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.

Simple Yet Memorable

Last Friday was the 70th birthday of my father.  As what he wants we had a simple celebration.  We invited our relatives and some of his closest friends.  The father does not want an extravagant celebration for the reason that he is too old for that.  The celebration is a simple dinner yet memorable to the celebrant because of the invited visitors to celebrate with us.  I must say that his closest friends made his day extra special.  I thank them for coming even if the weather is not cooperating.  The heavy rain did not stop you from coming.  Your presence is very much appreciated.  Thank you very much!!!

Another year has added to my father’s life.  I wish him good health, long live and more years to come.  I thank God for this blessings.  I thank God for always protecting my father from harm and for giving us a father like him.  He is not a perfect father but I would not ask for a better father if given the chance to choose.  To us, he is the perfect father.  He raise us well and provides what we need with the absence of my mother.  Happy birthday to my father and God bless you always!!!

Her 13th Years

My niece celebrates her 13th birthday last July 2, 2016.  This is a bit late post but still I want to share it here to give thanks to God for the 13th years of joyful life of my niece.  Time really flies so fast.  I can’t believe that she is now 13 years old.  Seems like it was just yesterday when I carry her on my arms from the nursery room.  The niece grown so fast and can’t help but cry for it reminds me that I am not getting any younger.  I should get married soon for me to have children of my own.LOL  Opps…off-topic sorry about that.

Anyways, I want to great the niece a very happy birthday.  We had simple celebration at home.  Her wishes were granted on her special day.  My sister ( her mommy) bought pork for her requested Adobo, her mom bought chocolate cake, her grandfather (my father) gave money to her mom to buy the rest of the ingredients for the viands/foods that we are going to prepare on her special day.  We prepared all her favorites and the family’s favorite.  Even though it is just a simple celebration, still it is special because everyone in the family is contributing to make her day extra special.  I wish her good health, happiness in life, do well at school and will become a responsible and God-fearing person.  Again, Happy Birthday niece and may God bless you always.  Do not forget to always pray to Him.

His 69th Birthday

My father celebrates his 69th birthday five days ago.  This is a bit late but I want to share still the little celebration we had during the 69th birthday of my father.  The plan of the sister to go out have dinner outside was not push through because the brother does not like the idea.  To him, going outside with kids is tiring and trouble.LOL!  Trouble because the kids would surely running here and there.  We will not be able to concentrate.  And the brother has a point.  We can do it when the little ones grow a bit older, the right age to enjoy with us and have fun.

The celebration is very simple.  The father invited his close friend only because it is a family celebration.  The father does not want an extravagant one either.  His only wish is that we are complete and his good health.  His wish did come true because my two brothers who lives far from us arrives and celebrate with us.  In fact they are the one buying the foods for the father’s birthday and cooked his favorite foods.  Also, the birthday cake for the kids.  The father was the happiest man in the world during his special day.  We had lots of fun, laughter, singing and savoring the foods on the table.  Thanks to my brothers and SIL for the sponsorship/treat.  Again, Happy Birthday father and I wish you good health, long life and happiness.