Thursday, 12 October 2017

Birthday Reflections 2017

This comes a little belated, but I thought I should still take time to thank God for His blessings this past year.

I thank God for my family members, who love me despite my imperfections. It is lovely to come home from work to happy children who rush to the door to greet me. It is wonderful to have J still giving me bear hugs and Little An saying "Mama, I love you" ever so often. I pray that God will continue to bless my family and to use us as His beacons of light.

I thank God for friends, who share my joy and cares, and who make time for me. This year, Jess, K, my colleagues, my JC friends, Jace and Lyndon gave me birthday treats and I ate till I was stuffed. Even at my ripe old age, I received gifts from Jace, H, S, my brothers, my cousin, my aunties, my uncle, my mum and my mother-in-law. Besides a once a year celebration, friends like C, A and H also make time to listen to me when I need advice. I am simply thankful.

This was presented to us at the end of one of my birthday meals. I was so impressed by the waitress who drew this. :)

I thank God for helping me be efficient at work and in my studies. It is no joke working, studying and caring for two children at the same time but He blessed me above what I could ask or think last semester. I totally enjoyed what I was learning. This semester, the going is tougher as I have a heavier work load and the module I am taking is more demanding. However, I believe God will continue to help me excel so that His name will be glorified.

I am also thankful that both J and An had opportunities to serve Him. J said during his oral exam that he would like to be a teacher next time and helping out at a homework centre is honing his skills (I paraphrased). Both J and An took part in community blessing events and An was enthusiastic about giving out food packets to those who passed by our church.

I thank God for opportunities He has given me too. It was a nice experience conducting a workshop for a group of teachers in KL. A project I undertook sometime ago gives me a small passive income too and that is a blessing especially since I am working part-time.

May I grow in love, patience, gentleness and humility each day and may I be used for His glory. May all who read this be blessed abundantly as well.

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