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!
I love my job! Everyday at work I meet and interact with different interesting people including celebrities if lucky enough.
Just last week I got a chance to meet for the first time the “Fighter of the Decade” our very own, a Filipino, Hon. Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao. Almost everyone knows Hon. Manny especially those whose in the boxing field. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest boxers of all time as He is the first and only eight-division world champion.
Hon. Manny & His group including His wife Jinky were in transit in Singapore. They just arrived from Melbourne and connecting to Manila in few hours time. Manny is really humble and kind man. When me and my indian colleague (Manny’s avid fan) asked Him if we could take a picture with Him, right away with no hesitation He stood up and pose with us with a smile even though He was still a bit tired from His previous flight.
Hon. Manny Paquiao is not only focused on sports, He also joined politics which is in fact He is currently a Senator in the Philippines. And He was elected as a Congressman on His previous term in Philippine government. Unlike other politicians, Sen. Manny is running an office in the government not because of money (He has a lot of it already) but because He wants to serve His countrymen especially the poor. I can really see His sincerity and willingness to serve and help the unfortunate. His heart is with the poor. He can always feel them coz He was from there. It’s where He came from.
It is so amazing How God works in His life. From scratch to a very rich man. Whatever His status in life now, His feet is still on the ground. A very down to earth and generous man.
One thing I admired Him is His strong faith in God and He is not ashamed to share the gospel to others. He leadeth His family to church & live a christian life. He always give back the glory and honor to God for all the success and things He got. And He shares it to others. No wonder God has bless Him so much as He is a good steward of God riches.
His life is so inspiring.
God bless u more, Sen. Manny!
February 20 is just an ordinary day to people but for my Hubby and I, it is something special as this is the day we said “I DO.”
And Hurray!!! It’s our first year wedding anniversary today. God is so good! We survive one year of our marriage.
First year of our marraige has been one challenging year for us. We went through great trials – in ourselves and in our relationship, however through these trials we are grateful to be where we are at now –
We become better, closer, stronger and a lil wiser than we started our year together.
Our marraige dont just happened. Its not only because of “choice” but because there is “love.” And most of all, God planned it. He meant us to be together to help each other & grow together with Him.
In this journey, I will continue to walk with you faithfully. I wont walk away in the hard times. We will face the trials together so we keep growing strong and help learn together.
Happy 1year Wedding Anniversary my Leonardo.
I love you!
Jaci Velasquez. One of my favorite christian singers. Her songs are very encouraging and blessful especially the “I Promise” it’s my prayer in life.