Last Tuesday was AJ's 6th birthday. I had a phone call from my brother because a day before I was asking him some help. Then I told him that it's AJ's birthday. Then he immediately told me about Obama's inauguration. Then I recalled what I had promised a month ago that during Obama's inauguration I will join with others to pray for the new U.S.President. That I will say a prayer for him for God's wisdom and direction as he leads the country. After the call, I immediately say a prayer for peace and for the newly elected President to lead the country well and to be a good leader. It would be helpful if all believers will whisper a prayer to our leaders instead of saying words that will not edify. Our leaders need us, to pray and intercede on their behalf that as they lead their own country the Lord will direct their steps. Hope we would always remember our leaders on this regard.
Friday, January 23, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
AJ while waiting for his friends to come... His birthday cakes. We're surprised that two of our friends brought a cake for AJ. His friends... The blowing of 6 candles... The food prepared.. Life is a gift from God. And for me, a birthday is something to be treasured. Today, our son AJ turns 6. He was so excited a week past and naming all his friends expecting them to come and surprise him. I was asking him if we will just eat outside just like McDonald's or other known places in Hatyai but still insisting that he wanted his friends to come and visit him on his birthday. When he woke up this morning, he was so happy telling and asking me just to make sure, "Mama, today is my birthday? And he continues; "Look at my face, and my muscles too, it's big now". He's so excited to be a man, oh boy! He's just 6, lol! Anyway, our friends came especially our neighbors before and other friends. AJ was so excited seeing their special friends. And of course, as a child, having gifts make him happy, was so happy with a sweet smile receiving gifts from friends.