One of the things that we cannot prevent as long as we live is to get older every day, every hour, every minute, every second and every nanosecond. This month, another candle takes a place in my crowded birthday cake. I now have twenty-eight birthday candles!
If I look back on the past 365 days, I am looking at thousands of blessings, lessons and trials. Experiences that made me realise that having another candle on my cake is amazing.
The major blessings:
- My husband and I ceased from renting a place to live.
- I was promoted.
- I finished another course of a speciality that I am interested in.
- My mom and dad finally saw the city that I have been telling them about for the last five years
- My family and I wanted for nothing
- Been to Budapest and Berlin ‘in style’ (for free 🙂 — work related
The major trials overcame:
- Getting back to using the tube after the London bombings
- The quest of finding a property and the process of buying
- Doing do-it-yourself stuff at home
- Doing a job on my own that is normally for two people, for ten months!
- Making my module assignment (and passing it with good marks) in the midst of a busy work, social and home life
Thousands of blessings for the past year, that if I were to enumerate them, this blog will be full to the maximum allowed space.
Now that I am twenty-eight, I feel more excited about life. What else is there that is in store for me? Will I reach the age of twenty-nine? Or will I live until I am ninety-nine?
No one knows but day by day, I will keep these in mind:
- Thank God for every blessing
- Trust God in every trial
- Treasure the people whom I love – my husband, family and friends
- Do my share in making the earth a better place to live in
Share to others the joy, love and hope that God gives freely
For 28 years, God has been good to me!
Canterbury Cathedral, August 2005