Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Our Children Do Love Us -- PPBC4 Roundup

Sometimes parenting seems to be a dauntless and thankless task. Some people even go so far as to say that having children is simply not worth it. However, to the parents of PPBC, they just know their kids love them.

Sometimes it's as plain simple and straightforward as "I love you, mommy" from Janet's son, when he was but 2 years old.

Who would not be touched with this note from Mommy Jo Ann's five year old daughter?


Mommy, gusto lang talaga kita ma-embrace at makatabi!

(Mommy, I just want to embrace you and be at your side!)

Daddy Angel's children would never fail to say I love you for whatever reason. He also enumerates the 10 exciting ways in which his children show their love.

Mommy Haze's 2 sons also say I love you in their own unique ways. Aside from verbally saying I love you, the boys also show their love in various non-verbal ways which leaves little to guessing.

Maver Monet has a purple dinosaur to thank, as her little son has mastered the words to "I love you, you love me, we're a happy family..." to show his love for them.

Those of us whose kids do not speak much yet, also know our kids love us.

Mommy Pheng knows that her son loves her despite the wrestling moves and the bites, through choosing her over everybody else, laughing at her tricks and kissing her at will.

I (Mommy Joey) haven't heard I Love You from my son yet, but he has said Happy Mommy Day last Mother's Day and sang Happy Birthday on my birthday!

Mommy Jing's little son does not sleep until he sees mommy and daddy and smiles a lot for his parents.

Mommy Jenny's little girl says Mommy so cutely that Mommy Jenny just has to smile.

Although she is not a Pinoy (Filipino) parent, Hortensa sent in an entry which I just had to include. She details the different sorts of love shown by children and ends by saying that as parents, we should show Agape (unconditional love).

These are just a sampling. I urge you to read the complete posts. Click on the pictures and the colored text to see the complete entries. This is, by far, the most difficult roundup I've ever done because it's so hard to what to put down. I want to write everything down, to be honest with you! Every story, every entry is touching and warm, and I loved reading each of them over and over again.

Next edition of PPBC (5th edition) will be hosted by Daddy Angel. Stay tuned.

Guidelines, announcements and archives are here.


Anonymous said...

hi joey! madaming salamat sa pag-host mo ng PBBC na to... i know it has not been easy pero ginagawa mo pa rin. i would also like to say that I really appreciate this topic now. it made me relish the times my daughter gave me that letter. take care and all the best to you!

Angel said...

Hi Doc Joey,

I checked all the entries and I found no post that do not deserve a congratulations for bringing out their best about the topic.

By the way, thanks for inviting me to host the 5th edition. Plase read my invitation here - Join the Parent Dreamers @ Pinoy Parents Blog Carnival 5th edition


theworkingmom said...

Thank you, Angel! Will definitely post an entry AND promote PPBC5 :)

Anonymous said...

oh my god, ang sweet naman ng note.

you're doing a great job here joey.