Praise the Lord because on this day, Raviv escaped a what-would-have-been major accident (whose outcome is something I refuse to even think about). Because on this day, our little boy almost got hit by a bus. Yes, a bus! I’ll elaborate later.
Anyway, we went to church on this day, and I made Raviv wear this:
- olive green jumper: given by Motherhood
- green shirt: Lazy Town, given by my cousin-in-law Marivic Suravilla
- sandals: Florsheim Kids
I’ve always loved jumpers on kids. In fact, when Raviv was younger, his closet was full of jumpers. To me, kids wearing jumpers just look about 50% cuter. Just like how I feel about little girls in pigtails.
However, I’m now having difficulty finding jumpers for Raviv. I have also noticed that he is getting too big for his jumpers! Thus, I decided to make Raviv wear his jumpers as often as he still can. I know I’m guilty of making Raviv look like a batang binata (a fashionable batang binata, that is) , but this time around I just wanted him to look like my baby again.
The little big boy levels up
Ironic because on this same day I decided that he will attend the Kids’ Church.
Image lifted from victoryfort.org
The past years, Raviv spent his Sundays at church in the toddler area where he and the other kids would play while parents and/or nannies would watch the preaching on TV. But on this Sunday I figured that Raviv could already attend the Kids’ Church where he would learn more about God and how much He loves us. I also thought Raviv would enjoy listening to Bible stories and singing praise and worship songs with the other kids. This was bolstered even more when, during the praise and worship (adults), he was singing (wrong lyrics, pero keri lang ), raising his hands and clapping his hands for the Lord.
When I dropped the little big boy to the Kids’ Church, he did not want to at first and was painfully shy. But after a few minutes I sneaked out, and he was left with Yaya Gigi. Later I learned I learned from Yaya Gigi that Raviv had a blast at the Kids’ Church, and was sad only for a while when he learned I left.
After the Sunday service, we decided to have lunch at a restaurant that’s just at the bukana of our subdivision—relatively near our place—because I had a headache and had to rush printing certificates because we were sponsoring a quiz contest.
How Raviv almost got hit by a bus inside our subdivision
Eto na!!! Nag-park na si Randy sa parking ng restaurant, and since his side was near the entrance of the restaurant he immediately proceeded inside. My side was facing the road. As I was alighting from the car, NAKOOOOO!!! Nakita ko na lang si Raviv merely inches away from the bumper of the bus!!! Grabe grabe grabe!!! Nagsisigaw talaga ako!!! I also saw the panic and annoyance in the eyes of the bus driver, and I could not blame him! Buti na lang it was inside the subdivision and pataas, thus the bus was running slowly (if you’re wondering bakit may bus sa subdivision, it’s actually the UP bus na galing sa amin sa Brain Train, kasi nga nag-sponsor kami ng quiz contest and the bus was transporting contestants)! Grabeng panic ko nun—halos liparin ko si Raviv! I hugged and pulled away my little boy. Napagalitan ko rin si Yaya Gigi as to why he let Raviv get off the car first! Apparently what happened was that they both alighted at the same time, kaso itong si Gigi binitawan si Raviv at bumalik sa loob ng koche kasi may hinahanap daw na resibo! Letsugas na resibo ‘yan! In fairness to Raviv, he did not run away or wander off…he simply stepped a few steps away from our car so he could follow his tatay inside the restaurant. Raviv was oblivious to what happened to him, but we all knew muntik na siya! I was thanking and thanking God for protecting my little boy, and almost all through lunch I kept on hugging and kissing Raviv. At nawala rin nga pala ang sakit ng ulo ko. Yaya Gigi, on the other hand, nako, halos hindi makakain. When we got home and our other helpers and Yaya Isay learned what happened, ayun syempre turn naman nilang talakan si Yaya Gigi. Hay naku!!! Lesson learned talaga. I just thank God so so so so much for protecting my little boy! Makes me think tuloy—Raviv’s praying and singing of praise songs earlier might have helped a lot.
PS: Today, we went to church again. Ganda ng preaching—it was about the importance of Kids Church. We tend to think Kids Church is made just so we could have a solemn time with God away from our screaming and crying kids. But no—investing in our children so they become godly and God-fearing is a huge deal. Remember what Jesus said?
Jesus Blesses the Children
13Then some children were brought to Him so that He might lay His hands on them and pray; and the disciples rebuked them. 14But Jesus said, “Let the children alone, and do not hinder them from coming to Me; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” 15After laying His hands on them, He departed from there.
Image lifted from elesi.deviantart.com
Happy Sunday everyone! Let’s remember to teach our kids how much God loves them and how much He wants them to spend time with Him.
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