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T R E S Z K A  Christ's daughter, Mark's wife, Taziana's mum πŸƒ

Mana talaga sya sakin sa pagka- arte e. Hahaha! She loves posing and such a girly girl as well. My baby sister. πŸ’œ photographed by Kuya @markoliveria . Appreciation post for her because she turned 4 today! Happy happy birthday!

LOOK. AT. MY. MOM. My golly. She got me working on my skin care routine double time. She looks 28 so I gotta work hard to look 10. HAHAHAHA. Kidding aside though. Look at that. Look at that beauty. The kind of beauty that is but a GLIMPSE of how beautiful she is inside. Sigh. I admire her so much. Please give me these good genes. Hahahaha! Happy birthday, mommy! 40's have never looked this youthful! I love youuuu!

It's always been "a while" since my last post/ blog. Life Update!
1. I started my internship at the Armed Forces of the Philippines Medical Center. Enjoying my time there! But we get too busy to use phones so I can't really blog/vlog.
2. My phone is giving up. It's either freezing or crashing. I love it still! Or at least learning to love it at its worst #truelove πŸ˜†
3. Not much has been happening in my life except my usual student and wifey/mommy life routine.
4. I'm currently in a season where I absorb more rather than share. Last year, I shared a lot of my heart and story but now, I am in the season where I observe and learn from others. Blogging and sharing is still A LOT in my heart. But I believe that I am a story teller and not a content creator. My platform is a lot about God's grace in my life and my family. And lately, there isn't really much to share but a lot to learn from others. I love learning from you guys. I love being silent at moments. I love observing and absorbing lessons from others. It's totally new to me but I love it. It's a moment of just being still.
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But what about youuu? How are you? Hehe. Sorry, just dropping a selfie here because I had no duty at the hospital today. Mehehe! ;)

My baby is naturally sensitive. Even when she was just a few months old, my husband and I have already observed this. She gets emotional over the "shallow things". But sensitivity is not limited to just crying easily. Taziana's sensitivity enables her to easily sense when someone is sad, upset, or in pain. Because of that, she is able to cheer others up and bring them comfort even when they don't directly tell her how they feel. While some people would encourage her to not be sensitive, to stop feeling so much, her dad and I will always encourage her to keep being the tender hearted person that she is. We believe that God made her to be sensitive for a reason. As her parents, we are not here to tell her to change. We are here to guide her to discover the depths of what she is made of. We are here to help her find out the strengths of being of soft hearted but also point out the areas she needs to work on. Sometimes, our children are given gifts that the world deem to be a curse. When the truth is, all children have gifts- it's the responsibility of parents to help their children discover it and master it. My daughter has a lot to learn about how to use her tender heart in service of others and know when she should toughen up a little. At the end of the day, I'll always see her "sensitivity" as a strength. I'll ask her to learn, grow, and improve... but never to change.

Today marks the end of my season. It was a season where I discovered what truly makes my heart beat, my passion and calling, got to know my family even more, learned what I means to serve others, practiced what its like to have a heart that seeks to give (rather than receive), experienced the ULTIMATE FAITHFULNESS of God, tasted what its like to walk by faith even the unseen, and most of all, the beauty of rest and surrender. This season absolutely broke my heart but it surely made me grow as a woman, a mom, a wife, and a daughter as well. I'll miss this. I'll miss waking up to their warmth and kisses. I'll miss taking care of my sister & daughter. I'll miss the short convos with my mom as we sit on our garden's gazebo. I'll miss my late night trips to my grandma's house to get a massage as we talk about my dreams. I'll miss the crazy laughter Mark, Taziana, and I have before bedtime. And I'll miss having to hold both of them during cold nights. But I'm braving this next season and am facing it with much excitement. I know it would demand a lot of my physical presence and time but it would mold me to become a well experienced laboratory scientist and if it is God's will... a doctor in the near future. Tomorrow is the day. My first day at the hospital. The first day of my last semester in university. The first day of a new season.

He had work the entire day, did groceries, cooked me a special dinner, prepared a mini date at home for me, woke up early next morning to spend his day off running errands for his small business, still accompanied me in getting my uniform done & buying school materials. Did them all with a smile. Wow. My love... just wow. How even. One of the many many many things I love about my husband is he prioritizes our marriage. If he needs to carve time for it, he will. He never belittles quality time, date nights, and my emotional needs. On top of it all, he does them with a big smile on his face. He makes time for himself and his friends but he ensures that marriage is never placed in the last option. This doesn't mean career isn't important to him. It means that career is important but never more important than the number one treasure God has entrusted to him. I love you, guuuuurl! You so amazinggg! @markoliveria

All I need in this life of sin, is me and my girl friends. Down to ride until the very end, it's me and my girl friends. 🎢
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Sighhh, I am so blessed to have these beautiful ladies of God in my life who fight every battle of life with me and gets crazy with me. I don't have to try so hard with them. πŸ’œ πŸ“·: @sai.smk57

A woman's power has very little to do with the energy she lets out but the energy she can control. That's something I am still currently working on- to be the master of my own energy and emotions and not be slaves of them. I like this line on a Kdrama Strong Woman Do Bong Soon, "you can't call your power your own if you can't control it". A strong woman knows how much energy to let out, when to use it, and is intentional in using it. A woman either rules over her energy and emotions, or she is ruled over by it. I'm working on being the first kind. It's surely not easy, but I won't stop until I learn.

This is how my semester has been. When I failed one subject last semester, I thought God's purpose for me was redirection. I thought that maybe I needed time to go full time blogging or build my own business- I even started planning & studying about publishing books and journals. However, things didn't work out that way. Whenever I tried to keep myself very busy blogging and doing business, it just didn't fit. That is when God told me why He allowed me to have so much free time this semester: TO REST. The past years, I spent 6 days a week studying with minimal sleep, a little family time, and a tad bit of hang out with friends. This semester allowed me to enjoy the presence of my loved ones. It was not as productive as I wanted it to be, but it was so much more beautiful than expected. I spent each day just being surrounded by the people I love. We shared stories, laughter, and memories. This semester didn't bring business break throughs but it gave me enough rest to remind me of what I truly love to do- study science, share my life with others, be a hands on wife & mom, and serve God. I was so burned out last semester that I couldn't find joy in doing them anymore. God knew exactly what I needed- REST. πŸ’œ I'll miss staying still, enjoying the sound of my loved ones laughter, taking care of them and being taken care of. Now that I am fueled, I am ready to take the next big step next month: internship and my last semester. πŸ’œ

My current fave thing about Taziana's age (three), is being able to have an actual conversation with her. We've come to a point where we talk about how our days have been when we are apart. I also love hearing her opinion about my life & activities and sometimes, her rebuke. Couple weeks ago, I told her I was leaving for school to have my quizzes. When I came back 3 days later, she asked "are you finished with your quiz? How was your quiz?" πŸ˜‚ last night, she gave her opinion about my temper. She said, "why are you always upset?" πŸ˜… but I love it! I love communicating with her. My goal for our mother-daughter relationship is to be able to keep on communicating until she grows up. I want to hear her opinion, I want to hear how she thinks I could improve, I want her to be able to tell me anything. She can trust me and I can trust her that we seek each other's good even when at times it is not pleasant to hear. We will ALWAYS ask each other how we are doing so that we'd know the condition of one's heart even when it seems like we're both fine. I'll always be her mom, but I will also always be her spiritual sister... and she is mine. πŸ’œ
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Her last photo thoooough. πŸ˜‚ HAHAHA MARUNONG NA

Whenever there is a part of Mark I hope he would improve on, habits I wish he would change, or things I want him to start doing, my first action is to always pray. I ask the Lord to move in Mark's heart and help me tell Mark about my thoughts without offending him.
One time, I was starting to be disturbed by Mark's excessive gadget use. He wasn't addicted to computer games anymore but I noticed (about 4 months ago) that he was getting too fond of mobile games. It robbed him a lot of time to do more important things. I prayed about it, asking God for wisdom on how to tell Mark. When Mark came home, he suddenly told me how God has burdened his heart to stop playing mobile games. God impressed everything I prayed for in Mark's heart! I didn't have to say a word!
Another time was when we were worshipping separately. Mark sat with the guys and I with the girls. During worship, God called me to serve in that new church and encouraged me to be more intentional in sharing my life to others. I said, "Lord, if this is what you really want me to do, then Mark has to be in it, too". After worship, Mark approached me and said, "I think God wants us to serve here! I want to serve in this church". Wow o wow o wow. I was so happy!
This happens many times in our marriage. There are times when we have to work hard for our marriage but there are many times when we just have to lay things down and give it to God- He does the work and He is sooo amazing at it! Many times God proved us that when someone is meant to be in your life, God will move to call you to the same place and purpose. God speaks to me about Mark and speaks to Mark about me. I guess this is what it means to have Christ at the center. We're both imperfect, so our marriage is also imperfect. But in the midst of this imperfection, God moves and makes sure we are well guided, loved, protected, and when required... disciplined. πŸ’œ wives, it is VERY IMPORTANT to pray for your husband and marriage. It is the FIRST answer to any marital conflicts or differences. God moves where you can't.

At 19, my personal goal was to get rid of any addiction- I used to excessively swear, play computer games sunset to sunrise, etc. At 20, I wanted to learn how to be gentle. It used to be very hard for me to control how I let out my emotions and choose the right words. At 21, I aimed to learn how to let go of my desire for earthly possessions. I liked having the latest clothes and just always come home even with a small item from the mall. So, I went on a whole year "shopping fasting". I only bought items I truly needed. At 22, I worked to learn what it means to live for others. To serve others even if it didn't benefit me. To think of others simply because I love and care for them. Now, at 23, I want to be someone who is always focused on pleasing the Lord than myself and others. I also want to learn how to master my emotions and be joyful despite challenges. There's a lot of work to be done in my heart to be honest. We can't really expect perfection in this life. All I know is that everyday, for as long as I am intentional with it, I will grow. I will make mistakes and I will learn from them. I accepted Jesus as my Lord 4 years ago but that didn't mean I am instantly perfect. It just means that every day, there will be changes in my heart so I could be more of the woman He designed me to be. Always seek improvement but also be kind yourself. Give yourself allowance for mistakes and time to grow. Learning never stops. But remember, He who starts a work in you will make sure He finishes it πŸ’œ you are a beautiful artwork. It might take pain to make changes in your heart, but you'll always end up blooming πŸ’œ you are God's masterpiece
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Here is an old photo when I was 19-ish. I tried to go blonde for 4 days but went dark right after coz I didn't feel good about it somehow. πŸ˜… wowie, things really change. I love change hehe πŸ’œ

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