Our 15th dating anniversary :)

It has been 15 years since we first got together! It’s astounding how we’ve known each other for almost half of our lives. 

When I asked Bren, “So how has it been so far?” He kinda stammered, and we just both ended up laughing. The special thing is we’re going to be joined by baby when we celebrate our 16th next year! 

  
We brought his family members and relatives to a church service as well as a discovery course on Christianity this morning, and later all of us indulged in Indian food for lunch. Not exactly my favorite cuisine, but it was interesting and still tasty.

Later, visited his grandma before heading to Vivo for ice-cream! Bren did a teeny-tiny bit of shopping before I suddenly felt so exhausted, that we decided to buy dinner back {could only stomach a little portion of soup since I was still so full} so I could rest. 

I think I probably need to scale down my activities once the third trimester hits…

Thanksgiving for June

  

June was filled with several family celebrations and big gatherings. It felt as if almost every weekend, there was something major to attend! Not complaining though. :) Fun and festive occasions always help to bring everyone together. 

On a personal level, it was a very quiet month for me. Spent many mornings – sometimes stretching into consecutive days – of intense quiet time with the Lord. I had to be intentional about it, since there were so many things going on around us. And in His faithfulness, He never fails to speak. 

As my pregnancy journey evolves {I’m on my 22nd week now!}, I’m also enjoying this very active little baby, and growing in excitement on dreaming how she’ll be like. I find it so amazing that we’re past the halfway mark! Where did all the time go?

1 Chronicles 16:8

“Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done.”

Time for July! ☺️

Happy snaps

Feel so refreshed and renewed, just savouring the happy memories made over the past 2 days…

Baked gluten-free oatmeal and chocolate cookies:

 
Had a super-noisy but fun birthday dinner celebration @ Harry’s with friends:

  
Enjoyed observing the prep work done for ζ“‚θŒΆ {thunder rice tea} at Bren’s grandma’s:

   
 

And had a cosy and enjoyable time celebrating Rayne’s first birthday! Our favorite part must be the cake smashing, hee hee. 

   
 

Better get some rest now, haha. πŸ˜‹

So thankful :)

  
Just came back from a dinner meetup with Mary, Presley, and their little boy, Owen. It has been quite a few years since we caught up with them…I think ever since they moved to Vietnam to do mission work. So it was very much a treat to enjoy dinner fellowship peppered with lots of laughter. 

Indeed, God is so good in seeing us through each of our challenges in every season, and watching how they are with their second boy, Owen, I’m so thankful because we got to observe and learn! Haha. 

  
Okie, time to sleep. It’s been a good day. :) 

A heavy heart

My grandaunt passed away suddenly over the weekend, and the wake started yesterday. Seeing my relatives in tears, sometimes…there are really no words to say, but only quiet prayers in my heart. 

My uncle is going for a major operation right now, and it was made known to us that he’ll have to make a lot of adjustments after the op, which we’re still trying to grapple with. Trying to reach out to him, through mandarin and hokkien worship songs, though sometimes…I do feel very limited in capacity too. 

Family is so dear to us, and life is full of unpredictable situations. My only prayer is that through all of these tough times, God’s light shines through, and many more will come to the saving knowledge of Christ. 

Let’s treasure the people we hold close. Don’t hold back our love, don’t hold back our tears, don’t hold back our sacrifices, don’t hold back our appreciation. 

Just LOVE. 

Because that’s what Jesus did for us too. 

ηζƒœηœΌε‰δΊΊ {lunch with parents yesterday}