Another Year

I have been out of the blogging world since easter. I have been busy and confused. So many things happened the last month that I do not know where to begin.

I turned 37 today. I looked at myself in the mirror and saw how much I have changed over the years. Gray hair, tired eyes and skin!!!! Ugh! BUT I would not go back to being 17 – naive, inexperienced and thought I could save the world.

I am greatful and thankful that I am blessed with

– 2 beautiful kids
– a wonderful husband
– a place I could call home
– a supportive family in the Philippines
– a mother- in- law who is not a witch
– a father-in-law who smiles when he sees us
– dear dear friends
– a couch to have naps on Sunday afternoons
– having (more than) enough things to do
– a million other things
– and faith that God watches over me and the people I love.

… Thank you for all your comments and I promise to visit you guys soon….

37 Replies to “Another Year”

  1. A belated Happy Birthday !
    Hope your fine and hope you will blog again soon !

  2. Happy birthday and I hope that you have many many more as many as you wish to have. I like the new look of your site.

  3. Just stopped by to say hello and to wish you and your family a splended summer time! I’m “Gone golfing” so see you later:-)

  4. Happy Birthday! (even if it sooo late)

    Those are beautiful things that not only you but all of us have to be thankful for if we were blessed with.

    The important thing is be healthy and stay happy.

  5. happy belated birthday!

    i love your new layout – so refreshing.

    do take care. God blesss!

  6. Hi Al,

    Hey, great to see you again. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Advice from Bud: Enjoy being under 40, honey. At least you weren’t born in the 50s, like me.

    In fact, to hell with it, enjoy being any age.

    I’m sure your kids & husband adore you, and from your post, it looks like your blessings are overflowing.

    Live one day, no, one moment at a time, and don’t let yourself think about how things “should be.”

    Do let yourself enjoy each moment: It’s your right.

    You are perfect just the way you are.

    Be happy, Bud

  7. Belated Happy Birthday! I think 37 is a great age. You still look (and I guess feel) young–getting old is a state of mind. Good to see you back.

  8. Hi AL, Belated Happy Birthday to you!! I agree with you about not wanting to be a naive 17 yr old again, I wouldn’t go back there myself.
    ‘Aint God good? (^-^)
    take care, dear!

  9. I see that you’re handling your aging very well… and that’s good. I hope that everything will still go smoothly in the coming years… 🙂

  10. Hei Beng, Renny, kadyo and charles.
    Thank you for the greetings!!!!! I appreciate it very much and the makeover is done by Charles, as usual. Thank you dear Charles!!!

  11. tita belated Happy Birthday ha. Namiss nga namin post mo eh, salamat naman at nagbalik ka =D. Wishing you you more happiness, more birhdays and more blessings to come

  12. i hope you like the another new look. I found this one and I think it looks nice than the previous dark one. Since I said I am going to make you a custom one but I havent had any idea or inspiration on what to do

  13. Woow, you’re blog must have had a face lift sine my last visit. Congratulations – you look nice nice working at you’re lap top:-)

  14. Hello Al,

    Belated happy birthdday :). 37 is still very very young compare to 44 and that is me :(.

    I know you are blessed enough but still I wish you more blessings in life.


  15. Oh shit! I wasnt able to greet you ate Al! So bad of me. My mind was in a different state before but now I am okay. Anyway, Belated Happy Birthday!!! Mwuahhh

  16. First of all Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday and then welcome back – You know we all have missed you!
    I’m so glad you are able to count you’re blessings as you truely are a unique and wonderful person – and deserves it:-)
    Have a great end to you’re week with you’re husband!

  17. Hei Everyone! Sorry no big celebration. Since my husband’s birthday is on the 4th of June, we decided to pack our things today and have a weekend at the cabin. We’d just have a quiet weekend. Pero pag may tagayan sa susunod, I would make sure you would all get an invitation! hehe

  18. what more could you ask for! He had blessed you so much…

    you are still young…

  19. alles gute zum geburtstag!

    daya, ngayon lang lumabas…pero ano eto, invitation? saan na ang tagay? sana malashing mo kami! hehehe

  20. hey Al, Happy Birthday to you! And yes, you’re doing the right thing; i.e. always counting your blessings. age is just a number, your outlook in life counts more than that!

    Carpe Diem!

    oh yeah, welcome back po!

  21. Hi Al, Happy Birthday and more to come.

    Welcome back to blogging world.

  22. Welcome back Al,
    Happy Birthday…
    Grabeh ang tagal mong nawala im hapi na muli kang nagbalik hehe kase ba naman bigla ka lang nag hiatus walang paalam hehe..

    God Bless..

  23. Hi Ate Al!!!! Nice to see you back. I really miss yah u know!!!

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