Day 9: Mondays, sisters, and taking photographs

Sisters

1. Mondays. I have a love-hate relationship with Mondays. Now, it’s love. No more long commutes and grace periods. No need to squeeze myself inside a jampacked train, or sit through 2 hours of traffic in a crowded bus. No more time ins and time outs. Sure, Monday is still the start of the work week for me. But now our dining table is my desk, and these two adorable creatures are my bosses (slash teachers). And I, am a student with a whole new world of things to learn from them.

2. SistersI grew up wishing I had a sister. And God did grant my wish when I was 25 years old, when my brother married Ate Imy. I’m glad Dawn & Rain don’t need to wait 25 years to have one. Right now they’re still unaware that they lived and grew inside the same placenta for 8 months, and that they’re sleeping in the same crib with someone they share the same genes with. But soon they’ll know. They will be playmates and the best of friends. They will have double birthday celebrations. They will sing songs together and blend with each other’s voices. Ahh, the thought of them growing up sharing each other’s clothes, and toys, and secrets, is making me smile and tear up all at the same time!

3. Taking photographsI started taking photographs again. And no, not just with a phone cam, however convenient Instagram has made our lives. This week I took out our DSLR and started clicking away; our 50mm lens aimed at my two beautiful and clueless little subjects. I almost forgot how much I love doing this. Thank God for technology, and its ability to freeze moments in photographs.

30 Days of Gratitude, Day 9.