May 18, 2009

You are always special!

For my mother, belated Happy Mother's Day! I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your love and sacrifices for me and my siblings. For the first time in my life, I experienced giving birth in a natural way. It was my second baby. In my country (the Philippines), I often hear from mothers that experienced giving birth this: "you will call all the saints for mercy and strength". I did not completely understand what this meant.

As I labor , little by little I could feel the pains from the contractions becoming stronger and faster. Until the breathing was hard and I started bleeding. I remember I called my Heavenly Father for courage and determination. The pains of the contractions and giving birth itself were very clear in my mind. Even now, I could still remember the feelings of the experience.

When I saw my beautiful baby

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