So it’s MY DAY! I just turned 24. This is how I spent my birthday. I grabbed my phone that has been ringing since 12 am. Yes, my family and friends were very excited about my birthday; I even got loads of calls and text messages today. I took my iPad and yeah, they flooded me with wall posts on Facebook wishing me a happy birthday, to have a rich and handsome boyfriend and that really made chuckle.
I got up from bed and people at home were just staring at me like there was no occasion but then they greeted me before the day ends and asked me to buy them ice cream and popsicle for mom. I did biking this morning, I went to the groceries, I had lunch at home, I went out to apply for renewal of my professional license, I bought a new blazer, a new hat, and a piece of Mochi (black sesame) ice cream. I did not get to celebrate my birthday today but I will on Sunday with my loveeeeees. (^_^)
I have been thinking to give myself a birthday gift which is something worth buying for. I have been buying a lot of books and I feel ashamed of myself because I did not have the most important book in the whole world, the Holy Bible. I got one and I AM HAPPY! I chose the color gold because the song GOLD of Britt Nicole and GOLD by Owl City were resounding in my head.
I have so many wishes this year but one of the wishes that I ask and keep asking God to grant me is to give me more long years to spend with my mom and dad. I want to travel with them. I still want them to see me having my own family. I am not here without you MOMMY & DADDY. I thank you so much for letting me see the world, for making me a better person and for taking care of me and for loving me. I love you both to the moon and back! I thank my AUNTIES & UNCLES who treat me like their own child. I thank my COUSINS for spoiling me, for treating me like their own sister and their kids who love to give me kisses. I thank my FRIENDS who are always there for me, for showing me how important I am to them, and for letting me be part of their lives. You guys really know how to keep me. Thank you all for the support and love when I need it. You guys rock and you make me feel I am not alone in this journey. And most especially, I thank God for the life He lent me since the day that my father asked Him for a child. Thank You Jesus for being so good to me even though I don’t deserve it. I know this life You gave me is temporary and I don’t want to waste it. All the worships and praises, I am giving it back to You because I know that You are my saviour, my refuge. Thank You for loving me.
I am on a journey where I only have LOVE, HOPE and FAITH in my pocket. Whenever I look at my mother trying to fight the pain of cancer I tell myself that all the things we have in this world is nothing. My father always tell me that rich and poor people are equal when they die. Nobody can't bring whatever they have here on earth when they are already 6 feet below the ground. I think what he is trying to tell me is that we live to love not we love to live. We don't need a lot of money or luxurious stuffs to show our love. LIFE is a gift from God and we live to bless others not to cause them pain. It is not what we get but it is what we can give. Nobody is perfect but every morning reminds us it is not too late to be a better person.
"I give not because I have much but because I know exactly how it feels to have nothing."
In this journey called life, there are struggles you have to go through. I am so blessed that in this hard battle that my family is facing I am taught that one of the weapons you have to bring is ACCEPTANCE. I accept the fact that we are all going to leave this world, there is no exception. I thank our Father in heaven for giving me strength and courage, I could still manage to smile and have a good laugh because God has been so good for showing us who our real friends are. I learned to keep them who really touch our lives. For me, you are angels sent from above. I want to sincerely say thank you to those people who are keep praying and making efforts to remind us that we are LOVED.
"Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal among you, which comes upon you for your testing, as though some strange thing were happening to you; but to the degree that you share the sufferings of Christ, keep on rejoicing; so that also at the revelation of His glory, you may rejoice with exultation."