Celebrating My 38th Birthday

This month, I turned 38. I have done it again, I put out my age out there. Why keep it a secret or worse lie about it? I have 38 years to be grateful for. I have the most wonderful and loving husband and am a mother of two sons. 

I almost didn't have a happy birthday. My husband's extensive treatment for nasopharyngeal cancer made him stay in the hospital towards the end. But God never fails, he was home on the evening of my birthday.

And after almost three weeks of being home alone with our sons and shuttling back and forth to the hospital, I had a "me" time. I always do that on my birthday, spend the day alone. 

Mommy.s Day Out

It was pamper and eat whatever time. My biggest achievement that day was a haircut. Sheesh, my last haircut was before I gave birthday to Caleb which was more than a year ago. My hair needed some TLC. 

And for dinner, I had a date with the love of my life. We walked to the office building next to our place and tried this fancy restaurant, The Capital by Water Library. I was so touched he agreed to go out for dinner for me despite that he hardly ate and he felt cold because of the anemia. It was one of the most memorable dinner dates we ever shared. 

The perfect way to end my day

God blessed me with amazing friends who made sure I get to celebrate my birthday.

Friends I have made in Bangkok

People who are close to me know my one wish is - complete healing of my husband from his cancer. I want nothing else. 

So there you have it folks.. God turned my birthday week into something memorable. 

8 comments:

  1. I was reading your entry and then I saw December 1, whoa! Haven't blogged in ages but love reading yours. So heartwarming to read your meaningful birthday celebration, love you irms! ...and you don't look 38 AT ALL, especially with the shorter do hee hee!

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    1. Friends talaga tayo. Thank you for always being there. Blog na kasi.

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  2. Belated dear Irma!!
    You inspire me. Going what you are going thru, I have no right to complain

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  3. We love you, Irma! Happy birthday! We serve a wonderful God who also happens to be the best physician in the universe! We claim healing in the mighty, powerful name of Jesus! You, Jed, and the boys are in our prayers.

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    1. Love you too, Mishel! God is lstening to iur prayers. Thank you for standing with us in prayer.

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  4. Belated Happy Birthday again, Irma! So wonderful that your favorite month didn't disappoint and it was ultra special this year. We're really glad that Jed is doing better, and will continue to pray for his recovery. God bless! Sending love over to you both. (And I love the new short 'do by the way, so bagay!)

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    1. Our favorite month did not disappoint, Charley. Jed's recovery has been amazing and we just pray he will be healed completely. I am loving the shorter 'do as well and how lighter I feel. Hugs my friend.

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