Because of my good friend, Paula Batalla, Edward and I were given the chance to help out in an institution I won’t be mentioning the exact name. I was happy to know that I am still capable of sharing my time, if not my money to others. I realized two things that day. First, I am not ready to have a kid. Second, I am fortunate to grow up in a complete family with caring parents who scold me when I needed to learn discipline.
Anyway, Edward and I had a taste of the parents’ role for a day. Boy, it was not easy. EVEN JUST FOR A DAY. We fought through the tiniest details to inculcating values like Integrity, maybe. But one thing’s for sure we are one competitive family. Even our adopted kid for the day was so in the zone that he received lots of prizes (with our help of course).
I wrote this post to share the very inspiring idea of Paula Batalla in celebrating her birthday – also in time with the spirit of Christmas. Instead of asking for gifts that more or less won’t last, let us share our time and heart to the less fortunate kids who will probably remember those moments with us. I hope I can do the same and be less materialistic.
I also appreciate my friends who are kind hearted enough to involve themselves into something like this. Guys, pag birthday ko support me din ha 😛
All photos are from Joanna Armendez.