My gosh. I can’t even begin to tell you how many changes have taken place in our family’s landscape in the last few months.
I have been wanting to write.
To catch up on thoughts.
To share milestones.
And to celebrate with everyone, all of our small victories…
And as I start to write this quick catch up, to try and find my groove of writing (again) I find myself asking the question: Is it really March already?
Our holidays came with many blessings.
The blessing of family. Of continued health. Of a little bit of travel.
And the realization that HEALTH is really WEALTH. There was a nasty flu that went through all of us, (including my parents) and that was not easy! My parents even had to leave Christmas Eve dinner early, because my dad felt so bad.
As January and February are always the busiest months of the year for Best Buddies Philippines, we have to be ready to hit the ground running with everything that the first quarter brings.
There are walks to support, events to attend, and plans to be made as we map out the entire year for Best Buddies Philippines.
We have some really exciting things in the pipe line, and I can’t wait to share them with everyone here and on our social media pages. Sometimes it’s hard to keep up with everything! One thing is for sure, we are so thankful that we have the opportunity to support everyone in our common mission of inclusion.
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Congratulations @autismphils for changing lives for 30 years!! We walk with you in celebration and in honoring our Buddies and their families with Autism! #aok #trentagether #parenthood #beabuddynotabully #autismawareness #bestbuddiesph #bestbuddiesbenilde #friendship #inclusion
We also moved from Alabang to BGC. And as of now, we are loving the new digs. We are still getting used to the differences and changes in our family dynamic because we are all not COMPLETELY settled yet, but so far I am really enjoying “city” life.
I have been walking a lot more, and ironically enough, I am spending more time outside than I was in breezy Alabang. Nino and I have even been competing to see who is closer to our goal of 10,000 steps a day.
Sabrina and I have been working on some really fun things together, too. I think it’s such a privilege to be able to do what we love. And I love it even more when we are in sync not just with each other but with the other people we love collaborating with!
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Sometimes @sinfullysabrina and I show up in uniform when we attend meetings or lunches together. It’s not because we talk about it. Nor do we plan it. It’s just because we are in sync with each other and like so many of the same things. Shucks we even realized we had the same cheese board when we started planning events together. We have been meeting regularly lately, for something fun that’s coming to a kitchen near you, and these are just a few of the days that we showed up to meetings wearing similar outfits. I also love that we found a brand of clothing that is made by our friend @mytummycraves a momma who balances so many jobs (just like us) and is comfy, and casual enough for every day, but can be dressed up with accessories as well. Yesterday, Sab wore her Alexa top from @zouk.ph and I wore Blaire. • • • • #momlife #moms #mom #kitchen #sisters #motherswhobrunch #itsmorefuninthephilippines #mwb #zoukph #comfy #clothing #madebyamom #philippines #manila #fun #friends #onthego #workingmoms #workingmom
So, as we gear up for 2019 (shucks it’s almost the end of March already) I am excited to find my groove of writing again. I am excited to share more about my faith with all of you, and I am excited for what The Lord has planned for my family in the coming months.
Oh! And HAPPY WORLD DOWN SYNDROME DAY!
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This year, for @dsapi1 #HappyWalk2019, the theme was, “Living with Down Syndrome, This is my Story.” • • • • To celebrate the end of #DownSyndrome Consciousness Month, here is just a little bit of what @gelliaventajado ‘s story is. She so much more than this, but I’m sure you get the idea! • • • • As her momma, I know that her birth has brought so many blessings into my life, and I celebrate February differently every year. One things remains the same, I THANK GOD every day for the blessing of her extra chromosome. • • • • Jeremiah 29:11 • • • • #gellibean #mylove #t21 #downsyndrome #changingthefaceofbeauty #downsyndromelove #theluckyfew #lifewithds #love #sweet #kid #model #beautiful #mommanmanila #vlog #vlogger #cute #cutie
You know the drill 🙂 Celebrate with me and Gelli. She’s the whole reason why I’m here and writing for all of you. She finally gave my courage to share my story. And she’s a huge part of it. And her extra chromosome too.
If you have time, swing by our Best Buddies Facebook page so you can see some of our cuties and the collaboration between Best Buddies Philippines AND A Child’s Dream Foundation.
Thanks for stopping by. Thanks for saying hi, when you see me. Thanks for all the comments on IG, and for all the messages of love.
I hope you can leave a comment for me about some of the exciting things that you have going on in your life right now? I’d love to hear your latest and greatest too?
Let’s catch up! Leave a comment here or DM on social media!
Peter Ressa says
So happy you are writing again Michelle!
Thanks Dad. It’s been a long time coming.
So happy to hear from you Michelle 🙂 I missed your blogs, I kept checking if you already posted a new one. Anyway, happy to hear you’re okay and was just very busy with LIFE. We all are 🙂 Take care! Looking forward to more posts!