October 29, 2009

A year wiser?

Today is my birthday. Unlike many birthdays I had in the past, this one has an aura of solemnity about it. I guess the reason is obvious. I am thousands of miles away from home and being nostalgic about my birthday is simply a normal reaction, don’t you think?

Having said that, I do not want to make this post a sappy one.

So I am going to reflect on my 31 years of existence and come up with the things that make me happy. I am too lazy to compose these thoughts into coherent sentences and paragraphs so I hope you’ll settle for this instead. 
 
What I am thankful for:
  • Having a very loving and supportive family. A bit dysfunctional at times but they made me who I am today.
  • Being married to a great guy who loves me very much.
  • Having 2 beautiful kids - a pair! What more can I ask for?
  • Having really great friends who genuinely care for me. Not plastic ones.
  • Owning this virtual garden and having you to read my ramblings every now and then.
Life doesn’t always go my way, but when that happens, I think about this list and my world will be fine again. Hmm...after that reflection, I feel more eager to go out with hubby and the kids tonight. Post-birthday post coming out tomorrow :)
 
And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years -Abraham Lincoln





 

 
 

9 comments:

Caroline said...

Happy birthday Mrs! I know you're far away from ur family but you just gotta close your eyes and think of them.. and you can see them and all the familiar sights ba kan?.. hehe.. Have a great one ya, may God continue to bless & guide your way!

chegu carol said...

Happy birthday moi!
Hope you have a great one today :)

JIPP said...

Happy birthday to u there..

Lizeewong said...

Caroline - Thank you. God bless you too :)

Chegu & Jipp - Makasi chegu. Thanks Jipp. Had a quiet celebration this year. Something for a change ;)

Debra Golingai said...

Hey Ms.Wong,

Happy birthday.

May you live all the days of your life - Jonathan Swift

de said...

hapPy birthday KAK~!!! sorry for the late wishes..was unable to online yesterday..so sorry..and i dont know your number this~ so sorry kak~~ have a good One birthday wiTh koko Alex, cutie Alden aND baby ALvA~ take care kak~ and May God bless Of all yOU~!!!!!

Carpe Diem 211 said...

:-) yes count your blessings dear .... you sure have so much ushering you to the coming years ...

that part about great friends .. yeah i know i'm great ... ;-) i dont even have to try so hard ... kihkihkih

Carpe Diem 211 said...

it does not mean that we have to change as the day passes us by .. i have frozen myself at 28 .. from now on it will be my 28 birthday for at least five years ..

Lizeewong said...

Debra G- Thanks for the bday wish deb

Debfredo- Thanks deb! You're an angel :)

Ernie-u got that right. U've benn my great great friend since our uni days. btw, i've frozen myself at 27 hehehe. That makes me a year younger than u. hehehe