Saturday, May 19, 2012

What Am I Grateful For This Week ...

Do you feel thankful for everything you have? Do you appreciate the small things you have in your life ... things that might be a luxury to a million others? Most of us tend to expect more of everything and everyone that we often forget to express our gratitude for our blessings. I must admit I am no different.

Mother's Day came and gone just last week and just like all other mothers, I had my fair share of appreciation from my family. In fact, my son Nick had wanted to treat me to a Japanese buffet but unfortunately, the place was fully booked. Rather than joining the crowd, we had a quiet dinner at a new joint nearer to home.

I still remember that my motherhood had not been one long montage of precious moments. My bundle of joy did not come with a problem-free conduct. There were days when my gratitude for my son had gotten buried under huge piles of exasperation, irritation, anxieties and bickering as he grows through the phases from baby to adolescence. However I do know that deep down inside myself, I am grateful for this wonderful bundle of joy no matter what.

Today I am grateful that my son has grown into a thinking, rational young adult though maturity is still a little off. I believe somewhere along the way God has guided both of us to walk onto the same path of light.  He has always been closer to me that we could share varied stuffs under the sun.  In a few days, he will turn 21 and we just celebrated this happy occasion with a family dinner at a traditional Chinese seafood restaurant. It was indeed a jovial family moment, free and easy and to be cherished always.

Early birthday dinner ... seafood!!!

I am further thankful that he has successfully completed his studies for a Diploma in Business Computing. I am equally pleased that he has made his final decision to continue with a Bachelor's degree in Computer Studies at the same college. His studies will resume soon in September.

Every mother should always remember that "a mother's joy begins when new life is stirring inside... when a tiny heartbeat is heard for the very first time, and a playful kick reminds her that she is never alone."

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