As I hit 34 year of age, I find myself feeling contented with all the blessings that the Lord has given me. I have never been happier in my life than right now!
During my birthday lunch, Joshua asked me if I could imagine my life would be like this by this age. Thanks to the vision in the past, I had an inkling that it'd be like this: Living in a 3-room flat organised and furnished the way I like, having a hands-on-Daddy for a husband, being a homemaker, taking care of 4 children (all 2 academic years apart in the exact gender and birth order I prayed for), cooking for the family and running the household etc.
The only thing that is different from what I expected is that I had wanted to homeschool the kids entirely but my plans were thwarted by my horrendous pregnancy experiences. However, I'm really glad that I'm not doing it after all, because it frees me up to enjoy my children more and fully focus on what is far more important than academics; their character building, life skills training and spiritual growth.
Leaving our children in the trusty and capable hands of my mum-in-law plus her 2 church mates, we went for a Shabu-shabu lunch at IMM Hoshi once again. Only this time, I'm no longer plagued by the pregnancy symptoms and can totally savour the meal without physical discomforts. There is only one word to describe the experience: SHIOK!
Joshua and I are parents through and through. After the meal, instead of shopping for ourselves or looking for suitable entertainment, we both gravitated to getting things for the house and the kids. I can't believe that we actually find such a mundane thing enjoyable! 我们已经是名副其实的Uncle and Auntie!
My birthday prayer is that I will continue to trust God to help me raise 4 ambassadors for the kingdom of heaven. May I also be a blessing to others in my life as much as I have been blessed by God!