Every year, the church has an anniversary, and leading the choir this year for that specific day was really humbling. As often as I tire of the responsibility, not the people, but the practices, God had led me that day to pray before the event. And for some reason, this was all I could say, without getting so emotional. “Thank you for your faithfulness of 22 years. Every year, it gets better. It doesn’t get easier, but it gets better. Be honored today.” That’s all I could say. In short, I was really proud of the choir that day as they sang Hosanna and My Chains Are Gone. While I was eating my lunch, someone approached me and said how blessed they were with the choir’s numbers. He also was impressed with how I led the choir. I get this every year. I’m not trying to brag, although I always find it amusing that people are interested with my hand movements. And I do, however, find it very encouraging, knowing that maybe somehow I’m helping that choir as I lead. It’s not every day, you are encouraged with your ministry, so to those who have said a flattering word of […]
We are on our 6th year. It seems a bit surreal that we’ve been married that long already, with only 4 years to go until our 10th year anniversary. Compared to veterans of marriage, six doesn’t seem that long, but it does to a young couple. I married when I was 25, and it was the best choice I remember making. Two days before the 19th, Perze came to the room, admitting how bad he was at surprises and how he couldn’t wait to give me his present. Already I was surprised because we had promised that we weren’t going to get anything for each other and spend on the girls for their One and Five :). After promising to close my eyes, I had already had a strong premonition that I knew what he bought me. I don’t know why, and I hadn’t stressed it, or hinted to get it for me, but for some reason, when he put the box in my hands, I instantly knew. I saw the MKors watch a month ago after a shopping trip with Michelle. I instantly fell in love with it, since I’ve been looking for a white watch, although not that […]
Tonight, I was putting Zi back to sleep, being pretty much tired from the weekend’s busyness. Instead of sleeping myself, I went online, and checked email, procrastinating sleep by the curiosity of our weekly financial summary statement by Mint. As I saw expected figures, I see something oddly unfamiliar, but something that made me ambivalently happy and sad. Encasing both emotions was the affirming realization of my husband’s love for me, and not just for our children since after Em’s and Zi’s birth, we’ve somewhat revolved our care for their upbringing, but Perze’s continued love for me from the beginning when it was just us. There was a separate category for savings, and despite its yet humble figure, it meant a lot for Perze to think of me and start building it. Completely unaware, yet drowsily humbled and appreciative, I read: Paradise Falls Fund. Obviously, one can infer why the thoughtful gesture would make me happy, but the thought of it also makes me a bit melancholic because I don’t really need to see Paradise Falls in my lifetime. I’m honestly and wonderfully happy and more than just content; I’m actually overwhelmingly thankful every day that I am where I […]
Dearest Marchesa, It’s our 6th twelvesixteen and there’s a lot to celebrate about … Whether six years, 72 months or 2193 days. I thank God for each one of those days spent with you. As a small token of gratitude, I present to you Beaker, of the Muppets.