Family, Pieces of My Life, Relationship

Day 16: My Heart Full

December 31, 2018.

The last day of the year.

As the year ends, I praise and thank the Lord for ALL the things He has revealed to me, the wonderful things He did and will continue to do, and for His love that never fails and never gives up.

As I look back on the year that has passed, I realized that there are so many things to be thankful to the Lord for this 2018.

God dealt with my heart as I waited on His perfect time for my husband and me to honor Him in marriage.

He paved the way for us to honor Him in the way we live and took us to a good place to start a family — in a quiet neighborhood that’s close to almost everything (grocery, good restaurants, school, playground, and great coffee shops to name a few).

One of the highlights of this year’s long list of the Lord’s goodness and faithfulness is my long-awaited marriage to my now-husband who is a good man and a man of God.

Understanding the Wifey

My husband knows I love to write.

I have started several blogs in the past. Today, he is aware that I have started another one.

Since I know that he’s not much of a reader, I don’t compel him to read my blog entries every time I’d post a new story.

This is why I am so thankful to the Lord today because my husband took the time to read Day 12 of my blog today. He could’ve read about the latest news about gadgets and technology (Yup, he’s into this) but he chose to read my blog instead.

man on tablet

After reading my entry, I was surprised by what he said.

He told me that he realized he should start reading my blog so he can understand me better — my thoughts, the reasons behind my actions, my heart.

I thank the Lord for my husband’s response to this project — my blog!

Blogging has allowed me not only to proclaim God’s goodness and faithfulness in my life but also paved the way for my husband and me to have harmonious relations as he reads about what’s in my heart.

Please don’t get me wrong. I don’t feel the need to nor hide anything from my husband. Even from the start, honesty has been one of the things that allowed our relationship to thrive.

I’m happy, thankful, and excited that my husband wants to read more of what I write as he gets a glimpse of how I see things, of my perspective.

Understanding the Mommy

Another thing I’d like to thank the Lord for is time spent with my parents.

We were not able to spend Christmas with them, so we’re visiting for New Year instead.

My parents called and asked whether we’re coming over for the night. I know that this is their indirect way of saying that they would like us to come over.

Initially, we wanted to go out-of-town and celebrate New Year somewhere quiet where we can appreciate nature. Since we didn’t have the time nor the finances to plan a last-minute outing, we decided to go to my parents’ house and “meet” the New Year at their place.

Aside from the financial factor, my husband and I decided to be with my parents especially that I’m the only child who can celebrate with them. My siblings live nowhere near, so it’s my turn to be there for my parents.

I thank the Lord for the feast that my parents prepared!

I spent most of my night eating and nibbling, not wanting to miss the food that my parents prepared for us.

Friends Dinner

I’m not only thankful for dinner but also for the time I spent catching up with my mom.

She looks tired and old (oh how fast time flies!) but I’m thankful to the Lord for mending our relationship that we can now freely and willfully talk about things that go on in our lives — my new life as a married woman, my in-laws, my mom’s business, her plans, her future.

Thank You, Jesus!

Thank You, my Lord, for touching my heart and healing me so I can have an open mind and heart about my parents. Thank You for making me see that like me, they are not perfect beings. Like me, they are humans who are greatly influenced by their upbringing and the people who surrounded them.

Thank You for, Lord, for the harmonious relationships I have with my husband, my in-laws, and my parents. Truly, You are the God of ALL comfort, the Father of MERCY, the God who heals and restores. Truly with You, all things are possible — even the softening of my heart. All praise and glory I give to You, my Lord! In Jesus’ mighty name. Amen.

The Lord says, “Don’t harden your hearts as Israel did at Meribah, as they did at Massah in the wilderness. For there your ancestors tested and tried my patience,
even though they saw everything I did. – Psalm 95:8-9

How about you?

What are you thankful for in 2018? Share with us any blessings, realizations, reflections, answered prayers in the comment section below. We’d love to praise the Lord for His goodness in your life. 🙌

❤️ Mama Sel


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