Tuesday, November 29, 2011

2011 Big Blessing: NEW HOME

I'll stop counting by fives for now. For the remaining days of this year, I'll brag blog about the best blessings I've got for 2011.

This year, God answered my family's prayer- to have a house of our own.

We've been living in my father's office housing since 1991. When my parents started our family, their original plan was to live in Nueva Vizcaya after they retire. But finally in 2009, they changed their plan and looked for the best housing plan for us.

The construction of OUR house started in January 2010. We expected that the house and loan arrangements will be done before December. But due to unavoidable circumstances, we were not able to move in 2010.

God told us to wait. And wait. And wait.

Then finally, everything was set in March 2011. So we transferred. To OUR new home.

spell disaster

Pinagpyestahan ng mga kuyang botedyaryo 

As we moved to our new house, we also said goodbye to limited water supply everyday...byebye to frequent brownouts (humangin lang wala na kuryente sa bundok)...byers to gay concerts at late night...goodbye to unidentified forest sounds in the wee hours of the morning...farewell to our ghost housemates. haha.

Thank You so much, God, because we'll be celebrating our first Christmas in OUR new home. Sooo excited. :D

it looks like i'm not the only one who's excited...

we have set up our xmas tree on the 2nd week on November :D

Friday, November 25, 2011

Thank You for my childhood best friend

Today is Floris' birthday, if she's still alive. But she's not with us anymore...

Four years have passed, and still the pain feels so fresh. I guess this pain will never go away no matter how much I cry. So instead of mourning over again, I thank the LORD. I thank Him for letting me know such a beautiful soul. Thank You because that soul called me her best friend. Thank You that I knew what she has been through in this lifetime, and I witnessed how she drew strength from You. Thank You that through this friendship, I learned how to value my own life and the rest of my relationships.

I was not able to give this to her, God. Please tell her how much we miss her.