A letter from my niece and the first time I blew out a birthday candle!!!

If you’ve been reading my blog for the past two days, you know that I’m on day 3 of a 7-day special I’m doing — all leading up to my birthday on the 2oth! If you have no idea what I’m talking about, ok, here’s what’s happening. A couple of nights ago I went thru the pile of birthday cards and letters I’ve been given thruout the years! I chose 7, and I’m featuring one each day…to share the love!!! πŸ™‚

Today I wanna show you a letter my niece gave me. Check this out!

"tita" is the Filipino word for Auntie

My then 8 year old niece wrote me this letter for my 19th birthday. I really like how she said that I was a GOOD auntie — and she was hoping I’d be a GOOD GOOD GOOD Auntie!!! Don’t you just love how kids think?! Here’s an 8 year old, Β happy with what she’s got but longs for improvement, for something better. Plus — an 8 year old reminding her 19 year old auntie about God!!! Oh and of course, that ever so cute encouragement to DIET!!!! hahahaha! πŸ™‚ Thank you Aya!!! You’re so right, God is always by our side!!! (Aya is now 17, in Canada and I haven’t seen her in ages!!! Come home!!!)


As promised yesterday, I’m also gonna show photos of me blowing out my birthday candles thruout the years. So today we start with my very first birthday!!!


Yes, my real name is Josephine πŸ™‚

I used to wonder what the use was for a one year old to have a party and blow out a birthday candle. Usually, kids this age don’t even remember or some of them sleep thruout their own party! That may sound weird or harsh even, but it’s true!!! Kristo, my son, slept thru most parts of his first birthday!! BUT..when I saw this picture, I finally got an answer to my question. Seeing this picture 28 years later told me how special I was to my family, that they would make an effort — for me. πŸ™‚ Thank God for photos!!! πŸ™‚

My challenge for you today: go thru your photo albums and check out the parties or toys or trips your family gave you when you were kids, and thank them NOW for it. πŸ™‚


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