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Life => Inspiration => Topic started by: gwen's mom on October 21, 2009, 10:29:58 am

Title: When you thought I wasn't looking
Post by: gwen's mom on October 21, 2009, 10:29:58 am
WHEN YOU THOUGHT I WASN'T LOOKING


A message every adult should read because children
are watching you and doing as you do, not as you say.


When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you hang my
first painting on the refrigerator, and I immediately
wanted to paint another one.


When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you feed a
stray cat, and I learned that it was good to be kind
to animals.


When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you make my
favorite cake for me, and I learned that the little
things can be the special things in life.


When you thought I wasn't looking I heard you say a
prayer, and I knew that there is a God I could always
talk to, and I learned to trust in Him.


When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you make a
meal and take it to a friend who was sick, and I
learned that we all have to help take care of each
other.


When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you give of
your time and money to help people who had nothing,
and I learned that those who have something should
give to those who don't.


When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you take care
of our house and everyone in it, and I learned we have
to take care of what we are given.


When you thought I wasn't looking I saw how you
handled your responsibilities, even when you didn't
feel good, and I learned that I would have to be
responsible when I grow up.


When you thought I wasn't looking I saw tears come
from your eyes, and I learned that sometimes things
hurt, but it's all right to cry.


When you thought I wasn't looking I saw that you
cared, and I wanted to be everything that I could be


When you thought I wasn't looking I learned most of
life's lessons that I need to know to be a good and
productive person when I grow up.


When you thought I wasn't looking I looked at you and
wanted to say,'Thanks' for all the things I saw when
you thought I wasn't looking.'


I AM SENDING THIS TO ALL OF THE PEOPLE I KNOW
WHO DO SO MUCH FOR OTHERS,
BUT THINK THAT NO ONE EVER SEES.
LITTLE EYES SEE A LOT ..


Each of us -
parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, teacher, friend
- influences the life of a child.

How will you touch the life of someone today?
Just by sending this to someone else, you will probably make
them at least think about their influence on others
Live simply.
Love generously.
Care deeply.
Speak kindly.


Leave the rest to God.
Title: Re: WHEN YOU THOUGHT I WASN'T LOOKING
Post by: keih liwanag on October 21, 2009, 01:33:23 pm
nice. ;) i liked it.
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Post by: ilovegabe on October 21, 2009, 01:38:01 pm
I dont know why, pero naiyak ako while reading this  ::) I miss my mom.
Nice Nice, I really like this  :)
Thanks for sharing  :)

Lead by example.  :)
Title: Re: WHEN YOU THOUGHT I WASN'T LOOKING
Post by: gwen's mom on October 21, 2009, 03:02:10 pm
yes its really nice & inspiring. This was emailed to me by a friend and I didnt think twice anymore and posted it here in SP. It's worth sharing.

thanks mommy keih & ilovegabe ;)
Title: Re: WHEN YOU THOUGHT I WASN'T LOOKING
Post by: mariann on October 21, 2009, 05:48:34 pm
thanks for sharing, sis...

this is so inspiring
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Post by: jeanniesgs on October 21, 2009, 06:31:31 pm
This is so nice and an eye-opener that we really need to be careful on how we act, what we do and say would influence our kids. Thanks for this mommy
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Post by: sherolf on October 21, 2009, 08:44:32 pm
nakakaalis ng stress... :) :)
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Post by: ♥FlynNsiZzLe♥ on October 21, 2009, 08:48:52 pm
Wow.. very nice.. Haayy nakaka-relieve sarap basahin. Thanks for sharing this.  :)
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Post by: Miura on October 21, 2009, 08:52:41 pm
ganda...:) thank you for sharing sis!
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Post by: tinacorbin on October 21, 2009, 11:15:15 pm

 bakit naiiyak din ako while reading this?

we should really be extra careful with our actions kase talagang nagagaya tayo ng mga kids natin without us knowing it mabuti sana kung puro good deeds like what we've read on this post.
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Post by: julie_llevares on October 22, 2009, 08:19:00 am
inspiring sis....
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Post by: jvcav08 on October 22, 2009, 08:23:45 am
nice thread... :)
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Post by: ♥♥♥ RXmom ♥♥♥ on October 22, 2009, 09:12:08 am
hayz.. isip ko tuloy yung ginagawa ko everytime nasa house ako.. baka may nagagawa ba akong hindi ko alam na mali pala. anak ko agad naisip when im reading this.
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Post by: mommy imee on October 22, 2009, 09:14:15 am
sobrang touch po ako and na-inspire! this should be read by all parents like us para malaman din nila that what we are doing right now in front of our children is what they will learn from us... ang galing ng gumawa nito! the best!!!
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Post by: moi angels on October 22, 2009, 09:59:02 am
thanks for sharing... :) nakakaiyak but it really reminded me to be mindful of my actions...
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Post by: fairytink on October 22, 2009, 10:41:13 am
nice one sis  :) thanks for sharing.  :-*
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Post by: ~PonYang~ on October 22, 2009, 11:50:09 am
thanks for sharing this mommy... pakopya po ha.. share ko din po sa iba... salamat!
Title: Re: WHEN YOU THOUGHT I WASN'T LOOKING
Post by: gwen's mom on October 22, 2009, 01:17:40 pm
thanks for sharing this mommy... pakopya po ha.. share ko din po sa iba... salamat!

sure sis, no problem ;)
Title: Re: WHEN YOU THOUGHT I WASN'T LOOKING
Post by: gwen's mom on October 22, 2009, 01:19:16 pm
ako ang naiiyak at nata-touch sa mga feedback niyo sa post kong ito mga mommies.

welcome po sa inyong lahat. ;D
Title: Re: WHEN YOU THOUGHT I WASN'T LOOKING
Post by: keih liwanag on October 22, 2009, 04:36:18 pm
hello mommies... i just like to share this.

when i got this post from gwens mom yesterday, i immediately copied it and forwarded it to my mom and papa. and look what i got from my mom. she edited it...and it really made me cry! whew! until now!


when you thought i wasnt looking, i was really looking at the two of you
and thought that i could have given you much more than what we were able to give you.
 
when u thought i wasnt looking, i was looking at the two of you
and thought that you never gave us any heartache, nor any problem
and these made us feel 10 ft tall above all others who were not so lucky with their kids
 
when u thought i wasnt looking, i was looking at the two of you
and silently asked forgiveness for all our shortcomings and failures
which you do not deserve because you only deserve the best

when u thought i wasnt looking, i was looking at ways and means
to give u everything u need and everything u want, but i guess
we were not so lucky to have all the materials blessings in the world
 
when u thought i wasnt looking, i was looking at the two of you
and thank God that inspite of our lack of material blessings, we are
so abundant in love, good health, peace in the family and success
 
when u thought i wasnt looking, i was looking at the two of you
and felt that we are also so very lucky for having ronald and jhaanne
whom we know equally love the two of u and will make u very very happy
and maintain a family centered on God, on love and on family
 
when u thought i wasnt looking, i was looking deep inside and felt
so much gratitude to God for giving us two wonderful children
whom we wouldnt trade for anything else in this world
 
when u thought i wasnt looking, i was looking at all of you and
thank God for having a most faithful husband though not a good provider
was a partner and a father who did everything for his family in his own way
 
when u thought i wasnt looking, i was looking at my most beautiful angel
anne keir, and asked God what i did to deserve her and my family
 
we love u so much, i thank God for all these years loving u and caring for u
but i would ask God to take me first because i wouldnt be able to bear
the thought of losing anyone of u.
 
thank you for loving us back....
 
Title: Re: WHEN YOU THOUGHT I WASN'T LOOKING
Post by: moi angels on October 23, 2009, 08:29:50 am
sis keih... naiyak na naman ako! i remembered my mom...  :'( matawagan nga later... ;)
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Post by: ♥FlynNsiZzLe♥ on October 23, 2009, 06:14:40 pm
Sis Keih, it made me teary eyed!!! I hope I could forward Gwens post to my mom but unfortunately she doesn't how to use PC! hehe.. That was a very nice reply from you mom.. God bless your family.  :)
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Post by: ACI_GIRL (^.^,) on October 23, 2009, 07:07:48 pm
awww... i felt better...

kahit netong mga past weeks ay sad mode ako...

hay...

hug nyo nga ako :(
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Post by: chillaxmom on October 23, 2009, 08:33:54 pm
its really a blessing to have ahappy and healthy family sisses  :)
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Post by: ♥εÔз ♥ ♏ommy_£eng ♥εÔз ♥ on October 23, 2009, 09:04:20 pm
this one is very nice and very inspiring. thanks for sharing this topic.
Title: Re: When you thought I wasn't looking
Post by: mommy imee on October 24, 2009, 10:39:59 am
mommy keih nkkaiyak nga po talaga yung reply ng mommy nyo...
Title: Re: When you thought I wasn't looking
Post by: gwen's mom on October 24, 2009, 01:55:31 pm
ako din teary eyed while reading the edited version, galing ng mommy mo mommy keih.
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Post by: xhingpie on November 26, 2009, 12:12:20 pm
ang ganda ganda. ako din naiiyak. thank you for sharing both the original and edited version. this made my day. :) :-*
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Post by: maries on November 26, 2009, 01:37:02 pm
nice naman.  :)
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Post by: Mr.Janica on December 19, 2011, 02:00:08 pm
i was teary eyed while reading this..i dont know why.. :(
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Post by: 1sttimemom on December 24, 2011, 04:44:03 pm
very touching.
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Post by: mamapeew on March 02, 2012, 08:44:00 pm
Thank you for this. I loved it, especially this part:

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw tears come
from your eyes, and I learned that sometimes things
hurt, but it's all right to cry.


I know my daughter sometimes see me cry when I think about my mom who recently passed away. She's 3 years old but she always know what to say or do when she sees me sad (even though I try very hard not to show her, mahirap talaga and I also know that she can feel it). She always tell me, "Mommy are you crying? Do you miss grandma? I miss grandma too". Then she gives me a hug.
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Post by: wandergirl_turn_mom on March 05, 2012, 05:50:12 pm
This is so inspiring. I am hoping to raise my kids with this kind of outlook in life. As parents, we should teach by example talaga.
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Post by: ysLim on April 20, 2012, 11:22:50 am
i liked it. i'll share it to my friends and coworkers.
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Post by: CallcenterMom on May 17, 2012, 06:00:41 pm
Just want to share naman a story on the point of view of a daughter. 

Last Wednesday, my mother talked to me regarding the condition of my father.  She was so worried about the changes that are happening to my father.

My father, who is now 68 yo is experiencing difficulty in walking, talking, and completing simple tasks. My brother in-law suggested we see a neurologist.  The next day, I accompanied my parents to Makati Med.  The hospital recommended 2 neurologists.  We went to see the first doctor.

Consultation alone is Php 1,500.  Other Neurologists in the hospital charges Php 800 Ė 1,000.  This doctor must be good, I told myself.  After telling the doctor my fatherís complaint and after some diagnosis, the doctor drops THE BOMB.  She said, ďI think its PARKINSON.  Itís not full blown but the symptoms are there.  I want to make sure.  I need an MRI to be able to tell you exactly what is happening to your father.Ē

A Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) cost Php 9,000 in Makati Med. That is too much for a couple who is retired and doesnít have much income. Now I know why God helped me to get the top bonus for the month of September. He has a reason.  MRI was immediately scheduled for my father that afternoon.  Results will be given the next day.
My mother is not aware what PARKINSON is and how bad it is.  I do not want to tell her. 

My father is a jolly and active person. He is very industrious. He is our all around man.  He can cook, baby sit, plumber, carpenter, mechanic, and others. At his age, he can still do the grocery, marketing and other stuffs. You wonít see him just sitting around doing nothing. Sometimes, my family is getting annoyed because there are times the he will try to fix something that is not broken just so he has something to fix. That is my father.  I love him in spite of his kakulitan. 
I may not be his favorite daughter but I know he loved me more than he loves himself. I know that because I am his daughter.  To see my father slowly deteriorating because of an unknown sickness makes me cry.  Not now, not yet.  I still havenít given him what I want him to experience.  A plane ride, a long vacation somewhere.  Shallow as it may seem, that is still my dream.  I have taken my parents for a vacation 2 or 3 days in a beach or resort but most of the times, those trips are short.  I will never be who I am now if it wasnít for him. He and my mom sacrificed a lot just to raise us the best way they can.  He is not a perfect father but he is THE BEST FATHER and I WILL NEVER TRADE HIM FOR ANY OTHER FATHER. 

You can also read my blog.  Hope you like it.

http://intrimididaatribida.blogspot.com/2011/09/once-i-had-father.html
http://intrimididaatribida.blogspot.com/2011/09/god-works-in-mysterious-way.html
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Post by: nikaygelo on May 17, 2012, 06:20:08 pm
sobrang touching!!i love it!
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Post by: mylittlegabriel on July 04, 2012, 03:54:12 pm
awww...so inspiring and very true..thanks sis gwens mom for sharing...share ko din po sa mga kaibigan ko especially kaming mga new to parenthood...it is indeed true, live by example...very nice... ;)
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Post by: jem.sexy@yahoo.com on October 24, 2012, 11:03:50 pm
whoa!  hit the nail right on the head  :)