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Monday, March 29, 2010

The Essence of Family

What is the true essence of family for you? Do you just call a family because you belong to the clan? A family for me is my LIFE, the reason I exist, and the reason I am able to conquer all the obstacles that comes my way. How about you?

I often heard this in the Philippines when I was growing up "The family that prays together, stays together." I remember when I was growing up, my paternal grandparents used to wake us up in the dawn so we could say a prayer and I couldn't understand that as a kid because you know when you're young, all you want to do is sleep especially early in the morning lol.

My version to the above mentioned saying is "The family that walk and play together, stays together", what do you think? Anyhow, these photos were taken when we had our walk during the last few weeks of snow season.
We love taking a walk at my FIL's neighborhood.
Have a lovely Sunday everyone!

21 travelers' comments:

Ralph said...

The family being together is what is so nice. True, our two children are in college and we can't be together as we once did, but except for a handful of times prior to college we always had supper together, always talking. The term 'quality time' I hate, for as often as possible we want and try to stay together for as long as we are able. Time with the family is always so precious...

Cassie said...

I like that saying about the family that prays together. I think it's true and time tested! My husband's family all awoke at dawn to pray before my FIL got ready for work. I think it helped make my sweet man who he is today. Love your kiddos snowy footprints making shadowy memories. Happy SSS!

Manang Kim said...

I agree to all the sayings you've quote here Mommy Rose. I too remember those times when my maternal grandmother woke us up in the dawn to pray, as in todo na to lol!! Happy weekend!

ShadowShotSunday

momijitomitsukoshi said...

Pray together, walk together, play together - they are all wonderful! Your family makes beautiful shadows together too!

Chris said...

family... being together in everything you do.. that is the essense... loving, caring, nurturing...

kha said...

you know Ate why I like here at your pages? It's because every post of you, really inspires me.. I am a different person.. I know.. But being here makes me look at life so beautifully.. I maybe not around leaving foot prints but I never forgot to be here..

Lynda Howells said...

gorgeous imagesxlynda

judys424 said...

Likewise..my world is my family and my life revolves around them:) To me, it means being there thru the bests and worsts.

I love your footprints in the snow, mommy! We did that but in the sand naman during our vacation.

Mel Alarilla said...

Any activity, whether spiritual or physical, if done together as a family, bonds each member with a permanent bond that is hard to dislodge even by the stormiest events in our lives. That is the essence of family bonding and assures us of unity and harmony within the family. Kaya nga strong ang family ties nang mga Pinoy dahil sa bonding experiences nila sa kanilang pamilya. Thanks for the profound post. God bless you all always.

SASSY MOM said...

I love your post sis! As for me, any bonding moment is great for the family. Although for me and my family, we always pray together at night! Have a great week ahead!

Pixekbug Weekend

Kero said...

agree to you Mommy!

we can survive just about anything when family eat, loves, and prays together through good and bad times

Eden said...

Very lovely post Rose and I agree with you. I heard the same quote many times in the Philippines and it reminds me of my teacher who always said that to us too.. beautiful pictures you have here. What a fun day for you guys.

Marissa said...

I like reading about your family's story, it inspires me in a way that I know someday my children and I will find that kind of closely-knit family happiness too. I myself grew up in an unconventional family, but it didn't really bothered me until my peers started pointing out the lack in my life, but then again, I am thankful that I have folks who are still supportive of me. Have a happy holy week!

Anney said...

I love the heart shaped footprints! Kami namn nung bata kami tuwing 6Pm e tinatawag ni mader para mag rosaryo. Syempre pag bata ka nakakainip mag rosaryo kasi mahaba ang dasal kaya minsan e nakakatulog ako. lol!

Marice said...

what a lovely post sis :)

Dhemz said...

galing naman ng version mo sis...ehehehe!

Clarissa said...

Bonding with my family and having a great time with them is priceless!^_^

imelda said...

so winter is soon over in ur place, welcome springtime with joy rose. i know ur kids love it

Ebie said...

Hi Rose, I agree with you! Spending time with family together, helps develop the kids strong values, and be good parents in the future.

Your kids are so much fun to look at!

My-Alter-Ego said...

wow nice bonding time..
i would agree with you on your definition of family. my family too are my life.. :-)

i hope u can visit my PBW post too!
see u!

verna luga said...

Wow, always have a nice time around there sissy.. Does your FIL ba live alone Rose? Hugs to the Burritos :)

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