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Friday, January 4, 2013

Thank You 2012, Welcome 2013!

Happy New Year everyone! I'm sorry I'm a few days late in greeting my readers here. I hope everybody had a great time welcoming 2013. How time flies! It feels like it's only been yesterday when we welcomed 2012 and now it's over. I don't know if it's only me who feels this way but I remember when I was in grade school, it took long for me to wait for another year to come by but as I grew older, the years are passing by swiftly. Maybe because we're nearing the end times? Just wondering.

The year 2012 was a good one for me and hubby. No one of us got hospitalized, thank God. We had some minor sickness but by God's grace with just some medications and prayers we got well. It was also January last year that hubby started to draw his SS benefits. It's not that much but enough for us to get by. I just wish that the dollar rate will go up this year but since Obama was in office, the dollar rate is going down. We need to budget whatever income we have to keep up with the soaring prices of goods and commodities here in my homeland.   

It was also last year that hubby and I were able to go back to the states after more than 3 years in the mission field. The Lord provided the money for our fare. This is the main reason why we were not able to go back there soon, no money for our plane tickets. We both missed everybody there in Texas especially the kids, grandkids, friends, kinfolks and church family not to mention the foods that we've been craving to eat. The first thing I did when we stepped foot in the airport in Detroit was to buy American foods in the restaurant. Boy, it feels good to be back in the US and eat those foods we've been craving for! We've been to different restaurants for the duration of 4 months that we've been there. Thanks to our friends and loved ones who treated us. We were also able to travel to other states to visit loved ones.

I've got a lot to be thankful for for the past year and this page is not enough to write all the things that the Lord has done for me and hubby but I'm most thankful for my life, my salvation and the ministry that the Lord has entrusted to us. I'm excited to serve the Lord this 2013 and the next years to come. I just pray that the Lord will guide and direct us as hubby and I continue to do His will in our lives. Thank you 2012 for all the memories and I will always treasure it in my heart. Welcome 2013 and Mabuhay!

1 comment:

juliana said...

hello Manang,

happy new year to you and your family. wishing you the best of health and happiness. I'm so glad to hear from you again.

thanks for remembering and keep in touch. take care Manang.

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