A Part Of Mama’s Memory

As i look back 4 years ago, i submitted or shall i say volunteered myself to becoming a financial consultant aka “agent” — in layman’s term, to my “red company”. Since then, i owe that certain moment to a close friend of mine “Niña” who simply asked me to just go with her as she was also a policy owner of my company now. To my husband who has been supportive all throughout. Everything came into place at the right time thats when I knew it was meant to be and that God has great plans for me.

Yes, life is hard but life in the life insurance business is even tougher. There are no exemptions, whether you are a senior, seasoned or newbie in the business everyone goes and walks through the same rough process– A process that most people cant see behind our smiles. 🙂 I have to say and i believe people in this industry are the warmest and friendliest that one could ever know.

Anyone can become part of this big and noble industry, but only those who have the purest motives and the passion to help others will stay for “decades”. Some come and go. for some, they just want a taste of it and the rest simply raised hands and quit.

In this business, one cannot be a true blood agent unless he or she experienced or served a claim to his or her clients. Which means that an agent should experience and deliver claims and benefit to its clients which i just did a year ago to a client of mine who had mild stroke. The experience was undescribable. If i were to define it, you would think im insane. Just before the year 2014 ended, ironic as it may sound, i delivered my first DEATH CLAIM for my late beloved mother.

What if you get sick? What if you get disabled? What if you die too soon? What if? What if? These are the words or questions one would hear from a life insurance agent. Questions that are never discussed even inside a household. For some it may sound odd, or like a curse for them. But if i was not an agent, i would still choose to pay for my parents’ life insurance. Because for me, after all the years that they have sacrificed and showed how much they LOVE me, they deserve to have that equal LOVE,respect and retain the dignity that they deserve.

Today, as i was holding my mama’s claim check, a flashback of memories came into mind. As my father would say, mama had so much plans for my brothers, for papa, for the house, plans to help her siblings. And now, just because of that simple gesture of LOVE, i know that even if she’s not around she will be happy knowing that we didnt stop living. Life is the same. its just that we have her as our angel now…

Again, if hearing those uncomfortable questions is a curse for others, for me it is an act of LOVE and an act that us her loved ones will continue to live the way she wanted…

Now, God made it clear to me that It was all part of his big plan. i receive it for his greater glory and i am ready to accept his future surprises for me and my family– as quoted by Pope Francis

Guys’ Side Of The Story

At last a guy has taken the time to write this all down

We always hear
‘the rules’
From the female side
Now here are the rules from the male side

These are our rules!
Please note.. they are all numbered ‘1’ ON PURPOSE!

1. Men are NOT mind readers.

1. Learn to work the toilet seat. You’re a big girl. If it’s up, put it down. We need it up, you need it down. You don’t hear us complaining about you leaving it down.

1. Sunday sports It’s like the full moon or the changing of the tides. Let it be.

1. Crying is blackmail, and witchcraft

1. Ask for what you want. Let us be clear on this one! Subtle hints do not work! Strong hints do not work! Obvious hints do not work! Just say it!

1. Yes and No are perfectly acceptable answers to almost every question.

1. Come to us with a problem only if you want help solving it. That’s what we do. Sympathy is what your girlfriends are for.

1. Anything we said 6 months ago is inadmissible in an argument. In fact, all comments become Null and void after 7 Days.

1. If you think you’re fat, you probably are. Don’t ask us.

1. If something we said can be interpreted two ways and one of the ways makes you sad or angry, we meant the other one.

1. You can either ask us to do something Or tell us how you want it done. Not both. If you already know best how to do it, just do it yourself.

1. Whenever possible, Please say whatever you have to say during commercials.

1. Christopher Columbus did NOT need directions and neither do we.

1. ALL men see in only 16 colors, like Peach, for example, is a fruit, notA color. Pumpkin is also a fruit.

1. If it itches, it will be scratched. We do that.

1. If we ask what is wrong and you say ‘nothing,’ We will act like nothing’s wrong. We know you are lying, but it is just not worth the hassle.

1. If you ask a question you don’t want an answer to, Expect an answer you don’t want to hear.

1. When we have to go somewhere, absolutely anything you wear is fine… Really!

1. Don’t ask us what we’re thinking about unless you are prepared to discuss such topics as Football or golf.

1. You have enough clothes.

1. You have too many shoes.

1. I am in shape. Round IS a shape!

1. Thank you for reading this. Yes, I know I have to sleep on the couch tonight; But did you know men really don’t mind that? It’s like camping.

Pass this to as many men as you can – to give them a laugh..

Pass this to as many women as you can – to give them a bigger laugh.

The Choice I Made

Aug. 4, 2011– My first major operation from the last 22 years ago, back when i was in grade 1.

After a year and a half of waiting and hoping for my ovarian cyst and endometriosis to be removed through oral medication, i finally got to decide to go on with the procedure my doctors have been telling me ever since.

Endometriosis is common for menstruating women up to the menopausal age. In my case i could not imagine why it has to come in between my married life where my hubby and i are expecting a baby very soon. Life is full of Surprises anyway so i learned to accept it.

But  if i may also say “Life is really all about choices”.  And that choice was right there in front of me when my doctor warned me all about my condition. But i come into thinking maybe we just have to take time, relax and just wait for it to heal.

That was the choice i made. Unluckily it never did.  Then in the middle of this year i felt a cramping pain on my lower back everyday single day.  I was alarmed and had it checked through an ultrasound. And thats it! The result made me opt to the next choice.

Decided to schedule my operation on Aug. 4, 2011. So i had 1 month to make myself ready physically, mentally and most of all spiritually.   With the help of my husband, parents, in- laws, brothers, friends and most importantly my God,   i was all so packed and ready for the big day of my life.

Everything went very successful and after the operation i woke up with a big smile and the sense of fulfillment with the choice that i made.  I can now see clearly where that choice might lead me and my married life.

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