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.

Andrei’s 5th Birthday

Indeed, time flies very fast.  My nephew turns five years old.  We had the simple celebration at their school with his classmates.  He is so happy sharing the foods and the cake with his classmates.  He knew that it is his special day because he keeps on saying that it is his birthday.  Like the usual, his parents take a day off from work to spend time with him on his special day.  We also have simple dinner feast at home with some invited friends and co-worker of his father.  We decided not to have children’s party because of the tight budget.  We just bought two cakes for him.  One of his classmates and teachers to share and the other one is at home.

The celebration was nice.  All the invited individual was able to come to celebrate with us.  And as, usual, yours truly and my older brother were hired as cooks.  Even though there is no children’s party my nephew’s day was still complete because of the cake and he blew a candle.  To him, it will never be the happy birthday without the cake.haha!  Well, kids are kids.  A cake is the center of the attraction during birthday celebrations.  I thank everyone for coming and wishing the nephew a very happy birthday.  My wish to the nephew is that he will have good health, be a good boy, do well at school, be God- fearing person, and hope that he will pass the entrance examination at the school where his older brother is studying.  I wish him good luck.  God bless Andrei, we all love you very much!

January…my birth month

This month is my birth month.  I will turn one year older this month.  I am happy and thankful for another year of my life Lord.  Thank you for the gift of life and family.  There is nothing more I could ask for having a loving and supportive family.  I have wished for m birthday.  I wish of a good health, more blessings, and hopefully a love life this year.  It is my greatest dream to walk down the aisle with the man who loves me and I love.  I hope and pray to meet the man who is God’s gift to me.

Anyways, I do not have bigger plans on my special day.  I am not used to having the extra special celebration since I am young.  I will just to go the church, thank God for everything and for my life and then will have simple dinner at home with the family.  Hopefully, my two bothers could come and celebrate with me.  I am not expecting them to come because they are so busy with work and business.  But, if they could come, I will be the happiest person in the world and my birthday would be very special and treasured because we are complete.  Lastly, I pray that all my wishes will be answered by God.

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.