mini updates

Sorry, I haven’t been back to write. I’ve just been so busy,  but I’m here to update on some stuff.

The last time I posted was about a month ago about my anniversary. I can’t believe it’s been 5 years since Jason and I have been married. It was a rocky beginning of our marriage that no one would want. We faced with many difficult hardships because of my medical problems. I lost my job, health insurance, medical bills piled up, and had lots of doctor visits and treatments. Though these obstacles came first in our marriage, it helped build our characters and marriage, and we thank God that He provided and sustained us through those hard times.

We sponsored another child from Ecuador through Compassion. Our first sponsored child is from Ethiopia. We decided that we’re going to keep sponsoring girls because many girls in poor countries don’t have advantages like boys. We hope that they get to go to school, learn about Jesus and share Jesus with their family and friends.

I had to redo the 23andme DNA, not sure why they can’t extract my DNA. It’s going to take a while.

We took my little cousin and some people from our church fishing last Sunday. My little cousin just seems so unmotivated, quiet, emotionless, aloof, etc. I don’t know if it’s because of puberty that makes him this way or because his parents are having medical problems and he just shuts himself off. His mom has cancer and his dad has constant head pain and the doctor couldn’t find the answer. Jason and I have tried to invite him to do things with us like going to the store to get bubble tea, hanging out at my brother’s house, and helping with homework. We thought that taking him fishing since he’s never fished before would help boost his confident and feel a sense of accomplishment. He actually caught many fish that day. That was so exciting for us but we couldn’t really tell if he was too, he was just emotionless. Hopefully he was happy inside. My parents mentioned that he likes digging clams, so maybe when we get our boat fixed and the weather permits, we’ll take him out to dig clams.

Let’s see what else, oh Jason’s best friends adopted a baby girl. So excited for them and they have been praying about it for the longest. We still pray and hope that God will shed lights on us in wanting to start a family too.

Lastly, we’re starting to look for some lakefront land away from the city and congested town that we’re in. We pray we’ll fine one between both of our parents locations so that we can still visit them.

I think that’s all for the updates.

I’ll return to write more.

 

 

 

 

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to you, jason

I don’t remember when you asked me to marry you. I do remember when you took my hand and took me to the courthouse. I remember I tried to look nice and peeled off the dead skin on my lips, and it bled profusely! I barely had any hair, it fell out from the treatments. I had swelling on my face and body. I don’t remember anything else but when I had to say I do. To be honest, I wouldn’t change anything about our wedding, where it was held, what I should look or how many people should attend. I’m just thankful that God brought you into my life. Thank you for taking care of me until I have my health back, Jason. I love you so much, my good husband and fishing partner!
Thanks God for blessing us 5 years of a beautiful marriage together! Happy anniversary!

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a little adventure

This past Saturday Jason and I went hiking at South Mountains State Park. It was 1 and a half hours drive for us. We were meeting up with my coworker and her friends there. Before we arrived, we stopped at a small town to grab lunch. We ate at this old family restaurant called Jan’s restaurant and it had an 80’s vibe. Everyone seemed to know each other there. I ordered a hotdog with everything and fries. Before we eat, we prayed. After praying and talking, a lady came up to us and said that she saw us praying and that was nice because not many people pray in public anymore. We were stunned. We didn’t know what to say but replied with a simple thank you. It made our day and we actually felt good inside.

When we arrived at the mountains, we started hiking right away! We got to know some new friends while hiking and that was nice. We hiked about 4 miles to see the waterfalls. It was brutal but worth it!

After hiking we decided to get together for dinner. We talked and learned more about our new friends. My coworker and her boyfriend are not Christian, but their friends are. We had quite a lot in common with the Christian couple, and we got invited to visit their church sometimes. We hope by our actions that my coworker and her boyfriend will want to know Jesus too.

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unmotivated

Lately I haven’t been feeling myself. Just feel like there’s no progress in life in general. It’s like a standstill and a period of waiting and hoping that something good will happen. And sometimes it can be quite challenging and frustrating.

I’ve been clinging on to this verse a lot when I feel this way, and I know that there’s hope.

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. – Jeremiah 29:11 

 

Sorry that this post is vague.

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I’ve been contemplating for awhile about doing this ancestry DNA, but I finally agreed to let my husband get it for me for valentine (We don’t do valentine but I just need to make it sound special). I’m always curious about my family history. Growing up my parents would tell us that we have a mixed Chinese and Cambodian background. I’m not surprised because I’ve got mistaken for Chinese and Vietnamese a lot.

However,  I’m more intrigued about my Cambodian side where they actually began, how they came about and what they comprised, are they from South Asian (Indian) integrated with Chinese and became what we known as Cambodian? I don’t know but we’ll find out in 6-8 weeks.

PS. I wouldn’t be surprised if I’m neither of what I mentioned above and actually something else.

my good husband (thankful Thursday)

*He wakes up early in the morning with me on the day that I work, warms up my car, packs my lunch, grabs my work bag and shoes together, prays with me and kisses me goodbye for the day.

*He cooks dinner and cleans up when I’m tired.

*He fills up my gas tank every week so that I’ll have a full tank driving to work.

*He makes sure that I eat healthy and exercise.

*He makes homemade coffee rather than buying coffee labeled with partially genetic engineering.

*He makes sure that I carry some cash with me in case of an emergency.

*He cleans the bathroom so that I don’t have to do it.

*He plants food in our garden so that we can eat healthy.

*He takes me fishing.

*He encourages me to pray and read the bible.

*He makes sure I take my meds every morning.

*He fixes my car, cleans the headlights, gets oil change, fixes the windshield wipers, etc.

*He always tells/texts me that he loves me.

*He stands by me when I’m ill and takes care of me until I’m well again.

*He eats whatever food that I cook even the ones that are so bad and to him everything is good.

*He tries to learn my native language so that he can communicate with my parents and the elders at church.

*He takes off his shoes inside the house and bow to the elders.

*He tells me that I’m pretty all the time, although I think it’s a husband thing to say to a wife.

*He listens to me when I have concerns/problems.

*He cares about my wellbeing and only allows me to work three days a week.

*He gives me hugs and kisses when I come home from work. (sometimes i feel like a small child, because he has to kneel down in order to hug and kiss me)

*He’s patient, kind, humble, and very generous.

Thank you for being a good husband, Jason ❤