happy birthday dear husband

God has truly blessed me with you to share my life with. You are such a smart, caring and humble person. I would not want to change anything about you!

I wish you with many more birthdays to come!

I love you.

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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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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 ❤

 

 

 

 

 

it’s not about us, it’s about Him

Last week I went to get a physical and blood work done and everything was normal. My creatinine level was 0.68, the range is 0.57-1.00 mg/dL. Five years ago, I was dx with an autoimmune disease that attacked my kidneys. I was at a 4.0 when I was hospitalized and my doctor said that I may need a kidney transplant or dialysis if I’m not responding to tx. Looking back I can see God’s work in all of this. If you see me now, you wouldn’t know what I had gone through because I look normal and healthy. I try to use my personal difficulty to encourage those who are going through the difficult time and know that there is a God, and if there seems no way out, let Him in.

I can’t believe we’re in December, it seems like Thanksgiving was just last week. Speaking of Thanksgiving, I had a great time with family and friends. I took some friends fishing on Thanksgiving weekend. One guy has been attending our church regularly and I don’t think he’s a believer yet. He brings his daughter to play with the kids at church. He’d just moved here from Cali and never fished before. My good husband did a good job teaching him how to fish and making sure everyone had fun. We had talked before about starting a fishing ministry within our church group and expanding it from there. And this was a good start, I’m glad this guy and another friend went with us and had fun.

I’m half way done with buying Christmas gifts for family members. To be honest, I hate shopping, but it’s once a year that everyone will get presents and on their birthday. I try not to get into the idea that Christmas is about buying new toys, christmas tree, santa clause or reindeer, but to reflect on the true meaning of Christmas–Jesus’ birth. God sent his son so that we may have eternal life. We all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and Jesus Christ was born to save us from sins. This is the real meaning of Christmas, it’s so profound and important, and I hope that we continue to go into the month of December with this reflection.

 

happy new year 2017

Happy New Year 2017! Last year went by too fast! To be honest, last year was a good year, except for my sister’s problem. It was such a headache. I just hope this year will be better for her and more positive things.

I just came back from my annual nephrologist visit. Everything is good with my kidneys– negative glucose, negative protein, 2++ blood seen in microscopic view in urine, however that’s going to take a long time to heal or may not, creatinine and BUN are WNL.  Overall my exam is normal. Thanks God!

This year …

I want to focus on having a more positive outlook in life. My husband has been good at helping me to see the good in almost everything.

I want to draw closer to God, pray more and read my bible more. More devotion time wth my husband.

Worry less, be humble and give more without asking for anything in return.

Fish more and teach others to fish.

Be a good wife, although my husband tells me all the time that I’m a good wife.

Stay healthy, exercise and eat more healthy foods.

Be less of me and more of Him.