I’ve been neglecting this blog. I’ve been preoccupied with work and lazy with anything that is not work-related. But today, I felt like I needed to share some life updates that I could look back on in the future. So, here are some things that happened to me and my little family since my last blog post:
Serenity is defined as “the state of being calm, peaceful, and untroubled.” I feel that this year, that’s the very thing I want for myself. I have always been a peace-loving person but recently I have realized that in life, you can never have a serene life at all times. There will always be challenges, trials, and ordeals that can take away your happiness or the good state you’re in. Life is full of surprises, after all.
I, for instance, wasn’t spared from life’s many surprises. Something unimaginable happened to our family early this month and until now, I still couldn’t accept how I’m now obligated to face this new reality. This is not my doing, mind you, but somehow, I got affected and couldn’t do anything about it. I had no choice but to live with it. Weird, right? Things might change in the future, but for now, this is it.
I will never forget the month of April this year because it was the time the dreaded COVID-19 hit home. First, it was my MIL, then my husband, then me, and lastly, my FIL. Even my side of the family wasn’t spared as my brother and my two sisters had it as well. The silver lining in this unexpected ordeal? Our baby NJ didn’t have it and we — the COVID patients — all survived!
I have always thought of myself as a simple person. While I also have an eye for the finer things in life, I make sure to live within (and sometimes even below!) my means. In fact, I still hate it when I go impulse shopping, but lately, I’ve been reminding myself that it’s okay to indulge once in a while and reward myself for my hard work all these years. So yeah, I can say I’m still the simple Edel that my family and true friends know by heart.
It was the second week of June 2019 when the hubby and I learned that we were pregnant. My mens was delayed and I suddenly had this strange feeling that I might be pregnant and what do you know, the home pregnancy test I took turned out to be positive! We saw the Ob-Gyne on June 22nd but we didn’t get to do an ultrasound until July 6th and that was when we confirmed that we were really expecting. Of course, both of our extended families were ecstatic about the good news. As for the hubby and me, we were over the moon! 🙂
Note: This is a back-dated post intended to keep up with my annual personal theme blogs. And because it was written late, it now sounds like an overview of the year that was.
Last 2019, my personal theme was strength. As if it was written in the stars, strength became an all-important concept in my life last year. If not for the strength I possessed in 2019 (mind, body, and soul), I would have been a failure in many departments, the most significant of which was my pregnancy. You see, I got pregnant in the second quarter of 2019 and it was not a smooth ride but thankfully, the outcome was good.