Family Matters

The Reason I Jump

The author of the book Naoki Higashida was born a decade before my daughter Samantha Audrey but they have one thing in common – they both fall under the Autism Spectrum Disorder or some may call it Non-specific Developmental Disorder or NSDD.

the reason i jump

The book is basically a Q & A sort of book where a question is asked and an answer is given. The questions given are very common questions that others ask and the author answers. Here is an example:

God’s Not Dead

Cast: Kevin Sorbo (SOUL SURFER, HERCULES, ANDROMEDA), Shane Harper (GOOD LUCK CHARLIE, HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 2), David A.R. White (BROTHER WHITE, REVELATION ROAD and JERUSALEM COUNTDOWN), and Dean Cain (LOIS & CLARK: THE NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN), with special appearances by Christian super-band Newsboys and “Duck Dynasty’s” Willie and Korie Robertson.


GOD’S NOT DEAD weaves together multiple stories of faith, doubt and disbelief, culminating in a dramatic call to action. The film will educate, entertain, and inspire moviegoers to explore what they really believe about God, igniting important conversations and life-changing decisions.

Thriving Where God Wants Me to Be

For years now, I’ve featured many “Moms” to give us hope and inspire us all. This month I will feature my own walk towards “solo parenting”.

Almost two years ago, I changed status from married to solo mom. I wasn’t prepared for the whirlwind of events and emotions that followed suit. But by God’s amazing grace, the Lord had used primarily the church Christ’s Commission Fellowship (CCF), my Christian friends specially my Couples D12 group to overcome all obstacles. I am still very much a work in progress but slowly but surely, I’ve learned to recommit my life and my time to doing what the Lord wants in my life. I am left to lead my two wonderful children, Samantha and Jose Luis, to walk by faith in Him as well.

Sam’s Corner

I couldn’t resist writing about my daughter Sam’s first website.  With the help of Mommy Dea and Tito Dexter Gamboa, Sam’s Corner, now has its very own home.  It used to be that it can be found in one of my websites, Everything By Me.  But this year, we have decided to give it a more permanent home.

By the time of this writing it has already 93 likes in her Facebook page.  That for me is simply amazing!  I am overwhelmed with joy for the overwhelming love and support from family and friends.

Samantha’s Keepsakes Online Store of Brand New, Almost New & Pre-loved Items

Last December 2013, my son and daughter, for the first time  were able to go visit the United States with me.


We enjoyed every minute of our three-week stay  not to mention shopping for many things.


As a result, I was even able to buy things that in my mind will be liked by some of my friends.


We’ve updated Samantha’s Keepsakes and you may want to just simply go to there and start your bag shopping!

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