“I carry from my mother’s womb a fanatic’s heart” by William Butler Yeats

It’s my mother’s birthday tomorrow and like any good daughter, I’m sending her all my love on her birthday. She’s one of my favourite topics here in my blog so here are some of the things that I’ve written before. Hope she likes them. I can’t thank her enough.
Love you Mommy ❤ ❤ ❤

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Hello everyone! Hope you had a nice weekend. My mother is my favourite subject, as I blog about her most of the time. She’s beautiful, a classic beauty one can say, a real Filipina, with her long black wavy hair, which she always brush with a natural bristle brush. She goes out with corduroy trousers, silk blouse or fine dresses with intricate prints, like batik. She’s always smartly dressed. She’s in dire need of being complimented, i.e. we always compliment her looks.

She used to work as a Probation Officer, so no one can screw or mess around with her. She’s a tough cookie! She knows that several factors impinge on civil liberties and strike at the basic tenants of judicial system. She also doesn’t bombinate in a vacuum of data, caught between inevitability and uniqueness. That’s one of the valuable lessons she has given us, to be lawful and be aware of our human rights.

What else have we learned from her? Well, we should look after ourselves and our belongings. She loved this antique ceramic vase which was handed down to her by her grandmother. I think she’s going to pass it to one of us, her children. She’s very observant, like she’ll remark on how slanted the rays of the sun through the window and spilled into the room. Or how animal tunnels when incorporated into the design will also allow local wildlife to cross. She’s good with details like this, that’s why we love her so.

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Oh Mother Dear, with your eyes twinkling like stars in cloudland
Your breath sweeter than sampaguita as we string them into a lei
Your love, patience and smile, always there as you give us a hand
Oh Mother Dear, with your eyes twinkling like stars in cloudland

We cannot show enough gratitude for bringing us up first hand
Your tenderness, completely and sweetly given to us like a bouquet
Oh Mother Dear, with your eyes twinkling like stars in cloudland
We love you to the moon and back and all planets in the milky-way

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Her beauty astounds us all
Life’s always a breeze so she flits
Broke into one and a million bits
Of love and care, to us her kids
Of time and devotion, no problem
Always there, served with a smile
And so this is the time to say thanks
And the mission for which it was due
We love you to the moon and back
Our dearest Mom – thanks for everything!

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Let me start with this
Although we are different
My Mom and I are the same
Same focus, both cool
We’re not so good in business
Or being tidy
Sometimes we forget some things
It doesn’t matter
When it comes to having fun
We know what to do
The town is always painted
Red, blue or yellow
That’s why I miss her so much
Would do anything for her

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To you, my audience of one
Mother, dear, where have you gone?
Normally, you’re always beside me
And that’s the way it’s got to be
In thoughts perhaps, because we’re apart
You’re there and I’m here and we’ll part
And yet the sun shineth down for all eternity
Have often spent twice over in mirth & hilarity
My number one fan, cheering me to go on
Regret, though, is a rough sheet to sleep on
Thanks for all the love you’ve given me
And yet the smell of adobo* returns me

For: Writing 101, Day 5: Hook ’em with a quote

A Prayer for a Mother’s Birthday by Henry Van Dyke – Nurt Thurs

It’s my Mom’s birthday on Saturday. So this one’s for her….
Happy birthday Mommy!!! We love you ❤ ❤ ❤

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Lord Jesus, Thou hast known
A mother’s love and tender care:
And Thou wilt hear, while for my own
Mother most dear I make this birthday prayer.

Protect her life, I pray,
Who gave the gift of life to me;
And may she know, from day to day,
The deepening glow of Life that comes from Thee.

As once upon her breast
Fearless and well content I lay,
So let her heart, on Thee at rest,
Feel fears depart and troubles fade away.

Her every wish fulfill;
And even if Thou must refuse
In anything, let Thy wise will
A comfort bring such as kind mothers use.

Ah, hold her by the hand,
As once her hand held mine;
And though she may not understand
Life’s winding way, lead her in peace divine.

I cannot pay my debt
For all the love that she has given;
But Thou, love’s Lord, wilt not forget
Her due reward,–bless her in earth and heaven.

For: Nurturing Thursday

Honour Your Father and Your Mother…

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Honour thy father and thy mother
It would be their birthdays soon
One week after the other
For the two persons I adore
My Dad, sadly, was no longer here
But I still think of him and miss him
His generosity, his kindness, his cooking
He was the first one who would greet anyone
When their birthdays come, by phone or cards
I would always treasure his memories
And then there’s my Mom, she’s special
She’s still here and she still rocks
Still beautiful, still looking after us
Even though she doesn’t live with us
Still full of life and funny, still strong
So here’s to say, thanks for everything
We love you to infinity and beyond!

For: Five Minute Free Writes

Hands and Fingers – Serendipity Photo Prompt 2015-7

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Him Indoors plays the piano well
I like to listen to him as he plays
Be it a Chopin or a Beethoven
He can make it sound very well
Like he’s always serenading me

He also has a green finger
A good gardener he is and he knows it
He plants seeds, mostly chillis and impatiens
Our garden full of dahlias, lavender, sweet peas
He doesn’t mind getting his fingers dirty and muddy

And as for me, I like typing my blog
I may not use all my fingers, just the two
But I can type fast and hope the words come
So I’m keeping my fingers crossed
That all’s well that ends well

I hold my mother’s hands
old and wrinkled, years of experience
they used to carress me when I’m upset
they used to wipe my tears and assure me
that everything will be alright
that she’s always there come what may

SERENDIPITY PHOTO PROMPT 2015-7 – HANDS

Ten Things of Thankful ONE HUNDRED

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Happy ONE HUNDREDth week of the Ten Things of Thankful blog hop – hip, hip, hurray!!! All the best to the TToT – cheers!

I’m really grateful for all the things happening to me and my family.

HRH the son is going to finish his Master’s this year, in fact, by next month, he’s done with the experimental part. He just needs to analyse and write up his results. One final hurdle and he’s going to reach the finish line. Good luck, son and we’re so proud of you! 20140322_145455

My Mom’s wrist is getting better. The cast is gone and she’s just undergoing some therapy 3x a week. She’ll be able to use her left arm soon. mommy

She’s also going to Britain soon, at the end of June until the middle of October. She’s looking forward to it.
My brother also plans some trips for my mother and his kids. They are flying to Gibraltar in July for a week. Plus when the kids are already on holiday, they are going to Wales and Scotland. 253890_10151189216632021_525796911_n

We’re flying to Britain next month to celebrate Him Indoor’s birthday, also to visit HRH the son.
We’re going to Sicily in August. Him Indoor’s parents are coming to visit us here in Bavaria. Looking forward to cycling and walking to the mountains with them, or just relaxing in the garden when the weather’s nice. We can even have some grills. IMGP1290

I’m flying to Britain in September to see my mother. My friend N is also going with me. Then, we’ll take my Mom to London to see Miss Saigon, plus do all the tourist bits. achievement7

HRH the son plus the GF and another friend, I think their Indonesian friend are coming here for Oktoberfest. They have booked their flights and we’re looking forward to having them with us. It will be fun!

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I know it’s still a long way – but we have booked our flight and holiday to the Philippines in February. It’s going to be our 30th wedding anniversary next year and we’re celebrating it the whole year! So this holiday in the Philippines is just the start. achievement2

Aside from the Philippines, we’re also going to Singapore and Cambodia – how cool is that? We’re going to visit Him Indoor’s brother plus family in Singapore, then go and see Angkor Wat temples in Siem Riep. Looking forward to it. building2 - Bali

I hope you’re all well. Take care everyone!

https://summat2thinkon.wordpress.com/2015/05/15/ten-things-of-thankful-one-hundred/

My Mother – Writing Prompt #106 “Valuable Lessons from Mom” and Wordle #60 “May 11, 2015″

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Hello everyone! Hope you had a nice weekend. My mother is my favourite subject, as I blog about her most of the time. She’s beautiful, a classic beauty one can say, a real Filipina, with her long black wavy hair, which she always brush with a natural bristle brush. She goes out with corduroy trousers, silk blouse or fine dresses with intricate prints, like batik. She’s always smartly dressed. She’s in dire need of being complimented, i.e. we always compliment her looks.

She used to work as a Probation Officer, so no one can screw or mess around with her. She’s a tough cookie! She knows that several factors impinge on civil liberties and strike at the basic tenants of judicial system. She also doesn’t bombinate in a vacuum of data, caught between inevitability and uniqueness. That’s one of the valuable lessons she has given us, to be lawful and be aware of our human rights.

What else have we learned from her? Well, we should look after ourselves and our belongings. She loved this antique ceramic vase which was handed down to her by her grandmother. I think she’s going to pass it to one of us, her children. She’s very observant, like she’ll remark on how slanted the rays of the sun through the window and spilled into the room. Or how animal tunnels when incorporated into the design will also allow local wildlife to cross. She’s good with details like this, that’s why we love her so.

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https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2015/05/10/writing-prompt-106-valuable-lessons-from-mom/
https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2015/05/11/wordle-60-may-11-2015%E2%80%B3/

Ode to Mother Dear – B&P’s Shadorma & Beyond – Triolet

What is a Triolet?

* There are two four-line stanzas;
* Line length and meter are the poet’s choice;
* Lines 1, 4, and 7 are the same;
* The rhyming scheme is abaa / abab.

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Oh Mother Dear, with your eyes twinkling like stars in cloudland
Your breath sweeter than sampaguita as we string them into a lei
Your love, patience and smile, always there as you give us a hand
Oh Mother Dear, with your eyes twinkling like stars in cloudland

We cannot show enough gratitude for bringing us up first hand
Your tenderness, completely and sweetly given to us like a bouquet
Oh Mother Dear, with your eyes twinkling like stars in cloudland
We love you to the moon and back and all planets in the milky-way

https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2015/05/09/bps-shadorma-beyond-triolet-may-9-2015/

Secret Santa

You get to choose one gift — no price restrictions — for any person you want. The caveat? You have to give it anonymously. What gift would you give, and to whom?

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Secret Santa

One present to a very important person
To have her youth and confidence back
To be the dancing queen and have some fun
With her pretty dress twirling as she spun
As she circled around people still bedazzled
By her elegance and beauty as she giggled
That would be my gift to my dearest Mom
And I know she would really appreciate it.

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