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.

23 and me

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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 ❤

 

 

 

 

 

happy new year 2018

Happy New Year! Since I’m off work today, I decided to update my blog. The start of the new year has been good so far, my nephrologist took me off prednisone! I’m so glad, I had been on it for  5 years! My nephrologist says that I’m completely in full remission and doesn’t think that I’m going to relapse. And at the end of February, he wants me to do an urinalysis to see if I leak protein since being taken off the prednisone. I still continually monitor my blood pressure, any edema, and observe my urine for any signs of kidney failure.

The only meds that I’m mainly taking is imuran and the rest are vitamins and supplements. I dislike taking meds but maybe someday I can come off the imuran too, let’s just hope.

We’re still trying to get pregnant, but Jason’s count is super low as of now. He’s taking supplements and vitamins to try to boost it up. After the RV last year, we did see swimmers, and it increased every month and we were hopeful. Then Jason took a hot bath and we scoped again, and saw nothing but dead ones. We hoped it was just the hot bath that caused the plummet, and not the scar tissue. A few days later we scoped again and saw a couple of it moving. We’re hoping that next month we’ll see more and Jason may go and get professionally look at. As for me, once his end is resolved and we don’t get pregnant by next year, then I’ll have myself check. But we got to get these swimmers out and rolling.

I told Jason that if pregnancy doesn’t happen for us that I’d still be happy and love him. Sometimes I did wish that he didn’t do what he did and consulted someone first, but if we didn’t let the past happen, we wouldn’t have met each other.

Anyway,

this new year,

Jason and I are still continue reading the gospels

Hope to get pregnant if that’s God’s will

Plan for more fishing trips and explore more lakes

Be more adventurous

Get more involved in church

Continue to plan fishing ministry and get more people together

Listen to God