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Merry Christmas to Me and to Everyone Who Stood By Me

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If 2018 was difficult, 2019 became even more challenging. But it’s now December, the end of the year, so Merry Christmas to me! I am congratulating myself for a job well done in surviving this year. Thank you Lord for seeing me through.

Who Are You Waking Up For?

As a mom, do you feel like sometimes your family is the only reason that gives you reason to get up in the morning? I do feel that too. Thankfully for me, it’s not just my kids but also my husband. I have such a loving and supportive husband who is more than enough for me.

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Many days I felt like lead in water. It’s just too hard to get up! But they are the reason that I do. God gave them to me to take care of.

Blame it on hormones, but I do have my share of struggles. These are not imaginary ones but real issues that only a very few people close to me know. It’s just not my habit of posting them on social media.

Haters Gonna Hate

On top of personal as well as health issues that I have to deal with, there are professional ones, too. I have my fair share of haters and bashers because of my public persona as a Bacolod blogger. But it seems that I had a surge of haters this year like the surge in the price increase of commodities.

And the funny thing is, I didn’t do anything wrong to them. There’s one hater who is even recruiting others to hate me as well. Ano yan, networking?

Honestly, I have not been really bothered by haters. In fact, I find it rather funny because they are actually spending their time “hating” me. And that also means, they follow my posts. If there is any good in it, for every hater that I have means I have one reader of my blog.

“For every hater that I have means I have one reader of my blog.”

Mommy Blogger Sigrid, www.lovinglymama.com

We Can’t Please Everybody

I am well aware that nobody can please everybody. No matter the good that you do, people will still find fault in you. Despite being ill-informed, misinformed, and even uninformed–they still have the guts to lambast you on social media.

And that’s okay, as long as you remain blameless. I have helped most of my haters at one point of their lives, so if push comes to shove, I have something to shove up their…. *bleep*. hahaha

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An online friend also shared her thought in a post when she also encountered another hater:

If you want to do something to improve your life and that of other people, just do it. You don’t need permission from anyone else and you certainly aren’t limited by how others perceive you. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
1. You have an amazing gift to share.
2. The world is waiting for you to show up.
3. Haters don’t hate you, they hate that they can’t be you.

Mye de Leon, Author

Blocking People on Social Media

This year, I did my share of blocking many people. In the past, I am well aware of the people who are posting stuff about me like blind items. They are so obvious. But since I am not named, I don’t want to be assuming as to make a retort.

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Eventually though, I wonder why I still kept them on my Facebook friends’ list when they don’t even like me? So my simple solution: BLOCK THEM. There is absolutely no point in us associating with each other. If my posts are ruining their day, then I wouldn’t mind staying out of their way.

Plus, I don’t get to see venomous words on my newsfeed. Believe me, we all don’t need the hate.

Life is actually lifer that way. <3

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Honestly.

By the way, here are our Facebook pages:

To All the People Who Stood by Me

Family Travels

In another light, one of the things that increased in frequency this year was our number of family travels. As I am writing this, I am again planning for three upcoming out of town trips with our little gang. It seems that I couldn’t even unpack our luggage and I have to pack another for the next trip.

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Beach time! Family time at the famed Boracay White Beach.

While the trips are tiring, I can say that these were actually diversions. If I am sick and tired of the happenings in Bacolod City, that’s okay, we are not here anyway. Home is good, but sometimes, we just have to get away from it all. And that’s still fine.

We are excited to explore more of the countryside and stay in other family-friendly hotels in the Philippines.

A Christmas Message

Now, why did I write this post? I just wanted to greet all of you, my dear readers, a Merry Christmas.

Since when did it turn into a rant? I am not sure either. But it’s good to get it out sometimes. Hope this didn’t turn you off.

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Wishing for more mommy me-times for all of us moms next year. Lazing around at the poolside of Seda Ayala Center in Cebu. When life gets too much, an alone time for prayer and meditation should be in place.

It just shows you that I am also human. I don’t pretend to be somebody I am not. It’s just me — another mom trying to make it through the day while working and homeschooling her two daughters. Our home may be topsy turvy, but my heart is full.

Blogging Awards

By the way, I just wanted to thank the sponsors who sponsored the NBSI Blog Awards 2019. I did get several awards, namely:

Megaworld Blog of the Year
Post: Upper East Mall by Megaworld: Bacolod’s First ‘Green’ Mall

PLDT Home-Smart Blog of the Year
Post: How PLDT Home Helped Moms Become WAHMs

Merzci Blog Feature of the Year
Post: Why Our Kids Love the Special Merzci Banana Chips

Merzci Vlog Feature of the Year
Shane’s vlog won 2nd place in the Merzci Vlog contest. Watch her Vlog below:

God really knows us. No matter how things seem bleak, there’s always a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Thank you, Lord — for everything.


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5 thoughts on “Merry Christmas to Me and to Everyone Who Stood By Me

  1. Sometimes you need to get it out of your system. That’s why writing journals are so swak with me. I remember someone famous said (Abraham Lincoln, was it?), if you’re angry at someone, write him a letter. But don’t send it; read it then burn it. 🙂

  2. Merry Christmas, Mommy Sigrid to you and the whole family. Thank you for being our friend.. Rest assured that we will continue to support you. So excited what the new year will bring. May we have a blessed and happy 2020.

  3. Merry Christmas to you and your family, Ms. Didn’t really know you were struggling because you looked so composed and fresh every time I see you.

    Don’t worry; there are more non-cynical people who love you. Cheers to a beautiful 2020!

  4. 2019 was also tough for me, but grateful for a friend like you. Thanks sooo much! Esp for believing that I can pull through. Thank you for your thoughtfulness and generosity and love. You are blessed because you’re a blessing to many! Love you.❤️❤️

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