Thank you all for making my day special

Last January 24, 2018, I celebrated my birthday. I do not have any plans for my birthday because I do not have extra money. My plan was just to go to church, light a candle, give thanks to God for the gift of life and simple dinner with the family. To me, I am too old for party or feast. What is important is that I can attend a mass on my birthday. I received lots of greetings from family, friends, and relatives. Some are teasing me of when is the celebration, but sorry I do not have a feast on my special day. I am not used to it though. My birthday is like a normal day.

But my plans were changed because of my family. My older brother gave me money so I could buy foods for our dinner. He can’t come home, so he is just sending money. My brother gave me money too, and my sister bought my birthday cake. And the best thing is that my younger brother with his wife and son came on my special day. I am surprised I must say (teary eyes). I did not expect it because they live far from us and very busy with their business. It makes me feel so special for they give time to spend with me on my birthday. I invited two of my closest friends too. Thank you, everyone, for making my day a memorable one. Thanks to my family for the help and always there for me. And, thank God for the gift of life, family, and friends.

Wishing them all good health

July is the most celebrated month in the family. It is because five members of the family are celebrating their birthday. Before we usually celebrate it all at once during the birthday of my niece. It is just a simple celebration like having dinner at home cooking the family’s favorite, and of course with cake and ice cream to make the celebration complete. This event is very memorable because the family is complete. It is just a simple celebration but it is special because of the presence of the very member in the family. And that is the most important thing for us.

This year the celebration is a bit different because we celebrated it separately. The SIL who celebrated her birthday last July 12, opted to celebrate it with her family in the province, we are invited to come but it is far plus it is the school day. We just greeted her a very happy birthday. My older brother whose birthday is on July 16, is busy so we decided to visit him in the city next to ours. We had simple lunch and lots of chit-chats. The nephew and niece whose birthday is on July 18 and 22, have their simple birthday bash at home with the family. The last celebrant is the SIL, wife of my older brother. There are no plans yet, I guess we will have simple dinner at home too. Hopefully and younger brother with his wife and kid will come visit as they promised. Anyways, to all the celebrant, happiest birthday to all of you and I wish you all good health and happiness in life always. God bless you all!

Happy 4th wedding anniversary

For years ago, my brother and his wife tied the knot. It was one memorable moment for them because his wife was also pregnant when they got married. They are so blessed I must say. Just like other married couple, they have encountered trials too. They were separated for months after a year of being married. My brother was so frustrated that time. He went back to us with their son because her wife left the house one day. However, their love for each other prevails and they were reunited again. Forgiveness has been given and decided to move on, forget the past and focus on the present and the future.

Now, they are on their 4th wedding anniversary. The scars from the past is healing and they are now living happily together with their son. I can see that they live peacefully. God and the love for each other is the center of their life and family now. We seldom see each other though because they live far from us, but the communication is still there. They sometimes visited us having our quick and simple family bonding.

Anyways, on their 4th wedding anniversary I wish them happy life and more blessings to come. I hope that they will continue love each other and always put God always in their house. God bless always and happy wedding anniversary to both of you Bong and Mary.

Another year of wonderful journey

Just this week, I celebrated my birthday. I am so happy that God give me another year of wonderful journey of life. There is nothing more I can ask for because I am truly blessed with the love of my family, friends, and good health. The celebration was simple. I just prepared the favorite foods that my family likes. Unfortunately my two brothers did not able to come to celebrate with me for some reason. I do understand it. Still happy because they did not forget to greet me on my special day. It means they remember my special day and it shows that they love and care for me.

Also, I would like to say thank you to God for the gift of life. Big thanks for another year of my life. My years is a wonderful journey though sometimes I encountered trials and difficulties, but I am able to overcome it with the help and support of my family, also for the strength that God has given me and my faith in Him. I wish to have many more birthdays to come, good health and complete family. Thank you God for this life. I also want to say thank you to my family for always been there for me. Thank you for the love and care. I love you all!

Celebrating her special day with us

It was one of the happiest days in my brother’s life when he finally introduced to us the girl he wants to marry. We were surprised because we did not know he has new girlfriend after the hurtful experience from his fast girlfriends. We were sad back then when his girlfriend dumped him. I saw him very down and sad. And we did our best to cheer him up. Everyday we tell him that life is still beautiful no matter how difficult the trials are. We are glad that after months of being lonely, the brother finally found the girl who loves him and treasure him.

Last December 6, 2016 they came visited us. They said that they have an important appointment to finish. We did not know that it was the birthday of my brother’s girlfriend/soon to be wife early next year and my future SIL. They spend one day and one night to celebrate her birthday with us. It was another important event in the family that we will treasure forever. We had a simple celebration at home. We cook our favorites, bought cake to complete the celebration and invited some close friends. It was indeed a very memorable event, and we are overwhelmed that she chooses to celebrate her special day with us. Happy Birthday again Ann and wish you good health and happiness in life with my brother.