Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Love is....

A friend sent this image to me via WhatsApp last year.  She said, "This is you and Uncle Stephen". It made me smile and and even now I find it so good for my soul.  It's heart-warming and gives me such a nice feeling that I almost can't wait for him to say, "Where's my cap, glasses or handphone?"  

What makes it wonderful is the fact that there are others in the same situation.  I am, of course, not alone.  

There's something to be said about sharing a life with someone who depends on you.  However much Stephen thinks he needs me, the same can be said for me because I need him too!  I like that I can tell him where his things are or when I can hand something to him as he's looking around for it.  

It's what LOVE is all about.  Nothing magical at all. 

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

I can...

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It's already the twentieth day of January and yet so much has happened but everything has worked out wonderfully.

I used to recite this bible verse, in my head, during my working days because sometimes things were so hectic that I hardly had time to breathe.  Perhaps it sounds like an exaggeration but that's how I felt too many times.  

I thought that when I retired I would find myself bored to tears after six months.  Maybe this is because many people suggested that I would not be able to do nothing after having worked for so many years. Some even suggested that it was a dangerous thing to retire so early.  "Be careful" was what I heard.  I know they all meant well but thankfully, I didn't allow those negative vibes to get to me.

The truth, for me, is that I really can do anything as long as I keep my focus on Jesus.  I don't need to be time-conscious, health-conscious etc as long as I am Christ-conscious.  

In the nearly three years since I retired, I have done a lot, both inside and outside the home.  What matters is that, at the end of the day, I feel a sense of satisfaction with all that I have done.

I am going to face the remaining days of 2015 with this same thought that I really can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

No matter what...

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What a good reminder this is for me and for anybody else who needs it.  People love to focus on the wrong things even when there are so many right things to dwell on.

I'm going to shift my thoughts to all the good things instead of the bad.  After all, life is too short to waste on anything unproductive.

Today my prayer is that I remain steadfast and keep my eyes on Jesus.  

No matter what... God is faithful to those who believe in Him.  Amen.

Monday, January 12, 2015

The best part...

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I have a lot of people who are on the same wavelength with me and often I am so taken aback by the connection but I remind myself to be grateful.

I feel blessed though that not only do I have Stephen, there's also Jared, who I can talk to without any filter. I can say whatever is in my heart and I know it will be safe with them. 

Usually as soon as Stephen gets home, he'll fill me in on everything interesting that happened at work.  On the other hand, he'll ask me to relate about what I did while he was at work.  I usually don't have much news unless there's something happening in the world or I've gone out.  Usually it's an update about our kids. We're always concerned about them but with modern technology, we are just a text or call away. There isn't a day that we don't send a message to them.  

With Stephen, the best part is that just before we sleep. We'll say good night and then we'll talk a bit more and then we'll say good night again  and this will repeat until one of us says, "Okay no more talking. Time to sleep now."

We have always felt we were spiritually yoked but the truth is that we are equally yoked in many areas of our life.  

Friday, January 09, 2015

Mixed news and reviews

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It's only the first week of 2015 and already there has been a bit of sad news. Two deaths so close to each other: both untimely.  Both were in their mid-fifties and when life should begin to take a slower pace.  It's tragic.

I can't help but feel a tinge of concern because death is not the end for those who believe and I can only hope that both of them believed right. 

Life goes on and I'm truly blessed that I have followed my bliss.

Often Stephen will catch me off guard by saying that he loves watching me doing my thing. I always laugh because I never even notice him watching me. Usually I am so engrossed in whatever I am doing that I don't realise he's been looking at me.  But I feel a sense of security that he's so protective of me. 

I sort of remember doing what he did when the children were small.  They'd be playing or reading or watching TV and I'd stop what I was doing just so I could freeze that moment in my mind.  I'm so glad I did that.  Those memories always make me smile.

Whether Stephen and I are home or out and about, it doesn't matter if we are doing something together or doing our own thing because we have already reached this comfortable level of intimacy.

Our quiet moments are precious moments.  

Tonight, I send a whisper of a prayer for those who had their lives snatched suddenly.  May their souls rest in peace.  

Friday, January 02, 2015

Starting Over

Stephen went back to work today and as I sat at home, after doing my chores, I thought about 2015 and what's in store for me.

It was a good quiet afternoon that ended with a nap.  When I woke up, I decided to go for a walk. Stephen started his exercise regime yesterday and told me to begin only when I feel ready.  

I am glad I went for that brisk walk.  The weather was nice and cool and I returned feeling refreshed.  I like the new route and will stick to it.  Usually I listen to the radio or youtube while I walk but today I decided to click on the Joel Osteen link that Stephen sent to me.  It was a nice change.  It was uplifting and the message was appropriate for starting over!

Stephen shares many links which he feels I will like but this is the first one in 2015 that he's asked me to listen to.  

It's amazing how a message can touch one's heart so deeply.  If you're interested to hear it, you can click this link.

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Happy 2015

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I am looking forward to another good year ahead.

The last few days had been hectic as we squeezed in as much as we could. Slept late and woke up late but always with happy thoughts of love and laughter.

We begin 2015 with an abundance of love in our hearts for all in our lives.