We give them ourselves We give them each other We give them roots We give them wings

We give them ourselves

We became a family because we were in love. But as the children came, it became easier to love them, than to love each other. There is nothing more secure for a child, than for him to have parents who love one another. Till death do us part, for better or for worse. Everyday, we are learning how to love each other again.

We give them each other

They have their good days and they have their bad days. We teach them, that they are each other’s best friends. Unlike the unconditional love they receive from us, they have to earn each other’s respect, and they do. They have learnt to live with each other – have fun, fight, patch up and play together again. We are proud of them.

We give them roots

My child first came to the world, with my blood in his. He may leave us one day, but our genes stay forever in his. He grows up in our world and according to our choices. One day he will choose his own world, and live with his own choices. We give him a past, so he knows, that he is not alone in history. He is part of a narrative from long ago, which has endured till now. He has value. He has great worth.

We give them wings

My child has but one life to live. He wants to be happy, and I want him to live it as a righteous man. Happiness takes hard work, and being righteous even harder work. We give him all that we can, not necessarily everything he needs. For his destiny is beyond us, and he has to find his own ways and his own answers.

Ingrained in each child - in his heart and the depths of his being - is a dream. This dream is that which the child desires to do, for it gives meaning to his life. Walk with us, as we help our children reach their destinies, and discover our own.

28th Feb 2016

The music in our lives

We love music as a family. We are not professional musicians and we are not fans of any particular pop group or style of music. We are simply part of...

25th Jan 2016

Thank you, Supervisors, for your services rendered ;)

Last night, we held our first “Supervisor Award Ceremony”. We gave out certificates to our “Housework Supervisors”, to appreciate them for their contributions to the home. It was great fun. Prior...

06th Dec 2015

Happy birthday to Me

When I went to my table this morning, this sight greeted me. It was a birthday present from Elias. There is a personal message behind that. He wrote “Thank you...

03rd Dec 2015

Proverbs 31 or Ephesians 5:33 – Which one are you?

Proverbs 31 : 10 -31 are verses which every Christian woman hold dearly to her heart. We all want to be a Proverbs 31 woman. It reminds me of the Chinese...

24th Nov 2015


School is out and now starts the long, lazy days… What is a mother to do… We always discourage the children from watching TV and playing too much computer games....

12th Nov 2015

Remembering the 2 year-old

In the days before I started blogging… when we had only one/two and I was much younger… I started writing to my little ones, in little notebooks. Today, while doing...

17th Oct 2015

TCS : MAD Race and Flag Day 2015

This month we participated in two Touch Community Services (TCS) events. The first was on 10 Oct 15 – the MAD Race which was to raise awareness for Depression. We walked...

30th Sep 2015


Today I went for my second Piloxing class. I like it because it has a good mix of aerobic exercise and stretching. I was looking for a way to exercise...

29th Sep 2015

Where is the sun?

I drive my teens to school every morning. It has become one of my favourite part of the day. Mornings used to be a highly stressful time, trying to get...

13th Aug 2015

Golden Jubilee Singapore

My Jubilee Weekend started at 7:30am on 6 Aug with a fabulous morning breakfast with my mummy-friends, followed by some, erhm… retail therapy. That was followed by a Marriott Cafe lunch...

23rd Jul 2015

Love is spelled T.I.M.E

Children have no sense of time. They live in the “now”. To them, “now” is as long as eternity, whether it is when they are playing and they do not...

10th Jun 2015

Half (about) of the family at East Timor

The house is very quiet. The two noisy ones in our family are away as part of a Mission team to East Timor. They flew off on Saturday, and that...