Am reminded it's been 2 decades since we stepped into the role of parenthood and we are celebrating this milestone by driving across to another country at 1am and living in a stranger's apartment over looking the waters of Puteri Harbour, so we can spend a day shopping and eating with a perpetual 1/3 discount.
James 1.17 says "every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights..." and how true that is. The gift of parenthood is an honour - a giant responsibility as well as joy, plus lot of laughter, especially with wit and puns thrown in as they grow older.
This day really feels like a milestone, but it also a testimony of God's grace and mercy, in navigating the rough roads of teenage-hood, ocean of anxiety, storms of teacup battles and conquering mountain of doubts and negative self talks.
One of my favourite SCC song's chorus sums it all:
And if it wasn't for God's mercy and His grace
There's no way we would be standing in this place
But because He has been faithful
Every step along the way
Here we are together
Another favourite verse and promise to claim, as a parent, is from 2 Corinthians 9:8, assuring me always that "God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work." So glad we are here together, this day to celebrate with our pride and joy. And even so grateful she decided to spend the time with us, the old folks, without any persuasion or pleading. Lol. Happy Birthday to our Sweetie Pie!
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