Monday, January 05, 2009

Year 2008 Blessings Received and Shared

Year 2008 was blessed, busy, bittersweet, bountiful and a time for growth for all of us in the family. It was a year I achieved so much both in my personal and professional life. I felt I matured greatly, for the better and learned that in order to grow as a person I must accept that I cannot have everything I want when I want it. Everything must be in God’s time.

It was also a bittersweet time for me, last October my grandmother and cousin died within weeks of each other. A student of mine also died last November, an accident he was so young just in his second year of college. It was one of the reasons I stopped blogging. I may have not shown that I was mourning for their loss for work kept me busy but deep inside I knew that I have to heal inside before I can write again.

My experience of death in the family made me realize that my parents, in laws and my aunts and uncles are growing old and I can’t stop it. That they are not the people who I once thought were invincible, that they already have physical limitations. During the same time my mother was diagnosed with a fractured spine it was heartbreaking. It fell on me and my husband’s shoulder to take care of my parents. Plans were set aside and adjusted to the present situation.

It was the time I realized I have to stop temporarily my online business and just cater to family and friends needs for Christmas. It was a difficult to decision to make but there was no other option for I also have a very busy professional career.

Blessings came just in time for Christmas, my mother was healing nicely, I was meeting new friends and business was brisk. I did not wish for anything last Christmas but I was given so much I won a JVC Television and an electric fan that till today I still have not opened. I was blessed, I won all major prizes in the parties that I attended.

I got sick on the 23rd, maybe because of the stress the past weeks of working and baking goodies every free time I have, I barely slept. It did not stop me to share my blessings thought. I donated at most 750 pieces of chocolate, carrots, and coconut muffins on the 30th of December to the parish hosting a party for the underprivileged children in our community. My mother helped me in baking them. It was a happy time.


goooooood girl said...

i like your blog......

joan_pinon said...

@gooooooood girl
- thank your much!
Happy New Year! May you have great blessings this year :)