Another year of wonderful journey

Just this week, I celebrated my birthday.  I am so happy that God give me another year of wonderful journey of life.  There is nothing more I can ask for because I am truly blessed with the love of my family, friends, and good health.  The celebration was simple.  I just prepared the favorite foods that my family likes.  Unfortunately my two brothers did not able to come to celebrate with me for some reason.  I do understand it.  Still happy because they did not forget to greet me on my special day.  It means they remember my special day and it shows that they love and care for me.

Also, I would like to say thank you to God for the gift of life.  Big thanks for another year of my life.  My years is a wonderful journey though sometimes I encountered trials and difficulties, but I am able to overcome it with the help and support of my family, also for the strength that God has given me and my faith in Him.  I wish to have many more birthdays to come, good health and complete family.  Thank you God for this life.  I also want to say thank you to my family for always been there for me.  Thank you for the love and care.  I love you all!

Celebrating her special day with us

It was one of the happiest days in my brother’s life when he finally introduced to us the girl he wants to marry.  We were surprised because we did not know he has new girlfriend after the hurtful experience from his fast girlfriends.  We were sad back then when his girlfriend dumped him.  I saw him very down and sad.  And we did our best to cheer him up.  Everyday we tell him that life is still beautiful no matter how difficult the trials are.  We are glad that after months of being lonely, the brother finally found the girl who loves him and treasure him.

Last December 6, 2016 they came visited us.  They said that they have an important appointment to finish.  We did not know that it was the birthday of my brother’s girlfriend/soon to be wife early next year and my future SIL.  They spend one day and one night to celebrate her birthday with us.  It was another important event in the family that we will treasure forever.  We had a simple celebration at home.  We cook our favorites, bought cake to complete the celebration and invited some close friends.  It was indeed a very memorable event, and we are overwhelmed that she chooses to celebrate her special day with us.  Happy Birthday again Ann and wish you good health and happiness in life with my brother.

Happy 2nd Birthday Mark Nin Andrei

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It is still fresh in my mind when I carried him in my arms for the first time. He was one adorable and handsome kid I must say. He is very little and I want to shower him with kisses when he  delivered by the nurse inside the room from the nursery. I was the one took him from the nurse and put him beside his mom who was still sleeping that time. It was like yesterday, now the little angel that adds happiness in the family just turns two years old last January 16, 2015. The celebration was simple but a memorable one because of the relatives that came over, some friends, neighbors, kids and of course the family.

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Although did not really understand what really happens on his special day, we are glad because he was very happy playing with the invited kids and his cousins. We captured some nice images of him smiling that we can show to him when he grows older. Mark Nin Andrei’s birthday celebration was complete and filled with laughter. We give thanks to those who came and celebrate with us. Big thanks to God for another year of Andrei’s life. We wish him good health, be a good boy and God-fearing boy. Happy 2nd Birthday Mark Nin Andrei. Stay as bubbly as you are. We love you!

Remembering his 33rd birthday

He was only 4 years old when he died. I do not understand then of what is the cause of his death. He is a bubbly brother, always smiles, and loves to play a lot. That is how I remember my younger brother. We did not spend more time playing because I usually play with my sister and him with our older brothers. I regret those times because we do not have much memories to remember because we are still very young.   His death is very painful to my late mother because he is so young and a mama’s boy. The brother being sick gives pain to my late mother. I remember my mother cried looking at him and on the day he died.

Anyways, even if he died almost three decade ago, we still remember him, and his birthday. This month is his birth month. If he is alive, he is 33 years old by now and probably married because he is a cutie in the family. This month we remember his 33rd birthday. Sadly, we did not able to visit his grave because it was gone long time ago. We did not able to locate him anymore. He was buried in the province where we live before. We tried our best to locate him but did not able to. Even though, we still remembers him and he will always be in our heart. To my younger brother, wherever you are right now, happy birthday, and please know that you are always in our hearts. I thank God for giving you to us even if the time is short.