Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Putting my best face forward

I was in the airplane when I have drafted this entry and has been longing to hear and see and talk and touch and hug and kiss my mag-ama (husband and daughter) is just killing me.  My stomach was producing too much acidity (and gases…shhhhhh!) thye've just made the entire flight uncomfortable.  I got lucky I was moved to the emergency exit seats that I got all 3 seats just for me, not to mention the extra leg room.  Still I am quite uncomfortable. It’s hard to bear.  I’ve been thinking about my daughter since last night when we left her at my inlaws’ house and already then, it’s driving me crazy.  I wondered how she’s doing, if she was already sleeping, if she was crying, if she was waking up from time to time looking for me, if she’s having a hard time in the bathroom, if she hurt herself, If she got scared of something from the TV, if she’s eating well or not… tons of worries that’re driving me nuts. 
 Drama, right? That’s really mostly the life of a mama… tons of drama. 
 It’s tough but I’m an adult, a mature one and I am supposed to deal with this like an adult.  I can’t have a meltdown and throw myself on the floor while I kick and arch my back like a toddler.  Maybe I can do that later in the hotel.  No one would know.
 On the other hand, I want to think that this short separation may actually do us good.  It’s only 3 weeks.  Only.  I have to convince myself that it is “only”.  Career-wise, this travel is really something good for me.  After 5 long years, it’s time to reconnect with my team back in Ohio and put faces on the voices of the members of my team I haven’t met personally.  It’s also time to get more involve with the new technologies newly employed and will-be employed in the environment.  And as for Little Spanish Pinay, it could be the little push that can help her learn more on independence and trusting on herself that it’s ok to be apart even for just a short time from mami.  It will be a good opportunity so she can bond more with my in­-laws and her papi as well.
So yes, I’ll try to be more positive about this and put my best face forward.  So I'm putting my make up and the chirpiest smile while I'm in the office. 

Oh and hey, this short work-assignment may probably give me more time to blog, so yey?


  1. yay! will be looking forward to more blog posts.. Tala will be just fine, don't worry :)
    Feeling ko nga, once I get back to work, I'd be bawling on my first day. Hehe. So, cheer up, sister! Tala is just a phone call or Skype away :) three weeks will be fast!

  2. Nice hearing updates from you SP. Good luck to your trip.
    Dont worry, everything will be alright with your baby girl:)

  3. I can imagine how hard it is to leave your little girl. I think it's harder for us parents, than the kids. Separation anxiety is completely normal. But don't worry --- easier said than done I know --- I'm sure things will turn out great for you and your little one.(^_^)

  4. take care sis! three weeks is a lot!! but you'll get over it. first step yan for "independence" for both of you. god bless you ;)

  5. 3 weeks!!! I want to write something encouraging but my!!! I haven't been separated from my kids for a night!

    Goodluck and have a good trip.

  6. First...love the photo of you and little Pina :)

    Secondly, well you are on your way. You are braver than I am. After one business trip I broke- I caved...lol, you will be alright. I think the question is hmm, what to blog about with your free time :)


  7. I am not a mother but I can imagine how much you are missing your hubby and daughter. Hey 3 weeks is a long time, but if it's going to do you good, just go with it. Time goes fast anyway. Before you know it, you're already back home.

  8. I can just imagine your anxiety! I left Lucas to my Mama in Cavite for a week and I cannot stop but think about him. That's just a week and that's just in Cavite. But hey, it's going to be a learning experience for Mamas like us right? :) Looking forward to more of you posts! :)

  9. Good for you! 3 weeks may seem an eternity to start, but will fly by. LSP will learn quickly... And a little independence will do you both some good. ;). Take care!


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