Monday, October 06, 2008

thankful @ 35

yes, i am that young!
the past year has been an eventful year for me and my family.

my dad had a stroke on my birthday last year.
we had to move out of our house to make way for our new house.
building a new house meant a big dent on our finances. it is still creating a dent or should i say, a big crater in our financial worries.
the painful process of getting back to the ob for a work-up to try our hand again at having a baby.

despite all these worries and travails last year, i believe there is still much to be thankful for...

my dad recuperated from the stroke with no major effects on him physically.
despite the financial constraint, our house is already up. it's the finishing that we have to work on now. still, we're quite happy that we now have a home to live in.
despite the negative results, i still know that in due time, He will bless us with another baby. and that our most fervent wish will soon be granted.
continued good health for me and my family. there's the occasional flu and colds but at least nothing major.
friends and family who've been so generous to help out in the time of our need. without them, we don't know how far we could have stretched the budget further.

friends gained and maintained through the same passion for scrapbooking.
an opportunity to design and be recognized somehow for the art you create.
an opportunity to share with others what you love to do through our group.

a supportive husband who's always there beside me.
he cheers me on in the things that i strive for. he consoles me when i'm feeling down and lost. he directs me when i am swaying away from the path. he loves me unconditionally even at times when i seem to much to handle.

a family who understands me no matter what. parents who have been with me through all the ups & downs of my life. they who also gives me their unconditional love.

yes, there is much to be thankful for for the past year.
thankful that after the rain, the sun still shines through.
thankful that He never fails us. if at times i end up feeling like He's not there, He reminds me one way or the other of His presence.

as i face another year ahead, i pray that He continue to be with me. to guide me each day, to show me the right path, to be the savior that He is. i pray that He continue to lay His guiding hands on me and my family.

and, may He hear the most fervent wish my heart longs for.

really, i am thankful @ 35...


  1. Happy, happy birthday, Liz! I pray that all your wishes come true! Mwahhh!!!

  2. I do trust that this coming year will be filled with blessings for you. Happy Birthday and hope you are feeling 100% soon.

  3. Happy birthday (I hope I'm not late on this)! I hope it's a wonderful day, and that this year brings you everything you hope for it to be.

  4. Happy Happy Birthday Liza! May God continue to shower you with His blessings :)

  5. Happy birthday Liza (belated)! More blessings this coming year!

  6. happy birthday liza. may you have many more blessings in your life.