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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

My Loving In-Laws

When I left the Philippines, I was so sad and yet happy. Sad because all my friends and family were there but I am also happy because I'd be able to wake up every morning with my husband, my new world, my new family. Coming to States was never easy, it took us almost a year and a half before my visa got approve.

I was 7 months pregnant with my daughter when I first came to States. Travelling was a big challenge for me. My husband waited for me in Guam. I was so nervous because that was my first time flying alone. One of my luggage got lost (it had all my maternity clothes) so it took me so long to get out from the airport. We spent 2 days there and then we flew on the third day again. On our connecting flight from Texas to Pittsburgh, I had to run just to catch the flight. It was tough but I survived through God's grace.

My inhibitions about my in-laws vanished when I met them in person for the first time. They're all nice in welcoming me to their family. I was so scared in meeting them thinking that they might not like me but I was wrong. They treat me as if I am one of their long lost family member. I was so relieved and thankful that God gave me a very loving family who understand me while I'm far away from home. They helped me overcome home sickness. I just wish that my mother in law is still alive when I came.

But even though we weren't given a chance to meet personally, I was able to talked to her on the phone while I'm back home. I am one of the fortunate ones who have a very close connection with in laws. Every morning when I wake up, I thank God that HE gave me to a loving and caring family whose values and morals are high.

37 travelers' comments:

U.Lee said...

Hi, thank you for dropping by....nice blog you have and enjoyed reading this posting.
Yes, can see the loving family you have there....beautiful people too. You sure have a cute daughter, beauty runs in the family, huh? Ha ha.
You keep well and have a nice day, best regards, Lee.

Lulu said...

Like you I am BLESSED with wonderful In laws... they are the BEST

Dhemz said...

we are so blessed with our inlaws sis...just like Mami Lu...they are the best as well....:) thanks for sharing....:) miss you manang.....have stomachache...ehhehehe! LBM for sure....lol!

Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, svd said...

thank you for dropping by my blog! pwede pala magtravel ang preggy ng seven months -- intenational pa yan ha. hehe.

i also have a clan blog under blogspot, http://fielclan.blogspot.com/

i already included your blog in the links sa aking wordpress blog...

salamat po!

Jayne said...

I guess some people are just born lucky and you're definitely one of them Buds! You are so blessed...thanks for being my friend!

Cecile said...

i have very nice in-laws, too just like you, Lulu,and Dhemz :-)!
we are lucky indeed!

jean said...

hi frend.. just visiting here :)

Tita Beng said...

Hi Rose! You're very blessed with loving in-laws. I'm thankful, I'm like you!

Laureen said...

I'm glad that you are blessed to have a loving in -laws

PinayWAHM said...

Hi Rose...

Thanks for the visit. Both hubby and I no longer have our parents when we met so puro bro & sis in law na lang. How I wish na merong lolo at lola ang aming anak kasi iba ang lolo at lola, di ba?

Anyway, enjoy the rest of the week.

Mommy J

Uncle Lee said...

Hello Misty, long time no see. Thank you for the surprise.
Nice heart warming post here.
It is always tough to leave the county of our birth and settle down in another country, different culture, people etc.

But its fun depending how we look at things.
Glad you doing okay....
hey, go teach the In-laws the Tinikling, ha ha. Good exercise, but watch their ankles, ha ha.
Mabuhay, Lee.

Bonnie Bonsai said...

God looks down on those who have a humble heart and contrite in spirit. Gratefulness is what we Filipinos are very rich of. Enjoy your blessings because I do. :) Thanks for visiting my blog.

(Knowing that you're from Legazpi, just wonder if you know the Padua family. I know at least one family and the Gomez, a close relative of theirs).

shydub said...

Solo flight ka rin pala bakla, pareho tayo. Ang hirap siguro for you travelling by yourself alone when you were 7 months prego, ang bigat na nun. fighter ka talaga bakla. Like you I am blessed to have a nice MIL and SILs. Swerti talaga natin to have found the nice guy and nice family. Ang hirap yata ng buhay dito sa merica, tapos wala ka png friends matatakbuhan good thing we have nice in laws who helped us cope up with home sickness. You inlaws are so lucky to have as their DIL bakla ang bait yata ant super to the max pa ang ka nice.

Bisita muna ako sa iba mo pang baby dito. Thanks for palaging bisita mayor sa dungeon ko bakla kahit busy bee buhay ng mga nanay hala blogging lng ng blogging. lol

katherine said...

Hi Rose, mamaya ko na babasahin to kasi absent ako for 2 days kasi wala na naman akong internt connection dahil sa bagyong KIKO.. hope tuloy-tuoly natong connection..babalik ako mamaya..visit muna ako sa lahat nga mga friends para mag drop nag EC tsaka drop ng pang hanahbuhay hehehe.

darkhorse said...

wow blessings tlaga hanggang sa in-laws ganda naman ng story mo..tc

Nance said...

Hi Rose,
Your blog is so interesting...i also read your older post.
I got lucky with in-laws too, they were (deceased) extra nice to me.
Oh yes, I am now one of your many followers! ;)

Arlyna said...

Hi Rose, thanks for visiting. It's very satisfying to feel welcomed and loved by your in-laws. I am happy you found another home other than the home you have in the Philippines - be well. Hope to see you more around :)

amiable amy said...

That is an awesome story Rose.Look at you know, you have a wonderful family and just like what John said before, mas nakikinig pa mga in-laws mo sayo than him. Tama ba yun? Alala ko lang hahaha.

Both of you are so blessed to have found each other.

amiable amy said...

By the way, kindly add my third blog ha, added you already: http://www.mycameratrip.blogspot.com/

sam_emie said...

hello thanks for dropping by, ur very lucky to have extra strength to cope and fight all the endeavors u have been through, u got great family its so amazing

Dhemz said...

visit din me here sis...mwah!

vialentino said...

hi there...very nice in laws pictures....a great and fun family gathering

Ali Mas'adi said...

it's such a nice story about your family... and btw.. thanks for visiting my blog...

eden said...

hi Rose, like you, i was also pregnant when I arrived here. hubby had to come back to Pi coz i can't travel alone just to accompany me in going here. with all my pregnancy sickness, it was so hard for me coz i was sick all throughout my pregnancy period.

thanks for sharing your wonderful story.

Mom of Four said...

Having great in-laws is the one thing that we are all blessed entering to this strange land. I know a lot of women who don't get along with their in-laws, but like you all, I do too. Mas OK yata kapag di kalahi (hehehe, joke lang)

I am so happy for you Rose, for having a great in-laws. Swerte natin noh?

Laiza said...

Hi Rose!
An amazing woman truly deserves an amazing family as well....and that's what you are. :) Thanks for visiting my blog.. Nice post once again. :)

LazyKing said...

Every relationship is WAY better when the in-laws are involved. After all, they have plenty of LOVE and WISDOM to share and to teach us.
love this post

Imelda said...

u are lucky indeed to have them around.

chubskulit said...

Hello Everyone, thanks for sharing about your thoughts and for sharing your in-laws as well.

I agree with you Mommy Liz, I think it is better pag di kalahi ang in-laws lol.. just an observation... no offense to some.. I know that there are a lot of great in-laws as well in the Phils.

nurseabie said...

You are very much lucky ate rose for having the best husband and in-laws. I know you deserved it.

Russ said...

Good things happen to good people.Ü You're blessed with a wonderful husband and I believe that you've also been blessed with great in-laws. You are one lucky gal.Ü

gie said...

blessed indeed and sana ibang lahi na din ang sa akin! sobrang stressful!!! hahah.. oh well, ganun siguro talaga. :) thanks, add kita sa links ko. God bless. :)

Seiko said...

i hope u have a great married life
it was nice visisting your blog

puzzle said...

Glad you got loving in-laws out there.

Off Topic:
Hindi ko anak 'yung nasa picture :D Single pa ako. Pamangkin ko lang 'yun.

Clarissa said...

More blessing to you,Ate Rose coz you know how to handle good relationships to your In-Laws.And just like you,I'm also lucky to have great in-laws although hinde ako nagustuhan ng FIL ko nung una.But that was the past,iba na ngayon!!^_^

Pia said...

you are blessed to have such caring and loving in-laws.

chubskulit said...

God is great, He always knows what we need and who are the people that are good for us to be with. We just need to open our hearts and mind to see those signs!

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