Tuesday, February 12, 2019

HOW TO STAY CALM WHEN FEAR IS REAL

With His love, He will calm all your fears. ❤

The past few days has been a struggle for us, health-wise. No parents would wish na makita ang mga anak nilang may sakit or may struggle physically. What started out with simple colds (sipon) the next day naging ubo na (with phlegm) to the point na ramdam namin yung halak ni Isha at parang may hagod sa dibdib nya. Bigla din syang nagfever na umaabot ng 40.6. Tapos nawalan sya ng appetite to eat. Huhuhu.


But despite all these struggles, Isha is calm. Hindi sya iyak ng iyak. The only time iiyak sya is kapag gamot time na (bakit kasi hindi ganon kasarap ang mga gamot? Hehe) at kapag napansin nyang wala ako sa tabi nya at sa paningin nya. Thank God she still drink fresh dalandan juice and milk.

She is still her usual self. Dancing, singing, identify colors, reading, watch her favorites on youtube (yes, we allow her. Will share our opinion on it soon.), etc. Malalaman ko lang na mainit sya is kapag hinawakan mo sya and take her temp. Kapag bumabalik ang fever nya kinakabahan ako. Takot na takot.

After the news of measles outbreak last week kulang na lang umiyak ako every time na magfever ulet si Isha. Ang root ng fear ko is hindi pa na vaccine si Isha ng MMR, (my bad, huhu). I always checked her body for any signs. Every time may topic about measles na lumalabas sa newsfeed ko natatakot ako. Fear is real and sobrang naging anxious ako. Huhu. Sino ba ang hindi matatakot sa measles or to any life-threatening virus that will affect our kids? Or kahit anong sakit pa yan, dagdagan pa ng outbreak, at breaking news, nagcreate talaga sya ng fear. Minsan d na din natin alam kung ano ang totoo or napoliticize lang to create fear in us.

I know nagkulang kami for not paying attention sa basic vaccines. Every time kasi na we were scheduled to have her shot either may sipon sya that time or kakagaling lang sa sipon, si ate Sofi ay may sakit or something. Hanggat sa we forgot about it and naging complacent.

After ko magstruggle sa fear God reminded me that it is not the vaccine that will protect Isha. But it's our trust that He will take care and protect her. Yes, may action pa din dapat na kasama and we still need to give Isha a vaccine. Pero when you give all your trust to God na sya ang bahala kay Isha, all we need is to calm our fears. It's not a coincident kung bakit may Faith ang name ni Isha. It's for us to be reminded that God indeed is faithful.

Kahit minsan nakikitaan na natin ng symptoms, we tend na pangunahan agad. Walang masama in taking precautions. Actually, mas kelangan natin kasi iba na ang panahon natin ng doble ingat. The past weeks Sunday lang ang labas ni Isha. Ang hirap kasi dahil gaano ka kahealthy, may mga taong lalabas kahit may sakit. Uubo, magsneeze without covering their mouth. Sarap pagsabihan ng pwede ba?! Kaya we decided na Sunday lang muna ilabas si Isha unless kelangan. Weather din kasi natin magulo. It really took a toll on our health. Pero despite the fear, what I'm saying is, once we put our trust in God, leave it to Him. Rest in His promises that He is in control.


I'm not saying na puros pray lang tayo and leave everything to God. What I'm saying is, let's do our part and God will take care of the rest.

We are scheduled for Isha's MMR vaccine this Friday. Please continue to pray for her para totally mawala na ang cough and colds nya. Yaaay that it's been 24 hours since her last fever. May cough and paos din ako. Struggle sa akin magsalita pero sabi ng husband ko partida wala na akong boses kasi madaldal pa din daw ako. Hahaha!

Btw, this post is not for pro vaxx or anti vaxx. I believe we have our own free will to decide what is best for our family. I just think we need to be fair to Isha to give her the basic vaccines like what we did to ate Sofi. I for one never pang nagkachicken pox. Of course I'm praying na hindi ako mahawa, but God gave wisdom to our Doctor when she suggested na magpashot din ako. So I had my shot last 2016.

Pero syempre kahit "protected" na tayo ng vaccines and prayers e magiging kampante na tayo. We still need to take care of ourselves, eat healthy food, exercise (hay kulang ako dito but will do something about it) and take lots of fluids and vitamins. He gave us wisdom on how to take care of ourselves so let's practice it.


We may face different struggles, trials, and I'm praying that whatever you're going through you'll remember that He will take care of you.

PS: I know my post today is very different from what you used to read on my blog. I thought kasi of creating a more personal blog so I can share my views, thoughts and opinions. Kaso madaming nagsuggest na wag na - lol! I can still share whatever I want in this platform naman kasi I'm a first and foremost, a mom. I will still share brands, products, giveaways pero I want to venture out also. Want to share the struggles, more hacks, tips, personal note or anything that will encourage anyone who read the blog. Parang may real life segment tayo dito sa blog, haha! Mas may personal touch. I hope you'll like the transistion. ❤ Excited to share more topics, soon.

5 comments:

Ma.theresa priela said...

Thanks for sharing this Mamsh😊 yung kids ko din my cough and cold . Sbi ng hubby ko Baka dw sintomas na ng Tigdas. Sabi q wag Naman sana., 😖 Praying for fast recovery of baby Isha and to u Mamsh .🙏🙏🙏🙏

divine labbuanan-cabral said...

Continue mo lang mommy ang magpost sa blog mo po... marami kaming napupulot na mga tips at ideas... lalo na ngayon sa sitwasyon nyo ni baby, dapat talaga protektado lagi at wag makalimot magdasal... Get well soon po sainyo mommy and baby❤ isasama ko po kayo palagi sa mga prayers ko po❤

Liezl Qaddoumi said...

Awww, you're not alone Ms. Jen, I too go through same situation when my children are sick, and you wish that if you can only take away the pain and the illness as well para di na sila mahirapan. And yes Measles is a life threatening disease that if you will not take seriously, could snatch the life out of your love ones. 😥 Can't wait to read more of your random thoughts. 😊 Yay! I hope everything's going well with you and your kiddos now. Sending you lots of love and hugs! ❤️❤️❤️ God bless us all.

Ma.Catherine Matugas said...

Get well soon baby . Kamukha mu talaga pamangkin ko hehe .. Dami kong natututunan sa pagbabasa ng blog nyo momsh .. Love it ..

Ma.Catherine Matugas said...

Get well soon baby . Kamukha mu talaga pamangkin ko hehe .. Dami kong natututunan sa pagbabasa ng blog nyo momsh .. Love it ..