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Life is never felt more alive as when it is staring at you in the face of death
and you gather your thoughts wishing you’d be given one more day, one more life to live
and when nothing is left but the dying embers
you gather your memories and wish they could stay forever in your thoughts.
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Posted in blessings, blogging, Closer to God, Faith, inspirational, New year 2013, ramblings, silence speaks, writing, tagged 2013, a bit of myself, blogging, Closer to God, Faith, Happy New Year, life, new year 2013, reflections, silence speaks on January 8, 2013 |
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In the three years that I’ve been blogging at WordPress, I have always posted month-ender blogs and year-end assessments of what transpired throughout the year. Have I been lazy? Have I been negligent? No to both questions of course. I was just overwhelmed by the flow of events that I clearly forgot to make an honest to goodness blog out of it. Next thing I knew 2012 is gone and here comes 2013.
The beginning of 2012 , January particularly is something I like to forget, if one could do so with so much pain associated with it. Let’s just say, it’s all buried now and I don’t want to be affected by it. Overall though, 2012 was a good year for us – my kids and I. Lovell was ordained into priesthood last November 07, 2012 and it was a lovely gift from God – the gift of priesthood. I was also able to witness his first Thanksgiving Mass held in UST last November 25, 2012. Dreams fulfilled, prayers answered and several years of perseverance coming into fruition. It seems that November would always be a special month for us from now on because my first grandchild was born on November 22, 2012. Although he stayed at the hospital for three weeks due to sepsis, I thank God for the miracle of life. He is the greatest binding force to us now. Babies always give us that indescribable joy that could never be quantified. I am happy for my daughter who embraced motherhood with so much anticipation and joy. The gift of motherhood is another lovely gift that God willingly gives to all lovely mothers in this world. The year 2012 ended with our baby Nate’s christening last December 29, 2012 at Sto. Niño de Tondo Parish. I used to post pictures of the recap of the year but since I now have my blog about Nate, I guess it would be a little redundant to do it.
2012 was also a year of meeting new friends and having them come over for short gatherings at home. I will always be grateful for my AFCC (Apostles Filipino Catholic Community) apostolate. Being inspired and inspiring others in one’s own little way is such a great feeling. And meeting new friends is part of it. My prayers for 2013 would always be good health for the whole family and friends and peace of mind. He knows what we need so I’ll just say, Thank You Lord for all these blessings.
I subscribed to this lovely site called Meet Me In the Meadow, an inspirational blog that I read regularly. I was particularly touched by this post by Roy Lessin so I am sharing it here. I am sure he would not mind because he is touching souls with his reflections. I have the same wish too for all of you.
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