A good life…

Another year,  a new decade that’s how I celebrated my birthday this year.  The candle is added on the birthday cake but I don’t feel any difference from last year.  I guess  numbers don’t count, but how you feel and what you have done with those years that matter most.  I had a great time celebrating my birthday with my family in the backyard.  When I look at my children, my heart just filled with joy to see them growing up and becoming who they are and most of all they are good looking kids 🙂  I am so blessed to have them in my life and I thank God for choosing me to be their mother.

As I ponder about my birthday, how nice it was to celebrate with family and all the well wishes for my birthday, I realized I also entered a new decade in my life.   A decade is 10 years and a lot of things happened in our lives whether it’s good, bad, sad, and joyful.  The cycle of life continues whether we like it or not and we can’t go against nature.

How do I describe my last decade? It was a decade that I wished was a nightmare.  I wished I could wake up from the nightmare and everything was okay.  But, it didn’t happen that way.  I had to go through a lot of changes in my life from heartaches, sorrows, joy,  to see my children graduating from high school and going to college, finding myself again, losing my beloved pets.  Still… here am I!! standing and breathing, counting my blessings and so happy that God is on my side.  He has been there with me all the way.

A good life doesn’t mean it’s always smooth.  I have had my share of twists and turns, valleys and mountains, high and lows.  Still I look back.. I can smile, have tears in my eyes and say “Thank You God” for a good life 🙂  I am excited for what lies ahead of me and what He has in mind for me.. I just let him lead and stay on the path J


It has been a while since I write for the blog.  Life has been busy.  I thought when the chidren are grown up, life will slow down… I guess not.  Time also has flown faster than I thought. Before we know it, we will welcome 2017 in 6 weeks.

On this day as we celebrate Thanksgiving, while waiting for the turkey to cook to perfection in the oven 🙂   I have time to think about what I am thankful for this year.  Life has its ups and downs, twist and turn, and all the struggles.  But, when I look back to the beginning of the year,  I cannot help but smile and thank God for all His blessings, His presence in our lives, and not to forget the miracles He has given our family.

One of the miracles is my son coming home and living with us for a while. He graduated from college and got a good job.  He asked if he could live in our home for a while.  He said he is homesick as he has been away for college and not eating good.  In other words, he misses home and mama’s cooking 🙂

I remember talking to one of my best friends, about my children wanting to be with their friends more than families.  She said to me not to worry as they will come back.  Well… I guess she is right! One of my son is moving back home.  And the other ones will come home anytime they can.  It makes me happy that my kids want to come home 🙂  I have made a home for them 🙂

As I get older, my priorities change and look at life differently 🙂 I always believe children are blessings from God and they are our inheritance as the Bible says.  We don’t bring our material things that we accumulate to heaven but we will bring our children to heaven with us and yes they will multiply and we are rich 🙂

Not only that my son is home, he also adopted a cat.  Yes, a black cat with yellow eyes 🙂  As a parent, I told him that pet is a commitment and he can’t just dish her out later when he changes his mind.  He said he is aware of the commitment.  He wanted to adopt a black cat because they are the first to be put down as not many people want to adopt black cats.

Well…. Bellatrix (formerly Samara), a domestic short haired cat came to our home last night 🙂 Bella was a pregnant stray cat when she came to the shelter.  She had five kittens and all were adopted except for her.  My son had a choice either Bella or a 4 month old black kitten that five people wanted to adopt.  He chose Bella and I think he made a good choice.  Bella is sweet,  affectionate, and likes to cuddle.  She is not shy and her presence will be known 🙂 She has “I am nice and sweet but don’t mess with me” kinda attitude 🙂  And guess what? I will babysit her until my son comes home from other state.  He basically adopted the cat before moving back home 🙂

As I watch my children interact with Bella.  I can’t stop smiling 🙂 I guess I have done a good job as a mother teaching my children to love and have compassion.  Most of all, we learn that love doesn’t care about being rich or poor.  Look at Bella, she doesn’t care if we are rich or poor.  The most important thing for her is that she finally has a place called home and a family who will love her.  In return, she will pour her love unconditionally to us.  That’s exactly what God does with us.  He pours His unconditional love to us so we can have a place called home with him in heaven and experience His love while we are on earth.  And all He wants from us is a relationship and love like Bella does to our family 🙂

I pray as you read the story, you also will look back to the beginning of the year and feel the same way I feel about Thanksgiving.  We have plenty to be thankful whether it’s big or small, happy or sad, joy or tears.. the most important thing is that… we made it through and for that alone, we should be thankful 🙂  HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!