Inasmuch as we wanted to give her a proper 12th birthday party, Ria’ big day happened to be our travel day from Makati to Cavite last Saturday. Although we already went to Star City two days before her birthday, I still wanted her to remember how special it was to blow a cake or have balloons so I asked a friend in Cavite, Des, to buy a cake for us.
But it turned out that Des did not want to surprise just Ria but all of us– we were expecting to stay in a room at the church but she and two other friends decided to book a hotel room for us for one night!
It was indeed a memorable birthday for Ria. She is a growing girl, a true gift and we are so blessed to have her. It was a day of thanksgiving for us– for the gift of life, for our kids and yes, for friends who are also our family wherever we are.
Happy 12th Birthday, Ria. Love you to the moon and back!
This post is obviously long overdue, but like they say, it’s better late than never, right? Last Christmas Ria received gifts from her Ninong and Ninang (godparents) Mark and Vine Grossnickle who are based in Maryland, USA. Ria was so excited to open her package: a purple Bible and journal!
We praise God for you, Mark and Vine who thought of blessing Ria with these precious gifts. We know that the Word of God would mold Ria into the woman God wants her to be– and you will always be a part of that journey.
Almost everybody on facebook seem to be “throwing back” every Thursday. I don’t know who started this meme, but I have come to like it. I enjoy looking at old photographs posted by friends, and I myself have thought of joining the bandwagon.
Since today is Thursday, I decided to post this photo which I made as a profile photo on facebook. I found it in Ria’s photo album. I can’t remember how old she was when this photo was taken, but it’s such a sweet photo of us!
I miss holding a baby this little! How time flies… Ria is now a few inches shorter than me and will officially be a teen ager in no time. It’s such a blessing to have her in the family– our little baby that’s now growing up to be a fine young lady. Boy, I feel so…
old advanced in years!