I started working abroad at the age of 24 and from that time on I had no chance to spend my birthdays with my family.” For so long I lost time with them. Time flies so fast that I don’t even notice my hair start growing white . I wish I can bring back time. It is really so hard to find time to spend with my family. The work, the distance and the money would not let us so whenever I get an opportunity, a time – I choose to spend it with my family over anything though some people find it odd but no way I would skip out on priceless moment with the people I love most.
Such a beautiful gift to have my family on my birthday completely plus a new baby add on to the family. It is a very rare opportunity that we can be together completely. I’m so happy that we got to redeem the time and make the most out of it. My family is very important to me than anyone else. People, friends may “come & go” but family is forever. They are the one for certain who will not leave you in bad times and stay with u no matter what, who will pick you up when you are down, who will help you carry heavy loads, who will cry & laugh with you, will protect you, will understand you, accept you with all your flaws and will love you unconditionally. I always thank God for my wonderful family. (I don’t need to look for love anywhere coz their love is all enough for me.)
Again another year older & wiser. God is so faithful and will always be. Another year of trials I overcome. His love & grace are sufficient for me. His power works best in my weakness. Without Him in my life, I would have given up in life but my faith in Him is what keeps me going. The joy of the Lord is my strength.
To my mom, God knows how much thankful I am for you. You are my personal cheer leader when I need it, you humbled me when my egos over-inflate, taught me to find the good in things when good is not around, always corrected me when I’m wrong and most specially always reminded me that life here on earth is just temporary that we have to work not only on secular life but also on spiritual aspect. I’ve learned so many things from you mom. How I wish I could be as good & kind as you. I always love & proud to tell the whole world how lucky & blessed I am that you are my mother. You are the best of the best mom. I love you.
And to my father – my supporter, who wants nothing but the best for me/us – thank you, Pa! Thank you for being such a responsible dad & for doing your best to make our family simply live life comfortably. I may not be a perfect daughter but I love you both with all my heart.
And to the man I married, Leo. To have somebody who’s willing to be with you for the rest of His life is a blessing. You are a blessing Love. Our journey has just begun. The road is not that easy as it seems, we stumbled but I’m thankful through it we learned to walk better & stronger. I just pray that God will help us fulfill our promise we made in front of Him and that we will grow together in Him. Thank you for the wonderful birthday surprise. I love you and advance happy birthday.
Indeed a well spent ten days vacay.
So happy & blessed!
Thank you Lord!