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!
Praying for a clean & peaceful election in Philippines today.
I’ve never been so active w/ any election till now & never was a time I prayed for a Presidential candidate to win but I did this time.
Every elections, there’s no difference. Everyone were the same corrupt, greedy of power & position. Again and again, nothing changed. I found no sincerity & hope to anyone of them. But this time, I found it to Mayor Duterte. I want a change and I can say only a strong leader like Mayor Duterte can bring real change to Philippines. No other candidate is so sincere as him, live a very simple life as him, talk less & do more.
Some people said He is a dictator but I don’t think so coz if he is, he should have done it in Davao & Davawenyos should hav not supported him. He just want to discipline people and discipline is not a dictatorship. He loves the Filipino people but hates corruption, drugs & criminality. If we just abide by the law then there’s nothing to worry.
His track records are enough proof of his excellent leadership & exceptional governance. – Making Davao one of the safest Cities in the world and establishing central 911 (the only 911 in asia) are just the two of his great accomplishments. I believe he can do it to the entire Philippines if he has a chance. Who don’t want to have a safe, peaceful & progressive country?
May the Lord God will give us a strong leader who can/will heal our nation and make Philippines a better place.
God bless Philippines!
We are accountable with our own decisions. One thing I appreciated so much as a Christian, is of being cared ‘by God. Favors from Him are enjoyed, blessings, happiness and satisfied life are there with Him. Every time I committed mistakes, He is there to guide, discipline and reminds me. So much I need that God never fail me. Only to understand that I am, we are accountable in every step we are doing. Thank you Lord.
I will never forget the first time I experienced a long hours delayed flights (Dvo-Mnl). Due to a bad weather the plane re-routed, refueled & parked at d runway of Clark while waiting for the “go” signal from Manila airport control. Imagine the supposed 1.5 hours flight took 8.5 hours. We got stuck inside the plane hungry & almost dehydrated as there were no foods nor water served. People started complaining and screaming. Few secretly smoke inside the lavatory which made the pilot to call for security (it could burn the entire plane) and few started to collapse but medics was to d rescue.
It was annoying & exhausting one. But I thanked God you were with me at that time. You dealed the tough situation with positive attitude, you remained calm & patience which infected me.
I realized, “if we can’t change the situation, lets change our attitude.
As what they said, there is always something good in every bad situation. Good thing we reached to our destination safe, we were able to spend more time together, talking, laughing & making some “selfies” before we parted ways in which we would have not experience when the delay didn’t happen.
Do you still remember about the “headset & the wine” when we flew in together from AUH-Mnl-Dvo? It was also a funny one. Until now I still laugh when I recall it.
Happy Birthday to the most kind, patience, understanding, caring & loving Ate.
Thank you for your attitude. For always been a good example to us.
Lets travel more together. I love you!
God bless your heart’s desires, good health & happiness you truly deserve.
Most of us are looking forward for what is best with our future, we wanted to excel, we wanted security and abundance. These are common to normal people. But we have to remember also that each and every one of us, our lovely God, before the world begun had the best plan and designed your beautiful life on earth. No matter how abundant we are right now, no matter how good the condition of our life, still something is lacking if that purpose will never be performed in our life, still we may fell discomfort, unhappy and unfulfilled. Be in mind, wherever we are whatever we do, be sensitive of what God has called you, remember God had a purpose on it why He allow all things and put us wherever we are because again He wants you to be happy and enjoy life with Him.
I had a lower right abdominal pain for about a day. At first I didn’t pay attention to it for the pain was still tolerable but then when I noticed the pain never go and found myself waking up early at 03:00Hr in the morning because of discomfort, I then decided to go to the hospital to see a doctor. I was worried for the symptoms were likely an appendicitis. The doctor have examined my blood, urine and have made an x-ray of my back and lower abdomen but they found nothing. I was a bit in relief to know that there’s no findings but I was wondering what was the caused of the pain.? Maybe I should assume it was just a muscle strain and peptic ulcer from jogging and working-out with a stomach empty before I had the pain. The doctor recommended me to undergo a “CT scan” but I refused when I came to know the amount I have to pay. It’s too much for me, it was almost half of my salary and that time I didn’t have that amount of money in my pocket. The doctor then asked me to sign a waiver and then gave me some medicines. The pain was gone the next day. Thanks God for the healing mercy.
I just realized there is nothing in our life which is more valuable than “good health.” Sometimes we work so hard to earn money that we even forget to take a rest. Our body is not indestructible if we don’t take care of our body it will just give up one day and the money we earned through hard work will only be spent for hospitalization or medications, our work will get affected until we lost our job and so as our income. Our precious time will be wasted lying down in bed instead of enjoying it, spending it with our love ones. We can’t do much and we become less productive. Everything we have – money, time and even possessions will all get into waste if we get sick. There’s no happiness & peace but pain, sufferings and expenses. We need more money for health and we must also find ways to get more health for the money.
I remember what my colleague have said. We called Him uncle for He is the oldest employee in our company. He is already 64yrs old but still fit and kicking. He works just for fun. He is funny, always giving foods to everyone and love to make dirty jokes but I learned something from Him.
He told me while I’m still young and have job I must take care of my future. I must invest on two things…Money and Health. Money to use to survive and sustain a comfortable life when I become old and jobless. And health as we get older our body inevitably start getting slower and weaker but atleast if we take care of our health we can remain fit and away from illness until we are very old. To stay fit and healthy, I must exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet, stay away from bad habits like drinking and smoking and of course enough sleep and rest. Remember our health, our future depends on how we live today.
Have a happy and healthy life…Life is beautiful!!!