“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!!!
I can’t believe one year has passed…
Another year older, another year wiser. Aging is a privilege. I will embrace the joy of growing old gracefully. We will all get there 🙂
God is so faithful to me & will always be even though I’m not faithful to Him. I am so blessed because God chose my mom to be the instrument to bring me into this world. ( I’m lucky to have a mom like Her). I’m so thankful to God for giving me another year of life, for the pain, trials & challenges that i have encountered & surpassed over the year, for giving me good health, for His guidance & protection, for my job, for my family & for all the blessings He bestowed upon me.
Thank you to all who greeted & sent their birthday wishes on my birthday. To my family who always make me feel their love even they’re miles away, to my special someone who made time out of his busy schedule to celebrate my birthday, to my relatives, friends & colleagues who flooded my Facebook wall with birthday greetings. And to my housemates who surprised me with a very delicious cake. Thank you so much guys. I appreciate it so much. It means a lot to me.
My only wish is…
May God continue to bless my family with good health specially to my Parents & Grandma. And comfort, safety & protection to everyone esp to my sisters abroad. Love, joy & peace.
I don’t know whats in store for me in the coming year but I don’t have to worry because I know He holds the future, my future. Everything is under His control.
“In the end, it’s not the years in our lives that counts, it’s the life in our years” (Abraham Lincoln)
Life is Beautiful!!!
I’ve been in a week of stressful events, mind blowing things and sleepless nights that made myself busy, exhausted and tired. I traveled the whole week, reported for an interview, processed documents here and there, picnic and lastly ended it up by throwing a party. We made a thanksgiving party for God’s faithfulness in our family. He provides work to my brother who was jobless for almost a year and for I passed in my job interview but the really reason was to celebrate my father and sister’s birthday.
It was Sunday and my sister’s birthday. We went to the Church attended regular Sunday worship service and after we had lunch and then made a small party for her. We bought a cake and delicious refreshments. Her birthday party didn’t end up yet. Still the ostentatious celebration was still waiting to be joined together with my dad’s birthday party the next day. I am so happy I got lots of Great party gift idea by Kokopax, check out their baby bathtubs.I just can’t believe that our youngest sibling, the birthday girl have her own family and baby already.
When the day turned to dark everyone started to prepare and cook foods for tomorrow’s celebration. And of course I helped. I cooked spaghetti.
The big party happened at the beach. All our relatives and some of the church members were there. We prepared roasted pig, grilled Tuna fish , delicious mutton recipes and many more. My father brought his big music sound system for sing-along or we so called it “videoke or karaoke.” Everyone seemed full and very enjoyed especially the kids with their favorite baby bathtubs. What a nice feeling for after few years just now again I was able to join a family party and gatherings. It was fun!
Life is Beautiful!!!