Wednesday, March 24, 2010

For The Sake of The Family

All of us have to SACRIFICE something just so we could get to where we are now. Nobody is exempted, I think. All of us, in one way or another had to give up something in order to gain something. It doesn't matter if it is great or small as long as the sacrifice is done wholeheartedly and sincerely, meaning one is not pushed to do it. This is especially true when we have a family to take care of... There are lots of things that we need to sacrifice.

As for me, I sacrificed my job and my career in the Philippines just to be with my husband and raise a family with him. I may be out of a job but I have a family that I can call my own. As a parent, I had to give up some little luxuries. I only buy what I need and not what I want because one never knows when emergencies arise. When we were still in Japan, Hubby would sacrifice his weekends to go to driving school to earn his Japanese driver's license. It was hard for him considering that Sam was too small then but his efforts paid off and now we can go wherever we want to go, the budget considered of course. As a newly married couple starting their life together in a foreign country, we had a lot of sacrifices to make. It was hard living in a country where the standard of living is way too high, if you know what I mean. But we count ourselves very blessed because God answered our prayers. He has crowned our efforts with success and blessed us today with a good home, a stable and satisfying job for Hubby, a beautiful (but makulit) daughter, and lots of opportunities for me to earn on the Internet.

I guess it all boils down to this: When you make a sacrifice, why do you do it? Is it for the family, for your loved ones, for personal advancement, or for money? Nothing is wrong when you make sacrifices... for as long as you do not step on somebody else, I am fine with it. :D

How about you? Where did sacrifice take you? Share it with us here on Couple's Corner!

Rodliz’s Nest


rj's mama said...

you are so right. i myself has sacrificed so much to be able to take care of my son.

Dhemz said...

very inspirational post.....just like you I gave up my job and be with hubby....:)

shal said...

I will soon know how it is to sacrifice my job and career for the sake of family. hahaha! Very scary thought. Venturing into the unknown. yikes! But its terribly exciting too!

Sherry said...

yeah standard of living here also high. it also depend where you live. I check with my friends like buying things its more expensive here.

Azumi's Mom ★ said...

I so much agree with you.. halos pareho tayo ng mga sinacrifice pero no regrets.. syempre minsan di maiwasan maisip mga "what if"s diba, pero worth lahat ng ginive up (or sinacrifice) for the sake of prioritizing our family.. swerti din tayo sa mga husbands natin because they are good providers =)

Mommy Liz said...

Sacrifices is always around us, it's only a matter of time when we need to do it. Yung iba, kelangan na nilang gawin, yung iba, maghihintay pa ng tamang pagkakataon. Sacrificing your work for the sake of your family is great if the family is worth sacrificing for. Di ba? May instances na lahat ng sakripisyo mo eh mawawalan ng saysay. Marami tayong pwedeng isakripisyo at di naman dapat na malalaking bagay, every little thing counts. Thanks for joining this week. See you again next week.

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