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!
It’s a heart day!
Many people around the world celebrate “Love” today. It doesn’t have to be for Lovers. Everyone can celebrate all kinds of love. It could be the love we shared with our family or friends. But the highlight of this special occasion are the “Lovers.” Mostly couples are the one who celebrate valentines day. There are many different ways to celebrate the romanctic day just like giving valentine’s card, chocolates, flowers, gifts to their partners or admirers. Some people go out for a romantic dinner date or watch tc helicon voicelive play and some may choose the date to propose for marriage just like what my boyfriend did.
Exactly one year today my boyfriend for two years and half unexpectedly and surprisingly proposed a marriage to me. It all happened in my work place. It was almost midnight when He rang me up asking me to wait for Him for he’ll gonna fetch me at work. It sound so unusual to me as it was very late at night and He just got home and tired from work but still I was clueless. I’d just thought it was just a typical date – for valentines. He showed up infront of my counter when I was about to finish my work and gave me a bouquet of flowers. After my shift, we went to a famous fastfood restaurant which was the only store open at that time. We ate and talked. He seemed nervous. He kept asking me questions about us which I felt weird as we don’t usually talk that much about us. I kept using my phone while he kept talking until he took my phone away before I realized He was serious. In the middle of our conversation, He just took out the “ring” on His pocket and asked me the question “WIll YOU MARRY ME?” Oh, what a beautiful gift. Tears fell down on my cheeks for happiness and so as his. He later revailed that to all He used to be girlfriends here abroad I was the only one He introduced to His family and I am lucky I get close to them.
I was really surprised. I didn’t expect that He would propose to me. But anyway, I said “YES!” It wasn’t the first time I got engaged. God allowed me to experience heart breaks for my own goodness. A heart break is just a blessing and protection from God. It is just His way of letting me realized that He saved me from the wrong one. God really loves me. God is an awesome God. He heals heartbreaks and if He lets someone we really love leaves and breaks our hearts, He is preparing a place for someone else to stay in our hearts, someone from God, someone who is better in every aspects than that person who leaves. Let just have faith and trust in His masterplan for us and wait patiently.
We are now one year engaged. Thanks God. We choose a long-term engagement. It’s not about needing to get married that instant as long as we know what we want, we have the same plans and common goals with our future together that what matters right now.
But I can’t wait and I’m excited to the day when everything is right for us, in God’s time and in God’s will we’ll make our vows in the altar.
Life is beautiful!
“I’m glad I’m a Christian, I’m serving the Lord. I’m reading my Bible, believing His Word. My sins are forgiven, From sin I am free. The mansion in Heaven is waiting for me.”
That is my Grandmother’s favorite song. My Grandmother has a big happy family. She is blessed with 10 children, 83 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren. She is now 87 years old and we thanked God for she reached in this age and we’re continue praying for her a healthy longer life. At her age, she never gets tired nor weary serving God. She is still active going to church, reading bible and singing praises to God. And take note, She still has so many memory verses (more than me 😦 ).
She is great example, she’s an inspiration. Her life is a blessing to all of us. Her life reminds me to focus on God and not on Earth. She made me realized that happiness is not all about money, material possessions or whatever pleasures world can give or money can buy. We can’t take anything with us when we leave. It is all just temporary, it maybe give satisfaction but not happiness. Happiness is to have a large, caring and loving family, being of service to others and touch lives and serving God. It is so nice to be happy always especially to be happy with the happiness of God.
Happy Birthday to you my dear precious and beautiful Grandmother -Ponciana Varquez Elardo. I may not be by your side celebrating your special day with you…but am celebrating it with you in my heart. …You are always in my thoughts and prayers, Nay. Sorry for the lost time. I will make it up with you. Thank you for being a great and loving grandmother to all of us. I owe to you my mom. One of your beautiful reflection. I love you so very much.
God bless you and keep you always! Your life is so Beautiful!!!
Someone is getting married soon!
I’m just so happy & excited to hear the news. He once my one-time-boyfriend and now my best friend 🙂 Our relationship last for almost 9 years. Its funny after how all we’ve been through, we still remain the best of friends.
Well, l guess you understand now the things of yesterday, why things happened? Just to let you know I never meant to hurt you..God let me walked-away its all because it’s included in His wonderful plan for you, for you to meet the right one He is preparing for you. And now He reveals it to you. The road He chose for me is not the road He chose for you.
There’s a part of me which I’m proud of being your ex because you are a great guy, a loving, loyal & amazing man. Your Bride is one lucky girl & I know you are lucky too. I will celebrate with you in your happiness. I know God will bless your marriage as you are both Christ-centered. Love, joy & peace.
Congrats in advance & best wishes to your Beautiful Bride.
Life is Beautiful!!!