpasan lahat ng struggles sa buhay mo..napaka strong woman nyo...kya po pla gnyan yung logo ng made it through mom.nkakainspired ka po momshie..at thanks po at nkilala ko po kayo at naging follower nyo po ako..sana po mlgpsan nyo po lhat ng problms na ddring sa inyo at alm ko po at naniniwala ko na sa tulong ni Lord mllgpsn nyo po lhat..May Godbless you always and you whole family..😘😘😘ReplyDelete
Wow! ❤ What kind of witchcraft is this lol I felt kinda light of my "burdens" after reading this. I dont know but thank you! Thank you for sharing this part of your journey. Made me realize there's more to life than hating. ❤ReplyDelete
Thank you mamsh for sharing your stort dapat ka po talaga hangaan sa dami ng pagsubok na dumaan pero nanjan ka at matatag at patuloy na lumalaban. Ang galing mo po. Tha best ka mommy.ReplyDelete
grabe po mga pagsubok na dumating sa buhay ko ung akala nming lahat na ok ka lng po ung tipong prang masaya ka lng sa facebook but deep inside hndi pla laban lng mommy nandito lng kme for you❤️ReplyDelete
I wish i read this long time ago Ma! But when i followed you from the start i learned of you having that hair donation and had to undergo such life test. Pero despite all of that you remain so strong . I don't know pero ang strong mo lang sa kabila ng lahat, ng health condition mo noon, ng anak mo, sahm etc pero nakaya mo and i hope and wish you will always be the happy and madaldal Mama na nakilala ko. 💓ReplyDelete
godbless momsh.. we love youuuu����ReplyDelete
Yes, I just read this today.😅 All I can say is, GOD is really good, the best actually, no doubt about it. And great job mommy!!! For having a strong faith and positive outlook in life.ReplyDelete
To a special mom from another mom of an ASD kid, kudos and God bless to your sweet family!
God is really amazing and you are such an inspiration and a warrior mommy.ReplyDelete
Nakakainspired naman tong kwento mo ma kung pano ka lumaban sa buhay sa pagiging matatag mo sa pinag dadanaan mong hirap kaya dapat talaga tayo maging thankful sa blessing na binigay satin maliit man or malaki ang mahalaga humihinga kapa dinReplyDelete
Nakakalungkot pero, pero masaya ako para sayo mommy, dahil despite of this struggle you're here still stronger and fighter . You are blessed mommy kaya c Papa god ang gumagawa ng paraan .dahil tumutulong ka sa kahit anong paraan. Stay strong, blessed and always keep on praying and I'll always praynfor your good health as well as your family. Stay safe, love you mommy. 😘😘😘ReplyDelete
Grabe fighter ka po pala mommy.. 👏👏👏 nakakabilib po kayo.. kung ako po ang nasa katayuan niyo baka sumuko na ako. Nakakainspire po kayo mommy.. saludo po ako sa inyo..ReplyDelete
it's your craniotomy anniversary today momsh! May God bless you more. I love how you write this story, it's like talking to you in person, you know that feeling when you are reading and you picture the writer speaking it directly to you... that how i felt now! those scars we're your crowning glory for the battle you once fought. 😍ReplyDelete
God is really good mommy Reylen. Always believe in miracles and you are the living testimony that God is our healer. And everything happen for a reason.😊 You're story is very inspiring po and a little bit emotional.😢 You are a strong woman mommy and He loves you very much. 😊 Thank you for sharing your story of your life to us❤️ God bless you always and your family. 🙏❤️😊ReplyDelete
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