It is Des’ birthday today! And I prepared a wonderful dinner date for her and myself at a great French restaurant that has spectacular food. But, as things go, she is sick with tonsillitis. So, no French food tonight. It would be too cruel for us to still go and just have her watch me eat all that food.
But these past two days have been good for our family as well. This is the first time Des has gotten sick ever since we got married (maybe even ever since we got together). I, on the other hand, get really sick at least once a year. So this is my turn to take care of her and the family. I took off from work for the past two days, just to make sure I am around. Overkill? Maybe, but this is what happens when you know your priorities on life: Family, being one major priority of mine.
I also had some time to read up on what is going on lately in politics. It goes without saying that if I want a better future for my family, then I better help in making sure whoever gets elected will help that future come to pass.
I got sad reading about the DoH distributing condoms the day before Valentine’s Day. Not to promote promiscuity, according to them. That, to me, is absurd. It is like giving away drugs and saying you aren’t promoting addiction. Someone in that office is insane. YouthPinoy, one of the groups I am a part of, came up with this statement which I wholeheartedly support.
The answer really isn’t distributing condoms. It is educating parents. And having these parents teach their children about sex. With values they see in the home. Is that possible? of course it is! It can be done in each home, starting with mine. And, expectedly enough, the Presidentiables chimed in on the condom distribution – with only de los Reyes speaking out against the condoms, and all the rest (except Villar and Erap who weren’t quoted) saying something about the distribution, but not speaking out against condoms. At least we know where they stand [and an aside, I just have to get it off my chest… why is Noynoy only saying NOW that he is going to distribute Luisita? Why didn’t he do it before? And why will it take 5 years? Maybe that’s why his campaign is falling apart].
I am going to do my best to practice what I preach. By having a good family, based on good moral principles. I will teach my children about sex in a way that makes them understand that it is not for pleasure alone, but to glorify God. And I will show them that morals aren’t passe in society today, and they can see a pleasing, upright and loving relationship within the home, starting with Des and myself.
Again, happy birthday Des! Babe, I love you and you are the best thing that happened to me. You make me a better husband, and you make us better parents to our wonderful girls. Let’s keep struggling and striving to make this a better place for all of us, starting with our growing family. 🙂