ICare: Sharing their blessings to others

The staff at iCareGod has already given many blessings to a young couple and they want to make it grow by sharing their blessings to others.This in essence is why Renato Tangonan and his wife, lawyer Isah Echem –Tangonan opened iCare (an intervention center for autism and related exceptionalities) in Cagayan de Oro a year ago....more

Dear Baby (Wherever You Are)

Dear baby, Over the years, your face has changed—not just from the sweet rounded cheeks of a newborn to the angular face of a seven-year-old, but from face to face, of all the babies I have been privileged to know and hold. Your eyes have been blue, brown, green, grey. Your skin tone has ranged from dark to light. And the hair that I’ve buried my nose in while I rock you back and forth after bad dreams has changed from curly and soft to wiry to finest spun cornsilk. ...more

Little Silent Girl

As I slowed my car to a stop for the red light, I noticed the car next to me.  The older sedan had noticeable dents and rust....more
My daughter is 3 and this was so sad to read.  It is so rare that you see a little child whose ...more

Where to Look: Miraculous in the Usual

I was immersed in the whistles of high bough song birds and moss so soft and spongy that my knees and feet sunk into the ground. I waited kneeling at the base of majesties. As silent as the arrival of intuition or an angels approach the canopy of my temple opened and the heaven's poured in. Light!“Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.”  -William S. Burroughs...more

Zayne's tiny kingdom

I have to shelve the story of Peter Rabbit and Bubble guppies as I am excited to tell you about the crib/bed of my ward Zayne.Yes, at the end of the day, Zayne's bed/crib is his kingdom just like our bed is our own refuge and haven where we rest our tired backs from the day's hard labor....more

'My name is Ella'

My ward Zayne Mojica wants to change his name to Ella. I couldn't understand why he keeps on insisting that his name is Ella.I told him “Zayne, your name is Zayne.” I asked him where he got the name Ela and he replied “Ella as in elephant.” I guess he got it from “show and tell” in class but he looked dead serious that he wanted to be called Ella....more

Zayne's sweet side

It's when you're not feeling okay that you would know how kind and caring some people would be. Especially if it comes from a child.In the past few days I’ve been under the weather with coughing and a runny nose. My primary doctor said it is a sinus infection. Whatever, it brings me down and I don't like it....more

Overboard Parents

Are you an overboard parent?  I don't mean falling off a boat parent.  When I say overboard I think of an excitable parent who may not know when to stop a certain action....more

@ Home with a picc line and constant medications

I must say that this past week has surely gotten the best of me. It's like having a new born all over again. No sleep, bathroom stops, and constant IV or Picc line hookups serve as every two hour feedings!!!!! Now keep in mind that my kids are 10, 9, and 6, so none of the actual care of an infant needs to be going on anymore, but does it?  As some know my daughter that is 9 was in the hospital for several weeks with Amoebic Meningitis It is by far the most fatal of all meningitis....more