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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Mother's Day 2017

I have been hearing many good reviews regarding the buffet at Himawari Japanese Restaurant. However, I had not the opportunity to try it till this year for Mother's Day. I tasted the freshly grated wasabi for the first time and found the flavour more full-bodied and less pungent to the nose. What a heavenly combination with succulent slices of raw salmon, tuna and sweet prawns! We also ordered the beef shabu-shabu and our deep-fried favourites. Their fried salmon skin was especially crispy and delicious. I love their lotus root chips too.

My older three children decided to each buy an ornamental gift for me out of their own pocket money. Although I truly appreciated their lovely thoughts, I had to let them know that I far prefer gifts with practical uses for future references. Can you guess which present was given by which child? I was told by the giver that the four dolphins were supposed to represent my four kids. LOL

P/S: I especially look forward to receiving cards from my elder girl because she always writes the most thoughtful things. She even composed a poem for me a few weeks ago!

I had a list of prayers last Mother's Day and I would like to review them now:

1) Kid no. 1 will learn the value of diligence
He had finally agreed on his own accord to attend the Chinese remedial classes, which he refused to previously. A small step in the right direction.

2) Kid no. 2 will be totally healed of her eczema
She has yet to be healed but we have discovered that she is gluten and dairy intolerant and has thus made adjustments to her diet. May the day of complete recovery be close at hand!

3) Jaide will mature exponentially
I must say that she has grown indeed. I really think that transferring her to a more suitable school helped. Praise God for that! Still much room for improvement though.

4) Joram will be toilet trained and drop his afternoon nap
He has done so! Hallelujah!!! May he be diaper-free at night too next year and I can finally say goodbye to diapers for good. 

5) Most importantly, for the older three to have deep personal encounters with God and for Joram to finally accept Jesus as his Lord and Saviour.
Joram is not ready yet because his understanding is not mature enough. I'm still asking God to tell me when it is the right time. As for the older three, there's no discernible change in their spiritual walk. I shall continue praying and rest in the Lord while I trust that He is working beneath the surface.

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