Online Mommy's Thanksgiving Contest

18 November 2009

Thanksgiving Contest
"The purpose of this contest is to encourage the participants to count their blessings for the year 2009. I firmly believe that God is great and always faithful to us despite our shortcomings and sins. I believe that there is at least one thing in this year that we want to thank God for. So this is your chance :) Let us all recall how great God is in our lives for the year 2009."
My Entry

My life is made up of my Faith, my love for Family, some time with Friends, my Chores, and Blogging. I like staying at home and concentrate on the things I just mentioned. I stay happy this way. Our Life everyday is compose of the choices we make. 2009 has been a great year, just like the past years we celebrated. The only thing that made 2009 different is the weight for every decision made matching an opportunity given. The gaining moment from each and regrets which is already part of it.

Let me start enumerating the things that made me be thankful for 2009 and what made it meaningful.

January- My Food Blog was created and is still successfully running filled with yummy surprises.

February- Mommy Moments was born. I saw this meme as a perfect way to share moments as moms. I would like to thank Chris of The Mommy Journey.

March- My original blog One Woman’s Tale turned 1 year and now going on its second. I also joined my first Blog Writing Contest hosted by Lainy’s Musings.

April- Celebrated with my parents on their Wedding Anniversary, my Mom's birthday and Easter Sunday with the whole clan.

May- My son's first school experience. Summer school! Let me emphasize on this one. This is the easiest and the biggest decision we have ever made. By gauging the most important to the least. We canceled our vacation trip out of the country to prioritize our son's education. Education is an important factor. It plays a big role in our lives, and we want him to have a good background. Aside from that, with the money we will be spending vacationing, we thought of saving it for our son's future.

June- Celebrated our 5th Wedding Anniversary. But the main highlight of the month was... I officially became a school boy's mom! Another milestone reached. I am very happy with this additional task (teaching my son about school). I have been waiting for this moment.

July- Gift of Friendship. Friends are there for keeps. I know that I have friends who will always be there for me.
I never count our times together, I stay happy and smiling just knowing we inspire one another. I was reunited with my childhood friends, best buds and with a fellow mom, Kara.

August- My Love For Taking Pictures. The month of August was filled with opportunities to try new things.
More portraits and feels like I'm more creative this time around.
September- The most memorable.Our month of September started healthy. My son celebrated his 5th birthday.
Still gifted with friends. This time, both old and new.
With Ate Rina and Kuya Nick

Enjoyed my first blogger event with Red Ribbon. I met several bloggers in person. It was a fun experience.

But life is not always about being comfortable or happy. Once in a while things get complicated.
The flood that hit us recently was life changing. It didn't do much damage to our (personal) daily living, but looking and thinking about the others who were hit the hardest, was just devastating. All we can do was to pray for them. Give words of hope and light that a new journey will begin. It was yet again an opportunity for us look back and to make things right. This month didn't end frustrating. The sun shined on us again. Friends, helped us recover whatever was lost. A family from America visited us after years of being away. I was able to meet (finally) some of my husband's relatives from GA.

October- Rejuvenated! The month of September was just so full "everything". I want to start October slowly. As always, an opportunity knocked at my door. I was invited to join a writing contest. Red Ribbon's White Forest Writing Contest. It was a good start. Again, it is something new for me, but no expectations were set.
Later, I went on a 2 day vacation with my family. My husband went on leave for 2 weeks, my son's semestral vacation was up too. The timing was just perfect. When I got home, I found out that I won Red Ribbon's Writing Contest. What a positive way to end the month. So, Yehey!

The good and fun part of my 2009 adventure was the fact that everything fell right into place, as if we planned it. I've become free of the stress thinking and planning activities throughout the year. It's more enjoyable, relaxing and humbling. Not to forget, for every achievement my son will make, and for every milestone that crosses his path, will always be a reason to be thankful not only in 2009, but for the years to come. The year isn't over yet. Every day will always be a day to be thankful. The moment we get up in the morning, for the food that will keep us awake and healthy, for the people who will keep us company the whole day, to a warm house we will go home to every night, a comfortable bed we lay on to sleep and for our dreams that will serve as inspiration for another day.

To join the contest: Online Mommy’s Corner

1st Prize

1 Year Free Web Hosting (worth $10) – Online’s Mommy’s Corner

1 Year dot com Domain chosen by the winner – Trends Zone

Personalized Template* – Random Thoughts of a WAHM

Site Button / Badge – All About Elizabeth

Post Signy – Thoughts and Obsessions

$10 Paypal Funds – Online’s Mommy’s Corner

$5 Paypal Funds – IT Mommy Info

1 year Featured link – bloghitlist

4000 EC – Dothyâ��s World

2000 EC – The Mommy Journey

2000 EC - Her and History

1000 EC – Our Adventure Together

1000 EC – Thoughts and Obsessions

125×125 ad space for 1 month (PR3) – IT Mommy Info

125×125 ad space for 1 month (PR3) – Life Expressions

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1 year Featured link – bloghitlist

Site Badge Button – All About Elizabeth

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$10.00 Paypal Funds – I love Darly

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2000 EC – The Movie Mommy

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3rd Prize

Site Badge Button – All About Elizabeth

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$5 - Crayons and Pencil

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1000 EC – Inspirational Insights

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Jac said...

As always, I love reading your post Enchie. Thank you for inspiring me!! Have a lovely day :)

Crayons n Pencils said...

Interesting post you have here. I'm just procrastinating, but I hope to rewrite my blog post about what happened to my life this year.

have a wonderful week!

Chris said...

great entry! a winner :D

Willa said...

Good Luck! there are indeed so many things to be thankful for!

♥Willa♥ said...

Thanks for this post btw, because I saw it here,I decided to join too. :)

onlinemommy said...

This is very inspiring mommy :) Thank you for joining. I really appreciate your effort and time :)

Btw, I made a mistake in the button of the contest, kindly replace it by this code. God Bless and thanks again.

<a href="" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" alt="Thanksgiving Contest" style="width: 125px; height: 125px;"/></a>

Seiko said...

Good luck Mommy Enchie.I hope you could win this contest.I love your post:D

kikamz said...

a great entry and lots of reasons to really be thankful for. you're blessed ench because you have a humble and grateful heart. contest or not, this post is a winner!

Yami said...

You have a blessed year indeed. Goodluck sa photography career mo. Gusto ko rin yan kaso magiinvest pa lang ako sa camera medyo matatagalan pa.

Have a nice day! And goodluck sa contest ni Mommy Mylene. Sana manalo tayo, hihihi