The Best Anniversary Present

 

There are many things in life that we keep on dreaming to happen and most often, we even spend our time and sweat on working towards it, hoping that someday, we can accomplish it. Just like in my family’s part. It has been our plan to go to Philippines for this year’s summer and spend a good vacation there. Such is our desire for the past two years now. All along, we have been saving for it, but Somebody Up There has other plans for us.

That other plan became the best present I can think of for our 10 Years Wedding Anniversary. Oh no, it is not a Kendra Scott designer jewelry. Not even close! If you guess it is a car, I would say you’re close! Lol. Initially, we also planned to get us another car once we can pay off our current mortgage for our Grand Caravan. But lo and behold, we actually couldn’t, even though we were able to pay our remaining mortgage off last February. That present is actually the new house that we can soon have for our family!

Yes, after 10 years, we can finally have a home that we can call our home. Wouldn’t you like to call it the best anniversary present as well? Of course, love won’t count, because it is not a present during anniversary only but every moment of every day. :)

 

10 Years of Marriage Bliss

 

Ten years ago today, my husband married his girlfriend of three years and I am one thankful soul that that girlfriend was me! Lol.

Today, 10 years ago, I was adopted to the Duarte family and proud to have done so. I hope I have made this family proud as well of my presence. He he!

I wish I have recorded it but I haven’t so I have no audio or video to share here. It’s about our 7-year-old firstborn daughter Triz, who, at church today, raised her hand during the Thanksgiving and Prayer Request segment of our worship service and when she was handed down the microphone and was given her time to speak, she went,

“I praise and thank God for my Mom and Dad who are celebrating their 10 Years Wedding Anniversary today. I am so proud to be their daughter.” 

And then, a thundering applause erupted in the congregation. I was overjoyed. And, everyone greeted us a joyful happy anniversary greetings. Such a perfect anniversary date to fall on a Sabbath as we had the whole church family to have celebrated with us.

We have initially planned to be going to Philippines this summer and have our Renewal of Vows there. We thought it is a perfect way to celebrate our 10 years. But, our plans are not God’s plans and apparently, He has other plans for us; one that I now believe to be even more big and sweet. It is our move to Texas, to a place that we have prayed for our family to relocate to, plus, we will have our new home, too, for the first time! What a gift! Nothing more can we truly ask but just continued guidance and leading and Providence.

I don’t have a grand wedding to boast. But, I have a great marriage, greater husband and two daughters, and The Greatest God Whom we serve!

95/365 A-Snap-A-Day

 

Print those Precious Snaps and Make Memories

 

My family is my treasure.

I know such line is often heard by others from my very lips and although it sounds so redundant already, still, I won’t get tired of uttering it again and again. More than saying that line from the bottom of my heart, I also think it can be manifested by the way I capture precious memories that I see in my beloveds. My husband bonding with our two girls is definitely priceless. To freeze scenes like this below, what the printing services nyc can do is definitely a great thing as moments like this that I captured in photographs will be produced a hard copy.

My priceless treasure

I am aware that not all wives have husbands who they consider to be their teammate and partner in everything. I am also aware that not all kids have dads who are there for them in everything and every situation that demands attention, assistance, and time. And most of all, it is not unknown to me that not all families find each other’s member as a treasure.

Thus, when you have one– be mindful, be careful, and be thankful. I truly am….